On this page: Postcard 1999 / TreeIsland meeting August 1998 / Hague Appeal for Peace May 1999 with rainbow and Millennium Meal / UNO Income for all Mankind / Creativitals (still in preparation)
This postcard design for 1999 was a plea to find the fitness needed to realize many many creative and uniting events, leading to a peaceful and sharing /caring spirit for the millennium to come.
Illustration by Luiz Yudo, concept © 1986/1998 by Freed Schmitter / Aurelio Toscani
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To create (or find those created by others*) unique new transformative symbols that explain or make understandable the human unity in a simple way is my main concern. A symbol / logo / picture is communicating in a more profound way than words. Therefore i mainly focus on developing visually appealing signs of unity, which at the same time transmit positive energy. The PLANETWORK logo of the index page and shaded here in the background is considerably my best proof until now. See the net2 and the @ section for further examples.
* This awesome design is called the Earth Flower (South and North). It is presented and explained in detail in the 'Tree Island' book. Perceived by the author Linda Grover and designed by Robert Bernard (as i understood).
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Many new friends i met in
the USA at the Tree Island Day500 Gathering co-hosted by Linda
Grover and Hillel Schwartz:
Ken Kalb http://www.lightshift.com, Kate Lutz http://www.light2000.com, Steve Diamond and Bob Silverstein http://www.oneday.org, http://www.oneday.net; Michael Contardi / John Francis representing http://www.peaceday2000.com, Javier Creus from Barcelona http://www.wam2000.org, Marv Lyons at http://www.gaialink.com, sometimes, you can find on his site more fine photos of the Gathering like this one:
Peter Rosen's various projects: http://creativity.net, Zeren Earl representing http://www.firstnightintl.org, Laurence McGilvery's enormous literary attempt with the http://www.countdowncalendar.com, Fred Stern the Rainbow Man, Alan Moore the butterfly and peace action man at http://prop1.org/protest/bga/, Catherine Margerine of Milenio, Ed Elkin representing Planetary Activation Organization and Jean Hudon's Earth Rainbow Network, Peace Pilgrim II via http://www.pilgrim2.com, Tom Esakin for Vancouver2000.bc.ca, Beth Skye of Magical Child Foundation, Greg Wright promoting the Millennium Snapshot and Globalideasbank, Jeff Reiss representing Peace Poles, Ed Johnson of Eco-Communications Intl, Ed Rippey presenting Earth Charter, George Heiner and Lane Brechbill for http://www.club2000.com, Christopher Murray of Catalyst Youth Network, Penny McManigal's Weaving the Dream, not to forget the Millennium People's Assembly Network, Peace in Prison, etc.
Crescent Diamond, Ron Taylor for LightOn Video Prod. and David Lionel did a video documentation of the event. Numerous helpers, representatives, school children of Klamath Falls, plus delegations of the Klamath Tribe did contribute to an event that i will always remember with joy and gratitude. Browsing the Planetwork.org site, you will find many events and projects that i came to know of from the contacts during this first meeting.
The participant who
traveled the longest distance was Yermentay Sultanmurat from
Almaty, Kazakstan. Several times we have met again, in
May/September 2000 he published a booklet: 'Transformation of the
World' presenting the
concept of a wise people's self government DAKHAB.
i envisioned that the
'Tree Island' project could be launched internationally at the
Hague Appeal for Peace (11-15th May 1999), a world-meeting to
honour the 100th anniversary of the first International Peace
Conference in The Hague.
Linda Grover is living presently (beginning 2000) in the vicinity of the Capitol in Washington DC. As a former congress woman, she is now lobbying in the White House. The official Y2K advisor of the White House declared to be very sympathetic to the project. A Millennium / Y2K Washington DC network with some 300 organizations formed. Talks with the Vice-President, his wife, the President of the USA, the First Lady, and Congress members have taken place, see now website http://www.millenniummeal.org.
top In May 1999, Linda Grover
was in the Netherlands. We prepared the international launch of the
Millennium Meal during the Hague Appeal for Peace. Several of the Klamath Falls
gatherers were present (besides Linda): Fred, Bob, Peace Pilgrim
II, Ed, David, Catherine, Bruce, Freed, and Rob Wheeler, Lois
On Wednesday 6th May, a short article appeared in the free newspaper of the Hague 'de Posthoorn' to announce the above-mentioned rainbow. On Friday, Fred and i had an appointment with the Fire department in the Hague to make a selection from the necessary materials. Caused by a moment of miscommunication, an accident happened. Fortunately, it turned out to be not grave in the end.
