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Signs of Life :: Elections Signs of Life :: Elections
by Noah Grant
States Back the Popular Vote
Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib is the story of Aidan Delgado’s journey towards conscientious objector status. This excerpt is a meditation on how easy it is to distance ourselves from the devastation of war-making.
Raiding the War Chest Raiding the War Chest
by Miriam Pemberton
It’s called “defense” spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.
Respecting Our Neighbors to the South Respecting Our Neighbors to the South
by Nadia Martinez
For years, the U.S. imposed authoritarian leaders and corporate-friendly policies on Latin American countries. Now they are setting their own path.
How Iran Could Help the United States How Iran Could Help the United States
by Robert Naiman
Instead of bombing Iran, we could draw on that nation to collaborate in winning the peace for the entire region, by Robert Naiman.
Candidates for Congress Show the Way Out Candidates for Congress Show the Way Out
by Erik Leaver
The 2006 mid-term election sent a clear signal: Americans want out of Iraq. As the occupation drags on, 10 candidates for the U.S. Congress announce a plan to bring all the troops home.
Family Reunions Build Bridges to Cuba Family Reunions Build Bridges to Cuba
by Elizabeth Cerejido
If there’s one thing Cubans in Miami share with compatriots in Cuba, it’s a desire to travel freely—especially to visit family. Lifting the U.S. travel ban could open all kinds of doors.
Africa’s Own Needs Should Come First Africa’s Own Needs Should Come First
by Emira Woods
Rising prices make African oil a tempting prize. But African leaders are resisting U.S. plans to militarize the continent, saying their resources should be used to alleviate poverty.
A Real Pro-Israel Policy Helps Palestine, Too A Real Pro-Israel Policy Helps Palestine, Too
by Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes, in A Real Pro-Israel Policy Helps Palestine, Too argues that we could adopt a real pro-Israel policy, that is also a pro-Palestine and pro-peace.
The Way to a Just Foreign Policy The Way to a Just Foreign Policy
by John Feffer
It’s time to leave behind old ideas of superpowers. A changing world brings new opportunities for peace and the chance to join a community of nations.
Students Against Sweatshops Students Against Sweatshops
Emira Woods :: Valentines Against Liberian Debt Emira Woods :: Valentines Against Liberian Debt
On Valentine’s Day 2007, 10,000 cards flooded the U.S. Treasury Department offices, each bearing the phrase, “Have a heart—drop Liberia’s debt.”
A Just Foreign Policy Discussion Guide A Just Foreign Policy Discussion Guide
by Noah Grant
We can continue to assert our military and economic dominance, or we can work with other countries to tackle issues like global warming and ultimately create a more secure world.
Life in Iran :: Photo Essay Life in Iran :: Photo Essay
by Arash Shiva
Arash Shiva’s beautiful photographs of daily life in Iran, taken in Fall 2007.
A Just Foreign Policy :: Resource Guide A Just Foreign Policy :: Resource Guide
by Noah Grant, Christiane Ranc
A resource guide on foreign policy actions. Ways to Take Action and Get Connected: Support returning veterans, Promote Economic Justice, Abolish Nuclear Weapons, End the War, Be a Citizen Diplomat, Protect Human Rights.
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