A youngster's poem of hope
HOPE DIES LAST: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times
by Studs Terkel
New Press, 320 pages, 2003, $25.95
THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
Edited by Paul Loeb
Since the 1960s, Bread & Puppet Theater has come to life in urban street protests and remote farmlands, awakening in audiences a sense of wonder, solidarity, and a recollection of life’s essentials.
They started out as small-time pranksters. But when their fake WTO website began drawing invitations from around the world to speak on behalf of the World Trade Organization, they rose to the challenge.
You wouldn’t know it from U.S. newspapers, but a peace movement is building in Colombia. Indigenous peoples, peasant communities, and young draft resisters are saying no to war.
Thousands of American men and women sent to fight in Iraq saw all the horrors of a brutal guerrilla war. Now they’re beginning to return home. How have they been changed by what they experienced?
What is the link between intimate violence and war? Why do
societies that treat women with respect fare better? A movement challenges traditions of violence in the family.
“There is in all things … a hidden wholeness.”