Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

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The Future of Work

#578 | Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service

In order to prepare our children for the future of work we need to teach them in school about worker solidarity and the history of the labor movement. Instead of being prodded to compete for limited spaces at universities and scarce “dream” jobs (guaranteeing that many will lose out), young people should be learning how to build a society where every job is a good job.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Prof. Johan Galtung: “I Love the US Republic, and I Hate the US Empire.”

Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

On the War in Afghanistan and How to Get Out 2010 Interview Still More Relevant Today

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Silvia De Michelis | E-IR – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Dec 2018 - Peace journalism, as the name suggests, is a form of journalism committed to exploring root causes of conflict in order to “create opportunities for society at large to consider and value nonviolent responses to conflict.” Its history can be tracked back to 1965, when Johan Galtung and Mari Ruge analysed what makes foreign news newsworthy. Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung further developed the notion of peace journalism and argued that the media (war reporting, in particular) predominantly exhibit biases towards violence and rest on the conceptual belief that ‘conflict’ equals ‘war’.

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NEWS

US Bars Entry to International Criminal Court Investigators

Matthew Lee | Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Mar 2019 — The United States will revoke or deny visas+ to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today.

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ICC Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes against Humanity

Prof. Marjorie Cohn – Global Research

17 Mar 2019 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, aided and abetted by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a recent ruling from the International Peoples’ Tribunal on the Philippines.

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BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Judging U.S. War Crimes

Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Mar 2’019 - Chelsea Manning, who bravely exposed atrocities committed by the U.S. military, is again imprisoned in a U.S. jail. On International Women’s Day, March 8, she was incarcerated for refusing to testify in front of a secretive Grand Jury. Her principled and courageous actions provide guidance for us to control our fears. We must seek an end to war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and other areas where the U.S. terrifies and kills civilians.

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Snoring of The Other

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Politically Relevant Psycho-Spiritual Metaphor? - The snoring of The Other keeps me awake -- preventing me from getting back to sleep.

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Syria: Concerns Raised and Possible Next Steps

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

I think that it is important for us to look at why organizations that promote nonviolent action and conflict resolution in the US and Western Europe were not able to do more to aid those in Syria who tried to use nonviolence during the first months of 2011.

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Engaging with the Past — Numbers, Nostalgia, Perspectives

Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

One can add to the above features and outlook of engaging with history. This is a never ending process. What is contemporary for us and generates awe and nostalgia, will become past over time to our future generations; they will look at their own past with different lens and fresh perspectives. Let this process continue and enrich us all.

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Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, Congress, and the Future of American Democracy

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Ilhan Omar Incident: A Zionist Witch Hunt?

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Two International Poets Dialoguing Across Borders

Gary Steven Corseri and Preeti Tej Singh – TRANSCEND Media Service

“All real living is meeting” – Martin Buber (I And Thou)

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India’s First Urban Self-Help Group Continues to Bloom

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service

Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize: “Poverty is not created by poor people. It’s created by the system we built. Poor people are like a bonsai tree. You take the best seed from the tallest tree in the forest, but if you put it in a flower pot to grow, it grows only a meter high. There’s nothing wrong with the seed. The problem is the size of the pot. Society doesn’t give poor people the space to grow as tall as everybody else. ”

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Film

Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service

Following its Premiere on 7 March at the London premises of Global Justice Now premises and organised by their youth division Our Future Now, the documentary film PEACE IS POSSIBLE, on the work of HUFUD (Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation), is now available on the Internet.

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IN FOCUS

Multilateralism: A Testimony

Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Roberto Savio| Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service

For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying.

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SPOTLIGHT

New Zealand Mosque Attacks and the Scourge of White Supremacy

Mohamad Elmasry – Al Jazeera

15 Mar 2019 - Today's New Zealand mosque shootings, which killed at least 49 people and were allegedly carried out by white supremacists, are only the latest on a long list of recent acts of white supremacist terrorism. Despite the growing and constant threat, Western governments have failed to adequately address the danger of white supremacy.

