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David Swanson speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
August 31, 2015 09:30 PM PDT

This morning we speak with David Swanson,David is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Dr Nat Colletta speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
August 03, 2015 02:07 PM PDT

Dr Colletta speaks with us about his findings following a series of missions
to the Horn of Africa.The title of a paper about to be published is Violent
Conflict and Forced Displacement in the Horn of Africa, Government and Donor Policies and Programs in search of durable solutions.
Dr. Colletta is an international expert on conflict, peace building and development. He was founding Manager of the World Bank’s Post Conflict Unit where he played a leading role in pioneering and managing the Bank’s policy assistance in war to peace transitions

Peace & Justice Report...Veterans Healing Farm
June 29, 2015 11:31 AM PDT

Earlier this month we spoke with John Mahshie, founder and executive director of Veterans Healing Farm.Veterans Healing Farm exists to aid in the transition from military to civilian life. We believe that friendship, connectedness and community are vitally important to overall health and wellness. We provide meaningful activity through our garden work, which is done in a peaceful and safe atmosphere. We encourage healthy habits like eating well and physical activity. Finally, we cultivate self-empowerment, which is achieved when one realizes that they are an important part of the community and others trust and depend on their contributions.

Cliff DuRand visits with the Peace & Justice Report
March 30, 2015 06:37 PM PDT

Cliff DuRand is a life long political activist and retired Philosophy professor. Born and raised in the Third World country of North Dakota, he spent 40 years of his adult life teaching at Morgan State University, a historically Black university in Baltimore

Since 1990 Cliff has organized and led annual educational trips to Cuba, for which he was named Profesor Invitado at the Universidad de la Habana. For over a decade he was also the China correspondent for the Guardian newspaper (NYC).
Since retiring from the university, Cliff and his wife Julie, moved to San Miguel, Mexico where he helped found the Center for Global Justice in 2004. His primary roles at the Center are coordinating the English language public education events, organizing the Center’s travel programs to Cuba, and serving as Treasurer. He is a popular public speaker and co-author and co-editor of Recreating Democracy in a Globalized State.

David Krieger of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation talks with Peace & Justice Report
February 16, 2015 06:19 PM PST
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This week we're speaking with David Kreiger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation The main objective of the Foundation is to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. Its mission is “to educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons, and to empower peace leaders.”
NAPF engages in advocacy and education programs. Its educational projects include the Sunflower e-newsletter, which provides monthly information and analysis of nuclear and international security issues, and its Nuclear Files, which chronicles the history of nuclear weapons. NAPF works with elected officials and decision-makers around the world to advocate for nuclear weapons abolition. In addition, NAPF runs Peace Leadership training programs and hosts special events to honor peace leaders and pay tribute to the victims of nuclear weapons and war

Sheila McCauley Keys Speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
February 02, 2015 06:42 PM PST
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This week we talk with Sheila McCauley Keys,Sheila is the author of Our Aunt Rosa. Most people know Rosa Parks as the courageous civil rights activist whose sacrifices, along with those of many others, made it possible for us to live in a more just society today. What the majority of her admirers throughout the world don’t know is that she was also a model of excellence in daily life, and was a devoted mother figure to her niece, Sheila McCauley Keys, and Sheila’s 12 siblings. "Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons" by Keys with Allen presents a collection of never-before-seen photos, letters and family stories that pay tribute to Parks and show the woman behind the legend. “Auntie Rosa,” as Sheila and her siblings called her, left the South for Detroit in 1957, where she reconnected with her only sibling, Sylvester McCauley, and his 13 children. In the years that followed, Parks became a guiding force and inspiration to her nieces and nephews, and in this remarkable book, they share with readers the great wisdom of their Auntie Rosa

Rivera Sun visits with the Peace & Justice Report
January 30, 2015 03:03 PM PST
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Last week we spoke be with Rivera Sun, Rivera is an activist and author of The Dandelion Insurrection, and the cohost of the weekly show, Occupy Radio. Rivera Sun is the Social Media Director for Pace e Bene & Campaign Nonviolence. She has worked with the Metta Center for Nonviolence, the Love-in-Action Network, and several social justice causes to train staff and volunteers in using social media to amplify their message. She has also worked with organizations to tailor their social media use to their particular needs and interests. Rivera will be the Keynote Speaker at the Season of Nonviolence Kickoff Event at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on 2/1 at 6pm

Sister Simone Campbell Speaks With the Peace & Justice Report
January 30, 2015 02:11 PM PST
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Earlier this month we spoke with Sister Simone Campbell,she has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues

During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters, including LCWR, to sign on. This action was cited by many as critically important in passing the Affordable Care Act. She was thanked by President Obama and invited to the ceremony celebrating its being signed into law.
In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media

David Less visits with the Peace & Justice Report
November 23, 2014 06:53 PM PST
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David Less came into the studio last week, David has been teaching meditation and inner practice for 45 years and is recognized globally as a teacher of harmonious living, health, meditation and personal transformation. He is a Senior Teacher in the Sufi Order International and the International Head of the Universal Worship, an avenue for the harmonious celebration of all of the faiths of humanity without cultural or religious bias.

David is a founding member of the Abrahamic Reunion, a unique group of well-respected spiritual leaders in the Holy Land and beyond, acting as a living example of harmony among the world’s religions. In 1984, he founded David Less Tours, an international tour company which is promoting sacred travel and the exchange of ideas and heart connections among peoples of the world. David has practiced Sufism for all of his adult life and travels around the world sharing practices of sound, light and breath to uplift the spirit. He is the co-director of Rising Tide and the author of Universal Meditations: Recipes for a Peaceful Mind.

Peace & Justice Report speaks with Thomas Linzey..7/1/14
July 02, 2014 06:35 PM PDT

Thomas Linzey is the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).CELDF, headquartered in Mercersburg, PA, has been working with people and communities across the United States and internationally since 1995 to assert fundamental rights to democratic local self-governance, recognize nature’s rights, and end destructive corporate actions aided and abetted by state and federal governments.

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