The December 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides smart information and insights to empower you to push for a truly peaceful, just and sustainable world.
The peace movement knows that the U.S.’s foreign policy is stupid and cruel in many ways. This interview with peace expert David Swanson fleshes out the problems — and ALSO PROMOTES SMART, COMPASSIONATE, EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS.
Glen Anderson introduced a very savvy guest – David Swanson – to join him in identifying problems and proposing solutions. David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk World Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. David Swanson is on the advisory boards of many peace-related organizations.
We identified the main characteristics of U.S. foreign policy over the past 80 years and some of the ways they have hurt other nations and the U.S. too. We explained how nuclear weapons and “American Exceptionalism” are parts of the problem.
We identified some values and practical aspects of the foreign policy we want instead. We discussed how to actually ABOLISH WAR. Since the problems were created from the top-down, the solutions must come from the bottom-up through a strategically savvy nonviolent grassroots movement. Glen also proposed a profoundly more wise and effective model of “TRUE Security” to replace the violent, cruel “national security” status quo that has hurt the entire world so badly.
Glen typed up a very thorough summary of what we said during the interview — and included much additional information, including a list of some good organizations and websites working for peace.
When you click the video link, fast-forward through the first 30 seconds of black screen before the music and video begin:
Besides watching the interview video, I hope you will also read the thorough summary document I wrote because it provides a HUGE amount of ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, LINKS, etc. CLICK THE NEXT LINK TO READ THE THOROUGH SUMMARY:
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