World Peace 2000 International
World Peace 2000 International - Open Invitation Event.
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th April 2003 - At Blue Angel Centre for Wellbeing.
Level 1 Acland Court Shopping Centre, 158 Acland Street St Kilda Melbourne Australia..
A master in humanity events Spiritual Man & Spiritual Woman both advocates for World Peace!
Isira Sananda is a recognised Spiritual Master. Richard A. Fletcher is a recognised Spiritual - Inner Life Coach and a World Peace Leader. Both started the spiritual path as young children. Learn from them how you can contribute to create maintain, Inner Peace & World Peace.
Richard as United Nations Regional Coordinator, World Peace 2000 / One Day in Peace and Messenger UNESCO MANIFESTO 2000 positions has been gathering large numbers of Spiritual, World Peace and Indigenous Leaders throughout the world, to cooperate with his Non Political, Non Sectarian and Multi Cultural World Peace 2000 International organisation, which he founded and leads since 11 September 1999.
His aim is simple create groups of twenty-one - World Peace 2000 Angels members, in every suburb and in every city of the world in order to empower individuals and assist humanity to create and improve; Grass Roots Peace Solutions that produce Peace and Harmony in peoples life throughout the world.
The World Peace 2000 Angels, annual Gathering of All Nations, promote the unique "Australian World Peace Model." World Peace 2000 International and its Angels network presently covers in excess of 28 countries, via UNESCO MANIFESTO 2000, signatories (ending in 2010) can presently reach some 79 million people.
Richards Personal Life Coaching Training enable others to understand their own individual role and personal abilities to bring Inner Peace to themselves and others - not by persuasion, nor coercion, by simply assisting them to realise and embrace their own innate qualities and passions.
Richards Spiritual Inner Healing and Humanitarian work is recognised Nationally and Internationally:
· United Nations - Brahma Kumaris, Certificate of Global Cooperation for a Better World, Award Recipient
· Mexican, International Plate of Solidarity Award Recipient for his Australian national Appeal to support Earthquake victims.
· UNESCO, Messenger of Manifesto 2000 (ending in 2002), Honorary Appointment.
· His Australian efforts towards the establishment of 1 January 2000 - One Day in Peace in Australia culminating in the donation of the "Australian World Peace Monument" by the City of Stonnington in Melbourne, and his appointment as United Nations Regional Coordinator World Peace 2000 / One Day in Peace.
· Founder of The Yarra Yarra Committee (1988) and Founder of the First Melbourne Waterways Clean up of the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River, Merri Creek & The Port Phillip Bay (1989) events that Mr. Ian Kiernan took over to launch his First Clean Up Australia Day in 1990.
Open Lotus Meditation and Satsang with Isira - Come home to your true essential being.
Lady Isira Sananda is a unique Spiritual Master based in Sydney who has come to her Awakening having experienced life from pain and confusion to consciousness, peace and joy. She will share with you insights and activities to help bridge the gaps between your soul awakening and your life today.
Do not miss the opportunity to experience an intimate evening with Isira and Richard.
Monday 28th April
Meditation & Talks from 5 pm to 9 pm Level 1 Acland Court Shopping Centre, 158 Acland Street St Kilda.
This is a unique opportunity for an intimate sharing of Isiras life story that has lead her to Liberation and the presence of Unconditional Love and peace. She will share with us the events and practices that catalysed her Awakenings and how these factors are essentially the same for us all in our common journey as one human family.
Isira & Richards - private healing sessions.
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th April - 10:30 am to 5 pm - prior bookings only!
Phone Bookings and Enquiries at Blue Angel (03) 9537 3588
Further information: http://www.vicnet.net.au/~wp2000au E-mail: email@example.com
Mobile phone: 04 0916 0708 or www.isira.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK war dossier a sham, say experts British 'intelligence' lifted from academic articles
February 7, 2003 The Guardian
Downing Street was last night plunged into acute international embarrassment after it emerged that large parts of the British government's latest dossier on Iraq - allegedly based on "intelligence material" - were taken from published academic articles, some of them several years old.
Amid charges of "scandalous" plagiarism on the night when Tony Blair attempted to rally support for the US-led campaign against Saddam Hussein, Whitehall's dismay was compounded by the knowledge that the disputed
document was singled out for praise by the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, in his speech to the UN security council on Wednesday.
