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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.
Feb 5, 2014, 4:02pm FOR Colombia
By Luke FinnOriginally published by North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) blog.The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó is located in the mountainous zones that define the borders between the departments of Antioquia and...
Feb 4, 2014, 11:55am Judy Bello
Closing Argument in the Case of Hancock Protesters from October 25, 2012by Judith Bello, Presented January 31, 2014I would like to begin, Judge Gideon, by thanking you for your attention to our unique argument, and support for our learning...
Jan 16, 2014, 5:14pm Lucas Johnson
Everyone who took part in last month’s 21st Century Freedom Ride has been impacted by what Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, describes as an elaborate system of racial control.Driving through the beautiful states of North Carolina...
Jan 13, 2014, 12:34pm Mark Johnson
Bethlehem, Jan. 13, 2014: So many things look familiar when I return to Palestine and Israel.This delegation has an ambitious agenda and is covering a good deal of territory. Friday we left Jerusalem for Nazareth, and after visits in the Jordan...
Jan 2, 2014, 5:46pm Maureen McDonald
Renowned Human Rights Lawyer and non-violent activist Razan Zaitouneh from Syria reported missing December 9, 2013 from a Damascus suburb. Taken in the cover of darkness by masked gunmen shortly after she and her team had completed a video plea for...
Jan 2, 2014, 4:50pm Maureen McDonald
  Razan Zaitouneh, Human Rights Lawyer and non-violent activist from Syria reported missing on December 9, 2013 from Douma, a suburb of Damascus. She and her husband Nazem al-Hamadi, along with co-workers Sameera Alkhalil and Wael Hamadah ...
Jan 1, 2014, 7:42pm Leila Zand
From Egypt to Afghanistan: Who is my enemy?From Sherif in EgyptMy dear enemy, I kill you with love…As my mind was growing, by reading and opening my eyes, my enemy took different shapes. At first, I thought he was the guy who beat the...
Dec 18, 2013, 9:22pm Susana Pimiento
Looking at Paraguay through Colombian eyesBy Susana PimientoSitting under a tree in humid 90-degree weather and surrounded by a sea of soy fields in Tucautí Poty, I couldn’t help but think how familiar and yet unknown this place was...
Dec 17, 2013, 2:01pm Alan Levin
I met Father Paul Mayer in his small apartment on the 11th floor of a building complex in East Orange. It was here that he lived since 1972 when he was part of Project Share, a small, activist peace and justice community that he helped found. It was...
Dec 5, 2013, 10:22am Dr. Hakim
By Dr. Hakim from Afghanistan and Sherif Samir from EgyptWhile catching up with one another over the challenges facing ordinary Afghans and Egyptians, Sherif Sameer and I talked about how “opening our eyes” could go a long way to...