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100 WAYS OF SEEING AN UNEQUAL WORLD Author: Bob Sutcliffe.  This book is designed as a visual teaching aid -- for students in conventional courses as well as readers wanting to understand the contemporary world in which we live. Tested prior to publication in a number of teaching settings, the author builds on the fact that there is now a large body of statistical information about today's highly unequal world. Presenting it in visual form can greatly stimulate discussion and understanding. Each topic has a two-page spread -- innovative diagrams and charts on one side; a short text prompting further thinking and discovery on the other.  ISBN/PRICE:1 85649 813 1 hbk GBP49.95/US$69.95; 1 85649 814 X pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00. For information on your nearest stockist or to order a copy of this title by post, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014;  Fax:  +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: or visit the Zed Books website:

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action, Gene Sharp, Boston 1973

ABOLISHING WAR - Summary:  This dialogue between peace activists Elise Boulding and Randall Forsberg examines the strategies necessary to effect the end of war. Focusing on cultures and institutions, these innovative thinkers posit two different but complementary approaches. Their dialogues, as well as seminar participant responses and invited commentaries, are useful for students of the peace process both inside and outside of classrooms as a stimulus for discussion and action.  Dr. Forsberg argues persuasively that the only allowable use of military force should be for defensive purposes and that nations -- and peace activists -- should be working toward international agreements which mandate that the only acceptable use of force would be for defense. War, Randall Forsberg posits, should become as unthinkable a mode of behavior to us as cannibalism has become.  Dr. Boulding's approach to the abolition of war is a family-centered, culture-oriented approach that looks to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as important catalysts for change. History, she contends, shows that deterrence doesn't work. Further, she argues, war socializes people into more aggressive behavior. What we need, she contends, is to teach people to live with one another and Earth. We must teach people to "deal creatively with their differences and share their resources."  Contact: Patti M. Sides, Publications Manager, Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, 617-491-1090, Ext. 235;

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A bibliography on Sexual Violence in armed Conflict (treaties, law, & analysis, up to 1998) by Allyson Gould is on the web:

No compromising or rationalizing is in the pages of A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories, edited by Larry Gara and Lenna Mae Gara (Kent State Univ., $28). In this collection, 10 conscientious objectors to military violence explain why they defied the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) A powerful film exposing the US role in the massacre of thousands of unarmed prisoners of war in Afghanistan was shown for the first time in the United States February 6, 2003.  The US premiere of 'Afghan Massacre? Convoy of Death' was held at American University before a largely student audience. Made by Irish documentary filmmaker Jamie Doran, who was present for the premiere, Afghan Massacre has already been broadcast on national television in Britain, Germany, Australia and Italy, and rights to broadcast it have been sold to networks in a total of 24 countries.  After a rough cut of the film was screened before the European Parliament last year, it became the subject of articles and commentaries in virtually every major newspaper in Europe, prompting demands by human rights organizations and lawyers for an official investigation. In the US, however, the film has been subjected to a near-total blackout by the media and unremitting hostility from the Bush administration, which unsuccessfully pressured the German government to stop its broadcast in that country.  Official Washington's hostility is well founded. Doran's film provides irrefutable evidence that US forces in Afghanistan carried out a massive war crime. Working as a reporter for Japanese television, Doran covered the US-led siege of the Qala-i-Janghi fortress, where hundreds of captured Taliban prisoners were killed. Footage from the fortress included in the film presents the images sanitized out of US coverage of the event: the broken corpses of young Afghans killed by US air strikes and automatic weapons fire littering the grounds of the fortress "many of them with their arms still tied behind their backs. Afghan Massacre is now available on video and can be purchased at the web site of Doran's film company, Atlantic Celtic Film Corporation at . Brief video excerpts from the film are posted on OneworldTV at .  To read full review, click on

A Journey Toward Peace (video) is a new collaborative effort co-sponsored by Wisdom Works and the Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity to organize local programming aimed toward increasing understanding and cooperative action across racial and ethnic lines.  Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySr) is a partnering organization in the effort along with the Anti-Defamation League, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Faith and Politics Institute, Hope in Cities, National Association of Counties, National Coalition Building Institute, National Conference for Community and Justice, National Italian American Foundation, National League of Cities, National Urban League, and Study Circles Resource Center.  Documentary Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Toward Peace, a major video documentary produced by Wisdom Works featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. John Hope Franklin.  They are joined by an international, interracial group of twenty-one teenagers searching for answers about race and themselves.   The intergenerational interaction between Tutu, Franklin, and the teenagers results in an inspiring vision for global racial healing.  Copies of the video may be obtained for $15.  Contact Theo Brown at Wisdom Works: or call (202) 638-7870.  Education Materials to Supplement Documentary Viewer guides, community dialogue guides, and teacher guides are available free of charge and can be easily reproduced. Contact Theo Brown at Wisdom Works: or call (202) 638-7870 or you can download the guides from the Wisdom Works Website:  For more information about how to get involved with educational activities to supplement this documentary, visit the website, write to Wisdom Works at: 2812 Adams Mill Road, Washington, DC 2009, or call (202)638-7870.

New Special Report: ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE IN A COMPLEX WORLD. prepared by Kathy Ward under the direction of Debra Liang-Fenton, program officer in the Institute's Research and Studies Program. See

ALL FALL DOWN: The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion by William Thomas.  “I have been working nonstop under emergency conditions. All the craft and experience gained during 35 years as a professional journalist is in this book,” says William Thomas.  “To insure its accuracy, I started from the premise that there was no direct U.S. government involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks, and that the events portrayed in the mainstream media occurred exactly as portrayed. I do not believe that now.”  Drawing on a “volunteer army” of dedicated researchers, this new book by the author of Bringing The War Home and Probing The Chemtrails Conundrum lets the puzzle pieces fall where they will – forming a pattern that, while still unfolding, has serious implications for us all.  250 p. $30 inc. shipping free email updates.  Read an excerpt from the book at .  Ordering information: William Thomas, Heron Rocks 1-9, Hornby Island, BC, CANADA V0R 1Z0; Order by call toll free: 866 839 8273, 10am- 5pm PST; web site

A Million for Peace: The Story of the Peacemaking Fund of the United Church of Canada. Author - Shirley Farlinger. Publisher - the United Church Publishing House. Unrated.