Citing the British dossier, entitled Iraq - its infrastructure of concealment, deception and intimidation in front of a worldwide television audience Mr Powell said: "I would call my colleagues' attention to the fine paper that the United Kingdom distributed... which describes in exquisitedetail Iraqi deception activities."
But on Channel 4 News last night it was revealed that four of the report's 19 pages had been copied - with only minor editing and a few insertions - from the internet version of an article by Ibrahim al-Marashi which appeared in the Middle East Review of International Affairs last September.
Though that was not the only textual embarrassment No 10 seemed determined to tough it out last night.
Dismissing the gathering controversy as the latest example of media obsession with spin, officials insisted it in no way undermines the underlying truth of the dossier, whose contents had been re-checked with British intelligence sources. "The important thing is that it is accurate," said one source.
What Whitehall may not grasp is the horror with which unacknowledged borrowing of material - the crime of plagiarism - is regarded in American academic and media circles, even though successive US governments have a poor record of misleading their own citizens on foreign policy issues at least since the Vietnam war. CLIP
See also on this: Key documents Read the government's paper
Read the academic's paper
Downing St admits blunder on Iraq dossier (Feb 8) http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,891577,00.html
Plagiarism row casts shadow over No 10's case against Saddam. Downing Street yesterday apologised for its failure to acknowledge that much of its latest dossier on Iraq was lifted from academic sources, as the affair threatened to further undermine confidence in the government's case for disarming Saddam Hussein. CLIP
MI6 'intelligence' lifted from lecturer's article (February 07)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-569257,00.html (...) The accusations are not only embarrassing for Tony Blair but also forthe White House. "This document is clearly presented to the British publicas a product of British intelligence and it is clearly nothing of the kind," Dan Plesch, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, said. "This appears to be obsolete academic analysis dressed up and presented as the best MI6 and our international partners can produce on Saddam."
Jordan agrees to US missile deployment (February 8) http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,891592,00.html
American Patriot anti-missile rockets are to be set up in Jordan in the coming days, officials have confirmed, in a politically high-risk move for a kingdom that continues to maintain an official stance of neutrality in any American-led attack on Iraq. Several hundred US troops will be needed to man the batteries, which will be on alert to shoot down Iraqi Scud missiles aimed at Israel and flying over Jordan. CLIP
Annan Urges U.S. to Avoid Gulf War (Feb 8) http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20030208/ap_on_re_mi_ea/un_annan&e=1
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the United States on Saturday to work with other countries to avoid a new Persian Gulf war. He also warned Iraq that if it doesn't cooperate the U.N.could make "a grim choice."
Report: Turkey to Accept U.S. Troops (Feb 8) http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20030208/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_us_iraq&e=2
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top civilian and military leaders agreed Saturday to allow the United States send 38,000 troops to the country to open a northern front should there be war with Iraq, television reported. Washington had asked to station 80,000 troops in Turkey, but in the face of strong public opposition to war Turkish leaders asked that the United States scale it back. The decision, if verified, would have to be approved by parliament, which is expected to meet on Feb. 18 to vote on a bill allowing U.S. combat troops for an Iraq operation.
Russia: no need for second UN resolution (Feb 7) http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,891012,00.html
Russia today said there was no need for the UN security council to pass a second resolution authorising war with Iraq while opportunities still exist for a political solution to the crisis. (...) Russia is one of the three permanent members of the security council believed to be at present opposed to military action, and especially unilateral military action by the US and its allies. CLIP
Germans Rally Against War as Rumsfeld Speaks (Feb 8) http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030208/wl_nm/iraq_germany_demonstration_dc_1
More than 12,000 peace demonstrators gathered in central Munich on Saturday outside a conference where Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld criticized Germany's efforts to prevent a U.S. war against Iraq. (...) An overwhelming
majority of Germans, who acquired a strong pacifist streak following the devastation of World War II, are firmly opposed to any war in Iraq, opinion polls have found.
