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Turn your Gaze: Maine Drone Peace Walk, October 10-19

If we only look at the politicians, it’s easy to get discouraged. So many of them promise to act against powerful institutional interests and for the rights of everyday people, then gain office and turn out to do the exact opposite. Watching these politicians is important, if only to prevent their worst excesses, but it [...]

Is there a Peace Rally in Washington DC on July 6 2011?

No, not really.

Sandy writes today from the southern tier of upstate New York to ask:

Would you provide me with more details on the non-violent rally for peace scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2011, in Washington, DC?

Sandy’s question is a legitimate one; if you’ve read the Huffington Post, you’ve been told that [...]

For Real Grassroots Peace Demonstrations, Check Out PeaceRally.org

A tip of the pen to qs for directing me to PeaceRally.org, a piece of web infrastructure that allows any ol’ person to declare an anti-war demonstration and allows anyone else to build support for that demonstration by either sharing the information or signing up to attend it personally.

This is a grassrootsier approach to [...]

FBI Raids Waken Slumbering Peace Movement to take Indignant Action

It’s just as possible for anti-war activists to commit crimes as anyone else, but FBI searches and seizures of items as odd as a child’s drawing and a Martin Luther King poster from anti-war activists this week in Minnesota and Illinois have undeniably roused a moribund peace movement back into high gear. United for Peace [...]

Commitment: White House Peace Vigil, 28 years and Continuing

If I mention Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, what do you think of? You might think of the pretty statues and flowers planted there. You might think of the homeless people who sleep there overnight and occasionally freeze to death. You might know that it stands across the street from the White House, a building [...]

Cold Perseverance: Columbus Anti-War Vigil, December 21 2008 (Video)

On Sunday, December 21 in Columbus Ohio, it was a mere 9 degrees out and the wind was blowing at enough of a clip to shove the wind chill below zero. And yet five hardy souls stood at the corner of 15th Avenue and High Street as they have every week for five long years [...]

San Francisco Calls Post-Election Demonstration: 5:00 PM

The list of November 5 post-election political demonstrations is growing. In San Francisco, people will meet at 5:00 PM today at the corner of Market and Powell Streets to attend “this open-air event, inviting everyone including you.” The goal: to advocate for the actual enactment of progressive and peaceful policy by the new administration of [...]

Look Beyond Obama for Leadership on Gov’t Infiltration of Peaceful Protest

The Division of Homeland Security and Intelligence of the Maryland State Police have been caught infiltrating an activist groups peacefully and legally organizing against the death penalty and for world peace, even sending undercover agents to spy on meetings that included a United States Senator. Absolutely no evidence of any illegal behavior was uncovered, and [...]