October 6, 2010

Peace and Justice Studies Association Solidarity Statement

The Peace and Justice Studies Association, in keeping with its mission and values, is opposed to all governmental intimidation. Disturbed by apparent FBI harassment of US-based nonviolent activists, which appears to be politically motivated, we call on all of our members and colleagues to stand firm in our commitment to freedom of speech, expression, and assembly, in order to preserve a diversity of opinions and perspectives in our work for a more peaceful and just world. We are concerned that these actions are part of a growing trend to narrow the space for civil society, and we resolve that our nonviolent efforts for peace will only be increased in these trying times.