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Global Humanity Looks to Unity of Minds in Crisis: Massacres of Muslim Worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand

Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

Killing of the innocent people undoubtedly is a crime against humanity. The global political consciousness is obsessed with terms like “terrorism”, “Islamophobia” and “extremism”, not knowing its reality and how and why it is happening across the globe. The 21st century global humanity is conscientious how some political propagandists besiege the people with false flags and imagery to incite hatred, violence and human destruction in societies having systematic liberal democracies.

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Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept

15 Mar 2019 - “It’s the birthrates.” So begins the online manifesto of the man accused of shooting and killing at least 49 Muslims in a terror attack targeted at two mosques in New Zealand. “Even if we were to deport all Non-Europeans from our lands tomorrow, the European people would still be spiraling into decay and eventual death,” it continues. “In the end we must return to replacement fertility levels, or it will kill us.”

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ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent vs Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

Dr Hakim – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Mar 2019 - “Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears to be stuck on violent peace.

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The Kashmir Conflict

Sohail Mahmood – Wall Street Magazine

7 Mar 2019 - Seemingly, the best solution is the independence of Kashmir from India, and subsequently joining the Pakistan occupied part, through UN referendum held for the purpose. India and Pakistan must resolve Kashmir dispute now. However, a facilitator is need for the purpose. On their own Pakistan and India can’t resolve the dispute. Who will step forward for the role to diffuse tension?

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ASIA-UPDATES ON MYANMAR ROHINGYA GENOCIDE

Myanmar: New Land Law Could Have Disastrous Impact on Ethnic Minorities

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – TRANSCEND Media Service

• Law affects traditional communities who passed down land for generations • Revenues from resource extraction going to army and its allies • Alleged crimes committed in Myanmar must be referred to ICC

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Human Rights Council Discusses the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Mar 2019 - The Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

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UN Rights Expert Calls for End to ‘Purgatory’ of ‘International Inaction’ Facing Myanmar’s Remaining Rohingya

UN News – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Mar 2019 - A humanitarian crisis fuelled by the suppression of basic human rights is continuing across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a UN Human Rights Council-appointed expert said today, in an appeal for alleged atrocities there to be referred to the International Criminal Court.

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BRICS

Xinjiang: The Silence of the Muslims

Gwynne Dyer – The Japan Times

12 Mar 2019 - Muslim governments were not silent when Myanmar murdered Rohingya, its Muslim minority, and expelled 700,000 of them to Bangladesh. They were unanimous in their anger when the Trump administration moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But they are almost silent on China’s attempt to suppress Islam in its far western province, Xinjiang.

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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’

Max Blumenthal | Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Mar 2019 - The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition “to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs.”

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Cyberattack Caused Venezuela’s Power Outage

Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Mar 2019 - On Thursday [7 Mar] at around 5:00PM during the rush hour for maximum effect, a cyberattack on Venezuela’s electrical grid plunged most of the nation into darkness.

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Footage Contradicts U.S. Claim That Nicolás Maduro Burned Aid Convoy

Nicholas Casey, Christoph Koettl and Deborah Acosta – The New York Times

10 Mar 2019 - Top U.S. officials have said Nicolás Maduro’s regime burned an aid convoy last month. But TV footage contradicts that claim and shows how this unverified information spread across Twitter and television.

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Washington Trained Guatemala’s Killers for Decades

Greg Grandin and Elizabeth Oglesby – The Nation

The US Border Patrol played a key role in propping up Latin American dictatorships.

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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Dozens Killed and Injured by New Airstrikes in Western Yemen, UN Coordinator Condemns ‘Outrageous’ Toll

UN News – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Mar 2019 - Reports from Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate indicate that scores of civilians have been killed following airstrikes that hit residential areas over the past two days. Medical sources suggest that at least 22 have died, with more than 30 injured during the aerial bombardment.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Rachel Corrie Remembered

Middle East Monitor – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Mar 2019 - On 16 March 2003 in the Gaza Strip’s southern city of Rafah, Corrie stood before an Israeli bulldozer in hopes of stopping it from demolishing the home of a local Palestinian family. Corrie believed that her foreign features and blonde hair would deter the bulldozer – but she was wrong. She was crushed to death when the bulldozer driver ran her over repeatedly, according to witnesses.

