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US PEACE REGISTRY

(Revised 08/17/2019)

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The US Peace Registry, a publication of the US Peace Memorial Foundation, honors Americans who stand for peace.  It recognizes and documents the activities of U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and organizations that have publicly opposed military solutions (including invasion, occupation, production of weapons of mass destruction, use of weapons, and threats of war), rather than diplomacy and global cooperation, to solve international problems.  It is hoped that honoring these courageous role models and leaders will inspire new generations of Americans to speak out for peace and to work to end the hatred, ignorance, greed, and intolerance that lead to war.

 

The specific examples of actions/behaviors listed under each record are intended to provide ideas and guidance to others so that peace/antiwar behaviors can be replicated nationwide.  It should stimulate new discussions, help people feel more comfortable speaking out, and lead to greater citizen involvement in antiwar activities.  This publication can be a valuable resource for peace scholars and practitioners engaged in research, teaching, action, and organization building.

 

Individual citizens who have written an antiwar letter to their representatives in Congress or to a newspaper are included, along with Americans who have devoted their lives to peace and opposing war.  Groups, such as the Quakers who have opposed war for centuries, as well as the hundreds of new organizations with peace-related websites, will be included.

 

To view a more detailed rationale for the US Peace Registry please read "Honoring Peace and Antiwar Behavior" by clicking on this link.  The US Peace Registry is published electronically on the US Peace Memorial Foundation’s website.  It will be published as a reference book in 2017 and eventually be displayed for public viewing at the US Peace Memorial in Washington, DC.  The US Peace Registry is a developing national database that is revised weekly as new registrants are added and previous entries are updated.

 

To be included, registrants have provided antiwar and peace activism related biographical information, with supporting documentation (see individual application and organization application for requirements), which was reviewed by US Peace Registry editors.  Those applications that are vetted and verified are then approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors for inclusion in this publication.

 

Registrants and Founding Members are invited to nominate others for inclusion in the US Peace Registry.  The Foundation also directly asks individuals and organizations with well known antiwar reputations to submit biographical information.

 

As seen in the entries below, a brief description of each registrant is followed by specific antiwar/peace activities listed in chronological order from oldest to most recent.  A broad range of modern peace and antiwar actions are documented and these are shown in bold to highlight the wide variety of activities that have occurred throughout the years.  These specific actions/activities are part of our content analysis that offers models and ideas for future peace actions by others.

 

At its basic core the US Peace Memorial Foundation is all about giving people the opportunity to share their activities for peace and against war.  We post examples of what you and your organizations are doing inorder to educate, instruct and inspire other Americans to demand an end to war.  Antiwar talk among friends is cheap; actually working for peace is something that we recognize and celebrate.  Your work will motivate others and more Americans will feel comfortable confronting our government, just like they did to help end the wars in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

 

We are looking for Americans whose antiwar behavior, example, or success can be emulated by others.  If you have done anything to oppose U.S. war, please submit your own bio: Individual or Organization.  To see ideas of what is possible, read some of the listings here.

 

Note 1: activities listed for each individual and organization are examples and should not be considered a comprehensive listing of their peace and antiwar actions.  You can find a specific registrant by searching this document (Command F for Mac users and Ctrl F for Windows users).

 

Note 2: Those viewing the US Peace Registry in book format can visit www.uspeacememorial.org/Registry.htm to select hyperlinks in the text (highlighted in blue and underlined) to see websites, YouTube videos, photos, etc.

 

 

INDIVIDUALS Click for chapters: ORGANIZATIONS or FOUNDING MEMBERS.

 

David Adams, PhD, a resident of Branford, CT, promotes the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace, called for by the UN General Assembly in its Resolution A/53/243.  mail@decade-culture-of-peace.org  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Adams_(peace_activist)

Organizer, Seville Statement on Violence, 1986.

Organizer of the Peoples Peace Appeal, 1986.

Co-founder, Connecticut Labor for Peace,1988. 

Consultant for the project of the UNESCO Culture of Peace Program, 1992-1993.

Staff, UNESCO Culture of Peace Program responsible for national programs in El Salvador, Mozambique and Russia, 1994-1997.

Director, United Nations International Year for the Culture of Peace, 1998-2001.

Author of books including Psychology for Peace Activists, 1985; The American Peace Movements, 1986; The History of the Culture of War, 2009; and Embrace the Fire: Plant the Seeds for a Culture of Peace, 2015.

Webmaster, Culture of Peace Information site http://culture-of-peace.info, and World Report on the Culture of Peace http://decade-culture-of-peace.org, 2002-2019.

Coordinator, Culture of Peace News Network, 2002-2019.

 

 

Christine Ahn, MA of Honolulu, HI, is a policy analyst with expertise in Korea, globalization, militarism, women’s rights, and philanthropy, and an activist who travels around the world to educate and advocate for peace.  www.womencrossdmz.org/christine-ahn  www.facebook.com/christine.ahn.754  @christineahn

Co-founder, Korea Policy Institute, 2006.

Co-founder, National Campaign to End the Korean War, 2008.

Co-producer, “Fashion Resistance to Militarism,” an education project which created outfits to deconstruct military policies, Oakland, CA, 05/2005; anti-military fashion show for the “Security Without Empire” conference, Washington, DC, 02/28/2009.

Crossed Demilitarization Zone (DMZ) as one of 30 women from 15 countries who engaged in a historic march from North to South Korea, 05/24/2015.

Lectures including “Preventing War: Crisis and Opportunity with North Korea,” 03/07/2018

Columnist, Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy in Focus, 2006-2018.

Authored op-eds and articles including “Women marched for Korean reconciliation. Washington is in our way.The Washington Post, 02/24/2019.

TV and radio Interviews including “‘The Korean People Want Peace’: Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks,” Democracy Now!, 02/28/2019, and “Christine Ahn on the prospects for peace in Korea,” Wider View Radio PodBean, 03/19/2019.

Delegate, Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War, a global coalition of women’s peace organizations, 02/2019-04/2019.

Advisory CouncilNuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2018-2019.

Organized peace and humanitarian aid delegations to both North and South Korea, 2015-2019.

Addressed Congress, the United Nations, and the National Human Rights Commission in South Korea, 2015-2019.

Co-founder, Executive Director and International Coordinator, Women Cross DMZ, mobilizing women globally for peace in Korea through education, advocacy, and organizing, 06/2015-2019.

 

 

Susan L. Allen, PhD is an applied anthropologist whose work includes research, writing, and teaching with the core aim of "updating the human Operating System" -- from a dualistic worldview that leads to extremes and violence and to a holistic view that can suggest ways to move toward healthy balance.  slallen@ksu.edu

Organizer K-State Campaign for Nonviolence, a campus and community applied nonviolence education program, www.k-state.edu/nonviolence, 2000.

Created and Directed Nonviolence Education Programs, Kansas State University, including a campus and online Nonviolence Studies Certificate Program, www.k-state.edu/sasw/nonviolencestudies.html, Manhattan, KS, 2000, www.dce.k-state.edu/artsci/nonviolence, 2010.

Director Emerita, Nonviolence Education, Kansas State University, 2010.

Received Awards including the K-State Leadership Program's inaugural award for Progressive Community Leadership, 2010 and the Kansas Peace Award, 2011.

Co-Founder, Kansas Nonviolence Network, 2012.

Member of groups focused on grassroots peace, justice and nonviolence issues including Friendship Cities, People-to-People, Peace Pole Project, SafeZone Program, and Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice, 2013.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013.

Author, Media Anthropology: Informing Global Citizens, 1994 and The Tao of Nonviolence: Why Nonviolence Matters, 2015.

 

 

Anne Anderson, MSW is a Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist with the Washington Therapy Guild, mother of three and grandmother of three, living and working in Washington, DC.  mobileanne@comcast.net

Demonstrated at the White House frequently against the Vietnam War, organized marches, raised money, passed out leaflets, and provided child care while others demonstrated as a member of the Committee to Defend the Conspiracy, Washington, DC, 1969-1975. 

Developed and led the workshop, "Living Politics" to help people explore their understanding of complex crisis situations (including war) in the early 1980s.

Executive Director, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 1984-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

 

 

Brooks Anderson, a retired Lutheran pastor who was a chaplain at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is a peace and justice activist in Duluth who took five students with him to march for civil rights from Selma to Montgomery, AL, in 1965.  brooksanderson@charter.net  

Returned draft card to Selective Service, 1967.

Led and organized anti-Vietnam War activities, Duluth, MN, 1966-1972.

Helped organize weekly vigils in front of the Federal Building to protest U.S. actions in Nicaragua and El Salvador, Duluth, 1980s.

Opened a peace center in Duluth, 1980s.

Attended nuclear freeze rally, Minneapolis, MN, 1982.

Organized Sister Cities relationship between Duluth and Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1987.

Arrested for trespassing at a School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) protest; stood trial, sentenced, served three months in federal prison, and fined $2,500, Columbus, GA, 1999-2000.

Initiated and helped organize a five-day march from Montgomery, AL, to Columbus, GA, as part of a SOAW action, 11/2006.

Made annual protests at SOAW, Fort Benning, GA, 1997-2012.

Helped plan and was delegate to the Duluth-Ranya Friendship Exchange, a grassroots, citizen-to-citizen diplomacy effort with Ranya, Iraq, 2009 and 2013.

Helped establish Sister Cities relationship between Duluth and Ranya, 2014.

Developed plan to declare Duluth a "peacemaking city" and to inspire others to do the same in other cities, 2016.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.

 

 

Philip D. Anderson of Maple, WI, is a retired public servant and military reservist (U.S. Army, Wisconsin Army National Guard, and Naval Reserve, 1975-2002) who is an activist for environmental, labor, social justice, and peace issues. 

Wrote letters to the editor and op-eds for Middle Wisconsin including Honor the Fallen by Working for Peace, 05/30/2014; Veterans Day Reality, 11/20/2014; and Imagining a Nuclear Free World, 08/01/2015; and the Duluth News Tribune including Nation overspends our tax money on military, shortchanges us on essentials, 04/09/2015; Is a nuclear-free world still possible?, 08/08/2015; and All victims of war need our help, 11/08/2015.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2015.

Participated in antiwar rallies, 1990-2017.

Tabling of antiwar literature at public events in Duluth, MN, 2012-2017.

President, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 80, Duluth, MN, 2014-2016; member 2010-2018.

 

 

Michael Andregg, PhD of St. Paul, MN is a teacher who left medical genetics in 1980 because he thought war was a larger public health hazard than rare diseases he worked on then.  mmandregg@stthomas.edu  

Led a caravan to the UN Special Session on Nuclear Disarmament in 1981.

Founding member of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, 1995.

Wrote a book, On the Causes of War that won the National PeaceWriting award in 1999, has been translated into Italian and reprinted in Canada, 1997.

Coordinating peace activists and others to be involved in responding to the 2008 Republican National Convention, 2007-2008.

Produced video documentary, “Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and Reconciliation are Better Strategies than Global War”, http://www.gzmn.org/video-rethink911.htm, 2008.

University lectures on causes of war and global problems related to war at the University of Minnesota, 1981-2008 and the University of St. Thomas, 1993-2010.

 

 

John Arnaldi, PhD, a resident of Tampa, FL, has been involved in peace work since high school (late 1960s).

Conscientious Objector to Vietnam War, 1970.

Member of the Tampa Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) where he serves as Clerk of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, 2005-2008.

On the first anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq, helped organize a peace demonstration in front of Fox 13 TV station, challenging all news media to do honest reporting about the war, 2004.

Coordinated the AFSC Eyes Wide Open exhibit in Tampa.  Eyes Wide Open is a memorial display of boots for each U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, shoes representing the civilian deaths, and an educational exhibit, http://www.afsc.org/eyes, 2004.

Helped organize a memorial service in Tampa for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2005.

Founded a Web Site, www.JesusPrinceofPeace.org to provide education and inspiration about peacemaking to Christians and to teach strategic nonviolent actions for peacemaking, 2005.

Marched on Washington to End the War on Iraq, 9/24/05.

Coordinated the visit to Tampa of an Iraqi pharmacist, Entisar Ariabi, sponsored by CODEPINK’s the Women Say No to War campaign.  Held a press conference, set up radio interviews and an in-depth newspaper interview, met with staff of Senators Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez, April 2006.

Coordinated a public program on Healthcare in Iraq since the invasion at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, April 2006.

Wrote letters to senators, congressmen, leadership in both houses, and the president, calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Israeli attack on Lebanon, July 2006.

Letter to the Editor, Tampa Tribune calling for a cease-fire in the Israeli attack on Lebanon http://www.tbo.com/news/opinion/lettertotheeditor/MGBD95P37QE.html, 07/30/2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

Co-author, The Ethics and Efficacy of the Global War on Terrorism, http://us.macmillan.com/theethicsandefficacyoftheglobalwaronterrorism/CharlesWebel, November 2011.

 

 

John C. Attig of Eugene, OR is a retired social studies teacher who has designed simulation-games and published educational articles.  jnhattig@efn.org

Signed petitions against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2009-2011.

Fund raising for the Peace Park honoring U.S. Nobel Peace Laureates, 2011.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2015.

Founder, past President, and Board Member, Nobel Peace Laureate Project which seeks to inspire others to work for peace through honoring and educating about the American winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Eugene, OR, 2003-2019.

 

 

Ajamu Baraka, MA, a Vietnam-era war veteran, is a civil rights, social justice, and human rights activist who ran as the Green Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 elections.  www.ajamubaraka.com  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajamu_Baraka  www.facebook.com/ajamu.baraka  twitter.com/ajamubaraka

Work stoppage and sit-in to protest U.S. Army orders to train and support Portuguese pilots to wage colonial war on indigenous Africans, Germany, 1973

Organized delegations called “The Martin Luther King Peace Brigands” in support of the Central American Peace and Solidarity Movement and the Nicaraguan Revolution, Progressive Black Student Alliance, Clark Atlanta University, GA, 1985-1989.

Member, Amnesty International USA: Ralph Bunche Human Rights Fellow, 1987; volunteer activist, 1987-1996; and Board of Directors, 1994-1996.

Awards including being honored by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as one of 300 human rights defenders from around the world who were brought together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, France, 12/1997.

Spoke out against the U.S. foreign policy of “humanitarian” intervention including “Human Rights and Humanitarian Imperialism in Syria: A View from an African American Human Rights Defender,” Wrong Kind of Green, 09/2012; and “The Empire’s New Clothes: ‘Humanitarian Intervention’ Stripped Bare,” 06/20/2013.

Interviews including “Ajamu Baraka on Barack Obama,” condemning President Obama for continuing drone strikes in Yemen, expanding U.S. military presence in the world, and other foreign and domestic policies, Primo Nutmeg #55 (clip), 09/2015; and “Ajamu Baraka on Foreign Policy: We Are in Dangerous Territory Right Now,” Truthdig, 10/22/2016.

Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC, 2018.

Speeches including “Divest from the War Machine Summit,” Washington, DC, 10/21/2017; “Anti-U.S. Military Bases Rally in Baltimore,” MD, 01/12/2018; Peace Requires Social Transformation,” 2018; “US Aggression Against Venezuela is a Crime Based on Lies,” 2019; and “U.S./NATO/EU Axis of Domination is a Contradiction,” Washington, DC, 04/01/2019.

Wrote articles including From Anti-War to Anti-Imperialism: A Black Working Class Prospective on War and Movement Building, An excerpt from a presentation at the United National Anti-War Coalition national conference,” Pambazuka News, 04/19/2012; “War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity: The story of U.S. Exceptionalism in Iraq,” Global Research, 03/26/2013; “The assassination of Dr. King and the suppression of the anti-war and peace perspectives,” 04/04/2013; "U.S. Guilty of Genocide in Guatemala Should be real headline,” 05/14/2013; Humanitarian Intervention: The Gift That Keeps on Giving to U.S. Imperialism,” Foreign Policy In Focus, 09/05/2013;Planning for War and Deception: How the Obama Administration celebrates the King Holiday," Black Agenda Report, 01/29/2014; “The Syrian Subterfuge part two: The Case for Humanitarian War - Again,” Black Agenda Report, 02/26/2014; “Sanctions for Russia and a Green Light for Israel to Continue War Crimes,” 08/06/2014; "Race and Militarism from Ferguson to Syria: A Letter to African Americans," 10/8/2014;The Torture Report and the End of U.S. Exceptionalism,” 12/17/2014; “Obama’s Legacy: Permanent War and Liberal/Radical Accommodation?” 01/17/2015; “Another Illegal War in the Middle East: The Saudi intervention in Yemen perpetuates the lawlessness of the so-called ‘War on Terror’,Foreign Policy in Focus, 03/30/2015; War, Repression and International Gangsterism: U.S. State Policy from Benghazi to Baltimore,” 11/04/2015; Afghanistan, North Korea and the War Against Black America: A Comment on Need for Black Left Unity,” 09/14/2017; Confronting the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination,” Black Agenda Report, 02/13/2019; 2020 Elections: Its Militarism and the Military Budget Stupid!,” Black Agenda Report, 05/15/2019; “No Dare Call It Austerity,” CounterPunch, 06/21/2019; and “U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War,” Black Agenda Report, 07/03/2019.

Speaking Tour, U.S. Peace Council, 2019.

Executive Board member, U.S. Peace Council, 2018-2019 and Administrative Committee member, United National Antiwar Coalition, 2018-2019.

Panelist, Eyewitness Venezuela webinar, ANSWER Coalition, 04/20/2019.

National Organizer and National Spokesperson, Black Alliance for Peace, 04/2017-2019.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

David O. H. Barrows, was born in Boston, MA in 1947 and has been an activist with a variety of social justice groups including the ACLU, Amnesty International, Gray Panthers, American Indian Movement, The Catholic Worker, and Free DC.

Simulated death at Nuclear Winter Die-in protest at the White House, 1985.

Arrested during Catholic Workers demonstration at the Capitol protesting Congress ceding of war powers to President, February 2003.

Protested at National Conventions (2004) of both the Democrats and Republicans.  Marched with War Resisters League to Madison Square Garden.  Arrested and imprisoned.  Filed lawsuit against New York City for false arrest.  Honor Roll of arrestees printed by The Village Voice, September 2004.

Obtained permit from National Park Service for counter-inauguration march and die-in at Malcolm X Park for Bush's second inauguration, 2005.

Organized DAWN (D.C. Anti-War Networkprotest at annual lighting of White House Christmas tree, 2005.

Performed exorcism of the Bush Administration at the White House www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWApfiNEgk, 06/06/2006.

White House vigils against torture of prisoners of war, 2005.  Organized and obtained permit from National Park Service for candle light demonstration against torture, 2006.

Interrupted congressional hearings of Iraqi Study Group and Secretary of State Condoliza Rice in 2006 and budget hearing in 2005.  Convicted of disrupting Congress for interrupting General Petraeus (the top war commander in Iraq) in Senate hearing, September 2007.

Wore devil costume with Bush facemask in march from White House to Capitol building with CODEPINK Women for Peace.  Blocked traffic at Independence Avenue and Capitol Plaza and arrested, 05/14/2007.

Read own poem as part of Nagasaki candle-float at the Lincoln Memorial, 2008. 

Wrote successful grant for travel money for the Washington Peace Center from the Ben and Jerry's Foundation, April 2008.

Dressed in Guantanamo Bay prisoner of war garb (orange jumpsuit and black hoods) joined Witness Against Torture in protests including march to White House where chained self to the White House fence, January 2007; arrested outside Supreme Court, January 2008; 9 day fast and vigil to Inauguration of Barack Obama, January 2009; anniversary of the Invasion of Afghanistan march from McPherson Square to the White House, attempted to chain self to White House fence, 10/5/2009; fasted for 12 days and arrested at the U.S. Capitol steps and charged with trespassing, January 2010.

Protests at homes and embassies of war leaders, the White House, U.S. Capitol, State Department, and in New York City and Philadelphia against the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, including protests in moving traffic.  Weekly noon vigils at the White House.  Annual weapons sales protests at the Shoreham Hotel.  Die-ins adjacent to Lafayette Park.  Noise making during White House addresses to the nation.  Senatorial and Congressional office sit-ins with CODEPINK Women for PeaceVisited legislators' offices.  Arrested numerous times for antiwar civil disobedience, 2003-2019.

 

 

Jim Bearden, PhD, who lives in Camp Connell, CA, is a retired scientist and software developer who served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant.  http://sky-pilot.net  jbearden@ieee.org

Conscientious objector during Vietnam War, granted honorable discharge, 1971.

Demonstrated against Vietnam War, Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC, 1968-1971; and Iraq War, San Jose and Los Angeles, CA, 2002-2003.

VideoWho Wants to be the Last One…?,” 04/19/2015.

Wrote and performed songs about war and genocide including Monuments for the Victims (see Songs by Subject, category “War/Genocide”), 1977-2017.

Participated in and contributed to Divest Public Pension Funds from Weapons Dealers, World Beyond War, 2016-2017.

Completed courseWar Abolition 101: How We Create a Peaceful World,” Action Network, 2017.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

 

 

Medea Benjamin, of Washington, DC, is an antiwar and human rights activist and leader who has been arrested many times for her actions throughout the world.  www.codepink.org/medea_benjamin  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_Benjamin  www.facebook.com/Medea-Benjamin  @MedeaBenjamin

Co-organized and mobilized people from around the country to participate in a four-month White House Vigil, 11/17/2002-03/08/2003.

Co-created International Occupation Watch Center to monitor the U.S. military and the war’s effect on civilian populations, brought U.S. military family members to Iraq to see conditions of children there and to speak out against the war to Congress and the UN, 2003.

Co-edited, How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism, Inner Ocean Publishing, 2005.

Exposed Blackwater Worldwide illegal activities and arrested at CEO’s house, 2005.

Co-organized International Women Say No to War and delivered 1,000,000 petition signatures to White House, 2006.

Co-organized Troops Home Fast, culminating with an invitation and trip to meet with Iraqi antiwar leaders in Jordan, promoted a reconciliation plan, 2006.

Co-organized humanitarian aid for war refugees in Lebanon and spoke out against Israeli bombing and U.S. complicity, 2006.

Protested including at headquarters of the International Association of War Contractors, 2005; at the World Social Forum, Caracas, Venezuela, 2006; outside Justice Department concerning waterboarding and indefinite detention; and outside Attorney General Holder’s and previous Attorney General Gonzales’ office, 2007.

Co-organized Valentine’s Day Kiss-Ins at military recruiting centers across the country, 2008.

Co-organized alternative conventions outside both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, and at Presidential Inaugurations, 2000-2009.

Co-organized Mother’s Days Calls for Peace, where women from war torn countries (Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) toured the U.S. to speak about their experiences, 2002-2011.

Co-organized and participated in campaigns including the Hammering Halliburton campaign, which exposed war profiteers with corrupt no-bid contracts to corporations with close ties to the Bush administration; Walk in Their Shoes Campaign, a national display of shoes tagged with names and ages of Iraqi civilians killed in war, 2006; Anti-Hummer Campaign, which educated the public on the negative effects of the Hummer, 2004-2010; Don’t Iraq Iran campaign against bombing and sanctions of Iran, organized office sit-ins against pro-war officials, 2005-2010; Give Peace a Vote Campaign, created voters’ pledge petition with over 77,000 signatures to end war, 2000-2011; Ground the Drones Campaign, protested increased use and ensuing civilian casualties at military bases across the country, 2010-2011.

Co-founded United for Peace & Justice, a coalition of over 13,000 peace and justice groups, and organized their marches in Washington, DC, and New York City, 2006-2011.

Spoke out across the country regarding Gaza, lobbied Congress, sailed on the U.S. Flotilla to Gaza, 2009-2011.

Co-organized Bring Our War Dollars Home, an alliance fighting for social programs, protested in California at libraries with local groups, promoted the antiwar message to economic and social coalitions with the theme of one nation working together, and the mayors’ resolution to end the war at the U.S. conference of Mayors, 2010-2011.

Editorial, “Code Pink: Get out of Afghanistan,” USA Today, 08/09/2011.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Deported from Bahrain after leading an all-women march attended by thousands as a part of Witness Bahrain's human rights observers, 02/2012.

Co-organized first International Drone Summit with lawyers, scientists, academics, and activists to kick off an international campaign to limit the use of drones in the U.S. and abroad, Washington, DC, 04/28/2012.

Disrupted President Obama's chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan and spoke out against the use of drones, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC, 04/30/2012.

Performed skit in front of the White House asking President Obama to “Kill the Kill List” and “Ground the Drones,” Washington, DC, 06/01/2012.

Peace delegate to Pakistan to protest U.S. drone warfare, met with victims and family members, lawyers, academics, women's groups, and Pakistani leaders; gave book (Drone Warfare) and delivered petitions to U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; participated in march to Waziristan; organized a public fast, Islamabad; made international headlines and news interviews on CNN (see video here), the New York Times, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and over 100 major news outlets, 09/28/2012-10/14/2012.

Demonstrated outside and inside Hart Senate Office Building during confirmation hearing for CIA Director by demanding an end to civilian casualties, displayed signs, read names/ages of children killed by U.S. drone attacks, 02/07/2013.

Interrupted President Obama at George Washington University speech on policy in Afghanistan and he responded to her, 04/13/2011; interrupted and questioned President Obama three times regarding drone war and Guantánamo, during a counterterrorism address.  The president responded by saying The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to,” National Defense University, Washington, DC, 05/23/2013.

Arrested for antiwar/peace activities including interrupting shareholder meeting of Halliburton, 2005; protesting outside Justice Department concerning waterboarding and indefinite detention, and outside Attorney General Holder’s and previous Attorney General Gonzales’ office, 2007; staging daily counter recruitment protests at the Berkeley Marine recruiting center, 2008; disrupting congressional hearings including telling Secretary Kerry, “We don’t want another war!” during Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC, 09/04/2013.

Shadow Secretary of State in the Green Shadow Cabinet, 2012-2015.

Attempted citizen’s arrest of Henry Kissinger for war crimes while he was testifying at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Washington, DC, 01/29/2015.

Crossed Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as one of 30 women from 15 countries who engaged in a historic march from North to South Korea, 05/24/2015.

Organized and participated in marches including multiple International Women’s Day Marches, 2002-2011; organized Gaza Freedom March, 2009; march and peace vigil to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs, Los Alamos, NM, 08/09/2015; marched on National Conventions, carried banners, gave newspaper, TV, and radio interviews, and sang antiwar songs (Republican: Tampa, FL, 08/2012 and Cleveland, OH, 07/2016; and Democratic: Charlotte, NC, 09/2012 and Philadelphia, PA, 07/2016).

Speeches and presentations throughout the country on topics including ground the drones, end torture, shrink the pentagon, and create peace, 2005-2016.

TV and radio appearances on various news and talk programs including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss protest methods and how to engage people in antiwar movements, 10/2010; and “In Depth with Medea Benjamin,C-SPAN, 08/02/2015, 2006-2016.

Received Awards including US Peace Prize “in recognition of her creative leadership on the front lines of the antiwar movement,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, New York City, 10/28/2012; William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Peacemaker Award, Peace Action Fund of New York State, 10/28/2013; Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA, 11/16/2014; and 2016 Humanist Heroine Award, American Humanist Association, Chicago, IL, 05/2016.

Authored books published by OR Books: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, 2012; and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, 2016.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2003 and 2017.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

Authored articles published in newspapers and blogs worldwide since 2006 including “Before the Next Memorial Day, Let’s Rebuild a Flourishing Peace Movement,” AlterNet, 06/01/2016; and “The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace,” WorldBEYONDWar, 01/08/2019.

