American Friends Service Committee
Sara Burke, Managing 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.
"Mourn the Dead, Heal the Wounded, End the War": A National Memorial Procession from Arlington Cemetary to the White House, October 2, 2004. Sponsored by the Iraq Pledge of Resistance, www.peacepledge.org; photo © Matthew Bradley
4 Nuclear Non-proliferation: Global Security in a Rapidly
By Mohamed ElBaradei
Some estimates indicate that 40 countries or more now have the know-how to produce nuclear weapons.
7 Remembering Peggy Schirmer,
By Craig Simpson and Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment
Safety for children is a global issue. it goes beyond the classroom and the playground to include: safety from nuclear weapons, from pollution, safety from war and weapons in our neighborhoods, and safety from economic and social injustice.
8 New Nuclear Weapons Update
By Adam Miles
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2004, along with authorizing approximately $400 billion in expenditures for the Pentagon, repealed a ten-year-old prohibition that kept the Department of Energy from conducting research and development of low-yield-nuclear weapons, or "mini-nukes."
10 Disinformation about Depleted
By Jack Cohen-Joppa
It's like confusing a dime for a dollar. That's the difference between the amount of depleted uranium in weapons the US is known to have used in Iraq since the invasion of March, 2003 -- bad enough at almost 200 tons -- and 2,000 tons, a grossly exaggerated estimate accepted as fact by some writers.
11 The Effects of War and Depleted
Uranium in Iraq
By Jawad Kadhim Al-Ali
New and strange phenomena in cancers have appeared, like clustering of cancer in families, and double or triple cancers in one person.
12 Will There Be a Draft?
I believe that given the present situation, there are several reasons why chances of a reinstated draft are slight to none.
14 Interfaith Memorial and
Vigil, September 11, 2004
By Celeste Zapala, Iftekhar Hussain, Paul Lacey, and Mary Ellen McNish
We've got to hold on to and encourage each other with the moral imagination, that capacity which lets us listen to and sympathize with those who are suffering.
16 Speaking Out from the Inside:
The 1993 Lucasville Prison Uprising
By Arnie King
Unlike the prison authorities and the media, Staughton Lynd acknowledges the magnitude and the complexity of the conditions that drive inmates to organize a revolt.
17 Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising (excerpt)
By Staughton Lynd
Within L block, the prisoners -- like the workers who took over the General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan, in January 1937 -- began to organize a rudimentary government.
18 Resisting "Protest
By Michael Kiesow Moore
A burgeoning industry is helping corporations handle what it calls "zealots" who have a tendency to garner media attention corporations prefer to keep for themselves.
20 A Platform for Peace from
the Coalition for a Strong United Nations
By Nancy Wrenn
CSUN believes that no nation can be secure when so many people around the world are denied a decent standard of living or deprived of basic rights.
24 A Lesson for Martha Stewart
-- And for Us All
By Stephen Kobasa
Martha Stewart has begun her five-month sentence a the same federal prison where three nuns are serving several years each for symbolically disarming US weapons of mass destruction.
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Peacework offers news and analysis from the peace movement worldwide. Its perspective is based in respect for all people and a deep commitment to nonviolence. Peacework has always offered subscriptions to prisoners for a nominal $1 per year, and we are committed to continuing this outreach even as the number of subscribers in prison increases, and mailing costs rise.
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