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Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiative Coastal Flood Potential - Will It Force Redefining of "Defense"?
"Undoubtedly business has a role to play in conflict resolution. When in the right mode, business can contribute to peace and has much much more to gain from peace than from war. " "We could de-salinate the sea water and use it to make forests in the deserts and other regions that need water ... To do this, we must restructure our engineering and industrial priorities from war to peace. "
Global Peace Index: The United States Isn't Even Among the World's 100 Most Peaceful Countries WikiLeaks: The Latin America Files
" For the sixty years after World War II, world peace looked like a real possibility. Only in the past decade has that trend been broken" "Information is power. . . What we citizens of the Western Hemisphere do with that power will become the ultimate legacy of the WikiLeaks experience. "
Hiroshima peace declaration on 69th anniversary of atomic bombing Peace Demonstrations around the World
" the importance of young people making friends around the world, and unceasing efforts to build, not a culture of war, but a culture of peace." "There were peace demonstrations around the world on September 27, but because of the American mass media, Americans will know less about them than people in the rest of the world. As far as I could tell, the news was not carried on US television and in most newspapers."
Gaza: a cycle of violence that can be broken The Gacaca: Rwanda's Bold Experiment in Reconciliation
"Writing in Foreign Policy, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson argue that to help bring Israelis and Palestinians closer to peace, world leaders must recognise Hamas and pressure both sides to respect international law" "We need to follow the course of the gacaca over the next few years to see if we can learn about justice from the African people and their traditions."
Call for papers about International Day of Peace at Global Education Magazine The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"Read the publication rules and share your ideas and experiences with all the world! " "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services Participate in Democracy: Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, could Mexico be next?
" the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists - has found that there is clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action" "Mexico now joins the ranks of other countries with similar controversial election results."
Amnesty International on the Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers Christ, Krishna and Mohamed: What do they have in common?
"Israeli forces have carried out attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians . . . Israel appears to consider the homes of people associated with Hamas to be legitimate military targets, a stance that does not conform to international humanitarian law." "A good place to start your own exploration of this important question is the website religious tolerance where the tenets of 47 North American religious groups are described."
Amnestía Internacional: Conflicto Israel/Gaza - Preguntas y respuestas To desire freedom is an instinct
"Las fuerzas israelíes han efectuado ataques que han matado a centenares de civiles . . . Israel parece considerar objetivos militares legítimos las casas de las personas relacionadas con Hamás, postura que no se ajusta al derecho internacional humanitario. " "one of my literary projects that are committed to building understanding, tolerance, and Peace initiative in Nigeria"
Amnesty International: Conflit Israël/Gaza - Questions et réponses The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"Les forces israéliennes ont mené des attaques qui ont tué des centaines de civils . . . Israël semble considérer que les logements de personnes liées au Hamas constituent des cibles militaires légitimes, un point de vue non conforme au droit international humanitaire." "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference." "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
Latin American states use Security Council seats to show strong support for the International Criminal Court and international justice The Day of the Girl Has Come
"A look at the different votes and initiatives put forward by Latin American Council members over the past few years bears witness to the region’s commitment to justice" "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
Breakthrough in solar panel manufacture promises cheap energy within a decade A New Century of Colonial War?
"A technical advance based on an edible salt used in the manufacture of tofu could revolutionise the production of future solar panels" "Writing in Trud, Alexandre Tsipko said "we have entered into a century of war for a new colonial order." And writing in Novaya Gazeta, Boris Kagarlitski describes the Homeland Security Act as the American KGB"
Nuclear forces reduced while modernizations continue, says SIPRI The ICC, the Other Option
"none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future." "The court will ensure that no ruler, no State, no junta and no army anywhere can abuse human rights with impunity."
Las Fuerzas Nucleares se Reducen pero Continúa su Modernización, Afirma el SIPRI Shukran, Mister President, Thank you!
" ninguno de los estados que tienen estas armas está dispuesto a renunciar a sus arsenales nucleares en un futuro previsible" "What are the real threats to the Arab revolutions? Danger, or progress? In developing a democratic system can we convert and integrate those who are ' undemocratic''? "
Les Forces Nucléaires Diminuent, mais leur Modernisation se Poursuit, selon le SIPRI Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"aucun des États dotés d'armes nucléaires n'est prêt à abandonner ses arsenaux dans un avenir prévisible" "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."