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War And Peace

As millions of viewers watch Ken Burns’s new series on Vietnam, we share this piece from our February 1970 issue in which the author tells a very different story of the unfulfilled opportunities for peace. more

Sep 22, 2017 8:12 PM Dispatches

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Diplomacy has worked to defuse the nuclear conflict in Iran. It can work in North Korea as well. The world cannot risk a nuclear confrontation. more

Aug 10, 2017 7:38 AM Dispatches

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DanB Seattle

“I had given up hope,” she confessed. “Then one day I was by the river and I saw this tree and I noticed this tree had died in the bomb blast. It was still black and charred, but I noticed small branches beginning to grow.” more

Aug 4, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches

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Misako Chida

Yemen, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia, are set to collectively lose 20 million people this year from conflict-driven famine. The U.S. House of Representatives just took a step toward ending the conflict. We need to pressure them to do more. more

Jul 21, 2017 2:40 PM Dispatches

The most significant threat to human survival, apart from climate change, is a world in which nuclear weapons continue to exist. Yet, instead of negotiating in good faith the U.S. makes nuclear first strikes more likely. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:16 PM , , Dispatches

We need to assert our allegiance to the human race... more

Jul 4, 2017 8:50 AM Dispatches 15 Comments

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Staff Sgt. Adam Mancini, U.S. Army

Re-escalating in Afghanistan is a fool’s errand. What can the United States do? For many analysts and observers, the answer has been obvious for years. more

Jun 19, 2017 4:28 PM Dispatches

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Praxis Films

The image of Assange that emerges in "Risk" is complex, contradictory, controversial, and often troubling—and he may have severed ties with Poitras as a result. more

May 3, 2017 3:25 PM Dispatches

Most of Trump’s presidency to date has been one big executive order/press release that has been blocked by the courts or stalled in Congress. more

Apr 27, 2017 8:33 AM Multimedia

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D. Myles Cullen

It has been drilled into our heads that North Korea poses a clear and chronic danger. Meanwhile, instability in Korea lines the pockets of those who profit from the business of war, and our media fails to report on North Korea’s overtures to the U.S. more

Apr 25, 2017 2:26 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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We cannot continue to look the other way as military and economic warfare destroys lives. We must not lose ourselves in trivia and fantasy while the foundation of our real existence is the inescapable misery and suffering of others. more

Apr 20, 2017 2:09 PM Dispatches

Thursday’s U.S. missile strike on Syria came without Congressional approval, and hearkens back to the U.S. entry into WWI one hundred years ago. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:55 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

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Paul Keller

With no direct threat to the national security of the United States and with no Congressional authorization, such use of force was illegal. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:05 PM Dispatches

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Syrian Civil Defense

For the first time since the beginning of the war, the regime has suffered consequences for its crimes. Survivors of Tuesday’s massacre and residents of Khan Sheikhoun welcomed the strikes. more

Apr 7, 2017 10:35 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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In contrast, North Korea has voted to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban and China, alone among the nuclear weapon states, has abstained from voting. more

Mar 29, 2017 2:30 PM Dispatches

From Syria to Afghanistan to the UC Berkeley campus, we are seeing violence everywhere. Is it inevitable? Sharp argues that while conflict may be inevitable, nonviolence can be just as effective as the opposite. more

Mar 25, 2017 2:51 PM Magazine

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Yoshiaki Kawakami

The veteran and author Rory Fanning talks about Trump's military buildup, and the roles that veterans and athletes can play in movements for change. more

Mar 24, 2017 10:39 AM Multimedia

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John Englart

Claiming that the BDS movement is “anti-Semitic,” the Trump Administration and state legislatures are moving to punish those protesting the Israeli occupation of Palestine. more

Mar 22, 2017 2:00 PM Dispatches

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Wolfgang Gressmann/Oxfam

We bear responsibility for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia. Corporations like General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin, have profited massively. more

Mar 22, 2017 1:43 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Andrea DiCenzo

In January, my colleagues and I interviewed dozens of residents in eastern Mosul who had remained in their homes as Iraq’s battle with the Islamic State shifted to their neighborhoods. They shared horrific stories. more

Mar 3, 2017 8:02 AM Dispatches

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