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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, 2013, 5:13pm 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...
Mar 20, 2013, 7:05pm Mark Johnson
I write from Washington, where tomorrow I will risk arrest in front of the White House. Together with other members of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC), at noon on Thursday I will engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to make clear to...
Mar 20, 2013, 2:12pm Kathy Kelly
Ten years ago, in March of 2003, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated “Shock and Awe” attacks that the U.S. was planning to launch against them. The media buildup for the attack assured Iraqis that barbarous assaults were looming. I was...
Mar 18, 2013, 2:59pm Leila Zand
The perfume of the narcissusScents the dancing windsThe excited trills of exuberant swallowsThe intimacy of love drunken turtle dovesSlowly, softly spring arrivesOh I envy these days asThe earth and the universe revives.   ...
Mar 15, 2013, 7:27pm Ivan Boothe
This month marks the ten-year anniversary of the start of the U.S. war on Iraq, in which worldwide grassroots anti-war campaigns, while unsuccessful in preventing the war, were acknowledged as “the other world superpower.”Tomorrow also...
Mar 12, 2013, 3:17pm FOR
At noon on March 21st, religiously and spiritually rooted Americans of all traditions will gather at the White House for a moral act of loving nonviolent civil disobedience. This action, organized by the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC),...
Mar 1, 2013, 12:00pm FOR
Feb 21, 2013, 3:13pm FOR
Today, on the anniversary of the massacre of members of the peace community of San José de Apartadó, we write with exciting news: Colombia’s constitutional court has ruled in favor of the peace community.We hope you’ll join us in...
Feb 18, 2013, 3:17pm Alan Levin
When I think about all it takes to simply deal with life; a job and money, taking care of a home and car, the various struggles of personal relationships, finding meaningful work, having a necessary break for fun, perhaps personal self-work like...
Feb 14, 2013, 1:48pm FOR
The work of active nonviolence is alive and well on this Valentine’s Day, thanks to you.Today, an intergenerational delegation of ten U.S. community leaders, led by FOR staffer John Lindsay-Poland, are in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to...