Co-organized and participated in delegations including three to Iraq, meeting with Iraqi groups to encourage inspections, not war, 2003; Families for Peace delegation, delivered over $600,000 of humanitarian aid to Iraqis, 2004-2005; delegation of prisoners’ family members to Guantanamo Naval Base prison camp demanding its closing, Cuba, 2007; Delegation to Iran for Peace, against bombing and sanctions of Iran, brought Iranian youth to Congress and U.S. delegates to Iran, 2005-2010; delegations to Gaza of both people and humanitarian aid, 2009-2011; peace delegation to Iran to advocate for the U.S. to reenter the Iran Nuclear Agreement and lift sanctions against Iran, 02/2019-03/2019.

Member, Embassy Protection Collective, helping to delay or prevent a U.S.-sponsored coup and invasion of Venezuela by protecting the embassy from U.S. forces through occupation, daily vigils, demonstrations, educational/cultural events, and news conferences, Washington, DC, 04/2019-05/2019.

Helped organize antiwar mass mobilization efforts in Washington, DC and New York City, 2003-2019.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2012, and Board of Directors, 2019.

Co-Founder, CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2002, and Co-Director, 2002-2019.

 

 

Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and director of its New Internationalism Project, is a writer, activist, and political commentator who writes and speaks throughout the world.  www.ips-dc.org/authors/phyllis-bennis  wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Bennis

Co-founder, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (formerly US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation), 2001.

Co-founder, United for Peace and Justice, 10/2002.

Wrote pamphlets and reports including Testing the Limits: The India-Pakistan Nuclear Gambit, 1998; Understanding the U.S.-Iraq Crisis, 2003; The Iraq Quagmire, 2005; Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Crisis, 2008; and Iran in the Crosshairs: How to Prevent Washington’s Next War, 2008.

Debated Deputy National Security Adviser Benjamin Rhodes on the U.S. role in the Israel-Palestine peace process, 2012.

Author of books including Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis, Olive Branch Press, 06/01/2002; Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN (3rd ed.), Arris Books, 03/25/2004; Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power, Olive Branch Press, 11/01/2005; Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer, Olive Branch Press, 09/01/2008; Ending the Iraq War: A Primer, Olive Branch Press, 10/01/2008; Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer, Olive Branch Press, 01/13/2010; Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, Olive Branch Press, 07/01/2015; and Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (6th rev. ed.), Olive Branch Press, 09/22/2015.

Contributed chapters to books including Challenges to the United Nations: Building a Safer World, Catholic Institute for International Relations, 02/1995; Die Privatisierung der Weltpolitik (German only), (The Privatization of World Politics), Dietz, Germany, 04/2001; De Nueva York a Kabul, ICARIA, 2002; Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War (2nd rev. ed.), South End Press, 03/01/2003; Speak Truth to Power (The Spokesman, 79), Spokesman Books, 10/2003; Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Grove Press, 10/13/2003; Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers: Conversations with Jewish Critics of Israel, Common Courage Press, 07/01/2005; Challenging Christian Zionism: Theology, Politics and the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Melisende UK Ltd, 09/20/2005; Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism, Inner Ocean Publishing Inc., 11/25/2005; Patriotism, Democracy, and Common Sense: Restoring America’s Promise at Home and Abroad, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 11/30/2005; Selling U.S. Wars, Olive Branch Press, 02/01/2007; Just Security: An Alternative Foreign Policy Framework, Institute for Policy Studies, 06/19/2007; The War on Lebanon: A Reader, Olive Branch Press, 10/01/2007; Lessons From Iraq: Avoiding the Next War, Routledge, 06/01/2008;  Mandate for Change: Policies and Leadership for 2009 and Beyond, Lexington Books, 02/16/2009; Development Dialogue: Erskine Barton Childers - For a Democratic United Nations and the Rule of Law (no. 56), Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 06/2011; Alianza de Civilizaciones: Seguridad Internacional y Democracia Cosmopolita (Spanish only), Editorial Complutense, 2013; Love Wins: Palestinian Perseverance Behind Walls, Olive Branch Press, 11/28/2013; Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Olive Branch Press, 11/03/2014; The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire, Verso, 09/20/2016.

Authored Articles including “To Pay For His Military Budget, Trump Will Have to Cut Services His Base Depends On, 02/28/2017; U.S. Anti-war, Climate Justice, Racial Justice, Women’s, Immigrant Rights, Economic Justice Movement Leaders All Oppose Trump’s $54 Billion Increase in Pentagon Budget, 04/03/2017; andTrump, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: What We Know, What We Don’t, and the Dangers Ahead, ” 04/06/2017.

TV and radio appearances on various news and talk programs including Q&A with Phyllis Bennis, C-SPAN, 07/17/2015; U.S. Bombs and Drones Have Led to an Expansion of Terrorism, The Real News, 07/06/2016; and MSNBC, 03/03/2017 and 04/07/2017.

Board of DirectorsJewish Voice for Peace2017-2019.

 

 

Dick Bernard of Woodbury, MN is a retired teachers’ union field representative (National Education Association affiliate), a military veteran (U.S. Army), husband, father, and grandfather of nine.  dick_bernard@msn.com

Published columns on peace and justice issues in major newspapers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including this pre-Iraq War piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 4/20/02,

www.commondreams.org/views02/0420-02.htm, 2002-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

Created and maintained websites devoted to Peace and Justice: www.amillioncopies.info and www.chez-nous.net/peace, 2002-2008.

Organizer of conference “Peace Island”, during the Republican National Convention, www.peaceisland.us/home.html, St. Paul, MN, 2008.

Participated in peace demonstrations since his first in October 2001 at the MN State Capitol to protest the bombing of Afghanistan, 2001-2010.  

TV interview, "Creating a Culture of Peace", Northwest Community Television.  Available for distribution to Public-access, Educational and Governmental cable channels at PEGmedia.org (see Quick List, Real Progress, program 0006), Brooklyn Park, MN, 10/11/10.

Member, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers www.mapm.org, President 2005-2007, MN, 2002-2013.

Linked websites to other world peace resources, 2005-2013.

Daily e-network that often focused on peace related topics, http://www.outsidethewalls.org/blog, 2001-2013.

Board of Directors, World Citizen www.peacesites.org, Vice President 2010-2013, MN, 2008-2013.

Organized and supervised filming of video interviews with MN peacemakers to create an archival record of their contributions for historical purposes, 2014.

Minnesota State Coordinator, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006-2017.

Vice President, Global Solutions www.globalsolutionsmn.org, 2013-2018 and member, Board of Directors, MN, 2003-2018.

 

 

Andrea K. Blanch, PhD of Sarasota, FL is a psychologist whose peace work has taken her around the world working with grassroots groups.  AKBlanch@c-r-t.org

Director, Collaborative for Conflict Management in Mental Health, a national collaborative promoting creative conflict management (i.e., mediation, dispute resolution, training) in mental health and social services, 1999-2003.

Coordinator, United Religions Initiative (URI) Cooperation Circles (in Middle East/North Africa and North American Regions), 2004.

Presenter “The role of trauma in inter-religious violence,” invited presentation at International Conference on Ending Inter-Religious Violence sponsored by the Conference on the Parliament of World Religions, Jerusalem, Israel, March 2004.

Spoke on “Women of Faith Building Peace in Israel/Palestine” as invited speaker, U.S. Congressional Prayer Breakfast, 2008.

Co-facilitator, symposium at the Parliament of Worlds Religions, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004.

Founding Member, Abrahamic Reunion, 2004-2010.

Founder and Director of the Center for Religious Tolerance promoting understanding among the world’s religions and working to develop conditions for sustainable peace www.c-r-t.org/index.php, 2006-2010. 

Steering Committee, Sarasota Coalition on Inclusion and Diversity, 2007-2010.

Author of many publications including: “Beyond the conflict: Women spiritual peacemakers in the Holy Land,” Elixir, 1(1), 55-59, 2005; With Boustead, R, Evans, M, Boothroyd, R, and Chen, H, “Conflict: Roadblock to success or essential ingredient for change?”  Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health Newsletter, March 2006; “Towards healing trauma in the Holy Land,”  PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (21), Article 2, May 21, 2008; “Transcending violence I: Understanding refugee trauma” in S.A. Estrine, H.G. Arthur, R.T. Hettenbach, and M.G. Messiana, Eds, Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health, NY: Springer Publishing 2011;   “Transcending violence II: Innovative program approaches to refugee trauma,” in S.A. Estrine, H.G. Arthur, R.T. Hettenbach, and M.G. Messiana, Eds. Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health, NY: Springer Publishing, 2011.

 

 

William Blum, (1933-2018) of Washington, DC, worked for the U.S. Department of State in the mid-1960s and was an author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic.  williamblum.org  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blum  http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/william-blum

Resigned from job at the State Department after becoming disillusioned by the Vietnam War, 1967.

Co-founder and editor of Washington Free Press, the first radical underground newspaper in Washington, DC, which covered topics including the antiwar movement, 1966-1969.

Worked on project to expose the CIA and its attempts to influence the internal affairs of other countries and overthrow their governments, England, mid-1970s.

Project Censored Award for writing one of 1998’s top ten censored stories, 1999.

Interviews including An Interview with William Blum, CounterPunch, 03/08/2003; The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden, The Washington Post, 01/21/2006; America's Deadliest Export: Democracy, Talk Nation Radio, 11/21/2012; and American Military Power: An interview with William Blum, Dissident Voice, 01/29/2013.

Essays and speeches including Debate on United States foreign policy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 10/09/2003; CIA murder and torture of hundreds of thousands of people, Justice and Freedom Conference, Freedom Law School, Irvine, CA, 2007; U.S. Government Assassination Plots, 2011; and Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List, 2013.

Author of books including Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire, Common Courage Press, 09/01/2004; Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, Common Courage Press, 10/01/2005; America's Deadliest Export: Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else, Zed Books Ltd., 02/05/2013; and Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, Zed Books Ltd., 09/11/2014.

Wrote and circulated monthly email newsletter The Anti-Empire Report, 04/01/2003-2018.

Wrote articles for the blog Dandelion Salad including CIA Has Attempted To Assassinate 50 World Leaders, Including Chavez, 03/14/2013; The United States and the Russian Devil: 1917-2017, 03/07/2017; Another of the Many Charming Examples of Cold War Anti-Communism, 04/19/2018; Why Do They Flee? & The US Seeks to Dominate the World!, 06/26/2018; and I’m Sick and Tired of This Thing Called “Patriotism”, 07/03/2018.

Obituaries: The Legacy of William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, CovertAction Magazine, 12/09/2018 and The Washington Post, 12/13/2018.

Testimonial: Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes, 12/13/2018.

 

 

Warren J. Blumenfeld, EdD is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural and International Curriculum Studies at Iowa State University in Ames, IA where his research interests include multiculturalism, Queer Studies, and issues of social justice.  wblumen@iastate.edu

High school antiwar activist, 1964-65.

Organized and participated in antiwar activities against U.S. involvement in Vietnam, including large-scale demonstrations protesting San Jose State University's involvement in support of the war effort, demonstrated to end the military draft, and helped organize a student strike in opposition to the war, 1965-1970.

Member, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a national organization opposing the war in Vietnam, informed high school students in the San Jose area of antiwar activities on the San José State University campus, 1969-1970.

Organizer of the May Day demonstration (as a member of the Gay Liberation Front) which brought together antiwar activists from across the U.S. and Canada in an attempt to shut down the federal government in Washington, DC to voice opposition to the war in Vietnam, May 1971.

Arrested for attempting to stage a sit-in in front of the South Vietnamese embassy as part of an antiwar demonstration, May 1971.

Participated in an antiwar rally on Boston Common in Boston, MA in advance of U.S. incursion into Iraq, 1990.

Participated in a "Bring Home the Troops" demonstration to end the war in Iraq in Ames, IA, February 2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

 

 

Roy Bourgeois, of Columbus, GA, is a graduate of the University of Louisiana, Vietnam War veteran, Purple Heart recipient and outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America who was expelled from the priesthood after 40 years with the Maryknoll Order, for supporting the ordination of women.  www.roybourgeoisjourney.org  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bourgeois

Founded School of Americas (SOA) Watch, 1990.

Hunger strike for 37 days at the main gate of Fort Benning, GA, 1990.

Produced Documentary about SOA, “School of the Americas Assassins,” which was nominated for an Academy Award, 1994.

Subject of Documentary, “Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins,” 1997.

Teachers of Peace Award, Pax Christi USA, 1997.

Wrote foreword, School of Assassins: Guns, Greed, and Globalization, Orbis Books, 2001.

Imprisoned for over four years in federal prisons for his non-violent protests against the SOA, 1994-2004.

Subject of book, Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas, James Hodge, Orbis Books, 2004.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2010.

Authored book, My Journey from Silence to Solidarity, fxBear, 2012 and 2013.

Speeches and interviews including “Father Roy Bourgeois: Taking on the School of the Americas,” 1990-2014.

 

 

Lucy Bradley-Springer, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN is a nurse, educator, and a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Air Force, now living in Denver, CO.

Developed and taught a series of classes entitled, "Dead Rats, Dan Rather, and ACT UP: Social Contributions to Epidemics" that focused on the issues of colonialism, war, racism, sexism, and classism and how those had historically fed epidemics around the world, 1991-1995.

As president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, published a President's Letter in the organization newsletter, post 9/11, on the problems related to responding to violence with violence (ANACdotes, 2003).

Advisory Board member, Physicians for Human Rights, 2003-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

Published antiwar editorial in professional journal: Collateral damages, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(2), 87-89, 2008.

Board of Directors, 2006-2019 and Secretary, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014-2019.

 

 

Beth Bradley Brookfield, of Reno NV, is an artist whose works of art often reflect the human condition as it relates to the effects of war.  www.bethbrookfield.com  beth.brookfield@gmail.com

Rallied against potential military action in Iraq, Washington, D.C., Spring 2003.

Participated in peace rallies in Reno, NV from 2005-2008.

Antiwar Letter to Editor, Reno News and Review, Spring 2007.

Created an artist’s conception of the US Peace Memorial that is included on the Foundation's website at www.uspeacememorial.org/drawing2, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2008.

 

 

Scotty N. Bruer of Los Angeles, CA, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, is an author, public speaker, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and graduate of Purdue University with a degree in forest management.

Founded, PeaceNow, 05/2013.

Organized the successful effort to have the City of Los Angeles become an International City of Peace, 09/2014.

Executive Director, PeaceNow, 2014-2016.

 

 

Paul Buhle, PhD, of Madison, WI, is a retired senior lecturer at Brown University, historian, and peace activist who has written and edited 35 volumes including histories of radicalism, studies of popular culture, and a series of nonfiction comic art.  wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Buhle

Signed petition for Hands Off Cuba!, Champaign Urbana Courier, 1962.

Master of Ceremony and speaker at antiwar protest, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 10/1965.

Refused military induction, New Haven, CT, 1966.

Member, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a national organization opposing the war in Vietnam, University of Connecticut, New Haven, 1966-1967.

Participated in demonstration against Dow Chemical Company for manufacturing napalm; joined student strikes and worked for public education against war, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967. 

Founder of magazine and advisor, Radical America, 1967-1973.

Author, Encyclopedia of the American Left, which has extensive information about peace movements and leaders, University of Illinois Press, 1992 and Oxford University Press, 1998.

Attended peace protests: Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Rhode Island; and Wisconsin, 1973-2017.

 

 

Kenneth Michael Butigan, PhD lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and daughter, teaches university courses, and has been actively involved in nonviolent movements, organizations and campaigns working for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.  kenbutigan@gmail.com

Steering Committee Member, Witness for Peace, East Bay (Berkeley) regional chapter, 1983-1984.

Founder and Area and National Coordinator for The Pledge of Resistance, a nonviolent direct action arm of the U.S. Central America peace movement, 1984-1990.

National Board Member, Nevada Desert Experience, a nonviolent action for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and end of nuclear testing, 1992-1995.

Executive Committee Member, Livermore Conversion Project, a nonviolent action for nuclear disarmament, Oakland, CA, 1993-2000.

Authored books including: No Mandate for War, with Marie Pastrick and Terry Messman, New Society Publishers, 1986; From Violence To Wholeness: A Ten Part Program in the Spirituality and Practice of Active Nonviolence, Pace e Bene Press, 1996; Franciscan Nonviolence: Stories, Reflections, Principles, Practices and Resources, with Mary Litell, and Louis Vitale, Pace e Bene Press, 2003; Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living, with Laura Slattery, Veronica Pelicaric and Ken Preston-Pile, Pace e Bene Press, 2005; and Pilgrimage Through a Burning World: Spiritual Practice and Nonviolent Protest at the Nevada Test Site, State University of New York Press, 2003.

Founder and lead organizer, Declaration of Peace, a nationwide grassroots campaign endorsed by 800 organizations, who participated in 350 public events across the country calling for a concrete plan for a just and peaceful end to the U.S. war in Iraq, 2006-2007.

Board of Advisors, Peaceworkers/The Nonviolent Peaceforce, 1996-2001.

Co-founder and Board Member, Resources Advancing Initiatives for Nonviolence , Olympia, WA/Chicago, IL, 1999-2009.

National Steering Committee member, Christian Peace Witness, a nonviolent action focused on ending U.S. war in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2006-2009.

Contributed chapters to books and wrote numerous articles for publications including: National Catholic Reporter, The New Contemplative Review, Blueprint for Social Justice, Fellowship, Maryknoll, Response, Earth Light, Catholic Voice, Gardenia, Desert Voices, Ethics and Policy, and Tikkun, 1984-2014.

Columnist, WagingNonviolence.org, 2011-2014.

Academic presentations including: “Politics, Pilgrimage, and Piety: Religious Ritual as a Form of Nonviolent Action”, Building a Culture of Peace Conference, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1999; “Politics, Piety and Pilgrimage: Appropriating Traditional Religious Ritual as a Form of Nonviolent Action at the Nevada Test Site”, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, MA, 1999; keynote, “Pacem in Terris and Nonviolent Action for Peace”, Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary Conference, Center for Human Concerns, University of Notre Dame, 03/23/ 2013; and lecture, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Deepening the Faithful Journey of  Gospel Nonviolence In Our Lives and Our World”, The Benedictine Institute, Saint Martin’s University, 02/08/2014.

March and peace vigil to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs, Los Alamos, NM, 08/09/2015.

Co-founder, Campaign Nonviolence, a national movement to mainstream active nonviolence, to foster a culture of peace free from war, poverty, the climate crisis, and the epidemic of violence, 2013-2015.

Executive Director, Program Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Development Coordinator, Trainer, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL, 1990-2015.

Taught courses related to peace and non-violence including: “Liberating Nonviolence: The Spirituality and Practice of Christian Nonviolence”, Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, adjunct faculty; “Peace Studies Overview”, Loyola University Chicago, adjunct faculty; “Focal Point Seminar: The Pilgrimage of Peace and Justice: First Year Program”, DePaul University, Chicago, adjunct faculty; and “Perspectives on Peace Justice, and Conflict Resolution”, DePaul University, Barat College Campus, Lake Forest, IL, 1993-2015.

 

 

Sondra (Sandy) Cadman, a member of the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Sarasota, FL, is Professor Emeritus from The College of Saint Rose (CSR), Albany, NY, where she taught sociology and communications courses.
Wrote and led Peace Prayer Service for CSR community during Gulf War, 1991.
Created and taught courses on Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Culture, Gender and Communications, and Conflict Management that focused on the importance of building bridges between people, CSR, 1970-1997.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010.
Co-authored “Peace: A Shabbat Service” with ritual committee, Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Sarasota, FL, 2010.

Assistant Editor, US Peace Registry, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010-2018.

 

 

Duane L. Cady, PhD, of St. Paul, MN, is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Hamline University and the author of books, anthologies, and articles about ethics, nonviolence, and the history of philosophy.  www.duanelcady.com  dcady@hamline.edu

Applied for conscientious objector status during Vietnam War; request denied for lack of documentation proving his membership in a historic peace church, St. Paul, MN, 1966.

Antiwar activist engaging in demonstrations, speeches, and writing for newsletters, mailings, leaflets, and organizational documents, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1968-1971.

Sponsored refugees from war in Vietnam including arranging travel, housing, employment, English tutoring, medical care, and federal refugee assistance for 23 people, 1975-1984.

President, Concerned Philosophers for Peace, 10/1991-10/1992, and Executive Committee 1984-1992.

Member, National Council of Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) USA, 1996-2002.

Editor, North Country Peace Builder, 1988-1995 and 2007-2010.

Author of books including From Warism to Pacifism: A Moral Continuum in the 1980s, Temple University Press, 1989 and 2nd edition, 2010.

Taught nonviolence course, Hamline University, 1974-2011.

Faculty Advisor, Hamline Students FOR Peace, 1978-2011.

Chair, Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1984-1986 and 2007-2010; member, Board of Directors, 1982-2017.

Gave presentations on morality and war at colleges, universities, and conferences, 1984-2017, including "Why Environmentalists Must Be Pacifists," American Philosophical Association, Savanna, GA, 2017.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

Published over 30 articles on violence and nonviolence, 1984-2018, including "Eradicating Warism, Our Most Dangerous Disease," Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security, and Public Policy, National Centre for Peace and Conflict, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.

 

 

Helen M. Caldicott, MD is an Australian physician with U.S. permanent resident status, author, and activist against nuclear power, nuclear weapons proliferation, war, and military action in general.  www.helencaldicott.com  www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Caldicott  www.facebook.com/Dr-Helen-Caldicott  @DrHCaldicott  hcaldic@bigpond.com

Initiated movement against French atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons, 1971-1972.

Founded, Nuclear Freeze Voter Initiative Campaign, 1980.

Founder and President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1978-1983.

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination by Linus Pauling, 1985.

Speaker at events throughout the U.S. on behalf of Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament, 1985-2002.

Principal Convener and speaker, Nuclear Policy Research Institute, Symposium: “Three Minutes to Midnight”, Washington, DC, January 2004.

Subject of films including “Eight Minutes To Midnight”, 1980; “If You Love This Planet”, 1982; and “Helen’s War”, 2004.

Founded, Helen Caldicott Foundation, 2008.

Awarded Thomas Merton Society, Thomas Merton Prize for Peace, 1980; Promoting Enduring Peace, Gandhi Peace Prize, 1981; SANE Education Fund, SANE Peace Award, 1981; American Association of University Women, Peace Award, 1984; United Nations Association for Australia, Peace Medal Award, 1985; Physicians for Social Responsibility, Norman Cousins Award for Peacemaking, 1992; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, 1994; Peace Organization of Australia, Australian Peace Prize, 2006; and Nuclear-Free Future Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011.

Author of books including: Missile Envy, Bantam Books, 1985; Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do, W.W. Norton, 1994; The New Nuclear Danger, George W. Bush’s Military Industrial Complex, The New Press, 2002; War In Heaven, with Craig Eisendrath, PhD, The New Press, 2007; If You Love This Planet, W.W. Norton, New York, 2009; and Loving the Planet, The New Press, 2012.

Hosted weekly radio program, If You Love This Planet”, focused on the threats to human survival posed by nuclear weapons, July 2008-November 2012.

President Emeritus, Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), 1983-2015.

Advisory council member, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1994-2015.

Founding President, Nuclear Policy Research Institute, which later became Beyond Nuclear, 2001-2015.

Lectures, speeches, TV, radio, and other appearances worldwide including: Disarmament Rally, New York City, 06/12/1982; National Freeze Campaign Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, December, 1983; National Women’s Conference on Preventing Nuclear War, Washington, DC, 1984; UN Staff Committee for Nuclear Disarmament, 1985; Veterans for Peace Convention, San Francisco 08/07/2003; “Non-proliferation and disarmament: The Way Forward”, Boston, MA, October 2005; “The Presidential Campaign and the Fate of the Earth”, Long Beach, CA, 10/12/2008;  National Peacemaker Award, Houston, TX, 11/12/2010; The Nuclear Danger: Nuclear War and Nuclear Power, Montreal, QC, 03/18/2011; New Hampshire Peace Action Organization, New Hampshire, 11/09/2013; “The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction”, 03/01/2015; and Preserving The Future”, 03/05/2015.  For a complete list see: www.helencaldicott.com/appearances.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

 

 

Erica Chenoweth, PhD, who lives in Cambridge, MA, is an award-winning professor, author, and speaker on nonviolent resistance, political violence, and promoting alternatives to violence.  www.ericachenoweth.com  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erica_Chenoweth  @EricaChenoweth

Video presentations including “The success of nonviolent civil resistance,” TEDxBoulder, 2013.

Guest Editor, “Understanding Nonviolent Resistance,” Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 50, No. 3, 05/2013.

Awarded recognition among Top 100 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy, 2013; Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 2013; and the Karl Deutsch Award, 2014.

Associate Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), Norway, 2012-2015.

Co-chair, Academic Council, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, 2013-2018.

Co-founder and co-director, Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative, 2017-2018.

Director, Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) Data Project, Cambridge, MA, 2006-2019.

Presented research at World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Warsaw, Poland, 2013, and at academic conferences, government workshops, and international governmental organizations, 2006-2019.

Wrote articles and reports published in journals, magazines and newspapers including “Nonviolent Resistance and the Prevention of Mass Killings During Popular Uprisings,” ICNC Special Report, 2018, 2008-2019.

Wrote posts and blogs about nonviolent resistance for The Monkey Cage, Political Violence @ a Glance, and Rational Insurgent, 2011-2019.

Fellow, One Earth Future Foundation, Broomfield, CO, 2016-2019.

Co-edited book, Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict, MIT Press, 2010; edited Political Violence, Sage Publishing, 2013; co-edited Oxford Handbook of Terrorism, Oxford University Press, 2019; and co-edited Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence, Oxford University Press.

Co-author of book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, Columbia University Press, 2011; co-author, Politics of Terror, Oxford University Press, 2018; and author, Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press, In press.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017 and 2019.

 

 

Noam Chomsky, PhD, LLD is Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.  He has received numerous honorary degrees from prestigious universities around the world and is widely known for his antiwar activism and criticism of U.S. foreign policy.  https://chomsky.info/about  www.facebook.com/Noam Chomsky

Co-organizer of national tax resistance against the war, 1965.

Wrote essay, "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," published in The New York Times Review of Books, and became a leading opponent of the war in Vietnam, 1967.

Participated in Vietnam War resistance activities, described in subsequent essays and letters published in the New York Review of Books, 1967.

Marched on the Pentagon in protest of war, 1967.

Name included in ad of writers pledged to refuse to pay the Vietnam War tax New York Post, 01/30/68; New York Review of Books 02/15/68; and Ramparts magazine, 02/68.

Testified on the origins of the war before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by J. William Fulbright, 1972.

Withheld all income tax in protest against the Vietnam War, 1965-1975.

Arrested, tried, and imprisoned for civil disobedience many times, 1967-1986.

Received Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award, New Jersey Peace Action, 2000.

Books banned at Guantánamo's prison camp library by U.S. military censors, www.miamiherald.com/2009/10/11/1275646/anti-war-activists-works-banned.html, 2009.

Selected lectures and speeches: "The evil scourge of terrorism: Reality, construction, remedy” www.chomsky.info/talks/20100323.htm; “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East” at University of Toledo, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20010304.htm, 03/2001; “The New War Against Terror” at MIT, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20011018.htm, 10/2001; “Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror” at Harvard University, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/200202--02.htm, 02/2002; “The ‘War on Terrorism’ and the New Rules of World Order” at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20041013.htm, 10/2004; “The War on Terror” Amnesty International Annual Lecture, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20060118.pdf, 01/2006; “The Responsibility to Protectat UN General Assembly, New York City, 07/2009; The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan with Malalai Joya at Harvard, http://wearemany.org/v/case-for-withdrawal-from-afghanistan, 03/2011;  The Evolving Global Order: Prospects and Opportunities” at University of Cologne, view at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBZ-NvbZWH8&, 06/2011,

A founder and member of Board of Directors of Resist www.resistinc.org, initially organized to support draft resistance and in opposition to the war in Vietnam, 1967-2013.