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SYRIA IN DEPTH

Syrian Crisis Enters Ninth Year with 11 Million Refugees Overseas & 6 Million Home

Herve Verhoosel | IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service

This Friday [15 Mar] marks the ninth anniversary of the start of the Syria crisis. For most of us, it is difficult to understand what it must feel like to be uprooted by conflict. To flee bullets and bombs and leave behind a life, a house, a job, a family, friends, school…. In the meantime, we need to maintain the vital lifeline of food assistance on which millions of vulnerable Syrians depend.

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ENVIRONMENT

Climate-Proofing Our Communities

Ban Ki-moon and Patrick Verkooijen – The Boston Globe

14 Mar 2019 - There seems to be no limit to the earth’s fury these days, as polar vortices, hurricanes, floods, and forest fires wreak havoc with increasing regularity… This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get it right. A program that prioritized smart adaptation would pay for itself several times over in healthier and more resilient communities, better productivity, higher economic growth, and higher standards of living.

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Underwater Mudslides Are the Biggest Threat to Offshore Drilling, and Energy Companies Aren’t Ready for Them

Ian R. MacDonald – The Conversation

11 Mar 2019 - Like generals planning for the last war, oil company managers and government inspectors tend to believe that because they survived the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, they are ready for all contingencies. Today they are expanding drilling into deeper and deeper waters, and the Trump administration is opening more offshore areas to production.

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3-5°C Temperature Rise Is Now ‘Locked-in’ for the Arctic

UN Environment – TRANSCEND Media Service

• Even if Paris Agreement goals met, Arctic winter temperatures will increase 3-5°C by 2050 compared to 1986-2005 levels. • Thawing permafrost could wake ‘sleeping giant’ of more greenhouse gases, potentially derailing global climate goals. • Ocean acidification and pollution also posing major threats to Arctic

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MEDIA

Facebook’s New Move Isn’t about Privacy. It’s about Domination

Siva Vaidhyanathan – The Guardian

7 Mar 2019 - Mark Zuckerberg announced on 6 Mar that Facebook would be ‘pivoting to privacy’. That’s an empty pledge.

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Elizabeth Warren Is Right – We Must Break Up Facebook, Google and Amazon

Robert Reich – The Guardian

10 Mar 2019 - The presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren announced on Friday [8 Mar] she wants to bust up giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The titans of the new Gilded Age must be busted and the idea has bipartisan support. It’s time big tech was brought to heel.

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MILITARISM

U.S. Air Force Confirms Boeing’s Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

Digital Trends – TRANSCEND Media Service

25 May 2015 - Stepping out of the realm of science fiction and into reality is the joint U.S. Air Force and Boeing electromagnetic pulse weapon, capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage often associated with traditional firepower. As Don Cheadle noted in the ever-relevant Ocean’s 11, this new weapon “is a bomb — but without the bomb.”

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Is the United States about to Lose Control of Its Secretive Diego Garcia Military Base?

Jenni Marsh - CNN

11 Mar 2019 - Home to over 1,000 US troops and staff, it has been used by the US Navy, the US Air Force and even NASA -- the island's enormous runway was a designated emergency landing site for the space shuttle. Diego Garcia has helped to launch two invasions of Iraq, served as a vital landing spot for bombers that fly missions across Asia, including over the South China Sea, and has been linked to US rendition efforts.

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SCIENCE - SPIRITUALITY

What Is Consciousness?

Sadhguru | Uplift – TRANSCEND Media Service

You actually can neither raise consciousness, nor can you bring it down. We only use the expression of “raising consciousness” against the following background: if you are strongly identified with your physical body, the boundaries of what is you and what is not you are distinctly clear. In this state, you experience yourself as a separate existence. This means you are in survival mode, which is what every other creature is in too. When you identify yourself as the body, the boundaries of who you are, are 100% fixed.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Create Dangerously: Albert Camus on the Artist as a Voice of Resistance and a Liberator of Society

Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service

“To create today is to create dangerously… The question, for all those who cannot live without art and what it signifies, is merely to find out how, among the police forces of so many ideologies… the strange liberty of creation is possible.”

