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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Honduras: The Reforms, the Coup, and the Aftermath- Speech by Nectali Rodezno Izaguirre

Nectali Rodezno Izaguirre is the Coordinator of the Honduran National Lawyers’ Front Against the Coup.  As a human rights lawyer and nonviolent activist, Nectali recruits lawyers from across Honduras, helping them to provide pro bono representation to those who have … Continue reading

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Thousands Demonstrate at Fort Benning; Call for Closing School of the Americas; 26 Arrested

Thousands of peace and justice activists demonstrated this week at the School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning, Georgia.  The School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) demands that the SOA be closed, asserting that, “evidence of atrocious human … Continue reading

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Code Pink Holds Contest Protesting President Bush’s Book

Code Pink is conducting a contest involving President Bush’s new book, Decision Points.  Code Pink asserts, “We think Bush’s book belongs in the Crime section and we plan to put it in its place … Join us in moving Bush’s … Continue reading

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Republicans Vow to Repeal Health Care Reform

The House of Representatives Republican Whip, Eric Cantor, has vowed to lead the Republicans in an effort to repeal the landmark health care legislation that was passed by Congress earlier this year.  Since President Obama would certainly veto any repeal … Continue reading

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Radioactive Waste? No Thanks!

The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) is circulating an important petition that I want to make my readers aware of.  The petition calls for a national policy based upon four essential principles concerning the production, transportation, and storage of … Continue reading

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It’s Veterans Day. Let’s Support the Troops, Not the Wars.

Many of us followed the midterm election campaigns pretty closely.  Not too many of us, however, heard much mention of the wars we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This was terribly unfortunate, but not really surprising.  Neither the Democrats … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power? Still, No Thanks!

There was an explosion this week, at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, about twenty-five miles north of New York City.  Officials in the four surrounding counties opened their emergency response centers, in case a regional evacuation was necessary.  Indian … Continue reading

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