Peace Work

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'I had not informed my parents of my return, I wanted it to be a lovely surprise; it was, for me, they were away ...' The seventh and last volume of Spike Milligan's memoirs sees our hero returning from war and Italy ... but to what? Aside from shooting large, inaccurate guns at Germans, all he has done for five long years is blow a trumpet, tell rude jokes and write and perform sketches for the entertainment of bored and murderous soldiers - who on earth is going to pay a civilian to do more of that? From the giddy heights of Hackney Empire to a Zurich Freak Show and beyond, Spike makes his way through the backwaters of showbiz, first as band musician then as one-man wild-act and eventually in the company of a group of like-minded comedians called Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Peter Sellers. They decide to call themselves The Goons... 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal' Terry Wogan 'A totally original comedy writer' Michael Palin 'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense' Guardian Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Making Peace Work

The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction

Author: T. Addison,T. Brück

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230595197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 2141

This book provides an insight into some of the main issues that arise in post-conflict economic and social reconstruction, and offers examples of what works, and what does not. It will be of interest to all working on economic and social reconstruction in post-conflict countries, as well as those working on peace and development.

Breathing Meditation as a Tool for Peace Work

A Transrational and Elicitive Method Towards Healing the Healers

Author: Jennie Helene Sandstad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658199040

Category: Psychology

Page: 122

View: 9367

Jennie Helene Sandstad brings together theoretical concepts and personal stories in an exploration of trauma, and studies how breathing meditation can be a tool for peace work. Through the lenses of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology as well as Elicitive Conflict Transformation, this work provides useful insights into transrational methods and explores why practicing self-awareness is fundamental to Elicitive Conflict Transformation. As the author engages with her own traumas and emotional wounds, the reader will undoubtedly be part of, and co-explore a journey towards healing.


oral histories of women peace activists

Author: Judith Porter Adams

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805791068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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20 years of nonviolent social change

Author: American Friends Service Committee

Publisher: Fortkamp Publishing Company


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 9483


Peace Work

Women, Armed Conflict, and Negotiation

Author: Radhika Coomaraswamy,Dilrukshi Fonseka

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic development

Page: 278

View: 8365

This volume addresses the need to understand both the in-depth reality of each particular conflict site -- Sri Lanka, the Phillipines, Japan, Ireland, Yogoslavia, South Africa, the Indian subcontinent -- and also the experiences of women peace-workers across these different sites in a comparative perspective. While discussing the diverse strategies used by peace-workers and their relative success or failure, it also underlines the importance of women`s participation in forging partnerships for lasting peace.


Author: Edwin 1838-1914 Ginn

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371204914

Category: History

Page: 144

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Peace Work

Lessons in Mindfulness to Improve Self-awareness and Self-regulation in a Child's Early Years

Author: Midge Kinder,Rick Kinder,Wynne Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940611075

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Peace Work: A Mindful Awareness Program For the Early Years is the six lesson curriculum from Wellness Works in School, an extremely innovative school-based program that teaches mindfulness skills to students to help them handle challenges healthfully across school, home, work, and community. The first book from Wellness Works, Peace Work: A Mindful Awareness Program for the Early Years is designed to help children from pre-school through first grade learn mindful awareness skills to increase self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-care through a personal and community sense of PEACE. These objectives are achieved through presentation of active-learning sessions where children experience group discussion and group reflection while developing relaxation and mindful awareness skills, healthy breathing, and mindful movements.

Buddhist Peacework

Creating Cultures of Peace

Author: David W. Chappell

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 9780861711673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7739

Buddhism is famous for bringing inner peace, but what about social harmony, human rights, and environmental balance? We have a responsibility today to work directly with our own suffering and the suffering in our communities, the world, and the environment. Buddhist Peacework collects - for the first time in one place - first-person descriptions of the ideas and work of eminent Buddhist leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Maha Ghosananda, A.T. Ariyaratne, Daisaku Ikeda, Shih Cheng-yen, Sulak Sivaraksa, and Robert Aitken. These 18 essays are divided into three sections that explore the newest Buddhist social developments, the principles that guide Buddhist peacework, and the importance of ongoing inner peacework in developing a sense of kinship with all people.

