The Perseids are one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. Born from the orbital debris of comet Swift–Tuttle, the Perseids produce spectacular fireballs and intense peaks. The meteor shower is active every year between mid-July and the end of August.
The annual shower is active between the nights of July 17 and August 24.
This year, astronomers expect the Perseids to explode in intensity on the night of August 12 and August 13.
Here in the UK, the Perseids will be best seen when the skies are darkest.
According to the Royal Observatory, this will be between midnight and 5.30am BST.
The Observatory said: “The radiant of the Perseids is actually alway above the horizon as seen from the UK, which means that observers in the UK should be able to see some meteors as soon as the Sun sets. Therefore it is worth looking up in the early evening.”
When viewed from Earth, the meteors will appear to break out into our skies from a single point or radiant in the constellation Perseus.
In reality, however, the meteors will come flying from a different part of space altogether.
In order to watch the Perseids on the night of the peak, look out for a dark and open space with an unobstructed view of the horizon.
Meteor showers are best observed if you can see the entire night sky at once.
The Royal Observatory said: “Meteors can appear in any part of the sky so the more sky you can see the better.
“Find an area with a clear view of the horizon and away from trees and buildings.
“Binoculars and telescopes are not necessary as they will restrict the size of the sky that will be visible to you.”
If you decide to watch the Perseids in the open next week, remember to dress appropriately for the weather and allow your eyes to adjust to the dark.
**Request: Please do not take or quote anything out of context. Please read fully **. Context:During early morning Easter sunday service on 22nd April 2019, 6 churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka were bombed. Over 200 people have died. It is reported that a Islamic terror group is responsible for it. Few days on, it’s sunk in, and the following is my rage, slowly being brought under control.
So last night… may be because Pluto retrograde has started ..or maybe I finally had a moment of stillness for matters to sink in – I got very angry! Angry does’t even cut it.. I was enraged.. and bordering on utter racism, prejudice and hopping mad to start my own religious hate/ war!!!!!.
What’s triggered this? well ..the matter of many churches in my homeland..nay home town ..being blown up by some terrorist factions operating in Sri Lanka… potentially the Islamic terror group.. That’s what triggered it.
I mean the Muslim population is a tiny minority in Sri Lanka.. far below the Tamil minority .. If 50 years of guerilla fighting by Tamil Terror groups wasn’t going to give Tamil separatists a state of their own, what possible chance is there for an even smaller minority to engage in such acts?
I can only conclude that it’s not instigated by people internally but by outside forces…militants hell-bent on trying to cause more wars, more deaths….all in the name of Allah and Islam.
“Death to all muslims!” – That was the raging reaction I felt last night.. for starting a terror campaign in a tiny tropical Island that has been dealing with its own internal racial shit for 50 years…the result of which was why my family & I ended up as refugees in UK some 35 yeas ago.
Sri Lanka is not the America that’s bombing Muslims in Syria or another Islamic country. Sri lanka has no international influences or wealth or power. As I said Sri Lanka is just a tiny little island with its own problems. It poses no threat to Islam or muslims!
The only war that’s been going on there was the racial one between Tamils-Hindu minority and Sinhalese-Buddhist majority! That ended in 2009.
Now the bombing of Churches – begins a new war fueled by rage and retaliation, despair, feelings of injustice and more.. The Christians have done nothing to anyone in Sri Lanka.
So when the church that I used to go and pray in, in my childhood days is bombed (and yes I am a Hindu but I am happy to be talking to Christian gods too….have done since my boyhood days)- it strikes a deep root..a nerve.. and suddenly, the war is at my doorstep.
I’m reasonably clever and manipulative and controlling.. Or maybe it’s Pluto retrograde bringing those qualities to the surface. But whatever it is, this morning that rage burns on.. I sat and thought about all the ways I was going to wipe out the Islamic pests who are are now bringing the world into mass war on so many violent fronts. What will happen is everyone else on the planet will get fed up, fueled by emotions, and start one massive war against Islam and Muslims.. and it will not end well..till all of them are wiped out.
Is that what the Islamic people want? A whole world at war against them? Are the terrorists honestly so stupid as to think their Allah is going to protect them all against such odds? Is this a mass self-inflicted extinction of Islamic people in progress?
