Posts tagged “peace”
August 15, 2013
Today marks Pakistan and India’s 67th year of independence from oppressive British rule and the day Pakistan and India formed separate, sovereign nations. As we celebrate their independence, we also remember with sadness the partition’s bloody aftermath. Religious tension between Pakistani Muslims and Indian Hindus came to a head in violent riots that killed an estimated half million people. The partition’s legacy affects the neighboring countries’ relationship to this day and they have fought three major wars since 1947.
Always at the forefront of social justice, ideological clashes, and international studies, Seven Stories has many titles (and forthcoming titles!) relating to Pakistan, India, and religious conflict. A selection:
India Divided: Diversity and Democracy Under Attack by Vandana Shiva
Shiva analyzes India’s potential nuclear conflict with Pakistan, the rise of fundamentalism within its own borders, and the very real threat of mass famine and economic enslavement of its citizens to the forces of globalization.
Tags: city of widows, haifa zangana, Independence Day, india, India Divided, israel, Pakistan, palestine, peace, Religious conflict, seven stories press, tanya reinhart, The Walls of Delhi, Uday Prakash, Vandana Shiva
August 15, 2013
Forty-four years ago today half a million people gathered to celebrate peace, oneness, freedom of expression, and music.
On Friday, August 15, 1969, by the sheer luck and compassion of farmland owner Max Ysagur, the Woodstock Music Festival opened in Bethel, a town in upstate New York, forty miles from Woodstock.
Woodstock is known as, “three days of peace and music,”where people of different ages, cultures, color, and creed came together to be apart of a transformational music journey. It is best known as the perfect portrayal of the 1960’s youth culture, the “hippies,” that gathered to celebrate music and peace, something the rest of the United States was not concerned with at the time.
Musicians such as, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and many more performed songs that expressed their opposition of the Vietnam War. Some of the artists there like Santana, were up-and-coming acts that Woodstock helped to pioneer their careers.
Tags: 1960's, 60's, counterculture, fred wilcox, freedom of expression, hippies, Jimi Hendrix, music, peace, Santana, Sly & theFamily Stone, the Grateful Dead, the Who, three days of peace and music, Up Against the Wall Motherf**ker, Vietnam War, woodstock, Woodstock Music Festival, youth culture