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Keeping the Peace in the Post-Cold War Era : Strengthening Multilateral Peacekeeping : A Report to the Trilateral Commission (The Triangle Papers, No) ~John Roper(Editor), et al, Trilateral Commission, Paperback - July 1993 US List Price: $9.00

provides space for activists in the emerging mass social movements to 
debate key issues facing these movements. The journal is now in its 
third issue, which focused on the debates and campaigns on the war in 
Iraq. We are building a subscriptions base in order to ensure that the 
journal is financially stable and is able to come out regularly.
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Killing Hope, common courage Press, 1995 - Copies can be oredered at <> or Covert Action, 15000 Massachusetts Ave. #732, NW, Washington DC 20005.  A culmination of over twenty years of observations, research, recordings and analysis, William Blum gives us a book that is a definite source and valuable reference of US foreign policy.  As a journalist [Blum] developed a keen interest and ability in investigating and exposing what the US military-industrial-intelligence-complex (M.I.I.C.) and their supporters in Congress were doing in various parts of the world.  A detailed account of interventions in 55 countries by the US military and CIA describes the horrors that William Blum understandably calls "the American holocaust".  The author proposes that the "victory of WWII" caused the US to become a "security state" under the control of the M.I.I.C. Answerable to no one, demanding extra-constitutional actions from the government, exempt from congressional oversight, secret from the American people, and above the law.  In other words: a Super Power!  The Super Power has its MIIC, the World Bank, the IMF, the NAFTA and the NATO.  They are dictating the economic, political and social development all over the "Third World" and Eastern Europe. The UN's Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations, 15 years in the making, is dead. Social justice is dead. The world is safe for the transnational corporations.  "Does that mean a better life and more regard for the common folk? asks Blum. We are reminded of the well-known and frequently warmed up version of the "trickle down theory", the principle that the poor, who must subsist on the table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals... [also see ]

Kiss the Bliss: Handbook for Millennium Miracle Workers.  It makes the peace movement and saving the earth's ecology understandable and attractive to the 13- to 33-year-old generation.  If you're a youth, parent, or teacher you have to have this book because the author effectively challenges youth to shift the consciousness of the world to one of peace and love through their own spiritual awakening.  The book is filled with wonderful quotations from ancient and modern spiritual masters --lots of Chopra, Williamson, Buddha, Gandhi, Jesus, and  Emerson; the book makes it "cool" for young people to heroically create peace and healing of the planet. Check out the website:  to learn more about Kiss the Bliss and an amazing grassroots peace movement.

Language & Civil Society electronic journal is comprised of different volumes, each of which contains content-rich material for language instruction. The content in each volume is related to some aspect of building or maintaining a Civil Society, topics that affect students' personal professional lives on a daily basis. It is hoped that in using this content and working through the suggested activities, instructors and students will work toward a greater awareness and understanding of a global civic society as the students improve their communicative competence in English.  The first four volumes of the electronic journal consist of Civic Education, Peace Education, Environmental Education, and Business Ethics. Each volume contains an introduction and ten chapters. Each chapter contains background information on a specific issue, classroom-ready activities related to the issue, and references to more resources for teachers to go to for more information or for ideas to help them design their own activities.  The lead author for each volume is a highly respected professional and author in the field of teaching English as a foreign or second language. On the opening page of each volume is a brief biographical statement of the author. The lead authors may ask other professionals from specifically related fields to cooperate with them on selected chapters.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Learning Peace: The Promise of Ecological and Cooperative Education (Suny Series in Global Conflict and Peace Education) by Eva Nordland (Editor), Betty A. Reardon (Editor), Robert Zuber (Editor). The most striking feature of this book is the fact that a group of highly qualified scholars and educators collaborated before the dissolution of the Soviet Union exchanging ideas and practical programs for teaching ecological and cooperative education.  They modeled the process they advocate.  They changed their own thinking to understand the thinking of others.  They couched their concerns in a framework of human rights, political and social responsibility, and practical transformations of national educational approaches that are often myopic and competitive.  While accenting some positive educational trends within their national borders, they also criticized cultural and educational limitations.  Purchase at 3602-3608905

Learning to Abolish War is a peace education resource developed by Betty A. Reardon and Alicia Cabezudo as part of the Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education. It provides a theoretical overview of peace education, sample lessons from international peace educators, and resources for action.  It includes 3 booklets: 1. Rationale for and Approaches to Peace Education; 2. Sample Learning Units; and 3. Sustaining the Global Campaign for Peace Education: Tools for Participation.  What are people saying about Learning to Abolish War: Teaching Toward a Culture of Peace?   “The texts show a remarkable capacity to tune in to many kinds of teaching and learning situations, to many  disciplines even to a multiplicity of values…I recommend this work and what may follow it as, I dare to say, perhaps our only hope for peace.– Dr.  Maxine Greene, Professor of Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.  "Learning to Abolish War seeks to do for war what earlier advocates did for slavery, apartheid, and colonialism — radically reduce their presence if not eradicate them entirely…States in the U.S. should mandate this curriculum…– Dr. Robert A. Scott, President, Adelphi University.  To order a copy, visit the HAP website at and send the order form and payment to: Hague Appeal for Peace, Attn: Meg Gardinier, c/o IWTC 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 USA.  Pre-publication price is: USD$25.00 (plus $3.00/each shipping in U.S.)/EUR28.00 (plus shipping) **5 Star Recommended Reading**

