War and Suffering in the Ukraine. It Can't Go on like this. Fifty Mutually Supportive Ways to end Wars. Part 2 of 2.
If you experience resistance to war, then be clear about alternatives to war and develop them.
Bombing of apartments in Ukraine’s capital.
Protection of men, women, cities, towns and villages matter. Apartments, homes, places of work, of play, of worship, education, hospitals, entertainment and more matter.
Everything that supports life and our environment matter.
Let us campaign to resist war and make campaigns for peace and mutual understanding the priority.
Does identity matter more than trauma, suffering, pain and death?
From a flyer in Massachusetts, USA, in 1982
Read carefully. What ways can you give support to resolution of conflict?
A List of 50 Mutually Supportive Ways to end Wars.
Analysis/critiques of state of mind of political leaders and impact on actions
Application of the Arts
Banning banking from countries engaged in war
Banning imports from countries engaged in war
Banning export of weapons
Blocking streets, motorways, public buildings
BDS. Boycott. Divestment. Sanctions
Civil Disobedience on a massive scale or modest scale
Comedy, skits, poking fund
Critiques of war
Education in ethics, empathy, non-violence in schools, workplace and institutions
Ending participation in major sporting events
Ending arm sales, international and national
Grass roots movements
International cooperation to resolve conflict
Name and shame of those who invest in war
Parades. Gatherings. Concerts
Private Meetings between representatives of both sides
Religious meetings, vigils, meditation in public
Resistance to military call-up/conscription
Sanctions on the rich/powerful
Street Music. Poetry, Theatre, Dance, Costumes
Tax. Refusal to pay
May all beings live conscious lives
May all beings develop resistance to war
May all beings live in peace.
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