Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

Jesus, Judas and Che Guevara

#843 | Prof. Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

There is an exercise called Western Civilization, and a dramatic narrative at the center of that exercise with two persons in the key roles, Jesus and Judas.  Easter times, now, are here to remind us of the drama.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

October 7

Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Mar 2024 - Hamas’s incursion into Israel on 7 Oct transformed the politics of the Middle East. Al Jazeera carried out a forensic analysis of the events and found that many of the stories that came out were false, such as the mass killing of babies and allegations of widespread and systematic rape. In particular, claims by the IDF that it found 8 burned babies were entirely untrue.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

How Can Peace Journalism Grow?

Peace News - TRANSCEND Media Service

Peace journalism aims to provide news from conflict zones focused on peacebuilding and the work of peacebuilders. This is in stark contrast to mainstream news coverage that focuses on violence, the voice of elites, propaganda and victory framing.

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NONVIOLENCE

The Day Weapons Refused to Kill

Prof. Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Nonkilling Society

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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 8 Apr 2024

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION - MEDIATION

Western Countries in ‘Peace Talks’ without Russia

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Apr 2024 - The “peace negotiations” about Ukraine continue to take place without Russian involvement. According to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, diplomatic initiatives are taking place to end the conflict but Moscow continues to be excluded, which obviously invalidates the negotiations.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

How Israel Weaponizes Water

Vijay Prashad | Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Apr 2024 - Thousands Have Lived without Love, but Not One without Water - Israel is using water as a weapon in its war of aggression against Palestinians by denying access and destroying infrastructure.

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Israel Is Wielding Starvation as a Weapon of War

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

4 Apr 2024 - Israel is imposing a famine on the more than two million Palestinians trapped in Gaza, one million of whom are children. Twenty-seven children have already starved to death since Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declared: “There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed… We are fighting human animals.”

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Dahiya Doctrine: Justifying Disproportionate Warfare—A Prelude to Genocide

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

1 Apr 2024 - This essay originated from my responses to questions from a journalist preparing an article on the Dahiya Doctrine. It led me to consider the relevance of the doctrine and link it to the events in Gaza, the Hannibal Directive, antisemitism, and genocide.

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Arakan Army Leadership Displays Deep-Seated Genocidal Racism Towards Rohingya in Myanmar

Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service

2 Apr 2024 - The extreme racism that Rakhine nationalists display–-their sense of racial and religious superiority vis-à-vis Rakhine state’s largest minority population of Rohingya Muslims, their dogged attempts to deny and destroy Rohingya identity--appears to be their Achilles’ heel.

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Imagining a Future Union of Artificial Intelligences (UAI)

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service

By Reframing the History of a Union of International Associations (UIA)

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Likely Widening of Middle East War

Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Apr 2024 - Is Israel's Bibi Netanyahu moving toward "The Sampson Option"--the use of nuclear weapons (and possible WW III)--as a desperate attempt to avoid his removal as head of state and imprisonment for corruption?  The protests against him inside Israel keep growing.

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Eric Nshimiye, Another Rwandan American Facing Trial in Another Rwandan Witch Hunt

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Apr 2024 - The totalitarian state of Rwanda is guilty of many forms of transnational repression, including the lawfare exemplified in the case of Eric Nshimiye.

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Modernity in India

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Modernity is a universal aspect of the  Modern World. We see its signs in the world as well as in India in various ways. Earlier Modernity  was essentially a western concept.

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By the Dawn’s Early Light: On the Fall of the Francis Scott Key Bridge

Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Apr 2024 - The Baltimore bridge that collapsed on 26 March was named for Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the US national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814. His inspiration was the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in the critical port of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The British had just burned the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

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Israeli Army War Crime against Aid Workers Could Have Killed Me

Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

2 Apr 2024 - Delivering aid is a dangerous business. Before the tragic assassination of the seven World Central Kitchen staff, a lot of aid workers have died while on mission.  If I were younger, I might well have been in Gaza on that mission.

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Bharatiya Janata Party: Pseudo Peace Propagation in Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi’s Bharat Hindutva (Part 1)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

This paper is written as an objective analysis of the current political climate in India, prior to the general election, being the largest democracy in the world.  Readers are invited to Join the Discussion with the author about any statements perceived as biased or prejudiced.

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Listen to the Women

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Apr 2024 - As 'Search for Common Ground' shows us by example, peace can only come from dialogue and trust-building between the two sides of the conflict. This is a long and difficult process, but there is no other way.

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WAR RACKET--CATASTROPHE CAPITALISM

War Begets Retribution Begets War

Vern Loomis - TRANSCEND Media Service

Using its dwindling resources (and human lives) to violently redraw national borders or spheres of influence is a zero-sum game. Modern warfare increasingly renders large swaths of the planet uninhabitable, destroying the only home we have.

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AFRICA

Niger to US: Pack Up Your Forever War

Nick Turse | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Apr 2024 - The latest in a series of stalemates, fiascos, or outright defeats in Washington’s Global War of Terror.

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ANGLO AMERICA

‘Obscene’: Biden Quietly OKs More 2,000-Pound Bombs, Warplanes for Israel

Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Mar 2024 - "Arming a war criminal makes you a war criminal," one critic admonished the U.S. president.

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Biden’s Warning to Netanyahu: Political Maneuver, Not Policy Shift

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

6 Apr 2024 - Critique of Biden’s ‘muscular approach’ to foreign policy, specifically in relation to China, Russia and Israel, at the expense of the peoples of the world, including of the North Americans. Biden is guilty of war-mongering, reluctance to engage in peace diplomacy, and complicity crimes of support given to Israel on its genocide against the civilian population of Gaza.

