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Podcasts - Meetings - Movies
All on the theme of how together we can build what Garry called the
People Powered Planet.
10 AM - 11 AM Pacific Every Wednesday
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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 and view the replay of the podcast
with Robert Delaurentis below!
Solutionaries will join us
to help envision and build our future!
PAST GUEST SPEAKERS:
November 25, 2020
Mike 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.
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.
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
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.”
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?
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.
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