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In the most significant movement of dissident soldiers since Vietnam, nearly 1,000 active-duty officers and enlisted personnel have petitioned the government to withdraw from Iraq.
For the first time since Vietnam, active-duty military personnel have organized to oppose a war that they are fighting.
The Iraq Study Group report may slow the impetus for immediate withdrawal from Iraq. Those who seek genuine military disengagement must make their voices heard.
Video activists and independent filmmakers are on the ground in war zones from Iraq to Lebanon and Gaza, using documentaries as instruments of peacemaking.
Public paranoia and a credulous establishment media that have failed to aggressively report on 9/11 have allowed a cult-like "Truth Movement" to fill in the gaps.
A peace activist argues that if soldiers like Lieut. Ehren Watada succeed in convincing the courts that they have a right to refuse to fight in unjust and illegal wars, the world will be a different place.
A unique student-run organization is making real strides mobilizing
progressive voters for victory in the long haul.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has helped a lot of poor women, but
the basic problem in developing countries is landlessness. A $130
microloan won't solve that problem.
The Swedish Academy bestowed this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit. It's easy to believe Yunus's low-interest loans to the poor are a silver bullet against global economic injustice. But it's not that simple.
Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the
people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled
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