Joseph Gerson Bikini Day Commemoration, February 28, 2012 Shizuoka, Japan
“[T]he world needs new thinking, based not just on the recognition of universal interests and of global interdependence but also on a certain moral foundation…politics becomes dirty and a zero-sum, lose-lose game only when it has no moral core. This perhaps is the main lesson to be learned from the past two decades.” – Mikahil Gorbachev
The American Friends Service Committee is disturbed with the Administration’s announced resumption of arrests and deportations to Haiti of Haitian nationals with prior criminal convictions. We ask that this policy be immediately suspended and that available alternatives such as parole or community supervision be enacted instead.
We speak with Johan Galtung, known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He’s spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. Galtung discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mideast talks, why President Obama is losing his base, and much more.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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