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Iran Agreement

From Faramarz Farbod*, I have provided a summary of a 8/12 Conference Call about the Iran Agreement organized by the United for Peace and Justice organization on the Iran Agreement meant to aid activists engaged in ensuring that the Congress … more

Posted in Human Rights, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Nonviolence, Palestine, The World, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace | Tagged , , ,

Torture In Service to Empire

by Gary Olson Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that “we tortured some folks,” but then added, this is “not who we are.” At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it’s not “some” folks … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Collaborative Efforts, Democracy, Human Rights, Militarism, The World, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace |

Turn Down the Heat infographic

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Demand Reduction, Economic Justice, Energy, Environmental Justice, Food, Fossil Fuels, Human Rights, Precautionary Principle, Renewable Energy, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, The Commons, The World, Unsustainable Energy, Water & Watersheds |

Afghanistan Today

Following is an article from In These Times that gives a detailed picture of conditions the people of rural Afghanistan face. [You can read it online, but I’m posting the full article because I don’t know how long it will … more

Posted in The World, Violence Against Women, War & Peace |

Chocolate: The Bitter Truth

Fair Trade isn’t just about coffee. Many commodities are subject to abuse by large trading corporations and large growers. Coffee is perhaps the largest volume, but tea, chocolate, sugar, bananas, and many others are also important. Chocolate is subject not … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Civil Liberties, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Industrial Food Production, Sustainable Growing, The World, Workers' Rights |

MLK: Breaking the Silence

Dr. King gave this talk nearly 45 years ago, but it seems remarkably applicable today if you replace the name Viet Nam with Iraq, Iran, or the Middle East. And despite our ast resources, we have made little progress against … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Democracy, Discrimination, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Human Rights, Militarism, Militarism in schools, Minority Rights, Schools & Learning, The World, War & Peace | Tagged

Who’s to blame for Greece’s bankruptcy?

True Crime Finance Stories —by Greg Palast In These Times | November 17, 2011 Who’s to blame for the implosion of Greece—and the global economy? On May 5, 2010, I open up the Wall Street Journal and I could puke. There … more

Posted in Banking & Financial, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, The World |

Afghanistan – Ten Years of War

Following is a message from Afghan activist and former member of the Afghan parliament Malalai Joya: Message on the Tenth Anniversary of NATO’s War and the Occupation of Afghanistan I would like to thank all supporters and anti-war movements around … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Human Rights, Militarism, The World, War & Peace |

Human Trafficking

A few years ago, police in a town in NJ raided a suspected brothel. But they didn’t find young women working as prostitutes, they found sex slaves who had been trafficked from overseas—captives whose every move was controlled by the traffickers. Trafficking … more

Posted in Economy, Business, & Money, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Justice System, The World, Violence Against Women |

350.org’s Strategy

From the 350.org website: 350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. … more

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