This excerpt of Martin Luther King speaking (in 1967) provides a wonderful example of how he was a systems thinker. Here he discusses the interconnected nature of reality, the foolishness of war and the interdependence that binds the human family together... “Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete... If we are More
"The money needed to avoid the worst results of climate change, as well as many other social issues that lack adequate funding, is the wasteful and bloated military budget," Joshua Farris, a U.S. Army veteran, said Wednesday.
This book is a passionate warning that World War III is underway in scattered pieces and escalating, that nuclear catastrophe is almost inevitable if we do not change course.
“There is no democracy if women do not have control over their own bodies and decisions about their own health, including reproductive care.”
The US/NATO is proposing a new alignment that will see it spread its aggression to Asia and around the world. According to information that can be found on the NATO web site, they will project Russia and China as their main enemies. This means that we will see further aggression against major military and nuclear powers that will put the entire world at risk.
Defusing the Ever-Present Threat of Nuclear War, with a range of presenters calling for nuclear disarmament
THE ABSOLUTE IMPERATIVE OF PARTNERSHIP NOW. We have the need the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions as a global mobilization. But to do that we need some dialogue serious dialogue, we need partnership. We can't have this rhetoric, what I call a Manichaean rhetoric, that we're good and they're bad. We have to accept the world: It's not pretty and we all have flaws, and we can argue about who is worse or who is better but that's not the point. The point is we have to partner with China, with Russia, with India, with Brazil, with a lot of countries we have massive disagreements with, but whatever those disagreements are the climate continues to warm as it is. We're putting more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere every day, and it's going to last in many cases for hundreds of years. This is another disaster and we've got to mobilize. We can have more than a million people in Central Park again: We need people all over the world, and we need to wake people up to the problem substantively but with the absolute imperative of partnership now. Jerry Brown, Executive Chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
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As we're seeing the four interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation at full force with war profiteers making record profits as millions fall into poverty, our reproductive rights are stripped, and deadly shootings become part of our daily reality, as our environmental devastation worsens, now is the time to come together.
This special webinar is offered in support of Campaign Nonviolence Action Days' Sept 26th "Divest From Violence Day". On this day, we ask you to join us in taking action to stop money from going into industries that manufacture violence, including guns, weapons, nukes, prisons, and fossil fuels. The webinar on May 18th will cover what divestment is all about, how to research your banks and other groups, and how to take action.