When War Resisters' International issued its call for conscientious objection to war and preparations for war in September 2001, the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington were only three weeks old, and the Western states, led by the USA, was mobilising for the 'war on terrorism'. The first stage for this war was Afghanistan. Now, more than … [Read more...] about – A Call For Conscientious Objection to War and War Preparations
KRISTINA OLSEN Olsen, who lost her sister, Laurie Neira, on Flight 11, said: "I feel a deep sense of moral responsibility, both as a citizen of the global community, and as a person who lost a loved one on September 11, to promote the message of peace -- by bearing witness to the suffering of innocent people, as well as by working toward creating an opening for constructive, … [Read more...] about – 9-11 families visit Iraq in Solidarity with Civilian Targets
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iranian and other Middle East citizens were in southern California jails on Wednesday after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration authorities only to wind up handcuffed and behind bars. Shocked and frustrated Islamic and immigrant groups estimate that more than 500 people have been arrested in Los Angeles, … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Muslim Immigrants Rounded Up in Calif.