The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? (Part 2)
(Part 1 on Video of the Week)
Dennis Kucinich and Johan Galtung discuss the proposal for a Department of Peace.
Professor Johan Galtung, considered the father of Peace Studies, is the founder and director of TRANSCEND International, a nonprofit network for Mediation and Conflict Resolution by nonviolent means. The network was founded in 1993. He has mediated in over 100 conflicts between and within states, communities, groups and persons for over 50 years. TRANSCEND connects over 400 experts in peace, mediation and reconciliation work. He currently teaches at the World Peace Academy at the University of Basel, among others. He has written over 140 books encompassing 25 intellectual landscapes. http://www.transcend.org/
Congressman Dennish Kucinich elected mayor of Cleveland at the age of 31 in 1977, is the youngest person ever elected to head a major US city. Previously, Kucinich served on the Cleveland City Council. He won his Congress seat in 1996 and while there has authored or co-sponsored bills related to the health care system, Social Security, education and calling for the abolition of the death penalty. Kucinich has also called for the repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act and for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. He is a former presidential candidate, and was reelected into a seventh term in Congress, representing the 10th District of Ohio.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 2 Aug 2010.
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