Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

Conflict Transformation as a Way of Life

#837 | Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

If you cannot remove conflict, why not adjust your thinking about it? Why not try and see conflict as the salt of life, the big energizer, the tickler, the tantalizer, rather than as a bothersome nuisance, as noise in perfect channel, as disturbing ripples in otherwise quiet waters?

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Mairead Maguire and Dr. Aisha Jumaan: Gaza, Yemen, and Endless Wars

merchantsofdeath | Rumble - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Feb 2024 - Facilitated by Kathy Kelly - A fascinating dialogue with Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and the Director of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Dr. Aisha Jumaan.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

The Principles of Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Leveraging Democratic Polarities

Angelina Inesia-Forde | Walden University – TRANSCEND Media Service

Abstract: The polarities of democracy framework is used to achieve human emancipation by simultaneously managing multiple paradoxes by employing Johnson’s polarity management as the conceptual framework. Although Johnson’s framework may be appropriate for managing other tension-dependent pairs, it is less suitable for managing multiple democratic values when the goal is human emancipation and sustainable democratic social change.

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Other Commentaries

SPECIAL FEATURE

Genocide in Pictures: Worth a Trillion Words

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

26 Feb 2024 - Casualties: 29,606+ killed* and at least 69,737 wounded in the Gaza Strip. 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. *The death toll number is over 38,000 accounting for those dead under the rubble.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

The US Must Stop Arming Israel’s Assault on Hospitals

Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Feb 2024 - If we can't find the morality to stop, we may find we have created a world in which no one can count on upholding basic human rights.

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Burma Undergoes Quasi-Balkanization and the Embattled Junta Resorts to Mass Conscription

Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Feb 2024 - No Burmese in their right minds have bought into the spin “service to the nation” from the junta leadership. Reportedly, young men and women are frantically finding ways to exit the country.

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Global Evils Today (Part 2): Misinformation, Disinformation and Media Propaganda Demystified

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

The system controls and manipulates the media in whatever form it deems necessary. Ethics, morality and subversion are of no consequence, as long as the tenets of the system are propagated and totally subscribed to by the subjugated citizenry.

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Dilemmas around Making a “Safe Space” in Peacebuilding Training (Part Three)

Kyoko Okumoto – TRANSCEND Media Service

When conducting peacebuilding training workshops, facilitators/trainers often encounter ethical dilemmas. How do values, ethics and trust interrelate each other in the peacebuilding training settings?

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Gaza Is DR Congo, Gaza Is Haiti

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Feb 2024 - How can I hold the knowledge of my own so-called government, via named and nameless maleficent megalomaniacs, facilitating unspeakable horrors far away and not take the first flight to my nation’s capital and hurl buckets of blood at the White House?

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Congolese Journalist: It’s Time to Stop Negotiating with Rwanda

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Feb 2024 - Rwanda’s M23 militia and Special Forces have been advancing on Goma, the capital city of North Kivu Province in the DRC. I had a Zoom conversation with Congolese journalist Akilimali Saleh, who is based in Goma.

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New Time Pieces

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

The above pattern is a basic pattern of most round shaped watches. Modifications of the basic pattern are also available especially in those watches that are sold in the market.

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JOHAN GALTUNG MEMORIAL

PRIO on Johan Galtung’s Passing

Nils Petter Gleditsch | PRIO Peace Research Institute Oslo – TRANSCEND Media Service

Saturday, 17 Feb 2024 - Johan Galtung passed away this morning. He was born in 1930 on 24 October, the same day that 15 years later would see the founding of the United Nations. There is something symbolic about having the same birthday as the UN. As a researcher, Galtung’s orientation was unusually international. An excellent linguist, he was well-travelled and made his home in several countries.

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Passing Away of Prof. Johan Galtung

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar - TRANSCEND Media Service

Galtung had enriched knowledge with practical solutions which impacted directly upon the lives of ordinary people. In that sense he helped ease the pain and suffering of his fellow human beings. May his soul repose among the righteous.