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POETRY FORMAT

What is Justice?

Gregory Stanton – TRANSCEND Media Service

What is justice to a woman who’s children were slaughtered just before she was raped? What is justice to a bride who’s last caress was the last she will ever know? What is justice to a woman who will never trust a man again? What is justice to an orphan in a refugee camp?

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IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Castellano) Niño autista es el alumno más joven de Universidad de Oxford. Con 6 años estudió historia y filosofía

Constanza Suárez | Upsocl – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 mar 2019 - A los seis años, la mayoría de los niños ingresan a primer grado. Aprenden a relacionarse con sus compañeros, a leer, los números. Pero el pequeño Joshua Beckford, apostó por conocimientos más complejos y a esa edad se convirtió en la persona más joven en asistir a la prestigiosa Universidad de Oxford.

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(Italiano) Perché la chiesa ufficiale non vuole discutere né la sessualita né la legge del celibato

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 mar 2019 - È innegabile il coraggio di Papa Francesco nell’affrontare apertamente la questione della pedofilia all’interno della chiesa. Ha fatto consegnare alla giustizia civile i pedofili, a cominciare dai preti e religiosi fino ai cardinali per farli giudicare e punire. Nell’incontro di Roma verso la fine di febbraio del 2019 sulla protezione dei minori, il Papa ha imposto otto punti tra i quali “pedofilia zero” e la “protezione dei bambini abusati”.

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(Português) Fisalis: a planta que ajuda na recuperação de Alzheimer e Parkinson

Alice Branco | greenMe – TRANSCEND Media Service

O interessante é que a ciência está estudando esta planta pois ela ajuda na recuperação dos neurônios e, portanto, das doenças neuro-degenerativas como o Alzheimer, o Parkinson e diversas outras.

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(Português) A verdade sobre os passeios com elefantes

Eliane Arakaki - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais

Todos os anos, turistas do mundo inteiro viajam até o sudoeste da Ásia para montar em elefantes nas férias, por trás dessa “diversão” os animais são torturados, maltratados e chegam...

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(Français) Pour comprendre la révolte des Haïtiens

Maurice Lemoine | Mémoire des luttes – TRANSCEND Media Service

« Le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis exhorte tous les citoyens, partis politiques et organisations de la société civile à s’exprimer pacifiquement. La violence aggrave l’instabilité et la souffrance du peuple (…). » Ce n’est bien entendu ni à l’opposition vénézuélienne, en phase insurrectionnelle en 2014 et 2017, ni à celle du Nicaragua, pareillement soulevée en 2018, que l’ambassade des Etats-Unis a adressé ce message. Ce 15 février 2019, à Port-au-Prince, la déclaration est destinée aux Haïtiens qui, depuis le 7 février, se soulèvent contre le pouvoir dans les principales villes du pays le plus pauvre d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes.

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(Português) Apicultores brasileiros encontram meio bilhão de abelhas mortas em três meses

Pedro Grigori | Agência Pública/Repórter Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service

• Pesticidas que causaram extermínio no Brasil estão banidos da União Europeia • Impacto nos polinizadores faz Ibama reavaliar registro de quatro ingredientes ativos • MPF investiga mortes em 4 estados e no Distrito Federal

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

Talk by John Perkins, Author of ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’

Veterans For Peace National Convention – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Talk at the Veterans For Peace National Convention

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Fame – Remember My Name (Music Video of the Week)

MGM – TRANSCEND Media Service

Versions from 1980 and 2009 - Enjoy!

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EDITORIAL CARTOON / SATIRE

Indefatigable Evil

Anonymous – TRANSCEND Media Service

No end in sight...

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Right!

Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service

Yes

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