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We’re ALL Tellurians – so let’s live in peace!

Heal EarthIt’s difficult to calculate just how many people have been brutally slain throughout human history by tyrannical wars & conflicts, religious wars & conflicts, genocide, multicide, terrorism, drug & alcohol wars, corruption, sexual deviancy, racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, and on and on, but the number of people murdered surely must total hundreds of millions. (if you’d like to try and total it up, try these websites to help you: http://necrometrics.com/index.htm, http://necrometrics.com/warstatx.htm).

Holocaust Bodies
Hundreds of millions of men, women, and children, who were probably filled with the most intense fear before their precious lives, and future, were taken away from them so brutally and so prematurely. Just how could one person’s hatred be so extreme to be able to take the life of another in the blink of an eye and without any remorse whatsoever? How dare ANYONE take the life away from someone’s son, daughter, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother? How dare you.

Carl SaganIn his book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space”, Carl Sagan writes about the famous photograph taken of Earth in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe, from a distance in Space of 3.7 billion miles. The Earth looks like a ‘pale blue dot’ and is shown as a fraction of a pixel (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space.

Pale Blue Dot PicSagan states: “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

beautiful earthZoom into the pale blue dot and we see a planet of immense beauty – yes, that’s our beautiful home! But, as the human species evolved throughout the centuries on the ‘beautiful’ planet Earth, inhabiting continents and countries, and into communities, we also segregated into tribes, cultures and religions. This ‘segregation’ includes our speciesist doctrine (‘the belief of humans that all other species of animals are inferior and may therefore be used for human benefit without regard to the suffering inflicted‘} as we systematically murder over 150 BILLION land and sea animals every year just to satisfy our taste buds, to wear as ‘fashion’, and for ritual sacrifice.

SegregationIt’s now the 21st century, so why can’t we learn from our murderous past that segregation of any kind is divisive and breeds hatred and murderers.

Look again at the pale blue dot. As insignificant as it looks in the vastness of outer space, that’s EVERYONE’S home. Not just yours, not just mine – EVERYONE’S! And that makes us all Tellurians(inhabitants of Earth) including all animals! So, if we’re all inhabitants of this insignificant pale blue dot, why can’t we just try to live as equals and integrate with each other as one big ‘Tellurian’ family?

Animal SacrificePlease do not let ANY of the hundreds of millions of men, women, and children, (and countless billions of animals) who have been murdered throughout the ages, and still are today, to have died in vain. Not a single one. Their lives were just as precious and important to them, and to their families, as our lives are precious and important to us, and to our families. They were, and are being, ‘sacrificed’ for us all and we must now raise our voices to help create a planet of peace, harmony, love, and tolerance, for all fellow Tellurians, in their memory.

Life’s too short as it is (very short indeed for the millions of people unfortunate enough to be born in areas of war and conflict), so let’s move forward with hope and positivity.

children harmonyHelp spread the message of The Peaceful Planet by creating a global movement based on our 5 key principles which we feel can help to build a global community of peace, harmony, love, and tolerance.

Belo Monte dam marks a troubling new era in Brazil’s attitude to its rainforest

Belo Monte is just one of a dozen giant dam projects Brazil plans to build in the Amazon region in the coming decades and opens up the world’s largest tropical rainforest to oil and mining exploration
The Kayapó chief stands, and a hush comes over the circle. All the other caciques wait expectantly for Raoni Metuktire to speak.
Instead, he starts to …

George Clooney’s Hi-Tech Plan To Stop War

George Clooney has said that his hi-tech attempt to prevent a resumption of civil war in Sudan is “the best use of his celebrity”.
The actor’s pressure group Not On Our Watch is funding a project which uses commercial satellites to monitor any signs of impending conflict.
There is concern that a referendum on Sunday could reopen a decades-old civil war, if …

The Starch Solution

John McDougall MD, presentation at the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2010.
This truth is simple and is, therefore, easy to explain. You must eat to live. The human diet is based on starches. The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans you eat, the trimmer and healthier you will be – and with those same food choices you will help …

Plant-Based Diets are Healthier and May Prevent Cancer

Prof. Emeritus T. Collin Campbell, nutritional sciences, attempted to dispel myths about the importance of meat and dairy proteins for a healthy diet Thursday, in a talk titled “A Convocation in Nutrition.”
Campbell, co-author of The China Study, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic detailed the scientific evidence for the benefits of plant diets, citing the diet’s positive results …

Peace Education Without Borders

Stephanie Knox Cubbon gives some historical background and theoretical context to the Dr. Hungwa Memorial Peace Education Program, an important new initiaive to build a culture of peace through education and professional training.
A Peace Education Program Begins
When sectarian violence erupted in the Jos region of Nigeria in 2010, Raphael Ogar Oko was looking for peaceful solutions. Mr. Oko, a veteran …

United Nations World Disarmament Week 2010: October 24 to 30

The following article, about World Disarmament Week 2009 by Rubén Benayas, was published last year and, 12 months on, if this statement by Sergio Duarte (UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs) at the recent United Nations 65th General Assembly is anything to go by, it would appear that the United Nations is no further advanced in its quest …

Changing Education Paradigms (RSA Animate)

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

Point/Counterpoint: Is Technology Killing Critical Thinking?

Alfred Thompson, academic relations manager for Microsoft and PhD student Helen Crompton discuss the effects of technology on childrens’ critical thinking capacities.
Alfred Thompson
Technology has tremendous potential to make students smarter, but in most schools we are crippling the technology in ways that hold students back. Is moving from blackboard to whiteboard to interactive whiteboard really progress if nothing changes but …

Are GMOs Vegan?

This article has been reproduced with the kind permission of Peace Is Coming For You.
What Are GMOs? Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs), also called Genetically-Engineered Organisms (GEOs) or Frankenfoods, are novel biological organisms created using recombinant DNA technology. These transgenic chimeras are created by inserting foreign DNA into the existing DNA structures of plants, animals, and other living organisms. GMOs are present …

Talking With Non-Vegans About Veganism: 5 Principles

Gary L Francione presents 5 principles on how to talk with non-vegans about veganism.
Principle #1: People are good at heart.
Our default position when we talk with people ought to be that they are good at heart, and interested in, and educable about, moral issues. There is a tendency among at least some advocates to have a very misanthropic view of …

We’re all BP!

The following is reproduced by kind permission from: Peace Is Coming For You
We were at the grocery store the other day, perusing the vegan section for any new developments, when a deli worker strolled up and informed us of a “special” on fried-chicken[s] the store was offering. Now, usually when someone offers us the carcass of a tortured …

Obama approves £39bn arms deal… one year after winning Nobel Peace Prize!

President Obama is set to sign America’s biggest ever arms deal, it was claimed last night.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner has reportedly agreed the £39billion sale of aircraft and weapons systems to Saudi Arabia.
Provided lawmakers rubber-stamp the deal, it could generate more than 75,000 jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Obama administration sees the move as helping America’s …