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:
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
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
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.
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
David Swanson discusses his new book When the World Outlawed War in Charlottesville, Va., November 16, 2011.
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
THIS EVENT IS A DICK CHENEY FREE ZONE
NO ALUMINUM TUBES OR YELLOW CAKE ALLOWED
Occupy City Council
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