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Open letter from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

  OPEN LETTER FROM THE BROOKLYN METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER from Sr. Megan Rice, on behalf of the Transform Now Plowshares July 28, 2014 Our Dear Sisters and Brothers, We send warm greetings and many thanks to all who actively engage in the transformation of weapons of mass destruction to sustainable life-giving alternatives. Gregory Boertje-Obed (U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas) Michael Walli ...

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Gross violation of press freedom in Bulgaria

Newsletter Gross violation of press freedom in Bulgaria | #FreeMediaRace Just now our campaign manager in Bulgaria, Rosen Dimov, told me, quote, "above all this European Citizens Initiative is about building a transnational civil society", and I honestly couldn't agree more. Our challenge, one that all Citizen's Initiatives face, is to tackle the collective action problem: Although most citizens agree that ...

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Hear O Israel … something very big is crying inside the human being

We would like to read the names of each of the five hundred Palestinians who have died. Also each one of the dozens of Israelis who have lost their lives because of these attacks. At least knowing their names to represent them and thus bring closer the unique meaning of what is happening. Every human life that vanishes by the deliberate and violent act of another human being is a shadow over humanity as a w ...

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Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

… Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam organizing for the future. Once again the Middle East has exploded, yet, on Saturday some 400 Jews and Arab citizens of Israel gathered in the Arab city of Tira for a rally organized by Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, in collaboration with other peace organizations and the City of Tira, to promote Arab-Jewish partnership. The motto of the day was that “Jews and Arabs refuse to be ...

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PACIFIC – Indo-Pak Peace Initiative

“Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large.” -Muhammad Ali Jinnah “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.” -Mahatma Gandhi A moving advertisement by Google India narrates the story of two best friends separated by the partition of the two nations, Pakistan and ...

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Student Platform for Engineering Education and Development

 “I am a member of the Student Platform for Engineering Education and Development (SPEED),” writes Priyanka Byahatti. “We develop action plans to improve the engineering education in particular to make the world a better place to live in. I am currently working on an action plan called ‘Engineering Seeds of Peace’.” SPEED conducts a Global Students Forum (GSF) every year which draws academics, representativ ...

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Third Peacecast 2014 Celebrating United Nations International Day of Peace Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Weinberg, 214.282.3924, weinbergd@aol.com ACTOR MICHAEL NOURI HOSTS THIRD PEACECAST 2014 CELEBRATING UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE DAY SEPTEMBER 21 PEACECAST ISSUES CALL FOR PEACE VIDEOS MIAMI.  On September 21st the world celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace. From Peace Day’s first minute in Auckland, New Zealand until its last minute in ...

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Elephant Poaching Across Africa ‘Alarmingly High’

The level of elephant poaching across Africa remains alarmingly high, according to a new United Nations-backed report released on 13 June 2014, which also found an increase in the number of large seizures of ivory.* “Africa’s elephants continue to face an immediate threat to their survival from high-levels of poaching for their ivory and with over 20,000 elephants illegally killed last year, the situation r ...

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STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

  June 17, 2014 In the early hours of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the members of the #OcupeEstelita movement that occupied the Cais José Estelita (Jose Estelita Quay) were surprised by the Military Police of Pernambuco. In utter disregard of all agreements that had been established over the past few days, State representatives came to fulfill a writ of ejectment in favor of the Consórcio Novo Recife (New R ...

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Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Global Campaign to Finalize, Implement Protection Guidelines The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. Countries around the globe should work with Norway to support this initiative, t ...

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