Endorser, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, www.cpdweb.org, 1982-2013.

Recipient 2011 Sydney Peace Prize from the City of Sydney, Australia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Peace_Prize, 06/2011.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

US Peace Prize recipient (2011) in recognition of his antiwar activities for five decades that both educate and inspire,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Boston, MA, 10/01/2011.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2011.

Interviews including Bombing Syria Would Be a War Crime”, 09/03/2013; Eliminate all nuclear weapons,” 04/05/2014; and "Syria Conflict: Cut Off the Flow of Arms & Stop Bombing to Stem the Atrocities," Democracy Now!, 05/17/2016.

Wrote articles including “It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independenceThe Guardian, 02/2011; “The Cairo-Madison ConnectionTruthout, March 2011; “Was War the Only Answer to 9/11?Nation of Change, 09/2011; “Humanity Has Paid a Bloody Price for America’s Mania to Control the World: Noam Chomsky on the true costs of the War on Terror”, Tomdispatch, 05/10/2016.

Authored books including: Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace, Boston: South End Press, 1985; Chomsky Reader, a collection of Chomsky's critical essays on U.S. foreign policy, (edited by James Peck), New York: Pantheon Books, 1987;  Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs, Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000; 9-11, Seven Stories Press, became a bestseller in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, 2001; Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003; Who Rules the World?, Metropolitan Books, 2016.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

Video and audio recordings of lectures and speeches, 1967-2019.

 

 

Lynn Rudmin Chong, MA of Sanbornton, NH, teaches English at Plymouth State University.  She is a poet and painter who often includes antiwar themes in her work and has been a member of peace and anti-nuclear organizations since 1978.  chonglyn@metrocast.net

Member, War Tax Resistance, 1980s.

Member, Pledge of Resistance during U.S. sponsored wars in Central America, 1980s.

Sent banner made with other women to Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, 1981.

Made large banner to carry in anti-nuclear war protest in New York City, 06/12/1982.

Visited Women's Peace Encampment in Seneca Falls, NY, 1983.

Essay published in What Will It Take to Prevent Nuclear War?: Grassroots Responses to Our Most Challenging Question, 1983. 

Established Peace Vigil on Plymouth, NH, Common, 1978-1986.

Civil disobedience arrests (14) related to peace and nuclear arms freeze protests including at Avco Systems in Wilmington, MA (1982); at Pease Air Force Base (1983); at School of the Americas in Columbus, GA (1999); at New Boston Naval Air Station (2003); in Senator’s Judd Gregg's Concord, NH, office (2005); and Mother's Day March with Cindy Sheehan in D.C. (2007).

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010.

Established second Peace Vigil on Plymouth, NH, Common from 1998-2011.

Board member, New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund, 2008-2011.

Published frequent antiwar letters to the editor, 2008-2011. 

Participated in many antiwar protests, 1978-2012.

 

 

Charles F. Clark, MD, MPH served as a captain in the Medical Corps during the Vietnam War, a lieutenant colonel with NATO, a psychiatrist with the Tampa Veterans Administration Hospital, and practiced psychiatry and addiction medicine in Denver, CO.

Public presentations about long-term detrimental psychological impact of combat on soldiers and the enormous dollar cost over many years of their care, 2004-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2005.

E-mails to congressmen opposing war, 2003-2013.

Letters to the editor opposing invasions, war, torture, drone strikes, and prison camps, including "Media only cares about oil, money", Boulder Daily Camera, 2002-2014.

Board of Directors, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006-2018.

 

 

Stephen D. Clemens, Minneapolis, MN, peace and justice activist, member of the Ecumenical Community of St. Martin, has been active in Koinonia Community in Americus, GA, Habitat for Humanity, racial reconciliation, abolition of death penalty, and immigration justice issues.  steveclemens@gmail.com

Registered as Conscientious Objector at age 18 during Vietnam War draft, 1968.

Member of Jonathan Blanchard Association, campus peace group at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1969-1971.

Burned draft card and returned it to Selective Service, never prosecuted, Souderton, PA, 1972.

Participated in antiwar demonstrations during Vietnam War, 1969-1975.

Voluntary Staff at Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section Office, Washington, DC, 1974-1975.

Read Peace Accords to White House visitors, Washington, DC, 02/1975.

Arrested at White House in last major demonstration against Vietnam War with 60 others and received a 6 month suspended jail sentence, 03/1975.

Letter to the Editor on arrest, Souderton Independent, Souderton, PA, 1975.

Leaflet and vigil outside home of Defense Secretary James Schlessinger decrying his willingness to allow his neighbors to die in nuclear war while he will go to protective bunker, Alexandria,VA, 05/1975.

Presented full-size replicas of atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, at U.S. Capitol steps for a week to mark 30th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 08/1975. 

Arrested with 360+ others at christening by First Lady Roslyn Carter of USS Georgia Trident Submarine, Groton, CT, 1979.

Refused to pay war taxes which resulted in a visit by IRS agents.  Informed agents that they could seize his peace books since he didn’t own a car or house and suggested they quit their jobs and move to Koinonia. Americus, GA, 1979.

Participated in Jonah House’s summer-long campaign, “Take Your Vote to the Pentagon”, with a week of direct action/witness which included five demonstrations and street theater on Pentagon grounds focused on Air Force Academy, NORAD, and Rocky Flats facilities in Colorado, 1980.

Wrote letter to President Carter refusing to register for Selective Service with no mention of being over required age and later interviewed by FBI after continued refusal, 1980.

Prayer Pilgrimage to Pantex.  Received 6 month prison sentence for trespassing at final assembly point of all U.S. nuclear weapons, Amarillo, TX, 02/1981.

Joined with Jubilee Partners to track route of nuclear “White Train” through Georgia.  Held vigils at towns where train travelled, 1983-1986.

Peace Pentecost witness at U.S. Capitol Rotunda speaking out against nuclear weapons coordinated by Sojourners Community.  Spent one week in DC Jail, 1983.

Peace Pentecost witness at Robbins Air Force Base, home of refueling aircraft for nuclear bombers, GA, 1984.

Joined others in planting crosses on Base Commander’s front lawn at Ft. Benning, GA in protest of training troops from El Salvador.  Received lifetime “ban and bar letter” from Ft. Benning, 1984.

Received death threats for three weeks prior to sitting on railroad tracks to block the Nuclear Train.  2-year old son visited him at the jail, Montezuma, GA, 1985.

Began annual Feast of Holy Innocents Vigils at Kings Bay Trident Base, GA, 1984-1989.

Began weekly silent vigil at Ft. Benning to protest training Salvadoran troops, later the School of Americas (SOA), GA, 1983-1990.

Joined demonstrations in response to Gulf War, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.

Acquitted with 78 others in jury trial for anti-landmine action at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Minneapolis, MN, 1997.

Joined with WAMM and others to begin weekly Lake Street Bridge vigil, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, 1999.

Arrested at Ft. Benning during SOA Watch weekend, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.  Given 5-year “ban and bar letter”, GA, 2000.

Arrested at ATK after U.S. uses cluster bombs at start of Afghan War, 10/2001.  Convicted by jury and chose to do 10 days in jail instead of Community Service, 03/2002.

Travelled to Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Team/Voices in the Wilderness. After returning to U.S., spoke to 65 different church, civic groups, schools, etc., over next three months before the war started, 12/2002.

Fasted for 35 days and sat in Senator Coleman’s office every weekday until UN ends economic sanctions against Iraq, St. Paul, MN, 03/2003.

Acquitted twice in jury trials for trespass at ATK using International Law defense, MN, 2003-2004.

Joined local Pax Christi Board as non-Catholic representative, Twin Cities, MN, 2004-2013.

Chose to “cross the line” (again) at Ft. Benning during SOA Watch weekend.  Sentenced to three months in Federal prison in Duluth, GA, 2005.

Started Mennonista blog to share articles/ideas about peace and justice with others, 2007.

Joined Voices for Creative Nonviolence walk from Chicago to Republican National Convention (RNC) for two days, walking from Inver Grove to St. Paul, MN, August 2008.

Joined Veterans For Peace March on the RNC and arrested in nonviolent direct action for breaching high security fence in attempt to deliver letter to President Bush, MN, 08/2008.

Member of the Minnesota Peace Team during RNC, 09/2008.

Nonviolent vigil at STRATCOM arms bazaar in Omaha.  Spent 30 hours in jail, 08/2009.

Helped host delegation from Najaf, Iraq seeking Sister City status with Minneapolis, 09/2009.

Arrest witness at Alliant Techsystems on Gandhi’s birthday and in opposition to sale and manufacture of depleted uranium, 10/2009.

Honored by MN Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) as MN Peacemaker of the Year, 11/2009.

Peaceable Assembly Campaign in Washington, DC in opposition to the wars.  After arrest at White House was moved to four different jails over 28 hours before appearing before a Judge, 01/2010.

Led workshop on nonviolent direct action at Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 03/2010.

Arrested at Oak Ridge Y-12 nuclear weapons facility as part of 30th Anniversary Conference to celebrate the Nuclear Resister and Nukewatch, Oak Ridge, TN, 07/05/2010.

Vigil against torture at Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis with local T3 group (Tackling Torture at the Top), a committee of Women Against Military Madness, 2009 and 2011.

Arrested for blocking construction equipment (with 13 others) at construction site for new nuclear weapons plant being built in Kansas City, MO, 08/2010.

Held secret meeting with Mark DeYoung, CEO of ATK, Eden Prairie, MN, 10/2010.

Travelled to Afghanistan as part of International Peace Delegation to plant trees for peace with Afghan youth.  Showed photos and spoke to nearly 20 different groups about Afghan trip. Used a “blue scarf” as sign of solidarity with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers and talked with them via Skype and Facebook, 03/18-24/2011.

Arrested at ATK two days before ATK moves headquarters to DC, Eden Prairie, MN, 09/2011.

Travelled to Washington, DC for Freedom Plaza “occupation”, 10/2011.

Return to Ft. Benning, GA for annual SOA Watch weekend, GA, 1992-2012.

Travelled to Chicago for Voices for Creative Nonviolence reunion and NATO demonstrations, 06/2012.

Spent seven days in Hennepin County Workhouse as sentence for September 2011 ATK trespass arrest, 06/2012.

Received Vincent Hawkinson Foundation Honorary Award for Peacemaking, 10/2012.

Helped lead first delegation of Americans to Najaf, Iraq as part of Sister City visit organized by IARP, 11/2012.

Attended AlliantACTION vigils, Hopkins, Edina, and Eden Prairie, MN, 1998-2013.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013.

Founding Board Member of IARP (Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project), 2006-2014.

Attend Lake Street Bridge Vigil for Peace, Wednesdays, Minneapolis, MN, 1999-2019.

Associate Member, Veterans for Peace, 2010-2019.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

Garry Davis, (1921-2013) former Broadway performer who became outraged at the war system after being ordered to bomb civilian targets in Germany during World War II and devoted his life to peace through building a world government.  www.mycountryistheworld.org

Gave up U.S. citizenship and declared himself a World Citizen, 05/25/1948.

Interrupted the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) to deliver The Oran Declaration www.worldservice.org/gov.html#oran, Palais de Chaillot, Place de Trocadero, Paris, France, 11/11/1948.

Rallied over 20,000 people in Paris and around the world to demand the UN create a people’s assembly with the power to outlaw war and protect the rights of humanity, 12/09/1948.

Spurred unanimous passage of UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 12/10/1948.

Elicited Eleanor Roosevelt’s response that the UN charter did not give it the power to start a world Government.  “How very much better it would be,” she wrote in her “My Day” column of 12/15/1948, “if Mr. Davis would set up his own governmental organization and start then and there a worldwide international government….”

Established a registry of world citizens and enrolled more than 750,000 people in over 150 countries, 1949.

Founded the World Government of World Citizens based on fundamental human rights, calling for recognition from both individuals and other governments, 09/04/1953.

Created the World Service Authority (WSA) in New York as the administrative organ of the new World Government.  Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [Article 13, Section 2], as its mandate, the WSA began issuance of World Government Documents.  2.5 million IDs, World Passports, birth certificates, and other documents have been issued since January 1954.

Speeches about the importance of world citizenship, 1949-2012.

Subject of films by producer Arthur Kanegis, including: “My Country is the World!  Key to World Peace by World Citizen # 1” www.onefilms.com, 2012.

World Coordinator, World Government of World Citizens, www.worldgovernment.org, 1954-2013.

Obituaries: Man of no nation saw one world of no war The New York Times, Gadfly was the first citizen of the world The Washington Post, and World Citizen No#1, provocateur for peace Los Angeles Times, 07-08/2013.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014 and 2017.

 

 

John Dear (Rev.), native of NC, is a Catholic Priest, peace activist, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and author/editor of books on peace and nonviolence.  www.johndear.org

Interviewed peace activists Adolfo Perez Esquivel, 1985; Daniel Berrigan, 1986; Dom Helder Camara, 1991; Cesar Chavez, 1992; Phillip Berrigan, 1993; Sister Helen Prejean, 1999.

Founded Bay Area Pax Christi USA and arranged interventions of Mother Teresa and others in executions of death row prisoners, CA, 1990.

Jailed for eight months along with activist Philip Berrigan in NC county jails, December 1993-July 1994.

Led a delegation of Nobel Peace Prize winners to Iraq to witness the effects of U.S. sanctions on Iraqi children and an interfaith delegation to Palestine/Israel, 1999.

Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith peace organization, 1998-2000.

Spoke out against the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan after attacks on the World Trade Center, while also serving as a coordinator chaplain for the Red Cross, New York, 2001.

Edited books including: It’s a Sin to Build a Nuclear Weapon: The Writings of Richard McSorley, S.J., Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Company, 1991; The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland, Writings by Mairead Maguire, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 1999; Mohandas Gandhi: Selected Writings, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2002; The Road to Peace: Writings on Peace and Justice by Henri Nouwen, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2003; Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2009.

Delivered speeches that include: “In Memory and Honor: No More War,” Washington, DC, 11/11/1998; "In The Name Of The God Of Peace," in front of the White House, Washington, DC, 06/10/2001; "Stop the Bombings, Stop Star Wars," New York, 10/13/2001; "The Road to Peace and Justice: Following the Nonviolent Jesus," Keynote Address to National Association of Deaconate Directors, Orlando, FL, 04/24/2002; “Don’t Bomb Iraq!” outside U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfield's home, Taos, NM, 10/26/2002; “Love Your Neighbors, Love Your Enemies,” 11/02/2002; Speech at the National March Against the War, Washington, DC, 01/18/2003; “Today the World Says, 'Don't Bomb Iraq!,’” to 5,000 people, State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM, 02/15/2003; “In the Name of Peace,” State Capitol, Santa Fe, 03/20/2004; "Getting Into Trouble for Peace & Justice," 11/06/2004; "Hiroshima Day,” Los Alamos, NM, 08/06/2005; "Concluding Prayer After the Hiroshima Day Sackcloth and Ashes Action," 08/06/2005.

Delivered sermons that include: “Repent of the Sin of War, Believe the Gospel of Peace!,” 03/05/2003; “Letting the Nonviolent Christ Save Us,” 03/30/2003; “Peace Be With You,” 04/27/2003; “Disarm Our Hearts!,” 08/31/2003; “Sowing the Seeds of Peace,” 09/21/2003; “Love Your Enemies,” 02/22/2004; “Love One Another As I Have Loved You,” 05/09/2004; “Keeping the Word, Keeping the Peace,” 05/16/2004; “The Holy Spirit of Peace,” 05/28/2004; “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” 06/10/2004; “Hiroshima Day Sermon” 08/05/2005; “Homily for Hiroshima Day,” 08/03/2007.

Subject of documentary film, “THE NARROW PATH: Walking Toward Peace and Nonviolence with John Dear”, 2007.

Focus of book, John Dear on Peace: An Introduction to His Life and Work, by Patricia Normile, St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2009.

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2008, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski and others, 2015.

Arrested over 75 times in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience for peace, 1984-2009, including arrest for hammering on an F15 nuclear fighter bomber in an effort to "beat swords into plowshares," Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, NC, 12/07/1993 and for a civil disobedient protest against drone warfare, Creech Air Force Base, Santa Fe, 2009.

Received awards, including the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, Boston, MA, 2009; and the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, Diocese of Davenport, IA, 2010.

Wrote weekly columns for National Catholic Reporter, 2006-2012.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2012.

Organized hundreds of demonstrations against war and nuclear weapons at military bases and government sites across the country, 1985-2015.

Authored over 30 books including: Disarming the Heart: Toward a Vow of Nonviolence, New York, NY, Paulist Press, 1987; Our God Is Nonviolent: Witnesses in the Struggle for Peace and Justice, New York, NY, Pilgrim Press, 1990; The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 1994; The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience, Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Company, 1994; Peace Behind Bars: A Peacemaking Priest’s Journal from Jail, Kansas City, MO, Sheed & Ward, 1995; Jesus the Rebel: Bearer of God’s Peace and Justice, Franklin, WI, Sheed & Ward, 2000; Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action, New York, NY, Doubleday, 2001; Christianity and Vegetarianism: Pursuing the Nonviolence of Jesus, Norfolk, VA, PETA, 2005; Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World, New York, NY, Doubleday, 2007; Seeds of Nonviolence, Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Company, 2008; A Persistent Peace: An Autobiography, Chicago, IL, Loyola Press, 2008; Put Down Your Sword: Essays on Peace and Justice, Grand Rapids, MI, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008; Lazarus Come Forth!: How Jesus Confronts the Culture of Death, and How We Can Too, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2011; The Nonviolent Life, Pace e Bene Press, 2013; and Thomas Merton, Peacemaker: Meditations on Merton, Peacemaking, and the Spiritual Life, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2015.

Co-founded Pax Christi New Mexico and coordinated a nonviolent campaign to disarm Los Alamos including annual marches and peace vigils, 2002-2016.

Maintained a website to provide access to his books, sermons, articles, speeches, and interviews, 2008-2018.

Staff, Pace e Bene and cofounded its Campaign Nonviolence, 2013-2019.

 

 

Joseph DeFilippo, MA, is a history teacher with the Baltimore County, MD Public Schools, and a musician and songwriter whose work has focused on the peace and antiwar movement as well as civil rights and labor issues.  jdefilippos@aol.com 

Wrote songs performed with the R.J. Phillips Band that bring attention to peace and antiwar issues, including "Sir, No Sir (They took a stand for peace)"; "Where Angels Fear to Tread"; "Were You There? (Kent State)"; and "Finn," 2010-2016.

Music featured on antiwar sites/social media including Vietnam Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and Veterans for Peace, 2012-2016.

 

 

Thomas G. Dickinson, DMA is a pianist in Minneapolis, MN, founder of Siberian Bridges, a non-profit working in eastern Siberia, and Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen.  tgd108@usiwireless.com

Participated in two peace marches in Washington, DC, 2007.

Held banners over Interstate 35W calling for an end to the Iraq War, Minneapolis, MN, 2007-2008.

Helped organize "Peace Island Picnic", an antiwar counter-event to the Republican National Convention, St Paul, MN, Sept. 2008.

Spoke on peace and accountability at the "free speech stage" outside the Republican National Convention, St Paul, Sept. 2008.

Member, Tackling Torture At The Top, a committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) that plans events to encourage investigation and prosecution of U.S. leaders who authorized torture of war prisoners.  Activities include: a weekly vigil at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis; meetings with Congressional representatives to call for accountability; demonstrating at the Univ. of St Thomas Law School for the removal of Prof. Robert Delahunty, one of the authors of memos giving legal justification for the torture of prisoners; exhibitions entitled "Torturing Democracy" and "American Faust; From Condi to Neo-Condi"; a forum with Captain James Yee, Marjorie Cohn and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer; and an art exhibit on the subject of torture co-sponsored with Center for Victims of Torture and Amnesty International, 2010-2011.

Peace March in New York City, 4/9/2011

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013.

Frequent participant in antiwar marches in the Twin Cities, 2003-2013.

 

 

Laurie Dobson of Kennebunkport, ME, is a writer, journalist, community organizer, land planner, and citizen activist who ran for CT State Representative and the U.S. Senate as an antiwar candidate.  lauriegdobson@yahoo.com

Organized weekly rallies and vigils during the lead up to the war on Iraq, 2003.

Organized Camp Alex during protests against Bush in Kennebunkport, ME, 2007.

Candidate for US Senate, Maine, www.youtube.com, 2008.

Spokesperson for Cindy Sheehan at Martha's Vineyard protests against Obama's war policies, 2009.

Sponsored and organized the first major rally against Obama's planned surge on Afghanistan, www.enduswars.org/guide, 12/12/2009.

Writes letters to the editor frequently and coordinates with other peace leaders 2003-2014.

Founder and Director, End US Wars, www.enduswars.org, 2009-2014.

 

 

Frank Dorrel served in the U.S. Air Force and is now a peace activist living in Culver City, CA, with his wife Jane and daughter Emily.  fdorrel@sbcglobal.net & fdorrel@addictedtowar.com

Coordinates and hosts antiwar events in his home and community, 2000-2014.

Raised funds, hosted events, and provided housing for No More Victims, an organization that brings war-injured Iraqi children to the U.S. for desperately needed medical treatment, 2002-2014.

Helped create a memorial for war dead Arlington West Santa Monica, a project of the Los Angeles Chapter of Veterans For Peace, 2004-2014.

Distributes "Arlington West" a documentary film about the U.S. war in Iraq, 2006-2014.

Board of Directors, Office of The Americas, Santa Monica, CA, 2007-2014.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014.

Member, Veterans for Peace (both the Los Angeles and National Chapters), 1992-2016.

Created and maintains website www.addictedtowar.com including a service that announces antiwar events in the Los Angeles Area, 2002-2016.

Created and distributes film "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World", which has been seen by as many as 2 million people, 2000-2016.

Publishes and distributes comic book Addicted To War: Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism, by Joel Andreas, 2002-2016.

Associate Producer, "PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson", 2016.

 

 

Ralph V. Dull, born in 1929 on the Ohio farm where he still works, is an author, has twice run for U.S. Congress, and travels the world with his wife Christine.

Youth caravanner leading peace discussions for 10 months in PA and OH, 1949.

Conscientious objector to the Korean War.  Two years community service in Baltimore slums as alternative to military service, 1955-1956.

Lobbied for World Peace Tax Fund legislation, Washington, DC, 1965.

Vietnam War vigil each Wednesday at noon at Dayton Federal Building, OH, 1967-1973.

Anti Vietnam War Candidate for U.S. Congress endorsed over the incumbent by newspapers in Dayton, OH, 1970-1972.

Paid military income tax with truckload of corn.  Interviewed on Good Morning, America and in the New York Times, 04/15/1982.

Took a live Pig-in-a-Poke (“What are you buying with your military tax?”) 04/15/1985. 

With the Fellowship of Reconciliation, made trips, co-leading some, to the U.S.S.R. as citizen diplomats, 1983-1988.

Radio Interview (NPR) for the War Resisters League, New York, NY, 1988.

Lived in U.S.S.R. for six months to demonstrate in opposition to the Cold War, written up in Time Magazine, 1989.

Military tax refuser, 1950-1990.

Co-author of book, Soviet Laughter, Soviet Tears, 1990.

Visited Iraq with Christian Peacemakers Teams http://cpt.org during the war, June 2003.

Wrote book, Nonviolence is Not for Wimps www2.xlibris.com, 2004.

Co-founder, Dayton International Peace Museum, www.daytonpeacemuseum.org, 2004.

Built Energy Visitors Center on his farm, demonstrating wind, solar, geothermal, bio-fuel, and hydrogen fuel production, included peace information, OH, 2004.

Visited 50 countries to make friends for peace, 1976-2006.

Life-size model drone at Energy Visitors Center with message: “Government to spend on renewable energy instead”, 2012.

Letters to the Editor about wars and military reduction, 1945-2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2012.

Billboard on top of car, “Yes, We Can!  A World Without Nuclear Weapons”, 2007-2012.

Demonstrations in opposition to War in Iraq held at Dayton Federal Building, OH, 2006-2012.

 

 

Lynn M. Elling (1921-2016) of Minneapolis, MN, was a Naval officer in the Pacific theater during World War II and in Korea who devoted his years to promoting world peace, working especially with young people, until his death.

Co-creatorWorld Law Day, which has the goal of attaining peace through world law rather than having wars or threat of war, 1964.

Author, Minneapolis/Hennepin County and Minnesota Declarations of World Citizenship, www.amillioncopies.info, 1968 and 1971. 

Demonstrations against the Vietnam War, late 1960s and early 1970s.

Founded, World Citizen, 1972.

Adopted war orphan, Vietnam, 1973.

Developed Peace Site Program, 1988.

Co-founded annual Nobel Peace Prize Festivals, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 1996.

Video, Lynn Elling World Peace, 2008.

Board of Directors, World Citizen, 1972-2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010.

World Citizen Award, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 2010.

Member, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, 1998-2016.

Obituary: Lynn Elling was warrior for world peace, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 02/25/2016 and outsidethewalls.org/blog 02/14/2016.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013, 2016, and 2017.

 

 

Keith M. EllisonJD, began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007 (5th Congressional District, Minnesota) and is a member of the Financial Services Committee, House Democracy Assistance Commission, and the Human Rights Commission.  In 2017, he was elected Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee.  @keithellison  ellison.house.gov  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Ellison  www.facebook.com/Keith.Ellison

Wrote op-eds including Why Increased U.S. Sanctions on Iran Don't Work, 10/23/2009.

Awarded the Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Award, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Council for a Livable World, Washington, DC, 06/09/2015.

Introduced successful amendments to National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA): #168, to prohibit Pentagon contracts with the main Russian arms dealer supplying weapons to the Syrian government, 2012-2013; #114, to prohibit providing tear gas or other riot control items to Middle Eastern countries transitioning to democracy if they used excessive force to repress lawful, organized dissent, 2013-2014; and #266, to clarify that the NDAA is not an authorization for the use of force against Iran, 2013-2016.

Co-wrote letter to President Obama calling for the United States to adopt a “No-First-Use Policy” of nuclear weapons, 2016.

Member, Out-of-Iraq Caucus 2005-2007, and Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (formerly U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus), 2007-2017.

Conducted numerous town hall meetings on U.S. diplomatic strategies abroad and forums for constituents to discuss the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2007-2017.

Voted against continued funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2007-2017.

Introduced resolutions to express the U.S. House of Representatives' sentiment that the U. S. should set a timeline for withdrawing military troops from Iraq, 2008 and to call for a Global Marshall Plan to demonstrate U.S. commitment to peace and prosperity through poverty reduction in the United States and abroad, 2008-2017.

Spoke publicly and on the House Floor, advocated, and was member of whip team in support of the Iran nuclear deal, 2009-2017.

Co-sponsored legislation: Responsible End to the War in Afghanistan Act, to deal with the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan, 2011; House Concurrent Resolution 28, to direct the President to withdraw all U.S. Armed Forces from Afghanistan by end of 2011, 03/09/2011; and H.R. 808 (and similar legislation), to establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, 2007-2017.

Achieved 100% voting record on peace and security issues according to Peace Action West, 2015-2017.

