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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

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.
Finding an Exit from the Afghan Trap Finding an Exit from the Afghan Trap
by Patrick Seale
The current debate in Washington, focused on troop numbers and military strategy, has failed to give any serious attention to the possibility of bringing the Afghan war to an end by political means.
States Reconsider the Death Penalty States Reconsider the Death Penalty
by Richard Dieter
New reports find that, while the death penalty drains money from state budgets, police chiefs don't consider it effective in deterring crime.
8 Years of War—And What Do We Get? 8 Years of War—And What Do We Get?
by Jo Comerford
The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
Reconsider Columbus Day Reconsider Columbus Day
Does honoring Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday perpetuate a philosophy of racism and domination? A video sponsored by the United Confederation of Taino People, International Indian Treaty Council, and Rethinking Schools says that it does.
Nobel Committee, Strategic as Ever, Taps Obama for Peace Prize Nobel Committee, Strategic as Ever, Taps Obama for Peace Prize
by Robert Naiman
In giving this award, the Committee is saying to the U.S.: "Showing signs of significant improvement. Keep up the good work."
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