Category Archives: Armed conflict

CHILD’S PLAY?

by Kathie MM While my younger siblings and I were growing up, my mom wrote regular letters to her mom down in Florida about our adventures, mishaps, squabbles, reconciliations, etc. The letter below, written by my mom on February 6, … Continue reading

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The Sharpest Gene, Part 1

by Kathie MM It is not surprising that several previous engaging peace posts have made references to Gene Sharp—e.g., here and here .  What is surprising, even to me, is that I have not yet devoted the kind of space to … Continue reading

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Peace and Contemporary Resistance: Cédric Herrou, and Us

by Alice LoCicero In a tiny village in southern France, in 2017, lives a courageous contemporary resister: Cédric Herrou [1]. Herrou is a farmer who has helped African refugees along the treacherous route to Europe through Italy and France.  He … Continue reading

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Celebrating Rebellion and Revolution (the Non-Violent Variety)

by Kathie MM This week, citizens from all over the United States celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, “written by the rebelling fathers of the United States”. Symbolic of the long-ago battles, fireworks lit up the skies and … Continue reading

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