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(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 14, 2013 Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.!
In a success for citizens' right to know and an even bigger success for the movement to get rid of corporate personhood, a county common pleas court judge in western Pennsylvania has ordered the unsealing of an agreement between a corporate fracking combine and two citizens, ruling that corporations have no inherent rights.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Learning Our Penchant for Mass Murder
In the national discussion about mass murders, we need to consider ALL options, like what do we learn from a government that spends more on death than life every year?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 26, 2011 I Woke Up One Morning And The War Was Over
The American War in Iraq will never end for more than 4,000 families of U.S. troops killed, tens of thousands of wounded and their families and the hundreds -- yes, hundreds -- of thousands of young men and women who will suffer the terror of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury for the rest of their lives.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 3, 2011 This is Not a Place for Life
Veterans for Peace board member, Mike Ferner, reports from Kabul, Afghanistan with an on the ground look at the stories and faces of "Internally Displaced Persons," -displaced by the war being waged in the region by the United States. These are the stories that the corporate media are not inclined to headline.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 4, 2011 "Dear Afghanistan" A Global Listening Project for Peace
As I began to realize how dangerous the Peace Volunteers' work could be, the global call-in project dubbed "Dear Afghanistan," became much more than a chance for callers to meet a handful of charming, brave boys. It was the beginning of an international support committee that at some moment may need to quickly mobilize to demand governments intervene to protect these young men's lives.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 25, 2010 "Dear Afghanistan:" A New Year's Call for Peace
Message from Mike Ferner, Veterans for Peace, currently in Kabul: On New Year's Day, 01/01/11, people around the world are invited to raise their voices, through Facebook, Twitter, Free Conference calls, Skype, and blogs in a massive refusal to accept this war any longer. Let your New Year's resolution be to stand for the people and end wars by sending a digital or spoken peacemaking message to people in Afghanistan.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Veterans for Peace Seeks Obama Meeting
Veterans for Peace seeks a meeting with President Obama and will send a large delegation of veterans to the White House is their request is turned down.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, September 28, 2009 Robocops Come to Pittsburgh...and Bring the Latest Weaponry with Them
No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of â€œcrowd control munitions,â€ including one that reportedly made its debut in the U.S., was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week's G-20 protests.