Wednesday, April 28, 2021




NORWAY’S WWII NONVIOLENCE, US Schools, Nonviolence and Climate Denial
     Of their 12,000 teachers, between 8,000 and 10,000 signed a statement opposing the creation of Nazi-controlled teacher and student organizations.  When the government, under the Nazi-imposed dictatorship of Vidkun Quisling, closed the schools, “tens of thousands of parents” protested too.   Quisling sent a thousand male teachers to concentration camps, some in the Arctic.  But none of the new fascist institutions were ever created, and the imprisoned teachers were released.  The fascist plan for Norway was abandoned, and “quisling “ became synonymous with anyone who aids an invading, occupying country.  Quisling admitted: “’You teachers have destroyed everything for me.’”
     “If teachers could do that, imagine what a whole society committed to a better path could do.  But our schools teach war, war, war—so many wars that the years between them fade and war seems normal to the reader of history texts.   And they don’t teach peace, they don’t inform students of the skills and successes of nonviolent action.  It’s a reality denied.  We might call it nonviolence denial.  In so far as it makes violence seem inevitable, it may be as dangerous as CLIMATE DENIAL….”  (my emphasis).
David Swanson, Leaving World War II Behind (142-3).
Suggested Reading from Swanson’s Sources for these pages:
Ackerman and Duvall, A Force More Powerful
Chenoweth and Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works
Grimsrud, The Good War That Wasn’t
Johansen and Martin, Social Defence
Sharp, Waging Nonviolent Struggle

Let’s Not Forget the Warmakers and the Peacemakers
April 20, 1999, Columbine High School shootings, leading to Michael Moore’s documentary analysis of the psychopathology
of US violence, Bowling for Columbine
April 21, 1989, student protests begin in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square leading to martial law and killings
April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, and Immanuel Kant’s birthday: we must see the whole and strive for the highest good for all
April 23, 1968, students protest VN War, war research, and ROTC at Columbia Univ.
April 25, 1974, the “Carnation Revolution,” bloodless coup overthrows Portuguese dictatorship esp. v. its colonial empire.
April 26, 1986, worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl.
April 27, 1973, British forcibly expel indigenous Chagossian people of Diego Garcia to allow US to build a military base on the island.
April 28, 1915, the International Congress of Women convenes in the Hague, Netherlands; it created the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
April 30, 1975, Saigon surrenders to NVN and Vietcong, Vietnam War ends.








Monday, April 26, 2021

Climate Memo Mondays #20


Climate Memo Mondays #20


Tomorrow April  27 we Celebrate the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (nuclear weapons are ILLEGAL) and Protest the University of Arkansas Nuclear Weapons Program at 12:30 P.M.  at the entrance to the U of A, the intersection of M.L.K. Blvd & Razorback Rd  (1417 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fayetteville).  Please JOIN US AND FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  We hope your commitment can be financial; our banners cost over $100.  For more information contact OMNI’s Nuclear Weapons Committee, Abel Tomlinson,   60 W. Smith St.  72701    OMNI’s Director: Gladys Tiffany 935-4422, President: Kelly Mulhollan 582-2291.  –Dick Bennett, OMNI Founder.



April 15, 2021

Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology







Progressive Magazine articles on  Covid 19


Laurence Delina, Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime Mobilization (2016)

Andreas Malm, Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century (2020)

Robinson, The Ministry for the Future

Salamon, Climate Awakening

Extinction Rebellion

Dick, No Rebellion? No Mobilization?  Coverup Continues



We need War Capitalism , capitalism mobilized against covidwarmingwars??  Or is that impossible given its commitment
In the US to competition, growth, individual profit?

Is the ADG any wiser now, or is it still an agency of business as usual?

Thursday, April 22, 2021





Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and ECOLOGY

OMNI has supported Earth Day ever since OMNI began in 2001.  Because we advocate Peace, Justice, and ECOLOGY, we are connected on EARTH DAY to the global campaign to save our CLIMATE; some examples follow.  



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Happy Earth Day, Everyone!

Today will bring climate-related news and activity on countless fronts all around the world.

Much of the press will focus on the White House, where President Joe Biden’s global climate summit is unfolding now. Biden aims both to spur urgent climate action and assert US leadership in the climate space. And in case you missed it, the president made it official: by 2030, the US pledges to cut carbon pollution by 50 percent compared with 2005 levels. During the summit, other world leaders are releasing their own statements. Covering Climate Now urges our fellow journalists to scrutinize all these statements carefully—and measure them against what science says is necessary.

Meanwhile, if recent years have taught us anything, it’s that ordinary people taking to the streets are just as important as government officials in driving change—and today, activists young and old will encourage climate awareness and action. Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, a leader of the Fridays for Future campaign, will testify before the US Congress this afternoon on the need to eliminate government subsidies for continued production of fossil fuels—production that is incompatible with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. And activists with Earth Uprising International will live stream their “Youth Speaks Summit 2021” here.

One tried and true tool for raising awareness is film, and today brings a slew of them focusing on climate. Among the most notable are a NowThis and discovery+ special, featuring Vice President Kamala Harris and a host of other top Biden administration officials; the BBC’s and PBS’s in-depth profile of Thunberg and her activism; and the documentary The Race To Save The World, just reviewed in The Guardian and available digitally.

