Archive | February, 2016

Jamie Joseph, environment activist and writer of Saving the Wild

26 Feb

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday

see

Jamie Joseph is a writer and environmental activist who grew up between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and moved to New Zealand in 2009. She is currently reporting from the frontline of Africa’s poaching crisis at savingthewild.comsavingthewild_thula_thula_rhinos__-2-670x220

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Michael Schumacher: Manager hopes driver will ‘one day be back with us’

25 Feb

Blood Year: David Kilcullen on the failures of the war on terror

22 Feb

“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you work, for, hope and dedicate to.”

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

David Kilcullen is one of the world’s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and military strategy. He was senior advisor to General David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008, when he helped to design and monitor the Iraq War coalition troop ‘Surge’. He was then appointed special advisor for counterinsurgency to U S Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice. Before this, he was chief strategist in the Counterterrorism Bureau of the US State Department, and he has also advised the UK and  Australian governments, NATO and the International Security Assistance Force. He is a former Australian Army officer and the author of three books.

His latest is called “Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror”.

click on

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/20160223

and

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/presenters/kathryn-ryan

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Exploiting Islamic religious divide (by Gwynne Dyer)

15 Feb

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

Last Thursday, there were 16 bomb blasts in Baghdad (72 people killed, 217 injured). On Friday, two big car bombs in Damascus killed 40 people and injured 150. Even for Iraq, where there are suicide bombs every week, that is impressive. For Syria, these were the first terrorist attacks after eight months of non-violent protests. In both cases, however, perfectly sane people suspect that the government itself was behind the attacks.

Dec 29, 2011

Read more

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10775665

and

http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

Looking back over four years it’s so sad to see how the situation in Syria could have gotten to the disaster it is today. And the world leaders did so little (effectively) in that time!

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

linking hands

– c

from

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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“Peace doesn’t mean the absence of conflict, but involves reaching across our differences to find a way to resolve conflict. And there are so many ways to do that now – whether you’re talking about conflict with your neighbours, within families, or internationally.”

15 Feb

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

“Peace doesn’t mean the absence of conflict, but involves reaching across our differences to find a way to resolve conflict. And there are so many ways to do that now – whether you’re talking about conflict with your neighbours, within families, or internationally.”

– the words of Alyn Ware, New Zealand peace campaigner

from

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/long-walk-to-freedom-long-road-to-peace/

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/tag/new-books/page/2/

and

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/long-march-walk-to-freedom-long-road-to-peace-3/

and another one…

“Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
– author unknown

from

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/peace-it-does-not-mean-to-be-in-a-place-where-there-is-no-noise-trouble-or-hard-work-it-means-to-be-in-the-midst-of-those-things-and-still-be-calm-in-your-heart/

and

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/peace-it-does-not-mean-to-be-in-a-place-where-there-is-no-noise-trouble-or-hard-work-it-means-to-be-in-the-midst-of-those-things-and-still-be-calm-in-your-heart/

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small…

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Jihadist ‘evils’ a product of our times

10 Feb

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

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An Opinion

Why do Islamist groups in particular seem so much more sadistic, even evil?

Geopolitical landscape in which Islamists operate offers clues to barbarism behind their assaults on West

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/22/islam-terror-morality-paris

Jihadist ‘evils’ a product of our times

see http://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20151123/281857232443604/TextView

and another point of view see http://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20151125/282037621073664/TextView

For another perspective by the same author (Juliet Moses) see

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11531684

PPS

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred.”

– Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India

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I’m for Peace!

10 Feb

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11531684

Some interesting points and I see this opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald by Juliet Moses generated quite a bit of debate!

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“Together, one mind, one life , one heart, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter tomorrow.”
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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“A writer’s dreams

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