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Gallup Poll October 1999: Governance and Democracy - the People's View. A global opinion poll. The Gallup International Millennium Survey interviewed 57,000 adults in 60 different countries of the world between August and October, 1999, representing 1.25 billion of the planet's inhabitants. The survey covered a wide range of topics of an ethical, political and religious nature, focusing specifically on issues close to people's democracy, the United Nations, Human Rights, Women's Rights, the Environment, Religion, Crime, basic values, particularly those which will have an impact on the new Millennium. Issues such as Democracy, and "What Matters Most in Life" were included.  The results of such a global opinion poll - the world's largest ever such undertaking - are bound to be revealing and thought provoking. Some of the findings are perhaps shocking in exposing many similarities in people's dissatisfaction with the structure and operation of democracy, both in their own country and globally. Initial results show: Less than half find the results achieved to date by the United Nations satisfactory; A united call from Mankind for a global improvement in respect of Human Rights; The protection of Human Rights is seen as the most important role for the United Nations in the New Millennium; A universal lack of faith in governments: They are believed to be corrupt and bureaucratic; Democracies are frail in many parts of the world. Only in Western Europe and North America do a majority of citizens feel elections in their country are free and fair; Globally, two thirds say: my country is not governed by the will of the people.  

Gallup Poll October 2001: World opts for criminal justice over war - An international Gallup poll shows: *A majority of citizens in 32 out of 35 countries favored a criminal justice response, rather than military action response, to the Sept. 11 attacks. (Citizens of the U.S., Israel, and India were the exception).  *Majorities ranging from 67%-88% in NATO/Western countries and 83%-94% in Latin America favor a non-military approach.  *Of the European countries, France had the highest support for the military option with 30%. Britain had 18% support, and Greece 8%. *All of the European countries were well above 60% in support of extradition of Osama bin Laden to stand trial. *When asked whether their country should join with other NATO states to assist the U.S. in military strikes against the terrorists, European opinion varied widely - for example, only 29% in Greece agree, while  84% in France do so.   To see more complete Gallup Poll International results, go to:

Three very important books, provided courtesy of Dr. Shall Sinha with thanks, 'Hind Swaraj by Gandhi', 'The Kingdom of God Is Within You' by Tolstoy and Gandhi's version of Ruskin's book, 'Unto This Last' (the latter two had a profound effect in shaping Gandhi’s philosophy) are now available on the internet at the following addresses (5 Star Must Reading):

Gandhi's works on CD.  I write on behalf of the Trustees of the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal to inform you about the availability of Gandhi's works on CD.  The title is:  Gandhi's Vision and Values.  It has since become a best seller and there are plans to translate it into other languages.  The CD is an invaluable research tool for students, faculty, and all others interested in Gandhi's life and work.  The multi-media CD contains over 50,000 pages of Gandhi's writings arranged chronologically, with intensive indexing, interactive retrieval paths, 15 minutes of Gandhi's voice, 30 minutes of film footage on him, and 550 photographs. The primary source for compiling this CD are the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, which comprises of 100 volumes.  This CD is available with the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal. The cost is U.S.$59.50 plus U.S.$5.50 for packing and postage. For further details, please send an e-mail (address: to the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal. Their web site is:  

GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS MANUALS -Two innovative manuals on a standardized gender-sensitive  methodology  for documenting human rights violations published by  Amnesty  International Canada  and the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development.  A  Methodology  for  Gender-Sensitive  Research  and  a  companion  booklet
Documenting  Human  Rights  Violations by State Agents: Sexual Violence.  "We  are  very  proud to be contributing to the global efforts to recognize women's  rights  as  human rights and to join with Amnesty International to better  document  human  rights  violations  against  women,"  said  Warren Allmand,  the  President  of  the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (ICHRDD).  "It  is  important to have accurate and consistent documentation of women's rights  violations,  in  monitoring  the  adherence  of governments and the international community to agreements and treaties," noted Roger Clark, the Secretary  General of the English Branch of the Canadian section of Amnesty International.  Agnes Callamard of Amnesty's International Secretariat in London wrote the manuals  while  the  Women?s  Rights Programme of the ICHRDD coordinated by Ariane  Brunet,  oversaw the research project and sponsored its publication in French and English.  The  companion booklet Documenting Human Rights Violations by State Agents: Sexual  Violence  provides a step-by-step description of a gender-sensitive approach   to  research  and  suggests  ways  of  addressing  the  specific challenges  faced  by  women's rights workers. It focuses on the monitoring and  documenting of specific categories of women?s rights violations, helps the  reader  prepare  for fact-finding missions and provides guidelines for the collection and analysis of evidence.  Three   more  booklets  are  planned.   They  will  address  the  issue of documenting  human rights violations in the family, in the community and in armed conflict.  For further Information on the launch and to obtain copies of the books for review: John  Tackaberry - Media Relations Amnesty International   (613) 744-7667 #236 or Patricia Poirier, Director of Communications, ICCHRD  (514) 283-6073

Background information on the Geneva Conventions

"GEOPOLITICS OF HUNGER: 2000-2001: HUNGER & POWER" by Action Against Hunger (ACF), an operational non-profit, includes 34 essays on man-made famines, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, food aid, & the work of ACF which has played a pioneering role in places such as Sierra Leone & Congo-Brazzaville.  Barnett Rubin summarizes, "just as classic humanitarianism was founded to ensure that soldiers wounded in battles between states were cared for as human beings, the new humanitarianism was founded to challenge the use of violence against noncombatants in civil wars ...(but) in total wars where the aim is to subordinate, expel or eliminate a whole population, control of food ...becomes the means of choice to impose submission, flight or death." (2000 Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Pub,  ISBN 1 55587-925-x)

New Book: GETTING IT DONE: POST-AGREEMENT NEGOTIATION AND INTERNATIONAL REGIMES. Edited by Bertram Spector and I. William Zartman. From NAFTA to NATO, from the WTO to the WHO, a vast array of international regimes manages an astounding number of regional and global problems -- yet the dynamics of these enormously influential bodies are barely understood. Scholars have scrutinized international regimes, but that scrutiny has been narrowly focused on questions of organizational formation and compliance. Remarkably little attention has been paid to the crucial question of how international regimes sustain themselves and evolve. This pioneering work sets about correcting that neglect. "Getting it Done" explores how international regimes accomplish their goals, and volume editors emphasize that successful evolution depends above all on a process of continuous negotiation in which norms, principles, and rules are modified as circumstances and interests change. Includes case studies, and lessons for the future. See for more information and ordering guidance.