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In Memory of Johan Galtung: An Inspiration for Fundamental Peace and Happytalism

Luis Gallardo - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Feb 2024 - Johan Galtung, often hailed as the father of Peace Studies, left behind a rich legacy that continues to inspire and guide those committed to understanding and fostering peace worldwide.

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In Memoriam, Johan Galtung: ‘Put Peace before Victory’

Susanne Urban – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Feb 2024 - The world's first professor of peace research, Norwegian born Johan Galtung, has died, aged 93. Thus, Norway and the world have lost a person completely out of the ordinary. Johan, we shine PEACE over your memory.

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Father of Peace Journalism Passes Away, Leaves Powerful Legacy

Steven Youngblood | Peace Journalism Insights – TRANSCEND Media Service

The peace journalism and peace studies fields lost an intellectual and moral giant on 17 Feb 2024 with the passing of Dr. Johan Galtung at 93 years of age. He is widely credited with being the father of both academic peace studies, including the concepts of positive and negative peace, and peace journalism.

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A Condolence Message on the Passing of Prof. Johan Galtung

Dr. Surya Nath Prasad – TRANSCEND Media Service

Prof. Galtung was a principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. He was the main founder of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in 1959 and served as its first director until 1970. He also founded the Peace Research Journal (1964), Transcend International, Transcend Media Service, and Transcend Peace University.

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Prof. Johan Galtung Left Us

 Hoosen and Vanessa Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Feb 2024 - A sad day, indeed! We are distraught at being informed, a short while ago, on the passing on of Professor Johan Galtung. Thank you for so thoughtfully letting us be part of your lives and sharing with us his sad departure, now that his beautiful soul has passed on and is with the Divine. 

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Johan Galtung: Macrohistorian, Futurist, Peace Theorist

Sohail Inayatullah – TRANSCEND Media Service

When I first heard Galtung speak on his structural theory of imperialism, I immediately understood why the poor--those in the periphery--related more to the elite, the center within their own regions, than with the periphery, and the periphery of the periphery, the downtrodden globally.

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ANGLO AMERICA

The Most American Thing That Has Ever Happened

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Feb 2024 - A man set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington today in protest of the genocide in Gaza. A police officer showed up pointing a gun at the man’s burning body; I guess that’s just what American cops do when they aren’t sure what to do. UPDATE: The protester has died. His name was Aaron Bushnell.

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BRICS

Lula Withdraws Brazil’s Ambassador to Israel and Asks His Colleague to Leave the Country

Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Feb 2024 - Brazil severed all diplomatic relations with Israel, expelled Israel’s ambassador as persona non grata, and recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv announced today Pres. Lula da Silva who compared Israel's actions in Gaza to the Nazi Holocaust.

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First Iran-India Joint Working Group Meeting on Agriculture Held in Delhi

BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Feb 2024 - The first joint working group meeting on agriculture took place between Iran and India. The officials of the ministries of agriculture of both countries emphasised increasing cooperation in the field.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 142: UN Experts Call for Arms Embargo

Mustafa Abu Sneineh | Mondoweiss - TRANSCEND Media Service

25 Feb 2024 - Israel bombs near Egypt’s fortified wall with Rafah as talks resume to reach a captive exchange with Hamas. UN experts call for arms embargo against Israel and say states supplying weapons, ammunition or intelligence risk violating international law.

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Rugs, Cosmetics, Motorbikes: Israeli Soldiers Are Looting Gaza Homes en Masse

Oren Ziv | +972 Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Feb 2024 - Soldiers describe how stealing Palestinian property has become totally routine in the Gaza atrocities, with minimal pushback from IDF commanders or anybody else.

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New Israeli Report Alleging ‘Systematic and Intentional Rape’ by Hamas Relies on Debunked Western Media Reports

Max Blumenthal | The Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Feb 2024 - Hoax: The contents of the Israeli paper alleging “systematic” Hamas rape derive largely from discredited second-hand testimonies and debunked media reports, especially a dubious NY Times article that triggered a staff revolt at the paper.

