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A Feeling of Resurgence on 72nd Nakba Day | Jeff Halper

No one wants to see an oppressive apartheid regime strengthened and expanded, with all the more suffering we can expect.

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Fatal Disconnect | Jeff Halper

Too often we have to choose between being an academic and being an activist. It's a fatal disconnect for radical political change.

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Going Slowly to 100% Renewables … by 2025? | Dan Fischer

"... There are so many risks and uncertainties that it would be highly reckless to push for anything less than a drastically rapid and just transition, perhaps in five years."

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Cowardly Congress Chooses to be AWOL: Shouldn’t Our Elected Representatives be on the Job Providing Essential Services? | Ralph Nader

Just dial your member or the Congressional switchboard (202-224-3141) and make your needs known. Remind them that if they don’t get back to work, you’ll remember in November.

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Notable Peace News

Policy from the People: Seizing Agency | Fellow Travelers

We have the tools we need to direct how our country behaves as a global citizen, we just need to focus on using them.

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First in Military Spending, Last in Our COVID-19 Response | Inkstick

The COVID-19 crisis reveals an obvious truth about our exorbitant military spending: It isn’t keeping us safe.

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How the Promise of American Jobs Became Entangled in a Faraway War | The New York Times

Raytheon, which has close ties to the Trump administration, depends on Saudi Arabia for 5 percent of its annual revenue, and needs U.S. government approval to sell its weapons overseas.

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Biden Gets Push From Progressive Groups to Slash Pentagon Budget | Foreign Policy

A month after Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed his rival Joe Biden as the Democratic Party’s ...

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Events

Virtual Climate Rally Sat. April 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Click Here to Register for the Event #CT4ClimateJustice  Event Schedule First Section Speakers: Kate Donnelly: ...

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Online World Conference — Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Justice

As we confront the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change, IPB is pushing back in its role as a lead co-sponsor of a historic movement building World Conference and rally for nuclear weapons abolition, peace, the climate and justice.

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Promoting Enduring Peace Annual Meeting on Zoom 1 p.m. Saturday March 28

The Promoting Enduring Peace Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place online only via Zoom video conference beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday March 28. Stay tunes to this post for connection details

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Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington June 2020 | Poor People’s Campaign

A National Call for Moral Revival .... Click for more information.

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Disarmament

Rethinking Unconstrained Military Spending | United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

This publication addresses the issue of military spending from various angles by examining the impact of military expenditures on international security

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How To Head Off the Next Nuclear Arms Race | Forbes

Popular pressure is urgently needed at the global level to eliminate nuclear weapons altogether, as called for by the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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Stop the New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile | FCNL

Congress should stop the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent missile before it’s too late.

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President George H. W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signing the START Treaty at the Kremlin in Moscow, 31 July 1991 (wikimedia)

Prevent the outbreak of another global security threat. Extend New START | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

We’re not only at a pivotal point in the struggle against the fast-moving coronavirus; we are also at a tipping point in the long-running effort to reduce the threat of nuclear war and eliminate nuclear weapons

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Middle East

Call to Action! Week of Palestinian Struggle, 15-22 May 2020

Call to Action! Week of Palestinian Struggle, 15-22 May 2020

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Putin and Erdogan in 2017

Syria’s Suffering Will Only Be Extended by Further Foreign Intervention | stopwar.org.uk

Chris Nineham: The desperate nine year war in Syria has been inflamed and prolonged by foreign interventions on all sides

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Bernie Sanders shown in a screenshot from The Hill website

Sanders won’t attend AIPAC conference, accuses it of providing platform for ‘bigotry’ | TheHill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Sunday in a ...

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Trump’s ‘peace plan’ is a farce with deadly consequences | Jewish Voice for Peace

"This is in no way a peace plan – it’s an apartheid plan. It’s a distraction ploy by two warmongerers who are prioritizing their personal election campaigns over any semblance of statecraft ...." ~ Rabbi Alissa Wise

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Human Rights

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Latin America

Economy

Sunrise Movement activists holding a #PeoplesBailout demonstration. (Facebook/Sunrise Movement)

The established order has never been weaker — movements need to get to work | Waging Nonviolence

The job for organizers then is to build a bridge from this crisis to the Green New Deal future.

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Letting the Pentagon Loose With Your Tax Dollars | TomDispatch

... When you also include war and security costs buried in the budgets of other agencies, the actual proposed new Pentagon budget comes in at more than $1.2 trillion ....

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War damage: the South Kordofan town of Talodi has been the scene of recent fighting. (Photo: Salma Elwardany/IRIN)

Top DNC Committee Is Packed With Fossil Fuel and Bank Lobbyists | Truthout

Despite the pivotal role the DNC is likely to play in selecting who runs against President Trump, there is little public knowledge of who runs the party and who the superdelegates are.

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Building Pathways to a People’s Economy Free Virtual Conference | PeoplesHub

Hear how communities across the country can use policy as a tool for advancing solidarity economies

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Africa

Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France | BBC News

Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested ...

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Luanda Leaks | ICIJ

How Africa's richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people.

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Prospects for revolution in Africa’s 55 countries | Waging Nonviolence

An overview of the current political situation in 55 African countries shows that many movements are making gains in the struggle against authoritarianism.

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Egyptian Peacekeepers at Work in North Darfur, Sudan.

Dispatches from a world in turmoil | Nature

Writing from Syria, Bolivia, Sudan, Iran, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, Lebanon, Venezuela, Hong Kong and Catalonia, correspondents tell of altered priorities, day-to-day challenges and hope in the dark times.

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Asia

Kim Jong Un is still alive. What about peace with North Korea? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

When Washington dismisses the pro-peace perspective, it denies voice to thousands of Korean Americans and limits creative solutions to the US-North Korea standoff, by Catherine Killough

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Outsiders consider possibility of chaos in North Korea | AP

South Korea believes Kim is alive and in control, and most analysts agree that even if he weren’t, Kim’s powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, would likely take control.

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Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’ | Financial Times

The novelist Arundhati Roy on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next

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Philippines: Reduce Crowded Jails to Stop COVID-19 | Human Rights Watch

Release Low-Level Offenders; Prioritize Older and Ill Prisoners

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