It’s been a tumultuous few weeks. It seems like every day has brought a new scandal, crisis, or breaking news story. That’s why, once again as we look forward to a long weekend, we wanted to provide you with some articles and analysis on issues we know you care about. We hope that these articles give you a chance to step back and look at the bigger picture of some of humanity’s most pressing challenges and get some analysis on what we can all do to help build a more peaceful world.
Of course, this weekend we will also be observing Memorial Day, a day to remember those who lost their life while serving our nation in uniform. History is filled with the stories of brave men and women making the ultimate sacrifice, and so even as we recommit ourselves to working for peace, our thoughts are with those who war has taken from us and the families and friends they left behind.
Thank you for working for peace,
Mariam, Aubrey, Brittany, Stephen and the Win Without War team
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ThinkProgress: Trump’s budget sacrifices diplomacy for bigger guns
U.S. News & World Report: Trump’s Budget Puts Lives at Risk
VOX: Trump’s budget eliminates US funding for global family planning and famine relief
Refugees and human rights
UNHCR: Searching For Syria
The Guardian: The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’
The New York Times: Don’t Profit From Abuses by Bahrain
The New York Times: They are Slaughtering Us Like Animals – Pulitzer-Prize Winning article on Duterte’s War on Drugs
Over-militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy
The Hill: Why is Trump rewarding Saudi war crimes with more weapons?
Bangor Daily News: No president — especially Trump — should have sole the authority to use nuclear weapons
Huffington Post: Just What The Middle East Needs — $110 Billion More In Weapons
The Guardian: View on Trumpian diplomacy: not up to much
Activism and Resistance
Waging Nonviolence: Syrians roll back extremism in Idlib without military intervention
The Nation: Pramila Jayapal Wants Democrats to Know That Resistance Is Not Enough
The New York Times: From Protests Past, Lessons in What Works
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