April 6, 2002

Miscellaneous Subjects #141: Space Invaders, Global Polluters and Whale Killers


Hello everyone

The title of this compilation refers to the U.S. military empire and to Japan and Norway. Your active participation is urgently required on those 2 issues as indicated below.

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000


"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it."

- Dwight Eisenhower


"In the name of peace they waged the wars. Ain't they got no shame."

- Nikki Giovanni


CONTENTS


1. Supporting the Space Preservation Act of 2002 and videos of Kucinich available
2. Comments on the technology revealing underground tunnels
3. U.S. MILITARY SEEKS BROAD EXEMPTIONS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS
4. URGENT PLEA, PLEASE HELP STOP COMMERCIAL WHALING!
5. Global Whale Action Team Alert
6. The Upside-Down World Awards
7. A Venerable Voice in Israel Is Muted After Questioning Army's Actions
8. CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE EDUCATION & NONVIOLENT ACTION IN AFRICA


See also:

Canadians Wonder What's Happened To Americans?
http://www.rense.com/general24/amer.htm
As a Canadian I'm very puzzled over what has happened to our neighbors to the south. There has been a series of events that began before September 11th. Many Canadians have watched in bewilderment, some in anger. This final insult from our southern neighbors is almost unbelievable. Sports fans will know what I'm talking about and for others I'm referring to American fans booing the Canadian National Anthem at recent sports events. (...) A few days ago the American Military dropped bombs killing four Canadian soldiers and seriously wounding eight others. Accidents happen and until all the facts are known it would be unfair tocomment or lay blame. However, what disturbed Canadians was the American reaction and response. The news was being reported on Canadian channels a full two hours before any mention was made of it on the US news. That seems incredible considering the nature of the news! The American President had to be reminded several days later that, as the leader of the US, he should be extending an official apology. Or is it now acceptable to kill your brother and not have to say you're sorry? This is a time when Americans should be waking up and asking why other countries are so hostile to them. Why are there groups who are not only willing but eager to blow themselves up in the hopes of taking a few Americans with them? This is a time when Americans should be waking up and being more aware of, and respectful to, other nations and other cultures. So, is it just sports event, or is it a deeper reflection of American attitude and disrespect of others? Are Americans just reflecting their government?

FRIGHTFUL DECEPTION: 9-11 Conspiracies Real and Imagined (Apr 10)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020411/7/1dqxl.html
(...) The book's central thesis is that the Bush Administration planned and executed September 11th in order to justify a huge defense build-up, stifle domestic political opposition, curtail civil liberties, and invade Afghanistan to lock up Central Asia's enormous untapped oil reserves. (...) Meyssan's research never extended beyond use of a search engine, yet he nonetheless unearths new lies and discrepancies. An Arabic-language document described by the FBI as an instruction manual for suicide pilots found among their personal effects hilariously contains such obvious American linguistic tics as "you must confront and understand this 100 percent." It was obviously forged.




1.

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002
From: Carol Rosin <rosin@west.net>
Subject: Supporting the Space Preservation Act of 2002 and videos of Kucinich available

(...) We're in the home stretch now. After June 13th, the U.S. administration can legally deploy horrific space-based weapons even under the guise of them being "merely tests." We're working overtime to prevent that from happening.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich has introduced H.R. 3616, the Space Preservation Act of 2002...and the companion treaty, the Space Preservation Treaty, which is getting into the hands of country leaders for signature. There is a rapidly growing movement of people like us who intend to prevent the US from deploying space-based weapons...while we still had. This is not easy...and we can use all the help we can get so if you want to help let me know and we'll give you a specific assignment.

You can see the bill and treaty on http://www.peaceinspace.com

If you'd like to order two videos of Kucinich that we'll have ready this week, let me know. We're asking for a donation of $25 for the first and $15. for the second. They are spectacular. One is in a home where 250 suddenly showed up to meet him and he speaks with no notes for well over an hour...it's an experience to have in a home meeting with him...and the other is before 1400 at Agape International Spiritual Center...where he is again spectacular (produced by an award winning documentarian). You can show these to everyone you know as Kucinich is a world statesman of our time...and it's time for people to know about him.

