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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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Nukes, Coups and Referenda: Myth and Reality in the Ukraine CrisisAn Analysis of Ukraine: Western Hypocrisy, the Role (Not) Played by Nuclear Weapons, Claims of a Fascist Coup, the Referendum in Crimea, and the Path Away from War
Activists Protesting Armed Drones Arrested at Creech AFBReproduced from the Las Vegas Review-Journal
NDE to Serve Creech AFB with War Crimes IndictmentPress Release from Nevada Desert Experience
We Don't Want You to Swim in the RiverKindness and Solidarity Can Occur Among the Dispossessed
A Rising Number of Children Are Dying from U.S. Explosives Littering Afghan Land"The boys’ families were accustomed to the thundering explosions from military training exercises, which sometimes shattered windows in their village."
#NotABugSplat: Art Installation in Pakistan Puts a Face on Drone VictimsFeatured in Reason Magazine

Buddy Bell Discusses the Honduran Election

In general, any kind of assertion that, that the election would be, certainly free and fair is a little bit naïve. I think that you’re going to have a certain amount of fraud no matter what, and this has, this has kind of been a pattern in many countries that, where the oligarchy has held power for, for a very long time. So you have people who have been in struggles for many years, who for, for instance, have been trying to stop mining companies from taking over their land without their consent, from using open-pit mining methods, which contaminate the water with arsenic, like communities that have lived on the coast for several hundred years and now are being pushed out by multinational tourism companies, who want to create such an entity as a “model city”, which is essentially sovereign, outside of Honduran authority yet part of Honduran land. These people would say, you know, they expect the election to have some level of fraud, just because these interests are very entrenched, and they’re going to try to influence any kind of election result that could make it harder for them to continue the status quo.

Demand Justice for Immigrant Rape Survivor

Audemio Orozco-Ramirez is a father, construction worker, long-time U.S. resident, and an undocumented immigrant facing permanent separation from his family.

He also is a rape survivor.

Audemio was attacked and raped in his sleep during his first night in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody at the isolated Jefferson County Jail in Montana.

Tell DHS to certify Audemio’s U visa and to implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act so that no other detained immigrants have to experience the horror Audemio has endured.

Sending a Nun to Prison to Die

"Through these gates pass America's finest warriors": Megan in light blue, crossing the line into Creech AFB“Through these gates pass America’s finest warriors”: Megan in light blue, crossing the line into Creech AFB

“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And vanity comes along and asks, ‘Is it popular?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’” she wrote.

“And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but one must do it because conscience tells one it is right.”

Love Letters to Friends on Jeju Island

Dear friends on Jeju Island : Sung Hee, Paco, Silver, Sister Stella, Dr Park and many others at Gangjeong Village, I lived in a gorgeous agricultural village in Bamiyan Province of Afghanistan for seven years and like yourselves on Jeju Island in South Korea, every morning, I woke up to a window scene of ‘heaven’. No eyes would believe that wars had brought ‘hell’ to occupy this land. My window scene in BamiyanMy window scene in Bamiyan

Drone Warfare Protest at CIA Follows Strike on Civilians in Yemen

Originally posted on DC Media Group

Following a deadly U.S. drone strike on civilians in Yemen, members of a dozen peace groups wearing blue scarves gathered at the entrance of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. With guards and barricades on one side and cars whizzing by on Rt. 123 on the other, they held a vigil in memory of civilians, especially children, killed by U.S. drone bombings in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Barry Asks Us to Remember Yemenis Killed by a DroneBarry Asks Us to Remember Yemenis Killed by a Drone

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