Commentary

Vatican's nuclear disarmament conference emphasizes shift toward logic of peace

Commentary: During its recent symposium on nuclear disarmament, the Vatican took some significant steps that emphasized the church's move away from a logic of war toward a logic of peace.

Commentary

A vote to ban nuclear weapons is a vote for Earth's future

Commentary: A first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons is being discussed at the United Nations, but the United States and four other governments are not taking part.

Message to Obama: 'Time to close SOA is now!'

Human rights activists, religious leaders, and military veterans will descend on Fort Benning, Ga. this weekend to demand the closing of a notorious military training facility that has tutored some of Latin America’s most brutal soldiers and dictators.

The U.S. Army School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001, has a long and shameful history of teaching torture, extortion and execution to infamous graduates like Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama. Nearly 60,000 alumni have returned to Bolivia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua to suppress human rights leaders, political dissidents and innocent civilians swept up in the region’s often violent struggles for social justice.