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CAROL ALSO SENT THIS (quoted only partly here)

CANADA COULD HELP PREVENT THE WEAPONIZATION OF SPACE

On June 13, 2002, the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty will expire following its unilateral termination by the Bush administration, leaving an international legal void that will allow the weaponization of space. The termination of the ABM Treaty will permit research, development, testing, manufacturing, production and deployment of space-based weapons, and space-based components of the U.S. National Missile Defense (NMD) System to go forward, instigating a dangerous, costly, and destabilizing arms race in space, impacting all of us. The Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Ivanov has already suggested that if the U.S. proceeds, Russia could deploy its own response to the U.S. space-based weapons system. The stated objectives of the United States Space Command in "Vision for 2020" are to seize the strategic high ground of space to "dominate and control." There is a rapidly growing worldwide movement to stop this potentially catastrophic arms race in space. This must be stopped before it begins...this year. CLIP

The Space Preservation Treaty is an effective and verifiable world agreement that also will: (1) implement a ban on space-based weapons; (2) implement a ban on the use of weapons to destroy or damage objects in space that are in orbit; and (3) immediately order the permanent termination of research and development, testing, manufacturing, production and deployment of all space-based weapons of such State Party. CLIP

What can an ordinary citizen do? Contact Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Deputy Prime Minister John Manley and Foreign Minister Bill Graham immediately. Tell them to lead the way, to be the first to say that they will sign the Space Preservation Treaty. This is the greatest challenge of our generation.

To get the entire article, ask it from its author: James George <geojam6@sympatico.ca>




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From: "Huguette Demers" <huguette.demers@infoteck.qc.ca>
Subject: Comments on the technology revealing underground tunnels
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002

Hello

If the technology allowing researchers to investigate subterranean tunnels existed as far as 1978 (and it did, because it was being used by German Archeologists when I went to Egypt in 1988), why does the American Army need to bomb a whole country, day in and day out, to dislodge people that have taken refuge in mountain tunnels? Surely, their technology allows them to see where metal and such (if not people) are hidden in the mountains and all they have to do is just walk in a cave and get who and what they want.

And if such technology was being used by civilians in 1978, what technology did the armed forces have at their disposal then? Surely, they already had something far more powerful than the civilians. And what do they have at their disposal right now, in 2002?

What a horrible, horrible farce!

"Since the declassification of the new ground-penetrating radar 2 years ago, the most staggering data has emerged of complex and labyrinthine underground systems in various parts of the world.... In similar fashion, the SIRA radar was deployed in Egypt as early as 1978, mapping an extraordinary subterranean complex beneath the Egyptian pyramids. ... the film shows massive chambers, the proportions of our largest cathedrals, with enormous statues, the size of the Valley of the Nile, carved in-situ..."

Can't it be more clear? They know where the tunnels and caves are and they can see what they hide.

And you think they would not be able to see through the mountains of Afghanistan?

For those interested in seeing some aspects of all the lies we have been fed, go download "FIRE FROM THE SKY: Battle of Harvest Moon & True Story of Space Shuttles" at http://hardtruth.topcities.com/fire1.htm and read about all the lies we were told about the space endeavor, all the existing armament and new technologies that have been kept secret from the public eye, etc... It is quite an eye opener!

Huguette




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Sent by "Phyllis von Miller" <violetvisions@surf1.ws> on 25 Apr 2002

U.S. MILITARY SEEKS BROAD EXEMPTIONS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2002 (ENS) - In a hearing today before a House subcommittee, Defense department officials argued that the U.S. military needs blanket exemptions from environmental laws for almost all military activities in order to protect national security. Conservation groups lashed back in a press conference this afternoon, calling the proposal unacceptable" and warning that the military is asking for carte blanche to pollute.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/apr2002/2002L-04-25-07.html

Here is are some other key excerpts:

More than 20 of the nation's leading conservation groups sent a letter to Congress today urging lawmakers to oppose proposed legislation that would allow the Department of Defense (DoD) to ignore certain environmental laws. The groups oppose amendments to the defense funding bill, which they say contains "broad sweeping exemptions ... [that] would likely result in irreparable harm to public health and the environment."

The DoD is seeking exemptions from some of the nation's most important environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Superfund law, among others.

CLIP

(...) The amendments offered by the DoD could prevent the enforcement of most environmental statutes on military bases. The exemptions from hazardous waste statutes, for example, would change the definition of hazardous waste to exclude munitions and their exploded parts.

In addition, the military would not be required to clean up contamination on a base, or stop its migration, until someone documented that the pollution had moved beyond the boundaries of a military site. That could allow extensive pollution of underground drinking water aquifers, environmental groups warn.

