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Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 21, 2011 at 9:50pm

Nobel Prize 4 Children;

The addition of children to Nobel; It will take a moment of your time but will impact for a lifetime; please send Emails to; info@nobel.se; to include NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; Imagine the great positive effect- to all World children-student-university-education- culture-innovation-education outlet-industry-media-etc.  & all humanity; let us all join to bring this beautiful concept to reality; CASA ( 9680  Member / 155 Country & growing ) www.casaart.org; Imagine a million child  from UR country or globally; 2 send  emails in one day ( they will be at Guinness World records; Please in any event U do try 2 have an internet corner 4 people 2 debate & send   emails 2 Nobel committee supporting the idea of - NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; http://www.facebook.com/search/?flt=1&q=CASA&o=65&s=50#...www.casaart.org

Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 21, 2011 at 9:50pm

THANK ALLAH GOD 4 ALL

dear friend my lady   I am honored 2 ,TK U 4 UR positive energy ,support , LOVE 2 ART , children ,humanity & CREATION ,

 CASA THE GLOBAL POSITIVE VISION & MISSION

let US Enhance, Tolerance, Cooperation, Understanding, Acceptance, World Peace ,Confidence ,,Recognition ,Human Rights ,Cultural Enrichment ,Positive Globalization - Love & Help the less fortunate - Love & Protect the Environment;

METHOD CASA is initiating six GLOBAL NEW concepts;

- ART OLYMPIC ( equivalent 2 Sport Olympic )

- NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN

- CASA GLOBAL GENIUS VILLAGE

- CASA ( care and share art ) GLOBAL TOURING EXH.

- CASA GLOBAL GOURMET VILLAGE

- CASA VILLAGE;

please inform the leaders of  UR country  , children; students; schools; academics; artists; museum; gallery; art outlets; sponsors; decision maker; celebrity; media; industry; etc.

it will benefit U , them , UR  country & the World
Comment by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương on February 4, 2010 at 10:33am
Comment by luisella valeri on July 30, 2009 at 4:51pm
374 ° HOURS OF SILENCE FOR PEACE

Italy, Genoa: In the square by 374 weeks .......

We are a group of men and women, belonging to or not to political groups
and pacifist organizations, 374 weeks that manifested on every Wednesday
steps of the Ducal Palace of Genoa (Italy).

In September 2001, when there was the attack on twin towers, and the U.S.
attacked Afghanistan under the pretext of hunting Bin Laden, tried a way
to express our dismay and our indignation.

We decided to take the 'quiet time', a modes of expression already
implemented several times in history: for example supported by
U.S. Suffragette and Black Women in Jerusalem.

The Ducal Palace, before which we then meet every Wednesday from 18 to 19,
is a place of particular significance, not only for our city. There held the
G8,at 2001 year, the assembly by the eight pre-powerful arrogate the right to decide the
fate of the planet, and which together with thousands of other / and we
helped to challenge.

When we started we thought no doubt that we would be left / and the streets
for eight years.

But certainly we could not stop our protest when Italy was directly involved
in military operations in Afghanistan when the U.S. attacked even Iraq (this
time under the guise of research of "weapons of mass destruction"), when
Italy also, and most faithful obedient U.S. ally, has agreed to be also involved
in that war.

We expressed our indignation at the false "peace missions" in which
the Italian army was involved, starting with the one in Lebanon,
where, to separate two contenders, was only an international force on
the territory of the attacked, and we have solidarity the nonviolent
struggle of the Burmese people, and we have continued to seek truth and
justice in the processes associated with the G8, we have declared all of
"subversive" when heavy accusation has been addressed by the judiciary to
those who protested against one of the G8 preparatory meetings in March 2000
in Naples.

Conscious of our limited resources, we have distributed to passersby
in these eight years well 142.200 flyers and spoke with everyone every
time we have had the opportunity

Neither the local nor the national ones have never shown to realize our
demands. But we believe that the war cannot solve any problems of humanity
but only serve to increase the profits of who builds and sells weapons,
to maintain an "international order" inhumane, to concentrate in few hands
control international economy.

For this reason we continue to see us every Wednesday, from 18 to 19, on
the steps of the ducal palace
- For an international policy of justice and peace, to prevent that 20%
of the inhabitants of the planet is hoarding 80% of resources
- For the conversion into civil war trades.
- For the reduction of military expenditure to the benefit of social.
- Against all wars, and for the withdrawal of Italian troops from all theaters of war.

