David Swanson and Carmen Wilson: Demilitarising Education + Higher Defence Spending DOES NOT Equal Higher Security

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 16, 2022

This week on Talk World Radio we’re speaking with Carmen Wilson, a community development expert and the Community Manager at Demilitarise Education, a world renowned organisation that envisions a world where universities champion peace.

She is a world citizen, having grown up in Asia for 14 years, including in Taipei, Taiwan, Beijing, China, Tokyo, Japan, and Manila, Philippines. She has a B.S. in Media Management and an M.A. in Globalization & International Development Studies, having completed her dissertation on the importance of freedom of press and information for democratic accountability.

Since finishing her M.A. 2019, she has gained professional certifications in maximizing community impact and non-profit management. She is a passionate advocate for peace, youth work, critical discourse and education. A former English (ESL) teacher, she is also passionate about using communications technologies (ICT’s) to promote access to quality education, with specific experience teaching and working with refugees in the U.S. and internationally, and community development projects in places like Makati City, Philippines and San Salvador, El Salvador.

See also: https://ded1.co @ded_ucation (across all platforms)

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David Swanson on Aug 16, 2022

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David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Leaving World War II Behind (2020), Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie (2010; 2nd Ed. 2016). He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and U.S. Peace Prize Recipient. Support David’s work.

Higher Defence Spending DOES NOT Equal Higher Security: Myth 1/7

dED UCATION on Nov 3, 2021

Why is rethinking security not central to climate discussions at COP26? The arms trade is at the heart of global suffering, politics, climate change and corruption.

This 7 part video series aims to break down the myths that help to sustain such a deadly industry so that more people can learn something new and use this knowledge to work against militarism and towards a more peaceful world.

From the archives:

Roger Waters: War, Peace, and Music, with David Swanson and Todd Pierce + Roger Waters Uncut

Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

Students, Campuses and Dominant Corporate Power, by Ralph Nader

Mother’s Day Proclamation: Divest From War! by Rivera Sun

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