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#1 Joker

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:25 PM

May Peace Prevail On Earth at GATHERING of the VIBES, Connecticut-USA
August 1st, 2010

World Peace Flag Ceremony!
The 15th Annual Gathering of the Vibes, July 29th-August 1st was held at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Approximately 18,000 people gathered over the span of the 4 day weekend event. The World Peace Flag Ceremony (WPFC) was organized by Jim Dugan and presented by Jim Dugan and Ann Marie Robustelli of The World Peace Prayer Society.
The WPFC was broadcasted live on Radio Vibes WPKN and filmed live on Ustream
wpkn.org

Peace Pole takes the stage!
A Peace Pole on stage as the rock bands jammed, such as:
Jimmy Cliff, Primus, Little Feat, Galactic, Umphrey

#2 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

It would be nice, indeed.

#3 In A Silent Way

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:01 PM

Yeah, good luck with that.

#4 Lostsailr

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

just cause it's about a billion to 1 doesn't mean we can't dream of it and pray for it.

#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:38 PM



#6 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:54 PM



#7 Joker

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:50 PM



#8 Joker

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:41 PM

Stop the Machine! Create a New World!
A Call to Action - Oct. 6, 2011 and onward

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

We call on people of conscience and courage

#9 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

I'm prolly attending. Got the info from David Swanson's blog site...

#10 Joker

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:28 PM

Needed: An Antiwar Movement That Puts Peace Over Politicians
By: codepink Tuesday June 14, 2011 4:51 pm

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By Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis

After campaigning as the candidate of change, the man awarded a Nobel Prize for peace has given the world nothing but more war. Yet despite Barack Obama

#11 vic

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

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just wait til the corporations get a load of this crunchy tune!!!

#12 Joker

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:16 PM

The Audacity of Hope: U.S. Peace Activists to Sail to Gaza in Humanitarian Flotilla

Dozens of Americans hope to set sail this week on a U.S.-flagged ship,

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:01 PM

Peace One Day launches countdown to Global Truce

Jude Law and the filmmaker Jeremy Gilley are launching a year-long countdown to the first ever Global Truce Day with a concert at London's O2 Arena.


The concert is the biggest event yet for Gilley

#14 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:28 PM

[quote name='Joker']The Audacity of Hope: U.S. Peace Activists to Sail to Gaza in Humanitarian Flotilla

Dozens of Americans hope to set sail this week on a U.S.-flagged ship,

#15 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:31 PM

Here's something a little more relevant to peace. As opposed to supporting those whose state objective is to kill




To a Gaza Flotilla Participant

You recently wrote in The Huffington Post that you plan to join the flotilla headed for Gaza next month.
You stated that the goal is to "break the blockade of Gaza," and support the "right of self-determination" for the Palestinians there.
You asserted that "everyone on the boat is committed to nonviolence," referring self-importantly to the participants as "well-known American peace activists."
Allow me a few questions.
Oddly missing from your entire article was one word - Hamas. Why?
Could it be that you're unaware that Hamas rules Gaza? Or is the omission because you don't think it's pertinent to the discussion? Or is it that you are aware, but think it might cloud the sunny picture you're trying to paint, so best to skip it?
Obviously, as someone who touts his Middle East credentials, you know of Hamas, so let me understand how you deal with it, since it's impossible to separate the situation in Gaza today from Hamas rule since 2007.
You proclaim your commitment to nonviolence.
How do you square that with Hamas's record of violence, including its bloody seizure of power from the Palestinian Authority four years ago?
Have you taken a public position on the firing of literally thousands of missiles and mortars by Hamas at Israeli towns and villages, with the aim of murder and mayhem?
Did I miss your condolences when an Israeli school bus was recently hit by Hamas fire and a 16-year-old boy was killed?
And I couldn't find a word from you about the plight of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas and held incommunicado for the past nearly five years. Did I somehow overlook it?
By the way, have you read the Hamas Charter?
How do you process the following statement in that screed: "The Day of Judgment will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him."?
Is that not raw, unadulterated anti-Semitism?
And do you subscribe to the rejection in the charter of all "infidels" who will "corrupt" the "true believers" of Islam?
Or how about this excerpt: "Renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of Islam."? Doesn't that mean Israel has no right to exist, whatever its final borders might be?
Indeed, do you believe Israel has a right to exist and the Jewish people have the right to self-determination? You defend it for the Palestinians, but, to be clear, is that meant to be in a state alongside Israel or in one that replaces Israel?
Your confr

#16 Joker

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

Dan, lets try and keep this thread about the peace movement.

If you'd really like to debate the problems in the Mid-East start a thread about it and I'd be more than happy to discuss it.

#17 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

cause and effect relationships. I hope one day both sides can give peace a chance. :heart:

#18 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:45 PM

Dan, lets try and keep this thread about the peace movement.

If you'd really like to debate the problems in the Mid-East start a thread about it and I'd be more than happy to discuss it.

I'm more than happy to Jack.

