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

Vincent Harding: An Open Letter to President Obama Vincent Harding: An Open Letter to President Obama
by Dr. Vincent Harding
Vincent Harding, a key figure in the civil rights movement and the author of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech condemning the Vietnam War, tells of his reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death and his hopes for a just peace.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs? A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca Leisher
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness
Phyllis Rodriguez' son was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Aicha el-Wafi's son was convicted of conspiring to plan the attack that killed him. In 2002, the two mothers met and became friends.
Mexicans Reject U.S.-Backed Drug War Mexicans Reject U.S.-Backed Drug War
by Laura Carlsen
Led by a popular poet, tens of thousands of protesters fill the streets of Mexico to speak out against the war on drugs.
Truth and Reconciliation in New York Truth and Reconciliation in New York
by David Kaczynski
Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
I’m Looking for Justice, Not Vengeance I’m Looking for Justice, Not Vengeance
by Brooke Jarvis
A 9/11 widow on working for peace when the world expects you to want revenge.
Violence Disguised as Religion Violence Disguised as Religion
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Pastor Don Mackenzie on how to keep religion from being used to justify hatred and suffering.
Time to End the War Time to End the War
by Robert Naiman
Even before the death of Osama bin Laden, Americans and Afghans felt it was time to begin bringing our troops home and handing back sovereignty to the Afghan people.
Film Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune Film Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
A long-overdue tribute to a leading Vietnam-era voice of protest.
Our Human Nature Our Human Nature
by David Korten
Greed is a sign of moral and psychological immaturity. Psychologically and morally mature adults are caring, cooperative, and honest.
Warrior Baboons Give Peace a Chance Warrior Baboons Give Peace a Chance
by Robert M. Sapolsky
Born violent? A troop of baboons chooses an enduring culture of peace.
War Is Not Peace War Is Not Peace
by Christa Hillstrom
For decades, School of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois has argued that embracing militarism will never bring us the security we seek. But he thinks he knows what will.
10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World 10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World
by Steve Crawshaw, John Jackson
Václav Havel called it “the power of the powerless.” How regular people, from Denmark to Liberia, have stood up to power—and won.
Nuclear Disarmament is People’s Work Nuclear Disarmament is People’s Work
by Joe Copeland
Presidential declarations and filmmakers' scare tactics get the attention—meanwhile, powerful grassroots movements build on 60 years of effort.
People We Love: Bradley Manning People We Love: Bradley Manning
Challenging secrecy with WikiLeaks.
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