Home > Peace in the Arts (page 38)

Peace in the Arts

Deepak Chopra Gathers Experts To Discuss The Path To A Nuclear-Free World (VIDEO)

Deepak Chopra discussed the threat of nuclear weapons and the road to disarmament with a few high-profile guests Monday, during a special edition of his weekly Sirius XM radio show. Former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson, president of the Global Security Institute Jonathan Granoff and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan joined Chopra in the studio in New York ...

Read More »

Johann Hari: The Enduring Truth-Telling of Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the most hysterically abused figures in the world today. Even his critics have to concede that his work inventing the field of linguistics — and so beginning to decode the structure of how language is formed in the human brain — makes him one of the most important intellectuals alive. But when he applies the ...

Read More »

War–what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, according to latest work by San Anselmo filmmaker | Pacific Sun

Born in 1914, the first year of World War I, poet William Stafford grew up hearing war horror stories along with the biblical commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” When the U.S. government drafted him into World War II, he felt he could not go and instead became a conscientious objector, one of 12,000 who lived in civilian public-service camps throughout ...

Read More »

What book(s) would you recommend to somebody who wants a context in which to understand the BP Oil Spill and what’s at stake in the Gulf?

From the Brennan Center‘s Just Books Jonathan Schell, Author, Fate of the Earth: Standing behind the Gulf spill is the incomparably larger crisis of global warming, brought on not by the spill of oil the but burning of oil (products) in our cars and other devices. Recently, I’ve read two books on the subject that I’d like to commend. The ...

Read More »

Imagine Peace: Thai exhibit on political crisis

BANGKOK — On one wall hangs a giant Thai flag torn in half but stitched up with a zipper. Nearby is a poster-sized news photograph of smoke mushrooming out of a Bangkok shopping mall, the gray cloud outlined by a skull. Out of Thailand’s bloody political turmoil that ended in mid-May, an art exhibit has emerged called “Imagine Peace.” Eighty ...

Read More »

Robert McChesney and John Nichols on “The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again”

University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney and The Nation correspondent John Nichols, two leading advocates of the media reform movement, joins Democracy Now to talk about their book, “The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again.” McChesney and Nichols argue that journalism should be seen as a public good and that the ...

Read More »

Real Story in Rolling Stone Article: Inner Circle Knows Afghanistan War Facts Would Kill Remaining Public Support | CommonDreams.org

While the country focused on the fall of General Stanley McChrystal following Michael Hastings’ explosive Rolling Stone article, a notable story was buried in the piece: top military officials know that public awareness of the facts of the war would greatly erode public support. “If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less ...

Read More »
I footnotes