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The World Turned Out in Seattle The World Turned Out in Seattle
by Anuradha Mittal
WTO+10: The 1999 protests changed America's image in the eyes of the world, crippled the WTO, and energized an international civil movement for social and economic justice.
One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World
by Sarah van Gelder
Among the many ripple effects of the successful shutdown of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 is one that few know about. The organizing that went into the direct action, marches, media center, and forums inspired the organizers of the World Social Forums, which have become some of the world's most important centers of people power.
Veteran Fasts for Peace
by Brooke Jarvis
Concerned for the mental health of soldiers, Thomas Mahany wrote a letter asking President Obama to "deal with the cause, not just the effect" of war's trauma by bringing troops home.
Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.
The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America
by Mark Winne
Just before Thanksgiving, the USDA has released alarming new statistics about hunger in America. How can we bridge the divide between abundance and scarcity?
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John Perkins
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
A Conversation About Nonviolence A Conversation About Nonviolence
by Eric Stoner
Eric Stoner responds to Stephen Zunes: Yes, nonviolent movements have achieved important democratic and political reforms. But if they fail to address the divide between rich and poor, are they really success stories?
Rethinking Iran Rethinking Iran
by Duran Parsi
Commentary: Iran's opposition movement has achieved real success in the tangible altering of Iran’s nuclear policy, heightened efforts at economic stabilization, and a toned-down foreign policy.
Obama: Confront Hiroshima's Legacy Obama: Confront Hiroshima's Legacy
by John Feffer, Alexis Dudden
It's time to show both Japan and the rest of the world that Americans take this history seriously, that we say in one voice "never again."
The Bomb in the Age of Obama The Bomb in the Age of Obama
Trailer for a 30-minute special by Kevin Sanders about the nuclear abolition movement.
People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall
by Sarah van Gelder
Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.
In Defense of the Goldstone Report In Defense of the Goldstone Report
by Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes: By condemning the report on war crimes committed during the Gaza war, the U.S. Congress is undermining the protection of human rights.
Rethinking Afghanistan Rethinking Afghanistan
by Jim Wallis
Counter-insurgency? Counter-terrorism? What we need is a whole new approach—leading with development and the knowledge of NGOs on the ground, writes Jim Wallis.
The Economics of Peace
by David Korten
On October 19, I spoke to the Praxis Peace Institute's Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California. You can read my remarks here.
Military Leaders Call for Urgent Climate Action Military Leaders Call for Urgent Climate Action
by Brooke Jarvis
Climate change is teaching military leaders to think about security in a new way.
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