December 2010 Converting to a Peace Economy http://youtu.be/cAQ-DNl2Eg8 Throughout our nation’s history, we had occasional wars and then de-mobilized afterward. But after World War II we launched the Cold War and maintained a permanent war status. We also created a “permanent war economy.” Massive military spending year after year decade after decade since the 1940s has distorted and disrupted the U.S. economy and hurt our society in many ways. Military spending has bankrupted our economy, so we must convert from a “war economy” to a “peace economy.” This “economic conversion” or “peace conversion” would produce positive ripple effects throughout our economy and throughout our whole society. During this TV program Glen summarizes the economic problems caused by military spending and some potentials for converting to a peace economy.
November 2010 International Day of Peace: Olympia Connects with the World http://youtu.be/qTsWuKjEbBo In recent years the International Day of Peace (September 21) has been inspiring more and more enthusiasm in more parts of the world. The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical and/or inspiring acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. See more information at www.internationaldayofpeace.org. The Olympia FOR’s November TV program includes interviews with local organizers Doug Mackey and Dennis Mills. It also includes some of the powerful video footage that Dennis filmed.
October 2010 Honduras http://youtu.be/eIPFFl3vVP8 This TV program features two knowledgeable and articulate guests – Nina Murano and Bruce Wilkinson – who learned even more while they were in Honduras earlier this year. Nina Murano went to Honduras in 1989 with a women’s delegation, and again in August 2010 with Witness for Peace. ; She has extensive first-hand knowledge of many Latin American countries, and she is active in the Fellowship of Reconciliation and other peace groups.
September 2010 More Information on the 9-11 Attacks http://youtu.be/MvRWja6ahow Most skeptics are not “conspiracy nuts,” as the official culture would have us believe. Most skeptics are thoughtful, well informed and respected citizens who have studied the facts, found that the official story has holes in it, found evidence that rebuts the official story, and discovered what seem to be deliberate attempts to prevent the truth from coming out. New evidence keeps coming to light.
August 2010 Starting to Understand Africa http://youtu.be/D74pttstcd4 This is the Olympia FOR’s first TV program exclusively about Africa. Africa is a gigantic continent with a rich history. ; Africa’s creative and adaptive cultures have sustained themselves for thousands of years in a vast variety of climates and ecosystems, ranging from harsh deserts to dense jungles. Our school systems and mainstream media have failed to inform Americans about Africa.
July 2010 Understanding and Protecting Civil Liberties http://youtu.be/f_89DRwbUwc This TV program will help the viewers better understand the range of civil liberties and how important they are for a free society. The program also will help viewers understand how to protect them from neglect or abuse. Our three guests Don Clocksin, Gery Gerst, Kevin Wimsett have volunteered with the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU, which works hard to protect the Bill of Rights and other Constitutionally protected civil liberties.
June 2010 Pakistan: What Are the Realities? http://youtu.be/JlB0Cqo-8tQ Steve Niva and Zahid Shariff discuss the internal power structure, politics, history, and changing attitudes of Pakistan. (June 2010)
May 2010 Empowering Ourselves for Profound Democracy
http://youtu.be/12PeBcKL_Ec Glen Anderson explores four grassroot organizations in Thurston County: Thurston Community Television, Works in Progress, Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County, and Tulip Co-Op Credit Union.
April 2010 Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices http://youtu.be/XflEY4qCmLw Dr. Paul McCold and Beth Rodman discuss Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices.
March 2010 Protect the Separation of Church and State http://youtu.be/-zXx_dK2aWY Dennis Mansker, Kent Underwood, and Eric Quist, of Americans United for Separation for Church and State, discuss the history and purpose of AU.
February 2010 Death Penalty
January 2010 Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers
Amidst the horrible war in Afghanistan, several young people are courageously and nonviolently affirming everyone’s common humanity, and they care calling for peace.