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Syria: Responding to Brutality

Syria: Responding to Brutality

By Jim Cason on 09/30/2014 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, Iraq, Syria

The brutal images from Iraq and Syria compel us to act. But what if our actions make matters worse?

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We Are a Generation of War

We Are a Generation of War

By Sean Langberg and Maggie O'Donnell on 09/25/2014 @ 01:00 AM

Tags: Iraq, Syria

When we were nine years-old, President Bush declared a “war on terror” and less than three weeks later the war in Afghanistan began. Today, 13 years later, we are young adults and the war rages on, vastly expanding in scope. We are a generation of war.

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Matt Southworth

The Language of Force

By Matt Southworth on 09/24/2014 @ 12:30 PM

Tags: Iraq, Middle East, Weapons, War Is Not the Answer

"The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force," said President Obama in address to the United Nations General Assembly. But where did I.S. learn this language?

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Obama Pushes Positive Changes in U.S. Landmine Policy Amidst a Dashed Arms Control Dream

Obama Pushes Positive Changes in U.S. Landmine Policy Amidst a Dashed Arms Control Dream

By Bradley Harris on 09/24/2014 @ 11:27 AM

Tags: arms control, militarism, peacebuilding

This has been a tough year for a president who has staked his legacy on extracting his country from two major wars. Recent changes to U.S. Landmine policy is a positive step forward. However, even this progress has been constrained by military realities. Forces in Korea, the theatre where landmines are most likely to be used, have been exempted from this ban.

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Kate Gould

Stop the Bombs Raining Down on Syria

Posted on 09/23/2014 @ 02:20 PM

Tags: iraq, syria, war is not the answer

If Congress doesn't stop the U.S. war in Syria, the bombs raining down on Syria will likely be the beginning of another open-ended, multi-billion U.S. war in the Middle East.

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Emily Wirzba

We March for an Earth Restored

By Emily Wirzba on 09/22/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: environment, energy

Imagine what could happen if every single one of the 400,000 people who marched met with their members of Congress to explain in person why they are demanding climate action.

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The Struggle for Nuclear Disarmament Continues

The Struggle for Nuclear Disarmament Continues

By Bradley Harris on 09/22/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Nuclear Weapons

A recent article in the New York Times provided a comprehensive and detailed coverage of proposed modernization plans for the American nuclear arsenal. These plans will be a significant challenge for me and others working for nuclear disarmament in the years ahead. But they don't tell the whole story.

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New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

By Tila Neguse on 09/18/2014 @ 12:20 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news, new

On Tuesday September 16, the US Census Bureau released its annual Income and Poverty report revealing that in 2013, 14.5 percent of US citizens lived in poverty, a half percentage point decrease from the 15 percent of those living in poverty in 2012.

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Elizabeth Beavers

Congress: Do Your Job

By Elizabeth Beavers on 09/12/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, drones, aumf, iraq

If Congress avoids voting on the new war against the Islamic State (IS), it is avoiding its sole purpose - to represent the people of the United States and to allow for debate and challenge to the President's plan.

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Anything Can Happen: 13 Years After 9/11

Anything Can Happen: 13 Years After 9/11

By Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm on 09/11/2014 @ 03:21 PM

Tags: war is not the answer

Thirteen years later, I write from my new desk at Friends Committee on National Legislation, looking out my window with sadness and apprehension to the American flag at half-mast in front of the Capitol.

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