A Thousand Cranes is an extraordinary departure from children's theatre as usual. This play may be staged with a few simple props and unlimited imagination. The result is always elegant and moving. Even the youngest audiences are spellbound.  A Thousand Cranes is the true and poignant story of Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb disaster. She was only two years old when the bomb fell and seemed to be unharmed, but at twelve she was diagnosed with "radiation sickness" an aftermath of the bomb's effects. With boundless optimism, she takes an old story to heart: If a sick person folds a thousand paper origami cranes the gods will grant her wish and make her well again. She begins to fold her thousand cranes.

Abolition 2000: Handbook for a World Without Nuclear Weapons. Publisher - IPPNW, Cambridge, Mass. 1995.

Accord: An International Review of Peace Initiatives provides detailed narrative and rigorous analysis on specific war and peace processes, combining readability with practical relevance. Accord's readers work in governments, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations in the fields of conflict resolution, human rights, relief and development. Its appeal also extends to anyone with a general interest in its themes including academic researchers, armed opposition groups and journalists. It seeks to provide: 1. a practical learning resource to enrich people's understanding of the potentialities and pitfalls of 'peacebuilding'; 2. a primer for international readers unfamiliar with specific wars and peace processes; 3. a reference tool containing conveniently packaged, comprehensive texts of peace agreements; a forum for interesting or contentious; 4. insights from those directly involved or affected by peace processes, particularly local civic organisations.  The primary outputs of the Accord programme are: three English-language issues annually of an international journal, published in print and on the Internet; three local-language versions annually of the journal, published by regionally based collaborating institutions; at least three seminars annually, held locally and/or internationally - an opportunity for donors, policy makers and interested professionals to discuss specific and comparative issues with Accord's writers and editors.  See CR publication 'Accord' online at

David Adams' website  .  Dr David Adams retired in 2001 from UNESCO where he was the Director of the Unit for the International Year for the Culture of Peace, proclaimed for the Year 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly. Following a career as Professor of Psychology for 23 years at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA), he had come to UNESCO in 1992 to develop the Culture of Peace Programme as an supplement and alternative to military peacekeeping operations. His responsibilities have included development of national culture of peace projects, research and development of the culture of peace concept and training in peace-building and conflict resolution. On behalf of UNESCO he prepared UN documents, including the draft Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (1999). While at Wesleyan University, and previously at Yale University, he was a specialist on the brain mechanisms of aggressive behaviour, the evolution of war, and the psychology of peace activists, and he helped to develop and publicize the Seville Statement on Violence. He is the author of several books and numerous publications in neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, genetics, ethology, biopsychology, social psychology, cross-cultural anthropology, history, and ethics. A number of these studies have helped lay the scientific basis for work towards a culture of peace. This Website presents some of the key papers from his research. 

The editor of Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists (Syracuse Univ., $49.95; paperback, $24.95) is Mary Susannah Robbins. At her 25th class reunion at Harvard in June 1992, she attended a symposium, "Vietnam: The Choices We Made." After the event, she recalls, "in Harvard Square it seemed that the sidewalk was glass, that below lay the rubble of the Vietnam War on which American society was built, and that no one was looking down. . . . So I would look down. I would not deny it any longer. I would look at the war and the antiwar movement, so inextricable."  Robbins assembled essays from 24 writers -- 19 men, five women -- and divided their reflections into five sections: "Beginnings," "The War at Home," "Soldiers Against the War," "Consequences," and "Conclusions." The authors include some of the best-known opponents of the war -- Eugene McCarthy, Joan Baez, Daniel Berrigan, Howard Zinn, Martin Luther King Jr. -- and some of the less known.  Among the latter is George Swiers of Saratoga, N.Y., a Marine Corps combat veteran. His 600-word reflection captures the essence of what these essays, collectively, are saying. Swier's close friend, next to him in a 1969 hillside battle, was killed instantly by a North Vietnamese rifleman. "Some people go to war and lose their lives," he writes. "Others go to war and find that life has given them a second chance."  Today, half a lifetime after the grace of that chance, Swiers is home, married and a father. He tells of looking in one night on the form of his sleeping child: "His blankie, worn thin and ragged by the day's adventure, is balled in a tiny pillow. In moments of frequent moral outrage, I promise myself that he will never go to war. In calmer moments, I know that if he always acts on principle and follows his conscience, as I hope he will, the path will sometimes lead there anyway. That fact is, I have not yet learned myself whether the greater madness lies in war or in the casual indifference to it." (Review by Colman McCarthy, Washington Post)

The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence & Reconciliation - This book reviews examples of key contra-violent movements of each of the world's religions, numerous charismatic leaders and NGOs.  The book argues that a new breed of religious peacemakers is now a powerful force for conflict mitigation and reconciliation.  Author: Scott Appleby.  Format: English, 448 pages, available as hard copy.  Publication Details: December 1999, NY Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ISBN: 1580-8476-8555-1.  Cost: US$24.95 (Order through )

American Psychological Association (APA) statement on Terrorism: Terrorist acts do not occur in a vacuum, but in a context so multidisciplinary as to summon the cooperative efforts of expertise in a large variety of academic disciplines including psychology, political science, economics, international and cultural affairs, military studies, technology, and theology. We first list psychology, the study of human behaviour, as the overarching discipline that can expand its scope while learning from other disciplines. There is much that psychology in general and peace psychology in particular can contribute to the current debate on terrorism. Three key issues merit our attention: defining terrorism, understanding what motivates terrorist acts, and deciding how psychology can best offer advice on how to respond to these acts. Read Interpreting and Responding to Terrorism

Another World is Possible -  Impressions of the 2002 World Social Forum - Video [2002] 24 minutes.  What if 60,000 people from 131 countries put their heads together to discuss what is wrong with the world and how to work together to change it? In early 2002, public officials, representatives of non-governmental organisations, indigenous nations, farmers, and labour, including 11,000 young people, gathered in Porto Alegre, Brazil for the World Social Forum. Called in response to the elite gathering of the World Economic Forum, this week of workshops, panel discussions and high-spirited demonstrations was an inspiration for those attending. This international event, covered extensively in other parts of the world, was virtually ignored by the U.S. press. "Another World is Possible" presents a sampling of the issues and events at this enormous and creative gathering. Includes a sampling of the spirit and pageantry of the World Social Forum and extended comments from Vandana Shiva, Naomi Klein, and many others from throughout the world. Noam Chomsky has written that "The World Social Forum has the hope to become the first really significant manifestation of globalisation that is rooted in participation of the great mass of the population of the is a very welcome prospect, with enormous promise." Produced by Seattle Area independent TV journalists, Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. To purchase "Another World is Possible - Price:    $30 including shipping in the U.S.; $35 including shipping outside of the U.S. (Note Limited time offer.) Order from: ; Moving Images, 2408 East Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98112.

