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Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003. More about Voices

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Before the DawnCall for a new awakening
In Baghdad, Organized Destruction"Since we opened our eyes in this life, we have only known pain."
Jury Finds Four Hancock Anti-Drone Activists Guilty of Trespass, but Acquits on All Other ChargesSentencing Will Be in the De Witt (NY) Town Court 6:30pm July 8
CNN: Columbia is first U.S. university to divest from prisonsColumbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.
Their deaths shall haunt us as long as we liveEarlier this month, a drone strike in Khost City, Afghanistan killed 34 Taliban-affiliated individuals. However, local reports from the region indicate that this strike also killed 15 civilians.
Weeding Roses in Kabulby Martha Hennessy

6 Arrested at Beale AFB in Ash Wednesday Drone Protest

Clergy, Veterans Among Six Arrested Ash Wednesday at Killer Drone Protest at Beale Air Base; Ashes Spread Memorializing Children Killed by Drones

The Front Page Rule

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As drone warfare proliferates, as the stings of the drone become more lethal and terrifying, the peace activists hold a newsworthy message. I’m glad Code Pink members continually interrupt high level hearings. I hope their essential questioning will plant seeds that germinate, take root and gather underground strength.

Killing the Future

roof of the Ameriya shelterroof of the Ameriya shelter

Visiting the al-Ameriya shelter is creepy; it feels like a tomb. It feels like an atrocity happened here, where silent echoes of human terror scream something too big for words, too atrocious for metaphor.

THE SHIFT

FMC LexingtonFMC Lexington

If we turn to each other with a readiness to share resources, live simply and practice fairness, perhaps it will find a way to end cruelties as wrongheaded as this prison system.

COUNTDOWN TO CREECH

Outside Creech AFBOutside Creech AFB

Since 2009 dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, in attempts to stop the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones. This year will be the largest turnout yet, and we want you to sign on!

WAR AND PERPETUAL ADOLESCENCE

We have a democracy-for-profit, which means that Barack Obama, elected on an enormous — indeed, global — peace mandate, has proceeded through his presidency as Bush Lite, modifying but perpetuating our state of endless war. Understanding peace may be a prerequisite for adulthood, but politically we’re caught in perpetual adolescence.

Letter to the Editor of the Jordan Times

I hope your country does what America did not: take the time to stop, to reflect, and to reach a reasoned consensus on her answer. Mr. al-Kasasbeh’s death was gruesomely horrible. Jordan’s response should not be more of the same.

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