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What Could Peace Make Possible

by Richard Z. Duffee My own way of thinking about this question is to study an historical sequence that resulted in one of the sources of our militaristic culture. I look for the causes of an historical change that increased militarism. Then I think about what maintains that current of militarism in the present. Then […]

No War With Iran

No War With Iran: A Day of Action

We will not be forced into another war. On Thursday, January 9, at 5 p.m. local time, the anti-war majority in this country will get visible to oppose Trump’s war and say #NoWarWithIran. Trump’s reckless action has needlessly endangered countless lives of U.S. troops, Iraqis, Iranians, and countless other civilians. The devastation that a war […]

Candidates and Their Positions On Julian Assange

Julian Assange – Testing the Integrity of the 2020 Democratic Candidates

The 2020 Democratic Candidates have a wide range of opinions about the U.S.’s plans for the extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange. This article provides a summary of the positions — many of which were recorded by Dack Rouleau of overwritten.org. Tulsi Gabbard: Tulsi discusses the issues, then at 12:08 is asked: “What would you […]

Introduction to “Peace and the History and Philosophy of Law”

Richard Duffee, October 2019 The short essay below, “Crowd Control,” is the first in a series concerning the histories and impacts of broad legal issues on concerns of the peace movement —global warming, disarmament, authoritarianism, ideas of truthfulness, imperialism, and so on. Twenty years ago teaching the philosophy of law in two Indian law schools […]

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined

By Medea BenjaminThe environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined. […]

Promoting Human Rights for Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation

On September 4, 2019 a coalition of activists including representatives of Tree of Life Educational Fund, Jewish Voice for Peace, United Church of Christ Palestine/Israel network, and Teamsters Local 677, met with Congresswoman Jahana Hayes to urge her to cosponsor H.R. 2407, “The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.” […]