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People Powered Planet.

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to help envision and build our future! 

March 3, 2021 - Club Social!

Lets Socialize!!!

Come meet the other club members in a virtual party!

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PAST GUEST SPEAKERS:

 

February 24, 2021

Beth Leeds is Global/Local Activist -- a "Glocalist!"  She's also a writer, artist and health coach.

 

She has been an activist since she was 8 years old - when in 1949 she got a STOP sign installed at a dangerous intersection -- cutting through Laguna Beach, CA red tape in less than 24 hours!  She is also responsible for saving the iconic Lifeguard Tower in Laguna Beach. 

 

Whether it's acting locally to preserve a Canyon, Nationally to write the National Ocean Protection Act in her kitchen or Globally as the running mate for World Citizen #1 Garry Davis on the World Citizen Party ticket, Beth has always been an undefeatable Changemaker. 

 

Hear what it was like running for Vice President of the US on a platform that unites people all over the planet!  

 

February 17, 2021 - Free & Safe Cyberspace! 

Rufo Guerreschi is an entrepreneur, activist and expert in the area of leading-edge IT security and privacy.

 

He is working for a Free and Safe

Cyberspace.

 

He is the CEO of TRUSTLESS.AI, startup spin-off of TCCB, building an ultra-secure 2mm-thin PC.  Also check out the video!  https://vimeo.com/455051964/cff2ecee9e

 

He formerly lead an open source e-voting/e-democracy startup, Participatory Technologies.

February 10, 2021 - Virtual State!

 

Millions of people are denied basic human and civil rights because they are stateless.  

 

A virtual nation state would provide them with citizenship, a digital identity, and many of the rights normally accorded by nation states-- but would not tied to geography, history, or birth. 

  • JAN RUIJGROK, a futurist and innovator with special interest in technological impact on social behavior. 

  • BRENDAN DUNPHY, entrepreneur and social innovator.   

  • MIKE NORTHCOTT,  founder of Spearfish Innovation and former Hewlett-Packard Vice President of Global Operations Strategy.

We discussed how this new digital technology might work collaboratively with the World Passport in accord with International Human Rights law.

 

January 27, 2021

 

"Imagineering a Future Beyond

the Borders that Divide us." 

 

Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the President-Elect of Rotary International for 2021-22 

 

Chairman and founder of the Skyline Group and director of Operation Eyesight International, he has led major service initiatives in India & South Asia including Constructing 500 homes for Tsunami survivors, Saving Little Hearts pediatric Heart Surgery Program,  T-E-A-C-H holistic program on literacy, Eye Hospitals and so much more in the areas of Water, Sanitation, Literacy, Healthcare and the Environment.

Shekhar wrote "This film on Garry Davis. How remarkable it is. How often have these ideas resonated with so many of us. They would seem Utopian but here was a man who believed in his dreams and took it forward. Maybe he was far ahead of his times...but as John Lennon said in Imagine

 

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for...

January 20, 2021

Glen Martin is a leading figure in the creation of the The Constitution for the Federation of Earth! -- a document developed by successive world constituent assemblies in countries around the world  --  with input from people around the world.

The World Constitution and Parliament Association helps coordinate a network of tens of thousands of people from 120 countries in the movement to create non-military, democratic world government under the Earth Constitution.   

 

Glen is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Radford University and author of 7 books including Triumph of Civilization: Democracy, Nonviolence, and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth.

 

January 13, 2021

Our special guest is Ford Roosevelt, the grandson of Eleanor Roosevelt!, talking about his grandmother's historic role in bringing us the Universal Declaration of Human Rights --

and what it means for all living beings on the planet.   

 

How can we move from universal recognition to universal compliance?

 Ford is a teacher was recently President & CEO at Project GRAD Los Angeles.

   

 

December 16, 2020

Michael Walsh is a Global Citizenship (GC) Scholar & a GC Philosophy expert & advocate. Accordingly, every human being has inalienable global citizen rights to all human basic needs, education and healthcare.  The GC Project will promote these rights and secure individual sovereignty. 

 

Michael has 10 yrs of focused GC business model development to drive meaningful “Citizen-Member” engagement in the future GC Ecosystem-- with a privacy-designed core GC Citizen Network.  globalcitizen.one

 

December 9, 2020

As co-founder of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace and Convener of Rotary World Peace Conferences, Rudy Westervelt has brought together an incredible array of top-thinkers about ways to build a more peaceful world. 

 

With his wife Karyn, and her emphasis on youth, they brought together 100 speakers and facilitators working to develop solutions to major issues facing our world.   

 

A former Rotary District Governor (5330), Rudy has played a key role in motivating Rotary to make Peace a major focus.   

