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Draft Women? Hell No!

May 26, 2020 A bill introduced to Congress is trying to expand draft registration to women … but a network of peace activists, experienced draft resisters, antiwar feminists, and draft-age youth are working to not only stop it, but to […]

1960s-era US anti military draft protest

Activists Fought US Military Draft For Decades – They May Soon Have To Again

By Robert Levering, May 19, 2020 From Waging Nonviolence As if there weren’t enough to worry about these days, women soon may be required to register for the military draft. You may not have heard about this development because of […]

Phill Gittins, director of education for World BEYOND War

How To Build, Sustain And Grow A Career In Peace Education With Phil Gittins

By Catalina Rojas, May 15, 2020 From school dropout to PhD holder.  Meet one of the world’s tops experts in Peace Education: Phill Gittings. Phill has received multiple awards for his contributions to peace and social change, including the Rotary Peace Fellowship. […]

Peace vigil in Broome County, New York

Love Peace? Electronically Organize Now!

By Jack Gilroy, April 29, 2020 Dr Martin Luther King said: “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” As biomedical teams around the world organize to find a vaccine for Covid19, peace makers have […]

Rivera Sun

Four Reasons To Ditch The Draft

By Rivera Sun, April 26, 2020 There’s a bill before congress to expand the military draft to women. It’s a terrible idea. Here are four reasons why: It’s not about “equality.” Some say drafting women is only fair; after all, […]

(Photo: Fundación Escuelas de Paz)

Pandemics, Social Conflict And Armed Conflict: How Does COVID-19 Affect Vulnerable Populations?

By Amada Benavides de Pérez, April 11, 2020 From Global Campaign for Peace Education For peace, welcome For children, freedom For their mothers, life To live in tranquility This is the poem Juan[1] wrote on World Peace Day, last September […]

The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

The Mountains Sing

By Matthew Hoh, April 21, 2020 From Counterpunch Bringing The Enemy’s War Home; The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai I was born near New York City in 1973, the year the United States officially ended its war in Vietnam and […]

Daniel Berrigan

COVID-19 and the Wasting Disease of Normalcy

By Brian Terrell, April 17, 2020 “But what of the price of peace?” asked Jesuit priest and war resister Daniel Berrigan, writing from federal prison in 1969, doing time for his part in the destruction of draft records. “I think […]

Must-watch 45- second video showing a massive release of PFAS-laden foam from the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in U.S.-occupied Okinawa on April 10. The base discharged huge, carcinogenic airborne bubbles to settle into residential neighborhoods.

PFAS Release from Marine Base Contaminate Okinawa (Again)

By Pat Elder, April 12, 2020 米軍基地から漏れ出した有害物資を含む泡消火剤 “Foam containing harmful materials leaked from U.S. military base” According to Okinawa-based Toshio TAKAHASHI, The Okinawa Defense Bureau has provided information on the release of foam from Futenma Airfield, which occurred on Friday, […]

A war veteran sleeps on the sidewalk as his wife sits wrapped in blankets in Washington D.C. on July 29, 1932. Photo | AP

Chewed Up and Spit Out: What Happens to Veterans When They Retire?

By Alan Macleod, March 30, 2020 From Mint Press News The phrase “military-industrial complex” is thrown around a lot. But the fact remains that the United States spends almost as much on war as the rest of the world combined. American troops […]