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Opinion: We’re fighting anti-Semitism the wrong way | Stanley Heller

We need leaders who realize that the fight against anti-Semitism is a fight against all racism and not an effort to advance Jewish nationalism.

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In Support of Joint Struggle | Daniel Fischer

By struggling together, Israeli Jews and Palestinians can demonstrate—to each other, themselves, the world—a capacity to share a country.

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Day of the Drone | Conn Hallinan

by Conn Hallinan, March 5, 2021 In the aftermath of the recent war between Armenia ...

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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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Notable Peace News

Opinion | Cesar Chavez Did Not Want This Work to Be Cruel – The New York Times

The next generation, the one he foresaw, must find ways to bring reform, in the fields and in the cities.

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The long-term problem of ‘peaceful’ plutonium | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By the mid-21st century, the amount of plutonium in spent power reactor fuel could grow to more than 1,400 metric tons.

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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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Events

Nonviolence in Education Workshop April 6 | Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

A foremost authority on Kingian Nonviolence in Education will present a lecture on how classrooms and schools can be transformed into “Beloved Communities”

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UFPJ webinar: The Enduring Nuclear Threat; A Deeper Look | UFPJ

UFPJ is pleased to host this webinar featuring three internationally recognized advocates for nuclear abolition. Click here to register.

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How Afghanistan Will Impact America’s Role in the World | Foreign Policy

Will a failed peace process force America’s reckoning with endless wars?

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CT DSA Socialist Night School: Zionist Betrayal of Jews: From Herzl to Netanyahu

Join us for an illustrated talk with Stanley Heller about his new book, Zionist Betrayal of Jews: From Herzl to Netanyahu.

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Disarmament

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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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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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

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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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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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

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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Amid Mosul church ruins, Pope laments ‘barbarous blow’ of extremism in Iraq | The Times of Israel

At site of four churches demolished by Islamic State, Francis calls for peace in the ‘cradle of civilization’

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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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