 

He is also President of Solutions for Peace Foundation, Inc. 

Come get some Holiday Cheer!

 

December 2, 2020

Asha Asokan is an extraordinary Rotary Peace Fellow who got her start in peacebuilding in Sudan, where she first worked for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission as a contractor and then moved to South Sudan with the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP). With NP, she succeeded in stopping warring sides in South Sudan! See https://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/blog/south-sudan-news/387-the-small-girl-and-the-big-men.

 

She is currently working with Nonviolent Peaceforce in Minneapolis for the protection of civilians by improving their safety and security through Unarmed Civilian Protection approaches. 

 

Previously, in her role as Child Protection Officer with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan, she advocated and negotiated directly with armed forces and groups to stop child recruitment and other grave child rights violations in South Sudan. She also supported the Office of the UN Special Representative to the SG on Children and Armed Conflict (UNSRSG CAAC) in NY for the protection of children in armed conflict.

 

She is now co-chairing a Working Group on Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping, and Peacemaking with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), a global platform, based in DC. She is also serving on the Rotary Action Group for Peace Subcommittee on Nuclear Weapons Education. 

 

November 25, 2020

Mike Caruso is currently serving as the District Rotary Peace Fellowships Sub-Committee Chair and Chair of District 5100 Peacebuilder Clubs Committee.

He was District Governor in District 5100 during the 2011-12 Rotary year and oversaw the birth of the Peacebuilder Clubs program in 2011.

 

He also served in the Peace Corps for 3 years working in Tuberculosis Control, primarily with the 16 aboriginal tribes in Malaysia.  

      Mike was director as well as treasurer for Oregon Common Cause,    and served as chairperson of the state board of directors of Helping Hands Re-entry Outreach.

       Mike has also participated in the Rotary Foundation's Major Matching Grant process and helped organize 10 hands-on projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newberg in Guatemala consisting of Dental, Medical, Water, Education, Electrical, Construction and Micro-Finance groups beginning in 2004 and continuing to this day. 

 

He has also travelled in Rotary related work to Cyprus, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon in recent years identifying Peace-related humanitarian projects.

 

He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service as well as the Rotary International Service Above Self Award. 

Learn about all things Rotary and what an impact it has made and can make for our future!

 

November 18, 2020

Barbara Gaughen-Muller is a peace scholar, advocate, activist, author and podcast host.  She is internationally known for her peace work.  As an inspirational speaker, her enthusiasm for peace is contagious! 

 

She is President of the United Nations Association, Santa Barbara, Tri-Counties CA Chapter (www.unasb.org), President of The Rotary E-Club of World Peace (www.rotaryeclubofworldpeace.org, Co-CEO of Revolutionary Conversations, LLC. and is the co-author of the book 

Revolutionary Conversations:The Tools You Need for the Success You Want.

 

She also hosts the Power of Peace ™ podcasts (www.revolutionaryconversations.net) and she interviewed 65 of the 100+ program speakers for the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016. 

(www.peaceconference2016.org

 

She continues the peace work of her late husband, Dr. Robert Muller, former UN Assistant Secretary General.  Together, Robert and she co-created 7500 Ideas for a Better World,

shared daily. (www.goodmorningworld.org). 

 

And she is the founder of the award-winning Gaughen Global Public Relations, celebrating its 25th year working for a better world.

Watch this podcast - you can't help but be uplifted!


Armistice Day  November 11, 2020

Daniel 'Danny' Sjursen is a retired Major in the US Army, a graduate and history teacher at Westpoint and a combat veteran from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

His wartime experiences and discoveries about the true history of the US military role in the world led him to do an intellectual and spiritual “About Face.”

 

He is now a regular contributor to antiwar.com, Truthdig, The Nation, Tom Dispatch,

The Huffington Post, and The Hill.

 

His work has also appeared in Harper’s, The LA Times, and Buzz Feed. His latest book "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" offers a new, more complex notion of patriotism.   Danny co-hosts the progressive veterans’ podcast “Fortress on a Hill.” (Twitter @SkepticalVet).

 

He gives us new perspectives on these challenging times of political turmoil.

 

October 21, 2020

 

Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, chairs the nuclear nonproliferation task force of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

 

He serves as the Representative to the United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates and is himself a 2014 nominee. 

 

He also works with Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, the Jane Goodall Institute and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.    

While many people are aware that climate change is leading toward ecocide -- few are talking about how perilously close we are to "nukacide."

 

Jonathan explained why the current policies plunge us closer than ever to the brink of nuclear war. 
 

He also talked about the financial, moral and spiritual forces that an informed public can employ to turn it around and build human security - a safer world for all of us on planet Earth.

