Some Books and Articles on Peace

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 11 Apr 2016

John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service

John Scales AveryHere is a link to a review of my new book, “The Need for a New Economic System”:

http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2016/02/23/a-scientist-presses-for-action-on-many-fronts-a-review-of-the-need-for-a-new-economic-system-by-john-scales-avery/

Then, on the Danish Peace Academy website, there are the following links:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-s-avery/john-a-collected-essays-1/paperback/product-22555064.html
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/john-a-collected-essays-2/paperback/product-22555150.html
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/collected-essays-3/paperback/product-22512358.html
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/collected4.pdf
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/Memories%20of%20Beirut%20and%20Tehran.pdf
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/the-need-for-a-new-economic-system/paperback/product-22556315.html
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/science/index.htm
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/space-age-science-and-stone-age-politics/paperback/product-22556352.html
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/videnskab.pdf

Also, here are links to articles in two journals of the World Academy of Art and Science:

http://cadmusjournal.org/user/221
http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/author/john-scales-avery

and to the Learning Development Institute

http://www.learndev.org/dl/Crisis21-Avery.pdf

Finally, here are links to some articles that are available on the Internet:

Against the institution of war

https://www.wagingpeace.org/against-the-institution-of-war/

We need your voice today

http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190313.htm

http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090413.htm

http://www.countercurrents.org/avery250313.htm

http://www.countercurrents.org/avery010413.htm

Values for the future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280412.htm

Reformed teaching of history
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery020812.htm

Targeting ciivilians
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery010912.htm

Blood for oil
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030912.htm

Back to child labor and slavery?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery250312.htm

Human rights
https://www.wagingpeace.org/author/john-avery/

http://global-human-rights.blogspot.dk/2014/07/the-court-of-world-opinion-by-john.html

Using material goods for social competition
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230113.htm

Making a game of killing
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2012/06/making-a-game-of-killing/

Construction versus destruction
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190912.htm

The Nuremberg Princoples and individual responsibility
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery300712.htm

Benefits of equality
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery200512.htm

Adverse effects of globalization
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery080512.htm

Optimum population in the future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery130113.htm

Reciprocity and karma
http://www.countercurrents.org/karma280113.htm

Limits to growth and fractional reserve banking
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery200212.htm

Attacks on Iran, past and present
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery290112.htm

Limits to growth and climate change
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2012/07/limits-to-growth-and-climate-change/

The future of international law
https://www.wagingpeace.org/the-future-of-international-law/

One step backward taken
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030512.htm

Facing a set of linked problems
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230712.htm

The Titanic as an allegory
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery160412.htm

Nobody had the slightest idea of what it would be like
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery310812.htm

Israel, Iran and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery210715.htm

Dangers of nuclear power generation
www.countercurrents.org/nuclearpower.pdf

Iran: automatic escallation to World War III?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery240912.htm

Perpetual war against terrorism?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070912.htm

Poverty and war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery040412.htm

Collective punishment and the blockade of Gaza
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery221112.htm

Economic predictions for 2013
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery050113.htm

Destroying the world for profit
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery160812.htm

The protection racket
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery210812.htm

Sanctions as collective punishment
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery200113.htm

The Mayan apocalypse and Gell-Mann’s curve
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery271212.htm

Restoring democracy in the United States
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery101112.htm

Just staying alive
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery120313.htm

Do the people have a right to know what their governments are doing?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190812.htm

A threatened global catastrophe
http://newparadigm.schillerinstitute.com/media/john-scales-avery-a-threatened-global-catastrophe/

Cancer threat from radioactive leaks at Hanford, USA
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230213.htm

A golden age?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280513.htm

The training of soldiers
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery181012.htm

Tribalism and agreed-upon lies
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33879.htm

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Northeast India
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery270313.htm

Kill or be killed (or both)
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery071112.htm

Thou shalt not kill
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery140512.htm

Science changes the character of war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery011013.htm

Ethics for the future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230913.htm

“Humanitarian” missile strikes against Syria?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090913.htm

Syria, democracy and international law
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070913.htm

Nobel Peace Prize winner and war criminal?
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2013/09/nobel-peace-prize-winner-and-war-criminal/

Some peace education initiatives in Denmark
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery260813.htm

Protecting whistleblowers
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery300713.htm

A government with many secrets is not a democracy
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery150713.htm

The social responsibility of scientists
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090713.htm

The task before us
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery010713.htm

Secrecy versus democracy
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280613.htm

The arrogance of power
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery100613.htm

Racism, colonialism and exceptionalism
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36494.htm

The case for economic reform
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery291013.htm

An attack on Iran could escalate into a global nuclear war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery061113.htm

The humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
https://www.wagingpeace.org/a-conference-on-the-humanitarian-impact-of-nuclear-weapons-in-february-2014/

Mandela and Gandhi
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery081213.htm

