A boy with his teddy bear sits on the ruins of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the Sheikh Ridvan neighborhood in Gaza City on May 19, 2021. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Posted in Middle East News War

US coalition calls on Biden to denounce Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian Rights groups

“A threat against the Palestinian human rights movement is a threat against movements for social justice everywhere,” nearly 300 U.S.-based civil society groups told Secretary of State Antony Blinken. by Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams Friday, October…

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The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published the photos of 67 children who were killed in Gaza in the recent 11-day bombardment campaign by the Israel Defense Forces. (Photo: Haaretz)
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Israeli newspaper publishes photos of all 67 Palestinian children killed in Gaza onslaught

‘This Is the Price of War’ “Conversations around Israel/Palestine are changing in Jewish communities across the globe,” said rabbi and author Abby Stein. “It’s about time.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, May 27, 2021  …

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Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the occupied Palestinian territory on May 17, 2021. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in Human Rights News world

Nearly 30 Senate Dems call for immediate cease-fire as death toll from Israeli assault on Gaza tops 190

More than half of the Senate Democratic caucus said a cease-fire is urgently needed “to prevent any further loss of civilian life.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, May 17, 2021   A group of nearly…

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Posted in Analysis world

As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment

Israeli-arabs gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11. Oren Ziv/picture alliance via Getty ImagesJames L. Gelvin, University of California, Los…

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Smoke billows as an Israeli air bomb is dropped on the Jala Tower during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Israel's air force targeted the 11-floor Jala Tower housing Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television and the Associated Press news agency among many other media outlets. (Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in News world

Israeli bombs destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, others taken out

Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting. by Common Dreams staff Saturday, May…

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U.S. troops patrol near Forward Operating Base Baylough in Zabul province, Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. (Photo: U.S. Army/Public Domain)
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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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Posted in Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020 War

In ‘unhinged screed’ against Iran, Trump threatens: ‘If you f**k around with us…we are going to do things to you that have never been done before’

“He could see a war as helping him these next few weeks, or after November 3 if the results aren’t decisive. Vote!” said Sina Toossi of the National Iranian American Council. by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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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 Analysis Community organizing Military Wade Rathke War

There’s no Duck-and-Cover with automated warfare

Kansas City      I can still remember my third grade teacher walking us through the duck-and-cover exercise and announcing as we prepared to march to the corner single file that she would be standing on the…

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Posted in Common Dreams Deportation Immigration News Policing

‘These are the Bad Times’: Trump to deploy heavily armed Border Patrol tactical units to help with immigration arrests in Sanctuary Cities

“It is unbelievable how much this action will undermine public safety. Unbelievable.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer, CommonDreams In a move that appears destined to escalate tension between the White House and opponents, President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Off the wire War

‘We were right’

They experienced the war in Afghanistan on the ground. Here’s what they had to say. Jay O’Brien, 41, Army infantryman, Kandahar province, 2013.  By Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Alex Horton, Meryl Kornfield, Jenn Abelson and Ted Muldoon Published…

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Posted in Columns Community organizing Wade Rathke

“Say Nothing” and “What You Have Heard is True”

New Orleans     Maybe we have gotten lucky and dodged widening the war in the Middle East after what seems like an impulse killing of one of Iran’s top generals and a key spymaster.  The full…

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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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