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End U.S. Military Aid to Colombia
Changing US policy from guns and military training to supporting the displaced and treating addiction at home
May 8, 2014, 9:28am Medea Benjamin
Sometimes it just takes one person with a creative mind to shake up the entire legal system. In the case of Costa Rica, that person is Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños, who was just a law student when he challenged the legality of his government’s...
May 8, 2014, 3:05am John Lindsay-Poland
Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in Colombia.Maps were created by Douglas Mackey and a Colombian colleague.Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in...
May 7, 2014, 6:52am John Lindsay-Poland
Tambien en español: Falsos Positivos” en Colombia y el papel de la asistencia militar de Estados Unidos, 2000-2010Mapa Interactivo del registro de ejecuciones y unidades responsablesTake action: Contact the U.S. State ...
Mar 1, 2014, 10:57pm Judy Bello
FOR hosted an Internet panel discussion on America’s Drone Wars at Vonvo.com, which combines live images of the speakers with a chat box for comments and questions.   Lela Zand moderated Noor Mir of CodePink,  Nick Mottern of Know...
Feb 20, 2014, 11:02am FOR Germany
In late 2013, a well-known German journalist named Jochen Bittner (his byline appears regularly in Die Zeit and Time) published an op-ed article in The New York Times titled “Rethinking German Pacifism.” It begins provocatively, “...
Feb 6, 2014, 3:25pm FOR Colombia
By Gina SpigarelliOn December 21, the Washington Post published a detailed investigative report by Dana Priest on covert CIA and NSA operations, still underway in Colombia, to kill high-ranking officers of FARC and ELN guerrillas.Based on...
Jan 14, 2014, 12:12pm Leila Zand
The Fellowship of Reconciliation along with 61 other organizations delivered a joint letter to the U.S. Senate today urging the Senate to oppose new Iran sanctions legislation, S.1881, that they say would “critically endanger the possibility of a...
Jan 1, 2014, 6:42pm 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 20, 2013, 4:54pm Jim Murphy
This is an opportunity for F.O.R. members, especially those who are military veterans, to reach out to the young veterans’ community…NEW: Veterans F.O.R. Emergency Food Card Assistance Project: The Veterans Fellowship of...
Dec 18, 2013, 8:22pm 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...