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Anti War Movement

Despite Harassment, Peace Activists Vow to Continue Work

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

On January 25, 2011, people gathered in cities across America to demonstrate against the ongoing harassment of peace organizations and individual acti...

Where Has the Antiwar Movement Gone?

Ted Balaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Balaker

True conservatives recognize that, whether it's public education or national defense, more spending doesn't guarantee better results. Maybe it is time for the antiwar left and Tea Party to team up in support of defense cuts and ending the wars.

Whither the Tea Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The political and demographic momentum is not on the side of the Tea Party movement, but of those who see a diverse, multi-cultural America not with trepidation or fear, but as inevitable and positive.

Peace Movement AWOL on Aggression

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Kraus

We are blessed with an opportunity to work for peace and justice. Imagine a future where cries of "end the war" can be legitimately replaced by silence; or at the very least, shouts of "jail the bum."

Reflections on an Anniversary

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The other superpower, the citizens of a world in constant transformation, ever striving to build a more just and far-reaching peace, is alive, radiant, and quietly creating the future with countless initiatives to calm the heart of violence.

Battling the Bipartisan Consensus for War

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Peace should be America's natural condition. Unfortunately, it will not be so as long as today's unnatural alliance of liberal and neoconservative hawks runs U.S. foreign policy.

Thank You for Joining the Peace Movement, Mayor Daley!

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Dear Mayor Daley, After nearly 7 years of war in Iraq and over 8 in Afghanistan, we heartily thank you for joining the peace movement now that your son is facing another deployment.

Afghanistan Is the War Obama Always Wanted

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Only the most hopelessly naïve, star struck or a true believer could have ever thought that President Obama would not dump massive numbers of fresh troops into Afghanistan.

Is Obama Bullshi*tting About 18 Month Afghan Withdrawal to Appease War Critics?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Those of us who worked to elect Obama owe those young cadets something better than the continuation of the George Bush long-war strategy that Obama is offering them.

Change the World? Give a Kid a Book

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

She was the town's meter maid -- a plus-sized meter maid, and not "the most comely of maidens." One day after choir, she handed me a book, saying simply: "I think you will like this."

Pitchforks, Torches and Tivos (A Conniption Over Harsh Words About A Captive U.S. Soldier)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

However bizarre, however stupefyingly premature the Fox pundit's words are, they are something other than what they have become in the re-telling.

Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Independent journalists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn are now supporting the continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.

A Peace Movement Win

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

This is a clear victory for those in the peace movement who supported Obama as the first anti-war candidate with a chance to become president.

Death of an American Hero

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Tom Bernard was one of the WORMS (We Openly Resist Military Stupidity), one of the many thousands of American servicemen and women who actively opposed the Vietnam war.

Memo to President-Elect Obama

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

You have been elected by the first anti-war constituency since 1952, when Eisenhower was elected after promising to end the Korean War. But ending a w...

Extremity Causes Backlash

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Extreme political groups (on both sides) will fade away into obscurity. They are socially destructive, politically irrelevant, and a speed bump to progress.

My Protest at Palin Rally Finds Some Support From the Crowd

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Eleuterio

Noblesville, Indiana -- A group of intrepid peace activist Hoosiers (members of CodePINK, Women for Peace) braved a Sarah Palin rally in Noblesville, ...

Civil War in the Anti-War Movement

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

It has been impossible to organize legitimate protests against the Iraq war without commingling other agendas.

Stark Contrasts In Denver On Eve Of DNC

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

As we passed the strong police presence around the Denver Convention Center I realized that my quiet home town now looks like the police state scenes in the most terrifying cyberpunk videos. Soon afterward, however, I arrived at the site of Meditate 08 where they spoke about the benefits of letting go of hate and fear within the self as a way of transforming society.

Anti-War Movement Successfully Pushes Back Against Military Confrontation With Iran

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

In the past two months, the anti-war movement has taken on one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States in an important fight. And so far, it's winning.

Sam Stein

Clinton Camp Won't Say How Hillary Disagrees With MoveOn | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was a significant dose of stonewalling on Monday's conference call with aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton. Asked to explain what areas of disagreem...

Clinton Slams Democratic Activists At Private Fundraiser

Celeste Fremon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Celeste Fremon

At a small closed-door fundraiser after Super Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton blamed what she called the "activist base" of the Democratic Party -- and ...

Was Encounter With Cheney A Touch, A Slap Or A Shove?

LA Times | DeeDee Correll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one can agree on what exactly happened the day a Colorado man spotted Dick Cheney strolling the streets of a ski resort town and decided to give th...