The Gaza flotilla is not about peace, imo. So your injecting it into this thread is what has not kept "this thread about the peace movement"

So I'll reserve the right to point that out, which I've done. I feel I've addressed what's in the thread up to this point about the provocative and dangerous attempt to run the maritime embargo.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:56 PM

[quote name='Joker']Stop the Machine! Create a New World!
A Call to Action - Oct. 6, 2011 and onward

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

We call on people of conscience and courage

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:58 PM



#21 Joker

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:39 AM

Excerpt from tl;dr


Statement From the World Peace Prize Awarding Council

In the past decade, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha has suffered greatly for withstanding long-term persecution for his religious activities. A member country of the Interpol has once requested the Interpol to issue a warrant for His arrest. The request was subsequently withdrawn voluntarily by this member country after some years. Upon thorough investigation, in October of 2008, the 72nd session of the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files withdrew the arrest warrant and the entire case against H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Interpol also issued a document stating in definite terms that the arrest warrant against H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been cancelled and all of its member countries have been notified of the cancellation.

Although H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III long ago received official notification of the withdrawal of the arrest warrant and the removal of the entire case, He has never shown such documents to prove His innocence. Regardless of the slander He has endured, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did not disclose such ironclad evidence. When the World Peace Prize Awarding Council found out, and asked H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III about this, He responded by saying that what He must do is bear all of the karmic offenses committed by living beings and give to living beings all of the good karma and merit that He has planted. He said that if He proved His innocence by showing those documents, then those who slandered Him would no longer be seen as innocent. Who, He asked, will bear their karmic offenses?


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#22 Joker

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

[B]Local Groups Critical of Obama

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

Busy peace week
By Linda LeTendre
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's been a busy week for peace activists.

On Thursday, 13 Witness Against Torture (WAT) members interrupted the U.S. House of Representatives to call for the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and denounce provisions in the Defense Appropriations Bill concerning detention policy.

I am ashamed and sad to say that I was not among them.

Here's the statement they read:



#24 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:22 PM

Does not make me happy.

I'm reading this really great book i recommend as a follow up to War is a Lie. It's called Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency by David Swanson.

It goes into great detail to explain the crimes commited by the Bush Admin. and the steps congress should take to reclaim their authority that was stripped during said presidency. Along with a host of ideas to stop any potential abuse of executive powers going forward.


Hopefully one day in my life time, peace will actually prevail. Thanks for the read, Joker. :wink:

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:26 PM

Minneapolis protest against U.S./NATO war on Libya
By Staff | June 28, 2011
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Minneapolis, MN - Over 30 people joined a Minneapolis protest on June 27 to protest the continued U.S./NATO war on Libya.

The Minneapolis event was held as part of a day of local protests in cities across the U.S. to speak out against the war on Libya. The call for the day of actions was initiated by the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) and supported by a range of other organizations.

The protest was at a very busy intersection during rush hour traffic. Hundreds of people saw the protest, which featured signs and chants against the war. Many people passing by showed support for the anti-war protest.

A statement issued by organizers said in part,

#26 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

Over 30 people? I'd like to see that read "Over 300,000+ people joined...."

If that's the best effort we can give, it's a dark day, brehs.

#27 Joker

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

Yeah, dark days indeed, and it looks like the current administration has been targeting peace activists as well as labor organizers :shocked:


Activists cry foul over FBI probe

By Peter Wallsten, Published: June 13

CHICAGO — FBI agents took box after box of address books, family calendars, artwork and personal letters in their 10-hour raid in September of the century-old house shared by Stephanie Weiner and her husband.

The agents seemed keenly interested in Weiner’s home-based business, the Revolutionary Lemonade Stand, which sells silkscreened baby outfits and other clothes with socialist slogans, phrases like “Help Wanted: Revolutionaries.”

The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers.

The probe — involving subpoenas to 23 people and raids of seven homes last fall — has triggered a high-powered protest against the Department of Justice and, in the process, could create some political discomfort for President Obama with his union supporters as he gears up for his reelection campaign.

The apparent targets are concentrated in the Midwest, including Chicagoans who crossed paths with Obama when he was a young state senator and some who have been active in labor unions that supported his political rise.


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http://www.washingto...skTH_print.html

#28 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:59 PM

Fusion Center'd.

“The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.” Hugo Black

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato

#29 Joker

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:58 PM

Opposing Demonstrators Speak Out on NATO, U.S. Involvement in Libya


Groups on opposite sides of the debate over international involvement in Libya met face to face Saturday outside the White House.

Washington, D.C. - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - The Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition, a national antiwar group, led protesters demanding an end to NATO bombings in Libya and international intervention throughout Africa. Members of DC Libyans, a coalition of Libya liberation groups, voiced their support for NATO

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:42 PM

U.S. on Israeli boycott law: Freedom to protest is a basic democratic right

State Department says law is an internal Israeli affair but hints criticism; ADL expresses concern over new law, says it impinges on Israelis' basic democratic rights.

The U.S. State Department responded Tuesday to the new anti-boycott law passed in Israel, saying that the freedom to organize and protest is a democratic value Israel and the U.S. have long shared.