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Witnesses to Genocide: Doctors Describe Horrors in Gaza’s Hospitals

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

22 Feb 2024 - As Israel’s assault on the besieged Palestinian territory continues into its fifth month, statistics fail to describe the horror inflicted on the 2.3 million Palestinians trapped there. Gaza’s hospitals have become battlegrounds.

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Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Moral Leader of All Civilized Humanity

Defend Democracy Press - TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Feb 2024 - Brazil’s president repeats his recent assertion that the Israeli regime is committing genocide in Gaza, braving the repercussions that have come to affect his country’s ties with the Israeli regime and its main ally, the US.

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Global Humanity and Unending War on Gaza

Mahboob A. Khawaja – TRANSCEND Media Service

We, the People and Political Wickedness

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I’m an American Doctor Who Went to Gaza: What I Saw Wasn’t War – It Was Annihilation

Dr. Irfan Galaria | Los Angeles Times - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Feb 2024 - In late January, I left my home in Virginia, where I work as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and joined a group of physicians and nurses traveling to Egypt to volunteer in Gaza. I have worked in other war zones. But what I witnessed during the next 10 days in Gaza was not war — it was annihilation.

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UNITED NATIONS

What’s the ICJ Case against Israel’s Illegal Occupation of Palestine?

Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Feb 2024 - The International Court of Justice will hear 52 countries on the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Here’s all you need to know about the case:

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A Security Regime for Our Global Village

Klaus Schlichtmann – TRANSCEND Media Service

Peace Constitutions, the Abolition of War and the “P5” 

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As Israeli Forces Fire on Starving Palestinians, US again Vetoes UN Cease-Fire Resolution

Julia Conley | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Feb 2024 - "We should ask ourselves: How many innocent lives must be sacrificed before the council deems it necessary to call for a cease-fire?" said the Algerian envoy to the UN.

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US Urges UN Court Not to Order Israel Out of Palestinian Lands

Richard Carter, AFP | Digital Journal – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Feb 2024 - The United States told the UN’s top court today that Israel should not be legally forced to withdraw from occupied Palestinian territory without security guarantees.

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UN Experts Condemn ‘Credible’ Reports of Executions, Sexual Assault by Israeli Soldiers

Nick Robertson | The Hill – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Feb 2024 - A group of UN human rights experts denounced the Israeli military today for “credible” allegations of execution and sexual assault against Palestinians in Gaza.

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JUSTICE

At ICJ Hearing, Global South Countries Call for End to Occupation of Palestine; US and Allies Back Israel

Peoples Dispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service

25 Feb 2024 - The ICJ is conducting hearings before giving an opinion on the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. The US and its allies have asked the court to not demand an end to the occupation.

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The Fates of Gaza and Julian Assange Are Sealed Together

Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Feb 2024 - Were they being properly reported, two critically important court hearings this week, in London and The Hague, would expose the US ‘rules-based order’ as a hollow sham

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The Show Trial against Julian Assange

Fabian Scheidler - TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Feb 2024 - How US and British Authorities Are Bending the Law and Undermining Press Freedom - The key witness for the espionage charge was the notorious fraudster and convicted paedophile Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, who admitted in 2021 that he had lied on behalf of the FBI and had been granted immunity from prosecution.

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MEDIA

Elite Fear of the Public: Ukraine, Gaza and Assange

Media Lens - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Feb 2024 - It is a historical fact that powerful elites do not wish to be diverted from pursuing their selfish interests by the public. Minimal, unthreatening expressions of dissent may be tolerated. But public opinion needs to be managed, manipulated or, if necessary, simply ignored--or suppressed.

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WAR RACKET--CATASTROPHE CAPITALISM

After Two Years of War in Ukraine, It’s Time for Peace

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Feb 2024 - The U.S. decision to block the neutrality agreement of Mar 2022 between Russia and Ukraine, thus favoring a long war with Russia, and how this led to a brutal war with over half a million casualties. The U.S. policy is overshadowed by the risk of nuclear war.

