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The Art and Activism of Grace Paley

Paley’s fiction is peopled with the politically minded but it never preaches. “There’s a case to be made that Grace Paley was first and foremost an antinuclear, antiwar, antiracist feminist activist who managed, in her spare time, to become one … Continue reading

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Jonathan Schell

“Jonathan Edward Schell (August 21, 1943 – March 25, 2014) was an American author and visiting fellow at Yale University, whose work primarily dealt with campaigning against nuclear weapons. His work appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, and TomDispatch. … Continue reading

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Student Peace Union

“Student Peace Union (SPU) was a nationwide student organization active on college campuses in the United States from 1959 to 1964. Its national headquarters were located near the campus of the University of Chicago. The SPU was founded by Ken … Continue reading

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The Theology of Consensus – L.A. Kauffman

Quakers Demonstrating Outside the White House “Consensus decision-making, a process in which groups come to agreement without voting, has been a central feature of direct action movements for nearly forty years, from the anti-nuclear movement of the 1970s to the … Continue reading

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Dr. Benjamin Spock

“Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-sellers of all time. The book’s premise to mothers is that ‘you know more than … Continue reading

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Peace Action

“Peace Action is a peace organization whose focus is on preventing the deployment of nuclear weapons in space, thwarting weapons sales to countries with human rights violations, and promoting a new United States foreign policy based on common security and … Continue reading

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Green politics

“Green politics (also known as ecopolitics) is a political ideology that aims to create an ecologically sustainable society rooted in environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice, and grassroots democracy. It began taking shape in the western world in the 1970s; since then … Continue reading

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