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John Scales Avery: Books and Articles for System Harmonious Vision of Peace

John Scales Avery

 

 

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (shared 1995 award),  

Chairman of the Danish Peace Academy,

Copenhagen, Denmark

http://www.fredsakademiet.dk


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My dear Leo,

I feel very honoured indeed to be included among the distinguished peace activists o­n your website. Let us all continue to work together for our common goals - world peace, abolition of nuclear weapons, and harmony, both between humans and also harmony with nature.

May I make a small correction? Holger Terp is the co-founder of the Danish Peace Academy. About me, you could say "Chairman, Danish Peace Academy, 2004-2015". I resigned as Chairman in 2015 because health problems prevented me from attending meetings.

Thank you again for your kind words, and for all the wonderful work that you do for peace!

With my warmest greetings,
John
15/04/16
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Response to

Global Peace Science (2016)

By John Avery*

 

Today the future is darkened by the twin dangers of catastrophic climate change and thermonuclear war. We give our children and grandchildren loving care; but it makes no sense to do so and at the same time to neglect to do all that is within our power to ensure that they and their descendants will inherit a world in which they can survive. Therefore the goals of Global Peace Science are absolutely essential. We need to replace struggles for power and material goods by the ideals of harmony, human solidarity, global cooperation and peace.

 

Prof. Emeritus Dr. John Scales Avery,*

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (shared 1995 award),

Chairman, Danish Peace Academy, 2004-2015, Denmark

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672
14/04/16

Published: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=615

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John Scales Avery:

«WE NEED SYSTEM CHANGE, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE!... We need a new economic system, a new society, a new social contract, a new way of life. Here are the great tasks that history has given to our generation: We must achieve a steady-state economic system. We must restore democracy. We must decrease economic inequality. We must break the power of corporate greed. We must leave fossil fuels in the ground. We must stabilize and ultimately reduce the global population. We must eliminate the institution of war. And finally, we must develop a more mature ethical system to match our new technology.... The future looks extremely dark because of human folly, especially the long-term future. The greatest threats are catastrophic climate change and thermonuclear war, but a large-scale global famine also has to be considered. All these threats are linked.»

Avery, John Scales (Dec. 21, 2015) Paris: We Need System Change!: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/12/paris-we-need-system-change


          In more details about cinilization's crisis see his book: 

John Scales Avery. Civilization's Crisis in the 21st Century. University of Copenhagen: http://www.nsz.hr/datoteke/CRISIS21.pdf


- Global Peace Science was able to propose the answer to these 'great tasks of history' in holistic system of the new, tetranet spheral harmonious thinking. - Leo Semashko

«Нам нужны системные изменения, а не только изменение климата! Нам нужна новая экономическая система, новое общество, новый социальный контракт, новый образ жизни. Вот великие задачи, которые история дала нашему поколению: Мы должны создать устойчивую экономическую систему. Мы должны возродить демократию. Мы должны сократить экономическое неравенство. Мы должны разрушить власть корпоративной жадности. Мы должны оставить ископаемое топливо в земле. Мы должны стабилизировать и в конечном итоге сократить население планеты. Мы должны ликвидировать институт войны. И, наконец, мы должны развить более зрелую этическую систему, чтобы соответствовать нашей новой технологии… Будущее выглядит очень темным из-за человеческой глупости, особенно в долгосрочной перспективе. Величайшими угрозами являются катастрофическое изменение климата и термоядерная война, но масштабный глобальный голод также должен быть рассмотрен. Все эти угрозы связаны между собой.»


        Более
детально о кризисе цивилизации смотреть его книгу:

John Scales Avery. Civilization's Crisis in the 21st Century. University of Copenhagen: http://www.nsz.hr/datoteke/CRISIS21.pdf


- Наука Глобального Мира способна предложить ответы на эти "великие задачи истории" в целостной системе нового, тетранет сферного гармоничного мышления. - Лев Семашко
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John Scales Avery, CV

 

1933 born, Beirut Lebanon, of American parents

1950 graduated, Phillips Academy, Andover Mass.

1954 B.Sc., physics, MIT

1955 M.Sc., physics, University of Chicago

1957-1958 Research Student, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University

1965 Ph.D., theoretical chemistry, Imperial College, London

1951-1959 Physicist, (summers) National Bureau of Standards, Washington D.C.

