Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

Gaza Redux

#852 | Prof. Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service

Beyond the immense human tragedy unfolding in the Gaza atrocities, a question takes shape: have the Israeli leaders, politicians and military alike, totally lost their senses? A sledgehammer for a toothache? Déjà vu.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Maung Zarni: What’s Next for Myanmar Crisis?

Suthichai live – TRANSCEND Media Service

27 May 2024 - “Everything I have learned as a radical, a peace and rights activist, and a scholar on my country's affairs. What is wrong with Burma/Myanmar and her people, incapable of building a peaceful and stable human community for the last nearly 80 years?”

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

On Johan Galtung’s Approach to Peace Studies

Burak Ercoşkun | Academia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Peace studies and research are fascinating because they delve into some of the quintessential questions concerning human relations, behavior, cooperation, and conflict. So how should we define peace at this point?

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

Is Abolishing War Possible?

Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Jun 2024 - If we can end slavery — the legal “ownership” of other human beings — can’t we also end war? The reduction to good vs. evil is war’s staying power and principal talking point: War is always necessary, damnit! What matters is keeping the sanctity of war alive and well.

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND News

Friends, Our Budget Is on RED–Please Help Us Survive

TRANSCEND Media Service team

Throw your contribution in the hat today. Thank you!

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NEWS

Latest EU Election Results on Europe Level and in All 27 Member States

Euronews - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jun 2024 - As millions of voters cast their ballots in the 2024 European Elections, the stakes are high. Catch real-time updates, comprehensive data, and visualizations of the election results.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Genocide in Pictures: Worth a Trillion Words

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

Parental Guidance Advised: Pornographic Violence GAZA and WEST BANK, 10 Jun 2024

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Experimental AI Meta-analysis of an Academic Journal Issue

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service

2 Jun 2024 - This exploration emerged from comparative use of the facilities of ChatGPT 4 and Claude 3 (Opus variant) in summarizing the themes evoked in a set of 35 AI-related articles presented on this site over the past year.

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Hardliner on the Hill: Senator Bob Menendez and US-Cuba Policy

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Jun 2024 - Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernández’s sets out to find out how Senator Robert Menendez so adamantly opposes better relations with Cuba and whether or not his constituents agree with him.

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The French Connection: Knights of Malta, Scottish Rite & the Rise of the Mafia Brotherhoods (Part II)

Cynthia Chung | Through a Glass Darkly – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Jun 2024 - Zapata’s description of this criminal society that was known as the Compagnia della Garduna, was one of the earliest descriptions of this criminal brotherhood. More enduring than “the principality of Venice,” its traditional date of origin has been established by 19th century scholars as having begun in 1417.

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Start to Dangerous Regression of Liberty in Georgia

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Despite strong protests from Georgian NGOs and street protests for three weeks in the capital Tbilisi, the Parliament adopted on 3 Jun 2024 the controversial law on "foreign influence."

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The Future of the UN Relief and Works Agency and Hamas in Gaza

Rick Sterling Interviews Peter Ford - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Jun 2024 - Peter Ford has an extensive career in the UK diplomatic service, including as UK Ambassador to Bahrain and Syria. He served for many years as Special Representative to the Commissioner General of UNRWA.  In this interview, he discusses the background, importance, and how Israel wants to "replace" UNRWA.

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What a World

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

The world that we are living in — the world we are familiar with is changing rapidly and substantially. This is happening in all spheres of our lives.

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IN FOCUS

The Perils and Promise of the Emerging Multipolar World

Jeffrey D. Sachs – TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Jun 2024 - The world economy is experiencing a process of economic convergence; regions that once lagged the West in industrialization are catching up in a post-hegemonic, multipolar world fraught with challenges where several nuclear powers may compete—in vain—for hegemony.

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Why do Egomaniac Leaders Wage War on Humanity?

Mahboob A. Khawaja – TRANSCEND Media Service

Leaders who could not Think as Normal Human Beings

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Nuclear War: Still Unthinkable?

Michael Brenner – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Jun 2024 - The United State's provocative actions are the principal reason the "unthinkable" possibility is becoming ever more likely.

