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NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)"The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict" by the Arbinger Institute, 2006.  Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (July 28, 2006).  ISBN-10: 1576753344; ISBN-13: 978-1576753347.  It is an excellent story about how we see ourselves and others and that when we betray our best self, the way we see and act in the world around us changes for the worst.  What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?  Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope — it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world. 

From Publishers Weekly: The premise of this follow-up to Leadership and Self-Deception is simple: people whose hearts are at peace do not wage war, whether they're heads of state or members of a family. In this semi-fictional narrative ("inspired by actual events") illustrating the principles of achieving peace, the setting is a two-day parent workshop at an Arizona-based wilderness camp for out-of-control teenagers, but the storyline is a mere setting for an instruction manual. Workshop facilitators Yusuf al-Falah, a Palestinian Arab whose father was killed by Israelis in 1948, and Avi Rozen, an Israeli Jew whose father died in the Yom Kippur War, use examples from their domestic lives and the history of their region to illustrate situations in which the normal and necessary routines of daily life can become fodder for conflict. Readers observe this through the eyes of one participant, a father whose business is in nearly as much trouble as his teenage son. The usefulness of the information conveyed here on how conflicts take root, spread and can be resolved more than compensates for the pedestrian writing. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.  [Thanks to Maggie Rogers for this recommendation. ]

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) THE SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE by Max Boot http://www.futurecasts.com/Book%20review%207-2.htm The purpose of this book is to familiarize the American people with the unfamiliar part of the history of U.S. military engagements abroad. It focuses on the numerous military confrontations between American forces and those in less developed countries.

Hourglass Books has published an excellent book for high school and college age reading groups. The Sayings: A Modern Tale, by W.C. Scheurer, is accessible to a wide range of readers due to its short length (132 pages), its strong plot line, and its simple yet beautiful language.  Its subject matter (war on terrorism; conflict in Iraq) is very timely, yet it addresses timeless themes in its treatment of such topics as: dehumanization; women's equality; individual identity and group belonging; perception versus reality; power and responsibility; and suffering and compassion.  In the finest tradition of political novellas such as Heart of Darkness and Slaughterhouse Five, the book is laced with meaning and beauty throughout its sparse pages, reaching different readers on different levels, all while it entertains them with a compelling story.  Please take a moment to visit the www.hourglassbooks.com web site to learn about this valuable teaching tool. You will note that we have a reading group guide posted for this title. We also are looking for lesson plans and seminar guides from teachers who have used the book.  To order your copy of The Sayings: A Modern Tale (Hourglass Books, ISBN: 0-9725254-0-8) visit www.hourglassbooks.com. To set up author visits or interviews contact Ms. Randi Layne, Editor, at editor@hourglassbooks.com or 847-370-3412.

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NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Scouting for Peace - Published by the World Bureau in 1985, the booklet addresses the question, "What is Scoutings contribution to Peace?" The question is examined from a historical perspective, then the main facets od Scouting's contibution to peace education are analysed.

 Searching for Peace in Europe and Eurasia - This publication presents surveys of the violent conflicts in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.  The contributors offer a unique combination of background information, detailed descriptions of ongoing activities, and assessments of future prospects for conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  More than 40 experts and organizations in Europe and Eurasia have collaborated in the compilation of this important work, which includes a foreword by Max van der Stoel (the former OSCE high commissioner on national minorities) and contributions by scholars and practitioners such as Mari Fitzduff (Coexistence Initiative Board Member), Michael S. Lund, Valery Tishkov, Raymond Detrez, and Kevin Clements (Coexistence Network Partner).  This publication was coordinated by the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, an NGO dedicated to contributing to the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts in the international arena.
Organization:  European Center for Conflict Prevention. Editors:  Paul van Tongeren (Coexistence Initiative Board Member) Hans van der Veen, and Juliette Verhoeven (Coexistence Network Partner)Details:  ISBN: 1-58826-054-2 HC. Cost:  USD $65. CONTACT:    Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1800 30th Street, Suite 314, Boulder, CO 80301, USA. T: 1-303-444 6684, F: 1-303-444 0824; Email: questions@reinner.com, Website: www.rienner.com 

The Secret Government : The Constitution in Crisis : With Excerpts from an Essay on Watergate by Bill D. Moyers, Henry Steele Commager . ISBN: 0932020844 . Based on an acclaimed PBS documentary, The Secret Government analyzes the threats to constitutional government posed by an illegitimate network of spies, profiteers, mercenaries, ex-generals and "superpatriots" who have tried, at various times, to take foreign policy into their own hands. See the must see video online by clicking on http://www.peace.ca/moyersvideo.htmTo order the book from Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0932020844/ref=ed_oe_p/102-3526130-6563362

Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire (retired). He was the Canadian officer in charge of the failed UN mission in Rwanda, UNAMIR. His story is quite chilling, and I have on several occasions shaken my head in disbelief of the neglect the UNAMIR mission received from the world. The tale of the plight of the millions of innocent Rwandans is very moving. Here is a quote from the book that I think expresses the whole mood of the book:  "This book is nothing more or less than the account of a few humans who were entrusted with the role of helping others taste the fruits of peace. Instead, we watched as the devil took control of paradise on earth and fed on the blood of the people we were supposed to protect." - Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire.  I definitely think this is a book to add to your collection.  [Book review provided with thanks to Chris Wilson]

"Sharing the Front Line and the Back Hills: International Protectors and Providers; Peacekeepers, Humanitarian Aid Workers and the Media in the Midst of Crisis" edited by Yael Danieli, with foreword by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. This book is published for and on behalf of the United Nations.  About the book: In the past, the blue UN letters and the red cross provided protection; increasingly, they designate targets. The number of horrifying attacks on representatives of the United Nations, relief agencies, the media, non-governmental and other organizations while on missions to alleviate and report human suffering throughout the world has escalated alarmingly.  "Sharing the Front Line and the Black Hills" points clearly to a crisis facing international institutions and the media who seek to alleviate and report human suffering throughout the world. The goals of the editor are to tell the story of thousands of individuals dedicated to helping others; and to integrate issues of protection and care into all levels of planning, implementing and evaluating international intervention and action. The book identifies approaches that have proven useful and explores and suggests future directions.  TABLE OF CONTENTS: Foreword - Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Part I - PEACEKEEPERS, Part II - UN AGENIES AND PROGRAMS, Part III - VOLUNTEERS, Part IV - NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs), Part V - MEDIA, Part VI - CHALLENGES AND REMEDIES, CONCLUSION, EPILOGUE.  480 pages, ISBN: 0-86503-263-5.  For more information on this title browse Baywood on-line catalog at: www.baywood.com or E-mail: baywood@baywod.com.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Sierra Leone : Truth and Reconciliation Commission report reflects experiences of children, by UNICEF.  SOURCE WEBSITE: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/files/TRCCF9SeptFINAL.pdf .  Summary and comment

 Signs of War and Peace: Social Conflict and the Public Use of Symbol in Northern Ireland - This book focuses on the role of public display in the conflict in Northern Ireland.  The author explores the nature of public display, its relationships to class-based aesthetics, tradition, and popular style.  He also looks at contest, conflict, and civil war, and the ways the former are intimately intertwined with the latter, both in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.  The work is interdisciplinary, combining ethnographic, anthropological, folkloristic, and performance study approaches, benefiting from field work in Ireland.  Author:  Jack Santino. Details:  ISBN #: 0312236409
Cost:  $45. CONTACT:  St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, USA. T: 1-212-982 3900/1-800-221 7945, F: 1-212-777 6359. Email: webmaster@stmartins.com, Website: www.stmartins.com

 SIMPUTER FOR POOR GOES ON SALE - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3578309.stm A cheap handheld computer designed by Indian scientists has been launched after a delay of nearly three years. The team first came up with the idea for the Simputer in 2001 to help India's poor join the internet age. But development of the computer was hampered by lack of investment and by little interest in the idea from computer manufacturers.

Slavery Is Not Dead, Just Less Recognizable – (The Christian Science Monitor – September 1, 2004) Today, 27 million people throughout the world are enslaved, more than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. Although now banned in every country, slavery has boomed in the past 50 years as the global population has exploded. A billion people scrape by on $1 a day. That extreme poverty combined with local government corruption and a global economy that leaps national boundaries has produced a surge in the number of slaves - even though in the developed world, that word conjures up the 19th century rather than the evening news.  http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0901/p16s01-wogi.html

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER: A BOOK PUBLICATION: Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World. 

STATES OF DENIAL by Stanley Cohen.  States of Denial is the first comprehensive study of both the personal and political ways in which uncomfortable realities are avoided and evaded. It ranges from clinical studies of depression, to media images of suffering, to explanations of the 'passive bystander' and 'compassion fatigue'. The book shows how organized atrocities - the Holocaust and other genocides, torture, and political massacres - are denied by perpetrators and by bystanders, those who stand by and do nothing. Blackwells, 2001, ISBN: 0745623921. Further details: http://www.kabissa.org/kfn/newsletter.php?id=4317

