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October 2007, Volume 2 Issue 2
International Day of Peace
September 21, 2008

The Email for Peace

From a tiny beginning as a throw away suggestion in a Meeting of the United Nations Association in Western Australia, to a simple, but potentially incredibly powerful action, we believe that we have found you an email worth forwarding. The words are a simple invitation to click "Send for Peace".
Already translated into over 20 languages, the email can be accessed atwww.unaa-wa.org.au.
Send an email, and make sure that the message goes round and round this Planet, in the name of Peace, Goodwill and Commonsense.

Poverty and Human Development

Special edition

A Sleep of Prisoners
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul we ever took.
Affairs are now soul size.The enterprise Is exploration into God.
Where are you making for?
It takes So many thousand years to wake,
But will you wake for pity's sake!

- Christopher Fry

 

Global Initiatives

TIME TO ACT

Child Watch

Vote for a Transnational Peace Culture and become a Global Peace Representative

Peace Video Clips

TO BLESS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BkT6-CDIjw&mode=related&search=

About This Video
To bless, says Pierre, means to wish, unconditionally and from the deepest chamber of your heart,unrestricted good for others and events.To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden from material eyes;

POSITIVE GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRWa1K_USVY

About This Video
A group of people focusing their energy on sending out light to the world can set the stage for positive global transformation.


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Editorial
Each Star Has A Place
Dr. Mike Ellis

Poverty and Human Development

The Council of Science Editors
http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/globalthemeissue.cfm.
is organizing a Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development in October 2007. Science journals throughout the world will simultaneously publish papers on this topic of worldwide interest - to raise awareness, stimulate interest, and stimulate research into poverty and human development. This is an international collaboration with journals from developed and developing countries.

COMMENTARY - TIME TO ACT

Our contributors for this edition come from wide variety of backgrounds. We are dealing with healing, economics, communication media resources development, education, politics and economics. Surprising as it might seem,all these things are interrelated and interconnected.

The New Paradigm Journal in conjunction with The Global Citizens For Peace aims to create a platform which mobilizes youth, talent and creativity in developing a more participatory and equal WorldWe need to get onside, some of the world's great innovators and social entrepreneurs who are creating a more equal and participatory world, and ask them to be on a panel,which would assess the great social and environmental and political achievements for societal well-being, environmental sustainability and international peace occurring in Australia and in the world at large. We need your help, your vision and your participation to create this panel, a web site and a TV show, which will focus on these themes, thereby educating the public as to the best projects they can create for the well-being of all of Australian and Global society. Humankind has reached a state of development in which old modes of thinking and behaving threaten to destroy our planet. This is becoming patently obvious to people of all political and religious persuasions. We are living through a global crisis in which only a profound revolution can save us from total self-destruction. Those of us who are dedicated to the preservation of life must play a prominent part in this revolution, which calls for a substantial change in our manner of thinking.

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The Approach Of The New Paradigm Journal

The aim of the New Paradigm Journal is to promote a Renaissance in human thought, values and conscience based on healing, eco-sustainability and openness.
The grave situation in which the World finds itself is based on conservative entrenched values linked to political expediency and also the ingrained habits of wealth accumulation at the expense of anything else.

Poverty is intimately related to pollution, scarcity of resources and illness. It is a vicious circle associated with childhood death and lack of education. Childhood poverty is intimately related to illness and intellectual retardation later in life... read more >

Poverty and Human Development

STAND UP and SPEAK OUT

http://www.whiteband.org/GcapSpecials/anti-poverty-day/GcapSpecials/anti-poverty-day/

http://www.whiteband.org/

The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing alliance of trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women and youth organisations, NGOs and other campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms. At the start of the 21st century more than a billion people are trapped in a situation of abject poverty and gross inequality. 70% of them are women. We face an AIDS and Malaria emergency, with 40 million people infected by the disease. 104 million children are denied access to school and 860 million adults. (70% of them women) cannot read or write. Millions of people are unemployed or working in precarious jobs with deteriorating conditions of labour. Neither have a secure income to sustain their families. Children and young people make up half of the world's population and suffer from the lack of inclusion and provision of basic services. Hunger is a daily reality for many. In parts of the world, the death of mothers in childbirth and infant children are still routine - deaths that could be prevented by the availability of simple healthcare. 1.4 billion people don't have access to safe water. We draw inspiration from their persistent daily struggles to realise their rights to livelihoods, resources, assets and basic services. Today the world has enough resources, knowledge and technology to eradicate poverty.