Getting to Peace : Turning Conflict into Cooperation at Home, Work & in the World by William Ury.  5-Star Must Reading.  Format: Hardcover, 256 pages.  ISBN: 0670887587. Publisher: Viking Press. Pub. date: September 1999. Reviews Book Description A millennium manifesto for achieving peace at home, at work, in the community, and in the world from the co-author of the bestselling Getting to YES.  Almost twenty years ago, Getting to YES revolutionized the way we think about negotiation. Now, on the verge of the millennium, bestselling author William Ury tackles the most critical challenge facing all of us: getting to peace. In our rapidly-changing workplaces, stressed-out families, and violent world, we need cooperation more than ever and yet everywhere destructive conflict poisons our relationships and our communities. How can we learn to deal with our differences without going to war? Is it humanly possible?  In Getting to Peace, Ury challenges the fatalism that is so fashionable. Using new archeological and anthropological evidence, he overturns old myths about human nature and offers a new and hopeful story about human conflict. He suggests a powerful new approach for turning conflict into cooperation which he calls the "Third Side." For in every dispute, there are not just two sides, but a silent third side that can help bring about agreement. By discovering the ten roles of the third side, each of us can act as teachers, healers, and mediators to achieve fair and non-violent conflict resolution. Our happiness at home, our productivity at work, and our very lives depend on Getting to Peace.  "Bill Ury has a remarkable ability to get to the heart of a dispute and find simple but innovative ways to resolve it."--President Jimmy Carter.  About the Author William L. Ury is one of the world's leading negotiation specialists. Co-founder of Harvard's Program on Negotiation, he has mediated situations ranging from corporate mergers to wild cat strikes in a Kentucky coalmine, and from family feuds to ethnic wars in Russia and the former Yugoslavia. His books Getting to YES (Penguin) (with Roger Fisher) and Getting Past No have together sold more than four million copies. Ury and his work have been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek and on ABC's Good Morning America. He received his BA from Yale and Ph.D. from Harvard in social anthropology. See a more detailed review, and link to for ordering, at 

Give Peace a Chance ~Melvin Small(Editor), et al, Syracuse University Press, Paperback - 30 June, 1992

Global Campaign for Peace Education Youth Kit 

GLOBAL CORRUPTION REPORT 2001 - Published by Transparency International.  From money laundering and corruption in conflict zones to the overthrow of Fujimori in Peru, the Global Corruption Report 2001 is a comprehensive report on the state of corruption around the world.  ISBN: 3 935711 00X.  Details on ordering this publication, including order forms, are available at: The publication can also be downloaded in PDF format online from:

Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs  (2000 Edition).  This is a comprehensive annotated guide to peace studies and conflict resolution programs at colleges and universities worldwide.  This edition profiles over 500 undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral programmes and concentrations in over 40 countries.  Entries describe the programmes' philosophy and goals, examples of course offerings, key course requirements, degrees and certificates offered and complete contact  information including email and web addresses.  Organisation: Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED).  Cost: US$35.00 (including surface shipping) Make cheque payable to COPRED.  CONTACT:  COPRED, C/O ICAR  MSN 4D4, GMU, Fairfax  VA  22030-4444, USA; T: 1-(703)-993 2405  F: 1-(703)-993 2406; Email:   Website: 


Global Information Access Net - GIANT is a comprehensive database of organizations and experts in international affairs. Its contents can be searched by organizational name, location, subject, type, and resource offerings In addition, this service provides a limited-area, full text web search of the sites maintained by the organizations listed in GIANT.  Access GIANT at

Global Issues that Affect Everyone -

GLOBAL REPORT ON CHILD SOLDIERS .  The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers will launch its 450-page report 'Global Report on Child Soldiers 2001' on 12 June. The first-ever survey of its type documents military recruitment by government armed forces, paramilitaries and non-state armed groups in 180 countries.

Global Reports. Centre for War/Peace Studies, 218 E. 18th Street, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) DATA AND COUNTRY STUDIES OF EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN COMPLEX EMERGENCIES This report presents information gathered by the Global Survey on Education in Emergencies. It attempts to fill a gap in information about how many refugee, displaced and returnee children and youth globally have access to education and the nature of the education they receive.

Global to Local – (LocusOnline – September 10, 2004) "I wanted to know about the quality of life in the future. I wanted to know about our political life; the scope of our freedom. I wanted to know what it was going to be like on a daily basis for my son and my grandson — I wanted to know if perhaps my son would do better to have no children at all. Those are general yearnings, more than specific questions. The questions I came up with still seem too general, and approximate."