"STATE OF THE WORLD'S REFUGEES, 2000" BY UNHCR (Mark Cutts, editor, Nov. 2000, Oxford Univ Press, ISBN 0-19-924106-6), the most important book published this year, makes a superb college textbook, because it provides valuable histories of refugee crises during the last 50 years, including the 10M refugees who fled Bangladesh during its 1971 war with Pakistan, plus Palestinians,  Hungarians, C. America, Zimbabwe, Tibet, Indochina, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Rwanda & others.  The authors tactfully capture the Cold war use of refugees in local conflicts, as in the Contra & Salvadoran rebel camps in Honduras.  UNHCR carefully crafts each case study, such as on the pros & cons of large camps vs. small settlements: "refugee camps are often places of vibrant social & economic activity.  Large camps become important zones of economic activity with active markets, restaurants & oth facilities."  Reviewing Indochina's experience, the report cites the extraordinary efforts of asylum & resettlement countries to accept 2.5M refugees from Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam, but remembers "the countless people who drowned at sea or who lost their lives or suffered from pirate attacks, rape, shelling, push-backs & long-term detention in inhumane conditions."  The report examines the scant help common for refugee return.  Until the 1990s, "UNHCR's involvement in repatriation operations was generally short-term &  small-scale;" but evolved into a bigger, broader approach with the repatriations in Central America, Cambodia & Mozambique, where "UNHCR played a major role in UN peace-building operations, & humanitarian activities were integrated into a wider strategic & political framework aimed at ensuring reconciliation, reintegration & reconstruction."   24 pgs of end tables give useful data on both current & historical refugee case-loads by region & country.  In her forward, UN High Comm. Ogata sees the report as a "sobering reminder of the intl. community's continuing failure to prevent prejudice, persecution, poverty...root causes of conflict &  displacement."  Also, see UNHCR publishes REFWORLD, a database of documents & data on
refugees, IDPs, maps & intl. policies, available on 2 CD-ROMs as well as directly on the web (www.unhcr.ch/refworld)

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Stolen  Sisters: A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada .  The opening paragraph of this report ought to give every resident in Canada cause for pause and deep reflection.  It reads: "Canadian officials have too long ignored the threat to Indigenous women in Canadian towns and cities. Many are missing, some have been murdered and Canadian authorities are not doing enough to stop the violence, says Amnesty International in a report, Stolen  Sisters: A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada". Below is the URL to that report: http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGAMR200042004

The Strange  War - Stories for a Culture of Peace - Materials for peace education downloadable free of charge at
http://www.peaceculture.net .  Martin Auer, renowned Austrian author of children's books has put together a collection of stories for children and young people named "The Strange  War - Stories for a Culture of Peace". The book that has been published by Beltz & Gelberg, Germany, in summer 2000 can be read online and can also be downloaded for printing at http://www.peaceculture.net. Translators from - so far - eight different countries have volunteered to translate the stories. Complete versions are available at the moment in English (thanks do Kim Martin Metzger from Mexico), Russian (thanks to Dmitriy Chursinov from Voronesh) and Danish (thanks to Hendrik Grøn from Copenhagen) and of course in German. The Chinese (Zhixin He), French (Christian Lassalle) and Estonian (Tiina Tuul) versions are well under way and parts can already be read online. Some stories can also be read in Serbian, Dutch and Japanese.  "It is not enough to tell children that war is a bad thing and peace is much nicer", says Auer. "They want and need to know more:  Why do people fight wars? Has war existed always? How did it come into the world? Is war something that just cannot be avoided? Maybe because human nature just is aggressive and murderous? Is it possible that a war 'breaks out' even if the majority of people want peace? Who is responsible for the keeping of peace? Governments? The Soldiers? Everybody? - In these stories I have tried to tackle philosophical, economical, anthropological and political questions without oversimplifying them and still in such a way that children can understand. I hope that peace education workers all over the world will be able to use those stories in their work. This is why I use the Internet to distribute them free of charge. I am very grateful to the translators who are doing a wonderful job and without whom this would not be possible. I am also grateful to my publishers for treating the copyright issues in a flexible and not purely businesslike way."  The printout with an illustration by German artist Verena Ballhaus can be folded into a neat booklet. Distribution for educational purposes is free.  Volunteers for translations into more languages are welcome.  For more of Martin Auer's works see http://www.martinauer.net . For a biography and a list of published works and awards see http://www.t0.or.at/~lyrikmaschine/author.htm.

New Special Report: STRATEGIC NONVIOLENT CONFLICT: LESSONS FROM THE PAST, IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE. Authoritarian leaders and repressive regimes deploy the resources of states to neutralize opponents; intimidate, harass, or terrorize citizens; and amass huge fortunes for themselves and their allies while neglecting the basic needs of food, shelter, health care, security, and economic development. Not surprisingly, such brutal policies designed to control a population frequently set in motion counter-forces in support of violent rebellion. Denied space for political opposition, and unaware of the potential
effectiveness of nonviolent strategies, many resort to violence to resist oppression. The report describes the lessons learned from past nonviolent campaigns and ways in which these lessons might be applied in the future. It is a product of a conference co-sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). For a copy, call 202-429-3832 x1, or see http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr87.html .  New Links: STRATEGIC NONVIOLENT CONFLICT WEB LINKS on our Library pages. See http://www.usip.org/library/topics/strategic_nonv.html

