Friday, July 30, 2021

Our rights and our duties

Our rights should be restated, so the rights of any citizen shall be the rights of all citizens.

The shame of injustice

Everything that causes injustice must be uprooted, within the structures under which we live, but also, and perhaps more importantly, within the consciousness of the individual.

Dead nation walking

Regardless of who is our president, from either of the two ‘War Parties’, military spending has been going through the roof.

Nonviolent Revolt in the Twenty-First Century

“If you also wish to be part of the worldwide movement to end violence in all of its forms, you are welcome to sign the online pledge of ‘The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’.”

Hollow promises of a better life: Modern day slavery

Like many of the issues facing humanity, modern day slavery demands a coordinated consistent approach, cooperation and commitment, nor just among governments, but between nongovernmental organizations, and multinational corporations.

Crisis in consciousness: Change and the individual

Remove the psychological clutter and Love will shine forth, bringing clarity and lasting change, within the individual and by extension society.

The potential dark side of the militarization of Gulf societies

It remains to be seen whether military service will ultimately narrow or broaden social gaps.

An Open Letter to the People of West Papua

“We have recently been discussing your ongoing courageous struggle to liberate yourselves from more than 100 years of occupation, first by the Netherlands, briefly and brutally by Japan during World War II, and now by Indonesia.”

67 years in the peace movement

I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the things that I have experienced during my 67 years of work in the peace movement.

Weaponized truth: The Indispensable Movement’s key to success

Sharpening truth with moral outrage and clever, insightful ridicule is precisely how we weaponize it.