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.
Contents: October 2000
4 Playing with Nuclear Fire: Lessons from the Kursk Catastrophe
4 SHORT TAKES
6 The Sri Lankan Conflict: Broadening the Debate
8 Naming Genocide in Africa
10 Now It's Colombia's Turn
12 The Killing Continues in Indonesia
14 Iraq Album, Summer 2000 (230 kb)
16 Lessons from the Right on Building a Movement
18 Index 1999
20 It's not called Organizing for Nothing: An Editor's
21 PIECES: Events, Opportunities, Resources, Gatherings
Two sentences in the final paragraph of John Cort's lead article "Who for President? The Left is Split" in the September 2000 issue of Peacework were inadvertently omitted. We apologize and take this opportunity to print the paragraph entire:
In a recent issue of In These Times, a leftist magazine, James Weinstein, in explaining why he is voting for Gore, recalls that in 1948 the polls showed Henry Wallace at 12 percent in August. On Election Day he got 2 percent, and the Progressive Party followed him into oblivion soon thereafter. Something like that may happen to Nader and the Greens. The American system has a way of devouring third parties. Then again this year may be different. If so, the Democrats will have nobody to blame but themselves.