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We have one VERY special

club meeting this month...

 

December 21, 2022

 

Zoom with Santa!

Yes, it is true - Santa will be here!

 

All the children in your life

are invited to come meet him!

Happy Holidays to all!

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January 4, 2023 - Member Club Social!

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TV host Glen Anderson strives tirelessly for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and a wide variety of progressive political issues. 

 

His cable TV show focuses on changing to a truly peaceful foreign policy, creating social justice and economic justice in many ways, and promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society. 

 

He writes, speaks, conducts training workshops to strategize and build progressive grassroots social change movements.  His shows are broadcast on Thurston Community Television (TCTV)

and are available online.

January 18, 2022 - Action Day! 

Come take action with us!

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January 25, 2022

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Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing is an international lawyer, author and the founding director of The Center for Peace and Global Governance (CPGG), a virtual think tank and online forum that pools and proposes principled solutions to pressing global problems through publications, podcasts, lectures, workshops and targeted consulting.

 

Her latest book is "The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace", and she has also written: "Bridge to Global Governance: Tackling Climate Change", "Energy Distribution", and "Nuclear Proliferation and Collective Security within Reach".

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November 23, 2022 - "Tomorrowland" with George Clooney

We watched and discussed this excellent movie with a positive vision of the future.

The revelation at the end is spot on!

 

Showing on many platforms.

November 9, 2022 - Nonviolence in Ukraine!

John Reuwer is a board member of World BEYOND War and serves on the Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons with Physicians for Social Responsibility. 

 

A retired emergency physician and former adjunct professor of conflict resolution at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Dr. Reuwer has studied, taught and practiced

alternatives to violence for over 40 years. 

 

He was an International Protection Officer with the Nonviolent Peaceforce in South Sudan and has served on volunteer unarmed peace teams in South Sudan, Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Palestine/Israel, and in several U.S. cities - including Washington DC where the DC Peace Team worked to de-escalate tensions around the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol.

 

He recently returned from a month in Romania and Ukraine where he joined people searching for nonviolent ways to end the invasion and stop the war! 

 

Join us and learn how nonviolence is the most powerful force in the world!

World BEYOND War

 

“Choose a Bold, Humane Future!”

Melanie Bennett on "Glen’s Parallax Perspectives" TV Series

Airing on Thurston Community television the month of November 2022

 

Glen Anderson writes:  "This month’s TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative, and encouraging.  Besides working to stop what we oppose, what if we also worked equally hard for what we want instead?

A savvy guest helps us explore this topic.  Melanie Bennett is the perfect guest to discuss today’s topic.

 

She and Arthur Kanegis were guests on the April 2022 TV program, which urged us to get beyond narrow nationalism and see ourselves as citizens of the whole world. 

 

Melanie and Arthur produced an amazing film about that titled “The World is My Country.”  

parallaxperspectives.org

October 26, 2022

A heartfelt trip to Vietnam

 

Dennis Aftergut, a former federal prosecutor named “Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine for his pioneering work in litigation that was a stepping-stone toward same-sex marriage equality.   

 

Working now with Lawyers Defending American Democracy, Dennis writes and co-writes opinion pieces that have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News, CNN, The Guardian, NBCThink, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Salon and more. See https://muckrack.com/dennis-aftergut/articles

 

In the early 1970s, Dennis worked with Arthur Kanegs in the NARMIC team at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), using research and investigation to educate people about the ongoing Vietnam War.

Incorporating the ads of the manufactures of the weapons with the children their products maimed, NARMIC made a powerful pre-VHS documentary which sold 1,500 copies, each used widely in the movement to stop the Vietnam war.

It was accompanied by an inch thick book of documentation. 

Also highly documented was their budget analysis co-produced with the Indochina Resource Center (IRC) that exposed the dark realities of nice-sounding US Aid programs. Congress people used it to cut appropriations.  When the US military effort collapsed and Ambassador Graham Martin was helicoptered off the Saigon embassy roof, he blamed IRC for triggering the end of the war.   

Traveling recently to Vietnam, Dennis made heartfelt connections with people the US government had called our enemies

 

October 19th, 2022 

Can we shake our world off the path toward extinction and instead build a Solartopia?

