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May 31, 2023

with Joanne Dufour!

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Armed conflicts are ongoing around the world.

At times it may seem that there are no rules in war. However, there are and they make a difference. "Even War Has Rules" is a dynamic discussion on international humanitarian law (IHL) and how it governs armed conflict.


By the end of the hour, participants will achieve a general understanding of IHL and will be better able to evaluate the actions of parties to armed conflicts.


Join Former Peace Corp Volunteer, Retired Teacher and
Teacher-Trainer Joanne Dufour in learning international humanitarian law!


 Check out her blog: Disarming Our Planet  


This event is hosted and sponsored by the International Services Department of the American Red Cross, Northwest Region.

***International Services offers a free service called Restoring Family Links, a program that helps reconnect families who have been separated by armed conflict, disaster, or other humanitarian crisis.


 International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

June 7, 2023 - Club Social!

From "The World is My Country" film

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May 25, 2023 - Celebrate World Citizen Action Day!
Learn the history and all about the important work of the World Citizen Government!

April 19, 2023 

STORYPOWER - the key to effective social change 

with Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis 


Bob and Liz run Story Connection, working in New Mexico with Native American Pueblo schools - and traveling the world telling stories -- that celebrate the intersection of myth, family and culture.


Come hear how stories mold society and shape behavior -- and why stories are more powerful tools than facts and figures for influencing hearts and minds, shifting the paradigm and truly creating Social Change.

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Bob and Liz developed Future Wave’s BULLYPROOF program, engaging young people to use stories told through Puppet shows and a rap’n roll opera to learn powerful tools for handling conflict in more powerful ways than violence. At a time when world leaders are acting like schoolyard bullies, the world needs life-affirming stories -- and BULLYPROOF!


April 12, 2023 - Medea Benjamin makes sense of the war in Ukraine!


With humanity poised at 90 seconds to doomsday, and growing risks of nuclear war breaking out with Russia, China & North Korea, we will be chatting with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, about her new book "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict".

Nobel peace prize nominee Medea Benjamin is co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and of the human rights group Global Exchange.  


She is "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" says NY Newsday and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" says the Los Angeles Times.


March 29, 2023 - The Movement and the "Madman"
on PBS American Experience!

The MOVEMENT and the “MADMAN” shows how two antiwar protests  in the fall of 1969 — the largest the country had ever seen — caused President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the U.S. war in Vietnam, including his threat to use nuclear weapons.


Remarkable archival footage and firsthand accounts reveal how

you changed history!


We chat with:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ROBERT LEVERING is a former business/workplace journalist. In 1969, on the staff of the New Mobe, he organized and trained 4,000-5,000 nonviolent marshals for the huge antiwar demonstration in November 1969 in Washington, DC.

CO-PRODUCER STEVE LADD, has worked with filmmakers for the last 3 decades to help produce and distribute documentary films. He was an antiwar and draft resistance organizer at UC Berkeley during the war in Vietnam.

CAST MEMBER DAVID HARTSOUGH, is an American Quaker peace activist and co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and World BEYOND WAR.

Learn more & watch the teaser here:

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March 22, 2023 - A stunner!

The Atomic Cafe is an absurdist blast from the past that would be downright laughable if it weren’t so eerily relevant to the propaganda whipping up the flames of war today.

Arthur's friends Jayne Loader and the Rafferty brothers directed this

1982 cult classic.

It juxtaposes Cold War history, propaganda, music and culture, seamlessly crafted from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements to create a chilling glimpse of how we are manipulated.

We showed a 20 minute excerpt followed by a discussion of

how we can breakthrough the false narratives to avert war and

create a safe, secure and bright future.


To Watch the full 1:26 documentary go to:


March 8, 2023  

Women taking a stand against Nuclear War


Watch the National Women's Conference To Prevent Nuclear War 

Coretta Scott King, Joanne Woodward, Dr. Helen Caldicott and other leading women came together in a high-profile nuclear war prevention conference organized by our Future WAVE board member Charolett Baker who was the Special Projects Director for the Center for Defense Information and later Director of

USA-USSR Citizens Dialogue.


In the exciting video you'll hear from Ruth Adams, editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. 

ALSO: Mary Dent Crisp, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee; 
Margaret Bush Wilson, NAACP Chairperson; 
Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State
Mildred Scott Olmsted, Suffragist 
Congresswoman Bella Abzug, and many others.



February 8, 2023 - Conflict Resolution and Becoming Bullyproof

BULLYPROOF is a life-skills program Arthur Kanegis developed to make conflict resolution

fun and memorable. 


It uses ten animal characters to teach more powerful tools than intimidation or violence for getting what you really want and need in life.   


B.U.L.L.Y.  is Bustout Bear, Understanding Unicorn, Listening Lynx, Yin Yang Yak.  P.R.O.O.F. is Picturing Porpoise, Respectful Raven, Originating Orangutan,Overseeing Owl, Fearless Fox) 


January 25, 2023 - The Alchemy of Peace!

Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing is a prolific author, speaker, and international lawyer with 20 years of experience in public and private legal practice.


She is the founding director of The Center for Peace and Global Governance (, a virtual think tank and online forum that pools and proposes principled solutions to pressing global challenges.


She has published five books in the area of peace and global governance including “Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving our Global Crises.”  Her latest book, available on Amazon, is “The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace.”


She also hosts a video podcast "Re-Imagining Our World” on the CPGG YouTube channel - -- that is dedicated to creating a vision of the world we want and infusing hope that we can make the choices necessary to attain it.


January 11, 2022 - Nonviolent National Defense!


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 at

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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.”

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


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. 



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 and KPFK/Pacifica-Los Angeles. 

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