War And Peace

“For that kind of money,” Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News, “the least [NASA] can do is discover God.” Civil rights activists, anti-Vietnam War protesters and even top scientists were skeptical of the Apollo moon mission at the time. Read more

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Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context. Read more

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United States of Arms

Will Geary

The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States. Read more


“He spit on your democracy!” Read more


Fallout and reverberations in the climate would follow the immediate, devastating impact of a nuclear blast. Read more


In his new film, director Manuel Correa casts a cool eye on the oddly surreal social landscape of the country after years of civil war. Read more



School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In her new book, Carolyn Forché recounts travels in El Salvador during some of its bloodiest days in the dark Reagan 1980s. “The refugees now coming from Central America are normal people,” she says, “running away from something that we helped create Read more


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Veterans resisted the induction of the activist and actress into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. But women won out. Read more

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Alicia M. Anderson, USMC

Biden used his leadership to get a Democratic-controlled Senate to give then-President Bush in 2002 the unprecedented authority to invade a country on the far side of the world that was no threat to the United States. Read more

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Rod Waddington

We, in the United States, have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war even as we develop, store, sell, and use hideous weapons. The number of children killed is rising. Read more



Kevin Dooley

“NATO’s war didn’t leave Yugoslavia any better off. It tore apart families and left the region straddled with debt, picking up the pieces.” Read more


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Giacomo Sini

For a group of women living in an Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp, a new class imparts lessons that go far beyond self-defense. Read more

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Manolo Luna

“I want people to see the truth, regardless of who they are. Because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” Read more

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Maya Evans

Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon, stopped manufacturing and selling death-dealing products. Read more



U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel

Either we learn to pull in our militaristic horns and try to live in peace or watch a growing national debt crush our chances for economic progress. Read more


A new release illustrates the life of the socialist visionary, pacifist, and presidential candidate. Read more


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Dr. Hakim

Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach. Read more



Ted Eytan

The ban sets a precedent for the blatant exclusion of transgender people from public life. Read more



People's Peace Movement

“The war was started by men, the war will be ended by men . . . but it’s the women and children who suffer the most and they have a right to define peace.” Read more