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Watch Russia TV Try to Convince Me of the Need for U.S. Military Spending | David Swanson

"... The propaganda presented on CNN is actually believed by the people employed by CNN, and it stays with them even as they move on to jobs that don’t require it...."

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The Power Structure for Deadly Lag and the Prophetic Work of Unsung Heroes | Ralph Nader

Kicking life-saving solutions endlessly down the road is the mark of the brutish power of ...

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Talk World Radio: Yurii Sheliazhenko on Ukraine as Imperial Chess Board | Let’s Try Democracy

Yurii Sheliazhenko is executive secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement and a board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection.

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Sequoias and the unsustainable California crops | Melinda Tuhus

The trees were huge and beautiful, and they were surrounded by acres of lupine, which unfortunately had yet to bloom.

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Notable Peace News

Nuclear Justice for the Marshall Islands | The Diplomat

Seventy-five years after the U.S. began testing nuclear weapons in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands stand at a new crossroads.

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Russian military jets fly in formation above the Kremlin. The European Leadership Network’s report comes after a warning from Mikhail Gorbachev that the world is ‘on the brink of a new cold war’. (Photo: Tatyana Makeyeva, Reuters)

Russia, China Pledge to Not Use Nuclear Weapons First, Avoid Firing Missiles at Each Other | Newsweek

Both countries promise to use "peaceful means" to resolve their differences, not force, threat of force or economic pressures.

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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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Events

Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization Zoom Forum

A Zoom Forum on Land Use, Climate and Equity, sponsored by the CT Climate Crisis Mobilization (C3M)

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Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet July 13 Webinar

LIVE on July 13: “Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet

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VFP Video Contest Comes to New Haven Tuesday, July 29

Veterans for Peace organization is having a nationwide Music Video Contest for songs connecting “Climate Crisis & the War Machine.”

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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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Disarmament

76 Years after A-Bomb, Youth Can Lead on Reducing Nuke Danger | Opinion William Lambers

If you are a college or high school student please consider joining the Youth Group supporting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, and help change the world.

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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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Middle East

In May 2021, tens of thousands attended the largest pro-Palestine rally in British history.

Some Good News-Support for Palestinians is Growing | Stanley Heller via New Politics

“We ask governments that are enabling this crime against humanity to apply sanctions...."

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Beyond Vegan-Washing: A brief history of animal and human liberation struggles in Israel and Palestine | ISSUU

260 Gazans were killed by Israeli bombs, including 66 children. 1,900 were seriously injured. On the Israeli side 13 people died from Hamas rockets, including 2 children.

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A handout picture released on 8 March 2016 by Sepah News, the online news site and public relations arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, shows a ballistic missile being launched during a test in an undisclosed location.

US and Iran show no move to put nuclear deal back on track | The AP

EU Ambassador Olof Skoog warned that “what might be possible still today may prove impossible in the near future.”

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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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Human Rights

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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

China building more than 100 ‘nuclear’ missile silos in desert | The Guardian

Amid an arms race and worsening relations with Washington, China and Russia are reluctant to reduce their arsenal without corresponding limits on the US.

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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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