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Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

Published on Mar 28, 2017 Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, at the Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations, UN New York. 28th March, 2017. “Your job is to establish a clear new international standard to declare in no uncertain […]

Syria, Yemen, and U.S. Warmaking in the Middle East

Syria, Yemen, and U.S. Warmaking in the Middle East

JustWorldBooks, Mar 26, 2017 Yemen and Syria are the scenes of grave humanitarian disasters involving mass displacement, the widespread destruction of vital civilian infrastructure, and in Yemen’s case the threat of mass famine. Sheila Carapico, David Swanson, Gabe Huck, Theresa […]

SciAm: Take Weapons Off Alert

SciAm: Take Weapons Off Alert

By David Wright, Union of Concerned Scientists, March 15, 2017. In the March 2017 issue of Scientific American, the editorial board calls for the United States to take its nuclear missiles off hair-trigger alert as a way to reduce the […]

Liberalism’s Communications Problem

Liberalism’s Communications Problem

By David Swanson, Let’s Try Democracy. Liberals in the United States are relatively educated, yet extremely inarticulate when it comes to Trump, his budget proposal, or the U.S. military. In a typical email, Moveon.org sent out the message this week […]

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War… And No One Is Talking About It

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War… And No One Is Talking About It

While Americans have been focused on the ACA and Trump’s ties to Russia, Trump has been busy expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. By Senator Chris Murphy, Huffington Post, March 25, 2017. Quietly, while Americans have been focused on […]

Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?

Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?

By Uri Freedman, The Atlantic, Mar 15, 2017. “There is a big open space in the Democratic Party right now,” says Senator Chris Murphy. Chris Murphy sensed well before most people that the 2016 election would largely revolve around U.S. […]

The voices missing from Syria’s peace talks

The voices missing from Syria’s peace talks

Civil society groups, working with Syrians on the ground, say they must be included as monitors to the peace process [Ammar Abdullah/Reuters]   By Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera. Syrian activist, Haytham alHamwi, recalls how in 2003 he decided to join […]

TAKE ACTION: DONALD TRUMP’S BUDGET SAYS A LOT ABOUT HIS VALUES!

TAKE ACTION: DONALD TRUMP’S BUDGET SAYS A LOT ABOUT HIS VALUES!

US Labor Against the War. A nation’s budget is a reflection of its government’s values. How we spend money says a lot about our nation’s priorities, and it is vital to securing our future and our children’s future. We deserve […]

USLAW: Do We Want Guns or Butter?

By Nicolas Davies, USLAW. U.S. Labor Against the War welcomes the AFL-CIO’s analysis of President Trump’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2018, which details many of the proposal’s egregious cuts in vital social services and essential government activities. http://www.aflcio.org/Press- […]

The Middle East for Dummies

The Middle East for Dummies

By David Swanson, Let’s Try Democracy. The first point I’d like to touch on is the idea that the Middle East is a culturally violent place that can be made less violent by bombing it. The first problem with this […]

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