The Budget of Death: This Is What the Cost of War Looks Like

The budget proposal from the Trump administration sacrifices the welfare of the citizenry to the machinery of war, but this is nothing new. We have been traveling down the path of war for a long time, and it's taking its toll. Lindsey Paris-Lopez hopes that we can all come to recognize that this is what the cost of war looks like, and start investing in building each other up before it's too late.

The Mosque That Disappeared

As a recent Pentagon bombing in Syria of what was likely a mosque full of people at prayer registers little more than a blip in the news cycle, Robert Koehler laments the casualness with which we as a society justify, dismiss, ignore and take for granted the ongoing crime of endless war.

Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen

Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, absorbs more refugees than does the United States, despite itself being a target of U.S. and Saudi Arabian aggression. Peace Activist Kathy Kelly breaks down this unconscionable situation and calls on us to raise our voices for peace and justice for the people of Yemen.

Friendship in Defiance of War

Kathy Kelly introduces us to Gabe Huck and Theresa Kubasak, peacemakers and authors of "Never Can I Write of Damascus." "When walls arise that would seem to seal the tragedy of war in concrete boundaries, Gabe and Theresa find ways to cross the borders. "Never Can I Write of Damascas" invites us to do the same."

Costa Rica’s Peace Journey

“Our best defense is to be defenseless,” former Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias says at one point in the film. “Not having an army doesn’t make you weaker, but stronger. . . . The political opinion of the world is our army.” Robert Koehler eagerly anticipates Chicago's 9th Annual "Peace on Earth Film Festival" featuring the extraordinary story of Costa Rica's abolition of its army and the security that has followed in "A Bold Peace."