Aug 07

Dennis Kucinich & Johan Galtung

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Watch this interview with Dennis Kucinich (US congressman) and Johan Galtung (father of Peace & Conflict Studies) on The Real News.com about Kucinich’s proposed US Department of Peace and Galtung’s latest book, “The Fall of the US Empire; and then What?”

Jul 02

Johan Galtung : The Fall of the US Empire, and then What?

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Watch this interview with the “father of Peace & Conflict Studies” and the founder of Transcend International on Democracy Now! about Afghanistan, 9/11, the US Republic and the US Empire, and more.

You can order a copy of the book from Transcend University Press.

May 14

Johan Galtung : Father of Peace Studies

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Watch this interview with Professor Johan Galtung, the founder of Peace & Conflict Studies.

Here is a previous post on three of his foundational books.

Feb 11

Watch this beautiful video by Sebastian Hernandez & Megumi Nishikura on being peace.

Feb 01

Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

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mediaforpeacebuilding.com honors the life and work of Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States and tireless activist, who passed away on January 27, 2010. Read this obituary by his friend and student, David Zirin. He will be missed by many and will continue to inspire peacebuilders everywhere with his sage and inspiring lessons on how to keep up the struggle and never lose hope.

In Zinn’s words, “If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, occasionally to win. I am supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive movements of compassion rather than in its solid centuries of warfare.”

Jan 18

DN! Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

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Watch this one-hour tribute by Democracy Now! to the life and words of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 18

Handbook for Satyagrahis: A Manual for Volunteers of Total Revolution

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Read the Handbook for Satyagrahis which outlines a Gandhian approach to nonviolence training, by the founder of the Institute for Total Revolution, Narayan Desai, India.

Jan 18

Three essential books by Gene Sharp, for anyone interested in Nonviolent Struggle.

Jan 18

Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Read Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, an excellent resource for teachers who are teaching nonviolence and social justice.

Jan 18

Watch the 3-hour documentary series, A Force More Powerful, which explores the use of nonviolent tactics inĀ  sociopolitical movements around the world.

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