Tag Archives: Peace

Niazy, Hale, Warnagiris And Our Endless War

Veteran Decries Inconsistent Justice by Ed Flaherty The story of Zalmay Niazy of Iowa Falls has been well-publicized.  He was an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan for several years, has lived in Iowa Falls for several years, where he … Continue reading

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$750 Billion, Who Cares?

$750 Billion, Who Cares? By Ed Flaherty In another wonderful example of bipartisan cooperation, the U.S. Senate on June 27 passed the National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 86-8.  The headlines of all media, conservative and liberal, should … Continue reading

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Reclaim Armistice Day

It’s probably just as well the 45th president cancelled his military parade and commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Armistice Day was born and designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and … Continue reading

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Scourging Yemen

Scourging Yemen by Kathy Kelly On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses had intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemeni territory targeting … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day 2018

Monday, Aug. 6, will mark the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. The atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan took place three days later. It’s time for nuclear-armed states to begin the work … Continue reading

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Fair Booth Workers To Receive Non-violence Training

It’s a sad state of affairs when non-profits feel they must take non-violence training in preparation to staff a booth at the Johnson County Fair. PEACE Iowa, Veterans for Peace, 100Grannies for a Livable Future and Iowa Physicians for Social … Continue reading

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Campaign Nonviolence Event In Iowa

Many eyes will be fixed upon the discussion of climate change during the debate that begins Sept. 24 at the United Nations 69th General Assembly. There is another topic of interest to the peace and justice community. President Obama is … Continue reading

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Medea Benjamin Comes To Iowa

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, is known world-wide as a tireless campaigner for peace and justice. She will be a presenter at the Drones Symposium at Grinnell College on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 4:15 p.m. Prior to that, she … Continue reading

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Obama Is The New Godfather?

Somehow I got on the John Bolton email list and one thing I know from the experience is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations doesn’t care for the way foreign policy is going these days. This guy was … Continue reading

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Gulf of Tonkin Anniversary In Iowa

IOWA CITY— My skills at ordering a beer failed to keep up with the times. We were meeting at a bar in the county seat, one recognizable from infrequent visits for meetups over 40 years. I arrived first and took … Continue reading

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