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The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them. – The Washington Post

The “enhanced screening” being implemented for delayed entry foreign nationals with needed skills has no exceptions and is not applied to US born troops even though they may also have a relative who worked for a foreign government or is … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Life during (endless) wartime

This cartoon addresses many issues of endless war as it applies to the chemical weapons attack in Syria. But it misses the major point that no one seems to think it is important to find out exactly who is responsible … Continue reading

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Syria’s humanitarian crisis: three ways Trump could help | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian outlines how the US could help Syrians and it starts with welcoming refugees and ends with more foreign humanitarian Aid. In the wake of Donald Trump’s harsh condemnation of the chemical attack in Syria this week, some of … Continue reading

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Washington’s Supreme Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons and Civilian Deaths

Professor Juan Cole gives a history of US involvement in chemical weapons in the middle East. Although he includes the use of nucelar weapons in Japan, he omits mention of the largely classified use of chemical weapons “tested” in the … Continue reading

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Demobilizing America: A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It

Tom Englehardts’ tale of the entanglement of America’s history with war and the question of whether we as a democracy can survive the next one. In many ways, from its founding the United States has been a nation made by … 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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