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Brew not Bullets! Starbucks Boycott
Launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, we will not stop until Starbucks bans guns from their stores and are an aggressive advocate for sane gun laws.
Research Delegation to Venezuela
Stronger Together: A look at agriculture, economic systems and reform in Venezuela
USSF Joint Struggle Delegation to the World Social Forum Free Palestine
Social movements will gather in Brazil in November 2012 to organize for a free Palestine, a struggle at the heart of the movement for global justice.
Jul 12, 2016, 8:49pm La Trina Jackson
The piercing. We all felt it. The puncture of violence, the ripping apart of families and communities, the pain of grief and loss. This last week, explosive tensions tore through our country in reaction to the targeted murders of Black people by...
Jul 9, 2016, 11:41am Patrick T. Hiller
The tragic night of July 7, 2016, was the most visible manifestation of U.S. wars reaching our own soil. To be clear, I am not talking about the absurd and insulting notion that there is a war between the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the police....
Jun 9, 2016, 5:34pm Gretchen Honnold
Thank you for your ongoing support of FOR's Campus Weekend trainings in nonviolent resistance!Participants of this week's course in St. Louis.Walking the Delmar Divide, learning the history and context of displacement and...
May 24, 2016, 8:26pm Kathy Kelly
Jessica Reznicek arrested outside of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Nebraska. (Photo via Tumblr.)Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol...
May 5, 2016, 8:23pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
"I don't even know whether I want to be remembered. That doesn't really enter into my kind of scheme of life. I was thinking maybe I would like to have on my tombstone something like, 'Thank God it was never dull.'" —...
Mar 16, 2016, 2:28pm Rene Wadlow
Rim Turkmani, a Syrian peace activist, at a demonstration near peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2014. (Photo by Maria Christina Travaglio, Les Studios Casagrande/Oxfam.)One of the original "Day of Rage" posters. (Photo by...
Feb 1, 2016, 2:50pm FOR
As part of FOR’s #GiveRefugeesRest campaign, we are recruiting writers to share their personal stories in connection with Muslims and/or refugees and to give voice to the necessity for the United States of America to be accepting of all people. The...
Dec 28, 2015, 7:04pm Gretchen Honnold
“The students have taken the struggle for justice into their own strong hands. … The youth must take the freedom struggle into every community … into every nook and cranny. … The students will certainly want to delve deeper...
Nov 23, 2015, 4:51pm Dr. Hakim
Dr Adele Kubein works at Oregon State University in Corvallis, USA and in the letters below over the past three years, she becomes vulnerable with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, expressing her love with tears. Dr Adele Kubein, in the...
Aug 12, 2015, 6:16pm FOR
Following Monday’s day of mass civil disobedience across the St. Louis area resulting in more than 160 arrests as part of the United We Fight anniversary weekend, the year-long resistance sparked by the murder of Michael Brown Jr remains alive...