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.
While a stunning majority of Americans favor President Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq by this December 31, some neo-conservatives and Pentagon factions are lobbying hard for a contingent of American troops to remain. The internal battle may continue deep into December, while Congress is out of session.
Occupy San Francisco now has a voice at City Hall. Labor supports; Occupy leads.
The year was 1961, and Tom Hayden had been in jail in the South for participating in civil rights protests when he put pen to paper. What began as a letter to his friends in Students for a Democratic Society blossomed into the blueprint for the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto that helped launch the student activist movements of the 1960s.
UNESCO voted 107-14, with 52 abstentions, to accept Palestine’s membership on October 31, despite a $70 million cutoff of American funding. The vote vindicates the current Palestinian diplomatic strategy while exposing a US weakness in preventing growing global recognition of Palestinian statehood.
Imran Khan, the legendary cricket star and vocal opponent of US military policies in Pakistan, is considering a campaign for president on a peace platform, according to Peace and Justice Resource Center sources. Pakistan must schedule its next general election by not later than February 2013.