Tag Archives: Peace

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

By Robert J. Burrowes In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant … Continue reading

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And So This Is Christmas

By David Swanson Source: Let’s Try Democracy Christmas Day. Very late on this day and into the morning of the 26th in 1776, George Washington led a surprise night crossing of the Delaware River and bloody pre-dawn attack on unarmed hung-over-from-Christmas … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

By Robert J. Burrowes ‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end … Continue reading

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Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. Of course, you might … Continue reading

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Peace is a Cliché: When the West cannot Control the World Unopposed it Means War

Dedicated to my friend, a philosopher, John Cobb, Jr. By Andre Vltchek Source: Dissident Voice The West likes to think of itself as a truly “peace-loving part of the world”. But is it? You hear it everywhere, from Europe to … Continue reading

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FIGHTING FOR OKINAWA — MY HOME, NOT A MILITARY BASE

By Moé Yonamine Source: Rethinking Schools My family moved to the United States from Okinawa when I was 7. But Okinawa is still home — and I’m hurt and angered at how the United States and Japan continue to treat … Continue reading

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The Conception of Nonviolence

By Robert J. Burrowes Around the world activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge to effectively tackle the multitude of violent conflicts, including the threat of human extinction, confronting human society in the early 21st century. I wrote … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

By Robert J. Burrowes Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it. … Continue reading

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