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Peace Legislators Pledge

Peace Legislators Pledge

Candidates for public office in 2018 are making this commitment to the cause of peace. Peace Legislators Pledge Mission Our aim is to advance the cause of peace in the primary and general elections of 2018. In a world ravaged […]

F-35 fighter jet. (photo: U.S. Air Force)

Democrats and Progressives Push US War Machine in Vermont

By William Boardman, February 1, 2018, Reader Supported News. Donald Trump loves the F-35 and so does Burlington City Council – that is the real state of the union his is a story primarily about corrupt practices by the Burlington […]

Former MP Keith Locke said the group is against having a spy base serving Donald Trump's agenda, and New Zealand should be independent. (Photo: Supplied)

Protesters at Waihopai say we’re spying for Trump

Newstalk ZB Staff, January 27, 2018, Newstalk ZB. Protesters say New Zealand’s spies should stop doing US President Donald Trump’s bidding. About 50 people turned up for a demonstration at the Waihopai spy base near Blenheim today, with both a former […]

A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be four or five, rescued from the site of a Saudi-led air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

Yemen’s Crisis Belongs to All of Us

By Robert C. Koehler, February 1, 2018 From Common Wonders What’s a little cholera — excuse me, the worst outbreak of this preventable disease in modern history — compared to the needs of a smoothly functioning economy? A week before he was […]

Victor Cha. CSIS

Trump’s South Korea ambassador pick opposed attacking the North. So Trump dumped him.

“This suggests that the administration is seriously considering … a strike.” By Zack Beauchamp, January 31, 2018, VOX. In his first State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump devoted a large amount of time to discussing the situation with […]

Hiroji Yamashiro, Okinawan Activist Facing Prison

Hiroji Yamashiro, Okinawan Activist Facing Prison

A friend sent these recent photos of Hiroji Yamashiro, the courageous activist fighting harsh jail sentences in Japan for his protests against the US military base in Okinawa. Here is Hiroji along with his wife and another protestor.     […]

What Military Bashing Teacher Got Right

What Military Bashing Teacher Got Right

By David Swanson, January 30, 2018, Let’s Try Democracy. A high school teacher is no longer teaching, and is receiving threats, because of how he spoke about the U.S. military. To read the news reports, you’d think that all he […]

A Treacherous Crossing

A Treacherous Crossing

By Kathy Kelly, January 30, 2018 From War Is A Crime On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and then, while at […]

Get Your City to Hold Hearing on What It Could Do With the Money That Goes to Militarism

By Henry Lowendorf, U.S. Peace Council What could the city of New Haven do with vast amounts of money freed up by cutting the US military budget? This was the subject of a public hearing by the Board of Alders […]

Week of Action to Divest from the War Machine: February 5-11, 2018

Week of Action to Divest from the War Machine: February 5-11, 2018

World Beyond War is joining with Code Pink to promote a week of actions to divest from the war machine. The War Machine refers to the massive, global U.S. military apparatus that operates largely thanks to an alliance between the […]

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