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10 Lessons of the Iran Deal

By David Swanson By the latest count, the nuclear agreement with Iran has enough support in the U.S. Senate to survive. This, even more than stopping the missile strikes on Syria in 2013, may be as close as we come […]

Disarm! For a Climate of Peace – Creating an Action Agenda

World Congress on Military and Social Spending 30 Sept – 03 Oct 2016 Technische Universität Berlin, Germany The International Peace Bureau has worked for over 10 years to develop a program on Disarmament for Sustainable Development, with a primary topic […]

Yemeni drone victim appeals to court to end German role in US strikes

Yemeni drone victim appeals to court to end German role in US strikes

From REPRIEVE A Yemeni family whose relatives were killed in a US drone strike have appealed to a German court to ensure that a US base in the country is not used for further attacks, which might endanger their lives. […]

Talk Nation Radio: Eve Spangler on Israel/Palestine

Talk Nation Radio: Eve Spangler on Israel/Palestine

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-eve-spangler-on-israelpalestine Eve Spangler is a sociologist and a human and civil rights activist.  For the last decade, her work has focused on the Israel/Palestine conflict. We discuss her new book, Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict. […]

Tell U.S. Institute of Peace to Work for Peace

Tell U.S. Institute of Peace to Work for Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace has a great name, our tax dollars, and a terrible record. Let’s move it in a better direction. If you’ve never heard of the U.S. Institute of Peace, please keep reading. It works everyday with […]

 After the Iran Deal: How to Make the Most of the Next 15 Years

 After the Iran Deal: How to Make the Most of the Next 15 Years

By Alice Slater, The Nation A group of jubilant Iranians cheer and spray artificial snow during street celebrations following the announcement of a landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) A major sticking point for universal support for the Iran deal […]

Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

In 1915, a mother’s protest against funneling children into war became the theme of a new American song, “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.”  Although the ballad attained great popularity, not everyone liked it.  Theodore Roosevelt, a […]

Fascism From West Point

This headline in the Guardian is completely accurate: West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror. But it hardly covers to content of the 95-page paper being reported on: see the PDF. The […]

Ruth Sivard, Economist Who Scrutinized Military Spending, Dies at 99

Ruth Sivard, an economist who for more than three decades drew attention to the disparity between social and military spending around the globe, even after the Pentagon objected to her making that comparison for a federal agency, died on Aug. […]

Protest the Air Force Association “Arms Bazaar”

When: Monday, September 14, 2015, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  What: A Nonviolent Vigil and Prayer Service for Peace during the AFA $310 per plate banquet (please bring a candle) Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National […]

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