Hair of the Dog

But what is dubious as a hangover cure is even more so as a solution to the current climate crisis.

Be Ahead of the Pack

Here’s a tip on how to sound smart on foreign policy. When your friends are talking about the Iraq War, shake your head and look very somber. “The real problem,” you inform them, “is Iran.”

Bush Gets One Right?

The vehemence of the hard-line opposition to the Bush administration’s North Korea policy suggests that, after seven years of blunders and miscues and outright war crimes, Washington has finally done the right thing on a foreign policy issue.

For Your Freedom and Ours

When, one by one, civil movements dislodged the communist governments in the region and ecstatic East Berliners tore down the Berlin Wall, we rejoiced too.

Empty Plate Club

What happened to the global food crisis? It was in the news and out again as quickly as a bad Hollywood movie.

Getting to Yes

The country would be in better shape if Wisconsin were in charge.

A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times

The peace sign turns 50 this year. Barry Miles describes the origins of what has become a nearly universal symbol.

Granny Peace Brigade’s AFRICOM Teach-In

Granny Peace Brigade’s AFRICOM Teach-In

The Granny Peace Brigade’s Teach-In examines the implications of the new U.S. military command infrastructure, AFRICOM; and the direct threat to Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of peace, economic justice, and racial harmony AFRICOM poses on the 40th anniversary of his assassination.

AFRICOM would be the sixth Defense Department regional military command, and according to the Pentagon, would consolidate all U.S. functions (Agriculture, Commerce, Treasury, Peace Corps, and others) under its jurisdiction. The department expects to be "fully operational" in October 2008 but the only African nation willing to house the command’s continental headquarters is Liberia. Currently, AFRICOM is based in Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany.

Vinie Burrows, actor, writer, and member of the New York Granny Peace Brigade will moderate the program.


Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies
Horace Campbell, professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University
Frida Berrigan, senior research associate at the Arms Trade Resource Center, World Policy Institute
Sonia Sanchez, poet, educator, and member of the Philadelphia Granny Peace Brigade

Admission is free. Donations are welcomed. Doors will open at 1:15 PM, and light refreshments will be available. For more information, call (212) 865-7875.

Founded in 2005 in opposition to the Iraq occupation, the Granny Peace Brigade stands for peace and condemns the use of military force to resolve conflicts.

Barack Obama on Diplomacy

With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama’s limitations nor cynical about his potential.

What’s Next for the Peace Movement?

What’s Next for the Peace Movement?

Eleven peace activists and scholars, in responding to Lawrence Wittner’s essay, gaze into the crystal ball to envision the peace movement’s possible future.

How the Peace Movement Can Win

How the Peace Movement Can Win

Peace activists helped swing the elections in November. Most Americans want out of Iraq. So why hasn’t the peace movement won already?