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 sustainable and peaceful world – encouraged me to write Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. It is with deep gratitude and humility that I share with you the below announcement.

I hope to see some of you at one of my upcoming events in Washington DC. The variety of the venues is evidence that people from different walks of life are committed to building bridges between communities and cultures.


• Sept 27, 2012, 7PM-Talk – NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
• Sept 29, 2012, 3PM-Talk – GREEN FESTIVAL

(For more information see – SCHEDULE)

John Perkins is one of the five recipients of the LENNON ONO GRANT FOR PEACE 2012.

On October 9th, 2012, in Reykjavik, Iceland, Yoko Ono will give the Biennial LENNON ONO GRANT FOR PEACE to five activists. This day also celebrates the birthday of John Lennon and his son Sean.

This year’s LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE recipients are:
•John Perkins
•Rachel Corrie
•Christopher Hitchens
•Pussy Riot

There is another equally important activist who will be receiving the Grant at the same time, but for logistical reasons we cannot divulge the person’s name.

Author and activist JOHN PERKINS gained international fame and acclaim for his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man which remained on the New York Times best seller list for more than a year. It is a startling exposé on international corruption. He is also founder of the nonprofit organization Dream Change and co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit. Perkins has lectured at universities on four continents, and is now in the process of bringing out his latest book.

John Perkins will attend the ceremony himself.

The annual lighting of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will take place in the evening at 8pm local time on the island of Viðey in Reykjavik, Iceland. Yoko Ono invites people all over the world to join her in spirit when she lights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in honor of all the activists of the world; past, present and future. She asks everyone to join together and let the power of light become a collective expression of the desire for peace and harmony on the planet.

Visit to view a live feed of the lighting of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on October 9, 2012.

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About John Perkins

John is a founder and board member of Dream Change & The Pachamama Alliance, non-profit organizations devoted to establishing a world future generations will want to inherit & the author of the NY Times bestseller, Confessions Of An Economic Hitman.

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