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Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Anti-War Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism

Danny Postel | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Danny Postel

It's hard for me to share the peace movement's triumphalism. Yes, a US military attack was thwarted - good. But is that where the story ends?

Faith And Service: Healing The Great Divorce

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

As service became a defining aspect of growing up in America, the infrastructure moved from the church to the schools and became so secularized that conversations around faith were discouraged -- even taboo.

The Longest War: Overcoming Lies and Indifference

Kathy Kelly | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Although the war in Afghanistan is often referred to as the longest war in U.S. history, the multistage war in Iraq, beginning in 1991, constitutes the longest war, one which in real terms is of course ongoing.

Lizzie Schiffman

Nobel Representatives Visit Chicago Mental Health Program Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago's Mental Health Movement continues to speak out against the city's decision to close six mental health clinics, those in the city for the W...

Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

What would you do with $1 trillion? Unfortunately, one of Washington, D.C.'s answers over the last decade has been, "waste it on two wars that make us less safe and cause deep suffering at home and abroad."

Straight Talk with Charles Hugh Smith: Why The Status Quo Is Unsustainable

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

Straight Talk features thinking from notable minds whom the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  Re...

Building up to MENA

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cameron Sinclair

This year's World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa is set in the heart of Morocco and it took quite a journey to get from Savannah to Marrakech.

Film About Deadly Failed Border Policies Set for Nationwide Tour

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and takes an unflinching look at failed U.S. border enforcement strategy.

The Subpriming of Iraq

Michael McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael McConnell

This is a credit card war. With Congress passing emergency supplemental budgets that are not covered by tax revenues, we have yet to pay a penny out of our own pockets for the war.

Values Should Guide Response to Financial Crisis

Mary Ellen McNish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ellen McNish

The turmoil on Wall Street is not just a financial challenge but a moral one. As a Quaker, I believe that principles leading to greater economic justice and equality should guide our actions.

ACLU Sues Denver And Secret Service

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

The suit stems from the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, where "free speech zones," which consisted of concrete barricades tucked under a rail line, were set up away from the convention site.