CLIP

Conservation groups say they support a process in which military representatives and other parties can work together to develop creative and collaborative solutions to potential environmental problems at military installations, or from military training.

The groups charge that the legislation reviewed today could result in toxic contamination of air and water, destruction of endangered species critical habitat, threats to migratory birds and their nests, and harm to marine mammals. The groups claim that this laundry list of exemptions is both damaging and entirely unnecessary.

"Our existing laws already provide the proper balance between military readiness and environmental protection," today's letter to Congress concludes. "Issues need to be addressed under our current laws."

CLIP

"The land, waters and air space in which the Department can train its soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have been restricted or lost due to the presence of endangered species, complaints about noise, urban encroachment and so forth," Hefley added.

Environmental experts at today's press conference noted that there has never been a case where the Clean Air Act, the Superfund law, or any of a myriad of other environmental statutes have kept the military from training.

At a press conference this afternoon, Brock Evans, executive director of Endangered Species Coalition and a former Marine, said that while conservation groups are sympathetic to the military's concerns, and eager to help solve specific problems, "blanket exemptions are very wrong."

CLIP




4.

Sent by Mayr Hans <jeannot.mayr@saia-burgess.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002

URGENT PLEA, PLEASE HELP STOP COMMERCIAL WHALING!

Dear Caring friends,

This year's annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, the first in Japan in nine years, has begun with scientific committee discussions from April 25 in Shimonoseki, Japan. The plenary meeting is to be held from May 20-24, 2002. There will be delegations from the 43 nations to vote to decide whales' final fate whether to pass the resumption of the cruel, bloody world Commercial Whaling again. Japan and Norway, as ever, are pressing for an end to the IWC's ban on commercial whaling .

The Japan and Norway have been using tricks, lies, threats, for example: buying the votes from IWC members in the attempt to resume the commercial whaling in the world.

http://www.greenpeace.org/ ,
http://www.stopwhalingnow.com/page.asp?id=735
http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan41202.html
http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan1.html
http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan3502.html

Japan Launches New PR Campaign - "Save Them, Eat Them" .
http://www.ifaw.org/page.asp?unitid=554

Japan to Import Norwegian Whale Meat could be as early as May, 2002.

All of the news regarding the whaling can be viewed from :
http://news.lycos.com/news/search.asp?searchFor=news&q=whaling
http://www.ens-news.com/ens/mar2002/2002L-03-06-03.html
http://www.ifaw.org/page.asp?unitid=364
http://www.seashepherd.org/
http://www.usagainstwhaling.org/whales.htm

54th IWC Annual Meeting :
http://www.iwcoffice.org/2002_meeting.htm
http://www.iwcoffice.org/timetable.htm#Top

The fate of great, gentle giants is in your hands now ! PLEASE WRITE IT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE ! The short SAMPLE LETTER and all of the CONTACT information are conveniently provided for you below. You may write your own letter if you wish. Every Contact is very important to reach. Thanks for your caring and urgent help for whales plight.

CLIP

To get the rest of this email - if you want to take action - please ask it from "Peace" <dovetalks101@yahoo.com>




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From: "Philip Wienand" <philip@x-large-music.at>
Subject: Global Whale Action Team Alert
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002

Hello everybody !

I ask you to read this message and take action on behalf of our kinship in the oceans, the Cetaceans.

We're now only days from a crucial meeting of the International Whaling Commission in late May in the Japanese whaling port of Shimonoseki. If you are a citizen of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, or the United States, please take a minute to send a letter to your government challenging them to do more to oppose the pro-whaling campaign run by the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ). These supposedly conservation-minded countries have largely sat idly by while the FAJ has run an aggressive campaign to buy the votes of members of the International Whaling Commission in order to bring back commercial whaling ! Only New Zealand has spoke out.

You can send the letter by clicking here:

http://act.greenpeace.org/aas/e?a=wlm2&s=blue2s_w

You can also contribute to our antiwhaling picture petition here:

http://act.greenpeace.org/col/get?i=383&sk=pic

Finally, this week, try to recruit 3 new members to the Global Whale Action Team either directly by sending them this link:

http://act.greenpeace.org/mms/m?r=4&st=0&sk=eye&la=en

or by sending them one of the three whale e-cards at:

http://whales.greenpeace.org/ecards.html

so that they can receive regular campaign updates and action ideas.

Thank you soooooo much, keep on BEING !

