Give Shoes to President Bush

Give Shoes to President Bush Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist working for the TV channel Al-Baghdadia, gave his shoes to President Bush on December 14. In this season of giving, should we do no less? According to CNN, “reports suggest that al-Zaidi knows firsthand the anguish of the Iraq war. Al-Zaidi was kidnapped in November… Continue reading Give Shoes to President Bush

Comdemning the Mumbai Attacks

Editor’s Note: I condemn the Mumbai attacks and offer my condolences to the victims and their loved ones.It is with profound sadness that I have read accounts of ordeals of the victims. This website has stood against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the occupation of Palestine; it stands against all war, terror and injustice.… Continue reading Comdemning the Mumbai Attacks

NY Times Praises Wall Street Greed

The New York Times and other mainstream media are reporting that the top seven execs at Goldman Sachs have foregone their year end bonuses. The NY Times doesn’t mention that there are 443 partners at Goldman Sachs, leaving 436 who could still be eligible for bonuses, that were to average over $4.5 million per partner… Continue reading NY Times Praises Wall Street Greed

Obama Web Plans Unprecedented

[Ed. Comment: Obama’s victory offers opportunities for organizing with grassroots activists for real change. The Obama organization, meanwhile, is planning to continue to organize Obama’s followers using their massive private web networks and databases. We may see something we have not seen before where the President has his own private system of communicating and organizing… Continue reading Obama Web Plans Unprecedented

Dahr Jamail Eyewitness to Occupation

Dahr Jamail on Iraq Eyewitness to Occupation at Socialism 2008 [googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1552264890279315710[/googlevideo] “Over half the total population of the country are either refugees, in need of emergency aid or dead.” Dave Jamail gave a riveting talk on the occupation of Iraq at Socialism 2008 in Chicago on June 20. (Websites may embed this video.)

The Big Voice by Kathy Kelly

August 9, 2008 The Big Voice by Kathy Kelly About six months ago, Dan Pearson, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, swiveled around in his office chair in our tiny “headquarters” to ask what we thought about organizing a walk from Chicago to St. Paul, arriving just before the Republican National Convention. (see www.witnessagainstwar.org). Our… Continue reading The Big Voice by Kathy Kelly

Pictures From Summer Camp by Kathy Kelly

Pictures From Summer Camp by Kathy Kelly July 27, 2008 At 6:45 a.m. this morning, our friend, Joel Gulledge, called from At-Tuwani, a village in the West Bank where he and another Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) member were escorting Palestinian children to a local summer daycamp, protecting them from hostile Israeli settlers. A masked settler,… Continue reading Pictures From Summer Camp by Kathy Kelly

Dave Zirin at Socialism 2008 on Peoples History of Sports

Hear Dave Zirin give a terrific and humorous talk on The People’s History of Sports. It’s packed with insights and little known history about sports in the US. [googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4170596434502568399[/googlevideo] He spoke at the Socialism 2008 conference in Chicago on June 21, 2008.

Cold Shoulders by Kathy Kelly

Cold Shoulders by Kathy Kelly July 5, 2008 Over the past two years, here in Amman, Jordan, I’ve regularly visited the family of Umm Hamdi, an Iraqi woman forced out of her native Iraq four years ago by terrifying death threats after her husband, very likely prey to that same threatened violence, disappeared. Although often… Continue reading Cold Shoulders by Kathy Kelly

Istiklal by Kathy Kelly

Istiklal by Kathy Kelly July 3, 2008 The city of Amman, Jordan, is awash with numerous colorful signs that proclaim independence, “Istiklal.” The word is found on posters and placards in store windows. It names a major thoroughfare, a hospital, and a shopping center. Appreciation for independence is palpable, and this could be said for… Continue reading Istiklal by Kathy Kelly

Arrests for War Resistance Increase Again

Arrests for War Resistance Increase Again By Bill Quigley. “We can never forget that everything that Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal,’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did was ‘illegal.’ It was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany, but I am sure that if I lived in Germany during that… Continue reading Arrests for War Resistance Increase Again

War Immemorial Day – No Peace for Militarized US

War Immemorial Day – No Peace for Militarized U.S. By Bill Quigley. Bill is a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. His email is quigley77@gmail.com Memorial Day is not actually a day to pray for U.S. troops who died in action but rather a day set aside by Congress to… Continue reading War Immemorial Day – No Peace for Militarized US

Defend the Rutgers 3

Please sign petition: https://www.petitiononline.com/DefRU3/ To: Rutgers University Administration and the New Brunswick Police Department Defend the Rutgers 3! On March 27, hundreds of Rutgers students and supporters participated in the Rutgers Walkout against the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Students walked out of classes, rallied on campus, marched through downtown New Brunswick, and spontaneously walked on… Continue reading Defend the Rutgers 3

Weary of War? Don’t Collaborate

Weary of War? Don’t Collaborate. By Kathy Kelly April 17, 2008 An April 14th AP article by Anne Flaherty reported that U.S. Senators and Representatives are finding common ground in asking that Iraqis begin picking up the tab for the cost of war.