From Anti-Slavery International .   1. Forced labour in the 21st Century.  £2.50 plus postage.
2. Human Rights & Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook. £8.00 plus postage.  3. Do You Know about the New ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention. Free.  4. The Changing Face of Slavery (updated & redesigned) Video and teaching pack. £15.00 plus postage.

Architects of Peace : Visions of Hope in Words and Images ~Michael Collopy(Editor), et al,  New World Library , Hardcover - 30 October, 2000, US List Price: $40.00

Arms Control, Second Edition: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements, with CD-ROM Supplement - Jozef Goldblat. 396 pages, $49.95, ISBN: 0761940162.  The revised and updated edition of Arms Control: A Guide to Negotiations and Agreements contains the most authoritative and comprehensive survey ever published of the documents related to arms control. All major agreements reached since the second half of the nineteenth century through to the end of 2001 are critically analyzed and assessed. The assessment is made in the light of the international security environment, the developments in the field of weapon technology, the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, and the efforts to strengthen the humanitarian law of armed conflict. For more information or to place an order, please visit or call (800) 818-2473.

THE ARMS INDUSTRY, Author: Christopher Wrigley.  This publication, the first of the Campaign Against Arms Trade's Goodwin
Papers, is a guide to the major changes that are currently taking place in the industry.  Copies are available from CAAT for GBP 3, including postage. Contact Campaign Against Arms Trade, 11 Goodwin Street, London N4 3HQ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7281 0297; Fax: +44 (0)20 7281 4369; Email:; Website:

The Art of Peace : Nobel Peace Laureates Discuss Human Rights, Conflict and Reconciliation ~Jose Ramos-Horta(Editor), et al, Snow Lion Publications, Inc., Hardcover - October 2000, US List Price: $22.95

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) grthmbtck.gif (956 bytes)At Home in the World: Canada 's Global Vision for the 21st Century, by Jennifer Welsh.  "In order for Canada to play a new part on the global stage in the 21st century, we need to shed some of the traditional myths that have dominated our international identity for the past half-century. We should conceive of Canada not in traditional terms, as a middle power, but as a citizen in the world of nation-states. In fact, I believe Canada has the potential to be a model citizen for the 21st century. Both words—"model" and "citizen"—are crucial to my vision. First, the notion of a model suggests a different approach to effecting change. A crucial aspect of Canadian foreign policy today is simply being what we are: a particular, and highly successful, model of liberal democracy."  See more detail at


BAN LANDMINES ONLINE DATABASE - As part of activities around the world to mark the second anniversary of the signing of the landmine ban treaty, Mines Action Canada, one of 90 country campaigns comprising the Nobel Peace-Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines today launched the Landmine Monitor Online Database. This database contains information about landmines in every country of the world. The information is drawn from research by more than 80 Landmine Monitor researchers from around the globe. Landmine Monitor is an initiative by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines to monitor compliance with the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the humanitarian response to the global landmine crisis. Landmine Monitor's civil society based reporting network presents its findings in an annual report and in the database. The online database is available at Mines Action Canada manages the design and development of the Landmine Monitor database on behalf of the Landmine Monitor. For information contact Mines Action Canada at tel. +613-241-3777 

Since its foundation in 1991 the Berlin Information Center for Transatlantic Security (BITS) has established a reputation for providing independent expertise on military security issues, especially in the field of nuclear and conventional disarmament and arms control, non-proliferation, and NATO-Russian relations. BITS main goal is to promote cooperative security by stimulating a constructive dialogue within and between governments, political parties, organizations and NGOs.  BITS informs politicians, government officials, NGOs, the media, and the general public. To be able to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information BITS has established a multinational and multi-disclipinary network of independent experts, who monitor and analyse current events and political developments in the security field.  BITS goes beyond simply giving information. BITS is dedicated to making an impact on government policies. The center provides independent input at early stages of the political process. Being well-connected in administrations, parties, and the media BITS is able to influence political discussions before decisions are taken. By formulating policy proposals with new approaches to manage security BITS offers new alternatives to politicians and other decision makers.  BITS also offers a wide range of publication to its target audiences of politicians, government officials, decision makers and journalists. Though the center lays the emphasis on shaping political dialogues, BITS research publications are widely read among scholars on both sides of the atlantic. BITS Research Reports give detailed background information on topical security issues. Shorter BITS Research Notes present a concise summary of a security issue under discussion. BITS Policy Notes are concerned with current political debates often suggesting innovative new solutions. All of BITS publications profit from the center’s broad knowledege base and its access to insider information. Readers are offered a cornucopia of expert information which enables them to take an active part in the political discussion on security issues. BITS authors do not exclusively write for the center. They have published numerous books, journal articles and oped pieces for daily and weekly newspapers. BITS researchers also regularly appear on TV and radio giving interviews and taking part in discussion panels. Additionally the Newsletter of the Project on European Nuclear Non-Proliferation (PENN) is also edited at BITS.  BITS is part of an international network of security experts. BITS was the driving force in the foundation of the Network for European and Transatlantic Security (NETS). NETS brings together institutions doing research on security issues from Austria, Belgium, England, Holland, Spain, Sweden and the United States and has correspondents in Finnland, Norway, Russia and Switzerland.  At present BITS is working on five core projects. "The Task Force 19+1"  is a nick-name for a project on NATO-Russia relations and the future of European security promoting cooperative and collective security arrangements. The Project on Euro-pean Nuclear Non-Proliferation (PENN) monitors processes influencing nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in Europe. A third project promotes Asian-European dialogue among NGOs Asian-European dialogue among NGOs and concentrates on enhancing security in both regions. The multilateral negotiations of the Conference of Disarmament are montitored by a BITS correspondent in the Geneva project. The small arms and arms trade project does research on the arms trade and explores op-tions for arms control and disarmament.  The BITS library and archives are open to the public. The ressources are used by journalists, scholars, and students. A lot of the source documents and information ar-chived by BITS are hardly to be found elsewhere. The BITS library contains more than 25.000 documents, official government reports and records and so-called „grey literature", mainly in German, English and Russian. BITS also has about 150 journals, magazines and newsletters as well as more than 5.000 books.  Email: ; Web:

Beyond Conflict to Consensus: An Introductory Learning Manual by Bob Chadwick.  If you have the desire or the intent to confront and resolve conflict, this manual can help teach you the skills. Every technique or question in here has purpose. In trying to understand the purpose, you will better understand conflict in human nature.  The talking circle is the centerpiece of the consensus process because it encourages respectful listening. If you can only adopt one thing from this manual, adopt the talking circle.  Bob Chadwick is nationally recognized for his special abilities in bringing differing groups together to communicate and develop common solutions. He has pioneered the development of consensus-building that fosters creative solutions to old conflicts.

