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Popular Resistance: the UN, Syria, Venezuela, Assange and Russia, NATO, Cuba, and more

Pertinent articles from the Popular Resistance Daily Digest

UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]

The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump, by Peter Castagno

The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.

From Venezuela to McCain, Big Media and Human Rights Industry in Lockstep

The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.

John Pilger | Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech

#Reconnect Assange

The ICC Just Announced It Will Treat War As a Crime

How can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws against war actually be put to use?

International Day of Non-Violence 2 October 

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” —Gandhi The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors’ Plaza. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on […]

Peace and Democracy Conference | Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, Norman Solomon

The U.S. bombings in 8 countries in the past 8 years have all been illegal under the U.N. Charter.

The Legacy of War: Refugees and Internally Displaced People by Linda Hoover

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! […]

VFP Condemns U.S. Refusal to Particpate in U.N. Negotiations about Nuclear Weapons

VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.

Kathy Kelly | The Shame of Killing Innocent People

Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.

UK Column News | Syria, Facebook British Style (Video)

UK perspectrives on the US and Sytia, chemical weapons, Facebook and phychologiccal warfare through social media

Ann Wright and Marie Braun speak on KFAI Radio: Military Madness, Ban Nuclear Weapons

 Peace activists Ann Wright and Marie Braun are featured on Northern Sun News with Don Olson on KFAI Radio. PLAYLIST TRACKS: Listen Now Download Guest: Marie Braun Title: Peace Activist Topics: Report on peace movement, questions  for Sen Amy Klobuchar, update on local peace activities Guest: Ann Wright Title: US Army Cool (Ret) former US Foreign Service Officer […]

John Pilger’s “The Coming War on China”

We need to listen to John Pilger’s warning and break the silence about the possible use of nuclear weapons.

DN! Noam Chomsky on the first 75 days of the Trump Presidency (Videos and Transcript)

Three video segments cover  peace and Iran, health care, and the rights of working people. A link to the full 70-minute interview and transcript is included. Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both […]

U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

In Minnesota, following the police shooting death of Philando Castile, protests caused part of a highway to shut down. …Minnesota legislators drafted bills that would punish highway protestors with heavy fines and prison time and would make protesters liable for the policing costs of an entire protest if they individually were convicted of unlawful assembly […]

John Laforge | US Citizens To Join Protests Of US Nuclear Weapons Deployed In Germany

The world wants nuclear disarmament

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

Nuclear weapons remain the only weapons of mass destruction not yet outlawed in a comprehensive and universal manner…

Make Nuclear Weapons Illegal. UN Resolution for a “Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”

This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history.

Allison Deger | Israel has demolished more Palestinian homes in first half of 2016 than all of 2015

From 2006 to June 30th of this year B’Tselem found Israel demolished more than 1,113 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, making homeless 5,199, of whom 2,602 are children.