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In Amherst, Bedford, Boston, Bridgewater, Brookline, Cambridge, Easthampton, Newton, Northampton, Sherborn, Sunderland, Worcester — Massachusetts rallied yesterday to #EliminateNuclearWeapons and #FundHumanNeeds. San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Chicago, Binghamton, and Malloy, IA, joined them in #CriesFromEveryCorner Were you there? What did …

by Dévora González and Azadeh Shahshahani Originally published in the CEC Journal of the Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict. When it comes to the U.S. government, no one should confuse agency size for the likelihood of accountability. For example, U.S. Border Patrol …

by H. Patricia Hynes Originally published in Portside On March 23, 2020, as Covid 19 was overtaking the world, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pleaded for peace: “To warring parties: Pull back from hostilities. Silence the guns; stop the artillery; end the airstrikes…End the sickness …

Against Tyranny: Buying Time for Democracy

September 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Joseph Gerson The central question in November’s election is the choice between preserving a semblance of constitutional democracy or the imposition of repressive, white supremacist authoritarianism. As Trump’s enablers urge violence and declaration of martial law if he loses the election, and as the …

What the Iran-Iraq War Tells Us about Iran Today

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Shaghayegh Christine Rostampour On September 22 1980, exactly 40 years ago, Iraqi forces under the rule of president Saddam Hussein initiated open warfare against Iran, officially declaring war against the vulnerable country [1][2]. This was the beginning of a protracted armed conflict that spanned …

by Euan Harlow-Lawrence In August the Democratic Party hosted an entirely virtual national convention, approving the 2020 platform and officially nominating Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump in the November election. They sought to pitch their ideas and values to all Americans, defining Biden …

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 …

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