Co-chair, Somalia Caucus, which advocates for peace and stability in Somalia, 2015-2017.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

 

 

Daniel Ellsberg, PhD, Kensington, CA, who was a U.S. Marine and military analyst, is a lecturer, writer, and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions, and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing.  www.ellsberg.net  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg

Attended antiwar events including a War Resisters League conference, where he was influenced by a speech given by a draft resister, Haverford College, PA, 08/1969.

Photocopied and circulated top secret classified documents (later known as the Pentagon Papers) regarding the U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam to several members of Congress, 1969; gave parts of the report to a reporter at The New York Times, which published a series of incriminating articles, 06/1971; after The Times was enjoined from publishing the entire document, he leaked the documents to The Washington Post (also enjoined) and other newspapers, 1971.

Indicted for violations of the Espionage Act, theft, and conspiracy, 12/30/1971.

Faced felony charges on twelve counts; all were dismissed on grounds of governmental misconduct, 05/11/1973.

Called out government "insiders" to go public with information to counter the George H. W. Bush administration's pro-Gulf War propaganda campaign, 1990, and likewise during the George W. Bush administration before the Iraq invasion, 2002.

Testified at hearing of conscientious objector Camilo Mejia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 2004.

Wrote forewordsProtest and Survive: An Appeal to Americans, E. P. Thompson and Dan Smith, Monthly Review Press, 1981; and Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State, Norman Solomon, Paradigm Publishers, 2007.

Subject of documentary film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, 2009.

Arrested nearly 80 times for non-violent civil disobedience including protesting nuclear testing and development, and wrongful U.S. interventions, 1970s; violating a county ordinance for trespassing while protesting against President George W. Bush's conduct of the Iraq War, TX, 11/2005; and demonstrating against Bradley Manning's detention, White House, Washington, DC, and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, 03/2011.

Jailed repeatedly for protesting nuclear proliferation, U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other social causes, 1970s-2011.

Wrote articles including “Would Clinton ban release of the Pentagon Papers?” Salon, 11/2000; “Leak against this war,” The Guardian, 01/26/2004; “Where are Iraq’s Pentagon Papers?” Boston Globe, 02/22/2004; “Nuclear Hero’s ‘Crime’ Was Making Us Safer,” Los Angeles Times, 04/21/2004; “Statement on the Trial of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia,” Antiwar.com, 05/18/2004,Truths Worth Telling,” The New York Times, 09/28/2004; “I Wrote Bush’s War Words – in 1965,” Los Angeles Times, 07/03/2005; “The next war,” Harper’s Magazine, 10/2006; "This shameful abuse of Bradley Manning," The Guardian, 03/11/2011; and co-authored “For nuclear security beyond Seoul, eradicate land-based ‘doomsday’ missiles,” The Christian Science Monitor, 02/27/2012.

MemberCampaign for Peace and Democracy, 1981-2013.

Blog interviews including THE BRAD BLOG: Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on WikiLeaks,” 12/01/2010, and “Daniel Ellsberg Discusses Obama's War on Whistleblowers,” 04/27/2015. 

Author of books including Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, Penguin Books, 09/2003; Papers on the War, Simon & Schuster, 12/2009; and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, 2017.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee2016 and 2017.

Awards and prizes including Americans for Democratic Action Freedom of Speech Award, 1972; Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award, 1973; Gandhi Peace Award, given by Promoting Enduring Peace, 1978; New Jersey Peace Action George Kennan Peace Award, 1994; Ron Ridenhour Courage Prize, 2004; Whistleblower Prize, Germany, 2004; Veterans for Peace Certificate of Appreciation, 2004; Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Award, 2004; Rollo May Award, 07/2005; Office of the Americas Peace and Justice Award, 2005; Right Livelihood Award, 09/28/2006; Coalition for Peace Action Lifetime Leadership Award, 2006; Pacific Palisade Democratic Club Political Courage Award, 2006; KPFA radio station Peace Award, 2006 and 2007; Kennedy Society of Denmark Profiles in Courage Award, 2010; Veterans for Peace Courage of Conscience Award, 2011; William J. Brennan Jr. Defense of Freedom Award, Media Law Resource Center, 2016; 7th International Dresden Peace Prize, Germany, 2016; and Veritas Award, Los Angeles Press Club, 02/05/2018.

TV interviews including “Interview with Dr. Daniel Ellsberg,” Walter Cronkite, CBS News, New York Times Archives, 06/1971;  Whistleblower Tour,” C-SPAN, 04/08/2014; “Role of Government Whistleblowers,” C-SPAN, 04/27/2015; “Vietnam War Protesters Tribute,” C-SPAN, 05/01/2015; The Doomsday Machine, C-SPAN, 12/2017;’Doomsday Machine’ author Daniel Ellsberg says Americans have escaped self-annihilation by luck,” PBS NewsHour, 12/21/2017; and “Pentagon Papers whistleblower sounds alarm over nuclear arms race,” CBS This Morning, 03/03/2018.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models (List #1),” Marsella & Malley-Morrison, TRANSCEND Media Service, 01/26/2018.

Magazine interviews including The Secret History of the Bomb,” Rick Perlstein, Esquire, 11/21/2017, “Daniel Ellsberg Is Still Thinking About the Papers He Didn’t Get to Leak,” Andrew Rice, New York Magazine, 11/28/2017, “Daniel Ellsberg Thinks We’re in Denial About Nuclear War,” The New York Times Magazine, 02/08/2018, and “Those Who Controlled the Past Should Not Control the Future,” CounterPunch, 03/09/2018.

Journal interview, Interview with Daniel Ellsberg at the 2018 Annual Conference,” INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS, New York, NY, 04/19/2018.

Lectures and presentations including Secrets - Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers,” University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 01/2003; Ellsberg and Swanson on War and Peace, San Francisco, CA, 05/28/2016; andThe Interview Burns & Novick Missed in ‘The Vietnam War’ Series,” From Protest to Resistance Conference, Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee, 10/21/2017; “Opinion | Daniel Ellsberg stashed top-secret nuclear war papers, too,” The Washington Post, 01/12/2018; and Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky Discuss Nuclear War, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 04/26/2018.

Radio interviews including “Daniel Ellsberg Expected Life In Prison After Leaking Pentagon Papers,” NPR, 06/13/2011; “Daniel Ellsberg: NSA Leaker Showed Battlefield Courage,” NPR, 06/10/2013; “'Nuclear War Planner' Reflects On The Cold War And Assesses The Current Threat,” NPR, 12/04/2017; “Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation,” Democracy Now!, 12/06/2017; “Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers,” NPR, 01/19/2018; “Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing Is Needed to Avert Catastrophic U.S. War with Iran & North Korea,” Democracy Now!, 05/18/2018; and “Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Civil Disobedience Against Vietnam War Led Me to Leak Pentagon Papers,” Democracy Now!, 05/18/2018.

Newspaper interviews including “Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg,” The Guardian, 01/16/2018, “Daniel Ellsberg on a Life Dedicated to Preventing Nuclear Attack That Would Result in Near-Extinction of Humans,” Shadowproof, 02/18/2018, and “Ellsberg Says Assange, as a Journalist, Can’t Be Tried Under Espionage Act,” Consortium News, 09/05/2018.

Keynote speaker, Nuclear Weapons Protest, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, Livermore, CA, 08/06/2018; and American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, CA, 11/10/2018.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2012, 2013, and 2018.

Advisory Council member and Senior Research FellowNuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1997-2019.

 

 

Chris Ernesto, MS in Applied Statistics from the University of Alabama, lives in St. Petersburg, FL.  chris@stpeteforpeace.org

Co-founder of St. Pete for Peace, www.wmnf.org/news_stories/st-pete-for-peace-celebrates-10-years-of-resistance, 2003.

Arrested for protesting the curtailment of free speech rights in St. Petersburg, FL, 2006.

Directed music for “The Overnight Underground” peace music radio show on WMNF 88.5, Tampa, FL, 2010-2011.

Researched and developed fact sheets, including “The Real Threat to Americans” published in college textbook Multi Genre Rhetorical Reader, Flachmann/Flachman, Pearson, and in Revolution, A Love Story: A Better World is Possible, Cindy Sheehan, CreateSpace, 2012.

Website creator and content manager for www.stpeteforpeace.org, 2003-2013; OccupyArrests.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-ernesto/occupy-arrests_b_1475670.html, 2011-2013; and UsinAfrica.com, which looks at U.S. military involvement in Africa, 2011-2013.
Organized demonstrations regarding: U.S. Military involvement in Iraq, www.sptimes.com/2004/07/20/Southpinellas/St_Petersburg_conside.shtml, and in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Haiti, Venezuela, Egypt; Quran burning, torture photos, weapon manufacturers, and Wikileaks, 2003-2013. 

Created educational leaflets, bumper stickers, distributed at antiwar rallies throughout the country, 2003-2013.
Appeared on numerous radio shows, TV shows, and in newspaper articles, 2003-2013.

Coordinated travel to Washington, DC for various antiwar demonstrations, 2003-2013. 

Participated in numerous antiwar demonstrations throughout the U.S. and in Tunisia to stand in solidarity with peaceful, non-violent revolution, 2003-2013.
Spoke at antiwar rallies throughout Florida, 2004-2013.
Organized film series http://stpeteforpeace.org/films.html, St. Petersburg, FL, 2007-2013.

 

 

Jodie Evans, of Venice, CA, is a political activist, author, and documentary film producer, who has traveled extensively promoting conflict resolution by peaceful means.

Co-founded, CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2002.

Put banner on White House against starting war in Iraq, 2002.

Disrupted congressional hearing during debate on war in Iraq, 2002.

Co-organized and mobilized people from around the country to participate in White House Vigil, 11/17/2002-03/08/2003.

Interrupted President Bush at the Republican National Convention during his acceptance speech, and his inauguration, as he said “we fight in Iraq for the freedoms in the U.S.,” was dragged out and arrested, 2004-2005.

Co-editor/creator,  Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation, Perceval Press, 2004; and Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism, 2005.

Co-organized International Women Say No to War and delivered 1,000,000 petition signatures to White House, 2006.

Co-organized Troops Home Fast, culminating with an invitation and trip to meet with Iraqi antiwar leaders in Jordan, promoted a reconciliation plan, 2006.

Interrupted speech of Sarah Palin with Medea Benjamin, Republican National Convention, 09/04/2008.

Co-organized the creation of a 120 foot knitted cozy that read, “We will not raise our children to kill another mother’s child” to be displayed in front of the White House on President Obama’s first Mother’s Day there.  Thousands of women knitted pink and green squares, 2009.

Met with President Obama regarding the war in Afghanistan.  Presented signatures of thousands of Afghan women requesting end of U.S. occupation, 10/15/2009.

Led "citizen diplomacy" delegation to Iran, 2008, Iraq, 2009, Afghanistan, 2009, and Yemen, 2010.

Heckled Karl Rove at press conference, 03/30/2010.

Received awards including: ACLU of Southern California 2006 Activist of the Year award; Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains 2008 Teddi Winograd Courage Award; and East-West Vision of Peace Award for work on behalf of peace and women and children in the Middle East, 12/01/2010.

Co-organized and participated in campaigns including the Hammering Halliburton campaign, which exposed war profiteers with corrupt no-bid contracts to corporations with close ties to the Bush administration; Walk in Their Shoes Campaign, national displays of shoes tagged with names and ages of Iraqi civilians killed in war, 2006; Bring Our War Dollars Home, 2006; Anti-Hummer Campaign, educated the public on the negative effects of the Hummer, 2004-2010; Don’t Iraq Iran campaign against bombing and sanctions of Iran, organized office sit-ins against pro-war officials, 2005-2010; Give Peace a Vote Campaign, created voters’ pledge petition with over 77,000 signatures to end war, 2000-2011; Ground the Drones Campaign, protested increased use and ensuing civilian casualties at military bases across the country, 2010-2011.

Interviewed by The Uptake at Netroots Nation discussing CODEPINK antiwar activities, 08/07/2011.

Disrupted book tour events by Karl Rove until he cancelled his tour, President Bush’s book tour that was immediately cancelled, as well as book tours of Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and Colin Powell, 2010-2012.

Participated in video “10 years of peaceful troublemaking,” 2013.

Co-organized “Women Lead to Peace” for the Syrian Peace talks demanding that women have a place at the peace table, Geneva, 01/2014.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014.

Crossed Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as one of 30 women from 15 countries who engaged in a historic march from North to South Korea, 05/24/2015.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2015.

Member, Board of Trustees, Institute for Policy Studies, 2005-2015.

Marched on National Conventions, carried banners, gave newspaper, TV, and radio interviews, disrupted conventions (Republican: Cleveland, OH, 07/2016; and Democratic: Philadelphia, PA, 07/2016).

Produced many independent film documentaries addressing war and issues, including “The Ground Truth,” 2006; “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” 2009; “The People Speak,” 2009; “The Square,” 2013; “Shadow World,” 2015; “This Changes Everything,” 2015; “The Brainwashing of My Dad,” 2016; and “Always in Season,” 2019.

Co-Director of CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2002-2019.

 

 

Bill Falcone lives in Brandon, FL and has been a case manager with Hillsborough County since 1986, working with unemployed ex-felons, homeless, and the medically indigent.  wfalcone14@hotmail.com

Participated in antiwar demonstration: "March on Washington - Tampa Bay", 09/24/2005.

Sent many letters to Congress members asking for their opposition to the war, 2003-2006.

Letter to the editor regarding opposition to US unilateralism in foreign affairs, The Nation 09/26/2005.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

Member, United for Peace and Justice, 2005-2008.

Member, Hillsborough County Green Party, 2005-2008.

Member, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, 2005-2008.

 

 

Daniel Falcone, MA, a teacher who resides in Washington, DC, has a degree in U.S. history and writes for several magazines.  falconedaniel5@gmail.com

Protested military simulations in Pennsylvania and held up sign "Give Peace a Chance," 2006.

Wrote protest letters to Army Recruiting Center in Pennsylvania, 2008.
Demonstrated with Veterans for Peace and held sign, Pennsylvania, 2007-2010.

Invited many speakers to a high school in Pennsylvania to make students aware of antiwar topics including American militarism, the horrors of war, and the need to be critical of American foreign policy, 2006-2011.

Developed, taught, and facilitated class "Intellectual Self-Defense: Anti-War Organization and Activism," 2012.

Interview, "Richard Falk on the Aftermath of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza," Truthout, 03/27/2015.

Member and financial supporter of the War Resisters League, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Friends Committee on National Legislation, the American Friends Service Committee, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International, 2007-2018.

Attended teach-ins, Washington, DC, 2014 and 2016.

Marched in antiwar rally with Democracy Spring, 2016.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.

Wrote articles and op-eds for Truthout and CounterPunch including: "Filtered Opinion, Iran's Capability and Our "Unreliable Gestures": An Interview With Middle East Expert Lawrence Davidson," 12/19/2013; "William Blum Discusses America's Deadliest Export: Democracy," 03/12/2014; "Reflections on Vietnam and Other Moments of Campus Activism: An Interview With Radical Professor Bertram Strieb," 05/26/2014; "Medea Benjamin: Bold and Loud Moves," 10/27/2014; "Interviewing a Veteran for Peace: Bernie Friel on War," 02/24/2015; "John Grant: A Veteran for Peace," 02/26/2015; "The Drone War Saga Continues," 05/08/2015; and “On Trump’s Syrian Pullout,” 01/01/2019.

 

 

Gordon Fellman, PhD of Cambridge, MA, is a Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University and chairs its program in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies.  Fellman@Brandeis.edu

Participated in activities against U.S. war in Vietnam and in civil rights work, 1960s-1970s.

Author, The Deceived Majority: Politics and Protest in Middle America, New Brunswick, NJ: TransAction Press, 1973.

Co-chair, National Middle East Task Force for New Jewish Agenda, 1982-1987.

Founder, Boston Nuclear Study Group, 1990.

Co-author, The Nuclear Seduction: Why the Arms Race Doesn't Matter and What Does, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Co-produced video, “This Is the Moment: Israelis and Palestinians Talking Peace”, Boston, New Jewish Agenda, 1991.

Wrote book review, “Israeli Machismo and Peace Forces,” of Paul Breines’ Tough Jews, in Jewish Currents, Vol. 46, No. 7, 1992.

Wrote articles, letters and op-ed pieces on peace, especially on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including: “Israeli Policy Bolsters Meir Kahane’s Appeal,” New York Times, p. 20, 9/2/1985; “In Israel, Peace Movement Grows, Diversifies,” Genesis 2, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1984, Reprinted in Morning Freiheit, Sunday English Section, 3/25/1984; and “The Work of Peace,” op-ed piece in the Boston Globe, 11/8/1995.

Author book, Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The compulsion to win and its threat to human survival, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, people.brandeis.edu/~fellman, 1998.

Executive Producer video, “Not Just for Tibetans...for Justice”, on the Dalai Lama’s visit to Brandeis, Award Productions, 1998.

Scholarly writings including: "World Conflict" The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 1st ed., pp. 5291-5295, Blackwell, 2007; Rev. of  A Peaceful Superpower: The Movement against War in Iraq, by David Cortright in Mobilization, pp. 506-507, vol. 11, 2007; and "Enemy, Concept and Identity of", Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, 2nd edition, 2008.

 

 

Benjamin B. Ferencz, of New Rochelle, NY, is a Harvard Law School graduate and World War II combat soldier who prosecuted war criminals at the Nuremberg Tribunal and has long focused on issues of international criminal justice and world peace.  www.benferencz.org  www.facebook.com/benferencz1920  www.facebook.com/nuremberglegacy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Ferencz

Author of books, Defining International Aggression, 1975 and A Common Sense Guide to World Peace, 1985.

Wrote articles including: “A World of Peace Under the Rule of Law: The View from America”, 2007, “A Duty to Uphold the Law, Even in War”, 2010, “Illegal Armed Force as a Crime Against Humanity”, 2012, and “Law Always Beats War”, 2012.

Created logo Law, Not War.

Subject of book, Benjamin Ferencz, Nuremberg Prosecutor and Peace Advocate, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.

Interviews and lectures, 1980-2014.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014.

Gave talk, “Law not War,” upon being awarded Harvard Law School’s Medal of Freedom, 11/14/14.

Nuremberg Legacy Channel” with video interviews, university lectures, news clips, 2011-2016.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2015 and 2016.

Subject of documentary film Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, 2018.

Movie review, “‘Prosecuting Evil’ Review: At 98, His Passion for Justice Hasn’t Dimmed,” The New York Times, 02/21/2019.

 

 

Ronald Forthofer, PhD a retired Professor of biostatistics at the University of Texas, living in Longmont, CO, has been a peace activist since 1991 and ran for Congress in 2000 and for Governor of Colorado in 2002 as the Green Party candidate.

Member, Christian Peacemaker Teams Reserve Corps and delegate on several trips including two to Palestine/Israel, 1996-2007.

Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds in many papers and on websites including the Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, Denver Post, former Rocky Mountain News, Denver Business Journal, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Antiwar.com, Palestine Chronicle and others.  Articles include: War is Collective Insanity”, 08/06/2007; “Time to Ban Weaponized Uranium”, 10/15/2007; “Stop the Madness of War”, 10/17/2012; and “People of the Middle East require a more nuanced solution”, 11/14/2014.

Member, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and participated in protests and lobbying of Congressional and State legislative offices, 1992-2015.

Public presentations and participated on many panels and in debates on foreign policy issues, 1994-2015.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2015.

 

 

Michael Fox resides in St. Petersburg, FL and is a graduate degreed instructor, activist, Florida State Co-coordinator of Progressive Dems of America, and President of the St. Petersburg Democratic Club.  tampabaydemocracy@yahoo.com

Organizer for anniversary of invasion of Iraq events, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006-2007.

Organizer of Ann Wright tour in Tampa Bay, 2008.

Member, Veterans for Peace, 2008-2016.

Campaign Coordinator for pro-peace congressional candidate Samm Simpson, 2008.

Member, St. Pete For Peace, 2008-2016.

 

 

Thomas C. Fox, who lives in Roeland Park, KS, is a former editor, current CEO and President of the National Catholic Reporter, social justice and peace activist, Stanford and Yale University graduate, author, lifelong journalist, husband, father of three and grandfather of seven.  thomascfox@gmail.com   www.facebook.com/thomascfox  twitter.com/NCRTomFox

Briefed Senator Edward Kennedy on plight of war refugees, Saigon, 1967.

Member of the International Voluntary Services (IVS), worked with war refugees, Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, 1966-1968.

Co-signed antiwar protest letter written by IVS members, which was the first public protest by Americans in Vietnam, and hand-delivered the letter to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, personally asking him to immediately de-escalate the war, stop the bombing, and start peace talks, 1968.

Lobbied for peace platforms, Democratic and Republican conventions, 1968.

Oversaw refugee program for IVS and lobbied for more refugee aid, 1968.

Refused induction into armed services, citing conscious objection to war, 1968.

Reporter for Paris Peace Accords, drawing attention to peace activists’ voices, France, 1968.

Arrested and jailed after being accused of fomenting peace activities, Saigon, 1969.

With others, interviewed political prisoners to help uncover the infamous “tiger cages,” using tiny maps smuggled out by political prisoners, Con Son Island, Vietnam, 1969.

Writer for Dispatch News Service, the first news outlet in Vietnam to have in-depth reporting on the Vietnam conflict, 1969. 

Organized and interpreted for two U.S. interfaith fact-finding, antiwar study teams, Vietnam, 1969 and 1970.

Participated in anti-Vietnam war rallies, 1969-1970. 

Wrote about the impact of war on the Vietnamese for the National Catholic Reporter, 1966-1968; and The New York Times and Time magazine, 1970-1971.

Arranged fact-finding visit to Vietnam for U.S. Presidential peace candidate George McGovern, 1972.

Consultant and interpreter (in matters relating to Vietnam) for the director of Oscar-winning documentary “Hearts and Minds,” 1972.

Co-author, Children of Vietnam, a National Book Award finalist, 1973.

Focused coverage and analysis on the efforts of U.S. bishops to write a Peace Pastoral as part of a broader effort to raise the moral issues regarding nuclear weapons possession and deterrence postures, National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, 1981-1983; on the death and aftermath of the U.S.-backed murder of Bishop Oscar Romero and four women volunteers in El Salvador, 1980-1985; and on the U.S. wars in Central America, 1981-1987.

Visited Vietnam as part of a reconciliation delegation, 1989.

Annual protests against the Missouri-based Minuteman nuclear weapons; activities included walking up to 40 miles, from Kansas City to the Minuteman central command at Whiteman Air Force Base, and camping out overnight with family at weapons silos, 1980s-1990s.

Published book Iraq: Military Victory, Moral Defeat, 1991.

Member, Parenting for Peace and Justice, which teaches children practical applications of nonviolence and justice, Kansas City, 1980-1995.

Used Ken Burns’ documentary, “The Vietnam War,” to give wider context to U.S. involvement in Vietnam, 2017.

Organized and led tours, both religious and cultural, through Vietnam and Cambodia to advocate reconciliation and raise cultural awareness, 2005-2018.

Wrote rationale for abolishing nuclear weapons after being arrested for trespassing at Kansas City nuclear weapons plant, 2018.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

Wrote articleseditorials, and commentaries to protest violence and war, and educate and advocate for conflict resolution and social justice, 1966-2019; to oppose “just war” morality, 1980-2019; and to oppose the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1991-2019.

Member, Holy Family House - Catholic Worker community, which focuses on peace activism as one of their values, Kansas City, 1980-2019.

Member, PeaceWorks Kansas City, which focuses on the damage done to the local environment by the city’s nuclear weapons plants, 2005-2019.

Walked 10 miles on Memorial Day, from the old Kansas City nuclear weapons manufacturing plant to the new plant, to raise awareness of the perils of nuclear weapons, 2013-2019.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

Bruce K. Gagnon, who lives in Brunswick, ME, became a life-long peace activist and social justice organizer while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.  www.space4peace.org  globalnet@mindspring.com

Joined GI resistance movement, Travis Air Force Base, CA, 1971.

Organized statewide protest to oppose President Reagan’s deployment of the Orlando-made Pershing II nuclear missile in Germany, Orlando, FL, 1983.

Organized protest against first test launch of Trident II nuclear missile; over 5,000 people attended and about 200 were arrested, Cape Canaveral, FL, 1987.

Organized national and international anti-Cassini protests and lawsuits against NASA launches of deadly plutonium into space (1997 protest aired on CBS’s 60 Minutes), 1989, 1990, and 1997.

Coordinated Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice, 1983-1998.

Co-created the documentary Arsenal of Hypocrisy, which spelled out U.S. plans for space domination, 2003.

Portrait was painted for the “Americans Who Tell the Truth series,” a collection of portraits by artist Robert Shetterly, 2006.

Wrote articles including "Japan Joins U.S. in Dangerous Space Race," The Asia-Pacific Journal, 07/06/2005; "Space Cowboy," Counterpunch, 10/25/2006; "Bruce Gagnon: A 10-Step Plan for Antiwar Activists," The Palestine Chronicle, 06/15/2007.

Authored book Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire, 2005 and 2008.

Featured in award-winning documentary Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, 2009.

Initiated campaign Bring Our War $$ Home, which spread to other New England states and beyond, ME, 2009.

Edited an edition of the Peace Review journal on the topic of space issues, 2010.

Articles chosen for Project Censored: The Top 25 Most Censored Stories, 1999, 2005, and 2015.

Co-led delegations to Jeju Island, South Korea and Okinawa, Veterans For Peace, 2015, and 2016.

Wrote op-eds including "Arms Race in Space," Common Dreams, 03/20/2009, and "More corporate welfare is a poor use of Maine's tax dollars," Bangor Daily New, 03/07/2018.

Organized three peace study tours to Cuba (1990s) and one to Russia, 2019.

Planned worldwide annual events including “Keep Space for Peace” conference, 1992-2019; and “Keep Space for Peace Week,” an international week of protest, 2001-2019.

Member, Veterans For Peace, 1993-2019.

Host of This Issue, a public access TV show throughout Maine, 2003-2019. 

Wrote blogOrganizing Notes,” 2005-2019.

Co-founder and Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, 1992-2019. 

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

Mary Edda Gamson, a resident of Sarasota, FL, first became involved in nuclear disarmament activism in 1983. 

Member Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (founded by Helen Caldicott) and did volunteer work in the local office, 1983.

Member of CP Pax, a peace and justice organization, attending their demonstrations, peace rallies, and meetings with legislators, Boston, 1990-1995.

Sang Raging Granny songs with local group at peace rally and in the office of Congressman Vern Buchanan, 2007.

Member of SW Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice participating in rallies, peace vigils, slow walks for peace and non-violence training, 2005-2010.

Organized peace and justice information tables and interfaith prayers for annual New Year's World Peace Days, 2007-2010.

 

 

Joseph Gerson, PhD, of Watertown, MA, is a peace activist known for his work on nuclear disarmament, military spending, Asia-Pacific policies, NATO, and U.S.-Russian relations.  www.keywiki.org/Joseph_Gerson  www.facebook.com/joseph.gerson.75  JGerson@afsc.org

Entered rally for presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey, displayed a banner that read "GIs Die While Politicians Lie" and was escorted out by police, Chicago Stadium, IL, 11/03/1968.

Draft training, Chicago, IL, 1968; draft counselor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 04/1969.

Applied for conscientious objector status, burned draft card, granted conscientious objector status, 1969.

Director, Arizonans for Peace, Tempe Peace Center, Phoenix Valley, AZ, 1969-1973.

