This article/conversation is by Dr. Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers
On October 22, 2013, the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) in Kabul, Afghanistan, had a Skype conversation with peace activists at Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island, South Korea, during which they shared solidarity in saying “No!” to the U.S. war apparatus in Afghanistan and South Korea.
The Syrian government has been carrying out a successful scorched earth campaign in Syria for the last 30 months. Troops and equipment have been deployed with the sole purpose of destruction.
The government started by picking cities that held peaceful protests and where activism was visible, to get the word out that the people would lose more then just their freedom by incarceration and summery executions. Assad’s military started annihilating homes and businesses to install a paralyzing state of mind. Most of the destroyed buildings were residential that housed families and were never populated by violent individuals or rebels.
While we in the West were told by Assad and his government that they were chasing down the “terrorists” and “Al Qaeda” most watched in horror, but stood in silence.
I marched (er, clothed) with CODEPINK women when they stood butt-naked across the main strip in my Arkansas hometown protesting the U.S. military invasion of Iraq. As a longtime anti-interventionist, I am on U.S. peace group mailing lists out the wazoo. To my best knowledge, I received no mass emails about Syria—until U.S. strikes became imminent.
Last night on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow interviewed Congressman John Lewis, his aide and co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist/cartoonist Nate Powell.
The issue of global warming, climate change, extreme weather (however one would characterize the phenomenon – and this was a topic of discussion throughout the day) was explored through the Interfaith Climate Summit at Asylum Hill Church in Hartford, Connecticut by keynote speakers, panelists, workshops and lunchtime conversations by well over 100 participants.
Freda Pfeffer, born Freda Plotkin in Winston-Salem, NC on September 5, 1911, died Sunday, November 3, 2013. Freda was 102 years old. We honor Freda, because along with her husband Leo Pfeffer (December 25, 1910 - June 4, 1993) in 1989, she founded FOR USA’s International Pfeffer Peace Award, and also that same year began co-sponsoring FOR USA’s National Martin Luther King, Jr.
Once the signature program of the US drug war in Latin America, aerial fumigation of coca leaf crops is finally in deep trouble.
Fumigation’s crisis comes in a moment when coca growers, like other farmers throughout Colombia, face an economic crisis that led to a month-long national agricultural strike in August.
Earlier this month, we wrote you about one of our International FOR (IFOR) Fellowship School applicants, Andrei Trubceac, whose visa was initially denied — but with your help, Andrei was able to atten
While there is rightly much media attention on the U.S. drone war in Pakistan and Yemen, there is a very different but over-looked “drone war” taking place in Europe right now. In parliamentary committee rooms, in company boardrooms, and in packed public meetings, arguments rage about whether Europe should embrace or reject the use of armed drones.