El Paso Shooting: Not Mental Illness, Not Even Guns

What makes El Paso shooting feel different is its utter expectedness, following as it did on the heels of Trump’s racist attacks on Brown and Black Congresswomen, the ominous “send her back” chanting that followed, and the endless, ongoing dehumanization and internment of migrants and children arriving at the US border.

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The Courage to Question

Anti-war veterans group, About Face, calls Witte Museum to account over George W. Bush exhibit Marisol Cortez I was living in Northern California when the Bush administration invaded Iraq in […]

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Week Five, 2018: Bad Moons, Cedar War, & Owls for Peace

January 30, 2018 A roundup of the day’s headlines. Early risers can bark at the ‘Superbad’ moon It will be full. It will be blue. It will be super. And […]

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Pope Francis Statement on ‘Fake News’

Below is Pope Francis’s statement on why building a world of peace and justice requires identifying and working beyond “fake news” and embracing peace journalism. There are timely and vital […]

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Choosing nonviolence in Yemen

Support the spirit of Ta’iz by demanding a permanent ceasefire and end to all weapon sales Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service 31 Dec 2017 – People living now in Yemen’s […]

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ICAN Shines Light During Nuclear Showdown

After being shown an image charting the steadily falling size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal since the height of the Cold War during a meeting with top national security officials […]

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In Colombia, the spoilers of peace may not be the veterans of war

Symbols are the superstructure of society. Nations form and crust around creation myths. Wars are executed in pursuit of some (imagined) glorious past. Every person who lives under a flag […]

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Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?

With an 8-1 passage of a resolution in support of the landmark Paris Agreement, an international agreement by the global community to work together to solve the climate crisis, San […]

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CTAB Dispatch: Peace means more than the absence of war

QUITO, Ecuador—In academia, the study of peace often falls inside the field of political science. For many observers and practitioners alike, the notion that politics can be described as a […]

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Peace March Bound for Aleppo Crossing Through Germany

From Waging Nonviolence: In the wake of untold civilian casualties in Syria, thousands have pledged their support for what’s being called the Civil March for Aleppo. The initiative, which began […]

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Johan Galtung: Seeking a Global ‘Arthurian Round Table’

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — From “The Sermon on the Mount” [Interviewer’s Note: A man who has published more than 150 […]

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Reconciliation at the Heart of Standing Rock

The message of Standing Rock has been broadcast to the world through the majority of media dispatches as one of contention and struggle, of privatized security forces doing battle with […]

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Nobel Peace Laureate Gorbachev Calls for De-Escalation

Gorbachev’s Call for Sanity and Dialogue 28 Oct 2016 – President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to […]

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Aleppo: Time for Food Drones

Regarding to humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, Anthony Judge asks a vital question this week: “If no [governmental] authorization is required for destructive bombing, why is authorization required for ‘food bombing’?” […]

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YMI: ‘We Leave Aside the Cliques’

The story of one that got out, came back, and changed the game. It is the story of brave young men who were able to reach beyond hopelessness, anger, and […]

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Child of Aleppo: ‘He will be my brother’

A reminder here that there is a time before self-interest and fear comes to rule over our hearts. A time before self-preservation seizes our sense of morality and friendship. A […]

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World Peace Day: ‘War Has No Future’

Syrian-born Catholic priest Gregory Chahin, a faculty member at Assumption Seminary, addressed a small gathering of students and faculty at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, today. He lamented […]

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Journalists could do more to create a culture of peace

Johan Galtung We want journalists to do that, give us the state of the world, from one “trouble spot”–arenas of past-present-future violence–to the other. Not to mirror the world, but […]

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