Thank you for your comment, and for joining this group. The leaders of your country were likely put under great pressure from the U.S. to join in support of the Occupation of Iraq.
Our efforts to stop the Occupation of Iraq, and to cease the escalation of intervention in Afghanistan will have to continue well after the U.S. election.
Thank you for inviting me to the group. Us danes used to be a very peacefull nation (- well, I am not talking about the vikings). But this has changed since Iraq. The danish gouverment decided jo join the war, and for the first time start a war together with the americans. Furthermore it was decided on a very small democratic base, and the other parties was against the war. I was partipitating in a demonstion against that step before the war. And I will like to keep fighting, so I am glad to join this group.
Liz! Thanks for joining!
Hi everyone! My name is Liz and I live in New Mexico. Thanks for the invite, Erin! I am especially happy to have received it this weekend when we Americans remember those who have lost their lives in the name of war.
I dream of Peace; I work to make it a reality.
Hi Jerry, glad you're here.
Our kids get to a certain age and they do what they're going to do, which may or may not be what we envisioned for them.
Many veterans return as peace activists and perhaps your son will be in that category.
Thanks for joining.
No politician from either party is going to end this war.
It's up to us to do it. When enough of us resolve to roll up our sleeves and do the hard work and organization that is required, we can end it. I think that America is mesmerized by this presidential election circus, thinking that it is going to bring about some sort of resolution. It's not. The Democrat led congress just funded the war 6 months into the next president's term. It's time for the ordinary citizens in this country to take matters into their own hands.
What can I say. I'm an artist that has been against every war in my lifetime. I'm also against the ones before I was born and the ones that will come after I'm dead!
I'm a veteran of a thousand peace marches and in the cruelest twist my oldest son decided to become an officer in the US navy. He just returned from a tour in the gulf. I now have that much more reason to be against this war, even though I was already against it before the first boot hit the ground...
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer
Great to have you! We look forward to your posts.
I want to thank Erin for the invitation and warm welcome into this group! Thank you - very, very much!
Thank you Erin, for inviting me.
I am South African, now living in Portugal. I grew up under the apartheid regime, which gave me a passionate belief in justice and peace.
Right now I'm focused on China and the Olympic Games.
I am deeply concerned about the situation in Tibet, and in Burma, and am doing all I can for the Save Darfur campaign.
My other overriding concern is to see the end of the evil dictator Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, and to hope that that poor battered country can return to peace and stability.
I know there are many other important causes, but these are the ones I'm concentrating on at present.
I will read posts first before I jump into any threads, happy to meet all of you.
Welcome Candice... yes, it is wild!
I used to think peace meant end of war. I worked toward that goal long ago, and still do. But I now work as well toward a peace that can truly manifest, because it's based on individuals. Personal peace, with or without war. Simple, real.
Glad to have found this group and thanks to who invited me. I forgot!
Read blog on my profile page if you want, called "Hippies, Freaks and Making Peace" about my own little life story. One question they ask here on our profiles is "say something about you that is wild" (something like that). For me only one answer: Being Alive. What is wilder than this?!
Hi, my name is Elizabeth and i am from Ireland. I am a yogi, pagan, bohemian, hippy type (a bit of a spiritual/political patchwork quilt) Thought it was about time i made my presence known cos' i am not usuallly so backward. Obviously Ireland has had an uphill struggle where peace is concerned but in recent years I think we have proven that it is far from impossible which is why i respect optimism so much. Too many people behave as though the world is beyond repair! I dont believe that and judging by your group I am not alone.
And thank you for sharing your beautiful poem.
I am Hippie Niecey. I just became a member of this group, and I live in Batavia, New York. I am very much for peace, love and unity and all of that. I am a child of the 60's and consider myself to be a Hippie. I love all of the styles and trends of that era. It means alot to belong to a group like this. I have looked for this kind of group for some time. Thanks for having me!
Greetings Mona and Lori! Welcome!
Please feel free to post your thoughts and ideas, and to share interesting stories or articles from your part of the world.
Hi Erin and everyone, Erin thank you for inviting me, I am an artist and a lightworker. I believe we have to somehow survive one more year of dangerous, destructive, even criminal leadership in the US-hopefully without another war. Anything I can do to help, from signing petitions to group meditations. to spreading the word to friends and family is what I do. My hope is that it does make a difference.
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Peace to the world!
