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Alert: A moment of silence for peace

A Belgrade student sent this message to the former Belgrade team of Balkan Peace Team. The team is presently in Skopje and will return to Western Europe by the end of May.

In case you haven't already heard, there is going to be a worldwide moment of silence for peace in Balkans on May 24.`

Are you going to be observing it?

Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world will come together at one moment in time -- exactly 5pm Greenwich Mean Time (that's 9am in Los Angeles, noon in New York, 6pm in Paris, 8pm in Moscow).

We will stop whatever we are doing and observe two minutes of silence for the people in Yugoslavia. It isn't a statement against NATO, or against the Kosovars, or against the Serbians. It is not about national borders and governments at all -- it is about the value of individual human life and liberty. It is a gesture of peace and good will for all men, women and children, and for liberty.

I hope you'll join us on May 24.

And please help us spread the word. Part of what makes this an historic event is that it is being promoted without the help of any big media or political leader. Regular people are spreading the word by e-mail, like this.

You might also want to stop by and add your name to the growing list.


Source: Balkan Peace Team

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