A Celebration of Oneness
http://www.commonpassion.org/

CommonPassion, in cooperation with Culture of Peace Initiative, Association for Global New Thought, World Peace Prayer Society, Goi Peace Foundation, Friends of the UN and many other local and global groups are orchestrating an interfaith, global meditation and prayer event. This will be a series of meditation and prayers for community and global peace to be held between September 11, 2007 and October 10, 2007. It is anticipated that over 5,000,000 people will participate in this 30-day program from many different faith-systems, religious groups, indigenous communities and meditation assemblies.

Stand Up Against Poverty -IYPF
International Young Professionals Foundation link PDF


The Ten Pillars for a Sustainable Peaceful Civilization

Global Citizens for Peace
http://www.globalcitizensforpeace.com/index.html

Global Citizens for Peace is a global alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace in which we all live in freedom, harmony, cooperation and co-prosperity.

We have come together as concerned Global citizens realizing that with increasing Global population requiring more and more resources with tremendous inequality of distribution our planet is reaching breaking point in terms of economic and ecological crises.

This is having profound social and cultural effects. We require urgent ecological, social, economic and political solutions to problems which affect billions of people if we are to survive sustainably.

During the last few decades, a radical change has occurred in humanity's awareness of itself. In simple terms, we have, over the millennia, translated ourselves from "oneness to aloneness". The truth is that all life on the planet is connected. This newly acquired state of aloneness and alienation causes considerable discomfort. GCFP attempts to understand what we have become and illuminates our future potential.

The vision of Global Citizens for Peace is to contribute towards the creation of a Planetary Peace Culture looking to life and common humanism as the core values for a sustainable society.

Outline Of Global Citizens For Peace

SPECIAL FEATURE

The Challenge of the 3rd Millennium
by Michael Ellis

Our New Paradigm Journal aims to contribute towards the development of a culture which will bring about the integration of human life with nature in order to develop a more sustainable lifestyle. It places stress on equity, justice, preservation of family and a practical action plan that goes beyond mere theory. Global approaches are essential so that humanity marches in unity towards its goals. The main theme of this special feature is the contribution to the creation of of a sustainable future for all.


Healing and Relationships - Science and Conciousness

The global revolution in human consciousness

Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans, and the catastrophe toward which this world is headed -be it ecological, social, demographic or a general breakdown of civilization - will be unavoidable. If we are no longer threatened by world war or by the danger that the absurd mountains of accumulated nuclear weapons might blow up the world, this does not mean that we have definitively won. We are, in fact, far from the final victory. Excerpt Vaclav Havel's address to the US Congress, 21 February 1990

Human Development and Poverty and The New Integral Medicine
The doctor of The Future

by Dr Michael Ellis
Human development and poverty is the expression of the enormous vista of the human soul. If an artist were to paint or describe the paradox of human existence, it would require a canvas as enormous as the universe itself. Human development, has been the subject, which in the minds of men has continued, thousands of years.

The Vision of Wholeness - A Vision of Life's Continuity
by Wolfgang Fischer
If we do not wish to be coerced by fatal disasters into changing our way of living and our political goals, we urgently need to analyse the global developments concerning life on this planet. By so doing we will arrive at a theory which is in harmony with nature and which people can relate to - which due to its inherent plausibility will be attractive enough to form the starting point for purposive action.

