*I would like to comment on Mazin Qumsieh's article about the two states
I am also , together with my family, against one state solution -many people are against it in my country, but let us see who really is responsible ( not totally , but mainly) for this phenomena!
_Israel is a small country. 800 km long. It has a population of 8-8.500 million people. about 6 million are jews, the other are Moslems, Christians, Druz, BahaiBeduin moslems.. etc... The west bank enters deep into israel, until 22 km from the Mediterranean sea. 15 Minutes from where I live, and in my town there was a suicide bombing attack in one of the hotels on passover dinner. Many of the guests died.
_1. until 1919 there was no Palestine , no Israel. It was the ottoman empire, which was subdued by the British and french. Syria and LEBANON got their recognition by the U.N in 1946, Israel and Palestine in 1947. _Israel recognized the palestinian state, Arab nations and Palestinians did not ! 5 Arab countries attacked Israel in the 1948 war, and Israel, with God's grace, survived.
2_. |Since then - endless terror. suicide bombers and terrorists... and retaliation wars. Terror started even before that, when Hebron-Nablus, Jewish community was totally massacred by Arab mobs.
3. Refugees - in 1948 about 950 thousand refugees fled in the 1948 war to about 5-6 Arab states- These Million people did not receive Citizen's rights for about 66 years( except Jordan) !!!!! Countries in the world generally give citizens rights after 5-10 years. _Jewish refugees fled from Arab states, _threatened by mobs for their life, to Israel. Later also from the Magreb countries. Jewish houses and Bank accounts were confiscated by Arab governments. 47% of Israel's population originated in Arab countries. When Ehud Barak was Prime Minister he offered Tasser Arafaat the Gaza strip, 94% of the west bank ( the rest to be territorial exchanges) Custodianship of the holy places to Islam etc. But Araffat wanted to bring back 5 million people he called refugees... _Israel could not and can not allow this, as it would undermine its demographic situation._
3. Water Problems - Syria has two big river in the north, but most of the water is used by Turkey who also built there dams... in the middle and in the south Syria has a lot of dry land, when there is not rain, and upheavals of farmers already occurred. Therefore Syria always wanted the lake of Galilee - the only lake which Israel has and its water is divided by agreement with Jordan. Palestinians are also benefiting. Israel and Jordan are bringing by pipes and reservoirs the water to the desert, which is a third of the whole of Israel. and Jordan too. Israel is exporting vegetables grown in the desert by special irrigation underground methods. Also uses desalinated water by desalinating plants. Syria wants to be even near the lake, which by international laws will give it the right to use its waters. Israel and Jordan and Palestinians here after will not have enough water if Syria succeeds. The three sources of the Jordan, which feed the Jordan which gives water to the lake come from the Hermon Mountain and its vicinity. Syria tried to deviate the Yarmouch source in 1970,The Hizballa movement put dirth and sweure in the second source of the jordan, only by international intervention it was stopped.
SYRIA IS TRANSFERRING ARMAMENT AND MISSILES TO THE HIZBALLA MOVEMENT IN LEBANON FROM IRAN.
4. The intervention of Iran. Iran has an extgreme shia religious regime as government.Iran usees proxis to undrmine regimes of moderate Arab countries and especially israel, as a symbol... Iran also incites and arms troups in Yemen and other places. The SHia extreme religious regime wants to dominate the middle East, against the Suni regimes of the rest of the Islamic world like Saudi Arabia etc. The Hizballa in lebanon and the Hamas in Gaza are also shia.. _Israel has left the gaza strip in 2005. and took out its few settlements from there. the gaza people were completely free and had the good will of european investment. The hamas movement was chosen to rule, and since then israelis had enless missiles, sent by Iran through the sea and the Sinai desert by beduins, through an underground city of tunnels which was built by Hamas under Gaza city, from 300 tons and more of concrete, which was designated to build houses and hotels etc. A lot of tunnels were dug under the dividing wall and terorists entered the southern kibbutzim and villages in order to kill. The entrances and stashing of armament were done in citizens houses, in hospitals, mosques and even in three U.N buildings. The Hamas sent missiles into Israel under the shield of civil population for 10 years... Israel has every house shielded by a special safety room, however these missiles killed people and livestock and workers of kibbutzim and villages and cities around GAZA and even far away by long range missiles, provided by Iran.. This is why Israel put a siege on Gaza by sea and by land, letting all merchandise to enter Gaza, but under supervision. The Zuk eitan war was conducted because of these endless missiles, which entered israel every half an hourk two hours, during the day, during the week and months for 10 years, causing children and people to be traumatized all the time. The right wing government in Israel was chosen only because of endless terror and missiles.
