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A pending amendment to the $100 billion war spending bill also authorizes suppression of hundreds of torture photos. Will MoveOn use its muscle to stand up for progressive principles?

The government drops efforts to prosecute an officer who refused to fight in Iraq. But the Army continues its campaign against him.

Doves always lose. We need to grow claws.

Demonstrations April 4 calling Wall Street to account could help progressive populism come alive in America. Obama and Congress need the pressure.

The peace movement claims victory with Obama's promise to pull US troops from Iraq by 2011. But elsewhere in a volatile world, a long war looms.

Guided by the principles of liberation theology, he devoted his life to the pursuit of peace and social justice.

Some of us, as Israelis, are grieving over what we have become. Blaming the other side with a roster of rehearsed clichés cannot mitigate the grief.

As a new president takes charge, it is time to talk together, to walk together and to work together. It is the only time we have.

Thinking of casting a symbolic vote for Nader or some other third-party progressive? Think again.

The Iranian president encounters members of US peace groups and religious organization.

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