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PEACE JOURNALISM PERSPECTIVE EDITORIAL[image: Prof. Johan Galtung] Peace
State Iceland. Meaning What?
426 – Johan Galtung, 2 May 2016 - TRANSCEND Media Service
Why not make a Reykjavik Mediation Center, politically and internationally
independent, and on Iceland’s location between West and East, USA and
Russia? Look at the map. For Reykjavík to invite USA and Russia, with Kiev
and Donetsk. Maybe also Brussels, in the sense of NATO and EU. Issue: the
conflict in and around Ukraine–meaning “at the border”, between two
nations, Catholic-Ukrainian and Orthodox-Russian; with much hatred and
NOBEL LAUREATES Dilemma for [Nobel Peace Laureate] Suu Kyi in Push for
Peace Process in Burma/Myanmar
Ghosh – The Straits Times
29 Apr 2016 – Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a
major peace conference with ethnic minorities – a chance again for Myanmar
to progress towards the federal state the minorities have fought for
decades. Tough task ahead despite public support as backing of military is
needed, say observers.
Contributing to the Catholic Church’s Understanding of and Commitment to
Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service
Presentation to the International Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace
– Rome, April 11-13 2016 – I would like to see Pope Francis and the
Catholic Church call for the total abolition of militarism (an
aberration/dysfunction in human history.) Also For Pope Francis and the
Church to renounce war and develop a ‘Theology of Nonkilling and
Nonviolence’ rejecting the ‘Just War’ theology, which continues to lead
people to an acceptance of militarism and war as alleged legitimate ways of
OTHER COMMENTARIES BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS “Us” and “Them”
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/us-and-them/> Uri Avnery – TRANSCEND
NO. It’s not “us” and “them”. Not “us” – the good ones, the moral ones, the
righteous ones. Or, to put it bluntly, the magnificent ones. The Jews. And
not “them” – the bad ones, the evil ones. To put it bluntly again: the
despicable ones. Yes, the Arabs. We, who were chosen by God, because we are
so special…. “Arab lovers”? Yes. “Jew lovers”? Sure. But above all
life-lovers, peace-lovers, lovers of this country.
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/us-and-them/>
If Obama Visits Hiroshima
Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service
As the global approach to nuclear weapons, climate change, and neoliberal
globalization should make clear, we are not likely to survive as a species
very much longer if we continue to base world order on a blend of
state-centric national interests and dominant actor geopolitics. Obama has
this rare opportunity to choose the road not often traveled upon, and there
is no better place to start such a voyage than at Hiroshima.
ACTIVISM Celebrating Mother Jones and Labor on May Day
Sun, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
While Mother Jones sometimes used violent rhetoric in her inflammatory
speeches, the actions she organized were nonviolent actions – boycotts,
strikes, marches, walk-outs, work stoppages, rallies, speeches, and
picketing. When she was denounced on the floor of the US Senate as the
“grandmother of all agitators,” she replied: “I hope to live long enough to
be the great-grandmother of all agitators.”
The Story behind Prince’s Low-Profile Generosity to Green Causes
Herzog, Grist – TRANSCEND Media Service
“Prince heard me in the media and sent a $50,000 check to support the work
I was doing. But he did all his giving completely anonymously, so I sent
the check back. You never know when someone is trying to set you up — it
could have been from Chevron or from a drug dealer or whatever. So then he
sent the check back and I sent it back again, and then he sent it back and
then I sent it back, until finally a representative called and said, ‘Will
you please accept this check? I won’t tell you who it is from, but the
guy’s favorite color is purple.’
Court Victory Gives Momentum to Long Struggle against London Arms Fair
Gárate – Waging Nonviolence
27 Apr 2016 – After a weeklong trial that ended on April 15, a judge in
London found me and seven co-defendants not guilty for our actions last
September to shut down the Defence Security and Equipment International
arms fair, or DSEI, on the basis that we were preventing a greater crime.
