Who did you empower today - how did you do it?
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Whom did you discriminate against today and whom did you empower?
Nonviolence at home and in politics - a very interesting speech - good to listen to.
Nonviolence as Defense by Gene Sharp, a researcher and vocal advocate of nonviolence.
He is more the pragmatist, focusing on how to do things instead of how to first change minds ;) Still, a lot of useful and interesting things, he says...
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Money expenditure for arms and military definitely has to go down for peace to rise! The SIPRI Institute (a peace research institute) in Stockholm published the latest numbers and they do not look good, so lots of work there for us!
To quote their recent trend analysis:
"World military expenditure is estimated to have been $1531 billion in 2009—a real-terms increase of 6 per cent over 2008 and of 49 per cent since 2000. This corresponded to 2.7 per cent of world gross domestic product (GDP) and $224 for each person in the world."
in case someone of you plans to do some stuff on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during your workcamps, you can show some of the pictures i took during my stay in the region as kind of a visual support for any conversation or presentation.
Photo session 2009:www.flickr.com/photos/27244261@N06/sets/72157620508275105/show/Photo session 2008: www.flickr.com/photos/27244261@N06/sets/72157620009738366/show/
In case you want to read some more stuff from the Israeli left and human rights organizations, you can find articles under:
and most importantly: www.btselem.org... vast amounts of information!
so and in case you want to read some right-wing stuff about the conflict, you might be interested in consulting:
First start with the inside life sustainability mediated by the life we digest and how it 'shapes' us - if you remember that needs are rooted mostly in our bodies, what we eat and how we treat our bodies by food has a large part of fulfilling or neglecting our basic needs with deadly consequences:
As always, if you have something to share (this was as well shared with me ;) ), then please share the link in the comments!
Another video follows once you read the whole article...
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