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The Wars to End All War

The Wars to End All War

by Robert C. Koehler, CommonDreams In Ukraine, a war looms that few understand. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) “Peace, as we have seen, is not an order natural to mankind: it is artificial, intricate and highly volatile. All kinds of preconditions are […]

Costa Rican lawyer Roberto Zamorra crusades for the Right to Peace

Costa Rican lawyer Roberto Zamorra crusades for the Right to Peace

By Medea Benjamin Sometimes it just takes one person with a creative mind to shake up the entire legal system. In the case of Costa Rica, that person is Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños, who was just a law student when […]

The military and its crime spree illustrated by Ben Tre

The military and its crime spree illustrated by Ben Tre

By Tom Hastings God save us from those who would ‘save’ us. “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” –Unnamed US major from a Peter Arnett story in The New York Times, 7 February 1968, about US […]

In Search of a Good War

In Search of a Good War

The U.S. public is not longing for a U.S. war in Ukraine. Seven percent want military options considered (poll by McClatchy-Marist, April 7-10), up from six percent a bit earlier (Pew, March 20-23), or 12 percent for U.S. ground troops […]

The Art of Satyagraha

By David Swanson Michael Nagler has just published The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action, a quick book to read and a long one to digest, a book that’s rich in a way that people of a very different […]

From Dictatorship to Democracy

A Conceptual Framework for Liberation The Albert Einstein Institution, 1993 By Gene Sharp Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac 4/25/2014 This book is focused on how to overthrow a dictatorship using nonviolent means, but it also applies generally to the abolition […]

Money and Banking for Transition

Essential Knowledge for Transition By Marco Vangelisti Website: ek4t.com Contact: ek4t.com/about/contact Notes prepared by Russ Faure-Brac 3/19/2014 What’s possible? Massive government employment program to: Rebuild our infrastructure Improve the education system Improve health care and prevention Climate adaptation Environmental restoration […]

Web of Debt By Ellen Hodgson Brown

Notes made by Russell Faure-Brac 3/8/2014 Foreword A network of private bankers has taken over the creation and control of the international money system with the intent of gaining absolute control over the planet. The lifeblood of this power elite […]

Civilian Based Defense

Presentation by Gene Sharp at Whittier College (Date?) Notes Prepared by Russ Faure-Brac April 26, 2014 The wielding of power by groups and nations is inevitable. We need a functional substitute for war: a way to exercise power that is […]

David Swanson to Speak in Los Angeles, May 10, on Ending All War

David Swanson to Speak in Los Angeles, May 10, on Ending All War

Flyer: PDF. Sign-up: go here. David Swanson is working to end all war with WorldBeyondWar.org.  His books include: War No More: The Case for Abolition, War Is A Lie, When the World Outlawed War, and The Military Industrial Complex at […]

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