We need conversion, and conversion campaigners, to be organizing particularly in communities where manifestations of the military production system are located. By Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  July 25, 2017 ‘That’s the Challenge’ In early July Roy Pingel and his son visited our house here in Bath.  Artist and housemate Brown Lethem lived in New York […]

U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.

Today we are obviously drowning in CIA propaganda throughout the corporate mainstream media, and in the alternative online media as well.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble   

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Fighting back against the right’s politics of exclusion can be a path toward rebuilding American democracy BY HENRY GIROUX  Moyers and Company  July 11, 2017 This post originally appeared at Salon. Video: The Denver Post  The health care reform bills proposed by Republicans in the House and Senate have generated heated…

GEOGRAPHY OF THE HEART By Steve Mckeown  Veterans for Peace Newsletter  Summer 2017 On August 5th, come join us at the St. Paul Farmers Market from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to hand out leaflets to let people know about this street named after the only person from Minnesota to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

Is anybody paying attention?   

We citizens hold the Commons as constitutional rights; natural rights endowed to us and to future generations. This is the social contract between people and government. Without the public trust, government is useless—or worse, an enabler.

What his bill does in essence, in addition to criminalizing BDS in this country, is trying to legitimize the existence of Israeli settlements.

We can push the Senate to pass the same provisions as the House by focusing on progress made, publicizing the House votes on social media, and pushing for a House roll call vote on the Davidson-Nolan prohibitions on Defense Appropriation

But when people do go into the street and are arrested, what then? When they put their bodies on the line and the state creates a new law to criminalize that resistance, what then?

The meeting between Trump and Putin at the G20 in Hamburg injects new hope into the complicated relationship between the United States and Russia. Only time can confirm whether there is any basis for this hope.

The Hole in the Ground: A Parable for Peacemakers is a compelling account of the drain of the arms race on human and material resources and the complicity of corporations and the American community in supporting the death trade. In the face of despair, Daniel Berrigan asks us to choose life, to choose for our […]

Militarism as religion in America, permanent war state, and non-military solutions.

Here in the U.S we often refer to all persons displaced by war as refugees. Yet the number of conflict-related internally displaced persons far exceeds the number of refugees.  By Linda Hoover  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35 Number 4  July 2017     Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times. People supported news. No Peace! […]

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An eye-opening object lesson in U.S. military strength around the world with a special in depth report on Ukraine. 

Thanks, once again, for your musical commentary about our bewildering world; your heartfelt lyrics, simple strong guitar work–support for us resisters. (A viewer comment on the video page)

For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.

An eye-opening analysis of the Syrian conflict from down under.