Perhaps their God should be annihilated. Yeah, am not going to wage on people, I’ll take it to their god..and wipe that being out.. Well..not me..but my own Gods & Goddesses will.
These thoughts have raged through my head . Last night and this morning.. I could feel it twisting in me, turning me to the dark side of the force. .. I could possibly invoke every dark being out there and send it all their way..and more.. wipe them all out..
And that would make me the most evil man in history..with genocide of a kind under my belt…will it not?
This is what bombing a few churches so far away on a tiny island that I have not set foot on for 35 years does. It turns one good Witch into the worst witch possible.. undoing 2 decades of good community work and service I have done.
All gone in a flash.. if I let it.
Luckily for me.. Louisa is in my life…! (She is my partner).
She listened patiently to my angry rants… and slowly started to feed positivity into my head.. She spoke of changing minds of people.. she spoke of working to bring world peace..for real…not just talking about it.
And a bit of sanity began to surface in me.. and I thought…Yes.. I’ll use magic.. to change minds (excuse me, am still under the influence of the Pluto-retrograde!). Then when she started talking more about Peace… I began to think of Earth day and how we held hands around a big tree and wished for Peace in all the worlds.. and of World Peace Day.. and what we can do…not just on that day..but at every event, every ceremony, every gathering, every social..!
We don’t need guns or missiles. We have the ability to do Magic! Its power in our hands, hearts and minds. Lets use it.. before rage makes monsters of us all.
Here is a marvelous magical event that I have just come across, and of course will be joining. – Mani
On 15th April, the opening day of International Rebellion ~
We will be walking the ‘royal route pilgrimage’ from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey via various sacred places, springs and wells along the way.
This was the coronation route which was made by numerous monarchs over the ages. In these times we are in – we remember we are all Sovereign to the Earth, as she awakens our hearts to work in an allegiance with her, as we make this pledge of beauty with her on this day.
No one ever thinks that there are springs in this city, but yes there are literally hundreds, and some of the most iconic buildings of London are on top of them.
Join us as we walk this route together in prayer, music and song. Blessing and making offerings of beauty at various springs along the way from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey ~ as we remember and give thanks to the waters together.
**PILGRIMAGE ROUTE: (3 miles)
Tower Hill > London Stone > St Paul’s Cathedral > St Brides Spring > Fleet Street Wells > Westminster Abbey
(see map in the below – for exact route)
~ We will gather at 10am, to start at 10:30am on Tower Hill, by Tower Pier (see pinned map for exact location).
~ Nearest Station: Tower Hill
~ We envisage the pilgrimage will take 4hrs. (We will break for lunch on the step of St Paul’s. To renew our energy.)
~ Waters from your local waterways & springs
~ Flowers & offerings that can go back to nature
~ Instruments: sacred sound makers such as bells, rattles, singing bowls, drums, etc
~ Food and drink to eat along the way
~ Come dressed in Blue and/or Green if you can
This Pilgrimage for the Waters is aligned with Extinction Rebellion, which is calling attention to the great imbalances present on this planet and the need for united and immediate action on a global scale to correct these imbalances and to bring Earth back on a life-sustaining trajectory for future generations. https://extinctionrebellion.org
Join me and thousands of other supporters in a Global March for saving Elephants & Rhinos! This is taking place on saturday 13th April’19 – all over the world…and there is one in London. here are the details taken from their facebook page (link below). -Mani
The 5th Global March for Elephants and Rhinos will take place on April 13th with cities around the world joining in a huge day of action for endangered wildlife.
date: Saturday 13th April 2019
Cavendish Square, 4 Cavendish Square, London, United Kingdom
Meeting time: 11am.
Following blurb taken from facebook event organised by `Action for Elephants UK’
“GMFER2019 is timed to take place shortly before CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in Sri Lanka on 23 May to 3 June. We will be calling for support for the CoP proposal to uplist elephants to Appendix I, the highest level of protection, and for the rejection of proposals to allow ivory trade and trade of the Southern White Rhino.
