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Creativity will save the world

One of the International League of Peace’s volunteers, psychologist Maryna Kozyletska, gave an expert opinion on our kid’s creative contest.

First of all, I’d like to say that such peace initiatives are extremely important in these challenging times. Politicians, press and “couch” experts only increase tension between people.  People begin to see enemies everywhere, but only a few can cope with this enmity. (more…)

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The King’s Power

Ability to inflame the crowd with a few words gives possibilities. The question is how these possibilities will be used: for own benefit or for benefit of others, for minor or major changes, for dissemination of ideas of violence or peace. One talented pastor in the United States used his possibilities to change the rules of the game for an entire race - for black people. He did...

Terrible drug

When man is unable to live in peace with itself, he starts seeking for some oblivion that often leads to addiction. Sometimes we meet people that are the victims of their own inability to change. They appear as drag addicts and alcoholics; they are submen seeking oblivion. Actually, those are only some individuals. But what happens when a whole country can’t find itself; when it feels...

United World of Nelson Mandela

Using laws for cementing inequality is foul but not rare trick of humans. Once in power, people often oppress their own kind not only by physical strength but also by the threat of violence in the form of laws. There are plenty of examples; all our history is replete with pseudo-legal norms that ruin the very essence of law - pursuance of justice. Dividing people according to racial,...

Gandhi and satyagraha

"I have nothing new to teach the world.

Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills"

 Mahatma Gandhi

 

Already during his lifetime representative of merchant caste Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was called Mahatma (great soul), Bapu (dad), and the creator of socio-political and religious-philosophical doctrine Gandhian. Gandhi disclaimed these...

Military gain as legalized grabbing

Fortune favors the daring... and forgives them a lot. Risk is highly valued in this cruel world, and during wars - even more so. Commanders often forgave their soldiers and officers outrages in the conquered territories. There is no point in pretending otherwise, these outrages have been largely material in nature. 

"All modern capitals are ill-gotten," Marx once wrote to Engels, and Honoré...

War: remember or forget?

Thousands of years ago people didn’t reminisce about wars, because wars were routine. The rulers were fighting for every foot of ground, and people were accustomed to weapon and death from their early childhood. There was no time to reminisce or cry, lives were too short but rich in the events. To come back alive from the war was enough.

Over the last...

World war and money

War is much worse than disease - people are not just afraid, they are weakened, cornered; they do not know whether it is curable, whether tomorrow brings any relief. If someone is seriously ill, he/she is ready to give a lot to recover. During war, people give all for the victory. Sometimes entire states are given away.

Wars involve enormous money. The report...

Partner, neighbor, but – brother?

The term “brotherly nations” should fall into oblivion as a Soviet-era holdover. It was good for the time when it was necessary to unite different countries into one Frankenstein, when no one thought much of its meaning, but should this phrase be used today?

“Brotherly nation” – what can this mean? Nation with common culture and roots, with family and working ties? There...