Please post what you choose to post. We can handle it, I am sure.
Glad to have you here.
Ok Erin, I made it. I promise to be real nice and sound level headed...... Yea right. To all else, Erin noticed a comment I made in Voice for Peace and thought I needed to join here as well. Thanks again Erin! Did you share that comment with those here? You should have... I'll check tomorrow and if it hasn't shown up yet, I'll go fetch it. Getting late, must sleep .....zzzzzzzzz
Glad you joined, Dan.
Gore and RFK, Jr! Fantastic!
My gratitude to Erin for inviting me to the Peace Activists Center. It is an honor to be a member and in association with all of you.
I am a male, 62 year old Narbarian "wannabe" that lives peacefully and becomes "active" occasionally in the American political scene, reaching out to "kindred Spirits" and signing petitions here at Care 2. This is called "working within" the Mother Culture, as opposed to "working without", where I concentrate on building a New and Better Culture for Humanity and Mother Earth outside of, or on the edge of, mainstream society.
Currently, "working within" I am trying to influence the formation of the Third Party Coalition. In an effort to keep the platform simple and agreeable, the goal for the Third Party Coalition is merely to run Al Gore and RFK Jr for the presidency and vice-presidency in 2008. The idea being to deny victory to the corrupt Democrat/Republican Two Party Axis that has such a powerful grip on the lives of We The People of America.
This is an experiment that seeks to find out how ready We The People are to assume responsibility for their nation's government. Technology has brought us to where we can be the captains of our national destiny through active study and consideration of the issues of Our Land and then Voting Our Will for its benefit.
In order to help determine Our readiness, I have sent an invitation to 49 Third Parties of America, to form a coalition that will run Al Gore and RFK Jr. After two weeks from the initial sending, I have only received a reply from two parties. They are the Pot Party and the American Reform Party. Both have indicated support for the coalition idea.
I will come here as often as i can to read and learn from all of you. The wish of a beautiful day to all of you. Thank you again Erin.
Respectfully, DAN 1
Gail and Maria, welcome!
Thanks for the invite. I'm very happy to be here with you all.
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Thank you for the invitation, Erin.
Glad you joined us!
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I'm glad to be here!
Greetings for all !
Hey and welcome, everyone . Sorry I haven't been much of a co-host lately . Hope you find the group informative , helpful and that it does , as I personally believe , do justice to John's memory .
Glad to have you here Denise! (Nice work on the animation too!)
I want to thank you Erin, for the invite into this great group. I joined care2 in 1996 or 97, but being so new to the computer world, I had no idea of everything that was actually here. So I lost interest and got into other things like hosting game tournaments and creating animations.
My other names are "WordWitch" and "WenchyWytch", and many call me "Witchypoo", (which is what I sign my work with).
I am looking forward to working as a group to get things done! If my health was better, I would be one of those people out there marching, but if I can do what I can from my computer and make a difference... then so be it.
Our world is in a big pickle, right now. So let's get busy!
Peace and Freedom,
I am committed in several forums, mostly of the spiritual nature, but hope to be able to spend more time here.
Peace and Love is the only way we are going to get out of this mess!
Bless you All.
Live well, Laugh often, Love much,
JOHN LENNON HuH?? He's all around,in and upon us.
Can't U hear Him smile?
No one else my age cares about this kind of stuff, except for a few of my friends and myself.
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Thanks for the invite Erin.
I was around when our late John asked us to "Imagine" and "Give Peace a Chance"
All I seem to have read about this week is kids gunning down other kids, people being killed for standing up for themselves and troops who have lost their limbs as a result of an idiots paranoia being given less respect and care than a typist who strained her finger
Hope George and Tony sleep well at night - and John we need you more than ever
Nicholas and Laura, it is so nice to have you both here!
Welcome to all our new members!
I'm Nicholas from NC. Thanks for the invite Erin. Let Peace ring in the streets.
Peace & love
Thank you, Erin, for inviting me to this group. You, Archie, and others like you, many of whom I see are members here, have reawakened my faith in mankind. I cannot thank you all enough.
I was not yet born when John Lennon shared his wisdom with the world, but his message was so strong that it became his legacy. When I was young, and nieve, every time I heard his music, I felt that everything was going to be ok. How could they not be, with people like him around? But time, and the lessons of life and school, eventually led me to give up on the dream of peace. So, like many others, I rode on the bandwagon of life for many years, seeing the dream of peace as just that, nothing but a dream. But always his words have brought tears to my eyes, and kept the hope fluttering in my heart of hearts.
Now I know that peace has not failed. We have failed peace. And I know why. Now, it is the Star Spangled Banner that makes me cry.
I cannot go on playing the game, knowing what the future holds for our children if we do not change our perceptions. Knowing the role my country has played in the corruption of society around the world. Our country, my homeland. Some can cling to roots in other countries, giving them a margin of escapability, of comfort. I am a Native American. This is my only country, my only home, my reponsibility, my shame.
My dearest hope, and greatest drive right now, is to put Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich in the White house to lead our country, and the world by their example, so society can begin to change it's perceptions, it's path, and what the people see as possible. They have rekindled my hope for peace.
They may say we are dreamers, but it is just another label, used to dismiss us. Here, we see that we are not alone. Here, you have gathered the tools, and the wisdom we need. Together, we will make Mr. Lennon's vision of peace a reality.
Thank you, Anna, for joining!
And thanks to Erin for the invite!
Kathleen, glad your're here...!!
Erin, thanks so much for the invite! Happy to join all the folks here who can "Imagine"....
"Peace within, Peace with others, Peace in the world"
Thank you for the invite, Erin! It's great to be a part of not only a group honoring a man of such wisdom & out-spoken beliefs, but a group also imagining there WILL be a day....where PEACE will prevail.
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Nice to meet you!
Welcome new members! Glad you joined us!
Please introduce yourself, and free to post your thoughts and comments!
Glad your're on board!
Feel free to post your comments, ideas and thoughts!
Many of you on this thread have already said so well exactly how I feel there is little else for me to add at this point other than I am one more person here standing with you.
I'm proud to be a part of this group. Thanks for the invite Erin.
Great website. I just signed both petitions.
And thanks for joining us!
And thanks for bringing John Lennon back into focus. The intent of this group is to carry on John's vision for peace and to confront the problems facing our world today the way he would, with words, with music, and with action. And with love...
John Lennon did a lot more than just talk about peace and sing about peace. He was an activist. He lived for peace and he worked for peace and that's why he was monitored and harrassed by the FBI...
Here, we want to work for peace. And we want to do it with a good attitude and take time for music, art , poetry, and never lose our sense of humor. We're still small enough to know each other, and as we grow we all have an opportunity to make this group special.
Ciao Archie and all,
Thanks for the invite too. John Lennon was great and his inspiration lives on. A peace sign to all and looking forward to doing what I can for peace everywhere. Rodger
I`m a fan of John Lennon also.
Thank you to Archie for the invitation.
You have a clear vision...
THANKS FOR JOINING!
Hi my name is Brad, i am a big fan of lennons and against the war.
I don't believe war is the answer for any problem and i wish the world would wake up and see this.
I also want to thank the host for letting me join this group.
Archie for the invite to peace activist center.. It's a very nice feeling to inspire one another to promote more peace in this world. Peace to all.
A song dedicate to the group.. ~Heal The World~
There’s a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could be much
Brighter than tomorrow
And if you really try
You’ll find theres no need to cry
In this place you’ll feel
There’s no hurt or sorrow
There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space
Make a better place...
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough
For the living
Make a better place
For you and for me
If you want to know why
There’s a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares for joyful giving
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel fear or dread
We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always
Loves enough for us growing
So make a better world
Make a better world...
And the dream we were conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep
Strangling life, wound this earth, crucify its soul
Though its plain to see this world is heavenly
Be gods glow
We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart, I feel you are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we cry happy tears
See the nations turn their swords into plowshares
We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space to make a better place...
Let's work together for peace for all mothers and all mothers' sons...
"You don't get to choose how you're going to die or when. You can only decide
how you're going to live." -Joan Baez
All the weary mothers of the earth will finally rest
We will take their babies in our arms and do our best
When the sun is low upon the field
To love and music they will yield
And the weary mothers of the earth shall rest
And the farmer on his tractor and beside his plow
Will stand there in confusion as we wet his brow
With the tears of all the businessmen
Who see what they have done to him
And the weary farmers of the earth shall rest
And the aching workers of the world again shall sing
These words in mighty choruses to all will bring
"We shall no longer be the poor
For no one owns us anymore"
And the workers of the world again shall sing
And when the soldiers burn their uniforms in every land
The foxholes at the borders will be left unmanned
General, when you come for the review
The troops will have forgotten you
And the men and women of the earth shall rest
© 1971, 1972 Chandos Music (ASCAP)
Glad you joined! It's great to have you as part of the group.
