I started seeing graphics pop up on social media sites this past week that said about Gaza: “It’s not war. It’s murder.” So I started asking people what exactly they think war is if it’s distinct from murder. Well, war, […]
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Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica will talk about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in […]Read more...
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War and other violence cost the world $9.46 trillion in 2012. Direct Expenses: War has a huge direct financial cost, the vast majority of which is in funds spent on the preparation for war — or what’s thought of as […]
W ars do not benefit the people where they are waged, and do not benefit nations that send their militaries abroad to wage wars. Nor do wars help to uphold the rule of law — quite the reverse. Good outcomes […]
Washington DC – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelming passed the bipartisan McGovern-Jones-Lee resolution which requires the President to seek Congressional authorization before deploying armed services engaged in combat operations in Iraq. “This resolution reclaims Congressional responsibility in matters of […]
Chris Hedges says that Palestinians have the right to self-defense in the form of rockets, without including any consideration of whether the rockets make the Palestinians more or less defended. There is, after all, a reasonable argument that the rockets […]
Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally outlawing war. It’s a story that’s not told in our history books, but it’s not secret CIA history. There […]
By Robert C. Koehler “Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don’t stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe.” This is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as quoted […]
Peace walk held to mark Gandhi’s departure from South Africa http://ibnlive.in.com/news/peace-walk-held-to-mark-gandhis-departur… IBNLive The Indian community led by India’s High Commissioner to South Africa Virendra Gupta organised the event at the former site of Gandhiji’s Tolstoy Farm on the outskirts of […]
There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. There’s a preview video below. The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones […]
A few years back, prior to the International Day of Peace on September 21st, a school board member here in Virginia said that he would back a resolution marking that day as long as everyone understood that in doing so […]
We Must Hold Israel Accountable (Jewish Voice for Peace and RootsAction.org) CNN: Stop Unfair Coverage of Attacks on Gaza! (Code Pink) Contact Your Member of Congress (U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation) Help end Israel’s attacks on Gaza (The […]