Eric Stoner

Eric Stoner is an adjunct professor at St. Peter's College and a freelance journalist based in New York. He travelled to Afghanistan in December 2010 with Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

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Let's Hold Glenn Beck to His Pledge of Nonviolence

by Eric Stoner 09-06-2011

On his radio show last week, Glenn Beck read a vow of nonviolence, which he said he'd been working on for about a year, and pleaded his followers to take it as well. The pledge itself is actually quite good, and even Gandhian, at parts. Here is an excerpt:

Today, quarters of the Earth are endangered by tyranny, discrimination, barbarism, and subjugation by fellow man. With an understanding of basic rights and equal justice, we must remain loyal to God and deliver the rights which [God's] benevolence has bestowed upon us to those who have been denied the blessings of liberty, justice, and equality. More importantly, we must protect them from being robbed in the future, so that forever the world may be safe, and her people free from malevolence. Together, we must be prepared to do our duty no matter the cost and we must do so inexorably. We must march forth steadfast and unconquerable and defeat the forces of evil not by sword, but through our love for mankind and his creator.

Is a Boycott of Murdoch and News Corp. Possible?

by Eric Stoner 07-22-2011

1100722-murdochboycottWith the scandal around Rupert Murdoch growing by the day, a full-fledged boycott of News Corp. has been launched on the internet, according to the Washington Post.

The website Boycott Murdoch also has Facebook and Twitter pages. While the boycott has received coverage on many mainstream news outlets, it has yet to gain much traction. The Facebook page has less than 700 fans and the Twitter page is approaching only 1,000 followers. To make even a small dent in Murdoch's bottom line, the boycott will need to metastasize, and quickly.

Pro-Democracy Forces in Bahrain Face Unique Challenges

by Eric Stoner 03-18-2011
After a month of largely peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, the situation has taken a dramatic turn for the worse this week.

Report From Afghanistan: The Human Toll of Obama's 'Good War'

by Eric Stoner 03-04-2011

In December, as the United States entered the 10th year of what President Obama called the "good war" in Afghanistan, I traveled to Kabul to take stock of the human toll of the increasingly bloody occupation.

The Human Toll

by Eric Stoner 03-01-2011

Counting the costs of Obama's 'good war.' A report from Afghanistan.

Will Gaddafi Fall?

by Eric Stoner 02-23-2011
For the tenth day in a row, protesters in Libya took to the streets today, despite the use of far more violence from the state than what happened during Egypt's recent uprising.

Record Levels of Violence in Afghanistan Do Not Equal Progress

by Eric Stoner 12-28-2010
Greetings from Afghanistan.

Jon Stewart's Misguided Rally to Restore Sanity

by Eric Stoner 11-01-2010
While I regularly watch The Daily Show and think its political satire is second to none, the Rally to Restore Sanity that was held on the Mall in Washington, D.C.