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  • Ecology and War:
    Military Waste In Our Drinking Water By Sunaura Taylor and Astra Taylor, AlterNet. Posted August 4, 2006.
    ..."Today the U.S. military generates over one-third of our nation's toxic waste, which it disposes of very poorly. The military is one of the most widespread violators of environmental laws. People made ill by this toxic waste are, in effect, victims of war. But they are rarely acknowledged as such..."
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  • Women of South Korea call for a peaceful world and the Korean peninsula free of war
    Gyung-Lan Jung from "Women Making Peace" sent us this statement by the Korean women's movement on July 27th, the 53rd year of the Korean armistice agreement.

    It is included in our website joint project with Korea Women's Associations United (KWAU), the largest coalition of progressive women's groups in South Korea. See our Korea Project

  • MADRE Fall 2006 Speaking Tour: How an African Village is Banning Violence against Women
    Umoja, a women-run village in rural Kenya, has declared itself a "Violence against Women Free Zone."
    Umoja was created by survivors of gender-based violence who resolved to build a better future for themselves and their children. Working with the international women's human rights organization MADRE, the women of Umoja are defending their right to a life free from violence and developing models for promoting women's health and economic rights. Umoja founder Rebecca Lolosoli and MADRE's Executive Director, Vivian Stromberg, will be addressing audiences across the United States in October 2006. For information or to arrange a presentation in your area see: http://www.madre.org/programs/pe/speakers_fall06.html

  • Passings Honoring women and men who have made major contributions to peace and justice can strengthen those continuing their work and hopefully inspire others.

    "Murray Bookchin, the visionary social theorist and activist, died during the early morning of Sunday, July 30th in his home in Burlington, Vermont. During a prolific career of writing, teaching and political activism that spanned half a century, Bookchin forged a new anti-authoritarian outlook rooted in ecology, dialectical philosophy and left libertarianism.
    .." by Brian Tokar

    Damu Smith, an internationally known activist for peace and justice, a founder of the National Black Environmental Justice Network and spokeman for Black Voices for Peace passed away on May 8, 2006 at age 54. "The Life of Damu Smith is a testimony of consistency and commitment to social justice..."
    Honoring Damu Smith and His Work to Unify the Peace Movement

    Anne Braden, long-time activist and civil rights leader, died on March 6 at a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 81. See: "Inside-Out and Upside-Down: An Interview with Anne Braden," by June Rostan:

    Ellen Kuzwayo, 1914 – 2006, South African Rights Pioneer:
    South African author, women's rights and anti-apartheid champion Ellen Kuzwayo died April 19 after a long illness. She was 91… Read an obituary by Alexandra Zavis, AP:
    http://www.interlog.com/~saww/2000Ellen.html and
    ”Soweto honours Ellen Kuzwayo,”   by Ndaba Dlamini,13 December 2004

    Patricia Watson, 1933 - 2006: peace activist, editor, WLOE advisor
    Peacework's editor from 1997-2003, passed on February 6, 2006. Among her many other activities she was one of the first members of the Women and Life on Earth internet project Advisory Board, from 1999-2003. We remember her sage advice and support, and give thanks. See: “Honoring a Friend: Patricia Watson, 1933-2006” by Sara Burke:
    andRemembering Patricia Watson” by Joseph Gerson: