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Peacemaking

The choice for war or peace is ours to make. But we have to choose.

Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters
by Sarah Lazare
High school's tough enough without having to face prison time for refusing to serve an occupation you know is wrong.
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence? Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
by Frances Moore Lappé
Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals.
Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South? Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South?
by Jim Wallis
The first pope chosen from outside Europe in a millennium lives in a small apartment, takes the bus, and calls out wealth inequality where he sees it. Can his vision change the Church?
Only the People of the United States Can End Israel’s Occupation Only the People of the United States Can End Israel’s Occupation
by Stephen Zunes
Many progressives breathed a sigh of relief when last month’s Israeli elections set the stage for a centrist coalition and not a far-right one. Yet peace will remain out of reach until the American people pressure the Obama Administration to end Israeli impunity.
Pathway to Progress in Israel Runs through International Law, Local and Global Action Pathway to Progress in Israel Runs through International Law, Local and Global Action
by Phyllis Bennis
While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. But change may come from divestment campaigns, the new U.N recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.
Eleanor: The Radical Roosevelt Eleanor: The Radical Roosevelt
by Peter Dreier
Hollywood just can’t seem to tell the truth about Eleanor Roosevelt, who was a fierce defender of human rights. Historian Peter Dreier steps in to set the record straight.
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013 9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
by Sarah van Gelder
2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War “You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
by Greg Barrett
In 2003, Iraqi townspeople, having just lost their hospital in U.S. air strikes, saved the lives of three wounded U.S. peacemakers. Seven years later, the Americans returned—to thank them.
Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won” Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won”
by Kim Ruehl
Book Review: Gleaned from letters, essays, and articles, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words” reveals how the celebrated folk singer has considered, at every turn, what it means to sing out in a world where the din of injustice is deafening.
Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity? Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity?
by Stephen Zunes
Each time international law has attempted to censure Israel for its recent violations of human rights, the United States has stepped in to stop the process. If anyone is in a position to do something about this, it’s the U.S. public.
In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners
by Phyllis Bennis
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that this morning's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza came in response to rocket attacks. The real reason may have more to do with his damaged political reputation at home.
The Hazards of Manhood The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael Schwalbe
Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
Photo Essay: Ta’Ayush
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben Guss
Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims” Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette Cosner
The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
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