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Strategy to End War: Some Thoughts

By Kent D. Shifferd This is a very complex, knotty problem and it’s going to take all of us to develop a coherent, workable strategy.  Here are few ideas for the pot including some thoughts about time frames, the general […]

Building a Peace System

By Robert A. Irwin Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac This was written in 1998, but it is as applicable today for pursuing peace as ever. Summary of the Summary The fundamental elements of a Peace System are: 1)    Global governance […]

ICBL (1999) Report by Human Rights Watch

Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac This is an analysis of how the process used by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines can apply to other movements. General – They used expert studies, mass promotional material, lobbying of governments from below, […]

A Game as Old as Empire

By Steven Hiatt and John Perkins Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac What multinational corporations do: Offshore banking – to hide income, avoid payment of a total of $500 billion in US taxes and to launder dirty money from corrupt regimes. […]

Rebooting the American Dream

By Thom Hartmann Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac 1.  INCREASE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING & CREATE NEW JOBS a.  Discourage imports by charge an Import Tax [Tariff] on goods that compete with                     American manufacturing.   b.  Keep Import Taxes low on […]

A National Strategic Narrative

By Mr. Y (Wayne Porter and Mark “Puck” Mykleby) Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac Notes highlighted in red refer to the sections of my book Transition to Peace that are equivalent to the Narrative. Wayne Porter is a Captain in […]

The Third Industrial Revolution

By Jeremy Rifkin Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac Rapid Change Peak oil production occurs when half of the ultimately recoverable oil reserves are used up.  The top of the curve represents the midpoint in oil recovery. After that, production drops […]

From War to Peace: A Guide to the Next Hundred Years

By Kent Shifferd Notes prepared by Russ Faure-Brac             In this book, Shifferd does a great job of analyzing war and discussing the history of peace and nonviolence movements.  In Chapter 9, Abolishing War and Building a Comprehensive Peace System, […]

Transition to Peace

A Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternative to War Open Book Editions, a Berrett-Koehler Partner, 2012   By Russell Faure-Brac  When I quit my defense job in protest of the Vietnam War, I had only a general notion that an […]

Peaceful Revolution

By Paul Chappell Notes made by Russ Faure-Brac 1/21/2013 The book explains why we are living in one of the most hopeful eras in human history and why peace is within our grasp.  Peaceful Revolution is about questioning war’s underlying […]

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