The amas movement does not recognize the existence of israel. In the west bank, in Geography books studied at scools there is no srael on the map..
All over the world there are networks of anti Israeli strong propaganda, financed by rich oil Arab countries. The left in Europe is joining them. This is a mixture of the old sickness of Anti Jewish hatered mixed with propaganda against Israel. Palestinians work a lot on propaganda. They send children to vex soldiers, to call their mothers whores and curse them. The soldiers have strict orders not to be dragged into it, but sometimes they can not hold themselves and then Palestinian photographers take pictures and do not show the children throwing stones or cursing. There is a smoothly oiled net of such photographers who sent the material immediately to world media, which publishes it and shows it on TV. Mr. Mazin Qumsieh himself his the head of a palestinian propaganda network.I am just a private citizen.
however , among the settlers there is a group of Jewish extremists Called Tag Mechir, which is responsible for bad things like the burning of a house which caused a palestinan family such misfortune - and all kind of hostile Grafity on houses..This group also fights soldiers who try to stop them, and send stones to them. Sometimes it is difficult to bring them to justice, as they are told not to talk and not to reveal anything to the police.. and therefore there's lack of evidence. However there are procedures now to put them out side the law as a terror group.
6. Settlements. The settlement problem is a harsh problem for Israelis, as in this matter conscience fights against the need for survival. As I mentioned the west Bank enters deep into Israel until 22 k"m from the sea. A lot of Hamas people are in the refugee camp, and among the general lpopulation of the west bank, although there are a lot of Moderate people too. This government says that we have left Lebanon ( the second Lebanon war was caused by 3 years of Missiles sent by the Hizballa into the northern cities and villages of Israel . ( the first lebanon war was to eradicate the Yasser Arafaat terror grups. The war was stopped by Israeli mothers who protested and paraded. The government says that we left Lebanon, and the Hizballa is sending missiles and shoots .. Also kidnaps people and after lies turns them back as corps. We left Gaza and the Hamas was chosen and started sending missiles. The danger of Hamas sizing the west bank and starting from there, and the Isis people who already infiltrate jordan and influence some people even in Isrfael, is great... So, we must have some control over the west bank. That's the Governments argument, but an extreme political party which is driven by religious ideology tries to influence , by being a part of this government.
Israel stands_before a terrible dillema: 1. the two state solution, which many Israelis prefer, including me and my family, raises a danger, terrible danger of missiles sent into Israel by Hamas powers, and infiltration of Isis into this territory which puts in dangers palestinians as well as israelis. We have here a terrible moral dillemma - it is against our most profound morals, however it clashes with our need for survival
2. The one state solution, which settlers prefer, Puts us in danger of demographic change in the future. Puts in danger our cultural values and also our democratic values.... we do not know towards
which direction the Arab world develops?
My own dream for the future is two free states, which completely recognize eacxh otherf's existence, toghether with the countries around. with upper institutions of a high court of regional justice, a religious and ethnic advisory commity , a water authority for the three nations. amd a work high court of justice for workers of the region who would work at each other...
But this is a far far aaway dream. I think people in the region have to grow up..... Yours,
Dr. Hedva Rabinson Bachrach
But this is a far far away dream
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PEACE JOURNALISM PERSPECTIVE
Prof. Johan Galtung
WORLD BEYOND GLOBAL DISORDER
Johan Galtung, 19 October 2015 - TRANSCEND Media ServiceKeynote, 13th Session
World Public Forum â€œDialogue of Civilizationsâ€� â€“ Rhodes,
Greece, 9 Oct 2015 â€“ The strength of this forum is its civilization focus; let
us use it for analysis and remedies. Major forms of disorder use violence; war
is state organized violence. The most belligerent states are the United States
of America and Israel, both with civilization roots.
