War and Suffering in the Ukraine. It Can’t Go on like this. Fifty Mutually Supportive Ways to end Wars. Part 2 of 2.

If you experience resistance to war, then be clear about alternatives to war and develop them.

Russian army bombing of homes of civilians


From a flyer in Massachusetts, USA, in 1982

Read carefully. What ways can you give support to resolution of conflict?

A List of 50 Mutually Supportive Ways to end Wars.

  1. Aid/Reconstruction
  2. Analysis/critiques of state of mind of political leaders and impact on actions
  3. Application of the Arts
  4. Arms control
  5. Banning banking from countries engaged in war
  6. Banning imports from countries engaged in war
  7. Banning export of weapons
  8. Blockades
  9. Blocking streets, motorways, public buildings
  10. BDS. Boycott. Divestment. Sanctions
  11. Civil Disobedience on a massive scale or modest scale
  12. Comedy, skits, poking fund
  13. Conciliation
  14. Conferences
  15. Constructive exports
  16. Creativity
  17. Critiques of war
  18. Demonstrations/Marches/Street Protests
  19. Diplomacy/Dialogue
  20. Disarmament
  21. Economic Sanctions
  22. Education in ethics, empathy, non-violence in schools, workplace and institutions
  23. Ending participation in major sporting events
  24. Ending arm sales, international and national
  25. Excommunication
  26. Graffiti
  27. Grass roots movements
  28. International Courts
  29. International cooperation to resolve conflict
  30. Mass Petitions
  31. Meditation/Prayer/vigils/pilgrimages
  32. Mock Funerals
  33. Name and shame of those who invest in war
  34. Parades. Gatherings. Concerts
  35. Pilgrimages
  36. Private Meetings between representatives of both sides
  37. Prosecution
  38. Protests/sit-down/non-compliance
  39. Prohibiting loans
  40. Public Talks
  41. Religious meetings, vigils, meditation in public
  42. Resistance to military call-up/conscription
  43. Non-violent training
  44. Resistance
  45. Sanctions on the rich/powerful who gain from war
  46. Social Media
  47. Street Music. Poetry, Theatre, Dance, Costumes
  48. Strikes
  49. Tax. Refusal to pay
  50. Voluntary Service.
May all beings live conscious lives
May all beings develop resistance to war
May all beings live in peace.

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