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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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Symptoms of the Occupation
Any voice that rises up to expose the occupation of our government needs to be applauded and encouraged. The discussion however is not Republican or Democrat – the discussion is: Who is supporting the occupation of the United States government – who regulates and inspects – who legislates – who...
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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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American Antiwar Movement Plans an Autumn Campaign Against Policies on Afghanistan
A restive antiwar movement, largely dormant since the election of Barack Obama , is preparing a nationwide campaign this fall to challenge the administration’s policies on Afghanistan. Anticipating a Pentagon request for more troops there, antiwar leaders have engaged in a flurry of meetings to...
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Agent Orange Causes Blindness
Agent Orange, the herbicide used as a weapon by US military forces in Vietnam for nearly a decade to defoliate vast stretches of inhabited forest and jungle in an effort to deprive the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces of both cover and a supportive populace, has long been known to have caused...
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Iraq Prison Diary: Whatever Happened to the ‘Six of Clubs’?
Hussam Amin, a high-ranking official in the Saddam Hussein regime, told U.N. weapons inspectors for years there was nothing to find in his country. It was the truth - but that didn’t save him from "Purgatory."
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Robert McNamara and Smedley Butler
There’s been a lot of ink spilled in the past week over how we ought to think about the late Robert McNamara. (And yes, real ink, not just virtual – even the remaining real newspapers were in on it.) Does the fact that he came to realize that the Vietnam War (“McNamara’s War” to some) was wrong...
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MoveOn Weighs In
MoveOn.org resumed its historical antiwar stance this week, symbolically breaking with the Obama administration for the first time. After being criticized for abandoning the antiwar stance that won it millions of activist supporters, the organization sent targeted mailings supporting the demand for...
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Ezra Nawi: An Activist in Need
Every so often someone comes along who is so brave and so inspiring that you just can't sit by and remain silent when you learn they need your help. We're writing to you today about one of these rare people. His name is Ezra Nawi . You've probably never heard of him, but because you may know our...
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Grief and Solidarity on the Road to Gaza
The opening announcement at our first CodePink and Coalition of Women for Peace meeting was stunning and sobering: a 35 year-old Palestinian father of two children, with another child on the way, was killed at a nonviolent demonstration in Ni'lin . He had been shot in the chest by Israeli Defense...
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