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2002-Sep-17: On Saturday, Give Peace A Chance

On Saturday, the United Nations hopes to inaugurate the first ever one-day global ceasefire.  Both Sir Paul and his daughters Stella and Mary have been ardent supporters of the Peace One Day event (see June 14).  According to the movement's founder, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley:
"We're all focusing on 11 September again, and there's all this talk of war. What do you tell your children? What do you tell anyone? How do you convince any individual that they can make a difference? There's so much appetite for peace, but what hope can you give people? What's the starting point for peace?

"That's what's so interesting: that now, just 10 days later, there's this moment of hope. And what I hope is that one day, years from now, maybe 100 years, 21 September will be the date that everyone remembers. Like Christmas or Thanksgiving or whatever. Peace Day: the day when you don't fight. Not a date of horror, but a date of hope.  We have to change the way we think. If we don't we'll just carry on as we are."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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