Aloha Peace makers all around the world.
I’ve been asked by Dr. Leo Semashko PhD of Philosophy from St. Petersburg, Russia to post the material below on our website. He published My Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet A Killing Nation. What Has America Become? Inside the U.S. Assassination Complex“on their website http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=688 and asked that we continue the dialogue for peace, which is the urgent task of all humankind.
Global solidarity for peace,
Global Harmony Association (GHA)
International Peacemaking Organization, uniting more 600 members from 65 countries,
Headquarters: c/o Lambda Group, 117, 3rd Floor, New Manglapuri, New Delhi 110030, India;
Global Peace Science (GPS) for the UN and UNESCO:
Approved by the GHA on May 16, 2016
In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=686
In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=669
Sign the Petition:
Address: 1st Ave. and 46th street, New York, NY 10017 USA
TO: Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO,
Address: 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
TO: The Governments of Nuclear Powers and the G20 Leaders
SUBJECT: Discussion of Global Peace Science (GPS) on the UN General Assembly and the UNESCO General Conference in order to create the most powerful intellectual (scientific) instrument for global peace with the new peacebuilding technologies, which will be acceptable to all nations, cultures and nuclear powers providing constant pacifization* overcoming militarism.
ENCLOSURE: The “Global Peace Science” book by 174 co-authors from 34 countries, 2016, 616 pages or in PDF: http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf
Global Peace Science is the dawn of a shining, harmonious
vision of peace and prosperity for all the nations!
Abdul Kalam, 2015, President of India, 2002-2007.
– This is the first great recommendation of GPS for the UN and UNESCO.
Dear Mr. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and
Director General of UNESCO Madame Irina Bokova
The UN Charter and the UNESCO Constitution have formulated the key peace idea: “That since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” If the war minds received a powerful rooting in military science, founded more than two centuries ago, which now concentrates military intellect with invention of the most devastating weapons of mass destruction, the defences of peace minds were left fragmented and powerless before the war without their science up to now. Therefore humanity has not been able to put an end to the wars so far. The war minds seem invincible for the defences of peace minds as long as they remain outside and without science. If this dependence is true and is recognized by the UN and UNESCO, the main aspiration for them ‘must be constructed’ peace science. Unfortunately, the world community does not see it. To overcome this lack, we, the undersigned, offer you to discuss peace science.
The first version of this science – Global Peace Science (GPS) – was completed in the Global Harmony Association (GHA) for 11 years by the 174 co-authors from 34 countries and was published in English in 2016.** This project joined dozens of different authors and integrated almost all diversity of constructive peacemaking ideas, relieving itself from their fragmented impotence before war and military science. This science, as the supreme, scientific understanding of peace, has all reasons to become the most powerful intellectual and technological alternative to military science and all wars, including prepared and matured nuclear war in the new “Barbarossa” spirit, which will be a catastrophe for humanity and the planet. Only GPS and its new peacebuilding technologies, which provide continuous pacifization and open a new era of humanity – the Peacefulness Age – is capable to confront it.
Therefore, the GPS intellectual potential, its technologies and its revolution of the peacemaking thinking, are deserving of the closest attention and the most careful discussion in the UN and UNESCO in order to further development of this science and its institutionalization in politics, peace culture and education to recommend it to all Members – States of the UN and UNESCO. This step practically will confirm your real aspiration to put an end to wars, finding them an alternative in scientific peace consciousness and in its new peacebuilding technologies. GPS will make a common platform for global sustainable disarmament during 50 years at 2% per year that without GPS is unthinkable and impossible.
The GPS development, including an International Scientific Contest for its best version, to which is dedicated the GPS special section, is the most favorable in the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector (www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/about-us/who-we-are/whos-who) under the UN aegis. The GPS development corresponds to the UN and UNESCO fundamental statutory demand: “Building peace in the minds of men and women,” which is impracticable without the peace science. Only with its help the UN and UNESCO may drastically lift their peacebuilding mission to provide humanity with the real dream and scientific project of purely peaceful sustainable development without wars in the 21st century. The Petition is the fruit and quintessence of our ‘collective consciousness’ (Durkheim) of the GPS key importance for humanity global peace inspiring and you and us.
