Why Dont We Have Peace? Discussion with Dr Andrew Wallace

13 11 2011

Speak Easy Talk

A discussion at Four Bridges SpeakEasy with Dr Andrew Wallace

Research Engineer from HUMLab, Sweden

Author: Technocracy: Building a new sustainable society for a post carbon world. New book due out soon

Points raised during discussion

Our evolutionary baggage of hunter gatherers competing for scarce resources influences our idea of “scarcity” in a time of real abundance. The money to be made from war and post war rebuilding is fuels conflict.

The Internet is a distributive system. Millions of local groups are networking together cooperatively to learn and share ideas and inspiration. This is becoming more and more urgent. We will need to have so many interconnections that there is plenty of “redundancy” in the system. We could face a sudden “phase change” in our social and economic system. We need to have alternatives tested and trialled.

There is not one organisation or leader – it is important to keep this a distributive, invisible leadership

“The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves” — Lao Tzu


World Network

The Great Transition


Global Scenario Group




Transition Towns

Twin Oaks Communities

Social Phase Changes

Eco Villages


Trobriand Island Kula Ring culture of ritual exchange


China in Africa


Decline in violence – Steven Pinker’s Better Angels of our Nature


Check out some online presentations here





Talk about the work of READA in Cambodia at Virtually Speaking

13 11 2011

Sandra Bérard of Cambodia READA talks with Peace Train’s Steve Mahaley

The Rural Economic and Agricultural Development Agency (READA) in Cambodia; This group of 15 people are working to  address the needs of the poorest people in rural Cambodia.  Education, sustainable farming techniques, hygiene and methods to secure clean water are all part of their effort to empower people to escape poverty.

More about  READA:  http://readacambodia.org

Hear the interview on BlogTalk Radio 244 listens so far


Touring the Afghanistan Museum in SL

11 11 2011

Support The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)


Visit the Museum


Visitors on tour from Canada, France, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, UK, & United States of America

Museum Website

Thoughts at 11.11 on 11.11.11

11 11 2011

Medora Chevalier










The time has finally arrived
For our world to come together as one.

Centre yourself on the moment and
Bring your thoughts to a loving place.

Join our heads, hearts and hands together to create a ripple effect
For all to feel across the world.

In this moment of peace and love
Let realisation of the awakening that is happening
Around the world
Join our heads and hearts and hands now!

With a peaceful mind picture Mother Earth
Surround our planet with loving energy
Embracing all creation in the universe

Send your loving healing energy with every breath
And trust that all your loving intentions
Are being heard and felt
By every living being in the world

Let go of any fears
And trust that by the love and peace we are creating
We are helping each other to heal within
And working for our Planet’s healing.

Deeply from our hearts
Thank you for sharing this moment

Love and peace worldwide!
I love you

From World Meditation for 11/11/11 by the Awakening Code

IMAGINE PeaceFest 2011

11 11 2011

IMAGINE PeaceFest is about people working together across international boundaries, using virtual and real-world venues to promote the amazing work of real-world organizations. We work together for a better world, with a focus on peace, human rights and justice for all.

All donations will go to three non-profit organizations:

– The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA);
RAWA works to address human rights abuses against women in Afghanistan, and have been doing so since the 1970’s. This is a well-established organization that was established by women to tell the difficult, brutal stories of abuses, and to work for political and social change. More about RAWA: http://www.rawa.org/index.php

– The Rural Economic and Agricultural Development Agency (READA) in Cambodia; This group of 15 people are working to address the needs of the poorest people in rural Cambodia. Education, sustainable farming techniques, hygiene and methods to secure clean water are all part of their effort to empower people to escape poverty. More about READA: http://readacambodia.org

– the One Laptop per Child initiative, providing key hardware and software to provide education to those who need it most! Their mission is to empower the world’s poorest children through education, and they have a very interesting program of providing low-cost, low-power laptops with learning games and content to communities around the world. More about One Laptop per Child: http://one.laptop.org/

This event is brought to you by The IMAGINE Network and the Peace Train Charitable Trust (a 501 c 3 public charity in the U.S.)

The Peace Train Charitable Trust

The IMAGINE Network

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVYI_LvaDqs&feature=related
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Peace__Train

Imagine PeaceFest 11-13 November – YouTube trailer

9 10 2011