One Hundred Years Later, We Still Haven’t Learned

By: Saturday December 27, 2014 10:15 am

The massive defense appropriations act included a tip of the hat to the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, declaring it to be the National WWI Museum and Memorial. It’s beyond ironic to appropriate billions for the making of war and in the same breath, honor the “war to end all wars”. Maybe a visit to the Liberty Memorial might help, with a little musical accompaniment from John McCutcheon.

 

The Wisdom of Nobel Laureates on the Streets of Ferguson, Cleveland, and NYC

By: Saturday December 6, 2014 9:01 am

In 1953, George Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in part for the visionary economic program to rebuild Europe after WWII that bears his name. In 2006, Muhammed Yunus was given the same honor for his work to fight against poverty through microlending. In their Nobel lectures, both point to the limits of military force when it comes to creating a lasting peace.

When I look at Ferguson, Cleveland, and New York City, it’s clear that too few people share their beliefs.

Okinawa Elects All Anti-U.S.-Bases Candidates

By: Monday November 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Some news of more resistance in Okinawa from Hiroshi Taka:

The World Gets the Wars Americans Deserve

By: Friday November 14, 2014 5:42 pm

A few young people believe we simply must have wars, and every last one of them has the identical reason: ISIS. Because ISIS is something evil, there must be war. “Should we attack ISIS or do nothing?” they all ask.

We Must Always Have War Because Magic

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 9:30 am

This advertisement for permanent war appeared in my local newspaper today.

By pointing out this fact I am neither opposing working with religious groups that favor peace nor asserting that Martin Luther King Jr. was a warmonger.

But religious peace activists could, as far as anyone can tell, be peace activists without the religion.

Israeli Chooses “Honorable Life” Over Joining Military

By: Monday October 27, 2014 7:15 pm

Danielle Yaor is 19, Israeli, and refusing to take part in the Israeli military. She is one of 150 who have committed themselves, thus far, to this position:

“We, citizens of the state of Israel, are designated for army service. We appeal to the readers of this letter to set aside what has always been taken for granted and to reconsider the implications of military service…”

Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace

By: Friday October 10, 2014 6:27 pm

The Nobel Peace Prize is required by Alfred Nobel’s will to go to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

Right-Left Alliance Needed to Stop This War

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:28 pm

We won’t get Peace unless people whose souls are un-owned by political parties take over town hall meetings and let Congress members know that they must work to end this war if they want to earn our votes.

Upon It Their Names Are Written

By: Friday September 26, 2014 4:28 pm

Jacob was a peace activist

According to Veterans For Peace, he took his own life on September 17th, shortly after President Barack Obama’s announcement of new war plans in Iraq and Syria.

Another Casualty of War . . .

Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home

By: Monday September 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Once there was a way to get back home.

We won’t find our way back, we won’t be going home, not if the masters of America’s permanent war economy have anything to say about it. And they always have plenty to say about it. So do their bought-and-paid-for-politicians, they never stop talking, their two-party tongues are always wagging. We’ve had to listen to their lectures about foreign threats and national security every damn day for more than half a century.

The identity of the apocalyptic threat is the only thing that ever changes.

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