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Tomgram: Nick Turse, How Washington Creates Global Instability

Consult Hardesty /  "Juggling the Numbers"  Instead of armed extra-legal storm troopers, we need effective public servants
who can create safe and secure streets without precipitously resorting to violence and acrimony. We need peace officers who
can live up to the name and do us proud.

Shamus Cooke /  "Stumping for Justice in Stumptown"

The Fight for $15 Finally Comes to Portland


Like the Occupy movement before it, the “fight for $15” came to Portland as a transplant. Portland activists watched events in Seattle with a skeptical eye, but Seattle’s “fantasy” of $15 was transformed into an emerging reality, now replete with the support of the Mayor and City Council who are working on a plan to implement the new minimum wage. 

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Salt and Terror in Afghanistan

by Kathy Kelly

In late January in a room in Kabul, Afghanistan, I joined several dozen people, working seamstresses, some college students, socially engaged teenagers and a few visiting internationals like myself, to discuss world hunger. Our emphasis was not exclusively on their own country’s worsening hunger problems. The Afghan Peace Volunteers, in whose home we were meeting, draw strength from looking beyond their own very real struggles.

Theresa Kennedy-Dupay
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Obama won the ‘08 primary because he opposed the invasion while Hillary defended it. He tried to keep the US occupation going but the Iraqis
refused to immunize US troops who commit war crimes as Obama demanded.
Any Obamatons left after this disgraceful rant?-MM
Myers / Military Personnel
Cheating on tests!
William Reed /
Mark Schwebke /
Norman Solomon /

"the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself."
Vorpahl /
Lawrence S. Wittner

America’s Peace Ship

By Lawrence S. Wittner

Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace?  For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.

AND/OR Peacemakers:  ACLU  /  AFD / AFL-CIO  / Alliance for Democracy  AMA / Backspace  /  B-MediaCollective
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SocialistAlternative.org  /  SocialistWorker.org  /  The Nation  / TruthOut  /  The 99%  Urban LeagueVFP  /  Voz  / We Are Oregon

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