Republic of Cameroon, Peace - Work - Country

Position of the Republic of the Cameroon Following the Plebiscite of 11th and 12th February 1961 in the Northern Portion of the Territory of the Cameroon Under the Administration of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Author: Cameroun

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cameroon

Page: 48

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Making Peace Work

The Role of the International Development Community

Author: Nicole Ball,Tammy Halevy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565170223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 9403

The decline of East-West military rivalry has contributed to a growing number of efforts to halt wars in several developing countries. Based on case studies from the experiences of Cambodia, El Salvador, Mozambique, and Nicaragua, this Policy Essay derives lessons for the international donor community from those recent peace processes. This study suggests the responses required of donors as countries move through the phases of the process from war to peace and reviews the international development community's efforts to strengthen the political institutional base of wartorn societies, consolidate post-conflict security, and promote economic and social revitalization once hostilities end. Six major lessons derived from these early efforts at peace-building are analyzed and their implications for the international development community are explored.

Peace Work/Drummer's Run

Author: David A. Jardine

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1426921640

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 1005

David Jardine has published three novels: The Mekong Compromise (2003), The Lilac Redemption (2004), and Jonah's War (2009). With Peace Work/Drummer's Run, he is publishing his first two novellas. The first novella is entitled Peace Work. An idealistic young naval officer, Carne Blue, becomes disenchanted by his nation's foreign policy, he quits the sea and develops a fatal attraction to a beautiful woman who gathers and sells government secrets as a hobby. Carne finds himself drawn into the espionage game, nearly losing his life in the invisible information war raging around the world. The second novella is entitled Drummer's Run and it is based upon the true circumstances surrounding the unsolved murder of a middle class couple's daughter. Drummer's Run lays bare the parents' trauma and confusion, intensified by the father's overpowering compulsion to find the killer himself. The chase leads the couple into the world of drug-dealing and jailhouse snitches; in the pursuit they nearly lose their lives at the hands of the clever killer. Will they find their daughter's killer and find their own peace, the peace that comes with knowing that they have done everything within their power to find justice for her?

Harmonizing Heavens and Earth

A Daoist Shamanic Approach to Peacework

Author: Kathleen McGoey

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643904553

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9360

This book explores how shamanic Daoist practices help cultivate the skills of an elicitive peaceworker. Author Kathleen McGoey uses embodied writing to describe her direct experiences with qigong and other meditation forms, and to explain the creation of inner peace that ultimately extends far beyond the individual. A trans-rational understanding of peace weaves together transpersonal interpretations of intuition with ancient Daoist wisdom. By relating the outcomes of such approaches to real world conflict transformation, McGoey proposes a practical personal consciousness that strives for harmony with our's and others' environments. (Series: Masters of Peace - Vol. 9)

Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Author: Thomas Hippler,Miloš Vec

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198727992

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 7500

The use of armed force in conflict is often presented as a 'mission for peace'. How did the word 'peace' come to mean war in certain contexts? When calling for peace, we are calling for a certain kind of peace, one recognized by the international community. Peace is a polemical concept and this book maps out the paradoxes to which peace gives rise.

Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants

Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses

Author: Kant-Gesellschaft e.V.

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110210347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3617

View: 6718

The five volumes contain the main papers and lectures of invited speakers that were presented at the X. International Kant Congress in Sao Paolo in 2005.

Peace Through Health

How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World

Author: Neil Arya,Joanna Santa Barbara

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492587

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 4321

We typically define and talk about wars using the language of politics, but what happens when you bring in a doctor’s perspective on conflict? Can war be diagnosed like an illness? Can health professionals participate in its mitigation and prevention? The contributors to Peace through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World engage with these ground-breaking ideas and describe tools that can further peace once war is understood as a public health problem. The idea of working for peace through the health sector has sparked many innovative programs, described here by over 30 experts familiar with the theory and practice of Peace through Health. They cover topics such as prevention and therapy, program evaluations, medical ethics, activism, medical journals, human rights, and the uses of epidemiology. Those considering careers in medicine and other health and humanitarian disciplines as well as those concerned about the growing presence of militarized violence in the world will value the book’s many insights Other Contributors: Will Boyce, Caecilie Buhmann, Anne BundeBirouste, Kenneth Bush, Helen Caldicott, Rob Chase, Khagendra Dahal, Hamit Dardagan, Ann Duggan, Lowell Ewert, Paul Farmer, Norbert Goldfield, Paula Gutlove, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, Maria Kett, John Last, Barry S. Levy, Tarek Loubani, Evan Lyon, Graeme MacQueen, Ian Maddocks, Ambrogio Manenti, Klaus Melf, Viet Nguyen-Gillham, Wendy Orr, Andrew D. Pinto, Alex Rosen, Simon Rushton, Hana Saab, Victor W. Sidel, Sonal Singh, John Sloboda, Karen Trollope-Kumar, Marshall Wallace, Jim Yong Kim, Anthony Zwi.