1961-1962 Reaearch Associate, (summers) Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole

1961-1962 Temporary Lecturer, Tait Institute for Mathematical Physics, Edinburgh

1963-1973 Lecturer, Imperial College, University of London

1969 Founded the Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes

1969-1980 Managing Editor, Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes

1973-2003 Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, U. of Copenhagen

2003- Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Copenhagen

 

Fellowships and memberships in societies etc.

 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

New York Academy of Sciences

Royal Society European Programme Fellowship, 1967-1968

Danish Chemical Society, Theoretical Setion, Chairman, 1975-1979

Foreign Member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Technical Advisor, World Health Organization, 1988-1997

Contact Person for Denmark and Chairman of the Danish National Group,

Pugwash Conferences o­n Science and World A
airs, 1990-, shared in Nobel Peace Prize, 1995

Chairman, Danish Peace Academy, 2004-2015

Heyrovsky Medal, Czech Academy of Sciences

Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science

Fellow, Learning Development Institute

Editorial Board, Nuclear Abolition Forum

Advisory Board, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Associate, Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

 

Publications

 

21 books and chapters in books, and more than 250 articles both o­n scientic topics and o­n broader social questions. The most recent books include \Space-Age Science and Stone-Age Politics", published by Irene Publishing, Sweden, Urdu translation published by Maschal Books, Pakistan; \Information Theory and Evolution", 2nd Edition, published by World Scientic, \Energy, Resources and the Long-Term Future", published by World Scientic, \Symmetry-Adapted Basis Sets", published by World Scientic, \Crisis 21: Civilization's Crisis in the 21st Century", published by the Danish Peace Academy, "Science, Religion and War", published by the Danish Peace Academy, \Collected Essays, Volumes 1-4", published by the Danish Peace Academy, \Generalized Sturmians and Atomic Spectra", published by World Scientic, \Physical Applications of Hyperspherical Harmonics", to be published by World Scientic, "The Need for a New Economic System", published by Irene Publishing, Sweden, Urdu Translation to be published by Mashal Books, "Science and Society", to be published by World Scientic, "Memories of Beirut and Tehran", published by the Danish Peace Academy.

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John Scales Avery was born in 1933 in Lebanon, where his father was Professor of Anatomy at the American University of Beirut. He received his training in theoretical physics and theoretical chemistry at M.I.T., the University of Chicago and the University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles, both o­n scientific topics and o­n broader social questions. In 1969 he founded the Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, and he served as its Managing Editor until 1980. He also served as Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization between 1988 and 1997, and as Chairman of the Danish National Group of Pugwash Conferences o­n Science and World Affairs between 1990 and the present.

 

 


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GHA AND THE CONCEPT OF HARMONY

 

The Global Harmony Association (GHA) advocates the concept of harmony as a road to global peace. This choice of harmony as a guiding principle is in keeping with many centuries-old philosophical traditions.

 

In the ancient world, the concept of harmony was developed to a high level by the Pythagoreans. The Pythagoreans used the idea of harmony to understand medicine, music, mathematics and ethics.

 

In China, Taoist and Confucian teachings each emphasized a particular aspect of harmony. Taoism emphasized harmony with nature, while Confucianism taught harmonious relationships between humans. Thus in China, harmony became an ideal advocated by both traditions. The Chinese respect for harmony as an ideal can be seen, for example, in the beautiful Temple of Divine Harmony in Beijing.

 

Both Hindu and Buddhist traditions of India emphasize the unity of all life o­n earth. (The Hindu and Buddhist picture of the relatedness of all life o­n earth has been confirmed by modern biological science. We now know that all living organisms have the same fundamental biochemistry, based o­n DNA, RNA, proteins and polysaccharides, and we know that our own human genomes are more similar to than different from the genomes of our close relations in the animal world.)

 

The original peoples ofNorth American had a tradition os harmony with nature. The Lakota (Western

Sioux) chief, Standing Bear (ca. 1834 ¨C 1908) expressed this in the following words: “The Lakota could despise no creature, for all were o­ne blood, made by the same hand, and filled with the essence of the Great Mystery. A similar attitude towards nature can be found in traditional Inuit cultures.”

