Amnesty Internationals campaign WOMEN UNDER FIRE

This campaign looks at ARMS CONTROL, in recognition of the fact that most of those affected by gun violence are women and children. In war, it is the women and children who are predominantly the victims. As the Amnesty International slogan says it is "THE HUMAN RIGHT THING TO DO". Amnesty have some fantastic promotional material which you can access via their website. You can get posters and other stuff to distribute at work, at school and elsewhere. It doesn't have to be that way! Be the change. Start today!

The Fundamentals of Our Political Culture or the Roots of Violence as The Control Mechanism.

Neurosis is a word to describe being what one is not in order to get what doesn't exist!

If love existed, the child would be what she or he is, for that is love; letting someone be what they are. Thus, nothing wildly traumatic need happen in order to produce neurosis. It can stem from forcing a child to punctuate every sentence with "please" and "thank you," to prove how refined the parents are. (Court protocol) It can also come from not allowing the child to complain when he is unhappy or to cry. (State Secrets Act) Parents may rush in to quell sobs because of their own anxiety. They may not permit anger — "nice girls don't throw tantrums; nice boys don't talk back" — to prove how respected the parents are; neurosis may also arise from making a child perform, such as asking him to recite poems at a party or solve abstract problems. Whatever form it takes, the child gets the idea of what is required of him quite soon. Perform, or else. (Work or else.) Be what they want, or else — no love, or what passes for love: approval, a smile, a wink (a job). Eventually the act comes to dominate the child's life, which is passed in performing rituals and mouthing incantations in the service of his parent/systems' requirements. And in forgetting the experiences that create the neurosis, we sentence ourselves to living in fear, to being the controller and the controlled.

Now where did you hear that before? 


here's some of my attempts to communuicate, to get involved

Campaign and Appeal to reform the Veto from the UN SC and the UN GA : A legal framework for change : only you can do it! here

a page of selected resources and ideas regarding peaceful technologies, plus a campaign to reform UN veto use. here