Sylvain Léger
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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a pacifist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Inflation, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom, Other
So what is it?
Plutôt que l'amour, la célébrité, la foi, l'argent, plutôt que la justice, donnez-moi la vérité.
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Greed is inevitable. In order to defeat it, we will need to join it.

Right now, our taxes go to pay subsidies for car and petroleum companies, and the earth-groping Monsanto prospers thanks to favorable legislations (not favorable to earth or human beings). We treat the ogres like if they were benefactors of this humanity.

At the same time, we neglect our food supplies and the well-being of our species.
IF we put enough emphasis on more positive investments, we will tip the scale.

(War? Greed and/or pride bring wars.)

I have to share my experience as a volunteer at "Project ECOSPHERE, Environmental Fair" Brome Edition (Quebec)

I spent two days surrounded by an impressive crowd of conscience-seeking and conscience-sharing individuals, conferences, recycled art and fashion ( !!!!! ), eco-building, ...

The attendance at the fair is growing incredibly every year, the organisation runs smoothly, BUT ALL THE MONTREAL MEDIAS WERE TALKING ABOUT in the preceeding days WAS THE 400TH QUEBEC CITY BIRTHDAY.

I was looking at Ecosphere's devoted organisers having to cope with a tight budget, and I wondered: Do the organizers of the year-long birthday party feel tight in their budget?

The world won't be saved by superheroes in nylons, it won't be saved by a grand singing performance. If it is saved, it will be thanks to a majority of us who will start thinking like the crowd of "ECOSPHERE, environmental fair"
They are the heroes I would like to hear more of on the news.

An individual can save the world, with enough help.
Can we change the world?
More about me
My favorite nick-names are: "Dompteur de hamac" (hamac-trainer) or "Philanthrope-utopiste" (the utopist-philanthropist).
I don't see myself as an activist, but I do try to act.

What is the translation for "artisan-récupérateur"?
I like to build walls with old french doors and wooden windows, and furniture with old wooden drawers (22 doors, 60 windows and 100 drawers in my Montreal loft, inside an old panties mill).

Right now I am fighting for my right to live here, since I was "encouraged" to leave. I learned on the way that a condo project is the real issue (50+ condos).

This old mill would deserve to be protected from greed, not only for it's historical value as a building:
This place also has a 30 years + history of creation, as it hosted the homes/workshops of many blooming artists. Danse, painting, sulpting, cinema, visual arts, theatre, animation, circus-artists/fire-jugglers/massotherapists multidisciplinairy artists, exotic wood dildo designer, ...

Most of these old mills, where artists and atisans thrive, have already been transformed in fac-simile condos. Our obsolete laws and regulations permit abuse on these residents who are not as well protected as the average rented appartment occupants. Up to 50% rent increases, dirty hallways, deficient everything, and we have to pay for our own door knob and every repair in our lofts.

So maybe I am an activist after all.
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At 6:03pm on May 1, 2009, bernard-guy Van Eecke said…

Salut Sylvain. Stp, est que tu parles français ?

Il existe un groupe pour cette langue. Il se trouve ici:
iPeace francophones.

Nous essayons de réunir les francophones du monde entier. Nous sommes déjà environ 300 membres, mais avec ta présence nous serions plus forts dans le chemin vers la Paix.

Dans notre groupe tu peux trouver de bons amis, solidaires, participatifs et toujours prêts à partager. Nous serions heureux de t’accueillir.

Merci de lire ce lien : FAQ – À propos de nos groupes Francophones où tu peuves trouver toutes sortes d’infos ,nous concernant. Tu es cordialement invité à te présenter et à nous faire partager tes idées.

Merci et amitié de Bernard-Guy du sud de la France

Hi Sylvain. Please, can you speak french?

There are a group for that language. It's here:
iPeace francophones.

We wants to meet all francophones over the world. At this moment we are around 300 members, but with your presence we will be stronger in the path to Peace.

In our group you can find good friends, people participatory and supportive, always willing to share. We will be glad if you join us.

Please read this link: FAQ – Frequent Answers Questions where you can find all kinds of info about us. You are cordially invited to present you and participate with your ideas.

Thanks and hugs from Bernard-Guy du sud de la France

At 8:11pm on April 17, 2009, silvana said…

yes...i'ts exactly what i was thinking looking at your pictures and reading your profile. we are lots and lots of people very similar all over the world. i see around me and trough the web.peaceful simple people doing ordinary/extraordinary things, looking for change,sharing the planet. this feeling of awareness grows more and more in my heart and i'm sure will spread very quickly in the next future.
you know:we are already sharing :you there....we here....

keep enjoying life!
At 6:24pm on April 17, 2009, silvana said…

hi! beautiful photos! i'd like to be with you in that river and those waterfalls!
i'm reading your profile:many things to share!
if you accept to become friends maybe we'll speak more!
lots of love
At 7:21am on April 14, 2009, Motorcycle Hippy Al said…

Hello Sylvain,

Welcome, and thanks for joining iPeace, it's great to have you on board with us! We hope you'll find your experience here valuable, enriching and effective.

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Make friends and enjoy their contribution. We are coming from over 170 countries and celebrating diversity.

The iPeace space is all about freedom of expression and mutual respect.

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