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Voices for Peace

War, Resistance, and America’s Quest for Full-spectrum Dominance

October 2017
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  • Publisher
    Clairview Books
  • Published
    30th October 2017
  • ISBN 9781905570898
  • Pages 134 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

The United States military doctrine, as proclaimed by the Department of Defense, is to attain “full-spectrum the air, land, maritime and space domains, and information environment...without effective opposition or prohibitive interference.” This is an agenda for global conquest—for an ever-expanding US empire. As America prepares for conflict with Russia and China, wars continue in the Middle East and North Africa, tens of millions are exiled from their homes while many others face famine. But there is not only hope for change in the air; there is also active resistance. People all over the world are challenging the status quo by taking nonviolent action. Voices for Peace features some of the world’s leading thinkers, journalists and activists, offering insight, inspiration and solutions to the world’s most critical problems—nuclear war, environmental destruction, and refugee flows.

In the wealth of material presented here, Kathy Kelly talks about the Afghan Peace Volunteers and Standing Rock protesters in the U.S., calling for global unity. Bruce K. Gagnon’s piece on space weapons discusses South Korean activist opposition to American weapons in their country. Brian Terrell challenges the legality of drone warfare and outlines the grassroots links being forged between U.S. and Russian citizens. Noam Chomsky discusses U.S. policies toward Russia and Syria, as well as toward South America, trade, ISIS, and Ukraine. John Pilger talks about the Trump–Obama naval buildup around China, and exposes Britain’s “deep state” connections to the Manchester terror attack. Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney analyzes the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the deep state in recent U.S. history. Ilan Pappé offers an exclusive analysis of Israel’s actions to ethnically cleanse Israel of Palestinians. Finally, Robin Ramsay exposes the unconditional support given to the U.S. by successive U.K. governments.

Seeking to inform and educate, this penetrating anthology is edited and introduced by author T. J. Coles, who gives a broader framework and context to the individual articles.

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. The "father of modern linguistics" is a major figure in analytic philosophy and a founder of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at MIT, where he is Institute Professor Emeritus and the author of more than a hundred books on linguistics, war, politics, mass media and more.

John Pilger

John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary film maker based in the United Kingdom since 1962. Pilger has been a strong critic of American, Australian, and British foreign policy, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist agenda. Pilger has also criticized his native country's treatment of Indigenous Australians.

Ilan Pappé

Ilan Pappé, born in 1954, is an expatriate Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK, director of the university's European Centre for Palestine Studies, and codirector of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies.

Cynthia McKinney

Paolo Sensini is a historian and geopolitical expert, whose books include La rovina antica e la nostra (2006); Il «dissenso» nella sinistra extraparlamentare italiana dal 1968 al 1977 (2010); Libia 2011 (2011); and Divide et Impera. Strategie del caos per il XXI secolo nel Vicino e Medio Oriente (2013). Sensini has also edited and introduced key works by Bruno Rizzi, Ante Ciliga, Josef Dietzgen, and Sergej Mel’gunov for publication in Italian.

Bruce K. Gagnon

Bruce K. Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.  He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly (born 1952) is an American peace activist, pacifist, author, a founding member of Voices in the Wilderness, and a joint coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. As part of peace team work in several countries, she has traveled to Iraq numerous times, notably remaining in combat zones during the early days of both US–Iraq wars. Her recent travel focused on Afghanistan and Gaza, along with domestic protests against US drone policy. She has been arrested more than sixty times at home and abroad and wrote of her experiences among targets of US military bombardment and inmates of US prisons. She lives in Chicago.

Robin Ramsay

Robin Ramsay is the editor and publisher of the journal Lobster. He is the author of Prawn Cocktail Party, The Rise of New Labour, and Who Shot JFK?

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell is a joint coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He lives on a Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa.