In DC: Sir! No Sir! antiwar film and discussion

Anti-war event in D.C. Hat/tip to John Judge for the info: “Sir! No Sir!” A Film About The GI Movement Against The War In Vietnam Movie night in Mt. Pleasant! Friday  October 12th 6-9pm Lamont Park (corner of Lamont and Mt Pleasant sts., NW) 4 blocks from Columbia Hts Metro (Green/yellow Lines) S2, S4, 42, […]

Oct 23: Poets for Renewable Energy and Peace event in NYC

Featuring: Anne Waldman, Eliot Katz, Sahar Muradi, Zohra Saed, The Mast (featuring Haale Gafori and Matt Kilmer), Sara Goudarzi, Bob Rosenthal, Papoleto Melendez, Yusuf Misdaq, Tahani Salah, Jackie Sheeler, Chris Brandt, David Henderson, and surprise special guests. 10/22/2011 update: New additions to the evening’s celebrations: -Plus! Guest speaker, the author and investigative reporter, Greg Palast […]

Ron Thomson: 1/17/1943 to 2/20/2011

Ron Thomson: Jan 17, 1943 – Feb 20, 2011 Ron Thomson was a beloved member of the PeaceSmiths community. Ron passed away on February 20, 2011. This Friday, PeaceSmiths will be dedicating its coffeehouse to Ron. The evening will include music by George Mann, and a tribute to Ron from Veterans for Peace Long Island. […]

Nonviolence, Peace, and War- In the Words and Voices of Martin Luther King, Dave Dellinger, Dorothy Day, and Others (via Peace and Justice Online)

Eighty-two years old.  That is how old Martin Luther King, Jr. would be, if he were still here with us today.  I’m sure that his words and deeds would still be inspiring us, today.  Dr. King understood the power of words.  He employed his wonderful eloquence to teach the importance of peace and nonviolence.  He […]

MLK to O: We Must End Our Violence Abroad and At-Home

Ian writes: Today’s shooting in Arizona of Congresswoman Giffords is an awful reminder of why violence is not the answer to political disagreements.  Dr. King was widely criticized, including on the editorial pages of the New York Times, for broadening his speeches from only violence at home to include  violence abroad. In a famous speech, […]

John Denver singing “The Strangest Dream” at an anti Vietnam war protest march in 1971 video

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Truthout: Why Wikileaks must be protected

(excerpt from) Truthout Why WikiLeaks Must Be Protected Friday 20 August 2010 by: John Pilger, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed On 26 July, WikiLeaks released thousands of secret US military files on the war in Afghanistan. Cover-ups, a secret assassination unit and the killing of civilians are documented. In file […]

Ralph DiGia, War Resister, dies at 93

Announced by David McReynolds and Ed Hedemann… 80 years of activism ends – WWII CO Ralph DiGia Dies at 93 Ralph DiGia, World War II conscientious objector, lifelong pacifist and social justice activist, and staffer for 52 years at the War Resisters League (WRL), died February 1 in New York City. He was 93. DiGia […]