Articles about War & Peace
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8 Ways to Defend Against Terror Nonviolently
One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course...
Remembering All the Deaths From All of Our Wars
We fail our duties as citizens if we remain silent about the realities of war
Memorializing the Horrors of War With 10 Must-See War Films
“The horror... the horror...”—Apocalypse Now (1979) “You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore. Perhaps it would be better if you could...
Silencing America as It Prepares for War
Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when...
Obama Plays a Dove in NPR's Historical Fiction
The second thing NPR wants you to know about Hillary Clinton and foreign policy—after “she’s experienced”—is “she’s more hawkish than President Obama.” White House...
The Most Radical Experiment in Direct Democracy and Gender Equality can be Found in the Middle East
Rahila Gupta meets the women fighters who are helping to stop the advance of ISIS while also leading a radical democratic charge against capitalist ideology. Welcome to the...
Obama Is Bullish on War, No Matter How You Spin It
The president has reached the dubious milestone of being at war longer than any of his predecessors. And the conflicts aren’t ending anytime soon
The Coming Democratic Crackup
Though the mainstream media is focused on Republican divisions, a more important story could be the coming Democratic crackup, as anti-war Democrats resist Hillary Clinton’s...
Neocons and Neolibs: How Dead Ideas Kill
Hillary Clinton wants American voters to be very afraid of Donald Trump, but there is reason to fear as well what a neoconservative/neoliberal Clinton presidency would mean for...
Noam Chomsky Answers The Question: "Who Rules The World?"
Masters of Mankind: American Power and the Challenges of 2016
This Is Not a 'Migrant Crisis' - It's a Crisis of Inequality and War
The media  is wrong to characterise the issues surrounding the thousands of people attempting to travel into Europe as a ‘migrant crisis’, according to a briefing released...
The Lie of Patriotism
When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rally in Chicago...
Building New 'Nonviolent Cities'
Last year, I was invited to give a talk on peace in Carbondale, Illinois. I was surprised to discover that in recent years, activists from across Carbondale had come together...
The Smart Con: Clinton Vs. Trump
Trump’s outlandishness may get more press but Clinton’s intelligence act might be just as dangerous
Why a United Front Against Trump Is Dangerous Territory for the Left
The "lesser of two evils" has been centered on the false dichotomy of Trump versus everyone else.
A World War Has Begun - Break The Silence
I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, "Where is...
The Brussels Attacks: Our Pain and Rage Are Immense, but We Need Reason and Understanding More Than Ever
Frank Barat reflects on today's attacks on his city, and argues that only more understanding can defeat terrorism and its root causes.
Critics Aghast at 'Disgusting Speech' Clinton Just Gave to AIPAC
Democratic presidential candidate speech praises "everything that is bad about Israeli policy and U.S. imperialism"
Hillary Clinton, Corporate America and the Democrats' Dilemma
To understand the dynamics underlying the Clinton-Sanders nomination contest, it's helpful to remember the old adage that Democrats are supposed to be the party of ordinary...
The Everyday Violence of Modern Culture
Modern society — industrial civilization — is built on violence. This violence goes largely unnoticed. When it is noticed, it’s often seen a series of isolated incidents...
I Am Half: How Can We Inspire More Men to Make a Public Stand for Equality?
Most of the pain and killing and suffering comes from the hands of men in my age group. If all of a sudden all the men between 25-35 did half of what was on this list. If all...
Ending Circumcision: Where Sex and Violence First Meet
Flowers In the Rain Cold, wet, and tired from the long morning rally, my eight year-old asks again why we are here. We are standing with about fifty other media people...
Thich Nhat Hanh On Seeing Ourselves In All Beings and All Beings In Us
An excerpt from his book "No Death, No Fear."
Nobody Is Born a Terrorist
Could you feel empathy for someone who has committed an act of terrorism?
The Case Against Hillary Clinton: This Is the Disaster Democrats Must Avoid
She's not the candidate of economic fairness, peace or a genuine progressive agenda. She's also not more electable
The Whole World Needs Healing
Why does our empathy seem to have limits? Why can't we extend our compassion to the whole world?