Global Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century - This book reflects the new global youth movement for peace and justice told through personal narratives, poster art, poetry, photographs, and interviews with new and seasoned activists.  It captures the spirit of youth activism, honors young people's power to affect serious change, and highlights a critical international issues and actions.  Authors:  Neva Welton and Linda Wolf.  Details:  ISBN #: 0-86571-446-0  Cost:  US$19.95
CONTACT:  New Society Publishers, PO Box 189, Gabriola Island, B.C., V0R 1X0, Canada.  T: 1-250-247 9737, F: 1-250-247 7471; Email:, Website: 

Grant Wakefield's web site - Official leaders, through mainstream media outlets, repeatedly assure us that America is a civilised and democratic nation. When it comes to foreign policy, it is easy to prove otherwise, as much of this site will demonstrate. Successive American governments' actions bear a chilling similarity to exactly the kind of terrorism that has now been visited upon their shores and their people.  Millions dead in Vietnam. The US invasion of Panama. The US overthrow of the democratically elected government of Chile in 1973 and the consequent murders by Pinochet. Between 600,000 and 1 million dead in Cambodia from secret US carpet bombing between 1969 and 1973. US arms and support for the Indonesian invasion of East Timor - 200,000 dead, one third of the entire population. The likely death toll in New York will pale in comparison to the death toll every two months in Iraq due to US led sanctions and the deliberate destruction of their electrical grid and their water treatment and supply infrastructure. To name but a few.....

"Greed & Grievance - Economic Agendas in Civil Wars" , a brilliant anthology that looks at informal markets, cross-border trade, shadow states, rebels' incentives for violence, & a brilliant essay by Tom Farer on Intl. Criminal Law.  International Peace Academy

Ground Zero Minnesota began producing documentaries on serious problems facing America and the world with a strong solutions orientation.  We have also produced 48 educational videotapes (Nov., 1998).  Excellent material and good prices.  For more information on the 'Rethinking the World' video series, visit the website at or call us at: Ground Zero Minnesota or email: ; P.O. Box 13127; Minneapolis, MN 55414; (651) 690-5357.

"Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies", by Jared Diamond, W.W. Norten & Company, 1992.  This masterful tour-de-force redefines our understanding of how societies and civilization developed.  I am highly skeptical of reductionist historical theories, where all developments are explained in terms of some single principle.  But in this case I am forced to make an  exception.  The scope of evidence presented is compelling, and the reasoning is detailed and irrefutable.  Jared shows how environmental factors alone account for why cultures evolved at different rates in different places, and why some cultures never advanced beyond the neolithic era.  The kind of book you can't put down, and which on finishing you immediately loan to a friend.  Review by Richard K. Moore.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Guns, Greed and Globalization: A Guide to the New World Economy - War Resisters League's 104-page anthology examining the links that bind the institutions of global capitalism and the global war machine. Twenty-five essays reveal how corporations, weapons traders, the WTO/World Bank/IMF and U.S. policies impact people and communities—and suggest  alternatives and resistance to corporate-dominated globalization. With 25 articles by Vandana Shiva, Oscar Arias, Angela Davis, Phyllis Bennis and many more. 8-1/2 x 11 paperback, $5 each plus $1 postage. Downloadable order form available at Bulk rates now available. For info on  bulk purchase rate and overseas shipping costs, contact ; War Resisters League, 339 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012; 212-228-0450;
212-228-6193 (fax); 1-800-975-9688; ; web address:

A Guide to Finding News From Far-Flung Places The Really World Wide Web by James Ridgeway

Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2000) was co-edited by Morton Deutsch and Peter Coleman.  Price $70.00. As the field of Conflict Resolution continues to grow and move toward professionalization, publications that integrate knowledge across the vast spectrum of the field are deeply needed. This handbook addresses the need for a comprehensive integration in one volume of the theory and practice of Conflict Resolution. No such handbook currently exists. As no one person can expertly address the various topics within the overall field of Conflict Resolution, this is a contributed volume with chapters written by luminaries on each topic. Together, the chapters sweep the field, from social and political issues to the factors of personality, motivation, and creativity to the processes of decision making and problem solving. Within each chapter is a three-tiered presentation of theory, implications, and practice related to the topic. Offers clear directions for creating constructive solutions to challenging interpersonal, inter-group, and international conflict. For professionals and students. Covers cooperation, competition, justice, trust development and repair, resolving intractable conflict, and working with culture and conflict.

Handbook of Conflict Resolution : The Analytical Problem-Solving Approach by Christopher Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Michael A. Banks (Contributor). List Price: $29.95; Used Price: $12.99; Paperback (September 1996); Pinter Pub Ltd; ISBN: 1855672774

HANDBOOK ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS - The Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) are pleased to announce the publication of 'Promoting and Defending Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Handbook'. 

Handcuffed to History: Narratives, Pathologies, and Violence in South Asia - With a view to understanding the ethnic and religious rivalries that have come to be a major source of conflict in South Asia, Udayakumar and his contributors analyze the interface between interpretations of the past, identity construction practices, and inter-group relations.  With general theoretical perspectives, contributors explain the various ethnic conflicts in South Asia and other parts of the world.  The role of history, narratives, and violent pathologies in those conflicts are also explained.  Some of the most prominent South Asian conflicts such as the Kashmir decision, Ramjanmabhumi temple, the history of the caste system in India and the first-comer controversy in Sri Lanka are analyzed in detail.   One of the major conclusions reached is that there is an element of bigotry in certain historiographies and these bigoted histories and ethnic/religious histrionics build on and contribute to each other and thrive in certain environments.  Elevating this debate to a more political level, the essays highlight the role of human agency in the decision to remain handcuffed to bigoted histories or to be more aware and struggle for new beginnings.  The essays also examine the prospects and possible means of negating the unity of history and narratives (with their characteristic pathologies and violence) and proliferating many histories told from diverse perspectives.  Editor:  S. P. Udayakumar (Coexistence Network Partner).  Details:  ISBN #: 0-275-96843-X; 216pp; January 2001.  Cost:  $64.95.  CONTACT:  S. P. Udayakumar, R-3, Second Street, Lotus Colony, Nandanam, Chennai, 600 035, India.  T: 91-44-432 3347; Email:,