 

Harvey Wasserman is an author, radio host and activist working to bend the arc of history toward peace, love & understanding…plus justice. 

(See Solartopia.org)    

 

Solartopia, No Nukes, election protection, people’s history, nonviolent action….and our vital leap to green sustainability are advanced and promoted in his 20 books -- and discussed on his radio shows at prn.fm and KPFK/Pacifica-Los Angeles. 


He co-convenes zoom meetings of the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection (GREEP) zooms Mondays at 5pm Eastern (www.electionprotection2024.org).

 

October 12, 2022

UBUNTU KNOWS NO BORDERS

 

What if the key to our future lies in our past?  

 

Realizing that law as a “battle” was actually a weak force not serving his clients needs so much as perpetuating the “war machine of litigation,” Eric Sirotkin shifted his legal skills into honing Gandhi’s “weapon of the strong.”  He discovered that Satyagraha-based holistic spheres of collaborative and integrative law are a more powerful way to serve his clients and humanity. 

 

Eric weaves together the core wisdom of Navajo, Sioux, Onondaga, Andes Shamen, Hindu mystics, Buddhist monks and tribal elders around the planet with that of Einstein, Dr. ML King, Bishop Tutu to recognize that the interconnected principle of Ubuntu --  building peace and relationship through experiencing our intrinsic interconnection - has existed throughout time in non-dominant cultures. 

 

He founded UbuntuWorks.org, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to infusing ubuntu-based principles into education, workplaces, finance and other institutions.

 

See EricSirotkin.com

More on Ubuntu

 

September 14, 2022 - Michael Nagler - Director and Author of "The Third Harmony"

You can watch the film HERE!

 

Michael Nagler, President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, argues that nonviolence–not just as a tactic but as a way of being–is the only way to unite deeply divided people and enable progressive movements and leaders of all stripes to fulfil their promise and potential.

August 31, 2022 

Don't Bank on the Bomb!

 

Susi Snyder coordinates the Don’t Bank on the Bomb project and works with Nobel-Prize winner ICAN to engage the financial sector in moving us away from nuclear war. 

 

She contributed to the books A World Free from Nuclear Weapons, Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation and War and Environment Reader

She is a 2016 Nuclear Free Future Award Laureate and has worked in PAX's humanitarian disarmament team, coordinating nuclear disarmament efforts.

 

Susi previously served as the Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at their Geneva secretariat.

August 24, 2022 

Nicholas Meyer

 

Two Earth Heros! Star Trek/"The Day After" Director Nicholas Meyer and

Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg 

Nicholas Meyer, Directed "THE DAY AFTER" (see TRAILER),
which had the largest audience of any made-for-television movie before or since!

In the midst of the cold war nuclear arms race, it shook people to the core -

100 million Americans and 200 million Russians!

It convinced US and Soviet leaders to START negotiations to reduce nukes!

 

Nicholas also directed STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and STAR TREK VI:  THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. He wrote the screenplay for STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME.  He directed and wrote TIME AFTER TIME.

 

He has authored nine books including NY Times best-seller THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION -- and wrote the screenplay (It stars Nicole Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier and Vanessa Redgrave.)

 

We discuss his book THE VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: MEMORIES OF STAR TREK AND A LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD

and how movies change the world!

SURPRISE GUEST! -- Honored Whistleblower and star of "The Most Dangerous Man in America" documentary Daniel Ellsberg joins Nicholas in the discussion!

See "The Day After" on Youtube or Buy the DVD!

 

August 17, 2022

Did a movie save the world?  The answer will stun you...

Our special guest is Jeff Daniels, the award-winning producer/director of

"Television Event"!



Watch "TELEVISION EVENT" here

 

"The Day After" (ABC-1983) is the most-watched TV movie ever, dramatizing the chilling aftermath of a nuclear war on Lawrence, Kansas. 

The film helped turn viewers into activists-- and turn a U.S. president around.

 

How did a major US network make such an earth-shaking film?  Jeff brings us the nitty-gritty, interviewing the director and TV execs about the intense controversy extending all the way to the White House. 

