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Waging peace is much more than ending war | Aeon Essays
"Peace lacks this analysable ‘thing-ness’: it seems like a non-event, a null set. Characterisations of peace and peaceful societies — from the Eden of the Bible to the ‘radiant future’ of Lenin — look dull and flat, or else gauzy and kitsch. As a child, I would leaf through the Children’s Illustrated Bible in the dentist’s waiting room. Religious peace looks like the beatific expressions of light-skinned people gazing heavenwards in the Eden of those illustrations. Perhaps a lamb sits there, too, legs folded, under a tree. Peace is bland and blonde, fundamentally lacking the dark ring of truth."
aeon.co  essay  peace  war  margaret_paxson  violence  crime  activism  action  anthropology  memory  religion  karl_marx  thought  writing  philosophy  france  refugee  immigration  humanity  2012  2010s 
may 2017 by cluebucket
sick part of a sick thing, here is something i think people don’t understand,...
"real nazis have this unfortunate, terrifying habit of continuing to be nazis."
...
"no, we weren’t born bloodthirsty, just salivating at the chance to kick a nazi in the balls. we got driven here reluctantly, by history, to a place where violence in our defense can make us weep with gratitude. you drove us here."
priorwaltering  tumblr  nazi  jewish  violence  defense  2017  2010s  fight  threat  hate  writing  philosophy  peace  tolerance  debate  fear 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign
"Research by a team at Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose"
yahoo.com  news  japan  identity  privacy  theft  crime  peace  finger  gesture  fingerprint  technology  research  digital  copy  2016  2010s  from twitter_favs
january 2017 by cluebucket
How Flipping The Script Helped Keep Young Muslims From Joining ISIS : Shots - Health News : NPR
"Danish police officers took a different approach: They made it clear to citizens of Denmark who had traveled to Syria that they were welcome to come home, and that when they did, they would receive help with going back to school, finding an apartment, meeting with a psychiatrist or a mentor, or whatever they needed to fully integrate back into society.

"Their program came to be known as the 'Aarhus model.' It's been called the 'hug a terrorist' model in the media, but this description never sits well with the cops. They see themselves as making an entirely practical decision designed to keep their city safe."
npr  2016  2010s  isis  denmark  hanna_rosin  2012  invisibilia  podcast  aarhus  crime  help  mental_health  safety  society  europe  syria  terror  psychology  violence  strategy  peace  somalia  islam  radical  immigration  police 
august 2016 by cluebucket
The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan - The Daily Beast
"The current cult’s goals: gut Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution, end sexual equality, get rid of foreigners, void pesky “human rights” laws, and return Japan to its Imperial Glory."
politics  japan  politician  cult  corruption  power  creepy  religion  thedailybeast.com  2016  2010s  election  shinzo_abe  jake_adelstein  mari_yamamoto  nippon_kaigi  conservative  shinto  tadae_takubo  1990s  1970s  seicho_no_ie  日本会議  生長の家  1947  1940s  nobusuke_kishi  government  constitution  peace  war  right-wing  rights  yamato 
july 2016 by cluebucket
Over 700 people file suits over Japan’s new security laws | The Japan Times
"The legislation, allowing Japan to use force to defend the United States and other allies if they came under attack, even if Japan itself is not attacked, followed the Abe Cabinet’s reinterpretation of the Constitution in July 2014 as allowing the country to exercise the right to collective self-defense.

"Several individuals have brought legal action against the government, seeking that the laws be scrapped or declared unconstitutional, but have seen their cases dismissed before reaching deliberation.
...
"Article 9 states Japan forever renounces war and will not maintain armed forces as a means of settling international disputes.

"The group is also seeking monetary damages for the infringement of the plaintiffs’ right to live in peace, claiming that the potential for SDF deployments to lead to civilians being caught up in war or terror attacks is causing them to live in fear."
japantimes.co.jp  japan  lawsuit  security  law  legal  news  tokyo  fukushima  JSDF  2014  2010s  2016  military  constitution  self-defense  wwII  war  peace  fear  siberia  citizen  shinzō_abe  安倍晋三 
may 2016 by cluebucket
Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata"
'Things Desired'

"You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here"
max_ehrmann  desiderata  poem  poetry  1927  1920s  1950s  1960s  1970s  life  love  optimism  guide  advice  peace  god  baltimore 
november 2015 by cluebucket
#22 - What Happens When You Tell The Whole Internet Your Password - On The Media
So the moment that defines the movie actually is there’s where Robin Williams is teaching English as a second language to a group of people. He’s talking to an elderly man, and he’s saying to this elderly man “I’m attacking you! I have a spoon and I’m attacking you with my spoon! What do you do?”

So he says, “I’m sitting here. I do nothing.”

And Robin Williams says, “Well I’m coming after you, I’ve got my spoon, I’m going for you, I’m about to kill you!” and the man said something like, “Then I am dying.”

What he’s saying is “I subscribe to peace. So if you truly have the incivility to attack me to the point of death, then what I’m doing is, I’m dying." Real bravery is staying to committed to your principles even if it means your own death. That’s quite extreme. I’m not sure that I’m that far along, but I understand the theory.
tldr  alex_goldman  y._woodman_brown  onthemedia.org  audio  news  password  internet  security  bravery  transparency  hack  peace  via:cosmic  washingtonpost 
april 2014 by cluebucket
OKWONGA.COM » Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel.
"You will try to make out that apartheid was some horrid spontaneous historical aberration, and not the logical culmination of centuries of imperial arrogance."
okwonga.com  nelson_mandela  death  obituary  revisionist  history  minstrel  peace  apartheid  reduction  activism  activist  south_africa  imperialism  colonialism  discrimination  race  writing  politics  human  takedown 
december 2013 by cluebucket
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths - Max Fisher - The Atlantic
"[E]ven the police did not carry firearms themselves until, in 1946, the American occupation authority ordered them to. Now, Japanese police receive more hours of training than their American counterparts, are forbidden from carrying off-duty, and invest hours in studying martial arts in part because they "are expected to use [firearms] in only the rarest of circumstances," according to Kopel."
theatlantic  2012  article  gun  gun_control  weapon  japan  america  comparison  history  ban  law  police  crime  privacy  peace  max_fisher  firearm  homicide  murder  death 
july 2012 by cluebucket
Nobel Winner Gbowee: Where Are the Angry American Women? - The Daily Beast
via Anna: "Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee drew cheers at the Women in the World summit Friday morning, telling the crowd, “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry.”
leymah_gbowee  peace  protest  women  demonstration  thedailybeast  abigail_pesta  liberia  war  rights  strike  ellen_johnson_sirleaf  nobel_prize  interview  video  summit  women_in_the_world  2012  2010s  21st_century 
march 2012 by cluebucket

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