Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Red Velvet Media ...Peace One Day ! It happened:))

Red Velvet Media... Wants to Thank all of the People in the world who took part of this very important day!

Peace Day activities in Aftghanistan

Here is the latest news from Afghanistan in relation to Peace Day - 21 September 2009. The following statements were reased in the last few days.
President Hamid Karzai's message on the Peace Day 2009

Letter from H.E. President Hamid Karzai

Letter from H.E. President Hamid Karzai
ISAF to cease offensive operations on UN Peace Day

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 17) - General Stanley McChrystal, commander of International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, announced today ISAF will not conduct offensive military operations on Sept. 21to observe the United Nations' International Day of Peace.

"I have directed my forces to support our Afghan partners in ceasing offensive operations on September 21," said General McChrystal. "This is consistent with our intent to help the national army and police take the lead in protecting the Afghan people from the Taliban and other enemies of peace."

McChrystal's decision follows Afghan President Hamid Karzai's announcement that Afghan National Security Forces will not conduct operations on Sept. 21. Karzai noted that ANSF may continue to defend themselves and the Afghan public from insurgent attacks, and ISAF maintains the same provision for self-defence.


21 September 2009 - A rare 24 hour cessation of offensive operations marking International Peace Day appeared to be holding firm across Afghanistan on Monday, with only isolated security incidents reported as of late afternoon.

"So far things are certainly different from any ‘normal' day at this time of year. We're seeing almost no incidents at this point," said Nauludole Mataitini, Chief Security Adviser for the UN in Afghanistan.

Officials at both Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence and NATO's International Security Assistance Force said the day appeared much quieter than usual, with only a scattering of minor incidents and no serious casualties.

Staff in UNAMA's regional offices reported a similar situation. "It's very peaceful... hard to believe," said Gabriel Iribarne, Head of Office in Kunduz. As of mid-afternoon, and with the exception of a rocket in the Nareza area of Khost province's Tani district that landed without harming anyone, and an unconfirmed incident in Kunar, things looked quiet. "We know there has been activity in Kunar's Nari district but at this stage it is too early for us to state anything categorically," said Nicholas Hercules, Officer-in-Charge, Eastern Region.

International Peace Day was established by resolutions 36/67 and 55/282 of the UN General Assembly, and aims to achieve a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Of the world's major conflicts, Afghanistan has come close to achieving the aim of a complete halt in hostilities thanks to major campaigns since 2007. On Peace Day 2008 the UN's Department of Safety and Security recorded a 70 percent drop in security incidents in Afghanistan. Peace Day 2009 falls during the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations and the hope has been that the coincidence of dates would result in an even bigger impact.

Ahead of this year's Peace Day Afghanistan's Government ordered its forces to stand down. A similar declaration halting offensive operations was made by ISAF. The Taliban agreed to support a Peace Day polio immunization drive last week.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Gloabl Peace day for Red Velvet Media

MEDIA RELEASE : 'Peace In Our Lifetime'

‘Global United Party For Peace’ (Mon 21st September) Update:

West End 'Superstar' Actor Steve Balsamo Contributes an Early Release of Inspiring New Song 'Alive' to help raise awareness of Peace Day.

Nobel Laureate speak in support of the 'Global United Party for Peace'

Rumours of Music Legends showing up to join the Peace Party in California.

World Exclusive! A New Song has been given an Early Release from West End Superstar ‘Steve Balsamo’ – The recently recorded 'Alive' co written by Steve Balsamo and Ben Robbins has been contributed to Peace in Our Lifetime by Balsamo, in an effort to promote the global ceasefire which takes place every year on ‘Peace Day (Sept 21st).

The uplifting and inspirational song has been used in a music video to promote awareness of Peace Day, which has now been featured as a favourite on ‘Peace One Days’ Video for Peace Competition. View here:

The offer of this outstanding song is Intended to help promote the work of British Peace in Our Lifetime’ and their 'Global United Party for Peace’ who has inspired events around the world to bring awareness of the day. Steve added his voice (0,000,000,525) early on to the initiatives idea, which encourages individuals to be counted, take on that peace begins with each person and acknowledged their voice in a personalised peace certificate showing their unique number and personal stand for peace. Steve is also performing live at the London Event on Monday 21st Sept (7:30pm at The Bedford, Balham)

‘Peace In our Lifetime’ has inspired Parties Worldwide with key partners. Including California, USA where the awesome Armin Winter (JCG) and ‘Peter Harris’ (guitarist JGB, Johnny Winter, Quick Silver Gold, Bruce Hornsby) are performing. The California event has been organised by Red Velvet Media, Conscious Event Promoter, Holly Stephey who says " Invites have been extended to Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis and Jackson Browne" . Rumours are afly of other various 'surprise' guests - who knows who may show up?