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AFRICA

Defying Angola and Interpol, Isabel dos Santos Entrenches Herself on Dubai Waterfront

Nicole Sadek, Scilla Alecci and Karrie Kehoe | The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service

The eldest daughter of Angola’s former autocrat has found cover in the United Arab Emirates, where she, her mother and a business associate are linked to multiple properties, Dubai Unlocked reveals.

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ANGLO AMERICA

A New Chinese Exclusion Act

Jake Werner | The Nation - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Jun 2024 - Demonizing China allows Republicans to unite around an authoritarian agenda at home—and provides a convenient rationale for unfettered Pentagon profiteering.

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USA: 42 House Dems Help GOP Pass Bill Targeting ICC Officials over Israel

Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Jun 2024 - Human rights defenders yesterday decried the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a bill to sanction International Criminal Court officials over arrest warrants for Israeli leaders; it undermines the Court’s independence.

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EUROPE

‘We Want Peace’: Spain Applies to Join ICJ Genocide Case against Israel

Edward Carver | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Jun 2024 - Spain's foreign minister announced today his country applied to join the genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice, a week after formally recognizing a Palestinian state alongside other European countries.

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Leftist Climate Scientist Claudia Sheinbaum Wins Mexican Presidency in Landslide

Jake Johnson | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Jun 2024 - The close ally of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the first woman to win Mexico's presidency.

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Mexico’s Election: A Victory for Organized Crime

Belén Fernández | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Jun 2024 - Under Claudia Sheinbaum’s presidency, organized crime will likely be calling the shots.

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HISTORY

Latin America: From the Struggle for Independence (1808) to the Great War (1914)

Vladislav B. Sotirovic – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Jun 2024 - From the political point of view, the 19th century in Latin America started in 1808 when the emancipation of its peoples from foreign (Spanish & Portuguese) rule started (and finished in 1826), and was over with the beginning of the Great War in Europe, 1914.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Baby Ahmad Was Beheaded by Israel with a US Bomb

Seraj Assi | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

On Sunday night, May 26 2024, 1-year-old Ahmad became the symbol of the unspeakable horror of genocide in Gaza after Israel bombed his family tent in north Rafah.

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Israel Kills Over 200 Palestinians to Rescue 4 Captives; U.S. Allegedly Involved in Operation

Mondoweiss Palestine Bureau - TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Jun 2024 - At least 210 Palestinians were killed and 400 others were injured in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday [2 Jun] after Israeli forces carried out a "rescue operation" to retrieve four captives. Reports of U.S. involvement in the operation have sparked backlash.

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The Burning of Rafah’s Tent People

Jeffrey St. Clair | CounterPunch - TRANSCEND Media Service

31 May 2024 - People were saying their evening prayers when the IDF attacked the refuge camp at Tel al-Sultan in southern Gaza, where thousands had fled from the Israeli invasion of Rafah. They were told by the Israelis this was a safe zone, a secure place to shelter their children and grandparents.

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End of an Era: What the Shifting Discourse on Palestine Teaches Us about the Future of Israel

Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People – TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Jun 2024 - Israel now stands in near-complete isolation, due, in part, to its genocide in Gaza but also to the courage and steadfastness of the Palestinian people, and to the global solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

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A Gaza Twins’ Desperate Fight for Survival

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Jun 2024 - Gaza, the most densely-populated place on Earth, “the world’s largest open-air prison,” has become a hellish cauldron of human suffering. The Gaza Strip is entering the ninth month of military onslaught that has killed over 36,500 people, 15,000 children – believed to be a gross underestimate.

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Collateral Genocide in Nuseirat

Belén Fernández | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service

On 8 Jun 2024, the Israeli military slaughtered 274 Palestinians and wounded 700 more in a raid on the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza. Four Israeli captives were rescued during the assault, which sent Israeli social media into a jubilant tizzy of self-congratulation and genocidal fanfare.

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MILITARISM

Human Rights Watch Denounces Israel’s Use of White Phosphorus against Lebanon

Carlos Cabrera | teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Jun 2024 - Today, HRW denounced the use of white phosphorous shells against residential buildings south of Lebanon by the Israeli army. The NGO has been able to verify its use against at least 17 Lebanese locations.

