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The unpublicized victim of war

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“Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war.” — United Nations

Tuesday November 6 is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. First designated … Continue reading

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Contribute a peace of the pie

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and the Eighth Annual Mother’s Day National Action Day is tomorrow, Friday May 11. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, a Unitarian Universalist, launched a campaign to promote an annual Mother’s Day devoted not to candy and … Continue reading

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Militarization and the future of life (Earth Day, Part 2)

The environment is both a casualty and cause of war. It’s time for the peace and environmental movements to join hands in solidarity. A number of organizations are working at the intersection … Continue reading

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Earth Day during wartime (Part 1)

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Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. Today we honor the Earth by calling attention to the common goals of the peace and environmental movements.

But first, some context. Assessing the impact of war on the environment… Continue reading

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