Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War

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Enough Blood Shed confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons and the belief that war is inevitable, with people powerless to change the system. It provides an alternative perspective based on solutions known to be successful because they have been used already.

The first part of the book describes the culture of violence that has led the world to this precipice of hopelessness, and then points to signs of hope that a different future is possible. It outlines the steps ...

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Overview

Enough Blood Shed confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons and the belief that war is inevitable, with people powerless to change the system. It provides an alternative perspective based on solutions known to be successful because they have been used already.

The first part of the book describes the culture of violence that has led the world to this precipice of hopelessness, and then points to signs of hope that a different future is possible. It outlines the steps being made to build a culture of peace, including the phenomenal power of civil society: the second superpower — or the conscience of society. Part Two then focuses on the solutions that are possible for all sectors of society:

for individuals, including women, children and youth for schools, educators, activist groups and religious organizations for the media, professionals, business and labor for cities, nations and the global community

Focusing on the power of ordinary people to make a difference and packed with effective nonviolent success stories — often in a setting of hate and provocation — the book provides guidance, inspiration, hope and empowerment that peace is not only possible, but can be fun along the way.

Mary-Wynne Ashford is Past President of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War which won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. She has been a leader in the international peace and disarmament movement for over 20 years. Guy Dauncey is a sustainability consultant and author of several previous books including Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865715271
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary-Wynne Ashford is a retired physician and Adjunct Professor in Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria. For over twenty years she has been a leader in the physicians' movement for peace and disarmament and currently leads an initiative of Physicians for Global Survival called Responsibility to Care: The Physicians' Call to End War. Guy Dauncey is an author, speaker and sustainability consultant. He co-chairs Prevent Cancer Now and is President of the BC Sustainable Energy Association. The founder of the Solutions Project, he coauthored Stormy Weather, Enough Blood Shed, Cancer and Building an Ark.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 What we're facing
1 Two superpowers : the United States and world public opinion 2
2 Two possible futures 4
3 What is at stake? 6
4 A world awash in armaments 8
5 Thirty thousand nuclear weapons 10
6 The roots of war 12
7 War as a disease 14
8 Empires and war 16
9 Corporations and war 18
10 Oil and war 20
11 Addressing terrorism 22
12 A culture of violence 24
13 The legacy of Gandhi 26
14 The power of nonviolence 28
15 Small signs of hope 30
16 Big signs of hope 32
17 The new ground rules 34
18 The women have come to stay 36
19 Getting the word past the roadblocks 38
20 Democracies up, dictators down 40
21 The world we want 42
22 Learning to stand 44
23 Transforming our thinking 46
24 Building a global movement 48
Pt. 2 101 solutions
Ten solutions for individuals
1 Be the change 52
2 Stand up : speak out : join with others 54
3 Turn up the volume 56
4 Break down stereotypes - meet the other 58
5 Speak for the voiceless 60
6 Resist war propaganda 62
7 Don't pay for war - invest in peace 64
8 Resist the oppressor 66
9 Raise caring, compassionate, thoughtful children 68
10 Pray, meditate, reconcile, and forgive 70
Ten solutions for women
11 Support women's values 72
12 Join activist women 74
13 Vote for women/run for office 76
14 Demand action on Security Council Resolution 1325 78
15 Resist militarism and foreign bases 80
16 Speak for the children 82
17 Learn nonviolent conflict resolution 84
18 Bear witness to atrocities 86
19 Reject the glorification of war and violence 88
20 Speak truth to power 90
Five solutions for children and youth
21 Learn and use nonviolent conflict resolution 92
22 Refuse to be an enemy 94
23 Stand up and speak out 96
24 Organize student action 98
25 Grab the media 100
Five solutions for schools and educators
26 Welcome diversity 102
27 Establish peaceful schools 104
28 Teach history for transformation 106
29 Teach to understand each other 108
30 Join the international campaign to ban landmines 110
Ten solutions for activists
31 Catch inspiration on the net 112
32 Support heroes and visionaries 114
33 Move the world - build successful international campaigns 116
34 Reclaim democracy 118
35 Be the wrench in the works 120
36 Walk the talk 122
37 Bring enemies to the table 124
38 Demonstrate the possible - intentional communities 126
39 Aim for the heart 128
40 Learn to attract good media 130
Five solutions for religious organizations
41 Seek God in every person 132
42 Become a track II diplomat 134
43 Lead by example 136
44 Teach nonviolent resistance and tolerance 138
45 Meditate, provide sanctuary, pray 140
Five solutions for media in conflict zones
46 Teach barefoot journalism 142
47 Support journalism for change 144
48 Learn and teach peace journalism 146
49 Counter hate propaganda 148
50 Tell a new story 150
Five solutions for groups with special expertise
51 Meet colleagues on the other side 152
52 Get the facts out 154
53 Support international law - hold leaders accountable 156
54 Say it with music 158
55 Give peace a dance 160
Five solutions for business and labor
56 Don't build the war machine 162
57 Support cooperatives 164
58 Support democracy movements 166
59 Don't pay for war 168
60 Stop the illegal money flow 170
Five solutions for cities
61 Take a stand 172
62 Become a city of peace 174
63 Become a partner city - adopt a town 176
64 Try something new 178
65 Join the mayors' campaign against nuclear weapons 180
Ten solutions for nations
66 Reduce the gap between rich and poor 182
67 Empower women 184
68 Reform the democratic process 186
69 Disarm civilians 188
70 Reduce military spending and get out of the arms trade 190
71 Hold leaders accountable to international law 192
72 Claim a great vision 194
73 Support independent media and public access to mainstream production 196
74 Establish a ministry of peace 198
75 Give the poor a break 200
Ten solutions for nations acting globally
76 Support international law and the UN 202
77 Reform the UN 204
78 Join the international criminal court 206
79 Work with civil society and the world court 208
80 Eliminate nuclear weapons 210
81 Eliminate chemical weapons 212
82 Strengthen the biological weapons convention 214
83 Oppose ballistic missile defense 216
84 End the paralysis of the conference on disarmament in Geneva 218
85 Expand nuclear-weapon-free zones 220
Ten solutions for nations in conflict
86 Act early 222
87 Prevent terrorist attacks 224
88 Take a new approach to terrorism 226
89 Deal with the grievances and injustices 228
90 End bombing and occupation 230
91 Declare zones of peace 232
92 End launch on warning 234
93 End war on public health 236
94 Protect children in war-affected areas 238
95 Comply with national and international law regarding prisoners 240
Five solutions for nations acting together
96 Be a bridge across a conflict 242
97 Adopt the Hague Agenda for Peace 244
98 Implement responsibility to protect 246
99 Remember your humanity 248
100 Establish a global emergency response force 250
One solution for all of us
101 Join the second superpower 252
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