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e'k, rangimarie, hedd, pace, tutquin, shanti, vrede, paquilisli, MNP, Onai rahu,
amani, kev sib haum xeeb,salam, shalom, shaantiM, hedd, gutpela taim, lalyi, pesca,
damai, raha, fred, eirni, pax, mir, peace, heiwa, amn, nabad, rauha, paz, frid,
paco, shAnti, paqe, danh tu, ittimokla, rahu, paix, beke, shalom, mnonestotse,
"The choice is not between
violence and nonviolence, but between nonviolence and nonexistence."
Martin Luther King
PEACE WITH OURSELVES
Drums im protestof the First Nations Governance Act (FNGA)
People,I am grateful for the abundance
I witness in nature, and for the flourishing of hopeful spirits. Admittedly hopeful
by nature, I remain so, and am buoyed by those around me who continue to act with
the intention to share, strengthen, and work toward developing and manifesting
hopeful visions of a world filled with peace, love and justice.READ
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It's so much easier to make war than to make peace. War only requires
finding the soft underbelly of the other, and attacking with the force to do violence.
Often a single act, well placed, does fatal damage. Peace, on the other hand,
is ecological--it is created not out of one move, but through the joining of many
moves, in an exquisite dance of increasingly intimate exchanges. Peace requires
attention to sequence--some moves are necessary before others can be embraced.
The notion of peace being "achieved" is a misapprehension. War--or rather
success in war--can be achieved because its end is the destruction of something
dynamic. War renders static what was previously alive. By contrast, peacemaking
brings tender life to what was previously barren. Peace is not achieved. Peace
is nurtured, cared for, and lived in joy. Peace is alive.
Jim Moore's Weblog
Chair Eyes June 26 Vote to Destroy Last Ownership Regulations on Media as Chicago
Hosts Public Forum on Media OwnershipMichael Powell, FCC chair, has admitted to
planning sweeping changes in U.S. media ownership during the first week of June
(likely June 2) in hopes of bringing the changes to a vote at the agency's June
26 open meeting.The planned changes could lead to a single company owning all
the media properties in a single city and an acceleration of hypercommercialism
of the media. But a movement is afoot to raise awareness of these plans in hopes
of stopping them. CLICK
Costs Our Children's Future
Resister Statistics for Education
by Frida Berrigan, Senior Research Associate, World Policy Institute
11, 2003 - President Bush asked Congress for $75 billion to pay the initial costs
of the war in Iraq.
same amount of money, we could hire 1,155,715 Elementary School Teachers to educate
of war in Iraq = Eliminate illiteracy world wide
billion) ($5 billion, World
hours of war in Iraq = Nutrition supplements for 200,000 eligible families not
($45.8 million per hour) covered
($130 million, CBPP)
of war in Iraq = Headstart Education for 115 children
a minute) ($6,633 per child, National Priorities Project)
second of war in Iraq = Twice what U.S. spends per year, per child
per second) in primary education ($6,043, Digest of Ed. Stats)
more information: Center for Budget and Policy Priorities http://www.cbpp.org/
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(The response to this letter is in the next column by Dr.
noted that you posted "Susan Urbanek Linville' case against Marijuana"
by Clark Brittain w/o linking to the primary article. In fact, I wonder if anyone
on your staff even read the primary article.
Brittain has basically twisted Sue's article to bolster his political agenda.
Nothing new there. What is bothersome is that you seem to have bought into that
process without the slightest degree of critical thinking.
Sue has a Ph.D.
in biology, by the way, though he refrains from mentioning that and actually implies
Response by Dr. Clark Britain
"there is a lot of information 'out there' and virtually all
of it (Scientific, reasoned, or studied) supports legalization and medical utility
of marijuana... "
I will try to address Steve Ramey's letter in a bit more detail. There is no doubt
Ms. Urbanek Linville is well read and articulate. People with varying backgrounds
can read the same article and come away with differing views on that article.
It's the old glass half full, half empty syndrome. However, I will try to make
my point a bit clearer than the HT word limit allows.
TO CONTINUE Steve Ramey's Letter and Dr. Clark Britain's Response
Demonstrate Opposition to FNGA|
05/15/03 KENORA -
Around 4000 First Nations and non-aboriginal people took to the streets of Kenora
to protest the First Nations Governance Act (FNGA). Kenora is the home riding
of Bob Nault, Canadian Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, and his proposed
suite of Bills would mean drastic changes to Aboriginal rights in Canada. Read
Rachael, and other fellow activists who have been casually killed while offering
an alternative to senseless violence.
I am perplexed by the callousness of
those who would deny worth of cause to all but the well armed, suited and protected,
paid military persons entwined in conflict.
hear the "GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS AND....etc." For Rachael, and other
fellow activists who have been casually killed while offering an alternative to
senseless violence. Read
chances. When rowing forward, the boat may rock. -Chinese Proverb|
Family Farms/Amish Communities/Wildlife/Your Tax Dollars"
Paving this Indiana paradise to build a highway
would be a four-lane fleecing of America...a fleecing that would take you and
your tax dollars for a billion dollar ride." Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News,
April 29, 1998
The state is trying to reject our "Common Sense I-69"
alternative. This endangers Amish communities, the Patoka National Wildlife Refuge
and will costs taxpayers over $1 billion dollars. The state's plans would immediately
destroy over 7,000 acres of forests, wetlands and farmland and set the stage for
much more destruction.