Thank you fo the invitation, Erin H!
As you know, I've long been an activist in areas related to peace ... but as my kids enter high school, I find myself more and more involved in countering deceptive military recruitment. I look forward to learning from others here, and occasionally tossing my own two pennies into the mix.
Thank you for sending an invitation, Archie. Although I'm not as active on Care2 as I once was, I do still check in and this group sounds awesome. I'm very honored to be here.
Glad you found the group! I hope you have time to look through the threads so you can see what we've been discussing. We're off to a good start.
Thanks for putting this together, Archie. I just now noticed this group; would have joined earlier had I known of it. Roughly two-thirds of my official "friends" are members here already, and this looks to be a great group in which to build some collective good will and significant activism....let's all get together and Do Stuff. Looking forward to it!
My name is Patricia and I am Canadian.
I would like to thank you all for having me here.
I have loved John Lennon and the Beatles practically all of my life. When I first began playing guitar, guess what music I started with? ...THE BEATLES!
It was terrible what happened to him...Just imagine the amazing music he could have made...The talent that was lost. The loving soul who lost his life.
May his Spirit Live Forever
Remember: good will always triumph in the end.
Dear Archie and Group:
Thank you for inviting me to your group. I genuinely appreciate your courage in doing so. I understand that my "situation" can be very unnerving and unsettling for many--so, I especially appreciate the commitment to peace, social justice and human & civil rights.
Please see my share regarding the issue above:
Thank you and Hello!
Welcome Scarlet, Marlies and Marjorie!
Hi everyone! I missed the hippie boat the first time...I was a bit too young. My parents refused to let me hitchhike to Woodstock at age six after seeing The Who on the Smother's Brothers. I guess I'm living my second hippie-hood. It is wonderful to find a group who believes in the same values they did in their youth. A rarity with "adults." I take pride in the sticker given to me by my teen-age son (Eric Cartman from South Park) proclaiming:
"You're all a bunch of filthy, tree-hugging hippies!!!!"
Thank you for the invite Archie.
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
i am jade. Thanks Archie for the invite. May peace rule the world !
Welcome to our group!
Hello from Belgium and thank you Archie for the invite* IMAGINE peace for ALL**
Hi Everyone &
Thankyou Archie for inviting me to the group
From Yorkshire England
Ange, Tiberius, Kirk & Jet! =^..^=
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix~
Thanks for helping to spread the word.
Thanks to Archie's invitation, I've joined this group and I'm glad to be a part of it.
I think that peace of mind is one of the most important things for a human being, that's what I try to keep everyday! And as long as we find our inner peace, we can spread it all over, or at least, we can help to stop spreadding violence.
I hope I can learn and to give a lot, thanks for letting me be a part of this group!
I think everyone here is a friend, and I think we're off to a good start to be a great place for people who balieve in peace to gather on care2.
We are honored to have you. Thank you for accepting my invitation. We are a brand new group, but we hope to become an important member of the care2 peace community. And it is heartwarming to see such cool people joining us.
It seems like times change, but the issues don't. As I point out from time to time in my environmental group, we have to keep fighting the same battles over and over again. That can get to be disheartening until you accept the fact that it's just part of living. Is it disheartening to breathe or to sleep, or to make breakfast every morning and go to work?
It's what you have to do to survive.
Let's make this a gathering place for survivors.
Me- An old hippie chick protester from back in the late 60's. An old friend of mine from those days actually 36 years ago when we first met was just here in Berkeley for a visit. We talked about some crazy days and his "underground publications" WE were there for Vietnam and now again there is no better reason or time for a change that is needed!!!
Bush is nuts and so are his buds, It scares me to think that North Korea will be the next killing field
Let's stop them now before it's all too late!
Peace and Love, Rose
Just keeps getting bigger and better, doesn't it? Thanks, everyone.
JAnet, Sue, Ms O, Jakki
OH I KNOW I AM LEAVING SOME OUT ?
WELCOME TO ALL THE OThERS I DI NOT REMEMBER TO NAME HERE TOO!
