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U.S. to BOMB SYRIA?

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What we anticipate the President saying in his speech Sept. 10th at 8PM Central: *No boots on the ground *We have an international coalition of 10 or more countries *We will increase our activities in Iraq and perhaps Syria *We …

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BUS to NYC CLIMATE MARCH

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SIERRA CLUB's FACEBOOK PAGE about transportation has the details and ticketing link with options. GET ON THE ILLINOIS BUS TO THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The Sierra Club is organizing an Illinois Bus to the Peoples Climate March.  The bus leaves …

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CAPA Weighs In on Ferguson

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By any other name, lines of riot shields, barbed wire, concrete walls, and locked gates are weapons.  We deplore them. Just as Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) opposes war as border-crossing violence between nations and peoples, CAPA opposes violence perpetrated …

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Israel’s Strategy and America’s Mythology | Ira Chernus

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This intuitive piece was written by CAPA's 2010 Annual Dinner keynote speaker Ira Chernus | 10 July 2014 Common Dreams – – – Bombs are falling and people are dying in Gaza. It's headline news in America's mass media. As …

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UNPARALLELED FAILURE — Tom Engelhardt

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Tomgram: A Record of Unparalleled Failure |  |  | Don’t Walk Away from War: It’s Not the American Way ~ Here are five straightforward lessons — none acceptable in what passes for discussion and debate in this country — that …

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A Paltry Start in Curbing Global Warming

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Eduardo Porter for The New York Times asks: What would it take to prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising more than 3.6 degrees — 2 degrees Celsius — above its level before the industrial era, which is generally considered the …

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5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

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5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis We in civil society must sharpen our demands. by Phyllis Bennis and national Peace Action in the Nation magazine The civil war in Syria grinds on, and conditions …

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CAPA Pres./Business Owner: Raise Minimum Wage! in Crain’s

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CAPA President David Borris wrote: As a caterer, I do a lot of weddings. With another summer season approaching, I can almost hear the wedding bells chime. But when I hear big trade associations usurping the identity of small businesses …

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Robert Reich: How to Shrink Inequality

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It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.   Some inequality of income and wealth is inevitable, if not necessary. If an economy is to function well, people need incentives to work hard and innovate. …

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Era of ‘Normal’ Over: Climate Report is Out

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'Screwed?' US Climate Report says Era of 'Normal' Over Sen. Bernie Sanders: "It is no longer acceptable that coal and oil companies spend millions of dollars to defeat efforts to protect the planet." – Lauren McCauley, staff writer   "We're …

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The Issues: Military Spending

Bloated military spending is out of control. We need to re-prioritize.

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