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Yemen? Where on Earth is Yemen? Paul Shannon (from Counterpunch)

At the end of last week the United Nations humanitarian chief warned that unless the blockade of Yemen was lifted, the country woul face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims”. 

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Armistice Day with VFP Smedley Butler Brigade

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was the day that the Armistice between WWI Allies and Germany went into effect in 1918. 

World War I or the War To End All Wars was fought from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 mobilizing 70 million military personnel.  Sixteen million died in this war (9 million combatants and 7 million civilians).

As WW II and subsequent wars bear out, including the Endless Wars of today, wars are still with us, fueled by a global arms industry and competing international interests seeking resources and hegemony.

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Afghanistan, the Endless War and Our Torn Flag

by Joseph Gerson

Speech delivered at the October 4 protest in Boston over more US troops in Afghanistan

printed in Truthout

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On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

 

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"What we are faced with in this world...

Chief Arvol Looking Horse at Agape Community, October 7, 2017

“What we are faced with in this world is – man has gone too far,” spoke Chief Arvol Looking Horse, a Spiritual Leader, of the Lakota Nation on Saturday, October 7th at the intentional Christian community Agape in Hardwick, Massachusetts.

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Arms and the Babies: Unbridled Compassion for All the Casualties of War

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Arms and the Babies: Unbridled Compassion for All the Casualties of War

Posted By George Capaccio On April 10, 2017 @ 1:58 am In articles 2015 | Comments Disabled

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SUPPORT THE SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT

Immigrant residents of Massachusetts are terrified by Pres. Trump’s assault on their lives and liberties and ICE’s stepped up efforts to detain and deport them.  State action to reaffirm immigrants’ constitutional rights and to protect against detention and deportation is more urgent than ever.

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Marco Rubio introduces Senate bill attacking BDS movement

Obama Stands Up to Trump (and Israel); UN Condemns Settlements

by Phyllis Bennis

Just a few hours ago, the Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, demanding a complete end to settlement activity, and holding the settlements a violation of international law. For the first time, the US allowed such a resolution to pass – abstaining rather than vetoing the resolution as it always had in the past. The resolution's passage was a huge slap in the face to Donald Trump’s overnight efforts, with Israel and Egypt, to seize control of Middle East diplomacy weeks before he is inaugurated as president. 

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UNITE TO MOBILIZE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND STOPPING THE WARS

Statement by United for Justice with Peace (Boston) 

UJP calls on the peace and antiwar community to support both local and national protests of the Trump presidency during inauguration week and the women's rights march in January.  We need to oppose racist appointments and many other actions and policies, and promote our alternative vision of peace and social justice.

The 2016 presidential campaign barely mentioned the wars abroad; both candidates had a pro-war stance disregarding considerable public skepticism about the wars.  The massive war economy and war budget is a major contributor to the income inequality that fueled the anger and discontent of much of the electorate, both Democratic and Republican.

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Can We Unify?

Published on 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Can We Unify?

 
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Tell Governor Baker: Don't Silence Free Speech on Palestinian Rights!

Tell Governor Baker: 

DON'T SUPPORT A CAMPAIGN TO SILENCE POLITICAL ADVOCACY For Human Rights!   

REJECT THIS ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE FREE SPEECH! 

Israel backers are trying to recruit Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to their slanderous campaign against advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

We need to tell the Governor: DON’T BUY IT!

Call Governor Baker:  617.725.4005

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Tell President Obama to end the bombing campaign against Libya!

Tell President Obama to end the bombing campaign against Libya

! It was US overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011 that led to the crisis in Libya today. Will we ever learn our lesson that US military intervention is not the answer?

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Activists defeat anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 20 July 2016

Note: UJP is active in both the Water Justice coalition and the BDS campaign.

Boston activists protesting water rights violations by Israel also urged lawmakers to reject an anti-BDS bill in the Massachusetts state senate, 14 July. (Barbara Wilhelm)

An anti-boycott amendment was withdrawn in the Massachusetts senate on 14 July following a campaign by Palestine solidarity groups.

The amendment, which was tacked onto an unrelated economic bill, would have blacklisted individuals and businesses that engage with the Palestinian-led boycott of Israel.

Amendment 133 was withdrawn within just a few hours of being proposed by Massachusetts State Senator Cynthia Creem.

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What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War

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