Beyond Vietnam - A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. .  Dr. King's Forgotten Speech on Peace.  5 Star Must Reading.

Bibliography on Peace Research and Peaceful International Relations : The Contributions of Psychology 1900-1991/ Bibliographie Friedensforschung Und F ~Marianne Muller-Brettel, Gerhild Richter(Compiler), K G Saur, Hardcover - July 1993, US List Price: $85.00

BLOODY HELL:The Price Soldiers Pay by Dan Hallock, a new book about the human cost of war. In Bloody Hell, veterans of every major war in this century reveal the real price that soldiers pay, exposing the chasm between the recruiter's sell and the realities of the military machine. The veterans' stories in Bloody Hell lay bare the horrors, nightmares, and nagging questions that haunt their lives. For more information, visit or E-mail me <> or call +44 (0)1580 883344, Joe Hine, Plough Publishing

Bounding the Global War on Terrorism - (Strategic Studies Institute - December, 2003)
The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is the U.S. Army's think tank for the analysis of national security policy and military strategy. In a monograph commissioned by SSI, Dr. Jeffrey Record examines three features of the war on terrorism as currently defined and conducted: (1) the administration's postulation of the terrorist threat, (2) the scope and feasibility of U.S. war aims, and (3) the war's political, fiscal, and military sustainability. He believes that the war on terrorism - as opposed to the campaign against al-Qaeda - lacks strategic clarity, embraces unrealistic objectives, and may not be sustainable over the long haul. He calls for downsizing the scope of the war on terrorism to reflect concrete U.S. security interests and the limits of American military power.

"Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link between Masculinity and Violence". Miedzian, Myriam. Doubleday, 1991. This book provides statistically backed research explaining why 90%+ of our prisons are filled with men, why poor male youth are most likely to be causes or victims of violence, the links between men and war, sports and violence, TV and violence, and generally how our culture currently promotes violence in males. Rating - 5 star

BRADFORD UNIVERSITY CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING MATERIALS ON-LINE: explain history, theories, glossary & use in post-conflict countries:

Bread Not Bombs: A Political Agenda for Social Justice by Douglas Roche.  Housing, health, and education services are desperately needed for the world's poorest people but instead, governments spend billions on war.  The international community must be mobilized to provide human security, and Senator Roche asserts that this is where Canada can play a crucial role.  184 pages; ISBN 0-88864-357-8; $19.95 paper.  For more information contact Cathie Crooks, Sales/Marketing, Ring House 2, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, T6G 2E1; Fax: (780) 492-0719; Direct line: (780) 492-5820; E-mail:
Website: .  Order University of Alberta Press books from: Raincoast Books, 8680 Cambie St, Vancouver BC  V6P 6M9; (604) 323-7100; Toll free voice: 800 663-5714 , Toll free fax: 800 565-3770

A common question thrown at the antiwar community today is: Okay, peaceniks, how do you stop the world's madmen from taking over? The question has an implied answer: Violence is the only way, therefore nonviolence is dreamily irrelevant. In Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises (Kumarian; paperback, $23.95), four professors -- Janie Leatherman (Illinois State), William DeMars (American University in Cairo), Patrick D. Gaffney (Notre Dame) and Raimo Vayrynen (Notre Dame) -- make the case that nonviolent prevention before the madmen rev up is more effective than violent intervention after.  That may be an overly journalistic and generalized summary of what the authors mean by breaking cycles of violence. For readers wanting a full elaboration, plus the specifics of what the authors call "the peace potential of preventive action," ample material is here in eight chapters of factual and focused analysis. The authors aren't naive. They are aware that this is a planet of warmaking, atrocities, treaty-breaking and refugees, one that sees the poor killing the poor and the rich nations of the North, notably the United States, selling the weapons.  As persuasive as the four authors are in calling for greater diplomatic and political mediation to control violence while it is a lick of flame rather than a blazing conflagration, they hedge: "Military coercion as an instrument of prevention is in most circumstances too rough a tool to have desired effects. On the contrary, it may elicit military countermoves and thus escalate the crisis. In intractable crises, political and economic means may not be adequate, however. Military enforcement actions and their threat may, as a last resort, be necessary to back up the political efforts at the escalation, prevention and resolution of deadly conflicts."  To translate and rationalize: Let's be pacifists between wars. The "last resort" argument, shopworn and fuzzy, is comforting to armed governments. For them, all varieties of enemies and demons can be conjured up to justify "last resort" bloodletting in the name of peace. Regrettably, the authors overlooked nonviolent civilian-based defense as a workable and legitimate strategy.  (Review by Colman McCarthy, Washington Post)

Breaking Rank: A citizen's review of Canadian Military Spending, by Steven Staples, Director, Polaris Institute (available online at  ) 5 Star Must Reading

A brief history of the culture of peace on the Internet.  It is at

This website: "Bringing down a Dictator" goes back to Gene Sharp with an interview "On the strategies and techniques of successful nonviolent opposition movements."  Although Sharp's book, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, was published some years ago and familiar to many in the peace business, it is timely. It is the foundation from which Serbian students and Otpor built its machinations to overthrow Milosevic---then The Ukraine, now Lebanon .  The (PBS) site includes: Otpor's Origins, Nonviolent Power (from A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict, Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall).  Review provided by Janet Hudgins.

