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Military Recruitment in Our Schools- Students’ Rights and an NYCLU Guide

High School Junior ROTC The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) reports, “The US Military is aggressively recruiting young people for military service.”  “Recruiters,” the NYCLU states, “often target immigrants, students from poor families and people of color.” The targeting … Continue reading

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Conversations with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers- With Inspiring Audio

On New Year’s Day, I had the opportunity to join peace activists from all over the world, in a conference call and on a Skype call, with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV) and their mentor, in Kabul.  It was … Continue reading

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Afghans for Peace Releases Video

Afghans for Peace (AFP) is an alliance of Afghans from a wide variety of backgrounds, calling for “a democratic, all inclusive, just and peaceful Afghanistan.”  AFP demands an end to military operations in Afghanistan, conducted by the United States, NATO, … Continue reading

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Kathy Kelly Urges, “A New Year’s Call for Peace”

Kathy Kelly, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, has issued a letter, urging “A New Year’s Call for Peace.”  Kathy writes, “While the US may be the world’s single super power in military terms, it faces another super power: the voices … Continue reading

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United for Peace and Justice Issues Weekly Afghanistan War Reports; Nation Interviews Matthew Hoh

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 … Continue reading

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New START Treaty Ratified- Good News! But Let’s Beware the Military-Industrial Complex; Eisenhower Warned Us

The Senate has finally ratified the New START Treaty.  This will make the world a little bit safer.  It will move us just a little bit further along, toward the ultimate goal of nuclear abolition.  The treaty will significantly reduce … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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.”  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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