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Overhauling U.S Foreign Policy: Bitter Fights Ahead

William Minter and Imani Countess The Star (Kenya)/Organizing Upgrade
demonstrators in Kenya protesting US police killings of Blacks As progressives, we can educate ourselves now to advance a global perspective and help pave the way for lobbying campaigns by progressive organizations seeking to influence a new administration.

A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation

Stansfield Smith Dissent Voice
Over the 60 years of the Cuban revolution, the corporate media has implanted in us a negative image of Cuba through their distortions of the country’s political and economic system, their discounting the revolution’s achievements...

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?

William D. Hartung Tom Dispatch
Donald Trump bets on arms sales big time. His use of Pentagon spending and military assistance for political gain has been hiding in plain sight since he entered the Oval Office. New budget sees this as a potential key to victory in November.

Hundreds of Chileans Blinded by Police Since Protests Began

DW.com (Deutsche Welle)
More than 200 protesters have been blinded by pellets fired by state security agents. The National Congress has bowed to a key demand of the monthlong rallies and ordered a referendum on a new constitution.

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How We Can Avert Climate Apocalypse

John Horgan Scientific American
Here is a book that talks about the link between climate change and armed conflict. As reviewer Horgan points out: "The global cooperation we need to solve global warming can also help us solve war."

Tidbits - Oct. 10, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Turkey, Kurds; Climate Change and Militarism; Red Meat; Abolish Columbus Day; Vietnam War; Knights of Labor resource; Announcements - Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Washington, DC; more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Turkey, Kurds, Rojava; Climate Change and Militarism; Red Meat Safe - readers take issue; Abolish Columbus Day; Vietnam War; Knights of Labor resource; Announcements - Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Washington, DC; more...

Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Lawrence Wittner History News Network
Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants. For six decades, Vieques served as a bombing range, military training site, and storage depot for the US Navy, until its residents rescued their homeland from the grip of militarism
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