Monthly Archives: April 2016

Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq

Nicolas Davies2

“USA Today revealed on April 19th that U.S. air forces have been operating under looser rules of engagement in Iraq and Syria since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians…”

Nicolas J S Davies
Published in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Antiwar
Date: April 27,May 2,2016
994 Words

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Opening the Closed Political Culture

Robert Koehler

“The headline, from the Los Angeles Times, hit me like a sucker punch: “Voters’ ‘Bernie or Bust’ efforts persist despite Sanders’ vow not to be another Ralph Nader.”
Actually, it was worse than that…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Huffington Post, The Daily Star, Truthout, The Raven Foundation, The Smirking Chimp, Grassroots Press, Gilmer Free Press, Z Net, IslamiCity
Date: April 28,29,May 11,26,2016
880 Words

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Can we feel the heat?


“I am travelling as a peace witness in Iraqi Kurdistan. We visited a sheikh whom I had met in Fallujah in 2012. He and his family were forced to flee to Kurdistan about two years ago. Fallujah iis being held by ISIS.”

Cathy Breen
Published in: Common Dreams, The PeaceWorker, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Times of Earth
Date: April 26,27,May 1,2016
1176 Words

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Sanctions and Defiance in North Korea


“Sanctions on North Korea have failed.
North Korea has now been sanctioned five times by the United Nations Security Council for its nuclear and missile tests: resolutions 1718…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, The Asia Pacific Journal, Antiwar, Times of Earth, Mel Gurtov Blog, The Chronicle – Zimbawe, The Russophile, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: April 23,27,29,May 1,2,9,2016
995 Words

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Remembering Argentina’s Mothers of the Disappeared


“Campaign Nonviolence is a movement to build a culture of active nonviolence. We share the stories of nonviolent action, drawing lessons, strength, and strategy from the global grassroots movements for change…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Counterpunch, Gilmer Free Press, Truthout, Times of Earth
Date: April 25,26,28,30,2016
445 Words

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We live or die alone and together

“Candidates! Can we focus on worthy issues?
We hear about each candidate’s tax return but almost nothing about each US taxpayer contributing half of her or his withholding to the Pentagon.”

tom H. Hastings
Published in: Pagosa Daily Post, Counterpunch, Newberry Observer, Nation of Change, Chicago Activism, Gilmer Free Press
Date: April 21,22,23,29,2016
657 Words

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