Ferguson, Missouri: From Outrage to Rebellion

A young Black man has again been killed by the cops. Now a rebellion is growing in Ferguson, Missouri.

Bombs Are Medication For Guilt, Not Peace, In Iraq

"Putting U.S. troops back in Iraq, while assuaging our well deserved and well earned feelings of national and personal guilt, will put Americans once again in the middle of a religious, sectarian civil war. As with so many modern wars, a solution lies not in violence, but in accommodation; not in division, but in unification; and not in killing, but in compromise."

The children of Gaza - video

On Men and War: Misogyny and racism run parallel to Israel's militarism

Roma Holocaust 70th Anniversary Commemoration

For the Roma Holocaust 70th anniversary commemoration
Saturday 2 August 2014

Ensuring the right to remembrance and dignity for the Roma people

Life In Gaza Explained

Protest the Invasion of Gaza in Santa Rosa

You are invited to join the North Coast Coalition for Palestine Wednesday, July 23, from 5 to 6 p.m., to protest the Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza. Click through for more info.

Sonoma County D.A. Announces No Charges Against Erick Gelhaus

Today, Monday, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that there will be no charges filed against Erick Gelhaus, the Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez on October 22th, 2013. Click through to read more.

Statement About Iraq - From The Peace and Justice Center

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County supports the peaceful resolution of conflict in Iraq, and opposes any US bombing or military intervention. Some of the dispute can be traced to the 2003 US invasion and occupation of Iraq.  We mourn the deaths of Iraqis, Americans and others. While the resolution is unclear, we hope the US has learned from the recent past, and the pitfalls of military action.

State Dept. Dropped Blackwater Probe After Manager Threatened to Kill Investigators

The State Department abandoned a probe of the private military firm Blackwater in Iraq after a company official threatened to kill the government’s chief investigator. The New York Times reports investigators began looking into Blackwater’s Iraq operations just weeks before company operatives shot dead 17 Iraqi civilians in the 2007 massacre at Baghdad’s Nisoor Square. The investigators found widespread misconduct and warned of an "environment full of liability and negligence." But according to government documents, the previously undisclosed investigation was quashed after Blackwater’s project manager in Iraq, Daniel Carroll, issued a threat "that he could kill" the chief investigator, Jean Richter, and "no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq." The U.S. Embassy in Iraq ended up siding with Blackwater, ordering Richter and a colleague to leave the country and calling them "unsustainably disruptive" and "unnecessarily hostile" to "contract personnel." The New York Times says the investigators’ unheeded warnings "make clear that the [State] Department was alerted to serious problems involving Blackwater and its government overseers before Nisour Square." The trial of four Blackwater operatives accused in the massacre began this month after years of delay.

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