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Maine Peace Walk

Hosting Peace Walkers
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Pot Luck at State Street Church

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US military expansion and Asia Pacific Missile Defense against China, Russia as well as Asia Pacific nations signed on to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Bruce K. Gagnon, Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, August 24, 2015
Dear Friends: I am writing to you from the Asia-Pacific following our very successful 23rd annual Global Network (GN) space organizing conference in Kyoto, Japan. The meeting exceeded our expectations in every way. We had our largest overseas delegation ever as activists from India, Nepal, Germany, Sicily, England, Malaysia, Czech Republic, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, and the US attended.....

The Illusion of Security FCNL June 2015

“You have spent more than half your lives with this country at war,” journalist Martha Raddatz told graduating Kenyon College students this spring. Anyone younger than 13 has never lived in the United States during peacetime…

We are all harmed by this state of perpetual war: when our government spends money on the Pentagon at the expense of health, environmental protection and other priorities; and when the strategies intended to bring security provide only its illusion.

Why Are We in the Middle East?

by Jeff Faux, May 18, 2015, Common Dreams -- To placate their pique at his effort to get a non-proliferation agreement with Iran, Barack Obama met last Thursday at Camp David with Saudi royals and leaders of the other five feudal dictatorships of the Persian Gulf. He reaffirmed the United States "ironclad" commitment to their security and promised even more military aid and cooperation.

Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk

Power traveled to Kiev to deliver a one-sided propaganda speech on June 11, portraying the post-coup Ukrainian regime simply as a victim of “Russian aggression.”
"...., Power went on with her rhapsodic version of events:..." Perhaps a difficult read, but Robert Parry carries forth on what Victoria Power said to the Ukranians.

Obama’s Strategic Shift

May 21, 2015-- Exclusive: President Obama has belatedly detected the looming catastrophe in Syria and Iraq as Sunni terrorists gain ground. He also grasps the need for Russian and Iranian help. But his administration remains infested with neocons and liberal war hawks who could sabotage the needed deals, reports Robert Parry. *** It’s finally dawning on President Barack Obama the grave dangers that have been created for the American Republic by decades of neoconservative dominance of U.S.

The Yemen model’s collapse extends far beyond Yemen

The Hill -- April 03, 2015 -- By Sean Langberg

Venezuela - Cuba - United States

Obama’s Treatment of Venezuela May Indicate How Serious He is About Normalizing Relations with Cuba
By Mark Weisbrot
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This article was published bu Al Jazeera America on May 7, 2015. It was published in Spanish on May 3 by Últimas Noticias, Venezuela's largest circulation newspaper.
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WHERE ARE U.S.--RUSSIAN DYNAMICS HEADED?

The Yanks have landed in Ukraine, 300 of them. This can only increase tensions.
By M. K. Bhadrakumar

The deployment of 300 U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine, alongside contingents from the UK and Canada, can only be seen as the beginning of so-called "mission creep." The mission claims to aim at training Ukrainian national guards, but then, such missions invariably lead to deeper military engagements. In this case, the commencement of American weapon supplies to Ukraine now seems inevitable once the Ukrainian soldiers have been trained to use them.

Summit of the Americas and A message on Cuba from Global Exchange

As leaders from across the continent meet in Panama City for the Summit of the Americas this weekend, it is clear that the momentum for change in the region is increasing.

It is not just that Cuba is attending for the first time. At this Summit, President Obama is moving the ball on normalization of relations by indicating he will finally take Cuba off the list of so-called “state sponsors of terrorism." But beneath the smiles and handshakes lies a reality of a new assertive independence in Latin America that reverses decades of unilateral U.S. control.

Where Do These Warships Go?

Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham launched from Bath, Maine in 2009 is currently on its provocative mission into the Black Sea.

The US Navy guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham entered the Black Sea on Friday in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the US 6th Fleet has announced.
Some 750 US Army tanks and thousands of its troops were deployed to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for Atlantic Resolve activities, in a move described as a means "to deter Russian aggression."

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