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September 28, 2022 - Action Day!

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October 5, 2022 - Club Social!

Come meet other members of the club!

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

 

He just returned from South Africa where he dove deeply into the transformational obstacles to democracy and moving from the age of separation to the new era of Ubuntu.

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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) and is doing a special live event with Marianne Williamson September 25th on how to avoid a cataclysmic end to democracy.

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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"!

 

See the TRAILER

Watch "TELEVISION EVENT"

on most streaming platforms!

 

"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"
https://youtu.be/he0mclVOBoE

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April 27, 2022 

Partnerism:  A New System that Works for Everyone!

 

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 

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

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

 

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! 

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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.

 

He is the author of numerous nationally published articles on Social Justice,

Peace and Environmental issues.

 

He also designed and founded Eco-Action for Rotary International’s Preserve Planet Earth Campaign, bringing together business and professional leaders with youth to design community service projects based on ecological principles.

 

Bud guides Nature Centered leadership retreats -and has been offering

awareness training programs for over 30 years.

 

September 22, 2021

Rob Kall is the author of The Bottom-Up Revolution, an inspiring book that shows how every element of society is erupting from the bottom up -- including story-telling and even government!

 

He is the host of the Bottom up Radio show, on Pacifica.  He founded  OpEdnews.com, which publishes 500-1000 articles a month - including whistle-blowers and important news missed by the mainstream press.

 

He also founded Storycon, the Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and application of story. "I've come to see myself as working towards empowering and awakening people, first through biofeedback and self regulation training, and more recently, as a progressive publisher, writer of over 2500 articles and host of a radio show exploring a return to our bottom up roots, with the vision that bottom up values offer humanity a kinder, more sustainable future.

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September 8, 2021

Christina Garcia is the Organizing Lead for OXFAM's Migration Campaign --bringing visibility to migrants and refugees, fighting gender-based violence, and meeting with Members of Congress to shift policies. She works with multi-issue coalitions in California, Arizona and New Mexico to advocate for migrants, workers, women and children, and people of color.

OXFAM works in 70 countries, with thousands of partners, allies, and communities to save and protect lives in emergencies, help people rebuild their livelihoods and campaign for genuine, lasting change.

Lately they've taken the bold step of joining with Patriotic Billionares and the Institute for Policy Studies to call for a one-off 99 percent levy just on the gains billionaires made during the pandemic -- to pay for everyone on Earth to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a $20,000 cash grant to all unemployed workers everywhere!  

 

August 25, 2021

Hear Beatrice Fihn's ideas about how we can personally be involved in effectively implementing the nuclear ban!


Beatrice Fihn accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their coalition which helped bring about the Treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons which is currently in force.  

 

"The Treaty categorically outlaws the worst weapons of mass destruction and establishes a clear pathway to their total elimination." She said in her Nobel Lecture in Oslo (here).

As Executive Director, Ms. Fihn has led the campaign since 2013 and has worked to mobilize civil society throughout the development of the Treaty.

 

This includes developing and executing ICAN’s political strategy and fundraising efforts as well as representing the campaign in relation to media and key stakeholders such as governments, the United Nations and other international organizations.

August 18, 2021

Dr Anneloes Smitsman,(Ph.D., LLM), Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre, is a visionary scientist, system architect, and leadership catalyst for the transition to a Thrivable Civilization. She is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System,and of the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint.  She helped form the TPS Wisdom Collaboratory and is an architect of the SEEDS Constitution (at the bottom of joinseeds.earth) and strategic advisor of Hypha for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures. 

 

Her groundbreaking Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, addresses how to diagnose and transform key systemic barriers of our world crisis through its proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization.

 

Anneloes is the co-author of the forthcoming book series "The Future Humans Trilogy, with Dr Jean Houston.  She is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller Love Letters from Mother Earth – The Promise of a New Beginning. Her deepest commitment is Love in Action, as shared in her TEDx talk. To stand together united for issues that deserve and require our deepest care and shared responsibility.

August 11, 2021 

"In 1991, while I was launching Global Village Network, a new cable TV channel in Washington DC, people in the industry were surprised the CEO was not a white male, they got me instead, a brown woman from Hawaii," says Gloria Boreland.

 

To help change stereotypes she launched a PBS nationwide TV series profiling African-American business owners.

 

Gloria has several new projects in development - including one on Barack Obama's childhood in Hawaii and another on Native Hawaiian women -- who voted in 1840, 80 years before American women won the vote in 1920. Hawaii had a matrilineal society before it was dismantled by white American missionaries.

 

We are also delighted to speak with Anya Profumo who worked as an associate producer for Maria Florio on both "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" and "Big River Man". 

 

Anya co-founded production company Sidecar Pictures, as well as a women's mobile media startup company, The Fix.

 

She also worked in development at YARN - Chat Fiction and has written several series ranging in genre and format, primarily focused on their Generation Z/Millennial audience. One of our series, The Misadventures of Rue starring Jordyn Jones, was nominated for Best Short Form Comedic series in the Cynopsis Media awards. 

 

July 28, 2021

Dov Baum is the Director of Economic Activism for American Friends Service Committee

Check out their Investigate website, where you can find out if the companies you are invested in participate in state violence or human right violations.

 She is also the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel.

 

She frequently lectures on feminism and democracy in Israel/Palestine, the economics of the Israeli occupation and the military industry, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, and corporate responsibility.

Dov is one of a group of Israeli Reservists who have made public their refusal to serve in the military, including in a public statement to the Washington Post.

                     

 

July 14, 2021

 

Eston McKeague is President of the Young World Federalists (ywf.world), an international organization dedicated to modernizing the movement bringing the message of world federation to a new generation. 

 

Eston holds a MSc in Political Science: Public Policy and Governance from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Global Affairs with minors in both Economics and Religion and Culture from Western Washington University. Originally from Seattle, Eston currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Donna Park is currently the Board Chair of The World Federalist Association d/b/a
Citizens for Global Solutions

Education Fund, a U.S. non-profit headquartered in Washington, DC.

 

She is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of
Citizens for Global Solutions and is a member of the Cincinnati Peace Committee.

 

She also is an advisor to the Young World Federalists.

 

Donna has a BA and MA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She
has been retired for 13 years after working over 30 years working in the global pharmaceutical