The LACW is a member of the Pacific Life Community (PLC), a network of spiritually motivated advocates for nuclear abolition and human rights in general. We are committed to ending nuclear weapons and war-making through nonviolent direct action along the Pacific Rim in collaboration with the global peace movement; and we are involved in struggles for justice as a necessary prerequisite for peace, meaning “the presence of justice, not the absence of tension,” as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently explained.
At the 2015 annual PLC retreat, this year held in the S.F. Bay Area, a number of people, led by former Lockheed Martin engineer and co-founder of the PLC, Bob Aldridge, agreed to form a “Catalytic Resource Cooperative for Proactive Nonviolence: A Thought Collective for Exploring Proactive Strategies Across Issue Lines.” We at the LACW invite anyone who is interested in seeking social change to view this DOCUMENT that describes what proactive nonviolence is and how to adopt the principles described therein to efforts to bring about a more just society that peace may prevail.
UPDATE: – April 27, 2015 — A note from Bob Aldridge:
Dear Participators in the Proactive Co-op,
You have not heard from me for a while because I have been researching the best way for all of us to communicate. It looks like a Forum is the most ideal, so I have also been studying how to set up and manage one. I now believe we are ready to get down to business.
I have been using the shorter name of Proactive Co-op, which makes things a little easier.
The Forum is located at http://proactivecoop.PLRC.org and a bare-bones instruction sheet on how to use it and register is HERE.
My user name on the Forum is BobA
I urge all of you to register quickly.
I have posted one forum so far, which is to identify the targets for proactive nonviolence. I have also posted the first four threads on that Forum.
So now we are set to put the Proactive Co-op into operation. It is ready for your input.
I have also been sending invitations to some groups to participate. I am moving slowly on invitations so that we can establish a solid base.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
In peace, Bob
If you would like more information about the PLC you can visit the website HERE.