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Happy 4th of July: PAXi Peace Index is 850

Peace, justice, and nonviolence are being discussed this 4th of July holiday.

The PAXi Peace Index for today, July 4, 2015 is:

You can learn more about the PAXi Peace Index in our original post: Peace Index Intro

Two stories in the news about ways to further the peace are: 1. A story on Public Radio International about how American police can learn from English police who use weapons less (umm….okay, a little ironic for Independence Day!) and 2. A story about schools sharing lessons about peace and justice from the Ferguson community.

Excerpts and links to those stories at the readmore: Continue reading Happy 4th of July: PAXi Peace Index is 850

Peace Index Update: July 2015 PAXi

Peace Indicator Updates.

July 1, 2015:
PAXi Daily Peace Indicator equals:

Since July of 2012, Peace Couple has checked daily statistics about the level of discussion about peace and nonviolence in the United States. You can find out more about the PAXi Index at our original post: Peace Index Daily Stats

Since this is a homegrown project, we have occasionally missed numbers, and we have been remiss on calculating and posting numbers for long stretches of time. Though, we wanted to catch up a bit by offering some recent figures.

Below are highlights of the PAXi Peace Index, including new numbers for May 1st, June 1st, and July 1st of 2015: Continue reading Peace Index Update: July 2015 PAXi

Peace Updates: Where is the index? And, what are the peace couple up to?

Kimberly and Ian Wilder are currently working on their second eBook. It should be out within the next couple of weeks. This new book is high on activism, with lots of great photos.

As for the PAXi/Peace Index…

Kimberly has been lax in publishing the daily PAXi/Peace Index numbers. Though, most days, the raw data has been gathered.

We thought it would be interesting to see a year-to-year comparison with recent numbers.

Last year’s PAXi numbers:

Sunday, October 7, 2012: 179
Monday, October 8, 2012: 179 (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012: 198

These figures from last year happened as the all-time high for PAXi had stood at 337.

This year’s PAXi numbers: Continue reading Peace Updates: Where is the index? And, what are the peace couple up to?

Lots of folks thinking about nonviolence!

Our Peace Index postings are a little behind again. We just moved from North Babylon to Riverhead, and finding it hard to set up our new (old) house. Though, the stats are taken, and PAXi numbers will be posted soon for all the missing days.

Wanted to share that today, “nonviolence”, skyrocketed today on our Google News search. In looking at why, found this interesting story. Ela Gandhi comments on the potential (and limitations) of social media in supporting nonviolence:

(excerpt from) Perth Now
Ela Gandhi: education can beat violence
February 26, 2013

The granddaughter of Indian peace icon Mahatma Gandhi hopes a new institute in Sydney will help Australians re-think our approach to moral education.

Ela Gandhi told an audience at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday that existing education strategies were allowing a culture of violence to flourish.

An International Centre of Nonviolence to be opened in Sydney on Wednesday would examine education “as a way of transforming the community”, she said.

Ms Gandhi, a former South African parliamentarian who has spent her career promoting civil rights, said she feared social justice teaching was losing traction. Continue reading Lots of folks thinking about nonviolence!

Who is asking Obama for peace?: Please advise

The State of The Union is tonight. [was Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013]

I have seen messages in my e-mail from various groups with important lobbying messages for President Obama. Though, I don’t recall seeing anyone specifically lobbying for peace.

I will have my eyes open, and blog here with any messages or demonstrations about peace.

Please, please, comment and/or send links to groups working on a peace/anti-war message for this evening.

It will be interesting to look at the way the The Daily Peace Culture Index for the United States (aks: PAXi Peace Index) moves in the lead-up and follow-up to the State of the Union. Continue reading Who is asking Obama for peace?: Please advise

Peace Index for Dec 2012 into Jan 2013: Where will the New Year lead?

Our daily peace index, PAXi, is designed to describe the amount of energy and discussion devoted to peace and antiwar sentiment in The United States each day.

We are looking forward to seeing what the PAXi number for January 1, 2013 will be. We are hoping that many people will wish for peace, and make resolutions about peace, so that the number will be high. [Update: The PAXi for January 1, 2013 is 160. So, PAXi went down a little from yesterday. It’s somewhat disappointing. Though, sometimes there is simply “less on-line discussion” for holidays, which makes the indicators lower. So, there is a chance that the next few days may show different directions for PAXi, and/or more visible discussion about peace.]

(The low for PAXi has been 131. The high for PAXi has been 979.)

This is what PAXi looked like for
Dec 2012 into the New Year:

Started out on December 1st at 156.

On Christmas Day, December 25th, PAXi was at 164.

The high for December was 177, reached on December 27th.

On December 31st, PAXi was at 168.

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2013 PAXi is at 160.

Jan 2, 2013: PAXi climbs 8 to 168.

Jan 3, 2013: PAXi at 166

Jan 4, 2013: PAXi at 167

Jan 5, 2013: PAXi at 167

Watch the front of the Peace Couple website for a daily announcement of the PAXi Peace Index number.

See this post “How Much Peace Is There Today?” for a continuously updated chart of PAXi numbers.

To celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square with a group of Idle No More, First Nation, Occupy-friendly, activists, see their Live Streaming here:

Peace and the Election: Quick Reflections

Peace is our focus here at Peace Couple. So, we like to think about how various events affect our Peace Index.

With elections happening in the USA today, we have been wondering about the effect the campaigns, the focus on national priorities, and the energy of election season might have on the DPCIUS (Daily Peace Culture Index for the United States). Continue reading Peace and the Election: Quick Reflections