Local Peace Economy

Every transaction we make in our daily lives ultimately contributes toward building a peace economy or a war economy, a world of compassion and well being, or a world of indifference and violence. The peace economy model encourages us to reinvest in our local communities.

It calls for creating cultural, social and economic models that cultivate a sense of respect, and uplifts all people... not just a select few. We cannot make these changes without the foundational building blocks of the very peace we are seeking. The first step is taking the macro problem to the micro. Visit AlterNet partner CODE PINK's Local Peace Economy Page to get involved.

Khashoggi Is the Tip of the Bloody Iceberg: 10 More Reasons to Cut the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

By Medea Benjamin , Mary Miller / Independent Media Institute

By maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. is sending a message to citizens around the world that it values money and power over human rights.
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