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HOW DO WE TAKE LOCAL JUSTICE ISSUES (COMMUNITY SELF-INTERESTS) ORGANIZING TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL AND WAGE PEACE? WE THE PEOPLE MUST, REPEAT MUST DECIDE WHO SACRIFICES, SUFFERS AND PAYS FOR US FOREIGN (MOST OFTEN "FOLLY") POLICY.

I ask as a Marine Vietnam Veteran For Peace and former Community Organizer trained by Saul Alinsky's executive team in the mid-70s. Maybe the following model presents an actionable empower to Wage Peace!

The Media is Mightier Than War ©

WE THE PEOPLES NETWORK (WTPN) ~ A GOOD NEWS NETWORK
The Vision of WTPN is to form dynamic strategic alliances, creating trustworthy information channels that offer knowledge and intelligence from organized communities and open sources communicating awareness, purpose, principals and values, thus stimulating citizens’ imagination, recognizing their Constitutional obligations and achievements within and among U.S. communities, and their active participation in defining our Nation’s role in world affairs.

Thus, they must connect U.S. Folly Policy, especially vast expenditures for preventive wars of choice to our devastated national and local economies! This point of concurrence must enlighten Americans, as independent thinkers so that they can influence and eliminate the propensity to wage WAR by delusional members of the Complex that President Eisenhower warned us about.

Communities must strategically organize nation-wide and participate fully and equally in the foreign policy debates creating modesty, realism, transparency and accountability, keeping in mind that WAR PROFITEERING is the existential threat to humanity! When it comes to protecting and supporting our troops, veterans and their families, herein lies the moral essence of U.S. citizen obligation.

"How does the ubiquity of social media affect U.S. interests, and how should U.S. policy respond to it? As the communications landscape gets denser, more complex, and more participatory, the networked population is gaining greater access to information, more opportunities to engage in public speech, and an enhanced ability to undertake collective action." Clay Shirkey, “The Political Power of Social Media,” Foreign Affairs, J/F 2011

"Most Americans care little about the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. However, foreign policy often has expensive and even deadly results at home. It is time for American citizens to demand that policy makers treat matters of war and peace as something more than just another battle among special interests." Doug Bandow, “Lobbyists,” The National Interests, March 2010

As citizens of a democracy, we must, repeat, must demand and integrate the facts (genuine intelligence and public knowledge) to fully comprehend the enormous challenges before us. We must rethink our political and diplomatic relations, passionately reflecting on and changing our values and allegiances that has had and continues to have brutal effects on our fellow humans. We must strongly influence our foreign policy debates and policy making that has profound impacts on hundreds of millions of men, women, and children. Our justice system must hold elected and/or appointed decision-makers and officials accountable with severe sanctions when they break international and US laws ~ crimes against humanity and peace...etc.

Arthur Engendorf, a Vietnam Veteran author notes, “healing is the way we restore ourselves...with a little help from our friends, we can heal ourselves, even from war...healing culminates in a renewed vision of what is possible for us and our world. In light of this vision, our individual healing shifts from being the center of attention to an instance of much more encompassing possibility ~ healing for all humanity.”

Legitimacy of moral life depends on the willingness of men and women to struggle with such questions before they decide what to do. Also Karl Jaspers, a Jewish-tainted German WW II philosopher notes, “all men, like all nations, are tested twice in the moral realm ~ first by what they do, then by what they make of what they do. A condition of responsibility denotes a kind of second chance: men are, as if by a kind of grace, given a chance to repay to the living what it is they find themselves owing the dead.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower ~ “I have come to hate war...[it] settles nothing...under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."

For Our Children Worldwide ... Wage Peace ... Treasure Life.

David
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Mié, 12/14/2016
Hi! I would like to carry out an evaluation for HIV and AIDS initiative within my community. What steps should i follow and be able to complte within shortest time possible?
Evaluating the Initiative Mar, 12/13/2016
I am temporarily disabled and homeless I have a son with a history of mental illness who has received very poor medical treatment, he was released in July of 2016, and rearrested one month later for violation of parole, but within the month my son was stabbed, shot , robbed etc, It has been extremely tedious obtaining services, and advocating for him. I don't know if I should reach out to politicians,- And if so, in what order? I have made attempts in my community and rudely rejected. it seems everything has to be in a form of a letter. I have worked in this community as a social worker/program research analyst . I love helping people, and on my few good days I still interact . My heart goes out to the many who struggle with a disability or don't even know how to form a sentence. i can understand how people go about doing things in a poor negative manner, we don't have enough leaders , agencies, etc communicating effectively in order to prevent disasters and opening lines of communications in a positive manner so law suits can be prevented. I am in great despair. please if you can assist, or guide me with at least one question. I would be very grateful . I don't know where to begin.

