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by Jodie Evans,Medea Benjamin,Arundhati Roy,Alice Walker

How can we humanize each other and act as responsible global citizens? What are appropriate and effective responses to terrorism? How should media figures report on terrorism and war? How should elected officials respond? What can ordinary citizens do?How to Stop the Next War Now, edited by renowned CODEPINK peace activists Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, shares expert insight on the issues and powers-that-be that can lead us to war---including the media, our elected politicians, global militarization, and the pending scarcity of national resources. It aims to educate and reflect on the effectiveness of peace movement activities and offers hope, through shared ideas, action steps, and checklists to transition from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.Full of practical, proven suggestions to promote education, awareness, activism, and political change, drawn from experts from every walk of life who have passionately devoted their lives to peace. Contributors include elected officials, media personalities and reporters, public intellectuals, and ordinary citizens, all who are eager to find the most appropriate and effective responses to terrorism (other than bombing the hell out of third-world countries). Includes short essays, interviews, poems, illustrations, Q&As, action tips, and more.
Download Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism epub
ISBN: 1930722494
ISBN13: 978-1930722491
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Jodie Evans,Medea Benjamin,Arundhati Roy,Alice Walker
Language: English
Publisher: New World Library; First Edition edition (February 10, 2005)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1838 kb
FB2 size: 1655 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 271
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This is a good resource for thinking through the questions of how wars arise, and how we can have an effect within our own spheres of influence.
We live in dark and violent times. That is why a book like "Stop the Next War Now," edited by CodePink founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, is such an important tool in promoting peace, hope and the belief that a small group of individuals really can change the world...for the better.

This amazing and empowering book is a collection of essays by some of the leading female experts, scholars, artists, activists and journalists in the world, all coming together to talk about their vision for a world without war. But the essays are more than just wishful thinking, they are powerful and passionate pleas for peace and motivating and energetic calls to action that provide the reader with real and effective ways to make a difference.

Featured in "Stop the Next War Now" are such luminaries as Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams, author Naomi Klein, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, Journalist Helen Thomas, activists such as Julia Butterfly Hill, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and dozens more. The voices and visions of these great leaders speak of the terrors and horrors of war, the silent victims of violence, the tragedy of global poverty, the demand for corporate responsibility, the dangers of false democracy, the power of dissent, the need for non-violent solutions, the healing forces of hope and so many other topics, all from the viewpoint of women who have seen the sides of war and violence that the media rarely chooses to show us.

Editors Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans formed CodePink: Women For Peace ([...] an organization devoted to global peace issues, as a way for others like them - women who care about the world - to come together and protest, organize, educate and change. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has grown tremendously and is often mentioned in the news, challenging the rush to war and injustices of our own government, as well as those of other nations.

Mothers, artists, working women, political officials, activists... all women from all walks of life converge their resources, knowledge and passion in this amazing book that will no doubt serve as inspiration to generations currently working for peace, and generations to come, whose very survival depends on "stopping the next war now."

This is a moving and challenging book, a call to action, a tool for change and so much more. The stories and ideas of the authors who contributed to "Stop the Next War Now" have the ability to really make a difference...but only if enough readers choose to pick up this book, pay attention, and learn. Buy this book. Read it, then pass it on to a friend. If enough people learn that there are effective responses and alternatives to war and violence, who knows just how bright our future could be?

I'm about 75 pages into this book so far, and I love it. It offers up a lot of food for thought, including ideas for moving from a "dominator" model in our society to a more democratic "partnership" model, how to educate your children in peacebuilding, and so on.
This book is nothing less than righteous and inspirational. Medea Benjamin is an amazing American outling the path to real change.
Tell everyone you know to read this book! What a great way to promote peace, and offer a very interesting read. I highly recommend this book to anyone concerned about where our world is headed right now.
I saw these women protesting in front of the White House and was inspired by their energy, the information in their material and the humor they delivered it with....

Their book has delivered the same. Thoughtful, informative, easy access, well presented, deeply inspiring and heartful. The breadth and depth pulled me in so that I couldn't put it down. I am ready to Stop the Next War Now.
Zeks Horde
We live in wonderful times. Why publishers continue to publish this kind of trash is beyond me. People who haven't resolved their own problems seem to have no outlet but to hide behind politics... Being cruelly perhaps, ignored as children how many protesters have we seen with tears and emotion now stand up for cause X and scream. WeWill be heard! Its mommy and daddy's fault and you dear childish protester was honestly hurt. The resolution is to attend and heal your pain...not pretend it is an important political issue. Nope u aren't changing the world...ur pain wil just continue if u try and hide it behind slogans like the cover of this farce.

I always fear that some publisher chose this trash to publish over perhaps the next Dostoyevsky whom he rejected.
What a bunch of liberal fanaticism. What a

shame so many trees had to die to print this trash.