Liberal Peace, Liberal War : American Politics and International Security (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) ~John M. Owen, Cornell University Press, Hardcover - November 1997, US List Price: $45.00

Video -  Linking Policy to Practice.  This video project aims to illustrate the work of African peacebuilding initiatives, create a resource of accessible information on peacebuilding that will enable practitioners to learn from each other and improve the effectiveness of their work, raise awareness within international agencies and governments and to create a body of documentation that will assist practitioner to assess the impact of their work.  Videos are entitled 'The Wajir Story, 'Gulu - The Struggle for Peace', 'Pulling together - Community Policing in the New South Africa and Somaliland'. All videos have accompanying notes to use in the training environment.  Organisation: Responding To Conflict (RTC)  Cost: US $30.00 each or US $100.00 for full set - including postage and packaging.  CONTACT: RTC, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LJ, UK; T: 44-(0)121-415 5641    F: 44-(0)121-415 4119Email: Website:

LOSING CONTROL - Global Security in the Twenty-first Century by Paul Rogers.  £ 12.99 / US$ 19.95 PAPER.  2000/11 / 176pp / DEMY (215x135mm)   ISBN: 0745316794.  Paul Rogers argues that there are two fundamental issues that will determine the evolution of conflict in the 21st century: the widening gap between rich and poor, and the environment. Taken together with the
proliferation of military technologies, the book argues that attempts to maintain the present world order in the interests of a minority elite, mainly in the West, are unlikely to succeed and will instead increase the risk of conflict. It calls for a radical re-thinking of western perceptions of security that embraces a willingness to address the core issues of global insecurity. / The author draws on examples from around the world, covering both the North and South. Topics covered include the legacy of the Cold War's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; the impact of human activity on the fragile ecosystem; the growth of hypercapitalism and resulting poverty and insecurity; the competition for energy resources and strategic minerals; biological warfare programmes; and paramilitary actions against centres of power.  Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches course on international security, arms control and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 15 books and over 100 papers. He is a frequent broadcaster on international security issues on international and national networks.  It is short, well written and packed with excellent analysis and information. I recommended it as an essential resource for anyone working for disarmament. It has a lengthy chapter on nuclear weapons.You can order direct from the publishers on their web site at or contact them at: Pluto Press, 345 Archway Road, London, N6 5AA, U.K.  Email ; Tel. +44 (0)20 8348 2724; Fax +44 (0)20 8348 9133

Madness in the Multitude: Human Security and World Disorder - OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.  FEN OSLER HAMPSON, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University with Jean Daudelin, North-South Institute, John Hay, Independent Consultant, Holly Reid, Lawyer, and Todd Martin.  Madness in the Multitude explores the nature of human security in the contemporary world. At one level, human security is about "freedom from fear" and alleviating the plight of innocent victims of armed conflict.  Civil strife in many corners of the globe--East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Georgia, Tajikistan--have witnessed extraordinary violence directed at civilians, especially the most vulnerable citizens in society such as women and children. International efforts to curb the production and use of anti-personnel landmines, half the proliferation and spread of small arms, and strengthen international prohibitions against the most egregious violations of human rights through the establishment of an International Criminal Court are directed at augmenting human security. But at another level, the concept of human security addresses a much wider set of concerns. There are those who argue that human security is not just about "freedom from fear" but also "freedom from want" and other kinds of deprivation. These advocates point to the adverse affects of globalization on human development and the problems of achieving social justice in a world where the forces of globalization have unequal impacts on the distribution of wealth and income. According to this view, the widening gap between the world´s richest and poorest countries is a major cause for concern as are a wide range of nonmilitary threats to human health and survival such as AIDS, water and air-borne pollutants, and the general deterioration of the biosphere. In a wide-ranging theoretical and empirical analysis, Madness in the Multitude examines the different meanings and understanding of the concept of human security and how the concept of human security has evolved over the past two centuries. Through case studies of the International Criminal Court, the Anti-personnel Landmines Treaty, international efforts to control small arms, military intervention in Kosovo and elsewhere, and the work of international development agencies and lending institutions, this book asks whether there is a new human security "paradigm" of international politics and what the implications of this paradigm for
international order are. The volume suggests that human security constitutes a new kind of global public good whose provision challenges our traditional conceptions about the purpose and function of international institutions, the role of civil society, and the nature of power in international politics.  This book explores how our  conceptions of human security have evolved in the latter half of the twentieth century, analyzing the debate about how best to promote and advance human security.
Political Science/Civics, Oxford University Press; $ 26.95 0195415248; Paper   Aug 2001 224 pp., 10 figures and tables This book can be ordered directly from Oxford University Press at <>


Making Contact, is a weekly public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project - Radio That Activates. It is available on satellite, cassette, or via Internet free of charge to non-commercial stations.  To arrange for feed, call (510) 251-1077 or email Programs and archives can be heard over the Internet at <>  Making Contact, a 29 minute program, is fed on the public radio satellite each Wednesday at 12 noon ET, and is available free of charge to all non-commercial radio stations.   Making Contact airs on 165 stations across the U.S., Canada, and South Africa and on international shortwave radio.  For stations and show times in your area, see <>, and go to our Broadcast Schedule page, or call (510) 251-1332.