Video Portrait from Winter Soldier

[googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=885900280580697301[/googlevideo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwjqwQrpJfE Thanks to Holly Near for giving permission to use her song “I Am Willing.” I dedicate this video to the victims of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and do so in memory of the over a million who have been killed in these wars. See testimonies by witnesses to war at https://www.ivaw.org

Joel Geier on 1968 Year of Revolt

[googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-78082560718959411[/googlevideo] Joel Geier, Associate Editor of the International Socialist Review, spoke on “1968: Year of Revolt” at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL on March 26, 2008.

Preventing War On Iran

Preventing War On Iran 20Feb08 PreventingWarOnIran20Feb08AImedia.mp3 1:48:52 . 49.8 meg A public forum held at the American Legion Post 271 Hadley Ma Background statements by : Norma Akamatsu: Pioneer Valley Coalition to Prevent War in Iran, Michael Klare 17:28 . 8.0 meg Prof. of Peace and World Security Studies Hampshire College -Oil, Geopolitics and the… Continue reading Preventing War On Iran

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Camilo Mejia and Martin Smith on Soldiers Against the War

Support Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan (Videos Originally published November 9, 2007) Camilo Mejia, Iraq veteran and Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gave with workshop with Martin Smith (Midwest Coordinator of IVAW) on “Soldiers Against the War from Vietnam to Iraq.” (22:22 minutes)[googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3110713396710875617[/googlevideo]Martin Smith, Midwest Regional Coordinator of Iraq Veterans Against the War,… Continue reading Camilo Mejia and Martin Smith on Soldiers Against the War

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Obama remarks at AIPAC Policy Forum

[PeaceJournal.org Editor’s Note: This website supports the right of return of the Palestinian people to their confiscated properties in Israel. Lasting peace can only be achieved if justice is achieved, starting with a recognition of all Palestinian rights. Let’s be clear as well that this website abhors and condemns the recent suicide bombing in Israel.… Continue reading Obama remarks at AIPAC Policy Forum

A Coup has occurred

Daniel Ellsberg 26Jan08 A Coup has occurred Program 59:43 27.3 meg Additional comments 2:18:23 . 55.4meg The American Civil Liberties Union Massachusetts Chapter Held a Membership Conference Titled: Reclaiming Our Civil Liberties Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers, was the keynote speaker who opened the event. He stated that a coup has taken place… Continue reading A Coup has occurred

Valley peacemaker gets GCC award

January 22, 2008 Valley peacemaker gets GCC award by Diana Broncaccio Gazette Contributing Writer https://www.dailyhampshiregazette.com/storytmp.cfm?id_no=77302 GREENFIELD – A local woman who devoted 16 years to Traprock Peace Center and a group of eighth-graders who wrote their own music about the civil rights movement were award-winners at this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance ceremony… Continue reading Valley peacemaker gets GCC award

Recent Developments in Venezuela

Martin Sanchez, Venezuelan Consul for Chicago, focused on recent developments in his talk on “The Struggle for Self-Determination in Venezuela.” (28:37 minutes) [googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4707899597089110674[/googlevideo] He spoke at the plenary of the Midwest Socialist Conference held at the University of Illinois, Chicago on November 3-4, 2007. This was one of the regional socialist conferences taking place that… Continue reading Recent Developments in Venezuela

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Camilo Mejia – Personal Reflections on Confronting US Empire

Camilo Mejia, Chair of the Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gave his personal reflections on confronting the US empire at the Midwest Socialist Conference. The Midwest Socialist Conference was hosted at the University of Illinois of Chicago from November 3-4, 2007. It was one of the regional socialist conferences taking place that weekend… Continue reading Camilo Mejia – Personal Reflections on Confronting US Empire

Sherry Wolf on the Long Term Struggle

Sherry Wolf, Editorial Board member of the International Socialist Review, asked activists to join the long term struggle at the plenary session of the Midwest Socialist Conference on November 3rd. [googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4124556379331288380[/googlevideo] There are no quick solutions, she said. Making a commitment to the long term struggle is “the only way we are going to win,”… Continue reading Sherry Wolf on the Long Term Struggle

Afghanistan, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

Charles Peterson, student from the University of Massachusetts, gave this workshop on “Afghanistan, Islamophobia and the War on Terror” at the Campus Antiwar Network’s 5th Anniversary Summit at the University of Wisconsin/Madison from October 19-21. (23:42 minutes)[googlevideo]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4922125869181239311[/googlevideo] Delegates and guests from more than 20 schools across the country converged at the University of Wisconsin-Madison October… Continue reading Afghanistan, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

