Sunday, July 17, 2005


World PEACE 8.1
World PEACE 8.1 "Non-violence or Non-Existence"
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"Another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we're going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demand didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Been to the Mountaintop"
April 3, 1968
His last speech....

World Peace 7.1
World Peace 7.1 "Truth Crushed to earth shall rise again."
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Why do many of these images have white hands? Since starting the project that you see here, I have become facinated with the "white hands" symbol." In 1996-97 in Spain the Manos Blancas movement rose up in reaction to the terrorism and violence of the ETA. The first article that I found that offered an explanation I post below. From the English version of SUR
The “white hands” (“manos blancas”) symbol did in fact originate in Spain, when students in Madrid used it in 1996 as a sign of innocence and of their revulsion at the murder, by the ETA terrorist group, of Francisco Tomás y Valiente, Professor of Law at the city’s Universidad Autónoma. Since then it has been used in numerous demonstrations, mainly against ETA. It was later associated with the “Spirit of Ermua” - the resounding “Enough is enough” response by Spanish society to the cold-blooded murder of Ermua Councillor Miguel Angel Blanco in July 1997. There is now also an association, the Asociación Manos Blancas, which gives awards to those who are outstanding in their defence of the principles of freedom.

In the aftermath of the bombings in London, the idea surfaced again at which hosts the images you see here.

If you have more information on the Manos Blancas movement please drop a line.

World Peace 6
World Peace 6.0 "Peaceful Means"
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"One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. ; We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

World Peace 5
World Peace 5.0 "Fear"
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"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
Rosa Parks

World Peace 4
World Peace 4.0 "Powers Equal"
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Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your
-Phillips Brooks

World Peace 3
World Peace 3.0 "Anger"

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing
it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

World Peace2
World Peace 2.0 "Let Your Light Shine"
A special thanks to SUME for the idea and more importantly the inspiration.

World Peace
World Peace 1.0 "Love Can Do That"

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