Tuesday, February 14, 2012

[GMW #2396] Education for a World of Peace using Creative Nonviolent Actions to End War and Other Forms of Violence

[GMW #2396] Education for a World of Peace using Creative Nonviolent Actions to End War and Other Forms of Violence
Friday 17 February 2012, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1001 to 1500
~ Idea 1273 ~
4 January 1998
At the beginning of my first 500 ideas, in idea number 5, I recommended the early holding of a world conference on non-violence. I believe that it would be worthwhile to hold also soonest a world conference on education of peace and non-violence.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume II Chapter 11 - Of Gratitude
Our heart can be as big as the world. I can embrace all humanity, the heavens and the Earth, even God. That is the miraculous capacity of human nature. We are a very lucky, most advanced species among all the living ones on this planet and perhaps in the universe. We must be worthy of it, endlessly grateful, peaceful and make the Earth a true Paradise.
UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

The Power and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle by Gene Sharp

This film opens with a two minute trailer of an award winning film
about the application of the ideas that that Gene Sharp talks about.
Well worth watching.

The Power and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle by Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp, Senior Scholar of the Albert Einstein Institution, shares insights from his life study of how nonviolent struggle can work. For many years Gene and the Albert Einstein Institution have been mentors and catalysts for nonviolent struggle throughout the world.

In this film Gene shows with example after compelling example what it takes to nurture successful nonviolent struggle. Military people trained in violence as the only way and people fighting against military violence can change their minds, hearts and ways as they learn how nonviolent struggle can work. Thoughtful strategy, discipline to carry it out, a willingness to learn and understand what people of a place want and will support are essential aspects of nonviolent struggle.

Political power is not intrinsic to rulers nor is it monolithic. Political power is derived from the people of a place and will disintegrate when people withdraw their obedience and support.

The film opens with a trailer of the award winning film - How To Start A Revolution.

Gene gave this talk, in 1990 at the National Conference on Nonviolent Sanctions and Defense in Boston. Since then he continues his work, ever more research, and writing that is translated into numerous languages where ever nonviolent struggle challenges non democratic ways.

Gene Sharp's books are available for order or free download from The Albert Einstein Institution, www.AEinstein.org
Including: From Dictatorship to Democracy, Self-Liberation, There Are Realistic Alternatives

This film is also available for broadcast on public access TV to download from PEGMedia.org. Phone your local public access TV station and ask them to broadcast this film so your local community can meet Gene Sharp and understand nonviolent struggle is a better alternative than war and other forms of violence.

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