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Columnists

Reporters Do a Better Job When They Do NOT Ignore Civic Groups | Ralph Nader

The media would do well to recognize that just about every movement for a just society started with a small number of citizens

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Stopping the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline — at least for one day | Melinda Tuhus

The action was blocking both entrances to a man camp – the temporary housing where pipeline workers who are not local (which is most of them) stay while building the pipeline.

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The Nuclear Danger Gone? | David Swanson, World Beyond War

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 8, 2021 You can talk with perfectly intelligent, ...

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Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes | Ralph Nader

By Ralph Nader, May 21, 2021 As Senator, Vice President, and now President, your self-promoted/displayed ...

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Notable Peace News

Congress must stop the march toward war with China | TheHill

It’s time we invest in a new vision for U.S. foreign policy: one built on cooperation and diplomacy, not another arms race.

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Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Prestigious 2021 Templeton Prize | John Templeton Foundation

Established in 1972, the Templeton Prize is one of the world’s largest annual individual awards.

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AOC Moves to Block a $735 Million Arms Sale to Israel | Business Insider

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday led other progressive Democrats in the introduction of resolution to block a $735 million sale of precision-guided weapons to Israel.

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Israel flares the situation in Gaza to shift attention from Sheikh Jarrah eviction | Middle East Monitor

The aggressive nature of the Israeli military occupation is also a reminder that Palestinians under the ongoing 73-year occupation have a right to self-defense.

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Events

Reparations: A Community Conversation Webinar

The keynote speaker is Dr. Philip A. Goff, professor of African American Studies and Psychology at Yale University

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Books Sandwiched In w/Michael Brenes – For Might and Right Tickets, Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at noon

Join us as Michael Brenes discusses his book, For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy.

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TOL sponsoring upcoming Gaza vigil June 6 Waterbury City Hall

Tree of Life is honored to co-sponsor an upcoming vigil to commemorate the lives of ...

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Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Palestine Action for the Planet conversations every Friday | Mazin Qumsiyeh

This week we will speak about how we can collectively promote the sustainability of human and natural communities even in difficult situations of colonization and occupation

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Disarmament

To End Poverty in the United States, End Militarism | Phyllis Bennis in Newsweek

This challenge may signal a Third Reconstruction worthy of the history books.

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Two Weapons That Shouldn’t Be In The Pentagon’s New Budget | Forbes

Forgoing weapons like the new ICBM and the nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile will reduce the risks of a nuclear conflict.

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Utah’s role in the pending $83 billion overhaul of America’s land-based nuclear missiles | KCPW

Is the land-based leg of America’s “nuclear triad” obsolete in the 21st century?

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A mushroom cloud rises with ships below during Operation Crossroads nuclear weapons test on Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands in this 1946 handout provided by the U.S. Library of Congress. The United States said on April 25, 2014, it was examining lawsuits filed by the Marshall Islands against it and eight other nuclear-armed countries that accuse them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament.

France has underestimated impact of nuclear tests in French Polynesia, research finds | \The Guardian

Groundbreaking new analysis could allow more than 100,000 people to claim compensation

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Middle East

On the violence in Israel and Palestine | Middle East Treaty Organization

The latest violent conflict between Palestine and Israel further destabilizes an already volatile region. The ...

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Hamas breaks out of its Gaza cage | 972 Mag

The Islamist movement surprised Israel and the international community when it intervened on the back of a popular uprising in Jerusalem. But some Palestinians remain wary of cooptation.

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How to Fix It | Foreign Policy

Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.

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Israeli settlers’ aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle | Global Voices

The video was shared on many news pages and sites, going viral and becoming iconic of the oppression one family and the neighborhood currently faces.

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Human Rights

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Latin America

Economy

FinCEN Files source sentenced to six months in prison | ICIJ

Former US Treasury official Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards disclosed financial intelligence documents to BuzzFeed News.

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Memorial Day Can’t Obscure Biden’s Excessive Pentagon Budget | The National Interest

Total spending on the Pentagon and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy will top $750 billion, one of the highest levels ever....

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Meet the ‘New Koch Brothers’ – the Hedge Fund Activists Wrecking America’s Green New Deal | Institute for New Economic Thinking

Wealthy predators are playing stock market games with companies needed to develop and produce clean technology

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Form a climate club: United States, European Union and China | Nature.com

If the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports, it will catalyse climate action globally.

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Africa

Angola celebrates 19 years of peace and the end of armed conflicts | Africanews

Angola marked this Sunday 19 years of peace and the end of long-armed conflicts. On ...

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A toxic blast from the past: How Algeria still suffers contamination from France’s nuclear legacy | The Independent (registration required)

French nuclear blasts in Algeria, which started more than 60 years ago, still have a poisonous impact, reports

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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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Asia

Iran elections and the nuclear deal: Why Biden can’t lose, no matter who wins | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Both Rouhani and Zarif have criticized opponents who seek to prevent the lifting of sanctions.

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Biden’s Taiwan Policy Is Truly, Deeply Reckless | The New York Times

What’s crucial is that the Taiwanese people preserve their individual freedom and the planet does not suffer a third world war.

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Indian Farmers’ Uprising Against Corporatization Has Blocked Delhi Highways for Four Months | Labor Notes

Thousands of Indian farmers have parked outside the capital Delhi for more than 100 days and say they will leave only when the government withdraws three new farm laws enacted last September.

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Top Dem: Biden plans to stay in Afghanistan past May 1 deadline | Responsible Statecraft

The Biden administration is planning to keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan past an agreed-upon May 1 deadline to withdraw

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