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Readers respond to poet Sharon Olds's decision to decline Laura Bush's invitation to dine at the White House.

Poet Sharon Olds writes an open letter to Laura Bush, explaining why she won't break bread at the White House.

Knowing what America owes its dead--be they soldiers lost in
Iraq or civilians lost in the Gulf Coast storm--could prod the nation toward a decisive rejection of the Bush Administration's war policies.

Mounting American casualties alone cannot turn us away from this ill-advised war. Democrats and anti-war advocates should let words and peaceful actions speak, instead of guns and corpses.

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

Counter-recruitment projects are mobilizing to push back on the growing militarization of America's schools. Here's a list of resources.

There is no possible strategy to win in Iraq. Now is the time for activists to reach out to the families of soldiers in Iraq who may feel betrayed.

Will her solitary protest become a turning point for a nation disillusioned with a President and his war?

Blogs

To send labor supporters into their final week of preparing for One Billion Rising, United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard recorded this special video message.

February 6, 2013

The McGovern campaign marked a turning point in many lives, including John Lennon’s.

October 21, 2012

Alex, who has died at the age of 71, believed to the end in the necessity of information and insight as essential elements of an activism that would begin the world over again.

July 21, 2012

Just in time for Passover, a difficult but necessary intergenerational conversation about Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

April 6, 2012

The United States has not learned enough about avoiding unwarranted wars. And if has not learned much about respecting the veterans of wars.

November 11, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

The American experiment was founded on the principle that "permanent war" was to be avoided, as it posed the greatest threat to liberty. This Memorial Day, Americans should recommit to that wise premise.

May 29, 2011

This Memorial Day, help stop the senseless deaths of men and women in uniform.

May 26, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

Paul is wrong about a lot of things. But his willingness to defend civil liberties without apology, to criticize dictators and the US policies that support them, to call for bringing troops home, to attack the military-industrial complex and to condemn bank bailouts and crony capitalism is not just on target. It’s compelling.

February 14, 2011