Administrative Coordinator, War Resisters’ International, London, England, 03/1973-07/1974, and Brussels, Belgium, 07/1974-08/1975.

Founder and leader, Ad Hoc Committee for a Safe Boston Harbor, to prevent Boston Harbor from being transformed into a Navy nuclear weapons base, 1983; co-founder, Coalition for Peace with Justice, Boston, MA, 1983-1988.

Interviews and podcasts with more than 100 newspapers, radio, and television stations regarding the Middle East, Philippines, U.S.-Japan relations, disarmament, and other foreign policy issues: radio stations including National Public Radio, Voice of America, WPFW (DC), WMBR (MA), CKWR (Canada), Pacifica Radio, and Radio France; TV stations including RT (Russia), Press TV (Tehran), and Al Jazeera (Qatar); newspapers including The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Socialist Review, and Concord Monitor, 1975-1995.

Authored books: The Deadly Connection: Nuclear War and U.S. Intervention, New Society/AFSC-New England, 1986; co-author, New Contexts, New Dangers: Preventing Nuclear War in the Post-Cold War Age, 1993; and co-author, The Sun Never Sets….: Confronting the Network of Foreign U.S. Military Bases, South End Press, Boston, MA, 07/01/1999.

Arrested four times for civil disobedience, including closing an Air Force recruiting office and distributing leaflets, sentenced to prison for six months, AZ, 1971; and opposing the Iraq War and disrupting an Army recruiting event, Cambridge, MA, 06/14/2005.

Memorial exhibits: "Doors to Peace" display of information and photographs about Palestine and Israel, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) conference, Washington, DC, and elsewhere, 1976-1978; "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit of military boots with names of U.S. and Iraqi war dead, 2004-2006; and provided U.S. peace movement posters and items from the Kyoto Museum for World Peace (Ritsumeikan University, Japan) to complement an exhibit from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Medford, MA, 2006.

Organized forums and events including Mother’s Day Peace March, Phoenix, AZ, 1969; Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam (Southwest), 1972-1973; and U.S. Peace Movement tour to Japan, 2008.

Participant, Nobel Peace Laureate conference and drafting committee, Hiroshima, Japan, 11/2010.

Protests, marches, and demonstrations including March on the Pentagon, Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA, 10/21/1967; campus ROTC, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1968; Nonviolent Caucus against the Vietnam War and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968; permanent Enola Gay Exhibit, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, 12/2003; national antiwar demonstration, Washington, DC, 03/2005; launch of destroyer USS Zumwalt, Bath, Maine, 04/2014; and construction of a Marine air base in Okinawa, Cambridge, MA, 04/2014.

Arranged meetings, speaking tours, workshops, and marches for Hibakusha (Japanese word for the surviving victims of 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), 1992, 1996, 1999-2000, 2005, 2010, 2014-2015.

Awards: Outstanding Student Award for civil rights and peace activities, Georgetown University East Campus, Washington, DC, 05/1968; John and Chara Haas Award for International Peace and Social Justice, Peace Action Committee, Philadelphia, PA, 10/24/2013; and Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace and Courage Award, New Jersey Peace Action, 04/24/2016.

Board member, International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace, London, England, 1975-1979; and International Peace Bureau, Berlin, Germany, 2014-2016.

Lectures including "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peaceful Alternatives," 1976-1978; "The Return of the Draft and How to Proceed," Harvard and Boston Universities, MA, 02/07/1980; "Have Bomb, Will Travel: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Intervention," University of Wisconsin, Madison, 01/28/1987; "War or Peace in the Middle East?,” New England Peace Studies Association, 11/1988; “U.S. Intervention: Policing the Gulf and the World,” Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 02/1990; “International Security and Conflict in the Post Cold War Era,” Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA, 1993; “War, Peace and the Moral Imagination,” Newbury College, Brookline, MA, 03/1994; “The Meaning of Hibakusha,” Tufts University, Medford, MA, 03/1995; “U.S. Nuclear Weapons and War Policy in the Clinton Administration,” Xinhua Center for World Affairs, Beijing, China, 07/1998; “New Contexts, New Dangers, New Opportunities for the Peace and Justice Movement,” Rocky Mountain College,  Billings, MT, 10/1999; and lecture series, Central Square Library, Cambridge, MA, 02/2016.

Planned conferences and spoke on topics including nonviolence, nuclear disarmament, the Non-Proliferation Treaty, U.S. wars for oil, U.S. foreign military bases, NATO counter summit, and militarism, 1969-2017.

Wrote over 100 articles published in media including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Truthout, Nuclear Times, Peacework, Scandinavian Journal of Alternative Development, Peace Review, Z Magazine, Common Dreams, and The Huffington Post, 1973-2017.

Speeches including "The Draft and the Political Context," Boston, MA, 1980; "Prospects for Middle East Peace in the Post Camp David Era," Middlebury, VT, 11/1982; "First Strike and the Deadly Connection," Boston, MA, 1983; "Current US Nuclear Strategy and the Trend of US Public Opinion," Yokohama, Japan, 08/1997; "Alternatives to War," Waltham, MA, 12/2001; "Empire, Its Consequences, and the Search for Peace," Plainfield, MA, 10/2007; "How to Build an Empire: U.S. Foreign Military Bases," Watertown, MA, 05/2008; "Obama, Nukes and the NPT," Amherst, MA, 08/2009; "Nuclear Madness," New London, NH, 11/2015; "Three Minutes to Midnight: The Global Struggle for a Nuclear-Free World," Dover, NY, 10/2016; "U.S. and the E.U.: Militarization and Risk of Nuclear War in the Trump Era," Staten Island, NY, 03/2017; and "In an Increasingly Unequal Society, It’s Time to Reclaim the US Budget From the Pentagon," Cambridge, MA, 04/2017.

Member, United for Justice with Peace anti-war coalition, Boston, MA, 2001-2003; No to NATO-No to War Steering Committee, 2008-2017; Abolition 2000 Global Council, 2008-2017; Massachusetts Peace Action’s Nuclear Disarmament Working Group, 2015-2017.

Keynote speaker, co-chair, and workshops including Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation Conference, Belgium, 2002, 2004; World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, Tokyo and Hiroshima, 1984, 1986-1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996-1997, 2000-2002, 2004-2013, 2015-2016; and Bikini Day (Nuclear Remembrance Day) Commemorative Conference and memorial procession, 2002-2003, 2007-2008, 2010-2017.

Panelist including Citizen Responses to the Iraq War, Emerson College, Boston, MA, 03/2003; Peace and Anti-bases Conference, University of Hawaii, 08/2007; U.S. Foreign and Military Policy, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, Germany, 04/2009; Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo), 2000-2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015; Achieving a Nuclear Weapons-Free World–Dialogue Between Governments and Non-Government Organizations, Nagasaki, Japan, 08/2015; and How to Develop an International Coalition for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, United Nations, New York, 03/2017.

Disarmament Coordinator, Director of the Peace & Economic Security Program and other positions, AFSC New England, 1976-2017.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

 

 

Barbara Gerten, South St. Paul, MN, is the "Peace Gramma" to her eight grandchildren.

Attended Protest Rally, “Don't Iraq Iran”, Washington DC, May 2006.

Founding Board Member, Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition.  Began meeting in 1995 to promote a restorative philosophy that recognizes hurtful behavior and conflict as a violation of relationships between individuals and community members, 2001-2006.

Volunteered as Executive Director following four years as Founding Board Member of Partnership for Education of Children in Afghanistan as an non-military, people-to-people approach to building peace and traveled to Afghanistan in 2003, Bloomington, MN, 2002-2007.

Attended workshop on Nonviolent Communication, 04/01-06/2008.

Received training in Creating a Culture of Peace, 05/30-06/01/2008.

Volunteered at the Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) conference: Ways of Peace I: Nonviolence in the Christian Tradition in New Brighton, MN, 10/31/2009.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2011.

Conference Planning Committee Member for FNVW conference: Ways of Peace II:  Nonviolence in the Islamic Traditions in St. Paul, MN, 04/09/2011.

Demonstration Walk Against Weapons to Alliant Techsystems in Eden Prairie, MN, 06/04/2011.

Attended Bodhisattva Peace Training by Lama Shenpen Drolma, St. Paul, MN, 10/14-16/2011.

Trained and served as a neutral presence to de-escalate tension and divert the focus away from a conflict situation as a Minnesota Peace Team member during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, 08/31-09/04/2008 and Core Team member, 2012-2013.

Attended a demonstration against the killing in Syria, Minneapolis, MN, 03/17/2012 and event to learn about and support nonviolent opposition in Syria, St. Paul, MN, 08/21/2013.

Held signs on a highway overpass in antiwar rally, in 2007, and on street corner at rush hour to Stop Bombing Palestine, St. Paul, MN, 07/26/2014.

Attended film showing and discussion, The Ghosts of Jeju, St. Paul, MN, 07/27/2014.

Board Member and Treasurer, FNVW, 2012-2015.

Posted on social media, FNVW international and national policy statements in support of nonviolent efforts and against military intervention, 2012-2015.

Associate Member of Veterans for Peace, 2013-2017.

Assistant Editor, US Peace Registry, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010-2015, 2017-2018.

 

 

Joan E. Gildemeister, Ph.D., a retired teacher, psychologist, pacifist, and worker for peace, lived in a cohousing community in Washington, DC.  http://quakersdc.org/sites/default/files/Gildemeister.pdf

Demonstrated on the Washington Mall and Lafayette Park against the Vietnam War including a candlelight march, l960s.

Organized panel, “Youth Protest in the 80s,” for Annual Meeting of American Orthopsychiatric Assn., Boston, MA, April 1983.

Contributed chapters “Adjusting Your Priorities in Working for Peace,” in Neil Wollman, (Ed.), Working for Peace: A Handbook for Practical Psychology and Other Tools, San Luis Obispo, CA: Impact Publishers, 1985 and “Intergenerational Communication Concerning Youth Participation in Political Action in the 1980s” for G. Busch and J Busch (Eds.) The Family in the Information Society, 1985.

Organized panel, Psychological Foundations of Peace Education for the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and presented “A Study of Level of Involvement in Peace Education and Preadolescents’ and Adolescents’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Nuclear War,” 1986.

Moderator and Discussant, Panel on The Psychological Effects of War: Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Secaucus, NJ, 1988.

Received Community Service Award for peace education from the District of Columbia Psychological Association, 1988.

Wrote article “Living Peace: Children and Violence” for Washington Peace Letter, 26 (10), p. 2, 1989.

Produced Peace Research Directories for Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC. Third Edition: 1987-l989.

Presented paper “Attitudes and Values of  ‘Hard Liners’ and ‘Soft Liners’ of college students of diverse ethnic identity” for panel “Comparative Political Socialization,” Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1989.

Led vigil of Peace Committee of Friends Meeting of Washington at the White House, protesting military intervention in the Gulf, 1990.

Coordinated a consultation of Quaker meetings on the Gulf War and organized demonstrations on the Washington Mall for peaceful resolution of the conflict, 1991.

Initiated letter-writing campaign urging the President to use diplomatic means to resolve the Gulf conflict, 1991.

Founding Executive Committee Member, Division 48 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence - Peace Psychology), and conducted first election of officers, 1991.

Produced report on the status of the Culture of Peace for Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 2005.

Membership Director, Division 48 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence - Peace Psychology), 2006-2008.

Received Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence - Peace Psychology, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2009.

Member, practice group on Non Violent Communication, 2010-2012.

Bequest (upon her death) to help build the US Peace Memorial in honor of those devoted to world peace and to counterbalance the war monuments on the Washington Mall, 2016.

 

 

Jim Glover of Brandon, FL, part of the 1960s folk duo Jim and Jean, describes himself as an “old folk singer with lots of drive to do liberal political activist songs in the tradition of Woody, Pete, and Phil Ochs” to help change the world.  He works to seek truth about President Kennedy’s assassination.  jimglover@verizon.net

March on the Pentagon to protest the war in Vietnam, 10/22/1967.

Demonstrated at the Democrat National Convention in Chicago and entertained other demonstrators, with Jean Glover and Phil Ochs, at the Quiet Knight Coffee House during breaks in the protests, August 1968.

Letter to the Editor, St. Petersburg Times 09/28/2001.

Wrote poem the day after 9/11, which he recited at a peace rally, September 2001.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

Sent e-mail to the White House info@messages.whitehouse.gov asking that President Obama phone North Korea’s leader and make peace, rather than continue provocations, 03/29/2013.

Performs peace-related folk songs, 1960s-2018.

 

 

Mike Gravel, BS, who lives in CA, served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963-66, as Speaker from 1965-66, and represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate, 1969-1981, serving on the Finance, Interior, and Environmental and Public Works committees, and chairing the Energy, Water Resources, Buildings and Grounds, and Environmental Pollution subcommittees.  mikegravel.com  @MikeGravel  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gravel

Waged a successful one-man filibuster for five months that forced the Nixon administration to end the military draft, 1971.

Released to the media a top secret Defense Department study, “The Pentagon Papers” that exposed decades of U.S. decision making regarding Vietnam that led the country into War, 1971.

Began to read the 7000 page top-secret document into the senate record insisting that his constituents had a right to know about the lies and manipulations of successive U.S. administrations that misled the country into the Vietnam War.  The US Supreme Court ruled that he couldn’t release the information, 1971.

Published top-secret document as The Senator Gravel Edition of The Pentagon Papers, Beacon Press www.beacon.org/client/pentagonpapers.cfm, 1971.

Appeared on TV (MSNBC) several times warning against the planned attack on Iraq and stated that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, Iraq was not a threat to the United States and had nothing to do with 09/11/2002.

Spoke at antiwar rallies, participated in nationally televised debates, interviewed by news media about his opposition to the Iraq war, 2007-2008.

Warned against a planned attack on Iran and U.S. war in general during the Presidential debates, 2007.

Co-author, A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man’s Fight to Stop It, 2008

Antiwar Candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. President, 2007-2008 and in 2019 stating, “I’m running for president to force the tough conversation about the costs of endless wars of choice.

Published campaign article, “Why End The Wars?,” 2019 and “Amount spent on regime change wars since 2001,” 2019.

 

 

Thomas C. Greening, PhD (University of Michigan), is a psychologist, professor, psychotherapist, poet, book author, and journal editor who lives in Los Angeles, CA.  tgreening@saybrook.edu  www.tomgreening.com

Traveled to Russia as part of the Association for Humanistic Psychology’s "Citizen Diplomacy" project, 1983-1990.

Wrote articles published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology including "Three Haiku for Peace" (Volume 24, Number 3, Summer 1984); "Passion Bearers and Peace Psychology" (Volume 26, Number 4, Fall 1986); and "Soviet-American Exchange Program" (Volume 30, No. 3, Summer 1990).

Editor, articles on peace psychology and citizen diplomacy, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1982-2005.

Author, Poetry about War and Peace, 1992-2017.

Fellow, Peace Psychology Division, American Psychological Association, 1992-2017.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

 

 

William (Will) Griffin, of Philadelphia, PA, is a Korean-German immigrant, a former U.S. Army Paratrooper, and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  thepeacereport@gmail.com  www.facebook.com/peacereportnow  @peacereportnow  www.youtube.com/thepeacereport

Delegation member for Veterans For Peace: to stand in solidarity with Okinawans opposing the construction of U.S. military bases in Henoko and Takae, South Korea and Okinawa, 2015; to oppose the U.S. THAAD Missile Defense system, South Korea, 2016; Okinawa, 2016 and 2017; and to oppose the Israeli Occupation, Palestine, 2017.

Speaking tours and meeting with students, India and Nepal, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, 2017; presentations on his military experience and antiwar work, mainland Japan, 2018; and discussions about U.S. military bases in Okinawa, No Foreign Bases Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2018.

Attended Global Network conferences to oppose the “home of Missile Defense,” Huntsville, AL, 2017, and to oppose the RAF U.S. Military Bases and surveillance systems, United Kingdom, 2018.

Organized protest against President George W. Bush receiving an award for his “commitment to veterans,” About Face: Veterans Against the War, Philadelphia, PA, 2018.

Peace march with the “Kings Bay Plowshares 7” to oppose the Nuclear Arsenal at the Naval Submarine Base, St. Mary’s, GA, 2018.

Interviewed three Plowshares members, 2018.

Wrote articles: “Remember All Victims of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima,” CounterPunch, 08/06/2018, and “Military “Service” Serves the Ruling Class,” CounterPunch, 11/12/2018.

TV appearances: Afghanistan Veteran Responds to Trump’s “New” Strategy in Afghanistan, BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, 08/22/2017; U.S. troops accused of trashing rainforest in Japan’s Okinawa, 01/08/2018, Secret Talks Advance Afghan-U.S. Peace Process, 08/07/2018, and Taliban Peace Talks in Afghanistan, RT, 12/07/2018.

Organized Russia study tour to learn about the current affairs of Russia, issues on the border of Ukraine, and NATO expansion in Eastern Europe, Global Network, 2019.

Founder and Editor of The Peace Report, an online antiwar news source to educate the public on militarism and connect people to antiwar/peace organizations, 2016-2019.

Board of Directors, Global Network, 2017-2019.

 

 

Michael Haas, PhD, a Professor of Political Science (retired), University of Hawai’i, lives in Los Angeles, CA.  mikehaas@aol.com

President, Peace Science Society (West), 1980-1981.

Member of US-Indochina Reconciliation Team, 1986-1987.

Chaired Cambodia Studies Committee, University of Hawai’i, 1991-1992.

Member, Board of Directors, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, 1996-present.

Chaired Committee on Peace Research, University of Hawai’i, 1970, 1990-1991, 1993-1996.

Prepared founding documents for the establishment of the Institute for Peace, University of Hawai’i, 1970 and served as Institute Council member, 1986-1997.

Edited Korean Reunification: Alternative Pathways, New York:  Praeger, 1989; Human Rights Imperiled, New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2001; and International Relations: Arena of Terror, New York:  Council on Foreign Relations, 2002.

Authored books including: International Conflict, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974; The Pacific Way: Regional Cooperation in the South Pacific, New York: Praeger, 1989; The Asian Way to Peace: A Story of Regional Cooperation, New York:  Praeger, 1989; Cambodia, Pol Pot, and the United States: The Faustian Pact, New York:  Praeger, 1991; Genocide by Proxy: Cambodian Pawn on a Superpower Chessboard, New York:  Praeger, 1991; Polity and Society: Philosophical Underpinnings of Social Science Paradigms, New York:  Praeger, 1992; Improving Human Rights, Westport, CT:  Praeger, 1994; George W. Bush, War Criminal? The Bush Administration’s Liability for 269 War Crimes, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2009. 

Founded and led Political Film Society (presents annual awards for raising consciousness about peace) 1986-2010.

Edited and reviewed films for the Political Film Review, 1998-2010.

Originated and maintains website www.USwarcrimes.com, 2007-2010.

 

 

William W. Habedank, DVM, a retired veterinarian living in Red Wing, MN, went from voting for George W. Bush in 2000 to joining local peace groups and supporting Dennis Kucinich in 2004.  whabedank@yahoo.com

Visited U.S. Senate office of Mark Dayton to ask, “why are we going to attack Iraq?” Washington, DC, 09/12/2002.

MN State DFL delegate for antiwar presidential nomination candidate Dennis Kucinich, 2004.

Delegate, National Conventions of Veterans for Peace, Dallas, TX, 2005.

Demonstration at White House with Christian Peace Witness, Washington, DC, March 2007.

Marched to the Pentagon with A.N.S.W.E.R., Washington, DC, 03/2007.

Arrested during demonstration at the White House, March 2007.

Marched on the Republican National Convention Saint Paul, Minnesota, 08/31/2008.

Demonstration at White House with Minnesotans for Peace, Washington, DC, January 2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010.

Weekly vigils, Red Wing, MN, 2003-2011.

Lobbied various Congresspeople and Senators to end the wars, 2007 and 2011.

Wrote song lyrics, The Wind of Peace and Peace Dream, 2011.

Carved and displayed antiwar and peace pumpkins in his 39th annual public pumpkin show, Red Wing, MN, Halloween season 2006-2012.

Displayed sign at vigils just before Christmas that read "Peace on Earth- will we mean it THIS time?," 2010-2013.

Wrote op-ed pieces Final Battle for Peace, 04/3/2012; Bunkers for People who Failed Us, 04/23/2012; and Take the Lashing, 04/22/2014.

Speeches about the effects of war on our society on the steps of City Hall, March 2009; Martin Luther King Day event, Red Wing, MN, 2012; The Path I Chose: The Path to Peace”, Unitarian Universalist Church, Fargo, ND, 06/14/2015: and My path to become a peace activist”, Cannon River Council of Clergy, 03/02/2017.

Letters to the editor in the Red Wing Republican Eagle and the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspapers questioning the wars and discussing how issues of peace and justice go hand in hand, including “The Price Paid For War” 03/09/2011 and “Invest in the 'peace dividend' and provide economic security,” 05/16/2018, 2003-2018.

Associate member, Veterans For Peace, 2003-2018.

Coordinator, Peacestock, annual event of Veterans For Peace Chapter 115, 2007-2019.

Executive Director, Veterans For Peace Chapter 115, 2009-2019.

 

 

Ian M. Harris, EdD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As a member of Resistance, participated in numerous anti-Vietnam War marches and demonstrations, 1966-1976.

Taught first class in peace education, 1983.

Helped found the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, a statewide consortium of 23 colleges and universities that promotes peace awareness with conferences, speakers' programs, and by publishing The Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, 1984.

Part of a faculty committee that established a peace studies certificate program at UW-M, 1990.

Conducted a 14 day fast to protest U.S. involvement in Central America, 1990.

Coordinator, UW-M Summer Institute on Nonviolence for adolescents, Milwaukee, 1995-2002.

Member, Board of Directors of the Consortium of Peace Researchers, Educators and Developers (now known as the Peace and Justice Studies Association) a nationwide organization that supports peace studies on college campuses, 1996-1998.

Secretary-General, Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association, helped create The Journal of Peace Education, 1998-2002.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

President, International Peace Research Association Foundation (iprafoundation.org), 2003-2007.

Author of books and over 50 articles on topics that range from violence in schools to peace education including: Peace Education, Jefferson, NC: McFarland &Co., 1988; co-author Peacebuilding for Adolescents, London: Taylor and Francis, 1998; co-author, Peace Education (2nd edition), Jefferson, NC: McFarland &Co., https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/imh/www/web.htm 2003; co-author Books not Bombs: Teaching Peace since the Dawn of the Republic, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press, www.infoagepub.com/products/Books-Not-Bombs, 2010.

 

 

David Hartsough, MA, Columbia University, who lives in San Francisco, CA, is a life-long peace and social justice activist, and a Quaker.  davidrhartsough@gmail.com  peaceworkersus.org  www.facebook.com/Davidhartsough1

Organized vigil of young children and a fast over Thanksgiving holiday at a Nike Missile site, Tanguy, PA, 1956.

Organized Students for Peace, Westtown School, West Chester, PA, 1957-1958.

Helped organize and participated in a 100-mile walk from Philadelphia, PA, to the United Nations in New York City, calling on all nations to stop nuclear weapons testing, 1958.

Participated in Peace Caravan speaking at churches, rotary clubs and community groups calling for peace with Russia instead of the nuclear arms race, NY, 1958.

Participated in a Quaker work camp to build a foundation for peace, Oriente, Cuba, 1959.

Participated in a Quaker delegation meeting with President Kennedy calling for a stop to nuclear weapons testing and challenging the Soviets to a Peace Race, 05/1962.

Demonstrated in Red Square calling for an end to Russian nuclear weapons testing, 08/1962.

Conscientious objector, 1958; participated in alternative service, Washington, DC, 1962-1964.

Lobbyist, Friends Committee on National Legislation, to end the Vietnam War, Washington, DC, 1966-1970.

Organized and participated in the People’s blockade (in canoes) blocking ships taking arms and troops to Vietnam, 1972.

Co-founder and organizer, Abalone Alliance, which worked to shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, CA, 1976-1980.

Co-founder, Peace Navy, which protested U.S. arms shipments to Central America and other parts of the world, San Francisco, CA, 1985.

Organized and trained volunteers for Peace Brigades International and Witness for Peace, 1983-1986.

Co-founded Emergency Response Network/Pledge of Resistance, to stop U.S. government support of wars in Central America, 1985-1986.

Organized the Nuremberg Actions, nonviolent protests to stop U.S. government munitions shipments by blocking trains and trucks, his arm was broken when he refused to stop blocking a train, Concord Naval Weapons Station, CA, 1987-1990.

Worked on campaigns for peace and justice with the American Friends Service Committee in the Peace Education program and the Nonviolent Movement Building, San Francisco, CA, 1973-1991.

Board member, Nevada Desert Experience, to stop U.S. nuclear weapons testing, 1987-1991.

Organized the Common Agenda coalition calling for a Peace Dividend after the end of the Cold War, CA, 1989-1991.

Staff member, Livermore Conversion Project, working for conversion of Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab into a laboratory developing alternative energy technologies, 1992.

Co-founder, Friends Peace Teams, 1993.

Co-founder, SIPAZ – Servicio International Para la Paz (International Service for Peace), Chiapas, Mexico, 1994.

Worked to support the nonviolent movement of students, teachers, labor unions, and women’s organizations, Kosovo, 1996-1998.

Activist, Hague Appeal for Peace, The Hague, Netherlands, 1999.

Co-founder, Nonviolent Peaceforce, 2001.

Subject of article, “Marching in Gandhi’s Footsteps,” Bangkok Post, 2002.

Marched in protest of impending U.S. war with Iraq, New York, NY, 02/2003.

Participated in die-in to protest U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq, San Francisco, CA, 03/2003.

Interviews including “Peaceworkers,” 2009; and “Peace Activism,” 2009.

Participated in Gaza Freedom March, 2010.

Participated in nonviolent civil disobedience actions protesting militarized drones at Creech AFB, NV; and Beale AFB, CA, 2009-2012.

Co-authored paper, “Ending All War: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” 10/15/2013.

Wrote books including Discovering Another Russia: the Journal of a Camping Trip, American Friends Service Committee, 1962; Backyard Russia: Getting to Know the Russia People, 1962; and Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, PM Press, 2014.

Participated in nonviolent protests against new military base, Jeju Island, South Korea, 2014.

Participated in Veterans For Peace delegation to Vietnam, 2014.

Organized student-citizen diplomacy camping trips to the Soviet Union, 1961, 1962, 1965; participated in citizen diplomacy delegation, Russia, 2016.

Participated in the Poor People’s Campaign challenging U.S. militarism, racism, and economic injustice in the U.S., 1968, 2018.

Arrested over 100 times including at White House for praying for an end to all nuclear weapons testing, 06/1962; for reading names of war dead on U.S. Capital Steps, 1969; for protesting Vietnam War at Peoples Lobby/May Day, Washington, DC, 1971; at White House for praying for peace in Vietnam, 1971; at Nuclear Weapons Test Site, NV, 1983-1990; for protesting nuclear weapons testing at the Nuclear weapons test site, NV, 1987-1991; at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Labs on Good Friday and Hiroshima Day, 1983-2019.

War tax resister, refusing to pay federal income taxes to protest U.S. wars, 1968-2019.

Trained nonviolent trainers and others to become more effective peace and justice workers, 1976-2019.

Executive Director, PEACEWORKERS, 1993-2019.

Distributed over 500 copies of video/DVD “A Force More Powerful,” 1998-2019.

Organized peace delegations to Iran, 2009, 2010, 2019.

Gave book talks and shared stories of nonviolent peacemaking at churches, schools, universities, and peace centers in the U.S. and Europe, 2014-2019.

