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      The Peace Exchange Bulletin

      Published by Tom Hayden, The Peace Exchange Bulletin is a reader-supported journal, critically following the Pentagon's Long War in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as the failed U.S. wars on drugs and gangs, and U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.

      Wednesday
      Apr222015

      Washington Gov Building Green Bridge with California

      Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a key figure in the emerging Green Bloc of clean-energy states, visited Los Angeles this week to promote the importance of governor's races to the progressive agenda. Prominent donors on Los Angeles' Westside are more used to writing checks for presidential and senate candidates from around the country than for governors. That has to change, Inslee insisted, because two-thirds of gubernatorial races take place in odd-numbered years, giving Republicans a major national advantage.

       

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      Tuesday
      Apr212015

      Join Us in D.C. May 1-2, 2015

      Thursday
      Apr092015

      Environmental Justice Caucus Growing

      LA RIVER CENTER, April 8. Rep. Raul Grijalva launched a series of congressional forums on raising awareness of climate change in communities of color, starting with a forum drawing over 100 local residents to the LA River Center along the winding path of the LA River restoration project here today.

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      Friday
      Mar132015

      Listen Yankee! Why Cuba Matters Book Tour

      Invite Tom Hayden to speak in your town! 

      March 18, 2015 7:30 PM - Berkeley, California 

      KPFA Presents Tom Hayden @ First Congressional Church 7:30PM with Gloria La Riva

      March 19, 2015 6:30 PM - San Francisco, California 

      Commonwealth Club of California Presents Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

      March 26, 2015 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 

      TBD

      March 29, 2015 3:00 PM - Detroit, Michigan 

      Source Bookstore 

      April 2, 2015 6:30 PM - Brentwood, CA 

      Diesel Bookstore

      April 8, 2015 - Laguna Beach, CA

      Laguna Beach Democratic Club

      April 11, 2015 11:15 AM - Malibu, CA

      Malibu Democratic Club

      April 18-19, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA 

      Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 

      April 29, 2015 7:00 PM - New York, New York

      Barnes & Noble Union Square with Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez

      May 3, 2015 9:30 AM - Washington, D.C. (Takoma Park, Maryland)

      Busboys & Poets in Takoma Park, Maryland

      May 3, 2015 1:30 PM - Baltimore Maryland

      The Enoch Pratt Library with The Ivy Bookstore

      May 4, 2015 - Miami, Florida

      Books & Books, Coral Gables

      May 13, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois

      Dominican University, Oak Park

      May 29, 2015 - Boston, Mass

      Jamaica Plain Forum, Jamacia Plain

      May 31, 2015 - Boston, Mass

      Community Church of Copley Square

      Thursday
      Mar052015

      Can Brown Regulate Fracking in Kern?

      Governor Jerry Brown' administration shut down twelve oil wells in the Central Valley this week amidst revelations that the carcinogen benzine has leaked into fracking waste water at seven hundred times higher than federal standards.

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      Monday
      Mar022015

      A Peace Movement Based on Justice

      Read this Vietnam comic book by the young civil rights leader Julian Bond, published in 1967, and I believe you will realize that we still are in a fierce battle between memory and forgetting, between twisted history and true history. Then consider participating in the May 2 commemoration of the first days of the anti-war movement in 1965.

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      Monday
      Mar022015

      The Crazy "Rationality" of Chris Kyle's Murder

      I was gripped emotionally by the Bradley Cooper's way of inhabiting the character of "American sniper" Chris Kyle. That's what Hollywood does. Then I remembered a young sniper friend of mine who, when asked what he did, said, "We shoot people and blow shit up." And when I asked him what he thought about the policies behind all the shooting, he simply answered, "that's for the big people above us to decide."

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      Saturday
      Feb282015

      Taking Action Against Escalation in Iraq & Iran

      PEACE AND JUSTICE ACTIVISTS SHOULD - AT THE VERY LEAST - SEND MESSAGES NOW TO CONGRESS AND TO 2016 CANDIDATES THAT THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IF THE NEW IRAQ WAR TURNS INTO A QUAGMIRE AND THE DIPLOMATIC PROCESS WITH IRAN BREAKS DOWN.

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      Thursday
      Feb262015

      The Cancers from Kern

      Governor Jerry Brown long has rejected either a ban or a moratorium on fracking in California like those adopted in New York state and France, where citizen outcry has prevailed. Brown's alternative has been to beef up the state's regulatory apparatus with serious environmental scientists and additional staff, claiming the permitting and monitoring system will be the toughest in America. 

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      Tuesday
      Feb172015

      Hayden Statement on AUMF

      PEACE, JUSTICE AND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS SHOULD - AT THE VERY LEAST - SEND MESSAGES NOW TO CONGRESS MEMBERS AND 2016 CANDIDATES FOR SENATE AND PRESIDENT THAT THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IF THE WAR THEY VOTE FOR YEAR TURNS INTO A QUAGMIRE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE PEACE MOVEMENT SHOULD NOT SIT OUT THE FIGHT OVER A COMPROMISE WAR AUTHORIZATION BUT SEE THEMSELVES AS A HUMAN VOTING BARRIER AGAINST ANOTHER AMERICAN GROUND WAR. PEACE ADVOCATES SHOULD SPEAK OUT FOR DIPLOMACY FIRST, A NARROW AUTHORIZATION IF NECESSARY, AND A BAN ON AMERICAN GROUND TROOPS. THE GOAL SHOULD BE TO SLOW OR STOP THE ESCALATION.

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