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Peace

COVID-19: Building a more peaceful world from a global crisis

COVID-19: Building a more peaceful world from a global crisis Fears and tensions around ‘otherness’ and disease are ubiquitous in human society. Around the world, responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are proving no…

Afghanistan Needs Long Term Peace, Not Quick Fixes

Reporting indicates that the U.S. and Taliban are prepared to sign a deal, provided that each side can maintain a seven-day reduction in violence. Intra-Afghan talks are slated to begin soon after the signing of this deal. As conditions on…

Palestine Amid the Checkpoints, a Wan Hope for Peace

HEBRON, PALESTINE – Located 20 miles south of Jerusalem on the West Bank, the city of Hebron is a flashpoint of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Its Cave of the Patriarchs—which also serves as Ibrahimi Mosque—is the second-holiest site in the…

We Are the Majority; We Must Turn that into Power

Over the last decade, a national consensus has developed for a progressive left agenda on the economy, social services, the climate crisis and ending wars but the movement has not yet built the power to make that a reality. The next decade…

If You Want Peace You Get War; If You Want War You Get Rich

A quarter century ago, Victoria Sandino Palmera joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP). She had previously been a militant in the Communist Party and – when FARC-EP was above ground in the 1990s – joined…