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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
Nov 21, 2013, 1:16pm Leila Zand
In December 2012, Mark Johnson (then executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation) and I represented FOR at an initial meeting in New York City of a coalition of national peace and justice organizations against drones. The No Drones...
Nov 20, 2013, 12:09pm Kathy Kelly
I’ve been a guest in Colorado Springs, Colorado, following a weeklong retreat with Colorado College students who are part of a course focused on nonviolence. In last weekend’s Colorado Springs Gazette, there was an article in the Military Life...
Nov 20, 2013, 10:04am Leila Zand
November 19, 2013Dear Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, SASC Chairman Levin, SASC Ranking Member Inhofe, SFRC Chairman Menendez, SFRC Ranking Member Corker, SBHUAC Chairman Johnson and SBHUAC Ranking Member Crapo,With a deal...
Nov 18, 2013, 10:07am FOR
This weekend, thousands will gather at Ft. Benning, Georgia, to protest the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation/School of the Americas in an annual mobilization sponsored by SOA Watch.FOR staff and members will be...
Nov 10, 2013, 6:59pm Maureen McDonald
The Syrian government has been carrying out a successful scorched earth campaign in Syria for the last 30 months. Troops and equipment have been deployed with the sole purpose of destruction.  The government started by picking cities...
Sep 5, 2013, 12:04pm Omid Safi
A rebuttal to Obama’s war against Syria: A point by point refutationPresident Obama just made a statement about the courses of military action that he is committed to taking against Syria. The president stated that he is authorizing the use of...
Aug 31, 2013, 8:11am Bruce Gagnon
This is how it works.The United States has been providing Egypt with nearly $2 billion a year in “aid” since 1979.  Most of this is military aid.  That “aid” is then used to buy weapons from American...
Aug 30, 2013, 9:32pm Lynn Gottlieb
It is a tradition for the pious to fast from dawn to dusk during the Ten Days of Teshuvah, as it is written, “I am with them in distress.” (Psalm 91:15) Suffering is ever before us. We mourn the unnecessary loss of life that stems from preventable...