Antonio C. S. Rosa
JOHAN GALTUNG (24 OCT 1930)
Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa, editor â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceJohan Vincent
Galtung was born in Oslo, Norway on the same day that the UN would
come to existence 15 years later. He was jailed for six months at age 24 as a
Conscientious Objector to military service. In jail he wrote his first book,
Gandhiâ€™s Political Ethics, together with his mentor, Arne NÃ¦ss. This event
trigger a world-changing lifetime work for peace: 164 books, plus.
THE INEXORABLE LOGIC OF SHARING ECONOMY
Michael Spence, Nobel Economics Laureate â€“ China DailyThe truth is that the
Internet-led process of exploiting under-utilized
resourcesï¼�be they physical and financial capital or human capital and
both unstoppable and accelerating. Indeed, those who fear the job-destroying and
job-shifting power of automation should look upon the sharing economy and
breathe a bit of a sigh of relief.
RECLAIMING THE HEART OF OUR HUMANITY: WORKING TOGETHER FOR A WORLD OF
COMPASSION, PEACE, JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceIdeological
extremism and fundamentalism, whether religious/political, or of any
other kind, cannot be bombed out of existence and there are no military or
paramilitary solutions to many of the violent conflicts we are now living
PROFESSOR DIETRICH FISCHER, PH.D., CO-FOUNDER OF TRANSCEND, PASSED AWAY TODAY,
18 OCTOBER 2015
Johan Galtung â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceMy dear friend, co-founder of
TRANSCEND in 1993 with myself and Fumiko Nishimura
left us today after a short hospital stay in coma, basically due to his diabetes
for many years. Let us celebrate your life while deploring that you are no
longer among us, in deep gratitude for all you did to inspire and helpâ€“and for
peace in general.
BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS
SOMALILAND, INVISIBLE NATIONHOOD
RaÃ¯s Neza Boneza â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe Republic of Somaliland is
situated in the northwest of Somalia bordering
Ethiopia and Djibouti on the tip of the horn of Africa. The international
community and particularly the African Union have a duty to accompany the
Somalilanders in their endeavor to preserve the democratization process for a
cohesive and stable Somaliland to re-affirm their nationhood.
JOHAN GALTUNGâ€™S CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION THEORY FOR PEACEFUL WORLD: TOP AND
CEILING OF TRADITIONAL PEACEMAKING
Bishnu Pathak â€“ TRANSCEND Media serviceGaltung has developed the TRANSCEND
Method (conflict theory and practice,
violence theory and practice, peace transformation, dialogue, and negotiation)
to transform the conflict by peaceful means constituting a three-step approach,
generally called TRANSCEND or Galtungian method.
NONVIOLENCE CHARTER: PROGRESS REPORT #7 (OCTOBER 2015)
Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone and Anahata Giri â€“ TRANSCEND Media
ServiceDear fellow signatories of the Nonviolence Charter,
Here is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to â€˜The
Charter to Create a Nonviolent Worldâ€™ and a sample of news about, and reports
forthcoming events by, Charter signatories.
â€œWAR IS A RACKETâ€� [HTTPS://WWW.TRANSCEND.ORG/TMS/2015/10/WAR-IS-A-RACKET-2/]
James Albertini â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe Record U.S. Military Budget! The
U.S. military receives more funding than
the rest of the 10 largest militaries in the world combined (China, Saudi
Arabia, Russia, U.K., France, Japan, India, Germany & South Korea): $1.3
trillion dollars per year.
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/war-is-a-racket-2/]
ECONOMIC THEORY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT â€“ AN EXERCISE IN APPLIED PHILOSOPHY
Prof. Howard Richards â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe Imaginary World That Holds
the Real World Captive
BEYOND GLOBAL DISORDER
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh â€“ TRANSCEND Media Serviceâ€œThe two state solution is
dead (I think was always dead and a mirage but even
if you think it was alive, Zionism killed it). The apartheid system we have is
even worse than in South Africa as testified to by many leaders from South
Africa. The resistance is the main form of combating injustice, occupation, and
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/beyond-global-disorder/]
THE DRONE PAPERS â€“ THE ASSASSINATION COMPLEX (1 OF 8)
Jeremy Scahill - The InterceptSecret military documents expose the inner
workings of Obamaâ€™s drone wars. There
has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often
serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the stateâ€™s
power over life and death.
