Posts Tagged ‘peace’
“Hey Ho” is the Dave Carter protest song taking on the war toy industry from the sweatshops where they are made, to backyard toy funerals with color guards. Sung here by his partner Tracy Grammer from her solo album, “Flower of Avalon”.
If you enjoy this song, please visit these websites to hear and purchase more. Tracy tours constantly and is a fixture at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and other East Coast venues. If you take the time to see her in concert I have no doubt you will be forever changed, like me.
If the US had withdrawn support for Israel at anytime in the last 40 years, Israel would have made peace.
But it is important to maintain the myth that America is the key to peace in the Middle East. All the resources behind the lobbies are tied in with Israeli aims, or maybe they are dictating Israeli aims. It is very much a dog and tail. The American supporters for Israel are indistinguishable from the Israeli right. Their interest in the Middle East is about controlling the oil flow.
If America is identified with an Israeli peace agreement, then there is cause for continuing the tight umbilical cord. Because really Condi Rice and Tony Blair are paper tigers. They are the figureheads to appear as if they are changing diplomatic relations. Their orders might originate in Jerusalem, or by the Lobbies in London or Washington.
Blair urges Obama to make Mideast peace a priority
LONDON (AFP) — The international community’s envoy on the Middle East peace process Tony Blair on Sunday urged US president-elect Barack Obama to make peace between Jews and Palestinians a priority. Source
It is curious that the following headline has a double meaning:
Carter: Obama will waste no time pursuing Middle East peace
Carter said Obama “will not wait for even a month after he is president to start working on the peace process Source
The point of this post is to see through the wasted energy of considering European or US support for a peace agreement as necessary. It will be provided on call. It is the Israelis and their International supporters that dictate if there will be peace or not.
The US administration can only look on as people make the peace.
China, Taiwan Agree on Direct Flights, Shipping, Mail (Update2)
By James Peng and Yu-huay Sun
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) — China and Taiwan will establish direct flights across the Taiwan Strait and agreed on shipping and postal links, following the highest-level talks between the two sides on the island in almost 60 years.
China and Taiwan will discuss financial ties in coming months, including allowing Taiwan banks to directly buy stakes in or units of banks and securities brokerages in China, Straits Exchange Foundation’s Vice Chairman Kao Koong-lian said today. Source
What would the Neocons say?
Christians and Muslims: resuming dialogue, thanks to the pope
Beirut (AsiaNews) – From November 4-6, 25 Catholic scholars and 25 Muslims will meet at the Vatican to study the possibilities for collaboration between the two largest religions in the world: 1.4 billion for the Muslims; 1.18 billion for the Catholics. The representatives of more than one third of the planet will meet on the theme of “Love of God and love of neighbor.” On the first day, they will address theological-spiritual themes; on the second day, they will turn to “Human dignity,” exploring issues related to human rights, religious freedom, religious respect, possibly alluding to the freedom to convert and change religions.
Iran takes on image of peacemaker:
Iran, Gulf states to boost cooperation
Gulf-Iran, Politics, 10/28/2008
Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said today that Iran and the Arab Gulf Arab states are determined to boost mutual ties as well as collective cooperation. In a meeting with visiting Secretary-General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Rahman al-Attiyah, Mottaki said that cooperation between Iran and neighboring countries of the Persian Gulf has had upward trend. Source
Even the UK has now offered support for cooperation with Russia, (an about face). This also has a bearing on the strength of NATO. Would NATO intervene against Russia if a NATO country were under threat?
Russia, EU to continue unofficial talks on pan-European security
28/10/2008 17:14 MOSCOW, October 28 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and the European Union have agreed to continue unofficial talks on a pan-European security treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
He said several rounds of talks on the treaty had already been held, but did not disclose any timeframe for any signing.
Russia’s top diplomat said the leaders of Russia and EU member countries would discuss Dmitry Medvedev’s initiative at an EU-Russia summit in Nice, scheduled for November 13-14.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said he expected a timetable for talks on a new EU-Russia partnership agreement would be drafted at the summit. Source
New York Jews Welcome Ahmadinejad. Rabbis Say Iran Seeks Peace, Respects Judaism – Calls for True Dialogue With Ahmadinejad
The Israelis are very very clever. But they lack the required pea sized brain to see they will lose their country in a war
The Israelis are very very clever. But …
They brutalise the helpless, and are shocked to see what the strong can do. Their lackeys in Jordan, the West Bank and Egypt, are nothing more than neutralised people, or bought out people.
Is Zionism good for the: