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Turkey’s thought-provoking playwrights, actors and directors have little choice but to become exiles BY Long Dang

Enough is Enough is a play formed as a gig, tells the stories of real people about sexual violence, through song and dark humour. It is written by Meltem Arikan, directed by Memet Ali Alabora, with music by Maddie Jones, and includes four female cast members who act as members of a band. For Turkish director and actor Memet Ali...

Why Use Literature to Teach Peace? by Marisa Antonaya

Introduction   After months of planning and negotiations, I was finally granted the opportunity to teach a seminar course on literature and human rights this semester at my university. I was ecstatic, but noticed that a few of my colleagues were more than slightly baffled by the course content. Human rights and literature? Reading for peace? I was engaged in...

Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinade

In 1999 when the Kozovo war was taking place and people were predicting all kinds of outcomes for the year 2000, I decided to go to schools and give workshops on “Peace Globalization”. It was also a time where this word was becoming very popular in Argentina, but with the economic significance. It was a great experience. I had children...

Peace Exists Now by Karen Hamdon

An excerpt from a speech given at the Small World Social Forum in Victoria, November 2002. Tonight, in order to honour the theme of this forum – creating another possible world – I want to speak to you about the world that already exists in Palestine and Israel, that holds great promise – one that we rarely see or hear...

Say No to Violence in the Media and in Toys by Kealey Pringle

The Media & the Toys Playing with violent toys and exposure to violent forms of media: TV, videos, computer games, and the Internet is all part of the same picture. Violent toys and media teach children that: war and fighting is a game, an adventure, killing is acceptable, even fun, violence or the threat of violence is the only way...

What is Peace? by Anis Hamadeh

Introduction: War and violence, say some politicians, may only be the very last means of conflict settlement, when all other means have failed. This opinion is controversial because doves say: war and violence must not be a means of politics at all. War and violence should be resorted to more often, the hawks think. In one way they are not...

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