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Solutionaries join us each Wednesday to help envision and build our future!

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Solutionaries join us each Wednesday to help envision and build our future!

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Passport to Freedom - Will Reed's World citizen adventure!

5/31/2024
In Celebration of World Citizen Action Week -- the 76th anniversary of when Garry Davis became a World Citizen -- we’ll discuss Will Reed’s future memoir, PINBALLED, the story of a free-thinking, nonconformist's lifelong fight for what always eluded him – a place to live and call home. A soldier during the bloodiest part of the Vietnam War in 1968, Will returned to Vietnam as an independent journalist – exchanging his combat boots for pen, paper, and a camera. Determined to expose the graft and human rights abuses he had witnessed, his investigation landed him in a rat-infested Vietnamese prison. “Being in a dank, fetid South Vietnamese jail, held without charges, all I could think of was getting out”, Will says in his memoir. “Hours after my release, outraged by my own government’s treatment of me and its contempt for the Vietnamese people, I renounced my U.S. citizenship.” Facing further incarceration, he fled overland through Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia before sneaking into Thailand where he was jailed for illegal entry. “As I pleaded unsuccessfully for asylum, my unusual case became a cause célèbre – attracting international press attention and letters from supporters worldwide.” Finally, with the help of World Citizen Garry Davis, he was delivered a World passport in jail and was eventually granted asylum in France. Today, he is retired and living in Paris. Check out his INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN!

Duration:00:48:20

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It’s 2050 - and amazingly the world works! Life on Earth is flourishing.

4/20/2024
How did we get from the terrible 2020s to here? Suzanne Taylor created an essay contest to answer that question and people shifted from being overwhelmed by doom and gloom to excitement about humanity’s future! Join us in talking with Suzanne about the wealth of ideas generated by her contest -- and where we can go from here. Suzanne was a painter and an actress – her many TV credits include The Dick Van Dyke Show (she played Van Dyke’s secretary in the feature film, Divorce American Style), I Dream of Jeannie, and My Favorite Martian. In the 1970s, she turned all her attention to the world problematique. She’s made wonderful contributions since then, including two feature documentaries about crop circles: What on Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery and CROP CIRCLES: Quest for Truth, as well as doing 36 episodes of The Cosmic Fuel Pump, for “how I get sane in a crazy world,” on local Los Angeles TV. On her current platform, NOW WHAT?, where the essay contest came from, she is urging a massive coalition of we-the-people to become the force we could be. Suzanne’s website: https://SUESpeaks.org Suzanne’s mailing list: https://suzannetaylor.substack.com/about

Duration:00:59:01

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Want to know the hidden reasons for wars raging around the world and what we can do about it?

3/22/2024
Hear investigative journalist, art historian, attorney and author Charlotte Dennett who wrote Follow the Pipelines: Uncovering the Mystery of a Lost Spy and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil. Charlotte tell us about her quest to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of her father, American’s first Master Spy in the Middle East -- and about her disturbing discovery of the role of oil and pipelines in the Gaza and Ukraine wars. Followthepipelines.com She is also the author of numerous Huffington Post and CounterPunch articles including the best articles on "Television Event" & "The World is My Country" and many more.

Duration:00:55:09

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Learn how to BAN THE BOMB with a Multimedia Event -- MOVIE SCREENING, MARCH & RALLY!

2/24/2024
Activist, Filmmaker, retired Art Historian and Educator Jean Stevens talks about her activism and how to alert folks of the danger of nuclear weapons using a multimedia event. Learn how you can screen "Television Event" as well! EVENT EXAMPLE: Schedule for Sunday February 25th in Albuquerque NM 1:00 PM: Only $5 at the Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave NE Albuquerque NM "Television Event" a riveting documentary about the world-changing 1983 TV movie “The Day After” that profoundly impacted then US President Reagan, nuclear policies, helped end the cold war, and led to a huge reduction in the nuclear arsenal. See the trailer and more info. at theworldismycountry.com/nuclear 2:50 PM: We will march four blocks, from the Guild Cinema to Triangle Substation Park 3:00 PM: Rally against nuclear weapons in Triangle Substation Park, 2901 Central Ave NE We will gather to share ideas about how we can change public opinion the way the movie did and bring about the abolition of nuclear weapons. Featuring music by Eileen O’Shaughnessy, Paul Pino, and the Raging Grannies! Plus more surprise guests! See footage of the event on Jean Stevens' YouTube Channel BUILDING A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS - ONLINE FORUM

