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Stop War With Iran – Now!

Phyllis Bennis Jewish Voice For Peace
We need to act now and act fast… and do more than we’ve done before to fill the streets in broad anti-war protests and pressure our members of Congress.

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Independent Media Institute
We hope 2020 is when the American public finally looks at the fateful choice between war and peace with 20/20 vision, and we will start severely punishing Trump and every other U.S. politician who opts for threats over diplomacy, war over peace.

Remember the Oath of the Elbe

Jeremy Kuzmarov The Progressive
“If everyone intermingled—like we did when we linked up with the Russians—there could be no war.” On April 25, 1945, American and Russian soldiers met at the Elbe River and made a pledge for peace that we should heed today.

How About Raising the Issue of How to Avert Nuclear War?

Lawrence Wittner History News Network
Will the United States and other nations survive these escalating preparations for nuclear war? In fact, the U.S. government and others are increasing the role that nuclear weapons play in their "national security" policies.

The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine

Daniel Ellsberg / Allen White The Great Transition
Daniel Ellsberg, peace activist and Vietnam War whistleblower discusses with Tellus Senior Fellow Allen White the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex—and what needs to be done about it.

Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute
What hope is there that one of the Democrats seeking the presidency in 2020 could be a real peace candidate? Could one of them bring an end to these wars and prevent new ones? Walk back the brewing Cold War and arms race with Russia and China?
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