Peace and Anti-War
Any conscious and aware lifestyle change to whatever degree is upstream in relation to the predominant down river current carrying those embroiled in the system. As a result we meet with criticism, cynicism, anger, a sense of betrayal from friends and loved ones, ridicule, financial challenges and other complications stirred up by those resentful of our freedom.
So much has been accomplished by Occupy and other social justice movements in the past two years that it is incredible the corporate media and their pundits do not report on what is happening around them. Despite the lack of corporate media coverage, the movement is deepening, creating democratic institutions, stopping some of the worst policies from being pushed by the corporate duopoly and building a broad-based diverse movement.
Peace is on most everyone’s mind right now with recent news about Syria and other events. Focusing on peace is imperative for our future. Here’s how to participate in GCI’s Virtual World Peace Day event with people from around the globe.
Great video by Tragedy and Hope featuring Charlie Chaplain’s inspiring final speech from the movie The Great Dictator. “You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure,” he says.
WE CAN create a MIRACLE. Beginning on September 15, let us, together, step into our Morality and Higher Consciousness by participating in an open ended Global Strike against multinational corporations who value profit over People.
Given the escalating situation in Syria and the fact that many of us now see ourselves as part of one interconnected planet and life-force, we have decided to set our first global intention for a peaceful resolution in Syria – starting with a NO vote by the U.S. Congress on using force against Syria.
The American People do NOT want the U.S. to intervene in Syria. The Bush administration fooled us into backing a war in Iraq. We won’t be fooled again. American citizens are contacting members of Congress in droves and telling them to vote NO on using force in Syria.
Please take a few minutes to urge Congress to vote NO on using force in Syria. For those of you who don’t live in the US, you can still voice your opinion because the decision on Syria will have global ramifications. Here how in 3 easy steps:
We came to this planet to win it back. To take it under our wings. To nurture it once more into health. To confront and confound its enemies. None of us has the right to shirk playing our part in securing an illumined future for our earthly home. So stand up and be counted – the time for hiding is past – a great Pheonix is rising – rise with it my friends.
Look up! The skyscrapers are falling. Rapid climate change, economic collapse, ecological collapse, political instability and technological escalation: the only thing we can be sure about is radical indeterminacy. In the face of this acceleration, we have choices to make.
An inspiring speech by JK Rowling about failure and imagination. In it, she discusses why it is so important to live your life focusing on what matters to you most, and why we should use our resources to help transform the world. “It is impossible to live life without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you fail by default,” she says.
For Syria, let’s create a heart-field environment around the leaders and decision-makers for choosing the best outcome for all concerned. Now, let’s radiate coherent love and compassion to all who lost their lives and those who are suffering, mentally, emotionally and physically at this time…
The following text of lecture given by Noam Chomsky remains one of the most powerful and persuasive arguments for recognizing the dangers that modern, industrialized warfare pose to the future of humankind.
Daniel Somers was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was part of Task Force Lightning, an intelligence unit. In 2004-2005, he was mainly assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in Baghdad, Iraq, where he ran more than 400 combat missions