Remembering Mayor Ed Lee: A Man with a Heart

Mayor Ed Lee speaking at Remembering Vincent Chin 30

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away on December 12, 2017, after suffering from a heart attack on the night before. The suddenness of his passing has stunned many including in the Asian community. Humble beginnings For many Asians and people of color, the late-Mayor represented a set of firsts. He was born and raised in the Beacon Hill neighborhood […]

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Korean War I: Who fired the first shot?

vintage 38th parallel Korea photo

With the tension building on the Korean Peninsula today, it helps to reexamine why the first Korean War started, especially if the model is subsumed under the number of current defensive operational plays. Interestingly research on the Korean War yields the idea that in comparison with 1950, the United States is much more brazen today both in its demands and […]

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Time is Running Out : The War State Looms over North Korea

Map of Far East Command Bases (US Department of Defense)

According to AntiWar.com, White House officials continue to threaten North Korea (DPRK), warning that “time is running out” and that at some point action will be taken unless accessions are made with regard to complete nuclear disarmament. Of course whether the threat is made by President Trump or by his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the 12-day trip to Asia […]

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Hurricane Harvey created a flood in internal climate refugees

Path of Hurricane Harvey from Weather.gov

Homelessness is not just a social disease, it’s become an internal refugee crisis, thanks to the extreme weather such as Hurricane Harvey this past August 25-29th, 2017. Climate change has created long droughts, and along with that land-devouring wildfires, evicting residents in the Sierras and Coastal mountains of California. Climate change sourced hurricanes has also brought a devastating hurricane season […]

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“Outside-in-America”: Reports on homeless crises in the States

15th Ave NE and NE 45th, Tent City 3

The Guardian online has a series about homeless in America called “Outside-in-America.” This series is a useful study on homelessness in America, because quality investigative news stories, including long interviews with homeless people in the United States, are a rarity. In America, the topic is generally restricted to small independent newspapers, whose urban presence is increasingly deliberately marginalized by the […]

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Rural environmentalists protest abuses at FERC Rally

Protesters say FERC environmental reviews ignores health impacts

Washington, D.C. — On September 20, a monthly crowd of protesters gathered in front of the Federal Energy Reserve Commission (FERC) building. The last time groups like the Stop the Pipeline met it was before the FERC had instituted a No-Quorum Period between February 9, 2017 through August 9, 2017. During this period, much of FERC’s orders and settlements were […]

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Trump EOs spur environmental and labor deregulation at public cost

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1696678

President Trump rode into office promising a new-era of deregulation and tax-cuts for big businesses. He has made good on these promises in the form of Executive Orders and Memorandums, approximately 50 of them so far. In collaboration with the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican controlled Congress has also taken full advantage of the Congressional Review Act to […]

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Hibakusha Stories Promotes Peace in the Age of War

Shadows drawing by toshiko kihara

As the threat of nuclear war creeps closer to Doomsday, it’s time to think about the collateral damage of nuclear war. Hibakusha Stories is a New York-based UN affiliated grassroots think-tank exploring the harm of atomic bombs. Dramatically, artistically, and intimately, they present the perspective of survivors from atomic bomb attacks in 1945. Hibakusha Stories is unique in that it […]

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U.N. seeks ratification for multilateral Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

Millions of lives may be lost in new Korean War

US President Donald Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against the impoverished and oppressed nation of North Korea has sent shockwaves of dread and anxiety around the world. -WSWS.org Since 1945 with the detonation of the first U.S. nuclear bombs that quickly brought Japan to surrender, nations have questioned the deadly use of […]

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THAAD increases likelihood of new Korean War

THAAD & The Global Arms Race

This article is based on part two of the ANSWER posted Webinar/Teach-in offered by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in February 2017. THAAD stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, a type of powerful radar-driven defense system developed by the United States. StopTHAAD is a coalition of U.S. based organizations formed to promote genuine peace-building. The goal is […]

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