The Knesset passed a law Monday night which penalizes persons or organizations calling for the boycott of Israel or the settlements. The new law sparked uproar throughout Israel, with Israeli leftist organizations launching a series of protests against the law and one movement submitted a petition to the Supreme Court claiming the law is unconstitutional and anti-democratic.

When asked to comment on the anti-boycott law, the U.S. State Department said the law was an "Israeli internal matter" but also hinted its criticism by pointing out the right to peaceful protest in democratic countries.


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#31 vic

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

it's a tyranny we're conditioned to accept...or else

#32 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

Thanks for posting this great example of democracy and a country ruled by law.

Unlike in many many other countries, especially in the middle east you see profound disagreements and a justice system that takes on laws passed by a government. As we well know in these United States, it's not perfect. Bad laws get passed, and hopefully they get overturned by Supreme Court.

Israel is really ahead of the US both in peace issues and in democracy!


U.S. on Israeli boycott law: Freedom to protest is a basic democratic right

State Department says law is an internal Israeli affair but hints criticism; ADL expresses concern over new law, says it impinges on Israelis' basic democratic rights.

The U.S. State Department responded Tuesday to the new anti-boycott law passed in Israel, saying that the freedom to organize and protest is a democratic value Israel and the U.S. have long shared.

The Knesset passed a law Monday night which penalizes persons or organizations calling for the boycott of Israel or the settlements. The new law sparked uproar throughout Israel, with Israeli leftist organizations launching a series of protests against the law and one movement submitted a petition to the Supreme Court claiming the law is unconstitutional and anti-democratic.

When asked to comment on the anti-boycott law, the U.S. State Department said the law was an "Israeli internal matter" but also hinted its criticism by pointing out the right to peaceful protest in democratic countries.


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http://www.haaretz.c...-right-1.372884



#33 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:52 PM

Israel is really ahead of the US both in peace issues and in democracy!


:burp:

#34 vic

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:57 PM

Israel is really ahead of the US both in peace issues and in democracy!



:bang:

#35 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

oh please you two.

On peace... whatever you think about it, Israel doesn't go to war against countries away from it's borders.

On democracy... you're both against the two party system. Welcome to Israel !

That's just a start

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:07 PM

oh please you two.

On peace... whatever you think about it, Israel doesn't go to war against countries away from it's borders.

On democracy... you're both against the two party system. Welcome to Israel !

That's just a start


:bang::bang::bang:

you support apartheid?

#37 Joker

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

Ending Our 10-Year War

Dissatisfied with President Barack Obama, antiwar groups push for a faster exit from Afghanistan.



When President Obama announced on June 22 that U.S. troops would begin to withdraw from Afghanistan this year, the nation

#38 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

:bang::bang::bang:

you support apartheid?

no

you support terrorism and calls and action for genocide?

#39 Joker

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:11 PM

Guys please keep it out of this thread, thanks

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:15 PM

Guys please keep it out of this thread, thanks

keep a discussion of what you post out of this thread?

Like I said, it's great that you posted an example of what happens in Israel, country that even we in the United Stated can learn about in terms of peace and democracy

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:15 PM

and practice what you preach. Just yesterday you came into a thread about lacrosse and advocated it being moved to politics.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

and practice what you preach. Just yesterday you came into a thread about lacrosse and advocated it being moved to politics.


Wrong, Dan. I came in & cracked a joke. Jack followed it up with a barb about lacrosse not being a real sport.

#43 Joker

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

keep a discussion of what you post out of this thread?

Like I said, it's great that you posted an example of what happens in Israel, country that even we in the United Stated can learn about in terms of peace and democracy

This is a thread about the peace movement. If you want to discuss Israel and it's policies I'd be more than happy to do so in the correct forum and I'm sure others would too.

#44 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:21 PM

I only burped. :dunno:

#45 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:22 PM

Wrong, Dan. I came in & cracked a joke. Jack followed it up with a barb about lacrosse not being a real sport.

Bottom line it was moved after that. So I don't take it as a joke and a barb. Especially from Jack. The words he said advocated moving it Politics where it was moved.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:24 PM

If you want to discuss Israel and it's policies I'd be more than happy to do so in the correct forum and I'm sure others would too.

If you don't want any discussion about Israel and it's policies don't post news articles about Israel and it's policies.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

Bottom line it was moved after that. So I don't take it as a joke and a barb. Especially from Jack. The words he said advocated moving it Politics where it was moved.


Take it however you want, I really don't care. I won't speak for Jack, but I know what my intention was, to crack a joke. I figured the thread was going to be moved anyway, it just struck me as funny that there might be a legit question as to which forum it should go to.

#48 vic

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:34 PM

no

you support terrorism and calls and action for genocide?


backlash and propaganda...we can discuss elsewhere

#49 Joker

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:34 PM

If you don't want any discussion about Israel and it's policies don't post news articles about Israel and it's policies.

I started a thread in P&R if you honestly wish to continue the discussion.

http://gatheringofth...241#post1175241

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:35 PM

I figured the thread was going to be moved anyway, it just struck me as funny that there might be a legit question as to which forum it should go to.

You figured it was going to be moved anyway?

A thread about lacrosse being honored at the White House?

Could you explain that please?