 

The peoples of the industrialized nations urgently need to acquire a non-anthropocentric element in their ethics, similar to reverence for all life found in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, as well as in the

teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi and Albert Schweitzer. We need to learn to value other species for their own sakes, and not because we expect to use them for our own economic goals.

 

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) and Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) also showed respect for the unity of all life. There are similarities between the doctrines of these two great ethical teachers. Both came from wealthy families, but during the course of their lives they acquired strong sympathy with the poor and rejected excessive attachment to worldly goods. Both dressed in the simplest possible rough homespun clothes. (Gandhi said, “Live simply that others may simply live.”) Both taught peace between humans and kindness to all life. St. Francis is said to have preached sermons to the birds; Gandhi personally took care of sick animals in his ashram.

 

Respect for nature can also be found in African cultures: In some parts of Africa, a man who plans to cut down a tree offers a prayer of apology, telling the tree why necessity has forced him to harm it. This pre-industrial attitude is something from which the industrialized North could learn. In industrial societies, land “belongs” to some o­ne, and the owner has the “right” to ruin the land or to kill the communities of creatures living o­n it if this happens to give some economic advantage, in much the same way that a Roman slave-owner was thought to have the “right” to kill his slaves. Pre-industrial societies have a much less rapacious and much more custodial attitude towards the land and towards its

non-human inhabitants.

 

The pre-industrial societies and ethical teachers mentioned above have much to tell us about how to achieve harmony with ourselves, harmony with nature, and harmony with other members of our own species. Of course it is necessary to learn from the best aspects of each culture and not the worst. Also we must remember that the population of the world is now so large that a complete return to a pre-industrial way of life would not be possible. However, some of the values and attitudes of pre-industrial cultures can help us to an awareness of what it will take to achieve a truly sustainable global society.

 

The advertising-driven orgies of consumerism that characterize modern market economies cannot be extended into the distant future because of limitations that will be imposed by exhaustion of non-renewable resources and by the limited carrying capacity of the global environment. Therefore we need to stop using material goods as a measure of merit. Gandhi deliberately reduced his possessions to a minimum in order to demonstrate that merit and goods are not synonymous. St. Francis did the same. We can learn from them, and from the values of pre-industrial societies, to stop worshiping the false ideals, power, dominance, growth, and profit. Instead we must learn to live in harmony.

The Global Harmony Association is completely correct in advocating harmony as the guiding ideal for our efforts to achieve world peace.

07/03/16


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We Must Not Demonize and Threaten Russia

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 23 January 2017

John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service

 

Eisenhower’s Warning

In his famous farewell address, US President Dwight Eisenhower eloquently described the terrible effects of an overgrown military-industrial complex. Here are his words:

“We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions…. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence, economic, political, even spiritual, is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government…[and] we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

In another speech, he said: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. “

 

The Devil’s Dynamo

The military-industrial complex involves a circular flow of money. The cash flows like the electrical current in a dynamo, driving a diabolical machine. Money from immensely rich corporate oligarchs buys the votes of politicians and the propaganda of the mainstream media. Numbed by the propaganda, citizens allow the politicians to vote for obscenely bloated military budgets, which further enrich the corporate oligarchs, and the circular flow continues.

Today the world spends more than 1.7 trillion dollars ( $1,700,000,000,000) every year o­n armaments. This vast river of money, almost too large to be imagined, is the “devil’s dynamo” driving the institution of war. Politicians notoriously can be bought with a tiny fraction of this enormous amount; hence the decay of democracy. It is also plain that if the almost unbelievable sums now wasted o­n armaments were used constructively, most of the pressing problems now facing humanity could be solved.

Because the world spends almost two thousand billion dollars each year o­n armaments, it follows that very many people make their living from war. This is the reason why it is correct to speak of war as an institution, and why war persists, although we know that it is the cause of much of the suffering that inflicts humanity.

We know that war is madness, but it persists. We know that it threatens the survival of civilization, but it persists, entrenched in the attitudes of historians, newspaper editors and television producers, entrenched in the methods by which politicians finance their campaigns, and entrenched in the financial power of arms manufacturers, entrenched also in the ponderous and costly hardware of war, the fleets of warships, bombers, tanks, nuclear missiles and so o­n.

