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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

DIY Foreign Policy Heroes
Think foreign policy is just for politicians? These people can change your mind.
Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy
As a teacher, helping your students understand foreign policy requires that you explore other cultures and nations and how they relate to the United States. Here are a couple of curriculum options to help you make that connection.
Teaching with the News Teaching with the News
The Choices Program’s Teaching with the News initiative provides online curriculum materials and ideas to connect the content of the classroom to the headlines in the news. Its twelve lesson plans cover a range of foreign policy and international issues, from analyzing U.S. efforts to combat terrorism to exploring policy alternatives for relations with Iran.
Navigating The Great Turning From Empire To Earth     Community Navigating The Great Turning From Empire To Earth Community
by David Korten
David Korten’s presentation to the Seattle Green Festival shows that we humans can choose to turn this moment of planetary crisis into a new era, grounded in life-affirming values of community, caring, and cooperation.
How We Can Do It: How to get free of nuclear     weapons How We Can Do It: How to get free of nuclear weapons
The United States, as the owner of the biggest nuclear arsenal, must take the initiative and lead the world to take these seven steps towards nuclear abolition.
How to Join the Family of Nations How to Join the Family of Nations
by Sarah van Gelder
Nearly two out of three Americans believe U.S. relations with the rest of the world are on the wrong track. That doesn’t have to be bad news, though. The Summer 2008 issue of YES! shows the people turning that around: voting for peace in their city or town, supporting Iraq veterans, and starting conversations with your neighbors about how to create a just world.
People We Love :: Ava Lowery People We Love :: Ava Lowery
Ava Lowery launched peacetakescourage.com, a website showcasing her homemade antiwar videos.
People We Love :: Don Cheadle People We Love :: Don Cheadle
Hotel Rwanda Actor Speaks Out on Darfur
Signs of Life :: Prison Reform Signs of Life :: Prison Reform
by Brooke Jarvis
A Chance for a New Life After Prison
Signs of Life :: Human Rights Signs of Life :: Human Rights
by Brooke Jarvis
Chile Recognizes Indigenous Rights
Signs of Life :: Iraq War Signs of Life :: Iraq War
by Madeline Ostrander
Virtual Memorials for War Casualties
Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet? Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?
by Ben Manski, Karen Dolan
Ben Manski and Karen Dolan show how local communities have quit waiting for the federal government and are making their own foreign policy
Raiding the War Chest Raiding the War Chest
by Miriam Pemberton
It’s called “defense” spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.
A Powerful Peace A Powerful Peace
by Jonathan Schell
If the nuclear powers wish to be safe from nuclear weapons, they must surrender their own. Jonathan Schell shows how we could negotiate the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Fighting Terror with Law and Dignity Fighting Terror with Law and Dignity
by Tom Andrews
The driving force behind our military build-up has been the so-called “War on Terror.” But what strategies are actually effective in combating terrorism? Tom Andrews, former member of Congress, explains what works in Fighting Terror with Law and Dignity.
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