• Making War Obsolete

    by John M Repp We should have abolished war after World War II. That war was so lethal and so destructive, even before the dropping of the atomic bombs, that had people understood that there is a real alternative to deadly violent conflict, humanity might have taken another path. Instead, we took the path of nuclear deterrence which is a desperate and bankrupt policy that endangers our very existence. Why have we not abolished war? Gene Sharp (now deceased) of the Albert Einstein Institute says it is because people see a need to defend themselves from foreign occupations, coup d’états and/or dictatorial regimes, and we do not know there is another way. The mythology of conventional history as told by…

  • New Print Newsletter May 2020

    The latest print edition of Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation’s newsletter, May 2020 “Pacific Call” is now available in pdf form. Click here to view. Contents include May 2, 2020, Spring Assembly information “Stop state budget cuts during coronavirus pandemic and focus on tax reform” an Op Ed by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility activists Mark Vossler, Max Savishinsky, and Stephen Bezruchka “COVID-19 lesson: The free market failed us. For this crisis and the next, we must manage our future better than we have our past.” by Stan Sorscher Two Poems by Larry Kerschner: “Arrested Development” and “Folks call me Moses” Newsletter articles can also be seen (some in longer versions) at our newsletter webpage, https://wwfor.org/category/the-pacific-call/ As always, events can…

  • New Print Newsletter March 2020

    The latest print edition of Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation’s newsletter, March 2020 “Pacific Call” is now available in pdf form. Click here to view. Articles include “Deployment of low-yield nuclear weapons lowers the threshold for war.”  by Bruce Amundson and Joseph Berkson “Stop the Economic Sanctions against Venezuela and Iran: Economic sanctions are violent bullying (even without bombing or sending troops)” by Glen Anderson “Voter Suppression in the USA” by John M Repp “This Is How Civilizations Collapse from Within” by Bruce Amundson The articles can also be seen (some in longer versions) at our newsletter webpage, https://wwfor.org/category/the-pacific-call/ As always, events can be seen on our calendar page, https://wwfor.org/calendar/  UNFORTUNATELY all events in the next few weeks have been…

  • U.S. Supreme Court v. Democracy

    by John M Repp A review of Thom Hartmann’s book The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America (Oakland: Berrett-Koehler, 2019) This short book in the Hidden History series was published in October 2019. The author, Thom Hartmann, is a progressive talk radio host who can be heard weekdays in the Seattle area on KBCS, 91.3 FM from 9 am to noon. Sadly, the political talk show radio format is dominated by right-wing hosts nine to one over progressive hosts, according to a page on the Center for American Progress website from 2007. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/general/reports/2007/06/20/3087/the-structural-imbalance-of-political-talk-radio/. I suspect the overwhelming dominance of conservative over progressive talk shows remains today. In the recent (late 2019) news coverage on the…

  • New Newsletter: Jan. 2020 Pacific Call

    The latest print edition of Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation’s newsletter, January 2020 “Pacific Call” is now available in pdf form. Click here to view. Articles include “N30: WTO Protests, 20 years later” by Stan Sorscher“Resolution from the People’s Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons” Written up by Carly Brook“Many People Support The Abolition of Nuclear Weapons ” Testimony from the People’s Town hall on Nuclear Weapons “U.S. Supreme Court v. Democracy” by John M Repp A review of Thom Hartmann’s book The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America “Bolivia: US-backed Coup ” a leaflet from Veterans for Peace written by Kim Loftness The articles can also be seen (some in longer versions) at our newsletter…