This is a huge victory in the long struggle to shut down one of the largest
arms fairs in the world, which takes place in east London every other year.
OBITUARIES Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies
Lewis – International New York Times
The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet whose defiant
protests helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War and
landed him in prison, died on Saturday [30 Apr] in New York City. He was
94. The United States was tearing itself apart over civil rights and the
war in Southeast Asia when Father Berrigan emerged in the 1960s as an
intellectual star of the Roman Catholic “new left,” articulating a view
that racism and poverty, militarism and capitalist greed were
interconnected pieces of the same big problem: an unjust society.
IN FOCUS Any Way to Halt Extremism?
Kamal – TRANSCEND Media Service
“While it may be inevitable to draw on examples, such as Da’esh [also known
as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL] or Boko Haram, the
phenomenon of violent extremism conducive to terrorism is not rooted or
confined to any religion, region, nationality or ethnic group. Let us also
recognize that today, the vast majority of victims worldwide are Muslims,”
— UN chief Ban Ki-moon
Happiness Inequality Is a Better Measure of Well-Being than Income
M. Newman, The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley– TRANSCEND Media
Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter? According to a new report, income
inequality isn’t the only thing we should be concerned about. Happiness
reveals more about human welfare than standard indicators like wealth,
education, health, or good government.
ANALYSIS Death from the Sky: Searching for Ground Truth in the Kunduz
Jeong – The Intercept
While patients and more than 100 employees and caretakers slept in the
Kunduz Trauma Center, an American AC-130 gunship prepared to strike. The
211 shells fired at a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Afghanistan one
night last October were felt by the 42 men, women, and children killed,
victims of incompetence or prejudice or both. Someone along the US military
chain of command gave the order.
US Military Whitewashes Attack on Afghan Hospital
Symonds, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
30 Apr 2016 – The Pentagon’s final report into last October’s deadly US
airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in northern
Afghanistan is a brazen whitewash. General Joseph Votel, commander of US
Central Command, told a press conference yesterday that the attack was not
a war crime because it had not been intentional. He claimed that neither
the gunship crew members nor the Special Forces on the ground directing the
attack “knew they were striking a medical facility.”
SPECIAL FEATURE Chernobyl’s Ongoing Toll: 40,000 More Cancer Deaths?
Fairlie - CounterPunch
• 40,000 fatal cancers are predicted in Europe over the next 50 years
• 6,000 thyroid cancer cases to date, 16,000 more expected
• 5 million people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia still live in highly
contaminated areas (>40 kBq/sq.m)
• 400 million in less contaminated areas (>4 kBq/sq.m)
• 37% of Chernobyl’s fallout was deposited on western Europe;
• 42% of western Europe’s land area was contaminated
• increased radiogenic thyroid cancers expected in West European countries
• increased radiogenic leukemias, cardiovascular diseases, breast cancers
• new evidence of radiogenic birth defects, mental health effects and
• new evidence that children living in contaminated areas suffer radiogenic
Touring Tragedy: A Day of Disaster Porn in Chernobyl
Schmundt and Phil Thoma - Der Spiegel
It is the site of the most devastating nuclear disaster in history, but the
Chernobyl exclusion zone has also become a magnet for tourists seeking a
thrill. Join us for a tour.
Nuclear Emergencies and the Masters of Improvisation
Schmid – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and those
old enough to remember the event can recall the explosion, the evacuation,
and the dread. But they rarely remember an immense milestone in the
response to the disaster: the completion in November 1986 of a concrete
encasement of Chernobyl’s reactor number four. Workers drawn from all
across the Soviet Union built this “sarcophagus” under extreme radiological
conditions, on the ruins of the destroyed reactor.
Learning from Nuclear Accidents, Expanding Nuclear Energy
Simo – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 was caused by factors including a flawed
reactor design, insufficient training of plant operators, and a lack of
nuclear safety culture.
