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ISIL, the US, and curing our addiction to violence

By Erin Niemela and Tom H. Hastings President Obama’s Wednesday night address on the Islamic State (ISIL) reintroduced a war weary nation to more violent intervention in Iraq, another war weary nation. The Obama administration claims that airstrikes, military advisors […]

Suckered Again?

By Winslow Myers Why must vengefulness be the default strategy for humans—the very thing we dislike and fear most about our adversaries? Mob rule is a temptation we assume we have grown beyond, but have we? The media hounds and […]

Perpetual War Is Fine With the New York Times After All

By Norman Solomon The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war. Sixteen months ago, when President Obama gave oratorical lip service to ending “perpetual war,” the newspaper quickly touted that end as a democratic necessity. But […]

Fast-Draw Morality

By Robert C. Koehler“So you want to disarm cops LOL yeah that’s an intelligent thing to do the gang bangers would love that surely they will unilaterally disarm too.” I’m used to semi-anonymous sarcasm by now, like this Huffington Post […]

Warning to War Supporters

Warning to War Supporters

I know you mean well. I know you think you’ve found a bargain that nobody else noticed hidden in a back corner of the used car lot. Let me warn you: it’s a clunker. Here, I’ll list the defects. You […]

World Beyond War’s David Hartsough Featured in Street Spirit

World Beyond War’s David Hartsough Featured in Street Spirit

      David Hartsough is featured in a long article and interview in Street Spirit. The article begins: A Quaker’s Ceaseless Quest for a World Without War After a lifetime of civil rights sit-ins, blockades at nuclear plants, and acts of […]

Ukrainian Cease-fire Spawns 2020 AYWW Hope

By Joe White, A Year Without War Ukrainian Cease-fire Spawns 2020 AYWW Hope. Good news. On Friday, Sept 5, a cease-fire went into effect in the Ukraine. This Ukranian cease-fire is a delicate case study for our 2020 A Year […]

What can Afghan youth do amidst global violence?

Dear Friends of Peace, From one of the persistent foci of wars, the Afghan Peace Volunteers launched the Borderfree Community Centre of Nonviolence on 7th August, 2014, in wishing to work nonviolently with the human family across all borders to […]

Have You Declared Peace?

Have You Declared Peace?

Have you declared peace? February 15, 2003, saw the biggest public demonstrations against war (or for anything else) in history. The U.S.-led illegal and immoral war on Iraq went from bad to worse for 8 years. In recent months, the United […]

How “Protect and Serve” Became “Search and Destroy”