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The Fury of the Virus; the Folly of War

by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan, Democracy Now Article link

Read Democracy Now! Article about United Nations Secretary General António Guterres calling for a global ceasefire, “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”

The articles notes, “By April 3rd, he reported ceasefires in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Libya, Burma/Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. Actual ceasefires are hard to document, as the so-called fog of war clouds attempts to wage peace. ‘To silence the guns,’ he added, ‘we must raise the voices for peace.’”

Your voice matters. Our voice matters. Please dedicate some time to finding your voice for peace. A simple four minute video, Writing a Statement of Conscience, offers some guidance to begin. Then share your voice with your community, local newspaper, representatives, with anyone else you can reach. Raise the voices for peace.