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Where is the War in Ukraine Going and What Should be the Response of the Peace Movement, by UNAC

This war is about U.S. corporate domination and U.S. global hegemony to destroy Russian trade with its many resources (not just oil, but food and other resources) with the EU and China. Why is Russia targeted? Not a military or economic threat, but favorable trade with EU and China threatens U.S. corporate hegmony. The effect of this trade war is worldwide, in some cases severely limiting essential food sources for many countries, with Ukraine and Russia both being major bread baskets. for growing food that is then traded to other countries..

Hedges: The Israeli Execution of Al Jazeera Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

"The killing of Abu Akleh would have been treated very differently if she was killed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. ...The 55-year-long fight for Palestinian freedom is no less just, no less worthy of our support. But Palestinians are occupied by our Israeli ally. They are not white. Most are not Christian, although Abu Akleh was Christian. They are not deemed worthy. They suffer and die alone."

Hedges: Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of American Fascism

"The Democratic Party’s hypocrisy and duplicity is the fertilizer for Christian fascism. Its exclusive focus on the culture wars and identity politics at the expense of economic, political, and social justice fueled a right-wing backlash and stoked the bigotry, racism, and sexism it sought to curtail."

Matt Taibbi: Orwell Was Right

The U.S. is censoring media, which affects our access to information. This outright censorship is a slippery slope could too easily lead directly to state censorship of media in the U.S. and is frightening in relation to freedom of the press/media/speech, the cornerstone of American democracy.

DN! “Humane”: Yale Historian Samuel Moyn on “How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”

"...when Biden gave his two speeches the other week defending the pullout from Afghanistan, he made utterly clear that while giving up on failed counterinsurgency, he is turning to, and maybe will intensify himself, the real fruit of 9/11, which is kind of endless counterterror, no matter what the constraints of international law say, unless they require the drones to strike or the special forces to visit with care for the victims."

Truth, Dissent & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg

In a keynote address by Daniel Ellsberg and seven roundtable discussions, presenters explored the major issues that have engaged Ellsberg’s life: the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, antiwar resistance, the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, whistleblowing, and the wars of the 21st century.

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