China Lobby Pre-WWII, Israel Lobby Pre-WWIII

If you’re in New York please come (and please film video and post it online) at these three Left Forum panels on May 30:

10am – 11:50am in Room 1.89: War Normalized or War Abolished – Drones, Nukes, and the Choice Before Us: A discussion of war now and in the future with David Swanson, Alice Slater, Joe Scarry, Nick Mottern, and Amanda Bass.

12pm – 1:50pm in Room 1.89: U.S. Wars of Aggression & Islamic Jihad: What is the Bigger Danger and How Should the Antiwar Movement Respond? – with Debra Sweet, William Blum, Alan Goodman, and David Swanson.

3:15pm – 5:00pm in Room 1.108: Strengths, Weaknesses, Challenges in Online Activism: How Can It Advance a Progressive Agenda: A discussion with David Swanson of RootsAction.org, Sarah Arnold of The Nation, David Segal of Demand Progress, and other online activists, of the state of online activism, successes, failures, interaction with offline activism, and plans going forward.

LATEST WRITING AND RADIO:

Talk Nation Radio: Tim Wright: 107 Nations Now Want to Ban Nukes

China Lobby Pre-WWII, Israel Lobby Pre-WWIII

The 16 Core Progressive Policies, Really?

On the U.S. Killing of Two Children in Syria

If U.S. Military Spending Returned to 2001 Level

David Swanson on Coy Barefoot Show Discussing the TPP

Being Pro-Voice

War Speaks Every Language But Never Knows What to Say to Frogs

What’s Baddawi?

Don’t Limit Your News to Your Nation

Talk Nation Radio: David Segal on Ending Mass Surveillance, Keeping the Internet Free

FROM FRIENDS:

Russ Faure-Brac Will Be Dearly Missed

Inside War-Torn Yemen: Sanaa Under Attack

Head of NSA Says “Cyberwar” May Be Met With Actual War

Can We Try Some Honesty on Memorial Day?

Why Elites Love Drones

US must act against Gulf dictators; Alkhalifa continue revenge from Salman, Rajab

Here We Go Again: The Debacle That Bites Back

Dahr Jamail: The Navy’s Great Alaskan “War”

Finally! Some climate crisis honesty: Forget About a 2 Future; It Will be 4˚-6˚C Degrees, and Soon

The Vietnam War: After 40 Years

Former Acting CIA Director Still Acting, Specifically Acting Innocent

An Old Man Cries

EVENTS:

May 25 in Washington, D.C., a Veterans For Peace Memorial Day

May 26 in Washington, D.C., and New York City: Protest U.S.-German Drone Murder Collaboration

May 30 NYC panels at Left Forum here and here and here

June 1-7 everywhere: Stand Up For Truth: An International Week to Support Whistleblowing

July 11 in Minnesota: Peacestock

June 24-28: World Beyond War Panel at U.S. Social Forum in San Jose, Calif., with David Hartsough and Jim Haber

June 25-28: World Beyond War Panel at U.S. Social Forum in Philadelphia, Penn., with Alice Slater, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, and Fran Foulkrod

August 4-22, Black Hills of South Dakota, Satyagraha Institute

August 6 – 9 in Santa Fe, NM: Campaign Nonviolence National Conference
(Aug 6 – Mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima with the annual sackcloth and ashes peace vigil and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs.
Aug 9 – Mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki with the annual sackcloth and ashes peace vigil and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs.)

August 6 in Hiroshima, Japan: “August 6, 2015 will be the 70th anniversary of the bombing [of Hiroshima]. Annually, there are events such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, with guest speakers, and the Lantern Floating Ceremony, in which lanterns float on the river as petitions for peace. Additional special events for the 70th anniversary are to be announced.”

August 9 in Nagasaki, Japan: [August 9, 2015 will be the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Commemoration events are held annually and, as with Hiroshima, it is expected that additional special events for the 70th anniversary are to be announced.]

August 27 Chicago – David Swanson speaking

September 20 – 27: Everywhere: Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2015

October 16-17 in Seoul, Republic of Korea: Stopping the War Business

November – date TBD in Nagasaki, Japan: Annual Pugwash Conference

ONLINE ACTIONS:

Tell U.S. and German Governments to End Mass Spying, Killing

PATRIOT Act to end, if Congress lets it

Create Truth and Reconciliation Commission for U.S. and NATO Wars

Rich must pay fair share of Social Security

Real progressives talk about militarism, war and military spending!

Support German Campaign to Remove Ramstein Drone Relay

Stop the Saudi Attack on Yemen

Tell United States and All Non-Members to Join the ICC

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