 

October 14, 2020 - Bob Flax

 

Bob Flax, Ph.D., Executive Director of Citizens for Global Solutions.

 

Since 1947, Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) and its predecessor have promoted global solutions in arms control, disarmament, law of the seas, preventing discrimination against women, and protecting the rights of children and so much more.

 

It’s also helped to create institutions such as the International Criminal Court.

 

Come hear about CGS's current work to :

 

  • Bring people directly into global governance through innovating a UN world parliament

  • Safeguard and strengthen human rights

  • Prevent nuclear war

  • End Genocide and protect vulnerable populations

  • Stop our devastating impact on the environment and Climate change which threaten our very survival 

 

September 30, 2020

George Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning  speaks to us about the upcoming ChooseDemocracy.us training in nonviolent action to

protect the US election.

 

As a Swarthmore professor and winner of the Martin Luther King Peace Award, he developed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project, amassing lessons learned from leading over 1500 social change workshops on five continents.

 

Learn how you can help prevent illegal power grabs and authoritarianism. The training is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidates for election.

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September 25, 2020 
Special Event by the World Service Authority and Square Metre for Peace
REPLAY COMING SOON!
A diverse group of musicians who share the values of peace-building and advocacy for global justice are coming together from around the world.
Artists: Juno Brown, Courtney Dowe, Tadros Brothers,
Deys Official, Sierra Noble, Dominik Haas
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Mayor Kevin Faulconer,
has proclaimed September 21st, 2020 as 
“CITIZEN OF THE WORLD DAY” in the City of San Diego
See the proclamation HERE.
September 23, 2020
Robert Delaurentis -- who just flew his plane "Citizen of the World " from the South to the North Pole in a record-breaking expedition -- will talk about unleashing another kind of power - the power to go up! Up above the nations and colors that divide us into the power of world citizenship!
"When another plane on my route mysteriously crashed, when a cyclone raged ahead, when my fuel tank spewed fuel into the cockpit, when I was about to touch down in the epicenter of the coronavirus -- I felt the fear arise, but each time I reminded myself of our mission of global peace and that all impossibly big dreams have risks to be considered and dealt with, and then I flew.
Rather than running from challenges, when uncertainty and difficult times show up, we revisit our ideals and support each other through them. This is what we stand for. This is who we are. This is what we dream of for the world. We are all stronger together. As Citizens of the World for the World, we rededicate ourselves to our global community and our mission of
One Planet, One People, One Plane: Oneness for Humanity.”
poletopoleflight.com

 

September 16, 2020

 

David Hartsough is a Co-Founder of World BEYOND War, a global movement to end war - making it as illegal to kill people outside countries as it is inside!  He has been Waging Peace since meeting Martin Luther King at age 15 - from civil-rights sit-ins to blocking nuclear weapons plants at LIvermore Laboratory.  He's blocked trains carrying munitions to fuel Central American wars -- enforcing international law as laid out at Nuremberg. He's Waged Peace in some of the most dangerous and war-torn places on the planet -- including the Philippines, Iran, Kosovo and even the Soviet Union.  Arthur met him in the early 60's when David, a fellow Quaker, led the San Francisco to Moscow  peace march -- to end the cold war

before it ended all of us!

 

At a time when the US and the World are teetering on the bring of tyranny, ecocide and nuclear extinction, we'll talk to David about how we can inspire the frustrated and angry to gain real power by renouncing violence and waging peace!

David recommended these books: “From Dictatorship to Democracy”, “Waging Nonviolent Struggle”, “Global Security System: An Alternative to War” Also the film “A Force More Powerful” and these websites: ChooseDemocracy.us, WorldBeyondWar.org, Nonviolentpeaceforce.org, ThePoorPeoplesCampaign.org and Divestfromwarmachine.org

 Buy his book "Waging Peace:  Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist"!

 

September 9th, 2020

Soushiant Zanganehpour developed one of the three winning proposals in the Global Challenges Foundation's 1.8 million dollar New Shape Prize to re-envision global governance for the 21st century!  

 

His groundbreaking plan envisions  global governance through bottom up deliberation.  He is developing a new platform that enables organizations -- or the world -- to include as many voices as possible to make the best decisions to complex problems.  His system boosts engagement and reduces bias with the help of collective intelligence. 

 

Can this empower our ability to create workable solutions to pandemics and oppression, ecocide and nuclear annihilation?

www.swae.io

 

August 26, 2020

Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey are original thinkers, filmmakers and social philosophers whose films, books, workshops and public appearances spread their visionary, optimistic message about the future of humanity.

 

Andrew was teaching mathematics and chemistry at a South African college while studying comparative religion when the realization hit him: the Australian Aborigines were speaking pure poetic quantum physics. Connie earned an honors degree in economics from UC Berkeley then delved deeply into the world of Native American knowledge. 

