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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.

      Sunday
      Jan222012

      Questions for the Florida Primary

      Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich should be asked whether they favor war with Iran. The question is an urgent one. War is being urged on the Republican candidates by John Yoo, author of the Bush Administration’s “torture memos” in a frank opinion piece:

      “Because of the Obama administration's reluctance to confront this looming threat, others—such as the Republican presidential candidates—must begin preparing the case for a military strike to destroy Iran's nuclear program.”

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      Friday
      Jan202012

      John Yoo: Republican Candidates Should Push War on Iran

      John Yoo, author of the memos defending torture for the Bush Administration, has published a lengthy article at the American Enterprise Institute calling for the Republican presidential candidates to push for war with Iran. This is the clearest evidence that the neo-con faction, which pushed America into the Iraq catastrophe, is brazenly scheming to start another one.

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      Thursday
      Jan192012

      McKibben Calls Obama Keystone Decision “Brave”

      Interviewed on Democracy Now!, Bill McKibben hailed as “brave” yesterday’s decision by President Obama to reject the Keystone pipeline proposal. It was unusual praise from an inspirational leader of the environmental movement who was arrested outside Obama’s White House less than two months ago, coming at a time of progressive disillusionment with the president on many fronts.

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      Thursday
      Jan192012

      Progressive Agenda for War Veterans

      In response to a PJRC request, Paul Sullivan of Veterans for Common Sense is suggesting the following platform for addressing the needs of veterans from the era of the Gulf war, and Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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      Thursday
      Jan192012

      Talking Points on Ending the Wars

      This work is not about “feeling good” or even “speaking truth to power.” It is about building a stronger popular base of anti-war opinion, and a stronger organizational capacity for your local networks. Congress will act only when voices for peace are strong enough in enough of their districts.

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      Tuesday
      Jan172012

      The Port Huron Statement, Participatory Democracy, and the History and Vision of the 1960’s Student Movements

      There is a theory of social change in The Long Sixties, described as “movements versus Machiavellians,” which should be studied as a basic framework for our class. This commentary attempts to understand the role of people like Charles McDew and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as they emerged in the early 60s.

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      Friday
      Jan132012

      Obama Orders End to “Long War” Doctrine

      With this week’s issuance of the Pentagon’s new defense strategy, President Obama is ending the “Long War” envisioned by many neo-conservatives, counterinsurgency advocates and Pentagon hawks.

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      Thursday
      Jan122012

      Next Steps in Afghanistan-Pakistan

      The Obama administration is withdrawing the first 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan, with another 23,000 scheduled to withdraw by September 2012 during the height of the national political campaigns. It is understood by many that the Obama administration would like to accelerate the pullout, and transfer the lead combat role to Afghan troops, before the coming election.

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      Thursday
      Jan122012

      Appeals Court Removes Judge Real from Sanchez Conspiracy Case, But Trial Not Over

      Judge Manuel Real was removed as presiding judge in the gang conspiracy case involving Alex Sanchez and 17 others by an order of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday.

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      Wednesday
      Jan112012

      Preventing the Coming War with Iran

      During the past decade, this writer has remained skeptical about prospects of a US-supported war against Iran. The potential costs outweighed the benefits. Now, as the 2012 election year unfolds, I am not certain. The political and geo-political dynamics underscore the growing threat of war.

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