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The U.S. Defense Department conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California on Aug. 18, 2019. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) Views
Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty
The United States can be a leader in the peace race, but only if our leaders hear a loud message from the people: nuclear weapons are an unacceptable threat to all of humanity and they are also now illegal.
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Veterans For Peace members and supporters march in a Veterans Day Parade in Boson on November 11, 2014. (Photo: Tim Pierce/Veterans for Peace/Flickr/cc) Views
Condemning Trump's Pardons for Blackwater Murderers—and Illegal, Unjust, Unending War
"We call on President Trump to pardon real heroes like Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden."
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CodePink activists Maggie Huntington and Toby Blomé unfurl a banner and block traffic during an anti-drone protest at Creech Air Force Base in Clark County, Nevada on October 2, 2020 (Photo: Codepink) News
Peace Groups Blockade Creech Air Force Base to Protest 'Illegal and Inhumane Remote Killing' by US Drones
One CodePink protester said she hopes the week-long protest "will teach the soldiers that they must take control of and understand the consequences of their actions."
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Risking Lives in Endless US Wars Is Morally Wrong and a Strategic Failure
Too often ignored is the far greater number of lives that are lost not on the battlefield but at home, not from the enemy’s guns but from our veterans’ own hands.
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In 1954, Armistice Day was replaced with Veterans Day, and so our public celebration of peace and an end to war became a rally to “support the troops,” a state and federal day off, and a platform for military recruitment. (Photo: Archive/File) Views
Celebrating Peace: A Work in Progress
For far too long, war has won.
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The reality is that almost EVERY SINGLE domestic platform on a progressive agenda can be funded by the overinflated military budget. (Photo by Cliff Wells / Veterans for Peace) Views
Reclaiming Armistice Day
As I hear the messages of militarism, I’ll be holding up hope (and a sign!) that seeks to reclaim a moment that is rooted in justice and ending wars that disrupt livelihoods and take resources from people around the globe.
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The absence of "we are one planet" voices at the highest levels of government guarantees that the government will pretty much always make simple, impulsive—wrong—decisions about national security. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Views
War Begets War... and Nothing Else
The U.S. government contains a terrible void where it ought to have sanity
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Pompeo Says US Prepared to Take Military Action in Venezuela "If That's What's Required"
"The team that brought you Iraq seems to thrive on death, destruction, and spending workers' hard earned tax dollars," said one anti-war activist
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"If This Isn't an 'Armed Coup,' Then What the Hell Is?" US Denounced for Backing Attempted Overthrow in Venezuela
"Who are the punks? Who are the bullies? Let me say their names... Donald Trump. Mike Pence. John Bolton. Mike Pompeo. Elliott Abrams. Marco Rubio."
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Pro-Guaidó police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) Views
This US-Backed Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned
We must do all we can to join this historic struggle for peace, justice and self-determination in our hemisphere.
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