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August 6, 2022 - "The Day After" Screening 

See the excellent August 6 discussion replay

as well as suggestions to help those feeling despair and

a link to some great resources.

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July 13, 2022 - Movie!
If you missed the movie you can watch it now!
 
"War Without Winners"

featuring Paul Newman, filmed by Haskell Wexler,

produced by Arthur Kanegis

Historic films like this and “The Day After” contributed to averting nuclear war in the 1980's.
Today as billions is being spent on new nuclear weapons, an alert and warned
public is more crucial than ever.  

 

WATCH our August 10th discussion:
Cautionary vs. Visionary Tales:

"The Day After"/Star Trek

Here is the unedited REPLAY.

 

June 29, 2022 

“What if Grandpa had been killed in Vietnam? We wouldn’t exist!”   

 

Thousands of kids and grandkids owe their lives to Frank Kroncke, who with the Minnesota 8 "liberated" most of Minnesota’s draft files. 

 

“My wife and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary” Joe wrote. We have two sons who gave us six wonderful Grandkids. We are now retired and … enjoying life. None of this might have happened if I was sent to Nam or moved to Canada. I would like to thank you and seven others for what you did for our country and hope this history will be taught in the schools.

Sincere thanks,

Joe

Brainerd, MN”

Come hear about the dramatic “Peace Crime” directly from Francis X. Kroncke who has journeyed through the monastic life, the theological academy, federal courtrooms, a federal prison cell, and the byways of corporate America. In 1970, he took his Catholic theology into the American courts as he defended his draft board raiding crime www.minnesota8.net

See his published essays:  www.outlaw-visions,net 
Retired after 25 years as a salesman, a senior manager, and business development planner, his story is told in the
YouTube “Peace Crimes, Backstage"

Photo from: The World is My Country film

 

April 27, 2022 

What's better than a Domination System? Partnership!

 

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD(h), is recipient of the Distinguished Peace Leadership Award (earlier given to the Dalai Lama) and she is internationally known for her ground-breaking contributions as a systems scientist, historian and futurist.

Learn of the exciting advances in Eisler's work since “The Chalice & The Blade” and how the Partnership system can help us build what Garry Davis called a “People Powered Planet!” 

 

In “The Real Wealth of Nations,” for example, she shows that the great problems of our time — such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation — are due largely to flawed economic systems.

She offers a model of a caring economy that transcends traditional categories like capitalist and socialist and offers enormous economic and social benefits. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu hailed it as "a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking.”

Eisler offers new perspectives for constructing less violent and more egalitarian, gender-balanced, and sustainable future societies.  

Riane Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Systems, Editor in Chief, of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, and distinguished professor at Meridian University.

Rianeeisler.com

 

APRIL 13, 2022

No Nation is Above the Law

 

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Russia to “immediately suspend” its invasion of Ukraine.  4 experts will discuss what it will look like when we evolve a future in which no nation or national leader is above the law.  Can you imagine what the future will look like if we, the people, used our economic and nonviolent power to enforce world law?  How could we enforce the recent World Court ruling against Putin’s invasion?  Imagine implementing Kellogg Briand in which Russia, USA and 60 other countries outlawed war! 

  • Bill Blum is a Los Angeles lawyer and a former state of California administrative law judge. He's written extensively about the need for international law to apply across the board, to the US in Nicaragua, to Israel in Palestine and now to Russia: 
    https://progressive.org/topics/bill-blum/

 

  • Mark Oettinger, the principal drafter of the statue for a World Court of Human Rights (WCHR)  - first proposed and declared by Garry Davis. 
    https://worldcourtofhumanrights.net/

  • David Gallup directs the World Citizen Government -- which issues documents of global identification and travel in order to implement the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The WCG helps implement world law including everyone’s right to identify as world citizens.  ​https://worldcitizengov.org/

 

March 16, 2022

How can we, as sovereign World Citizens Govern our World?

