Tag: Abolition of War

Boat chase on the seas of Okinawa

Boat chase on the seas of Okinawa The blue seas of Okinawa I picked some sea shells at Henoko in Okinawa. Henoko is where the U.S. is relocating their military base against the wishes of 76.1% of Okinawans. I gave the sea shells as gifts to some of the Afghan Peace Volunteers to help them remember Okinawa’s story. The sea shells “Hold the sea shells just next to your ears. It is said that you can hear the waves and the stories from the shores of Okinawa,” I began, as I recounted my witness of the nonviolent efforts of ordinary Japanese to end the more than 70 years of U.S. military bases in their midst, including of Ohata being hurt by the Japanese police when he had locked arms with other Japanese in a peaceful sit-in protest at the gates of Henoko base. The waves, the stories Kitsu, an elder […]

‘The Human’ by Mike Worsman, A Million Smiles

The Human

Meet the Singaporean doctor who travelled to Afghanistan in search of peace and happiness.

Posted by A million smiles on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Thank you Mike Worsman of A Million Smiles for listening and caring, so needed by all of us to know one another, to recognize ourselves in every face. Thank you for capturing existence, to help us say, “#Enough!”

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire’s message for the launch of #Enough!

Mairead Maguire 2 Million Friends

FROM THE DARKNESS OF WAR, THE YOUTH OF AFGHANISTAN SHINE THE LIGHT OF PEACE! A great work to abolish war – Thanks for leading the way. The people of the world can unite their voices in saying very clearly and loudly, “No to war and the killing of our brothers and sisters.” And no to the destruction of their lands and livelihoods. We are the human family and we have one planet to live on and to share together. From where we live, we can each reject the bomb and the bullet and all the techniques of violence, respect our own lives and the lives of others, and build a world of equality, justice and peace. A non-killing, nonviolent world is possible. It starts in each of our hearts when we refuse to hate and refuse to kill. It starts when we forgive our enemies, start loving ourselves and one […]

#Enough! means Sharing

Afghan Street Kids Serve Labourers

By Dr Hakim 21st September 2015, the International Day of Peace Kabul, Afghanistan The outcome of the greed? We can face the ugly crises we have on our hands today by questioning why there’s such a huge socio-economic difference between the elite and most of us ( the so called 99% ), and an even greater difference between them and the most vulnerable people, like street kids, labourers, and people who live in war zones. Our greed has its toll. #Enough! is #Enough! is the feeling we all share. So, today, Zarghuna, 100 Borderfree Street Kids, some of whom she teaches, and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, tried to set aside those unpleasant human ways by sharing a meal with 100 Afghan labourers. Zarghuna stirring the frying pan of sliced carrots They divided the work of drawing up an invitation list of labourers, getting enough wood for the fire, sifting and […]