Our key domestic action will be to call for the government to ban the import of hunting trophies of endangered species to the UK. Around 2,500 gruesome trophies have been brought home by British hunters over the past decade – heads and other body parts of endangered wild animals including elephants, lions, zebras, hippos, giraffes, leopards – all killed for ‘sport’. Thousands of lions are raised on farms in South Africa for the brutal ‘canned hunting’ industry, where they are kept caged from birth and finally shot by trophy hunters. These cruel and barbaric practices continue to decimate already endangered species and drive them closer to extinction.
Trophy hunting is cruel and indefensible – it has no place in this day and age, when the ongoing ‘sixth extinction’ has already claimed 60% of the Earth’s fauna since 1970. We call on the government to take an unequivocal stand and permanently ban the import of hunting trophies from all endangered species.
The broader theme of the event is Save Our Wild World. Wild animals and their habitats are everywhere under threat. Without maximum protections by the global community and CITES, elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes and other endangered megafauna will face certain extinction in the wild. Those protections include giving them Appendix I or II status, rejecting all proposals to downlist endangered species and reopen trade in ivory and other body parts, and getting countries to unite on banning hunting trophy imports.”
note from Mani (Organiser of London Woodland Witches meetup):
There are global marches taking place on this date all over the world. The London march is organised by `Action for Elephants UK events’ – who are known well to myself and my sister, as we have been supporters and participants at these GMFER marches since 2013. Poster shows 5 photos taken at the Marches in 2013 and 2016.
Everyone knows that I am a long term (35 yrs) fan of the BBC TV sci-fi show `Doctor Who’ – where a Time Lord called The Doctor steals a time ship called the TARDIS and runs away from his home plant / people..(Gallifrey /Time Lords). I started watching it back in Sri Lanka, when i was very little.. probably about 10 yrs of age.. And it was Jon Pertwee as The Doctor, battling strange wax dummies and even stranger alien in armor (Spearhead from Space & Time Warrior). At the time I was totally unaware of who the Doctor was..(pardon the pun).. or anything about his time ship.. I just saw a few scary stories.
It was when i was back in UK in 1985, that I picked up the thread again…to see Colin Baker as The Doctor in Trial of a Time Lord – where he was being tried for all his crimes of interfering on the affairs of other planets and people.. It was a stitch-up of course by the darker side of himself in another guise (The Valeyard) .
Stories? No…my life has reflected many of these aspects too.. I was a little refugee boy aged 15, fleeing from my native land, fearing persecution, coming to UK and settling here as an alien (much like Jon Pertwee’s Doctor did in England in `Spearhead from space’). I went on to do a B.Sc Physics degree. And in the past 20 years I’ve gotten into all sorts of scrapes with all sorts of work, esoteric and eco communities – fighting for what I feel is right, and getting support often but also vilifications at other times..
About 5 years ago I finally bit the bullet, and started filming my own Doctor Who fan video stories.. ‘cos well I had always wanted to make my own films.. and now I could, what with digital cameras, affordable editing softwares, and good old youtube and social media to screen my videos.. Oh and friends who are so loyal that they’ll (reluctantly at times) agree to star in my videos! Currently we are on our fan series#2, where we are telling the story of an ancient Time Lord called Lucifer who has fallen to Earth and has no mind or memory of his own. (sounds familiar on both personal and mythological grounds ..right?) . I also now have my own DrWho London meetup.
So when Prince Charles (next in line to be King of Great Britain! He is a radical and an environmentalist too), visited the BBC’s Doctor Who sets and they released some pictures, I was quite titillated. And few days ago when a fan group I am in had a little caption competition with Prince Charles weilding a sonic screwdriver.. I could not resist doing a full on magazine cover with him.
Prince Charles takes my fancy – in a admiration sort of way. He has been a rebel of the Royal Family for so long.. divorcing his wife Diana, marrying for love, putting his royal paws over issues that royals were supposed to stay impartial at, growing his own vegetables, speaking out about architecture of the past, being an avid environmentalist and all that. And so `Who’ knows, with a TARDIS at his disposal, he might make a bigger difference – that where he is now…forever on tow behind his mum HRM The Queen.. who really should have stepped down by now and let Charles be King.
So this special blog post goes in honour of Prince Charles – The Doctor!