Many of the parties will be streamed lived on the internet at and also in 3D virtual world ‘Second Life’, along with inspiring and awareness raising media.

We want to thank Lady Krimmer(Holly Stephey) And Rachel Riley aka Inchino Melson in Second life for there help in making this all possible

'Peace In Our Lifetime’ is standing side by side with the Nobel Laureate's initiative ‘Peace Jam’ (, which was founded by Dawn Engle (voice 0,000,000,780) and which works with youth to inspire the next generation of Peace Makers. Together they are collaborating with initiatives around the world, linking efforts to bring awareness to the annual global ceasefire which is observed by all United Nations. This amazing accomplishment was established in 2001 by 'Peace One Day', a global community founded and led by British film-maker Jeremy Gilley (Voice 0,000,000,278) On Peace Day 2007 in Afghanistan, thanks to the efforts of 'Peace One Day', during the ceasefire NGO’s were able to mobilise and reach people in previously isolated war zones, allowing 1.4 million children to be immunised for Polio.

Irish Nobel Laureate, Betty Williams is the latest Peace Pioneer to add her voice to Peace. Belfast born Betty was Motivated to make a difference in Northern Ireland leading 35,000 on a quest for peace in Northern Ireland and in recognition of her extraordinary action she was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1976. Her great peace work continues today and she is one of the 10 Nobel Laureates initiative working with Youth called ‘Peace Jam’.

Talking about Peace in Our Lifetime's 'Global United Party for Peace' to mark World Peace Day, Betty Williams said:

"I encourage everyone around the globe to recognize and celebrate International Day of Peace on September 21st. This is a day to honour all of those groups and people who work for peace everyday, all year long. I am a member of the PeaceJam Foundation and we are excited to be supporting Peace In Our Lifetimes' 'Global United Parties for Peace' in cities around the world and the United Nation's annual global cease fire. Until everyday is Peace Day, it is important that we do all we can to create a safe and just world -- we owe this to children across the globe." (Quote at

In addition to Betty, another peace pioneer, 'The Peace Troubadour', James Twyman, added his voice (0,000,000,434) the internationally renowned best-selling author (The Art of Spiritual Peace Making & The Moses Code), film maker (Indigo) and musician – has also added his voice to peace. He says:

"I love the vision of this project and the creativity that inspired it. Today more and ever before we need to think outside the box and offer new ideas that help humanity see its own potential. This idea does all of that and I'm in full support."

All of the amazing work and celebrations taking place on ‘Peace Day’ are thanks to the hard work of volunteers and key partners around the world. Jeremy Gilley of ‘Peace One Day’ has made a public acknowledgement of thanks to one of the coordinators, he states

Its aims are to:

* Unite all: causes, people, cultures, nations, beliefs and non-beliefs.

'Peace One Day' ( is founded by British Filmaker Jeremy Gilley ( In 1999, Jeremy launched 'Peace One Day' to find a starting point for peace. His mission: to document efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Remarkably, two years on, he achieved this when the 192 member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted 21 September, as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. This day is a 24 hour-long platform for life-saving activities around the world. On Peace Day 2007 in Afghanistan, through the efforts of 'Peace One Day', 1.4 million children were immunised for Polio.

* 'Peace Jam' ( A worldwide movement of young people and Nobel Peace Prize Winners working together for social justice and peace and a youth leadership program that focuses on Nobel Peace Laureates, their work, and issues facing young people today. Nobel Laureates include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Jody Williams, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Jose Ramos-Horta, Aung San Suu Kyi (still under house arrest in Burma).

* The Eaupening ( Eaupening (opening) is bringing light to all that is good in the world. They are in pursuit of the creation of a new business system founded upon integrity, transparency and communication.

