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World Peace Starts with You - Mind and Body

Happiness is an admirable thing to strive for, as it is only by having your own joy that you can pass peace on to others.<p>Photo by Fotolia/Mariusz …

Buddhism

Unity Statement

<b>Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases</b><p><b>Unity Statement</b><p>We, the undersigned peace, justice and environmental organizations, and individuals, …

War

Attacks like Portland’s will keep happening unless we all fight white supremacy

When Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche boarded a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., on Friday night, they never could have imagined they wouldn’t make it home. The two men were stabbed to death after confronting a man for yelling slurs at a Muslim woman and her friend. A third intervener, Micah …

Racism

Cultural Creatives: The Awakening of Humanity - Mind and Body

We as individuals have not changed much physiologically or intellectually in the past two thousand years, but our larger social body — the …

Spirituality

The Hazards of Military Worship

By <b>Danny Sjursen / TomDispatch</b>An Army strategist notes that, while everyone loves the troops and their generals, history indicates that military …

Big Ben

Hostile negotiations expert who helped end Colombia's bloody 50-year civil war is brought in to help Britain's civil servants handle Brexit talks

• <b>William Ury has experience of conflicts in the Balkans, Middle East and USSR</b>• <b><br>Last year he was key to negotiating peace deal to stop the Colombian</b> …

Antiwar Activists Challenge Army's Domestic Spying Apparatus in Ninth Circuit

With the militarization of police on the rise, the necessarily stark line between the military and domestic law enforcement is becoming increasingly blurred. And it’s not entirely surprising—given ongoing revelations around mass surveillance—that the military would abuse its authority and spy on …

Surveillance

Gandhi’s strategy for success — use more than one strategy

by Mark Engler and Paul EnglerAt the end of 1930, India was experiencing disruption on a scale not seen in nearly three quarters of a century — and …

India

How to resist: lessons on "movement learning" from the Albert Einstein Institution

Jamila Raqib is a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and is Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution, founded by Gene Sharp, who …

MIT Media Lab

The Surge Delusion - Politics

<i>This piece is reprinted with permission by</i> TomDispatch.<p>The other day, I found myself flipping through old photos from my time in Iraq. One in …

Foreign Policy

Japan detains movement leader to silence struggle against U.S. military bases

by Michael CasterOn October 17, Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for cutting a wire fence at a protest against a U.S. military base in Okinawa. He has …

Social Justice

This might be the most Zen video game ever

Henry David Thoreau distrusted technology, advocated surrounding oneself with nature, and believed people should "live deliberately." In 2017, he wouldn't even have to step away his computer.<p><i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> reports the Game Innovation Lab at USC is releasing a video game based on Thoreau's …

Henry David Thoreau

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 …

History

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 …

Religion

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 …

Donald Trump

Watch: Shaq and Charles Barkley Experience a Simulated Nonviolent Civil Rights Protest in an Emotional MLK Day Segment

BET.com<p>https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2017/01/17/shaquille-o-neal-and-charles-barkley.html?cid=facebook<p>The "Inside the NBA" crew had deep respect …

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

<i>Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke University.</i><p>In 1983, John Howard Yoder delivered thirteen lectures …

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 …

Essays

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 …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 …

Elections

How the everyday use of militaristic jargon makes us more combative

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

Social Justice

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 …

Law Enforcement

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 …

Christianity

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 …

Pakistan

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> …

Literature

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

In the backdrop of a string of gun violence in the US, three American mayors visited India to study the philosophy of non-violence championed by …

Mahatma Gandhi

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 …

Christianity