Tag Archives: war

No Warming, No War

A final thought about the military these days is the U.S. army is the largest producer of greenhouse gases. And our military actions for years have been to protect oil fields. An objective for those who work for peace is … Continue reading

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Hopeful de-escalation

De-escalation is the key element of peacemaking and nonviolence. Escalation of tensions is the path to war, as we all saw too clearly yesterday. Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated in response to the killing of Maj. Gen. … Continue reading

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Stop the March to War

We are clearly seeing yet another deliberate series of steps to provoke war. This time Iran seems to be the target. This video from the editors of History.com explains how President Lyndon Johnson used the alleged attack on U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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Space-“the next battlefield”?

It is profoundly sad and disturbing to hear that the current Republican administration would like to expand militarism into outer space. Those of us who believe in peace have the opportunity to vigorously speak out against this new threat to … Continue reading

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Remember Hiroshima

It is sad to see how little attention is being paid to today’s anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima by the United States 73 years ago. And it is tragic to know that the United States today is being called … Continue reading

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Should the United States leave Afghanistan?

Guest article by my friend Rezadad Mohammadi, Afghan student in the U.S. From the invasion by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics known as USSR to the invasion of the United States of Afghanistan, for almost four decades, Afghanistan has … Continue reading

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National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

According to Quaker House of Fayetteville, North Carolina, one of the few listening sessions of the new congressional National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will be held: Vinton, Iowa at  Wesley Methodist Church 516 2nd Avenue June 26, … Continue reading

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Poor People’s Campaign–Gun violence and militarism

The rally of the third week of the Poor People’s Campaign was held across the street from North High School in Des Moines, Iowa. The themes were gun violence and militarism. People spoke about school gun violence, violence against people … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

People who gave their lives in service to our country deserve our deep respect. But as a Quaker and pacifist, these holidays make me very sad. Why did they have to die?  Why did civilians also have to die in … Continue reading

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Draft resistance and conscientious objection

The Selective Service System still requires males aged 18-25 to register for the Selective Service System. In addition, “The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by Congress to consider and develop recommendations concerning the need for a … Continue reading

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