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Divine Land Grants

  Imagined painting by Frans Pourbus the Elder (c. 1565–80) depicting the Israelite’s God showing Moses the Promised Land. Photograph Source: Sailko – CC BY 3.0 When Moses the servant of Yahweh was dead, Yahweh spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses adjutant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead; rise—it is time—and cross the Jordan here, you and all this people with you, into the land which I am giving the sons of Israel. Every place you tread with the soles of your feet I shall give you as I declared to Moses that I would. From the wilderness and ...

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Do We Want a Government of Laws or Men?

We just celebrated Memorial Day honoring the sacrifice of so many Americans fighting Fascism in WWII. Fascism is a highly personalized authoritarian system. Why should people obey an authoritarian? Their power relies on expressions of loyalty. One approached medieval kings with bows and paeans of praise. They were raised on thrones so that they were literally higher then the supplicants approaching them. Any violation of these protocols suggested that an individual harbored disloyal ideas and had to be dealt with in a severe way. Law is what the authoritarian says it is. ...

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THE CRITICAL NEED TO UNDERSTAND

It is rarely mentioned in US history or media that Russia – the Soviet Union – lost an estimated 27 million people to the Nazis in World War II. This is over 50 times more deaths than America suffered with the loss of 420,000. Few were the Russian families that did not grieve. It is also rarely mentioned in US history or media that Russia was far more instrumental in defeating the Nazis than America. Quoting Irish journalist Finnian Cunningham: “Still, let’s not forget that the Soviet Union had been battling the Third Reich for three years before the British ...

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IGNORE YOUR LYING EYES

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” - - George Orwell   In 1961 the United States installed nuclear armed Jupiter missiles in Turkey near the Soviet Union’s border that were minutes from incinerating Moscow, St Petersburg, and other major Russian cities. The people of America were never told about this, but Russia certainly knew. Returning the favor, in 1962 Russia installed nuclear armed missiles in Cuba that ...

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Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising Tensions

The Nuclear Abolition Working Group of Veterans For Peace is proud to present this very special and timely webinar, featuring three renowned experts Thursday, June 20, 2024 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific William Hartung, an expert on US military spending; Linda Pentz-Gunter, founder of Beyond Nuclear; and  Greg Mello, director of the Los Alamos Study Group. Please register and put it on your calendar.

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A Peace Diologue Event

A Peace Diologue Event Please Join Us for the Documentary Movie Gaza Followed by discussion led by Elaine Strite, John Viste and Rick Scott Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6 pm First United Methodist Church 903 Third Street Wausau, WI This unforgettable documentary film, Gaza, by Andrew McConnell and Gary Keanu, takes us to a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of ...

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WARHEADS TO WINDMILLS

Tim Wallis, is traveling across the country this spring to educate more people through his newest book: Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War. As the book title says: our two biggest existential threats--climate breakdown and nuclear weapons--can and must be addressed, both urgently and simultaneously. Here is a link to more information on Tim and the new book: https://warheadstowindmills.org/book/. (you can paste that link in your browser). Tim's presentation is of interest to several constituencies: Peace and Environmental groups ...

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Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 Mother’s Day Proclamation

Duty to Warn   Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 Mother’s Day Proclamation   (An Anti-War Manifesto Lamenting the Dead, Dying and Soul-Sickened Soldiers Returning from the Killing Fields)   By Gary G. Kohls, MD – May 7, 2017   http://www.globalresearch.ca/womens-rights-and-social-justice-julia-ward-howes-1870-mothers-day-proclamation-a-day-of-peace/5589245   147 years ago, the disastrous human and economic consequences of the American Civil War were becoming increasingly apparent, especially to certain thoughtful wise women who had seen ...

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Support for Israel is not good for America

Recently Iran attacked Israel with missiles and drones. President Biden pledged full U.S. support to defend Israel. But is it really in the national interests of the United States to unconditionally support and defend Israel? Israel and Iran have been engaged in low level conflict for decades. The latest incident began when Israel bombed the Iranian embassy in Damascus on April 1, 2024. Iran responded on April 13th with a drone and missile attack on Israel. U.S. military forces in the region were ordered to defend Israel and helped shoot down most of the Iranian drones ...

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RALLY ON SATURDAYS WITH US

Friends for Peace, We will be walking around the 400 Block in Wausau each Saturday morning at 10 am until about 11:30.  Many come to walk and many come to sit on the corners of the 400 Block with signs and flags to be present for people who want to stop to talk. Please join us as you are able! Bring a new sign if you have time.  We do have some to share if you need one! All of our hearts should be open, and in doing this we will be strengthened to take actions in support of a peaceful solution. In Solidarity, Carolyn, Claudette, Nancy and David

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