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NATO

Grand Delusions

Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Feb 2024 - This year’s Munich Security Conference was predictably all about the imaginary danger that Russians intend to proceed westward into Europe as soon as they finish in Ukraine.

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HISTORY

The Mongol Eurasian Empire 1206−1405: The Greatest Continental State in World’s History

Vladislav B. Sotirovic – TRANSCEND Media Service

History remembers the Mongols as a pastoral nomadic people from Central Asia who made a significant impression on the world’s history. In essence, the Mongol territorial occupation was of a scope and range never equaled.

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POETRY FORMAT

In Memory of Prof. Johan V. Galtung

Raïs Neza Boneza – TRANSCEND Media Service

A friend, a father, a mentor to many, His wisdom transcended, like a beacon, so plenty. As the founding father of Peace studies, He nurtured minds, spreading love and unity.

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The Peace Trinity (In Memory of Prof. Johan Galtung)

S. P. Udayakumaran, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service

Trinity holds sway on the Earth, Of examples there’s no dearth. Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Anitya, Duhkha, Anatman course, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva here

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Johan Galtung’s Longevity: 93 Years

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Inspired by His Creative Humanizing Dignifying Harmonizing Longevity

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) Memoriale del Prof. Johan Galtung

Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

Articoli Vari

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(Italiano) Johan Galtung, il mio maestro

Erika Degortes – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Febbraio 2024 - Il 17 febbraio, intorno alle 8 del mattino, si è spento serenamente Johan Galtung dopo una vita straordinaria, animata da uno spirito di missione a cui non è mai venuto meno, neppure negli ultimi giorni.  Aveva 93 anni.

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(Castellano) Johan Galtung (24 Octubre 1930 – 17 Febrero 2024)

Gianmarco Pisa – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Feb 2024 - Con el fallecimiento de Johan Galtung, toda la comunidad de hombres y mujeres que aman la paz, y la «paz con justicia», y dentro de ella la comunidad de pacificadores y pacificadoras, en todas las latitudes, se encuentra, a partir de hoy, más sola.

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(Italiano) Johan Galtung (24 ottobre 1930 – 17 febbraio 2024)

Gianmarco Pisa – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Febb 2024 - Con la scomparsa di Johan Galtung, l’intera comunità degli uomini e delle donne amanti della pace, e della «pace con giustizia», e al suo interno la comunità, di elaborazione e di pratiche, degli operatori e delle operatrici di pace, a tutte le latitudini, è, da oggi, più sola.

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(Italiano) Un ricordo di Johan Galtung

Fabio Fossati - TRANSCEND Media Service

Galtung è morto il 17-2-2024 a 93 anni. Egli era nato nel 1930, e proveniva da una famiglia della bassa aristocrazia norvegese. Nel 1951 fece l’obiettore di coscienza e passò sei mesi in carcere.

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INSPIRATIONAL

When Things Fall Apart: Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation through Difficult Times

Maria Popova | The Marginalian – TRANSCEND Media Service

In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our resilience by losses beyond our control — lacerations of the heart that feel barely bearable, that leave us bereft of solid ground. What then?

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Evil Silence

Dietrich Bonhoeffer - TRANSCEND Media Service

See no evil...

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Republican Joe?

Daniel Medina | Racket Cartoons – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Feb 2024 - Meanwhile, in the US of A...

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

Dialogue on Hatred: A Peacebuilder’s Perspective

Tatsushi Arai, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Feb 2024 - TRANSCEND Member Prof. Tatsushi Arai, a peacebuilding scholar-practitioner with twenty-five years of international experience, reflects on the sources and nature of hatred in the context of identity-based conflict.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

I’ve Seen That Face Before – Libertango (Music Video of the Week)

Grace Jones – TRANSCEND Media Service

Composed in 1981 Live Basel 2009 With Lyrics

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