Ethics Today Must Create A Moral Impact Capable of Over-Hauling The Political System
by Wolfgang Fischer
Without information and analysis of the comprehensive dimensions of a patriarchal project (1) which has lasted for more than 5000 years, the anthropological mystery will remain unresolved and the following question will remain unanswered: "why are people acting against their very own interests of survival?", all of which, as a consequence, make global Holocaust increasingly likely.


Capitalist Patriarchy and The Negation of Matriarchy
by CLAUDIA VON WERLHOF
"Globalization" is obviously not a movement toward more democracy, peace, general welfare, wealth, and ecological sustainability, as its propagators are pretending everywhere. On the contrary, the opposite is true. Never in history are so many people dying from hunger and thirst, environmental destruction, and war, most of them women and children. Never in history have so many people been confined to poverty, income reduction, expulsion, expropriation, and extreme exploitation, again, most of them women and children. Never in history has technological progress led to such intense and threatening destruction of the environment globally. Never in history has the nuclear threat been so acute. Never in history have the political systems been changing so clearly in the direction of authoritarian, if not despotic rule in many parts of the world. And never in history has such a tiny minority on the globe been so incredibly rich and powerful.

The Social Determinants Of Health Stress and Western Society
by Dr Michael Ellis
Stress is ubiquitous in Western society, and particularly in Australian society. Stress is a reflection of the individual being overwhelmed by stimuli which he or she cannot cope with. Most people in our society have, allostatic load (an enormous degree of stress which they cannot cope with) This is contributing towards the high incidence of degenerative disease and depression. (ref 1)


Executive Poverty
By David Alan Goodman, Ph.D.
How then can physicians trained as biologists declare in classrooms to students and teachers who are survivors of a culling process lasting for hundreds of millions of years tell them that two out of ten of them are mentally ill?
Parents being vulnerable to figures representing authority can be tempted to take their child to a certified physician capable of returning the child back under control, albeit the restraint is chemical ( pharmaceutical).


Role of Religion

by Michael Ellis
Erich Fromm , the psychoanalyst and great commentator on social affairs and Psycho history made the point that religion is a universal form of orientation and devotion. It is a spiritual practice, which has the aim of creating unity and a sense of belonging in the community. Religion and spirituality are essential parts of the human domain. Despite the rise of science and consumerism, faith continues to play an enormous part for the millions of people on the planet.


Environment and Resources - The Erosion of Biodiversity

Human beings have already changed the environment of the planet radically and have caused many other bio-extinctions of other species. If current trends continue the picture will get worse. The projected extra six billion people in the next hundred years, predicted for 2020 would need more room to live and grow food. If there are more of us, there is less room for plants and animals. There is less room for the tropical rainforests and the planetary biodiversity of species. Human beings are causing extinctions at 100-10,000 times the natural rate. This is the greatest way of extinction since the end of the cretaceous period 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs were annihilated...read more >

Window to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change Closing; EU Should Press for Immediate U.S. Action - World Watch
by World Watch
Already, the window to prevent catastrophic climate change appears to be closing. Some governments are starting to redirect their attention away from climate change mitigation and toward staking their claims in a warming world. "Canada is spending $3 billion to build eight new patrol boats to reinforce its claim over Arctic waterways. Denmark and Russia are starting to vie for control over the Lomonosov Ridge, where new sources of oil and natural gas could be accessed if the Arctic Circle becomes ice free-fossil fuels that will further exacerbate climate change. These actions assume that a warming world is here.

SOS for Fading Ocean Life - World Watch
by World Watch
Creating "national parks of the sea" may be the only
effective way to reverse trends that have left 76 percent of world fishstocks fully- or over-exploited and marine biodiversity at severe risk, according to the new report, Oceans in Peril: Protecting Marine
Biodiversity, released by the Worldwatch Institute.


Food Production Must Not Be Controlled By The Few
by Gyorgy Scrinis
A NEW report prepared for the Federal Government of Australia on genetically modified canola crops is being used to support the lifting of state bans on growing commercial GM canola. Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran says this report confirms that GM canola would offer significant economic and agronomic benefits for Australian farmers.

