Peace Paradigm Radio, July 26: Trans-Pacific Partnership and Popular Resistance


In this show Stephanie and Michael talk with Margaret Flowers, MD and Kevin Zeese, JD. In the first half of the show, they discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership and explore what we can do to stop it using nonviolence. The second half of the show is dedicated to exploring the work of, a nonviolent campaign that uses a two track approach to social transformation: resistance to what is unjust through protest and constructive program.


Meet our guests: 

Kevin Zeese JD and Margaret Flowers MD co-host on We Act Radio 1480 AM Washington, DC and on Economic Democracy Media and on UStream.TV/ItsOurEconomy, co-direct It’s Our Economy and are organizers of Kevin serves as US Attorney General and Margaret Flowers as US Secretary of Health on the Green Shadow Cabinet. Their twitters are @KBZeese and @MFlowers8. is a campaign organized by Popular Resistance in conjunction with three dozen other groups and hundreds of individuals to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Listen to PPR for July 26, 2013 by clicking this link or clicking on the grey arrow. (If you right click on the link you can download the talk to your computer and listen on-the-go.)


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    By: Stephanie Van Hook

    Before joining the Metta Center Team as Executive Director, Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University; was trained and certified in mediation in the state of Oregon; worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where she created a program for girls’ empowerment and education; has taught French and English for the Alliance Francaise; and was trained in Montessori Early Childhood Education with seven years of classroom experience with 3-6 year olds. 

    She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children (Person Power Press, 2016) and Nonviolence Daily: 365 Days of Wisdom from Gandhi (Person Power Press, 2019, co-authored with Michael Nagler).  Her articles have been published at Transformation at Open Democracy, Yes! Magazine, Common Dreams, and Waging Nonviolence. Additionally, she’s host of Nonviolence Radio, an FM and Pacifica syndicated radio program out of Point Reyes Station, California, (KWMR). She’s currently developing our board game, Cosmic Peaceforce: Mission Harmony Three.

    She lives in an ashram (meditation community) in Northern California, (but if she didn’t, she’d be keen on joining the Nonviolent Peaceforce as an unarmed peacekeeper).

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