THE DRONE PAPERS â€“ A VISUAL GLOSSARY (2 OF 8)
Josh Begley â€“ The InterceptDecoding the Language of Covert Warfare
THE DRONE PAPERS â€“ THE KILL CHAIN (3 OF 8)
Cora Currier â€“ The InterceptThe Lethal Bureaucracy behind Obamaâ€™s Drone War
THE DRONE PAPERS â€“ FIND, FIX, FINISH (4 OF 8)
Jeremy Scahill â€“ The InterceptFor the Pentagon, creating an architecture of
assassination meant navigating a
turf war with the CIA.
A BANK TO RULE THEM ALL: EXPOSING THE BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS (PART
Devon Douglas-Bowers, Occupy â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe Bank for
International Settlements (BIS) is an organization shrouded in
mystery. This may be due mainly to the fact that the majority of people donâ€™t
even know of its existence. According to the BIS itself, the main purpose of the
Bank is â€œto promote the cooperation of central banks and to provide additional
facilities for international financial operations.â€�
A BANK TO RULE THEM ALL: EXPOSING THE BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS (PART
Devon Douglas-Bowers, Occupy â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe idea for an
international bank had already been explored to some extent by
people like the economist John Maynard Keynes. But the idea for the bank truly
took off during the Young Conference in 1929, when the Allies were attempting to
exact Germanyâ€™s reparations debts for WWI.
A BANK TO RULE THEM ALL: EXPOSING THE BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS (PART
Devon Douglas-Bowers, Occupy â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceIn the current age of
austerity, the question remains: how much devastation will
result from the influence wielded by the BIS and the decisions that it made?
THE BOOM AND BUST OF CIAâ€™S SECRET TORTURE SITES
Crofton Black and Sam Raphael â€“ The Bureau of Investigative JournalismIn nine
months of research, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The
Rendition Project have pieced together the hidden history of the CIAâ€™s secret
sites. Although many published accounts of individual journeys through the black
site network exist, this is the first comprehensive portrayal of the systemâ€™s
inner dynamics from beginning to end.
LAWSUIT CHARGES US PSYCHOLOGISTS INVOLVED IN CIA TORTURE PROGRAM WITH WAR CRIMES
Nick Barrickman, WSWS â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe charges were filed by
victims of the US torture program and the ACLU, and
declare that the two doctors engaged in a â€œjoint criminal enterpriseâ€� with
US government, constituting â€œtorture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment;
non-consensual human experimentation; and war crimes, all of which violate
well-established norms of customary international law.â€�
THE â€˜US WAY OF WARâ€™ FROM COLUMBUS TO KUNDUZ
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance â€“ TRANSCEND Media
ServiceAs we celebrate Columbus Day, we canâ€™t help but think about the deep
cultural violence in the U.S. But what can be done to change a country dominated
by war culture into one of a humanitarian culture?
NOTABLE ISSUE FOR CANADIAN VOTERS OF 2015 IS PEACE AND SECURITY
Stephen Gill â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe other issues are closely tied with
peace, and peace can be easily
jeopardized by a handful of wrong asylum seekers who may demand the imposition
of their own laws and ways which they were supposed to leave behind.
HOW CAN WE WIN AMERICAâ€™S PEACE?
Robert Hinds, Peace Voice â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe current map of
instability in the Middle East can be traced back to the
Sykes-Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration in World War I. The war in
Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban are repercussions from the Cold War,
which was itself a result of WWII. Forty-five years after Nixonâ€™s disastrous
decision to continue the war in Vietnam, the lesson should seem clear. A policy
that favors warfare more than diplomacy will not bring peace.
