Tonight we welcome Derrick Crowe. From his HuffPo bio:
Derrick Crowe is a Political Director at Brave New Foundation. He is also a five-year veteran of Capitol Hill and a trained “Creating a Culture of Peace” nonviolence facilitator. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, MichaelMoore.com and AlterNet.
In Washington, D.C., Derrick served as communications director for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.). Prior to working in Smith’s office, he worked in communications for U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and the national office of the Children’s Defense Fund.
Derrick left D.C. once it became clear that Democrats opposed the President’s strategic decisions while making war rather than challenging the militarization of the national economy and the overall use of war to resolve international conflicts. As a Christian (Episcopalian), he believes the teachings of Jesus bar the use of violence in conflict. An active member of the peace movement, he organized vigils and participated in civil disobedience actions to call for the end of the Iraq war. He blogs on current events from a Christian nonviolence perspective at http://returngood.com.
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With Steve Hynd of Newshoggers, Josh Mull from Rethink Afghanistan and Firedoglake, and myself.