Duration:00:34:35

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Susan Strickler, Director and Producer of "The Vow from Hiroshima"

2/17/2024
Susan has been a successful director and producer of network soap operas. Directing over 750 hour-long episodes for shows like The Young and the Restless, Guiding Light, and Another World during her 22-year career, she has won both the Daytime Emmy Award and the Director’s Guild of America Award. As a Quaker and a feminist, Susan is passionate about bringing Setsuko’s inspiring story to as many people as possible. "The Vow From Hiroshima" is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi. thevowfromhiroshima.com

Duration:00:58:42

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How New Zealand shifted its government to reject nuclear weapons!

1/27/2024
World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy -- Program Director Alyn Ware tells us how New Zealand shifted its government, through public pressure, to reject nuclear weapons! Alyn Ware is one of the world’s most effective peace workers, who has led key initiatives for peace education and nuclear abolition in New Zealand and internationally over the past decades. He helped draft the Peace Studies Guidelines that became part of the New Zealand school curriculum, initiated successful programmes in schools and thousands of classrooms throughout the country, and has served as an adviser to the NZ government and the United Nations on disarmament education. He was active in the campaign that prohibited nuclear weapons in New Zealand, before serving as the World Court Project UN Coordinator which achieved a historic ruling from the World Court on the illegality of nuclear weapons. Ware has led the efforts to implement the World Court’s decision, including drafting resolutions adopted by the UN, bringing together a group of experts to prepare a draft treaty on nuclear abolition which is now being promoted by the UN Secretary-General, and engaging parliamentarians around the world through Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. wfm-igp.org nuclearweaponsmoney.org

Duration:01:10:31

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Dr. Riane Eisler! Barbie & Ken -- in Partnership?

11/18/2023
“Has a doll long criticized for perpetuating outdated gender norms and unrealistic body image become a feminist icon?” NPR asked; “The movie takes place largely in Barbieland, a candy-colored, women-centered utopia where Barbies hold the positions of power (all of the jobs, really, except for "beach") and Kens are essentially peripheral.” The Kens revolt - take over, start wars with each other, and try to dominate. ​ We invited Dr. Riane Eisler, the distinguished author of “The Chalice and the Blade” to give us her perspective on the “Barbie” movie. In "The Chalice and the Blade” Riane tells a new story of our cultural origins. She shows that war and the “war of the sexes” are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Her research reveals that human society originated in female/male partnership but was then coerced into a dominator society. She goes on to show us that a better future is possible in partnership! Anthropologist Ashley Montagu called it “the most important book since Darwin’s Origin of Species”. Dr. Riane Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is featured in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King. She keynotes conferences worldwide, with venues including the United Nations General Assembly and the US Department of State. ​ centerforpartnership.org rianeeisler.com Power of Partnership Podcast

Duration:01:04:51

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Democracy Without Borders!

10/27/2023
Andreas Bummel is founder and Executive Director of Democracy Without Borders. A leading expert and advocate for a world parliament, he has been leading the campaign for a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN, supported by more than 1,500 parliamentarians from over 100 countries. The “We The Peoples” campaign, which he co-convenes, advocates for more democracy at the UN. It has been joined by over 200 groups, including leading environmental and civil rights NGOs. He served on the Council of the World Federalist Movement, which played a central role in supporting the creation of the International Criminal Court. He co-wrote A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century DemocracyWithoutBorders.org

Duration:01:03:50

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Citizens for Global Solutions Executive Director Rebecca A. Shoot!