 

Together they produced the film "IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What Do The Wise Ones Know?" and wrote the book "THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions For A New Paradigm".  Connie and Andrew talk about how such a new paradigm, , a shift in consciousness, can save us from the seemingly overwhelming threats plunging us toward doomsday.and enable us to craft a world of peace, harmony and abundance.

 

August 19, 2020

 

Dr. Ira Helfand  is Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  He is also the founding partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize!

 

Please watch Ira's profound and chilling talk to the Rotary Peace Conference - https://youtu.be/9SVfEWaVssU

(starts 12 minutes in)

 

In this talk, we focus on solutions.  The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 States in favour (with one vote against and one abstention). It will soon enter into force after being ratified by 50 of those nations.  When that happens, how will it be enforced?  How can we, the people, join in enforcing it?  Come listen and bring your questions about how we can secure our future!

 

August 12, 2020 
Dr. Richard Denton is an outstanding World citizen, Rotarian, nuclear war prevention expert, and associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
 
He has served as president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and Physicians for Global Survival.
 
Denton is the North American co-chair for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War -- the organization that was part of Arthur's 1983 film with Paul Newman called War without Winners.
 
August 5, 2020
We are thrilled that Dominik Haas, lead of the Jahcoustix band, contributed his World Citizen song, featuring Shaggy, to our film "The World is My Country" -- and to use for the theme music of our People-Powered Planet podcast! For a very special treat, Dominik performs the song live from his home in Germany!
For his full music video go to: https://youtu.be/DSlp-7Kkw2E
 
The podcast also features Randy Seol of Strawberry Alarm Clock, known for the chart-topping "Incense and Peppermint"! Impressed by getting to meet World Citizen #1 Garry Davis, he wrote a song about him especially for our movie! Listen to Randy Seol's World Citizen song here: https://youtu.be/c1HE0gzw_5E
 
We talked to both of them about World Citizenship and the power of music to help save humanity.

 

July 29, 2020

Police Chief Donald Grady II,  Ph.D has designed and implemented a new model of policing

both in the US and in some of the most challenging and battle-scarred cities in the world 

from Congo and Kenya to Palestine and Kosovo.  

As Regional Commander of the United Nations International Police Task Force in

Brcko, Bosnia-herzegovina he managed to do the impossible -

meld warring police forces into one cohesive community-serving peace force! 

 

He was able to turn the police from being the most hated institution in Kosovo

to being the most highly rated and trusted!  

 

His advice can now help US cities like Minneapolis

rebuild their police forces from the ground up as peace forces -

much like we saw in Camden where police marched with demonstrators!

 
July 22, 2020 
Producer/Director/Writer/Journalist Arthur Kanegis gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming book "How to Save the World -- A Personal Memoir"

 

July 15, 2020 - Part 2

David Gallup's opening talk was so well received that participants asked for another session. One of our volunteers said he was "moved to tears"

to hear about WSA's hopeful work -- it made him feel like

he was part of creating "a world-wide SYNERGY

that will see our dreams

and our vision become a reality!"  

 

David Gallup is president of The World Service Authority (WSA)

founded by Garry Davis.  

 

July 8, 2020

Merle Lefkoff makes complexity science simple - and applies it to peace making!  She is president of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy -- conducting breakthrough mediation for businesses, civil society, universities, governments --and even parties at war.  

She is a social change entrepreneur whose practice is devoted to applying nonlinear complex systems thinking to whole system change.  

 

July 1, 2020 

Hazel Henderson is evolutionary economist, syndicated columnist and media producer. She is author of:

--Creating Alternative Futures: The End of Economics
--Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy
--Planetary Citizenship (co-author)

The current economy is propelling us on a path to extinction. Click on the replay and learn how we can create an alternative economy -- in time to save our species!

 

June 24, 2020 - PART 1

David Gallup is president of The World Service Authority (WSA) founded by Garry Davis.  

He shows us their unique and pioneering work

and the power of the human rights instruments WSA has created. 

World Passports, World ID's, World Birth Certificates and World Marriage Licenses. 

They help thousands of stateless people and refugees

-- and enable all of us to claim our rights as citizens of the world!

Luminaries in our film - We'll invite them to ZOOM with us!
Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Jean Houston, Lavar Burton, Michael Beckwith, Mike Farrell,  William Ury,
Rod Roddenberry, and other luminaries receive World Passports in the full theatrical version of our film.

For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonders that would be;

Till the war-drum throbb’d no longer, and the battle-flags were furl’d
In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.

There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe,
And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law.

—Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Locksley Hall” (1837)

 

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