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Beyond War: What Kind of America?

This special 2003 web-only issue of YES! is a place for you to get answers to your questions about the war in Iraq and the new Bush Doctrine, to consider alternatives to war, to hear the prayers, poems and words of wisdom from other Americans and to link up with others to make your views known.

10 Questions Americans Are Asking as the US Government Prepares for War
by Carolyn McConnell, Kim Corrigan
Ten questions Americans are asking in the run-up to war with Iraq.
There is no Basis for War
by Phyllis Bennis
Talking points created for United for Peace and Justice. We cannot accept the legitimacy of killing potentially hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to prevent an unknown speculative future threat.
Prayers and Poems Prayers and Poems
A selection of prayers and poems on Iraq
More on Why Don’t Our Allies Support This War?
by Kim Corrigan
More on What Would It Cost To Go To War?
by Carolyn McConnell
More on the cost of war. Human costs, military costs, environmental costs
More on What Is the Bush Doctrine
In September 2002, President Bush unveiled a new military strategy that supports US right to preemptive strikes.
From Empire to Earth Community
by David C. Korten
We can choose a path of patient and compassionate justice that respects life, the rights of the innocent, and the rule of law in a cooperative international effort to bring the guilty to justice, as we simultaneously work to bring justice to the world by creating a world that works for all.
Waiting for War
by David Smith-Ferri
Do Iraqis want an American invasion to free them from Saddam Hussein?
Saying Yes! to Peace
Voices from the YES! Magazine archives on War, Iraq, and Envisioning a Better Way
War Costs
Bumper sticker by Dan Kowalski.
Is It Right?
What religous leaders, poets, veterans and others are saying about going to war with Iraq
Resources for Reflection and Action
Resources for Reflection and Action - Connecting with others to learn more and to make your views known
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