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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.
"Grief in Falluja" woodcut on Thai kozo paper, 8 x 5 3/4 inches, ©2004 Gordon Bugbee. From an al Jazeera photograph.
4 The Invasion of Falluja: A Study in the Subversion
By Mary Trotochaud and Rick McDowell
The US Administration's obsession with the use of violence and killing is only leading to more violence and death.
5 You Asked for My Evidence, Mr. Ambassador. Here it is. In Iraq,
the US Does Eliminate Those Who Dare to Count the Dead
By Naomi Klein
This time the Falluja attack included a new tactic: eliminating the doctors, journalists, and clerics who focused public attention on civilian casualties last time around.
Harvest Aid Project and a Letter to the Iraqi People
We are American citizens who know that you and your trees are not our enemies.
10 Is This Fascism?
By Bill Fletcher, Jr.
We must recognize that anti-war sentiment needs to work itself into every nook and cranny of society.
13 The Ukrainian Divide
By Keith A. Darden
A referendum on Leonid Kuchma's corrupt government and his handpicked successor has been transformed into a bigger battle.
14 What We are Fighting For
We are fighting to have a powerful opposition able to keep an eye on the establishment's moves, whoever is in power.
15 Statement from Nobel Peace Laureates
We must address the root causes of terrorism - poverty, ignorance, and injustice -- rather than responding to violence with violence.
16 Martin Luther King, Jr.: Where Do We Go from Here?
By Martin Luther King, Jr.
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.
18 Wangari Maathai Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004
By Wangari Maathai
We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own.
20 Prospects for War Tax Resistance
By Ruth Benn
The IRS and the government don't like the idea of resistance, so even a small amount resisted can have a big impact.
21 Remembering "Sofagate"
By Arnie Alpert
This is a story about how I managed to get arrested for sitting in silence, by myself, in the waiting room of my US Senator's office during normal work hours.
22 Peacebuilders Make Connections
By Penn Garvin
We need to discuss our different approaches and find ways to work together effectively.
23 United for Peace and Justice: Unity Statement We will work to make the peace movement a strong ally to movements for social and economic justice in the US and abroad.
24 Searching for My Peace
By Ylber Kusari
I feel I am ready to leave the rage and anger behind me and try to look at things differently.
By Milica Koscica
As a child, the war to me was not about nationalism and pride; it was about death.
26 Mayors for Peace Around the World
By Louise Dunlap
This bold initiative musters locally-based energy in an end run around national governments.
27 News Media in the 60th Year of the Nuclear Age
By Norman Solomon
While Uncle Sam continues to maintain a nuclear arsenal capable of destroying life on Earth, the American finger- wagging at Iran is something righteous to behold.
28 Judge Curbs FBI's Use of Patriot Act
By Nat Hentoff
With this decision, Federal Judge Victor Marrero has struck the strongest blow yet against Bush and the Patriot Act.
32 Days of Infamy
By John Lamperti
Preemptive war was not a legitimate policy for the Japanese in 1941, and it is not legitimate today.
7 These Unseen Wounds Cut Deep: PTSD in Iraq Vets
12 Building the Mother of All Coalitions
12 Next Steps for Reclaiming Democracy
12 Relief Efforts for Earthquake Survivors in Asia
23 Call to Inauguration Protests & a National Assembly
29 Life Over Debt Speaking Tour
31 Civil Disobedience in DC: Our Hands are Full of Blood
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