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by Linda LeTendre

Waging Peace

A Daily Gazette community blog
Linda LeTendre fights for a peaceful world.

Small victory. Big heart.

A small victory was gained Monday when local veteran John Amidon was acquitted of attempt to trespass and loitering.

See Dick. See Dick talk. Shut up Dick.

I have been away for a few weeks visiting my dad in Mexico and trying not to pay attention to what's going on here, trying to give myself a break.

No one should get hurt but killing is OK

On Friday, Feb. 7, 12 of the 17 people who stood at the gates of Hancock Air National Guard base in East Syracuse on Oct. 25 of last year to try to stop the the killing of children and innocent people with US drones warfare were acquitted of trespassing but found guilty of disorderly conduct.

Goodbye, friend

Although I never personally met him and only saw him in concert once almost 40 years ago, I felt like I had lost a friend when I leaned that Pete Seeger had passed away on Monday evening, Jan. 27.

Help support peace witnesses

At what is supposed to be one of the most secure facilities in the USA, in the early morning hours of July 28, 2012, three elderly people, one of them a nun, cut through three security fences and spray- painted peace slogans and human blood on the wall of a building at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

New York's idea of freedom of speech

I went to the anti-fracking rally at the concourse in Albany last week, joining about 2,000 other people who have the good sense to oppose this large scale corporate poisoning of our ground water supply and got quite the education in how to subtly suppress free speech in the process.

Free speech and Phil Robertson

Funny, my understanding of the Fourth Amendment is not how information is being used but that is it being collected at all.

An honorable lion saves the Fourth Amendment

Finally some good news to write about! On Monday, Dec. 16, a US district judge in the District of Columbia, the Honorable Richard Leon, ruled that the National Security Agency's wholesale vacuuming up of phone records on US citizens is unconstitutional.

Want to be a peace activist? Some holiday 'How-to's'

With the holidays upon us it is easier than ever to do peace and social justice work in your day to day life without getting arrested.

New international insurance policy: nuclear arms

If you have a nuclear weapon the US will not outright attack you, our government will negotiate with you.

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