Making Peace ~George Mitchell, University of California Press, Paperback - 10 January, 2001, US List Price: $16.95

"Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace", UNESCO culture report

The Management of Peace Processes (Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict) ~John Darby(Editor), Roger Mac Ginty(Editor), St. Martin's Press, Hardcover - May 2000, US List Price: $69.95

Managing The Global: Globalization, Employment, And Quality Of Life - This fifth volume in the Toda Institute Book Series, is a response to the challenges facing the world in unequal globalization.  Edited by Donald Lamberton and authored by well-known international scholars, the book highlights the successes and failures of globalization in developed and developing countries.  It demonstrates that lop-sided globalization has emphasized efficiency at the cost of equity, growth at the cost of sustainability, and corporate welfare at the cost of social welfare.  It argues that if the current trends continue, the 21st Century will be characterized by growing gaps among and within nations, a struggle between haves and have-nots, as well as a protracted war between globalism and tribalism.  The strategic choices are, the volume shows, between going for growth, investing in human capital, prioritizing equity and environment, or an optimal balance among the three competing and complementary objectives. Organization:  Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. Editor:  Donald Lamberton. CONTACT:  Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1111, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA. T: 1-808-955 8231; F: 1-808-955 6476; Email:, Website:

MANUAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Education, at primary and secondary levels

Manual - The Turtles Strategy - This manual for conflict resolution was prepared by Dr. Ghassan Abdullah, a Palestinian peace activist and educationalist.  It consists of exercises and work-sheets and is being distributed to schools. Author:  Dr. Ghassan Abdulla (Coexistence Network Partner). Details:  In Arabic, 190 pages. CONTACT:  Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE), PO Box 17421, Jerusalem. T: 972-2-295 4021, F: 972-2-298 6127; Email:, Website:

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Penguin Life, by Marshall Frady, Viking, 216 pages, $28.99.

Measuring National Power in the Postindustrial Age by Ashley J. Tellis, Janice Bially, Christopher Layne, Melissa McPherson.  $15.00 (paperback, 196 pp.) ISBN: 0-8330-2792-1 MR-1110-A, © 2000.  All contents below are free, downloadable PDF files at

Michael Moore won a much deserved Oscar for "Bowling for Columbine". Here is the text of his acceptance speech and more...

Microwave Gun to be Used by US Troops on Iraq Rioters – (News Telegraph– September 19, 2004) Microwave weapons that cause pain without lasting injury are to be issued to American troops in Iraq for the first time as concern mounts over the growing number of civilians killed in fighting. The non-lethal weapons, which use high-powered electromagnetic beams, will be fitted to vehicles already in Iraq , which will allow the system to be introduced as early as next year.

Millennium Peace website  has been created as a 'good will endeavor' to provide humanitarian information... promote knowledge... and foster multi-cultural understanding... in the spirit of peace and friendship. The Pathway to Peace in the 21st century may remain an unchartered course... however, like the Universe itself, we share equally in its Destiny!  For more information, Connie Petrie cpetrie@n... 

MILITARY FUTURECAST: TACTICS AND STRATEGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY “Military strategy continues to be influenced by the same principles as those that influenced Hannibal over 2,200 years ago. The purpose of military force remains to smash things and kill people. There is little likelihood that these principles will change much in the 21st century.”

The Moral Architecture of World Peace : Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future
~Helena Cobban, University Press of Virginia, Hardcover - May 2000, US List Price: $24.95

A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility: Report of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. 

MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES AND HUMAN RIGHTS - a report by The Dutch Branches of Amnesty International and Pax Christi International, Utrecht, November 1998.  To view the report, see

Multi-Track Diplomacy A Systems Approach to Peace THIRD EDITION Louise Diamond, Executive Director, Ambassador John McDonald, Chairman, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy ( ) - Unique in its systemic approach to peacemaking and conflict resolution, this book identifies the players (official and non-state actors) and activities that contribute to the peacemaking and peacebuilding process. Diamond and McDonald show how all nine tracks are interlinked and provide extensive resources for each track along with new ideas and fresh perspectives. US $19.95 / Paper: 1-56549-057-6; 1996/192 pages.

"My War Gone By, I Miss it So" by Anthony Lloyd (1999  NY: Atlantic Monthly Press), front-line journalism from Bosnia & Chechnya, with Lloyd's extremely honest & original insights into the dark side people in war, the numbing effects, & moral outrage.

"The Naked Nuclear Emperor: Debunking Nuclear Deterrence" by Rob Green with a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand. This 96-page document released at the opening of the NPT Review Conference is an outstanding contribution to the nuclear abolition movement. I have now read this document and can attest that is is without a doubt the finest
analysis and critique of nuclear deterrence in existence. Rob Green is to be highly congratulated on an intellectually challenging, substantive dissection of the fallacy of nuclear deterrence that will shock even those who thought they knew something about this subject prior to reading Green.
  (Review by Senator Doug Roche)

National Movements and World Peace ~Tuomo Melasuo(Editor), Avebury, Hardcover - 31 August, 1990

THE NATURE OF PEACE EDUCATION What is peace education? Does it mean creating a separate subject in the school curriculum? Or does it involve the creation of a dimension across the curriculum, a concern that may be explored in different ways with any age group and in any subject?