Study - Conflict Prevention in the OSCE: An Assessment of Capacities - This study analyses the OSCE's structural and conceptual potential for a conflict-prevention approach in its development from aspiration to practise.  The author suggests that the OSCE has developed a comprehensive network of conflict prevention in a piecemeal rather than a systematic fashion and shows that this network is not impervious to threats of violence. The conflict-prevention structures of the organisation are examined through various case studies.  Author: J. Cohen. Format: English, 150 pages, available as hard copy.  Publication Details: Clingendael Notitie (Study) No. 9, ISBN: 90-5031-073-7.  Cost: DFL 15.00.  - This study analyses the OSCE's structural and conceptual potential for a conflict-prevention approach in its development from aspiration to practise.  The author suggests that the OSCE has developed a comprehensive network of conflict prevention in a piecemeal rather than a systematic fashion and shows that this network is not impervious to threats of violence. The conflict-prevention structures of the organisation are examined through various case studies.  Author: J. Cohen. Format: English, 150 pages, available as hard copy.  Publication Details: Clingendael Notitie (Study) No. 9, ISBN: 90-5031-073-7.  Cost: DFL 15.00.  CONTACT: The Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael PO Box 93080, 2509 AB  The Hague, NL; T: 31-(0)70-324 53 84    F: 31-(0)70-328 2002 

Sweeping Stun Guns to Target Crowds - (New Scientist - June 16, 2004)  Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe. At present, commercial stun guns target one person at a time, and work only at close quarters. The new breed of non-lethal weapons can be used on many people at once and operate over far greater distances.  A weapon under development by Rheinmetall of Germany creates a conducting channel by using a small explosive charge to squirt a stream of tiny conductive fibers through the air at the victim.  An Indiana company, Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems will be one of the first to market, with a wireless weapon that projects an ionized gas or plasma toward the target, producing a conducting channel.  http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996014

SUBVERTING HATRED - Summary: In the spring of 1998, the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century commissioned this series of essays to investigate the theme of nonviolence in the sacred texts, the oral teachings, and the traditions of major world religions. Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions sheds light on the mixed messages and conflicting testimony that emerged from this study and underscores the central questions for religious individuals everywhere: Does my faith have a fundamental message about nonviolence? If it does, what behavior must I follow if I take seriously the message I receive? Is there a mandate for some kind of civil or political action?  This book is a valuable resource in universities where courses of study in comparative religion are offered, in peace studies curricula, and in introductory humanities programs. Subverting Hatred is Published by Orbis Books in association with the Boston Research Center as part of its Faith Meets Faith Series.  Contact: Patti M. Sides, Publications Manager, Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, 617-491-1090, Ext. 235; http://www.brc21.org/books.html

Suicide Terrorism: Martyrdom and Murder - (Economist - January 8, 2004)   http://www.tau.ac.il/jcss/economist0801.htm Terrorist organizations have embraced suicide attacks mainly for their advantages in this world, rather than their rewards in the next. The term "suicide bombing", with its connotations of unhinged despondency, obscures the essential rationality of the method. Counter-intuitive though it may seem, terrorists regard suicide attacks as low-risk, given the scale of devastation they can inflict. No accomplices are needed for rescues or getaways. Nor is there much danger of bombers betraying their comrades: for example, if members of the group known as the Tamil Tigers survive the explosion, they bite a poison capsule.

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TAKING OVER THE WORLD: MILITARISM AND CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION - The current issue of 'Press for Conversion!', the quarterly magazine of the Canadian Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade.  (The hard copy of this issue, #45, appeared in July 2001.) Including articles by Richard Sanders, George Monbiot, Robert Fisk, Michel Chossudovsky and others.  See: www.ncf.ca/coat/our_magazine/links/issue45/issue45.htm

Talking with Children on Terrorism http://www.ces.purdue.edu/terrorism/children/index.html 

The Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation - we wish to share as many peace-building stories as we can. Some of your connections may have stories they wish to share. We are also an income exempt charity whose services are free of charge.  http://www.tlpeace.org.au/newsletter.htm  will lead you to our updated newsletter section.  There are many other changes at the website, so if you get a moment please read through all the pages so you feel totally comfortable with our work and intentions. We look forward to continuing connections with you and your organisation.  Kindest regards, Ann Mason. amason@tlpeace.org.au

Teaching Pack - Northern Ireland: Roots of Conflict, Routes to Peace.   This new pack offers a clear summary of the history of Northern Ireland from 1150 to 1999, classroom exercises, seven inspiring and engaging personal stories and extracts from key texts such as The Good Friday Agreement, plus additional activities. It is produced by The Northern Ireland Working Group. Organisation: National Peace Council (NPC); Details: ISBN 0 902681 03 6, Published Nov. 1999, Cost: £9.99; CONTACT: NPC, 162 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DD, UK; T: 44-(0)171-609-9666    F: 44-(0)171-609-9777Email: NPC@GN_APC.ORG, Website: www.gn.apc.org/npc

Abridged version of the Thesaurus and Glossary of Early Warning and Conflict Prevention Terms. The full text presents over 400 terms definitions of terms and concepts used in conflict analysis, early warning and conflict prevention. The terms chosen for this version are those used and inter-changed most commonly in conflict and peace research discourse: http://www.fewer.org/research/thes.htm

