Donbass International Summer School 2015, 31 August – 4 September; lectures, round table discussions, social and creative activities

From the IOUCO — International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict

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Dear friends,

I inform you that DISS (Donbass International Summer School) will finally be implemented at the end of August 2015 (more info here:

The participation in DISS is free of charge but the DISS-Coordination Team may decide to include a fee that in any case would not exceed of 50 euros per participant (all in depence on the expenses incurred by the project). You should arrange your travel by yourself. If you are coming from USA or EU you will need a visa to Russia (a transit visa or tourist visa is enough, you can ask in any travel agency of your country). I recommend you to take a flight to Rostov-on-Don and from there a bus to Donetsk. But also is possible to flight to Moscow or Volgograd and take a train or bus to Rostov and from there a bus to Donetsk.

We are working in different alternatives to get good accommodation at affordable price for all the participants.

If you can not participate travelling to Donetsk then you still may send us a communication (a letter or video). The DISS accept communications related to globalism, anti-fascism, peace building…but we are opened to get also videos in form of lectures on interesting topics as well.

More information about DISS can be found in our facebook group:

and in IOUCO site :

Mykolas Alutis on behalf of
IOUCO-International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict
DISS-Donbass International Summer School

About International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict (IOUCO)

We are an independent network of citizens concerned about the events taking place in Ukraine. The members of the International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict (IOUCO) understand that the so-called ” Euromaidan ” is actually a coup against the Ukrainian institutions. A coup organized and funded by U.S. and some EU countries. The coup placed in Kiev an illegitimate Junta of extremists and impostors that have ruined the country and have surrendered Ukraine to the looting of Western corporations. The maidanite regime is committing atrocities against their own population. The regime do not hesitate to crush any discrepancies with the use of brutal violence and military force. The Observatory (IOUCO) is open to anyone interested in knowing what is happening in that tormented country. The group is not following any ideology or creed. We only follow our conscience as free people that want to live in a peaceful world without violence, war and imperialist impositions. A world without fascism and fear.

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3 ½ weeks to solstice – powerful period for bringing justice, truth, peace

This important day comes twice a year – in June and December. The period leading up to it and the day and time itself are still marked in some places as sacred and powerful times.

One of the functions of the astronomical calendars in ancient times was to chart special days appropriate for certain activities, and to engage in alignment-healing activities for self, community, and the earth. These activities could involve ceremony, singing, prayers, toning, chanting, dance, burning sage and other sacred medicinals, resolutions, reconciliation, physical and spiritual healing, making offerings, and having celebrations and feasts.

This is a very powerful resource at this very critical time to bring peace and healing to the Earth and all the people of the Earth.

The solstice occurs on June 21-22, depending on time zone. It is Sunday, June 21, 4:39 PM UTC/GMT.

To find your time zone,

Look under “Local times for June Solstice 2015 worldwide”



Ceasefire reported as of 12:30 PM, April 12, between DPR and Ukrainian army

From Sputnik News, April 12, 2015
Ukraine peace process moves forward as shelling stops

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Ukrainian army have reportedly agreed to stop shelling as of 12:30 on Sunday.

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have clinched a deal with the Ukrainian army to stop shelling each other; the agreement came into force at 12:30 on Sunday, according to Eduard Basurin, a spokesman for DNR’s Defense Ministry.

“There was an agreement with the Ukrainian side to halt shelling from 12:30,” Basurin was quoted as saying by local media outlets.

Peace and anti-nuclear events, March – May 2015

From and

March 4-6 – Shut Down Creech (also here)

March 5-8 Berlin, Germany: Congress of the Society for Psychology

March 11 Germany: 4th Fukushima Day

March 14 – Rhone Valley, France: Human Chain Demonstration pour la transition energetique sans nucleaire.

March 14, Frankfurt, Germany: Action-Conference

March 15 in Belgium: demo from Huy to the Tihange nuclear power plant

March 18-21 in Washington DC: Spring Rising

March 20 in Washington DC at Spring Rising: World Beyond War Teach-In on An Alternative Global Security System

March 26 to May 29: 65 days nonviolent blockade at nuclear air base Buechel, Germany.

March 28 – April 3 in Nevada: Nevada Desert Experience – Sacred Peace Walk

March 28 in Glasgow, Scotland: #TridentHastoGoNow demonstration

March 30 in Knoxville, Tennessee: Moving Towards a Nuclear Free Future 2015 walk to New York City for April 24 events

April 11 Michigan – David Swanson speaking

April 13 in Scotland: #BairnsNotBOMBS Big Blockade

April 13, Global Day of Action Against Military Spending

April 14-16 Quebec, Canada: World Uranium Symposium 2015

April 15, March for the Homeless

April 22, March from EPA to Pentagon

April 24 – April 26 in New York, NY: Peace and the Planet Conference and Rally
* April 24/25 – An international peace, justice and environmental conference
* April 26 – A major international rally, march to the United Nations and peace festival

April 25 Houston – David Swanson speaking

April 27-29 at the Hague: WILPF Turns 100
Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

April 27 – May 22 at United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY: NPT Review Conference (“RevCon”)
* Call for NPT-related organizing
* NPT brief overview
* NPT Home page at UN

May 8-10 in New Jersey: Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad

May 19 in Linz, Austria: Nuclear Energy Conference 2015

May 24 in Korea: Women’s March for Peace

May 25 in Washington, D.C., a Veterans For Peace Memorial Day