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How can we bridge the political divisions between our governments at this time of heightened tensions and rhetoric of war?
Nov 30, 2012, 5:06pm Kathy Kelly
by Joshua Brollier in Gaza CityThe past few days have been harrowing, yet still deeply inspiring in Gaza as people in the strip must carry on with their lives after the Israeli army’s deadly eight-day offensive operation, “Pillar of Cloud”...
Nov 25, 2012, 11:49pm Judy Bello
I presented this talk in a panel discussion during the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s National Council (governing board) meeting on October 28, 2012.Introductory RemarksI am honored to speak on this forum. My uncle was a World War II...
Nov 25, 2012, 11:19pm Judy Bello
On March 17, 2011, a CIA drone fired two Hellfire missiles into a gathering of tribal elders in the town of DattaKhel, and another at a car approaching on a nearby road. The attack targeted a gathering of tribal elders who were meeting to resolve a...
Nov 25, 2012, 10:36pm Judy Bello
Noor Behram is holding up photographs of two children who died in a drone attack in May of 2010. The target was a militant leader, so they will tell you the attack was justified. However, the attack was launched during the night while his own family...
Nov 25, 2012, 10:15pm Judy Bello
A local journalist has taken the lead in drawing attention to the victims of drone strikes in Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Persistent drone attacks in this region have terrorized the community and disorganized the society that is...
Nov 25, 2012, 7:57pm Judy Bello
[Ed. Note: This diary entry was written in October 2012, during the CODEPINK peace delegation to Pakistan.]First thing in the morning I’ll board the bus heading for South Waziristan. Thirty-five westerners will be heading for Dher Ismail...
Sep 19, 2012, 3:31pm Rene Wadlow
This book is an increasingly used form of oral history collection — sometimes transformed into a book, sometimes kept as oral archives usually in university libraries. John McDonald, U.S. diplomat, U.N. administrator, and Track II diplomacy pioneer...