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John Perkins To Receive Lennon Ono Grant For Peace 2012

September 26, 2012 Dear Friends, John Lennon is one of my heroes. His music, his writings, and the courage he exhibited when he spoke out against injustice and took actions for peace have inspired me since my college years. His example – his willingness to stand up to those who would have us believe that exploitation and war are part of the human condition and his commitment to creating a

The Message Of The Middle East

September 18, 2012 The tragic events sweeping the Middle East, including the murder of the U.S. Ambassador and other embassy personnel in Libya, have left many wondering how people can exhibit such anger against a nation that helped free them from murderous dictators. On the one hand, we hear accusations that Muslims do not respect women, human rights, and other religions, and that violence is

Amazon Dreaming – The New Frontier & Ecuador’s Courageous President

August 25, 2012 I had not forgotten the rain forests or the incredible plants and animals that live here. Or the people – the Achuar and Shuar. They are with me every day – as I jog, walk and meditate in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, near my Washington home. Yet being here again, sleeping in an Achuar home, palm-leaf thatching above my head, rising to the sounds of the jungle, and