Each day, thousands of Palestinians must pass a gauntlet of Israeli checkpoints to get to work, receive medical care, or visit family. And every day, the Israeli women of CheckpointWatch show up to witness what is being done in their names.
DILEMMAS OF DOMINATION: The Unmaking of the American Empire by Walden Bello Metropolitan Books, 2005, 272 pages, $25.00
Pre-emptive war, unilateral attacks, arm-twisting of allies, the sweeping aside of international agreements—many see these as evidence of U.S. ambition to build a global empire. Economist James K. Galbraith spoke of the likelihood of empire’s success at the June 2003 Take Back America conference in Washington, DC.
Curricula and other resources for teaching peace.
Wangari Maathai’s Nobel Peace Prize brings trees, women, democracy, and the continent of Africa into the center of global discussions of peace.
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.
A veteran war correspondent draws on his years in chaotic war zones to reflect on what the young men and women fighting in Iraq face as they return home, and what war trauma means for all of us.