ANGLO AMERICA Andrew Bacevich and America’s Long Misguided War to Control
the Greater Middle East
Glass – The Intercept
23 Apr 2016 – The conviction that invasion, bombing, and special forces
benefit large swaths of the globe, while remaining consonant with a
Platonic ideal of the national interest, runs deep in the American psyche.
Nothing undermines the American belief in military force. No matter how
often its galloping about results in resentment, the U.S. gets up again to
do good elsewhere. Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal pointed
out that drone strikes are great recruiters, not for the U.S. military, but
for the Taliban, al Qaeda, and ISIS.
Duty to Warn – Bad Science? Or Willful Ignorance at the CDC?
G. Kohls, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service
And why It Has Lost Its Trustworthiness when It Comes to Vaccine Policy
The Unbearable Lightness of [Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs] Stéphane
Behrens, Rabble – TRANSCEND Media Service
On May 26, a man responsible for complicity in horrific war crimes, Henry
Kissinger, will arrive in Toronto, along with another similarly shady
character, Shimon Peres, to speak at the incredibly named Spirit of Hope
gathering. Meanwhile, CANSEC16, the annual gathering of Canada’s war
industry, along with companies that profit from mass surveillance, border
control, militarization of police forces, and refugee interdiction, will
take place at Ottawa’s EY Centre on May 25 and 26. It expects over 11,000
visitors and 61 international delegations.
The Joke of U.S. Justice and “Accountability” When They Bomb a Hospital
Greenwald – The Intercept
One officer was suspended from command and ordered out of Afghanistan. The
others were given lesser punishments: Six were sent to counseling, seven
were issued letters of reprimand, and two were ordered to retraining
The Unrepentant Torturers
Kiriakou - Reader Supported News
A policy of torture, a policy of holding people incommunicado in secret
prisons, a policy of rendering people to third countries to undergo even
more brutal torture, does nothing but serve as a recruiting tool for
terrorists. Torture doesn’t prevent terrorism, it causes it.
ASIA & THE PACIFIC Sanctions and Defiance in North Korea
Gurtov, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
When all is said and done, the most likely scenario is that the new round
of sanctions will produce no better results than previous rounds. This is
so not only because North Korea has many ways to procure items needed for
its military purposes, and plenty of willing private sellers.
The Battle over the Word ‘Rohingya’ [in Burma aka Myanmar]
Taylor – The Washington Post
Hundreds of people gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, on
Thursday [28 Apr] with a demand: The United States must stop using the word
“Rohingya.” To most of the world, the Rohingya are a Bengali-speaking
Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Burma, also known as Myanmar. More
than 1 million Rohingya are thought to live in Burma, the majority of them
in Rakhine state. Despite the size and long-standing presence of this
community, the government does not consider its members Burmese citizens.
BRICS Washington Launches Its Attack against BRICS
Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service
26 Apr 2016 – Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina
Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist
President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
The Constitutional Coup-Color Revolution Two-Step in Brazil
Korybko – Oriental Review
It was revealed in September 2013 as part of the Snowden Leaks that the NSA
had been spying on Petrobras , the company at the heart of the
‘constitutional coup’ scandal, which in turn raises the possibility that
the US had obtained ‘compromising’ information on the alleged corruption
activities of key ruling party executives and was waiting for the right
time to weaponized it. It shouldn’t be seen as coincidental that the “Car
Wash” ‘anti-corruption’ investigation began nearly half a year later in
EUROPE Austria Abolishes Right to Asylum
Salzmann, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
The Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP)/Social Democrat (SPÖ) far-right coalition
rushed a law through parliament on Wednesday [27 Apr] that practically
abolishes the right to asylum.
Rebuilding the EU or Breaking Free from It?
J Polychroniou – Al Jazeera
The powers that be continue to defend ferociously a Frankenstein-like
creation, a playground for financial vultures.