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MEDIA

The Brutalization of Israel Is Well Underway–Collapse Is only a Matter of Time

Dilip Simeon | After the Truth Shower – TRANSCEND Media Service

Haaretz Editorial 7 Jun 2024: Brutality is no longer confined to the margins or to the settlements and settlement outposts; it has spread in every direction. Terrifyingly, it has even penetrated the military, the Knesset and the cabinet.

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The Media Skew Public Perception by Manipulating People’s Attention

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jun 2024 - “Israel Rescues 4 Hostages in Military Operation; Gazan Officials Say Scores Are Killed,” reads a New York Times headline from yesterday. It’s a very odd-looking headline even if you don’t know anything about the propagandistic tactics being employed in it.

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US Targets Journalists Who Criticize Administration’s Foreign Policy

The Kucinich Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Jun 2024 - Scott Ritter was pulled off a NY-to-Istanbul flight and his passport confiscated yesterday in the US government’s drive to silence critics of foreign policies, as it supplies $ billions in arms to war on Russia, attacks on Gazans, and for war with China over Taiwan.

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UNITED NATIONS

Sudan Internal Displacement Set to Top 10 Million as Famine Looms: IOM

UN International Organization for Migration - TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Jun 2024 - The UN International Organization for Migration warns that the number of displaced inside Sudan could top 10 million in coming days. The world’s worst internal displacement crisis escalates with famine and disease added to the havoc of violence.  

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More Than 500 Palestinians Killed in Occupied West Bank: UN Rights Chief

UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Jun 2024 - Violence in the occupied West Bank linked to the atrocities in Gaza passed a deadly milestone with more than 500 Palestinians killed since 7 Oct, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights chief Volker Türk said today.

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RELIGION

Christianity’s Similarities with Hinduism

Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service

Over the centuries, numerous historians and sages have pointed out that not only has Hinduism had a predominant influence on Christianity, but that many of the Christian rites could be directly borrowed from ancient Hindu (Vedic) India.

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POETRY FORMAT

Landfill Empire

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

The moonlight caresses the missile silos in Russia and the blown out hospitals in Gaza. The garbage plays in the wind like children. The exhaust fumes and the sounds of traffic feel like sex in your senses.

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Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Dylan Thomas | Poets.org – TRANSCEND Media Service

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Inspire to Action

Unknown – TRANSCEND Media Service

Keep staring...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

On Necessity

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada – TRANSCEND Media Service

Why the feeling of necessity is actually a symptom of advanced life.

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

The Impartial Jurist

Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Meanwhile, in the old US of A

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) La mia visione per il Sudan

Johan Galtung | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

Il mio compito al termine di questa conferenza davvero impressionante con 150 partecipanti qui a Hermannsburg nella Brughiera di Lüneburg è quello di sorvolare le scialbe, malriuscite attuazioni dei numerosi accordi di pace, riferirne le visioni e indicare le possibili soluzioni provate con successo altrove.

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(Italiano) 28 maggio 1974 – 28 maggio 2024: Cinquantesimo anniversario della strage di Piazza della Loggia a Brescia

Silvia Berruto – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Giu 2024 - Silenzio. Un silenzio quasi irreale. Assordante. Un silenzio che colpisce per l’intensità del suo portato.

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

Legal/Political Implications of Trump’s Conviction – Prof. John Mearsheimer on Israel, Ukraine–and More

Glenn Greenwald | System Update - TRANSCEND Media Service

System Update #275

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Scott Ritter: On My Way to Russia, I Met Big Brother

Judge Napolitano | Judging Freedom - TRANSCEND Media Service

Col. Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector, is a highly visible commentator on US foreign policies. On 2 Jun he was removed from a flight to St. Petersburgh by order of the US State Department. His passport was seized and no explanation given. The arbitrary action has been largely ignored by the mainstream media and political circles.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

I Will Survive (Music Video of the Week)

Gloria Gaynor - TRANSCEND Media Service

Gloria Gaynor's Major Hit Song

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