Jun 28 2007

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 17

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Scott RitterWaging Peace: The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement

Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter is an unlikely person to be offering advice for the antiwar movement. He is Republican who voted for George Bush in 2000. But ever since the Bush administration began making moves toward war in Iraq, Ritter has staunchly exposed the rhetoric from the White House as lies and propaganda. He has spent years observing the antiwar movement, who have hailed him as a truth teller in the struggle to end the Iraq war, and to prevent a war with Iran. Now, Ritter’s new book, Waging Peace: The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement, candidly analyzes the weaknesses in progressive movements for peace and justice, and proposes that these movements seek guidance from sources they normally spurn. They need to do this, according to Ritter, by studying the “enemy” in order to learn the art of campaigning and of waging battles when necessary. Based on Sun Tsu’s The Art of War, and other approaches to waging war, Ritter suggests the antiwar movement wage peace with the same ferocity and strategy that pro-war and anti-social forces wage war.

Scott Ritter spoke very recently in Los Angeles during his book tour, on June 5, 2007.

Chalmers JohnsonRepublic or Empire: Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson is an author and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He is also president and co-founder of the Japan Policy Research Institute, an organization promoting public education about Japan and Asia. His books are sharply critical of US foreign policy. He is perhaps best known for his book, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, originally published in 2000, which became a bestseller after September 11th, 2001. His next book was entitled, “The Sorrows of Empire,” and his latest is “Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic.”

Chalmers Johnson spoke recently at the San Diego 1st Unitarian Universalist Church on March 18, 2007.

Thank You Gifts:

“Republic or Empire” DVD featuring Chalmers Johnson, Scott Ritter, John Pilger, Laura Flanders, Camilo Mejia, and Jeremy Scahill – $50

Waging Peace: The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement by Scott Ritter – book – $70

Waging Peace Pack: includes “Republic or Empire” DVD and Waging Peace book – $100

Best of Uprising Mp3 CD – $35

Uprising T-shirts – $60

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One Response to “KPFK Fund Drive – Day 17”

  1. landers53on 28 Jun 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for your show. Very good.

    Mr. Ritter has some good points in his book. However, what we all need to do, if we really want to turn, not only this country, but the entire world around, is to know all we can about the people who are actually in control.

    There is another great book out that is something that is a must read for those who want to know who are really behind all of this destruction of our world. It’s called “Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes” and you can find an article about it here:


    Thanks, again, for the great show.