BUDDHIST PEACEWORK - Summary: Buddhist Peacework: Creating Cultures of Peace is one of the BRC¹s most popular books. This collection of essays was edited by David W. Chappell, a scholar of Chinese Buddhism and former graduate chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaii who currently teaches at Soka University of America. As educator Joan Halifax Roshi suggests in her preface, Buddhist Peacework "explores the lives and actions, insights and guidelines of some of the world's most beloved Buddhist practitioners, teachers, and social activists who are currently working to end suffering in the life of the world." It is a millennial publication and represents a celebration of the fundamental truth which Chappell summarizes by explaining that "violence and peace begin and end with the human heart." The book is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Burma) who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and remains under house arrest.  Contact: Patti M. Sides, Publications Manager, Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, 617-491-1090, Ext. 235;

Building Capacity for Peace and Unity: The Role of Local Government in Peacebuilding - Municipal governments play a dual role: promoting the democratic process at the local level, and delivering basic local services.  This publication demonstrates how they also can, and often do, serve as the cornerstone for building peace and managing conflict.  Four case studies illustrate the various ways municipal governments may contribute to peacebuilding and conflict management in the course of their conventional work, from the provision of basic health and social services to public safety, transportation, and local economic development.  The publication is now
available in English, French and Spanish. Available online at ; Link: .  To order a hard your copy, please contact the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (Catherine Seaborn at

BUILDING CONFLICT PREVENTION CAPACITY: METHODS, EXPERIENCES, NEEDS Authors: David Carment and Albrecht Schnabel.  Report of a seminar series organized by the United Nations Universitys Conflict Prevention Project throughout November 2000. The aim of the seminar series was to share and discuss the main findings with scholars and staff of the organisations and institutions that have contributed to the project, and by doing so, to create a platform for intra-institutional examinations of conflict prevention practices and institutional capacity building and training needs.  The report can be found at:

"Building People-Centred Global Rules: 21st Century Canadian Foreign Policy, A millennial Foreign Policy Brief" prepared by CCIC, June 25, 1999; and "Canada in the World, A Review and Analysis of the Government's Foreign Policy Statements", February 1995. All are available on CCIC's web site

Building Sustainable Peace (ISBN 0-88864-414-0) Softcover, Tom Keating, Editor, W. Andy Knight, Editor.  Published: April 2004.  As the world turns its attention to the reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq following recent conflicts in these countries, the issue of post-conflict peacebuilding takes centre stage. This collection presents a timely and original overview of the field of peace studies and offers fresh analytical tools which promote a critical reconceptualization of peace and conflict, while also making specific reference to peacebuilding strategies employed in recent international conflicts.  See contents and info at .  Order at

"Building Sustainable World Peace under Jesus CEO: World Religious and Management Principles for Universal Peace" - My name is H.G. Liem. My educational background is in personal development, organizational management (to organize the world), and Total Quality Management (to improve the processes of our vision and preferences). I have researched and studied "Peace" for years to find a recipe that anyone who will peace can easily follow. My study includes one year of full time research. I explored any areas of study related to peace including history and world scriptures.  My research shows that our belief system is inseparable from peace. Unless we are willing to embrace the most value-adding ideology, in which theistic ideology is only a subset, desiring peace is only an empty rhetoric. After 9/11, many people understand that no matter how peaceful and prosperous the Western world can potentially be, as long as some people embrace the Koranic hate-crime, jihad verses of "to slay and be slain for paradise", the world can never have peace.  One principle of organizational management is: "A company needs a CEO." But who in the world can be the CEO of Peace that transcends our worldly differences? Which CEO do we believe to have the power to reward value-addingness and punish value-hoggingness? My book shows verses in world scriptures pointing to one Divine Intercessor who has taught and exemplified peace and agape-love, love that builds up the world. He is called Ar-Rahman in Islam, Purusa in Hindu, Jesus in Christianity, Dhamma in Buddhism, and ShangDi or Dao in Chinese.  I have produced two books related to world peace. They contains historical evidences, management principles, and world scriptural verses that people can easily verify. The first book "Building Sustainable World Peace under Jesus CEO: World Religious and Management Principles for Universal Peace" is available at . My second book "Highway to Your Immortality: A Comparative Religious Study of Eternal Life" is currently available for FREE at . Just type in "Liem" to search for the book. While the second book focuses on immortality, it is a good introduction to how the right spirituality is integrated with peace on earth.  If you wish for a book on "Peace for Dummies," the world now has them. Like any other scientific study, we must build our theories on historically proven data, not just interesting imaginations and myths built on vacuum. We must have the courage to embrace the truth and most value-adding ideology. I would be happy to email you the galley of my first book. Please, email me at valuecracy@s...  if you have any questions. Shallom. 

The Business of Peace: the private sector as a partner in conflict prevention and resolution: Jane Nelson; International Alert, The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, Council on Economic Priorities; London, 2000. 

Canada and the New American Empire: War and Anti-War,   edited by George Melnyk, U of C Press.     This collection contains some of Canada’s most outspoken opponents to the Iraq invasion. Included here are essays from notable individuals such as: Dr. David Swann, Rev. William Phipps, Scott Taylor, former UN weapons inspector and Douglas Roche, Liberal Senator. Topics range from discussions on the possible future of Canada-US relations, to  perspectives on the global anti-war movement and Canada's role in not supporting the war. These essays are only available in this collection and have never before been published in any format. These are the voices that joined a global movement whose ripples are now reaching every corner of the world.

The Canadian Commission's Building a Culture of Deliberation and Responsibility Information Kit NEW The second in a series of Information Kits relating to the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the children of the world. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO has developed this kit as a way for citizens to engage in discussions on ethical issues of concern to us all, with a view to building a culture of deliberation, responsibility and ultimately, a culture of peace.  Available online at

The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is announcing the release of a new brochure explaining Canada's foreign policy for human security.  For more information, check the website at (English) or menu-f.asp (français).

The Canada-United States Relations Web Site Network is managed by the North America Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  All together, this network includes 14 web sites that covers the multiple aspects of Canada's relationship with the United States. It provides direct access to the Web sites of Canada's Diplomatic Missions in the United States.  Visit the web site at .  Read a brief summary "Between Friends" at

Canadian Development Report 2000 - A review of Canadian foreign policy toward developing countries at the turn of the century, the Canadian Development Report 2000 examines whether Canada's actions have lived up to its rhetoric in the areas of trade, human security, development assistance, and debt relief.  It also shows how support seems to be building in Canada for a more proactive foreign policy.  In a special guest essay, Stephen Lewis, former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN, exposes the failings of the multilateral system.  He challenges Canada to assume a leadership role in the fight against poverty and to "make ourselves the most valued friend of the full constellation of developing countries."  The fourth volume in the North-South Institute's annual series, CDR 2000 also includes more than 40 pages of up-to-date statistical data and analysis of the flow of resources, goods, services, and people between Canada and the developing world.  2000 ISBN 1-896770-30-4 $25 (order through 102 pages

History textbook tells buried military past. Not taught in schools: Canadians in Conflict emphasizes how strife shaped country 


'Cantilevers' - a youth-based global publication forum included articles on topics such as Civil Society Peacemakers, Women in National Struggles, and Development and Identity Groups.  For information on subscribing, contact Eric Abitbol at or check the web site -

Celebrating Peace web site - The programming found on this site has developed over the last ten years as ordinary people have chosen to do the extraordinary work of making a difference in their world.  This proactive approach has been successful because it has been responsive to the needs of the individual and community rather than reactive to the temptations of a quick fix.  Each of the programs focus on four concepts of peace - Peace for Me, Peace for Us, Peace for Everyone, and Peace for the Planet - and each engages the children and their families through interactive experiential learning.   The
positive life skills demonstrated through the programs cause an empowerment which liberates the gifts and abilities of the individuals and the communities which they serve.  The founder of the programming on this site is Kelly Guinan, a creative, energetic visionary whose passion is peacemaking.  She lives in rural Nebraska with her husband and children and is available for a limited number of motivational workshops.   By creating and implementing local expressions of each new program, she and a host of volunteers have been able to establish effective templates which are then replicated all across the globe. For more information, email celpeace@y...

