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Report Finds So-Called US War on Terror Has Displaced as Many as 59 Million People

Posted by on September 10, 2020 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Report Finds So-Called US War on Terror Has Displaced as Many as 59 Million People

The ongoing U.S. “war on terror” has forcibly displaced as many as 59 million people from just eight countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia since 2001, according to a new report published Tuesday by Brown University’s Costs of War Project. #waronterror

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10 Good Things About 2019

Posted by on December 31, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
10 Good Things About 2019

Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead. #2019goodnews

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Envisioning a United World

Posted by on December 6, 2019 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Envisioning a United World

This is one tiny example of a global absurdity—indeed, a global insanity: the alleged sovereignty of nation-states to decide who matters and who doesn’t, what matters and what doesn’t. And what doesn’t matter is that the whole planet is in danger. If its infrastructure, both political and ecological, collapses, every country loses. #unitedworld

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Celebrating Peace: A Work in Progress

Posted by on November 15, 2019 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Celebrating Peace: A Work in Progress

Veterans For Peace, an organization that speaks truth to war like nobody else, is attempting to reclaim Armistice Day, the Nov. 11 holiday that was flipped on its head 65 years ago when it was renamed Veterans Day — and became a celebration not of the end of war but of its perpetuity. #peace

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The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis

Posted by on November 14, 2019 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis

The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. #stopwars #WarOnTerror

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Helping Students Keep Their Humanity by Not Signing Up for War

Posted by on November 13, 2019 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Helping Students Keep Their Humanity by Not Signing Up for War

We Are Not Your Soldiers brings exposure of imperial wars to a generation of youth largely unaware of the crimes being carried out throughout the world in their names. #nomorewars

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Nation That Says It Can’t Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in Government, Military, Policies with 2 Comments
Nation That Says It Can’t Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11

The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center says the $5.6 trillion figure—which covers the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan from 2001 through 2018—is the equivalent of more than $23,386 per taxpayer. The “new report,” said Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s senior director for policy and political affairs, “once again shows that the true #costofwar represents a colossal burden to taxpayers on top of the tremendous human loss.” #waronterror

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House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

Posted by on July 14, 2019 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

Bill supporters argued that Iran is just too big of a war to get sucked into without Congress having any say in the matter, while opponents insisted that Congress is so slow in approving wars we’d never get an attack on Iran off the ground without a president doing it unilaterally. #nowarwithiran

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How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Since 2001, when then US President George Bush announced his “War on Terror,” presidents and politicians both in the United States and among America’s allies, have repeated this phrase and have done their utmost to convince the public that indeed, the West was fighting a “War on Terror.” Yet there is something disturbingly ambiguous about what exactly the “War on Terror” consists of, who it’s being waged against and how it could ever possibly be brought to a successful conclusion.

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Egyptian Media: ISIS Is ‘Made Up’ and U.S. Created 9/11 To Justify War On Terror

Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 177 Comments
Egyptian Media: ISIS Is ‘Made Up’ and U.S. Created 9/11 To Justify War On Terror

The report said that the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks were likely premeditated to “justify the war on terror”. Considering there are a number of holes in the ‘official’ story Americans have fed, this seems entirely plausible.

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US-Led Bombings in Syria Kill 77 Civilians, Including Many Children

Posted by on July 20, 2016 in Government, Military with 92 Comments
US-Led Bombings in Syria Kill 77 Civilians, Including Many Children

We can’t turn a blind eye to US bombings that are killing civilians, many of them kids. Read about the latest “mistake” bombings in Syria.

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The Top Six Global Threats the Presidential Candidates Are Never Asked About

Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Government, Politics with 4 Comments
The Top Six Global Threats the Presidential Candidates Are Never Asked About

From ‘the endless war’ to securing a real ‘energy security’ policy, Bacevich says “today’s crop of presidential candidates either are unable to grasp, cannot articulate, or choose to ignore those matters that shouldrightfully fall under a commander-in-chief’s purview.”

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Here’s a Recap of Some of the Biggest News Stories of 2015

Posted by on January 1, 2016 in World with 1 Comment
Here’s a Recap of Some of the Biggest News Stories of 2015

Here are some of the most important news events of 2015 as reported by Lissette Padilla of Seeker Daily.

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ISIS: The ‘Enemy’ the US Created, Armed, and Funded

Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Government, Military with 25 Comments
ISIS: The ‘Enemy’ the US Created, Armed, and Funded

SIS is well-financed, and that money must be coming from somewhere. ISIS has advanced weaponry and sophisticated communications methods. They have tanks and Humvees. None of these can be obtained without significant funding. Though the source is illusive, but there is evidence that leads to a trail.

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With War Now Displacing 60 Million, Time for World to ‘Reaffirm Its Humanity’

Posted by on November 1, 2015 in Military with 32 Comments
With War Now Displacing 60 Million, Time for World to ‘Reaffirm Its Humanity’

Rarely before have we witnessed so many people on the move, so much instability, so much suffering… Every day, we hear of civilians being killed and wounded in violation of the basic rules of international humanitarian law, and with total impunity… In the face of blatant inhumanity, the world has responded with disturbing paralysis…

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