Dennis Kucinich and Johan Galtung: Will the Empire end consciously, or in blood kicking and screaming?

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Dennis Kucinich and Johan Galtung: Will the Empire end consciously, or in blood kicking and screaming?

Congressman Dennis Kucinich elected mayor of Cleveland at the age of 31 in 1977, is the youngest person ever elected to head a major US city. Previously, Kucinich served on the Cleveland City Council. He won his Congress seat in 1996 and while there has authored or co-sponsored bills related to the health care system, Social Security, education and calling for the abolition of the death penalty. Kucinich has also called for the repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act and for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. He is a former presidential candidate, and was reelected into a seventh term in Congress, representing the 10th District of Ohio.

Professor Johan Galtung is the founder and director of TRANSCEND-International. A non-profit network for Mediation and Conflict Resolution by non violent means. The network was founded in 1993. He has mediated in about 50 conflicts between and within states in conflict for over 50 years. Transcend connects over 400 experts in peace and reconciliation work. He currently teaches at the World Peace Academy at the University of Basel.

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THE FALL OF THE US EMPIRE – AND THEN WHAT? Pt.2

From the archives:

The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? (Part 1)

The Modern Peace Movement: ‘Peace is Practical’ Conference Report by Stephen Dohnberg

Dennis Kucinich: Prayer for America (video; transcript)

Department of Peace Campaign Video

One thought on “Dennis Kucinich and Johan Galtung: Will the Empire end consciously, or in blood kicking and screaming?

  1. Rather than REACTING to “behaviors of empire,” I’d like to see–and maybe begin in a more visible way by myself–the establishment of a Peace Dept., conflict resolution the means to the peace all peoples desire.

    During my tenure in public schools, many forms of conflict resolution have been offered to students on a volunteer basis. Conflict resolution is alive and has been for a long time in places not made visible to the public media. (Just because something doesn’t “make the news bureau” doesn’t mean it is not present.)

    I wish Cindy Sheehan and others like her would stop wearing themselves out by reacting to war (which, of course, is an appalling solution to any conflict!) and shift to using their energies to the establishment of a Peace Dept. Conflict resolution is a MEANS not a resistance. It’s a process of well being for all–a specific process that heals rather than adjudging good guys and bad guys! And it is available to each one of us wherever and whenever conflict arises!

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