Now is the time to build bridges of solidarity between pro-democracy activists fighting for democratic rights and freedoms.
War: COVID-19 Era’s Ultimate ‘Non-Essential’ Activity
United Nations call for ceasefire is silencing weapons around the world … just not where the U.S. is a key combatant. Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire […]
Winning on Climate Requires Radical Demilitarization
Why we can’t avert climate catastrophe without demilitarization, dismantling the world’s militarized power structures. Andrew Metheven Over the last few weeks and months, grassroots activism has pushed climate change into the media in the United Kingdom. In particular, the Extinction Rebellion movement has spread from the UK to countries around […]
Decelerator of the Year (Or, Type Slowly)
In the gentle ferocity of Manuel de la O lies a manual for survivance. Marisol Cortez This Solstice of 2019, as the earth sinks into deepest cold and dark, and as we close out San Antonio’s “Decade of Downtown,” we recognize Mr. Manuel de la O as Decelerator of the […]
Vets Have Long Been Leaders of US Peace Movement
Michael Messner If President Donald Trump had gotten his way, the nation would have celebrated the centennial of the World War I armistice last year on Nov. 11 with a massive military parade in Washington, D.C. But that didn’t happen. When the Pentagon announced the president’s decision to cancel the […]
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.
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 spring 2003, and I remember what relief I felt, through my horror and helplessness, that the organized opposition in that […]
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 it will be in total eclipse. In other words: prepare for a “superbad” moon. Best part is you don’t have […]