Wars/violence won’t end until humanity gets clear that its own survival depends on working together peacefully with ultimate speed, energy and wealth. Wars are just too costly in lives and money to get anything constructive done for our long term meaningful survival.


MOVIES AND QUESTIONS: (for reflection and discussion)

  1. Nuclear proliferation. How wide is it spreading?

  2. WAR MADE EASY. Why do wars start and who starts them?

  3. Beyond War (B.W.) - beginnings. Is it a solid argument?

  4. Ch 1 - B.W.- Intro to the 28 min Beyond War movie. 2:20

  5. Ch 2 - B.W.- Old and new ways of thinking 2:04

  6. Ch 3 -  B.W.- Military spending and BB demonstration  3:42    Or just BB demo 2:40

  7. Ch 4 - B.W.- We are one identification. 1:47

  8. Ch 5 -  B.W.- The means are the ends in the making :40

  9. Ch 6 - B.W.- Strategies. From personal to int’l 10:27

  10. Ch 7 - B.W.- What can we do? Spread the word 4:11

  11. BEYOND WARCopy and send this full 28 minute movie to others. actionteams.org/friend/fromBob/embedMOV.html

  12. Peace Education  The purpose of our Peace Education Program is the direct result of our work with teachers who identified their needs as Peace Educators. Become a “Peace Site”.

  13. Click here to learn about the vow of non-violence. 13447 worldwide have done so already. DeePak Chopra. This is the kind of vow that supports the shift movement — everywhere.

  14. One Thought - “Peace on Earth”

  15. PeacePal.org  PeacePals are international friends who write letters to create a connected web of compassionate young leaders practicing the art of peace in daily life.

  16. Search for Common Ground. Solving conflict collaboratively - rather than adversarily.

  17. Peace - It’s happening

  18. QUESTIONS:

  19. What does war have to do with sustainability?

  20. What should the national and global policy be?

  21. What incentives and disincentives fit the policy?

  22. What international infrastructures need to be
    put into place or supported?

  23. What are the lynchpins for the banishment of war?

 

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Working Toward A Culture of Peace

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“America is finally waking up to the reality that “business as usual” is leading to global, social, economic and environmental collapse.

This is the defining moment in our history. The future is in our hands. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

David Korten

Howard Zinn: On Human Nature and Aggression

From the larger perspective what does “national security” really mean?

ONE THOUGHT

Does anyone have security if there is no water to drink? Does anyone have security if there’s not enough food to survive? Does anyone have security as long as nuclear bombs exist in the world?


“There’s no way in the world we can have national security unless everyone else in the world has national security.”

QUESTIONS:

  1. 1.How should we be thinking about our “national security” and “national interest?”

  2. 2. What should the national and global policy be?

  3. 3. What incentives and disincentives fit the policy?

The Roots of Violence

Marshall Rosenberg

In the first clip in this two-part series, Dr. Rosenberg talks about how society has suffered under political 'domination structures' that emerged about 8,000 years ago. He reflects on the origins of Nonviolent Communication and describes how the process can be used pragmatically to resolve religious conflict. To illustrate its effectiveness as a diplomatic tool, he describes how he helped restore peace between two warring tribes in Nigeria.

The Science of Peace

Getting rid of fear stimulates and makes room for compassion, love and forgiveness - the ground for peace.

World War II veteran Gary Davis devoted his life to outlaw war and this short film is his story, “My Country Is The World.”

This 28 video makes the case for ending war. There are 7 parts. You can stop after each part to reflect and discuss it.