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
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.