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Nonviolence: The powerful antidote to youth recruitment to gangs, terrorists, and the US Military

by Alice LoCicero Terrorists, gangs, and the US military recruit youth and train them to be violent. Each time a young person is recruited to violence, one or more adults benefit, but the youth and their families pay the price.[1] … Continue reading

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In harm’s way: women in the military

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We wrote in our last post about rape as a weapon of war—a weapon that is used all too often by servicemen against women serving in their own military. Today we focus more on the effects of military service on women.

Some facts: Mental illness–Women veterans suffer higher rates of mental illness… Continue reading

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War costs money*

*and it’s OUR money. Engaging Peace has offered a number of perspectives on the financial aspects of war. Some highlights… Continue reading

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Veterans and the Occupy movements

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Tomorrow, Friday November 11, 2011, is Veterans Day in the United States, and for many it will be a holiday. Unfortunately, as has often been true historically, veterans in America are not doing well. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rates and … Continue reading

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