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Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban antipersonnel landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines who shared the prize with her that year. Her life of activism has been chronicled in her memoir, My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Taking Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 3:41 PM

When one thinks of a sunny Mexican resort, the devastation of nuclear weapons is not usually what comes to mind. Yet this week in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, that is exactly what Mexico's Minister of Foreign Affairs will be asking experts from international organizations, government and research institutes to do: focus...

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Who Is Protecting Women Human Right Defenders?

(4) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 9:11 AM

This Friday, to mark the eighth anniversary of the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, we will celebrate women around the world standing on the frontlines. These women are defending their land and the environment and providing a voice to the voiceless. They are working to protect their families, friends...

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End to Violence Rides on Honduran Elections

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 9:59 AM

The Honduran general elections on Nov. 24 could determine whether the impoverished Central American nation will be able to stem its epidemic of violence or see it spin dangerously out of control. The lives of thousands of Hondurans depend on the nation’s ability to begin to restore fair elections and...

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It's Time for Obama to Say No to 'Big' Oil

(26) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 11:15 AM

I think it is safe to say that the 99% is fed up with false promises. In the last election, many Americans -- including a rather surprising number of young people -- opted to vote for Barack Obama because they believed in his words about bringing change to the country...

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Nobel Peace Laureates Urge Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

(4) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 1:40 PM

I don't know about you, but I felt pretty proud to be an American in recent weeks.

Watching 1,200 of my fellow citizens get arrested in front of the White House for nonviolently protesting a massive -- and unnecessary -- oil pipeline, I kept thinking about the power of...

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