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Asia-Pacific Militarization Resources and Alternatives

The Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization of Asia and the Pacific is comprised of leading U.S. peace movement activists and engaged scholars. Our purpose is to provide vision, resources and initiatives to contribute to the building of a U.S. peace movement that is capable of challenging U.S./Asia-Pacific militarization in their comprehensive contexts. In doing so, we will draw on the insights and collaborate as appropriate with partner organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.

Compensating for Decline: Revitilizing US Asia-Pacific Hegemony - Jan 2011 speech by Joseph Gerson published by Truthout

Speeches & Papers given at October's "Peace in Asia and the Pacific" Conference in Washington, D.C.

Hiroshi Takakusaki

Bruce Gagnon

Herbert Docena

A collection of resources to prep paticipants for the Peace in Asia Pacific Conference held on October 21-22.

Suggested Readings on Asia and the Pacific
A listing of books that provide a good foundation for learning about the Asia Pacific region....
Asia Pacific resources on the web
A collection of web sites that provide insight into Asia Pacific region.The Proliferation of...
Moana Nui 2011 Conference Videos & Statement
Below, please find videos from Day 2 and 3 of the November 2011 Moana Nui conference.  ...
Joseph Gerson - Rally Speech from the World Conference Against A- and H-Bombs
6 August 2012 rally speech by Joseph Gerson at the World Conference Against A- and H-Bombs in Japan
Countering Washington's Pivot and the New Asia-Pacific Arms Race
By Joseph Gerson (American Friends Service Committee - Peace Economic Security Program) - Z...
Working Group Statement of Outrage, Remorse and Solidarity
Statement of Outrage, Remorse and Solidarity  Dear Okinawan friends, It is not enough to say...
Text of Lecture by Joseph Gerson: The U.S. "Pivot" to Asia & the Pacific
*Dr. Joseph Gerson is Director of Programs and Director of the Peace & Economic Security...
presentation slide on Asia-Pacific pivot
Asia-Pacific pivot: a futile campaign to reinforce U.S. hegemony

In January, 2011, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a major U.S. foreign and military policy initiative: the diplomatic, economic and military pivot to Asia and the Pacific. This speech on the pivot by Joseph Gerson of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program was prepared to help build peace movement capabilities to prevent war and to build shared security solutions to Asia-Pacific tensions.

Video: A Long Way Home
21 February, 2013 The Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) sent a delegation to the...

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