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Peace Index: Daily stats for the peace movement

Peace Index. Daily stats for words such as “peace”, “nonviolence”, and “anti-war”. How much are Americans talking about peace today?

See ongoing chart of daily peace index numbers under **asterisks** at the bottom of this post.

“When will the wars end?” I wonder that each day, and, I reflect on secondary questions, such as: “Is anyone succeeding with peace work lately?” and “Is the peace movement thriving?”.

I had always wished there was a way to check up on these concerns, a way to check the pulse of peace. I wanted to find statistics on peace, just like people can find statistics on the stock market, the price of gold, or, even, the casualties of war. I did a little research, and I could not find a number or index that answered my questions. There are some very good peace indexes. Though, the ones I found are only calculated yearly, or they only changed when big events happen.

So, it is still impossible to predict exactly when the wars will end. Though, we have devised a system to give some answers about the status of peace and antiwar sentiment in the United States. The system is The Daily Peace Culture Index for the United States [DPCIUS], which has the nickname PAXi. The PAXi number will be posted prominently at Peace Couple every day. [Well, we try!] We hope you will seek it out when you do your daily searches for news, information, and updates on the state of the world. Continue reading Peace Index: Daily stats for the peace movement

Why do your war boats ride?: Peace Song for 2/10/212

“I’ve Got To Know” by Woody Guthrie is the Peace Song of the Day for February 10th. You can find this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 161.
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Comic Strip: The Peace Couple and Occupy

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Can’t you see something is happening?: Peace Song for 12/18/2011 (catch-up)

“Ballad of a Thin Man” (aka “Mr. Jones”) by Bob Dylan is/was the Peace Song of the Day for December 18th.

Augustus, The Duke of Peace, would like to dedicate this song to all those who judge before they listen.

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Never Thought I’d Miss Richard Nixon: Peace Song for 12/10/2011

I Never Thought I’d Miss Richard Nixon by Sonny Meadows is the Peace Song of the Day for December 10th. This song is on the album of the same title, and performed by Blacklisted & The Banned.

The song was released in 2007. It describes how the Nixon era seemed better than the White House of the time. You would have to contact Sonny Meadows to ask if he believes that still applies. Though, Peace Couple is certain that some of the conditions listed, such as “All this right wing rhetoric / The ramblings of lunatics…”, still permeate our government.

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Just like Germany, just before the war: Peace Song for 12/8/2011

Just Like Germany Before the War” by Sonny Meadows is the Peace Song of the Day for December 8th. You can find this song on the album Bibles, Guns & Flags.

The song is a little depressing. Though, mostly because it resonates. (Especially with the recent passage in the US Senate of the National Defense Authorization Act). And, the song is also soulful, and very catchy.

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Talkin’ bout a revolution: Peace Song for 11/25/2011

Talking About A Revolution” by Tracy Chapman is the Peace Song of the Day for November 25th.

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