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Though 'Children Need Peace Now More Than Ever,' US and Russia Block UN Efforts to Impose Global Ceasefire
American and Russian diplomats have publicly praised calls for a global ceasefire, but say they cannot sign on to a blanket agreement.
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Unnecessary Death and Disaster: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident
Getty Image. Front cartoon by Ann Telnaes The fatal blunders, and ugly feints to cover them, keep coming. Saturday's "briefing" devolved into a circus of unhinged boasts and bogus grievances : “It could have been stopped in China before it started and the whole world is suffering because of it,” “...
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Daniel Berrigan at Cornell University circa 1970 in Ithaca, New York. (Photo: PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images) Views
COVID-19 and the Wasting Disease of Normalcy
The pandemic has brought home what the threats of global destruction by climate change and nuclear war should have long ago—that the promises of normalcy will never deliver in the end.
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Birth Of A Nation Redux
Wow. So okay then. Skipping the polite part, Trump and his team of racist cretins from the Trump War Room are going straight-on Nazi out of the gate with their first re-election ad. Titled "I'm On Team Joe!," it shows scary brown guys with many tats, purportedly some of the many MS-13 gang members...
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As physicians and health practitioners we have warned for decades about the existential threats of nuclear war and climate change and vulnerability to global pandemics. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) Views
Budgets Are Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons Funding and COVID-19 Response
We are one interconnected human family on this planet and at long last, it is time to recognize this fact. The cessation of funding and elimination of nuclear weapons would be a good-faith step in recognizing this reality.
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"It’s hard not to conclude that the American government’s national security priorities have been so askew of reality that they left the country dramatically unprepared for an acute threat to millions of its people." (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Views
War, Irony and the New Normal
The world devotes $2 trillion annually to war and armaments, all in the name of keeping itself safe. This is insanity beyond comprehension.
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Be Like Ben and Mindy: On Hope and Love and Getting Through
Photo by Nicole Hubbard, a co-worker, via AP Picture from a pandemic: Here's Ben Cayer and Mindy Brock, married fellow nurse anesthetists in Florida, showing us how it's done. They spend their days as part of Tampa General Hospital's "airway team," taking on the intricate, up close, high-risk task...
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Littoral combat ship USS Detroit off the coast of Venezuela. (Photo: US Navy/DoD) Views
Threatening Military Intervention in Venezuela During a Pandemic?
With cities in Venezuela under lockdown and the country struggling to address a looming public health crisis and yet another economic shock, it is clear that the Trump administration sees a new opportunity to exercise "maximum pressure" to try to achieve regime change.
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Enough: The Women of the Pandemic Are Not Here For Your Bullshit
Tunisian women making medical masks after they agreed to keep working under quarantine. AFP photo. Front photo of nurses in Wuhan, China by Hector Retamal/AFP The relentless insanity at the top goes on apace: Adam Schiff gets quote of the week for his response to Trump's false claims of absolute...
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In some sense, President Trump has been exhibiting the sort of detachment from reality that American presidents and other officials did less openly in the Vietnam years.  And for this president, Covid-19 could indeed prove to be the disease version of a Vietnam War. (Photo: Getty) Views
Might the Coronavirus Be a Peacemaker?
Could a post-coronavirus planet be one on which the U.S. military and the national security state were no longer the sinkholes for endless trillions of taxpayer dollars that could have been spent so much more fruitfully elsewhere?
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