In 1993, Garry Davis, operating on behalf of world citizens, engaged organizational cybernetics pioneer Stafford Beer to join him in developing and testing an interactive system for ordinary people to have a real voice in governing spaceship Earth. Come hear about their early experiments and how we can now use the Syntegrity process and protocol to co-create whole system solutions to the Core Questions on Humanity's Table:

How can world citizens evolve world law to:

--to avoid a world war?
--prevent ecocide to ensure a healthy planetary civilization?
--engage in implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

 

 

Presenters:

Dr. David Beatty is the World Syntegrity Project Co-ordinator and a Founding Member of Team Syntegrity International. He was a Research Director of Individual and Organizational Learning at the Unesco Centre for Water Education, Netherlands.

 

Dr. Allenna Leonard, former president of the American Society for Cybernetics and the International Society for the Systems Sciences, is an American cyberneticist and Director of Cwarel Isaf Institute specializing in the application of Stafford Beer's Viable System Model and Team Syntegrity Process.

 

David Gallup is the President of the World Service Authority which carries on the work of Garry Davis.

 

March 10, 2022

“Glen’s Parallax Perspectives Show"

The April 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” (which also airs on Thurston Community television) provides fresh insights and a creative alternative that can get the whole world unstuck from nationalistic antagonisms and endless wars.

 

Wars have raged for thousands of years of wars, but they have never produced lasting peace. The promoters of World War I promised that it would be “the war to end all wars.” Have we had a century of peace since 1918?

 

When we are chronically stuck in a dysfunctional system, we need to challenge the long-standing assumptions.

 

We need to think creatively – “think outside the box” – and choose positive alternatives. Instead of narrow nationalism and wars, two guests and some visuals help us explore the exciting alternative: world citizenship.

 

Glen welcomed Arthur Kanegis and Melanie Bennett. Both guests have studied this extensively and produced a feature film promoting it. theworldismycountry.com

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March 9, 2022 - MOVIE!

If you missed the movie, you can watch it now!

 "La Belle Verte" by Coline Serreau
On a distant planet, rural vegans master telepathy and mental powers to travel to distant planets.  Mila is goes to Earth - quite a cultural shock.

 

Amazing film that shows at least 16 examples of partnerism!

 

February 16, 2022 

What is beyond systems built on Domination Culture?

 

Partnerism, developed by Dr. Riane Eisler, (The Chalice and the Blade) is a socio-economic system where all relationships, institutions, policies, and organizations are based on principles of equitable partnership that supports linking rather than ranking and hierarchies of actualization rather than hierarchies of domination.

 

Rosie von Lila has worked with Burning Man headquarters since 2013 and been a member of the global Burning Man community for more than half her life.

 

She is an advocate for Partnerism and participatory culture, and is soon to publish a book titled Mass Human Flourishing.

vonlila.com

 

January 26, 2022 

Changemakers

Al Jubitz is a soft-spoken powerhouse - a changemaker working through Rotary to promote World Peace, Environmental Stewardship and the needs of at-risk children.

 

He is Executive Producer of "A Bold Peace" a fabulous film about how Costa Rica, surrounded by hostile military powers, got rid of their military - and thus gained 75 years of peace, energy independence, education for all and so much more! 

 

He is on the National Advisory Board of Environmental Defense Fund and on the Leadership Council at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

 

He is also the past President of the Rotary Club of Portland -- and is a sponsor of the TV broadcast of "The World Is My Country".

We are so pleased to also welcome Patrick Hiller - the Executive Director of the War Prevention Initiative by the Jubitz Family Foundation who also teaches in the Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University. 

 

January 19, 2022

World Court of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights unanimously confirmed that everyone on Earth has certain rights and freedoms.  But who is going to enforce our rights?  Who is going to protect our freedoms... and the most basic right of all -- the right of our species to survive on Planet Earth? 

 

Mark Oettinger, a seasoned attorney, educator and author, with extensive experience in Judicial Systems and Rule of Law, is working with the World Service Authority, founded by Garry Davis, to develop a World Court of Human Rights.

 

Come hear about their progress -- and how such a Court will be able to create binding, enforceable world law - above the nations that divide us.

 

November 17, 2021

SEEDS

 

Rieki Cordon is an inspiring speaker with innovative ideas and creations to help plant the seeds for a better future.  He will share some ideas on how we can opt-out of the degenerative economies that are harming our planet and opt-into regenerative economic systems that give us more voice and value while doing so!

