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“…69 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States, it’s time to consider innovative ways to change the political and economic landscape that currently protects the possession of nuclear weapons from significant challenge….”
From Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, see reachingcriticalwill.org

This should be read by everyone

Report on Missile Offense Public Hearing in Rangeley, Maine

a wise woman's commentary and suggestions

Strange Bedfellows: The United States, Israel and ISIS
mai abdul rahman
August 12, 2014

Latin America: more nations recall Israel envoys

Submitted by Weekly News Update... on Tue, 08/05/2014

A total of five Latin American governments had recalled their ambassadors to Israel as of July 29 in an escalation of diplomatic protests against an operation the Israeli military had been carrying out in the Palestinian territory of Gaza since July 8. With the Palestinian death toll passing 1,500—including more than 300 children—centrist and even rightwing Latin American governments started joining left and center-left government in distancing themselves from the main US ally in the Middle East.

from Gaza Special Issue #2

NETANYAHU LIED ABOUT HAMAS
By the Activist Newsletter & news sources

"Hamas will pay!"
“Hamas is responsible… Hamas will pay,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the bodies of three murdered Jewish teenaged boys were unearthed in the West Bank June 30. They had been dead over two weeks.

Now, it turns out, he probably was lying. The Israeli police revealed that Hamas was not involved.

demonstration in Haifa

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rann Bar-On
Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM
Subject: An eyewitness account of the anti-war demo, Haifa, July 19th 2014

Please read this through, and please spread it far and wide throughout
all your networks. What happened here last night is unprecedented in
a major Israeli city. Please spread this by all means possible.

Rann

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Who's Responsible for the Flight of Honduran Children

"Yes, gangs are rampant in Honduras. But the truly dangerous gang is the Honduran government. And our own [U.S. and Canadian] tax dollars are pouring into it while our top officials praise its virtues."
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Who's Responsible For Flight Of Honduran Children?
07/09/2014, by Dana Frank, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-frank/whos-responsible-for-the-hondur...

MOSUL, MALIKI AND ISIS The View Today from Erbil

by Bill Park, openDemocracy
Life in Erbil continues pretty much as normal. Children chase the pigeons that gather by the fountains outside the bazaar at the foot of the city's ancient citadel; young couples share an ice cream; women try on shoes; and the men sit in the shade drinking endless tulip glasses of sweet chai and chatting—probably about the twists and turns of the world cup, judging by the crowds that gather around the large number of TV screens showing each and every game in tea shops, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.

US MAYORS SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bold New Resolution Calling for Constructive Good Faith
U.S. Participation in International Nuclear Disarmament Forums; Commends Marshall Islands for
bringing lawsuits against U.S. and 8 other Nuclear-Armed States
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For immediate release: June 24, 2014
Contact: Jackie Cabasso, Mayors for Peace North American Coordinator (510) 306-0119

Points on Ukraine -- April 17, 2014

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges Congress, the Obama administration and policymakers throughout the European Union to adopt policies toward the Ukraine crisis that deescalate the conflict while providing a constructive path forward. The diplomatic deal struck this week by diplomats from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union, who agreed to a framework plan designed to end violence in Ukraine, is a very positive step in the right direction.

To Make a World Without War

What to do Next?
William Pfaff
Paris, March 26, 2014 – Here again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last fifty years of American and Western political history and policy studies.

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