Franco-German Plan Floated to Avert Iraq War (Feb 8)
MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and France are working on a new plan to try to avert war in Iraq that would compel Baghdad to admit thousands of U.N. troops to enforce disarmament and tighter sanctions, a magazine said
on Saturday. (...) The magazine said the initiative could help Schroeder out of the corner he seemed to have backed himself into over Iraq, risking international isolation if he sticks to his anti-war stance but political suicide at home if he changes course. He could sell the proposal as a last-ditch bid to avert war, allowing him to swing behind any military
action if Baghdad failed to go along with the plan, it said. CLIP
Bush Prepared to Act on Iraq if U.N. Balks (Feb 8)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush braced the nation on Saturday for a possible war with Iraq, saying it must be prepared to act if the U.N. Security Council backs down. (...) The comments came one day after the United States ordered a fifth aircraft carrier to the Gulf region, where more than 110,000 U.S. troops have already gathered, and increased the terror alert level at home, warning of a high risk of attack. In preparation for a possible invasion, warplanes participating in an American-British patrol over the "no-fly" zone in southern Iraq dropped 480,000 leaflets on Saturday saying the United States did not wish to harm Iraqi civilians, the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement. CLIP
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Message from Archangel Michael: A Challenge - An Opportunity
FEBRUARY 2003 MESSAGE FROM ARCHANGEL MICHAEL * LM-2-2003
TRANSMITTED THROUGH RONNA HERMAN
"A CHALLENGE - AN OPPORTUNITY"
Beloved masters, during these most critical times on your planet, we offer you a challenge and an opportunity. Will you join us in spreading a thought form of love so powerful that it will overlight the Earth and all humanity? You have been flexing your spiritual muscles for quite a long time, and now we are asking you to move into the next level of awareness and empowerment: the awareness that you can make a difference in the world, and that you can play an important part in scripting the outcome of the future of humanity; an awareness that when you join together with others of like mind with
loving intent, you can change the course of history. You have all the forces of Heaven just waiting for the opportunity to join you, and together we create an unbeatable combination. Love is an awesome source of power for it carries the Divine Essence of Creation, and it ignites a Divine alchemical action within those who are infused with this Essence, whereby the transmutation into a more refined or purer level of frequency patterns is more easily accomplished.
It is not a time to stand alone. It is not a time to focus on your own narrow world and your personal problems, excluding the larger picture and your eternal soul families. In the past fifty years, your consciousness has expanded beyond the narrow view point of your personal family and environment to incorporate an awareness or world view which encompasses all nations and all people of the Earth. If you have not accepted the viewpoint/truth that what affects you affects everyone else on Earth; you should, for it is true. And you are affected, for better or worse, by every
occurrence that takes place anywhere in the world. Just as the element of air/wind lift the sands/dust from the great deserts high into the jet stream and carries it around the world, so it is with the vibrational frequency patterns from thought forms, actions and intent of every human. Whether positive or negative, it adds to or detracts from the stream of
We explained to you that there are two bands of energy encircling the Earth. One is a dense, dark, negative band of compacted thought forms which was created over the ages through the collective consciousness of humanity. You, the faithful servants of the Light, have created another band of sparkling Light, composed of your thoughts of unconditional love, joy, peace, wisdom and nonjudgment, which has and is making a difference. The cataclysmic event of 9-1-1 and all the violence and the massive explosions that have taken place over the last two years have had a rippling effect around the world and have torn the band of darkness asunder, shattering it into trillions of minuscule thought forms. These powerful, negative energy patterns penetrated deeply into the heart of every human on Earth and dislodged or brought to the surface all the fear, hatred and distorted energy that has been there for thousands of years. Have you not wondered why, at this particular time, there is so much hatred and such fanaticism, and why there are hundreds of thousands of misdirected souls who are willing to die for what they believe to be a holy cause?
Allow us to give you an overview of what is taking place on Earth from our vantage point. You will then see that what is happening does fit into the larger picture and was an inevitable part of the transformation process now in progress. No, we did not instigate these tragic occurrences, but as we have told you, we will use any means at hand to help you move past the limitations of the lower dimensions and into the realm of Light, beauty and wondrous things beyond imagining.
