Militarism connects to many issues

When the Peace Partners’ 14th point people’s agenda  https://naacpnc.org/the-14-point-peoples-agenda/was inadvertently omitted from a flyer circulated at HKonJ, Vicky Ryder of the Raging Grannies used the occasion to make eloquent points about militarism.  Excerpts from her presentation at the HKonJ rally follow.   More than 50 years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us of the triple evils of racism, more »

Duck and Cover in 2018?

Many of us remember the days of bomb shelters, of hiding under our school desks, of wondering if Russia would send a nuclear bomb our way during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Fast forward more than 50 years later, and our fears are coming back. Many would say we residents of Planet Earth have been lucky more »

Promote Diplomacy with North Korea

From National Peace Action – Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs As President Trump continues insulting and threatening North Korea, undermining hopes for diplomacy and increasing the risk of war, he also appears poised to abandon the hard-won Iran nuclear agreement. As you know, that would be a disaster in its more »

The Asheville Convention 2014

The Asheville Convention By John Heuer For the first time in our 29 year history, Veterans For Peace held its National Convention in North Carolina. From July 23 through the 27th, some 350 VFP members and friends gathered at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Host Chapter 099 offered free homestays and convenient campgrounds for more »

PeacEnvironmentalism

Remarks at North Carolina Peace Action Event in Raleigh, N.C., August 23, 2014.  By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/content/peacenvironmentalism   Thank you for inviting me, and thank you to North Carolina Peace Action. It’s an honor for me to have a role in honoring the 2014 Student Peacemaker, iMatter Youth North Carolina. I’ve followed what iMatter has more »