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We Are Standing Up to the Powers of the World
Speech given at National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance rally Phil Berrigan would be 86 today. He disliked celebrations of his birthday. To give him a birthday gift meant using his birthday as the excuse to get something the community might need. But he'd so welcome the gift of this witness...
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As Battlefields Shift, Old Warrior for Peace Pursues the Same Enemy
GREELEY, Colo. - It had been nearly 30 years since the Rev. Carl Kabat and a group of peace activists, including his fellow Catholic priests Daniel and Philip Berrigan, barged into a General Electric weapons plant outside Philadelphia. Known as the Plowshares Eight, they battered missile nose cones...
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Peace Activist Peter DeMott Dead After Fall
Ithaca peace activist Peter DeMott, 62, died Feb. 19 after a fall while working in a tree. His wife, Ellen Grady, was able to see her husband before he went into surgery at a Pennsylvania hospital where he was airlifted following the accident. DeMott, a father of four daughters, died during the...
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Activists Calling for Uprisings for Causes
Marches, rallies and honks for peace are all good strategies — but they're not enough, say local activists who gathered Saturday to discuss tactics for social change. It's time now for something more, a kind of "peaceful uprising," they say. The all-day conference at the University of Utah drew...
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Students Are Revolting: The Spirit of '68 Is Reawakening
Campus sit-ins began as a response to the Gaza attacks, but unrest is already spilling over to other issues.
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Guy Chichester, Clamshell Alliance Co-Founder, 1935-2009
Chichester, activist force, dies at age 73
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Tom Lewis, One of 'Catonsville Nine,' Dies After Life of Activism
Forty years ago next month, Tom Lewis and eight other Vietnam War protesters strode into the offices of U.S. Selective Service Board 33 in Catonsville and left a mark on history. The "Catonsville Nine" emptied file cabinets, hauled 600 draft records into the parking lot and burned them with...
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Why We Resist
The refusal to pay my taxes if we go to war with Iran, and the portion of my taxes spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan if we do not cut off funding for these two conflicts, is not a means. It is an end. I do not know if my refusal, and the refusal of others, will be effective in halting these...
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Young women marching for abortion rights before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Views
The Facts of Life for Voters - It's Really About Important Life Decisions
Whether the conversation is about stem cell research, end of life options, HPV vaccines, birth control including emergency contraceptives, comprehensive sex education or yes the a-word - abortion, American voters see these as important life decisions . In order to make these decisions responsibly,...
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Al Gore, James Hansen, and Civil Disobedience
How long can any of us wait?
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