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Repurpose 11 November

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TomH
“The origins of Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, were all about ending war, marking the signing of a ceasefire to begin to halt the destruction of World War I. That signing occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. Since the vast majority of war dead in World War I were military, it was inaugurated as a commemoration of their service and sacrifice.”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/category/guest-columnists/tomhastings/
Eureka Spring News http://eurekaspringsnews.com/?cat=30
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/repurpose_11_november/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/11/10/repurpose-11-november/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/33616-repurpose-november-11-from-a-war-loving-day-to-a-peace-loving-day
Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/11/10/tom-hastings-time-repurpose-november/75513880/
Pagosa Daily Post http://pagosadailypost.com/2015/11/11/opinion-reinventing-november-11/
Date: November 10,11,12,18,2015

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Four Steps Toward Ending Gun Violence

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TomH
“In my field of Peace and Conflict Transformation, we analyze the outbreak of destructive conflict as requiring three levels of causation. If any of the three are missing, the conflict will not turn destructive.

First, there are a few necessary conditions without which a conflict cannot become destructive. These necessary conditions are primarily that the means to destroy are available and that a conflict party is willing and able to employ them.”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Nation of Change http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/06/29/four-steps-toward-ending-gun-violence/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/06/23/four-steps-toward-ending-gun-violence/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/28/four-steps-toward-ending-gun-violence/
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/24/ending-gun-violence/
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/06/these-four-steps-could-help-end-gun-violence/?utm_source=June+29%2C+2015+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/06/23/insane-massacres-62415/
Floyd County Times http://floydcountytimes.com/opinion/368/four-steps-toward-ending-gun-violence
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/four_steps_toward_ending_gun_violence/
New Berry Observer http://newberryobserver.com/opinion/498/four-steps-toward-ending-gun-violence
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/24/ending-gun-violence/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/28/four-steps-toward-ending-gun-violence/
Date: June 23,24,25,28,29,30,2015

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