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Today in history: Catholic pacifist David Miller burns his draft card

The Catholic pacifist affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement, attended a rally held near the Armed Forces Induction Center in Manhattan.


Emergency response needed to stop attack on Pastors for Peace

Time is of the essence to reverse the IRS plan to revoke this group's tax exempt status. 


Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.


Iran deal safe for now, but could face uncertain future

Though sustaining the agreement is now certain, it could very well be that the opponents have bought ways to water it down. 


Today in history: Mass arrests in 2004 Republican National Convention crackdown

Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.


Military families and top brass support Iran nuclear deal

"It takes courage to deal with an adversarial country in a peaceful manner, and to instead focus on what joins us together than what tears us apart."


As mayors meet in San Francisco, ending racist violence is a theme

One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.


Today in history: The Civil War ends

The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.


Connecticut labor, environmental, peace groups join together for People's Climate March

"Working people will suffer disproportionately from the current patterns of investment and neglect that do not prioritize good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities."


Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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