From : 2 October (Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth anniversary)
Until : 16 October (World Food Day)
A global call for action to stand up for our diverse & free food heritage.
Click here to watch a video message from Vandana Shiva, and take action!
“Our seeds and food are vital to life. We cannot afford to allow the destruction of the planet and our health to continue. We cannot allow seed slavery and food dictatorship to continue. We must take back our seeds, our food, our freedom.”
– Vandana Shiva
Click here to watch another excellent example of peace journalism from Al Jazeera’s Witness. Peace Journalism’s role is to create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict.
“As fighting rages in Syria, four political satirists find themselves swept up in the great debates that divide Syria’s revolutionaries: armed revenge or non-violent resistance?”
Watch other Witness videos here: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness
Watch this episode of Al Jazeera’s Witness, “Alfred’s Free Press.”
“One innovative journalist has found a way to get daily news and information to Liberians — with the aid of a blackboard.”
Watch this Transcend Media Service interview with Professor Paul Scott on the mainstream media, peace, and democracy.
Watch this film to gain insight on the growing anti-nuke movement in Japan, post March 11th, 2011.
Japan has the rare opportunity to turn an unprecedented disaster into a beacon of hope by becoming a leader in the world to turn from nuclear power to a safer, cleaner future.
All of Japan’s nuclear reactors are scheduled to be shutdown for stress tests by the summer of this year, and many groups and individuals across Japan are coming together in solidarity to ensure this becomes a massive leap towards a future free from the repeat of such a disaster.
Watch this informative video about urban farmer, Novella Carpenter.
* warning: some images of animals killed for food.
Watch this video interview with Will Allen, an urban farmer who has managed to produce ONE MILLION POUNDS of organic food in just 3 acres.
At a time when the mainstream media is having trouble wrapping their heads around the Occupy Movement, here is one of the best videos I have seen about the spirit behind Occupy Everywhere.
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.”
Watch this interview on Democracy Now! with independent filmmaker and author John Sayles. Interesting insights from a filmmaker who uses media for peacebuilding by broadening conflict beyond a zero-sum game.