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New START Treaty Ratified- Good News! But Let’s Beware the Military-Industrial Complex; Eisenhower Warned Us
Did Paul Krugman Predict the Extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, 10 years Ago?
Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, in his May 30, 2001 column for the New York Times, wrote (my emphases), “I delved further into the absurd piece of tax legislation that a House-Senate conference devised and that George W. Bush triumphantly signed last weekend. The Bush tax plan was always peculiar: in order to hide the true budget impact, its authors delayed many of the biggest tax cuts until late into the 10-year planning period; repeal of the estate tax, in particular, was put off to 2010.”
Krugman continued, “But even that left the books insufficiently cooked, so last week Continue reading
Veterans for Peace Demonstrate at White House- 131 Arrested
Veterans for Peace (VFP) and hundreds of supporters rallied on December 16 at the White House, calling for President Obama to “Stop these wars!” Veterans for Peace has reported that 131 demonstrators were arrested. VFP noted that the arrested included five VFP board members, Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers), Chris Hedges (journalist), Continue reading
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Peace Action NYS’s Cheryl Wertz on Korea, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and the New START Treaty
Cheryl Wertz, the former Executive Director of Peace Action New York State (PANYS), was recently presented with the Kairos Award by the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives. Cheryl was honored for “her leadership and creative peace work with PANYS.” She is currently a member of the PANYS board and is also active with Brooklyn for Peace.
In her acceptance speech, Cheryl discussed Continue reading
War Resisters League’s Frida Berrigan Receives Kairos Award
War Resisters League (WRL) board member Frida Berrigan was recently presented with the Kairos Award, honoring her for “her commitment to nonviolent action and her work for nuclear disarmament, demilitarization and human rights.” The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives presents this award annually to individuals and organizations in recognition of “their work to create conditions of peace and justice and moments of possibility for social change.”
Frida is nationally recognized as an expert on national security issues, the arms trade, human rights, and nuclear weapons policy. She was a Senior Program Associate of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. She served as the Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate at the Arms Trade Resource Center of the World Policy Institute.
In her acceptance speech, Frida described, “the work of peacemaking” as, Continue reading
War Resisters League Urges, “Don’t Buy War Toys.”
The shopping season is in full swing. The War Resisters League (WRL) has issued a call, urging us not to buy war toys. WRL points out, “Playing with war toys and violent videos numbs people to the terrible truth: War means death and suffering, not fun and games.”
The statement continues, “Playing violent video games Continue reading
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American Friends Service Committee Issues Report Card on the War in Afghanistan
The American Friends Service Committee has recently issued a “Report Card on Performance and Progress for the U.S. War in Afghanistan.” As with all report cards, to be meaningful, this report card must offer comments that provide details of how things are going. It must offer practical suggestions for improvement, when improvement is necessary. The AFSC report card does an excellent job, in my opinion, of providing important details and of offering sensible, practical recommendations for improvement.
For example, here is one of the details that the report card indicates. “US military continues Continue reading
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United for Peace and Justice Issues Weekly Afghanistan War Reports; Nation Interviews Matthew Hoh
American Soldier with Local Afghans
A recent edition of United for Peace and Justice’s “Afghanistan War Weekly” notes that President Obama has “reaffirmed his commitment to ‘win’ the war.” The report also points out that much of President Obama’s recent speech, as well as the Executive Summary of the administration’s annual report, discusses Pakistan’s critical role in the war. The Weekly indicates that President Obama did not comment on the “war’s many and obvious failures.” The full text of this edition of the Weekly can be found here.
This edition is one of a series of reports that can provide helpful information and analysis regarding the War in Afghanistan. Links to archived editions of the Afghanistan War Weekly can be found here.
Each edition of the Afghanistan War Weekly also provides links to a number of interesting, related articles. The edition of the Weekly cited above includes a link to The Nation magazine’s recent interview with Matthew Hoh, the U.S. State Department official who resigned in protest of the Afghanistan War.
In the interview, Hoh states, “The administration wanted to stay for political reasons, to win what they call ‘the right war’ and do it closer to the 2012 elections.” Hoh also noted, Continue reading →