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There Is No Future in War: Youth Rise Up, a Manifesto

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Fri, Sep 12, 2014

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By Ben Norton, Tyra Walker, Anastasia Taylor, Alli McCracken, Colleen Moore, Jes Grobman, Ashley Lopez, Sara Al Harbi, Sophia Arman Once again, US politicians and pundits are beating the drums of war, trying to get our nation involved in yet another conflict. A few years ago it was Iran, with “all options on the table.” [...]

A Visit with Mujica

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Thu, Sep 11, 2014

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By Dianne Budd, MD|August 27th, 2014 What if there was an honest politician?  One whose entire life has been lived consistently and lovingly?   Yeah, right. An American delegation recently met with the President of Uruguay.  Generous, honest, practical, authentic, brilliant, even precious – these were some of the adjectives that arose repeatedly in the group’s [...]

CODEPINK rejects President Obama’s escalation of US military involvement in the Middle East

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Thu, Sep 11, 2014

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It is with great sorrow that we listened to President Obama’s speech about escalating US military intervention in Iraq and Syria to counter to horrific policies of ISIS. We have watched in horror over the past decade how the US invasion of Iraq opened the floodgates of sectarian hatred and supported an abusive Shia government, [...]

The name of the Goddess

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Thu, Sep 11, 2014

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By Genevieve Vaughan The escalation towards war is continuing, the media is beating the drum and tension is increasing every day. In the Middle East the new enemy is ISIS. When I first heard the term I thought of the great Egyptian Mother Goddess of that name. Did this terminology mean that the US would [...]

Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance

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Mon, Sep 8, 2014

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By Medea Benjamin The footage of President Obama strolling through the ancient ruins at Stonehenge was an apt bookend to the meeting of NATO, a Cold War relic that should have been abolished after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. But while hundreds of protesters marched through the streets calling for NATO to [...]

Posse What?! The Increasing Militarization of the Police

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Thu, Sep 4, 2014

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by Elizabeth Barger, CODEPINK Tennessee Over the past decades, people have been noticing an increasing militarization of our civilian law enforcement. We have seen lessening of protection for people and more protection of corporate property and actions. Our traditional American rights and values of “liberty and justice for all” are fading. The Posse Comitatus Act [...]

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