Gallery of Charles at Doctor WHo studios (taken from google – no copyright breach intended)
CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 03: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meet current stars of Doctor Who Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman during their visit BBC Roath Lock Studios on July 3, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OPENED THE NEW BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE, LONDON ON 7TH JUNE 2013 PICTURE ARTHUR EDWARDS
My father’s body wasn’t even cold in the hospital body, but I ran up to the car, grabbed my camera, came back to the Intensive care unit and started taking a few `forensic’ photos of his torn ear, head injury – all through my tearful and blurry eyes! That was one cold hour past midnight back in January 1990. And here I am, on a Summer’s day in June 2018. What’s that got to do with Sophie? Well, the common thread.. is Photography! And she’s very well, energised and happy that her photo’s going viral all over new sites around the world this morning, following our visit to Stonehenge yesterday – in case you were worried for her!
Sophie first attended one of my Woodland Witches & Pagan ceremony- back in Autumn 2017. She had glitter make up on her cheeks and a new agey jacket. But that’s not what caught my attention (well that did catch my eyes). I was asking for volunteers form the attendees to take on a ritual role of the Goddess, and Sophie stepped forward. Now normally only experienced or regular attendees volunteer.. so I was surprised, but she looked every bit like she could carry the beautiful and maiden Goddess Persephone who gets abducted by the Dark Lord Pluto/ Hades and taken to underworld.. So I accepted her offer.. And my friend Aaron took on the role of Hades! The ritual went well, and their roles – symbolic – and directed and coached by me – went well too.
Since then, Sophie has attended many of our woodland ceremonies & socials, hung out with us, gone camping with us to Glastonbury, day trip to Hasting and sea side, and more recently (yesterday) an ver night drive out trip to Summer Solstice at Stonehenge and then Avebury. She’s become a good magical friend of mine.. (and still remains awesomely beautiful like a Goddess!)
For me, Photography is not a hobby..!!
As the opening paragraph will have told you.. `taking photos’ is a serious `interest’ of mine.. capturing real life moments and characters of people on photo – as I do that ..be it my father who had just died, or a sun set, or a Maypole Dance …or a mermaid like Sophie after a ceremony !) Why ? because life is precious, moments are magical and once past ..can never be lived again, and I have insecurities about loosing people that are dear to me. So I snap away.. moment after moment.. trying to hold of to them all, lest I forget! I have done since I was a little boy. (Now am almost a 49 yr old middle-aged man!)
That said, one of my growing gripes / disappointments / irritations in modern times – is that of my creativity being hijacked or worse `stolen’ .
I see moments …character.. beauty .. life..death.. and all inbetween.. and capture it.. Or compose it creatively and artistically. If it’s people – friends – I direct them (be it a video production or a photoshoot). Then I shoot the picture. So it infuriates me, when someone standing next to me – swoops in – without so much as a polite request – and takes the shots that I line up and the people that I direct. This happens a lot now.
On the one hand, I am happy for the person whose photos are being taken. They are being `seen’ and their moment being recognised and captured. But unlike me who honours, respects and uses it to empower people, others often seem to just steal a moment.. and that person’s soul! They don’t seem to give acknowledgement or thanks to the subject at hand. They don’t seem to celebrate them. They don’t seem to offer them anything in return as a kind gesture.
This I realise happens a lot in the cut-throat world of Photography, Journalism, media, movie and celebrity culture we now live in. If someone is in public eye, they are fair game? Is that it? Is that right?
Of course some of my other friends who swoop into copy or steal a shot that I line up or direct ..aren’t all like that. They are part of my world, my friendship groups and my spiritual communities. When they do too much that swoop & shot, I do hit back with a joke.. (or in the case of one friend, I actually did throw a light punch at his stomach ..with a smile on my face! We hugged it out afterwards.. but I needed to make the point, and words were not sinking that message!)
Ever since a Hindu priest threw a bucket of water in my direction at a Temple chariot festival 2 years ago, and that blessed water splashing all over my camera, my equipment has not been its full self. The view screen doesn’t work, and video image stabilizer malfunctions. Currently I don’t have enough finances to buy the next gen DSLR. So I make do with a wounded camera…
Well, half the time, I don’t even carry it.. because that’s not my work! My work is Priesthood, and as a Magical /Pagan events Organiser and Teacher. I can’t organise an event, take care of all the related matters, and support, nurture and empower the people ..attendees.. if am clutching on to a camera. So moments come and go..and others capture it.. and sometimes I take out my mobile phone and catch a part of it. (well, effectively, I conjure the Event and others capture it.. Put it the media way, I make the News and others report it!)