Co-founder, Coordinating Committee and Advisory Board, WorldBeyondWar.org, 2014-2019.

Board member, War and Law League, working for the abolition of nuclear weapons, 2018-2019.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

Tom H. Hastings, (Ed.D ABD) is a Peace Studies teacher, writer, editor and activist who lives in Whitefeather Peace Community www.whitefeatherpeace.org located in Portland, OR.  pcwtom@gmail.com

Conscientious Objector to Vietnam War, 1968.

Board of Directors, Stop Project Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), 1982-1984.

Founded and served as newsletter editor, Citizens for Alternatives to Trident and ELF (CATE) - US Navy Nuclear Submarine Command Site, 1983-1987.

Founded and served as community organizer, Waging Peace, Hayward, Wisconsin, 1982-1988.

Anti nuclear weapons nonviolent resister (including two Plowshares actions, i.e. cut down poles supporting ELF Antennae, resulting in felony convictions in Michigan in 1985 and Wisconsin in 1996), 1983-1999.

Earned a peace studies degree from Northland College, 1993.

National Committee, War Resisters League, 1996-2000.

Authored booksEcology of War and Peace, 2000; Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color, 2002; 2002; War Resisters League Datebook (with Geov Parrish); Nonviolent Response to Terrorism, 2004; Power, 2005; The Lessons of Nonviolence, 2006.

Authored numerous chapters in edited compilations of peace and nonviolence books and many op-eds in various newspapers, 1982-2009.

Served as associate editor and columnist, The PeaceWorker, 2002-2007.
Board of Directors, Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium, 2004-2009.

Founded Civil Resist Portland (CRP) (antiwar campaign of nonviolent resistance), 2005-2009.

Founded and served as DirectorPeaceVoicewww.peacevoice.info, 2004-2011.

Arrested six times due to CRP civil disobedience activity (One arrest in March, 2005 at the Office of US Senator Ron Wyden; Five arrests at the Office of US Senator Gordon Smith, 2006-2007), 2005-2007.

Co-Chair, The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), www.peacejusticestudies.org, 2006-2008.

Nonviolence trainer (The Honeywell Project; Citizens for Alternatives to Trident and ELF (CATE); Mobilization for Survival; Sisters of the Road Café; Civil Resist Portland (CRP); Students United for Nonviolence), 1983-2011.

Board of Directors, PJSA, 2000-2001; 2006-2011.

Faculty member with the Conflict Resolution MA/MS program at Portland State University, 2001-2011.

Governing Council member, International Peace Research Association, 2007-2011.

Member, Academic Advisory Council, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, 2010-2011.

 

 

Karie Hillery of Boulder Creek, CA is a musical peace ambassador/songwriter/producer/speaker who travels the world sharing her “conscious pop” music to create a world that works for everyone.  karie@karie.com  www.karie.com

Marched and sang in antiwar rallies, 1969.

Produced and released 5th independent CD titled “Peace Instead” with 2 pro-peace songs “Peace Instead” and “Wouldn't You Love” charting in the top 100 on Neil Young's “Living With War” www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html, 2006-2009.

Produced and released “Solstice Peace” CD 2008 and “Peace Be with You” CD, 2011.

Wrote and Performed pro-peace and uniting original music in U.S. and Europe, 1991-2012.

Created special programs for the Association for Global New Thought, 2006-2013.

Sponsored, created and produced: “Season for Peace and Non Violence”, “Season for the Earth”, “International Peace Day”, “Global Oneness Day” programs.  Presented annually around California from Monterey to Orange County, LA to Humboldt County at 25 different New Thought Centers, Unity Centers for Spiritual Living, and other venues, 2006-2013.

 

 

Amy M. Holtz is a 6th grade Language Arts teacher and mother of five living in Kalispell, MT who writes and performs songs (especially about peace).

Letter to Editor, The Independent, Missoula, MT, 03/06/2003.

Wrote antiwar song “We Must Choose Peace”, 2003

Letter to Editor, Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 05/05/2003.

Performed antiwar music for the International Day of Peace, Caras Park, Missoula, MT, 9/21/2003.

Performed at an anniversary party for the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, MT,10/4/2003.

Received the Father Hogan Peace Award, Missoula, MT, November, 2003.

Opened for David Rovics (playing for many area peace groups), Crystal Theater, Missoula, 02/24/2004.

Letter to Editor, Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 06/08/2004.

Performed at the Second Annual Festival of Peace, Arlee, Montana, 07/22/2006.

Streaming audio performance of “We Must Choose Peace” at www.jrpc.org, 2006-2007.

 

 

Kimberly Raechelle Jenkins is a college student studying Peace and Social Justice Studies at Berea College in Berea, KY.   kimberlyraechelle@yahoo.com

Participated in a March on Washington to protest Bush's war in Iraq, January 2007.

Attended a Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, September 2007.

 

 

Abbie Jenks, MSW of Pelham, MA, a former social worker and retired professor at Greenfield Community College (GCC), is now focused on climate action.  gandhi0324@gmail.com

Sponsored Pastors for Peace Caravan, Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee, 06/2008, and Footprints for Peace speakers from Australia, 10/2008.

Co-author, Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource, United States Institute of Peace Press, 2013.

Founded and directed program and curriculum for Peace, Justice and Environmental Studies, GCC, 2003-2014.

Advisor, “Peace and Truth for Reel Film Series,” Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, Greenfield, MA, 2008; “Cuba Film Series,” Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee, 03/2008; and the Student Peace and Justice Club, GCC, 2005-2014.

Member, Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee, 2004-2014.

Board of Directors, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, 2008-2014.

Collaborated on programs including the Roots of Peace Speaker Series, GCC, 2008-2014. 

 

 

Robert Jensen, PhD is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, director of the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, and a speaker to college and community groups throughout the US.  rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu

Author many essays and articles on US imperialism including, "Never a good war or a bad peace", The Hindu (Sunday Magazine), http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/attack13.htm, 10/28/01.

Founding member, Nowar Collective www.nowarcollective.com, 2001-2004.

Author, Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity, San Francisco, CA: City Lights, 2004.

Founding board member, Third Coast Activist Resource Center, www.thirdcoastactivist.org, 2004-2009.

 

 

Del "Abe" Jones, (1941-2012) (The Poor Man's Poet) served in the United States Air Force 1958-1961 and was a retired sheet metal worker living in White Bluff, TN where he wrote poetry about current issues including the military/industrial complex and war.

Wrote antiwar poems including "Mister President" 07/17/2007, "Rum-De-Dum-DUMB" 07/10/2007, and "Let's build the US Peace Memorial" 05/30/2008.

Signed petitions to end the war in Iraq, to bring the troops home, and calling for impeachment of Bush and Cheney, 2007-2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2008.

 

 

Gene Jones, JD is a United States Air Force (USAF) veteran, retired lawyer, and writer living in Sarasota, FL.  FLVeterans@aol.com

Protested the Vietnam War and participated in marches and teach-ins to show his opposition after his USAF service, 1964-1968.

Spoke out against the coming invasion of Iraq, 2002.

Founded Florida Veterans for Common Sense, 2003.

Veterans Day speech, New Port Richey, FL, 11/08/2014.

Prepared resolutions against war, wrote newspaper columns, and appeared on radio to promote peace, including WSRQ, WMNF, and WSLR radio, 2003-2015.

President, Florida Veterans for Common Sense, 2003-2019.

 

 

Arthur Kanegis of San Diego, CA, is a writer/producer/co-director, and President and Founder of One Films, LLC, a motion picture development and production company dedicated to producing entertainment that will help shift our culture of violence to a culture of peace.  www.imdb.com/name/nm2410842

Co-produced audio-visual documentaries on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee: “The Post War War” and “The Automated Air War” 1969-1976.

Researched and promoted the Jason Robards ABC movie “The Day After” and produced TV spot with Paul Newman that ran during the film shown in Soviet Union as well www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DhDLJYGfhA.  Influenced President Ronald Reagan, who credited “The Day After” with convincing him that nuclear war was unwinnable, leading to START talks that reduced US and Soviet armaments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After, 1983.

Produced Documentaries: War Without Winners” narrated by Paul Newman won first place at American Film Festival, www.snagfilms.com/films/title/war_without_winners.  The Weapons Bazaar” inspired the Chevy Chase movie “The Deal of the Century”, 1983.

Media director, Center for Defense Information, an organization of former military officers speaking up for peace.  There he produced documentaries, testified to Congress, developed a Nuclear War Prevention kit etc., 1977-1985.

DevelopedBullyproof,” program and short videos of kids and teens turning their lives around with the arts and drama based conflict-resolution program he developed, www.futurewave.org, www.BullyProof.com, 1986.

Hosted talk show, KSFR FM in Santa Fe, NM with guests in the fields of conflict resolution, peace and positive values, 1995-1998.

Author antiwar commentary in: The Nation, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, Media and Values, In Context, Scene4: The International Magazine of the Arts and Media and others, 1984-2008.

Established websites to facilitate teaching/learning about alternative solutions to conflict and war: www.EarthOperatingSystem.org, www.EarthOperatingSystem.com, www.EarthOperatingSystem.net, www.E-arth.com, www.e-PlanetEarth.com, 2000-2010.

Produced Documentary: “One! The Garry Davis Story” (short film) www.onefilms.com, won Best Global Documentary in the 2010 NY Independent Film Festival, 1st place in World Peace Film Awards, and Moondance International Film Festival and placed in the ION film festival, http://possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/film_25561504, 2010.

Founder and Executive Director, Future WAVE, a non-profit which aims to shift our culture of violence to a culture of peace, 1985-2019.

 

 

Kathy F. Kelly, MRE Chicago Theological Seminary, is a peace activist, pacifist, and author who has traveled frequently to Middle East war zones, advocates the use of civil disobedience to push for change, and has been incarcerated many times.  http://vcnv.org/speaker-bio/kathy-kelly  wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Kelly  kathy@vcnv.org

Participated in fast against U.S.-backed Contra activity in Nicaragua, 1985.

Participated in the Missouri Peace Planting, and trespassed at a nuclear missile silo near Kansas City, MO, to plant corn and imprisoned for nine months, 1988.

Delegate, Gulf Peace Team to protest war in Persian Gulf and spent 14 days encamped on Iraq-Saudi border before evacuation to Baghdad and then Amman in Jordon, where she helped coordinate relief work, 1991.

Organized and participated in several nonviolent direct action teams in war zones – Bosnia, December 1992 and August 1993, and Haiti, 1994.

Co-founded Voices in the Wilderness, 1996.

Walked with fellow activists as first internationals to visit the Palestinian Jenin refugee camp and negotiated with Israeli Defense Force officers, after learning of attacks and observing the heavy toll on civilians there, April 2002.

Organized and participated in delegations to Iraq to bring food and medicine to Iraqi citizens in deliberate violation of UN-imposed sanctions and U.S. law, and refused to pay fines for these actions.  Also raised awareness of these delegations through demonstrations, media appearances, and speeches, 1996-2003.

Remained in Iraq for two months during the Shock and Awe bombardment, and related her experiences via antiwar and religious websites.  Greeted arriving U.S. invasion troops with dates and water, 2003.

Joined 43 other activists and crossed illegally into the Fort Benning U.S. Army base as part of the annual School of the Americas Watch vigil, November 2003, and incurred a three month prison sentence, 2004.

Co-founded Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 2005. 

Traveled to Lebanon during war between Israel and Hezbollah and reported from Beirut and damaged villages during cease-fire, 2006.

Occupied office of Senator John McCain, as part of The Occupation Project, was arrested and jailed, 2007.

Marched to Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, as part of Witness Against War campaign, August 2008.

Organized Camp Hope: Countdown to Change, in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL, to focus on peace issues and coincide with President Obama’s inauguration, January 2009.

Lived with Gazan family near heavy bombardment in Israel’s Operation Cast Lead assault, January 2009.

Entered Creech Air Force Base in Nevada and distributed leaflets protesting drone attacks in Pakistan, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, April 2009.

Traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan cities to meet families, refugees, and peace activists, and reported on experiences, 2009-2010.

Arrested in rotunda of U.S. Capitol building as part of Witness Against Torture, January 2010.

Met with youth in Kabul, Afghanistan, to assist them with activist campaign – The People’s December Review, December 2010.

Protested drone warfare and arrested in Syracuse, NY at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, 04/22/2011.

Sailed to Gaza from international waters in Freedom Flotilla II, attempting to defy Israeli naval blockade, June and July 2011.

Lived and organized with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, December 2011 to January 2012.

Traveled to Gaza to protest Israel’s Pillar of Defense bombardment and interviewed survivors, November 2012.

Awarded Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award, 1998; Robert O. Cooper Fellowship in Peace and Justice Award, March 1999; The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, 1999;  Consortium on Peace Research and Development Social Courage Award, 1999; Office of the Americas Peace and Justice Award, November, 1999; International Fellowship of Reconciliation Pfeiffer Peace Award, June 2000; Adela Dwyer St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award, 2003; Woman of Peace, Global Exchange Human Rights Awards, May, 2003; Cranbrook Peace Foundation Annual Peace Award, 2004; Houston Peace and Justice Center National Peacemaker Award, 2004; Peace Seeker of the Year, Montana Peace Seekers Network, 2005; The War Resisters League Peace Award, May 2010; Evanston Friends Meeting Peace Award, 2013; and Sacco-Vanzetti Award, 2015.

Initiated Duvet Project and produced comforters for distribution to Afghans in the winter, 2012-2014.

Participated in peace walks to NATO summit in Chicago and Air National Guard bases in Des Moines, IA and Battle Creek, MI, 2012-2014.

Traveled to South Korea to join protests against U.S. naval base being built on Jeju Island, May 2014.

Protested drone piloting at Beale Air Force Base in California and was arrested, April 2014 and April 2015.

Visited with Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, May and June, 2015.

March and peace vigil to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs, Los Alamos, NM, 08/09/2015.

Refused to pay federal income taxes as a war tax refuser, 1980-2015.

Arrested for entering Whiteman Air Force Base to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter about drone warfare to the base commander, June 2014.  Charged with trespassing and sentenced to three months in prison, January 2015.  

Author of many articles and essays for peace and religious journals, books on war, including: Prisoners on Purpose: a Peacemakers Guide to Jails and Prison, Progressive Foundation, 1989; co-editor of War and Peace in the Gulf, Spokesman Books, 2001; and Other Lands Have Dreams; From Baghdad to Pekin Prison, AK Press, 2005; and for websites such as Voices for Creative Nonviolence, CounterPunch and CommonDreams.org, 1985-2015.

Subject of articles and films including: “The Peace Warrior”, cover story, Chicago Tribune Magazine, 10/17/2004; Kathy Kelly: The Power of Peace”, English version of film aired on Al Jazeera Arabic, April 2012; “True Resistance, Kathy Kelly 60 years old with 60 Arrests”, 09/10/2013; “Kathy Kelly Speaks with Nick Mottern, May 2015.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2015.

US Peace Prize recipient (2015), “for inspiring nonviolence and risking her own life and freedom for peace and the victims of war,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., Los Alamos, NM, 08/09/2015.

Arrested and charged with trespass attempting to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter to drone operators at Volk Field, WI, 02/24/2016.

Radio interviews including Kathy Kelly on Stopping Permanent War”, 08/01/2017.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2016, and 2017.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

Speaker at events for schools, churches, festivals, and activist groups, 1985-2019.

Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 2005-2019.

 

 

Barbara A. Kidney, PhD, of Newburgh, NY, is a licensed psychologist who is an activist for peace, human rights, earth/environmental issues, and a member of Amnesty International.
Member, Americans for Bangladesh, which called attention to genocide in that country, NY, 1972.

Member, Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1980s.

Participated in rallies against nuclear weapons and war, PA and NY, 1980s.

Co-founded Drone Alert Hudson Valley, NY, 2012.

Organized outreach and educational events against illegal U.S. drone bombings, Hudson Valley, NY, 2012-2015.

Conducted memorial services for drone victims: New Paltz, NY, 10/2012; Friends Meeting House, Cornwall, NY, 04/2014; and Memorial Day, 2014 & 2015.

Organized speaking tour on killer/surveillance drones, Hudson Valley, NY, 2015.

Panelist, Interfaith Drone Council, Stony Point Conference Center, NY, 2015.

Provided facts about U.S. drone bombings to viewers after screenings of "Eye in the Sky," Rosendale Theater, NY, 03/2015.

Wrote letters to the editor to protest U.S. military aggression, Times Herald-Record and New Paltz Times, 2000-2017.
Member, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 48: Peace Psychology, 2015-2017.

Co-founder and co-chair, Hudson Valley Green Party, which has a pro-peace plank in its political platform, 10/2016-2017.

Symposium participant on "Promoting and Maintaining Peace through Psychological Means," APA Convention, 08/03/2017.

Writing chapter "Peace: Some Perspectives from Counseling Psychology," Promoting and Maintaining Peace through Psychological Means, 2017.

 

 

Lucinda Page Knox, MSW, ACSW is a freelance editor and writer and former social worker currently living in Tampa, FL.

Member, Another Mother for Peace, 1970-1975.

Participant in anti-Vietnam War marches, 1969-1972.

Letters and e-mails to congressional representatives asking for an end to the War in Iraq, 2004-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2005.

Advisory Council Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2005-2006.

 

 

Michael D. Knox, PhD (University of Michigan) is a retired Clinical Psychologist and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  Knox@USPeaceMemorial.org  www.uspeacememorial.org/Knox.htm  wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_D._Knox  www.facebook.com/Peace.Knox  @DrMichaelDKnox

Delivered talk against Vietnam War to a university public speaking class, Eastern Michigan University, 1965.

As a member of the Eastern Michigan University Student Senate Executive Committee helped to organize anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, 1966-1968.

As a delegate to the 20th National Student Congress of the U.S. National Student Association, drafted and introduced a successful resolution to hold a demonstration on 08/23/1967 in front of the White House in opposition to the war in Vietnam, University of Maryland, 08/1967.

Anti-Vietnam War letter (The Progressive 09/01/1969).

Participated in the occupation of the ROTC building, North Hall, University of Michigan protesting the military and its involvement on campus, 09/1969.

Ran anti-Vietnam War advertisement in newspaper (Monroe Evening News 11/15/1969).

Helped start draft counseling center (Monroe Evening News 04/07/1970).

Resigned in protest as member of Wayne County Republican Committee, GOP Advisory Board, and GOP after Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia (The Progressive, 08/1970 and Detroit News, 06/25/1970).

Appointed by University of Michigan Faculty Senate to the University Classified Research Committee to oversee secret Defense Department research at the University, 1970-1971.  Disclosed secret details of inappropriate research to the Faculty Senate (The Michigan Daily, 02/09/1971) and provided evidence that university researchers were "perfecting weapon systems used by the military to kill and incapacitate other human beings" (Michigan War Research Charged” Science 19 Feb 1971: Vol. 171, Issue 3972, pp. 656).

Speeches, debates, press conferences, and interviews (The Michigan Daily, 02/10,11,12,14,16,18/1971; 03/09,10,12,14,16,17,18,21,24/1971; 05/15/1971; 11/19/1971 and Detroit Free Press 02/22/1971).  Prepared minority report documenting conflict of interest and inappropriate activities of the Classified Research Committee and calling for an end to war research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor News 03/08/1971).

Consultation to Stanford University Committee on Research regarding publishing study of classified research there, 1971.

Resigned from Classified Research Committee, charging that group is ally of military research establishment (The Michigan Daily 04/15/1971).

Left U.S. to avoid potential arrest after cancelation of appearance on nationally syndicated TV show, The Lou Gordon Program, after the host was visited and the station threatened by the FBI if the interview occurred, 05-08/1971.

Made antiwar statements while delivering plenary speech at medical conference (Miami Herald and CNN 03/28/2004).

Anti-Iraq War commentary in professional journal, Journal of HIV and Social Services, Vol. 4, 2005.

Plenary session address in opposition to spending tax money on war rather than healthcare and medical research at annual medical conferences, 2006 and 2007.

Participated in emergency rush hour rally at busy intersection to protest Bush plan to send more soldiers to Iraq, Tampa, 01/11/2007.

Marched from White House to Capitol building via Pennsylvania Avenue, “Mother of a March” with Cindy Sheehan and CODEPINK Women for Peace and blocked traffic at Independence Avenue and Capitol Plaza for 45 minutes, 05/14/2007.

Demonstrated for an end to torture and psychologists’ involvement in torture during Iraq and Afghanistan wars, San Francisco, CA, 08/17/2007.

Awarded the Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice “For more than four decades of outstanding contributions to peace and humanitarian assistance,” Psychologists for Social Responsibility, San Francisco, CA, 08/18/2007.

Invited presentations: “Recognizing Peace Leadership,” Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Manhattan College, New York, NY, 10/2006 and “Recognizing and Honoring Role Models for Peace: Affecting Cultural Change,” Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, 09/2007.

Refused request to assist US Army (program review) until the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have ended and all occupying forces have been withdrawn, 12/12/2008.

Letter to President-elect Obama asking that he act immediately to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan following his inauguration, 01/13/2009.

Invited Speaker at Antiwar Rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chmTP7RQD5w and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6whnFpKZoE, 12/12/2009.

Nominated for Peace Award, WMNF, Tampa, FL, 2011.

Marched on National Convention (Republican) holding antiwar sign, Tampa, FL, 8/27/2012.

Letters to the editor published, including Ann Arbor News 04/20/1972 and 12/03/1973, Tampa Tribune 01/12/2003 and 03/30/2003, Time 11/17/2003, USA Today 06/23/2004, St. Petersburg Times 07/27/2004, St. Petersburg Times 10/21/2007, “Outrageous Behavior,” regarding FBI attempts to intimidate antiwar activists, St. Petersburg Times, 09/28/2010, and “Military Draft is Unconstitutional, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, 07/05/2012.

Name included in ad supporting Bradley Manning “WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING,” New York Times, 07/25/2013.

Signed pledge to vote against any member of Congress, regardless of partisan affiliation, who votes YES to an attack on Syria, 09/04/2013.

March and peace vigil to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and call for nuclear disarmament, Los Alamos, NM, 08/09/2015.

TV interviews and shows, "Creating a Culture of Peace," Northwest Community Television, Brooklyn Park, MN, 10/11/2010; and “Peace,” TBCN, Tampa, FL, 01/09/2014.

Marched around U.S. Capitol Building with CODEPINK and other antiwar activists in Democracy Awakening demonstration, Washington, DC, 04/17/2016.

OpEds including “Hold public officials accountable,” 12/28/2016.

Fly peace flag and named boat “Peace,” 2010-2017.

Signed antiwar petitions to President, Congress, Senator Bernie Sanders, and others, 2002-2018.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

Wear antiwar buttons or t-shirts daily, 2003-2019.

Administer Dr. Michael D. Knox Antiwar Fund.  Financial supporter of antiwar billboards, conferences, demonstrations, newspaper ads, and organizations including Talk Nation Radio, World BEYOND War, CODEPINK Women for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace, Engaging Peace, and RootsAction, 2003-2019.

Request discount as veteran peace activist at stores offering discounts to military and veterans, 2006-2019.

Blog statements on the ethics of psychologists participating in torture and preparing soldiers to return to combat, including “Abuse of ethical standards; experts in support of war,” general antiwar commentary, and www.facebook.com/Peace.Knox, 2008-2019.

Radio interviews and listener call-in shows including “Peace & Justice Report,” WSLR-FM, Sarasota, FL, 5/18/2010; "Free and Fair," KAOS-FM, Olympia, WA, 6/24/2010; “Gulf Coast Live,” WGCU-FM, Fort Meyers, FL, 1/5/2011; WMNF radio, Tampa, FL, 9/19/11; “What Really Happened,Aiea, HI, 12/09/14 and 03/09/15; “Peace & Justice Report,” WSLR-FM, Sarasota, FL, 9/15/2015, “Peace Heroes,” Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, 07/30/2017; and “Michael Knox on the US Peace Memorial Foundation,” Talk Nation Radio, 02/20/2018.

Member, Peace Psychology Division, American Psychological Association, 2006-2019.

Speakers Bureau, World Beyond War, 2015-2019.

Letters, e-mails, and phone calls to Congressional delegation, Secretary of Defense, and President in opposition to U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Syria and to ask that the U.S. not start new wars against Iran and North Korea, 2005-2019.

Speaker nationwide on the topics of “creating a culture of peace” “honoring the peacemakers” and “US Peace Prize” at meetings in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MI, MA, MN, NM, NY, OH, OR, and PA, 2006-2019.

Sponsor, No to NATO - Yes to Peace Festival, 04/03-04/2019.

Video Presentation, Peacestock, 07/20/2019.

Author articles including: “A Cultural Shift toward Peace: The Need for a National Symbol,” Peace and Conflict, 2009; “Honoring Peace and Antiwar Behavior: The US Peace Registry,” Peace Psychology, 2009; “World Peace: A First Step,” Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 2011; and “US Peace Registry: From psychologists to comedians,” The Peace Psychologist, Summer 2019.  

Editor and author, US Peace Registry, 2005-2019.

Founder and Chair, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2005-2019.

 

 

W. George Krasnow, PhD, who defected from the USSR, is an author under the name Vladislav Krasnov, and retired professor and director of Russian Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA.  President@raga.org  216.92.167.241/Krasnow-W.George/Krasnow-bio.html  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladislav_Krasnov  www.facebook.com/vladislav.krasnov  @vlad62slav

Participated in rally to haul a large rock memorial to civilian casualties of war, from Massachusetts to Washington, DC, with intent to have it installed at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA (cemetery officials refused to accept the memorial), Veterans For Peace, 1992.

Wrote articles including “Obama's Perestrioka Challenge: US & Russia,” openDEMOCRACY, 01/07/2009, “Veterans For Peace Beseige Obama,” Veterans Today, 02/10/2011, “Vets for Peace Demands Apology from Hillary Clinton,” Veterans Today, 02/18/2011, “Antiwar Protests Dog Obama’s White House,” Veterans Today, 03/27/2011, and “Mahatma Gandhi and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Two Giants Who Blessed the 20th Century,” The Unz Review, 01/25/2019.

Founder and PresidentRussia and America Goodwill Association1992-2019.

Associate Member, Veterans For Peace, 1999-2019; member, Jewish Voice for Peace2018-2019; and member, Global Harmony Association2018-2019.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

David Krieger, PhD, JD, who served for 20 years as a judge pro tem for the Santa Barbara, CA Municipal and Superior Courts, is an educator, author and activist for abolishing nuclear weapons.  www.wagingpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/president-bio.pdf  dkrieger@napf.org

Assistant Professor, International Relations Program, San Francisco State University, 1970-1972.

Assistant to Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions on issues of international law, ocean governance, nuclear terrorism and disarmament, Santa Barbara, CA, 1972-1974.

Project Director, Foundation for Reshaping the International Order on the effects of dual-purpose technologies on disarmament, development and the environment, The Netherlands, 1980-1982.

Founded Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1982.

Co-Founded Abolition 2000, global network of over 2000 organizations and municipalities committed to the total elimination of nuclear weapons, 1995. 

Juror, Jury of Conscience, World Tribunal on Iraq, Istanbul, 2005.

Chaired panel, Citizens’ Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq, Tacoma, WA, 2007.