Your letters needed now: HERE'S
arrest tells us we have something to fear
stories - Bush
protester won't accept bond by Jim Walker
20, 2003, IndyStar.com
original published version of this story contained an error which has been corrected.
scared. Be very scared.
You live in a city that harbors a "violent"
flag-waver, a man so subversive that he "separated from the group" of
his fellow demonstrators -- talk about a radical! -- during President Bush's visit
here last week. This crazed fiend then jogged along the sidewalk, "violently"
waving his United Nations flag, according to an Indianapolis Police Department
report, while the commander-in-chief's motorcade tooled down 38th Street near
the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Read
Julia Ward Howe originally appeared in the
Bloomington Herald-Times, May 2002
by Denise Breeden-Ost
did not exhort moms to put their feet up, daughters and sons to buy greeting cards."
1870, Julia Ward Howe invented Mother's Day. Or did she? Howe might not recognize
her "Mothers' Day for Peace" in 2002. Here is Howe's "Mother's
Day Proclamation": Read
Hon. Richard G. Lugar
1180 Market Tower
10 West Market
Indianapolis, IN 46204
was a privilege to hear your Commencement address at Indiana University. I would
also like to express my appreciation for Chip Sinders's kindness in meeting with
Bret Davis and me. We admire your receptivity to constituent concern, and we are
grateful for the efforts of Chip, Lesley, and Ken to listen to diverse opinions.
to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. -Robert H. Schuller|
- The Root of All Good
experts put a series of powerful arguments on the table Wednesday in testimony
before a congressional committee aimed at persuading legislators to support increased
U.S. spending on global education--especially girls' education--to $1 billion
annually by 2006.
OneWorld US - May 16, 2003
Alison Raphael, OneWorld
Is Cuba Next?
signs that the US government is going to take aggressive actions against Cuba
a demonstration organized by the No
War on Cuba Movement was held at the Treasury Department. The US already maintains
a strict economic embargo on Cuba, administered by the Dept of Treasury, as well
as a travel ban. Following the expulsion of 13 Cuban diplomats and escalating
rhetoric from the Bush administration, many worry that Cuba could be next on the
hit list in the war on terrorism.
The Funkinest Journalist interviewed Olivia
Burlingame of the No War on Cuba Movement, who provides background on the current
situation with Cuba. The Funkinest Journalist airs on Thrursday's from
9-11pm on Radio CPR, 97.5FM in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.
listen (160kbps mp3) | ldownload
Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
The U.S. government this week launched
its Arabic language satellite TV news station for Muslim Iraq.
being produced in a studio -- Grace Digital Media -- controlled by
Christians who are rabidly pro-Israel. Read
back home and safe--here's one more story from Palestine, Starhawk
year in Mas¹Ha
the eve of Passover, after a month I spent in the occupied territories of Palestine
working with the International Solidarity movment, a month that saw one of our
people deliberately run over by a bulldozer driven by an Israeli soldier, ...
Virginia Dept. of Corrections Witholds Privileges Due to Internet|
Support prisoners in West Virginia
by Bork 8:11pm Tue May
13 '03 (Modified on 2:54pm Thu May 22 '03) firstname.lastname@example.org
Olive Correctional Complex / WV Dept of Corrections inmate regulations call for
a 90 day Loss of Privileges for an inmate's name being found on the Internet through
search engines. Read
Mountain on Trial
by michigan IMC
2003Modified: 05/16 09:46 EST
The fight against water privatization continues
in Mecosta County, Michigan. There, the citizens group Michigan Citizens for Water
Conservation is engaged in a legal battle with Ice Mountain Water, alleging that
the bottling plant violaties Michigan's public trust principles. MCWC lawyers
argue that Michigan's public lakes and streams are entrusted as a common good
to the people of the state, and can therefore not be sold for profit. Read
Bush Expands the Infrastructure of a Police State
5 May 2003
claiming democracy and freedom as the goal of its invasion and occupation of Iraq,
the Bush administration is moving step by step to restrict freedom and undermine
democracy at home, building up the infrastructure of a police state with essentially
unlimited powers to spy on, interrogate and arrest American citizens. Read
Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act July 3|
On July 3, cities around the country will hold National Public
Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act.
On July 3, cities around the country
will sponsor independent public hearings called by the National Coalition to Repeal
the Patriot Act. I would like the folks in each city to select a liason to work
with me because I will be working through ALL the steps to make these a successful
public hearings with all the cities that choose to hold public hearings. Read
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Free the Media!
Amy Goodman & Dennis Bernstein. Info, links, audio, live radio!