WITH MUCH LOVE,DEB
My name is Jeanete I am so honored to be part of this group. It has opened my eyes even farther. John Lennon was my mothers favorite. She is longer with me, but everytime I hear John sing, it brings back all the wonderful times we had together. I promise to be diligent in my efforts here and in all areas of supporting "whirled peas" LOL.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. Jeanete
Thanks for joining!
we have one more!
for joining us.
....and please invite your friends.
Thanks for joining. I admire your courage; it is admirable and inspiring. Welcome...
I am so glad you joined. I know that you are truly a person of peace; you live your life in the spirit of peace and you will be an asset to our group.
A heartfelt welcome,
Thanks for the invite ,Erin,as you said I should spread my idea to others peace' friends.
We all have the same destination, no matter of race,religion, rich, poor, educated,non educated ect: no one can avoid it. Why can't we all live together with "Peace" this is my hope.
it's good to see you.
Thanks for the great song lyrics!
Right on, brother...
Globalization is an interesting topic, especially as it relates to keeping or fostering peace among nations. Thank you for those links.
This is definately a topic for further discussion and inquiry. I sense a new thread.....
Perhaps if I reword,rephrase,or reask my question we might receive more replies? I came across the word GLOBALIZATION recently.,so maybe the more appropriate question might be Are you all for Globalization,and what does it mean to you,and how have you been effected in your daily lives by Globalization.,and perhaps from here,we may address the question of how to stop terrorism?
I have typed this in another forum,and will retype it.
"Critics of Globalization forget that free trade fosters prosperity and know almost nothing about its most important benefits-its tendency to PREVENT WAR. Quantitative studies have shown that trade fosters peace both directly,by reducing the risk of military conflict and indirectly,by promoting prosperity and democracy.
In Which countries are females put down the most? n which countries are Doctors,Scientists,and Educators NOT given their rights and tortured? What are their governments like? If this occurs to the people most educated,what would it be for their "uneducated.scholasticallywise."(but not by life-experience,for they have much more life experience than some of us in peaceful countries.)what would it be for them born in so-called caste systems? Which systems of government would give them more opportunities for education?
While some people think of globalization as primarily a synonym for global business,it is much more than that. The same forces that allow businesses to operate as if national borders did not exist,also allow social activists,labor organizers,journalists,academics,and many others to work on a global stage. http://globalization.about.com/cs/whatisit/a/whatisit.htm and why is multi-cultural-education important? http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/Multi.html As I personally experienced it,Multicultural education both in national schools,and in the home is GOOD.,it helps my children appreciate and understand other people and their culture,and hopefully,I wish,the next coming generations of children will grow with more peaceful intentions and goals.
I think any sensible person would have to agree that it's long overdue, Archie. You've got a good thing going here.
I think the tide is turning. This group taking off like it is seems to indicate that there is a real desire for change.
I hope so...
The more peace focused groups and people the better. I am quite active here in the Omaha area for peace causes, however wish more were.
May peace prevail.
"They believe that if they can create enough chaos, the American people will grow sick and tired of the Iraqi effort and will cause government to withdraw," he said.
If THEY can create enough chaos? Oh, that's good. That's very good....
"There is one thing we will not do. We will not pull out our troops from Iraq before the terrorists are defeated."
October's US Death Toll
in Iraq Surges to 70
US Reviews Baghdad Strategy
as Troop Deaths Mount
Former Top Bush Administration
Official Calls for
Withdrawal of US Troops From Iraq
Welcome to the group! We're just getting started but I think we're on to something great!
Hi and thanks 4 the invite Larry! glad to be apart of the group!
Welcome to our group, Joseph!.
This group is only four days old. A lot of people have joined so far. They are really among the coolest and nicest people on care2, or anywhere. There is a wndow of opportunity here for everybody who is joining to jump in and set the stage for what is to come. Whatever you would like this group to be, here is your chance to make it real.
For everyone who has joined so far-- let's roll up our sleeves and work together to bring peace to the world we live in, all the countries we live in. As Marc Gartman pointed out this morning, it has to start within, and then you have to communicate it to the people closest to you, and then it can spread from one person to another throughout the world...
Is that a lot to hope for from a care2 group? Yeah...
But the opportunity is here. Jump in and make this group make a difference.
War is over.
If you want it.......
for joining our group, Rob!
Thanks for the DECLASSIFIED thread, Wolfgram!
