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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.

It was a barely good week for the antiwar movement in Denver; peace voters face huge challenges in the election season ahead.

McCain and the neocons are heating up a conflict in the Caucasus; it's up to the peace movement to keep Obama from signing on.

If millions are to be spent on an anti-Iraq, anti-McCain message, the money will come from the Obama campaign or not at all.

The movement she inspired--passionate, pacifist and siding with the scorned--is seventy-five and going strong.

Time and age have not blunted his fierce critique of American empire and his radical interpretation of the Gospels.

As West Coast dockworkers stopped work at twenty-nine ports on May Day, students in Vermont took antiwar protests to the offices of a General Dynamics plant.

Progressives who support Barack Obama must use the primary race help shape
his policies on Iraq.

Together, unions can force the government to take on the issue of green-collar jobs.

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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

Veteran peace campaigner Lee Brown, dead at age 80, is best honored by maintaining her ardent activism in a new year with plenty of old challenges.

January 2, 2011

When one of the most prominent women in America embraced Cindy Sheehan's demand that George Bush listen to antiwar voices, it mattered.

December 8, 2010

Thirty years after the singer's death, The Nation's Jon Wiener asks: how did John Lennon make the transition from pop icon to political figure?

December 6, 2010