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Tidbits - April 13, 2017 - Reader Comments: White House Explains the Holocaust; Trump and Syria - What We Know...and Don't - Take Action Now; Free Resources - Resources: Mapping the Left in EU, Canada and USA; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: White House Explains the Holocaust - Just in time for Passover and Easter; Trump and Syria - What We Know...and Don't - Take Action Now; A Nation Made By War - A Veteran's commentary; the Frayed Alliance Between Unions and Progressives; Sanders Bill To Make Public Colleges Tuition-Free - San Francisco's Example; Free Resources - Resources: Mapping the Left in EU, Canada and USA from Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office; Announcements; and more...

The Syria Catastrophe

By Richard Beck n+1
The response required at this late, desperate stage is neither anti-Assad nor anti-ISIS nor even anti-imperialist — it is antiwar.

Trump, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: What We Know, What We Don't, and the Dangers Ahead; Trump Launches Attack on Syria

Phyllis Bennis; MoveOn.org Civic Action Common Dreams
Donald Trump just ordered the launch of dozens of Tomahawk missiles to strike Syria. It's an illegal and unauthorized escalation that could have devastating consequences, killing innocent Syrians and U.S. service members. Escalation against Syria will not help the victims of this heinous chemical attack, it will not bring the devastating war in Syria to a quicker end, it will not bring back the dead children. It will not defeat ISIS or end terrorism.

Take Action to Break the Silence, 50 Years Since Dr. MLK's 'Beyond Vietnam' Speech

Mary Hladky, Military Families Speak Out United for Peace & Justice
Beginning this week, on April 4, peace-loving people around the country are participating in actions honoring Dr. King and readings of this speech, in a campaign to rebuild our movement. There's still time to join or host an event in your community. UFPJ has created a page with resources for you and your organization to host a reading. You can also sign-up right now to participate in a Thunderclap social media campaign with our partners from Veterans for Peace.

The Peace Boat Golden Rule Sails Into a New Era of Nuclear Activism

Dawn Stover Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Achieving disarmament will probably take more than volunteers sailing into town to host a potluck picnic for yachters and stand-up paddlers. It will probably take more than “people who have never thought about war and peace,” as Jaccard calls them, spotting a sailboat with a peace symbol and wondering what it’s all about. Sometimes it takes something brave and brazen to catch a nation’s attention.

Full Disclosure Campaign: Toward Honest Commemoration of American War In Vietnam

Full Disclosure campaign of Veterans For Peace Full Disclosure campaign of Veterans For Peace
When lies are propounded about the American war in Vietnam, they legitimize and justify present USA and future dangerous adventures and prevent us from escaping the dangerous “logic of war” as promoted by our rulers and media.
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