Palazzo Ducale, floor about 1500 d.c.

Palazzo Ducale, face to De Ferrari'square, about 1500 d.c.

Palazzo Ducale, face to Matteotti's square, rebuild in 1777 d.c. after fire
Comment by luisella valeri on February 18, 2009 at 3:41pm
Dear Australia's friends, I'm so displeased for the big fire in a so large region in Australia with ded, destroyed houses, farms, nature and human tools.
Can we of i.Peace do something to help all you? Please, write to us, tell your history, the tragedy, put photos and please ask what you need.
I embrace all you
Luisella
Comment by Scott on January 8, 2009 at 2:11am
World March Press Release January, 07, 2009


Israeli and Palestinian pacifists are examples for the whole world.

Right now, thousands of young Israelis are on the streets demanding that their
Government halts the invasion of Gaza. Many have been imprisoned, just like
the conscientious objectors, soldiers or conscripts that refuse to cross the
border into Palestinian territory.
The Youth of Palestine are protesting not only against the Violence of Israel –
they are also demanding that Hamas halts its barrage of missiles on the people of Israel..
It’s not easy to raise one’s voice for Peace when violence has been
unleashed, nor is it easy to bear the aggression against ones own people
when one is on the receiving end of other people’s fear and anger.
The Palestinian and Israeli pacifists are an example for the whole world. It is
not their point of view that is published in the newspapers; it is not their
efforts that the press shows. We only see, through the mass media, the propaganda
and the counter propaganda of those who lead the various factions, justifying their actions.
The people of both Israel and Palestine are living in fear, and the Violent elements on both sides are capitalizing on this fear in their own self-interest.
We, World Without Wars Australia, denounce the Violence of the State of Israel and we similarly denounce the violence of the armed Palestinian groups.
Israeli and Palestinian organizations are united in their support of The World March for Peace and Non-Violence and the awakening of a new consciousness denouncing the scourge of war.
Right now, the invasion of Gaza by the Israeli army must cease immediately.
The people of Palestine must take on Non-Violent solutions to their situation more readily. A Palestinian State is necessary. It is the responsibility of the International community for ensuring this does happen.
We live in a ‘global village’ - we are all responsible for the betterment, the Humanisation of the people of the World.
Situations of Violence are becoming more common and increasingly more extreme. We need to change the ‘psychosocial atmosphere’ that we, the people of Earth, are immersed in.
This is the objective of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence
Our most important stand is that of total World Nuclear Disarmament. This is the first step in the reversal of the violent direction in which we are heading. The process of the elimination of violence will be difficult – there are no doubts to this – but unless we start now, the future certainly looks bleak for Humanity
The World March for Peace and Non-Violence is a global cause, in which all races will converge, all peoples, all cultures and all religions for the surpassing of the ‘suffering’ we all experience today. Israeli & Palestinian organizations & people have wholeheartedly taken on this cause - they can see the logic in a Non-Violent solution.


Scott Wilkie
World Without Wars Australia..
Comment by luisella valeri on December 31, 2008 at 6:56pm
2009: PEACE TO ALL! WE ARE ONE!

Comment by Paul RETI on December 31, 2008 at 6:23pm

Those here should, I think, be interested in indicating their support now for the JewishVOICES (NSW) Statement about Gaza = 31 December 2008.


One Palestinian friend who helped to craft the statement noted:

"The aim of this statement is to show that we are all appalled and saddened by the current escalation of the conflict and the bloodshed it inflicts on people on both sides. The statement seeks a middle ground which is the minimum accepted by some groups and the maximum expected by others."

Comment by Jean VIORA-PERRIN on December 31, 2008 at 12:01pm
Dear Paul,
I met in the " Baha'i Centre", in Nice, baha'is from Perth and Sydney . May be, you know them ?!.. Friendly and a beautiful 2009 to all the Australasians. Jean ( Nice, French Riviera, artist )
Comment by Cheryle Cottome on December 31, 2008 at 2:06am
This is Cheryle from Sydney Australia, I have signed up today and wanted to send my thanks and blessings for this beautiful space to connect with you all in peace and community.
 

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