Jun 28

Paul Scott: Media, Peace, and Democracy

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Watch this Transcend Media Service interview with Professor Paul Scott on the mainstream media, peace, and democracy.

Dec 02

A beautiful film about our home, Planet Earth. We highlight this as an example of Media for Peacebuilding, because of its focus on solutions at the end of the film, rather than ending on a note of hopelessness or anger. We are all bogged down daily with negativity. It is time for SOLUTIONS, the COURAGE to suggest them, and the VISION to seek them out.

Nov 25

The newest video  from the Story of Stuff Project, “The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It’s time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let’s build it better.”

Jan 12

Global Peace Index 2010

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Click here for the Global Peace Index 2010

Jan 10

Robert F. Kennedy on the “Mindless Menace of Violence”

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Watch this 1968 speech by Robert F. Kennedy titled “The Mindless Menace of Violence in Society”.

“Violence breeds violence, repression breeds retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our souls.” – RFKennedy (from video)

Nov 10

Watch this short film about the “Revolution of the Spirit” in Burma, led by democratically elected president Aung San Suu Kyi (currently under house-arrest by the military junta).

Nov 09

Anna Baltzer at Kyoto University

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For those of our readers residing in Japan, here is an opportunity for you to see/hear Anna Baltzer speak at Kyoto University (Yoshida South Campus) on November 16th at 18:30. Anna Baltzer is a Jewish American Human Rights advocate who has been sharing her eye-witness account of human right’s abuses in the occupied territories of Palestine, worldwide. For more about the speaker, you can view her website.

Oct 03

Nelsa Libertad Curbelo Cora speaks on her inspiration behind Barrio de Paz (Peace Town), “a non-violent youth movement in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It brings together street gangs to provide services to the struggling community. Gang members band together out of a need for unity, structure, and love when their social fabric has been torn apart. Mirroring the society that marginalizes them, gangs use this unity for domination and aggression. Nelsa shows how this instinct toward oneness can be transformed into a power of service, life, and love.”(Global Oneness Project).

A fantastic teaching resource on conflict analysis. Watch here.

Oct 02

Global Oneness Project interviews Jayesh Patel, founder of the Gandhian NGO Manav Sadna, in the slums of Ahmedabad in India. Watch here.

“Someone asked Gandhi, ‘What is the most dangerous thing after independence?’ Gandhi answered, ‘heartless intellectuals’. Harmony between head, heart, and hand is very important. If you work, then you understand.” – Jayesh Patel

Aug 24

Today there are countless video games which simulate and legitimize a culture of violence. Many game developers and educators recognize this, and are working to create games and simulations for building awareness and developing a culture of peace. Try this excellent online game developed by UNHCR, which simulates the experience of refugees. Complete with teaching materials.

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