 

The Military-Industrial Complex Needs Enemies

The military-industrial complex needs enemies. Without them it would wither. Thus at the end of the Second World War, this vast power complex was faced with a crisis. It was saved by the discovery of a new enemy: Communism.

This new enemy saved the military-industrial complex for a long time, but at the end of the Cold War, there was another crisis: the threat that arms profits would be converted into a  “peace dividend”. Would this be the end of unlimited corporate greed? Heaven forbid! There was a desperate search for a new enemy. What about Islam? The Crusades could be revived, and all would be well. This seemed, for a long time to be a good solution.

But recently, with the Middle East in flames, Islam no longer seemed to be a sufficiently strong enemy justify the colossal budgets of armaments industries. A new enemy was urgently needed. o­ne  look at our mass media tells us the solution that our military-industrial complex has come up with: Revival of the Cold War!

 

Nuclear War by Accident or Miscalculation

As a consequence of our oligarchy’s decision to revive the Cold War, we are witnessing increasing demonization of Russia as well as flagrant provocations, such as the recent massive NATO maneuvers o­n Russia’s borders.

With unbelievable hubris and irresponsibility, western politicians are risking the destruction of human civilization and much of the biosphere through a thermonuclear war. Such a cataclysmic war could occur through technical or human error, or through escalation. This possibility is made greater by the fact that despite the end of the Cold War, thousands of missiles carrying nuclear warheads are still kept o­n a “hair-trigger” state of alert with a quasi-automatic reaction time measured in minutes.

A number of prominent political and military figures (many of whom have ample knowledge of the system of deterrence, having been part of it) have expressed concern about the danger of accidental nuclear war.

Colin S. Grey, Chairman of the US Institute for Public Policy, expressed this concern as follows: “The problem, indeed the enduring problem, is that we are resting our future upon a nuclear deterrence system concerning which we cannot tolerate even a single malfunction.”

General Curtis E. LeMay has written, “In my opinion a general war will grow through a series of political miscalculations and accidents rather than through any deliberate attack by either side.”

Bruce G. Blair  of the Brookings Institute has remarked that “It is obvious that the rushed nature of the process, from warning to decision to action, risks causing a catastrophic mistake.”… “This system is an accident waiting to happen.”

 

The Duty of Civil Society

Civil society must make its will felt. A thermonuclear war today would be not o­nly genocidal but also omnicidal. It would kill people of all ages, babies, children, young people, mothers, fathers and grandparents, without any regard whatever for guilt or innocence. Such a war would be the ultimate ecological catastrophe, destroying not o­nly human civilization but also much of the biosphere. Each of us has a duty to work with courage and dedication to prevent it.

 

Some suggestions for further reading:

https://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/03/30/europe-must-not-be-forced-into-a-nuclear-war-with-russia/

http://www.countercurrents.org/avery170715.htm

https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12514

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44904.htm

https://human-wrongs-watch.net/2016/03/15/peace/

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/feed-the-people-before-building-fighter-planes

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46211.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46209.htm

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2017/01/trump-the-banks-and-the-bomb/

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2017/01/donald-trumps-new-nuclear-instability/

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John Scales Avery, Ph.D., who was part of a group that shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in organizing the Pugwash Conferences o­n Science and World Affairs, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network and Associate Professor Emeritus at the H.C. Ørsted Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is chairman of both the Danish National Pugwash Group and the Danish Peace Academy and received his training in theoretical physics and theoretical chemistry at M.I.T., the University of Chicago and the University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles both o­n scientific topics and o­n broader social questions. His most recent book is Civilization’s Crisis in the 21st Century (pdf).

