David Hartsough is Co-Founder of World BEYOND War and a Member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War. He is based in California in the United States.
David is a Quaker and a lifelong peace activist and author of his memoir, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, PM Press. Hartsough has organized many peace efforts and worked with nonviolent movements in such far-flung locations as the Soviet Union, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Kosovo. In 1987 Hartsough co-founded the Nuremberg Actions blocking munitions trains carrying munitions to Central America. In 2002 he co-founded the Nonviolent Peaceforce which has peace teams with over 500 nonviolent peacemakers/peacekeepers working in conflict areas around the world. Hartsough has been arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience in his work for peace and justice more than 150 times, most recently at the Livermore nuclear weapons laboratory. His first arrest was for taking part in the first civil rights “Sit-ins” in Maryland and Virginia in 1960 with other students from Howard University where they successfully integrated the lunch counters in Arlington, VA. Hartsough recently returned from Russia as part of a citizens diplomacy delegation hoping to help bring the US and Russia back from the brink of nuclear war. Hartsough also recently returned from a peacemaking trip to Iran. Hartsough is active in the Poor Peoples Campaign. Hartsough served as the Director of PEACEWORKERS. Hartsough is a husband, father and grandfather and lives in San Francisco, CA.