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Nonviolent Resistance In Palestine: Steadfastness, Creativity & Hope

“We have to have hope to resist” As the Stop the Wall Coalition demonstrates, steadfastness (sumud) in Arabic and nonviolent discipline are essential ingredients of a successful movement. Members of the village communities have learned that they must continue to struggle, day by day, week by week, despite the violence directed at them. Freedom does not come easy. “You have to be willing to sacrifice for freedom, and above all else, believe in your cause and what you’re struggling for. If you believe, you will continue, if you continue, you will succeed.”

Nobel Peace Laureates to Human Rights Watch: Close Your Revolving Door to U.S. Government

The leading human rights organization's close ties to the U.S. government call its independence into question. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons alternet.org  May 12, 2014  The following letter was sent today to Human Rights Watch's Kenneth Roth on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire; former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans More

Mairead Maguire. Syria: An Open Letter to the American People

Mother Agnes will be speaking via Skype at 4200 Cedar Ave. So. in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Sponsored by the Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness. "Mother Agnes is bringing to America a universal message your country knows well. She presents it through the story of Syria. I More

David Swanson> Bradley Manning Wins Peace Prize

A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 signatures, many of them with comments, and is aiming for 100,000 before delivering it to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.  Anyone can sign and add their comments at ManningNobel.orgDavid Swanson  July 19, 2013  TheRealNews.comBy David Swanson. This article was first published on War is More

David Swanson> Bradley Manning Wins Peace Prize

A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 signatures, many of them with comments, and is aiming for 100,000 before delivering it to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.  Anyone can sign and add their comments at ManningNobel.orgDavid Swanson  July 19, 2013  TheRealNews.comBy David Swanson. This article was first published on War is More

Report on Syria – Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire: “The Syrian State is Under a Proxy War Led by Foreign Countries”

Report and Appeal to the International community to support a process of dialogue and reconciliation in Syria between its people and Syrian government and reject outside intervention and war. By Mairead Maguire  Global Research, May 27, 2013 Peace People 24 May 2013  Region: Middle East & North Africa  Theme: US NATO War Agenda  In-depth Report: SYRIA: NATO'S NEXT WAR? Mairead Maguire After a More

Ann Wright> The Compassion of Women of Afghanistan for the Women of Gaza

The Compassion of Women of Afghanistan for the Women of Gaza By Ann Wright (about the author) OpEdNews Op Eds 12/15/2012 opednews.com Last week I was in Gaza, just days after the eight-day Israeli attack on Gaza that killed over 180 Palestinians and subsequent rockets from Gaza that killed six Israelis.This week I have been in Afghanistan where More

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