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US oblivious to trauma of war victims

Press TV has conducted an interview with Leah Bolger, Veterans for Peace, Oregon about US military concerns for the mental health of returned soldiers from combat; and the inadequacy of institutional support. The following is an approximate transcript of the […]

Research Project for Peacemakers

by Ed O’Rourke March 5, 2013 “Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine […]

War Abolition – Medellin Speech – YouTube

War Abolition – The Medellin Declaration – YouTube [Ed O’Rourke, retired certified public accountant from Houston, gave this speech at the Colombo Americano in Medellin, Colombia on September 4, 2013.  The Colombo is an institution dedicated to teaching Medellin residents […]

A 15-Year Murder Spree

By David Swanson “The notion of a ‘humanitarian war’ would have rang in the ears of the drafters of the UN Charter as nothing short of Hitlerian, because it was precisely the justification used by Hitler himself for the invasion […]

Lies About Rwanda Mean More Wars If Not Corrected

Lies About Rwanda Mean More Wars If Not Corrected

By David Swanson Urge the ending of war these days and you’ll very quickly hear two words: “Hitler” and “Rwanda.”  While World War II killed some 70 million people, it’s the killing of some 6 to 10 million (depending on […]

What Do World’s Two Biggest Dangers Have in Common?

What Do World’s Two Biggest Dangers Have in Common?

By David Swanson Anyone who cares about our natural environment should be marking with great sadness the centenary of World War I. Beyond the incredible destruction in European battlefields, the intense harvesting of forests, and the new focus on the […]

John Dear on the Nonviolent Life

Kathy Kelly on Ending Borders

National Security: Going “Up” or “Down?”

By Susan C. Strong In his January State of the Union message, President Obama said two noteworthy things: the first was “America must move off a permanent war footing.” Of course this remark was preceded and followed by a lot […]

UKRAINE : Dialogue and East-West cooperation are the key

UKRAINE : Dialogue and East-West cooperation are the key

By International Peace Bureau March 11, 2014. The events of the last few days and weeks only serve to confirm what the IPB and others in the disarmament wing of the international peace movement have been asserting for years: that […]