Refugee Crisis: When Is a Tragedy a Massacre?
Seymour – Al Jazeera
The EU is simply determined not to be a destination for refugees. With
illegal pushbacks, brutal detainment, and harassment at sea, the options
for refugees are increasingly severe.
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN The Return of the Coup in Latin America
E. Yepe - CounterPunch
Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d’état that would
set the continent’s political calendar back to its worst times. What has
been shown so far in Argentina is no less cruel, in terms of contempt for
the masses, than the coups carried out by the bloodthirsty dictatorships
that sprouted in time of Operation Condor.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA Can We Feel the Heat?
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/can-we-feel-the-heat/> Cathy Breen,
PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
27 Apr 2016 – I am travelling as a peace witness in Iraqi Kurdistan. We
visited a sheikh whom I had met in Fallujah in 2012. He and his family were
forced to flee to Kurdistan about two years ago. Fallujah is being held by
ISIS. None of the residents is allowed to leave. People are dying of
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/can-we-feel-the-heat/>
PALESTINE / ISRAEL On Israel’s Recent Threats of “Civil Assassinations” of
Barghouti, BDS South Africa – TRANSCEND Media Service
18 Apr 2016 – Some, including journalists, have written to me inquiring
about or voicing their concern at the recent Israeli government minister’s
threat of “civil targeted killing” against BDS “leaders” and activists.
Moshe Dayan once said that “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to
bother.” The current Israeli regime is scrupulously heeding Dayan’s advice.
But “mad dogs” can be stopped. Indeed, mad dogs must be stopped, as there
is no telling whom they may bite next.
Anthropologists Marshalling History: The American Anthropological
Association’s Vote on the Academic Boycott of Israeli Institutions
J. González and David Price - CounterPunch
The AAA’s full membership now has a historic opportunity to vote on whether
or not to approve the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The
rank-and-file membership’s overwhelming support for the Resolution 2 was
clear, but so too is the determination, resources, and willingness to use
fear tactics of the minority who oppose the pro-boycott measure. Now is the
time for concerned anthropologists to take action by voting to support the
In Israel, an Ugly Tide Sweeps Over Palestinians
Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service
The trigger-happy soldier Elor Azaria and the peace camp leader Isaac
Herzog have more in common than either might wish to admit. In their
different ways, both have helped to turn all Palestinians into outcasts –
and crush any hope of concessions from Israel to peace.
SYRIA IN DEPTH Can Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Preserve Our Cultural
Heritage in Syria?
Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
This month’s Trafalgar Square exhibition in London of a digitally modeled
replica of Syria’s 2000-year-old Roman Triumphal Arch at Palmyra, which was
destroyed by ISIS in Oct 2015, is sparking yet further discussion about the
rights and wrongs of restoration at ancient sites. Approximately two thirds
the size of the original, the replica arch was created through the efforts
of Oxford University’s Institute of Digital Archeology.
Popular Representation and Democracy in Syria – End of `Alawite
Girling – Oriental Review
27 Apr 2016 – Plurality within the parliament is of significance insofar as
it is indicative of the involvement of a range of religious communities in
Syrian political life and runs directly contrary to the prevailing
narrative of Syria as a dictatorship dominated by the Alawite religious
community and to the exclusion of the involvement of other religious
communities in political activity.
MEDIA NYT Photographer Mauricio Lima, 2016 Pulitzer Winner, Denounces Globo
and the “Coup” in Brazil
Greenwald – The Intercept
Brazil’s media has completely lost control of the narrative
internationally, but also increasingly within Brazil. Their sleazy plan to
install as president the corruption-tainted, deeply unpopular,
oligarch-serving Vice President Michel Temer – who just this week, in a
indescribably Orwellian manner, called proposals for “new elections” a
“coup” – is becoming untenable.
How Can We Keep Press Freedom from Withering Away?
Haque Rahman – Inter Press Service-IPS
While a free press means that a journalist has rights, it does not mean
that she or he is right.
