"Educating Americans about Public Policy
The digital media revolution has transformed the way people obtain information and form opinions. Countless partisan outlets peddle assertions and “sound bites” as indisputable facts. Few people have the knowledge and analytical skills to navigate this torrent of misinformation. They crave credible and accessible sources of facts, analysis, and information about proposed policies and the effects of those already enacted.
The Hoover Institution
"Peaceworkers is a community of activists, based primarily in the San Francisco Bay area, working to nurture peace, justice, reconciliation, and nonviolence in the world today.
To get a feel for the kind of projects we work on, here is an interview with David Hartsough, Director of Peaceworkers, from the August 2004 issue of The New Internationalist magazine:
Interview with David Hartsough — August 2004
Worldwide, people from all walks of life are finding creative ways to oppose war and promote peace, justice, and sustainability. Culture—including film, music, and food—is fertile terrain for this struggle. Education that nourishes a critical mind and fortifies the soul is just as essential.
""Who doesn't want peace?" you might ask yourself. But look around you: War and human rights violations are everywhere. Fear is a dominant cultural bond. Meanwhile, so many of us consent to this aggression - when it is done by the government we think represents us.
Why Peace is about our aspirations to our own progression, to where peaceful and voluntary societal systems and associations replace the machinery of aggression and coercion. Only by interacting peacefully can we achieve a more harmonious, prosperous, healthy, fair and tolerant society.