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Stoa del Sol The Stoa of the ancient Greco-Roman world was a teaching forum for the philosophical precepts of Stoicism. First expounded upon by Zeno of Citium (c. 366-264 b.c.e.), Stoicism was one of the loftiest and most sublime philosophies in the record of Western civilization. Its scope included a cosmology, logic, and ethics. And its impact has reached down through the centuries--early Greek Stoicism, later Roman Stoicism, Stoic influence in Christian thought, Stoic thought found in the humanism of the Renaissance, and beyond this in the pantheistic philosophy of Spinoza. The Stoa del Sol is a contemporary forum for essays that reflect some of the historical principles of Stoicism in relation to a New Cosmology and New Spiritual Paradigm prompted by modern science and systems theories. Stoicism is a doctrine that declares that all existence is confined within the limits of the sensible universe. The Stoics considered that human nature was the universal on a small scale--a microcosm!

Home :: Veterans for Peace Philosophical Disquisitions Occupy Monsanto Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi | BODHI MONASTERY Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944, he obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College (1966) and a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School (1972). Drawn to Buddhism in his early 20s, after completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya, the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk of recent times. He was appointed editor of the Buddhist Publication Society (in Sri Lanka) in 1984 and its president in 1988. In May 2000 he gave the keynote address at the United Nations on its first official celebration of Vesak (the day of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing away).

When the World Outlawed War This is a masterful account of how people in the United States and around the world worked to abolish war as a legitimate act of state policy and won in 1928, outlawing war with a treaty that is still on the books. Swanson's account of the successful work of those who came before us to insist that war be outlawed points us toward new ways of thinking about both war and political activism. Ralph Nader puts this on his list of 11 books everyone should read. Buy the paperback at Better World Books, 100Fires, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, other sellers, or your local independent bookstore, which can order it through Ingram. (If you order from Amazon it will ship right away even if Amazon says it won't ship for weeks; it is print-on-demand.) Or you can get 10 copies for $60, or 50 copies for $200, or more (all with free shipping) here. Donate free books to nonprofit educational groups here. Buy the iPad/iPhone version at the iBookstore. Get any of these versions for $2 right here: Kindle:

Scientia Salon | a webzine about philosophy and science List of war crimes Since many war crimes are not ultimately prosecuted (due to lack of political will, lack of effective procedures, or other practical and political reasons[2]), historians and lawyers will often make a serious case that war crimes occurred, even if there was no formal investigations or prosecution of the alleged crimes or an investigation cleared the alleged perpetrators. War crimes under international law were firmly established by international trials such as the Nuremberg Trials and the Tokyo Trials, in which German and Japanese leaders were prosecuted for war crimes committed during World War II. For purpose of selectivity, only war crimes since the customary laws of war were clarified in the Hague Convention of 1907 are included, because in the judgment at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, it was stated that "by 1939 these rules laid down in the Hague Convention of 1907 were recognised by all civilised nations, and were regarded as being declaratory of the laws and customs of war".[3]

Pluto's Journal | growing up on the edge of it all Petition: Rescind Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize-WarIsACrime « FACT – Freedom Against Censorship Thailand Petition: Rescind Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize War Is A Crime: March 1, 2012 SIGN THE PETITION! Dear Members of Stockholm’s County Administrative Board: The signers of this petition include an array of peace groups and peace activists based in the United States. The undersigned non-profit peace organizations and activists base their endorsement of your inquiry on the following facts: Alfred Nobel’s will, written in 1895, left funding for a prize to be awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” After only a few years, however, a disastrous trend was begun of awarding the prize to government officials and political figures who had done more to promote war than peace. In 1953 the Nobel went to General George Marshall. We will keep you apprized as more US peace groups and individuals sign this endorsement. Dr.