The Tetworld Center,  is a computer and internet-based Virtual Project of The International Journal of Humanities and Peace, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Tetworld  is seeking and developing the Ways and Means to achieve its goal of "Making the World Work for Everyone" and "Peace Through Integral Development".  Based upon the life's work, knowledge and vision of the late, R. Buckminster Fuller--his discovery of Cosmic Plenitude; and his concept and design for a world game to address the question of how to deploy Earth's resources and potential to the advantage of all-humanity--the Tetworld Center for Peace Through Global Gaming and its Tetworld Global Game, is dedicated to "Making the World Work for Everyone".  You are cordially invited to acquaint yourself with our purpose, vision and programs. Tetworld's approach develops and provides opportunities for on-line (virtual), and localized, strategic-global-gaming utilizing a systems, or General Systems approach and strategy. Our name, Tetworld, derives from our use of the conceptual tetrahedron as the foundation of our gaming design system. Tetworld has had a presence on the internet since early 1998. Please visit our Tetworld at http://www.tetworld.org .  Coordinator Mark Siegmund; email siegmund@thegrid.net

The Best Country: Why Canada Will Lead the Future, by Satya Das.  Canadians are characteristically surprised when the United Nations consistently places Canada at or near the top of the list of its annual Human Development Index.  They shouldn't be. One of the world's most "spectacularly diverse nations", Canada has much to be proud of, and much to share with the rest of the world. This country is home to a tolerant, multicultural society; to a strong, developed democracy; and to a nation proud of its national and international accomplishments. In his newest book The Best Country - Why Canada Will Lead the Future, acclaimed author Satya Das makes a case for Canadian global leadership, sharing the best of itself with a world that seems to have lost its way. While recognizing Canada 's flaws and struggles, The Best Country argues the Canadian experience can be a role-model for the rest of the world. http://www.mastersandscribes.com/item667.htm   http://www.cambridgestrategies.com/

The End Game - (Military Training Technology - December 1, 2003)   http://www.mt2-kmi.com/articles.cfm?DocID=358  The U.S. Army's Massive Multiplayer Environment will move simulation training into a wider domain of realism and soldier participation. The Massively Multiplayer Simulation for Asymmetric Warfare, or simply MMP, is essentially a virtual world intended to train soldiers well beyond the goals of war gaming. It will help prepare warfighters for the worst real life scenarios during long term, asymmetric military missions and, hopefully, reduce the replay of terrorist events in the future. It is generally accepted that immersive simulations form the gateway to training the armies of the future. The MMP is a bold new thrust in that direction, and it's very similar to the massively multiplayer role-playing game concept common in the commercial world. 

The Larder is Almost Bare - (Globe and Mail - May 22, 2004) It has been an almost unprecedented run of misfortune: four back-to-back meager harvests due to heat waves, drought and pestilence - something that hasn't happened since at least 1960. As a result, the amount of grain held in the world's stockpiles has been falling. Some environmentalists believe this line of bad harvests is no fluke of nature, but rather a harbinger of what one writer has termed "gastronomical Armageddon".  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040522/FAMINE22/?query=the%2Blarder%2Bis%2Balmost%2Bbare

The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business, by Don Tapscott and David Ticoll.  If you have to be naked, you had better be buff. We are entering an extraordinary age of transparency, where businesses must for the first time make themselves clearly visible to shareholders, customers, employees, partners, and society. Financial data, employee grievances, internal memos, environmental disasters, product weaknesses, international protests, scandals and policies, good news and bad; all can be seen by anyone who knows where to look. Welcome to the world of the naked corporation. Transparency is revolutionizing every aspect of our economy and its industries and forcing firms to rethink their fundamental values.  Don Tapscott, bestselling author and one of the most sought after strategists and speakers in the business world, is famous for seeing into the future and pointing out both its forest and its trees. David Ticoll, visionary researcher, columnist, and consultant, has identified countless breakthrough trends at the intersection of technology and business strategy. These two longtime collaborators now offer a brilliant guide to the new age of openness. In The Naked Corporation, they explain how the new transparency has caused a power shift toward customers, employees, shareholders, and other stakeholders; how and where information has exploded; and how corporations across many industries have seized on transparency not as a challenge but as an opportunity. The Naked Corporation is a book for managers, employees, investors, customers, and anyone who cares about the future of the corporation, government, education and society. A new age is upon us, and you can either work with it and thrive, or fight it and die.  http://www.nakedcorporation.com/

Timeline to Global Governance - http://www.sovereignty.net/p/gov/timeline.html .  The timeline is sponsored by Freedom.org who's mission is to assist and encourage individuals and organizations to advance America's vision of individual freedom, private property rights, free markets, and national sovereignty. 

TNN -THE TFF NEWS NAVIGATOR, AN INTERNET EVENT.  We are proud to launch TNN, the TFF News Navigator. 

Tolerance - the threshold of peace. (3 volumes).   Reardon, B.A. (1997). Paris: UNESCO.

