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January 26, 2015

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U.S.: Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
" Kathy Kelly is one of the treasures of the peace movement. She’s been an inspiration for many, including myself" "There had never been a town-wide celebration of the Martin Luther King Holiday. Joined by mutual concern, these women felt that the day should be celebrated. They spent months planning, arranging for speakers and musicians, and exploring community resources. "
U.S.: There are now twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs A Man and A Dog Walk for Peace-A Journey of Hope and Inspiration
"even though solar is still a tiny slice of the American energy pie, it has by far the fastest growth of any energy source, and it’s adding jobs apace" "I felt rejuvenated with the hope that individuals can make a difference in building a more peaceful world."
Canada: Kinder Morgan leaves Burnaby Mountain in win for pipeline protesters Students for a Free Palestine
"Thursday’s ruling represents a turning point for anti-extraction fights across North America. Combined with recent victories against the Keystone XL and Energy East pipelines, fossil fuel companies can expect more “challenging times” in the months and years to come." "Going to a university in which one third of the students are Jewish, it is difficult to lead an organization entitled Students for a Free Palestine."
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Sinclair issues challenge to help heal pain of schools Anti-War Events in All 50 States
" the commission had conducted four years of hearings and investigations and compiled accounts in video and spoken word from 7,000 survivors. The groundwork had already begun to include the commission’s findings and the history of the IRS system in school curriculums across the country" "a real growth in anti-war sentiment and organizing in many conservative areas of the country"
The U.S. Senate Torture Report as a Truth Commission Who Will Disarm America?
"Eventually we will pursue more than just truth. We will discuss a formal truth and reconciliation commission, and will investigate who and how to prosecute the perpetrators of torture." "Kao and other students are part of a coalition to demilitarize the University of California and demand that the UC Regents uphold international law and actively work to disarm the weapons labs."
U.S.: Immigrant Leaders Congratulate President on New Approach to Cuba The United Nations Department of Public Information Opens Its 2012 Briefing Season with Culture of Peace!
"We welcome these first steps toward normalizing relations with Cuba and harnessing the "power of people to people engagement," as the President mentioned in his speech today." "Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace "
U.S. Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA Torture Bloodstone's New Album: Culture of Peace Music
"Graphic new details of the post-9/11 U.S. torture program came to light Tuesday when the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 500-page summary of its investigation into the CIA." "we are totally convinced that this is culture of peace music! Listen and you will be convinced as well"
USA: Presidential action brings relief from deportation to millions of families For When the Rain Stops...
"We will identify short, medium, and long-term steps toward migration policies that integrate immigrants as partners, rather than treating them like criminals" "my colleagues and I have been working on a leadership initiative called Leadership 21st Century"
New York: PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival Awards Ceremony Fahrenheit 9/11
"PLURAL+ is a youth video festival focusing on migration, diversity and social inclusion, emphasizing intercultural dialogue, youth expression and the desire for peace and better understanding world- wide." "The film puts together remarkable footage from the most controversial events of our time, beginning with the Congressional debate (or should one say "lack of debate") following the 2000 election and going through the war in Iraq."
Canada: SFU professor brings adventure-based learning to the world What can we do?
"We want to make students aware of their imprint on an ever- changing environment, with the hopes that they use this knowledge to form a positive impact on the global community," "We need, in fact, to talk to everyone who we meet, actually engage on a human level with those who we encounter as we make it through our day."
Removing Violence from Chicago Public Schools Peace Flyer
"I urge you to lead by example, as Martin Luther King Jr. did. Teach our children nonviolence vs. the military model." "I am a member of the newly forming peace coalition made up of about thirty high school students at Trinity high school in Louisville, Kentucky. "
Ashland, Oregon Starts Campaign for City Culture of Peace Commission A Life Free of Violence Is Our Right!
" cities are the real societal structural level where the Culture of Peace ‘rubber meets the road.’ It is the city that has the reach, authority, responsibility and influence to set the positive tone, direction, and example for so many, many people." "In the past ten years UNIFEM has made great strides with the help of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, and to bring this issue to the table of the international community."
Melt the guns: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"nonviolence works better than violence . . . That’s a finding revealed by Dr. Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan in their book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict." "I chose Eleanor Roosevelt because of her work in the United Nations and her role as first lady, and how she stood out against segregation and women's rights."
United States: Woods Fund Chicago launches Right On Justice initiative with Northern Ireland restorative justice leader Montana Musician Sings about Peace and Justice for a Global Audience
"Restorative Justice is an international movement with growing national and local initiatives that offers an alternative to punitive justice systems and engages the victims of crimes in seeking ways to reduce harm that leads to reduced incarceration and increased school engagement" "Internet is increasingly providing a way for musicians to bypass the corporate blockade and come into direct contact with listeners"
Giants on the Earth: A Review of Waging Peace by David Hartsough New York Poets for Peace Ready to Take Their Show on Road
"Sixty years of innumerable protests, witnesses, and organizing efforts later, Hartsough is still at it as he helps to begin a new global movement to end war on the planet, called “World Beyond War.” " "we read poems that promote peace. About 2/5ths are our own, the rest our favorites from the long and honorable history of anti-war poetry, from Wilfred Owen, Paul Celan and e.e. cummings to Yusef Komunyakaa, Paley, Espada, and Vietnamese poet Nguyen Quang Thieu. "