Anthony Donovan

Anthony Donovan

A political campaigner and activist from the age of 12, ending up in jail three times for Vietnam War nonviolent civil disobedience. Donovan is the producer of several documentaries, including: “Dialogues: A more effective path to deal with global terrorism" (2004), and “Good Thinking, Those Who’ve Tried To Halt Nuclear Weapons” (2015). His long time passion remains the abolition of nuclear weapons.

40 Years Ago: Faith leaders of every and all persuasions from around the country and world gathered June 11th, 1982 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.

This wasn’t a one time phenomena, but carefully orchestrated event with decades of involvement and planning. June 11th’s Convocation became a vital part of a week dedicated to ridding the world of nuclear weapons a week put together by scores…

40 Years Ago: June 11th, 1982 the great International Religious Convocation, pronounced their Community Affirmation statement aloud in the largest Cathedral in the U.S., St. John the Divine

We who live in the shadow of the mushroom cloud, ….Today declare our hope in the future, …. To renew our belief in the sanctity of all life. We declare we are at peace with all people… . We need…

40 Years Ago: June 14th, 1982 the day for the Civil Disobedience Campaign

“Blockade the Bombmakers” was coordinated by the War Resister’s League (WRL) in cooperation with sponsors: Catholic Peace Fellowship, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Friends Peace Committee, Mobilization for Survival, Thomas Merton Center, Pax Christi, SHAD Alliance, Kairos, Jonah House, Women’s International…

How to Divest. In the Town of Wall Street, Applaud the NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, the NYC Council and Amalgamated Bank.

In recent years we have full out launched into another nuclear arms race, without discussion of facts nor citizen input. By far, we have put forth the largest outlay in history for our Pentagon budget. Instead of using the wisdom…

Dorothy Day, The Miracle of Conversion

This week our U.S. Congress passed its largest military budget of all time. A collective grave sin of empire, what this nation was founded to stand against. In contrast, last night in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves his…

9/11 Too late to honor those killed?

Everyone alive then has a story of this moment. On that clear September morning walking along 4th Street to where I worked, St. Vincents, in minutes to become the nearest operating Hospital, I heard the first jetliner filled with loved…

Japan, help us all win the Gold

Dear esteemed H.E. Mr. Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan to the U.N., Deep gratitude and respect to you. May I ask you to relay this message to Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, and Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense Onishi Hrioyuki and…

Can Speaker Corey Johnson Do the Right Thing for the City and Humanity? Part 3

Today we have yet a new Treaty by nations tired of nuclear weapon states persistent delays, misinformation, and violations of agreements. The NYC Council back then repeatedly steered us back to focusing on the dire needs of the city and…

Can Speaker Corey Johnson Do the Right Thing for the City and Humanity? Part 2

On voting day, June 22nd, we’d want a Comptroller, a Mayor and a Council to herald and expand these values and this model in our town. Are nuclear weapons a worthy priority during this crisis time of Covid? Of course! …

Can Speaker Corey Johnson Do the Right Thing for the City and Humanity? Part 1

A City Council resolution, the cynics tell us, is “just words.” But the words in Resolution 0976-2019—which has languished for more than a year without a vote—very much matter. They point the way to a better and safer world. The…

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