Archived articles from 2003

 

War: A Crime Against Humanity

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

The time has come for the world community to recognise that war, rather than an instrument for the elimination of terrorists and aggressors, is a crime against humanity.

 

Waging Peace

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

"Never before in the history of the world has there been a global, visible, public, viable, open dialogue and conversation about the very legitimacy of war."

 

Japanese Nobel' Peace Prize for Scilla Elworthy

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

Scilla Elworthy has become the first British recipient of the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group on nuclear disarmament and non-violent resolutions to conflict

 

Running on Recycled

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

Next time you pop out for some chips, you might like to ask if they have any old oil. Members of the Bio-Power Network are doing just that ñ recycling old vegetable oil to fuel vehicles. It is probably the cheapest fuel available.

 

Turning a New Leaf

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

Judith Davis, Ailsa Moore and Gill Stribley took to the streets of Woking to encourage people to take a leaf out of their book.

 

Local Woodland Network

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

In 1989, a small group of people in the Wirral were determined to raise enough money to buy their local wood. The group approached the Woodland Trust and so began one of the Trust's first local fundraising campaigns. Today Storeton Woods is a tranquil spot, a haven for wildlife in an increasingly built-up area rescued from severe erosion caused...

 

Recycling in China

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

The people in China are very eager to recycle plastic bottles

 

Straw Bale for the Bedouin

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

Bustan means grove' in both Hebrew and Arabic and it is the title of a grassroots partnership addressing the plight of indigenous and marginalised people in Israel/Palestine. Bustan's coalition of NGOs are inviting people of all traditions such as appropriate technology engineers, green builders, artists, environmental lawyers, medical practitioners, peace educators and writers to join them in the Holy...

 

World Social Forum is Going Local

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

A global opinion poll released at the start of this year's World Social Forum showed that most people want a global agenda based on social values and not economic values.

 

Pensions Could Fund Local Hospitals

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

A new People's Pension Fund' is the way out of the potentially disastrous pensions crisis that is plaguing Britain today. It would mean linking all pensions with local investments in public services.

 

Worldwide Democracy Network

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

A Worldwide Democracy Network has been set up to explore new approaches to democracy. "The current situation illustrates, in the most graphic way, the disconnection between our political systems and ordinary people," says co-founder John Jopling, who has just completed a Schumacher Briefing with Roy Madron entitled Gaian Democracies ñ Redefining Globalisation and People Power.

 

Golden Lane Housing

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

An estimated 29,000 people with a severe or profound learning disability live in the family home supported by a parent aged 70 or over. Many are capable of living independently but finding a home is difficult.

 

Save and Give

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

Positive News is delighted to team up with ethical savings and investment banking pioneers, Triodos Bank. We are offering readers the opportunity to both save with a bank whose values we share, and to directly support Positive News.

 

The World Future Council

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

The Initiative for a World Future Council proposes creating a global voice to speak up for our common values as world citizens caring for humanity, the planet and the future. It aims to draw attention to our responsibilities as guardians of future generations and life on earth.

 

Local Alchemy Unlocking the Potential of Local People

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

Hidden away in neighbourhoods all over the country are people with the dreams and potential to grow their own businesses to meet local needs.

 

Call For Unbiased GM Debate

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

A wide group of organisations representing consumer and environmental interests is calling for greater public debate on GM crops.

 

Ed Mayo Moves On

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

New Economics Foundation's Executive Director, Ed Mayo, has announced that he will leave in May to take up the post of director at the National Consumer Council.

 

Schumacher Celebrations

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

The Schumacher Society celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with lectures and events in Bristol, London, Hereford, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

 

The Hatmaker's Son

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

With the United Nations and rumblings of war at the forefront of recent headlines, Douglas Gillies' Prophet: The Hatmaker's Son is a timely, inspiring story about Robert Muller. Gillies' riveting biography is a must-read for all who think that war is a reasonable option to settle disputes, as well as for all who wish for a world at peace

 

Reaching Out to Our Readers

 
 

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28 Feb 2003

 

We recently asked our subscribers for their thoughts about Positive News and were overwhelmed by the response. So many of you think that it is really important to have positive stories to counteract the negativity that so often pervades the mainstream media. Lots of readers talked of feeling inspired and connected to the wider network