Tax Day is April 18. Want to know how much of your tax bill comes from war spending? Find out with Rethink Afghanistan’s new Afghanistan War Tax Calculator–and then tell Congress you want your money back! http://rethinkafghanistan.com/iou I paid almost $1500. Makes me think about what else I would have done with that money, like […]
Blogger and activist David Swanson is in Afghanistan and has begun posting his diary of his trip, which includes meetings (and video) with Afghans leading nonviolent work for peace and justice. Check it out here: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — In honor of April 4, 1967, and April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke out […]
Director’s Report by Liz Moore Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt I’m so glad we were able to offer this second series on Exploring Nonviolence in January and February. Nonviolence is often misunderstood as a way of avoiding conflict. On the contrary, active nonviolence—militant nonviolence, as Cesar Chavez termed it—is a way of engaging […]
Friday: ground-breaking documentary “Rethink Afghanistan” Sunday: premiere of “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune” Join us for two documentaries this weekend as we kick off our week of education and action to mark the 8th anniversary of US war and occupation in Iraq. In this 10th year of US war and occupation in Afghanistan, join […]
Registration is now open for our March 19 Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference. Simply click on the “Register Now” button in the box to your right. Or, copy and paste this into your browser: http://pejac2011.eventbrite.com/ You’ll see a complete list of the workshops we’re offering. Check it out and register now! And please invite […]
Have you marked your calendar for our Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference on March 18-19? Come welcome our keynote speaker, Derrick Crowe from Rethink Afghanistan to speak on our theme: Bring Our Billions Home: The Cost of War and Our Communities’ Needs. (Check out this video of Derrick connecting the dots between war spending […]
Bringing Clean Water to the Children of Gaza Bring a friend as PJALS’ Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee hosts Ziad Abbas from the The Middle East Children’s Alliance to learn about “Children Under Occupation: Human Rights, International Solidarity and Water in Palestine.” MECA’s Maia Project (Arabic for “water”) began when the Student Parliament at the UN […]
We’re looking forward to our workshop series, Exploring Nonviolence, which will begin on January 29. This series is the second we’ve offered in the last year, and these workshops will focus on structural and institutional forms of violence and successful ways to challenge them. Come join the conversation!