For the past 100 years, humanity has been in the process of releasing, resolving and transmuting the emotional trauma, energies and imbalances that resulted from the cataclysmic destruction/sinking of the continent of Lemuria and most of the Lemurian race. Our Mother God or the Goddess virtues and attributes have been the overlighting influence of this era, focused on unconditional love, service, nurturing and instilling all the feminine aspects of the Creator Rays within the physical vessel. Therefore the balancing/harmonizing or transmutation process has been focused on the three lower physical chakras with the overlighting influence of the energies of the Goddess or the virtues, aspects, attributes of
unconditional love (including love of self); self-worth issues including service to others balanced with honoring and serving self; taming the ego desire body by allowing your soul self to become the director of your life's experience instead of the ego desirebody. In other words, filling the three lower energy/mind centers with the wondrous transforming love of our Divine Mother as we seek to return to the pure Essence of unconditional love, thereby balancing the energy centers within your physical body so they spin truly and in harmony one with another.
To refresh your memory: the three lower physical chakra/energy centers are:
1.. The root or base chakra (survival, the physical body, scarcity/abundance, security, bonding with the Earth or grounding oneself in the physical expression).
2.. The naval/lower abdomen or sacral chakra (sexual/passionate love, ego desire, pleasure, surrender, tolerance).
3.. The solar plexus chakra (personal power center, mastery of ego desire body, self-control, emotional body center).
4.. The heart chakra, which is the bridge between the three lower and the three higher chakras: the physical and spiritual worlds of reality (life force energy center, dwelling place of the Essence of Self, center of Divine love).
* The three higher spiritual chakra/energy centers are:
5.. The throat chakra (power of the spoken word, creative expression though speech, sound/vibration)
6.. The brow/Third Eye chakra (intuition, insight, clairvoyance, accessing the higher brain centers and multi-dimensional perception).
7.. The crown chakra (spiritual will, inspiration, accessing wisdom from the cosmic mind, re-establishing unity consciousness).
Even though you have not completed the task, many of you are well on your way to bringing your emotional nature into balance so that you may express unconditional love toward all. It is an ongoing process, but remember, all you have to do is clear fifty-one percent of the imbalances within and you then move into a state of grace whereby the process is greatly accelerated.
Since the Earth-shaking event called 9-1-1, there has been a dramatic change within the human psyche, as well as in the consciousness of the Earth. In order for humanity and the Earth to return to balance and harmony within, all the negative energies from past physical incarnations had to be acknowledged, addressed and transmuted (not each deed, but the accumulated negative energy patterns within your four lower bodily systems: physical, mental, emotional and etheric). The difference is this: the energies that you are confronting now are of the Atlantean Era and of a mental nature, or
having to do with the mental body. The fourth golden age of Atlantis was overlighted by the virtues, attributes and qualities of the Father Creator, the dynamic masculine, outward thrusting force, the will to create using the mind to control and mold the energies of the First Ray of Divine Will. It was a time of totally integrating the mental faculties and the physical senses into your newly formed earthly vessels.
The process you are now in the midst of is healing, balancing, harmonizing and infusing the three lower physical chakras with the overlight energy of our Father God, or masculine virtues and attributes using the mind or mental body. We will not deny that this is the most difficult task/test of all, but many of you have passed through what you might call "the
initiation of the mind," for a lack of a better term. However, it is an awesome task and fearful undertaking for those still stuck in the illusion of the lower dimensions where fear, hate, anger, violence and self-destructive tendencies are the norm. This is what is taking place in the world at this moment, and that is why we say this is the greatest
challenge you will ever face, both personally and collectively.
We have spoken much about the Lemurian Age, and over the years have only touched briefly on the Atlantean Age. Now it is time to give you some historical facts to help you understand what is taking place at this time. As most of you are aware, the Atlantean priests and priestesses used the great crystals of various sizes, colors and resonance to create wondrous things of material form. Their power source came from the great crystals, their healing modalities were based on the harmonizing frequencies of the crystals. They draw forth the wisdom and primal life force substance of
Creation via the crystals using Light, sound (toning) and with loving, pure intent, they held a perfect vision in their minds as to what they wished to create in the physical expression, and their visions magically took solid form. All were directly connected to their Higher Self, I AM Presence and the life-giving frequencies of our Father/Mother God. In the beginning, they knew only perfection and that is what they created.
There were also great sentient crystal obelisks that penetrated deep within the Earth and angled out in all directions beneath the great continent of Atlantis. There was a wondrous temple of the eternal Violet Flame where you went when each earthly incarnation was completed. You stepped into the blazing Violet Fire of Transmutation and were instantly transported to the appropriate realm in the higher dimensions. That is the way it was intended to be, not the often lingering, painful, fear-infused death process that most of humanity now faces.