* Pacifization (or peacescienization) in GPS is universal process similar to globalization and informatization, embodying in the constant growth of reconciliation in global society as result of spreading consciousness and peacebuilding technologies of GPS. Not to be confused with the local attempts of violent reconciliation – with “pacification.”
** The GPS book in the Russian language has been completed by the 89 coauthors from 30 countries and was published in 2015 (432 pages) and in English – in 2016 (616 pp.). The GPS Resume (in 1 page) was translated into nine languages and published together with this book on the GHA website “Peace from Harmony»: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=656. The GPS book was published in India, Russia and the US becoming the property of all continents and freely available to almost every citizen of the Earth.
The coauthors of Global Peace Science (50 of 174), peacemakers:
Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, India
Dr. Leo Semashko, GPS Editor in Chief, GHA Honorary President, Russia
Ramesh Kumar, GHA Executive Director, India
Kanakmal Dugar, IASE Pedagogical University Chancellor, India
Dr. Surendra Pathak, IASE Pedagogical University Dean, India
Dr. Chand Bhardwaj, scholar, India
Dr. Laj Utreja, scholar, India
Dr. Uraz Baimuratov, academician-economist, Kazakhstan
Dr. John Scales Avery, Nobel Peace Prize, Denmark
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize, Northern Ireland
Dr. Ernesto Kahan, former Vice-President of IPPNW, awarded Nobel Peace Prize, Israel
Dr. Johan Galtung, pioneer of peace studies, Germany
Delasnieve Daspet, lawyer and poet, Brazil,
Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale, teacher and jurist, Ghana
Dr. Susana Roberts, poet and writer, Argentina
Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona, psychologist and writer, Argentina
Marianna Poghosyan, artist and writer, Armenia
Dr. Manijeh Navidnia, teacher and scientist, Iran
Dr. Maitreyee Roy, teacher and scientist, India
Dr. Tatiana Kablova, teacher and scientist, Ukraine
Dr. Erica Lazarova, teacher and scientist, Bulgaria
Julia Budnikova, scientist, Russia
Svetlana Vetrova, singer, Russia
Svetlana Kuskovskaya, teacher, Russia
Alla Voronova, teacher, Russia
Dr. Victor Shenyagin, teacher and scientist, Russia
Dr. Alexander Subetto, scientist, Russia
Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy, poet, India
Dr. Takis Ioannides, writer, Greece
Dr. Apostolos Paschos, doctor and scientist, Greece
Dr. Bishnu Pathak, scientist, Nepal
Dr. Chintamani Yogi, teacher, Nepal
Dr. Ammar Banni, teacher and linguist, Algeria
Jose Maria Lopera, poet, Spain
Dr. Francois Houtart, Catholic priest and scholar, Belgium
Dr. Heli Habyarimana, teacher and linguist, Rwanda
Dr. Guy Crequie, writer and vocalist, France
Prof. Reimon Bachika, scholar, Japan
Dr. Renato Corsetti, teacher and linguist, Italy
Dr. Robert Burrowes, scientist and writer, Australia
Prof. Henri Giraud, scientist, Canada
Prof. Noam Chomsky, scientist and linguist, US
Dr. Bruce Cook, editor and publisher, US
Dr. Charles Mercieca, scholar, US
Dr. Roger Kotila, psychologist, US
David Swanson, writer, US
Prof. Rudolf Siebert, scientist, US
Frank Dorrel, publisher, US
Dr. Kurt Johnson, priest and scholar, US
Dr. Chuck Woolery, writer, US
Jim Albertini, writer, peace activist, Hawaii
Global Peace Science (GPS):
The Book, its Authors and Significance. Resume
In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=662
In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=656
In Portuguese: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=po_c&key=87
In Spanish: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=es_c&key=109
In Arabic : http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ar_c&key=8
In Esperanto: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=esp_c&key=88
In Persian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ar_c&key=9
The positive fate of humanity and each country in the 21st century will be
determined by the recognition of GPS and its democracy of SPHERONS.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
The unprecedented Global Peace Science (GPS or Peacescience), published at the book some name, was created in the Global Harmony Association (GHA) for 11 years since its establishment on February 15, 2005. Of these, 8 were the preparatory years, for which GHA has published seven previous books, discussed and approved 47 projects of global peace from harmony (Chapter 7.1). Work with GPS as the 48th project began directly in March 2013.
