Sam Diener, editor of Peacework Magazine, muses on global thought and local action. He will also highlight the online musings of the authors of Peacework Magazine. Please read the guidelines of Peacework's blogs and forums to participate in the discussion.
According to HealthGap, a new study published in Lancet shows that treatment with anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) decreased likelihood of transmission of HV by 92%.
Despite this finding, the Obama Administration is failing to live up to it's promises to fully find HIV-AIDS prevention and treatment worldwide. Without more funding, millions of people will die, unnecessarily, from HIV-AIDS. In New York, Governor Patterson is threatening to veto a law providing housing assistance to people with AIDS.
This Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) banner must be the most textually dense banner I've ever seen, and certainly the most chock-full of legal history. I saw it at the US Social Forum in Detroit (USSF2010).
Despite being in a distant building at Wayne State University, and being in a room that took me half an hour to find once I arrived at the building, a team of us from the National Network Opposed to the Militarization of Youth (including primarily the American Friends Service Committee's Youth and Militarism Program, the War Resisters League, and Peace Action Wisconsin) facilitated an
At USSF 2010, on Wednesday the 23rd, I'm one of a team of co-facilitators presenting Stopping the Invasion of the Body Snatchers: an Introduction to Countering Military Recruitment. The workshop is at WSU Old Main: O174.
This is a version of a handout I'll be sharing at my workshop at the US Social Forum in Detroit on Blogging for Nonviolent Social Change.
1) Blog about issues you know a lot about, share your expertise, critiques, and constructive feedback.
2) Blog about new information you're just learning - chances are, many others don't know, either. Blog about what you learned. Blog about creative innovations.
Volunteeers Wanted for the New Online
Peacework Blog and Nonviolent Dialogue Site
Dear Peace and Justice Activists, Bloggers and Potential Bloggers, and Participatory Journalists:
For almost 40 years, Peacework Magazine has championed what our
founding editor, Pat Farren, called “empowerment
journalism.” Peacework as a magazine has covered peace and
justice movements and spotlighted “Global Thought and Local
Action for Nonviolent Social Change.” As many of you know,
because of the combined economic crisis, the major budget cuts within
On Gandhi's birthday today, I am seeing many tributes. I think Gandhi's legacy is both inspiring (as an innovator of mass nonviolence in the 20th century, see http://www.peaceworkmagazine.org/people-power-gandhi-s-enduring-legacy and many other articles in the issue linked to below) and oppressive (racist, patriarchal, even, at times, pro-war!
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB) required schools to hand over identifying student information to military recruiters. Military recruiters routinely use these lists to try to meet their quota, known as their "mission," by making repeated and persistent phone calls to students and family members. And in order to meet these quotas, too many military recruiters lie to students (see a compilation of military recruiters caught lying on tape).
Peacework Transition to Online Blogging & Nonviolent Dialogue Platform - Print Publication to Cease After 37 yearsPosted September 10th, 2009 by sdiener
Dear Peacework Readers,
With sadness, we write to inform you that Peacework Magazine will end publication with its September 2009 issue. As you know, we have tried various measures to keep the magazine going, but in today’s economy our beloved print publication is simply not sustainable.
In an AP story posted on the Dallas Morning News Site, "Soldier, civilian deaths from bombs soar in Afghanistan" posted on 12:00 am CDT on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the paper (or the news-service) claimed that, "A recent U.N. report said at least 1,013 civilians were killed in the first six months of this year by insurgents bombs, compared with 818 for the same period in 2008 – a 24 percent increase."