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@rkelly123 @LukeshRoberts 1) Both And all the way down indeed. One of my key books is „Peace by Peaceful means“. The title (Pure Gandhi btw.) from a praxeological p.o.v, stipulates that THIS type of goal is obtained & contained in its means. Ex negativo, see: „bombing for peace is like f*g for virginity“
@rkelly123 @LukeshRoberts 2) Assuming that Violence fundamentally rests on:

🟠A) attitudinal & normative dispositions legitimizing it,
🟢B) behavioral expressions negating the 4 basic human needs #BHNjg of others &
🟣C) contradictions between autotelic & heterotelic goals within or between actors;
@rkelly123 @LukeshRoberts 3) I posit: Applied #ViolencePrevention, #Peacebuilding, #PeacePolitics, #TraumaConciliation & #ConflictTransformation categorically rest on

🟠A)Empathy to read intrinsic attitudes
🟢B)Nonviolence vs. violent behavioral expressions
🟣C)Creativity to #SolveTheUnderlyingConflict
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1/ I recommend everyone read the report - Assessing the cost-effectiveness of the Peace Management Initiative as an intervention to reduce the homicide rate in a community in Kingston, Jamaica, published in the International Journal of Public Health, Volume 63, Number 8...
2/ Here are a few results - Xtown (to preserve anonymity, it is called Xtown) is located in downtown Kingston, near one of the main arterial roads, and is a historic garrison community. In 2002, Xtown had an estimated population of 15,000. Total PMI intervention costs over...
3/ ...the 5-year period amounted to JMD $97M. In the community of Xtown, the PMI methodology resulted in a drop of 89.2% in the number of homicides in 1 year. Five years after the initial intervention, the murder rate dropped by a total of 96.9%. This represents a fall in...
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One of the wonderful aspects of holding legislative hearings is the opportunity to hear from many diverse viewpoints and stakeholders discussing important issues. At today's hearing of the @maedu Committee, we've been lucky to welcome several esteemed guests. #mapoli
First, we heard testimony from Native advocates
Moonamum James, co-leader of United American Indians of New England and a tribal elder of the #AquinnahWamponoag; @ClaudiaFoxTree, educator and member of the #Awawak nation, & Faries Gray, a Sagamore of the #MassachusettPonkapoag Image
We were pleased to welcome these honored dignitaries to the State House, which sits on traditional lands of the Massachusett people, and to hear their testimony on H. 443, "An Act prohibiting the use of Native American mascots by public schools in the Commonwealth"
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