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Demonstrator at End the War on Iraq Rally, Washington, DC, September 24, 2005. Photo: © Pat Raby
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4 Daughter of Abducted US Peacemaker Calls for Release
by Katherine Fox
Tom Fox has spent most of his time in Iraq trying to free detainees.
5 Enduring Hope: Iraqis and Kidnapped US Peacemakers
by Mary Trotochaud and Rick McDowell
The most common Iraqi expression is, "Inshallah." Literally, this means "If it is God's will," contextually it means "I hope."
6 Iraq: "Stay the Course" or "Get
by Erik Leaver
The US has a moral responsibility to help reconstruct Iraq. Continuing military occupation accomplishes the opposite.
8 Conscientious Objection as a
Moral Obligation to the World
by Katherine Jashinski
Military COs refuse to go to war not because it is popular, but because we are unable to do otherwise.
9 Conscientious Objectors in Eritrea:
Thousands Jailed & Tortured
by War Resisters International
Several hundred relatives of people who evaded or deserted from the military have themselves been arrested.
10 Ethiopia Crackdown:
Police Kill Demonstrators, Jail Thousands
by Amnesty International
Detainees now include 10 opposition members of
parliament, as well as 14 journalists.
11 Ethiopia and Eritrea: Forestalling War?
by the International Crisis Group
Ethiopia insists: talk first, then settle border issues. Eritrea counters: pull back first, then we'll talk. Try concurrency.
12 World Internet Summit in
the Whole Infosphere Was Watching
by Alyson Lie
The journalist was attacked in front of the Czech embassy, beaten, and knifed in the back -- while police watched.
14 Reading the Stolen Land:
Roy Sesana's Right Livelihood Speech
by Roy Sesana
My people love their land, and without it we are dying.
15 Learning from 1000 Women Peacemakers
by Betty Burkes
Peacemaking: a collective, collaborative, restorative course of action, not just negotiation between two men.
16 Our Culture is Our Resistance:
Repression, Refuge, and Healing in Guatemala
by Jonathan Moller
I speak to cover the mouth of silence.
20 Why Am I Marching to Guantánamo?
Against Torture, and for Humanity
by Frida Berrigan
In my name and with my money, my government is committing immoral acts, mocking international law -- all at a place it is illegal for me even to visit. I march to say no.
21 Cuban Government Tortures Prisoners of Conscience
by Amnesty International
Prisoners were held in 2x1 meter cells for over two months with no natural light, no furniture; lacking sanitary provisions.
22 Teachers Pay Price for Exercising Conscience
by Doug Healy
Our schools provide a dynamic learning environment and respect for the opinions of others. Peace? You're fired.
24 Millions More Movement Bars Gay Speaker at March
by Keith Boykin
We are stronger together than we are apart. The liberation of our people is more important than our differences.
26 US Gags Global HIV/AIDS Prevention
by the Center for Health and Gender Equity
The US sends fewer condoms abroad today than in 1990.
27 FEMA Then and Now: A Tale
of Two Disasters
by John Lamperti
"FEMA doesn't evacuate communities; FEMA does not do communications," said Michael Brown. FEMA certainly didn't.
29 Ohio's "Johnny Appleseed
for Peace & Nonviolence"
John Looney 1916-2005
by The AFSC Northeast Ohio Office
He organized more than 50 peace groups in all parts of the state, including rural Ohio.
32 Bush Admits Violating US Constitution, Federal Law
Bush is not King, he is president. Impeach him.
7 Thousands Sign Petition to Bring the MA Guard Home
7 Support the End the Iraq War Act
13 US Participation in Global Tobacco Treaty: Up in Smoke?
18 Colombian Diocese Nonviolently
Defends Afro-Colombian Communities
18 Colombian Community Reinvaded by Military
19 Alito's Court Nomination: US Democracy in Peril
19 Execution of Tookie Williams Underscores Need
to Abolish Death Penalty
20 Cuban Journalists Imprisoned
20 Cuban "Women in White" Win Human Rights Prize: Government Thwarts Travel
21 Anti-War Advocates Oppose Repression in Cuba
23 Flag, Cross, Conscience?
25 Excerpts From Pacem In Terris
28 Katrina Survivors Demand Oversight
28 Principles for Rebuilding New Orleans
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