2016 World Press Freedom Index: Leaders Paranoid about Journalists
Without Borders – TRANSCEND Media Service
20 Apr 2016 – Most of the movement in the World Press Freedom Index
unveiled today by Reporters Without Borders is indicative of a climate of
fear and tension combined with increasing control over newsrooms by
governments and private-sector interests. 180 Countries Ranked According to
Freedom Allowed to Journalists
You’re More Likely to See an Oil Industry Ad than a Climate Report on CNN
Chiang-Waren, Grist – TRANSCEND Media Service
Planet Earth is shattering climate records left and right. But don’t expect
CNN viewers to know that. Over two recent weeks, the network aired more oil
industry advertising than climate change coverage — nearly five times more.
Amid Media Megamergers, a Mosaic of Community Media Thrives
Goodman and Denis Moyhihan – Democracy NOW!
Even in this high-tech digital age, all we get is static: that veil of
distortion, lies, misrepresentations and half-truths that obscure reality.
We need the media to give us the dictionary definition of static:
Criticism. Opposition. Unwanted interference. We need a media that covers
power, not covers for power. We need a media that is the Fourth Estate, not
for the state. And we need a media that covers the movements that create
static and make history. That is the power of independent media.
MILITARISM US Army’s Depleted Uranium Licencing Saga Highlights
Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons – TRANSCEND Media Service
The saga of the M101 contamination should serve as a reminder of the
contradictory and often hypocritical approach taken by the states that
employ DU weapons – and of the challenge that the use of DU weapons poses
to fundamental international radiation protection norms.
Why NATO Has Become One of the Most Destructive Forces on the Planet
Prashad - AlterNet
Actions in Afghanistan, Europe, and Libya have created insecurity rather
Obama’s War Summit in Europe
Van Auken, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
President Barack Obama ended his six-day trip through Saudi Arabia, Britain
and Germany Monday [25 Apr 2016] with what amounted to a mini-war summit.
The American president’s message to his European counterparts was that they
must stop being “complacent” and work to build up their own military forces
for interventions in the Middle East, North Africa and against Russia to
the east. Obama’s host, Chancellor Merkel, proudly declared, “We are ready
and willing to be militarily engaged,” citing the German military’s
participation in ongoing interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Mali.
Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq
J S Davies, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air strikes that are
expected to kill up to 10 civilians without prior approval from U.S.
Central Command, and U.S. officials acknowledge that air strikes are
killing more civilians under the new rules. The fundamental contradiction
of the militarized “war on terror” is that U.S. aggression and other war
crimes only reinforce the narratives of jihadis who see themselves as a
bulwark against foreign aggression and neocolonialism in the Muslim world.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION It Is Still 3 Minutes to Midnight
of the Atomic Scientists – TRANSCEND Media Service
The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how
close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of
our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the
dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging biotechnologies,
and cybertechnology that could inflict irrevocable harm, whether by
intention, miscalculation, or by accident, to our way of life and to the
ENVIRONMENT Solar Impulse Pilot: ‘I Flew Over Plastic Waste As Big As a
Chow, EcoWatch - TRANSCEND Media Service
As the Solar Impulse 2 made its historic 62-hour flight from Hawaii to
California without fuel, pilot Bertrand Piccard personally saw the horrific
amount of plastic in our oceans.While flying above the Great Pacific
Garbage Patch, Piccard sent out a tweet to Boyan Slat, the 21-year-old
founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup.
Call of the Forests – Seeking Joy and Peace
Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service
Forests are symbols of life. If we did not have forests on the planet Earth
it would be difficult to visualise what type of life could be present. But
life as we know it would not exist. How is this so? The world celebrates
Earth Day on 22nd April. It would be wonderful if we also started
celebrating World Forest Day.
