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Sorry - not much new has been entered in this forum for a couple of weeks, although the links on the right column will lead you to some great resources. If you know of new resources, please let me know ([email protected]). Thanks!

Added by Sandy on May 9, 2003 02:08 PM
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I heard about this site from a peace coalition I've been involved with, and I'm glad it's here so people can exchange ideas.

I'm sorry to hear that not too many people have been posting after the war, as this conflict is far from over. I'm still alarmed by the overall foreign policy, which seems to be for the U.S. to totally dominate the Middle East, invading whatever country it wishes and setting up a puppet government. I wonder if we could step back and instead of thinking of all that we are against in this kind of pollicy, we could focus on what kind of world we would like to see. I would welcome more cultural exchange, more dialogue with people in other countries. Increasing foreign aid that is truly helpful to what countries want for themselves would be a step in the right direction. I would also welcome some new ideas about trade, as globilization seems to be closely allied to this aggressive stance our government is taking.

While terrorism is certainly a threat to civilization in general, don't we need to think about what causes such desperate acts? No amount of surveillance and military might can completely protect against a few people determined to create havoc. We need to think of other approaches that make people feel part of a community, as it's only that human connection which creates civilization, not power from above.

Posted by: Mary Makofske on May 26, 2003 11:08 AM
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Background Info
    Links to Iraq Data
    Public Opinion on the War
    Analysis at
    Public Opinion on Protest & Patriotism
    Terrorism & Nonviolence
    Peace-Oriented Resources

D&D; Guides on Iraq/Foreign Policy
    SCRC Post-War Discussion Materials

D&D; Programs on Iraq
    Art Meets Dialogue in Richmond Event
    Online "Rotisserie" on the War
    Online Deliberation About the War Brings People Together
    By the People: America in the World
    Discussion at
    DWCW Online Forum

Discussion & Exploration
    Resources on this Forum have been Converted
    Please Use the Links on the Right
    Feedback Needed about Iraq Dialogue
    Ideas/Thoughts About This Forum?

Encouraging Youth D&D;
    ESR’s Revised Guide for Parents & Educators
    Univ of Michigan Resources for Teachers
    PoliTalk to Host Online Student Conference
    United Youth Int’l Fosters Online Dialogue
    YouthNOISE Helps Youth Communicate
    Global Kids Conference on War & Peace
    Best & Worst Things to Say to Kids

Opportunities & Ideas
    Conference on Muslim Peace-Building
    Articles Needed on Dialogue
    Blue Buttons Promote Dialogue

Others Encouraging D&D;
    ACR Calls for Dialogue
    Egyptian Intellectual Encourages Dialogue

Tips and Resources for Facilitators
    Resources at Co-Intelligence Inst. Site
    U.S.-Iraqi Youth Dialogue Video
    PCP Dialogue Guide
    Study Circles Discussion Guide
    National Issues Forum Guide
    Overview of Conversation Café Model
    NCDD’s List of D&D; Organizations & Programs
    Introductory Facilitation Resources

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