When locals learned that the Johnson County, Iowa, sheriff’s office had gotten hold of a massive, mine-resistant vehicle, Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek reassured a skeptical public that officers would primarily use it during extreme weather events in order to save residents from the state’s extraordinary blizzards or floods.
Before it’s too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with China?
According to the Smithsonian Magazine — brought to you by the folks with museums up and down the National Mall in Washington D.C. — King George III was the democrat and humanitarian in 1776.
By Huntington Woods Peace Group, October 20, 2021
Scott talks with David Vine about a report he wrote recently for the Quincy Institute along with Patterson Deppen and Leah Bolger.
The IPB Congress in Barcelona was overall a breath of fresh air.
This event is held by Massachusetts Peace Action.
Last month on September 23rd, the House passed a bill for funding $1 billion to Israel’s Iron Dome missile system. This bill is a drastic increase in funding for the Iron Dome, which has received about $1.7 billion from the US over the past decade.
The increase is justified by saying that Israel needs to replenish its missile supply after its brutal and destructive war on Gaza in May. But based on past funding for the Iron Dome, $1 billion is much more than needed for that. It brings the question of what the money is going to and what the increase is really about.
Another aspect of the bill passing was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to switch last minute from a “no” vote to “present.” Many were rightfully angered by the representative, given that she presents herself as a progressive. However, if we look through her past votes, statements, and interviews, this is not the first time that AOC has broken this promise. Even though other members of “the squad” voted in opposition to this bill, they have also abandoned their promises on other key issues. Is “the squad” really the force for change that it claims to be?
This panel event hopes to address these questions in detail.
Ryan Costello is an activist with United Against War and Militarism
Christian Sorensen is the author of Understanding the War Industry
Chance Charley is a student activist with Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine
His take on the two biggest dangers the world faces. Think you know what they are? Want a great explanation you can share with others?
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