Peace Not Terror

Peace Not Terror : Leaders of the Antiwar Movement Speak Out Against U.S. Foreign Policy Post 9/11

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This book contains essays by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Dave Dellinger, Staughton Lynd, and other antiwar activists, including veterans. It is in the vanguard of the new peace movement and deals with the United States government's militaristic response to the events of 9/11, proposing alternative paths that will lead to peace instead of perpetual war_including the use of the World Court, the Geneva Convention laws, and alternatives to oil for energyshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 161 x 239 x 25mm | 549g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073912496X
  • 9780739124963

About Mary Susannah Robbins

Mary Susannah Robbins has taught English literature at Vassar College and runs her own editorial services company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her poems, stories, and prints have appeared in various magazines including Ploughshares and Confrontation, and she is the editor of the book Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists Revised Edition.show more

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We veterans know that this war is not being sanitized on the nightly news. It has nothing to do with ther liberation of the people of Iraq; instead it has everything to do with the subjugation and domination of these people in the name of U.S. imperial economic and strategic interests. -- Matthew Howard, USMC, Chair of the Vermont Chaper of Iraq Veterans against the War This remarkable and indispensable book against U.S. militarism includes essays by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Staughton Lynd, Dave Dellinger, and many others, including Iraq War veterans. These invaluable members of the peace movement show in their writings-and by their own personal stories-the way out of the cycle of violence that the U.S. military response to the events of 9/11 has created. From William Sloane Coffin's sermon on love delivered the Sunday after 9/11, to Jeff Jones, former Weatherman and now environmental actvist, who writes of the need to eliminate our oil consumption to prevent both global warming and war in the Middle East, these essays form a moving and inspiring guide to peace on this earth. -- Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers In Peace Not Terror, Mary Susannah Robbins performs an important public service. By editing and publishing this collection of essays, Robbins not only brings together the voices of the antiwar movement in one user-friendly volume, but she reminds us of the movement's startling scale and diversity. In this book we hear from scholars and statesmen, victims and veterans. Most of all, we hear from patriots-people who know that preemptive war, the backdoor draft, torture, indefinite detention, and extraordinary rendition are un-American. Every citizen should read this book. -- Michael S. Foley, author of Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War Peace Not Terror captures the voices of today's leading thinkers and activists in the U.S. peace movement. The collection of essays is as varied and powerful as the reasons why it is imperative to do away with our culture of militarism in order to embrace peace. This book will affirm and strengthen the position of the antiwar reader, and will challenge those who still believe in war as a viable means to attain peace. It is a brilliant book, and an absolute must read. -- Camilo Mejia, Iraq War veteran and resister, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, and the author of Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebel Mary Susannah Robbins's powerful book is the answer to those who ask what happened to the antiwar movement. The voices of that movement, past and present, speak passionately in the pages of Peace Not Terror, moving the reader to pay attention, to act and to speak out. It is essential reading in these dark and dangerous days, for it insists not only on the possibility but the necessity of protest. -- Marilyn J. Young, professor of history at New York University and author ofThe Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990show more

Table of contents

Chapter 2 Permissions to Reprint Chapter 3 About the Editor Chapter 4 Dedication Chapter 5 Table of Contents Chapter 6 Acknowledgments Chapter 7 Contributor Notes Chapter 8 Preface Chapter 9 Introduction Chapter 10 1 Memorial for Dave Dellinger and William Sloane Coffin Chapter 11 2 God Bless America Chapter 12 3 The Right Fight Chapter 13 4 Talk for the New Jersey Green Party Convention Chapter 14 5 Teaching 'Vietnam' as Matrix for the 'War on Terror' Chapter 15 6 Palestine in the World Crisis Chapter 16 7 What War Looks Like Chapter 17 8 Can I Get a Witness? Chapter 18 9 Wars of Terror Chapter 19 10 How It Feels to Kill Chapter 20 11 Labor in a Time of War Chapter 21 12 The Bombing of Tikrit Chapter 22 13 Out of Iraq-By Any Means Necessary Chapter 23 14 From a Political Action Group's Blog Chapter 24 15 Who Serves? Chapter 25 16 Honorable Service Chapter 26 17 Amicus Brief Supporting Sgt. Kevin Benderman Chapter 27 18 The Chosen: Some Notes on Being a Veteran in America Chapter 28 19 The War at Home: Activist Military Families Chapter 29 20 Iraq Veterans Against the War: Testimony on War Crimes Chapter 30 21 Iran's Nuclear Dispute Chapter 31 22 War and Warmingshow more