Global Warming: A Sudden Change of State
by George Monbiot
Rather than taking thousands of years to melt, as the IPCC predicts, Hansen and his team find it "implausible" that the expected warming before 2100 "would permit a West Antarctic ice sheet of present size to survive even for a century." As well as drowning most of the world's centers of population, a sudden disintegration could lead to much higher rises in global temperature, because less ice means less heat reflected back into space. The new paper suggests that the temperature could therefore be twice as sensitive to rising greenhouse gases than the IPCC assumes. "Civilization developed", Hansen writes, "during a period of unusual climate stability, the Holocene, now almost 12,000 years in duration. That period is about to end." (4)---------If Hansen is correct, to avert the meltdown that brings the Holocene to an end we require a response on this scale: a sort of political "albedo flip".

Consider A Fair and Just Way - Have We Ever Really Considered?
by GEORGE BESCH
Has our government ever considered comparing the cost of waging wars and relying on its military to simply paying a fair price for the resources and just wage for the labor in developing countries? I think a majority of Americans would choose the fair and just way.

Earth Prophecy - And The Way Out
by Dr. Glen Barry
Imagine the panic as Americans and others in the world that are
ecologically ignorant and isolated realize food does not come
from grocery stores but from healthy agro-ecosystems with
dependable climatic patterns and rich soil. That water does not
come from the tap, but from aquifers and rivers. That weather
need not follow reliable cycles, that natural resources are
finite, and that social order depends upon all the above. I
prophesize that within my lifetime environmental destruction and
unsustainable living will lead to widespread global ecological
collapse and social disintegration; leading eventually to
extinction for most life forms including humans and Gaia - the
Earth system itself. This is the Earth Prophecy.
None of what follows need happen, and I close this essay by
repeating the policies that offer the way out. We have all the
tools and knowledge on hand to prevent global ecological and
social collapse.


Education and Communication - The Information Highway Explosion

In Plato's Apology, Socrates is on trial to defend himself against an allegation made by Meletus, a fellow Athenian. Meletus has accused Socrates of corrupting the youth of Athens by not believing in the Gods of the city-state. Socrates begins his defense by acknowledging that he also has other adversaries from the past and present. He states that their opposition is not a recent phenomenon. "These people are ambitious, violent, and numerous; they are continually and convincingly talking about me; they have been filling your ears for a long time with vehement slanders against me" (Apology, 27)

Thomas Kuhn introduced the idea that science functions under the control of a paradigm. For centuries science has been guided by a paradigm based on the intellectual achievements of Newton and Descartes, who saw the world mechanistically and reductively, with its division of inside and outside, subject and object. This has been overturned by the work of Einstein and his theory of relativity, the atomic physicists and others who have discovered laws that don't fit the old paradigm. The new paradigm which is emerging takes into account the observer as well as the thing observed, and the fact that the two cannot be separated. There cannot be objective knowledge without a knowing subject: what we see must be relative to and influenced by where we are and who we are.

In human affairs, objectivity on its own does not work because it contradicts what it means to be a human being. A human being is not an object. He or she is not only a thinking but a feeling person with emotions, values, hunches, intuitions, sensitivities which have a tremendous influence on what they do and how they perceive the world. He or she is both an individual, alone in their own private world, and also a member of a particular society; and, in turn, that society belongs to a wider community, the human family, with which every individual shares common experiences and aspirations and a common global environment.


Quality of Life

by Dr Michael Ellis©2006
More and more quality of life is judged in terms of wealth rather than in terms of such immeasurable faculties such as happiness, creativity, well being, generosity of spirit and a sense of compassion and connectedness. Even the education system is focused on the needs of big business and children are narrowly focused on aims which do not enhance their health or create a wider knowledge of their understanding of their place in society or the nature of life itself.
The basic needs of freedom of poverty expressed by such people as Galtung, Rawls, Max-Neef and Lasswell and Maslow are not addressed for people even in higher socio-economic groups ion the developed world. Such needs would address the needs specifically for affection, understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity and freedom.

