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In Search of the Lost Chord: Peace, Love and the Hippie Idea in 1967

The counterculture movement championed the fight for civil rights, the protests against the Vietnam War and spiritual values above and beyond fame and fortune.

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U.S.-China-North Korea Tensions Increase Threat of Global Nuclear War

A potentially catastrophic endgame is playing out between bellicose North Korea and the pugnacious U.S. regime.

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G-20 Meeting of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: Give Detente a Chance

At a time of increasing tensions, what’s at stake in the dynamics between the nuclear superpowers’ presidents is no less than the fate of the planet.

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‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy

Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue.

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Chris Hedges on the Life of a True Revolutionary (Video)

What does it take to resist? The Truthdig columnist explained at a Veterans for Peace anti-war demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on Memorial Day.

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Arab American Left and Palestine: The Untold Story

Author Pamela Pennock pushes back against politically fueled stereotypes and makes a case for reframing Arab Americans’ present-day struggles.

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John F. Kennedy on World Peace in 1963: ‘No Problem of Human Destiny Is Beyond Human Beings’ (Video)

Fifty-four years after the “Peace Speech,” the 35th president’s words still inspire hope that building peace is possible.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Artist as Prophet

Artists who tell the truth are the mortal enemies of despots, who seek to distort the past, the present and the future.

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The Anti-War Origins of Mother’s Day

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe responded to the horrors of the Civil War by issuing her “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” calling on women around the world to rise up and oppose war in all its forms.

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Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians

The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

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MLK and Barack Obama: Diametrically Opposed Legacies

Have black people, historically the most left-leaning constituency in the United States, shed their anti-imperialist views and embraced war?

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50 Years Ago, MLK Condemned the U.S. as the ‘Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World’ (Video)

On April 4, 1967, in a historic speech at Riverside Church in New York City, the civil rights leader denounced the Vietnam War and called for a global peace movement.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdigger of the Week: Charlie Liteky, Decorated U.S. Army Chaplain Turned Peace Activist

The former Roman Catholic priest, who died Jan. 20, was the only American to renounce the Medal of Honor.

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Destruction Is All We Have to Show for a 15-Year War in Afghanistan

Since 2001, the U.S. has spent more than $103 billion on the Asian country—more than it spent on the entire European continent after World War II. And there is no end in sight for the debacle that George W. Bush began and Barack Obama continued.

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How We Could End the Permanent State of War

Despite the fact that the war state appears to be riding high, circumstances may favor a frontal challenge to that condition for the first time in many years.

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Important Anti-War Films That Reveal the Uncensored History of the United States

By Frank Dorrel

The U.S. is addicted to war. Stopping this horrible situation is up to the American people. The way we do this is by getting informed. These documentaries can help.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



War, Peace and Absurdity

Nukes, bombs and a well-oiled machinery of privatized war—here are a few recent examples from the world of American-style war and peace that make me want to shout, “You must be kidding!”

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Talking to a 6-Year-Old About War

With armed conflicts and military action, it’s hard to know how much to say to young people, and when, how and whether to say it. Perhaps it is a universal parental urge to shield children from certain hard knowledge.

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How Everything Became War

As the distinction between war and peace has blurred, international law has not kept pace with the smudging of this line. Unless we build legal foundations that stand some chance of containing war, we invite further chaos, endangering future generations.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Former British Ambassador and Whistleblower Craig Murray

Murray, who has been denied entry into the United States to travel to an intelligence-community conference, was removed from the British diplomatic service after he exposed human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.

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Reimagining the United Nations: A 2020 Vision

The intergovernmental organization was invented in 1945 to promote international cooperation after World War II. Isn’t time to devise a system of global governance that focuses on problems of the 21st century?

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War ‘Has Become a Permanent Condition’ for the United States

At the annual Veterans For Peace convention, speakers including filmmaker Oliver Stone, historian Andrew Bracevich and journalist Ann Jones discussed public relation campaigns in support of war and the struggles American veterans face.

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The Idea of Peace in the Quran

Like the Bible, the Muslim scripture has verses about war as well as peace, but those on peace have been insufficiently appreciated.

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The World After Me: Eternal ‘Wartime’ in America

In this era, everything that further militarizes American foreign policy, puts the national security state in command and assures the continued demobilization of a scared and rattled citizenry creates yet more uprooted souls, more children without childhoods, more refugees.

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Crimeless Indian Village Suggests People Can Live Without Even Basic Security Measures

In remote Shani Shinganapur, homes lack front doors and merchants never lock their shops.

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President Obama Must Act on Marijuana Reform

Expanding legal access to cannabis would help veterans with PTSD and many other vulnerable populations. Because the next president may not do it, it’s a change that should be made now.

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Bearing the Cross

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, whose funeral was held Friday in New York, exemplified the radical call of the Christian Gospels to defy the laws of the state for the laws of God. If we seek salvation, for our nation and for ourselves, we must find his courage and his faith.

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Rest in Peace, Dan Berrigan—Just as You Lived

Daniel J. Berrigan lived his life true to his calling, literally practicing what he preached.

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Remembering the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit Priest and Peace Activist

He was a man of the cloth and a man of letters, but most of all, Berrigan was a man of peace. He was also, as it happened, the man whom Kurt Vonnegut went so far as to call “Jesus as a poet.”

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What Should Left-Wing Foreign Policy Look Like?

Perhaps what’s missing from the 2016 presidential race “isn’t the anti-imperialist [Bernie] Sanders” but “the antiwar movement he was once part of, and which no longer exists.”

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Giving Diplomacy a Chance in Syria and Iran Should Override Power of America’s War Machine

Peaceful compromise is often the last resort for the United States. An excerpt from David Swanson’s book, “War Is a Lie: Second Edition,” looks at how the U.S. foreign policy approach applies to two countries in the Middle East.

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What Happened to the Jews?

Suddenly I remembered where I had seen it before: The same kind of face. The same chin thrust forward, to produce an impression of force and determination.

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The Pied Piper of Zion

The Israeli Peace Camp is in despair. No savior is in sight. Many just sit in front of their TV set and wring their hands.

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At 70, Baby Boomers Face a New Acid Test

Can a generation that turned the world on its ear in so many ways conquer the cancer of corporate domination?

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VIDEO: Palestinians and Israelis March Together for Peace

An Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian teenager Saturday morning in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. As the death toll in the conflict rises amid concerns over a third intifada, hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians marched through the streets of Jerusalem later that evening, chanting “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Ad-Blocking Software Is No. 1 Paid Mobile App in U.S.

Less than a day after the launch of Apple’s new operating system, software that allows mobile users to block advertisements shot to the top of apps charts worldwide.

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VIDEO: Former Rep. Ron Dellums on ‘Democracy Now!’: Peace Challenges All Forms of Injustice

This Memorial Day, “Democracy Now!” broadcasts a pro-peace speech by former Rep. Ron Dellums. “Peace is the superior idea,” he says, “because to come together under the banner of peace forces us to challenge all forms of injustice.”

Posted on May 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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A Century of Women Working for Peace

One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace.

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