8/25/2023
Heading the preeminent Citizens for Global Solutions is a top human rights attorney who created a global parliamentary campaign for Democratic Renewal and Human Rights - and also acts, directs and writes for the Theater! Garry Davis would have loved to meet her! An international lawyer, a democracy and governance practitioner, she spent more than 15 years working with non-governmental, inter-governmental, and private sector groups supporting human rights, democratic processes, and the rule of law -- on five continents! With the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Rebecca directed programming for the bipartisan House Democracy Partnership of the U.S. House of Representatives. Her publications include the first Global Parliamentary Report, Political Parties in Democratic Transitions, and Navigating between Scylla and Charybdis: How the International Criminal Court Turned Restraint Into Power Play -- which was honored with the Emory International Law Review Founder’s Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. She served as a Visiting Professional in the Presidency of the International Criminal Court and has provided pro bono legal expertise to The Carter Center, International Refugee Assistance Project, United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances. She even developed an international humanitarian law curriculum -- for the U.S. Marine Corps University! She is also a Co-Convener of the Washington Working Group for the International Criminal Court (WICC), a diverse coalition of human rights organizations. --See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy, courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM --Check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --Endorse the ban on Nuclear Weapons: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.theworldismycountry.com/endorse⁠

Duration:01:20:05

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World Citizen Day July 27th!

7/29/2023
Hear from Dr. Sheyda Jahanbani, the historian conducting research on Garry Davis for her book and the efforts to promote his inspiring World Citizen view around world! Listen to fun stories from people who knew him! --See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM --Check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com⁠⁠⁠ --Endorse the ban on Nuclear Weapons: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.theworldismycountry.com/endorse⁠

Duration:00:55:31

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Does Maja Groff really know how to fix a broken world?

7/14/2023
The Global Challenges foundation thinks so - awarding her a prize in their multi-million dollar contest for the best new models of global governance -- to avert disaster and put humanity on a path toward a bright sustainable future. She is a Hague-based international lawyer working on multilateral treaties, international criminal tribunals and teaching at the Hague Academy of International Law. She co-authored Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century with Augusto Lopez-Claros and Arthur L. Dahl. ​ https://www.wethepeoples.org/ https://www.sef-bonn.org/en/publications/global-governance-spotlight/12022/ ​ Replay of the CGS book club with Maja: https://globalsolutions.org/updates/blog/book-club-session-6-governance-the-emergence-of-global-institutions-for-the-21st-century/ --See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM --Check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com⁠⁠ --Endorse the ban on Nuclear Weapons: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.theworldismycountry.com/endorse⁠

Duration:00:58:35

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Make Films That Transform the World - Jon Fitzgerald

6/30/2023
Jon Fitzgerald, Founder & CEO of Cause Pictures, is one of the Co-founders of the Slamdance Film Festival and author of Filmmaking for Change: Make Films That Transform the World. Recognizing that film is more than just entertainment, it is a tool to engage and inspire audiences to take action, Jon created Cause Pictures as a new paradigm to help create change. The Company combines Jon’s years of filmmaking, festival and consulting experience, providing services to film festivals and supporting independent filmmakers looking to produce, market and distribute their films to a growing audience yearning for socially relevant stories. causepictures.com causecinema.com filmmakingforchange.com --See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM --Check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com⁠ --Endorse the ban on Nuclear Weapons: ⁠⁠https://www.theworldismycountry.com/endorse⁠

Duration:00:56:19

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RED CROSS EVENT with Joanne Dufour! Learn about International Humanitarian Law

6/2/2023
Armed conflicts are ongoing around the world. At times it may seem that there are no rules in war. However, there are and they make a difference. "Even War Has Rules" is a dynamic discussion on international humanitarian law (IHL) and how it governs armed conflict. By the end of the hour, participants will achieve a general understanding of IHL and will be better able to evaluate the actions of parties to armed conflicts. Join Former Peace Corp Volunteer, Retired Teacher and Teacher-Trainer Joanne Dufour in learning international humanitarian law! Check out her blog: Disarming Our Planet ​ ----------------- This event is hosted and sponsored by the International Services Department of the American Red Cross, Northwest Region. ​ ***International Services offers a free service called Restoring Family Links, a program that helps reconnect families who have been separated by armed conflict, disaster, or other humanitarian crisis. International Humanitarian Law (IHL) -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com Also to endorse the ban on Nuclear Weapons go to: ⁠https://www.theworldismycountry.com/endorse⁠

Duration:00:59:08

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May 25th Celebrate World Citizen Action Day! Learn the history and all about the important work of the World Citizen Government!

