I am almost a full time unpaid citizen activist now. One of a team of platform committee members who moved the following minorty plank to the Colorado State Assembly in 2008:
"We are fundamentally committed to using dialogue and diplomacy to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace between all the peoples of the Middle East. We call upon the United States government to dedicate its influence and financial leverage to engage the governments of Israel and Palestine in negotiations leading to resolution of their conflict. Agreements must include the end of the use of violence against each other, acceptance of the other’s right to exist, and, if a two-state solution is elected, a division of territory that provides each with an economically and socially viable geography, a sovereign state with full internal control, and specific, secure borders. Until such time as a peace agreement is accepted by both Israel and Palestine, international law regarding human rights and the Geneva Conventions needs to be diligently enforced. "
Why I want peace:
Besides the obvious, I want the open and relevant discourse which will be a precursor to achieving peace in order to reconnect US policy making with its proper foundation in reality. While the ME conflict is capable of producing such intense spin, deliberate omission & disinfomation, and also while this PR is incredibly successful at manifesting bad policy,desired by special interests, we cannot expect any critical policy issue to be decided by reaonable and relevant process.
Interests and activities:
election reform, media reform, foreign policy refom, full grassroots representation; open debate of issues, stamp out spin, replace love of celebrity with appreciation of merit, habitual giving and forgiving
Something you didn't know about me:
me means middle east; how middle? how east ? for whom?
How I found mepeace.org:
searching for Matan Cohen
What I want to achieve here:
to learn from others how to release a truth most accurately formulated within a global perspective from the many forces that keep it isolated and discredited; to watch that truth rise to the surface of human consciousness;
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