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Articles by Jeff Klein

Americans Have Always Been “Suckers” for War

September 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Jeff Klein Previously published in CounterPunch Trump’s reported comments about the dead soldiers of World War I as “suckers” and “losers” has caused a well-deserved uproar. We may never know whether Trump actually said those things, but the sentiments are certainly in line with …

Reinventing law enforcement in Boston

June 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Jeff Klein Originally published in the Dorchester Reporter Many people who hear calls to “defund” or “abolish” the police may have the impression that these are demands to eliminate law enforcement altogether.  That is incorrect. The intent is to reinvent law enforcement in a …

I have told this story before, but in the present crisis it is worth repeating. Some years back Dorchester People for Peace was trying to build a coalition to cut the military budget, recruiting a variety of people-of-color-led organizations in Boston to work on a …

by Jeff Klein The Israeli government is getting ready to formally annex large swaths of the occupied West Bank, apparently with the assent of the Trump administration. This action would culminate decades of settlement building, land seizures and dispossession of Palestinians in the territories where …

What a crisis reveals

April 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

First published in the Dorchester People for Peace Update, April 10, 2020 A crisis can highlight faultlines in a society that are less visible in “normal” times. It is now impossible to ignore that our fragmented and mostly privatized healthcare system is not up to …

What Makes Us Safe?  What Doesn’t?

April 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

Originally published in the Dorchester People for Peace Update, April 3, 2020 Two news items from this week partly answer those questions. More than 3,000 have died in U.S., surpassing 9/11 death toll, the Washington Post reported. Of course, most news outlets failed to mention that the attackers did …

No doubt many of you have been reading from among the flood of articles and analyses regarding Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” for Israel-Palestine.  For background and history of the deal, see this article, reproduced from a Dorchester for Peace e-newsletter. Palestinians and their …

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