LOVE,

Philip




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Sent by "Raphael Diaz" <earthconcert@hotmail.com> on 25 Apr 2002

The Upside-Down World Awards

by Eduardo Galeano

Despite the number of terrorists that are regularly born on its sacred sands, Saudi Arabia is the principal bastion of the West in the Middle East.

It is a democratic monarchy: It sells the United States a million-and-a-half barrels of oil a day, at low prices, and spends $10 million a day on high-priced U.S. weapons.

It is a monarchy that loves liberty: It prohibits political parties and unions, decapitates or mutilates its prisoners like the Talibans, and bars women from driving or traveling without the permission of a father or husband.

Since May of 2000, Saudi Arabia has been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

This international recognition of the shining virtues of Saudi Arabia, which does so much for the human rights of its 5,000 princes, leads me to propose other awards:

1. Let's start by bestowing the World Cup in Representative Democracy on the American oil company UNOCAL. Before getting his current job as president of Afghanistan, the elegant Hamid Karzai worked for this firm, as did Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington's emissary to the new government in Kabul. The rain of missiles that drove out the Taliban has opened the way to representative democracy for the representatives from UNOCAL, who are already busy hammering out plans to realize their old pet project: a pipeline through Afghanistan that would carry Caspian Sea gas to the West via the Arabian Sea.

2. The field of contestants is crowded for the Latin American Clean Hands Award. It will be neck and neck all the way, given the number of leaders who have made a killing in the vast privatization raffle of recent years.

There is Raul Salinas, brother of the former Mexican president, who won for himself the nickname ''Mr. Fifteen Percent." Carlos Menem, the former president of Argentina, created an Office of Special Affairs solely to collect his commissions. The son of Ecuadorian President Abdala Bucaram threw a party to celebrate his first million. The funds found in one of the bank accounts of Vladimiro Montesinos, right-hand man of ex-president of Peru Alberto Fujimori, would suffice to build 500 schools.

And what about Arnoldo Aleman, literally worth his weight in gold? As mayor of Managua and president of Nicaragua, he boosted his fortune from $26,000 to $250 million, according to his ambassador to the European Union, who is very familiar with his dealings. Was it for this that Ronald Reagan dragged one of the poorest countries in the world into bloody full-scale war?

3. Might I suggest that the Trophy for Social Responsibility go to Daimler-Chrysler?

At last year's Davos Forum--a sort of Porto Alegre Forum in reverse--a director of Daimler-Chrysler delivered the gathering's most applauded speech. Jurgen Schrempp moved the competition by exhorting it to assume ''social responsibility for the businesses in the world today." ''Today,'' he said. The next day his company fired 26,000 workers.

4. And for George W. Bush, the Prize for Involuntary Honesty.

As we know, the President of Humankind has a few problems with his mouth. Despite the advice from his mother, he sometimes forgets to chew before he swallows. He often gets tangled in his words and inadvertently says what he really thinks. His difficulty of expression works in the service of truth. Last March 2, for example, Bush stated: ''I will carry out this equivocal message to the world: Markets must be open.'' The United States is a closed market, as its agricultural subsidies have jumped seven-fold in the last five years. Meanwhile, in the countries of the South, which are open markets, millions and millions of peasants have been condemned to living like the snail, which can go a year without eating.

5. The Prize for the Impunity of Power should go to Newsweek magazine.

A few weeks after September 11, this publication ran an article by its star journalist, Jonathan Alter, in which he contemplated torture as the best method to deal with the enemy. Alter took great pains to develop the ideas of President Bush, who had warned in his speeches that from this point on, anything goes.

There is nothing new in using the war on Satan and the war on terrorism as alibis for using state terror. From the executioners of the Inquisition to the military personnel trained in torture by the School of the Americas, it is well-known that torture is an inefficient method of extracting information but an extremely efficient way of sowing fear.

6. Which brings us to the awarding of the Prize for Economic Dynamism to the industry of fear.

Now that almost everything else has been privatized, law and order will be, as well. Crime is on the rise, and people are scared. In Brazil, private security firms constitute an army five times larger than the national armed forces. This is the most dynamic sector of the economy in the most unjust country of the world. In a relentless cycle, Brazil produces injustice, which produces violence, which produces fear, which produces jobs.

7. The Medallion for Military Merit must go to Argentine retiree Norberto Roglich.

At the beginning of this year, in an open war against the people, the banks of Argentina had confiscated their savings. Roglich, retired, sickly, and desperate, launched an assault against the financial fortress with a grenade in one hand. ''Give me my money, or we'll all blow sky high,'' he demanded. It was just a toy grenade, but they gave him his money. Soon after, he was arrested. The sentence requested was for eight-to-sixteen years in jail--for him, not the bank.

