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The Hague Carnegie Institute: Women and Peace

An exhibition about Bertha von Suttner, Aletta Jacobs and other women who have played a role in the (international) peace movement.

At the end of the 19th century, Bertha von Suttner was part of the international peace movement that pioneered the Peace Palace. Attention is also paid to women and Hague women from the Women's Peace Movement (1890-1920) and the Dutch Peace Movement.

See also my entry @BooMan ...

Women's Suffrage Archive Film Clip 1915

    Laura) Jane Addams (September 6, 1860-May 21, 1935) won worldwide recognition in the first third of the twentieth century as a pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and as an internationalist. She was born in Cedarville, Illinois, the eighth of nine children. Her father was a prosperous miller and local political leader who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War; he was a friend of Abraham Lincoln whose letters to him began «My Dear Double D-'ed Addams».

    Miss Jane Addams of Chicago leads party of 39 women to attend peace meeting in The Hague

by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 11:07:26 AM EST
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Rocking Against the Right: Political Activism and Popular Music in West Germany, 1979-1980

In the 1970s there were many progressive think tanks on issues to advance peace in the world. In past decades, even renowned institutions changed to right-wing strongholds in promoting "self-defense" and complying with the Industrial-Military Complex led by the United States and its multi-billion weapons corporations who need profits to survive. The Fall of the Berlin Wall put the military industry at a cross-roads. Osama Bin Laden saved their a$$es. May the Saudi monarchy and Crown Prince Salman burn in hell till eternity! NATO needs to be cut back drastically! Mea Culpa by former NATO Head Jaap De Hoop Scheffer many years too late ...

Dutch Institute Clingendael was a founded in 1983 and its first director was Henk Neuman. A respectable person I was acquainted with. It was truly an think tank focused on promotion of peace in the world. In 1990 it changed when Joris Voorhoeve took over the reigns and funding came from the Dutch Government Foreign Affairs and Defence. Before the merger, Neuman was director of Netherlands Institute for Questions of Peace (NIVV).

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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 11:16:16 AM EST
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