Category: Justice

Stop Militarizing the Police

The tragic death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson police is a reminder that the upsurge in violence is not restricted to the Middle East or any one place.  It’s right here in our own communities. Like the Trayvon Martin killing two years ago, the […]

Kev’s Summer Reading List

Here are four books on Peace Action related issues I’ve read recently, all written by colleagues (okay maybe I need to balance these now with some non-political books!). What are you reading this summer? Please share your favorites, whether political or peace-related or not. –Kevin Martin, Executive Director […]

The Fall of the US Empire – Asserting it in our work as peace and justice organizers, especially to empower people to create something better in its wake!

–Kevin Martin, executive director, Peace Action This is something that has been rattling around my brain for a while, but recent conversations with Phyllis Bennis, Judith LeBlanc, Joseph Gerson, Mario Galvan, and just this weekend, North Carolina Peace Action Vice-Chair Wally Myers and Chair John Heuer have helped […]

Witness Against Torture – Close Guantanamo! Actions in D.C. beginning January 11

Witness Against Torture http://www.witnesstorture.org   Press Release January 7, 2011                  Contacts: Frida Berrigan – 347-683-4928, frida.berrigan@gmail.com Jeremy Varon- 732-979-3119, jvaron@aol.com   CLOSE GUANTÁNAMO WITH JUSTICE NOW   DAY OF ACTION AGAINST TORTURE, EXTRA-LEGAL DETENTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11   Anti-Torture activists to rally at the White […]

International Panel at the CND conference in London

London Calling!

Gandhi Statue in the middle of London’s Tavistock Square Just got back from London, where I had a spectacular time at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s annual conference (yep, CND is the group known for the peace symbol!) and seeing quite a bit of that most enchanting city. […]

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