8. There's no doubt about who should win the Social Science Award: Catalina Alvarez-Insua, who has defined poverty better than anyone. The poor are the ones who keep their doors locked, she pronounced. If this criterion were applied, the statistics would have to be adjusted to reflect that the number of the poor is far higher than current figures allow.

Catalina is three years old. The best age to take a quick look at the world, and see it clearly.

CLIP




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Sent by "Mark Graffis" <mgraffis@islands.vi>

From: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-042902speech.story

A Venerable Voice in Israel Is Muted After Questioning Army's Actions

April 29, 2002

by Mary Curtius

JERUSALEM -- To generations of Israeli fans, Yaffa Yarkoni has been "the Singer of the Wars." Whenever troops marched into battle, they could be sure Yarkoni would follow. Clad in fatigues, she raised spirits at the front with her rousing renditions of patriotic songs.

So it seemed natural for Army Radio to interview the iconic singer in her home a few days before Israel's Independence Day this month. Once again, Israeli troops were at war, this time in the West Bank, where they were sweeping through Palestinian towns and refugee camps in Israel's largest military operation there since the 1967 Middle East War.

But this time, Yarkoni offered no words of encouragement. Instead, she bitterly criticized the troops, the government and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in an anguished tirade that shocked her interviewer and enraged many Israelis. "When I saw the Palestinians with their hands tied behind their backs, young men, I said, 'It is like what they did to us in the Holocaust,' " Yarkoni said. "We are a people who have been through the Holocaust. How are we capable of doing these things?"

Her words were deemed so offensive that the union representing the nation's performing artists called off a planned tribute to Yarkoni that had been in the works for two years. The head of the union said it was forced to make the move after members of the public flooded its offices with complaints and returned tickets purchased for the event, and after sponsors canceled their financial support.

Government ministers denounced Yarkoni. The town of Kfar Yona canceled her performance at a Memorial Day event to honor Israeli soldiers who have fallen in battle. Youth movements declared a boycott of her music. The septuagenarian received so many hate calls, her daughter said, that she is now too frightened to appear in public.

At a time when many Israelis believe that they are locked in a battle for their existence with the Palestinians, Yarkoni's remarks, and the backlash against her, have stirred a debate here about freedom of speech and the nature of patriotism.

"What happened to Yaffa Yarkoni," said Naomi Chazan, a left-wing member of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, "exemplifies the fact that in the current climate in Israel, anything that is not the official line is considered treachery or betrayal."

Yarkoni is not the only public figure who has come under attack recently. Yossi Beilin, the dovish former justice minister, found himself the target of a boycott effort this month. A group of 43 professors and instructors at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba signed a letter protesting Beilin's scheduled appearance to lecture on Jews in the 21st century.

CLIP

In a poll published Friday, the Israeli daily Maariv found that at a time of threat, large segments of the Israeli public are more interested in unity than free speech.

Asked whether journalists who criticize the army's current operation in the West Bank and the government's policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip harm national security or strengthen democracy and the country, 58% of those polled said they harm national security. Asked whether it was appropriate to cancel the performance honoring Yarkoni after she spoke against Israel's policies in the territories, 55% said it was.

"It's not only Yaffa Yarkoni or Yossi Beilin," wrote Maariv analyst Hemi Shalev of the poll's results. "Fifty-eight percent of the public, a stable and definite majority, believes that journalists who criticize [army] operations or government policy 'harm state security.' No more and no less, and very, very scary."

It is one thing, Shalev wrote "to believe in the colossal failure of Oslo or the need to take measures against the Palestinians with a strong hand and powerful arm, and another thing entirely to accuse anyone who thinks otherwise of something akin to treason. This is a slippery slope."

Yarkoni declined to be interviewed for this story. Her daughter, Orit Shohat, said her 77-year-old mother is too distressed to speak. But Shohat said Yarkoni, who has not previously made political statements, has no regrets about the comments she made.

"They interviewed her just after she saw the pictures from the Jenin refugee camp," Shohat said. Her mother was shocked by footage of the large-scale destruction carried out inside the camp during a battle there between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen, Shohat said.

"She spoke from the heart. And she says she would say it all again. But there is a patriotic mood now, and nobody is supposed to say anything except how well we did in Jenin, how wonderful we are and how we are the most moral army in the world. If you say something else, you are an outcast."

