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Response to Guest Comments on MPR News with Kerri Miller

Mike Madden | Senior Advisor Sharon Burke at New America Says Ending the Worst Excesses of the War on Terror, Including Torture, Would Be “Concessions to ISIS”

Challenging Klobuchar on Ukraine War

As Democrats compete to become the new War Party – pushing for a dangerous confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia – some constituents are objecting, as Mike Madden did in a letter to Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Published at https://consortiumnews.com/2017/02/19/challenging-klobuchar-on-ukraine-war/

From Mike Madden (of St. Paul, Minnesota)

Letter to Representative Betty McCollum

Dear Representative McCollum:

I am writing in regard to your constituent letter titled “Defending Our Democracy From Russian Attacks”. The allegations, as I understand them, are that Russia hacked the email accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, and uploaded them to Wiki-Leaks, which subsequently released them to the public. Unfortunately your letter is a histrionic response to allegations that, if proven to be true, do not rise to any level approaching “an existential threat to our way of life”, “acts of aggression”, or “an attack on the American people”.

VFP at Standing Rock

Veterans and WaterProtectors marched through a blizzard Dec 5. Veterans linked arms, formed human shield around protectors.

Click here to see a video of the veteran's march at Standing Rock.

 

VFP stands with Standing Rock

by Barry Riesch, member Veterans For Peace

For several months now Veterans For Peace nationally and locally has stood in solidarity with the struggles of the Native Water Protectors on Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota. We do this not only to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from crossing under the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock reservation, which is the source of life for their community and many thousands downstream, but to bring to light the ongoing struggles of the First Nation People of this land.

(continue reading this article in the 2016 Newsletter published on this website)

Veterans Group Promotes Recall of Original Intent of November 11th Celebration

It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that World War I was halted as a result of the signing of the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany.  In the years to follow, people from around the world have stopped what they were doing at 11:00 AM local time on November 11th in silent rememberance of the point in time when what’s been known as the “War to end all wars” that took the lives of tens of millions of people came to an end.  In other commemorations of that peaceful pledge begun on the 11th hour of November 11, 1918, bells have been rung from

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