During a recent trip, I visited a spiritual/New Age bookstore and came across a small
newspaper called "Positive News" from around the world. It originates in the
publication focuses on all the efforts and good things happening around the world that are
helping to transform our planet. It is very refreshing to see how so many different groups
of people from various cultures are genuinely trying to heal our beloved Mother and those
of us who live on her. As you know, she is suffering quite a
bit these days.
Below are some
excerpts from their wonderful publication that will give you a sense of what what is
happening in our world from a positive point of view as well as web sites you may want to
Kenya in February 1999, the UNEP Youth Advisory Council is a group of 12 enthusiastic
young people, who have committed themselves to give their generation a VOICE. They are
working right now on a youth strategy for sustainable consumption..."
Action to Prevent War"
plan for moving towards a world in which armed conflict is rare. Key government officials
in several countries have expressed serious interest in and support for the plan which
increases early action, such as meditation, to prevent the escalation of disputes into
little feet, young feet, old feet... Marching in step to chants of "Stop! Stop Child
Labor!" and "We want education! No more child exploitation!" Hundreds of
demonstrators from around the world converged in Geneva this June..."
Lambert, the England and Whales Green Party's Principle speaker and Dr. Caroline Lucas, a
former Green Councilor from Oxford are the first two British Greens ever to be elected to
the European parliament... They will be joining the new 47-strong Green Group which is the
fourth largest coalition in the European parliament..."
to the G8 Leaders"...
underestimate the power of global resistance..."
- Up to 100
people a day from all walks of life, are
arrested in resistance to the building of a nuclear mine
on world heritage and indigenous Australian land
- Colombian U'wa
Indians threaten mass suicide if oil
companies do not get off their land
- Opposition to
genetic engineering spreads across
every continent; in England campaigners uproot
thousands of genetically modified plants; in India
peasant farmers launch their campaign "Cremate
Monsanto" by burning
fields of GMOs
- Thousands of
Indians pledge to drown in their homes in
resistance to hydro-electric dam projects that will
destroy hundreds of villages along the banks of the
activists celebrate a year-long tree sit
to protect forests in Oregon, USA, while in the UK
activists spend 17 days in a tunnel to stop the
destruction of a local
Indians, Earth First! Activists, radical
unionists and Wobblies join local people in opposition
to a US highway development
women and children in the Ecuadorian
jungle seize a bulldozer belonging to an oil company
and hold its operators hostage, demanding a halt to
construction of an oil pipeline that has contaminated
their water supplies
of GM (Genetically Modified) Industry Collapse"
influential Deutsche Bank is advising investors to steer clear of companies associated
with GM crops, saying there has been a major change in the market's attitude to the
industry. The report concludes that GMOs are dead because of the consumer concerns about
their impact on human health and the environment."
Men Keep Flame of Peace Alight"
"For the first
time in history, live flames from Africa, America, Australia and Europe were united into a
single World Peace Flame.
In an unprecedented
display of goodwill, military Air Forces flew flames of peace more than 30,000 miles to
the UK for the creation of a World Peace Flame which will be carried to people in every
part of the world as a source of hope in the new millennium."
and Politics Meet in Italy"
of the Federation of Damanhur has been elected mayor of Vidracco in Italy - the first time
in Europe and probably the world that a representative of an intentional community has
been elected to the most important post in a local election.
decided to run for election on Damanhur's philosophy of creating a good balance between
spirituality and the material world."
"A Wake Up
International Conference on Business and Consciousness...
On a global
level, from corporate offices to home-based business endeavors, there is evidence that
people want to see business wake up in the way people people have been waking up in their
There are about 23 pages in this
great newspaper filled with information like this and, most importantly, ideas on how you
can help and make a difference.
Below are some of
the web sites that were found in this wonderful publication...
Conference On Business And Consciousness
Action To Prevent War
Please do all you
can to bring peace and love to this planet. Many others are trying to do so in their own
way. Together, as a global family of compassionate souls, we can make a difference.