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How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism [Paperback]

By Medea Benjamin (Editor), Jodie Evans (Editor) & Alice Walker (Foreword by)
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Violence begets violence--so believes the majority of people around the world who have stood up in protest against war. "Stop the Next War Now" is a reflective look and call to action to end violence, by acclaimed peace activists, experts, and visionaries, including Eve Ensler, Barbara Lee, Arianna Huffington, Janeane Garafalo, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many more. The book shares expert insight on the issues and powers-that-be that encourage war, including the media, politicians, global militarization, and the pending scarcity of natural resources. A powerful, smart, and passionate work, this book aims to educate and reflect on the effectiveness of peace movement activities and offer hope--through shared ideas, action steps, and checklists--to transform a culture of violence to a culture of peace. How can people humanize each other, ask the authors, and act as responsible global citizens? With vitality, joy, and a dash of CODEPINK-style humor, "Stop the Next War Now" insists that the time is ripe for the first-ever global movement to put an end to war--and tells readers what they can do about it.

Publishers Description
The founding director of Global Exchange and the cofounder of CODEPINK outline a series of grassroots actions that are designed to prevent the outbreak of war, presenting action stops and checklists from peace activists and advocates for global justice. Original.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   234
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 10, 2005
Publisher   New World Library
ISBN  1930722494  
ISBN13  9781930722491  

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More About Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans & Alice Walker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of the peace group CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. A former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization, she is the author or editor of eight books. Her articles appear regularly in publications such as the Huffington Post, CommonDreams, AlterNet and OpEd News.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia.

Medea Benjamin was born in 1952.

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Reviews - What do customers think about How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism?

Great Ideas Needing Action  May 16, 2006
Tell everyone you know to read this book! What a great way to promote peace, and offer a very interesting read. I highly recommend this book to anyone concerned about where our world is headed right now.
less than 0 really  Sep 27, 2005
Susie Stalin aka Medea (child killer) Benjamin is a really disturbed maniac and should be ashamed of herself. This woman is devoid of any intellectual honesty. A puppet of the Left she disgraces peace. As anyone know there is no peace without justice. Apparently Ms Benjamin would rather live enslaved in a Communist state than as a free individual.

The best I can say about this book is it's comic in its infantile brashness.
Stop the Next War  Sep 23, 2005
What a bunch of liberal fanaticism. What a
shame so many trees had to die to print this trash.
Marie Jones, book reviewer states:  Jun 15, 2005
We live in dark and violent times. That is why a book like "Stop the Next War Now," edited by CodePink founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, is such an important tool in promoting peace, hope and the belief that a small group of individuals really can change the world...for the better.

This amazing and empowering book is a collection of essays by some of the leading female experts, scholars, artists, activists and journalists in the world, all coming together to talk about their vision for a world without war. But the essays are more than just wishful thinking, they are powerful and passionate pleas for peace and motivating and energetic calls to action that provide the reader with real and effective ways to make a difference.

Featured in "Stop the Next War Now" are such luminaries as Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams, author Naomi Klein, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, Journalist Helen Thomas, activists such as Julia Butterfly Hill, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and dozens more. The voices and visions of these great leaders speak of the terrors and horrors of war, the silent victims of violence, the tragedy of global poverty, the demand for corporate responsibility, the dangers of false democracy, the power of dissent, the need for non-violent solutions, the healing forces of hope and so many other topics, all from the viewpoint of women who have seen the sides of war and violence that the media rarely chooses to show us.

Editors Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans formed CodePink: Women For Peace (, an organization devoted to global peace issues, as a way for others like them - women who care about the world - to come together and protest, organize, educate and change. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has grown tremendously and is often mentioned in the news, challenging the rush to war and injustices of our own government, as well as those of other nations.

Mothers, artists, working women, political officials, activists... all women from all walks of life converge their resources, knowledge and passion in this amazing book that will no doubt serve as inspiration to generations currently working for peace, and generations to come, whose very survival depends on "stopping the next war now."

This is a moving and challenging book, a call to action, a tool for change and so much more. The stories and ideas of the authors who contributed to "Stop the Next War Now" have the ability to really make a difference...but only if enough readers choose to pick up this book, pay attention, and learn. Buy this book. Read it, then pass it on to a friend. If enough people learn that there are effective responses and alternatives to war and violence, who knows just how bright our future could be?

Great ideas  May 23, 2005
I'm about 75 pages into this book so far, and I love it. It offers up a lot of food for thought, including ideas for moving from a "dominator" model in our society to a more democratic "partnership" model, how to educate your children in peacebuilding, and so on.

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