ENERGY Debacle at Doha: The Collapse of the Old Oil Order
T. Klare - TomDispatch
For a country that more than any other has rested its claim to wealth and
power on the production and sale of petroleum, this is a revolutionary
statement. If Saudi Arabia says it is ready to begin a move away from
reliance on petroleum, we are indeed entering a new world in which, among
other things, the titans of oil production will no longer hold sway over
our lives as they have in the past.
COOPERATIVISM The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development
of Workplace Democracy
Anderson, Toward Freedom – TRANSCEND Media Service
“Every worker has an equal, democratic vote at weekly meetings that decide
all matters of the organization. And we are all members of the Industrial
Workers of the World to protect that process so that it can’t be hijacked.”
CAPITALISM Nothing Is Real: “It’s All Being Played to Keep People Believing
the System Is Working”
Durden, Zero Hedge – TRANSCEND Media Service
The entire system is built upon a fraud. The losses have been hidden and
papered over with trillion dollar cash infusions by governments and central
banks around the world. Every single asset now… I don’t care what asset…
you want to look at currency, debt, housing, metals, the stock market… pick
an asset… there’s no price discovery mechanism behind it whatsoever… it’s
all fake… it’s all being distorted. It’s time to prepare for a collapse of
a magnitude never before witnessed.
Valeant CEO to Tell Senate He’s Really, Really Sorry for Raising the Price
of Life-Saving Heart Drugs 700 Percent
Landsbaum – New York Magazine
As head of Valeant, Pearson made enormous profits through a combination of
corporate inversion, swindling investors, and jacking up the prices of
decades-old drugs in such a way that forced insurance companies to foot the
RELIGION From Just War to Just Peace
Jonsson – TRANSCEND Media Service
As to the issues of war and peace there is a new focus. Now it can be
stated and said firmly: The calling and the task of the church is to be a
peace church. That is nothing less than a basic paradigm shift in theology
and Christian ethic.
ANIMAL RIGHTS / VEGETARIANISM Kenya Burns Huge Pile of Ivory Tusks to
Odula, Associated Press – Reader Supported News
Kenya’s president set fire Saturday [30 Apr 2016] to 105 tons of elephant
ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn in a dramatic statement against the
trade in ivory and products from endangered species. Kenya decided to
destroy the ivory instead of selling it for an estimated $150 million.
Pres. Kenyatta said that Kenya wants to make the point that ivory should
not have any commercial value.
HISTORY This Week in History
Ashikaga - TRANSCEND Media Service
May 2–8 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “All violence consists in some people forcing
others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to
do.” – Leo Tolstoy
BIOGRAPHIES Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 Mar 1883)
European Graduate School – TRANSCEND Media Service
Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, Germany. His father was a lawyer who
came from a long line of Rabbis, but had changed his faith to Protestantism
in order to keep his job. Karl Marx went to the University of Bonn to study
law when he was 17 years old.
Teilhard de Chardin (1 May 1881 – 10 Apr 1955): Evolution toward World Unity
Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service
For Teilhard, love was not an emotion or a sentiment but the basic primal
and universal psychic energy. This is a concept drawn from Chinese culture.
Teilhard lived in China from 1923 to 1946. The Chinese word jen, a term
translated as love, benevolence or affection, is not only an
emotional-moral term, but it is also a cosmic force − a compassionate
quality that is the very structure of the earth.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Living Peace Sign Is Happening in London!
Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service
An exciting and much needed event is happening at Trafalgar Square on
Saturday, 14 May 2016. Seeing Trafalgar Square full of people holding
candles for peace, means that united we can send a very strong message to
the world with our wish for ending all wars and conflicts.
19th World Congress of the International Association of Educators for World
Nath Prasad, Ph. D. - TRANSCEND Media Service
The Conference Organizing Committee invites members from Academia,
Administration, Research and Corporate Fraternity to participate in the
deliberations by submitting research papers, articles, review studies, case
studies on the themes/sub-themes of “Peace Education for Good Governance
and Non-Violence” from 24 to 26 October, 2016.