Most of the giant crystals of the Atlantean era have lain semi-dormant, and the Eternal Violet Flame was not extinguished when the temple sank beneath the ocean waters, but was greatly diminished. It is not a myth, there are
great structures, temples and pyramids resting on the ocean floor in the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean, with the majority in the area of the Bahamas, Cuba and off the coast of Florida. All of the islands of the West Indies are remnants of Atlantis. Many of these islands sank during the final deluge over 12,000 years ago and then rose to the surface again over time. This is where the memories of that age are stored, both positive and negative, waiting to be transmuted and brought into balance. As a part of this process, the mighty Violet Flame of transformation is burning brightly at maximum strength once more within a protective sphere of Creator Light, and the great crystal sentinels have been activated again. One of the most powerful spires is in the area of what is known as Bimini (which has often
been spoken of in connection with Atlantis). From there the obelisks fan out pointing toward the southern tip of Florida in the United States, toward Bermuda, Cuba, South America and the Yucatan Peninsula (which was once a major Atlantean colony). The energies radiate out into the great ocean and are carried around the world via the Element of water, just as they are carried via the Element of air.
In these critical times, we ask you to join with us in bringing forth to the Earth a thought form of Creator Light so powerful that will surround the planet and will be made available for any who are willing to partake of this blessed gift. Any and all may participate, but the amount of this rarified Love/Light that you will be able to access and contain will depend on to what degree you have balanced and harmonized the energy centers within.
In unison with our Father/Mother God, we the angelic realm and all great Beings of this universe, created a wondrous Pyramid of Light within the Great Central Sun. We gathered within this great edifice and through our combined decrees of Love brought forth the greatest infusion of Creator Primal Light Force substance that could be utilized by the humanity of Earth. It was then sent forth down through the multi-dimensions to the highest plane of the fifth dimension and there it awaits you.
We invite you to join us in this rarified environment and to partake of this Divine gift at whatever level you are prepared for. Relax into a meditative state (using the Alpha master techniques or the Infinity Breath is a very effective tool to help you attain the appropriate level of harmony). Through your intent see yourself being lifted into this special pyramid, and go to the special chair that is awaiting you there. State in your own words that you are willing to be a Divine Emissary of Light and ask that you be filled with the appropriate amount of the precious elixir of Light/Life Force Energy that is available to you. Focusing on your heart center as you breathe deeply. Observe as a small brilliant diamond-shaped
Light slowly forms in the area of your heart; this is your DIAMOND CORE CELL OF PURE CREATOR LIGHT. As you continue to breathe deeply, watch as another diamond shape, just a little larger, forms around the core cell, and then another, and another, until a total of twelve diamond shapes, each a little larger, take shape within your body. The lower point rests on your root chakra, the two outer points are located at the heart center and extends the width of your body, and the upper point anchors at the crown chakra. As you continue to breathe, watch closely as the diamond shape
becomes three-dimensional; the diamond core cell stays deep within your heart center, but it is as if someone pulls the center from both the front and back, thereby making the diamond shape project out from the front and the back of your heart center.
Now sit quietly as you are filled with the Essence of the Creator. When you feel a completion, slowly bring yourself back to the reality of Earth, knowing that you are forever changed. All you have to do is stay centered in your heart and allow this Divine transfusion of Light to flow through you and out into the world. The more you share, the more will be given to you. However, we give you a caveat, beloveds: live with pure intent and monitor your thoughts, for your thought patterns will quickly come into manifestation. Now as never before, it is time to stay centered in the heart and focus on that which is of the highest order and for the greatest good. Rise above the swirling effluvia and stay centered in the diamond eye of God Light, thereby created a haven of peace and harmony. Come, join us often in this temple of universal love, we await you there.
I AM Archangel Michael.
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2003 GOOD NEWS!
BAHRAINI WOMEN GIVEN RIGHT TO VOTE
The tiny Islamic kingdom of Bahrain became the first Gulf Arab state to allow women to vote and run for national office. One hundred seventy candidates campaigned for the new parliament, eight of whom were women.
Women in Bahrain explain the feelings of triumph and hope they have as a result of this landmark vote.
A short blurb on the election includes a picture of a woman casting her vote.
