The demonstration: LINK FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY
Geir Egil Hauge
geirha at IFI.UIO.NO
Tue Aug 20 21:45:16 EST 1991
LINK FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY
This is a suggestion for an international demonstration for peace and
democracy. It is initiated to support Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and the democatic
forces in the Soviet.
The demonstration is arranged as a link (rope/cord) of flowers, flags,
and catchwords for peace and democracy.
The link goes across the border of the worlds countries and into the Soviet.
People are running a kind of relay race along the link, carrying flowers and
letters with pray for peace and democracy in the Soviet and the rest of the
world. The flowers and peace-letters are relay-race-carried to Moscow and
other cities in the Soviet.
Peacegroups are initiated at the Universities, and the electronic mail-system
is used to get fast communication between main-peacegroups in different
There should be one main-peacegroup in each country, located at the largest
University of the capital city. The peacegroups are named as PEACEGROUP
OF <COUNTRY NAME>, and should have a unique e-mail address. If possible, the
e-mail-address should contain the name: peacelink. This is to make it easy to
guess the address. The electronic mail-address for the PEACEGROUP OF NORWAY is
not initiated yet, but when sanctioned by the administration at the institute,
the address would be peacelink at ifi.uio.no. Our peacegroup is located at the
University of Oslo, Norway.
To save time, the main-peacegroups of each country do only communicate with
the main-peacegroups in border-countries. - Such countries as the UK may
communicate with France accross the sea. Thus: An end of the link in the UK
may send flowers and peace-letters over the English Channel to a start of
the link in the France, and the PEACEGROUP OF BRITAIN communicate by
electronic mail with the PEACEGROUP OF FRANCE to get this work.
In Norway we seeks contact with the PEACEGROUP OF SWEDEN and the PEACEGROUP
OF FINNLAND. (One link may go from Norway to Sweden and over to Denmark.
Another link may go through Finnland to the Soviet, another link may go from
Norway to Murmansk).
Each main-peacegroup is responsible for distributing the work to different
organizations in their countries. Organizations may be such as Peace-
Organizations, Christian Organizations, Sports Organizations, etc..
Each organization or subgroup of an organization gets the responsibility for a
part of the link. They get people to make and join the link, and people to run
the relay-race along the link. Each individual that take part in the work on
the link is responsible for making say 20 or 30 metres of the link, and meet
at a specific location and time to connect his/her link with the nearby part
of the link. Thus the link grows across the borders of the different countries
and into the Soviet.
When the link has to go along or across the roads, one must remember to seek
advice at the traffic police, to be sure not to disturb the traffic.
The catchwords should not focus directely on Lithuania and such conflicts.
This is because it may made things worse. The catchwords should say that
military forces cannot be used against democrately elected politicians.
Ideas about this demonstration could be sent to actual news-groups/bulletine
boards, such as talk.politics.soviet, bit.listserv.politics, etc..
If someone find that this text is unreadable due to bad english, then pleace
correct the errors and change the version number just after the heading.
Pleace take part in this demonstration, and spread this text to the other
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