The Point Of Return
by Satish Kumar, July-August 2007 Resurgence magazine
http://www.resurgence.org/2007/kumar243.htm
Satish Kumar, NGO Director, Peace Activist from United Kingdom
Satish Kumar is Editor of Resurgence magazine and Programme Director at Schumacher College, U.K. Satish is also the founder of the Small School in North Devon.
We are at the point of return from gross to subtle, from glamorous to gracious, from hedonism to healing, from conquest of the Earth to conservation of Nature, and from quantities of possessions to quality of life. It is 'cool' to be an optimist.

Reclaiming Our Global Dignity As Human Beings - We Must Be The Change Satyagraha- The Process of Non Violent Action
by Dr Michael Ellis
Saint Augustine said that "And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tide of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars and pass themselves by".


The World's Knowledge for All Mankind

by Pocock L, Abyad A
The human population has a history of regional and national advances in science, industry and enlightened thought, taking us from the building of simple tools to an understanding of the beginnings and the nature of the universe, which we inhabit. Being a relatively early form of life, in a relatively newly formed universe, human thought may even be the most advanced level there is, in this point of space-time.


Economics and Goverment - The Global Crisis In Human Relationships

Globalisation on the free trade model of the neo-liberal Washington consensus economics is colliding with local cultures natural economic sovereignty, social customs and values, as well as traditional agriculture, indigenous rights and the protection of biodiversity and the environment. The fundamental issue is the very economic model underlying today's Globalisation of technology, trades and markets. The critics from many diverse perspectives agree that free trade doesn't account for social and environmental costs and cultural disruption in the price in traded goods and services will continue to cause more harm than good. The World Bank, the IMF, the US Government and the WTO still refuse to recalculate prices and microeconomic indicators including the GDP to include these social and environmental costs, which contribute towards the deterioration of human life. Civil society movement groups throughout the world are committed to the idea of preserving human identity and enriching biological and cultural diversity.

War and The Money Economy, Why Politicians (Still) Don't Really Want Peace
by Wolfgang Fischer
We will look at an element of our economic system, our money system, on which is bestowed a property that in nature only belongs to life itself, that is, the ability to multiply. We question the seemingly magical growth of money through interest and compound interest just as little as we react to the worldwide destruction of life, nature and atmosphere! Spellbound by frightening daily news reports of terror, war and stock market rates, we lose sight of the causes of and connections between events.

An Exacerbation of Poverty in Iraq - A Personal Perspective
Poverty in The Health System

by Dr Safaa Bahjat, Kirkuk, Iraq
In addition to dealing with constant shortages, health care providers, like many professionals in Iraq are the targets of violence and kidnapping. In a recent report the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq reports grim statistics on the fate of health providers. From April 2003, to May 2006, the ministry of health reported that 102 doctors were killed.164 nurses also died and 77 were wounded


Arming Big Brother: The EU s Security Research Programme
by Ben Hayes, April 2006
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2006/apr/bigbrother.pdf

A Time, Times, and a Half a Time
by Richard Peterson
http://pineline.blogspot.com/
"Myriad local and global surveillance systems; the introduction of biometric identifiers; RFID, electronic tagging and satellite monitoring; "less-lethal weapons"; paramilitary equipment for public order and crisis management; and the militarization of border controls - technological advances in law enforcement are often welcomed uncritically but rarely are these technologies neutral, in either application or effect. Military organisations dominate research and development in these areas under the banner of "dual-use" technology"

Submission to The Inquiry into Australia's Aid Program in The Pacific
by A/Prof. Chris Hamer
This paper was prepared as a submission from the World Citizens
Association (Australia) to the Joint Standing Coommittee on Foreign
Affairs, Defence and Trade, for their inquiry into Australia's aid program in the Pacific. It argues that our aid program should be directed towards and through regional institutions wherever possible, to help the Pacific Island states develop self-reliance and a collective response to the major problems that they face. In the long run, we look for the development of a Pacific Community in the region.