4 All Chomsky etc
Fisk: IndyMedia Radio Network
Audio Program Schedule
The Lines Independent Radio from Bridgeport,CT
High Country News Radio
Choice: Oppose the Unborn Victims of Violence Act
in the next few months, we expect the Senate to consider--probably with little
notice--S.146, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. "On its face," according
to a fact sheet from Planned Parenthood, "this bill creates a penalty for
violation of a number of criminal statutes if, in the course of commission of
these crimes, an "unborn child" is injured or killed. The dangerous
reality of the bill, however, is that it would elevate the legal status of the
fetus to that of an adult human being. This is merely the first step toward eroding
a woman's right to choose. The loss of a wanted pregnancy is a tragedy, but solutions
should be real, not political." Read
Dear Green Dove,
I hear of an appointed General Garner (one who signed a Zionist statement attacking
charge of Iraq" now creating "jobs"
for subservient Iraqi and Iraqi Americans (recruited by the CIA or
at the Pentagon). As Iraqi oil and money start flowing to a myriad of pockets
of corrupt new "officials" and much media attention is paid to other
corrupt elitists and people in power (including Israeli apologists who hijacked
our government and got
Israel its war). As countries who did not tow the
Bush/Rumsfeld/Cheny line are being punished while
countries that did are
getting the crumbs of the
massive spoils of war. As American, Israeli, and
European "collectors" buy and sell Iraqi treasures.
As Israel continues
its rampage against the occupied Palestinians (now fortified with billions more
taxes). As I hear the news of Israeli demands for Palestinian refugees
to give-up their right of return
to their homes and lands. And finally, as
the American public has to turn to other sources of information while the US media
keeps spouting propaganda lulling some into talk of WMD, "democracy",
Saddam and other distractions. It is time then to just put out the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights (signed by both the US and
Israel but violated daily by these
countries). So here it is, read it and judge for yourself.
visit our new website and act: http://Al-Awda.org
Shut Down HotHouse
the non-profit club well-known not only for its vibrant, multicultural entertainment,
but its enthusiastic support for other progressive community projects, was raided
by the Chicago Police Department on Friday night. Put in the context of growing
Chicago police harassment of other left-of-center organizing projects since the
March 20th Lake Shore Drive protest, this is an attack that we ignore at our peril.
is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not
empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one's whole being into the
being of another." - Martin Luther King, Jr.|
A CHANGE OF VIEWPOINT
by Ellen Barfield
May 25, 2003
is most peculiar to find yourself back again where you were half your life ago,
and with an entirely different agenda. I was 23 years old and quite naive when
I traveled to South Korea under US Army orders in January 1980. At age 46 this
May I found myself again traveling there, this time to testify at the commemoration
of the Gwangju uprising and massacre of 1980 as a guest of the Korea Truth Commission
As a newly-promoted Army
Sergeant I had no idea there had been an assassination and coup in South Korea
in 1979, nor that unrest was widespread due to anger at the illegal military dictatorship.
loathe America, and what it has done to the rest of the world
knew that the wave of anti-Americanism that would swell up after the Iraq war
would make me feel ill. And it has. It has made me much, much more ill than I
anti-Americanism has become almost uncontrollable. It has possessed me, like a
disease. It rises up in my throat like acid reflux, that fashionable American
sickness. I now loathe the United States and what it has done to Iraq and the
rest of the helpless world.
Palestine Right to Return Coalition
"road map" to further colonization
think it is rather telling that the so called "road map" for a solution
to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict failed to include the words: "international
law" and "human rights." That these four simple words can
be skipped in a document of 2221 words suggests
that this latest effort will
not produce peace. The map also seems to ignore the wall of apartheid being
built and there is no mention of getting input from people affected regarding
their future or teh nature
of the state they live in. Read
Challenging Empire on
the World Stage
by Rebecca Solnit
Orion OnlineMay 20th, 2003
We Hope For
18, 1915, six months into the first world war, the first terrible war in the modern
sense -- slaughter by the hundreds of thousands, poison gas, men living and dying
in the open graves of trench warfare, tanks, barbed wire, machine guns, airplanes
-- Virginia Woolf wrote in her journal, "The future is dark, which is on
the whole, the best thing the future can be, I think." Dark, she seems to
say, as in inscrutable, not as in terrible. Read
the Colors of the Rainbow
Albrecht, Parents' Source, May 20, 2003
When you mix red paint with blue
paint, you get purple paint. When you draw over a blue marker with a yellow marker,
you get the color green. If you combine red clay with yellow clay, you will end
up with a lump of orange. But, when you combine all of the above colors, you get
a beautiful rainbow that is only complete if all of the colors are present. Similarly,
Roy on Empire, the Corporate Media, Indian Politics, Her Childhood and War
Arundhati Roy has emerged as one of the most eloquent critics of the Bush
Administration's so-called war. The author of the novel The God of Small Things,
for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize. It has sold six million copies and
has been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. She has also written three
non-fiction books: The Cost of Living, Power Politics and her newest book War
Talk, a collection of essays analyzing issues of war and peace, democracy and
dissent, racism and empire. A year ago she was the recipient of the 2002 Lannan
Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom. On May 12, 2003 she joined Democracy Now!
co-hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez in the firehouse studio.
Annan marks International
Day of Families with call for more resources
May - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on world leaders today
to provide the resources necessary for putting families closer to the centre of
public policy in the effort to solve social welfare issues ranging from ageing
and migration to fighting AIDS. Read
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