In Russian language, this book of 432 pages by 89 coauthors from 30 countries was published in St. Petersburg, Russia, in January 2015:
In English language, this book of 616 pages (almost 200 pages longer Russian one) by 174 coauthors (on 85 more than the Russian edition) of 34 countries was published in the early February 2016 in India, Russia and the USA: http://www.lulu.com/shop/dr-leo-semashko-and-173-co-authors/global-peace-science-updated/paperback/product-22605037.html. Its PDF format was posted in January here: http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf.
The book coauthors are people of different age (from 9 to 90) and professions (from worker to academician and president of the country), 15 religious confessions and diversity of cultures from 34 countries in all continents, including 59 coauthors from the USA, 33 – from Russia, 15 – from India, 6 – from Canada, 5 – from Australia, etc. Only international group integrating in a harmonious unity the planet cultural diversity could create Peacescience.
Among the Peacescience coauthors are: former President of India – Abdul Kalam, the Nobel Peace Laureate from Northern Ireland – Mairead Maguire, intellectual peacemaking leader of the USA – Noam Chomsky, pioneer of peace studies from Norway – Johan Galtung, Chancellor of the IASE Pedagogical University of India – Kanakmal Dugar, sociologist of Catholic University from Belgium – Francois Houtart, leader of the women’s peace-making organization in Africa – Ayo Ayoola-Amale of Ghana, researcher of the Roerich creativity – Julia Budnikova from Russia, director of the Finance Institute, academician from Kazakhstan – Uraz Baimuratov, one of the Indian yoga leaders – Ramesh Kumar and many other outstanding scientists and peacemakers (6). Initiator, editor in chief and manager of the project is Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and President, Russia.
The contribution of these authors in GPS for three years composed 309 articles, including Leo Semashko 101 articles (81 solo and 20 coauthorship), Subhash Chandra 17 articles (10 solo and 7 coauthorship), Charles Mercieca 6 articles (5 solo and 1 coauthorship), Johan Galtung 5 articles, etc.
The book 309 articles are united into its 13 Chapters, 3 Sections, 2 Parts, Annex and Philosophical Final, which have been a collective discussion and approval of the GHA members. The most important parts of this three years discussion in a wide variety of assessments and comments of Peacescience were posted here: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=598. Diversity of opinions is complemented a variety of more than 600 sources in the book bibliography on 17 pages (580–597).
The GPS book is published on the GHA 72 members donations gathered in 2014 and amounting $8.677. It is the first budget of global peace in the history in 2015. Its comparison with the world military budget this year, nearly $ 2 trillion (according to unofficial data it is several times more), shows the militaristic, self-destructive priority of the global ruling elite and its national governments. Unfortunately, humanity has long reconciled with this priority and it is not looking to change it that is possible only on the GPS basis.
We will not talk about the shortcomings that Peacescience are full as the first attempt of similar science. We will emphasize its key advantages and significance.
1. Uniqueness. Peacescience is incomparable to anything else today. Mankind today does not have any similar or comparable knowledge of global peace, alternative to military science that has arisen over two centuries ago in 1799. GPS is able to overcome this lag of peace from war and create a fundamental alternative to military science and militarism in general. Uniqueness of GPS is determined by the discovery of SPHERONS – deep harmonious social structure of society in all its historical forms. This unknown up to GPS creation deep structure is peaceful on its objective nature and the key for scientific understanding global peace.
2. SPHERONS’ discovery. GPS is based on the unprecedented social discovery of universal and harmonious classes of the population in a whole – SPHERONS employed in four spheres of social production, which is possible only in peace. Therefore SPHERONS are fundamental actors not only production but also global peace at all social levels, starting from the family. SPHERONS constitute a deep and eternal social structure of society as a whole and all its parts, without exception, in all its historical forms (Chapters 1 and 2). The discovery of SPHERONS has a revolutionary cognitive, social and political (democratic) significance for society.
