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The Abolition of Abolition

A long-dreaded transformation from hope to doom is taking place as President Obama ushers the world onto the no-turning-back road of nuclear perdition.

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Why No One Remembers the Peacemakers

Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they’ll continue to do so—with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries—long after you’re dead. But who thanks those who refused to fight, even in wars that most people later realized were tragic mistakes?

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No Peace On Earth

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Bird Flu

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Chris Hedges Honors Humanists Combating the ‘Culture of War’

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges channeled his solemn, sermonic style at Stony Point, N.Y., on Saturday at a dinner inaugurating the Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Direct Action in Retirement.

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Nobel Peace Prize

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Truthdigger of the Week: Jacob George

Tragic news of the young veteran received enormous attention over the past week. Friends and fellow veterans remember his warmth, wisdom and commitment to bringing the horrors of war to an end.

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Coexisting

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Peace Prescription

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A Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace

The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Yuval Diskin

Dissent is at its most potent when it comes from within the ranks of the target party—as the former Israeli security leader demonstrated in an interview this week.

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Middle East

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Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Deal

Israel said Thursday that it was halting peace talks with the Palestinians after their unity deal with the Hamas rulers of Gaza, as the faltering U.S.-backed process approached its deadline.

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Is Syrian ‘Peace’ Conference Laying the Foundation for War?

The Geneva II “peace” conference has all the indicia of a sham. Those opposed to war in Syria better get ready to prevent war again.

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Syrian Regime Should Face Trial on Allegations of ‘Systematic’ Mass Killings, Experts Say

As the diplomatic summit on the Syria crisis got underway in Switzerland on Wednesday, reports of the suspected “systematic killings” of 11,000 prisoners heightened the urgency of the proceedings.

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Nuke Egg

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Presidential Pardon

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Chelsea Manning Is Not a Pacifist

The imprisoned whistle-blower formerly known as Bradley says her actions were taken as a transparency activist, not a peace activist.

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Putin Peace

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Peace Dove

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Peace

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With This Ring ...

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Memorial Day Gratitude

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Memorial Day 2013

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Make Love

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Truthdigger of the Week: Tomas Young

When he dies this spring, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young will have spent his final years struggling to expose the guilt of those who make a holiday of the deaths and suffering of the powerless.

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Netanyahu Wins

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Chuck Hagel and Republicans

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War and Peace

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The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind

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Paper Pulp Fiction

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Prey for Peace

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Speaking Truth on the Fifth of July

“Why it is so hard to tell the truth today?” I asked Vietnam veteran and anti-war hero Ron Kovic one summer night over drinks in midtown Manhattan.

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Behind

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Wish for Peace

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Wish for Peace

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Like Rabbits

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Scissors

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Twoeth by (c)

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Obama’s Contradictory U.N. Speeches

On Wednesday, President Obama gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. His message—that Palestinians should return to the peace negotiations of 1979—seemingly contradicted his speech from a year ago.

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Former Afghan President and Peace Negotiator Killed

Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed in his home Tuesday when a suicide bomber he thought was there to talk peace instead detonated a bomb hidden in his turban.

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West Banksy in New York

A contemporary art gallery in New York opened an unauthorized show of works by England-based renegade graffiti artist Banksy on Aug. 25 that has incensed art critics, Banksy fans and residents of the West Bank in the Middle East. (more)

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Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Addressing the U.S. Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explicitly rebuked President Obama’s call for Israel to return to its 1967 borders, and he held his country up as a shining example of democracy in the Middle East. (more)

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Two-State Solution

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Libya Bombing

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Don’t Forget to Wipe

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Give Obama a Chance

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The Palestine Papers

Thousands of pages of secret Palestinian records spanning a decade of peace negotiations have been obtained by The Guardian. The documents show a surprising history of concessions by Palestinian negotiators in trying to resolve the long-simmering conflict.

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What’s the Confusion?

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Labor Party Threatens to Walk Out of Israeli Government

Motivating by either a renewed hope for peace in the Middle East or a desire for political power, Israel’s Labor Party has threatened to walk out of the country’s coalition government unless serious negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis get under way in the coming weeks.

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