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A New, More United & More Diverse Peace Movement launched on April 9

Posted by Mufti Admin on Tuesday, April 12, 2011,

By Abdul Malik Mujahid

He could barely walk. He could not even stand straight probably because of his age. But he marched for about two miles with ten thousand plus people on April 9, 2011 protesting war and asking for peace. I walked with him. He only paused a few brief moments to sip a little water but did not rest. Sam initially did not share his age with me. But at the end of the rally he told me he is 87 years old. The first time he had marched in a rally was in the 60...


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An Afghan Peace Movement, Not a US Peace Jirga

Posted by Mufti Admin on Saturday, April 9, 2011,
By David Swanson, Truthout

Kabul, Afghanistan - The United States, on the verge of shutting down its own government for lack of funds, just forked over another $50 million for a peace jirga (or council) to negotiate peace in Afghanistan or at least sponsor an upcoming conference in the United Arab Emirates and - perhaps more so - bribe Taliban fighters to temporarily stop fighting.

Talking is always preferable to bombing, and anything with the name pe...
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Peace is a Dirty Word

Posted by Mufti Admin on Monday, April 4, 2011,

By Patrick Kennelly

                  Three years ago in Bamiyan, a western province of Afghanistan, a multiethnic group of university students gathered for a three month workshop on peacemaking. The group of young leaders met weekly ultimately concluding that peace is impossible in Afghanistan. Undeterred by their conclusion these young people asked: “What do we do to change this reality?”

                  In answering this question the students decided two critical ...


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