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US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the ‘war on terror’ | World news | The Guardian

The idea that  the US might Build a pipeline through Arlington or use a drone strike in Central Park brings home to the colonial nature of these devices. The retirement of the antiquated Predator drone MQ-1, which is to be … Continue reading

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‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall | World news | The Guardian

As we have often heard that one solution to problems in the middle East hinge on Israel and the West’s relationship with its genocidal policies with the Wet Bank and Gaza. Banksey, stree artist and activist has long been painting … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning: majority of prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama | US news | The Guardian

The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May Source: Chelsea Manning: majority of prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama | US news | The Guardian We … Continue reading

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Why They Went: The Inside Story Of The Standing Rock Veterans

What actually happened on the frozen banks of the Missouri River? Source: Why They Went: The Inside Story Of The Standing Rock Veterans A fascinating inside look at the Standing Rock veterans appearance. Like everything in real life it was … Continue reading

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Larry Colburn, Who Helped Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67 – The New York Times

He intervened with two comrades to halt the massacre of unarmed Vietnamese civilians by United States soldiers in 1968. Source: Larry Colburn, Who Helped Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67 – The New York Times Here is my story … Continue reading

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Veterans For Peace Statement in Support of the Pipeline Resistance at Standing Rock

Veterans For Peace stands in solidarity with the historic resistance at the Camp of the Sacred Stones in North Dakota. We join our Indigenous sisters and brothers in opposing the construction of an oil pipeline by the Dakota Access company … Continue reading

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White Wolf : CNN is at Oceti Sakowin Sacred Camp to cover Veterans’ arrival

Leaders of “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” said they’re ready to go to North Dakota — even though it was 29 degrees Fahrenheit there Wednesday afternoon.”See you all on the ground in Standing Rock,” veteran Wesley Clark Jr. tweeted Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Hundreds Of Veterans “Self-Deploy” To Standing Rock To Defend Protesters

As the government increasingly turns to appalling violence in their efforts to subdue the unshakable will of the Standing Rock Sioux, the protesters fighting to protect their sacred lands have a new ally – our veterans.Hundreds of veterans are planning … Continue reading

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Las Vegas police help kick out veterans’ group from downtown parade – YouTube

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Paul Ortiz: The cost of war for veterans and civilians

Paul Ortiz reminds us of the Cost of War with his article in the Gainesville Sun on this Veteran’s Day 2016 As a military veteran who served his country in multiple combat zones in Central America in the mid-1980s, I … Continue reading

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