Hate in America - selected papers from the American Sociological Association


Health-to-Peace Handbook

Herding Cats: Multi-Party Mediation in a Complex World  The book provides discussion and background data on major conflicts of the 1990s and views by political actors about the positive and negative lessons of mediation experience, including parallel diplomacy. The editors draw out the importance of leadership - structural, entrepreneurial and intellectual - in grappling with the challenges of complexity and the goal of imposing coherence on multi-party conflicts.  Editors: Chester Crocker, F.O. Hampson and Pamela Aall (Coexistence Network Partner).  Format: English, 735 pages, available in hard-copy.  Publication Details: 2000, US Institute of Peace Press, ISBN 187379-93-3.  Cost: US$ 29.95 (or £18.80 if ordered through )

  "A History of Warfare" - John Keegan's central argument in his 1993 work is that Clausewitz got it wrong. To accept that war in the continuation of politics by other means is taking a too limited view of war making. John Kegan shows convincingly that there are a significant number of men, indeed whole societies, to whom war is a way of life, a culture without any other purpose, political or otherwise.    

Holocaust - A WebQuest - A study project for seventh graders

  HOLY WAR: THE RISE OF MILITANT CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM. A  book by David S. New, Ph.D.   Publisher: McFarland & Company.   2002.  Extensive notes, bibliography, index. To order:   (1-800-253-2187  or  336-246-4460). Holy War  examines the RELIGIOUS DIMENSION of terrorism, violence, and POLITICS, as it pertains to the MIDDLE EAST, and the threat to world peace resulting from the rise of militant religious FUNDAMENTALISM  - Christian, Jewish, and Islamic.  With religious extremism on the increase both in the United States and in the Middle East, political and military scientists say we are headed for a LARGE-SCALE WAR.  The possibility of NUCLEAR WEAPONS being used is the greatest since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.  Nuclear weapons are moving from the former Soviet Union to rogue states and Islamic terrorists, making "NUCLEAR TERRORISM the wave of the future".  Some experts believe we are "irrevocably headed for a nuclear Armageddon".  The flash point could be Temple Mount,  a focus of militant  American  CHRISTIAN  FUNDAMENTALIST activity in collusion with JEWISH TERRORISTS . Holy  War  presents a portrait of the fundamentalist psyche,  what religious terrorists want to do and why, putting a figure like Osama Bin Laden into context and helping explain SEPTEMBER  11, 2001,  why Islamic terrorists have declared  Holy War  against the United States.  Christian fundamentalists are influencing AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY  for the Middle East. If you wish to write a review of Holy War  for publication, contact Karl-Heinz Roseman:  or  336-246-4460.
  HOPE IN A DARK TIME: REFLECTIONS ON HUMANITY’S FUTURE - Hope in a Dark Time, edited by David Krieger, is a new anthology featuring an extraordinary group of visionaries exploring their hopes for humanity amid perilous times.  The book presents timely essays about the need to achieve peace and the future that can be ours if we commit ourselves to action.  Hope in a Dark Time features an Introduction by David Krieger and a Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   Archbishop Tutu writes, “This book is a gift of love and a gift of peace.  It can help us navigate through the fog of darkness that sometimes seems overwhelming.  It can help us remember our common humanity and our common destiny, and it can inspire us to play our own special role in shaping the future and shining the light of hope around us.”  “This book,” writes David Krieger in his Introduction, “Is an invitation to hope and to action.  It is an invitation to set aside the obstacles to action, to choose peace and to wage peace.  It is an invitation to help shape humanity’s future.” Among the visionaries included in the book are Queen Noor of Jordan, the Dalai Lama, Daisaku Ikeda, Sir Joseph Rotblat, Elise Boulding, Douglas Roche, Robert Muller, Joanna Macy, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Richard Falk, Frank K. Kelly, Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Hafsat Abiola, Craig Kielburger and Georgianna Moore.  Special numbered or lettered collector's editions with signatures by David Krieger and Archbishop Tutu also are available through Capra Press, 805-892-2722.  Copies of the book, which retails for $17.95, may be ordered at bookstores nationwide, from internet booksellers, or from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 805-965-3443

HOUSMANS WORLD PEACE DATABASE - The comprehensive guide to national and international peace organisations in over 170 countries - including the major groups in related fields such as environmental and human rights campaigning.   More than 3000 listings.  Available in print, on adhesive labels ready to use for a mailing, or on computer disc.  Selections from the information - for example, by geography or by type of organisation - can be prepared to your specification.   Information available includes name, postal address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and codes giving an indication of the nature of the organisation. 
...authoritative - completely re-compiled annually, with other updating throughout the year;
...comprehensive - covering the full range of grassroots organisations working for peace and reconciliation and against the causes of war;
...unique - the only reliable source of this information;
...and available in convenient form for campaigners, researchers and journalists.
WHAT SHOULD YOU ORDER? The familiar World Peace Directory in the annual Housmans Peace
Diary generally has room for around 1900 entries; the full World Peace Database, from which the Directory is taken, currently has over 3000 records and is gradually growing. Also, the Peace Diary version is only updated annually; the main database is updated at least four times a year.  So if a printed version of the shorter annual directory is sufficient, simply order the latest Peace Diary. But if you want fuller or later information, and/or a selection made from it, and/or if you need information in other than printed form, you will want another option.  TO ORDER, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION... HOUSMANS PEACE RESOURCE PROJECT, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1, UK (tel +44-171-278 4474) (fax +44-171-278 0444) e-mail

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) HOW EDUCATING EXCLUDED CHILDREN CAN HELP BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY More than 100 million children around the world do not have access to primary school education. Out-of-school children in developing countries are especially vulnerable to poverty, hunger, violence, exploitation and disease, contributing to future generations of people with limited life chances and almost certain poverty. Achieving universal primary education - and its close correlation, gender equality in education - is so important that Goal 2 of the Millennium Development Goals is dedicated to it. Yet, without government and donor policies that advocate inclusive primary education, the basic human right to education may not be achieved by 2015.

