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Solutionaries join us each Wednesday to help envision and build our future!

People-Powered Planet Podcast Arthur Kanegis & Melanie N. Bennett

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Solutionaries join us each Wednesday to help envision and build our future!

    The Alchemy of Peace - Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing

    The Alchemy of Peace - Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing

    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 (cpgg.org), 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 - https://www.youtube.com/c/centerforpeaceandglobalgovernancecpgg -- 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.

    -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club --    
    Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy  courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM  
    Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at:  www.theworldismycountry.com

    • 58 min
    Nonviolent National Defense! - Glen Anderson

    Nonviolent National Defense! - Glen Anderson

    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 parallaxperspectives.org

    -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club --    
    Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy  courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM  
    Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at:  www.theworldismycountry.com

    • 59 min
    “What if Grandpa had been killed in Vietnam? I wouldn't exist! Frank Kroncke

    “What if Grandpa had been killed in Vietnam? I wouldn't exist! Frank Kroncke

    “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

    -- See the video at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club --    Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy  courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM  Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at:  www.theworldismycountry.com

    • 1 hr
    Nonviolence in Ukraine! - John Reuwer

    Nonviolence in Ukraine! - John Reuwer

    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

    -- See the video at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club --    Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy  courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM  Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at:  www.theworldismycountry.com

    • 57 min
    A heartfelt trip to Vietnam - Dennis Aftergut

    A heartfelt trip to Vietnam - Dennis Aftergut

    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 https://muckrack.com/dennis-aftergut/articles  

    In the early 1970s, Dennis worked with Arthur Kanegis 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.

    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.



    -- See the video at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club --    Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy  courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM  Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at:  www.theworldismycountry.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Build a Solartopia? - Harvey Wasserman

    Build a Solartopia? - Harvey Wasserman

    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).

    -- See the video at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club --    Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy  courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM  Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at:  www.theworldismycountry.com

    • 1 hr 1 min

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