American Friends Service Committee
Sara Burke, Managing Editor
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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.
Demonstrators in the Strength in Unity contingent in San Francsico, CA, March 20, 2004 participate in a global day of action against the war in Iraq. "The World Still Says No to War," called by United for Peace and Justice. Actions were held in at least 300 US cities (including Fayetteville, NC, see story on page 8) and more than 275 other cities in 60 countries around the world. Photo: Bruce Takeo Akizuki, Community Images, www.inmotionmagazine.com/ci/ci.html
4 Spanish Tools Against Terror: Mobile Phones, Pots, and Pans
by Paul Laverty
I voted for the PP last time. They lied about Iraq, and they're lying again today. How dare they manipulate the dead?
5 Spanish Electorate Recoils from Lies
by Howard Clark
I have little doubt that if the PP had been transparent in dealing with this attack, they would have been re-elected.
6 Dover to D.C.: Trail of Mourning and Truth
by Stephen Cleghorn
Jean read about Military Families Speak Out, and decided to seek out others who might understand her grief and anger.
7 Father and Son: Seeking Alternatives to War
by Mel Duncan
If anything is going to get me out of the war, it's the Peaceforce.
8 Anti-War Organizing in a Military Town
by Lou Plummer
Quaker House has again become the hub of an antiwar movement in Fayetteville, driven by vets and military families.
9 War on Terror is Not the Answer
by the Friends Committee on National Legislation
The September 11 Commission hearings have proposed preventive war, rather than peaceful prevention, as the answer to stopping attacks before they happen.
9 Boston Social Forum: Networking Movements
by Jason Pramas
Walden Bello, Angela Davis, Manning Marable, Dennis Kucinich, Billy Bragg, the Simpsons(?), and you.
10 Interim Iraqi Constitution: Blueprint for War
by Phyllis Bennis
All "laws, regulations, orders, and directives" issued by the US occupation authorities will remain in force.
11 US Invasion of Haiti Deepens Health Crisis
by Paul Farmer
Haiti's newest medical school was turned into a military base for US and other troops, but not until after it was pillaged and stripped of its teaching materials and books.
12 Sunday in Colombia: Trying to Heal in the Midst of Killing
by Curt Wands
To give up on hope for change in Colombia is more terrible than death.
14 Argentine Workers Take Control of Factory
by Ginger S. Gentile
Thousands of workers in hundreds of workplaces are currently running their businesses better than their former bosses.
15 Chinese Workers Attempt Factory Occupation
Two thousand workers and retirees blocked the local railroad and occupied the factory for several hours in protest.
16 Banking on the Environment: A Model Campaign Against Financing
by Rainforest Action Network
Just hours before planned protests at Citigroup's annual shareholder meeting, Citigroup executives approached RAN to ask for a cease-fire of campaign activities.
18 Coalition Calls for Funding Human Needs
More tax cuts for the wealthy and more military spending are no way to get America back to work.
19 War Tax Resister Explains Refusal to IRS
by Elizabeth Claggett-Borne
The more we feed the military of the US, the more we are feeding state sanctioned terrorism.
19 Bush's Budget Targets People with Disabilities
by Mike Ervin
The President announced a "New Freedom Initiative." Now, he's slashing its funds.
20 Department of Peace: Right Church, Wrong Pew
by Bill Scheurer
Inserting a Secretary of Peace into the cabinet of a hostile administration would be like a sending a hen delegate to the fox convention.
Events, Resources, Gatherings, Opportunities, Campaigns.
by Martha Yager
The ache of failing, again, to stop the madness.
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