Some of you I already know
LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW THE REST OF YOU
LOOK under the "declassified" topic for results and reactions of the show on "history " channel aabout JOHN LENNON and his battle to keep from being doported for his being a peace activist !
Thanks for the invitation.
It's an honor to be a part of this group. I can think of no greater model for this group than John Lennon.
Thanks again and Peace to all,
Thanks for the invite Archie
Peace & Love Irene
Thank you so much, everyone. This is becoming quite a collective.
Hey! Thanks for the invite!
thanks for your enthusiasm, guys!
Let's create something good together and see what we can accomplish...
one of my sisters on care two invited me and I always join any group she asks me to join..She is a wise and wonderful friend, so how am I going to argue with that?
Archie, this is a very positive group and thank you for starting it.
Thanks for the invite Archie. This group resonates with how I feel.
Doris...I just checked the petition for Debbie and as of this morning there are 3522 signatures. Congratulations on all your hard work !!! Nine red hearts for you!!!
Welcome to our group, Jennie and Sweetbebe!
If anyone's looking for some opportunities for activism, check out Jane's link to the Washington Peace Foundation, above...
If you really want to impeach Bush, start by turning out the Republicans on November 7th. That means it's time to Register if you haven't already done so...
Thank you, Dan!
and thank you, Grace!
I think it will be a great group, because great people are gathering here and the members make any group. And we have a good purpose for being here.
to all who have joined, and please invite your friends!
LuAnn and Valerie!
and Carolyn for inviting your friends!
Thanks for joining! Right on with your life's mission #40, " Help Create and Sustain a Peaceful Civilization."
...and thanks for the links too.
as always to be invited to a group...
if anyone is bored enough to want to know more about me visit my website: http://globalclimatechangeaction.org and sign the petition to mitigate climate change, or participate in the anti nuke poll..and read more about what concerns our small band of 63 globally active members.
or visit my list of life's missions @ http://www.43things.com/person/phronsbuddie
or visit my homepage here on Care2.
My belief that peace is possible in my lifetime is strong, so much so that i have the word emblazoned with stars and birds across my right breast... a permanent reminder to myself and to all who come close to me that in my embrace, you will feel peace
finally, a couple of urgent actions...
1. a new poll that will only be running for a short time, please add your vote ASAP. :
Where do you stand?
and 2. Channel Seven's 'Sunrise' currently have an online petition calling on the Federal Government to keep the solar energy rebate.
It's only active for three more weeks, then it will be presented to the Prime Minister and Environment Minister on air.
SO help spread the word!!
You can find the petition here:
love and light and respect to all, in peace
Glad you're on board. It's a scary time for the world but let's band together here to see what we can do!
for inviting me!
Thanks for joining, Pat . Best Idea for a group I've seen here in a long while. Gotta love youTube. Best site for videos. Great ones of Mr. Lennon.
Thank you Debbie H. for inviting me.
Peace and Goodwill to all!
You?? A Bush Hater?? I don't believe that for a minute....
But if you were, I think people here would probably be willing to forgive you....
The Shrub might have a harder time though.....
You signed this petition at:
8:25 PM PST, Nov 21, 2005
Maybe there's 13 people here that haven't signed it yet (hint, hint...) If everybody pitches in, you could have your 13 sigs by morning. Wouldn't it be cool if you could tell Debbie you got her signitures on the new Peace Activist Group?
Now that you know who you are, what do you want to be ? Thanks for the star and for helping to create such a fantastic, much-needed group, Doris.
Enema. No shame in admitting the truth, Margaretha. Consider the source of the criticism. . Great to see you here.
(I'll just hide the address to the petition here in small print, hope no one takes offense, just in case you want to take a look http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/875659879 )
Thanks for the invite, Archie...I wouldn't miss THIS party for anything!
I write letters to the editor of my small town rag and have been accused of being a Bush hater by the local republicans and the religious righteous. My next letter to them will have to set them straight. I don't hate Bush, I hate what he stands for...which would be WAR. I would like to help the prez out of his fog, though. Oops, that's not peaceful, maybe an enema would be best. Just joking, in my risque way.
Love & Peace,
more rabblerousers! This group is getting cooler all the time...
Debbye, I never saw that poem before. I really like it Great work!
For those who don't know me, you can learn a lot about me with this poem about being a peacemonger I wrote.
My signature for many years has been PEACE!~pass it on~
I got it from the "ol' hippie from Mississippi" a long time ago. Our own C2 Camilla graciously made me my own sign using that signature.....
it's good to see you, brother.