The End of America - 10 steps to fascism
by Naomi Wolf
  • Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
  • Create a gulag
  • Develop a thug caste
  • Set up an internal surveillance system
  • Harass citizens' groups
  • Engage in arbitrary detention and release
  • Target key individuals
  • Control the press
  • Dissent equals treason
  • Suspend the rule of law

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all.

President Clinton sits back giving cosy fire side chats to large fee paying audiences... read more >


Is It Necessary to Wait Till The End of History?
by Alexander Subbotin
" From sad experience we have understood, that rational thinking is not the basis for the solution of problems of our common life ".
Albert Einstein.1948.

The New Human Agenda - The Creation of A Planetary Holistic Culture

"What the inventive genius of mankind has bestowed upon us in the last hundred years could have made human life care free and happy if the development of the organizing power of man had been able to keep step with his technical advances."
Albert Einstein 1932

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."... Albert Einstein

"Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information. It is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more as artists than as information processors."... Stephen Jay Gould 1942-2002

"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty...We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."... Albert Einstein

Socrates speech on "The Cause and Effect of Love" 419 B.C. "Those who are pregnant in the body only, betake themselves to women and beget children - this is the character of their love; their offspring, as they hope, will preserve their memory and give them the blessedness and immortality which they desire in the future. But souls which are pregnant - for there certainly are men who are more creative in their souls than in their bodies - conceive that which is proper for the soul to conceive or contain. And what are these conceptions? - wisdom and virtue in general. And such creators are poets and all artists who are deserving of the name inventor. But the greatest and fairest sort of wisdom by far is that which is concerned with the ordering of states and families, and which is called temperance and justice. And he who in youth has the seed of these implanted in him and is himself inspired, when he comes to maturity desires to beget and generate. He wanders about seeking beauty that he may beget offspring - for in deformity he will beget nothing - and naturally embraces the beautiful rather than the deformed body; above all when he finds a fair and noble and well-nurtured soul, he embraces the two in one person, and to such an one he is full of speech about virtue and the nature and pursuits of a good man; and he tries to educate him; and at the touch of the beautiful which is ever present to his memory, even when absent, he brings forth that which he had conceived long before, and in company with him tends that which he brings forth; and they are married by a far nearer tie and have a closer friendship than those who beget mortal children, for the children who are their common offspring are fairer and more immortal." Plato's "Symposium" translated by Benjamin Jowett in 1871

Transition to a Sustainable Civilisation
by Dr. Michael Ellis and Dr. Pavel Kasyanov
The New Paradigm Journal in conjunction with The Global Citizens For Peace aims to create a platform which mobilizes youth, talent and creativity in developing a more participatory and equal World - Also see http://www.centreforchange.org We need to get onside, some of the world's great innovators and social entrepreneurs who are creating a more equal and participatory world, and ask them to be on a panel,which would assess the great social and environmental and political achievements for societal well-being, environmental sustainability and international peace occurring in Australia and in the world at large. We need your help, your vision and your participation to create this panel, a web site and a TV show, which will focus on these themes, thereby educating the public as to the best projects they can create for the well-being of all of Australian and Global society. Humankind has reached a state of development in which old modes of thinking and behaving threaten to destroy our planet. This is becoming patently obvious to people of all political and religious persuasions. We are living through a global crisis in which only a profound revolution can save us from total self-destruction. Those of us who are dedicated to the preservation of life must play a prominent part in this revolution, which calls for a substantial change in our manner of thinking.

The Convergence of Science, Spirituality and Peace
by Joseph R. Giove, Executive Director of www.CommonPassion.org
"Traditional approaches to peace… cannot be effective in the absence of concurrent measures to drastically reduce tension. High levels of tension or stress directly motivate violence aimed at removing perceived injustices, threats or blocks to progress….they may also indirectly breed misperceptions, fear, and dysfunctional cognitive and decision-making processes."


