American Friends Service Committee
Patrica Watson, Editor
Sara Burke, Assistant Editor
Pat Farren, Founding Editor
2161 Massachusetts Ave.
Peacework has been published monthly since 1972, intended to serve as a source of dependable information to those who strive for peace and justice and are committed to furthering the nonviolent social change necessary to achieve them. Rooted in Quaker values and informed by AFSC experience and initiatives, Peacework offers a forum for organizers, fostering coalition-building and teaching the methods and strategies that work in the global and local community. Peacework seeks to serve as an incubator for social transformation, introducing a younger generation to a deeper analysis of problems and issues, reminding and re-inspiring long-term activists, encouraging the generations to listen to each other, and creating space for the voices of the disenfranchised.
Views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of the AFSC.
From the Children's Defense Fund on the Bush Budget
From a 4/9/01 statement by Marian Wright Edelman, CDF founder
and president (for information: 202/662-3609):
During his campaign, President Bush repeatedly promised to Leave No Child Behind which is CDF's trademark mission statement. He and members of his cabinet continue to use these words or close variations of them in their speeches, in their written materials and on their web sites. He set the standard by using CDF's trademark. Unfortunately, today's budget falls short. It would:
In Memoriam Donnella Meadows
Donnella H. Meadows, environmental scientist and writer, died recently at the age of 59. Best known as the lead author of the 1972 book The Limits To Growth which explored global trends in the population, economy, and environment, Meadows taught ethics, journalism, and environmental studies at Dartmouth College. She founded the Sustainability Institute, which combines research in global systems with practical demonstrations of sustainable living, and established and lived at an eco-village in Vermont known as Cobb Hill, where she carried out her passion for caring for all of the planet's systems.
In an April 2000 column, "Earth Day At 30--As Seen by the Earth," Meadows wrote: "Earth Day is beginning to remind me of Mother's Day, a commercial occasion upon which you buy flowers for the person who, every other day of the year, cleans up after you. Guilt-assuaging. Trivializing. Actually dangerous. All mothers have their breaking points. Mother Earth does not soften hers with patience or forgiveness or sentimentality."
Meadows' "Earth Day at 30" column is at
For the archive of Donnella Meadows' regular columns: http://iisd1.iisd.ca/pcdf/meadows/default.htm