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Election Theft and Racist Elitism

"It took more than Donald Trump’s spur-of-the-moment racist populism. The groundwork for the results of the 2016 election began with the nation’s founding — and the racist elitism that was deeply a part of it." - Bob Koehler explains the racism that continues to infect the United States.
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Where to Turn

On Armistice Day, Kathy Kelly remembers those struggling in the face of US imperialism and greed, from Standing Rock to Afghanistan and around the world. "These sorrows, so painfully real, can help all of us yearn above all for an understanding by people worldwide, and here in my own frightened, divided country—an understanding that we live in a real world, beset with multiple wars, and must at last turn to each other, prepared to live more simply, share resources more radically, and abolish all wars in order to build a real peace."
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Budgeting for the Good War, for 75 Years

World War II never ended, Robert Koehler reflects, but merely warped into the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War, and now the Global War on Terror. War is the perpetual status quo... but could this crazy election cycle catalyze a wake-up call to the citizenry to "bring the war dollars home" and finally bring war to an end?
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Commander In Chief

Robert Koehler is not looking for a new "commander in chief," unless whoever it turns out to be is someone who will relinguish the military title and lead our nation out of its mindset of perpetual war. "The big hole in this democracy is not the candidates; it’s the bedrock, founding belief that the rest of the world is our potential enemy, that war with someone is always inevitable and only a strong military will keep us safe."
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Nuclear Standoff

As the Marshall Islands loses its lawuit against nuclear nations, after decades of being used as a nuclear guinea pig, Robert Koehler sees far-reaching consequences for the planet. "We’ve reached the end of our ability to treat the planet, and much of its people, as disposable. Much of humanity knows this, but its leaders are refusing to listen. The human conscience is dismissed on a technicality."
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Discovering a New World of Hope Through Repentance: On the Convergence of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Yom Kippur Eve

As Indigenous Peoples' Day falls on the eve of Yom Kippur -- a day in which observant Jews repent of their sins against their fellow human beings -- Lindsey Paris-Lopez urges those of us who have "privileged" from Christopher Columbus's conquest to repent of the atrocities committed against Native Americans, and in that repentance discover a new world of hope.