Peace and Justice
The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca SolnitNov 25, 2009
- The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden BelloNov 25, 2009
- WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
The World Turned Out in Seattle
by Anuradha MittalNov 25, 2009
- 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
by Sarah van GelderNov 24, 2009
- 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 JarvisNov 21, 2009
- 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
by Grace Lee BoggsNov 18, 2009
- Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.
The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America
by Mark WinneNov 17, 2009
- 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
by John PerkinsNov 13, 2009
- To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
A Conversation About Nonviolence
by Eric StonerNov 13, 2009
- 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?
by Duran ParsiNov 12, 2009
- 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
by John Feffer, Alexis DuddenNov 12, 2009
- 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
Nov 10, 2009
- Trailer for a 30-minute special by Kevin Sanders about the nuclear abolition movement.
People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall
by Sarah van GelderNov 09, 2009
- 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
by Stephen ZunesNov 05, 2009
- 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.
by Jim WallisNov 04, 2009
- 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.