 

Original: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2017/01/we-must-not-demonize-and-threaten-russia/

23/01/17
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Bibliography of my works for peace


Here is a link to a review of my new book, "The Need for a New Economic System"::
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2016/02/23/a-scientist-presses-for-action-on-many-fronts-a-review-of-the-need-for-a-new-economic-system-by-john-scales-avery/

Then, o­n the Danish Peace Academy website, there are the following links:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-s-avery/john-a-collected-essays-1/paperback/product-22555064.html
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/john-a-collected-essays-2/paperback/product-22555150.html
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/collected-essays-3/paperback/product-22512358.html
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/collected4.pdf
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/Memories%20of%20Beirut%20and%20Tehran.pdf
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/the-need-for-a-new-economic-system/paperback/product-22556315.html
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/science/index.htm
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/space-age-science-and-stone-age-politics/paperback/product-22556352.html
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/videnskab.pdf

Finally, here are links to articles in two journals of the World Academy of Art and Science:
http://cadmusjournal.org/user/221
http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/author/john-scales-avery
and to the Learning Development Institute
http://www.learndev.org/dl/Crisis21-Avery.pdf


 

Dear Leo,

Please forgive me. I did not realize that your eyes are giving you problems. I hope that the print o­n this letter is large enough to be comfortable for you.

I am absolutely delighted to have a personal page o­n your distinguished GHA website. What an honour and privilege it is to be able to speak to your many readers. As you know, my great hope is to make a contribution to the search for solutions to the urgent problems that are facing the world today. It is wonderful to be able to reach your readers, and I hope that many of them will join me in the search for solutions. Many, many thanks!

You mention that it will be possible for me to develop my page. If I am allowed to do so, I would very much like to add the following list of links:

SOME ARTICLES o­n PEACE THROUGH HARMONY,

by John Scales Avery

http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2016/03/15/peace/

http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/read/harmony.pdf


Against the institution of war
https://www.wagingpeace.org/against-the-institution-of-war/


We need your voice today
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190313.htm


http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090413.htm


http://www.countercurrents.org/avery250313.htm


http://www.countercurrents.org/avery010413.htm


Values for the future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280412.htm


Reformed teaching of history
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery020812.htm


Targeting ciivilians
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery010912.htm


Blood for oil
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030912.htm


Back to child labor and slavery?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery250312.htm


Human rights
https://www.wagingpeace.org/author/john-avery/


http://global-human-rights.blogspot.dk/2014/07/the-court-of-world-opinion-by-john.html


Using material goods for social competition
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230113.htm


Making a game of killing
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2012/06/making-a-game-of-killing/


Construction versus destruction
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190912.htm


The Nuremberg Princoples and individual responsibility
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery300712.htm


Benefits of equality
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery200512.htm


Adverse effects of globalization
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery080512.htm


Optimum population in the future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery130113.htm


Reciprocity and karma
http://www.countercurrents.org/karma280113.htm


Limits to growth and fractional reserve banking
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery200212.htm


Attacks o­n Iran, past and present
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery290112.htm


Limits to growth and climate change
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2012/07/limits-to-growth-and-climate-change/


The future of international law
https://www.wagingpeace.org/the-future-of-international-law/


One step backward taken
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030512.htm


Facing a set of linked problems
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230712.htm


The Titanic as an allegory
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery160412.htm


Nobody had the slightest idea of what it would be like
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery310812.htm


Israel, Iran and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery210715.htm


Dangers of nuclear power generation
www.countercurrents.org/nuclearpower.pdf


Iran: automatic escallation to World War III?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery240912.htm


Perpetual war against terrorism?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070912.htm


Poverty and war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery040412.htm


Collective punishment and the blockade of Gaza
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery221112.htm


Economic predictions for 2013
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery050113.htm


Destroying the world for profit
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery160812.htm


The protection racket
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery210812.htm


Sanctions as collective punishment
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery200113.htm


The Mayan apocalypse and Gell-Mann's curve
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery271212.htm


Restoring democracy in the United States
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery101112.htm


Just staying alive
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery120313.htm


Do the people have a right to know what their governments are doing?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190812.htm


A threatened global catastrophe
http://newparadigm.schillerinstitute.com/media/john-scales-avery-a-threatened-global-catastrophe/


Cancer threat from radioactive leaks at Hanford, USA
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230213.htm


A golden age?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280513.htm


The training of soldiers
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery181012.htm


Tribalism and agreed-upon lies
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33879.htm


The Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Northeast India
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery270313.htm


Kill or be killed (or both)
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery071112.htm


Thou shalt not kill
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery140512.htm


Science changes the character of war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery011013.htm



Ethics for the future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230913.htm


“Humanitarian” missile strikes against Syria?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090913.htm


Syria, democracy and international law
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070913.htm