Tolerance Guide

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Towards Better Peace Building Practice: On Lessons Learned, Evaluation Practices and Aid & Conflict - In October 2001 the European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation organized, in close cooperation with Cordaid, the international conference Towards Better Peace Building. This conference, hosted by Kontakt der Kontinenten in the Netherlands, attracted 300 participants from over 50 countries, mostly representatives from governments, research institutions and NGOs. The issues on which they focused included: what have we learned after some ten years of conflict resolution and peace building and how do we translate these lessons into future practice? This publication is the outcome of the larger project Lessons Learned in Peace Building, which aims at stimulating learning and evaluation processes on these issues within organizations. It contains in-depth articles, illustrated by some interesting cases of learning practices as well as extensive documentation.
Organization:  European Center for Conflict Prevention. Editors:  Anneke Galama and Paul van Tongeren, TCI Board Member. Details:  ISBN 90-5727-043-9
Cost:  Eur. 8.00 / US $7.00. CONTACT:  European Centre for Conflict Prevention, P.O. Box 14069, 3508 SC Utrecht, The Netherlands; T: 31-30-242 77 77, F: 31-30-236 92 68; Email: info@conflict-prevention.net, Website: www.euconflict.org

Track 3 Connections is about connectedness. It is about bringingpeople together in an online community. It is about forging bonds in a virtual world to enable us to perform better in the real world.  The global community of peacebuilders, social activists, human rights advocates and interested citizens is vast. Track 3 Connections aims to work with this community in a virtual role and promote the use of Internet technologies to strengthen the capacity building of the community at large.  This can be achieved in a variety of ways, including the sharing of experiences on our website, online discussions, virtual networking, web-based instruction, and effective website design and promotion.  We are encouraged by the fact that so many of you have responded positively to our marketing tests and call for articles. On our site now we have submissions from or about Armenia, Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Colombia, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, the US, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Balkans. These are original submissions from the global grassroots community who want to share their articles, personal stories, poems and photos. They want to begin a dialogue; we want to provide the means.  We hope you take the time to read their stories and experiences, comment on them and share your own.  Web site http://www.track3connections.org  ; email info@track3connections.org

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John J. Mearsheimer.  A jarring and compelling analysis of the inevitability of war.  Power Politics Trumps Globalization.  "All of the major states around the globe still care deeply about the balance of power and are destined to compete for power among themselves for the foreseeable future... Four facts about the world of international politics: 1. States are the main actors in global politics and they operate in a climate of anarchy; 2. Great powers almost always possess the means to take offensive military action; 3. Powerful countries cannot be sure whether other states have hostile intentions; 4. Great powers are capable of designing rational strategies to improve their chances of survival.  Mearsheimer forecasts greater instability in Europe and Northeast Asia over the next 20 years.  October 2001 / hardcover / ISBN 0-393-02025-8 / 6" x 9" / 448 pages / Political Science.  Ordering information, summary and excerpts available at http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall01/002025.htm

Online course in Transforming Civil Conflict (TCC) which is offered by The European Network University, an initiative of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University, UK. The Transforming Civil Conflict course is a four-week online course in international conflict resolution, taugh entirely through the Internet!  The target group is professionals that work in conflict areas and students with a special interest in the topic. The aim of the program is to help prepare participants for work in conflict areas or to make their work more effective. We do this by giving them more insight into the processes in conflicts and the roles of different organisations. The Transforming Civil Conflict (TCC) course is not a regular distance course, where you study on your own and then have a single exam or essay to hand in at the end. The supervision from the coaches is intensive. Supervision is daily. You can send questions, request for information to the coaches. They are present at the online 'call center' to answer 14 hours a day (we coach from different continents simultaneously). The course is tailor made: participants receive personal feedback. They can choose the conflict(s) they would like to study. In addition they can suggest and initiate online debate topics. The website is open 24 hours a day, updated and added to as needed. The site is permanently accessible to the students. The course is currently in English, but students can receive feedback in German, Dutch, English and Swedish if they so please.  For more information: web site http://www.netuni.nl/demos/tcc/ ; email tcc@netuni.uva.nl ; The [European] Network University is situated in the Renault building, near the Amstel Train Station in Amsterdam. Postal Address: The [European] Network University, P.O. Box 94603, 1090 GP Amsterdam.  Visiting Address: Gebouw Renault, Wibautstraat 224, 1097 DN Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Tel: +31 (0)20 5618166; email: info@netuni.uva.nl

Transforming Violence : Linking Local and Global Peacemaking ~Judy Zimmerman Herr(Editor), Robert Herr(Editor), Herald Press, Paperback - December 1998, US List Price: $12.99

Transnational Perspectives, Case Postale 161, CH-1211, Geneva 16, Switzerland.

