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Peacemaking

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

People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village
Individual villages in Colombia are resisting by remaining neutral, refusing to participate in the war, not carrying weapons, and saying no to injustice
The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus
by Jen Angel
Clowns and puppets, theater and drumbeats—street spectacle carves out space for experiencing a new world.
Commentary: An Honorable Exit from Iraq Commentary: An Honorable Exit from Iraq
by Poka Laenui
Poka Laenui outlines the 7 steps the U.S. should take to achieve an honorable exit from Iraq.
Iraq Veterans, Activists for Peace
by Sarah Olson
Iraq War veterans Ricky Clousing, Garett Reppenhagen, and Darrell Anderson tell their stories.
Listening to Iraqi Voices
by Lisa Farino, Dal LaMagna
How can Iraq find peace? Entrepreneur and activist Dal LaMagna traveled with Code Pink to neutral ground in Jordan to find out what the Iraqi people think.
The Case of Lt. Ehren Watada
by Martha Baskin
Last week a military court judge ruled Lt. Ehren Watada, the first Army Lieutenant to refuse orders to deploy to Iraq, could not raise the legality of the Iraq War in his defense. Members of the public gathered for a Citizens’ Hearing on the legality of U.S. actions in Iraq.
Peace is Possible in Iraq
by Lisa Farino, Medea Benjamin
What would it take to create peace in Iraq? Medea Benjamin and a delegation of U.S. citizens met with Iraqis to find out. Interview with Medea Benjamin.
Abraham to Descendants: “Knock it Off”
by Sarah van Gelder
The Interfaith Amigos: A rabbi, a minister, and an imam, brought together by 9/11 and what followed, discover new spiritual depths from their dialogue and friendship.
The Voice of a Mother is Powerful
by Sarah van Gelder
An interview with Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan with reflections on why she continues her search for the "noble cause" that took the life of her son, Casey.
In Iraq: A Place To Be Human, First
by Bill Weinberg
They don't like the occupation or the militias, and they aren't signing up for any political or religious faction. Instead, these Iraqis are claiming the space to live with their neighbors in peace.
Can Soap Operas Save the World? Can Soap Operas Save the World?
by Carol Estes
In some battle-fatigued areas, soap operas have become a path to healing.
A Practical Guide to Diffusing the Iran Crisis and Halting Nuclear Proliferation
by Alice Slater
The US has been the biggest block to the world’s ability to stop nuclear proliferation. It's totally naive to think that anything less than the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and their evil twins–nuclear reactors–would actually work. Giving peace a chance by negotiating an end to the nuclear age is the only practical way out of our terrifying dilemma.
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.
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