Monthly Archives: May 2016

On June 2nd Remember the Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation


“Every year in May, peace activists circulate Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation. But, Howe did not commemorate Mother’s Day in May . . . for 30 years Americans celebrated Mother’s Day for Peace on June 2nd…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: World Beyond War, Campaign Nonviolence, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Sierra County Prospect, Love in Action Network
Date: June 1,2016
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White Rose Begins Leaflet Campaigns June 1942


“In June 1942, a pair of German university students formed The White Rose, a German resistance movement that used a series of leaflets to decry Nazi militarism and call for an end to the war. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell wrote…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Counterpunch, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, Grassroots Press
Date: May 29,30,June 11,2016
606 Words

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On President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit


“Japan seeks not an apology or reparation but an awareness and intimate connection to the common humanity we all share and that is at once threatened by the continued existence of nuclear weapons…”

Robert Dodge, M.D.
Published in: Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Ventura County Star, Newberry Observer, Gilmer Free Press, The Lone Star Iconoclast
Date: May 26,27,June 8,13,2016
694 Words

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Hammering for Peace


“Last winter, at our Voices for Creative Nonviolence home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol of beating swords into plowshares.”

Kathy Kelly
Published in: Common Dreams, Huffington Post, The Nuclear Resister, Counter Currents, Pace e Bene, Gilmer Free Press, Transcend Media Service
Date: May 14,24,25,June 1,2016
972 Words

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