Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The REAL Election 2016 Story: Peace, Justice, Sustainability

I suspect that every visitor to this blog cares about the 2016 election, and wants to see the campaign conversation turn to issues of peace and justice.

[UPDATE February 14, 2016 - In the wake of Henry Kissinger's mentoring of Hillary Clinton becoming a flashpoint in the election, there is suddenly widespread attention to antiwar issues. See, for instance, "5 Top Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Would Be Best President for Peace: Why Peace Action PAC is endorsing Bernie Sanders for President" by Kevin Martin, Jon Rainwater in Common Dreams ]

I will regularly update this page with the several posts of mine that I think are the most important to helping to drive that conversation.

Comments are welcome!

The number one threat facing the US and the world is nuclear weapons. Nuclear disarmament is urgent. There are three centers of power that will impact nuclear disarmament: the President, the Congress, and the people. One of them will have to make nuclear disarmament happen.

(See Countdown to U.S. Nuclear Disarmament (With or Without the Politicians) )

It looks like foreign affairs are about to take center state in Election 2016.

(See Election2016 after Paris: It's time for someone to show leadership)

Anyone who has had to write a speech knows that the hardest part is to land on the main idea. Once you've got that right, the rest practically writes itself.

(See "The way to respond to ISIS is not through violence." )

We can't imagine that anti-racism work is just about specific police officers or even specific departments. Entire institutions of racist law enforcement need to be brought to heel in real time. It's a task worthy of a society-wide, national, federal effort. And it's top priority. No leader can ignore this reality . . . .

(See "If elected . . . ." (The Election 2016 and #BlackLivesMatter Nexus) )

The next group of leaders elected will have to tackle the climate crisis while doing crisis management in the face of a collapse in fossil fuel assets values.

(See The Feel-Good Folly of Fossil-Fuel Valuation