Culture of Peace

Rob Kajiwara

Talk Nation Radio: Rob Kajiwara on U.S. Bases on Okinawa

Rob Kajiwara is an Okinawan-Hawaian singer-songwriter and visual artist. In 2017, he was made a cultural ambassador for his ancestral village of Nakagusuku, Okinawa. In 2018 he was also made a cultural ambassador / special envoy for Ke Aupuni o […]

Regarding the idea that peace is boring ...

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson, January 8, 2019 William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and […]

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Of the United Nations’ 18 major human rights treaties, the United States is party to 5, fewer than any other nation on earth, except Bhutan (4), and tied with Malaysia, Myanmar, and South Sudan, a country torn by warfare since […]

David Swanson in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Abolition of War Requires New Thoughts, Words, and Actions

By David Swanson Remarks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 12, 2018 There’s action happening now in the U.S. Senate on ending U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. There’s a big loophole in the bill. There’s the matter of selling […]

Demonstrators highlighted the enormous and negative impact of the U.S. military during the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc)

Why Green New Deal Advocates Must Address Militarism

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, December 12, 2018 From Common Dreams In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from […]

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, over 100 U.S. scholars, intellectuals, and activists published the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders below and invited others to add their names to it. Sanders was working to force a new Senate vote on […]

We need your support today, Giving Tuesday

When you buy anything as a gift or make a donation on someone’s behalf, we’ll send a beautiful card at the time of your choosing to inform the recipient of your gift to them. 1. Sign yourself or a friend […]

HG Wells and the War to End War, from Inkstick

H. G. Wells and the War To End War

By Tad Daley, November 16, 2018 From Inkstick Possibly you’ve noticed that the war to end war didn’t. It has become almost a cliché to observe that the Great War, which ended a century ago this week, served as the […]