Vol.29, No.4: October-December 2013
How We Saved the World
“Embrace the Base” women’s anti-nuclear protest at RAF Greenham Common, England, December 12, 1982.
The arms race ended because public opinion shifted away from the narrative favored by Washington and Moscow. Peace organizations—and many thousands of peace activists—deserve credit for this shift. In How Disarmament Activists Saved the World from Nuclear War Lawrence Wittner tells how this happened.
Also in this issue
Was Our Hope for the Arab Spring Just Wishful Thinking?
As Egypt reverts to military rule and Syria continues to burn, Metta Spencer takes a hard look at whether nonviolence itself has failed (it hasn’t), or whether too little effort had been invested in nurturing and defending democratic pluralism.
White Poppies: Personal and Public Remembrance
As November 11 approaches, many peace activists choose to remember all victims of war, not just those on “our” side. The white poppy tradition is helping to keep Remembrance Day meaningful, writes Jan Slakov.
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