ASIA & THE PACIFIC
MYANMARâ€™S REFUGEE PROBLEM: ITâ€™S NOT JUST THE ROHINGYA
Kirsten McConnachie â€“ The DiplomatOther ethnic groups from Myanmar are facing
an increasingly difficult situation
IMPACTS OF INDIAâ€™S TRANSIT WARFARE AGAINST NEPAL
Professor Bishnu Pathak â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe present crisis of Nepal,
rather than being homegrown, has been imported from
India. All agitating Tarai-Madhes leaders accepted that they are being backed by
India. There is a huge voice to take stern action to Ambassador Rae against the
â€œNOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT USâ€�: SOUTH AFRICA SET TO QUIT THE INTERNATIONAL
Bongani Mbindwane - The BRICS PostThe ICC has been seen by many as a proxy tool
of the US to further its narrow
global hegemonic political interests.
PORTUGAL: EUROPEâ€™S LEFT BATTING 1.000
Conn Hallinan â€“ Foreign Policy In FocusIn Portugalâ€™s elections, Left
parties garnered more than 50 percent of the vote
and austerity took a major hit. The EU is now the single most powerful alliance
of capital on the planet, and it is not a bit shy about crushing anything it
sees as a potential threat. However, the Troikaâ€™s efforts to scareâ€”and
WELCOMING REFUGEES: OUR FUTURE IS COMMON
Jerome Roos â€“ TeleSurThe EUâ€™s external borders are rapidly becoming
untenable. Rather than resist,
Europe should embrace its future as a continent of great diversity. How is
Europe to adapt to such dramatic patterns of human relocation and the resultant
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
AFTER ANKARA: WHY ERDOGAN AND NATOâ€™S STRATEGY IS IN RUINS
Tariq Ali â€“ CounterPunchTariq Ali: Turkey (leaving aside the Gulf States for
the moment) was the
principal promoter of ISIS as a new force to bring down Assad. Without this
support ISIS could not have proceeded so far, so fast. A stalemate was finally
broken by Putinâ€™s recent demarche.
PALESTINE / ISRAEL
PALESTINIANS MUST NOT FALL INTO THIS TRAP, AGAIN!
Sam Bahour â€“ Open DemocracyTo cover up its crimes, Israel needs to feed all
the western stereotypes of
Palestinians as violent and subhuman rather than hungry for freedom and equal
rights. Â«It happened only five minutes from my house. See the Israeli soldiers
(disguised as Palestinian demonstrators) instigate violence to lure real
Palestinians to clash, then capture them.Â» â€” Al Bireh, Palestine, 6 Oct 2015
THE UNITED NATIONS
THE UNITED NATIONS AT 70
Amb. Sergio Duarte â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceSeventy years ago, on October 24
1945, the Charter of the United Nations entered
into force. It is the duty of the entire international community to do the
utmost in order to make true the lofty ideals under which it was founded.
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/the-united-nations-at-70/]
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: CAPITALISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Garry Leech - CounterPunchCapitalism requires a constantly expanding production
and consumption of goods,
which can only be achieved through the increased exploitation of the planetâ€™s
natural resources at an unsustainable rate. Because of this reality, sustainable
development cannot be achieved without a dramatic reduction in the levels of
production and consumption, which directly contradicts the growth logic that
CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS WONâ€™T CHANGE THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
Chase Madar â€“ Al JazeeraIndictments will catch some small fish, but reforming
Wall Street requires much,
much more. Criminalization is a toxic heavy gas that tends to sink to the bottom
of any social ladder, leaving those at the upper rungs untouched.
TOP 1 PERCENT OWNS HALF OF ALL GLOBAL WEALTH, PER CREDIT SUISSE REPORT
Owen Davis â€“ International Business TimesThe top 1 percent of households
â€œaccount for half of all assets in the world,â€�
according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. Thatâ€™s a first since
the Swiss bank began compiling the data in 2000, and a level â€œpossibly not
for almost a century,â€� the researchers write. For those on the other end of
wealth spectrum, meanwhile, the numbers are reversed. The poorest half of the
worldâ€™s population owns just 1 percent of its assets.
TTIP: THE ARISTOCRACY ARENâ€™T SATISFIED â€“ THEY DEMAND MORE
Eric Zuesse â€“ Strategic Culture FoundationAnyone who wants to know the
mechanisms by which Obamaâ€™s mega â€˜tradeâ€™ treaties â€”
TTIP, TPP, and TISA â€” will operate, can find that machinery (the basic means
enslave the public to the aristocrats) described here. And here is a description
of the family that will benefit the most from these agreements.
