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United States Foreign Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Harry Targ MR Online
The contradictory character of Trump foreign policy has left the peace movement befuddled. Perhaps the task is to include in the project of building a progressive majority ideas about challenging the US as an imperial power.

Vietnam Moratorium: A Day To Remember

Carolyn Eisenberg Antiwar.com
The organizers had a simple idea; on this one day, people opposed to the war would halt “business as usual” and take some action – large or small - to signify their desire for peace.

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A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

Steve Early Beyond Chron
In an era of “forever wars,” it may be hard to imagine organizing among active duty military personnel or newly-minted veterans. Let’s hope that the many examples of grassroots activism described in Waging Peace prove inspirational and instructiv

The Dark Side of the Moon Mission

James Jeffrey The Progressive
“For that kind of money,” Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News, “the least [NASA] can do is discover God.” Nostalgia lends itself to glossing over the protest and unrest of the time. Here, we remember.

Trumpism’s Global Strategy

Calvin Cheung-Miaw and Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Trump is wedded to a racist and non-reality-based view of the United States' relationship to the rest of the world. But we also need to pay attention to the geopolitical calculations of the U.S. elite overall to craft an anti-war strategy.

How the Tentacles of the U.S. Military Are Strangling the Planet

Vijay Prashad Alternet
The United States military has a staggering 883 military bases in 183 countries, Russia has 8, China 1. There is no country with a military footprint that replicates that of the United States. The bases create instability rather than peace.

The 1968 Democratic Convention Protests - 50 Years Ago

Joel Bleifuss, Marilyn Katz, Todd Gitlin, Don Rose, Rick Perlstein In These Times
50 years after the infamous demonstrations, participants and historians reflect. What lessons does the battle of Chicago have for us today? We asked three veterans of 1968 and one historian of the period to revisit this 50-year-old debate.
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