Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence. In May/June of 2009, he traveled to Pakistan as part of a small delegation aiming to learn more about consequences of drone attacks and military offensives in Northwest Pakistan. Dan has also studied in Syria, where he became a fluent speaker and writer of Arabic. He has worked with the Israeli Coalition Against House Demolitions, building homes in the West Bank. He has also toured with the Wheels of Justice bus tour, a Voices education project, acting as the tour manager and also as a speaker. In the summer of 2008, he was a primary organizer of Witness Against War, a 500 mile walk from Chicago to St. Paul, MN.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 10:18am
'Americans Don’t Flinch' – They Duck!
Yesterday, accepting General McChrystal’s resignation, President Obama said that McChrystal’s departure represented a change in personnel, not a change in policy. “Americans don’t flinch in the face of difficult truths or difficult tasks.” he stated, “We persist and we persevere.”
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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 1:40pm
Atrocities in Afghanistan: A Troubling Timetable
Peace activists can hasten an end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan by demanding a timetable for U.S. military withdrawal. A bill in the U.S. Congress introduced by Representatives McGovern and Jones, requires such a timetable. In the Senate, a similar bill has been introduced by Senator Feingold. Arguments in favor of a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan should include readiness to examine disturbing patterns of misinformation regarding U.S./NATO attacks against Afghan civilians.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 8:11am
The Rotten Fruits of War
Five months ago, shortly after the Pakistani government had begun a military offensive against suspected Taliban fighters in the northernmost area of the country, we arrived in Islamabad, the capital, as part of a small delegation organized by Voices for Creative Nonviolence ( www.vcnv.org ). Our initial travel plans had focused on learning more about civilian suffering caused by U.S. drone attacks.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 8:35am
Down and Out in Shah Mansoor
In Pakistan's Swabi district, a bumpy road leads to Shah Mansoor, a small village surrounded by farmland. Just outside the village, uniform size tents are set up in hundreds of rows. The sun bores down on the Shah Mansoor camp which has become a temporary home to thousands of displaced Pakistanis from the Swat area. In the stifling heat, the camp's residents sit idly, day after day, uncertain about their future. They spoke with heated certainty, though, about their grievances.
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