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 »
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 »
Walter Jones along with Reps. Ro Khanna [D-CA], and Mark Pocan [D-WI] published an opinion piece in the New York Times that called on the White House to end US participation in the War on Yemen. Read the op-ed here.
Can we build a strong movement for Peace and Justice? Read thoughts and provocative analysis in this article from the latest In These Times magazine.
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 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 »
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 »
By Lawrence J. Korb Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress April 3, 2012 About Lawrence J. Korb: Lawrence J. Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, served as assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration. Unless Congress acts to repeal sequestration, the core defense budget (exclusive of war costs) more »
June 28th 2012 Fear can be a great motivator – and a great manipulator. Those who oppose cuts to military funding play on our fears to convince us that any reduction in the defense budget would be a dangerous threat to our national security and to our economy. But is this level of more »
Letter to the Editor, by Betsy Crites. Published March 2nd 2012, News & Observer. As Afghanistan comes unraveled and U.S. officials scramble to justify 11 years of war, four North Carolina members of Congress signed a letter to President Obama saying it’s time to leave, and sooner is better than later. As The N&O reported, more »