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Development Assistance Trumps Security Assistance

By Theo Sitther on 02/04/2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, security assistance, peacebuilding, ppdc

David Ignatius’s January 27 Washington Post op-ed, “Why Yemen Fell Apart,” rightly points to the failure of security assistance that builds the military capacity of U.S. partners to carry out the fight against violent extremists.

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Not So Endless: New Legislation to Limit the Endless War

By Elizabeth Beavers on 02/03/2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, AUMF, Iraq, Syria

Instead of a broad, blank check war authority, Congressman Schiff has proposed limited authorization that would re-instate Congress’ oversight role and begin to put parameters around what is currently an endless war.

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President's Budget: More Money for War?

By Jim Cason on 02/02/2015 @ 09:41 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, budget, budget news, Pentagon, statement

In negotiations, the most important offer is often the first; it's the baseline for every other proposal. The president's budget request, released every year at the beginning of February, is that opening offer. It won't become law -- legislation has to come from Congress -- but it sets the tone for budget negotiations this year.

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War on Terror is Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Violence

By Kate Edelen on 01/22/2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: Nigeria

A January 13th Washington Post editorial titled “Boko Haram’s Campaign of Terror is only Getting Worse” argues that it’s past time for a wake-up call in addressing violence in Nigeria.

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The State of the Union Is...

By Diane Randall on 01/20/2015 @ 01:07 PM

Tags: Diane, War is Not the Answer, immigration, budget, ppdc

Like millions of Americans, we're looking forward to hearing the State of the Union address tonight.

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Holiday Traditions: Apply Your Gifts!

By Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm on 12/17/2014 @ 03:21 PM

Tags: holidays, young adult program

To me, the holidays have always been a time to gather with the blessings you have and reflect and plan for how to apply those gifts to work for peace and justice issues in the New Year. Now, I am encouraging you all to take the holidays to apply. Apply your gifts and skills to social justice work; apply to FCNL’s young adult programs!

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When We Torture

By Diane Randall on 12/12/2014 @ 03:07 PM

Tags: Diane, War is Not the Answer

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Torture Report on December 10th has caused strong emotional reaction and the occasion for reflection on what this means for us as a country founded on moral principles.

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Two Years Too Long: Supporting Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 12/10/2014 @ 12:08 PM

On this date two years ago, an armed group known as the Séléka launched a military campaign against the country’s then-government. The offensive set in motion the latest in recurrent cycles of violent conflict in Central African Republic.

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Congress Should Pass the Death in Custody Reporting Act Now!

By Tila Neguse on 12/09/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic

The Death in Custody Reporting Act would require federal corrections, immigration detention facilities, state prisons, county jails and police departments to report to the Department of Justice the circumstances surrounding all deaths in custody.

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Congress Should Reject the New War

By Elizabeth Beavers on 12/05/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, AUMF, Iraq, Syria

The President launched a new war without the consent of Congress or the American people. Soon, the Senate will have the chance to debate and vote, and we are asking them to reject this new war.

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