The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens - His own lonely impunity is rank; it smells to heaven. If it is allowed to persist then we shall shamefully vindicate the ancient philosopher Anacharsis, who maintained that laws were like cobwebs; strong enough to detain only the weak, and too weak to hold the strong. In the name of innumerable victims known and unknown, it is time for justice to take a hand."  With the detention of Augusto Pinochet, and intense international pressure for the arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality. Yet, as Christopher Hitchens demonstrates in this compact, incendiary book, the West need not look far to find suitable candidates for the dock. The United States is home to an individual whose record of war crimes bears comparison with the worst dictators of recent history. Please stand, ex-Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Henry A. Kissinger.  Weighing the evidence with judicial care, and developing his case with scrupulous parsing of the written record, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel. He investigates, in turn, Kissinger’s involvement in the war in Indochina, mass murder in Bangladesh, planned assassinations in Santiago, Nicosia and Washington, D.C., and genocide in East Timor. Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation, and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, he mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter.  Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington, D.C. and writes columns for Vanity Fair and The Nation.  Publication May 2001; 160 pages; Cloth; ISBN 1 85984 631 9; £15 / US$22 / CAN$32;   http://www.versobooks.com/books/ghij/hitchens_kissinger.shtml

TRUST & VERIFY - The latest issue of "Trust & Verify", published by the London-based "Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)", carries the following:  Main articles: Did Iraq conduct a clandestine nuclear weapon test?; CWC
verification in question; Preparing for Earth Summit 2002.  - Verification Watch: Verifying climate change itself; CTBT news; INF
inspections end, but Kalinigrad inspections sought; Uranium shipment from Russia to India.  - Peace Missions Monitor, covering Solomon Islands, Congo and Northern Ireland.  - Verification Quotes.  - Science & Technology Scan: Filling the verification voids?; Verification clothing; Robots turn on a dime, park on a nickel; Verifying the paper chain; Canadian portable radar; Getting under your skin, GPS implants.  - News & Events.  "Trust & Verify" can be ordered from: <
info@vertic.org>

Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict - This comprehensive volume explores the sources of contemporary conflict and the vast array of possible responses to it.  The authors present multiple perspectives on how best to prevent, manage, or resolve conflicts around the world. Organization:  United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP). Editors:  Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall (Coexistence Network Partner). Details:  ISBN #: 1-929223-27-7 (paper), 1-929223-29-3 (cloth). Cost:  $35.00 (paper), $59.00 (cloth). CONTACT:  In the US:  United States Institute of Peace Press, PO Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172, USA. T: 1-800-868 8064 (US only) or 1-703-661 1590, F: 1-703-661 1501; In Europe: United States Institute of Peace Press, c/o Plymouth Distributors Ltd., Estover Road, Plymouth PL6 7PY, United Kingdom. T: 44-(0)1752-202 301, F: 44-(0)1752-202 333; Email: usip_requests@usip.org, Website:  www.usip.org/pubs

Turning Point, c/o Physicians for Global Survival, 203 - 145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6P1. Telephone 613-233-1982; Fax 613-233-9028; Email: pgs@web.apc.org; Web: http://www.web.pc.org/˜pgs/

UN: ANNAN REPORT STRESSES CULTURE OF CONFLICT PREVENTION
http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/cea/countrystories/other/20010622.phtml  Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette on Thursday emphasised the need to make conflict prevention a central pillar of the international security system, in a follow-up to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's 7 June report to the UN Security Council, the first ever on the issue.

Unarmed Forces. Nonviolent Action in Central America and the Middle East. Editor - Graeme MacQueen. Publisher - Science for Peace, 1992. ISBN 0-88866-637-3. Unrated.

Part 1. Nonviolent Action
Part 2. Central America
Part 3. Israel-Palestine

The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling by John Taylor Gatto, The Oxford Village Press, Oxford, NY 2000/2001.  Review at http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/review_harrison.htm

UNESCO and a Culture of Peace - Promoting a Global Movement; 1997 / ISBN 92-3-103391-3 / Paperback / 143pp / $25.50  Since UNESCO launched its Culture of Peace Programme, it has helped mobilize people from all walks of life and from all continents to support the transformation from a culture of war and violence to a culture of peace. This monograph provides an in-depth report of their actions, showing that the desire to establish a durable culture of peace is a product of this particular moment in history and an appropriate vision for the future.

The UNESCO Culture of Peace News Network Training Module has been set up on a website at Acadia University at  http://ace.acadiau.ca/YIIP/CPNN/BluePrint/BluePrintHomePage/blueprin.htm  The aim of this training is to work together to create a new world-wide web site to promote  a Culture of Peace based on  the 8 keys coming from UN Resolution 52/13. The site will carry results of a dialogue among reporters, moderators and users.  The system is dynamic. We hope that users will become reporters and reporters will become moderators.  The ground rules are simple and the objective fun -- giving voice to everybody's positive actions for a culture of peace!  This  project is  part of a wider initiative for building a Culture of Peace within the context of UNESCO's  responsibility for the International Year for the Culture of Peace (2000).  Developed by D. Adams, D. Bretherton and Z.Varoglu.