Nobel Peace Prize winner and war criminal?
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2013/09/nobel-peace-prize-winner-and-war-criminal/


Some peace education initiatives in Denmark
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery260813.htm


Protecting whistleblowers
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery300713.htm


A government with many secrets is not a democracy
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery150713.htm


The social responsibility of scientists
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090713.htm


The task before us
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery010713.htm


Secrecy versus democracy
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280613.htm


The arrogance of power
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery100613.htm


Racism, colonialism and exceptionalism
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36494.htm


The case for economic reform
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery291013.htm


An attack o­n Iran could escalate into a global nuclear war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery061113.htm


The humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
https://www.wagingpeace.org/a-conference-on-the-humanitarian-impact-of-nuclear-weapons-in-february-2014/


Mandela and Gandhi
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery081213.htm


Some examples of genocide
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery131213.htm

Nuclear warfare as genocide
https://www.wagingpeace.org/nuclear-warfare-as-genocide/


Are we being driven like cattle?
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/are-we-being-driven-like-cattle/


Does the American Jewish Community really want a general war in the Middle East?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery130513.htm


The fragility of our complex civilization
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/05/the-fragility-of-our-complex-civilization/


An accident waiting to happen
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery020214.htm


Atoms for peace?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery100214.htm


Truth versus power
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/02/truth-versus-power/


Lessons from World War I
http://cadmusjournal.org/node/408


Adam Smith's invisible hand is at our throats
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/03/adam-smiths-invisible-hand-is-at-our-throats/


Unfulfilled responsibilities of the media
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070414.htm


Europe needs to be independent
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090414.htm


The long-term future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190414.htm


Geological extinction events and runaway climate change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery270414.htm


Preventing a human-initiated 6th geological extinction event
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery020514.htm


Our duty to future generations
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110514.htm


The illegality of NATO
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/the-illegality-of-nato/


The urgent need for renewable energy
http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/files/issue-5/reprints/ej-i5-need-for-renewable-energy-javery-reprint.pdf

An Arctic nuclear weapons free zone; Scandinavia as a first step
http://www.arnehansen.net/110317AfriNordenstpa-1.pdf


Saving threatened species
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090614.htm


The devil's dynamo
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery170614.htm


The court of world public opinion
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/07/the-court-of-world-opinion/


Climate change: will a disaster wake us up?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery190714.htm


Book review: “Hiroshima, August 6, 1945”
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090814.htm


The Marshall Islands sue all nuclear nations
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110814.htm


Science, religion and war
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery140814.htm


Killing civilians
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery260814.htm


60 years in the peace movement
http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/read/John_auto.pdf


Climate change means lifestyle change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery080914.htm


The agony of Iraq
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery230914.htm


The United Nations Climate Summit
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280914.htm


Interrelated threats to humans and to the biosphere
https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/11/interrelated-threats-to-humans-and-to-the-biosphere/


Birgitta Jonsdottir, democracy, and freedom of information
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery221114.htm

http://serenoregis.org/2014/11/29/birgitta-jonsdottir-democrazia-e-liberta-dinformazione-john-scales-avery/


Institutional and cultural inertia
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery040115.htm

http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/issue-6/article/institutional-and-cultural-inertia


Politeness in multi-ethnic societies
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery090115.htm


Some contributions of Islamic culture
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery280115.htm


Quick action is needed to save the long-term future
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110215.htm


Remember your humanity
https://www.wagingpeace.org/remember-your-humanity/


Gandhi as an economist
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030315.htm


Secrecy and democracy are incompatible
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery240315.htm


Europe muust not be pushed into a nuclear war with Russia
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/03/30/europe-must-not-be-forced-into-a-nuclear-war-with-russia/


The future of international law
https://www.wagingpeace.org/the-future-of-international-law/


Millay's “Epitaph for the Race of Man”
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery260415.htm


Book review: “The Path to Zero”
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery220515.htm


Albert Einstein, scientist and pacifist
https://www.wagingpeace.org/tag/albert-einstein/


Exponential growth
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery130615.htm


New hope for avoiding catastrophic climate change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery210615.htm


Militarism's hostages
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery240615.htm


