Category Peace

Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.

Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ with poetry by Wilfred Owen

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.

Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky Discuss Nuclear War

Chomsky: Page after page of the book contains graphic examples of –you can only call it–this kind of insanity and at one point describes the book as a chronicle of human madness, which captures the character of the era we have been living in very accurately. And we should bear in mind that this is only one of two existential threats, the other…is another dramatic illustration of human madness, the threat of global warming…

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

Here’s how we put an end to violent conflict

In comparison to progress made in medicine, education, and financial access, progress in peacebuilding has been glacial.

The Fall of the “Alt-Right” Came From Anti-Fascism

While the white nationalist ability for self-sabotage can be impressive, it misses the most critical factor in the story of every white supremacist loss: They failed because of effective anti-fascist organizing.

Hedges/Cohn | “Campaign to Exterminate Muslims” and “Gaza: Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes”

Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters

Stop Militarizing Police, End Police Killing of Youth of Color and “You Have to Be Taught Before It’s Too Late”

“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” ***
The people should not be regarded as enemies and do not need the overkill of military tactics applied.

Ann Wright | Why Would Anyone Kill One’s Self In an Attempt to Stop A War?

Did you know that several Americans also set themselves on fire to attempt to end U.S. military actions during those turbulent war years in the 1960s?

‘Enough’: Students Walk Out Nationwide to Protest Inaction on Gun Violence, Call for March 24th protests nationwide.

The walkout is part of a national student-led movement to end gun violence.

Why Won’t the U.S. Give Peace a Chance? by Ted Rall

Here’s to the day the two Koreas see through us.

The assault on environmental protest

50 state bills, Minnesota included, with a link to find information on your state.

I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence

we will not rest
hoping is not enough
our resilience shall prevail

War Abolition 201: New Online Course Begins February 26! (Video)

WorldBeyondWar.org  Published on Jan 9, 2018 Join World Beyond War for “War Abolition 201: Building the Alternative Global Security System.” Our new online course runs the week of February 26 – April 16, 2018. Sign-up today! sign-up here: http://www.classroom.worldbeyondwar.org/ With what do we replace the war system (aka the military-industrial-corporate-governmental complex)? What truly makes us secure? […]

The People Who Made a Nuclear-Weapons-Prohibition Treaty Possible

The people behind the Nobel Peace Prize: ICAN – Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The Violence We Watch: The Film the NFL Doesn’t Want You to See and A Sanctuary City Story

Editor’s Picks, The Intercept,
The Violence We Watch

Barry Riesch | Vietnam: What have we learned?

A Vietnam vet on Burns/Novick “Vietnam” documentary.

From ‘Doan Ket’ by Meridel LeSueur

We will light singing across all seas…

International Day of Non-Violence 2 October 

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” —Gandhi The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors’ Plaza. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on […]

War and the Environment | No War 2017: David Swanson, Jill Stein, Tim DeChristopher, Conference Opening (Video)

First in a series of videos that Rise Up Times is posting from the No War 2017: War and the Environment   Just following the International Day of Peace, and in the tradition of No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism, and the best speech any U.S. president ever gave, this year’s conference focused on activism, including activist […]