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The United Nations, Iran, and Iraq : How Peacemaking Changed (An Institute for the Study of Diplomacy)~Cameron R. Hume, Indiana University Press, Hardcover - May 1994, US List Price: $20.00

Universal Declaration of Human Rights - READ THIS - a United Nations document, should be required reading for all school children.  http://www.udhr50.org/UDHR/default.htm

Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition, adopted by the World Food Conference, Rome, U.N. Doc. E/CONF. 65/20, at 1 (1974).http://heiwww.unige.ch/humanrts/instree/q1udehm.htm

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) List of universities worldwide offering courses in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution   http://www.nowar.no/peaceacademy/peacecourses.html

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Unlocking Horns:  Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Burundi - This book gives a brief history of the conflict in Burundi from pre-colonial times to the present, the role of the Christian churches and particularly the Friends (Quaker) Church in working towards forgiveness and reconciliation.  Organization:  Barclay Press. Authors:  David Niyonzima and Lon Fendall. Details:  Barclay Press, ISBN #: 0913342971. Cost:  $12.95. CONTACT:  African Great Lakes Initiative, c/o David Zarembka (Coexistence Network Partner), 7785 Alicia Court, Maplewood, MO 63143, USA. Email:  davidzarembka@juno.com

Using Force to Prevent Ethnic Violence An Evaluation of Theory and Evidence By David Carment and Frank Harvey
Ethnic and National Idnetities in Politics, Praeger Studies on (ISSN: 1527-9901 ) Praeger Publishers . Westport, Conn. 2000 . 192 pages LC 99-086108. ISBN 0-275-96979-7 . C6979 $55.00 Available 09/30/00 http://info.greenwood.com/books/0275969/0275969797.html

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) USING HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE http://www.eldis.org/cf/search/disp/DocDisplay.cfm? Doc=DOC14860&Resource=f1educ This paper explores the potential of Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) as agents of social, institutional and individual change. It argues that while HLIs have a clear role in building the capacity of individuals and organisations to undertake key development initiatives and to practice participation, they are often restricted by internal and external constraints.

Varieties of Pacifism ~Peter Brock, Syracuse University Press, Paperback - January 1999

The Vernal Project is a long-term effort to create a comprehensive education and support network that can bolster and sustain powerful, grassroots progressive social change movements in the United States. The Project is described in the book Inciting Democracy: A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society by Randy Schutt. The Project seeks to create a network of 50 educational programs around the United States, each of which would facilitate a 1-year program on social change for 120 students every year.  The project is currently in the early development stages, focused on publishing and promoting Inciting Democracy and recruiting volunteer staffmembers. If things proceed as expected, by 2003 or 2004 we will begin developing the curriculum and test the educational program in a few test workshops. By 2005 or 2006 we should have funding to hire a few paid staffmembers and begin the pilot Vernal Education Program. For more information on the Vernal Project, see the following pages: Inciting Democracy --- All About the Book; Vernal Project - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ; Papers on Nonviolence and Cooperative Decision-Making Randy Schutt has prepared a number of papers, notes, and sample agendas for workshops on Nonviolent Action, Cooperative Decision Making, and more.  Contact information: Vernal Project, P.O. Box 608867, Cleveland, OH  44108, e-mail at request@vernalproject.org ; web site http://www.vernalproject.org/

VICTIMS, PERPETRATORS OR ACTORS? GENDER, ARMED CONFLICT AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE by Caroline O.N. Moser and Fiona C. Clark (eds.) Zed Books, London, April 2001.  Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence, as well as the higher profile of many 'simmering' national confrontations, provide critical challenges to development theorists and practitioners. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues.  The objective of this book is to provide a holistic analysis of the gendered nature of armed conflict and political violence, and a broader understanding of the complex changing roles and power relations between women and men during such circumstances. Through empirical case studies from different regions of the world the book addresses key issues such as the complex and interrelated stages of conflict and peace; gendered expressions of violence; gendered experiences of conflict and peace; and the role of women's organizations in conflict resolution and peace building.  ISBN 1 85649 898 0.  For information on your nearest stockist or to order a copy of this title by post, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014;  Fax:  +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email sales@zedbooks.demon.co.uk

Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and its Causes, by James Gilligan (New York: Grosset Putnam, 1996).  Gilligan, the Director of the Center for the Study of violence at the Harvard Medical School, traces the sources of violence in criminal's lives.  He served for years as a psychiatrist in prisons.  He does an excellent job of describing the roots of interpersonal violence in abuse and structural violence.

Violence in America, Raymond B. Flannery, Jr., Ph.D; The Continuum Publishing Company, 370 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017; ISBN 0-8264-1002-2.  Dr. Flannery has studied violence in depth - its causes in criminals and effects on victims - and offers reasons, as well as inspiring solutions, in this timely book:

Part 1: Violence in America: Causes

1. It's the Nature of the Times: Cultural Factors in Violence
2. Who in His Right Mind Would Do such a Thing?: Biological Factors in Violence
3. No Man is an Island: Sociological Factors in Violence
4. In the Eye of the Beholder: Psychological Factors in Violence

Part 2: Violence in America: Solutions

5. Restoring Community: Business and Government
6. Restoring Community: Family, School, and Religion
Rating - 5 Star

Voices from a 'Promised Land' : Palestinian and Israeli Peace Activists Speak Their Hearts ~Penny Rosenwasser, Curbstone Press, Paperback - January 1992, US List Price: $12.95




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