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Peace and War: Supporting the Troops, Part 22

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Peace and War, March 2017 Supporting the Troops, Part 22 If you were asked for a practical solution to end war, where would you begin? If you had a solution to one of the most troubling problems of 21st Century America, how would you bring it to the attention of an authority with the resources and connections […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Making History”

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Making History” For years, I have railed against the wholesale use and abuse of certain inescapable terms in the popular lexicon of American discourse.  Along with certain obscenities that continue to nibble away at my own vocabulary, “The Economy” is one that stands out.  Pundits, politicians and pedagogues seem to […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War; Fire!

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  As tough as it always is to narrow the scope of my commentary, I had done the writing before going to church Sunday morning. I planned to tinker with it and submit it in the afternoon, almost in time. But Sunday was not a good day for polishing a manuscript. We noticed the menacing […]

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A Time for Nostalgia

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Rusty Nelson: On Peace & War There was never time for nostalgia, here, even when I wrote this column every month. Just as PJALS was so often derailed from local projects by global violence and the siren call of war, my plans for a 40th anniversary recollection have been curbed by horrible attacks in Paris. […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Trying to Support the Troops

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Trying to Support the Troops                It must have been several years ago because the signs we held said “Free Bradley Manning,” and we Vets for Peace didn’t have to defend Chelsea Manning’s transgender rights while bringing attention to the persecuted, military whistle-blower […]

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Another Look at the Cycle of Violence

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I believe you know that support for capital punishment in this country: is diminishing; was only a foot deep when it was a mile wide; is based upon fear and ignorance rather than common sense or justice, and; is always weakened when executions are honestly examined as factors in the cycle of violence in our […]

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Write, Tinker, Abolish

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By the time I wrote my first editorial about the death penalty, Nancy had produced several articles, including a commentary in the Spokesman Review, but Washington had not yet killed Dodd and Campbell. Lethal injection was catching on, but Nevada had resumed executions with a firing squad, Florida electrocuted […]

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Commemoration of What?

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War  Veterans for Peace is such a tonic for me that it seems almost unthinkable there could be sharp divisions among its members and chapters. I remember the thrill of solidarity at the national convention in Seattle a few years ago and affirmation from Spokane vets who attended subsequent conventions. […]

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