Author Archives: Activist Resources

United for Peace and Justice Issues Weekly Afghanistan War Reports; Nation Interviews Matthew Hoh

A recent edition of United for Peace and Justice’s  “Afghanistan War Weekly” notes that President Obama has “reaffirmed his commitment to ‘win’ the war.”  The report also points out that much of President Obama’s recent speech, as well as the … Continue reading

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New START Treaty Ratified- Good News! But Let’s Beware the Military-Industrial Complex; Eisenhower Warned Us

The Senate has finally ratified the New START Treaty.  This will make the world a little bit safer.  It will move us just a little bit further along, toward the ultimate goal of nuclear abolition.  The treaty will significantly reduce … Continue reading

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Did Paul Krugman Predict the Extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, 10 years Ago?

Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, in his May 30, 2001 column for the New York Times, wrote (my emphases), “I delved further into the absurd piece of tax legislation that a House-Senate conference devised and that George W. Bush … Continue reading

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Veterans for Peace Demonstrate at White House- 131 Arrested

Veterans for Peace (VFP) and hundreds of supporters rallied on December 16 at the White House, calling for President Obama to “Stop these wars!”  Veterans for Peace has reported that 131 demonstrators were arrested.  VFP noted that the arrested included … Continue reading

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Peace Action NYS’s Cheryl Wertz on Korea, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and the New START Treaty

Cheryl Wertz, the former Executive Director of Peace Action New York State (PANYS), was recently presented with the Kairos Award by the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.  Cheryl was honored for “her leadership and creative peace work with PANYS.”  … Continue reading

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War Resisters League’s Frida Berrigan Receives Kairos Award

War Resisters League (WRL) board member Frida Berrigan was recently presented with the Kairos Award, honoring her for “her commitment to nonviolent action and her work for nuclear disarmament, demilitarization and human rights.”  The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives … Continue reading

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War Resisters League Urges, “Don’t Buy War Toys.”

The shopping season is in full swing.  The War Resisters League (WRL) has issued a call, urging us not to buy war toys.  WRL points out, “Playing with war toys and violent videos numbs people to the terrible truth: War … Continue reading

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American Friends Service Committee Issues Report Card on the War in Afghanistan

The American Friends Service Committee has recently issued a “Report Card on Performance and Progress for the U.S. War in Afghanistan.”  As with all report cards, to be meaningful, this report card must offer comments that provide details of how … Continue reading

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Honduras: The Reforms, the Coup, and the Aftermath- Speech by Nectali Rodezno Izaguirre

Nectali Rodezno Izaguirre is the Coordinator of the Honduran National Lawyers’ Front Against the Coup.  As a human rights lawyer and nonviolent activist, Nectali recruits lawyers from across Honduras, helping them to provide pro bono representation to those who have … Continue reading

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Thousands Demonstrate at Fort Benning; Call for Closing School of the Americas; 26 Arrested

Thousands of peace and justice activists demonstrated this week at the School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning, Georgia.  The School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) demands that the SOA be closed, asserting that, “evidence of atrocious human … Continue reading

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