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NEW YORK, Jul 22 2020 (IPS) – In the words of (ret.) Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of Defense Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, the Trump Administration has been dangerously “poking China in the eye.” After sending aircraft carriers and destroyers to the precincts of the Taiwan …

by State Rep. Mike Connolly Mike Connolly The police reform bill, “An Act relative to justice, equity and accountability in law enforcement,” was engrossed by the House on a vote of 93-to-66 late last night. This was the closest vote on major bill in the …

Authoritarianism or Democracy?

July 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Federal troops are sent to Portland, Oregon, without the consent of the the mayor or the governor. Refusing to identify themselves, the troops pull peaceful protesters off the streets and into unmarked vehicles and spirit them away. They fire rubber bullets and tear gas cannisters …

Four Crises and the Fate of Human Society

July 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Presentation by Noam Chomsky at a webinar “Authoritarianism and Democracy“, June 29, 2020.  Watch video of the presentation and discussion This [webinar] is focusing on an issue that arises against a complex and threatening background. We happen to be living at a moment of human history …

Essential Workers Strike for Black Lives

July 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Andrew King  Nearly 200 essential workers and their allies rallied at the State House on July 20 to demand racial and economic justice as part of a national Strike for Black Lives that took place in many cities across the country. The rally was …

Climate Change: A Feminist Issue

July 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Juliana DeSimone This post is part one in a series about the intersection between peace issues and gender. This series is meant to push people to think critically about the ways in which women are distinctly impacted by peace issues. Issues of peace impact …

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