A short film created to launch and promote the new "International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons". The film outlines the state of nuclear weapons today and celebrates the achievements of the peace and anti-nuclear movement.
THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION: MANAGING GLOBAL INSECURITYWITH JAVIER SOLANAWashington, D.C.Wednesday, March 21, 2007And so the challenge that we have taken on in this project is to develop concepts and ideas on how to revitalize that national security system and shape the world in a way that can provide for peace and security over the next 50 [...]
Scenes from the third major rally held in Melbourne to protest at the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza in mid-2006...
On Palm Sunday, 1st April 2007, nearly one hundred groups and organisations combined to hold a peace parade and anti-nuclear demonstration in Melbourne under the title 'Nuclear Fools Day'; similar events took place across Australia.
The premise of the film is that peace starts at home, or conversely that terror starts at home and uses humour to highlight the theme. This film is from SEDITIOUS INTENT, a compilation of films inspired by Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Bill - some sad, some funny, some downright shocking. Dissent is an essential part of democracy. But under the Anti-Terrorism legislation, the right to oppose or challenge the State is significantly compromised.
Israel's Kafkaesque "Matrix of Control" - by Stephen LendmanFinding an equitable solution to the intractable, festering decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Gordian Knot that must be cut to achieve peace overall in the Middle East. Today, no solution is in sight nor are any serious efforts planned to find one despite occasional rhetoric to the contrary like what's now being heard from Washington with similar disingenuous echos inside Israel.
I just joined a global virtual peace march demanding that the new US Congress stop President Bush's escalation in Iraq and demand a real peace plan, and I thought you might be interested. Please see the email below.
Subject: Join Saturday's global peace march... without Leaving Your House!
This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Americans will march on Washington DC to demand peace and justice in Iraq and the Middle East. We can be there too, raising a global voice of solidarity -- through our own worldwide virtual march. Time is short, so add your voice and join the march today!
Only a spark of fragility
can free from this dance of darkness,
from the frenzy of this world
of engines and wars,
which gets excited
of grief and tears.
can give hope
in this miserable night of the soul
where peace is but rest
(after the slaughter),
awful is death
(but only of one's mates),
enticing the looks of those
who with intoxicating persuasiveness
reassure us, soothe us leading us,
along the last stretch of the road
(to our final ruin and massacre).
"I breed pigs
- the man says to me -
I have just come back home to rest.
I'll start shooting again later"-
"I didn't hear anything
- the woman candidly confesses, -
I take so many sleeping pills!
In spite of the bombing I have just woken up".
I look out of the window.
There is what is left of a soldier in a farmyard:
a foot, a sock...
a cut-off leg...
You know its strange hey, we in Australia, have already started inquiries into things like the AWB kickbacks to saddam, and we are here wanting to sort it out as quick as possible, but even though Australia has done wrong, I donâ€™t see the likes of the USA doing any investigations of their own on their home turf specially when it was the USA that started the war in Iraq in the first place. (the US president is quick to point the finger at other people other than himself)
It seems people are to laxed over the president of the usa and are still letting him rule with all the incompetent things he has done and said and decided, It also gets to me how the UN is not doing a thing to bring to justice what the USA president has already done (as in war crimes)â€¦
A one-day orientation and training for people interested in getting involved in PBI in Australia or considering volunteer work on a PBI project in Indonesia, Colombia, Nepal, Mexico or Guatemala.
PBI is a grassroots, non-partisan NGO that provides a a vital international protective presence alongside local activists working for nonviolent social change or communities under threat. Working in international teams, PBI offers unarmed protective accompaniment to individuals, organisations and communities threatened with violence and human rights abuses in areas of intense political repression and conflict.