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Posted: May 27th, 2008
Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S and Japan

Nonviolent citizen movements for peace, environmental change, and social justice in both the U.S. and Japan have caused social and political change in both nations. Leading American social activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden and James Orr, Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University and author of The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan (2001) discuss the manner in which citizens of both nations have utilized strategies of nonviolence to effect social change. Then a conversation between them and the audience is moderated by Amy Goodman co-founder, executive producer and host of Democracy Now! This event was held at the Japan Society as part of a series of Satyagraha Forums.



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