WOMEN MAKING THEIR BODIES FIGURES OF SPEECH
West Marin women are serious enough about PEACE to spell it out. Wearing nothing but afternoon rain, 50 determined women lay down on Love Field near the Green Bridge Tuesday afternoon to literally embody PEACE and "show solidarity with the people of Iraq," said the organizers.
"Women from all ages and walks of life took off their clothes, not because they are exhibitionists but because they felt it was imperative to do so," the organizers added. "They wanted to unveil the truth about the horrors of war, to commune in their nudity with the vulnerability of Iraqi innocents, and to shock a seemingly indifferent Bush Administration into paying attention."
The coordinators, who came up with the idea only a day earlier, said that the coming together of this group on short notice was a testament to the seriousness with which the women view the threat of war with Iraq. "Remembering that tens of thousands of civilians have already died in Iraq as a result of US bombing and sanctions, these women are not convinced by Bush Administration fear mongering that one more person should die," organizers said. They hope the president and news media take notice. (Photo by Art Rogers Â©2002 Pt. Reyes)
WORLD BECOMING MORE FREE
The Freedom House Survey, which has been published as an annual report for 30 years, "is a comprehensive independent study of political evolution, evaluating countries according to their civil liberties, independent civil institutions and independent media, as well as their electoral politics." Despite repeated accusations of a link between Islam and extremism in the U.S. press, 2002's survey doesn't show any important link between religious affiliation to Islam and lack of freedom, and in fact demonstrates a gradual move towards democratization in many Islamic countries. As the Washington Post notes, according to the survey, "it seems that most of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims actually live under democratically elected governments." The survey also indicates that less free countries are more likely to export terrorists, indicating that focusing on developing a more "open" political climate in such countries will help decrease terrorism.
Since September 11 - The Internet Is Fueling the New Global Peace Movement
Internet gives peace a chance (source MoveOn.org)
The anti-war movement has been fuelled by counter-cultural online news services, making it very different from its Vietnam predecessor, writes Duncan Campbell Guardian (UK)
Wednesday September 26, 2001
Union Square in New York became over the last two weeks the unofficial shrine and assembly point for people who had lost friends or relatives and wanted to light a candle for them or to leave a message about them. Many of the messages were calls for peace so it was interesting to see that the CD on special offer in the neighbouring Barnes & Noble bookshop on the square was Songs From the Divided House. It is a special compilation album about the Vietnam war which includes both Country Joe McDonald's anti-war anthem, I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag and John Lennon's Give Peace A Chance as well as speeches from both of the presidents who prosecuted the war, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.
What is already clear is that the anti-war movement evolving out of the events of September 11 will be a very different one from that which gradually emerged to oppose the Vietnam war in the 60s and 70s. Time moves much more swiftly now and it was within hours of the terrible events that ad hoc groups from New Yorkers Say No to War to campus
movements had formed.
Key to this speed has been the internet, which, of course, did not exist in the 60s. Then, the anti-war troops were rallied through flyers, through the old "underground press" from the Berkeley Barb to the Village Voice, through the Pacifica network radio stations and by word of mouth.
Now, countless emails and counter-cultural online news services operate to channel the movement. People seeking alternative views have only to click on to commondreams.org, laweekly.com, thenation.com, alternet.org, accuracy.org, nowarcollective.com or humanrightsnow.org to be presented with an array of information and opinion that 30 years ago would have taken weeks to assemble and disseminate.
This week's anti-war march in Washington, which will take place at noon on Saturday, has been fuelled and publicised through the internet, on sites like iacentre.org, as much as by any other method, not least because there has not been much coverage in the mainstream media of its existence. There are other ways in which the new anti-war movement differs. While the anti-Vietnam campaigners included those who supported the North Vietnamese as well as those who just opposed the way the war was being waged, no one in the current anti-war movement supports the perpetrators of what took place on September 11.
And this week such performers as Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, the Pointer Sisters and Aerosmith have offered to perform for any US troops who find themselves stationed abroad in the coming weeks.
During the Vietnam war, such entertainment was undertaken by the conservative wing of the industry - most notably in the form of Bob Hope. In his recent collection of celebrity profiles, the writer John Lahr recalls that, towards the end of the war, the GIs in Vietnam were deeply unimpressed with Hope, even walking out of one of his shows and at one Long Binh concert holding up signs that read "Peace not Hope" and "The Vietnam War is a Bob Hope Joke".
