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Receiving The Medal of Gratitude Before 25,000: A Great Honor!

Donna Baranski-Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donna Baranski-Walker

On a raised stage with huge projected images and a stunning concert of celebrities, the Medal of Gratitude was awarded to four foreigners -- and one of them was me!

Did Glenn Beck Fool Taylor Branch -- or What?

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Taylor Branch is a progressive to be reckoned with when it comes to documenting the history of the American civil rights movement. That's why I was so shocked to read his account of Glenn Beck's Fox-hyped rally in Washington.

Join Us in Reclaiming King's Dream

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

These are not the best of times for racial harmony, or economic or social justice. These certainly are not the best of times for nonviolence. But the America of 2010 is a lot different from the America of 1963.

TIME's Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Help us push back against TIME Magazine's distortion of women's issues in Afghanistan. Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everyw...

Phoenix Rising ... and the Struggle Continues

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

I've written a lot about Arizona since the national controversy over SB 1070 took hold, and in particular during recent weeks as the struggle over the...

Hip Hop as Global Resistance

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iara Lee

Although hip-hop in America has become largely dominated by consumer culture, the roots of the form remain strong and have spread abroad, from ghetto to ghetto, as a common tool of resistance and cultural affirmation.

Arizona's Moment of Truth

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

This is a moment of historical import. What transpires in Arizona over the coming weeks will add a crucial chapter to the story of who we are as a people.

Budrus: Good News From the West Bank

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Burnett

Budrus is currently making the round of film festivals. Everyone who cares about the Middle East -- all of us who cling to the faint hope that the anger and violence can diminish rather than escalate - should see this inspirational movie.

Afghanistan: A Land of Awakened People

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In the past, Afghanistan has been home to Zoroastrian, Hindu, Buddhist, as well as Muslim communities. All these traditions flourished in harmony -- until the 20th century.

The Southside Wins

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Cobe has been working on mediating conflicts with CeaseFire for about 3 and a half years. His job is to stop shootings and killings on the Southside of Chicago.

Vandalism, a Dead-end Tactic at Toronto's G20 Demonstrations

Bryan Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bryan Farrell

G20 activists have done a poor job of making their demands known. The array of groups and issues present at G20 demonstrations confuses the public and rather than try to figure out how all the issues are connected.

One Year Later: The Green Movement Goes On

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

I was one of millions around the world who watched last summer's Green Revolution unfolding on the streets of Iran with high hopes for a swift and blo...

Bromwich Channels Edmund Burke: "America is out of itself" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

David Bromwich is channeling the lost conservative voice of Edmund Burke, the missing wisdom on our mad Afghanistan misadventure.

Finding Palestine's Gandhi in Budrus

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Budrus demonstrates not only the anatomy of nonviolent resistance in Palestine but also the evolution of the movement as it grows from a village matter to an international cause.

Gaza Blockade: Unarmed Protest A Palestinian Approach? (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Eyal Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Four days after Israeli commandos stormed a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and igniting an international ...

Peace Through Moderation to Intro Counter-Extremism Strategies at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The near-tragedy in Times Square reminded us that hatred is both home-grown and foreign-born. With this is in mind, a distinguished panel will discuss...

Gandhi and Gaza: Israel's Raj Debacle

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

The organizers of the Palestinian aid flotilla have achieved a stunning victory over Israel in the international court of public opinion. It is a victory that Gandhi would well have understood.

Beyond the Flotilla, the Crackdown Continues

Rabbi Brant Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Brant Rosen

We will likely be debating what exactly occurred aboard the Mavi Marmara for some time to come. In the meantime, similar tragedies are occurring throughout the Occupied Territories on a virtually daily basis.

Death Be Not Proud: The Easter Gospel of Non-Violence

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

I am excited to be alive this Easter. I see a movement in the church that is once again looking at the non-violent Jesus with awe and wonder.

Birthday Lessons From Lord Mahavir

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

Here are two lessons from the core of Mahavir's teachings that we can all learn from, and who knows, perhaps even find room to apply them in our lives.

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Shows Awesome Power of Nonviolent Resistance

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

An indication of the power of effective nonviolent resistance is when not only the oppressor, but also the "bystanders," are confronted with the choice between aiding resistance or publicly siding with brutality.

Broken Government, Bloodshed and Violence: Are Our Politicians Listening?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

There has been explosive growth in the number of anti-government individuals and groups in the U.S. who see the government as their enemy.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

The Sacred Space Of The Shared Heart

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

This isn't about what we should eat. That's a matter of personal conscience. What it's about is this: Honoring. Honoring the lives of the animals and plants that die so that we can live.

Two Months Since My Husbands Arrest

Majida Abu Rahmah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Majida Abu Rahmah

It has been two months since my husband, Abdullah Abu Rahmah was arrested. We miss him more every day. This letter from was conveyed from his prison cell by his lawyers.