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No Time for Silence …

The dual tragedies playing out in Gaza and Iraq are graphic reminders of the catastrophic costs of militarism. Each has multiple causes, but paramount among them, American military power and Washington’s decades-old build up of Israeli military power have caused unimaginable suffering among civilian populations. Neither story is at an end. And the need to […]

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Webinar: History and Context on the Crisis in Gaza

Phyllis Bennis delves into the context of the Israel-Gaza conflict, addressing how the history of Israeli occupation fits into the current assault, what the U.S.’ role in the crisis is, and possible chances for a ceasefire.  To listen click here History and Context on the Crisis in Gaza

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“DON’T GO BACK TO IRAQ” by Phyllis Bennis

http://www.ips-dc.org/dont-go-back-iraq/ by Phyllis Bennis This is how wars begin. Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19th, “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests […]

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Action Alert: 3 Things You Can Do to Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq!

1) Tell Your Member of Congress: Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria Oppose the $ 571 Billion Defense Appropriations Bill Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 2) Call the White House. Let President Obama know you oppose military intervention of any kind in Iraq or Syria and urge him to seek a diplomatic solution. White House […]

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Your Voice Is Urgently Needed! To Advance Diplomacy and Avoid War

The Senate is back in session and will soon be considering the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act (S 1881). The clear purpose of this bill is to undermine the promising diplomatic opening to Iran, undertaken by the Obama Administration.  The vast majority of Americans are tired of war and want peaceful solutions to problems. But the […]

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ACT NOW: Stop Iran Legislation & National Defense Authorization Act

There is one thing worse than a “do-nothing” Congress, and that’s a Congress that actively promotes militarism and war. This week the House of Representatives will be voting on two dangerous bills: Representative Cantor  (R-VA), with the support of some Democrats, will introduce legislation calling for increased sanctions on Iran and zero enrichment of uranium. This bill could […]

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Original Art for 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Shawn G. Hart is an artist and scholar from Washington, D.C.  She is company owner of BBS-Baker By Shawn.   After earning the Master of Fine Arts degree from Howard University and completing her thesis titled“Josephine Baker Creating An American Icon Through A Framework of Social Identity Theory”,  the company was born.  Its mission is to […]

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Cindy Sheehan’s Tour de Peace bike

To commemorate the death of her son Casey, and to demand real change in Washington DC and the nation, Cindy Sheehan has initiated a cross country bicycle peace ride from Vacaville, CA to Washington DC. Her son Casey is buried in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery in Vacaville. Casey was killed on April 4, 2004 while serving […]

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Prevent a nuclear catastrophe: Back to the negotiating table!

Many of us are scared about the heightened tension in the conflict on the Korean peninsula. A way to deal with that fear is to act. We invite you to join us in calling on the heads of states party to the Six-Nation-Initiative – the USA, North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia and Japan – […]

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Call for Nuclear Sanity!

In the past few years there’s been a lot of nice sounding rhetoric about eliminating nuclear weapons uttered by President Obama and various senior statesmen. Unfortunately, the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.  At the time of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 President’s Budget Request submitted to Congress in February 2011, the Administration anticipated spending approximately […]

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