Until White America Looks at Tamir Rice and Sees Their Own Children, There Will Be No Racial Justice in the U.S.
He was 12, playing with a toy gun, in a locale with open-carry laws. Tamir Rice was executed for being a black boy
How to Counter Recruitment and De-Militarize Schools
U.S. military recruiters are teaching in public school classrooms, making presentations at school career days, coordinating with JROTC units in high schools and middle schools...
The Super Bowl Promotes War
Super Bowl 50 is the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games, the honoring of troops...
Rojava’s Democratic, Feminist Revolution a Source of Hope among Horror
In the Rojava region of Syria, despite the difficulties, people are organizing communes and women’s councils. Syria can seem an endless black hole of misery, but in the...
Get Involved When It's None of Your Business
Working in a retail job, you think you’ve become accustomed to bad behavior on the part of children as well as parents. But you are appalled to see a mother use an umbrella to...
Threads - A Beautiful Cartoon Weaving Together The Stories of Migrants in Calais and Their Allies
Seven hundred and fifty thousand people have fled for their lives to Europe this year. (At least three thousand four hundred and six people died in the Mediterranean sea.) Of...
Oil Fuels War and Terrorists Like Isis. The Climate Movement Can Bring Peace
We can make peace, with our energy sources, the planet and with each other if we end our addiction to oil
Bombing IS in Syria Will Increase the Threat From IS to Britain
All available evidence suggests that extending British bombing operations against ISIS will increase the danger we face, not diminish it.
Western Firms Plan to Cash in on Syria's Oil and Gas 'Frontier'
US, British, French, Israeli and other energy interests could be prime beneficiaries of military operations in Iraq and Syria designed to rollback the power of the ‘Islamic...
More Hard Hitting Words From the Dalai Lama About the Mass Brainwashing of Society
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is always garnering a lot of attention, and for good reasons. Most recently, he told the world that simply praying is not the answer for the...
Military Intervention in Syria Is the Problem, Not the Solution
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
This Is the Worst Time for Society to Go on Psychopathic Autopilot
From authoritarian power grabs to Andrew Neil’s nonsensical eulogy, the reaction to the Paris attacks proves that we haven’t learned from our past mistakes
States of Terror
It is nearly certain that we will endure, sooner rather than later, another catastrophic terrorist attack on American soil. The blundering of our military into the Middle...
Western Ally Saudi Arabia Sentenced a Palestinian Poet to Death for Renouncing Islam
Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy, joining a long list of dissidents facing capital punishment
Paris Is Being Used to Justify Agendas That Had Nothing to Do With the Attack
The Paris attackers weren’t Syrian, and they didn’t use encryption, but the US government is still using the carnage to justify attempts to ban them both
We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama Bin Laden in the '80s
Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida
Europe Is Harbouring the Islamic State's Backers
Why France’s brave new war on ISIS is a sick joke, and an insult to the victims of the Paris attacks
Former Drone Pilots to Obama: Civilian Killings Driving 'Terrorism, Instability'
Air Force whistleblowers say US drone program "is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world."
I Know Islamic State. What They Fear More Than Bombs Is Unity
In Syria I learned that Islamic State longs to provoke retaliation. We should not fall into the trap
Don't Make Refugees Pay for the Terror They're Fleeing
Shutting down borders and blaming Muslim immigrants for the Paris attacks would give ISIS precisely the type of “civilizational conflict” it craves.
What Shall We Love?
Human beings seem unable to live without war, but they are also unable to live without love.
Let's Not Get It Wrong This Time: The Terrorists Won After 9/11 Because We Chose to Invade Iraq and Shred Our Constitution
We destroyed ourselves with our dumb 9/11 overreactions. It's essential not to make the same mistake again.
Breaking The Cycle Of Violence After Paris: The Truth We Must Face
Last night - parallel to the Paris attacks, as I found out this morning - I had a special experience. As I walked home through the dark from Tamera's bar to my sleeping place...
We Are in Pitiless Times
After Paris, macho language about 'pitiless war' defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions.