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High-Value US Asset “Fat Leonard” Arrested in Venezuela – Possible Prisoner Swap

The principal perpetrator, in what AP News called “one of the most extensive bribery scandals in US military history,” popped up in Venezuela of all places. Leonard Glenn Francis bilked the US Navy out of at least $35 million. By…

US Hybrid War against Venezuela Goes to Court: The Case of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

Ambassador Alex Saab, a victim of the US economic war to achieve regime change in Venezuela, has been under arrest for over two years. This article recounts the developments in the diplomat’s court case. Saab is fighting against his illegal…

The Democratic Party, Now the Leading Party of War.

No votes for warhawks, no matter the Party. John V. Walsh Last May a remarkable column by Stephen Kinzer appeared in the Boston Globe. It was headlined: “Republicans Return To Their Roots As The Antiwar Party.” More significantly, the subheading…

Roger Waters’ open letter to Vladimir Putin.

Recently I have been reading comments on social media, asking why I’ve written to Mrs. Olena Zelenska but not Mr. Vladimir Putin? Very good question, I’m glad you asked, here it is. Roger Waters’ open letter to Vladimir Putin. Dear…

MEDEA BENJAMIN September 29 at 1pm, Hofstra University

Center for Civic Engagement’s Institute for Peace Studies – Hofstra Cultural Center and Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives present: INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES FALL 2022 WAR IN UKRAINE: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict with Medea Benjamin The author…

Peace Day Chicago

Penning this on 9/21/2022, the 41st International Day of Peace; also officially known as World Peace Day as a United Nations-sanctioned holiday, I am honored to contribute my I humbled experiences as a volunteer in the 44th Peace Day Chicago…

Third new Staten Island Ferry, the Dorothy Day, arrives to NYC on Friday, September 16 after a 14-day journey from Florida

“It has been an honor for our company to build the three Ollis Class Staten Island Ferries for the citizens of New York City, marking a bold new chapter in the Staten Island Ferry’s 200-year-old legacy of public transportation,” said…

Possible Prisoner Exchange in US Hybrid War against Venezuela

US special presidential envoy for hostage affairs Roger Carstens is on a case which could lead to freeing Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. Pressure is building on the Biden administration to swap Saab for some American citizens currently incarcerated in Venezuela.…

#JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange

Julian Assange, has now spent over 1,200 days in a maximum-security prison. If we consider the date of June 19, 2012, when he first sought Ecuador’s protection from the very charges he now faces, he has now been deprived of…

Eleven Arrestees Go To Court After Protesting Nuclear Weapons

Eleven (11) individuals who were arrested on August 2nd in front of the U.S. Mission calling for nuclear disarmament will appear in NYC Municipal Count on Monday, August 22, 2022. At the press conference the eleven will explain their reasons…

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