PUTIN AND THE PRESS: THE DEMONOLOGY SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
Prof. James Petras â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceThe major influential western
print media are engaged in a prolonged,
large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and
persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is
personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, â€˜former KGB
operativeâ€™ and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected
THE WORLD NEEDS INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
David Cay Johnston â€“ Al JazeeraThe risks reporters take are great, but the
rewards for the public are worth it
The freedom of the press we take for granted in the United States, Canada,
Western Europe and some other countries is but a dream for journalists in much
of the world.
RUPERT MURDOCH IS DEVIANT SCUM
Matt Taibbi â€“ Rolling StoneFor Murdoch and Fox, the Chickens Might Be Coming
Home to Roost â€“ Murdoch owns
or controls print, cable and film outlets in so many places that his cultural
and political views are fast becoming a feature of global geography.
THE FOG OF INTELLIGENCE: OR HOW TO BE ETERNALLY â€œCAUGHT OFF GUARDâ€� IN THE
GREATER MIDDLE EAST
Tom Engelhardt - TomDispatch1,500. That figure stunned me. I found it in the
12th paragraph of a front-page
New York Times story about â€œsenior commandersâ€� at U.S. Central Command
fast and loose with intelligence reports to give their air war against ISIS an
unjustified sheen of success: â€œCENTCOMâ€™s mammoth intelligence operation,
some 1,500 civilian, military, and contract analysts, is housed at MacDill Air
Force Base in Tampa.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
THE NUCLEAR CHALLENGE: RELYING ON INTERNATIONAL LAW â€“ MARSHALL ISLANDS NUCLEAR
ZERO LITIGATION (9)
Richard Falk â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceFrom the time of the atomic explosions
at the end of World War II, there have
been two contradictory sets of tendencies at work: the repudiation of the
weaponry and its contemplated uses as ultimate criminality and the secret
feverish refinement of the weaponry to enhance its precision, destructive
effects, battlefield capabilities, and delivery systems. To date, the latter
tendency has prevailed.
DÃ‰JÃ€ VU AGAIN: HOT SEPTEMBER DRIVES 2015 TO HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD
Joe Romm, Think Progress â€“ TRANSCEND Media Service13 Oct 2015 â€“ Once again,
itâ€™s the hottest year on record by far through last
month, NASA reports. Weâ€™re running out of headlines for this repetitive
warm up, but with the recent death of the legendary Yogi Berra, one of his
classic lines comes to mind, â€œItâ€™s like deja-vu, all over again.â€�
â€˜CAPITALISM IS MOTHER EARTHâ€™S CANCERâ€™: WORLD PEOPLEâ€™S SUMMIT ISSUES 12
Deirdre Fulton â€“ Common Dreams12 Oct 2015 â€“ Decrying capitalism as a
â€œthreat to life,â€� an estimated 7,000
environmentalists, farmers, and Indigenous activists from 40 countries convened
in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya for this weekendâ€™s World Peopleâ€™s
on Climate Change.
RADIATION AND CANCER: RISKS OF LEUKEMIA IN NUCLEAR WORKERS MORE THAN DOUBLE
Ian Fairlie - CounterPunch16 Oct 2015 â€“ In 2013, I discussed several
epidemiological studies providing
good evidence of radiogenic risks at very low exposure levels. A powerful new
study has been published in Lancet Haematology which adds to this evidence.
However the studyâ€™s findings are more important than the previous studies, for
THE WHITE MAN IN THAT PHOTO
Riccardo Gazzaniga - GRIOT Magazine3 Oct 2015 â€“ Today marks the 9th
anniversary of Peter Normanâ€™s passing. We want
to commemorate him by publishing the story of the Australian sprinter. Itâ€™s a
historic photo of two men of color. For this reason I never really paid
attention to the other man, white, like me, motionless on the second step of the
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Satoshi Ashikaga â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceOctober 19-25 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
â€œJust know, when you truly want success, youâ€™ll
never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.â€� â€“ Unknown
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/this-week-in-history-46/]
STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU
Dietrich Fischer â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceAlice used to come to the office
with public transportation, and Bill, who lived
a little farther away in the same direction, drove to the office by car. He
offered to Alice to pick her up on his way to the office every morning and bring
her home after work. Both were happy with this arrangement.
