Category: Demilitarization

militarized police

Police Are a Lie

The parallels between the police-prosecution-prison system and the war system are extensive. I don’t mean the direct connections, the flow of weapons, the flow of veterans. I mean the similarities: the intentional failure to use superior alternatives, the ideology of violence used to justify horrible ideas, and the expense and corruption.

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peace activist Bruce Kent

Obituary: Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent was inspirational – both by example, and with his knack of encouraging people to be involved, and to achieve more than they thought they could.

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Banksy peace dove

Reimagining Peace as a Rejection of a Militarized Status Quo

What does peace mean in a world with endless war and militarism? Dianne Otto reflects on the “specific social and historical circumstances that profoundly influence how we think about [peace and war].” She pulls from feminist­ and queer perspectives to imagine what peace could mean independent of a war system and militarization.

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