They would rather have heard from Country Joe McDonald. Changed days indeed.
OZONE HOLE CLOSING (source MoveOn.org)
In September, the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization announced that the hole in the ozone is closing. It should fully recover by 2050 if current trends continue. At its peak, the hole was three times the size of Australia. A global ban on CFCs under the Montreal Protocol of the 1990's has helped reduce CFC usage to the point where their levels in the atmosphere have begun to fall. Scientists say that the closing of the hole demonstrates how well global environmental protocols work, which could help gain more support for the Kyoto Protocol.
This is a short interview with one of the Australian scientists who helped conduct the research on the ozone hole. You can either read the transcript or listen to it using Media Player.
World PEACE 2000 (Australia) supports... United Nations - International Day of Peace Vigil
Saturday 21 September 2002.
Click here for Australian event details or www.idpvigil.com
Buddhist Lama, a relentless promoter for Peace in the World has blessed World Peace 2000 International by accepting to be Spiritual Advisor to the International Advisory Board.
Buddhism was founded by Prince Siddharta, known as Lord Sakyamuni Buddha, 5th Century BC. The Goal of Buddhism is to realise enlightenment. This means no longer using our chatering, conditioned mind, judgement and wrong view, but rather wisdom, compassion, right understanding, joy and happiness.
Happines can only be achieved when one's suffering ceases. It is like health can only be achieved when one is healed from illness. Buddhism is non - sectarian. Is practiced to generate love, compassion and realise inner peace so then we can benefit others.
His Eminence Prince Ida Ratu Dewa Agung Sri Acarya Vajra Kumara Pandji Pandita of Buleleng is an incarnate Buddhist Meditation Master and Lineage Holder of the Authentic born into the Royal Family of Bali, Singaraja. Holder of the oldest Lineage in the world - the Buddhist Vajrayana Sakya tradition of Indonesia, the oldest lineage in the world.
King Pandji Sakti Vajrayana Buddhist Healing Centres are located in Melbourne Australia, Ireland, UK and USA.
H.R.H. Princess Marianne Vairocani Devi of Buleleng.
As Chairperson World Peace 2000 International, Women's Affairs, has honored us promising to encourage World Leaders to join our World Peace 2000 International efforts, and to create new beginnings for Families's Spiritual and Physical Freedom right around the world.
H.E. Prince I Gusti Made Hiswara of Lombok in accepting to Represent The Royal Balinese Families as Chairman of the Advisory Board of World Peace 2000 (Indonesia) is highlighting the importance of strengthening links of Peace in the Pacific Region and recreate links to Africa, Europe, USA and Asian countries.
As Founder of World Peace 2000 International on behalf of our International Advisory Board and World Peace 2000 Angels from around the world, we welcome our new Advisory Board Members, we are delighted by their acceptances and their offer to encourage World Leaders to join our Worthy and Humanitarian causes.
World Peace 2000 International ideals and goals, are strengthening, opening new influential Australian Peace links with Indonesia, UK, Ireland, Africa, Europe and USA, as well as to other Asian Countries as part of our 2000 - 2010 UNESCO commitment for a Global Movement for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence!
Australian initiative - "World Peace 2000 Angels" - Acts Locally - Joins people Globally!
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11 September 2001 - US World Trade Centre attack
16th September 2001 - PAN 47th Meditation Focus
25th August 2001 - Falun Dafa SOS Day Hunger Strike
18th - 24th August 2001 - (Chicago USA) International Conference for a Sustainable Energy Future
(Third Annual Nuclear Free Great Lakes Camp)
1st August 2001 - (Alaska) Spiritual Unity
Unity in Diversity Celebration - 28th July 2001(Australia)
Rally for Peace in Colombia - 22nd July 2001 (Australia)
SOS Global Walk (Falun Dafa) - 20th July 2001
Peace Concert in Manchester - 15th July 2001.(UK)
World Peace and Prayer Day - 21st June 2001
15 January 2001- (US) Bill Clinton declares holiday for the "Day of Peace"
Australians Affect Decision by Bill Clinton
Peace Flame Reaches Stonnington - 1st January 2000
One Day in Peace (News 2) - 1st January 2000
MP Signs Peace Proclamation! - 17th November 1999
Food Awareness - Assorted Articles
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