Category: Anti-War

“Pruning-Hooks Made Out of Swords:” The 224-Year-Old Demand for a US Department of Peace

“Pruning-Hooks Made Out of Swords:” The 224-Year-Old Demand for a US Department of Peace

By Benjamin Dangl Published on September 27, 2017 Source: Toward Freedom The Women’s Peace Parade marches through New York City on August 29, 1914, shortly after the start of World War I. We are living in an Age of War. The US conflict in Afghanistan is now the longest war in American history. US war…

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Washington Should Follow Latin America’s Lead in Condemning Israel’s War on Palestine

Washington Should Follow Latin America’s Lead in Condemning Israel’s War on Palestine

By Ben Dangl Published 15 August 2014 Source: TeleSUR English As Washington supports Israel’s violence, Latin American heads of state have stood up against the offensive, acting as moral leaders for the hemisphere, and demonstrating their independence from the historically-hegemonic empire to the north. Major conflicts have flared up across the globe in recent months, many…

Vermont Against General Dynamics: Confronting the Military Industrial Complex

Vermont Against General Dynamics: Confronting the Military Industrial Complex

By Benjamin Dangl, November 16, 2008 On November 1st, in Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, one hundred activists gathered to protest against General Dynamics, a weapons manufacturer operating in the state. The diverse group of activists rallied in support of building a peace economy and movement beyond election day. Speaking to the crowd in front…

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Vermont Peace Activists Occupy General Dynamics Weapons Plant

Vermont Peace Activists Occupy General Dynamics Weapons Plant

By Benjamin Dangl Friday, 02 May 2008 On May 1st, International Workers’ Day, ten peace activists in Burlington, Vermont entered General Dynamics and locked themselves together in the main lobby of the building in protest against the company’s weapons manufacturing and war profiteering. University of Vermont student Benjamin Dube, one of the dozens of other…

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Alive in Baghdad: An Interview with Brian Conley

Alive in Baghdad: An Interview with Brian Conley

By Benjamin Dangl Tuesday, 31 January 2006 Benjamin Dangl: How did you get involved in journalism and journalistic film making? Brian Conley: Well, I initially intended to study history and political science in college. When I arrived there, however, I quickly decided that art and, particularly film, were very good ways to influence the public…

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The Vietnam War: Getting Behind the Spitting Image

The Vietnam War: Getting Behind the Spitting Image

Written by Benjamin Dangl, Transcribed by April Howard Tuesday, 03 January 2006 Jerry Lembcke is the author of “The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam”. In 1969, he was assigned to the 41st Artillery Group in Vietnam as a Chaplain’s Assistant, and joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War when he returned…

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An Interview with Jonathan Schell

An Interview with Jonathan Schell

Conducted by Benjamin Dangl 3/23/04 This interview took place after a talk Schell gave at Bard College on March 12 regarding the future of the UN.  Schell’s is The Nation’s peace and disarmament correspondent, is the Harold Willens Peace Fellow at the Nation Institute and the author, most recently, of the The Unconquerable World: Power,…

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Anti-war protests climax with civil disobedience

Anti-war protests climax with civil disobedience

By Benjamin Dangl and Brendan Coyne | Special to the Vermont Guardian posted September 28, 2005 WASHINGTON — Capping three days of anti-war action in the nation’s capital — the largest anti-war protest since the Vietnam Era — law enforcement officers arrested hundreds of people who took part in nonviolent civil disobedience (CD) on Sept.…

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Staged Arrests Round Off Weekend of Anti-war Protests in DC

Staged Arrests Round Off Weekend of Anti-war Protests in DC

by Benjamin Dangl Washington, DC; Sept. 27, 2005 – Hundreds of activists participated in a staged act of collective civil disobedience in front of the White House on Monday to protest the ongoing occupation of Iraq. The event closed a weekend of anti-war demonstrations, lobbying, teach-ins and concerts. US Park Police reported approximately 370 arrests…

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