On June 2nd Remember the Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation


“Every year in May, peace activists circulate Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation. But, Howe did not commemorate Mother’s Day in May . . . for 30 years Americans celebrated Mother’s Day for Peace on June 2nd…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: World Beyond War, Campaign Nonviolence, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Sierra County Prospect, Love in Action Network
Date: June 1,2016
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Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq

Nicolas Davies2

“USA Today revealed on April 19th that U.S. air forces have been operating under looser rules of engagement in Iraq and Syria since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians…”

Nicolas J S Davies
Published in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Antiwar
Date: April 27,May 2,2016
994 Words

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Pre-deciding About Violence

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“As loving parents who raised two children during the era of the Vietnam War, we were inspired by the work of child psychologist Haim Ginott who observed: “Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other. On the contrary, they breed and reinforce each other.”

We asked ourselves: Is it possible that spanking – smacking, some say – has a ripple effect into our community and inter-nationally? And so we challenged two rarely questioned, often-implemented axioms of our times:

Violence is a good way to get what you want.
You can end violence with violence.”

Author: Elizabeth Traubman, BA, MSW and Lionel Traubman, DDS, MSD
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2016/01/22/pre-deciding-about-violence/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/22/pre-deciding-about-violence/
Pace e Bene http://www.paceebene.org/2016/01/22/pre-deciding-about-violence/
Stanislaus Connections http://www.stanislausconnections.org/connections%20jan16.pdf

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