Eric Ruder on the weak antiwar movement

Original article in Socialist Worker Why is the antiwar movement so weak? October 12, 2007 ERIC RUDER analyzes the state of the national antiwar struggle and what lies ahead. SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S.… Continue reading Eric Ruder on the weak antiwar movement

Organized Money vs Organized People

Organized Money v. Organized People by Cindy Sheehan “At a time like this, scorching iron, not convincing argument, is needed.” Frederick Douglass“ Cindy’s campaign will prove that organized people can beat organized money” Reverend Lennox Yearwood; founder of the Hip Hop Caucus

Cindy Sheehan Anounces Peace Summit

As I sit sipping my morning cup of coffee and reflect on the anti-war protests sponsored by the Oct27 coalition (where I saw some good collaboration between UFPJ and ANSWER—at least in San Francisco—yea!), I have a few thoughts. Yesterday, tens of thousands of activists from around Northern California, Northern Nevada and some from Southern… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan Anounces Peace Summit

Iraq War Veterans on Strategy to End the War

Iraq Veterans Against the War members Kelly Dougherty, Garett Reppenhagen, Camilo Mejía, Chanan Suárez Diaz and Martin Smith spoke on IVAW’s strategy to end the war against Iraq at the Socialism 2007 conference in Chicago on June 16.These talks started off a 2-part, 3 hour Roundtable – Iraq: the Soldiers’ Rebellion – by IVAW veterans.… Continue reading Iraq War Veterans on Strategy to End the War

What Happened in Nahr Al Bared?

What happened in Nahr Al Bared? by Michael Birmingham The systematic burning and destruction of a Palestinian camp in Lebanon – the media is banned and the world is silent? Nahr Al Bared is a Palestinian refugee camp in the north of Lebanon which has been home to about 40,000 Palestinian people, most of whom… Continue reading What Happened in Nahr Al Bared?

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Open Letter to Progressive Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Open Letter to Progressive Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from the Columbia Coalition Against the War As Columbia only very recently announced, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be speaking in Roone Arledge auditorium this Monday. A number of students and student organizations have already announced plans for a protest rally the same day. We are not… Continue reading Open Letter to Progressive Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Victory in Texas for Kenneth Foster

From Socialist Worker ALAN MAASS reports on the successful struggle to save Kenneth Foster. IN AN inspiring victory for the anti-death penalty struggle, Kenneth Foster Jr. won clemency August 30, hours before he was scheduled to be executed in Texas’ death chamber. For more than 10 years, politicians, prosecutors and judges at every level failed… Continue reading Victory in Texas for Kenneth Foster

We Should Not be Causing This

We Shouldn’t Be Causing This by Kathy Kelly Amman, Jordan August 22, 2007 Here in Amman, Jordan, a British teenager, Sonia, age 12, recently spent four days interviewing and befriending Iraqi youngsters close to her in age. She wanted to learn, firsthand, about the experiences of Iraqi youngsters who have fled war and violence in… Continue reading We Should Not be Causing This

Get to Work by Kathy Kelly

GET TO WORK! By Kathy Kelly Amman, Jordan August 12, 2007 “GET A JOB!” These three words are very familiar to activists bearing signs calling for an end to war, whether standing on street corners, walking along highways, holding vigils, or nonviolently occupying the offices of elected representatives. Listen to the activists, and you’ll often… Continue reading Get to Work by Kathy Kelly

The Slide by Cindy Sheehan

The Slide Cindy Sheehan Day 11 of our Journey for Humanity and Accountability found our caravan group at the Charlottesville, VA home of David Swanson who is director of AfterDowningStreet.org. I got to know David after my group Gold Star Families for Peace became one of the first organizations to sign on to ADS when… Continue reading The Slide by Cindy Sheehan

How to Destroy an African-American City in Thirty Three Steps

How to Destroy an African-American City in Thirty Three Steps – Lessons from Katrina By Bill Quigley. Bill Quigley is a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. You can reach Bill at Quigley@loyno.edu Step One. Delay. If there is one word that sums up the way to destroy an African-American… Continue reading How to Destroy an African-American City in Thirty Three Steps

Being Hope, by Kathy Kelly

Being Hope by Kathy Kelly May 31, 2007 Earlier this week, the American Friends Service Committee asked me to speak about finding hope in hard times as part of an interfaith service to conclude their “Eyes Wide Open” display in Chicago’s Grant Park. The display arranged 3,438 soldiers’ boots to commemorate U.S. military people killed… Continue reading Being Hope, by Kathy Kelly

Cindy Sheehan’s Heartbreaking Conclusion

[Ed. Note: This writer (Charles Jenks) fully agrees with Cindy Sheehan about the peace movement. It too often works at cross purposes, and is beset by turf defending and sectarianism. I also believe that partisan politics has failed the American people, the Iraqi people and the people of the world. The Iraq War is a… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan’s Heartbreaking Conclusion