August 2022 Community Events Calendar

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Dear President Biden

By Theresa Brady We are entering an existential crisis.  We can no longer go about business as usual.  The idea that if one superpower threatens something, we should meet or exceed that threat is not going to get us out of this one.  we need to find common ground.  We need to find some points that would deescalate this that would be tolerable to both sides. The US has not been always on the high ground [...]

The MADness of the Resurgent U.S. Cold War on Russia

by Nicolas J. S. Davies The war in Ukraine has placed U.S. and NATO policy toward Russia under a spotlight, highlighting how the United States and its allies have expanded NATO right up to Russia’s borders, backed a coup and now a proxy war in Ukraine, imposed waves of economic sanctions, and launched a debilitating trillion-dollar arms race. The explicit goal is to pressure, weaken and ultimately eliminate Russia, or a Russia-China [...]

Is a Network of Major Donors Neutralizing Activism in The Peace Movement?

Peace-Washing: Is a Network of Major Donors Neutralizing Activism in The Peace Movement? With Democrats in Power (for now), Powerful Funders May Be Trying To Tame or Silence Progressive Peace Activists By Dave Lindorff Peace-washing: Is a network of major donors neutralizing activism in the peace movement? Salon - June 2, 2021 During the four years of the Trump administration, resistance and even revolutionary talk were in the air as organizations with names like The Resistance and Our Revolution brought together liberals, Democrats [...]

How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling

by Reynard Loki  httpss://independentmediainstitute.org/the-indigenous-resistance-to-big-oil-heats-up-in-ecuador/  httpss://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/los-pueblos-ind%C3%ADgenas-han-ganado-una-victoria-hist%C3%B3rica-protegiendo-a-la-amazon%C3%ADa-del-extractivismo-en/ How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes—and the planet—from destruction. Source: Independent Media Institute. This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. On May 16, hundreds of Indigenous peoples traveled from different regions of the Ecuadorian Amazon to the [...]

Letters to the Editor: No Nukes!

Dear lovers of peace and a nuclear free world, For those skeptical about being able to finance a "Green New Deal," there is a bill recently introduced into the House of Representatives that could provide that funding, if Congress would take it seriously. HR-2419, the "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act, calls on the US government to sign and ratify the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, [...]

Singapore Summit: Korean American Activist Response

Korean American Activist on Singapore Summit Response By C. Kim https://resumen-english.org/2018/06/korean-americanactivist-on-singapore-summit-response/ This is long, but I need to get it off my chest because I am seeing way too many well-meaning folks allowing their opposition to Trump to turn into inadvertent opposition to the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Know your history. Korea was colonized by Japan for 35 years. This was a brutally violent occupation. Ex: Koreans were flogged for speaking [...]

Pentagon Strategy for Military Confrontation with Russia and China

Pentagon Strategy for Military Confrontation with Russia and China By Bill Van Auken [excerpts] httpss://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/20/ndst-j20.html Trump’s defense secretary, former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, rolled out a new National Defense Strategy in Jan. that signals open preparations by US imperialism for direct military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia and China. Mattis made clear that the strategy, the first such issued by the Pentagon in roughly a decade, represented a shift from the justification [...]

NATO Sabre-Rattling: New “Missile Crisis” in Eastern Europe?

PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA MAY HAVE TO TAKE OUT ROMANIAN ABM BASES by Ron Spriestersbach In a video posted on Information Clearing House on July 27, Russian President Putin announced in a speech that Anti-Ballistic Missile bases that NATO is planning to install in Romania, may have to be knocked out if they are nearing readiness. Russia sees such missiles as a clear threat of a US nuclear first strike on Russia which [...]

By |2016-09-02T02:24:47-05:00September 2nd, 2016|Nuclear Power, Peace and War, Ron Spriestersbach, Russia|0 Comments

The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT'S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents, that the administration was unable to finish, leaving the next administration to solve such problems as poverty, [...]

Diablo Canyon: Fukushima on the California Coast?

By Dan Hirsch, Committee To Bridge The Gap, www.committeetobridgethegap.org Reprinted with permission   The late great environmentalist David Brower once defined the term nuclear reactor as ìa complex technological device for locating earthquake faults in California.  It seems whenever a nuclear plant was built in the state, major faults were thereafter discovered nearby.  This was due largely to the failure of the nuclear industry, abetted by its captured regulators, to look seriously for [...]

By |2015-04-02T01:41:21-05:00April 2nd, 2015|Dan Hirsch, Nuclear Power|0 Comments
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