This discovery is complemented by the discovery of Socioeconomic Harmony Paradigm: “D + 3D”, which expresses the spiritual/ethical basis (“D” – of Russian “Duh” – spirit) of harmonious development and adequate to it the development of other three “D” spheres: demography (Sociosphere), democracy (Orgsphere) and demo-economy (Technoecosphere). The essence of a Harmony Basic Law in this paradigm is priority elevation of the spiritual needs for the individuals and society, which is opposed to disharmonious Law of destructive domination of material needs. (It is Academician Baymuratov’s Paradigm, 2014, Kazakhstan. See Chapter 8.15).
3. Integral, holistic character and dynamism. Peacescience, thanks SPHERONS universality, allows to synthesize and preserve in itself the peacemaking achievements of the past and future evolution (Chapters 3, 4, etc.). It provides a holistic approach to solving the problems of global peace at all levels. GPS does not pretend to finality but it assesses itself as “the initial version”, which does not exclude other options and is ready to enter with them into international scientific Contest (Chapter 8, etc.). It supposes the possibility of another interpretation for deep social structure.
4. Value of Peacescience. In any case, regardless of the Peacescience truth measure of its various theories, it is an undoubted epistemological achievement and social value as the first in history precedent of scientific knowledge of global peace in a whole (history does not know other similar examples). Therefore, following the wise Italian saying “If it is not true, it is well conceived,” (se non è vero, è ben trovato) about Peacescience can say that even if it is not right in all parts, it is well conceived and certainly useful to mankind. Peacescience opens for it the way of search and upgrading an absolutely necessary for it science and fundamentally new, breakthrough knowledge, enriching it and saving it from wars, from which it is still (for the 6 thousand years of history) not has the radical vaccine and spiritual immunity. It is the way of conscious geopolitics of SPHERONS’ peace under the Earth Constitution International Law. Peacescience opens the Peacefulness Era of humanity since 2016.
The completion of the Peacescience book in GHA is just the beginning of a new, broader development, dissemination and application of the GPS new paradigm of thinking in academic, educational, political, religious and other cultural institutions.
Resume. Peacescience from harmony defines the THIRD, harmonious and just way of humanity development in all its four spheres. The third way organically integrates the advantages and softly (non-violently) overcomes the pathological extremes of the two equally disharmonious and violent, traditional for the 20th century ways: socialism and capitalism and their basic ideologies: Marxism and liberalism. The past and the beginning of the new century showed that without scientifically conscious and realized social harmony live further in a nightmare of any militaristic form of traditional society, mired in endless wars, terrorism, murders, crimes, corruption, lies, elitist-totalitarian pseudo democracy of billionaires behind the screen of the elected puppets, drugs, glaring inequality, and other pathologies on the brink of the world’s nuclear suicide is impossible. GPS offers a way out of their impasse through science, education, culture and democracy of SPHERONS as the political center of the federalist Earth Constitution (Chapter 8.19). Therein lies the GPS historical significance.
Top. The fate of humanity and its key countries in the 21st century with different cultural, economic and political orientations: Russia, China, India, EU and the US, will be determined by the recognition of GPS and its democracy of SPHERONS (spheral democracy) ensuring the dominance of spiritual elevation, social priority of children and women, geopolitics of global peace, general and complete disarmament and economic prosperity for all nations from their harmony as one family on one planet.
Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President, GPS Editor in Chief
Leo Semashko, Ph.D. (Philosophy), Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; State Councilor of St. Petersburg; Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Author of more than 400 scientific publications, including 18 books in 1-12 languages; Author of Tetrism as the unity of Tetraphilosophy and Tetrasociology – science of social harmony, global peace and harmonious civilization; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Director, GHA Website “Peace from Harmony”: http://peacefromharmony.org; Initiator, Manager and Editor in Chief of the book project “Global Peace Science” (GPS).
Address: St-Petersburg, Russia; Phone: +7(812)-597-6571
E-mail: leo.semashko [at] gmail.com