Category Peacemaking

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years: Make it Inter-Dependence Day to Challenge the Ideology of Right Wing Ultra-Nationalism 

The truth is, though, that much of what we love about America was created by ordinary citizens.

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Appeals To President Trump For Peace Leadership

“The people of North and South Korea want peace and they want a peace treaty. They do not want their country to be bombed or their government to bomb others. “

Joe Scarry | A Globally-Connected Peace Movement: What’s Stopping Us?

The biggest obstacle to a truly global peace movement may actually be the structures upon which we’ve leaned for so long . . . . By Joe Scarry  Joe Scarry’s Blog  December 28, 2016 A globally connected peace movement? To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click […]

40,000 people in 136 countries resolve to work to end all wars

Over 40,000 people in 136 countries have signed this statement. Will you take a few seconds and join them? I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, […]

Flowers and Zeese | Militarism and Violence are So Yesterday: It’s Time to Make Peace the Reality

Not only is violence destructive, but when we harm others, we cause harm to ourselves.

Sami Rasouli | A Holiday Invitation from Iraq to Donald Trump

The purpose of your visit will be educational in nature and focused on learning about Arab-Islamic culture…

Armistice Day Bell Ringing, VFP Chapter 27

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, Bell Ringing on Armistice Day

Michael Nagler | The Kapp Putsch and Modern Memory

There are two lessons from these chaotic events that we, too, can learn; in fact, we ignore them at our peril.

Make Nuclear Weapons Illegal. UN Resolution for a “Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”

This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history.

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Peace All Over the World | Playing for Change

Robert Bradley is originally from Detroit, Michigan, but we filmed this song in Los Angeles in front of a Playing For Change graffiti wall painted by a local artist.

Kathy Kelly | A Good Beginning

If the U.S. might diminish offensive war preparations against Russia, when would DOD budget proposals begin to reflect this?

Three Upcoming National/International Actions/Conferences that Promote Peace

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Joe Scarry | The Election 2016 Diet: Invest 100 Hours for Peace

This year seems to underline a difficult truth: in the run-up to the US presidential election, it always seems axiomatic that this will be the opportune time to make headway on the antiwar agenda; but in the craziness of election season itself it becomes obvious just how far out of the action we antiwar people are.

Aprés Nice: Why We Need an Antiwar Movement

Unless we revive an antiwar movement in the United States, none of this will occur in the present time. It is war that is destroying our economic being and our future. Ultimately, it will be our refusal to oppose and work to end war that will destroy our souls.

Desmond Tutu on World Beyond War Plans for September 2016 (Video)

Desmond Tutu discusses the importance of the upcoming NO WAR conference this September.

Kathy Kelly | Group Calls for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

We are a group of concerned U.S. citizens currently visiting Russia with the goal of increasing understanding and reducing international tension and conflict. We are appalled by this call for direct U.S. aggression against Syria, and believe it points to the urgent need for open public debate on U.S. foreign policy.

Kathy Kelly | What’s at Stake?

Julia, a University student who wants to become an interpreter working with diplomats, said that she is glad and grateful never to have lived through a war.” I always want to choose words instead of weapons,” Julia said.

Jane Addams | Peace is not merely the absence of war . . .

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Ann Wright: Building Bridges of Peace instead of Fear — Citizen Diplomacy with Russia

Wright: With international tensions high, members of our delegation believe its time for the citizens of all nations to loudly declare that military confrontation and hot rhetoric are not the way to resolve international problems.