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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

The Israeli-USA Crusade beyond Gaza and the Arab-Muslim World

Mahboob A. Khawaja – TRANSCEND Media Service

How the War Dehumanized the Arab-Muslim World

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Ben Arad, Young Israeli Conscientious Objector: “I Will Not Take Part in a War of Vengeance” [BRAVO!!]

Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Apr 2024 - Ben Arad, 18, is the third young Israeli to refuse enlistment in protest over the war in Gaza publicly; this morning he was sentenced to 20 days in military prison. 

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What We Know about the Seven World Central Kitchen Workers Killed in Gaza

Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

2 Apr 2024 - Citizens from Australia, the UK and Poland were among seven people who were killed in an Israeli airstrike.

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The Death of Amr

The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Apr 2024 - Over 13,000 children have been killed in Gaza. Amr Abdallah was one of them.

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Doctor at Israeli Detention Camp for Gazans Blows Whistle on War Crimes

Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Apr 2024 - A doctor at the Sde Teiman Israeli detention center for Palestinians is sounding the alarm about torture in what human rights defenders call a concentration camp. “Just this week, two prisoners had their legs amputated due to handcuff injuries, which unfortunately is a routine event.”

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Six Months of Hell on Earth

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Apr 2024 - Half a year of insulting our intelligence. Half a year of insulting our humanity. Half a year of unfathomable suffering. Half a year of irreparable trauma.

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Grotesque: We All Live in the Palestine Laboratory

Antony Loewenstein - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Apr 2024 - Israel is live-testing the most sophisticated killing machines and surveillance in its war of aggression against the population of Gaza. It is using and testing deadly robot dogs, both made in Israel and the US.

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MEDIA

‘Genocide Enablers’: Gaza and the Corporate Media

Media Lens - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Apr 2024 - A key function of the state-corporate media is to deny reality. It is no accident that they supply news that covers up the crimes of elite power. However, the appalling violence and destruction being inflicted in Gaza by Israel are simply too great to conceal. 

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-AI

‘Lavender’: The AI Machine Directing Israel’s Bombing Spree in Gaza

Yuval Abraham | +972 Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

The Israeli army has marked tens of thousands of Gazans as suspects for assassination, using an AI targeting system with little human oversight and a permissive policy for casualties.

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AI Lavender Conclusively, Irrefutably Debunks IDF’s ‘Human Shields’ Lie

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Apr 2024 - One aspect of the IDF’s Lavender AI system that’s not getting enough consideration is that it is completely devastating to the narrative that Israel has been killing so many civilians in Gaza because Hamas uses “human shields”.

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ENVIRONMENT

Operation Amazon

Jon Lee Anderson | The New Yorker – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Apr 2024 - As miners ravage Yanomami lands, combat-trained environmentalists work to root them out.

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The Age of Extinction: ‘Ecocide in Gaza’

Kaamil Ahmed, Damien Gayle and Aseel Mousa | The Guardian – TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Mar 2024 - Does Scale of Environmental Destruction Amount to a War Crime? Satellite analysis shows farms devastated and nearly half of the territory’s trees razed. Alongside air and water pollution, Israel’s onslaught on Gaza’s ecosystems has made the area unlivable.

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WHISTLEBLOWING - SURVEILLANCE

CIA Front Companies Play Crucial Role in Arms Pipeline to Ukraine and Profit from the Human Misery it Generates

CIAGate | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Apr 2024 - Below is a series that CIAGate published on the CIA’s involvement in the arms pipeline to Ukraine through a shadowy CIA company that supplies drones to Kyiv.

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ECONOMICS

China’s Economic Success in Face of Growing U.S., EU Protectionism

Jeffrey D. Sachs – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Apr 2024 - The best solution for the world economy would be for China, USA and EU to maintain open trade and mutually agreed industrial policies. Yet if the US and Europe turn strongly protectionist against China, the best response for China is to hasten its successful and growing trade and financial relations with the emerging economies.

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POETRY FORMAT

Dancing Outside the Concentration Camp

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

Dancing outside the concentration camp, rave music pounding through our bones like bombs. A disco at the genocide, baby. A disco at the genocide.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Carl Jung’s Legacy and the Countercultural Courage to Reclaim the Human in a Posthuman Age

Maria Popova | The Marginalian – TRANSCEND Media Service

Between Psyche and Cyborg - The technosphere now overlays the ecosphere and we cannot help but inhale its post-industrial gases. Virtuality has begun to displace reality, making the ground of human existence hard to discern… in today’s technocratic cult of posthumanism.

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SPIRITUALITY

Chosen People or People Who Choose?

Michael A. Cremo (Drutakarmā dāsa) | Dandavats – TRANSCEND Media Service

The rich theology of the Vedic literature can end speculative attempts to resolve the apparently contradictory concepts of predestination and free will.

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Français) Écoutez les Femmes

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 avril 2024 - Comme nous le montre l’exemple de Search for Common Ground, la paix ne peut venir que du dialogue et de l’instauration d’un climat de confiance entre les deux parties au conflit. C’est un processus long et difficile, mais il n’y a pas d’autre solution.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

USA and the Rules-Based International Order

Ahmad Qaddura – TRANSCEND Media Service

Come again? Please explain...

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

The Crimes They Are a-Changin’

Mr. Fish – TRANSCEND Media Service

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Israeli Soldiers Film Themselves Mocking Destruction of Palestine

Al Jazeera | TRANSCEND Media Service

Israeli soldiers have been filming themselves mocking Palestinians and posting it on social media as they continue their offensive in Gaza.

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Lisbon Airport Dance Frenzy (Music Video of the Week)

portugaldreamcoast - TRANSCEND Media Service

Flash Mob Fun at Christmas

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