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/commuters/]
SCIENCE / SPIRITUALITY
LIFE AND CONSCIOUSNESS â€“ THE VEDÄ€NTIC VIEW
Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D., Taylor & Francis Online â€“ TRANSCEND Media
Service9 Oct 2015 â€“ In the past, philosophers, scientists, and even the general
opinion, had no problem in accepting the existence of consciousness in the same
way as the existence of the physical world. After the advent of Newtonian
mechanics, science embraced a complete materialistic conception about reality.
WE ARE ALL HARE KRISHNAS NOW, MEDITATION GOES MAINSTREAM
Brendan O'Connor â€“ Independent IrelandGradually they are coming out the
woodwork. And suddenly it seems that half the
people I know are secretly meditating. They range from casual transcendental
meditators to practically full-blown Buddhists or Hare Krishnas. Do the Hare
Krishnas and the rest of them know something we donâ€™t?
LINGUISTIC RIGHTS OF THE ELDERLY
Francisco Gomes de Matos â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceA Checklist for
LEWIS MUMFORD (19 OCT 1895 â€“ 26 JAN 1990)
Rene Wadlow â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceFor Mumford, the primary function of the
city is to transform power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into living symbols of art, biological
reproduction into social creativity. And these positive functions cannot be
carried out without creating new institutions capable of controlling the immense
energies at the disposal of modern man.
FISHING THE PEACE FISCHER IS GONE
Udaya R. Tennakoon â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceA tribute for a great person:
Prof. Dietrich Fischer â€“ 18 October 2015
THE SAVA RIVER [HTTPS://WWW.TRANSCEND.ORG/TMS/2015/10/THE-SAVA-RIVER/]
Satoshi Ashikaga â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceOver this river, the border of
Over this Sava, the border of Bosnia
You are livinâ€™
right over there.
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/the-sava-river/]
TO JOHAN GALTUNG ON HIS BIRTHDAY
Francisco Gomes de Matos â€“ TRANSCEND Media
ServicePeacebuilders/educators/makers everywhere letâ€™s rejoice
Today letâ€™s acknowledge the privilege of hearing Johan Galtungâ€™s voice.
On October 24, 85 blessed years old he will be
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
(FRANÃ‡AIS) LES PALESTINIENS SONT-ILS DE VIOLENTS TERRORISTES NÃ‰S LE COUTEAU
ENTRE LES DENTS ?
Rudolf Bkouche, Investigâ€™Action â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceAinsi les
Palestiniens qui sâ€™opposent Ã la violence israÃ©lienne seraient
violents et la violence naÃ®trait du refus palestinien dâ€™accepter le fait
(ITALIANO) ARABIA SAUDITA: Lâ€™INEVITABILE COLLASSO
Nafeez Ahmed, Middle East Eye - Come Don ChisciotteIn una lettera diffusa tra i
principi sauditi, il suo autore, un nipote del
defunto re Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, ha accusato lâ€™attuale re Salman di provocare
problemi che mettono in grave pericolo la sopravvivenza della monarchia.
(PORTUGUÃŠS) NAÃ‡Ã•ES UNIDAS â€“ 70 ANOS
Emb. Sergio Duarte â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceSetenta anos atrÃ¡s, em 24 de
outubro de 1945, entrou em vigor a Carta das NaÃ§Ãµes
Unidas. Toda a comunidade internacional tem o dever de esforÃ§ar-se ao mÃ¡ximo a
fim de tornar realidade os nobres ideais que presidiram a sua fundaÃ§Ã£o.
(ITALIANO) GLI ACCORDI DI PACE IN COLOMBIA
Johan Galtung â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceTerapia: Per alleviare la sofferenza e
ridurre la disuguaglianza si debbono
migliorare le condizioni dei ceti sociali piÃ¹ bassi. Si cominci: dei 32
dipartimenti [territoriali] si selezionino i 3 piÃ¹ miserabili per vita media e
inoltre i 3 meno violenti; dei 1.119 comuni si scelga il 10% piÃ¹ miserabile e
10% meno violento.
