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I am an educator, organiser and campaigner in the areas of peace, non-violence, nuclear abolition, international law, human rights (including gender and children’s rights) and the environment.

I am also vegetarian (for ethical and environmental reasons), a novice musician and songwriter, recreational runner and skiier, and former squash player. I have one daughter and two grandchildren.

I was born in Aotearoa-New Zealand (Aotearoa is the indigenous name for the country) and have lived in the USA and Switzerland. I currently live in Prague.

My main work roles are:

For more background please visit My Story or Alyn Ware wikipedia.

 

Some of my most rewarding moments in life:

  • Getting up early to play tennis with my father before breakfast when I was young;
  • River rafting the Kaituna River (a beautiful grade 5 stretch of river);
  • Helping peace studies get adopted into the New Zealand curriculum;
  • Birth of Ra my daughter (a water-birth);
  • DJing for the a dance party of 8000 people from 100 countries (the Hague Peace Appeal Party, 1999);
  • Climbing Mt Ruapehu with my nephews;
  • Scree jumping Mt Tarawera crater with daughter Ra;
  • Running the New York marathon with the Peace and Sport team led by Tegla Loroupe (the first African woman to win the NY marathon);
  • Winning the case against nuclear weapons which we took to the World Court (International Court of Justice);
  • Being invited to perform a song I composed ‘Aotearoa Nuke free zone’ at a Nobel Peace Concert in Oslo on the day President Obama got the prize;
  • Winning the crib cup from my sister Sue (a rare event);
  • Touring Czech chateaus and nature parks with my parents and girlfriend;
  • Winning the Right Livelihood Award (‘alternative Nobel Peace Prize’).

Some of my biggest disappointments in life:

  • Getting 99% on School Certificate Mathematics and having no idea which question I got wrong:
  • Al Gore losing the U.S. President election to George Bush Jr due to disqualified votes in Florida;
  • A 10-year long, vicious smear campaign against me and my key organisations by ICAN (a so-called peace organisation).

Life motto:
Replace hatred with love, falsehood with truth and fear with hope.
The main teaching from Mildred Lisette Norma (Peace Pilgrim) who walked over 40,000 km for peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourite music:

  • This is me – by Keala Settle
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato jazz version
  • Cajun Moon by Herbie Mann
  • Imagine by John Lennon
  • Dark side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  • What’s Up by 4 Non-Blondes
  • One Love by Bob Marley (and the Playing for Change version)

Favourite movies:

  • The Navigator by Vincent Ward
  • Being there, starring Peter Sellers
  • The Mouse that Roared, starring Peter Sellers
  • 2001 a Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
  • The Life of Brian by Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Favourite books/poems:

  • Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Lay down your arms by Bertha von Suttner
  • The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
  • No Ordinary Sun by Hone Tuwhare