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Reclaim Armistice Day!

United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace
November 11 was proclaimed Armistice Day after World War I. But during the Korean War, the Congress rebranded it “Veterans Day” and turned the meaning on its head.

US Takes Illegal, Dangerous Actions Toward Regime Change in Venezuela

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
The United States is taking illegal and dangerous actions to execute regime change in Venezuela. In January, Juan Guaidó declared himself “interim president,” in a strategy orchestrated by the United States to seize power from President Maduro.

In Stealth Move, Congress Backs Israeli Right's War on Settlement Boycotts

J.J. Goldberg Forward
The finance committees of the House and Senate have approved amendments to a trade bill (TTP) that equate boycotts of West Bank settlement products with boycotts of Israel, strengthening efforts by the Israeli right to silence opponents of West Bank settlements. A separate measure approved by the House panel as an amendment to the customs bill goes a step further and takes action against some foreign companies if they shun the settlements.
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