(DEUTSCH) HINTERGRÃœNDE ZUM MILITÃ„RISCHEN ENGAGEMENT RUSSLANDS UND DER USA IN
Karl Grobe - Aachener FriedensmagazinsEs ist ratsam, Ã¼ber diese BeschrÃ¤nkung
hinauszugehen und auf eine gemeinsame
Friedenspolitik hinzuwirken. Darin ist die Damaszener Regierung (Assad)
einzubeziehen; eine dauerhafte KonfliktlÃ¶sung kann darÃ¼ber hinaus nur mÃ¶glich
werden, wenn sie auch die irakische, die iranische und die arabischen
Regierungen einbezieht â€“ und die von den Regierungen nicht vertretenen
Bewegungen und VÃ¶lker, besonders die Kurden.
(PORTUGUÃŠS) DESIGUALDADE ECONÃ”MICA E SOCIAL: 1% DA POPULAÃ‡ÃƒO MUNDIAL
METADE DE TODA A RIQUEZA DO PLANETA
Ignacio Fariza â€“ El PaÃsDesigualdade aumentou desde da crise de 2008 e chega
ao Ã¡pice em 2015. Credit
Suisse, uma das mais confiÃ¡veis, deixa somente uma leitura possÃvel: os ricos
sairÃ£o da crise sendo mais ricos, tanto em termos absolutos como relativos, e
pobres, relativamente mais pobres.
(PORTUGUÃŠS) A BARBÃ�RIE NO AR: AS TVS BRASILEIRAS E O ESTÃ�MULO Ã€ VIOLÃŠNCIA
Laurindo Lalo Leal Filho â€“ Revista do BrasilO fato de se apresentarem como
â€˜jornalÃsticosâ€™ faz com que escapem da
classificaÃ§Ã£o indicativa. O estÃmulo Ã violÃªncia como forma de resolver
conflitos Ã© marca desses programas.
(SWAHILI-HAITI KREYOL) HOTUBA YA RAIS WA ZAMANI WA KISWAHILI JEAN-BERTRAND
ARISTIDE JUU YA MAADHIMISHO YA 24 YA STATSKUPP
Dr. Jean-Bertrand Aristide â€“ TRANSCEND Media ServiceHai vle di non, pa. Tii
vle di obeyi nan lang Swaili. Haitii vle di pa obeyi.
HaÃ¯ti ou Haitii vle di pa obeyi. Lontan, esklav yo te toujou ap di: Pa obeyi
kolon yo. Jodia, nou di: pa obeyi moun ki pa respekte dwa moun. Haitii!
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS
JOHAN GALTUNG SINGS â€œLE DÃ‰SERTEURâ€� (MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa, editor - TRANSCEND Media ServiceProf. Johan
Vincent Galtung performing the famous anti-militaristic ode: Le
DÃ©serteur composed by Boris Vian in 1954. Galtung was jailed for six months at
age 24 for refusing military service as a conscientious objector, unlawful at
the time in Norway. This single event would set in motion a lifetime of
groundbreaking peace work (164 books written in 60 years, +++).
JOKE OF THE WEEK
BLOOD CIRCULATION [HTTPS://WWW.TRANSCEND.ORG/TMS/2015/10/BLOOD-CIRCULATION/]
Dietrich Fischer â€“ TRANSCEND Media Servicebiology teacher was giving a lesson
on blood circulation.
Read more... [https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/10/blood-circulation/]
â€œMilitaries are the ultimate manifestation of direct, structural and cultural
violenceâ€”a cancer that must be extirpated from humanity. â€� â€” Antonio C.
S. Rosa, M.A.
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:53:28 -0500
Subject: [wwpoenglish] INDIA'S TRANSIT BLOCKADE- DAMAGING THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL
From: Bruce Cook <cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx>
Please read this distressing study from Prof. Bishnu Pathak in Nepal.
THE TRUTH ABOUT INDIA'S TRANSIT BLOCKADE WHICH IS DAMAGING THE PEOPLE OF
Impacts of India's Transit Warfare against Nepal
by Professor Bishnu Pathak
End of wwpoenglish Digest V2 #118