Rehearsal was on Saturday afternoon. Due to Mystèr TV (now Kleurnet, an Amsterdam Cable TV station by Luc Sala - http://net.info.nl), this successful rainbow was documented.
Thanks to the support of Luc Sala (press releases, adresses, etc.) some press representants were present on Tuesday afternoon: the NOS (Dutch TV), a Hague Appeal for Peace camerateam, and others. We experienced an impressive rainbow in the beautiful park, shared with about 100 witnesses.
The 'Millennium Meal' had a rememberable start on
Tuesday, when 4.000 sweet buns were arranged on a huge table (see
Artist's impression below) in the form of the continents. Everyone
could eat and share a 'krentenbol' while learning about the
project. A Latin-american music group helped to draw
We as the Amsterdam supporting group (Chris, Marijke, Dré, Freed, and others) were striving to find ways to realize this biggest project ever, starting January 1st 2000, to enhance and complete the UN-sanctioned Day of Peace. It headed the UN International Year of a Culture of Peace. The period 2001 to 2010 has been declared the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World. It will be wise to benefit from this extraordinary opportunity as much as possible.
Dr Robert Muller recently was proposed as a Nobel Peace prize candidate for 1999 (the Belgian / Dutch organization Médecins sans Frontières / Artsen zonder Grenzen was laureated instead). 50 years of unceasing work for Peace would have been appropriately crowned finally. He is the one Assistent-Secretary-General wo served under not less than four Secretary-Generals in the United Nations!
Via the 'Authors for a positive Millennium' he is involved closely in the 'Millennium Meal' project. He was the first to sign the spectacular Millennium Meal table (located near the entry to the Congress Center) on Tuesday 11th May and during the Hague Appeal, a few moments before the rainbow event.
The Millennium Meal
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and via this planetwork.org website.
A Dutch text is here.
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top Find out more about the Hague Appeal for Peace at:
http://www.haguepeace.org and at: http://www.ipb.org/hap
More background info: http://www.ialana.org
Mon and Tue 17th-18th May, the Official Governmental Meeting took place in the 100 years old Peace Palais / International Court of Justice.
Parallel to this, a Spiritual Conference 'World Peace - Inner Peace' with magnificent contributors happened nearby in Noordwijkerhout, from 18th to 20th May 1999. (info at http://www.healingarts.net/hspaat/hosp99.html, and via St. Davidhuis Rotterdam, tel. +3110 - 412 3442, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ). This event was initiated by aforementioned Robert Muller, see http://www.robertmuller.org .
The United Nations of Youth UNOY (read: You Know Why) organised on 6 - 16 May in the context of the HAP its '2nd Global Youth Peace Conference: Empowering Youth in non-violent Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation and Building Cultures of Peace'.
UNOY, phone (+31)299 - 436093. e-mail: email@example.com
and via their reconstructed website: http://www.unoy.org
Solutions to burning questions: Via Internet, the many individuals who all have a part of the puzzle can connect. This website PLANETWORK.ORG is set up to play a role in this and serve you.
An example worth to know of: The UNO Income for all Mankind has an unusual approach for a new world economy. In this plan of Pieter Kooistra (who died in 1998), an additional income of 250 UN dollars is created for every citizen of Planet Earth. Find more details at: http://www.uno-inkomen.org.
I imagine a combination with the UNILETS plan that was presented in May 2000 during the Millennium Forum in New York. (see recent)
Soon here: the first CREATIVITAL:
(animation still in preparation - are you interested to help?)
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