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Artist places cover over Civil War statue at Boulder County Courthouse to spark conversation 14.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A Civil War soldier statue draped in a black cover in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on Pearl Street has sparked discussion and controversy since public artist Morey Bean covered it on Aug. 7.
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Nick Goldberg: The nuclear threat the U.S. unleashed on the world 75 years ago is still terrifying 6.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The atomic bomb transformed the nature of war, raised the specter of Armageddon and launched an ever-escalating arms race with the Soviet Union. Yet somehow, we survived

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Op-Ed: U.S. leaders knew we didn't have to drop atomic bombs on Japan to win the war. We did it anyway 5.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We've been taught that the U.S. had to drop atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II. Historical evidence shows Japan would have surrendered anyway.

Letters to the Editor: Mask refusers would not have done well in World War II 5.8.2020 LA Times: Health

In Britain in 1940, millions of families were torn apart because of mass evacuations from cities. Today, we're just being asked to wear a mask.

Trump Says Nuclear Proliferation Is Scarier Than Climate Change. He’s Failing at Both. 30.7.2020 Mother Jones
On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump set off a furor when he told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan that during a recent call with Vladimir Putin, he hadn’t bothered to mention US intelligence suggesting that Russia had offered bounties to Taliban fighters for killing American service members. Trump said that instead, the two leaders had discussed nuclear […]
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SARS-CoV-2 — A Biological Warfare Weapon? 27.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Francis Boyle, a former advisory board member for the Council for Responsible Genetics, is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. His educational background1 includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, a juris doctor (lawyer) degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science.

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A Magazine Story Opened Eyes to Hiroshima’s Horror. White House Allies Plotted to Shut Them Again. 24.7.2020 Mother Jones
This article is adapted from The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood—and America—Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (published earlier this month by The New Press). As the world this summer marks the 75th anniversary of the US attack on two Japanese cities with a revolutionary new weapon, our opinions about those world-changing […]
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GOP Senate Candidate Praises Libyan Warlord Accused of War Crimes 10.7.2020 Mother Jones
Khalifa Haftar, a warlord who is attempting to overthrow Libya’s internationally recognized government, is short on friends in the United States. Haftar has cozied up to Russia and other autocratic regimes. He and his forces have been accused of a slew of war crimes, including indiscriminately bombing civilians and torturing opponents. And he is losing, […]
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Charles Compton, Civil Air Patrol pilot during World War II and ad salesman, dies 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Charles Compton was part of the country’s early aerial warfare history as one of the first volunteer pilots with the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.
How the President Rewrote Hollywood’s First Nuke Epic 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
This article is adapted from The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood—and America—Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (published today by The New Press). The Washington screening for the MGM epic on the creation and use of the atomic bomb, The Beginning or the End, arrived on October 26, 1946. Attendees gathering at the […]
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Civil War monument at Colorado Capitol toppled overnight 25.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Civil War monument erected in 1909 outside Colorado's Capitol that includes a commemoration of the Sand Creek Massacre was toppled overnight, the latest act by protesters across the nation to tear down statues honoring perpetrators of racist acts.
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Time to 'Reinvest in People' and 'Cut Weapons of War': Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut up to $350 Billion From Pentagon 20.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Demanding that Congress "prioritize our safety and our future, not more war," Rep. Barbara Lee on Monday unveiled a resolution proposing up to $350 billion in cuts to the Pentagon budget by closing U.S. military bases overseas, ending ongoing conflicts, scrapping weapons programs, and eliminating President Donald Trump's Space Force.

Rename the Army posts — these 10 soldiers deserve the honor 13.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Take the names of traitor generals off Army posts and replace them with these 10 honorable soldiers.

Editorial: Trump is trashing arms control treaties and making the world more dangerous 11.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is undermining agreements between Russia and the U.S. that have slowed the nuclear arms race.

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China reins in nationalists clamoring for an invasion of Taiwan 9.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

A pandemic, an economic downturn and an untested military have forced Beijing to temper calls for war. The move highlights the dangers of harnessing nationalism to bolster party control.

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Op-Ed: Honor the fallen, but not every war they were sent to fight 25.5.2020 LA Times: Commentary

America's wars have not always been good ones, and we balk at reckoning with the consequences.

Editorial: On Memorial Day, a nation recognizes its collective debt 25.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

On the Memorial Day holiday, we recognize the valor of U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen — regardless of whether the wars themselves were rightful.

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Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic 25.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Now, the American generation that suffered most in Vietnam is the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.

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Top fugitive in Rwanda's genocide arrested outside Paris 17.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Felicien Kabuga had been accused of equipping militias in the genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect them.

Meet the 73-year-old surgeon working to keep California veterans safe from COVID-19 10.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as COVID-19 has ravaged nursing homes around the country, California has managed to keep the virus at bay at its eight state-run homes for frail and older veterans. What exactly went right?

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