mistakes galore!

1998-06-05 Jan Slakov Dear rn list, As some of you sharp-eyed readers may have noticed, we’ve made a few mistakes recently. I was sure I had copied out the author of this quote, but I hadn’t after all: “Don’t ever apologize for crying for the trees burning in the Amazon or over the waters polluted … Read more

more on strategy

1998-06-05 Jan Slakov Dear rn list, June 5 Bill Ellis, of TRANET, wrote to continue the discussion of strategy: Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 05:53:50 -0500 To: •••@••.••• From: Bill Ellis <•••@••.•••> Subject: The Second Phase of Democracy [In an earlier rn list posting, Greg Moses expressed concern at these statements of Richard’s:] >Richard–I want … Read more

Militarism & peace-building

1998-06-05 Jan Slakov Dear rn list, June 5 David Thiessen wrote with some generous encouragement and more information on these “air shows” (= WAR SHOWS). I hadn’t realized that Canada hosts one which is so big it is considered a “North American” show. The truth is, of course, that Canada’s military production and decisions are … Read more

nonv discussion

1998-06-05 Jan Slakov Dear rn list, June 5 In discussing “the strategy of our fight” and the eternal question of “where do we go from here?” the question of non-violence and what exactly we mean by it, must come up. Makere Hakawira, a Maori woman in Aotearoa, (New Zealand) wrote, following some of that discussion: … Read more

Reader’s responses to Jan’s recent postings…

1998-06-04 Richard Moore ———————————————————————— From: “Adkins, Gerald” <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Subject: RE: reaching out Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 Jan, just wanted you to know that your article was appreciated. Especially, the five (5) things that the individual can do to further the cause. I found you ideas empowering on this Monday a.m. You know … Read more

a “model letter” from Jan

1998-06-03 Richard Moore Jan sent in a “letter to the editor” of “The Citizen” in Southam, Canada, and shared it with a few friends on the net. I find it to be a well-written statement, more enduring than the “air show” issue it nominally addresses. Especially incisive is her pithy summary: “Just as in earlier … Read more

anti-MAI in the US (also Calif. union bill)

1998-06-01 Jan Slakov From: Shadow <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• DEar RKM, > But Ghandi’s work in India was _highly _confrontational, he was _pushing > the British and pushing them _hard and he (and all his followers and > collaborators) eventually _defeated British Imperialism, and British > leaders were stinging mad about being defeated! If you remember … Read more

reaching out

1998-05-31 Jan Slakov Dear rn list, (from Jan Slakov) May 31 Earlier this month there was a discussion on the MAI-not list about how to bring about the change in consciousness we see as being necessary for positive change. One of the things that needs doing is reaching out to people, our neighbours, so that … Read more

different audiences

1998-05-31 Jan Slakov Dear rn list again! may 31 In Ed Deak’s message you may remember this line: “The recent events around the MAI have shown that it is impossible to influence leaders, they all came up with the same prescribed lies and platitudes.” Don Giles, also on the MAI-not list pointed out that: >A … Read more