ARNIE ALPERT – With Black Lives Matter in the midst of an unprecedented moment, now is the perfect time to read â€œThe Movement Action Planâ€ â€” a model for understanding the long arc of movements.
PEDRO RIOS – From challenging narratives justifying violence to know-your-rights trainings and cultural actions, border communities are building a powerful movement.
KATHY KELLY – Palestinians in Gaza cope with constant tension. Denied freedom of movement, they live in the worldâ€™s largest open-air prison, under conditions the United Nations has predicted will render their land uninhabitable by 2020.
LAWRENCE WITTNER – Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.
SUSAN C. STRONG – In his January State of the Union message, President Obama said two noteworthy things: the first was â€œAmerica must move off a permanent war footing.â€ Of course this remark was preceded and followed by a lot of predictable stuff about keeping America strong by military means. But the President did preface the bold remark Iâ€™ve cited above with another comment of interest, â€œBut I strongly believe that our leadership and our security cannot depend on our military alone.â€ What if, instead of just dismissing these items as pure political boilerplate, we edit his statements just a bit.