Voices of Peace

Volume II

"Bridges to New York" from the book
The Power of the Poster

The bombs over Afghanistan have been falling for several weeks now. The goal of militarily ending al-Qaeda and the Taliban government seems to be elusive while the bombing contributes to the hundreds of thousands more innocent civilians made homeless and hungry refugees. Meanwhile, US citizens deal with another kind of terror, bio- terrorism by mail, possibly a "home grown" variety, small scale but worrisome. How will Pakistan stand in the face of widespread protests? How will Israeli policy influence the current crisis/war? How will the popular resolve for military force hold in the face of potential US and British prisoners who will not be treated according the Geneva Conventions? How will the global economy be affected? How will it all resolve? As we ponder the possibilities, wondering how we, the peace and justice community, can call for a just resolution when al-Qaeda seeks solutions beyond anything like justice, we present a new edition of Voices of Peace. Some of the articles aren't brand new but are useful tools to help us think and act about the current dilemma of war and peace.


The Algebra of Infinite Justice by Arundhati Roy for the Guardian

As Bombs Fall, Critics Question U.S. Approach by Evan Woodward

Killing Them Softly: Starvation and Dollar Bills for Afghan Kids by Norman Solomon

Will Tears Ever Stop?
by John Gerassi

Folly of Aid and Bombs by George Monbiot

Rest in Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk

Web Sites and Links:

Ends and Means: Defining a Just War by Richard Falk at The Nation online

The High Hidden Cost of Saudi Arabian Oil by Neela Banerjee at The New York Times

Bombs: a one-size-fits-all response, Editorial from the National Catholic Reporter, Oct.19, '01

Experts say bombing is risky strategy by Margot Patterson, National Catholic Reporter, Nov.2. '01

American Friends Services Committee, giving aid and relief

Help FCNL limit the scope and duration of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan by the Friends Committee on National Legislation

Perspectives on Terrorism, Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age

A progressive Christian Bible Study Site

Western Quakers for Peace with great links to Rabbis for Human Rights in the Middle East, et al.

Bread Not Bombs with links to many communities of faith and aid agencies

Up to date News at the BBC and NPR

Voices of Peace: Volume I, Volume III

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Dr. Andreas Toupadakis' Notebook
W.H. Auden's poem September 1, 1939
Sam Smith of the Progressive Review writes Nobody Left But Us
Robert Jenson explains why extraordinary Corporate Power Is the Enemy of Our Democracy
DynCorp is Something to Watch
Norman Solomon on New Media Heights For A Remarkable Pundit, Pentagon's Silver Lining May Be Bigger Than Cloud, and Six Months Later, The Basic Tool Is Language
Patrick Morris, actor and director writing on the theatre's Hourglass Challenge
Marvelous Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival
World Choral Music
Photographer and web designer Stephen Voss
Stephanie Korschun's Insect Drawings, a class apart.
That Photo Guy,
Barbara S. Thompson's My Life chronicles a journey of courage by a real story teller, Chapter 3.
Mary Zemke of Stop Cogentrix says "Standing tall - Opposition floods the proposed Grizzly Power Plant."
Norman Maxwell writes to the Editor - a Summary of the Fire Road Preservation Struggle.
Patricia Frank tackles Spring Cleaning the Closet.
Lois Barton's Sunnyside of Spencer Butte finds the Heron Rookery.
M.G. Hudson's Spencer Creek Journal remembers Laddie and the baby goats as the war on terrorism affects Spencer Creek Valley
Ryan Ramon's Life on the 45th Parallel, Rain & Ramallah.
WxNW.org Web-Wise Links
DEN, from Defenders of Wildlife.


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