  HOW INTERNET RADIO CAN CHANGE THE WORLD Perhaps the most ambitious step so far in the use of Internet Radio was the launch of the Workers Independent News Service (WINS), which can be found on the web at WINS is a great idea, but they've limited themselves to producing a daily three minute news summary and some features, and these are made available to "real" radio stations to be played to a large audience.

 "How to avoid wars" - analyses the causes of war and how to avoid them.  Contact Walter Fritz

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NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)How to Make one Hell of a Profit and still get to Heaven, By Dr. John F. Demartini - Millions of people worldwide dream of making a "good" living, of attaining great wealth, and having an extraordinary and fortunate life. However, they haven't yet found a way of attaining it, and they fear that they can only do so at the expense of others--perhaps by compromising their higher spiritual values and virtuous nature. Some people who outwardly acknowledge their desire for great wealth feel inwardly guilty about acquiring it, and their illusive conflict blocks or dissipates their potential fortunes. Other people say they just want to be comfortable and secure rather than vastly fortunate. These individuals "also hold themselves back from breaking through to new levels of financial freedom, and actually living their most cherished and inspiring dreams. In addition to their conflicting spiritual and material natures, some people have an additional internal struggle between their desires to give and receive. "How to Make One Hell of a Profit and Still Get to Heaven was written to help you (if you happen to be like most people) dissolve these apparent conflicts. It can assist you in making your financial dreams come true while shedding light on an entirely new way of looking at, understanding, and appreciating the true nature of Earthly profits and heavenly wealth. If you read and apply the principles and methodologies that are laid out in these pages, your relationship with, and ability to master, your spiritual wealth and material finances as well as other vital areas of your life will undergo an amazing transformation.  This is most relevant to peace people.  5 star must reading.   [The following (by clicking on the link) is what I highlighted during my read of this excellent book -- I recommend it on my Top-ten List of Peace resources.  My purpose in providing them is to interest you, the reader, and hope that you will obtain and read the complete work.  To properly understand the highlights, you need to read the book to put them in the proper context.] http://www.peace. ca/profit. htm

 The Human Right to Peace By Douglas Roche - "Some hold that war is a perpetual reality in this world, and that those who want to end war are mere idealists. I challenge that notion. War is not in the human genes. We are not predestined to violence. Rather, war comes out of our culture, the way we are socialized to interact with one another. The central idea of this book is that the culture of war must and can be changed into a culture of peace."    - >From the Introduction.  There are many arguments against the right to peace. Many are quick to assert that such a right is mere political rhetoric and that people everywhere are prone to warfare. This argument fails to grasp the new understanding of world conditions brought about by both the development of weapons of mass destruction and the development of international law and the institutions supporting it. UNESCO points out that just as war begins in our minds so too must this new idea begin in our minds - that peace is absolutely necessary in a technological age of mass destruction. Roche and his UN colleagues have been working to animate the right to peace so that it can finally take its place among the other recognized human rights that breathe life into the international system. When understood, this right will transform the world in as vibrant a way as the end of slavery, the end of colonialism, the end of apartheid.  Though many wars have been averted by UN action, the strategic interest of the major powers - fed by the military-industrial-scientific complex - is still the driving force in international relations. Thus, the culture of war is maintained. More than five million people have been killed in some three dozen conflicts since the end of the Cold War, not to mention the massive indirect costs of war on human beings and societies. The decimation of health and education systems are among the high but often unrecognized costs of war. Sensitivity to human suffering has been eclipsed by modern media manipulation and obscures the elementary fact that warfare is about killing human beings. The public tolerance for violence in our own societies has dulled public consciousness.  The Human Right to Peace takes readers through a discussion of the culture of war, what it is, its effects, and its real and potential consequences. Roche then moves on to discuss the culture of peace and the possible results that could come from instituting peace as a fundamental human right. Roche brings to light the hard work that has already gone into this initiative, shows readers what else needs to be done, and points out simple ways in which each person can contribute to make peace a reality.   Global education for a culture of peace fosters attitudes of tolerance and respect for cultural, religious and political diversity. These ideas must be taught to the children of the world, and can only be accomplished if member states, individuals and communities take the culture of peace to heart. In a world where our destinies are increasingly held in common, a culture of peace can bring genuine hope to the lives of millions.  This is not a book about imagining what-ifs in a perfect world, nor it is promoting a political rhetoric from either end of the ideological spectrum. The Human Right to Peace is about the fundamental shift that is occurring in not only the way we see the world and our interactions with other individuals and nations, but in how we think about and relate to the world around us. War is no longer considered a natural response to threats to security. In this age of mass communications, world popular opinion is becoming a superpower in the world. Once citizens of every country stand up and demand peace from their leaders, it can and will become a reality. Douglas Roche argues convincingly that "the time indeed has come to assert that the peoples of the world have a sacred right to peace."  For more information or to request an interview or review copy, please contact Teresa Conkin at , or phone 1-877-702-7773 x221, Novalis, 49 Front Street East 2nd Fl., Toronto, ON M5E 1B3.  ISBN: 2-89507-409-7; $24.95 Cdn / $19.95 US  ;  Paperback /French Flaps 261 pages.  Available in the US from Twenty-Third Publications: Ph 1-800-321-0411, email ttpubs@aol.comThis books is "Everything You Wanted To Know About Building Peace".  It describes the current Culture of War, the coming Culture of Peace, and Changing Our Attitude to make the changes necessary.  Most important, the book is written by a highly respected Senator of the Government of Canada and it pulls no punches.     5 Star Must Reading.  Click on the link to The Human Right to Peace to read an excellent, detailed summary and ordering information.

Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century;   Edited by George J. Andrepoulos and Richard Pierre Claude (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. ISBN: 0-81221-607-5). Inquiries should be directed to The University of Pennsylvania Press, 418 Service Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6097. Toll-free orders may be placed by telephone: (800) 445-9880 or fax: (410) 516 6998. Or you can order through Chapters from our home page.  Preview contents at

Human Rights electronic resources - from the University of Sarajevo web site - selections include: Journalists' resources, First Steps: A Manual for Starting Human Rights Education , Opening the Door to Nonviolence. Peace Education Manual for Primary School Children , Education for Democracy and Human Rights: Teacher's Manual , Tips for Keeping the Peace , etc., etc.

The Human Security Bulletin is a new quarterly publication from the Canadian Consortium on Human Security, which aims to faciliate the exchange of information and analysis on human security issues, and to help build an academic human security community in Canada and internationally.  The Journal is available online at

The Hundredth Monkey, by Ken Keyes Jr. - The rapid alerting of all humankind to nuclear realities is supremely urgent. If we are wiped out by nuclear destruction in the next few years, how important are the things we are doing today? A classic among peacemakers, this book is available in its entirety at

I Dream of Peace. Authors - children of the former Yugoslavia. Publisher - U.N.I.C.E.F. 1994.

The Impact of Militarism on the Environment: An Overview of Direct & Indirect Effects, by Abeer Majeed.  A research report written for Physicians for Global Survival ( Canada ).  Available online at .  5 Start Must Reading .

IMPERIALISM WITHOUT COLONIES, by Harry Magdoff- In the decades after 1945, as colonial possessions became independent states, it was widely-believed that imperialism as a historical phenomenon was coming to an end. The six essays collected in this volume demonstrate that a new form of imperialism was, in fact, taking shape—an imperialism defined not by colonial rule but by the global capitalist market. From the outset, the dominant power in this imperialism without colonies was the United States. Magdoff’s essays explain how this imperialism works, why it generates ever greater inequality, repression, and militarism, and the essential role it plays in the development of U.S. capitalism.

Women Waging Peace and International Alert Joint Publication— Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action.  A resource for women peace builders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security.

A 2-volume work: "In the Global Classroom 1" (1999) and "In the Global Classroom 2" (2000).  The authors are Graham Pike and David Selby. David Selby is Professor and Co-director and Graham Pike is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the International Institute for Global Education at the University of Toronto.  Publisher is Pippin Publishing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  This is not a peace education book in a strict sense, but its content is highly relevant to teachers and researchers interested in peace education. The keyword is "global learning", and there is a relation to two older areas of educational thinking: "world-mindedness" and "child-centeredness".  The books contain useful theoretical discussions as well as a lot of good concrete examples of student classroom activities. (Those who know about David Hicks' earlier work in England on "world studies" and "education for the future" will feel well at home in these two volumes by Pike & Selby.)

InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step internet database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

Institute for Space and Security Studies Newsletter, 5115 Hwy A1A South, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, U.S.A.

The Interdependent. Quarterly newsletter of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A., 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE AND PEACEBUILDING. Edited by David R. Smock. Although some may argue differently, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish contributors to this volume conclude that religion is rarely the principal cause of international conflict. USIP Press, June 2002, 164pp, $14.95, ISBN 1-929223-35-8

Internal Conflicts in South Asia ~Kumar Rupesinghe(Editor), Khawar Mumtaz(Editor), Sage Publications Ltd, Hardcover - 29 January, 1996 


International Journal of Humanities and Peace (IJHP)--*ijhp

"International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice" - We are beginning our sixth year of publication in 2001.  Some of our upcoming issues, each focused on a thematic topic, include: - Ethics and International Negotiation -- guest edited by Bruce Barry and Rob Robinson; - Negotiating Identity -- guest edited by I. William Zartman; - Negotiation Data Sets -- guest edited by Shibley Telhami; - Negotiations of Internal Conflicts -- guest edited by I. William Zartman.  Occasionally, we publish a non-thematic issue highlighting the best in new original research and theory concerning international negotiation processes.  Past issues have focused on negotiating security, the Oslo process, Rio+5 negotiations, ethnic bargaining, water diplomacy, negotiating in the EU, international economic negotiations, negotiation as social exchange, conflict resolution training, international business negotiations, the role of NGOs in negotiation, and teaching negotiation.  I encourage you to subscribe.  Each year, we publish 3 issues -- the equivalent of three well-edited books.  The annual rate for individual subscriptions is US $83.  Orders can be placed at our website: .  If you want to browse the contents of past issues and read abstracts of articles, visit our website at: .  If you want to view a sample issue, visit the publisher's website: .  If you are interested in submitting an article to the journal or proposing a thematic issue, contact Bert Spector directly at

International Online Training Programme on Intractable Conflict - This programme offers an extensive examination of the nature of conflicts and conflict processes and discusses ways in which conflicts can be most constructively approached.   It offers a low-cost supplement or alternative to international travel-based training programmes for disputants and third parties. Over 1000 pages of study material are available for free on the programme's website.  The programme also offers online instruction, certification and university credit for an added fee.  Date: Ongoing.   Organisation: Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado.  Location: Worldwide.  Application Deadline: Not applicable.  Cost: $100 (For Certification, scholarships available)
CONTACT: Box 580, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 USA; T: 1-303-492 1635    F: 1-303-492 2154   Email   Website:

So you weren't able to attend the International Peace Research Association conference in Finland this summer 2000?  Not to worry. A  list of papers presented at the conference in Finland this past summer at the PEace Education Commission is available at .  Some of these are available in cyberspace and can be downloaded.  For a broader listing of papers presented at the conference see .  Some excellent reading.