Writing in the mass-circulation daily Yediot Aharonot, commentator Eitan Haber pleaded with his countrymen to come to their senses.

"Yaffa Yarkoni tripped over her tongue," Haber wrote. "She spoke words of terrible folly . . . but the ganging up on her says more about us than it does about her. We are a hysterical country. We have lost our brakes and run off the rails."

Yarkoni served as a radio operator in Israel's War of Independence in 1948 and began her career singing the songs adopted as anthems by the Palmach, the Jewish underground militia that fought the British and the Palestinians in the pre-state days. In 1967, after Israel captured Jerusalem's Old City, it was Yarkoni who sang "Jerusalem of Gold" in front of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site. And on Israel's 50th Independence Day, in 1998, she was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for her contribution to the nation's music.

But in the Army Radio interview, Yarkoni said this was "the worst Yom Hatzmaut [Independence Day] I can remember. I have never seen things more dismal or black. I feel we are at the edge of the abyss."

She still remembers, Yarkoni said, how soldiers would clamor to board trucks headed for the front in previous wars "because we knew it was a war of existence. Today, what are we fighting for? Are we fighting for territories? For what?"

She said she understood the Israeli reserve soldiers who have refused to serve in the West Bank and Gaza, and revealed that one of her sons-in-law is among them. If the situation in Israel continues to deteriorate, she said, she might think of sending her grandchildren abroad to live.

"I don't want to put them through what we have been through, what my children have gone through. These are traumas," she said. "And until when? How long? What can you explain to them? That these are our enemies? To create more hate?"

What Yarkoni said was nothing less than "blasphemy," said Reuven Rivlin, the minister of communications and a member of Sharon's rightist Likud Party. Rivlin said he will no longer attend her performances but does not believe in organizing boycotts against her.

CLIP




8.

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002
From: "Rev. Reward DM. Simbeye" <iaewpwgi_tz2002@yahoo.com>
Subject: CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE EDUCATION & NONVIOLENT ACTION IN AFRICA

TO: Jean Hudon-Global Visionary Director

Dear Co-Worker of Humanity

I have been receiving your messages. With your courageous news I do read and others what you are doing for the world, with David A Stringer from Universal Alliance UK. CLIP

MY HOPE IS IN HUMANITY ASSISTANCE

Rev. Dr. Reward P. M. Simbeye/Director

THE UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE International

IAEWP & UA-AFRICA CONFERENCE: CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE EDUCATION & NONVIOLENT ACTION IN AFRICA

Peacemaking, Nonviolent & Conflict Prevention

As the Universal Alliance-for Africa Campaign of Peace Education, already aware we are going to meet in DAR ES SALAAM-Tanzania on August 19-23, 2002. A day to be the campaign - universal alliance nonviolent-ratification crusader. Uniting the forces of peace and nonviolence for peace education campaign.

In view of the escalating hostility, selfishness and intolerance, we need to evolve a global strategy to educate and train generation in nonviolence so that the new millennium may emerge as an era of peace and happiness. It is being increasingly realized at Africa and global level that both peace and war originate in the minds of people. We need an action plan in line with the deliberations to arrest the trends of violence and popularize peace as the way of life. This conference is significant in that it aims precisely at tranforming the individual by bringing about attitudinal and behavioral changes in his lifestyle. How can it be possible. We will share our VISION and Experiences and will join hands together to generate Africa Awareness and create a Community of Nonviolence lovers irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and nationality. Our belief is that only such a spiritually elevated individual can solve and manage conflicts at social, religious and political levels. (Charity Begins at home).

Let us pledge ourselves to practice basic Nonviolence of what we call UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE, and explain the advantages to others to join the network of self-transformed people. We are Looking forward to welcome you all to DAR ES SALAAM, August 19-23, 2002 Tanzania, East Africa.

The UA & IAEWP Conference

The purpose of the African Campaign for Peace Education and Nonviolent Action, of men and women of Universal Alliance from all corners of Africa and the world, is to explore and deepen the understanding of nonviolence with a view to evolving methods of training in nonviolence to ensure Universal peace through peaceful resolution of conflicts, in order to make the Africa, and the whole world a better and happier place to live in, on the basic of justice political, economic and social, equality of human rights and opportunities and removal of all forms of exploitation and discrimination based on class, colour, gender, or faith.

CLIP - For more details, please contact <iaewpwgi_tz2002@yahoo.com>







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