POETRY FORMAT I Lost My Childhood
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/i-lost-my-childhood/> José María
Lopera – TRANSCEND Media Service
I lost my childhood
at seven years old I was a man
a man of war and of death
a man of a weapon that whistles
and the bomb that explodes in surprise
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/i-lost-my-childhood/>
IN OTHER LANGUAGES (Português) Mauricio Lima, Fotógrafo do NYT e Ganhador
do Pulitzer 2016, Denuncia a Globo e o “Golpe” no Brasil
Greenwald – The Intercept
“Gostaria de expressar meu apoio a liberdade de imprensa e a Democracia,
que é exatamente o que não está acontecendo no Brasil nesse momento. Sou
contra o Golpe,” disse o herói brasileiro, também denunciando a Globo.
(Italiano) Far prevalere il Vangelo della nonviolenza nel pensiero e
nell’azione della Chiesa
Muller – TRANSCEND Media Service
Ciò che è notevole, e probabilmente decisivo, è che i partecipanti non si
contentano di aggiungere un paragrafo sulla nonviolenza nella dottrina
della violenza legittima e della guerra giusta, ma mettono in discussione
questa dottrina in nome dell’esigenza di nonviolenza. «Quelli tra noi –
afferma il documento – che si pongono nella tradizione cristiana sono
chiamati a riconoscere il carattere centrale della nonviolenza attiva nella
visione e nel messaggio di Gesù.
(Italiano) La ricerca della Buona Città
Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service
Una semplice teoria: se una città ti fa sentire bene, a tuo agio – “E’ così
piacevole vivere qui”, dicono in molti – allora qualcosa penetra in te e ti
rende nonviolento. Se la città, il luogo in cui vivi, un contesto
fondamentale nella tua vita, ti urta in malo modo, allora scende in te un
atteggiamento aggressivo, può arrivare alla violenza, e spesso si
accompagna a conflitti razziali o etnici.
(Português) Prêmio Nobel da Paz Adolfo Pérez Esquivel traz apoio do Papa a
Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service
29 de Abril de 2016 – O vencedor do prêmio Nobel da Paz em 1980, o
argentino Adolfo Pérez Esquivel revelou, em entrevista ao jornalista Darío
Pignotti, do jornal Página 12, que levou à presidente Dilma Rousseff o
apoio do Papa Francisco. O pontífice é também argentino e mantém estreita
ligação com movimentos de defesa dos direitos humanos na América Latina.
(Français) Réhabiliter une lecture Nord-Sud du monde
Polet – CETRI-Centre Tricontinental
Maintes fois déclarée caduque par les diplomates occidentaux, la grille de
lecture Nord-Sud n’a pas perdu sa pertinence dans les milieux politique et
universitaire au Sud. La croissance d’une poignée d’émergents et
l’existence de risques globaux n’ont pas gommé les asymétries héritées des
colonisations. Et les déphasages socio-historiques entre Nord et Sud
alimentent des lectures divergentes des causes et réponses aux grands
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS 11-Year-Old Twins Mack and Colby – Amazing Family Brass
Band (Music Video of the Week)
Big Shots – TRANSCEND Media Service
Mar 20, 2016 – Twins Mack and Colby are only 11, but that doesn’t stop them
from going on stage and giving a terrific musical performance, playing one
of Louis Armstrong’s greatest jazz hits. Enjoy as the New Orleans-style
Dixieland child band Pelican 212 plays Armstrong’s ‘When the Saints Go
Amy Goodman: How the Media Ruins Elections
Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service
Amy Goodman, of Democracy NOW!, tells us about Trump-land and how the media
is ruining this election.
JOKE OF THE WEEK Morbid Insecurity
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/morbid-insecurity/> M. Wuerker –
TRANSCEND Media Service
A Psychiatric Condition
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/morbid-insecurity/>
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