I say I don’t worry about this.. but writing this blog indicates that I do! In so much as if my artistry and creativity and Art directions are being used by other people, they should do the decent and honourable thing- of either paying me a proper fee – especially if they used such a shot and sold it to papers…and that got used by many news sites all over the world!
Sophie was just walking away when I called her to stand by that stone, to put her head on that stone, to not look at camera, but look at the Sun, and to close her eyes. That was my work…capturing a moment of my friend ..to give it back to my friend. But the thief who stole that over my shoulder has sold his shot, and earned some money off my creativity ..and my friend.
Does that seem right to you?
There are two upshots to this whole experience. 1. Sophie is feeling happy that her photos and her rune & glitter make up creativity – yes that’s her own magical creativity and her face ..is seen all over the world. (How long before she gets a modelling contract?! Yeah!) 2. I finally realise the value of my own Artistic talents…and it’s time I put my Photography services forward.
I’ll leave you with the exclusive shot of Sophie (test shoot) as an Antlered Goddess!!
Few days ago I heard the sad news .. that Professor Hawking had passed away at the age of 76. What a great man .. yes for all the scientific theories & theoretical physics discoveries and contributions he had made, but also because he lived on for decades.. despite being told he was going not going to make it.. and living with a degenerating motor neurone disease..and creating a hugely successful presence.. in the science world, and in television too.
Professor Stephen Hawking – Theoretical physicist
Born: 8 January 1942, Oxford
Died: 14 March 2018, Cambridge.
Crossing the road in Cambridge
I met him briefly in cambridge ..while crossing the road .. way back in early 90’s . I was a Physics undergraduate at the time (studying in London King’s College) but on a social a day trip to cambridge University with my friends at the King’s Malaysian & Singaporean Society. I must have got off the hired coach and following my friends into one of the college buildings.. when i saw The iconic figure in the Wheelchair further down the street. So I ran to catch up ..and stood panting.. and overwhelmed ..not knowing what to do or say. I think I eventually managed a `Hello ..it’s very nice to meet you’.. Then I stood.. wondering what to do.. and was about to turn and walk ..when his assistant/ nurse/colleague stopped me. she said he was going to say something. And he did.. And as much as I like to make a great mystery of it.. i can’t recall what it was. It was a simple social nicety. But it made my century. A Physics undergrad meeting a Physics Genius-Celeb!
Hawking Radiation story
Crazily enough.. in my A?Level school days, when i applied to Oxford for doing a Physics degree, I had no knowledge of who Stephen Hawking was….but anyone about to apply to Oxford University to do Physics degree should have known!! All my life my parents were nudging me to be an an Engineer..and after accidentally reading about the contents of Physics degree in a Uni handbook..I changed my mind overnight and put it on my application form.. which rather threw all my family and teachers at school .. To my family I gave some crazy answer about how doing Physics degree is going to be better career move than Engineering.. though at that time..i so desperately wanted to learn about particles and space-time.. that I had no plan about a career at all…
So as I was getting Mr Lewis Had of 6th Form in our school (Graveney school in Tooting) to sign my application, he asked me `so you know about Hawking radiation then?’
I had no clue of neither Professor Hawking or Hawking Radiation. That was the first I heard of both..as I took my first steps towards a Physics degree.
In those days I was a shy introvert with about 2 friends.. (hard to believe how I turned out now.. ). The Library was my refuge.. both at school..and all the local ones.. Tooting, Colliers woods, Mitcham.. even Sutton & Croydon. So I went and eventually found out about Hawking Radiation ofcourse – theoretical process by which ..due to quantum effects, a matter and anti-matter particle pair are formed out of `borrowed energy’ ..and where one falls into the black hole..and other escapes…thereby taking half the borrowed energy into the Universe… Only at the edge of a black hole can this happen.. where `borrowed energy’ is not fully returned to the vacuum of space.
