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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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The Fourth Estate in FlamesReproduced with permission from CODEPINK
Write to Imprisoned Drone Protester Jack GilroyJailed for Protesting Hancock AFB War Machines
My Father Was Killed by a Computer, Says 7-Year-Old Afghan ChildSometimes It Takes Children to Tell the Plain Facts
Stop the KillingArchbishop Romero's 1983 plea in El Salvador spreaks to US today
The Duvet Project, an Invitationfor 3rd winter APV to coordinate manufacture and distribution of blankets
Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. CourtKathy Kelly and Georgia Walker plead not guitly in drone protest case

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison- Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgment

Mary Anne began her sentencing statement with, “Your honor, a series of judicial perversions brings me here before you tonight.” She concluded that the “final perversion is the reversal of who is the real victim here: the commander of a military base whose drones kill innocent people halfway around the world, or those innocent people themselves who are the real ones in need of protection from the terror of US drone attacks?”

Amerikistan, not Afghanistan, Warocracy, not Democracy

By Dr Hakim 11th July, 2014 Afghanistan Analysts Network reported on 9th July that “he ( Abdullah Abdullah ) told the crowd that he had received phone calls from both US President Barack Obama and State Secretary John Kerry and had been told that Kerry would make a stop-over in Kabul on Friday. It was clear he wanted see what could come of that.” Abdullah Abdullah’s phone call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who arrived in Kabul today, shows that it is the U.S. government, and not Afghans, who run this country. This is Amerikistan, not Afghanistan.

Women Rising Radio XXV

Listen to WOMEN RISING RADIO 25, Activists on Armaments and War. (You must scroll down to the bottom.)

WOMEN RISING RADIO program 25 features US peace activist KATHY KELLY. The program also features SISTER STELLA SOH, a Korean Catholic nun fighting to keep a huge naval base off a triple crown UNESCO ecology jewel: Korea’s JEJU ISLAND. Recently Kathy Kelly travelled to Korea to be in solidarity with those resisting the naval base.

Bowe Bergdahl and the Voice of War

…Meanwhile, Dongwon was arranging a conference at Jeju University to explore conscientious objection to war. He and his friend Mark do not want to be conscripted into military service, but failure to comply with the Republic of Korea’s mandatory service could result in extremely severe punishments. Worldwide fully 90 per cent of those presently incarcerated for conscientious objection to military service are to be found in South Korean prisons…

Vigil and Fast in Michigan for Victims of Drone Strikes

Battle Creek, MI — Michigan residents fasted and demonstrated for three hours outside of the Kellogg Air National Guard base on Saturday afternoon to express opposition to drone warfare. Drones, which are unmanned armed aircraft operated from behind a computer screen far from the target site, are being operated here locally. Drones have been secretly targeting people overseas, and have led to the deaths of countless innocent women, men, and children.

Tell your Rep. to Sign the Lee-Rigell Letter, Best Tool to Stop a New War

by Robert Naiman and Megan Iorio Just Foreign Policy

Some press reports have suggested that the U.S. could begin airstrikes in Iraq at any time. Our best tool to stop this is to press President Obama to come to Congress for authorization before using military force, as required by the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Pressing the President to come to Congress for authorization was essential to stopping the U.S. from going to war in Syria last year.

Urge your Representative to join in pressing President Obama to come to Congress, by signing our petition at MoveOn.

Justice for Rasmea Odeh

by Nadine Naber

This past winter, I was privileged to participate in several events in Chicago organized by Rasmea Yousef Odeh, associate director of the Arab American Action Network and leader of that group’s Arab Women’s Committee… One event I attended was a celebration of International Women’s Day, at which immigrant women performed a play that Rasmea Odeh had written. The play focused on several generations of women in an extended Arab immigrant family who grappled with gender-related struggles both in the family and in American society with recourse to their loving but often tense connections with one another. The audience was engrossed, laughing and commenting throughout the performance, perhaps because they rarely see their own life struggles thus affirmed in America. Rarely, in fact, do they see humane, nuanced representations of Arab women’s lives at all.

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