Center for Global Nonviolence - This site has six books available on-line.  It is hoped that this service will assist general readers, teachers, students, researchers, and contributors to nonviolent transformation throughout the world.  The Center for Global Nonviolence encourages translation in whole or in part and republication of these books.  Interested persons are requested to inform the Board of Directors of their plans and to provide copies of the translated materials.  The books are: Nonviolence in Hawaii's Spiritual Traditions (1991), Buddhism and Nonviolent Global Problem-Solving: Ulan Bator Explorations (1991), Nonviolence Speaks to Power (1992), Islam and Nonviolence (1993), To Nonviolent Political Science:  From Seasons of Violence (1993), and Hawai'i Journeys in Nonviolence: Autobiographical Reflections (1995).  Cost:  Free.  CONTACT:  Glenn D. Paige, President, Center for Global Nonviolence, 3653 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822-5033, USA. T: 1-808-536 7442, F:  1-808-524 8501; Email:, Website:

Useful sites regarding the plight of CHILD SOLDIERS:
 (good for research to media coverage)
 (Children and Armed Conflict Unit)
 (among other items, contains link to review of author Jerry Piasecki's humanitarian novel "Marie-in the Shadow of the Lion" which deals with children affected by war in Africa. It's a very moving account based on reality. I've read it to my pupils as part of the UN's Global Peace programme for schools.)
With thanks Michael Williams, Peace Educator, Honeysuckle Cottage, Nine Mile Burn, Penicuik, Scotland EH26 9LZ;

NEW WEB SITE ON GENDER EQUALITY AT CIDA - CIDA's Gender Equality Network has announced the launch of a new website: Gender Equality at CIDA. The site is located within the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) corporate website. An array of resources on gender equality (GE) are available, including: - Training: an overview of CIDA's GE courses and links to otherorganizations that provide GE training; - Tools and resources - this includes CIDA's publications, resources from
other organizations and a series of links to gateway Web sites related to GE; - Working in this field - basic information about employment and volunteer opportunities related to international development and gender equality For further information, see their Web Site:

CIRCLE OF RIGHTS A Training Resource - - This manual is aimed primarily at trainers who are or will be engaged in training human rights activists as well as development workers, members of organisations representing disadvantaged groups and others who are addressing economic, social and cultural issues. The hope and expectation is that trainers working with these various groups will be able to take the material in the manual and, if necessary, adapt and expand upon it to conduct training programs on economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights and ESC rights activism. The manual intends to contribute to the process of learning that is currently underway and to encourage an expansion of activism that has as its goal the promotion and protection of ESC rights.

Civic Education Materials -

The Civics Channel is a non-profit, non-partisan organization supported by members, donors and volunteers. We are dedicated to research, teaching and learning in the areas of citizenship and society, politics, human rights and the justice system. Tony Goulem at The Civics Channel, Inc.; email , or call (705) 277-3402

Civilian Protection - The Geneva Protocol is clear

Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women's Human Rights in Muslim Societies - This training manual is designed to help grassroots women in Muslim societies learn about universal human right concepts found in major international human rights documents.   Activities are structured around questions and verses from the Qur'an with respect to a variety of topics, including family, education, privacy and political participation.   Authors: Mahnaz Afkhami and Haleh Vaziri.  Details: 154 pages, available as hard copy.  Languages: English.  Cost: US$18.95.  CONTACT: Woman, Ink 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
T: 1-212-687 8633   F: 1-212-661 2704   E-mail:    Website:

CODEP EMAIL NEWSLETTER - issued by the UK Conflict, Development and Peace Network.  One of the main aims of the network is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and thinking on the causes and impact of conflict and the promotion of good practice in peace-building and development.  The newsletter is being sent out to a wide range of organisations, networks, institutions and individuals working in the field in the UK and internationally.  Please contact CODEP directly if you would like to be on the emailing list for this newsletter.  CODEP

Code of Conduct for Conflict Transformation Work - The Code of Conduct, developed by International Alert, aims to provide an ethical framework for conflict transformation work. It consists of guiding principles for the organisation and the development of policies on human rights, impartiality and working in partnerships. It includes further discussion on issues relating to human rights and impartiality (Appendix one) and is based on the lessons learned and experience acquired in the course of IA's work since 1985 (Appendix two).  English version available at .  Other language versions available at

Book review of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond, reviewed by Malcom Gladwell and published on December 29, 2004 by New Yorker magazine.  The lesson of “Collapse” is that societies, as often as not, aren’t murdered. They commit suicide: they slit their wrists and then, in the course of many decades, stand by passively and watch themselves bleed to death.

THE COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH, IN "BETRAYAL OF TRUST: by Laurie Garrett (2000, NY: Hyperion), builds on Garret's earlier "The Coming Plague," this time telling blow-by-blow the story of recent infectious disease crises, including Russia, Ebola in Zaire, plague in India (1994).  Garrett argues passionately that govts have forgotten the lessons of how public health (& population preventive action) changed the world's health situation over the centuries; she calls for renewed attention to the "basic factors essential to population health: clear water, plentiful food; housing; waste  disposal; social & medical control of epidemics; widespread, universal access to maternal & child health care; & a health care system."   Garrett observes that the World Bank has become the biggest funder of public health in the world.  Garrett concludes with the prediction shared with many experts that within a few decades, "viruses, bacteria & fungi will have evolved complete resistance to the human pharmaceutical arsenal."