A passionate plea for 'soft power' By JEFFREY SIMPSON Saturday, October 4, 2003 - Page D5 - A book review of Navigating a New World: Canada's Global Future By Lloyd Axworthy Knopf Canada, $37.95, 450 pages

NETWORKS AND NETWARS: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy, edited by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt. RAND. 2001. 374 pages. Paperback. $25. ORDER:

New Internationalist Publications is a communications co-operative based in Oxford with editorial and sales offices in Toronto, Canada; Adelaide, Australia; Christchurch, Aotearoa /New Zealand; and Lewiston, USA. It exists to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met. Originally the group only published the New Internationalist Magazine, sponsored by Oxfam, Christian Aid and the Cadbury and Rowntree Trusts. Today sponsorship is no longer needed. Besides the income earned from sales of the magazine, the group now produces films, books and other communications material for various United Nations and related bodies concerned with world development.   The New Internationalist Co-operative:1. Opposes all forms of oppression and campaigns for social justice worldwide, acting as a vehicle for unheard voices from the South and elsewhere.  We actively champion the causes of disadvantaged individuals and groups and speak out against racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.  2. NI exists to inform, educate and communicate its message and development ideals in an accessible style through print,electronic media and film to the widest possible audience.  We produce a monthly magazine and a range of other materials which reflect our ideals.  3. NI provides a forum for fresh ideas, radical perspectives and an idealistic vision to inspire hope for a world built on justice and equality.  We maintain contact with and actively support like-minded individuals and groups. 4. NI operates as a sustainable independent company.  We aim to make profits sufficient only to ensure the long-term viability and independence of the company. Additional surpluses are not sought. If earned they will be used to maximise the circulation of NI.  5. NI seeks to provide a working environment and conditions of employment which reflect its principles. We maintain a democratic, co-operative structure and operate an equal opportunities policy.  We are employed with equal rights and responsibilities. Salaries are based on an equal pay structure. We aim to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all who work in the company.   6. NI is independent of any political or religious grouping.  7. NI will operate ethically with employees, outside contacts and in the environment. We operate an ethical investment policy.  8. NI is committed to excellence in all its fields of activity.

The New Realities. In Government and Politics/In Economics and Business/In Society and World View. Author - Peter F. Drucker. Publisher - Harper Collins 1989. ISBN 0-06-016129-9. Rating - 4 Star.

Part 1. The Political Realities
Part 2. Government and Political Process
Part 3. Economy, Ecology, and Economics
Part 4. The New Knowledge Society
Part 5. Conclusion

New Website – Insecurity in Indonesia. This site is intended to be a forum for the exchange of information and analysis among policy makers, practioners, and intellectuals, linking people from Indonesia and around the world working in this area.  The site contains: easy access to Indonesian and international news sources; a daily selection of documents, analyses, and research papers; a searchable database of articles; a database of key specialists in different issues areas; an interactive map of Indonesia and other map links; and background information on currently debated issues.  The initiative is aimed to alert activists, policy makers, and civil society to relevant academic material and locally based projects that could otherwise escape attention.  Organization:  The Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research.  CONTACT:  Conflict Prevention Initiative, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. T: 617-384 5901, F: 617-384 5908.  Email:, Website: 
NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) NGO-Government Dialogue on Surviving the Peace: Better Canadian Responses to Post-Conflict Transition Needs in Africa: In October 2004, representatives of Canadian NGOs and Canadian Government officials met in Ottawa to discuss how to more effectively address the post-conflict transition needs of countries. The dialogue was organized by the NGO, Development Workshop with support from the CPCC, IDRC, Oxfam Canada and the United Church of Canada.  Presentations on case studies from 4 African countries in transition were made and FAC, CIDA and NGO perspectives were discussed. A summary report with recommendations has been prepared.  To read the report, please see   This site also has other important documents pertaining to the workshop. The report can also be viewed at  (click on "new on site").

Nineteen Eighty-four Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - More relevant today in the world of Neo-conservatives, American Hegemony, the Patriot Act, prisoner torture in Afghanistan, Guantanamo and Abu Graib, Corporate controlled media and government, etc.  1984 is not a prediction of what the world will be like in 1984; it is, instead, a warning that unless the course in which the world drifts is changed, man will lose his most human attributes.  I would recommend everyone to watch the excellent movie adaptation made in 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton, which I think is one of the best book adaptations made for cinema. While it can't contain all the levels and issues presented in the original book, it adds images and voices and makes the reading of the book extremely realistic.  Then you "must read" the book, and the Coles Notes discussion.  It's hard to describe what many consider the best book ever written. This masterpiece novel works on so many levels, that I guess every reader would find something else in it. It deals with the basic and most important issues in life, society, government, wars, religion, education, brain-wash, the place of the individual, the hardship of being alone (physically and mentally), the concept of holding two contradictious thoughts at the same time, the position of the individual in history, the nothingness of being human, love, family, loyalty and betrayal, the instinct of any animal in nature to survive, and so much, much more.  The exaggerated ideals 1984 expresses, represents the oppression felt by many in the world that is gilded by a thought of true freedom. The story is very descriptive and allows the reader to feel the true emotions that the main character, Winston Smith is feeling. Orwell shows that in our world everything is deceptive to reality. Conformity is the main concern for the masses working for the elite and even the name Winston Smith is symbolic for this lack of individualistic qualities. This book shows the militaristic tactics used by the government of "Big Brother" to inspire people to work and keep an interest in the common good. Every four years the government of Oceania started a fake war with one of the other two super powers to maintain the work ethic and inspiration of the slaving people in the middle class. Winston represents all people who rebel against the system and know that the illusions presented by the government of aristocrats are wrong. He represents the middle class which work as tools of the elite and the proletarians are the people who the government leaves to their own ignorance. 1984 holds a great amount of symbolism and connects fiction with the real world.  Read summaries and reviews at the 2002 real version in London, England.  And in the United States.  See highlighted Quotes from 1984 and its analysis.