Years later this idea would surface again ..but in my esoteric explorations.. and I learnt using the principles of science, I can cheat the universe and borrow some energy.. (That’s for a book am still writing in the future – sequel to my `Eclipse Magic workbook’ which actually has quite a bit of science in it…for magical use!!)
Big Bang Theory
In recent times (!), we’ve come to see Stephen Hawking many times.. on many popular TV shows, where Hawking has played himself 🙂 Star Trek: Next Generation, Simpsons, Futurama, Big Bang Theory.. but a few to name (link below). Being a Science nerd/ sci-fi geek, i have enjoyed all those shows and doubly so for seeing my Physics-hero in them. (well my 2nd Science Hero..after the late Issac Asimov!)
So.. RIP Stephen Hawking. Thank you for the inspirations. May you forever sit on the edge of a supermassive Black Hole and be radiating your essence in the imaginary and the real worlds.
Hawking has appeared in many sci-fi shows.. playing himself 🙂
DrWhoLondon: Child of Promise! What’s that got to do with Esoteric blogs & magic, you ask? Well.. as you know I have one foot in the real of sci-fi & fantasy, video film making etc. I started a DrWho fan series back in Winter 2013.. and it is full of occult & magical storylines and references. (we took a Dalek and filmed it on top of Glastonbury Tor and named it `Dalek-Om’ for haven’s sake.. and we have had meditating Cybermen in AfterLife !)
This story `Child of Promise’ is about some Alien Baby and Alien Archangels having a big ol adventure on Earth.. tangled up with our Occult Doctor (that’ll be me!).
I must confess.. in the 4 years we have been filming and editing these stories, some of our `stories’ have come true.. Like for example.. my sister giving birth to a baby boy on 21st December last year ..(day of Winter Solstice when we worship Sun-child / Child of promise). Well..apart from every child birth being magical.. why is this so significant, you ask?
Well.. I started working on this `Child of promise’ story.. a good 15 months *before* my little nephew was born. You do the calculations…and tell me that wasn’t our magical story manifesting! Not only that, last Christmas, the streets of London were full of decorations..in the form of Angels.. giant ones hovering above our heads in Piccadilly Circus and Oxford street and so on..
So yeah.. I wrote about it 15 months ago..and it came true..on both counts..bang on the day of Winter Solstice. (the story stalled and took a year for me to get back edit and upload).
This by far is the best example I can catalogue about my magic coming true.. So that’s why.. am sharing this here. enjoy.
Bright Solar Blessings
“The TARDIS breaks out of a wormhole, followed by strange artefacts, and crash lands on Earth. A naked man is found unconscious on woodland floor, in the throws of purple regeneration energy. Meanwhile a half metal-masked woman is stumbling in the woods, about to give birth. What connects the two is a mysteries metal horned alien. A guardian Angel or a soul stealing demon?
Note: There is some (male rear view) nudity & themes of child birth featured in this film. Those who may be easily offended by such are advised to refrain from watching this fan film.
This minisode is the prologue to our fan series#2.
Stay tuned to see another Doctor materialise in Earl’s Court with a new robot dog K90, and the coming of Archangels of Time.. on the hunt for The Child of Promise!
Doctor Who & TARDIS (c) BBC. No copyright breach intended. This is a non-profit fan production.
IPB – International Peace Bureau awarded the Séan MacBride Peace Prize to Jeremy Corbyn on 8th December 2017. The Ceremony was organized in cooperation with the World Democratic Forum and the City of Geneva.
“Jeremy Corbyn is awarded – for his sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace. As an active member, vice-chair and now vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK he has for many years worked to further the political message of nuclear disarmament. As the past chair of the Stop the War Campaign in the UK he has worked for peace and alternatives to war. He has ceaselessly stood by the principles, which he has held for so long, to ensure true security and well-being for all – for his constituents, for the citizens of the UK and for the people of the world”
The event took place on 8th December 2017,
by Lisa Clark and Reiner Braun, IPB Co-Presidents
by Rémy Pagani, Mayor of Geneva
Presentation of Award to Jeremy Corbyn
Laudatio to Jeremy Corbyn by Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
by Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party UK
The above is taken from the official website of International Peace Bureau.