The choice for war or peace is ours to make. But we have to choose.
The Case of Lt. Ehren Watada
by Martha Baskinposted Jan 25, 2007
- 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 Benjaminposted Jan 07, 2007
- 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 Gelderposted Nov 06, 2006
- 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 Gelderposted Sep 01, 2006
- 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 Weinbergposted May 03, 2006
- 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?
by Carol Estesposted May 02, 2006
- 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 Slaterposted Apr 25, 2006
- 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 Duncanposted Feb 15, 2006
- 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
by Carol Estesposted Feb 08, 2006
- 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 Pibelposted Nov 08, 2005
- Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibelposted Nov 07, 2005
- 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 Plummerposted May 25, 2005
- 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 Weinbergposted Nov 11, 2004
- 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 Mohawkposted Nov 11, 2004
- 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
by Sarah Ruth van Gelderposted Nov 08, 2004
- 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.