NISAT Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers, Database of Small Arms Production, Laws and Exports  As the costs of small arms proliferation and misuse have gained attention in recent years, more governments have agreed to make some information available about their gun and ammunition imports and exports.  However, much of this data is difficult to find and/or quite unclear.  The Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers (NISAT)-a coalition of  the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Norwegian Red Cross and Norwegian Church Aid-is developing a comprehensive on-line database of global small arms production, transfers and relevant laws (  Recent updates include China, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden.  Working in close partnership with the Swiss Small Arms Survey, this project seeks to:gather governmental import/export data for various countries, pull out the small-arms relevant parts, piece together a picture of the worldwide legal small arms market, profile national small arms industry and products, publish documents and reports on the illegal traffic in these weapons in various countries, publish relevant national laws and policy statements, in English and in their original language, and present this information to the interested public, journalists and policymakers via the Internet.  This information source is intended to facilitate sound policy development and the production of activist campaigning materials.  It is also intended to highlight the current lack of transparency practiced by most governments in their small arms production and trade and to
encourage greater openness and responsibility.  NISAT is now commissioning researchers in the developing world to prepare briefs on local weapons industry, arms production, export laws and regulations, official sources of import and export data and so on.  By doing so, we are hoping to help stimulate and support indigenous research capacity on this topic.  The project is able to make small capacity-enhancing grants to researchers based in the South or East.  In addition, we encourage all researchers who possess country-specific relevant information or anlaysis to submit it for publication on this site.  Relevant information would include analysis of your nation's laws and policies relating to small arms production, import and export and profiles of your nation's small arms industry and weapons.  You will be fully credited for your contributions, and your input will help develop a truly comprehensive and global information source.  For more information, please contact Martin Langvandslien (, Lora Lumpe ( or Nic Marsh (

NGOS ENGAGING WITH BUSINESS: A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE AND A DIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD Simon Heap, INTRAC NGO Management Policy Series No. 11 July 2000, ISBN 1-897748-53-1.  This book presents the findings of INTRAC's inquiry into the changing nature of relationships between NGOs and the Private Sector. By learning the lessons of past and present engagements, this two year research project mainly funded by the Ford and Soros Foundations explored the potential for
the two sectors to work together for sustainable global development.  Conceptual chapters cover a variety of important subjects affecting NGO-corporate relations such as the strategy and tactics for engagement from adversarial to cosy funding partners, with the emerging middle ground of negotiated, constructive co-operation; what development NGOs might learn from environmental NGOs; and how NGOs should related to corporate codes of conduct. Several progressive collaborative NGO-business partnerships are documented in detail: the partnership between WWF and Unilever which created the Marine Stewardship Council; an NGO-business environmental management partnership between Rainforest Alliance and Chiquita in the banana sector in Costa Rica; Indian NGO relations with both Zurich Financial Services and the =46ederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries; and Living Earth's partnership with Shell in Nigeria and the UK. By using examples from Colombia, Kazakstan, Krygyzstan and Uzbekistan, the Southern and Eastern country-specific factors that determine different levels of NGO-business relations are examined.  To order this book (=A315.95 + P&P).  Payment must be received before orders can be despatched.  Payment may be made by cheque (in sterling drawn on a UK bank), International Money Order, or direct transfer of funds into the following account: National Westminster Bank, 249 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7HR, UK. Sort Code: 60-16-07, Account: INTRAC, Number: 71846727. Credit cards accepted (Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Switch, JCB and Solo) state which card, issue number if used, the number, holder's name and expiry date.  Add 20% post and packing for Europe (=A319.14), 35% for Australia and the Far East (=A321.53), and 30% for elsewhere (=A320.74).  Please post, fax or e-mail your order to: Carolyn Lawrence, INTRAC Publications Telephone:  00 44 (0)1865 201851 PO Box 563 Fax:  00 44 (0)1865 201852; Oxford, United Kingdom     OX2 6RZ E-mail:

Some have probably heard of the American Enterprise Institute, which was responsible for the Project for a New American Century. It has recently started a project called NGO Watch to monitor activities of NGOs and the so called 'threat' that their influence will 'undermine the sovereignty of constitutional democracies'. The collection of materials on the NGO Watch website point to the role of NGOs in multilateral fora. For those concerned with NGO access issues, the independence and funding of NGOs and the overall tone of McCarthyism here - check this out. For more analysis of the issue, read Foreign Policy in Focus' piece:

NO ALTERNATIVE? NONVIOLENT RESPONSES TO REPRESSIVE REGIMES edited by John Lampen.  This important topic is discussed by fourteen experts.  What action should be taken when a government is oppressing, even killing, its citizens?   Is force "the only language a tyrant understands"?  Is it right to go to war?  Is it effective?  Were there alternative approaches which might have averted the crises in Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo or East Timor?  This book looks at the nonviolent means available to the international community.  Often war becomes 'inevitable' because more peaceful opportunities were missed.  Writers with
considerable experience in peacekeeping, peacemaking and peace-building describe some of the options: military peacekeeping, international criminal law, support for local peace initiatives, work for political change, and strengthening the international institutions.   One chapter considers the role the mass media play in wartime, and another describes the hidden costs of war. The book is for the reader with no special knowledge.   It shows that we could do much more to prevent gross abuses of human rights and humanitarian crises.  Two chapters focus on our personal opportunities as citizens to promote just and peaceful solutions.  The authors include: Michael Bartlet, Quaker Peace and Service, Kevin  Clements, International Alert, Diana Francis,International Fellowship of  Reconciliation, Bernard Hamilton, Leo Kuper Foundation, Peter and Roswitha  Jarman, former Quaker
Representatives in Moscow, John Lampen, The Hope Project, Judith Large, CREATE, Paul Oestricher, Coventry Cathedral, John Pilger, journalist and film-maker, Elizabeth Salter, formerly WCC-SEZAM, Bosnia, Helen Steven,Scottish Centre for Nonviolence, Col. Philip Wilkinson, Royal Military College of Science.  The Book is available from Pendle Hill Bookstore, Wallingford, PA 19086
Phone Excell1 800 742 3150 in the USA or William Sessions Limited, The Ebor Press, York, England. The cost is about $13 plus postage and handling.

An important new peace education resource book--Nonkilling Global Political Science by Glenn D. Paige (Xlibris, 2002)--available at, etc. Don't let the title scare you. It's very readable and has many implications for peace education, institutional change, and action.  Already being translated into 9 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Tamil, Malaylam, Sinhala, Thai, Korean, and Spanish.  Also please see six free full-text books on nonviolence available on our Website at Among them, Islam and Nonviolence and Petra Kelly's courageous Nonviolence Speaks to Power Glenn D. Paige, President
Center for Global Nonviolence, 3653 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822-5033 USA; email: ; Web: .  "Everyone can be A Center for Global Nonviolence"

Nonviolence versus capitalism by Brian Martin (London: War Resisters' International, 2001) ISBN 0903517 19 1.  Available free on the web in html and pdf at .  In addition, there is a printed version available for barter or purchase (details on the web).  SUMMARY: Nonviolent action is the most promising method of moving beyond capitalism to a more humane social and economic system. How can this be achieved? Nonviolence versus Capitalism offers a systematic approach, starting with an analysis of capitalism from the viewpoint of nonviolence, outlining nonviolent economic alternatives and describing what is involved in a nonviolence strategy. A check list for activists is proposed and used to assess diverse campaigns, including workers' struggles, sabotage, environmental campaigns, social defence, global campaigns and economic alternatives.  THE AUTHOR: Dr Brian Martin is associate professor in Science, Technology & Society at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has studied nonviolent action since the late 1970s, is the author of many books and articles, and has long been involved in activist groups. For further details and a full list of publications, see

Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Compassion  by Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, Center for Nonviolent Communication, P.O. Box 2662, Sherman, Texas 75091-2662; Tel: +1 903 893 3886; Fax: +1 903 893 2935; Email: ; web site .  The book website is designed to introduce the basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and give you an opportunity to practice what you learn. Please read Chapter One, the Chapter Summaries, NVC in Action, and review the NVC Model. Then do the NVC Exercises and see what you've discovered.  Use these skills to improve your parenting, child, family and marriage relationships; to promote your children's emotional development; and to provide alternatives to child abuse. NVC will help you experience empathy and harmony in your personal, family and professional relationships.  NVC has proven effective in crisis and anger management, counseling, conflict resolution, and mediation around the world. People also use skills to help prevent child abuse, domestic violence, and school violence.  We believe it offers a spiritual practice of peace and personal responsibility.  Training workshops can be arranged with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Cost US$17.95.  5-Star Rating.  2 videos are also available for approximately US$25.00 and US$35.00.

Nonviolent Social Movements ~Lester Kurtz(Editor), et al, Blackwell Publishers, Paperback - 16 August, 1999

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan, A Man to Match His Mountains by Eknath Easwaran.  Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988), a Pathan (or Pushtun) of Afghanistan and a devout Muslim, raised the first nonviolent army in history to free his people from British imperial rule. He persuaded 100,000 of his countrymen to lay down the guns they had made themselves and vow to fight nonviolently. This book tells the dramatic life story of this heroic and too little known Muslim leader. It gives at the same time a glimpse of the Pushtuns, their society, and the last hundred years of their history, and describes the rugged terrain in which they live.  Ghaffar Khan's profound belief in the truth and effectiveness of nonviolence came from the depths of personal experience of his Muslim faith. His life testifies to the reality that nonviolence and Islam are perfectly compatible.  For more information, or to purchase the book, click on

Non-Violence Wheel

Norbert's Bookmarks for a Better World - Over 30,000 well organized links (internet addresses) in English and German on the following global topics: Peace, Disarmament, Nonviolence; The Military, Armaments; Human Rights, Environment, 3rd World; Social Justice, Women, Religion, Education; Economics, Democracy, Politics, News; And many more future questions.  "Norbert's Bookmarks for a Better World" is the leading web-site of its kind in the world. It is an ideal tool for everyone concerned with the issues listed above facilitating orientation in the data jungle of the internet and allowing optimal use of the internet and thereby saving time and cash. A forum for Peace, Human Rights, Environment, 3rd World, Women, Democracy and Social Movements of all countries. An easy-to-use and comprehensive data base of all relevant NGOs (non-government organizations) and information represented in the internet. Access to important information, which does not correspond to published opinion - in particular critical background information on current problems.  1999 Norbert's Bookmarks for a Better World received the Comenius Quality Seal of the German Society for Education and Information (GPI).  Visit at ; email Dr Norbert at