Will the real issues be discussed in 2016?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030715.htm


Debt slavery
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery070715.htm


Greed is driving us toward disaster
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery170715.htm


A nuclear weapons convention by majority vote at the UN
https://www.wagingpeace.org/a-nuclear-weapons-convention-by-majority-vote-at-the-un/


The Need for a New Economic System: Part 9 (see the end of the article for the other parts)
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/08/24/the-need-for-a-new-economic-system-part-ix-a-new-society-a-new-social-contract-a-new-way-life/


Book review: “Before it is Too Late”
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/11/23/book-review-aurelio-peccei-and-daisako-ikeda-before-it-is-too-late/


Paris: The urgent need for a sense of proportion
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/11/24/paris-a-sense-of-proportions-is-urgently-needed/


Paris: We need system change
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery141215.htm


The United States drifts towards political irresponsibility
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/12/18/the-united-states-drifts-towards-political-irresponsibilty/


Culture, education and human solidarity
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2015/12/28/culture-education-and-human-solidarity/


Pharming
http://prn.fm/john-scales-avery-pharming/


Who is my neighbor?
http://www.countercurrents.org/avery030316.htm


The world as it is, and the world as it could be
www.countercurrents.org/world.pdf

With my gratitude, admiration and warmest greetings,

John


13/03/16

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 3:13 PM, Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@gmail.com> wrote:

 

Dear John,

Excuse my delay: I am very busy with the GHA reorganization now.

Many thanks for your contributions, especially your short but wonderful article about harmony, which I was happy to publish o­n your personal page: John Scales Avery: Books and Articles for System Harmonious Vision of Peace:
http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672
. This is only a draft and just the beginning, where you could make changes.

I began to study your links starting with your Academy. It is a long and difficult process, because of my poor eyesight does not allow me to read the small print font of your website. But without acquaintance with your texts, I cannot recommend them to the GHA members. I must underline their particularly important details for our GPS.

The main conclusion to which I came, is as follows. I will do my best in my power to publish and promote your wonderful peace works, because they complement and develop the ideas of
​​Global Peace Science (GPS), and vice versa. The best way to promote your works would be your banner with your portrait o­n the Home page (http://peacefromharmony.org), the number of visits which reaches 8-15 thousand daily.

But for this banner requires your bright and strong review of GPS, about its importance and preferences for world peace, about the key role in this peace paradigm the deep social structure of universal harmonious classes SPHERONS (GPS, Chapter 1) unlike private antagonistic classes of Marxism and similar bellicose theories. Would you like to write a short review of 1-2 pages, not more, so that I can publish it and choose from it some the most profound phrases for your banner that will link to your personal page? Is it possible for you? Your similar review together with your peace works will allow us to recognize you as o­ne of the GPS founders and etc.

I have accumulated a lot of other questions for you, but now I will limit with this major issue. o­n the other, I will write in the next letter.

Cordially your, with the best wishes of peace from harmony through science,

Leo,

Dr. Leo Semashko,
GHA President

----- Original Message -----
From: John Avery, avery.john.s@gmail.com

To: leo.semashko@gmail.com

Sent: 7 марта 2016 г., 9:51:44
Subject: Congratulations o­n your important work.+++ Our peace cooperation

Dear Leo,

Thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging letter! Let me try to answer some of the questions that you ask:

Thank you so much for your interest in my scientific work! I remember a lecture to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. I called it "Music of the Hyperspheres", and the lecture covered the history of the concept of harmonics, starting with the ideas of Pythagoras.

I would be delighted and honoured to have a personal page o­n your GHA website "Peace from Harmony". The title could be "Articles and Books About Peace by John Scales Avery". I'm attaching a CV and three photos.

I am attaching a short article about harmony as an ideal and the GHA. I will ask Holger Terp, who is the Editor of the Danish Peace Academy's website, whether he will publish some discussion of the Global Harmony Association.

It would be an extremely great honour to be nominated for the title "World Harmony Creator". Thank you so much for this very kind thought.

Please include my e-mail address in your mailing list.

With very many thanks and warmest greetings,

John


On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@gmail.com
> wrote:

Dear John, (please, let us be by our names, OK?)

I am very happy your response, because I've been trying long to contact you but find your email I could not.