Recipient of awards, including: Bronze Medal, Hungarian Engineers for Peace, 1995; Big Canvas Award, Santa Barbara Magazine, 1996; Peace Award, War and Peace Foundation, 1996; Soka University Award of Highest Honor, 1997; Soka Gakkai International Peace and Culture Award, 1997; Peace Award, International Journal of Humanities and Peace, 2000; Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Award, 2000; Gakudo Peace Award, Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation, 2001; Peace Educator of the Year Award, Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development, 2001; Freedom from War Peace Leadership Award, 2006; Peace Writing Award for Poetry, Peace and Justice Studies Association and OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology, 2005 and 2007; Golden Dove Award, 2009; Peace Writing Award for Poetry, OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology, 2010; Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, Earth Charter Award for Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace, 2011; Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Award for Saving Life on Earth, 2012.

Author of poetry, peace poems, 1998-2014.

Interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and other national and international television and radio shows, 2000-2014. 

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Author or editor books related to peace including: The Tides of Change, Peace, Pollution and Potential of the Oceans, with Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Mason/Charter, 1975; Disarmament and Development: The Challenge of the International Control and Management of Dual-Purpose Technologies, 1981; Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age, Ideas for Action, with Frank K. Kelly, 1988; Waging Peace II, Vision and Hope for the 21st Century, with Frank K. Kelly, The Noble Press, 1992; Nuclear Weapons and the World Court, with Ved Nanda, Transnational Pub, 1998; A Maginot Line in the Sky: International Perspectives on Ballistic Missile Defense, with Carah Ong, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, published in Japanese and English, 2001; Choose Hope, Your Role in Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age, with Daisaku Ikeda, Middleway Press, published in Japanese, English and Italian, 2002; The Poetry of Peace, Capra Press, 2003; Hope in a Dark Time, Reflections on Humanity’s Future, Capra Press, 2003; Peace 100 Ideas, with Josh Chen, CDA Press, 2003; Einstein – Peace Now!, with Reiner Braun, Wiley-VCH, 2005; Hold Hope, Wage Peace, Capra Press, 2005; Today Is Not a Good Day for War, Capra Press, 2005; Joseph Rotblat – Visionary for Peace, with Reiner Braun et al, Wiley-VCH, 2007; The Doves Flew High, ARTAMO Press, 2007; At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation?, with Richard Falk, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; The Challenge of Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, Transaction Publishers, 2009; God’s Tears; Reflections on the Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, published in Japanese and English, Coal Sack Publishing Company, 2010; Speaking of Peace: Quotations to Inspire Action, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2011; Never Enough Flowers: The Poetry of Peace II, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2012; The Path to Zero: Dialogues on Nuclear Dangers, with Richard Falk, Paradigm Publishers, 2012; ZERO: The Case for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2013); Summer Grasses: An Anthology of War Poetry, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2014; Wake Up!, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2015.

Member advisory councils for organizations including Veterans for Peace, St. Louis; Mayors for Peace, Hiroshima; the Peace Resources Cooperative, Yokohama; the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, Sweden; the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York; and Peace Media, 1982-2015.

Vice Chair, Middle Powers Initiative and chair of its Executive Committee, 2010-2015; Member, 1998-2015.

Councilor, World Future Council, co-chair of the Council’s Peace and Disarmament Commission, 2007-2015.

Chair Executive Committee, International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility, 2007-2015.

Lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons, 1973-2018.

President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1982-2019.

 

 

Francis (Frank) X. Kroncke, ThD, of Viroqua, WI, is a historian and theologian who has journeyed through the monastic life, the theological academy, federal courtrooms and prison cells, and corporate America.  www.minnesota8.net  www.earthfolk.net  http://www.outlaw-visions.net  www.pwh-mn.org  fkroncke@minnesota8.net

Conscientious objector, choosing to do alternative civilian service at University of Minnesota’s Newman Center, Minneapolis, 1968.

Attorney pro se for federal trials and appeals of the “Minnesota 8,” 1970-1971.

Participated with others in Selective Service draft board raids with the “Beaver 55” group, 01/1970, and the “Minnesota 8” group, MN, 07/1970; imprisoned for raids, Sandstone Federal Correction Institute, Sandstone, MN, 1971-1972.

Radio interview, “Minnesota 8 members tell their story,” MPR News, St. Paul, MN, 03/04/2008.

Subject of play (with others), Peace Crimes: the Minnesota 8 vs the war, University of Minnesota Theater, Minneapolis, 2008.

Published articles on prison and war including “Resistance as Sacrament,” Cross Currents, 1971; “Prison, Bottoming Out, Mother,” Cross Currents, 1988; “An Outlaw’s Theology,” Cross Currents, 2011; and “Presidential Evangelist for War,” Cross Currents, 2017.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

Dennis J. Kucinich served in the U.S. House of Representatives (10th Congressional District, Ohio) from 1997 to 2013, where he was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy as well as a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Education and Labor Committee.  www.kucinich.com  wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Kucinich

Hosted roundtable discussion “Keeping the Peace” to examine the peacekeeping process in Kosovo a year after the war ended, 7/19/2000.

Spoke on House floor in support of peace, tolerance, unity, liberty and justice in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, 09/15/2001.

Issued a statement “On Stopping Open-ended Permanent War on Terrorism,” 04/18/2002.

Spoke at rally organized by the National Peace Lobby Project at the Capitol: “I am here today to speak out against the unprovoked attack that the Bush Administration is intent on unleashing in Iraq.  This war is not a noble fight.  This war is not about defending the United States from a foreign threat …,” 03/19/2003.

Published an analysis of the Joint Resolution on Iraq, arguing each individual point made in the Iraq War authorization bill and why war was not the answer, 10/2003.

Voted against the “Iran Freedom and Support Act,” calling it a “stepping stone to war,” and against subsequent similar bills in Congress, 2005-2010.

Introduced a 12-point plan in the House to end the war in Iraq, 02/8/2007.

Called on Congress to oppose the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill, citing a 1999 federal court case that states that the only way to end the war is to cut the funding, 03/17/2007.

Presented articles of impeachment to Congress against President George W. Bush for committing abuses of power including manufacturing a false case for war against Iraq and 34 other offenses, 06/9/2008.

Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States as the only Presidential candidate who voted against the Iraq war authorization and every related funding appropriation, 2004 and 2008.

Received numerous awards for his efforts to promote peace including: the Gandhi Peace Award from the organization Promoting Enduring Peace, 2003; the Champion for Peace Award from Military Families Speak Out, an organization that opposes U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, February 2007; Thomas Merton Award from the Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2009.

Featured speaker at antiwar rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House, 12/12/2009.

Proposed legislation H.R. 808 to create a cabinet-level Department of Peace to make non-violence an organizing principle within our society, repeatedly re-introduced to Congress 2001-2010.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2009 and 2010.

Introduced a privileged resolution to force the House to debate, for the first time since the days after 9/11, whether or not to end the Afghan War, March 2010.

US Peace Prize recipient “in recognition of national leadership to prevent and end wars,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2010.

Called on Congressional leaders to reverse course on approving funding for the war in Iraq, 2003-2011.

Introduced a bipartisan, privileged resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 28, to require the President to withdraw all U.S. Armed Forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2011, 3/9/2011.

Questioned constitutionality of U.S. invasion of Libya and whether our actions were productive towards building a more peaceful world, 03/28/2011.

Filed a suit in federal court against President Barack Obama to challenge the commitment of the United States to war in Libya absent the required constitutional legal authority, 6/15/2011.

Lecture, "Restoring Hope for America's Future through Developing a Culture of Peace." www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FKQpIiN1MUc, 02/08/2013.

Asked Americans to pledge to vote against any member of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, who votes YES to an attack on Syria, 09/04/2013.

Radio interviews including Dennis Kucinich on Opposing War on Syria”, 04/10/2017.

Public speeches at antiwar rallies, participated in nationally televised debates, interviews by national and international news media about his opposition to U.S. wars, 2002-2019.

 

 

Cynthia Lazaroff, who lives in Kauai, Hawaii, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Politics and Russian Studies and is a producer and documentary film maker as well as an environmental activist.  www.cynthialazaroff.com

Co-founder and Executive Director of the US-USSR Youth Exchange Program, an international campaign to break down enemy stereotypes, 1983.

Profiled in Citizen diplomats: Pathfinders in Soviet-American relations and how you can join them, 1987.

Developed and taught seminars on Third Side Mediation, conflict resolution, and citizen diplomacy at universities including Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and the Middlebury-Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2017.

Participant, the University Consortium, an inter-regional academic network that promotes efforts to address the crisis in Russia-West relations, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 12/02/2017-12/09/2017.

Citizen-diplomat for U.S.-Russia initiatives that are focused on reducing nuclear danger between the two countries, including people-to-people tours to Russia, teaching American culture in Soviet schools, and authoring “Step One: Getting to Know the USSR and Its People,” 1978-2018.

Founded U.S.-Russian exchange initiatives, including a concert tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg for a Hawaiian performer, 1980s-2018.

Conducted interviews with experts, current and former officials, and thought leaders in the U.S. and Russia about the risks of nuclear war, including a Russia non-proliferation talk, 2017-2018.

Wrote articleDawn of a new Armageddon,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 08/06/2018.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

Founder and editor, NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth, 08/06/2018-2019. 

 

 

Roger Leisner of Augusta, ME, is Founder/Owner of Radio Free Maine, a freelance photographer, and a member of Occupy Augusta.

Vigiled with Women in Black for peace, Augusta, 10/21/2011.

Vigiled with Veterans for Peace, Portland, ME, 08/29/2010 and 08/25/2012.

Photographed and posted photos online at http://the-maine-paparazzi.smugmug.com of events including: West Side Rotary Peace Vigil, Augusta, ME, 10/15/2009-01/19/2012; Withdraw from Afghanistan Rally, Portland, ME, 07/05/2010; Veterans for Peace March, Portland, 08/29/2010; Bangor Peace Rally, Bangor, ME, 04/09/2011; Bring Our War $$ Home Care-A-Van, University of Maine-Augusta, 10/09/2011; Demonstration Against NDAA, Senator Snow’s Office, Augusta, 02/03/2012; Bring Our War $$ Home Rally at State House, Augusta, 01/14/2010 and 03/20/2012; and Veterans for Peace Demonstration at Great State of ME Air Show, Brunswick, ME, 08/25/2012.

Conducts and broadcasts interviews offering voices of dissent, Radio Free Maine, www.thinktwiceradio.com/leisner/leisner.html, 1995-2013.

 

 

Josie Lenwell, MA, of Taos, NM, is a photographer, multimedia artist, psychotherapist, and peace and justice activist who has participated in the antiwar movement since 1968.  JosieLenwell.com  www.facebook.com/josie.lenwell  josiesbeasties@earthlink.net

Harassed Blue Dog Democrats who supported the Iraq War (Give the Dog a Bone), 03/2007, and CODEPINK’s Hall of Shame Awards to Senators and Congressmen, Washington, DC, 09/2007.

Die-in participant and Honor Guard, Iraq Veterans Against the War, DC, 09/2007.

Hosted speakers from The Peace Pentagon presentation, 2009.

Danced the “Yes We Can-Can End War” at Presidential Inauguration events and Peace Ball, DC, 01/20/2009.

Participant in antiwar encampment, Camp Casey, 04/2009.

Presented photo documentary of CODEPINK’s antiwar efforts, Power of Pink Art Show, Taos, 06/2009-09/2009.

Contributed to CODEPINK’s Peace Never Tasted So Sweet cookbook, 04/30/2010.

Attempted citizen’s arrest of Karl Rove, Albuquerque, NM, 05/2010.  

Rallies including Free Bradley Manning, Quantico, VA, 03/2011.

Featured activist in Remarkable Women of Taos, online publication and book, 2012-2013.

Participated in International Drone Summit, 2010, and Stop the Drones, Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, NV, 04/2014. 

Published articles including “Helping Obama Keep his Promises,” Taos News, 01/2012, and “Code Pink affirms life at Creech Air Force Base,” Taos News, 04/2014.

Delegation member for CODEPINK to accept the Margravine Wilhelmine Prize of the City of Bayreuth for Tolerance and Humanity in Cultural Diversity; while in Germany, participated in anti-drone speaking engagements and meetings with selected party members to address issues of Germany’s complicity with U.S. drone violence, 04/2016.

Participated in alternative conventions to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, 2008, 2012, and 2016; and alternative Presidential Inaugurations, 2009, 2013, and 2017.

Protests including Grand Central Freeze, NY, 07/2008; drone warfare, Ramstein Air Force Base (Kaiserslautern), AFRICOM (Stuttgart), and U.S. Embassy (Berlin), Germany, 2016; senatorial and congressional offices, legislator’s offices, lobbying firms, and Congressional Hearings, 2005-2018; and School of the Americas Watch, Nogales, NM, 2016-2018. 

Marches including Mother’s Day Calls for Peace, DC, 2007-2010; annual March against the Iraq War in Taos, San Francisco, and DC, 2003-2012; Republican National Convention, Tampa, FL, 08/2012; Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO, 08/2008, Charlotte, NC, 09/2012, and Philadelphia, PA, 07/2016; Climate Marches including New York City, 2014, DC, 2017, and Santa Fe, NM, 2018; and the Women’s March on the Pentagon, 01/20/2018.

Antiwar mass mobilization efforts in DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Taos, 2003-2018.

Yearly pilgrimages to Los Alamos National Laboratory to mark the anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaski and to call for nuclear disarmament, NM, 2004-2018.

Member, Love-in-Action Network, Taos, 2014-2015, and CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2005-2019.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

Jonny Lewis, who lives in Chelsea, MI, has performed on stage and screen in New York and Los Angeles, and has written and shot 8 antiwar short films that have been shown in over one hundred festivals since 2016.  www.jonnylewis.com  www.facebook.com/jonny.lewis.now  jonnytheactor@gmail.com

Received awards for G.I. Hospital including Miami Beach Film Festival - Best Animated Short, Lionshead Film Festival - Best Animation, and World On Fire Film Festival - Gold Award; and Gonna Be a Soldier including Royal Fest Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) - Best Short Film, UK Monthly Film Festival - Best Comedy, and World On Fire Film Festival - Gold Award/Best Social Commentary, 2016.

Screenwriterproducerdirector, and actor for films using humor to convey his message about the horror and stupidity of war: A Man in UniformBlock This CallerCadenceG.I. HospitalHere’s Your Flag, Truth in Recruiting, and We Saved Private Ryan, 2016-2018. 

Screened Gonna Be a Soldier  at the John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert, VFP #93, Ann Arbor, MI, 10/11/2018. 

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2018.

Associate Member, Veterans For Peace Chapter (VFP) #93, Southeast Michigan, 2017-2019.

Interview, “Antiwar Comedy Shorts with Jonny Lewis,” The Peace Report, 04/15/2019.

Featured in article, US Peace Registry: From psychologists to comedians,” The Peace Psychologist, Summer 2019.

YouTube channel “Antiwar Comedy Shorts,” 2017-2019.

 

 

Edward W. (Ted) Lollis is a former U.S. Army officer, geographic analyst, retired Foreign Service Officer, and historian who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.  geovisual @ comcast.net

Co-leader, Ceremony for 60th Anniversary of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons, Oak Ridge, TN, 08/09/2005.

Presentations including "Peace Tourism: Peace as a Destination," International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) Conference, Kyoto and Hiroshima, Japan, 2008; "Hiroshima - 65 Years of Remembering the Bomb," Tubingen, Germany, 2010; and "A Century of Peace Monuments & Museums," INMP Conference on Peace Philanthropy, The Hague, Netherlands, 2013.
Authored book, Monumental Beauty: Peace Monuments and Museums Around the World, Peace Partners International, Inc., 2013.

Authored chapters including: “Peace Monuments,” International Encyclopedia of Peace, Oxford University Press, 2010, and Peace as a Destination: Peace Tourism around the World in the International Handbook on Tourism and Peace, pages 294-309, 2014.

Travels worldwide to research peace monuments that he documents on his "Peace Monuments Around the World" website; produces and maintains on-line lists including: “Notable Peacemakers; peace quotations on existing monuments; monuments associated with peacemakers; Friends of Peace Monuments; and a bibliography, 2003-2017.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

 

 

Beverly F. Lowenstein, who lives in Bethesda, MD, is a retired software developer who supports various peace and social justice organizations.

Demonstrated against Vietnam War, Washington, DC, and MD, 1969-1970.

Protested at Nuclear Security Summit with Global Zero, Washington, DC, 04/01/2016.

Attended teach-in, marched around U.S. Capitol Building with other antiwar activists, Democracy Awakening demonstration, Washington, DC, 04/16/2016-04/17/2016.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.

Wrote letters to United States Postal Service, asking them to use peace themes on postage stamps instead of photos of Korean War casualties, 2016-2017.

Peace vigil, Greenbelt, MD, 08/16/2017.

Financial supporter of antiwar ads and marches, 2018.

Leafleting, World Beyond War’s “Flyering for Peace,” DC, 06/28/2018.

Attended seminars, Women’s March on the Pentagon, DC, 10/20/2018.

Assistant EditorUS Peace Registry, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2015-2019.

Posted on Facebook regarding the need for a national peace monument, 2017-2019.

 

 

James A. Lucas, MSW of Dayton, OH, is a graduate of Ohio University and a retired social worker who began his anti-Vietnam War efforts in the 1960s.  jaimelucas100@gmail.com

Co-founder, Huber Heights Citizens for a Nuclear Freeze, OH, 1982.

Co-founder, Social Workers for Peace, Dayton, OH, 1986.

Participated in the Reinvest in Ohio campaign, which stipulated how reductions in military spending could be used to meet the needs of local residents, 1986.

Vice-chair, SANE/FREEZE®, OH, 1987.

Member, Dayton Area Citizens for Arms Race Education (DACARE), OH, 1983-1990.

Co-founder, Committee to Save the Iraqi People, Dayton, OH, 1998.

Letter to President-elect Obama, 11/14/2008.

Received awards: Miami Valley Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 1983 and 1987; Third Annual Peace Conference of Southwest Ohio, 1989; and the Dayton Peace Heroes Award (given by the Dayton International Peace Museum), 2010.

Collaborated with the Dayton Pledge of Resistance to prevent U.S. intervention in Central America, 1990-2014.

Participated in protests at Fort Benning, GA, to urge closing the School of the Americas for teaching torture to military personnel from Central and South America, 1990-2014.

Member, Daytonians Against War Now (DAWN), OH, 2001-2015.

Author of articles including: “Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II Due To U.S. Interventions,” 04/24/2007; “Is The U.S. A Genocidal Nation?,” 06/15/2008; “U.S. Started A War Of Aggression Against Afghanistan Over 30 Years Ago,” 02/26/2010; “Is The U.S. An Imperialist Nation?,” 03/07/2013; “Trigger-Happy Americans,” 03/24/2014; and “US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II,” 11/2015.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.

Member, Veterans for Peace, Phoenix, AZ, 2014-2016.

 

 

Rahul Mahajan, PhD, who earned his doctorate in physics from the University of Texas, is an antiwar blogger, author and activist currently living in Madison, WI.  rahul@empirenotes.org

Organized antiwar protests and teach-ins in Austin TX, 1998-2001.

Speaker at rallies, teach-ins, and conferences, 1998-2008.

Published op-ed on the one-year anniversary of US bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Sudan (Houston Chronicle 08/20/1999).

Published antiwar op-eds in USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning-News, Jordan Times, and others, 1999-2008.

Published online commentary in alternative news websites including Common Dreams www.commondreams.org, ZNet www.zmag.org, Counterpunch www.counterpunch.org and Alternet www.alternet.org, 1999-2008.

Board of Directors, Peace Action, 2000-2003.

Founding Coordinating Committee member, National Network to End the War on Iraq, 2001.

Founded Austin Against War, 09/12/2001.

Wrote "Never a good war or a bad peace", The Hindu (Sunday Magazine),

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/attack13.htm, 10/28/2001.

TV and Radio interviews including MSNBC regarding Abu Ghraib, 2001-2008.

Ran for Governor of Texas as the Green Party nominee on an anti-militarist platform, 2002.

Authored Book, The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism, New York, NY: Monthly Review Press, 2002.

Founded Third Coast Activist Resource Center, www.thirdcoastactivist.org, April 2003.

Authored Book, Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond, New York, NY: Seven Stories Press Open Media Book, June 2003.

Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice, www.unitedforpeace.org, 2003-2006.

Reported news from US war zone, Fallujah, Iraq www.democracynow.org, January and April 2004.

Founded blog Empire Notes www.empirenotes.org, writing weekly blog commentary, 2004-2010.

 

 

Kathleen Malley-Morrison, EdD, is a psychologist at Boston University specializing in the psychology of war and peace, and a graduate of Swarthmore College and Boston University.  kathiemm@engagingpeace.com

Marches and sit-ins in the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley CA, 1964-65. 

Tear gassed during protest at People’s Park, 1965.

Tax resister during the Vietnam War, 1972-1974.

Edited book, State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People (Vol. 1-4), Praeger Security International, 2009.

TV interview, 2010.

Founder, Engaging Peace, Inc., 2010.

Conducted research on views on war and peace in over 40 countries, 2002-2011.

Member of groups, including the American Psychological Association Peace Division and the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA, 2005-2011.

Activism highlighted in documentary film created by Beth Balaban, Peace and the Quiet, 2011.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2011.

Steering Committee Member, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 2010-2012.

Co-author of books, International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism, Springer, 2012; and International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation, Springer, 2013. 

Awarded the Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Toronto, CA, 08/06/2015.

Signed antiwar and pro-social-justice petitions, demonstrated, 2002-2016.

Developed and taught course on the Psychology of War and Peace, Boston University, 2009-2016.

Published articles in journals and newsletters such as Peace Psychology (newsletter of the American Psychological Association Peace Division) and made professional presentations on aggression-tolerance, moral disengagement, and moral engagement, 2006-2018.

Co-author of article, “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

Co-author of cartoons including “The Pathway to perdition: Promoting dehumanization,” 03/26/2019; “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Then and Now,” 04/15/2019; “Flipping morality on its head (Pseudomoral arguments),” 04/17/2019; “May the walls come tumbling down (principled moral arguments),” 04/17/2019; “Find a deal and it goes ‘round, ‘round, ‘round, as it spins along…,” 04/25/2019; “Don’t blame me, sayeth the NRA and friends. We didn’t shoot anyone,” 05/13/2019; “Stepping into the breach,” 05/20/2019; “An antidote to ‘othering’,” 5/30/2019; “Who deserves your trust?,” 06/20/2019; and “The greatest...WHAT???,” 06/29/2019.

Author of blog, “Engaging Peace: From study to action,” and monthly newsletter, “Choosing Peace for Good,” 2010-2019.

 

 

Nancy Mancias, of San Rafael, CA, is an antiwar campaign organizer, human rights activist, and advocate for LGBTQ rights who has organized many protests across the United States.

Protested against Texas delegation luncheon for Halliburton, Republican National Convention, NY, 2004.

Advocated in coalition against JROTC, encouraging the school board to end the program, San Francisco, CA, 2006. 

Co-organized and participated in: CODEPINK’s antiwar presence, Republican National Convention, New York, NY, 2004; women’s march and rally to protest the Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC, 2005; two-week fast and encampment against Iraq war funding, in front of Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi’s house, CA, 2007.

Led petition campaign to ban the Blue Angels air show during San Francisco’s Fleet Week, San Francisco, CA, 2007.

Protested against Iraq war and was arrested; disrupted speech of Senator John McCain, Republican National Convention, St. Paul, MN, 2008.

Delivered 100 arrest complaints to Donald Rumsfeld during his talk at 92nd Street Y, New York, NY, 2011.

Protested drone strikes, arrested, and jailed for blocking entrance to Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, NV, 2011.

Arrested and spent the night in jail for closing down Obama’s campaign office, calling on the President to pardon Chelsea Manning, Oakland, CA, 2012.

Collaborated with other organizers to protest the NATO summit, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Accountability campaigner for CODEPINK: organized bird-dogging protests against Iraq war criminals and made a Timeline of Actions against Karl Rove, 2005-2017.

Peace delegate to International Summit for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases: participated in solidarity fast to support prisoners who were on hunger strike in Guantanamo and met with Cubans who wanted the U.S. out of Cuba, Guantanamo, Cuba, 2015; and trip to Kurdistan: met with survivors of U.S. and ISIS invasions, facilitated meeting at U.S. Consulate in Erbil, and met with survivors of Turkish airstrikes, Iraq, 2017.

Organized and participated in: CODEPINK antiwar presence, march, and rally, Republican National Convention, St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN, 2008; protests and encampment, Marine Recruiting Center, Berkeley, CA, 2008; fast against drone warfare, Creech Air Force Base, NV, 2009; protest against General Atomics, makers of Predator drones, San Diego, CA, 2010; stop killer drones protest during President Obama’s visit to San Francisco, 2014; national protests outside the offices of BlackRock global investment management corporation, 03/2018; and demonstrated at BlackRock shareholders annual meeting, NY, 05/2018.

Provided humanitarian aid and support for war refugees: made two trips to deliver supplies to migrants, Europe, 2016; planned arts and crafts workshop, Athens, Greece, 2016; helped operate a refugee-run café that provided meals for other refugees, Athens, Greece, 2017; collected supplies and necessities for an encampment, Lesbos, Greece, 2018.

Campaign manager against BlackRock, Inc., for investing in war-profiteering companies, 2018.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2018.

MemberCODEPINK Women for Peace, 2003-2019.

 

 

Chelsea E. (formerly Bradley) Manning, Army Private First Class, of Crescent, OK, deployed as an intelligence analyst with Top Secret clearance to Iraq in October 2009.  www.chelseamanning.org

Released video to Wikileaks, of a U.S. Apache helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians, including people who came to the assistance of the wounded, two Reuters journalists, and injuring two children, 02/21/2010.

Shared classified documents with Wikileaks, revealed a secret U.S. war in Yemen, U.S. records of massive civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facts about: the corruption of governments including those of the U.S., Tunisia, and Egypt; torture; and the U.S. State Department marketing weapons to other countries, 2010.

Arrested 05/26/2010 and charged with several offenses, July 2010, which were replaced by 22 charges including a violation of the Espionage Act and a capital offense of "aiding the enemy," March 2011.

Support Network developed in response to imprisonment, 2010.

Subjected to unlawful pre-trial punishment including being stripped naked at night and being held in solitary confinement, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, 07/29/2010-04/20/2011.

The UN special rapporteur on torture concluded "that the 11 months under conditions of solitary confinement constitutes at a minimum cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in violation of article 16 of the convention against torture”, 03/12/2012.

Nobel Laureates salute Manning's courage and condemn his treatment at the hands of the government, 11/14/2012.

Military Judge ruled that any sentence should be reduced by 112 days because of Manning's treatment while at Quantico, January 2013.

Inspired Book, The Passion of Bradley Manning, OR Books, April 2012.

Gained public attention as supporters held events worldwide, including at Fort Leavenworth, KS, Quantico Marine Base, VA, and Fort Meade, MD, 2011-2013.

Pled guilty to lesser offensives, which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years, accepting responsibility for releasing information to WikiLeaks, 02/28/2013.

Testified in court that he gave classified documents to WikiLeaks in order to show the American public the "true costs of war" and "spark a debate about foreign policy."  An Audio recording of his statement and short film are at https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/03/fpf-publishes-leaked-audio-of-bradley-mannings-statement, 2013.

Inspired Blog Posts by famous Americans including: Daniel Ellsberg, 03/12/2013; David Swanson, 03/25/2013; and Ron Paul, 04/12/2013.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2012 and 2013.

Released information was relied on to make documentary film about U.S. death squads in Iraq, 2013.

Inspired Petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the peace prize, 2013.

Demonstration marked the beginning of his fourth year in prison, Ft. Meade, MD, 06/01/2013.

