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Julian Assange – Testing the Integrity of the 2020 Democratic Candidates

The 2020 Democratic Candidates have a wide range of opinions about the U.S.’s plans for the extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange. This article provides a summary of the positions — many of which were recorded by Dack Rouleau of overwritten.org. Tulsi Gabbard: Tulsi discusses the issues, then at 12:08 is asked: “What would you […]

Introduction to “Peace and the History and Philosophy of Law”

Richard Duffee, October 2019 The short essay below, “Crowd Control,” is the first in a series concerning the histories and impacts of broad legal issues on concerns of the peace movement —global warming, disarmament, authoritarianism, ideas of truthfulness, imperialism, and so on. Twenty years ago teaching the philosophy of law in two Indian law schools […]

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined

By Medea BenjaminThe environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined. […]

Promoting Human Rights for Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation

On September 4, 2019 a coalition of activists including representatives of Tree of Life Educational Fund, Jewish Voice for Peace, United Church of Christ Palestine/Israel network, and Teamsters Local 677, met with Congresswoman Jahana Hayes to urge her to cosponsor H.R. 2407, “The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.” […]

Congressman John Larson on the Wrong Side of the First Amendment & Justice

This non-binding resolution, cynically titled, “Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel” conflates legitimate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and distorts and slanders the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that seeks freedom, justice and equality for the people of Palestine and Israel. On […]

Connecticut’s 74th Anniversary Remembrance of Hiroshima / Nagasaki Atomic Bombs

Amid a backdrop of ongoing tensions over alleged nuclear weapons programs in Iran, known nuclear weapons programs in North Korea, Congress voting to weaken nuclear nonproliferation safeguards in a deal with India, and the United States abandoning its international commitments with funding for new forms of nuclear weapons, the Connecticut Peace and Solidarity Coalition, HopeOutLoud, […]