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Video Calls Out Lockheed Martin, Contractors On F-35 For Defending Bottom Lines Not Country

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:31pm

Washington – A coalition of non-governmental organizations released a damning video today that sheds new light on the waste and failures of the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program; the video can be viewed in its entirety here. The release of the video comes at a time when the F-35 is increasingly under fire following a spate of highly critical reports, including a report released by the Pentagon’s chief tester last week which found the F-35 developed cracks during testing and has failed to meet target goals in key

Listen to Edward Snowden - It Begins with You!

on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:50pm

Edward Snowden was a recipient of our 2013 Peacemaker of the Year Award.

Book Talk - The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?

on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:14pm

Join us for a talk with Hope Bohanec on her new book. Thursday, January 23, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Is grass-fed beef good for the environment? Is organic dairy humane? Is there really happy meat? Local activist and author Hope Bohanec will share her new book, The Ultimate Betrayal and her research into “sustainable” and “humane” alternatives to the industrial production of animal products.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

A Global Movement to End All War

on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:56pm

You can sign this statement at

I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life-affirming activities. I commit to engage in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.

Not enough money to help people? Military-Industrial Complex is alive and well.

on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:34pm

January 21, 2014

Military-Industrial Complex Alive & Well With Lockheed's $1.5T Jet

By Kevin McCauley

F-35 supersonic jet

The military-industrial complex is alive and well in the Air Force’s effort to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt, which first went into operation in 1977, in favor of the $1.5T F-35 supersonic jet, which has not yet gone into operational testing.

Writing in the February Harper’s, Andrew Cockburn details the collusion between the Air Force, Congress and defense contractors to promote the F-35 made by Lockheed Martin, which promises to support 133K jobs in 45 states.

Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Like You Promised, Mr. President!

on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 1:05am

The story of Guantánamo remains that of nearly 800 men and boys thrown into an island prison designed to exist beyond the rule of law. Most were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, refugees fleeing the chaos of war in Afghanistan. The U.S. military captured only one in twenty; many were sold for significant sums of money to the U.S. by local authorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Of the 155 men who remain at Guantánamo as of January 2014, approximately half were cleared for release years ago.

Protestors Demand Justice for Andy Lopez

on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:56am

Hundreds of protesters converged on the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, demanding a variety of actions in the wake of the shooting last year of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus.

“We don't care about your procedures,” activist Magick Altman told the supervisors, drawing cheers from the raucous crowd. “They have allowed Gelhaus to return to work while Andy's family has a bullet hole in its heart.”  continued on link

The Problem With War Is The Victor

on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:56pm

"The problem after a war is the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence pay. Who will now teach him a lesson?"
~ A. J. Muste (Chair, FOR National Council, 1926-29; FOR Executive Secretary, 1940-53; in honor of what would have been his 129th birthday)

(Photo: A. J. Muste sitting in at the Atomic Energy Commission headquarters with Miriam Levine, left, and Judith Malina, 1963. Photo courtesy National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.)

Cost to U.S. of Iraq and Afghan Wars Could Hit $6 Trillion

on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:51pm


The fresh calculation – which includes the cost of spiralling veterans' care bills and the future interest on war loans – paints a grim picture of how America's future at home and abroad has been mortgaged to the two conflicts entered into by George W Bush in 2001 and 2003.

"There will be no peace dividend," is the stark conclusion from the 22-page report from the Kennedy School of Government, "and the legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be costs that

Get Active!

on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:39pm