Today is four months since the Washington Post
printed “War on Iran Is Probably Our Best Option.” Miraculously, we’re still here.
Talking always beats bombing, and the more you talk, the harder it becomes to pretend that the need for war is urgent.
Talk Nation Radio is going strong. Can you please encourage your local radio stations to carry this program every week, and embed the SoundCloud audio on your own website? Past Talk Nation Radio shows are all available free and complete at http://TalkNationRadio.org
Here are some of the latest shows:
David Vine on U.S. Bases Around the World
Aspen Baker on Abortion and Being Pro-Voice
Andre Vltchek on Exposing Lies of the Empire
Kevin Gosztola on Harassing, Prosecuting, Imprisoning the Wrong People
Waging Peace With David Hartsough
Kayaks and Soap vs. Big Oil and Trash
James Bradley on pre-WWII China Lobby that fooled U.S. public
Tim Wright: 107 Nations Now Want to Ban Nukes
David Segal on Ending Mass Surveillance, Keeping the Internet Free
Rania Khalek on U.S. Police Training in Israel and Israelis Advocating Genocide
Kathy Kelly: Fog of War Is Not the Problem
Sarah Thompson on Christian Peacemaker Teams
Karen Dolan on the Criminalization of Poverty
Sheila Carapico: Stop the Saudi (and U.S.) War on Yemen
NYU Students on Hiring a War Criminal to Teach Human Rights Law
Brian Terrell: Anti-Drone-War-Movement Is Growing
Margaret Flowers on Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Michael Heaney on What Partisanship Does to a Peace Movement
Michael Schwartz: Israel’s Wars Are for Oil
Once again this year, the clear winner, in not just women’s soccer and incarceration, but also in militarism, is the United States of America, sweeping nearly every category of military insanity with seemingly effortless ease. Find all of last year’s and this year’s maps here:bit.ly/mappingmilitarism
More News and Events:
What Are Foreign Military Bases For?
Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq
Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto
How Can This Still Be Happening in Our World?
Killing Crabs and Arabs
Out of Whack
The 51-Day Genocide
CrossTalk: Cold War Redux
Iraqi Voices Are Screaming from Far Away
District Sentinel Radio: Torture And Trade In The Senate
How to Stop the TPP
Lila Garrett and David Swanson on TPP, War, and Congressional Collapse
Resistance in Honduras Alive and Jumping
David Swanson on Coy Barefoot Show
Audio: Converting Our War Economy
Public Didn’t See Last Two World Wars Coming Either
The Four Horses Asses of the TPP Apocalypse
U.S. House Debates and Votes Down Withdrawal from Iraq/Syria
Ukraine and the Apocalyptic Risk of Propagandized Ignorance
Human Experimentation: a CIA Habit
Pentagon Admits that War is Illegal
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Calendar of important peace holidays.
July 16-17, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Uranium Film Festival 2015
July 25, Newark, NJ, Million People’s March Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, and Economic Inequality
August 4-22, Black Hills of South Dakota, Satyagraha Institute
August 6, Washington, D.C., Peace Witness at Pentagon
August 6, Toronto, Canada, Hiroshima Nagasaki Coalition
August 6-9, Britain, Hiroshima Nagasaki Days 2015
August 6-9, Germany, Hiroshima Nagasaki Days 2015
August 6-9, Paris, France, Jeûne-action international Hiroshima-Nagasaki
August 6-9, France, Dynamique d’actions contre le nucléaire militaire. Il y a 70 ans : bombardements atomiques d’Hiroshima et Nagasaki
Aug 6, Livermore, CA., 70 Years of Nuclear Weapons – At What Cost?
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 8 in Australia, Hiroshima Day Vigil.
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 14-15, New York State, Kateri Peace Conference
Voices for Creative Nonviolence is organizing a counter-drone-war march that will begin with a send-off on the evening of August 17 in Madison, WI and end on August 25 at Volk Field Air National Guard drone base outside the town of Camp Douglas, WI, about a 90 mile walk. For more details and contact information: http://vcnv.org/let-it-shine
August 27 Chicago – David Swanson speaking
Sept 7-12. London, England. Stop the Arms Fair – week of action 2015
Sept 11-13, Belgrade, Serbia, European IPPNW Conference
September 20 – 27, Everywhere: Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2015
September 22, Washington, D.C., SOWING THE SEEDS OF HOPE: From Congress to the White House
Upstate (NY) Drone Action is planning a march starting October 7 from Hancock Air National Guard base drone control center outside Syracuse to the drone control center at the Niagara Falls Air National Guard Base. The route of the march has not been determined; the distance is about 170 miles.
October 16-17 in Seoul, Republic of Korea: Stopping the War Business
October 26 or 27, Paris, France, Don’t Nuke the Climate – International day of action
November – date TBD in Nagasaki, Japan: Annual Pugwash Conference
November 13-14, London, England, Medact Two-Day Forum 2015: Health Through Peace
November 16-19 – Johannesburg, South Africa. Symposium on Nuclearisation of Africa
November 22-24, Fort Benning, Ga., USA: Protest at School of the Americas
December 12, Paris, France, Global Climate March at COP21
More nuclear disarmament events here. (Thanks to Joe Scarry!)
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