 

He also explains a unique perspective on cryptocurrencies that go well beyond the scams and ponzinomics you hear in the news.

 

  A facilitator and map-maker who is part of a community of people developing SEEDS, a regenerative economic system where the citizens govern the protocol and the net outcome is personal and planetary regeneration. 

 

He is also a part of Hypha:  A global, transparent and decentralized cooperative which is building tools for the Regenerative Renaissance. 

Come hear his ideas on how Tokenomics and Decentralized Governance can build a regenerative economic systems with positive feedback loops to

heal our planet and communities.

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November 10, 2021

Prof. René Wadlow is the President of the Association of World Citizens,

a global organization promoting oneness with humanity and seeing

the whole planet as our home.  It has official consultative status in the UN's Economic & Social Council. 

 

Rene first met Garry Davis at the home of Harry Jacobsen -- the machine-shop Guru and teacher of Natarajan's Indian philosophy -- who played a key role in inspiring Garry to declare a government of, by and for the people of Earth. 

 

Hear more about this key time in the life of the man who inspired our Podcast and

"The World Is My Country" movie. 

 

Rene -- a Princeton graduate and Professor and former Director of Research of the Graduate Institute of Development Studies in Geneva -- is a font of wisdom, spiritual and practical knowledge about how to avert catastrophe and create a flourishing  and regenerative future! 

awcunited.org 

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November 3, 2021 

Peter Meisen heads the World Energy commission of the World Citizen Government founded by Garry Davis.  

 

The inspiration for his life’s work came from meeting the visionary engineer Buckminster Fuller and reading his seminal book “Critical Path.”

Dr. Fuller created the global gaming simulation, The World Game – “to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone.”

 

Peter launched the Global Energy Network Initiative (GENI) to promote linking renewable energy resource around the world. The GENI initiative has earned the endorsements of 7 Nobel Peace Laureates, and newsman Walter Cronkite calling it “the best solution to peace and sustainable development he’s seen.” After 30 years, the world has now embraced this solution, just far too slowly.

 

He developed The SIMCenter, a surround visualization tool, like a Mission Control Room, that enables collective understanding and dialogue.

 

He's helping to create many SIMCenters in partnership with universities and city leadership -- to help City leaders deal with complex, interconnected problems, highlighting need options and strategies. 

 

October 27, 2021

David Swanson, co-founder of World BEYOND War will tell us about the big campaign to get COP26 to include the biggest source of environmental damage of all:  the Military/War System.

See David's clever story "Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26

War and war preparations are one of biggest greenhouse gas emitters.  Yet they are excluded from COP26!  World BEYOND War has brought together hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals to demand that all greenhouse gas emissions be included in mandatory greenhouse gas emission reduction standards. There must be no more exception for military pollution.

SEE THEIR PETITION AT:  http://cop26.info 

Come hear David's exciting ideas for how we can actually build a World BEYOND War and in which all of us can be safe and secure and have a sustainable and regenerative future for the good of all.

 

October 20, 2021

 

Shann Turnbull is the coordinator of the World Economics Commission of Garry Davis' World Citizen Government .  He is an Educator, Author, Speaker and co-founder of UK Sustainable Money Working Group.

 

ln his book A New Way to Govern Organizations and Society after Enron, he says that the old "command and control" hierarchies cannot cope with complexity or human diversity - or regulate themselves and are leading us to disaster.  A new breed of ecological bottom up organization is needed based on the way nature manages complexity - which he calls network governance. 

 

He wrote or has contributed to 30 books including: Democratising the Wealth of Nations' and 'Building Sustainable Communities: Tools and concepts for Self-reliant Economic Change.

 

October 13, 2021 

Bud Wilson co-created the “Choices for the Future Symposium” with John Denver and the Windstar Foundation - advised by Buckminster Fuller. Fuller described Bud and his colleagues as “Adaptive Generalist Comprehensivists”

 

An advocate for principles of deep ecology, Bud believes that regenerative human behavior is the next essential step for humanity - to replace the standard practices of industrial growth societies.