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Remembering the First Gulf War | Kathy Kelly

Amid the ongoing horror, it’s important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations

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Reporter Extraordinaire: The Pioneering Pathways of James Ridgeway | Ralph Nader

By Ralph Nader, February 25, 2021 James Ridgeway formally majored in English in the late ...

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The Latest Silver (Green) Bullet | Leaves and Fishes

I encourage you to watch the film with an open but reasonably skeptical mind.

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Calculator and coffins | Mazin Qumsiyeh

My father left us a heavy burden yet he leaves us a great deal of love and wisdom.

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Notable Peace News

LANL presence in Santa Fe is not welcome | santafenewmexican.com

No, let’s not welcome the bomb factory into the city of St. Francis.

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Universality or Fighting Over Scraps | Let’s Try Democracy

As Robert McChesney notes, universality “is the reason the two most popular and successful federal government programs in the United States have been impossible for the right to defeat

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Death and life in the time of #Corona: It’s up to you | Dr. Zaher Sahloul

We will discuss the topic of end of life, the withdrawal of the competitor and some medical and spiritual ethical things on Facebook Live next Friday  #COVID19

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Transcript: NPR’s Full Interview With Secretary of State Tony Blinken | NPR

Secretary of State Tony Blinken speaking with NPR today from the State Department.

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Events

‘One, Democratic State Between the River and the Sea: It’s Time’: Tuesday, 2 p.m. ET March 2

We will get into the nitty-gritty of the One Democratic State proposal

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The World Says No to War on Yemen | Facebook Event Jan. 23, 3 p.m. EST

Join Socialist Resurgence CT on January 23, for a panel discussion as part of a global day of awareness about the crisis in Yemen.

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REVERSE THE TREND — Save our People. Save our Planet. Thursday, Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m.

Join us for an in-depth conversation with young artists and activists sharing their thoughts on how they're using their art to overcome nuclear and environmental injustices.

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Moving Connecticut’s Economy from War to Peace | YouTube

Find the unedited recording of yesterday's acclaimed, excellent conference, "Moving Connecticut’s Economy from War to Peace," here

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Disarmament

Why is America getting a new $100 billion nuclear weapon? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Spending $100B to replace things that would kill civilians on a mass scale and possibly end human civilization is just another forgotten subscription on auto-renew.

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How We Blocked Weapons Trucks in Canada – How You Can Do the Same | World Beyond

By World BEYOND War, January 27, 2021 On the January 25th global day of action ...

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The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons | John Dear via Waging Nonviolence

Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today.

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Becomes International Law | UN Dispatch

The treaty seeks to do to nuclear weapons what previous international treaties have done to chemical and biological weapons — ban their use on humanitarian grounds.

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Middle East

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The Illegal Arms Trade and Israel | World Beyond War

Is the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank a “lab” so that Israel can boast that its weapons have been “battle-tested and proven” for export?

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Tell Dr. Fauci to speak out against vaccine apartheid | CODEPINK

We ask you now to speak truth to power by asking Israel to meet its international legal, moral, and humanitarian obligations

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Joe Biden should end the US pretense over Israel’s ‘secret’ nuclear weapons | The Guardian

The cover-up has to stop – and with it, the huge sums in aid for a country with oppressive policies towards Palestinians

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Joe Biden should end the US pretence over Israel’s ‘secret’ nuclear weapons | The Guardian

The cover-up has to stop – and with it, the huge sums in aid for a country with oppressive policies towards Palestinians

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Human Rights

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Economy

Opinion: We should tax billionaires’ wealth to help pay for pandemic recovery – MarketWatch

Elizabeth Warren’s bill would levy a small tax on billionaire fortunes. It could raise billions for recovery—and help protect our democracy.

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Universality or Fighting Over Scraps | Let’s Try Democracy

As Robert McChesney notes, universality “is the reason the two most popular and successful federal government programs in the United States have been impossible for the right to defeat

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Moving Connecticut’s Economy from War to Peace | YouTube

Find the unedited recording of yesterday's acclaimed, excellent conference, "Moving Connecticut’s Economy from War to Peace," here

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US lawmakers move to end anonymous shell companies in national defense spending bill | ICIJ

A major anti-money laundering reform is expected to arrive in annual omnibus legislation with bipartisan support.

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Africa

Justice For Congo – East Africa Joins the Call – UN Mapping Report Jan. 9, 2021

Jan. 9, 11 a.m. ET Sponsored by Friends of the Congo. Justice For Congo – ...

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How I’ll govern Ghana if elected President: Brigitte Dzogbenuku | Premium Times

Brigitte Dzogbenuku’s Progressives Peoples Party recorded one per cent of the vote when she ran for vice-president in 2016

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‘War and Peace’ in Western Sahara: Restoring Cross-Border Trade with Africa | MoroccoWorldNews

On Nov. 13, the Moroccan army evacuated the Guerguerat crossing, located in the buffer zone on the Moroccan-Mauritanian border ...

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Asia

North Korea’s Kim Talks Of New Weapons, But Leaves Door Open For Biden | NPR

In a report Kim referred to the U.S. as North Korea's principal enemy, and vowed to develop a raft of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter the threat from Washington.

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Talk Nation Radio: Jodie Evans: China is not our enemy | Talk Nation

Talk Nation Radio: Jodie Evans: China is not our enemy https://davidswanson.org/talk-nation-radio-jodie-evans-china-is-not-our-enemy/ This week on Talk ...

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America’s War on Syrian Civilians | The New Yorker

.... It’s time to look honestly at the devastation that accompanies “targeted” air strikes.

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Leaked Documents Show How China’s Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus | ProPublica

In the early hours of Feb. 7, China’s powerful internet censors experienced an unfamiliar and deeply unsettling sensation. They felt they were losing control.

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