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Johan Galtung and Dennis Kucinich discuss the proposal for a Department of Peace

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Comment by Linda Ohlson Graham on May 31, 2011 at 6:16am
Hello ... I-m thrilled to have come across this -Real News- video this morning ... .                                              TY Congressman Kucinich for your -very vital contribution- to Humanaity!                         Linda  Ohlson  Graham                         
      (writings page/ poems page)
CO Dept. of Peace Poet Laureate
CO District 2 co-ordinator: Mar. 2008-Mar. 2010:
      Campaign to establish a US Dept. of  Peace


Comment by Linda Ohlson Graham on May 31, 2011 at 5:56am
<i>Another</i> event featuring my -HOW to create WORLD PEACE and calm our Earth's weather patterns- -Poetry- -Writings- ... as well as the showing of a DVD I own titled -The Wake-UP Call   Anybody Listening?- with a discussion led by myself ... are planned for this summer of 2011 ... Details are on  the -Home- pages of and .... <b>ty                Linda  Ohlson  Graham     CO Dept. of Peace Poet Laureate</b>
Comment by Linda Ohlson Graham on July 24, 2010 at 5:34pm
A few events have just been planned -on Cape Cod- to share (God-s and) my poetry-writing (see and
Sept. 19th I-ve been invited to lead a UU Church service in Provincetown, MA.
The minister is leaving at the end of July. -Interim ministers- will fill in during Aug. The service committee and I talked about me taking a Sunday to share -poetry/writing-*. They felt it might be nice if it was one that had something to do with peace :
International Peace Day is Sept. 21st ...
so ... *-we- agreed on Sun. Sept. 19th.
I suggested the the new minister could talk for a few minutes re: peace during the -Sunday talk- which I-ll give.
Also ... a lovely gallery in Provincetown:
and has invited me to present an evening of my (and God-s) poetry/writing on Aug. 24th @ 7:30 ...
Linda Ohlson Graham
CO Dept. of Peace Poet Laureate
former CO CD2 co-ordinator Campaign to establish a Dept. of Peace
Comment by DoPeace Admin on July 24, 2010 at 12:57pm
Part 2 of this discussion has just been posted.
Comment by Joslin Roderick on July 24, 2010 at 12:15pm
Is there another video that they talk about at the end of this one?
Comment by Federico Hewson on July 23, 2010 at 6:28pm
This is great! Thanks and I'm glad now I know about 'The Real News'!
Comment by Frank Garciarubio on July 23, 2010 at 2:27pm
Can we, as "Industrialized", "Civilized", "Advanced" society accomplish Conflict - Resolution? or is War "inevitable" and resort to barbarian behaviors for the sake of massive profits and deaths. Or, as these questions simply inconvenient?
Comment by Ken Ewald on July 23, 2010 at 2:02pm
Perhaps so, and perhaps I do not know how to teach, but I've tried with my own children and some conservative friends without success.

I'll check out the blog and book.

Thanks for the info.
Comment by Ted Nunn on July 23, 2010 at 1:11pm
I agree with your observation about lack of empathy. But I don't believe it's evolutionary - I believe it can be taught. I read something recently in "Switch - How to Change Things When Change is Hard" a study that looks at fixed mindsets vs. growth mindsets. The way some people are interacted with when they are young and finding their way in the world determines what kind of mindset they will develop. I recommend the book, but this blog has a nice summary.
Comment by Ken Ewald on July 23, 2010 at 12:58pm
War mongers do not seem to have much empathy towards others. They seem to be stuck in their primitive ways while others of us have evolved to become more empathetic. Could this difference in views about violence vs. peace building be an evolutionary issue?

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