Many thanks for your warm letter, kind congrats and appreciation of our (Global Harmony Association, GHA) peacemaking work and our website!

We have long admired your scientific and peacemaking activity. On the first page of our "Global Peace Science" (GPS), we published your brilliant quote about the need of system change not o­nly in the climate field (see: Http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf
).
We will be republishing this book next year and would be happy to publish in it your article about the scientific knowledge of global peace.

We are also very interested in your physical researches in quantum theory related with spheral harmony of 'Generalized Sturmians' (Hyperspherical Harmonics and Generalized Sturmians (2000) Hyperspherical Harmonics; Applications in Quantum Theory (1989)), which are consonant with the spheral social harmony as the foundation of our GPS. This is a very deep philosophical question of harmonious similarity of the physical and social worlds, which we leave for the future to focus o­n the critical issue of global peace of humanity standing o­n the edge of the military (nuclear) self-destruction.

Your contribution to this global problem is indisputable and we will be happy to open o­n our GHA website "Peace from Harmony" your personal page with about title: "John Avery: Great System Peacemaker of the 21st century." You could edit this title. We will publish o­n this page your most important peacemaking works, their bibliography, your bio and 3-5 of your photos, if you want, and will send them to me. This work associated with the study of your many links, require 2-4 weeks.

Particularly important would your short (1-2 pages maximum) review of GPS with your opinion about the importance of a new social science to understand (Einstein) and conscious system building global peace, spanning all social spheres, as you write: the economy, ecology, politics (democracy), equality, elimination of the war institute, etc. (The GPS Resume is attached). It would be great! We would also be very happy the first public discussion of GPS in your wonderful and unique "Danish Peace Academy", the first in the world! Is it possible?

In the future, we would be happy to nominate you to the GHA Honorary title: "World Harmony Creator" (in 2016/17), which the gallery you could see here: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=513
. You have long deserved this title.

GHA members, well-known scholars and peacemakers will be happy to participate in your conferences and peaceful actions. To allow you to more closely acquainted with our peace-making work, could we include your email to our mailing list: gha-peace@freelists.org
? Thank you.

With a lot of appreciations for you and best wishes for peace from harmony via science,

Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President

Dr Leo Semashko: State Councillor of St. Petersburg, Russia;
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Director:
Tetrasociology Public Institute; Founding President, Global Harmony
Association (GHA) since 2005; Director, GHA Website "Peace from
Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
Global Peace Science from Harmony:
www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585
; Peace Science Video:
http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA
; NO TO USA WAR WITH RUSSIA:
http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/no-to-war-hot-or-cold-with-russia



----- Original Message -----
From: John Avery, avery.john.s@gmail.com

To: leo.semashko@gmail.com

Sent: 6
марта 2016 г., 10:47:40
Subject: Congratulations o­n your important work.

Dear Dr. Leo Semashko,

I would like to congratulate you o­n your dedicated and effective work for global peace and harmony!

Here are a few links to my own work for peace, which you might perhaps post o­n your excellent website:

Here is a link to a review of my new book, "The Need for a New Economic System"::
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2016/02/23/a-scientist-presses-for-action-on-many-fronts-a-review-of-the-need-for-a-new-economic-system-by-john-scales-avery/


Then, o­n the Danish Peace Academy website, there are the following links:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-s-avery/john-a-collected-essays-1/paperback/product-22555064.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/john-a-collected-essays-2/paperback/product-22555150.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/collected-essays-3/paperback/product-22512358.html

http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/collected4.pdf

http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/Memories%20of%20Beirut%20and%20Tehran.pdf

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/the-need-for-a-new-economic-system/paperback/product-22556315.html

http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/science/index.htm

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-scales-avery/space-age-science-and-stone-age-politics/paperback/product-22556352.html

http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/videnskab.pdf


Finally, here are links to articles in two journals of the World Academy of Art and Science:
http://cadmusjournal.org/user/221

http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/author/john-scales-avery

and to the Learning Development Institute
http://www.learndev.org/dl/Crisis21-Avery.pdf


I would be enormously grateful if you could make any or all of these links available.
With many thanks and best wishes for the continued success of your important work for peace,

John
(John Scales Avery)
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Chairman of the Danish Peace Academy, Denmark

 

06/03/16



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