Peace and Justice

People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall
by Sarah van Gelder
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.
Rethinking Afghanistan
by Jim Wallis
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.
Finding an Exit from the Afghan Trap
by Patrick Seale
The current debate in Washington, focused on troop numbers and military strategy, has failed to give any serious attention to the possibility of bringing the Afghan war to an end by political means.
8 Years of War—And What Do We Get?
by Jo Comerford
The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
Nobel Committee, Strategic as Ever, Taps Obama for Peace Prize
by Robert Naiman
In giving this award, the Committee is saying to the U.S.: "Showing signs of significant improvement. Keep up the good work."
How to Exit Afghanistan
by Erik Leaver
An exit strategy is the best way to support Afghanistan's long-term prospects for peace and prosperity.
Costa Rica Creates Department of Peace
by Susie Shutts
Former justice ministry will now focus on promoting peace and conflict resolution.
Let's Think Peace
Huong, an artist, peace activist, and former refugee who fled her native Vietnam in 1975, has painted her visions of war and peace for more than three decades.
People We Love: Heng Monychenda
by Lynsi Burton
Peaceful approach in rural Cambodia
Weapons of Mass Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Here’s evidence that nonviolence is the most powerful tool to promote democracy and overthrow tyranny.
Fierce Light :: Film Trailer
by Velcrow Ripper
Velcrow Ripper's latest documentary portrays examples of spiritual activism: political actions focusing on compassion and interconnection.
Registering for Peace
by Tobin Jacobrown
To register as a conscientious objector, Toby Jacobrown had to sue the federal government.
Vandana Shiva on Gandhi for Today’s World
by David Barsamian, Vandana Shiva
Some say terrorism makes Gandhi irrelevant. Vandana Shiva, farmer, seed saver, and global justice activist, says we need him more than ever.
Iran's Stolen Election Has Sparked an Uprising—What Should the U.S. Do?
by Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes feels that the Iranian election was stolen. Robert Naiman feels there is evidence that it was actually not stolen. But they both say the U.S. should not get involved, but should leave it to the Iranian people.
The Iranian Election Appears to Be Over: What Next for U.S. Policy?
by Robert Naiman
Stephen Zunes feels that the Iranian election was stolen. Robert Naiman feels there is evidence that it was actually not stolen. But they both say the U.S. should not get involved, but should leave it to the Iranian people.