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Beware of Exploding Gifts from Uncle Sam

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

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In a brilliant August 17 segment of Last Week Tonight, HBO host John Oliver ripped into small towns that have equipped their police with war-like military equipment. One town was Keene, New Hampshire, where their military-grade armored personnel truck was acquired to protect critical targets –– like the annual Pumpkin Festival. Another was Doraville, Georgia. [...]

SAMPLE LOCAL RESOLUTION TO DEMILITARIZE POLICE FORCES

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

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WHEREAS, the rapid militarization of police throughout the United States has led to a rise in instances of abuses of police powers, which poses a serious threat to the constitutional rights of the American people, including the residents of [INSERT TOWN NAME HERE]; and WHEREAS, the federal government and the [INSERT STATE NAME HERE] have [...]

Confronting Militarism with Gravity, Humor and Joy

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

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Medea Benjamin’s speech upon accepting the Aachen Peace Prize on behalf of CODEPINK First let me thank the Aachen Peace Prize Committee for the great honor of receiving this prestigious award. We at CODEPINK are delighted to be awarded along with with musical phenomenon Lebenslaute. What a joyful and classy way to work for justice! [...]

One Year After Egypt’s Rab’a Massacre, US Still Funding Repression

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Wed, Aug 13, 2014

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It has been one year since the August 14, 2013 Rab’a Square massacre in Egypt, when the Egyptian police and army opened fire on demonstrators opposed to the military’s July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Using tanks, bulldozers, ground forces, helicopters and snipers, police and army personnel mercilessly attacked the makeshift protest encampment, where [...]

Conflict Resolution 101: Talking With Hamas

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Tue, Aug 5, 2014

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The world awaits with bated breath to see if the interim truce negotiated by US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead to a long-term ceasefire. But if US mediation is to be sincere and effective, the American government needs to take Hamas off its terrorist list and allow Hamas to be fully represented at [...]

Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

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Last summer, Inder Comar, Esq. filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration on behalf of Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh. It is a noble attempt to hold the Bush Administration accountable for war crimes and a case that Quiet Mike has been following from the beginning. Earlier this year, the Department of Justice, who [...]

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