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Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."


Land and political prisoners: unfinished business for Colombian peace talks

Obstacles loom and agreements so far are partial ones. 


Today in history: It’s World Peace Day!

In 2015 the theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All."


Communist Party of South Sudan calls for negotiations to end civil war

The Communist Party of South Sudan is calling for inclusive negotiations which bring together all parties, factions, and groups affected by this war.


Today in history: Russell-Einstein manifesto for peace

The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised "universal death."


The Bushes, dirty tricks and regime change in nuclear-free Palau

On June 30, 1985, 30 years ago today, Haruo Remeliik, the president of anti-nuclear Palau, had his brains blown out.


In Germany: From the U.S. Embassy to small town thugs

This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.


Peace and justice organizations oppose new authorization of military force

The president's proposal would authorize military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) for three years.


Today in people's history: Nelson Mandela released from prison

Today marks exactly 25 years since the day in 1990 when anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released from prison to become a free man in South Africa.


Losing the plot: Israel’s premier to face new Gaza reality

Netanyahu's war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly - his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush.

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