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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Do “They” Hate “Us”?

This week’s Peace Links focuses on the Middle East and women’s rights, which took center stage in both print and online media this week.  (They must have read our experts forum on the topic!) Enjoy everyone.

Have you plugged in to this debate over Muslims’ attitudes towards women?  First, Foreign Policy featured this story from Mona Eltahawy, and then Monica Marks’ push-back against it.  And this one from the Guardian. Interesting stuff.
And here’s another piece on women’s rights and the Arab Spring courtesy of

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[20 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Frank Discussions

Hi guys!  I hope you’re having great Fridays.  Here at Peace X Peace we’re having a staff retreat today, but I took a few moments to track down these links for you to dig into before the weekend starts.  The theme?  Discussion! Discussion! Discussion!

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation, find out how recent talks might help stall war with Iran.
Thanks to Roxanne Krystalli for this deepening and expanding of our April PeaceTimes discussion of poetry and peace!
What do you think of this interview with Johan Galtung?
I had no idea: …

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[13 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Protecting Mali, Fighting for Pakistan, and Visiting Colombia

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed Mary’s great guest Peace Links last week. I know I did! This week we have a selection of articles and films that demonstrate how global machinations can affect the grassroots, and how the grassroots can influence global actors.  Enjoy!

If this doesn’t get you to read more from Search for Common Ground about Pakistani women, then I don’t know what will: “Pakistani women are fighting for more than just the empowerment of women. They are taking centre-stage in Pakistan’s fight against oppression, social tyranny and …

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[6 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Madness, Death, and Resurrection

For those of us who are Christians, this week brings bitter death and glorious resurrection. For Good Friday and for Trayvon
Martin I offer Sweet Honey in the Rock’s timeless anthem “The Women Gather.” Be sure to watch it all the way through.

Still on the dark side, news that US Marines are building a nest for our killer drones in Australia and Fukushima radiation is moving across the Pacific.
My mood lifts toward light and sanity when I read this comment from Waging Nonviolence: “Resisting All Armies, Not Just Kony’s.”
As more evidence that …