Category Peace

Polly Mann: Five Ways to Start a Nuclear War and How to Stop It Before It Happens

Hirosima/Nagasaki:  Calling All Peaceloving People to Commemorate the 75th Anniversay of U.S. Atomic Bombs on Japan See Commemoration details below Polly Mann article. By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter  Summer 2020  Vol. 38  Num. 3 David Wright, global security director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, lists five ways in which the United States could be brought […]

“The Minnesota Conspiracy to Save Lives” by Chuck Turchick

“Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? By Chuck Turchick  July 14, 2020 “Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? With a cut-off sweatshirt, jeans, loafers without socks, I noticed he also had a gun pointed at me. Following him were a phalanx of about a dozen others. Who were they? […]

Honoring the Warrior: Jim Northrup 1943 – 2016, by Craig Wood

“Despite his political edginess, PTSD and success as a writer, Northrup remained a warm, folksy man who continued to tell his stories in a straightforward and humorous way until his death. In 2016,”

Chris Hedges: Seeing Through Faux-Solidarity Performance Stunts Of Police Politicians & Corporations

Julianna welcomes back Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Chris Hedges, to discuss how as lawmakers and activists are working together to make real changes in policing that are worth celebrating, it is important to name the statements that are opportunistic and performative, like police officers taking a knee with protesters before proceeding to pepper […]

Video, Building the Peace Movement Teach-In, World Beyond War

Speakers: Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator CODEPINK; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets; Rich Whitney, Green Party Peace Action Committee; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK.

Defying Doomsday: The Ribbon Minnesota, by Karen Levad

The Ribbon Minnesota action, created one piece at a time, will culminate in marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on August 4, 2020 By Karen Levad Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter  Volume 38  Number 1  Winter 2020 Members at Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community in Minneapolis thought that […]

Martin Luther King Speaks! Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution

“One of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands. They end up sleeping through a revolution.

Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann  Southside Pride  December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]

The Mad Military Money Machine, The Laura Flanders Show

…a peace economy – what might it look like?

Campaign Nonviolence: Working for a new culture of nonviolence free from war, racism, poverty and environmental destruction, by John Dear

We can change the world if we organize in grassroots movements of resistance and social transformation.

A Dream Come True: Ed McCurdy’s 1950s Folk Song and the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact

“And the people in the streets below were dancing round and round…”

Commonalities of mass shooters and prevention recommendations

We’ve studied every mass shooting since 1966 and found similarities that can help prevent future attacks.

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

The Riptide of American Militarism: Lessons from the Natural World on Washington’s Unnatural Wars, by Wm. Astor

“The best defense against militarism is peace; the next best thing is the vigorous practice of democracy,” (The Pentagon as a Parasitic Cowbird)

Generals, Ambassadors, National Security Experts, Church Leaders and Women Nobel Peace Laureates Say “No War On Iran!” by Ann Wright

“A military confrontation would not only endanger those struggling for freedom and democracy but also further damage the Iranian economy, which is already reeling under American sanctions…”

How can allies protect communities threatened with violence? by George Lakey

Violence is a hatchet when a surgeon’s knife is needed.

Pick the forbidden fruit…Keep Space for Peace Visits Russia

It’s a weaving together rather than domination of one over the other. A lesson for all.

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, by Frida Berrigan

My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.

Protesting the NATO’s 70th anniversary: The peace movement’s counter-actions in Washington & NATO’s Ministerial Summit

The core statements of the action appealed to the many tourists that strolled around DC: disarming for social affairs, protecting the environment and stopping climate change and, naturally, no wars or interventions – “hands-off Venezuela!” and “No to NATO!”

No to NATO, Yes to Peace Gathering Washington DC (Video)

It’s almost time to unwelcome NATO! “No Compromise, No Retreat in the Fight to End Militarism and War” (Black Alliance of Peace)