COLLECTED ESSAYS IN PEACE RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY by Johan Galtung (9 volumes) published by Christian Ejlers in Copenhagen are available at the special rate of $200 per set (including postage):
Essays in Peace Research:
Vol I   (1975, 405 pp.) Peace: research - education - action
Vol II  (1976, 471 pp.) Peace, war and defense
Vol III (1978, 564 pp.) Peace and social structure
Vol IV  (1980, 736 pp.) Peace and world structure
Vol V   (1980, 491 pp.) Peace problems: some case studies
Vol VI  (1988, 433 pp.) Transarmament and the cold war
Essays in Methodology:
Vol 1   (1977, 271 pp.) Methodology and ideology
Vol 2   (1979, 251 pp.) Papers on methodology
Vol 3   (1988, 260 pp.) Methodology and development
You can also ask your library to order this essential reference work.  To order a set, send a $200 check drawn on a U.S. bank made out to "TRANSCEND" to Dietrich Fischer, 114 Conover Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550, USA.  <>,

Visit the colouring book centre for a common sense exercise in critical thinking....there is a new school of thought emerging and it asks teachers and children of all ages to take a holistic view of peace and understanding.  Have a good one...Iambus .

Command from the Saddle: Managing United Nations peace-building missions In July 1998 Fafo's Peace Implementation Network convened a two-day Forum of past and present heads of UN peace missions, along with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other senior UN officials. Drawing on the observations and analysis presented by these participants, this report examines the political, diplomatic and socio-economic context of the UN's peacebuilding work and offers practicable measures to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.  Organisation: Fafo Institute for Applied Social Sciences.   Format: English, 62 pages, available in hard-copy.  Publication Details: Fafo-report 226, ISBN 82-7422-240-7.  Cost: Free.  CONTACT: Fafo, Programme for International Co-operation and Conflict Resolution, PO Box 2947 Toyen, 0608 Oslo, Norway, Email:  Website:

Community Action Manual - Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Peace Resource Centre

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Conflict 2001:  A Global Survey of Armed Conflicts, Self Determination Movements, and Democracy.  This report is the first to systematically rate the degree of conflict within nations.  It calls for low-key diplomatic and humanitarian support as well as efforts to limit the sale of arms and insulate neighboring countries from spill-over violence across their borders.  Organization:  Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM).  Author:  Ted Robert Gurr, Monty Marshall, and Deepa Khosla.  Details:  English, January 2001.  Cost:  Available on website.  CONTACT:   Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7231, USA.  T :1-301-314 7703, F: 1-301-314 9256 Email:; Website:

Conflict and Confrontation in Southeast Asia, 1961-1965:  Britain, the United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia - This study examines the origins, outbreak and course of the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation of 1963-1966, within the context of British and American policies in Southeast Asia during the 1960s as a whole.  Matthew Jones uses new archival sources to throw fresh light on such subjects as British Colonial policy and the creation of Malaysia, Anglo-American tensions over the confrontation itself, and the diplomacy of that international dispute. Author:  Matthew Jones. Details:  ISBN#: 0-521-80111-7 (Hardback), October 2001, 348 pages. Cost:  US$59.95. CONTACT:  International Sales Department, Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, United Kingdom. T: 44-1223-312 393, F: 44-1223-315 052; Email:, Website:

The Conflict Prevention Web, is dedicated to building a knowledge base on conflict prevention tools and strategies. The heart of this web site is the Practitioner's Guide to Conflict Prevention and Mitigation < >, which was developed by Creative Associates International, Inc. for the Greater Horn of Africa Initiative, administered by the US Agency for International Development.  The Guide is intended for policy-makers and practitioners at all levels, and represents a recently-assembled body of knowledge on the origins and life cycle of conflicts, an array of tools for conflict prevention and mitigation, and a set of strategies for applying those tools effectively.


Conflict Resolution Curricula - The conflict resolution curricula developed by the Mediation Network of North Carolina are the result of several years of collaboration by staff members from community mediation centers across the state. These skilled mediators have extensive experience in the development of peer mediation programs and conflict resolution curricula, as well as classroom teaching experience, and bring this essential understanding to the design of the curricula. It is scoped and sequenced to teach conflict resolution through concepts that build on one another. The essential foundations of conflict resolution are learned through age-appropriate activities, games and songs in the elementary CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 3 and CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEER MEDIATION FOR GRADES 4 AND 5. A deeper understanding of the process as well as communication, negotiation and mediation skills are developed through middle and high school in TRIBE: CONFLICT RESOLUTION CURRICULUM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL and TRIBE: CONFLICT RESOLUTION CURRICULUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL. All texts are soft cover and spiral bound.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION - HOW USEFUL IS IT? Author: Betts Fetherston, University of Bradford.  The theory and practice of conflict resolution (CR) has been around for thirty years. Has it actually contained, let alone resolved, any conflict? And is it possible for outsiders to foster reconciliation and peacebuilding? See: or

Conflict Resolution Network Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a news service focused on stories about conflict resolution from across Canada and around the world. REPORTING CANADA's dedicated team of volunteers gathers news from a wide variety of sources to bring this important, but often overlooked, information to people who are interested in keeping up with developments in conflict resolution.  Check it out at: .  You may want to make it your home page, so that you can keep up with developments as they happen.  If you have a news story about conflict resolution that you would like to share, please send it to the Editor of Reporting Canada, Sandra Lewis, at

ConflictWeb is a USAID-hosted resource for organizations and individuals involved in conflict prevention, mitigation, and management; humanitarian assistance; conflict resolution, recovery, and post-conflict reconstruction (transition towards a sustainable, secure and durable peace.) ConflictWeb seeks to provide the development practitioner with an entry point into the field of conflict by providing a variety of resources.

"Conflict: What has religion got to do with it?" - The publication is a result of the October 2003 conference at which speakers from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Switzerland and Germany spoke on the subject of conflict and religion. Due to the overwhelming success of the conference, this publication was made rapidly available with the help of funds of the Foreign Ministry of Germany and the German Embassy of Germany.  For more information, visit

Confronting War. An Examination of Humanity's Most Pressing Problem. Third Edition (1994). Author - Ronald J. Glossop. Publisher - McFarland & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-89950-980-0. Rating - 5 Star.

Part 1. Introduction to the War Problem
Part 2. Causes of War
Part 3. The Contemporary Situation
Part 4. Proposals for Solving the War Problem

The Consequences of the Peace. The New Internationalism and American Foreign Policy. Author - James Chace. Publisher - Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-19-507411-4. Unrated.

Part 1. Questions of Solvency
Part 2. The New European Order
Part 3. Pax Pacifica
Part 4. The Hemispheric Commitment
Part 5. Solvency Regained

Contemporary Conflict Resolution:  The Prevention, Management and Transformation of Deadly Conflict, by Hugh Miall, Oliver Ramsbotham and Tom Woodhouse can be ordered from Polity Press, UK, for L14.99 plus L3.50 for postage.   Fax 01865-381245 for more information and an order form.