Human development and the need for a human political system
By Lyndon Storey
One of the great questions of our age, as it should be of any age, is what policies will go closest to achieving "human development"? By human development policies I mean a distribution of resources and opportunities which maximizes the chances of each individual human being to realize his or her best potential. This is often discussed in technological terms, how to create better crops, medicines and so forth so that the currently existing impediments to human development, such as poverty and starvation, are removed. But human development cannot be achieved by science and technology alone. It will also require political and cultural changes to be realized. In particular a new political system; a "human political system" will need to be developed.

A DIALOGUE
by Ram Varma and Jonathan Stemer
http://globalresonance.net/
Johnathon: Ultimately, "the war on terror " which appears to be external is best dealt with on the internal battlefield of my own mind, heart and soul. If I emerge victorious in this battle which is so beautifully portrayed in the Bhagavad-Gita Gita with Krishna's counsel to Arjuna, then I walk in this world as a healing, transforming and awakening force that is a reflection of the One Life...

The Interconnectedness of All Being: A New Spirituality for A New Civilization
by Claudia von Werlhof
We need a new "politics of civilization", since we are experiencing a "civilization crisis". This new politics of civilization has to focus on a new relationship to nature, a new relationship between the sexes, a new relationship between the generations, and a new relationship to "the transcendent".

Envisioning a More Democratic Global System
commentary by Michael Ellis
http://www.law.widener.edu/envisioning/
The great architects of democracy from Pericles to James Madison assumed that democracy applied only within countries. Now in the globalizing world of the 21st century, are we ready for democracy to be applied internationally? In April 2006, Widener University School of Law sponsored a Symposium dedicated to this question. The Symposium was supported in part by a generous grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and was co-sponsored by The American Society of International Law. This video documentary is the Symposium story.

The Importance of Establishing A Participatory Model of World Democracy or Global Governance
by Rob Wheeler
This paper describes how a participatory model of global governance could be structured, developed, and established. It then explains how this would lead to much more effective global programs, policies, proposals, and international laws being developed and implemented. The paper provides an overview of how a participatory model of world democracy would actually work. It is thus my contention that such a model of global governance would provide significant improvements to most of the other models of global governance that have been proposed to date.

A Campaign for Global Co-operation
by Rob Wheeler
2008 is the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must first begin to think, plan, and organize much more effectively in regards to outlawing war and making sure that the poor's basic human needs are met, The UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights already provide the basis for both of these goals. They fundamentally state that all member states are obligated and mandated to do both of these things; and that not only the governments, but according to the Declaration also all of humanity, must take effective collective action to ensure that such things are done and that the necessary international order is in place to do so.

Bridging the Globalization Gap: Toward Global Parliament
by Richard Falk and Andrew Strauss
http://www.newparadigmjournal.com/March2006/bridgingglobal.htm
GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY still cannot match the resources and power linkages of the corporate and banking communities. But many civil society groups have carved out niches within the international order from which to influence decision-making by relying on imagination and information.

"Blessed Unrest"
by Robert Sullivan
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/08/09/3087/
Published on Thursday, August 9, 2007 by The New York Times Book Review Grass Roots Rising: Paul Hawken's "Blessed Unrest"
"Blessed Unrest" is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. "The movement," as Paul Hawken calls it, is made up of an unknowable number of citizens and mostly ragtag organizations that come and go. But when you do see it, you understand it to include NGOs, nonprofit agencies and a seemingly disparate range of people who might describe themselves as environmental activists, as well as people who might not describe themselves as anything at all but are protesting labor injustices, monitoring estuaries, supporting local farming or defending native people from being robbed of the last forests.

Global Warming Calls for An Inner Climate Change
Translation: JGY Warndorff (Beter Engels Vertaalbureau)

There's something fascinating going on. While environmental campaigners have been sounding the alarm over climate change for decades, the danger has suddenly also sunk home to the wider public. All at once, the climate is a hot topic, at the forefront of common concern. No trendwatcher had foreseen the speed of this collective change in awareness.


Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace - A Vision for the Future

http://www.mfp-dop.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=22
The World is at a Crossroads We have recently ended the most violent century in history and started the new millennium on a similar path. At the same time there is a new consciousness spreading in the world that we, the people, are the stewards of our precious but vulnerable planet; that the planet and its peoples are under threat from the culture of violence and war that is dominant in the world today; and that urgent action must be taken now to reveal and strengthen the countervailing culture of nonviolence and peace that to a large extent already exists.


WPE 2008
From wiki-site.com
World Parliament Experiment 2008
Bonn/Germany, February 23rd - March 2nd 2008
Invitation

We would like to invite you to the World Parliament Experiment which is going to take place during the week of February 23rd - March 2nd 2008 in the city of Bonn, Germany. Unique about this event is that it has the ambition of being the first of its kind focusing exclusively on the World Parliament Experiment with its own structure and organization. Our aim is together with you to make this live World Parliament Experiment event as international and democratic as possible.

Global Marshall Plan Initiative
www.globalmarshallplan.org
The Global Marshall Plan Initiative works towards a worldwide Eco-Social Market Economy by the means of a Global Marshall Plan. Global Marshall Plan News is the means to inform all supporters about the latest developments.The Global Marshall Plan aims at a "World in Balance". To achieve this we need a better design of globalization and the global economic processes - a worldwide Eco-Social Market Economy. This is a matter of an improved global structural framework, sustainable development, the eradication of poverty, environmental protection and equity, altogether resulting in a new global 'economic miracle'.

World Peace One, Inc.
http://www.worldpeaceone.com/WP12007/events.html
The World Peace One™ Vision
WP1- WP10

WP1 is the first installment of a Ten Year Global Peace Initiative, aimed at ending war and establishing lasting peace for the entire human race.


Clinton Global Initiative
http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org
President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2005 as a non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

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The key to the Renaissance person of The New Millenium

Probably the key to the Renaissance person of the past was the absolute delight in life, culture and creativity. After all, the Renaissance period was a time of enormous change, transformation and inspiration.

The era was moved by curiosity and constant learning and also a "reculer pour mieux sauter". People wanted to plunge into their consciousness to seek for new ways and new forms of expression in all kinds of human endeavour including art, philosophy, mathematics. Leonardo Da Vinci had seven principles which he followed namely:

  1. curiosity, the unrelenting quest for continuous learning
  2. dimostrazione a commitment to test knowledge throughexperience
  3. sensaziona the continual refinement of the senses
  4. sfumato a willingness to embrace paradox and uncertainty
  5. arta/scienza the development of the balance between science,art, logic and imagination - whole brain thinking
  6. corporalita the cultivation of grace and fitness
  7. connessione the recognition of interconnectedness of all things - systems thinking


Willis Harman

Whether its psychic phenomena, mystical experiences, communications with the dead...whatever it is, you're implying that reality is different from the way they taught you in school. Sooner or later we're going to say "Well if all of that's so, then our emphases in business and economics have to be different, as well as our emphases in politics, education and healthcare."
Willis Harman

Willis Harman was Professor Emeritus of Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford University, USA, and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He died on 30th January 1997. in the subject of consciousness start? Was it an early passion?

HIGHER CREATIVITY

"Noetic refers to 'inner knowing', a kind of intuitive consciousness-
beyond our normal senses and the power of reason."
This extension of scientific exploration, which we have termed
noetic, differs from the materialistic science of the past in a number
of ways. It is centrally concerned with subjective experience, where
materialistic science has dealt almost entirely with objective, sensory experience. To the reductionistic models of materialistic science it adds holistic models; to deterministic explanations of events it adds teleological, purpose-recognizing explanations. Where materialistic science was largely value-inattentive, noetic science is centrally concerned with value issues. Materialistic science has tended to test knowledge by noting whether it leads to the ability to predict and control; while the consensus on validation of noetic sciences has not yet emerged, it seems clear that it will have more to do with understanding than
prediction, and more with joining than control.
Willis Harman


 

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