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CODEPINK Book: Stop the Next War Now

Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism

How can we humanize each other and act as responsible global citizens? Stop the Next War Now, edited by renowned peace activists Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, shares expert insight on the issues and powers-that-be that can lead us to war - including the media, our elected politicians, global militarization, and the pending scarcity of national resources. It aims to educate and reflect on the effectiveness of peace-movement activities and offers hope, through shared ideas, action steps, and practical checklists to transition from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.

More than 70 of the world's most visionary experts and activists contribute to this new collection of essays about how the global peace movement can successfully stop the next war. Edited by CODEPINK cofounders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, with a Forward by Alice Walker and an Introduction by Arundhati Roy, the book offers a time-sensitive, poignant, and practical examination of the increasing world threat of more war and violence; and provides tools that range from changes we can make in our daily lives to ways we can rally the millions of people who support nonviolence to actually take action.

Published by Inner Ocean, Stop the Next War Now captures not only the expertise of policy makers but also the insights of those who have experienced the effects of war first hand. Read:

Congresswoman Barbara Lee on taking risks for peace
Playwright Eve Ensler on the pain of war and need to amplify women's voices
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai on preventing resource wars
Journalist Helen Thomas on the responsibility of the media
Author Terry Tempest Williams on engaging our hearts for democracy
Analyst Phyllis Bennis on the global peace movement
Activist Leslie Cagan on the importance of organizing
Writer Barbara Ehrenreich on feminism as a counterterrorism strategy
Nobel prize winner Jody Williams on international treaties
Radio host Amy Goodman on the power of dissent
Dr. Helen Caldicott with a prescription for survival in the nuclear age
Columnist Arianna Huffington on overcoming oil addiction
Conscientious objector Camilo Mejia on dissent in the military
Author Naomi Klein on holding corporations accountable
Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto on ending poverty
Writer Sharon Salzberg on spiritual strength and courage
Muralist Juana Alicia on painting for peace

Fittingly, the book was released on May 1,2005 the two-year anniversary of President Bush's declared the Iraq war "mission accomplished". The authors conducted a 100-city book tour, with CODEPINK chapters throughout the country supporting the tour by holding town-hall style events, book release parties, and political actions.

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  • Buy the book from the CODEPINK Store!
  • Educators should contact [email protected] if they wish to adopt this book for developing a course for their students.
  • CODEPINK Student Handbook: Great guide for educators and professors using the Stop the Next War Now book in their curriculum!

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