Peace and Anti-War

“War Makes Everyone Crazy”: Hiroshima Survivor Reflects on 69th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Peace and Anti-War, Videos with 0 Comments
“War Makes Everyone Crazy”: Hiroshima Survivor Reflects on 69th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

Sixty-nine years ago at 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Destruction from the bomb was massive — shock waves, radiation and heat rays took the lives of some 140,000 people — nearly half of the town’s population. Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on the Japanese Nagasaki killing another 74,000. At Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and next to e A-bomb Dome (one of the few structures that withstood the blast) , blast survivor Koji Hosokawa, who was 17 years old at the time, talks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! His 13-year-old sister, Yoko, died in the bombing.

Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!): “This is almost 69 years later. It was the United States that dropped the atomic bomb. How do you feel when Americans come here (to Hiroshima)?”

Koji Hosokawa: “I hate war rather than the people of the United States. I hate war. War makes everyone crazy.”

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Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

The vast disparity between what Israel says and what Israel does tells the Palestinians that there is no hope. There will never, the Palestinians understand from the Big Lie, be an acknowledgement of reality by the Israeli leadership.

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Letter from Tel Aviv: Why Do Israelis Support a Costly Ground Invasion of Gaza?

Letter from Tel Aviv: Why Do Israelis Support a Costly Ground Invasion of Gaza?

Israelis have been so traumatized by the savage suicide bombing campaigns of Hamas, that it is psychologically impossible for many to acknowledge that it has become an intimate strategic partner of the militant Israeli government.

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Antiwar video by award-winning songwriter Tabitha Elkins

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace and Anti-War with 0 Comments
Antiwar video by award-winning songwriter Tabitha Elkins

Who says there is a shortage of protest music in the music scene these days? Proof positive is the new song penned by singer-songwriter Tabitha Elkins – whose output so far has ranged from Hard Bop Jazz to acoustic folk rock – and whose self-penned anti-war song takes on news propaganda and the culture of violence.

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A Jewish American Forever Changed by Recent Events in Gaza

A Jewish American Forever Changed by Recent Events in Gaza

A Palestinian child has tragically been killed every three days for the past 14 years. That bears repeating, since such deaths are rarely, if ever, given any attention in America.

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Time to Revive the Peace Movement

Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace and Anti-War with 1 Comment
Time to Revive the Peace Movement

With the latest vicious bombardment of Palestinians by the Israeli war machine, the concurrent conflagration in Iraq, the rise of a U.S.-backed oligarchy in Ukraine, and continued drone attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, the time is nigh for a revival of the peace movement.

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End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

RootsAction and Jewish Voice for Peace ask for your signature on a powerful Open Letter condemning the rampant assault on human rights in Israel and Palestine.

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Russell Brand Calls On 50,000 Protesters To Stage ‘Joyful Revolution’

Russell Brand Calls On 50,000 Protesters To Stage ‘Joyful Revolution’

Russell Brand has called on thousands of protesters to be part of a “peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution” that seizes power back from Westminster. The former Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenter, who this year implored readers of the New Statesman magazine to abandon the current political system, told crowds gathered in London’s Parliament Square [on Saturday] that MPs no longer represented the people.

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Activism Grows Increasingly GLOBAL

Activism Grows Increasingly GLOBAL

In many places, democratic movements are born of suffering in the hands of neoliberal economic policies. We see evidence that global collaboration is growing and that people are taking bolder steps to stop abuses and create new systems.

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Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you’re being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media. The public must come to terms with the fact that the current chaos is directly related to a half century of US military interventions and covert operations in the middle east. Bombing for peace never has, and never will, work.

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Why Are People So Mean? Has The Internet Destroyed Empathy & Compassion?

Why Are People So Mean? Has The Internet Destroyed Empathy & Compassion?

Truth be told, the internet can be a treacherous world full of cynicism, harassment, and bullying, leaving many to feel hurt or offended by the unfiltered words of public. We all have struggles, we are all here on the same human journey, and ultimately we all want the same thing in the end, peace. So let’s remember this in our daily life!

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“War Criminals Shouldn’t Be Honored”: Rutgers Students Nix Condoleezza Rice From Commencement Speech

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace and Anti-War with 1 Comment
“War Criminals Shouldn’t Be Honored”: Rutgers Students Nix Condoleezza Rice From Commencement Speech

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers University following protests by faculty and students over her role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

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The Akashic Age: Toward A New Era?

The Akashic Age: Toward A New Era?

Humanity has been on a historically long journey to finally arrive at a world that is complex and interdependent. We are at a point in human history where we are leaving behind one age and entering the next. The epoch we are leaving behind is the modern age. The epoch we are about to shift into has been given many names – digital, post-modern, new age, etc – yet has so far suffered from lack of true and genuine foresight.

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The Tougher Path to Freedom: Non-Violence

Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Peace and Anti-War with 0 Comments
The Tougher Path to Freedom: Non-Violence

Gandhi was right. We will only find true freedom through non-violent means. Victory won at the barrel of a gun will prove short-lived. If we cannot find a way to change the system without resorting to violent means, we will merely rearrange the pieces on the game board. The rule of force and coercion will remain. Violence begets violence.

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Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace and Anti-War with 0 Comments
Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

War can be transcended. We can reach higher and many of those who died on the battlefields were doing just that . . . Trying to make the world better. Yet, travelers forget, as Mohammad said: the greater Jihad is the inner Jihad. When we win the inner war, perhaps, we can take our personal wisdom, peace and tranquility into the outer world; and when enough of us have done this, perhaps, there will be a time without war. When and if this happens, we will no longer need soldiers and armies.

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