2016: the new 1969

In July 1969 John Lennon released a song titled “Give Peace a Chance” that quickly became an anthem for the anti-war and counterculture movements. “And on Nov. 15, [1969],” The Nation reported, “half a million people gathered on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Pete Seeger led them in singing John Lennon’s new song, ‘Give Peace […]

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In support of ending sanctions

For the first time in years, nuclear-related sanctions against Iran placed by the American government have been lifted. Reuters reports on January 16 “the International Atomic Energy Agency confirms Iran had taken steps to restrict its nuclear activities required under the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] JCPOA.” The JCPOA is the official name of the […]

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