And Sandra, likewise. She's ready to take action, and that's what this group is for.
glad you could make it!
You're right, this is a good group. The people make any group what it is, and this is about the coolest bunch of people I've seen.
I like many but not all,listen to what you like and disregard the rest.
Thanks for joining us.
Thanks for the music.
Thanks for the invite
You always see things clearly. You're a good presence on care2, and I'm glad you joined us.
I hope everyone who has joined so far will invite a couple of friends and help our new group get off to a good start. I think we could accomplish some good things here.
Linda, Wolfgram, Brent, and Marc! Thanks for joining.
I think the question of how to defend against "terrorism" is a good one for this group to discuss. I could anticipate that defining that word might generate a long debate, too. I think that the experience of the US and Israel of going after "terrorists" with full military might has been proven to be both wrong and ineffective...
I agree with Marc that the tide is turning and the time is ripe for effective anti-war activism. Anyone on this planet with an ounce of common sense can see that events are spinning out of control. The time is right for some fresh thinking on these issues, and everyone's ideas will be welcome in this group.
Hi Archie and friends, thanks for the invite. I think peace is now a more realistic possibility then ever before. It is not anymore the choice between peace, or fighting, but the choice is now Peace, or Extinction. I hope people think before they let others make the choice for them.
Glad to be part of this group, in this time and this world, doing my part.
I'm here Archie................thanks for inviting me.
I see many people here I know from my groups already.
Anything with peace and dedicated to John Lennon while we are in the month of his birthday is good enough for me to be honored for being asked to be a part of.
Thank you Archie for inviteing me to this Peace Forum. I'm all for PEACE,but what about "terrorists"?Countries need some defense against them.
No, my friend, these times are anything but normal....
We need to take our world back and get it back on a "normal" footing before it's too late.
And that's a great clip Debbie posted. Thank you, my friend
It's great to see that this group is getting off to such a good start. I hope everyone will take the time to check out all the links that people have posted. Harmony just posted a list of Peace Activist Organizations with links to each one. This is a great resource. Thanks, Harmony!
Considering the state of the world today, can people still call this man crazy...; a dreamer? Thank you for inviting me to the group, Archie.
Archie, it's been a while my friend, hoping you are well. Thanks for the invite, what a great idea for a group.
My passion for PEACE grows stronger daily, I am very happy to be in this new group.
Peace Activists Center, AWSESOME!
Time to roll up my sleeves, looking forward to getting to know everyone.
I may not be here everyday, but I will be active as much as possible, life sometimes gets in the way>LOL.
This is going to be a top priority group for me, as we all know without PEACE we will never move forward.
A great day to all, PEACE, Yan
Thanks for joining! We're going to set this group up similar to the Roadless group, so it will feel comfortable for everybody-- we'll have news, information, discussions and petitions, and everyone should feel free to contribute what they wish to.
And I can tell already it's going to be a great group of people.
Now the joint is rockin! I'm glad you could make it! If Arlene is here the FBI can't be far behind.... but that's okay because we want them to know we're gonna end their damn war! And Bush and Cheney better put their lawyers on speed-dial....
Welcome Launi, Thanks for joining. Carpal tunnel is nasty. I deal with it myself. Wear your splints!
Thanks Archie, Super! Super! Super! Cool!
Forgive me if I don't post too often for a bit. Was hanging some planters from the ceiling and all the twisting to install the hooks caused carpel tunnel inflamation. Very frustrating for a gourd crafter.
But I am happy you started this group.
Thanks for joining. I just started this group a couple of hours ago. We all have an opportunity to make something out of it together...
Talk about being in on the beginning! Thanks for the invite, will be checking out the other groups that I saw on your homepage.
this is turning into a cool group already!
Thankyou for the invite! Since the first time I heard John Lennon's song Imagine, it has been my theme song, and I have the lyrics on my billboard here at Care2.
Together, we can create a peaceful world when we visualize it, believing & knowing the world "will live as One."
May Peace & Love fill each heart, Overflowing to fill the World...
Introduce yourself, and say hi!
I started this group as a spinoff from my environmental activist group because we were dealing with anti-war issues a lot, but I wanted to give it more attention. Our John Lennon thread that Doris started resonated so strong with our members that I felt there was a need for a new group.
So welcome to our new group and let us know who you are!