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As the Bush Administration continues its illegal and unjust military
invasion of Iraq, we must steel ourselves for the difficult days that
lie ahead.

David Cortright has laid out many aspects of an agenda to help the US
peace movement move from the immediate work of trying to stop this war,
to continuing to broaden the reach of our movement

The war is just two weeks old, yet the Bush Administration has
accomplished the unprecedented isolation of the United States worldwide,
even from several of its historic allies.

Ifind David Cortright's call useful but limiting. The most exciting
aspect of the antiwar organizing has been its global reach.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

Many pundits predicted that the peace movement would dry up once war
began, and indeed polls show that American support for the war rose to
as high as 71 percent after its launch.

The night the war began, an ashen-faced woman in Parliament Square held
up a photograph of an Iraqi soldier, reduced to a smudge of carbon but
for his head and feet--an image from the last Gulf

In this country, where a US military attack echoes more loudly perhaps
than anywhere else in the world, protesters against the war are
expressing themselves from Hanoi in the north to central V

A few hours after the United States launched its first missile attack
against Baghdad, I spoke to 400 students and faculty at Moscow's largest
university of commerce and economics.

Blogs

Take Back the Capitol stormed Congressional offices today, calling for more action to help the unemployed. 

December 6, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

Cuts in service, shuttering facilities and mass layoffs will hurt workers, communities, the USPS and the economy.

December 6, 2011

More than thirty people were arrested at Occupy DC this weekend, and protesters are preparing to “take back the Capitol.”

December 5, 2011

In what is fast becoming the most promising new front in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the effort to forestall foreclosures is taking center stage.

December 3, 2011

At Occupy Museums at Lincoln Center Thursday night, it was "Glass war" not "class war"—and Glass won, composer Philip Glass. 

December 2, 2011

Local organizers are hoping that the November 30 rally is only a starting point for SU students to open up an important dialogue about issues of police brutality and civil rights.

December 1, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

Campus violence has been a hot-button issue since the recent assaults against students peacefully demonstrating at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and CUNY Baruch. Albeit with far less brutality and violence, Indiana University has now joined the ranks of these schools.

November 30, 2011