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Israel’s War Industry Embraces Emirates With Open Arms

Tamara Nassar The Electronic Intifada
Gaza City neighborhood destruction The Weizmann Institute’s deep involvement in Israel’s arms industry, nuclear weapons program as well as chemical and biological weapons research is a perfect match for the Emirati university, which is closely tied to the government.

Internationalism: Urgent for the Moment and the Long Haul

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
The more U.S. movements are infused with internationalism, the more we contribute to getting Washington’s bloody hands out of other countries. That bolsters the capacity of people in other lands to improve their lives and fight our common enemy.

Tidbits - June 25, 2020 - Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Roy Cohn; more

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Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; Problem When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Southern Communists; Roy Cohn;

HypersonicWeapons and National (In)security: Why Arms Races Never End

Rajan Menon Tom Dispatch
Lockheed hypersonic missle Hypersonic weapons close in on their targets at a minimum speed of Mach 5, five times the speed of sound or 3,836.4 miles an hour. They are among the latest entrants in an arms competition that has embroiled the United States for generations...

How Many Minutes to Midnight?

James Carroll Tom Dispatach
In the upcoming season of presidential politics, the nuclear question belongs at the top of every candidate’s agenda. It belongs at the center of every forum and at the heart of every voter’s decision.

Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security

An Open Letter by Steinem, Chomsky, Dean, Gov. Richardson, Mosley, Plame, and others. The Nation
The Nation launched a rare open letter signed by over 20 leading cultural and political figures who've joined together calling for a pronounced shift in the US’s approach to Russia, to protect US elections and reduce the chances of a nuclear war.
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