On July 6, President Obama announced his intention to maintain 8,400 troops on the ground and in harms way in Afghanistan.
United for Peace and Justice opposes this continuation of ENDLESS WAR that has neither reduced incidences of terrorism throughout the world, nor made life safer for the people of Afghanistan or here at home.
Exactly one month ago, United for Peace and Justice participated in the Left Forum 2016 in New York City. The Left Forum is one of the largest gatherings of radicals and leftists in theUnited States, with thousands of participants and hundreds of workshops, panels, and plenaries.
By the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
At the end of World War Two, the city of Odessa in present-day Ukraine was declared a Hero City by the Soviet Union for its determined resistance to Nazi occupation. It’s a designation still valued by the people of this metropolis of a million people on the western shore of the Black Sea.
On February 12, 2016 a group of women in Colombia decided to take the initiative to commit themselves to peace. This implied taking into their hands the tasks of educating, mobilizing and building support for the Peace Accord being negotiated between the Colombian Government and the FARC guerrillas, both inside Colombia and abroad.
Protesters at a military base in Juneau County continue to spread their message of ending drone warfare, even if it costs them time in jail.
CHARGES WILL NOT BE FILED AGAINST 15 CITIZEN ACTIVISTS ARRESTED AT WHITE HOUSE IN SEPTEMBER
WHO: Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) have been speaking out against the illegal actions of the United States government since 2003. They have organized numerous actions across the country involving nonviolent civil resistance as they call attention to the crimes of our government.
By Joy First
August 26, 2015
Voices for Creative Nonviolence engaged with a number of Wisconsin peace groups to organize an 8-day 90-mile walk across southwest Wisconsin from August 18-25. The purpose of the walk was to call attention and make connections between the militarized police violence at home and the military using violence abroad through drone warfare and by other means. In both cases the victims are people of color, which forces us to reflect on the systemic racism of our society.
By Kathy Kelly, August 25, 2015
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna’; let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.’
Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy resolve enlightens us. Yes! In the face of wars, refugee crises, weapon proliferation and unaddressed climate change impacts, let us echo the common sense of children. Let goodness shine. Or, as our young friends in Afghanistan have put it, #Enough! They write the word, in Dari, on the palms of their hands and show it to cameras, wanting to shout out their desire to abolish all wars.