Video - No Party Democracy? A Peace Process with Teeth? ECOMOG - This video is part of the 'Africa: Search for Common Ground' video series and spotlights the role of the Ugandan and Liberian governments in the resolution of destructive conflict and the restoration of peace.  Organisation: Search for Common Ground.  Details: Available in PAL or NTSC.  Languages: English, French, Portuguese.  CONTACT: 1601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20009 USA; T: 1-202-265 4300     F: 1-202-232 6718   Email:    Website:

Nuclear Files attempts to become your ultimate research, reference and action guide on nuclear matters (Hiroshima to subcritical nuclear testing).  Currently we provide 1,800+ pages, 600+ graphics, audio and video files, nuclear bookstore ... and more.  >> About the Nuclear Files: >> To sift through the files, go to: .  Christoph Hanterman, Project Director, The Nuclear Files, Experiencing ethical and political challenges of the Nuclear Age. PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Suite 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, Phone (805) 965-3443 -- Fax (805) 568-0466; e-mail: ; URL

Nukefix - You come away from this site with greater ability to assess and reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons than you ever dreamed possible.   Encyclopædia Britannica and describe the computer program Nukefix as a "superb tool." It is designed for analyzing and fixing the nuclear weapons problem. The message we are getting across here is that ANYONE, specialist or not, can perform a highly competent/cutting-edge analysis of the nuclear weapons problem.  .  This page is designed to facilitate nuclear weapons research on the Internet

"Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel" by Grace Feuerverger (an Associate Professor at OISE).  This book describes a Jewish-Arab village in Israel named "Oasis of Peace" that lives and teaches peace and equality in a genuine effort for partnership in a conflict-ridden society.  Educational institutions and a "School for Peace" education program allows Jews and Muslim and Christian Arabs to work cooperatively for peaceful co-existence
while maintaining their respective Jewish and Palestinian identities.  It provides a model of a grassroots initiative that was made possible by the will of a group of individuals that continue to struggle for its success, despite the tensions, misunderstandings and problems that occur in all societies.

The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution is intended as a resource for students, teachers and practitioners in fields relating to the reduction and elimination of conflict. It desires to be a free, yet valuable, source of information to aid anyone trying to work toward a less violent and more cooperative world.

"Only Love Can Defeat Terrorism" by Harun Yahya - In 2001, jet planes were crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, injuring and killing thousands. In the days following these attacks, the world began debating the concept of terrorism that lay behind them. An atmosphere of fear and panic grew, especially in the United States. But that didn't last long: Soon the entire world began wondering how best to combat terrorism.
As soon as America recovered from the shock of 9/11, it joined with a large number of other countries to launch a worldwide war on terrorism. Right from the start, however, officials of this powerful coalition declared openly that it wouldn't be enough for them to fight on the military field alone. How should the struggle against terrorism be pursued?
This book concentrates on the only way it can be eradicated: by means of peace, tolerance, and love. This book offers examples from the Qur'an as well as from the Bible to show how each of the three divine religions forbids the use of unjust violence. It also gives examples to show that the only way to fight terrorism is to heal the root causes through the love, affection, compassion, humility, forgiveness, tolerance and concepts of justice that religion's morality instils in people--whom, following the verse from the Qur'an (10:25): "God calls to the Abode of Peace... " Such fortunates will do their utmost to build a world full of peace and love.

"On the Causes of War" by Dr. Michael Andregg,  in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, is posted at (in pdf format).  5 Star Must Reading.  It won the National  Peacewriting Award in 1999.  You can also order a hard copy of the book at: Ground Zero Minnesota or email: ; P.O. Box 13127; Minneapolis, MN 55414; (651) 690-5357.  Chapters include: The Essence of War and Peace;  Interviews With People Who Have Studied War and Peace; Brief Review of Relevant Literature; Relationships Between Genocide and War; Review of Wars, Genocides and Flashpoints, 1990 - 1995; Causation is Complex: Ultimate versus Proximate Causes, and Triggering Events; Human Nature, Nurture, Free Will and War; Two Models: Earthquake, and Three Green Lights; If Present Trends Continue, the Probability of General War Will Peak Between 1997 and 2002, and How Such Estimates May Be Obtained; Select Causes: How They Work, and How to Solve Them; Competition for Resources, and Inequalities of Wealth Within and Between Nations; Competition for Power: International and Domestic Politics; Population Pressure; Authoritarian Law and Militant Religion; Corruption of Governance; Legalism;  Justice, Injustice, and Lack of Effective International Conflict Resolution Systems; Nationalism and Militarism; Forces of Evil; Spies, Cults and Secret Power Systems; Weapons Companies, Military Bureaucracy, Propaganda and Warmongers;  In vs. Out Groups: The Universal Double Standard of Justice; Ethnicity, Nepotism and Racism; Historical Grievances, Scapegoating, Demagoguery and "Parallel Realities"; Revenge; The Desire to Dominate, and Hubris; The Desire for Adventure, Honor and Enemies, or Why Many Men Love War;  Greed, Hatred, Repression, Compulsion, Paranoia and Lesser Psychological Factors; Balances of Power, and Equilibria; The War on "Drugs" as a Model of Police-State Wars; How To Overcome War, and Survive; Governance Without Governments; Spirituality Without Churches; Being A Warrior in the Third Millennium; The Feminist Revolt and Masculinity; The Biology of Survival: Economic and Political Consequences; Freedom is Required; Justice is Desired; The Body as a Metaphor for Social Organization; A version of the Prisoner’s Dilemma Exercise useful for teachers; References

"OPERATIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT IN VIOLENT ENVIRONMENTS" by Konraad van Brabant  (2000, London: Overseas Devt. Inst.  ISBN: 0 85003 457 4) comprehensively reviews latest advice on how aid agencies can & should protect their staff working in emergencies, many of which involve violent conflict, banditry, sexual assaults, landmines & kidnapping.  The text promotes scenario thinking, preventive action & clear protocols, urging, for example, analysis of local trends in crimes, incidents & tensions.  Chapters address the need for contact lists, maps, radio equipment, management protocol, recruitment of local drivers & analyze private security companies, insurance coverage, & the structure of UN personnel security system.  Van Brabant encourages NGOs to recognize & manage staff stress.  The text recommends practical tactics each NGO should adopt, such as:  have & know radio call ID's for staff, & knowing radio protocols (clear channel by repeating "mayday" 3 times); track all agency vehicle movements, have in every vehicle a radio ("if possible, hand-held radios for those moving away from the car"), plus a first aid kit, & mine-prodding equipment such as a long screwdriver or knife with 15cm blade. 

Organizing for Peace ~Robert Kleidman, Syracuse University Press, Hardcover - 31 August, 1993

OUT OF THE NUCLEAR SHADOW - Authors: Smitu Kothari and Zia Mian. In May 1998 one-sixth of humanity was thrust into the bomb's shadow by the nuclear explosions in India and Pakistan. This book gathers together the diverse voices, traditions, and approaches of the anti-nuclear movement in the two countries. It is an attempt to understand and challenge the causes and consequences of the nuclearisation of South Asia, and to challenge governments that see nuclear weapons as moments of glory in an otherwise dismal contemporary history. The collection includes an early expression of concern by Mahatma Gandhi and recent writings by renowned scholars Eqbal Ahmad, Amartya Sen, Rajni Kothari and Ashis Nandy. It also contains many of the historic public statements, protesting the May 1998 nuclear tests, by writers, journalists, scientists, and members of the armed forces which helped to crystallise public opposition to the bomb in South Asia. There is a resource guide to books and films on nuclear weapons, and information on organisations in South Asia and around the world. ISBN/PRICE: 1 84277 058 6 hbk GBP50.00/US$69.95; 1 84277 059 4 pbk GBP16.95/US$27.50. For further information or to order, 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 at: <>

The Ownership Solution,  Jeff Gates.     Addison Wesley (now Perseus) is the U.S. publisher (paperback just out). Penguin in the UK.  ""Jeff Gates has literally written the book on how to reverse centuries of capital concentration and economic polarization.  If we are to have any chance of creating just and stable societies, the answer will hew closely to the pragmatism, intelligence and creativity offered here." -   Paul Hawken, author, The Ecology of Commerce.  More Endorsements re The Ownership Solution

Accord series 'OWNING THE PROCESS: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN PEACEMAKING' - THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FREE ON LINE ( ) OR CAN BE ORDERED IN PRINT FROM CR (See below).  Around the world and at all levels of society, many people are working to find ways of pursuing peaceful and transformative resolution of violent conflicts. Often, however, those who do not feel themselves to be represented by the conflict protagonists struggle to have a direct impact on the formal processes that end the violence; in the complex and fragile political processes of peacemaking, it may often seem that there can be little active role for the 'public'.  Yet peace processes increasingly go beyond ceasefire modalities and address underlying causes of conflict, mapping out new political, social and economic relationships and structures with implications for the whole population. The challenge of engaging the public in these processes - incorporating their voices and ensuring their support - therefore becomes increasingly imperative. Opening up peace processes to wider civil involvement can arguably create opportunities to strengthen democratic politics, generate broader ownership of agreements and enable a degree of political reconciliation.  With our first thematic publication in the Accord  series, we have explored some of the challenges and dilemmas of public participation in peacemaking. We have chosen to focus not on the wider roles of civil society in promoting peace (which of course are both vital and various) - but on the specific experiences of their participation in official processes. The case studies describe a variety of models of participation: consultative, representative and direct participation mechanisms, and analyse the difficult question of the mechanisms' ultimate impact on the peace process and its implementation. We hope you will find their narratives and analysis instructive. The publication is now available in full in web format from the CR web site .  Tthe issue includes the texts of key documents and agreements, illustrative graphics of process mechanisms and guidance for further reading. The publication is also available in print from Conciliation Resources for £17.00 / $26.00 plus postage and packaging (10% within the UK, 15% within Europe, and 30% in the rest of the world). TO ORDER PLEASE REPLY TO ACCORD@C-R.ORG OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.  Accord, Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper street, London N1 1RG, UK. ; tel. +44 (0)20 7359 7728; fax. +44 (0)20 7359 4081


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