Introduction to a Theory of Political Power in International Relations by ZLATKO ISAKOVIC and FRANÇOIS-PIERRE GINGRAS.  The book comprises a range of theoretical deliberations and analyses of numerous aspects of phenomenon of political power and its use in international relations.  It sets out to examine idea and structure of phenomenon of political power (population, territory, economic power (abilities and resources), military power, political system, ideology and morale) and its forms appearing in international relations in the past, present and future (influence and force).  It breaks a new ground offering a new approach to the phenomenon of political power itself (at the first place its structure) combining the internal and international aspects of political power.  Following main conclusions are reached: 1) The theory on security communities is compatible with that on deterritorialisation, with the development of communication as common denominator.  2) Eventually, the world might integrate into one security community, deterritorialisation leading to a greater understanding among populations and an increasing degree of global cultural homogenisation (facilitated by global savings in military and related expenditures - and profits made from the world-wide free circulation of men, goods and ideas). Second possibility is that if conflicts lead to integration - the integration could lead to (new) conflicts, especially if it is achieved by force. Finally, third hypothesis is keeping more or less the status quo.  3) Territory and military force would lose relative significance to the extent where the exclusive possession of territory would no longer be an important pre-requisite for human existence.  4) The significance of political system and ideology would change in an ambivalent way: it would increase to the extent international relations transform into internal relations, but it would simultaneously decrease to the extent that political power would not be wielded as an instrument in international relations.  5) The economic ability of an integrated and deterritorialised world would increase. As a result, the world could provide at least part of sources and means it now lacks to prevent and resolve conflicts, preserve the environment and other acute needs. However, the increased economic ability could also lead to conflicts for distribution of its results.  6) Communication power should be theoretically considered as one of the chief elements of political as well as social power. Thus, the author proposes a complex research project of communication power.  To order: Zlatko Isakovic, Ph.D. Sessional Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, Carleton University, 1125, Colonel By Drive, Room 3A37PA, Ottawa ON K1S 5B6; Canada.  Tel.: +1 (613) 520-2600 x 1087; Fax:  +1 (613) 520-7501; website ; E-mail:

INTRODUCTION TO THE ILO WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOUR CONVENTION. Do you know ... about the new ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention?  This new, 24 page publication, provides an introduction to the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention no 182, and explains its significance for Civil Society Organisations, in terms of the new opportunities it creates.  The brochure is intended for use by broad human rights groups, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, local government and professional bodies such as the police, lawyers and teachers.  It was written by the Sub-Group on Child Labour of the Geneva-based NGO Group on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and contains case studies from Togo and Guatemala.  Published in English, French, Spanish, and shortly in Arabic, it is intended to reach a wide audience and to provide practical measures to tackle the worst forms of child labour. It is also available on the Anti-Slavery website: or through the publications listings on the Child Rights Information Network: in all three languages in downloadable pdf format.  Hard copies are available from Pins Brown at:, or by mail or fax from: Anti-Slavery International, Thomas Clarkson House, The Stableyard, Bloomsgrove Road, London SW9 9TL, UK. Fax: +44 (0) 20 7738 4110; Tel:  +44 (0)20 7501 8928; website:

Book - The Iron Heel, by Jack London (1906) foresees: "the creation of attractive suburbs for the relatively privileged strata of the working class while the central cities are turned into what he calls "ghettoes"for the masses of unemployed and menial laborers, shoved into the darkest depths of human misery; the deliberate economic subversion of public education in order to spread illiteracy and ignorance; adequate food, health care, and housing priced above the reach of more and more people; the ubiquitous secret police infiltrating all organizations opposing the government; the establishment of a permanent mercenary army; the government conspiring in real and phony bomb plots, in the suppression of books and the destruction of printing presses, in witch hunts aimed at dissident labor leaders, professors, and authors, in destroying the reputations of some of its opponents, imprisoning many others and murdering the few it finds too formidable; spontaneous mass rebellions of the downtrodden people of the central cities; urban guerrillas battling the government's army of mercenaries and police in the canyons of the cities."  See fuller review at 

ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS WEB SITE- The Religion and Human Rights Project of Emory University has formally launched the Islam and Human Rights website. The website is a comprehensive research resource for academics, students, policy-makers, mediapersons, and anyone interested in Islam and human rights issues around the world. The website includes: Links to articles, essays, and collections of documents on Islam and human rights; Profiles and contact information on scholars and organisations in the field of Islam and human rights; A discussion forum; and Regularly updated information on events worldwide related to Islam and human rights.

The Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks : 1991-96 and Beyond ~Helena Cobban, United States Inst of Peace, Paperback - March 2000, US List Price: $19.95

Book - It Can’t Happen Here is a much-overlooked novel by Sinclair Lewis in which a totalitarian regime slowly but irrevocably takes over the United States in the 1930s. Lewis satirically documents the rise of a fascist leader whose coming to power is met with apathetic shrugs by a easily-wooed populace who believes that a dictatorship “can’t happen here”—not in so-called democratic America . The antagonist of Lewis’s novel, Senator Buzz Windrip, marshalls his forces by appealing to xenophobia, racist dogma, and nostalgia for America ’s glorious military past. Windrip wins the presidential election and quickly establishes a totalitarian state, using his private militia to enforce his increasingly brutal regime.  See fuller review at'tHap.htm

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Journal – Bearing Witness:  Peacemakers Without Weapons - The Fall Issue of this journal is currently available.  It includes articles on the Christian Peacemaker Teams and Peace Brigades International.  It is also available on their website. Organization:  The Peacemaker Community.  Details:   English, Fall 2000.  Cost:  For printed copy: $25/year (members) and $35/year (non-members).  Free on the web.  Contact:  Gary Janka (Coexistence Network Partner), Bearing Witness, PO Box 5391, Santa Barbara, CA 93150, USA.  T: 1-805-565 7566, F: 1-805-565 7586; Email:, Website:

JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF PEACE AND CONFLICT of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies ISSN 1095-1962; 1999-2000 Edition.  This issue of the journal of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies contains articles, satirical political commentary, and book reviews dealing with a broad diversity of issues.   
"Allowing Disorder to Teach Us Order" by Larry J. Fisk of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"Factors that Promote Implementation of Peace Education Training" by Ian Harris, Jessica Glowinski, and Nancy Perleberg of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
"Movement Toward Peace in the Twentieth Century: Internationalists and Transnationalists" by Vincent Kavaloski of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin
"Immigration and Security: A Review of The Global Migration Crisis: Challenge to States and to Human Rights by Myron Weiner" by Wesley Chapin of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
"Strikes in Asia: Nationals and Transnationals in Theoretical Perspective" by David Kowalewski of Alfred University in Alfred, New York
"Writing for Peace in the Composition Classroom" by Michael Eckert of Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
"Pox Americana: The Cold War in Poetry" by Edwin Fedder of the University of Missouri-St. Louis
The annual edition of the journal costs $15.  Individual or Supporting Members receive a copy of the journal as one of the benefits of membership for a tax-deductible contribution of $35 or $100.   Payments and purchase orders to: For further information:
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sharon Roberts, UWSP LRC / 900 Reserve Street,
Stevens Point WI  54481 tel 715/346-3383

Journal of Conflict, Security and Development - This new publication examines the relationship between security policy and development and is dedicated to bridging related disciples, offering a forum for the cross-fertilization of ideas and perspectives.  Each issue contains a combination of extended theoretical and conceptual articles, operational and regional case studies, and concise opinion pieces that establish connections between security-sector issues and areas of associated activity, such as peacekeeping and human rights. Its target audience ranges from opinion shapers, research analysts and media representatives, to international organizations, think tanks and government and academic departments that recognize the intellectual and policy challenges posed by the new security agenda. The publication comes out three times per year.  Subscription details and a complimentary copy of the inaugural issue can be downloaded via the website of the Conflict, Security and Development Group, which is a research unit within the CDS specializing on the same types of issues as the journal.  Organization:  Centre for Defence Studies, King's College.  Editor:  Richard Jones  Cost:  £30 (UK - individual) £40 (rest of the world – individual); £75 (UK – institutional), £85 (rest of the world – institutional); and £18 (UK – student), £25 (rest of the world - student).  CONTACT:  Richard Jones, Editor, Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK.  T: 44-207-848 2947, F: 44-207-848 2748; Email:, Website:

THE JOURNAL OF PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is a new tri-annual publication for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. Aiming to develop theory-practice and North-South dialogue, JPD's authors and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice and activism.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)25% discount on Journal of Peace Education. Special introductory offer to members of the Canadian Peace Institute (CPI).  Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce the publication of the new Journal of Peace Education from March 2004.  Journal of Peace Education will publish articles which promote discussions on theories, research and practices in peace education in varied educational and cultural settings. The journal is multidisciplinary and intercultural. It aims to link theory and research to educational practice and is committed to furthering original research on peace education, theory, curriculum and pedagogy. Journal of Peace Education understands peace education as education for the achievement of a nonviolent, ecologically sustainable, just and participatory society.  Sponsored by the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association, Journal of Peace Education will address a wide range of scholars, researchers, activists, policy-makers and practitioners in peace education. The editors welcome well-written articles that advance knowledge and assist the development of practice in peace education. We are pleased to announce that members of the CPI now qualify for a 25% introductory discount to Journal of Peace Education. For further information please visit: .  For further information on notes for contributors please visit: .  Journal of Peace Education, Volume 1, 2004, 2 issues per year; Print ISSN 1470-0201 Online ISSN 1470-021X; Journal Homepage:

Journal of Peace Psychology, produced by The Division of Peace Psychology, established within the American Psychological Association.  Editor  is Richard V. Wagner , Dept of Psychology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 04240. web site  [See also: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 48 has sponsored development of the first college textbook on peace psychology (all proceeds are donated to the division). "Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century" edited by D. Christie, R. Wagner, and D. Winter (2001) is now available from Prentice Hall. The book is a 426 page paperback, very attractively packaged. If you teach at the college level, this may be the perfect text for your peace psychology or conflict and violence course. Knowing that an excellent text is available, some of you may now want to develop the first peace psychology course for your college. 5 Star Must Reading   Click on the link to Peace Psychology to read an excellent summary and ordering information. ]

"JUDGING WAR CRIMINALS, THE POLITICS OF INTL JUSTICE" by Yves Beigbeder (1999  London: MacMillan Press) gives a balanced, up-to-date & realistic analysis of progress, precedents, & ongoing challenges in exposing & redressing crimes against humanity, including genocide.  A very readable book, it explains both the Nuremburg & Tokyo trials & also provides a comprehensive & useful overview of recent truth & reconciliation commissions, intl peoples' tribunals, & recent criminal tribunals for Rwanda & Former Yugoslavia.  Despite such great efforts, the author also finds continuing crises:  "in the world non-system of voluntary intl cooperation, the intl community appear helpless or unwilling to intervene in order to prevent or stop massacres."

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