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05.08.2020

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

—In observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan— We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and people of the United States, are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here to express our sincere regrets and apologies for our nation’s… »

05.08.2020

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

On this show we speak with Brent Fidler, the author of Shadows of Nagasaki, a science-fiction story in which Japanese nuclear bomb victims reanimate as tormented Yurei ghosts to enact vengeance on the descendants of those involved in the Manhattan Project at Los… »

05.08.2020

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 6th and 9th are the 75th anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To mark those dates, over 160 organizations from across the US have joined together for a national virtual event: #StillHere: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy. The… »

01.08.2020

John Lewis and My Montgomery

John Lewis and My Montgomery

By Nan Frydland When John Lewis headed to Montgomery in 1958, I did, too. He was going to meet Martin Luther King, and my mother was taking me to meet my grandparents. My mother was no stranger to Montgomery, having lived there until the Great Migration swept her parents up… »

31.07.2020

SOS: Save Our Storefronts! Save Our State!

SOS: Save Our Storefronts! Save Our State!

We need immediate and comprehensive RENT RELIEF. We strongly support legislation that will be introduced to the New York State Assembly by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein. After listening to our concerns and heeding our input, Assembly Member Epstein drafted a bill that calls on landlords and tenants to face… »

30.07.2020

Statement from Satsuki Ina on the separation of families in detention during the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement from Satsuki Ina on the separation of families in detention during the COVID-19 pandemic

In 1943, thousands of innocent people of Japanese ancestry were held in mass confinement. It wasn’t until after they had been rounded up and placed in American style concentration camps without due process, that they were forced to sign what was referred to as the “loyalty questionnaire.” If answered in… »

28.07.2020

World Must Crunch Not Flatten the Pandemic Curve

World Must Crunch Not Flatten the Pandemic Curve

Covid Naysayers V. Saners By: Jerome Irwin Who are these naysayers & what are they saying? Call these naysayer’s what you will: anarchists, obstructionists, right-wingers, libertarians, pro-lifers, religious fundamentalists, anti-maskers, anti-vaccine proponents, Trump-nutters or government-conspiratorial-flat-earther-global warming-lunar-landing dis-believers of one lunatic persuasion or another. They’re the same ones who will argue… »

25.07.2020

New Sentencing Dates for Kings Bay Plowshares 7

New Sentencing Dates for Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The remaining six Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants were granted a continuance for sentencing by Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal court of Georgia in Brunswick from the end of July until September 3rd and 4th. Due to spikes in COVID-19 cases in GA and ensuing travel… »

25.07.2020

Peace Gathering to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Peace Gathering to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Veterans for Peace-Chapter 34 (NYC), Granny Peace Brigade, Hibakusha Stories/Youth Arts New York, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, NYC War Resisters League, Pax Christi Metro New York, Peace Action Fund of New York State, The Ribbon International, Green Party of New York County, and Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World present:… »

23.07.2020

The Power of Suggestion

The Power of Suggestion

The power of suggestion plays a large part in our lives. Those suggestions come from every side of every fence. By Luca DiMatteo I had been thinking about this for a few days when, during a card game with some family members, I was coming close to winning the hand,… »

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