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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Held at Ethical Society

Locals gathered at the Ethical Society in Clayton on Sunday night in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Sunday (Aug. 6) was the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of the two cities. The event was hosted by Women’s … Read More

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OAKLAND CREATES DEPARTMENT OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence,  first proposed the idea of a Department of Peace in a paper called “A Plan of a Peace- Office of the United States” in our country’s earliest years in 1793.  He … Read More

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President Trump Continues Misguided Nuclear Weapons Policy

President Donald Trump’s policy on nuclear weapons is following the same misguided ideas of his predecessor.

President Obama committed our country to an upgrade of our nuclear arsenal through a new generation of weapons and nuclear production facilities. The program carried … Read More

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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY

On July 17, International Criminal Court advocates will celebrate International Criminal Court Day.

It marks the anniversary of the Rome Statute on July 17, 1998, which brought the ICC into existence. The court protects people from human rights abuses like genocide, … Read More

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THINKING GLOBALLY AND ACTING LOCALLY: AN INTERVIEW WITH GREG GUMA

Greg Guma has worked for the twin causes of peace and justice through journalism, essays, politics and civic activism over the past several decades. A resident of Burlington, Vermont for more than 40 years, he edited the Vermont Vanguard Press from … Read More

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Veterans For Peace Celebrate Peace Pole

Veterans for Peace members and locals gathered at New Northside Baptist Church on Sunday to unveil a peace pole.

The pole, paid for by the St. Louis chapter of Veterans for Peace, was placed on the east side of the church … Read More

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March for Nuclear Weapons Treaty in University City

St. Louis area residents gathered last Saturday in the Delmar Loop in University City to show their support for United Nations legislation banning nuclear weapons.

The U.N. General Assembly is currently discussing a legally binding treaty to ban nuclear weapons.  On … Read More

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MOVING BACKWARD ON CUBA

President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy has three drawbacks.

It ignores history, it ignores other powers who are trying to establish a beachhead on the island, and it could create a situation where runaway defense spending is made easier. Cuba and the … Read More

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Human Rights Advocate, Dies

On May 26, Zbigniew Brzezinski – one of our best diplomats – passed away at the age of 89. He served in the State Department under President Lyndon Baines Johnson and also served as President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor … Read More

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Social Democracy and the Economy

Since it was published in 2014, Lane Kenworthy’s “Social Democratic America” has turned heads in public policy circles. Kenworthy, who teaches sociology at the University of California San Diego, outlines our social democratic future in this book. This includes more … Read More

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