Volume1- Issue 6- October 2003
ISSN # - 154-889X

United For Peace
Act Now To Stop War and End Racism
Peace actions around the globe
Not in Our Name
NO War Without Limits
NO Detentions & Round-ups
NO Police State Restrictions
War Resisters League
Bloomington Volunteer Network - call 349-3433 to find out how you can help
For Whom The Bell Tolls
"You can look at war as a massing of arms and matérial and troops, but you can also see it as something else--as a delicate web of interwoven choices made by human beings, made out of a certain consciousness. The decision to order an attack, the choice to obey or disobey an order, to fire or not to fire a weapon. Armies and, indeed, any culture that supports them must convince the people that all the decisions are made already, and they have no choice. But that is never true." The Fifth Sacred Thing" by Starhawk

Current Nuclear News
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The IN Environmental Report
What Color is Community? UUC Task Force - Contact Guy Loftmay, loftpeople@aol.com
UUC Government - Watch Task Force - For information contact David Wiley, dwiley@earthlink.net
The UUC Children's Task Force - For more information contact Martha Nord, marthanord@hotmail.com
Habitat for HumanityGroup
at the Unitarian Universalist Church - Dorothy Sowell, dsowel@alumni.indiana.edu
links to alternative news sources featuring local, national and global news and Native American publications
Alternet is an independent news coverage site of world events.
News and media from Europe

Wild Wood Furniture
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The Center for Wholism
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Acupuncturist since 1981. Providing pain management services and a comprehensive system of healthcare and health maintenance

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E'tokmit 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, kapayapaan
"The choice is not between violence and nonviolence, but between nonviolence and nonexistence." Martin Luther King

Shocked Nation by Clark Brittain
Your Rights: Use 'Em or Lose 'Em
By Rachel Neumann
We Were Just Talking:
(Yet) another conversation about Dennis Kucinich

Daniel Patrick Welch

"Peace Today" by Darrell Black - ART

Hot Community Questions - What is happening in your local library? What does the future have in store for you as a patron of MCPL? Find out if an automatic check out (like the one in Kmart) is part of the "Strategic Plan" and why the current plans are mingling staff from reference with AV, Find out about the new user fee for those who live outside of Monroe County, and when it will go into affect.Attend a public board meeting on the third Thursday of any month The next meeting is October 16th in the Elletsville Branch from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Cann't attend a meeting - watch CATS (channel 3) and if so motivated, call or write the director of MCPL or the Board of Directors.

* I encourage you to please look at the Library Board Meetings over the last three months, then visit the main library and see what questions you have about the "Strategic Plan". I just cannot see how taking knowledgeable staff and diluting their ability to maintain themselves as superior reference sources by spreading them around as a means for maintaining or increasing quality.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone; it is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hope of its children. ."
Dwight D Eisenhower
BY Ikranagara

I heard the voice
of an observer being frightened by
the shadows dancing wildly
parading during a midnight
and he asked me,
Are those wild shadows
the phantoms of the remainder
of those who
came a long way from Alabama
in the time of the assassination
of Kennedy in Texas in the last century?
Since I didn't understand, then I said,
I don't know

The observer whispered to me,
Come on in to my memory
and see them for yourself
I entered as he wished

And, in a corner of the observer's memory
I found the wild shadows
of the segregationist politics supporters
dancing wildly parading
and filling the long road in Alabama

Then, to the observer, I said,
No wonder you're frightened, Sir

I heard again the voice of the observer
asking me,
Now, couldn't you see
that those wild shadows were the phantoms
of the remainder
of those who

came a long way from Alabama
in the time of the assassination
of Kennedy in Texas in the last century?
This time I had the answer,
No, Sir!

They were the shadows of the phantoms
of the remainder
of those who
came from the inside of the human violent beast
inhabiting inside every one of us for centuries
a long way back
to when we were not even human yet
and they're still intact
inside us

The observer asked me if he could enter my memory
I said,
Please, by all means
And he did so.

Finally he said to me,
No wonder!
Because, you have a different map
your address is not in the US

Dear People,
In the previous issue, Green Dove announced that our focus would be on how we can we develop a culture of peace. So much of our attention has been placed upon war and destruction, so little upon peacemaking. Our culture, both locally and globally will only be able to work toward peace by training ourselves to focus on peacemaking. There is no way around it. We are the peacemakers. Every thought we hold and release into the world, every action performed, contributes to structuring world social and political patterns.

