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A dark day for the UK – and for Europe

Let’s start with a quick time-line: This table of contents comes from Wikipedia on ‘Events of the 20th century’. It’s war, war and more war. It’s violence and discord. Interestingly, the European Union doesn’t feature on this list. So let’s … Continue reading

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A Media Frenzy on Extremism – does this help to generate more violence?

The last few weeks have been quite bad from the point of view of the avid reader of /listener to news who is also a pacifist. The question keeps coming up: what is to be done in the face of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Violence Containment

I have written before on the work of the Institute for Economics and Peace, an organisation that researches both the costs and benefits of peace for different countries and their economies. It publishes the Global Peace Index every year. It … Continue reading

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Syria – how did your elected representative do?

Waking up to the news of the UK House of Commons having defeated the government in its attempt to get parliamentary sanctions for military action in Syria, I was wondering how my representative did in this. Did she speak? Did … Continue reading

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Europe is the most peaceful region, with 13 of the top 20 most peaceful countries

This is the headline in today’s Vision of Humanity e-newsletter. How wonderful. But what does it mean? Or what should it mean to us? On the face of it, I’m not surprised by this. Europe is a region that is … Continue reading

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