Welcome to the new podcast from World BEYOND War, a global grassroots network of antiwar activists. Please listen and also get involved!
Human Beings Without Rights
Robert Fantina’s new book “Settler-Colonialism in Palestine and Kashmir” breaks down the massive human rights violations in two regions where populations are manipulated to remove people from their longtime homes, or to make life unlivable in their homes. Marc Eliot Stein talks to Robert Fantina about Kashmir’s unique crisis, about Hindutva and Modi, and about his beginnings as a peace activist.
Timi Barabas: Hungary to Aotearoa to New York for Peace
At the age of 16, Hungarian-born Timi Barabas heard a song that inspired her to become an activist. Today, at the age of 20, she has founded organizations for climate awareness, anti-bullying, suicide prevention and poverty relief, and with her team at Rise For Lives led a large protest in New Zealand to raise awareness of the war in Yemen. We caught up with this amazing and unstoppable youth leader in New York City where she is working to find and discuss possible solutions for the war in Ukraine.
The Lines on the Map
Podcast host Marc Eliot Stein talks about his path to antiwar activism, the Holocaust, his grandmother’s family and the awareness of generational collective trauma that eventually led him to work for a global grassroots peace organization. Also featuring Marc’s blog post welcoming songwriter/activist Roger Waters to a webinar in August 2022 and discussing the deep connections to social justice activism in Pink Floyd's long musical legacy.
Medea Benjamin Never Gives Up
Medea Benjamin is one of the most dynamic and dedicated antiwar activists in the world today. In this interview with World BEYOND War's Marc Eliot Stein, Medea talks about recent progressive wins in Colombia and all over Latin America, the tragedy of the brutal but profitable proxy war in Ukraine and the many ways peacebuilders and hardworking organizations are keeping the international struggle for a livable, humane planet alive. Musical excerpt: Emma's Revolution.
Alison Broinowski: From Diplomat to Activist in Australia
Alison Broinowski is an author, diplomat and global peace activist with an amazing career calling attention to the corruption and dysfunction motivating Australia's past military leadership. This month, in May 2022, Alison is bringing good news to the world as Australia mobilizes woman power to turn an election. Alison talks about this and more - including Australia's risky brinksmanship against China - in a freewheeling conversation with Marc Eliot Stein. Also featuring Greta Zarro with a preview of this year's upcoming World BEYOND War conference #NoWar2022.
Future Technology for Today's Activists
Stakes are high for activists and advocates for a humane world to catch on to the shockingly rapid pace of change in the field of advanced technology. What is blockchain, and how can it help protect our freedom of speech? How do we monitor military spending in an age when bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies defy monitoring? What about artificial intelligence and cloud computing in the hands of monopolistic, US-centric tech giants? And is the world’s cooperative open source software community staying healthy through all these paradigm shifts? Tech innovator and artist Robert Douglass joins Marc Eliot Stein for an in-depth discussion of futuristic topics that are already changing the landscape of progressive activist movements.