God Bless
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Mar, 12/13/2016
hey my name abdalla , im a speaker in our community , for 4 years , now the people think that i,m a most qeuilfying pearson , but i,m nearvous , can you give me some tips how to be a good leader ? thank you
Building Leadership Sáb, 12/10/2016
Hello, I am currently learning about how to create a plan to address the health disparities and wellness of the Native American population (specifically the Sioux Tribe of the Lakota people). I have found out that lack of access to care, underfunding, limited electronic history records are some of the main problems. This has lead to culturally insensitive care, and has resulted in the many problems the NA population is having (substance abuse, poverty, dental problems). What is the best way to begin a community intervention program to address this situation?
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Advocating for Change
Vie, 12/02/2016
Do you have anything directly related to recreation (parks, programming, physical activity, art, etc)? Or anything based on rural (agriculture) based communities (Canada or USA)?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Jue, 12/01/2016
Hello,
We are 5 Fordham GSSS students looking to advocate for Bill S3215A. We need people to either write or call in to Senate and House committee members. Do you have any suggestions as to how we might reach out to the public? Would a PSA be effective? Who would we reach out to for this?
Thank-you very much!
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Lun, 11/28/2016
Dear Sir/ Madam,

I would like to acknowledge this great website and toolbox! Do you have any written reports or documents that can be used as a reference in the scientific work?

Many thanks and regards,
Mar, 11/15/2016
dear admins .
Congratulations for the great work you are achieving .
we are a fresh new healthcare observatory in Tunisia .We are planning to establish a healthcare watchdog to increase transparency in public health facilities management and malpractice .
We are seeking for your guidance , your experience is a huge asset for the success of our mission
Sincerely
Lun, 11/07/2016
Hello
I have a little issue, am in need of a proposal on crisis management and conflict resolution on the creation and management of a crisis and conflict management department, in my local ward.
In due off the above stated department, I write to solicit advice, proposal and writeup on the creation of a crisis management department.
Your contributions will be highly appreciated.
Thanks
Yours sincerely
Jimmy kanu
+2348035758947
Cross River State
Nigeria
Mié, 11/02/2016
The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters is hoping to hire someone to complete a community needs assessment for us. Specifically we are looking at three areas:
Grandview, MO
Eastside KC, MO (9th and Prospect area)
Midtown, KC, MO
Do you have any suggestions about organizations or companies that could do this kind of work of us?
Jue, 10/27/2016
Dear sir or madam,

I am helping in development of a Guidebook for organizing Youth Forums on local level and involving local issues. Guidebook is a last step of the UN implemented project "Dialogue for Future" in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Guidebook is intended to provide future Youth Forum facilitators basic information on organizing local youth events. Is it permissible to use parts of the Section 4. Conducting a Workshop and incorporate them into Guidebook we are developing, with citing a source.

Kind regards,
Emil
Mar, 10/25/2016
Hello! I am wondering, would you know how to cite (APA style) your Cultural Competence and Spirituality in Community Building section of your community toolbox?
Thanks
Lun, 10/24/2016
HI I am teaching a course on Community Development at a small Bible College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As I was looking on the internet for supporting materials I came upon your website and have found it an excellent resource. I would like to use some of your Power Points in class and also have students refer to certain pages on your site. The course is part of our Human Services Program and is an introductory level course on Community Development. Could you let me know what i need to do to obtain permission to use your resources for this class? The class runs from November 1,2016 through December 6, 2016. I am also setting up this class for online studies and hope to have it ready for January.
Vie, 10/21/2016
suppose you devise an incentive plan for your company.what particular guidelines will you ensure to make it effective?
Increasing Participation and Membership Mié, 10/19/2016
Hello, I am trying to do a program planning project on STD's in the community.This project should include a needs assessment, program goals and objectives, theoretical foundation, unit plan and lesson plan, instruction for delivery, and evaluation. How do I go about in starting this project? can you please give me and Idea or example.
Jue, 10/13/2016
I would like to speak with someone about the tool box. I would like to implement this program into my community.
Vie, 10/07/2016
Dear...,

what is the Restrictions on <<The interaction of expenses and income>> that you refer to, please describe detail?(CHAPTER 43 SECTIONS and Section 1. Planning and Writing an Annual Budget)

Best regard,

Muny Ey
Mar, 10/04/2016
In a Sept. 2014 Health Promotion Practice article entitled "An Empirical Case Study of the Effects of Training and Technical Assistance on Community Coalition Functioning and Sustainability", the authors (Keene Woods, Watson-Thompson, Schober, Markt, and Fawcett) refer to a 255-item survey used to assess a community group's levels of implementation and use of the 12 key processes. A request to the lead author suggested a search of the Community Toolbox website, however, I have been unable to locate the survey there. Is it available from your website? If not, suggestions for how to obtain?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Jue, 09/29/2016
I need help with my organizational structure. My organization has been around for five years, has a 501c3, and things just don't seem to be going right. Can your organization help me with this issue?
Mar, 09/27/2016
How do I get a watchdog group started in reno,nv. to watch over the police agencies and hold them accountable for their actions?
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Sáb, 09/24/2016
Hallo Advisor,

My name is Johan Hurter and I am the house father at a shelter for abused woman and children as well as destitute homeless people of all races and denominations..
Our organisation is called the SAVF South African Womans Federation. The SAVF is a NPO dependent on private donors, governmental grants and the national lottery to maintain its vast network of shelters and old age homes.
Our economy is suffering tremendously (various reasons - drought etc) and thus private donors tend to close their wallets.

