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Historian and Antiwar Activist Marilyn Young Dies at 79

And the historian and activist Marilyn Young has died at the age of 79. She taught at New York University for 35 years and was a pioneering historian …

Obituaries

FAST FACTS: What is active non-violence?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In a huge Catholic procession on Saturday, February 18, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle called for "active …

Remembering Frontier Gandhi, who said 'Islam is the religion of tolerance'

OPEN TO OPINION<p>In the present times, when intolerance and violence seek to take deep roots in our society, this King Khan's teachings are more …

Deep Reservations About the “Anti-Trump” Movement by Caleb Maupin

by Caleb Maupin Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Caleb Maupin (website) Caleb Maupin (Facebook Page) January 20, 2017 OPEN LETTER TO J20 PROTESTERS Dear …

Democracy

Shaq, Barkley Experience Simulated Civil Rights Protest

"Inside the NBA" crew has respect for what people endured.

The Weapon of Love: How Martin Luther King, Jr. Became Nonviolent

The end of nonviolent resistance is reconciliation with those who have been the oppressor. Love overwhelms hate, making possible the creation of a …

Non-violence

2017 Peace Essay Contest

The West Suburban (Chicago) Faith-Based Peace Coalition is sponsoring a Peace Essay Contest with a $1,000.00 award to the winner, $300 for the …

Quaker group marks centennial with ‘Waging Peace’ exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, “Waging Peace,” that …

Stein's claim about US bombings touched off our No. 1 hit

Stumping in Austin, the Green Party’s presidential nominee made a claim about U.S. bombing actions that touched off our most-clicked fact check from …

How the everyday use of militaristic jargon makes us more combative

by Nan Levinson“War is merely the continuation of politics by other means,” wrote the Prussian Gen. Carl von Clausewitz. Lately, it’s been sounding …

Journalism

Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

There are plenty of recent stories involving white police officers who have shot and killed black men, including some who are on trial for those shootings. Then there's the case of a white cop who <i>did not</i> shoot a black man holding a gun — and it may have cost him his job.<p>It started with a 911 call …

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

By Rev. John Dear<p>Today, Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for …

These are the world's 10 most peaceful countries

There are only 10 countries in the world that are at peace, according to the Global Peace Index, the 10th annual edition which was published earlier …

Foreign Policy

How Do We ‘Package’ Peace? Can We Make It Palatable?

ARTS, 3 October 2016<p><b>Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service</b><p><b>A review of Peace Plays by Johan Galtung, Vitahl Rajan, and S. P. Udayakumar; Kolofon</b> …

Drama

Non-violence: 3 US mayors on King's trail in 'land of Mahatma'

ALSO READ<p>Ahmedabad to host African Development Bank meet next year India, AfDB ink MoU for hosting bank's annual meetings at Ahmedabad Remembering …

Pope says non-violence is the only response to a world at war

ROME— Facing a cascade of bloodshed around the world, including wars in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, a six-decade civil conflict in Colombia, the rise …

A look at the newest additions to the nonviolence canon

by Brian MartinPeace Abbey archives at University of Massachusetts Boston. (Peace Abbey)Interest in nonviolent action is greater today than it ever …

Social Justice

A new activist toolkit arrives in beautiful fashion

by Phil WilmotMen wielding helium balloons stepped out of a car in Kampala’s bustling downtown on the morning of August 1, releasing them one by one …

Social Justice

Armed-conflict risks enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalized countries

Ethnic divides play a major role in many armed conflicts around the world and might serve as predetermined conflict lines following rapidly emerging …

Climate Change

Numbers in Obama’s Drone Deaths Report Just Don’t Add Up: Marjorie Cohn

More than three years after President Barack Obama pledged to be transparent about the United States’ lethal drone program, his administration has …

The Peace Train Is Arriving In New York!

This summer The Peace Train is visiting and performing in ten United States cities. It is based on a highly successful project from South Africa. In the 1990s, while South Africa was on the brink of civil war, The Peace Train project mobilized a chorus of hundreds of young people from different …

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Digital Media

Let Me Introduce You To "Radical Islam" - Teaching Nonviolent Atonement

Let me introduce you to “Radical Islam.”<p>Abdul Ghaffar Khan lived in India under the British Empire. He stood up for independence by creating a …

If We Want Gun Safety, We Need to Change Course

As one Senator after another joined Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) filibuster in support of gun control legislation this week, you could see interest starting …

Ted Talks: The Secret to Effective Nonviolent Resistance

War has been a part of Jamila Raqib’s life as far as she can remember. She was born in Afghanistan some six months after the Soviet invasion and even …

The Future of Peace: How the Business of Peace is changing the Culture of Conflict - Diplomatic Courier

The year 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of a revolutionary idea.<p>Studies of the dramatic effects of conflict prevention and management are nothing …

There are now only 10 countries in the whole world that are fully at peace

The world is becoming a more dangerous place and there are now just 10 countries which can be considered completely free from conflict, according to …