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The challenge to the peace movement is not to liberalize the empire; the task is to peacefully and steadily bring it to an end--and make democracy safe for the world.

The nomination of Barack Obama--so able intellectually, morally and spiritually--marks a magic moment for America, culminating the hopes of those who worked for a more perfect union, a more peaceful world.

After eight years of misgovernment, Americans must join together to restore our democracy, the rule of law, and our nation's moral standing on history's high road.

Mohandas K. Gandhi, killed sixty years ago, was a moment in the conscience of mankind. But the flame of hope his life inspired shapes our lives still.

"She is our elder and our sister and our daughter. We celebrate her as we celebrate the moon: our guide through the dark, dark night."

A cultural icon advises Gettysburg College graduates that social disengagement puts at risk everything unique and idealistic about our way of life.

A journalist speaks to UC Berkeley graduates about how the Bush Administration uses and abuses language to manipulate public opinion and distort reality.

While there may be something great about winning a war, the United
States must learn there is something much greater about using the tools of peacemaking to build a better world.

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.

Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the
people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled
times.