A Good Book
William Easterly. 2006. White Man’s Burden: Why the
West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill
and So Little Good. NY: Penguin Group. -
knowledgeable look at how aid money is spent.
"A nonviolent revolution is not a program of seizure
of power. It is a program of transformation of
relationships, ending in a peaceful transfer of
power." - M. H. Gandhi
In a recent poll, 70% of respondees reported talking
politics with family and friends; 43% discuss issues
at work. This is good news indeed because the
strength of democracy rests on the informed
citizens. From "The Whitehouse Project 10/12/06"
At long last we’ve created a newsletter for A Future
Without War. The mailing will remain occasional,
only to report special events or changes or
additions to the website. We hope you will find the
newsletters interesting and informative.
Here is a venue for you to discuss and publish what
matters to you - a place to share your opinions. We
are on the brink of a new era - a time when it's
important to get involved and influence the
communities we live in about the issues important to
us. That's why A Future Without War
has teamed up with a new online community called
HOTSOUP.com. This is a forum for people to voice
their opinions on vital issues. It's bringing
national and grassroots leaders from across the
country together to transform irrelevant debate into
meaningful and constructive dialogue. We're among
the first to join, along with John McCain, Barack
Obama, Mary Matalin, Lance Armstrong, Donna
Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Clinton and countless others. Now
it's your turn.
Come take part in the AFWW Issue Loop "Ending
War/Waging Peace," a space dedicated to hashing
issues of war, peace, nonviolence, the future. For
example, one of our first discussion questions is
"What are the three best projects/movements going
right now that are part of waging peace?" Another is
"Do all people/cultures wage war?" Another is "What
do we do about the Hitlers?" Your support of the
AFWW Issue Loop by dropping by occasionally to
your insights and experience gives you another
platform to express your opinions and influence
others. It also keeps the loop and its idea of
ending war nonviolently before the entire Hot Soup
community. It's one way for you to help promote the
idea of a better future for us all. Come join us -
in the Soup!
Our first new section is Links. These pages list
organizations working in the areas of the nine AFWW
cornerstones. Right now there are some general links
and a few devoted to Empowering Women and we're
adding new ones to the other categories all the time.
Our other new section, Good News, lists encouraging
items selected at random from a variety of news
sources. These illustrate progress on the nine AFWW
cornerstones. Mainstream media tends to makes
quite depressing. But in truth there are wonderful,
positive changes taking place all over the world!
Come see our "Good News" section for a uplifting
view and send it along to any friends who might
think things are hopeless.
Nothing would more quickly advance the concept that
we could end war than to have Dr. Hand, as A Future
representative, speak to Oprah's audience of millions.
Go to their website and give them your suggestions
for such a show in your own words.