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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.
Mar 29, 2003, 10:21pm FOR
By Patrick G. Coy*, Gregory M. Maney, and Lynne M. Woehrle**This article was first published in Peace Review: A Transnational Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 4, 2003, p. 463-470. It is posted here with the kind permission of the editor. The study...
Sep 5, 2002, 12:00pm FOR
By Jimmy CarterThursday, September 5, 2002; Washington PostFundamental changes are taking place in the historical policies of the United States with regard to human rights, our role in the community of nations and the Middle East peace...
Jun 29, 2001, 12:00pm FOR
The primary goal of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is to preserve and advance Dr. King’s unfinished mission by applying his Precepts of nonviolence in all areas of human activity. The basis for the work is...
Mar 29, 2001, 8:45pm FOR
Non-violence is the greatest force man has been endowed with. Truth is the only goal he has. For God is none other than Truth. But Truth cannot be, never will be reached except through non-violence.That which distinguishes man from all other...
Mar 29, 2001, 8:45pm FOR
By Mairead MaguireGandhi realized that the spirit of nonviolence begins within us and moves out from there. The life of active nonviolence is the fruit of an inner peace and spiritual unity already realized in us, and not the other way around....
Mar 29, 2001, 8:45pm FOR
Mohandas K. Gandhi was one of the towering figures, not just of the twentieth century, but of all time. The nonviolent struggle that he led for Indian independence provided peace groups in other countries of the world with hope and a practical model...
Aug 30, 1999, 12:41am FOR
By the International Delegation to Puerto RicoIntroductionFrom August 21 to 29, 1999, a group of 17 people from six different nations visited Puerto Rico, under the auspices of the Caribbean Project for Justice and Peace, Fellowship of...
Aug 4, 1999, 2:50am FOR
By Claudia Rowe“Returning violence for violence only multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do...
Aug 25, 1990, 3:40pm FOR
By Glenn SmileyThat genial apostle of nonviolence, Glenn Smiley, was a staff member of FOR for twenty-five years. During World War II he went to prison for refusing to serve in the armed services. He is best remembered for his work with Martin...