Despite his guilty pleas, the Government is prosecuting on all remaining charges that carry the possibility of life imprisonment.  Court martial began 06/03/13.

Inspired Full Page Ad, “WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING”, New York Times, 07/25/2013.

US Peace Prize recipient for conspicuous bravery, at the risk of his own freedom, above and beyond the call of duty,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Washington, DC, www.chelseamanning.org/featured/us-peace-memorial, 07/26/2013.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013.

Commentary "Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden: American heroes", Connecticut Post, 08/16/2013.

Sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged by a military court for leaking thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, Ft. Meade, MD, 08/21/2013.

White House petition calling for President Obama to grant clemency for time served, protect whistleblowers, and provide accountability for crimes like those Manning exposed, Amnesty International and Chelsea Manning Support Network, 08/22/13.

Sean MacBride Peace Prize awarded “for his courageous actions in revealing information about US war crimes” by The International Peace Bureau in Stockholm, 09/14/2013.

Awarded 2014 Integrity in Intelligence Award for "casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy."  Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence, 01/22/2014.

Wrote op-ed, The Fog Machine of WarNew York Times, 06/16/2014; The CIA’s torturers and the leaders who approved their actions must face the lawThe Guardian, 03/09/2015; and "We're citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear" The Guardian, 05/06/2015.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017.

Presidential Commutation of prison sentence effective 05/17/2017.

Imprisoned, 2010-2017.

Listed in “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models,” 01/29/2018.

Jailed for Refusing to Testify in WikiLeaks Case, 03/08/2019.

Speeches and interviews, 2017-2019.

 

 

Anthony J. Marsella, PhD, a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu, is a former Fulbright Research Scholar who has served as a visiting lecturer to universities throughout the world.  marsella@hawaii.edu  www.psysr.org/about/awards/marsella.php

Received Medal of Highest Honor Award: (For Advancing Peace and International Understanding), Soka University, Tokyo, Japan, 1994.

Member, Search Committee, Institute of Peace, 2000.

Director, Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance, & International Peacekeeping Program, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, HI, 11/1999-06/2003.

Co-author, “Reflections on the costs and consequences of war and violence”, Peace and Policy: Journal of the Toda Institute for Peace and Policy, 2003.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2007.

Author, The United States: A Culture of War”, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Volume 35, Issue 6, 11/2011.

Authored book, War, Peace, Justice: An Unfinished Tapestry . . ., Aurelius Press, 2015.  Had publisher assign book royalties to help build the US Peace Memorial, 2016.

Fellow, Peace Psychology Division, American Psychological Association, 1982-2018.

Prize created, and awarded annually, honoring his lifetime achievements, Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice, 2005-2018.

Wrote essays, articles, and poetry published by TRANSCEND Media Service about how war effects both society in general and people individually, including: “War Costs and Consequences”, 06/04/2012;A Lexicon of War10/11/2012;  Genocide: The Ecology of Pathways to Ending Lives and Life”, 11/2012; “What Child Is This?”, 12/2012; “Whose Side is God, god, g_d On?”, 01/2013; “A Lexicon of “War (Redux):” Does Excessive Word Use Result in a Loss of Meaning? 03/2013; “War”, 09/2013; “WEEDS . . . Metaphors . . . WARS”, 09/2014; “Two Paths in the Wood: Choice of Life or War”, 10/2014; “Walt Whitman Returns…”, 12/18/2014; “Whose Child is This?”, 08/22/2016; Total War:’ Weaponizing and Exporting USA Popular Culture”, 03/27/2017; and “In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace & Justice Leaders and Models”, 01/29/2018, and “War!”, 3/11/2019.

Member, TRANSCEND: A Peace Development Environment Network, 2011-2019.

 

 

Glen T. Martin, PhD, of Radford, VA, is a Professor of Philosophy and peace educator who envisions a world of peace, justice, prosperity, and sustainability for all humankind through a global social contract.  www.radford.edu/gmartin  www.oneworldrenaissance.com  gmartin@radford.edu

Protested against Vietnam War, Washington, DC, 1967; surrounded Pentagon with others by inter-linking hands around the building, DC, 1970.

Applied for conscientious objector status three times, following rejections, Rochester, NY, 1968-1970.

Led marches and spoke at them on campus, in town, and at other public events, Radford, late 1980s-1990s. 

Attended vigils and educational events about the genocidal effects of U.S. sanctions imposed on Iraq, 1991-1992.

Camped out with students on central lawn (during meeting between Iraqi and U.S. officials) to protest sanctions that caused an Iraqi child to die every eight minutes, and placed small cardboard coffins on the lawn at eight-minute intervals, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1998.

Led a group of students to protests organized by the School of the Americas (SOA) Watch, Fort Benning, GA, 11/2002.

Co-organized a ceremony to honor protestors from Virginia who had served prison time for civil disobedience at SOA Watch protests, Radford University, 2003. 

Planned conferences: World Peace Conference, Radford University, 2002, and International Philosophers for Peace, Radford University, 2004.

Invited speaker at Peace Conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1986 U.S. bombing of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya, 2006.

TV interview, “World Peace with Dr. Glen T. Martin,” 2008.

Awarded the Gusi Peace Prize International, Manila, Philippines, 2013.

Participated in peace marches from the United Nations to Central Park to protest nuclear weapons and war, New York, NY, 1982; DC, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007; and Kolkata, India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Lucknow, India; and Caracas, Venezuela, 2000-2015.

Wrote articles and professional papers including "The Multicultural Dilemma and the Problem of World Peace," 1995; “A Global Policy for Peace, Freedom, and Justice: The Principle of Unity-in-Diversity,” 1998; “Sustainable Economic Structures for Peace and Prosperity,” 2002; “Organizing World Peace,” 2003; “World-wide War versus a Peaceful Future for the Earth,” 2005;  “Gandhi’s Larger Vision of Nonviolence: The Rule of Law, Effective Law Enforcement, and Nonviolence at both Global and National Levels,” 2009; “The Earth Constitution and a Culture of Peace,” 2014; “How to End War,” 2017; and “Elements of a Pacified World System,” 2018.

Co-facilitated retreat, “Beyond Nationalism: The History & Future of the Peace Movement,” The Oracle Institute, 04/13/2018-04/15/2018.

Book author, Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 08/01/2018.

Founder and Chair Emeritus, Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Program, Radford University, 1994-2019.

Member, International Philosophers for Peace, 1986-2019; President, 1996-2019.

Member, World Constitution and Parliament Association, 1995; on Executive Council, 1996; Secretary General, 2003; and President, 2008-2019.  

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Earth Federation Institute (formerly Institute on World Problems), 2003; and President, 2008-2019.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2019.

 

 

David Mascriota is an author, lecturer, and cultural critic who lives in Indiana, where he teaches literature and political science courses at the University of St. Francis and writes a column for the Indianapolis Star.  http://davidmasciotra.com/biography  DavidMasciotra@gmail.com

Wrote articles against U.S. militarism including: “How Our Culture's Insistence on Calling Soldiers Heroes Deadens Our Democracy,” 11/10/2014 and “Why the Macho Sludge Peddled by 'American Sniper' Is Really Cowardice,” 01/29/2015.

 

 

Arnold (Arnie) H. Matlin, MD of Linwood, NY is a retired pediatrician who has been a peace and social-justice activist since the early 1970s.  ahmatlingvcp@igc.org

Founding member of Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, www.gvcp.org, 1972-2009.

Helped coordinate demonstrations against nuclear weapons for the Finger Lakes Peace Alliance, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, NY, 1981-1983.

Planned and executed demonstration that was the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration ever held in Upstate New York, October 23, 1983.

Steering Committee and Executive Committee member, Peace Action New York State, www.peaceactionnewyorkstate.org, 2006-2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2008.

Vice-President (Upstate) of Peace Action New York State, 2008-2009.

 

 

Margaret W. Matlin, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, NY, author of college textbooks that discuss peace and social-justice issues, and a peace activist since the early 1970s.  matlin@geneseo.edu

Attended national and regional peace marches and demonstrations from 1969-2008.

Founding member of Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, www.gvcp.org, 1972-2008.

Taught college courses in Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking at SUNY Geneseo, (1980s)

Faculty advisor to student groups that focus on peace and social-justice issues at SUNY Geneseo, 1980s-2008.

Wrote textbook discussion of aggression, war, groupthink, and conflict resolution in Matlin, M. W. Psychology, Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt, 1992, 1995 and 1999.

Member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, www.psysr.org mid-1990’s-2009.

Charter member and Fellow of American Psychological Association’s Division 48 (Peace Psychology), 1998-2008.

Wrote textbook discussion on war, refugees, conflict resolution in Matlin, M. W. The psychology of women (6th edition), Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2008.

Wrote textbook discussion of peace-related issues in connection with decision making and making unjustifiable inferences in Matlin, M. W. Cognition (7th edition), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.

 

 

Daniel M. Mayton II, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, where he has taught courses on nuclear war, peace, and nonviolence and published research in peace psychology.  dmayton@lcsc.edu

Demonstrations against the Vietnam War at Ohio State University in early 1970s.

Developed and taught course on nuclear threat issues, the first taught in Idaho, 1984.

Chair of Task Force on Peace, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 1991.

President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, www.psysr.org, 2002-2003.

President of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, & Violence (Division 48 of the American Psychological Association) www.webster.edu/peacepsychology, 2007.

Demonstrated for an end to torture and an end to psychologists’ involvement in torture during Iraq and Afghanistan wars, San Francisco, CA, 08/2007

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2008.

Author of textbook Nonviolence and Peace Psychology: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Societal, & World Peace, www.springer.com/psychology, 2009.

 

 

Colman McCarthy, of Washington, DC, a pacifist, vegetarian, and bicycle commuter, has been an adjunct professor at four universities, holds five honorary degrees, wrote a nationally syndicated column for the Washington Post for 28 years, and is the author of At Rest with the Animals.  wikipedia.org/wiki/Colman_McCarthy

Published anthologies of essays: Strength Through Peace: The Ideas and People of Nonviolence, Center for Teaching Peace, 2000; SOLUTIONS TO   VIOLENCE, Varsitybooks.Com, 2002; and Peace Is Possible, Center for Teaching Peace, 2010.

Received awards/prizes: Pax Christi Ambassadors of Peace, n.d; Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, 1987; Pax Christi Teacher of Peace Award, 1993; Pax Christi USA Book Award, 2003; El-Hibri Peace Education Prize, 2010; and Adjunct Professor of the Year, American University, 2014.

Wrote book reviews: “When conscience and a passion for peace lead to jail time,” Rosalie Riegle’s DOING TIME FOR PEACE: RESISTANCE, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY, Pax Christi USA, 05/11/2013; “Peace theology needs more than tinkering,” Terrence Rynne’s jesus christ peace maker: A NEW THEOLOGY OF PEACE, National Catholic Reporter, 12/10/2014.

Author of books including disturbers of the peace: PROFILES IN NONADJUSTMENT, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1973; Involvements: One Journalist’s Place in the World, Acropolis Books Inc., 1984; ALL of ONE PEACE: ESSAYS ON NONVIOLENCE, Rutgers University Press, 2006; Facilitator’s Manual For The Class Of Nonviolence, 2007; I’d Rather Teach PEACE, Orbis Books, 2008; and TEACHING PEACE: Students Exchange Letters with Their Teacher, Vanderbilt University Press, 2015.

YouTube videos including “Teaching Peace,” 03/20/2015, and “I’d Rather Teach Peace,” 10/24/2015.

Established peace studies programs at colleges and universities throughout the country, 1982-2018.

Speaker at prep schools, high schools, a juvenile prison, and peace conferences.  Lecture titles range from “How to Be a Peacemaker” to “Nonviolence in a Time of War,” 1982-2018.

Wrote magazine articles for The New YorkerThe NationThe ProgressiveAtlantic Monthly, and Reader’s Digest, 1982-2018.

TV/radio program appearancesCrossfire, The Today Show, C-SPAN, and Weekend Edition, 1982-2018.

Wrote articles including: “’Don't ask, don't tell’ has been repealed. ROTC still shouldn’t be on campus.” Washington Post, 2010; “Teaching Peace; If peacemaking is teachable, why are school so reluctant to offer classes in peace studies?” The Nation, 08/30/2011; and “Yes, The Washington Post is praiseworthy, but we can’t forget its role in war,” National Catholic Reporter, 03/03/2018.

Radio interviews including “Colman McCarthy on The Post and Teaching Peace,” 01/23/2018.

Wrote Obituary,Gene Sharp, scholar who provided intellectual underpinnings to international peace movement, dies at 90,” The Washington Post, 02/03/2018.

Taught courses on Peace Studies as an adjunct Professor at American University, 1984-2018; University of Maryland, 1986-2018; Georgetown University and Georgetown Law, 1988-2018; and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, 1991-2018.

Founder and Director of the Center for Teaching Peace, a DC nonprofit organization that works with schools on all levels to begin or expand academic programs in peace studies, 1985-2018.

Volunteer Peace Studies teacher, with more than 12,000 students in his classes:  Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, MD, 1988-2018; and Wilson High School and The School Without Walls, Washington, DC, 1991-2018.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016 and 2018.

 

 

William A. McConochie, PhD of Eugene, OR is a research psychologist specializing in political psychology studies.  Bill@Politicalpsychologyresearch.com

Clarified via research more than twenty psychological traits that relate to the trait of warmongering and developed a rating scale for measuring the warmongering-proneness of current and historical political and military leaders, Politicalpsychologyresearch.com, 2006.

Member, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, for whom he has drafted a new code of ethics for psychologists who consider themselves pro-social and opposed to participating in torture or other illegal activities ordered by employers, 2008.

Persuaded a Rotary International community service committee to donate money and manpower to the new Nobel Peace Prize Monument project in Eugene, Oregon, 2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2007.

Presented papers related to peace at annual meetings of the International Society of Political Psychology, 2007-2009.

Member, Research Committee, Peace and Violence Studies Division, American Psychological Association, 2008-2009.

 

 

Alli McCracken of Washington, DC, who graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies, is an antiwar and human rights activist who is passionate about ending drone warfare, changing U.S. policy in the Middle East, women's reproductive rights, and demilitarizing America at home and abroad.  www.codepink.org/alli_mccracken  Alli@codepink.org

Provided digital and social media support at protests in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 01/2011; and Washington, DC, 05/2011. 

Co-led delegation to Pakistan to meet with drone strike survivors, 10/2012.

Office Coordinator, CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2011-2013.

Organized book tour to over 100 cities and towns across the U.S. and other parts of the world, DRONE WARFARE: KILLING BY REMOTE CONTROL, 2012-2013.

Arrested for disrupting numerous congressional activities, including demonstrations outside and inside Hart Senate Office Building to protest confirmation hearing for CIA Director by demanding an end to civilian casualties; displayed signs and read names/ages of children killed by U.S. drone attacks, 02/07/2013. 

Co-organized first and second International Summit on Drone Warfare, 04/2012 and 11/2013.

Raised funds, CODEPINK project for Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s legal support, 2013.

Delegate, CODEPINK "Women Lead to Peace Summit" to demand that women have a place at the peace table, Syria Peace Talks, Switzerland, 01/2014.

Ran online campaign to raise funds to save the home of waterboarding whistleblower John Kiriakou, 06/2014.

Attempted citizen's arrest of Henry Kissinger for war crimes while he was testifying at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Washington, DC, 01/2015.

Anchored media efforts in the U.S. during Women Cross DMZ: Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea, 05/2015.

Co-led delegations to Cuba: To Cuba with Love, 02/2015; May Day in Cuba, 05/2015; and International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, Guantanamo, 11/2015.

Co-organized Move Over AIPAC action and Move Over AIPAC: Building a New U.S. Middle East Policy conference, 03/2011; and other related actions and conferences, 03/2012, 03/2013, 03/2014, and 03/2016.

Co-Director, CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2013-2016.

Wrote articles: "Bashing Obama to Make Way for Hillary," Foreign Policy In Focus, 10/16/2014; "Send Obama to Gitmo -- And Have Him Shut It," AlterNet, 01/10/2016.

Co-organized CODEPINK Summit on Saudi Arabia, 03/2016.

Co-wrote articles: "Obama Really Can Close Gitmo," Truthout, 06/08/2014; "DC meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia marks end of Arab Peace Initiative and two-state solution," Mondoweiss, 05/04/2016.

Marched on National Conventions, carried banners, gave newspaper, TV, and radio interviews, and sang antiwar songs (Republican: Tampa, FL, 08/2012 and Cleveland, OH, 07/2016; and Democratic: Charlotte, NC, 09/2012 and Philadelphia, PA, 07/2016).

Disrupted National Conventions (Republican), unfurled a banner “Yes We Can End War!” yelling, “Trump’s hate makes us unsafe!”, Cleveland, OH, 07/18/2016

National Coordinator, CODEPINK Women for Peace, 2016.

 

 

James A. (Jim) McDermott, MD, served in the U.S. House of Representatives (7th Congressional District, Washington State) from 1989 to 2017 and was a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and Chair of the House Ethics Committee.  He was also a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, 1968-1970.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_McDermott

Voted against authorizing the use of military force in Iraq and correctly predicted that no weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq, 2002.

Received awards for his work including the Paul Beeson Peace Award from Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1997; The Don Kazama Human Rights Award, Seattle Chapter, Japanese American Citizens League, 2001; and the Physicians for Social Responsibility Congressional Achievement Award, 2002.

Rated 100% for pro-peace voting record by Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy, now Peace Action, 12/2003.

Voted to impeach Vice President Cheney for lying about Iraq, 2007.

Introduced legislation designed to bring an end to U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, 2007.

Voted to impeach President Bush for lying about Iraq, 2008.

Co-sponsored a resolution in Congress recognizing Seeds of Peace, an organization that seeks to promote peaceful coexistence in regions of conflict, 2008.

Co-authored legislation to help stop trade in valuable “conflict minerals” whose revenue fueled the civil war in the Congo, 2009.

Co-authored letter to President Obama supporting financial aid for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip and urged easing of the blockade on Gaza as part of Middle East peace efforts, 2009.

Voted against funding to send additional troops to Afghanistan, 2009.

Public speeches against entering into war with Iraq and Iran, against the use of depleted uranium in weaponry, and to inform the American public that the war in Iraq was started under “false pretenses,” 2002-2013.

Nominated for US Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2017.

 

 

John McDonald is a citizen activist living in Grass Valley, CA, located in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  jmcdonald@accessbee.com

Participated in protests against the invasion of Iraq in San Francisco and Sacramento, 2003.

Letters to the Editor,Nothing to do with Hussein” and “Some questions”, Grass Valley Union, 03/08/2003 and 04/10/2003.

Op-Ed, “Let’s take stand against Patriot Act”, Grass Valley Union, 06/25/2004.

Helped write the “Resolution to Oppose the USA PATRIOT Act, Justice Department Directives, and Executive Orders that Violate Constitutionally Guaranteed Civil Rights and Liberties,” http://www.bordc.org/detail.php?id=68, and advocated until successfully passed by the Nevada City Council, CA, 08/08/2004.

Served on the Steering Committee of Americans for Constitutional Integrity of Nevada City that wrote a resolution to recommend impeachment of the U.S. President and Vice President for war crimes which was defeated by one vote by the Nevada City Council, 9/25/2006.

Distributed information and gathered signatures for a number of peace initiatives, 2004-2006. 

Member, County Council of the Green Party and Chair, 2004-2007, during which time the organization furnished evidence of the illegality of torture, initiated resolutions, organized demonstrations, and endorsed and campaigned for peace candidates, Nevada County, CA, 2002-2007.

Participated in online discussion forums of the Peace Center of Nevada County, 2002-2010.

Member, Historians Against the War, http://www.historiansagainstwar.org, and signed their statement on the U.S. occupation of Iraq, 2003-2011.

 

 

Keith McHenry, currently of Arroyo Seco, NM, has been arrested over 100 times for his work and faced life in prison.  Amnesty International stated he would be a “Prisoner of Conscience” if convicted, 1995. 

Designed political button "U.S. Out of El Salvador" for the Committee in Solidarity with El Salvador, October 1979.

Co-founded Food Not Bombs, Boston, MA, 05/24/1980.

First time arrested for sharing food at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 08/15/1988.

Co-author of the book Food Not Bombs, How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community, 1992.

Participated in the “Drop Bush Not Bombs” Tour of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East speaking for peace in over 50 cities, October 2003-January 2004.

Marched on National Convention (Republican), New York City, NY , 08/30/ 2004.

Keynote speaker at the Celebration of Gandhi's Birthday, Lagos, Nigeria, 10/02/2005.

Arrested over 100 times with a conviction in San Francisco and two convictions for violating "Large Group Feeding Law" and "Trespassing in the Park with the Intention of Violating the Large Group Feeding Law"; fined $1,000 and spent 19 days in jail, Orlando, FL, June 2011.

Planned and Co-founded The Food Not Bombs Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico, 2011.

Marched on National Convention (Republican), Tampa, FL, 08/27/2012.

Author and Illustrator of Hungry for Peace - How You Can Help End Poverty and War with Food Not Bombs, 2012.

The Chomsky Award Recipient from the Justice Studies Association, Glenside, PA, 2012.
Provides continuing leadership for Food Not Bombs, 1980-2013.

 

 

Kathy McKay resides in Minneapolis, MN.  kathy@reconciliationproject.org

Received the Human Rights Award from the St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission, http://reconciliationproject.org/iarp-executive-director-kathy-mckay-receives-human-rights-award, St Louis Park, MN, 2009.

Partnered with Muslim Peacemaker Teams to provide an American humanitarian contrast to American war by initiating the official Sister Cities relationship between Najaf and Minneapolis, 2009; hosting delegations of artists, government officials, professionals, and academics from Iraq, 2009; coordinating an official agreement between the University of Minnesota and the University of Kufa, to facilitate academic exchange and sharing, 2009; garnering financial support to provide clean water to students in Iraq, 2005-2011; organizing exhibits of Iraqi art and culture, 2005-2011; engaging young Americans to exchange Letters For Peace with young Iraqis to create an atmosphere of trust, respect and mutual understanding, 2005-2011; coordinating a delegation of physicians from Iraq for medical training and exchange, October 2011.

Spoke at the Ways of Peace II: Nonviolence in the Islamic Traditions conference, www.fnvw.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B735E1A96-1C4C-42A9-A729-3584A780D981%7D, St. Paul, MN, April 2011.

Co-founded and Directed Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, 2005-2012.

Board Member Emeritus Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, 2012-2018.

 

 

Michael T. McPhearson, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is an activist and facilitator for social and economic justice whose eleven-year military career spanned the Army Reserves and active duty during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, ending his career as a Captain.  keywiki.org/Michael_McPhearson  @MTMcPhearson  mcphearson@veteransforpeace.org

Traveled to Iraq as part of a delegation of U.S. veterans and military family members, Veterans For Peace, 12/2003.

Panelist, “Bring Them Home Now! Soldiers and Families Oppose the War in Iraq,” Brecht Forum, NY, 03/11/2004.

Speaker at Fayetteville rally for peace, 03/19/2005.

Affiliated to United for Peace and Justice representing Veterans For Peace, 07/2007.

Steering Committee member, United for Peace and Justice, 2005 and 2008.

Participated in peace conferences: Turkey, 01/2004; Bologna, Italy, 2004; and with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Albany, NY, 07/2010.

Attended meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, along with other American social movement activists, to reject a U.S.-sponsored campaign to demonize Iran and agitate a pro-war climate, Warwick Hotel, NY, 09/21/2010.

Presenter at Syria & Iran: The Next War?” forum, Solidarity Center, NY, 06/10/2013.

National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice, 08/2010-09/2013.

National Board member, Veterans For Peace, 2011-2013.

Writes blog The McPhearson Report, with posts including Stop Talking About Gwyneth Paltrow; Let’s Talk About the Real Problem, A Decade of U.S. Wars, 05/29/2014; The Impact of War on Women’s Lives, 08/30/2014; God Bless America? God Forgive America., 09/11/2014; and Peace at Home Peace Abroad (A way to talk about how war impacts us here at home), 04/22/2015.

Received the Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Award, 05/02/2015.

Member, Military Families Speak Out, 2004-2018.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2018.

National Executive Director, Veterans For Peace, 2005-2010 and 2013-2019.

 

 

Victor Molinari, PhD, ABPP is a Professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health at the Florida Mental Health Institute of the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  vmolinari@fmhi.usf.edu

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006.

Letters and phone calls to Congressional representatives regarding not invading Iraq and stopping support for the War in Iraq, 2005-2008. 

Member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, www.psysr.org, 2005-2010.

Member of Peace Division, American Psychological Association, charged with identifying better ways of resolving conflict than war, 2006-2019.

 

 

Thomas W. Morgan, PhD, of Duluth, MN, who worked at the Duluth News Tribune, is Associate Professor, Department of Global Cultural & Language Studies at the College of St. Scholastica, where he teaches courses on Russian language and literature; philosophy; and peace.  tmorgan@css.edu

Co-founded Duluth International Peace Center, which is dedicated to building grass-roots contacts among nations of the world, 1980. 

Initiated public awareness and organized a group of combat veterans who opposed plan to bring the USS Des Moines, a retired naval warship, to Duluth harbor; referendum was held, plan was defeated, 1997-1998.

Co-developed Sister City relationships between Duluth and Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1986; and Duluth and Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2009.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.

Wrote op-eds including “We can honor war dead by seeking peace,” 05/25/2014; “Sister Cities helps build world peace,” 01/11/2015; “Is violence inevitable? Five experts present their views,” 10/09/2015; “Breaking things, hurting people not best way to solve global problems,” 05/28/2016; and “Trip can breathe new energy into Duluth-Petrozavodsk sisterhood,” 06/21/2017, Duluth News Tribune.

Charter Member, Duluth Sister Cities International, 1987, and Board Member, 2012-2018.

Program Chair, Peace and Justice Studies, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, where he taught courses including peaceful resolution of international conflicts, 1989-2018.

Director, Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice, which offers a resource center and other programs, including an annual lecture series, 2017-2019. 

Member, Veterans for Peace, 2010-2019. 

 

 

Roxanne J. Munksgaard, of Bangor, ME, is a mother of three adult children who has spent years designing political jewelry through various mediums, including beading, wire wrapping, and metal smithing.  rjmunksgaard@yahoo.com

Singer and Songwriter of peace/justice/union/activism music including “Si Se Puede” ©2001, “Stand Together” ©2002, “Mass Weapons of Distraction” ©2002, “Stand Up, Speak Out” ©2003, “Peace in My Heart” ©2003, and “Light a Candle for Peace” ©2003.
Designer of political jewelry including Broken Peace #1 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the peace symbol and Copper Peace Warrior Cuffs,
www.mainejewelryart.com/mainepeaceworks.html, ©2008.

Member, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, www.peacectr.org, 1988-2012.

Owner, Maine Peace Works, 2002-2012. 

Owner, Maine Jewelry & Art, a Downtown Bangor gallery displaying her peace and political jewelry designs, 2010-2012.

 

 

Michael N. Nagler, PhD is Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley who resides at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and runs the Metta Center for Nonviolence in Petaluma, CA.  mnagler@igc.org

Founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC, Berkeley, ca. 1975.

Founded the Metta Center for Nonviolence, www.mettacenter.org, 1982.

Founded, Educators for Nonviolence, www.efnv.org, 2001.

Authored books related to peace: America Without Violence: Why Violence Persists and How You Can Stop It, Covelo, CA: Island Press, 1982; The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World (2nd edition), New World Library, 2004; Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence. Chicago: Open Court, 2005.

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