U.S. troops patrol near Forward Operating Base Baylough in Zabul province, Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. (Photo: U.S. Army/Public Domain)
Posted in News War world

After nearly 20-year assault on Afghanistan, Biden says ‘It is time to end America’s Longest War’

White House announcement for complete withdrawal comes nearly two decades after the U.S. president, then a senator, backed the 2001 invasion. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Wednesday, April 14, 2021 After nearly 20 years, tens of…

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A U.S. Marine during the 2003-2011 Iraq War, which destroyed the country and killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of U.S. troops. (Photo: Cpl. Brian M. Henner/USMC/flickr/cc)
Posted in Analysis Biden Administration

Peace advocates welcome Biden move to limit war powers

‘We Need to Make Sure It’s Done Right’ The president and Congress, said one leading anti-war campaigner, “must work together to actually end the decades long fighting, killing, dying, and spending that is on automatic pilot.”…

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2020 Right Livelihood Laureates honored for fighting ‘increasing threats to democracy’ across globe

Human rights defenders in Iran, the U.S., Nicaragua, and Belarus were recognized this year for what is known as the “Alternative Nobel Peace Prize.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, October 1, 2020 The four individuals…

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As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ensure their message lives on after them. Terumi Tanaka, 88, was 13 when the bomb hit his hometown of Nagasaki. (Photo: Behrouz/Mehri/AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in Common Dreams Editorial/opinon

AFTER 75 YEARS, last survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings says nuclear abolition still ‘Starting Point for Peace’

“Hell is probably like what we went through. It must never be allowed to happen again.” by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Jiro Hamasumi’s mother was pregnant with him when the United States…

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Posted in Analysis Community organizing Human Rights Justice The Conversation

The 2020 uprisings join a long river of struggle in America

Protesters filled the newly named Black Lives Plaza, near the White House, on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images by Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan The river was the metaphor that best captured…

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Posted in Common Dreams Middle East Peace News world

The Elders issue scathing rebuke of Israel’s Trump-approved West Bank annexation plan

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only ever be solved by finding a solution that guarantees peace, security, rights, and dignity to both peoples. Unilaterally seizing territory and ignoring international law achieves precisely the…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Women in the draft – yes

Pearl River    The draft was a central issue in the opposition to the Vietnam War. It touched all young men from eighteen to twenty-six, and the families that loved them. It was a terribly unifying…

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Posted in First Nations News Off the wire world

Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq

By Brenda Norrell  Censored News Native Americans rallied for peace today, sending a message of friendship to the people of Iran and demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq, as they called out Trump for…

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On Sunday 50 Flagstaffians stepped up to speak out voicing concerns over President Trumps killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and subsequent saber rattling from Trump and allies. Photo Meteor Staff, January 5, 2020.
Posted in Flagstaff National News world

Add Flagstaff to list of demonstrations over saber rattling

A pro peace demonstration in front of Flagstaff City Hall this afternoon added Flagstaff to the growing list of demonstrations opposing a potential US conflict with Iran. A little after noon people began gathering in downtown…

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