5.02 countering political repression, promoting human rights

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Boyle's Law: Turning up the Heat Against Militarism Through Civil Resistance

Snow covered statue in Princeton, NJ, February, 2006. Photo: Huxleyesque via Flickr
Authors: Stephen Lendman

Summary:Stephen Lendman reviews Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law by Frances Boyle.

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Forestalling Another Rain of Ruin: The Need to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The ruins of a library at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, June, 2007. PHOTO: TREY RATCLIFF
Authors: Zia Mian

Summary:

Zia Mian reviews books on the current nuclear threat by Joseph Gerson, Joseph Cirincione, and William
Langewiesche.

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Empire's Decline: The US, China, and India

Agricultural Bank of China, Shenzhen, Guangdong  province, July, 2005. Photo: Yuan2003 Via Flickr
Authors: Joseph Gerson

Summary:

Joseph Gerson reviews books on contemporary geostrategic shifts by Morris Berman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Fareed Zakaria.

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Imagining a New Global Eco-Economy: A Future US Presidential Blog Post

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Summary:Excerpt from the concluding novel in the Science in the Capital series, Sixty Days and Counting.

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Creating Living Democracies: Facing Fear, Engaging Conflicts, Building Communities

Frances Moore Lappé facilitating an Uplift Academy Workshop,  August 8, 2006, Wellesley, MA.  PHOTO: © TOM MUNNECKE
Authors: Betty H. Zisk

Summary:Betty H. Zisk reviews Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad by Frances Moore Lappé

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Shifting Our Battleground Mentality: From Belligerence to Grief

Bear Paw Mountain, the site from which Chief Joseph conceded in 1877, as it looked in 1990. PHOTO: © SKIP SCHIELE
Authors: Louise Dunlap

Summary:Louise Dunlap reviews Yellow Wolf: His Own Story and other "battlefield books" by L.V. McWhorter

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Modern Day Abolition: Acting on a Moral Imperative

Ball and Chain Bench
Authors: Becky Bavinger

Summary:A review of Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves by Kevin Bales.

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From the Editor's Desk

Outside a bookstore in Beijing, China, February 2006. Photo: J. SAMUEL B.
Authors: Sam Diener

Summary:

Peacework Co-Editor Sam Diener reviews Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement by Fergus Bordewich and comments on the themes of this issue.

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Reinstate Malalai Joya to Afghanistan's Parliament: Feminist Banned for Honesty

Joya at a UNIFEM conference, Photo: AfghanKabul, 2007

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Anti-TortureActivists Convicted: Guantánamo Prison Put On Trial

The thirty five defendants stand in front of Superior Court, Photo: Bill Ofenlach, www.witnesstorture.org
Authors: Frida Berrigan

Summary:

We have a right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and Guantánamo Bay prison is beyond grievous.

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