The Bertrand Russell-Albert Einstein Manifesto, 1955
- What is #Enough!?
- What is the aim of #Enough!?
- What is the core principle of #Enough!?
- What is the method of #Enough!?
- What are the mottos of #Enough!?
- What are the symbols of #Enough!?
- Who do we oppose?
- When, where and how was #Enough! launched?
- What do people who join the movement #Enough! actually do?
- Who is campaigning for #Enough!?
- How long will #Enough! last?
- Why abolish war?
- Can war be abolished?
- How to abolish war?
- When can we say that we have achieved the aim of #Enough!
- Who supports #Enough! financially?
- Where is #Enough!?
- Who should join #Enough!?
- The Agreements pdf download
Having had #Enough! global warming, inequalities and war, #Enough! is a people’s movement to build a critical mass of borderfree nonviolent relationships and alternatives for a Green, Equal and Nonviolent World Without War, a key goal being the abolition of war.
#Enough! GEN are current and future GENerations who nurture borderfree nonviolent relationships in communities to build Green, Equal and Nonviolent alternatives, including the abolition of war.
Nonviolence ( love )
“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” Martin Luther King Jr.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers want to be friends with all, to be happy, to love, be loved and to be free! They have had enough of war!
Inspiration has also come from Prof Noam Chomsky, who in a commencement speech at the American University of Beirut on June 14, 2013, said “The defenders of Taksim Square are at the forefront of a worldwide struggle to preserve the global commons from the ravages of that same wrecking ball – a struggle in which we must all take part, with dedication and resolve, if there is to be any hope for decent human survival in a world that has no borders. It is our common possession, to defend or to destroy.”
By generating a critical mass movement of borderfree nonviolent relationships in communities, #Enough! redirects resources fueling global warming, inequalities and war towards building Green, Equal and Nonviolent alternatives without war.
These communities of borderfree nonviolent relationships are called Borderfree Communities or #Enough! GEN Communities.
#Enough! GEN ( Green, Equal, Nonviolent )
#Enough! Global Warming, #Enough! Inequality, #Enough! War
Plant without fossil fuels, meet human needs without exploitation, and mediate without war.
Borderfree Blue Scarf
#Enough! T shirts/wristbands
The Borderfree Blue Scarves, #Enough! T shirts, #Enough! wristbands, or other sky blue symbols remind us that all human beings live under the same blue sky.
We oppose no human being and no part of Nature.
#Enough! is a positive, constructive effort to opt out of violent and unequal systems by adopting alternative ways of being, learning and living.
“We have to learn to think in a new way.” The Bertrand Russell-Albert Einstein Manifesto 1955
#Enough! was launched by the Afghan Peace Volunteers at a celebratory event in Kabul, Afghanistan, on the 21st of September 2015, the International Day of Peace.
It was appropriate that an effort to abolish war was launched from one of the global centres of war. At one point in the Afghan war, 50 countries were involved in the U.S./NATO coalition. After 14 years, the war is still ongoing and turning worse.
At the launch event in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers worked with 100 Borderfree Afghan Street Kids to cook and serve a meal to 100 Afghan labourers. This demonstrated a divestment of our energies and money away from war-making to meeting the basic needs of fellow human beings.
Following the launch, the Afghan Peace Volunteers are continuing their long-term work of building a world without war for the 100 street kids, through the Borderfree Street Kids School at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul.
As part of #Enough!, you can:
- Consider One Agreement : Consider signing ‘The People’s Agreement to Abolish War
- Find One Friend: Ask one other friend to form a local #Enough! GEN ( Green, Equal and Nonviolent ) Community. If you wish to, you can connect with the global #Enough! GEN Community by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do One Action: Say #Enough! Global Warming, Inequalities & War and happily join the human family in taking any *one action to build Green, Equal and Nonviolent alternatives. You can register your local solidarity action here: Solidarity Action
NB : The Afghan Peace Volunteers, like young people everywhere, are realizing that happiness and fulfilling, healthy relationships do not come from Facebook, electronic gadgets etc, but from doing small acts of service for fellow human beings. They want to live differently, not later but now, so they try to make daily choices to relate lovingly with others, using all creative, nonviolent methods other than the method of war.
The human family.
“We are speaking on this occasion, not as members of this or that nation, continent, or creed, but as human beings, members of the species Man, whose continued existence is in doubt.” The Russell-Einstein Manifesto 1955
The Afghan Peace Volunteers have initiated #Enough! as members of that human family. They are a grassroots group of ordinary, multi-ethnic Afghans who build nonviolent alternatives for a green and equal world without war. They volunteer in various peace-building and service programs at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul, nurturing nonviolent, egalitarian relationships with Nature and with the human family across all borders. Their work can be viewed at http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/
#Enough! is a long-term movement to build a critical mass of borderfree nonviolent relationships and alternatives for a Green, Equal and Nonviolent World Without War, a key goal being the abolition of war.
This movement will last forever, as every surviving generation will need to need to keep building green, equal and nonviolent alternatives and to keep abolishing, preventing and banning the use of war.
To save ourselves. War hurts us, and increases hate and anger. Abolishing war liberates human beings to be happy and to love and be loved by others.
War hasn’t worked. It doesn’t solve our root problems or meet our basic needs. ‘Terrorism’ has increased.
War costs us trillions of dollars. We lose our loved ones.
Wars risk spiraling into the destruction of the earth and humankind by nuclear weapons.
Yes! We have created the institution of war. We can dismantle it.
“Almost everybody who is politically conscious has strong feelings about one or more of these issues; we want you, if you can, to set aside such feelings and consider yourselves only as members of a biological species which has had a remarkable history, and whose disappearance none of us can desire.” The Russell-Einstein Manifesto 1955.
There isn’t a singular method to abolish war. We need everyone, and every creative, nonviolent method.
‘The People’s Agreement to Abolish War’ serves as only one of many catalysts and opportunities that will lead to the abolition of war. Every other opportunity should be seized.
The Agreement is not a petition, because we feel that we don’t need anyone’s permission to live without war.
#Enough! relies on nurturing a critical mass of nonviolent, egalitarian relationships with nature and all human beings. #Enough! also seeks to build alternative lifestyles based on living simply and sharing resources.
We also recognize that to abolish war, we need to resolve the inter-connected crises of global warming and socio-economic inequalities.
Each time a nonviolent, egalitarian relationship is formed with Nature and/or with a fellow human being, we can celebrate a small but significant achievement.
Each time we have adopted an alternative way of nonviolent living, in particular, listening and conversing with understanding instead of using weapons or the method of fighting, killing or war, we can celebrate a small but significant achievement.
We will reach a milestone achievement when a critical mass of people have agreed to abolish war from their daily lives. Then, very few will become soldiers or participate in the profitable business of war. These few will eventually, by their own accord, join the critical mass.
No money is given to anyone for participating in #Enough! All are volunteers.
Funds are raised to implement service projects for the local ‘green, equal and nonviolent worlds without war’.
Funds from governments or from groups with political or religious aims are declined.
Everywhere in the world, in small, local circles and communities of friends.
Everyone who hopes to build a green, equal and nonviolent world without war.
“There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal as human beings to human beings: Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.” The Bertrand Russell-Albert Einstein Manifesto 1955