Peace and Justice

Abolishing the War System: The Big Picture
by Michael N. Nagler
The patina of glory that surrounds war is wearing off. Is this the beginning of the end of the war mindset?
How We Brought Down a Dictator
by Bryan Farrell, Eric Stoner
10 years later: A conversation with Srdja Popovic, a leader in the the nonviolent overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic.
Quotes from the Quran and from Rumi
by Sarah Van Gelder
Interested in what Muslim sacred texts actually say? Here's a short selection of quotes recommend by Jamal Rahman.
Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11
by Sarah van Gelder
How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.
Maryland Protects Student Info From Recruiters
by Pat Elder
Graduating high school students with increasingly grim job prospects are vulnerable to recruitment tactics. A new law limits military access to student data.
Waging Peace from Afar: Divestment and Israeli Occupation
by Phyllis Bennis
A growing grassroots movement is using the techniques of the anti-apartheid movement to challenge U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
Coming of Age in Hiroshima
by Jane Braxton Little
August 6, 1945 forever changed the world. Hiroshima is witness to our capacity and our willingness to destroy.
WikiLeaks: Pentagon Papers 2.0?
by Phyllis Bennis
The WikiLeaks documents tell us what we already knew: This war isn't winnable. Can they help us stop it?
Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block
by Christopher Hellman
For the first time in years, there’s serious discussion about the size of our military budget.
An End to Constant War
by William J. Astore
Seven reasons we're always at war ... and seven ways to quit.
Every Teacher a Peace Teacher
by David Jackson Cook
At the heart of new Peace Studies programs is the declaration that nonviolence, peace, and justice are not utopian dreams but real and practical ways in which humans can affect the world around them.
Leymah Gbowee: A Powerful Voice for Peace
by Kwami Nyamidie
Leymah Gbowee's commitment to nonviolent resistance helped stop the Liberian civil war. She now helps other women promote peace throughout Africa.
Ending the Mexican Drug War: An Activist’s Advice
by Erich Moncada
Fighting rampant corruption with citizen action—in Mexico and the U.S.—is the key to peace.
In Iran, Sanctions vs. Diplomacy
by Phyllis Bennis
Can the U.N. Security Council keep the U.S. from disrupting a diplomatic victory?
In Afghan Negotiations, Who’s at the Table?
by Phyllis Bennis
A real path to peace will involve a lot more players (and fewer soldiers).