* M.A.D.E ( Make A Difference Everyday - A peace initiative where you choose to make a commitment and express that everyday.

* YMCA Jerusalem peace pre-school ( A school which allows children of all religions to coexist .

* WICO ( The Women's International Coalition for peace, non violence and empowerment of Women are creating Centres for Peace, culture and Non-Violence in cities in the world

London Peace Party

Details: 7:30pm @ The Bedford, London, SW12 9HD.

Artistes include:

* Mike Lindup ( and Phil Gould ( of Level 42 (

* Steve Balsamo (

* John Young (

* Tony Moore, (

* Antonio Forcione (

* Sarah Jane Morris ( )

* Xander Nichting (

* Heather Cairncross (


Artistes include:

* Armin Winter ( )

* BRAZIL Aldo Brizzi (

* REIS (

Details about other Peace Parties and other Events including School Peace Assemblies Initiatives
Red Velvet Media

Saturday, September 19, 2009

PEACE DAY 21st SEPT 2009

at the Marin Brewing Company
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, California 415-461-4677
from 5pm to 9pm

with musical artist ARMIN WINTER

produced by
of Red Velvet Media

Water Sponsor ~

A Pizza with a Peace sign in the middle
only $2.50 and Monday Night is Taco night !

Please click here for further details about the event

Friday, September 18, 2009

Global Peace day

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Global Peace day to be held at The Marin Brewing Company Monday Sept 21st 2009.
Red Velvet Media & Holly Stephey are excited to announce a one night only jam at the Marin Brewing company
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur CA 94939.
Its time to come hear people playing for Peace and if you would Like to be a preforming artist for the night .. Come jam with the likes of Armin Winter of the Jerry" Garcia band and other surprise artists to be announced:)
We just don't know who may show up.. But there are a few rumors flying around and I Guarantee it will be an exciting night for all.

There will be a special menu for the night and Marin Brewing Company will be passing around some Peacezzas and other Peace food goodies..

There will also be Peace, Love and Harmony water for all to try courtesy of H2om:)

We invite You to Create and Take a STAND Globally for PEACE. To Celebrate with us together FREELY & UNIQUELY as ONE VOICE in Your Own Way ~The Global Ceasefire between All United Nations Countries. To acknowledge All people who bring peace to the world, this day.

WE are creating this Global United Party on September 21st as a time and place to Celebrate all that is for peace. We wish to thank each person for the unseen work which you do everyday and the extraordinary kindness, compassion and love that YOU bring to world, sometimes in the face of very difficult and challenging circumstances. To acknowledge all that you do independently in your own life. collectively within groups, organizations, NGO's and business which brings our world into alignment for Harmony restoring dignity for Humanity and all we share this gorgeous planet with.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

"Fuel In the park"

We have received some very exciting last Minute news for The Bay area:))
Please try to attend the premiere if you are not able to make it to "Fuel In the park"

The Veggie Van Organization cordially invites you to FUEL in the Park

to view the 35 minute cut of the Sundance Audience Award winning 2008 Documentary Film FUEL, which will premiere in SF on September 18, 2009.

When: Monday, Labor Day evening- September 7, 2009 7-9 PM

Where: The Justin Herman Plaza Park,1 Market Street, Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco
Come be the first to see our TOUR roll out all of eco- vehicles before we take off across the USA. The Veggie Van Organization is about to embark
on a tour to spread the message about green education and green jobs for all.

The screening will be shown on COMM CINEMA'S 'BIG GREEN MOVIE MACHINE' powered up by our BIG GREEN ENERGY BUS the first interactive rolling sustainable energy laboratory that runs on solar power & biodiesel.

Also on hand will be The Veggie Van, the first Winnebago to cross the country over 12 years ago using used fryer oil & our electric motorcycle by ZERO motorcycle.

Meet Filmmaker Josh Tickell and Producer Rebecca Harrell


Media contact: Nathan Marcy Sunshine Sachs & Associates ph: 310.275.3222

please bring your blankets & picnic with us

Suggested Donation $15

The proceeds will go to The Veggie Van Organization, a 501 c3 Non-profit organization, and the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department.

Thanks to Sapphire Energy, we will be driving the very first algae gasoline powered vehicle which will be unveiled on Sept 8th, 2pm at SF City Hall.

Click here to go to FUEL site

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