I attended a top management meeting on sustainable financial development for the SAVF. I was tasked to seek and establish international resources (similar welfare npo's) to seek unilateral relations and financial support.

Please be so kind as to lead me in the correct direction to establish above mentioned relations and perhaps financial institutions that might want to become permanent donors.

Thank you kindly,

Johan.

Email: jg_hurter@yahoo.com
Cellno: 0024 716881712
Improving Organizational Management and Development Jue, 09/22/2016
I receive gift certificates as a volunteer em from a non profit company. Can I get in trouble for this?
Jue, 09/22/2016
Your website has valuable information for my research. How would you recommend citing it (APA) for use in a term paper?
Mar, 09/13/2016
Hi I would like to know if you can help us or give us an example draft of a sponshorhip letter we would like to organize a fund raising project to help our community. Thank you guys and God bless!

www.facebook.com/AktibongKabataanQ2A
Vie, 09/09/2016
Hello, My friend sent me to your site. I have been volunteering in a small rural town in South Africa, less that 2 hours from Cape Town, for over 10 years. I do camps for teens and have gotten to know the people in the community very well. I see that health challenges abound, access to healthier foods is scarce and things do not improve year after year. I am not sure where to begin to see if your project might be of support in some way. I am interested in what types of intervention you have used in South Africa. I am known to the local clinic and care-workers but am also aware that there is a great deal of red tape to initiate a health related project there. There is massive alcohol addiction, drugs, obesity, diabetes and hypertension above and beyond HIV AIDS and TB. Any assistance would be so welcome!
Robin Goff
The Light Center, Baldwin City, KS 66006
www.lightcenter.info
Mié, 09/07/2016
We at KJB Creative Arts are forming our policies and procedures for an all inclusive dance and diversity company. Could you advise us on how to best form our organisation and direct us toward the required documentation?

Kind regards

Kay Browning

https://www.facebook.com/KJBChoreography/
Improving Organizational Management and Development Dom, 08/28/2016
What have you found to be the most effective behavioral change models for weight loss educational counseling on an individual/intra-personal level. Are there resources or tools you have found useful in this setting?
Thank you
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  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Dom, 08/28/2016
Aloha, my name is Ginger Otto, I am a Preschool teacher at a Catholic School here on the Island of Kauai , Hawaii . I am a passionate gardener as well and we have the space to utilize just not the funding for a educational outdoor addition to our Preschool grounds. My dream is to build a walk in Chicken coup with nesting boxes along both sides so our preschoolers could daily get the eggs and they in turn would supply our cafeteria with the eggs needed for cooking in both the breakfast and lunch meals we provide for our school. It will be a very educational and enriching experience for them as well as contributing to the sustainability of our school. I have never applied for a grant and am a little intimidated about the thought but passionate enough about this goal I am willing to try to see what I can do. I guess my question is does this sound like something that may quailify for funding through Community Toolbox?? If so what are the steps I should take or where do I begin? Mahalo for your time. Aloha, Ginger
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Sáb, 08/27/2016
please i need help with writing a proposal to an international donor to fund my project of offering free early childhood education which is also inclusive to help vulnerable children in my country.Ghana.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Vie, 08/26/2016
Hi there,

My name is George, I used to be President of a community here in Republic of Nauru. However, I am still engage with my community but in a lesser capacity.

We didn't accomplish much during my tenure for two reasons: 1. Executives members do not turn up for meetings and seemed dis interested in community matters. 2. We could not get the general community to attend community meetings to discuss anything or contemplate projects.

My question is how can I generate interest from both executive and community to take interest in meetings and to discuss community issues?

Note: Community executives are volunteers and we do not have funding but depend on our local MPs for funding. But no funding can be released unless the projects are agreed to by executives the same ones who do not show up to meetings.
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Jue, 08/25/2016
This is my first time planning to start an empowerment girls meet with no experience with running a group but I definitely have the desire to the job. My question is do I need to go to school in order to start my own empowerment group? Do I need any kind of psychology degree?
Building Leadership Mar, 08/23/2016
leadership in schools the effective styles Building Leadership Mar, 08/16/2016
how do i connect to a group called (to live again) to form a group in my community?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Lun, 08/15/2016
Dear Sir or Madam,
I found your website searching information of the position connected with cross-cultural competencies. I was dealing for years with international trade, have contacts with people from Asia, Far East, South America, Caribbean. Also worked in India. Had relations with represents of many religions - muslims, sighs, jains.
I do believe my experience could be just in a nice job. Unfortunatelly, as I like far from Warsaw (in Silesia), but there is not such an opening here.
Could you give me any suggestion, please?
With kind regards from Poland,
Grazyna Kowolik
Enhancing Cultural Competence Dom, 08/07/2016
What if a volunteer and boss have disagreement and boss fires volunteer with no reason
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Mar, 08/02/2016
Good Afternoon,
I am a faculty member in an undergraduate social work program and I need an instrument/assessment tool, etc. to measure the multicultural competencies of undergraduate students. Are you aware of a multicultural assessment tool?
Thank you.
Enhancing Cultural Competence Mar, 07/26/2016

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