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?”
Watch this beautiful video by Sebastian Hernandez & Megumi Nishikura on being peace.
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.”
Watch this one-hour tribute by Democracy Now! to the life and words of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Three essential books by Gene Sharp, for anyone interested in Nonviolent Struggle.
Read Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, an excellent resource for teachers who are teaching nonviolence and social justice.
Watch the 3-hour documentary series, A Force More Powerful, which explores the use of nonviolent tactics in sociopolitical movements around the world.