Some examples of genocide
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery131213.htm
Nuclear warfare as genocide
https://www.wagingpeace.org/nuclear-warfare-as-genocide/

Are we being driven like cattle?
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/are-we-being-driven-like-cattle/

Does the American Jewish Community really want a general war in the Middle East?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery130513.htm

The fragility of our complex civilization
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/05/the-fragility-of-our-complex-civilization/

An accident waiting to happen
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery020214.htm

Atoms for peace?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery100214.htm

Truth versus power
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/02/truth-versus-power/

Lessons from World War I
http://cadmusjournal.org/node/408

Adam Smith’s invisible hand is at our throats
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/03/adam-smiths-invisible-hand-is-at-our-throats/

Unfulfilled responsibilities of the media
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070414.htm

Europe needs to be independent
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090414.htm

The long-term future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190414.htm

Geological extinction events and runaway climate change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery270414.htm

Preventing a human-initiated 6th geological extinction event
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery020514.htm

Our duty to future generations
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110514.htm

The illegality of NATO
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/the-illegality-of-nato/

The urgent need for renewable energy
http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/files/issue-5/reprints/ej-i5-need-for-renewable-energy-javery-reprint.pdf
An Arctic nuclear weapons free zone; Scandinavia as a first step
http://www.arnehansen.net/110317AfriNordenstpa-1.pdf

Saving threatened species
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090614.htm

The devil’s dynamo
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery170614.htm

The court of world public opinion
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/07/the-court-of-world-opinion/

Climate change: will a disaster wake us up?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190714.htm

Book review: “Hiroshima, August 6, 1945”
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090814.htm

The Marshall Islands sue all nuclear nations
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110814.htm

Science, religion and war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery140814.htm

Killing civilians
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery260814.htm

60 years in the peace movement
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/read/John_auto.pdf

Climate change means lifestyle change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery080914.htm

The agony of Iraq
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230914.htm

The United Nations Climate Summit
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280914.htm

Interrelated threats to humans and to the biosphere
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/11/interrelated-threats-to-humans-and-to-the-biosphere/

Birgitta Jonsdottir, democracy, and freedom of information
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery221114.htm
http://serenoregis.org/2014/11/29/birgitta-jonsdottir-democrazia-e-liberta-dinformazione-john-scales-avery/

Institutional and cultural inertia
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery040115.htm
http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/issue-6/article/institutional-and-cultural-inertia

Politeness in multi-ethnic societies
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090115.htm

Some contributions of Islamic culture
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280115.htm

Quick action is needed to save the long-term future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110215.htm

Remember your humanity
https://www.wagingpeace.org/remember-your-humanity/

Gandhi as an economist
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030315.htm

Secrecy and democracy are incompatible
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery240315.htm

Europe muust not be pushed into a nuclear war with Russia
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/03/30/europe-must-not-be-forced-into-a-nuclear-war-with-russia/

The future of international law
https://www.wagingpeace.org/the-future-of-international-law/

Millay’s “Epitaph for the Race of Man”
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery260415.htm

Book review: “The Path to Zero”
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery220515.htm

Albert Einstein, scientist and pacifist
https://www.wagingpeace.org/tag/albert-einstein/

Exponential growth
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery130615.htm

New hope for avoiding catastrophic climate change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery210615.htm

Militarism’s hostages
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery240615.htm

Will the real issues be discussed in 2016?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030715.htm

Debt slavery
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070715.htm

Greed is driving us toward disaster
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery170715.htm

A nuclear weapons convention by majority vote at the UN
https://www.wagingpeace.org/a-nuclear-weapons-convention-by-majority-vote-at-the-un/

The Need for a New Economic System: Part 9 (see the end of the article for the other parts)
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/08/24/the-need-for-a-new-economic-system-part-ix-a-new-society-a-new-social-contract-a-new-way-life/

Book review: “Before it is Too Late”
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/11/23/book-review-aurelio-peccei-and-daisako-ikeda-before-it-is-too-late/

Paris: The urgent need for a sense of proportion
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/11/24/paris-a-sense-of-proportions-is-urgently-needed/

Paris: We need system change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery141215.htm

The United States drifts towards political irresponsibility
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/12/18/the-united-states-drifts-towards-political-irresponsibilty/

Culture, education and human solidarity
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/12/28/culture-education-and-human-solidarity/

Pharming
http://prn.fm/john-scales-avery-pharming/

Who is my neighbor?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030316.htm

The world as it is, and the world as it could be
http://www.countercurrents.org/world.pdf

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John Scales Avery, Ph.D., who was part of a group that shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in organizing the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network and Associate Professor Emeritus at the H.C. Ørsted Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is chairman of both the Danish National Pugwash Group and the Danish Peace Academy and received his training in theoretical physics and theoretical chemistry at M.I.T., the University of Chicago and the University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles both on scientific topics and on broader social questions. His most recent book is Civilization’s Crisis in the 21st Century (pdf).

 

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