Control Room: Inside Al Jazeera - a new documentary review provided by MIKE WHITNEY.  There's a chilling scene in Jahane Noujaim's new documentary Control Room where an American F-16 is seen slowly turning in the sky over Baghdad . Review provided by MIKE WHITNEY

CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD,  SIGNED 10 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH has been ratified by 191 countries; only the US & Somalia have failed to ratify.  Recognizing that an estimated 300,000 child soldiers are involved in complex emergencies, an optional protocol to the Convention is now being proposed that would raise the minimum age of military service from 15 to 18.  The Intl. Save the Children Alliance has released two new books on the Convention:  "Children's Rights:  Reality or Rhetoric?" is an overview of the convention;  &the "Child Impact Study" examines the condition of children in 6 countries, concluding that govts alone can not fully achieve the Convention's goals.  The Save Alliance finds that none of the 191 ratifying countries yet have achieved an integrated strategy for implementation.  See:

Cooperative Communication Skills Internet Resource Center - Encouraging people around the world... to communicate more creatively, successfully, & compassionately;  to prevent violence; and to work together in building more cooperative families, friendships, workplaces and communities.  Web site  .  Includes Essays and Articles on Compassionate Listening and Reconciliation by Gene Knudsen Hoffman You can also read and download Gene's book - Compassionate Listening: An Exploratory Sourcebook About Conflict Transformation, at:

Corporate Predators: The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy by Russell Mokhiber & Robert Weissman .   Common Courage Press, 1999 .ISBN 1-56751-158-9. "The incisive and sharply focused snapshots presented here give a telling portrait of some of the most dangerous forces undermining what is decent and hopeful in American and global society. A warning that should be taken very seriously."  --Noam Chomsky   Order from the Web site

Tackle Corporate Social Responsibility Spin:  The UK-based New Economics Foundation recently released Corporate Spin: The Troubled Teenager Years of Social Reporting,  which argues that corporate social reporting has taken off but hasn't grown up.  Social reporting is described as having several of the characteristics of adolescence including being easily influenced (by the marketing departments) and having limited attention span.  A five-point action plan is recommended which includes more in-depth research on the links between social auditing and performance, simpler social audits, more stakeholder governance, more openness to scrutiny from NGOs and legal requirements. The report can be downloaded at

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Balkan

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The Country Indicators for Foreign Policy ("CIFP") project, initiated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada) and Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the economic, political, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. The CIFP database can be queried in four ways: 1. By Region - View regional snapshots, compare regions on key indicators, obtain time-series for regional data, and more; 2. By Issue Area - View top 10 and bottom 10 lists for key indicators; 3. By Regional and Global Organization - Collect data grouped by dozens of inter-governmental organizations; 4. Through the Quick Query page - Advanced users can choose the data they need using drop-down list boxes. To learn about these features, visit the web site at . 

A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers, it teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others.


Creative Peace Through Encounter of World Cultures ~Heinrich Beck(Editor), et al, South Asia Books, Hardcover - 1 April, 1996, US List Price: $48.00

"CRIMES OF WAR: WHAT THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW" by Roy Gutman, David Rief & Ken Anderson (1999  NY: WW Norton) is a unique encyclopedia of explanations of aspects of complex emergencies, each authored by an experienced journalist, including pieces on forced labor, cluster bombs, blockades, incendiary weapons, carpet bombing, sexual violence, paramilitaries, mass graves, prisoner of war camps, & slavery.  Sections also explain Cambodia, Rwanda, the Arab-Israeli War, Kuwaiti Oil Fields, & cultural sites.  On "Grey Areas in International Humanitarian Law" it writes about cases of "internationalized internal conflict" where intl forces are involved in a predominantly internal civil conflict, and where it is unclear when international or internal armed conflict rules apply.
An ongoing project will amplify this book's work, updating the website: the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the Geneva Conventions and the Rule of law warfare

Crossing the Jordan: Israel's Hard Road to Peace ~Samuel Segev, St. Martin's Press, Hardcover - June 1998, US List Price: $29.95

Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History by Author Elise Boulding ,  Author Frederico Mayer,  Paperback | ISBN 0815628323; Published in May 2000 by Syracuse University Press

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)The newest site of the Culture of Peace News Network is now on line: .  If you are in New England, please write or comment on an article and urge others to do the same. Although this site is designed only to receive articles from New England, it may serve as a model for the establishment of CPNN sites elsewhere in the world.  The goal is to establish by the end of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World a global network of CPNN sites that translate and exchange articles that promote a culture of peace. For more information, contact David Adams

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Culture of Peace News Network - Canada - U.N. Resolution A/RES/57/6 Encourages the involvement of the mass media in education for a culture of peace and non-violence, with particular regard to children and young people, including through the planned expansion of the Culture of Peace News Network as a global network of Internet sites in many languages; background reading and .  If anyone is interested in participating in the creation of a Culture of Peace News Network in Canada , please let me know so that we can form a team and set up a communication network.  Contact Tom Rippon, Vancouver at or Bob Stewart stewartr [at] .  For ongoing information about this initiative, we will be constructing a new website at 

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Culture of Peace News Network - USA   You are invited to go to the new homepage of CPNN at where you will find a constantly-updated listing of new reports.  Please bookmark CPNN and consult it at least once a week to see how the culture of peace is advancing. We are committed to a flow of new reports so that the list will be different every week.  To make CPNN a comprehensive news service, we depend on your help to send us reports whenever you see something new that promotes in a positive way any of the culture of peace keys, including not only peace, but also preserve the planet, work for women's equality and participate in democracy.  As you know, CPNN is unique because it is endorsed by the UN General Assembly and it is based on the values of a culture of peace , supported by 75 million people during the International Year for the Culture of Peace and by UN resolutions, including the newest culture of peace resolution of November 2003. If you wish to subscribe to CPNN-USA's monthly newsletters,  send a message with the word "subscribe" to him at .  David is also encouraging peace promoters from other countries to take a lead and initiate their own Country's Culture of Peace News Network in the spirit of U.N. Resolution A/RES/57/6 which encourages the involvement of the mass media in education for a culture of peace and non-violence, with particular regard to children and young people, including through the planned expansion of the Culture of Peace News Network as a global network of Internet sites in many languages; background reading .  Contact David Adams for more information on starting your own Country's CPNN at

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Article on the "values of a culture of peace" at is simply excellent.  David Adams has provided a wonderful overview comparing the characteristics of the Culture of War and Violence to the transformations required for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence.

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