Photos from readers

January, 2015

Students at Arts Academy in the Woods (Fraser, Michigan) hold up their new "The pencil is mightier than the sword" pencils to kick off the new semester.

December, 2014

Button buffet – Henderson, Nevada

Buttons from used to fund raise at local event in Henderson, NV

Thank you Linda Turner.

muffin tins repurposed

September, 2014

New Peace Berets -

gray or black
$20 each
perfect gift!


September, 2014

friends from Nevada wearing
No New War and
Bernie Sanders 2016 buttons

February, 2014


Looking for PEACE?


May, 2013

Sisterhood is Powerful in Jerusalem.

Our friend Annabel on the road.


March, 2013

Buttons from used as a fundraiser at the
84th Buck Dinner in Detroit.

Use buttons for your group or party. Displayed here on a repurposed pillow from the salvation army.
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February 2, 2013
This year's Grilling for Peace Lake Wingra, Wisconsin.

Proceeds go to Savory Sundays, a local effort to feed the needy in downtown Madison, WI

See how the event has grown over the years! | read more about grilln4peace


February, 2013

The President of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang wearing a big and bold peace button from
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December, 2012

Students from Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT visiting South Africa and presenting peace symbol buttons from to students there
as well as Bishop Desmond Tutu (center top)
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Give Earth a Chance button on backpack - San Francisco

A happy Ana wearing birthday gifts
of items from

Constellation Peace tank top
(stars glow in the dark)
peace symbol bandana
and Sisterhood is Powerful button

Arizmendi Bakery - San Francisco, CA
photo: Stanley Edwards

Move to Amend members wearing 99% stickers to Naperville, IL City Council meeting
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South Korean activist involved in the general strike against the KOR/US FTA wearing a 99% button from
Photo taken at a conference in Munich May, 2012

Sales of the 99% button helped pay for foreign autoworkers' travel expenses to the conference

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99% button here

photo: Frank Hammer

Apartment in Royal Oak, Michigan

Jobs with Justice March



Performer Anne Feeney relaxes after benefit concert for KGHI FM 91.5 in Grays Harbor, Washington

wearing peace symbol and dove lapel pins from
(and horns from the Oregon State Fair)


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Peace twins
in New Jersey
Sheree &



Andrea uses
1" peacebuttons
on shirt
Chicago, Illinois



Peace table Farmer's market Moscow, Idaho


Ready to Trick or Treat for Peace
Halloween 2009

Young peace friend Braelynn,
Westland, Michigan

Elie wearing Constellation Peace shirt


Galicia, Spain


young peace friends

Cross Village, Michigan



Birondi sports a peace button and
flashes the peace sign


Bajos de Haina,
Dominican Rebublic




peace friends from Costa Rica



visit their Cashew Hill Jungle Lodges



Andy Shallal, being interviewed by
Larry King proudly wearing his peace button
at Andy's
Bus Boy and Poets.

First Inaugural
Peace Ball
Washington DC January 20, 2009

Peace Postcard

San Francisco
High School student



W. Bloomfield, Michigan

Making Peace visible Black Rock City, Nevada


Young peace activists
wearing peace buttons from

PeaceJam Youth Conference
Houston, Texas
March, 2008


> Grill'n 4 Peace • Lake Wingra, Wisconsin <
February 7, 2009

February 2, 2008

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by Jeffrey A. Greene

Peace friends from Vero Beach, Florida

The Stella Trio
Laura Metcalf • Monica Chung • Jannina Barefield
cello • piano • violin

Walking for a a cure.
Chicago, Illinois

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Peace friends from Flint, Michigan

Peace Buckets
A reader plans to fill these buckets with water next winter and display the frozen columns of ice in their front yard.
The buckets are free from the floral department of a local grocery store. Sadly, they were simply throwing them away. For the past few years they've been saving them for me and I give them away to friends since one can find a variety of uses for them.

Thank you R.H. from Lancaster, Ohio for the photo and a great idea!
A peace group might start collecting buckets now and make several peace symbol ice sculptures next winter. Great for the holiday season!

Hope, Maine

Langley, Washington

Along a rural road in southeastern Ohio

The next generation of peace activists from a mural in san francisco.

Omaha, Nebraska

Bolinas, California

Homer, Alaska

Budapest, Hungary

Saginaw, Michigan

Lake Mendota, Wisconsin

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania


Huntington Woods, Michigan

Santa Cruz, California

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Charlie King and Karen Brandow

musical storytellers and political satirists

The Peace Man

ready to hand out peace buttons.

Halloween 2005


so it goes

so it goes you were quite a soldier in your day
fought your hardest against the enemy
but you didn’t even know what you were
fighting for
now you’ve grown old and weak
all you have are the stories you keep
you’ve seen your son grow up just like you
sent out to war to fight once more
and overtime no one was sure what it was they were fighting for


Sorry is just a word - terrorism American

(july 2004)
-nicholas koenig

detroit, mi



from White Hill, CA


very early CND demo


An Immoral Story
Tim O'Brien
A true war story is never moral.

It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest
models of proper human behavior, nor restrain
men from doing things men have always done.
If a war story seems moral, do not believe it. If
at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if
you feel that some small bit of rectitude has
been salvaged from the larger waste, then you
have been made the victim of a very old and
terrible lie.



Ron Cobb

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