For journalists, today is an opportunity for recommitment to the climate story. After so many years when the media as a whole took a pass on the climate story, today virtually all of the biggest names in news clearly understand the importance of what Covering Climate Now calls the defining story of our time. News organizations are  hiring climate teams, launching important new projects, and beginning to tell climate stories with real energy and enthusiasm. Gauging by coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s still room for growth if journalists mean to treat climate change as an emergency. Today, many of our fellow journalists will cover heads of state and activist heroes. Tomorrow, and every day, we must commit ourselves to all the other climate stories, on every beat in the newsroom, about how the climate is affecting people’s lives everywhere and the challenge of preserving a livable planet for all.

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Earth Day 2021

Climate change has been an important part of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ coverage since 1961 and it has been a major factor in our Doomsday Clock deliberations since 2007. While the Clock now stands at 100 seconds to midnight, we recognize efforts to reverse the detrimental effects of climate change as a bright spot on a darkening horizon.

We always encourage you to learn about man-made threats to our environment and how you might make a difference. Science matters, preparation matters, and individuals matter. 

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Is the US nuclear community prepared for extreme weather? 

Climate change is bringing fires, floods, and hurricanes with increasing intensity. Those charged with oversight of US nuclear infrastructure and waste should be energetically guarding against known vulnerabilities. But so far the response has largely been one of inaction. Read more.


Big advertising to ditch Big Oil?

In the world of advertising, a new campaign takes place—against advertising. “Clean Creatives” seeks to get individuals in the ad industry to stop abetting misinformation campaigns, and even to stop taking business from the fossil fuel companies entirely. Read more.


Why we need to take back Earth Day

Earth Day carries a cultural framing that no longer fits the social movement associated with it, writes Columbia University professor Adam Sobel. Today’s climate movement explicitly recognizes, in a way the environmental movement of 1970 did not, that climate is a social justice issue. Read more.






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Corporate greenwash stains Earth Day

Earth Day is here again. You can’t miss it. It’s not in the league of Halloween and Christmas, but the marketing push around the environmental consciousness day is hard to miss. Read more.




Dear James,

This Earth Day is unlike any other. We come together in the midst of so much: state-sanctioned violence toward Black and Brown people at the hands of police, a pandemic, a society sick from gun violence and racism, and our climate, clean air and water all under assault from the same people who want to divide us. But also? A powerful opportunity to shape the future by coming together. The things we do over the next several months are a once-in-a-generation chance to shape the fate of the planet for centuries. This Earth Day, we have to come together in a way we never have before as a movement that enlists all of humanity to save our planet.

Earth Day can’t just be any other holiday this year. That’s why it can’t just be one day: from Earth Day to May Day we are joining together for 10 days of intersectional, people-powered national action.

Over the next 10 days we're going to have trivia nights, art builds, and meaningful discussions on the intersections of racism and environmentalism.

We'll hear from community leaders building a resilient Gulf Coast, a performance from a Hamilton star, national youth activists, labor movement leaders, and experts working to protect our beautiful public lands -- and so much more!

And it all starts TODAY -- with a focus on the global call for climate action! Join us at 9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET on Thursday, April 22 for what world leaders can learn from India amid President Biden's climate summit for world leaders.



President Biden is kicking off a summit today that brings together world leaders to discuss global efforts to combat climate change. When he rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, Biden sent a welcome signal that the United States would be reengaging with the world around climate diplomacy.

To truly grapple with the climate crisis, grassroots voices across the globe need to be at the table when world leaders are making decisions that impact our communities. That’s why we’re hosting a special Earth Day Facebook Live discussion with our partners in India, highlighting just some of the grassroots voices that need to be heard. RSVP to our first Earth Week event: a discussion about Global Grassroots Voices.

We have no time to waste. This is our moment to remake our economy and society to allow all to live safe, healthy, and thriving lives -- no matter your race, gender, background or zip code.

Thank you for joining us!

Eva Hernandez-Simmons
National Program Director
Sierra Club

P.S. Check out the full schedule here and join us for one or more days of the Earth Week of Action.

NPG: Earth Day



More than 50 years ago the launch of the first Earth Day greatly influenced the thinking of NPG’s founders, who were convinced of the need to get people focused on the fast-paced rise in population numbers here in the U.S. They created Negative Population Growth only two years later in 1972.


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Have you signed NPG’s petition asking Congress to set reasonable and responsible national population policies that will create sustainable population levels in order to protect our environment?




NPG looks forward to joining with countless national and world-wide organizations in taking a good hard look at all we’ve accomplished together, renewing the “save the planet” fire within the hearts of global citizens, setting challenging new environmental goals, and moving forward to meet them.  


Working Together for a Livable Future



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In defense of our mother, the Earth – today, and every day!
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Happy Earth Day, Dick!

Today we're thinking about all the courageous activists working to slow climate change, stop harmful development projects and protect the land, water and natural resources that vulnerable communities around the world depend on for survival. The grassroots organizations we support are committed to working alongside rural and Indigenous people to elevate their voices, protect their land and help them in the quest for a healthier, safer planet.

These communities are often the ones most affected by the dire impacts of climate change, but their perspectives aren’t considered when it comes to addressing the issue. When global leaders sit down to develop climate policy, their solutions must be shaped by the people suffering most from the climate crisis, and they must protect the right to land and natural resources for all. Here in the United States, we have an administration that’s open to progressive environmental policy — will you join us in asking President Biden to make sure the voices of Indigenous and rural communities are heard?



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Dick's Wars and Warming KPSQ Radio Editorials (#1-48)

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