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Conversations with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers- With Inspiring Audio

On New Year’s Day, I had the opportunity to join peace activists from all over the world, in a conference call and on a Skype call, with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV) and their mentor, in Kabul.  It was … Continue reading

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Afghans for Peace Releases Video

Afghans for Peace (AFP) is an alliance of Afghans from a wide variety of backgrounds, calling for “a democratic, all inclusive, just and peaceful Afghanistan.”  AFP demands an end to military operations in Afghanistan, conducted by the United States, NATO, … Continue reading

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Kathy Kelly Urges, “A New Year’s Call for Peace”

Kathy Kelly, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, has issued a letter, urging “A New Year’s Call for Peace.”  Kathy writes, “While the US may be the world’s single super power in military terms, it faces another super power: the voices … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Tillman Story: The Mystery and the Cover-Up

I recently attended a showing of the film, “The Tillman Story.”  This film, about the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. As many of my readers know, … Continue reading

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Code Pink Holds Contest Protesting President Bush’s Book

Code Pink is conducting a contest involving President Bush’s new book, Decision Points.  Code Pink asserts, “We think Bush’s book belongs in the Crime section and we plan to put it in its place … Join us in moving Bush’s … Continue reading

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It’s Veterans Day. Let’s Support the Troops, Not the Wars.

Many of us followed the midterm election campaigns pretty closely.  Not too many of us, however, heard much mention of the wars we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This was terribly unfortunate, but not really surprising.  Neither the Democrats … Continue reading

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