Steps toward becoming a culture of peace can only begin through our personal efforts. As individuals working toward peaceful lifestyles, we develop relationships that will create a structure to build upon. The question of how to create a different world has been asked. Green Dove looks forward to sharing your ideas, thoughts, poems, letters, book reviews, songs, articles, recipes, anything on the subject of creating peace.

On another note, quite a few people in town commented on not being able to find a copy of the Green Dove Peace Magazine. The last issue was on-line only. Green Dove was not printed because it did not have the $200 needed to cover printing cost. If each person who enjoys Green Dove would send in a donation of $10 or more the problem would be solved. A minimum donation of $25 and you will be notified when the new issue is published to the web, and have the magazine mailed to your home, whenever it's in print.

In peace,
Green Dove Editor
Green Dove Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 8172Bloomington, In 47407

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"The time has come to put our stones down. For hands clutching stones can't freely drum. And hearts fisting the past can't freely sing."
-Mark Nepo




World Poetry Celebration
Friday, October 24th,
7:00 pm
Runcible Spoon Coffeehouse 412 E. 6th

To date the war in Iraq has cost U.S. Taxpayers approximately $ and rising!

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From the Organic Consumers Association

- BIOPIRATE BOOTY & FRANKENFOODS FOR ALL Thanks to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a host of "free trade" agreements, it is completely legal for a large corporation to patent and own the genes of individual plants, animals, indigenous medicines and even humans. The WTO states that all member countries must honor all patents filed in the U.S. or face economic sanctions, also known as cross retaliation. In other words, the U.S. can legally impose economic sanctions on Mexico if the Mayan people use their traditional herbal medicines without paying royalties to transnational corporations like Dow Chemical, which now owns patents on some of these thousand- year- old remedies. Heck, it's even legal to patent the genes of the shaman who gives you that medicine. Since the mid-90s, there has been a deluge of U.S. patent applications on human genes of tribal peoples all over the world. Thanks to the WTO, even your genes can be legally owned by corporations or individuals. And now the Bush Administration plans to use a secret trade tribunal of the WTO to force Frankenfoods down the throats of Europeans and consumers worldwide. Ticked off? Do something about it:
-HUMAN CHILDREN ARE ACTUALLY GUINE PIGS! Despite a landslide of public comments opposing the idea, the USDA has decided to begin bombarding school lunches with massive doses of radiation. Food safety groups slammed the decision, saying the action turns schools into the world's foremost purveyors of inadequately tested irradiated food, forcing millions of children to serve as guinea pigs. Countless studies have shown that irradiated foods lose nutrients, acquire known carcinogens, and contain new chemical compounds unique to irradiated foods. Local school boards will have the choice of refusing this dubious gift-which is actually more expensive. Spread the word and call your school board members now! Food Irradiation - Irradiated fruits and vegetables benefit the packer and grocer, not the farmer or consumer. The consumer receives an inferior product that appears "fresh," but has depleted vitamins and enzymes. For More Information - Take Action -http://www.organicconsumers.org/irradlink.html
- FORCE FED FUNKY FODDER President Bush's recently decided to file a complaint to the World Trade Organization against the EU, based on the "problem" that European consumers are freely able to choose not to eat genetically mutated foods. The U.S. filed the complaint and was only able to whip four other nations of the world into supporting it: Argentina, Australia, Egypt and Canada. Unfortunately for G.W., Egypt has now withdrawn its support of Bush's aggressive stance against the EU, citing "the need to preserve adequate and effective consumer and environmental protection." Bush added fuel to the fire by blaming world hunger on the European decision not to import GE foods. European leaders are downright confused by this accusation, pointing out that the US currently ranks 22nd in the percentage of its gross national income devoted to foreign aid - the lowest of any industrial nation.Learn more -- http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/rifkin060203.cfm
-STARBUCKS BULLIES ABORIGINAL TRIBE Starbucks, a self-proclaimed promoter of fair trade, is suing an indigenous owned cafe in a tiny B.C. town over the restaurant's name "Haida Bucks". According to Darren Swanson, the store owner, "Aboriginal men are called bucks. The three aboriginal partners are all Haidas. That's how we came up with the name" Swanson said that as a matter of principle, instead of changing the restaurant name, he'd rather use the little money he has left over to fight Starbucks, which raked in $3.3 billion dollars in revenue last year. Get involved -- http://www.organicconsumers.org/starbucks/

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