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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!

​Coming up next: 

The following "solutionaries" will join us

to help envision and build our future! 

October 21, 2020 - Jonathan Granoff

Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, says that nuclear weapons are already illegal!  An International lawyer, he chairs the nuclear task force of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

 

We'll ask him why these laws are not enforced, and how we could evolve new tools to bring the economic, social and moral power of the people into augmenting efforts of national governments to enforce a ban - before it's too late!   

 

He serves Nobel Peace Laureates as their Special Representative to the United Nations, and is himself a nominee! 

 

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

Tuesday November 3, 2020  
Last day to vote in 2020 U.S. Presidential Election!

November 4, 2020 - VIRTUAL SOCIAL

 

Come to the Virtual Club Social!

(Lets all sing Happy Birthday to Arthur!)
 

Unrecorded and unscripted -- a chance to meet the other members!

Club Members Only - join if you haven't already - the first two months are free!

November 11, 2020 Armistice Day  

Maj. Danny Sjursen!

An Army Major, Danny was gung-ho about war until his combat tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan caused an intellectual and spiritual about face. 

 

His latest book "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" offers new, more complex notion of patriotism. 

 

He taught history at West Point, his alma mater, and now co-hosts the progressive veterans’ podcast “Fortress on a Hill.”  (Twitter @SkepticalVet)

 

Danny will give us new insights for how we deal these challenging times of political turmoil.

PAST GUEST SPEAKERS:

 

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
 
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!

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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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