5/27/2023
-- See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠⁠ -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:00:55:10

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STORYPOWER - the key to effective social change with Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis

4/21/2023
Bob and Liz run Story Connection, working in New Mexico with Native American Pueblo schools - and traveling the world telling stories -- that celebrate the intersection of myth, family and culture. Come hear how stories mold society and shape behavior -- and why stories are more powerful tools than facts and figures for influencing hearts and minds, shifting the paradigm and truly creating Social Change. Go to: storyconnection.com Bob and Liz developed Future Wave’s BULLYPROOF program, engaging young people to use stories told through Puppet shows and a rap’n roll opera to learn powerful tools for handling conflict in more powerful ways than violence. At a time when world leaders are acting like schoolyard bullies, the world needs life-affirming stories -- and BULLYPROOF! -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠⁠ -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: ⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:00:57:22

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Medea Benjamin makes sense of the war in Ukraine!

4/14/2023
With humanity poised at 90 seconds to doomsday, and growing risks of nuclear war breaking out with Russia, China & North Korea, we will be chatting with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, about her new book "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict". Nobel peace prize nominee Medea Benjamin is co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and of the human rights group Global Exchange. She is "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" says NY Newsday and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" says the Los Angeles Times. -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠⁠ -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: ⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:01:11:28

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The MOVEMENT and the “MADMAN” on PBS! Hear from the Producers and David Hartsough!

4/1/2023
The MOVEMENT and the “MADMAN” shows how two antiwar protests in the fall of 1969 — the largest the country had ever seen — caused President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the U.S. war in Vietnam, including his threat to use nuclear weapons. Remarkable archival footage and firsthand accounts reveal how you changed history! We chat with: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ROBERT LEVERING is a former business/workplace journalist. In 1969, on the staff of the New Mobe, he organized and trained 4,000-5,000 nonviolent marshals for the huge antiwar demonstration in November 1969 in Washington, DC. CO-PRODUCER STEVE LADD, has worked with filmmakers for the last 3 decades to help produce and distribute documentary films. He was an antiwar and draft resistance organizer at UC Berkeley during the war in Vietnam. ​ CAST MEMBER DAVID HARTSOUGH, is an American Quaker peace activist and co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and World BEYOND WAR. ​ Learn more & watch the teaser here: movementandthemadman.com Streaming on PBS.org -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at:⁠ ⁠⁠www.theworldismycountry.com/club⁠ -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: ⁠www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:00:58:30

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Women taking a stand against Nuclear War

3/10/2023
Watch the National Women's Conference To Prevent Nuclear War Coretta Scott King, Joanne Woodward, Dr. Helen Caldicott and other leading women came together in a high-profile nuclear war prevention conference organized by our Future WAVE board member Charolett Baker who was the Special Projects Director for the Center for Defense Information and later Director of USA-USSR Citizens Dialogue. In the exciting video you'll hear from Ruth Adams, editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. ALSO: Mary Dent Crisp, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee; Margaret Bush Wilson, NAACP Chairperson; Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State Mildred Scott Olmsted, Suffragist Congresswoman Bella Abzug, and many others. -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:00:53:27

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Conflict Resolution and Becoming Bullyproof - Arthur Kanegis

2/11/2023
BULLYPROOF is a life-skills program Arthur Kanegis developed to make conflict resolution fun and memorable. It uses ten animal characters to teach more powerful tools than intimidation or violence for getting what you really want and need in life. B.U.L.L.Y. is Bustout Bear, Understanding Unicorn, Listening Lynx, Yin Yang Yak. P.R.O.O.F. is Picturing Porpoise, Respectful Raven, Originating Orangutan,Overseeing Owl, Fearless Fox) -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:00:47:16

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The Alchemy of Peace - Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing

1/27/2023
Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing is a prolific author, speaker, and international lawyer with 20 years of experience in public and private legal practice. She is the founding director of The Center for Peace and Global Governance (cpgg.org), a virtual think tank and online forum that pools and proposes principled solutions to pressing global challenges. She has published five books in the area of peace and global governance including “Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving our Global Crises.” Her latest book, available on Amazon, is “The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace.” She also hosts a video podcast "Re-Imagining Our World” on the CPGG YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/centerforpeaceandglobalgovernancecpgg -- that is dedicated to creating a vision of the world we want and infusing hope that we can make the choices necessary to attain it. -- See the video and ask questions of future guests at: www.theworldismycountry.com/club -- Music by: „World Citizen“ Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy courtesy of Dominik Haas, Telefonica and EoM Also, check out the film on World Citizen #1 Garry Davis at: www.theworldismycountry.com

Duration:00:58:53