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

Greater Than the Tread of Mighty Armies: Nonviolent Peacekeeping
by Mel Duncan
Growing in sophistication over the past 10 years, nonviolent peacekeeping has saved thousands of lives. As the effectiveness of this approach to transform violent conflicts is demonstrated, the infrastructure to support this work expands.
Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time
by Carol Estes
A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.
Department of Peace and Nonviolence
by Leslie Eliel, Doug Pibel
Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibel
September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
Military Families Say "Bring Them Home Now"
by Lou Plummer
In Fayetteville, North Carolina, a protest led by veterans and military families drew 4,000 people to the largest demonstration ever held in that military city.
Insisting on Peace in Colombia
by Bill Weinberg
The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.
The Warriors Who Turned to Peace
by John Mohawk
John Mohawk discusses what we can learn from the legacy of Haudenosaunee peace making: peace is the result of righteousness, reason, and power.
Love and Resistance in Wartime: An Interview with Chris Hedges Love and Resistance in Wartime: An Interview with Chris Hedges
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
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.
The February 15 Peace Uprising
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
The February 15 peace uprising is just the most visible of many efforts in which ordinary people from around the world are together making things happen that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
A Pilgrimage to Syria
by Elias Amidon, Elizabeth Rabia Roberts
The Damascus peace mission: pilgrims to Syria find that the healing of wounds begins with listening, learning, and praying together in many languages.
The Time For Nonviolence Has Come
by Michael N. Nagler
International Solidarity Movement and the power of nonviolence
Shall We Study War or Peace? Shall We Study War or Peace?
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten reviews YES! Magazine's Making Peace and Victor David Hansons An Autumn of War.
Eight Steps To Teach Kids Peace Eight Steps To Teach Kids Peace
by The Alliance for Childhood
8 practical steps to teaching peace in your community.
Saying Yes! to Peace
Voices from the YES! Magazine archives on War, Iraq, and Envisioning a Better Way
There is no Basis for War
by Phyllis Bennis
Talking points created for United for Peace and Justice. We cannot accept the legitimacy of killing potentially hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to prevent an unknown speculative future threat.
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