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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.
Aug 30, 2013, 12:46pm Leila Zand
By Joshua BrollierTo those who think the United States should intervene in Syria,Remember this is the same United States which;is still deeply involved in two failed wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan that have lasted for over a...
Aug 24, 2013, 10:51pm Maureen McDonald
People in Syria tell us that raising the profile of a prisoner of conscience holds the regime accountable — because they know the world is aware that they have this detainee in custody. When a prisoner is held incommunicado, and no one is raising...
Aug 6, 2013, 11:15am Lucas Johnson
It was a joy and an honor to join our co-laborers at the War Resisters League from August 1 through 4 in Washington, D.C. Fellowship of Reconciliation staff colleague Ethan Vesely-Flad and I joined about 200 people for the gathering in the capital...
Aug 5, 2013, 12:36am John Lindsay-Poland
It was a preventable explosion at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California that sent 15,000 people to area hospitals to be treated for respiratory problems. Tuesday is the first anniversary of this explosion, and yesterday thousands of...
Jul 19, 2013, 10:26am Rene Wadlow
With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry making a concerted effort to mediate the Israeli-Palestine tensions, it is an opportune time to read Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta’s Refusing to Be Enemies. As Dore Gold, president of the Jersualem Center for...
Jul 19, 2013, 12:22am Mark Johnson
On October 29th 2012, as we watched exploding transformers across the Hudson River from the Nyack Headquarters of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, I received a text message from Los Angeles saying my daughter was on the way to the hospital, three...
Jul 15, 2013, 7:40pm Chris Crass
10 Steps You Can Take to Build the Movement We NeedWe are enraged, we are in tears, we are fearful for our kids, we are trying to make sense of what this all means through our own grassroots intellectual culture facilitated by Facebook and...
Jul 3, 2013, 1:17pm Susana Pimiento
News from the Continental Campaign Against Military BasesOn June 22, about a hundred activists held a nonviolent protest at the gate of the Fuerte Aguayo Chilean Naval Base, in the coastal town of Concón, 90 miles northwest of Santiago. They...
May 14, 2013, 11:13am Dara Wells-Hajjar
Dear Artists, Collectors, Educators, and Community Organizers,The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) are creating a traveling poster exhibition highlighting different historical...
May 10, 2013, 12:19am Sam Smith
 Chicago Chapter Chair Rev. Sam Smith Has a Dream:“I Have A Dream to Carry the Message of the Gospel of PEACE … to Youth as well as Adults Everywhere I Go.  And I NEED UR HELP 2 MAKE THIS ALL POSSIBLE.”  (Rev. Sam...