Sunday, January 11, 2009

Department of Peace

Yoko Ono supports a Department of Peace, see:

I've posted the following to the "Department of Peace" discussion:


The State Department really is the current Department of Peace. It's mission as stated in it's current strategic plan (see is:

"Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system."

I believe that doing the above is the best way to accomplish Peace. Economics has a huge part in Peace as does helping other sustainable governments succeed. This all best belongs in the State Department. I'm a very strong believer in Peace and have been demonstrating in Peace Rallies since the Iraq war began.

So my vote for a Department of Peace is really a vote to better staff and fund the Department of State (rather than the "Defense Department" or "Department of War").

For more about my efforts to support Peace, please see,, and


Tim Oey

1 comment:

U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence Campaign - Florida Division said...

Thank you for voting. I would encourage you to explore

The State Department's focus is international, not domestic.

I don't about you, but I've had enough with the violence, homicides, rapes, school violence, domestic abuse etc. that is on the rise here in our own country.

This is about taking a full-scale stand for preventing violence.

But thank you very much for your vote. I appreciate it!

Ana Campos
South Florida State Organizer
U.S. Campaign for a Department of Peace and Nonviolence

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