When the World Outlawed War

Peace Essay Contest: How Can We Obey the Law Against War?

Most people understand that war is destructive, but few know that it is illegal.  On August 27, 1928 many countries signed a treaty called the Kellogg-Briand Pact which outlawed war.  After ratification by the U.S. Senate the following year this Pact became the supreme law of the land in the United States and sixty five other countries.  How can we respect the law if most of us are ignorant of its existence?  Members of the Peace Community have decided to: read more

When the World Outlawed War — In German

When the World Outlawed War has been translated into German.  Now we need a German publisher.

About the translator:

Jochen Lembke, Europe┬┤s cab-driving writer

Born ´61 in Germany, finished school with the Abitur, did studies in politics and medicine and a vocational training as a masseur. Drove a cab in four cities, in three countries, France will be next. Began writing in 2001, written 6 books, translated 5, (not counting this one) one of which was a yet unauthorized version to the Hitch-Hiker´s read more

I'll Be Speaking at May Day Books in Minneapolis on July 13th

Join me there, leading up to the big event of Peacestock the next day.

Friday, July 13, 2012
7 pm at Mayday Books
301 Cedar Ave. South on the West Bank in Minneapolis

progressive, non-profit, volunteer-run bookstore, not making a profit since 1975

In the basement of THE HUB, enter on side of building. Public parking ramp behind the building.
For info, call 612-333-4719 or go to http://www.maydaybookstore.org

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Upcoming Speaking Events in Hilton Head, S.C.

David Swanson will speak and lead a discussion on the topic of

“Lifting the Shadow of War.”

WHEN: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. February 25, 2012.

WHERE: Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head, SC 29926, Tel. 843-255-6500, Fax 843-255-9495, Website, Map.

SPONSOR: Hilton Head for Peace, Tel. 603-264-6102.

Admission is free.

Printable flyer: PDF.


WHEN: 10:00 a.m. February 26, 2012

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Congregation read more

Tonight and Monday in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Event with David Swanson’s New Book: “When the World Outlawed War”

WHAT: David Swanson with his new book “When the World Outlawed War” and thoughts on activism past and present

WHEN: Wednesday, 7 p.m., November 16, 2011

WHERE: Random Row Books
315 West Main Street  
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Flyer: PDF.




Occupy City Council

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Fahrenheit 11/11/11

Believe it or not, November 11th was not made a holiday in order to celebrate war, support troops, or cheer the 11th year of occupying Afghanistan.  This day was made a holiday in order to celebrate an armistice that ended what was up until that point, in 1918, one of the worst things our species had thus far done to itself, namely World War I.

World War I, then known simply as the world war or the great war, had been marketed as a war to end war.  Celebrating its end was also understood read more