This is your site. Support it. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

Playing by the Rules? Nuclear Powers Could Learn from Olympic Athletes and Fans

#522 | Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service

Sometimes it is regular people in unlikely places who need to show world leaders the way: ice hockey players or figure skaters here; families attending an international sports event there. People who have an innate sense of fairness and solidarity and are willing to follow sensible rules, as long as they are applied evenly. So instead of the US insisting on North Korea discontinuing its nuclear weapons program, what if the US tried listening to what people want and took a different approach?

1 comment Read more...

TRANSCEND VIDEOS

A Trinity Talk with Nobel Peace Laureate &TR Member Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Leeds Trinity University – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Dec 2017

0 comments Read more...

FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

15 Cases: Constructive vs Destructive U.S. Foreign Policies

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

The right column is sadly familiar; add more recent cases. The left column also carries an element of sadness but nothing really radical; more like common sense that could easily be translated into political practice. A theory is something tested along its edges (Quine); what you deduce from the theory--and to me the key "edge"--is its action-consequences.

2 comments Read more...

NOBEL LAUREATES

Dr. Young Seek Choue: A Genuine Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

On the 8th anniversary of the death Dr. Young Seek Choue, 18 Feb 2018, the author would like to pay him his sincere and deep tribute by sharing his peace ideas, peace studies and peace activities, and his adherence to meet the criteria laid down in the Nobel’s Will.

0 comments Read more...

UN Special Envoy Claims [Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi Could Be Guilty of Crimes against Humanity

Jonathan Miller – Channel 4 News

14 Feb 2018 - Professor Yanghee Lee, who’s now been barred from Burma, said she’d received many death threats and was even warned of a planned assassination attempt.

0 comments Read more...


Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND News

TMS Needs Social Media Volunteer Intern

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

For disseminating our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other outlets every week. Please submit your credentials to tms@transcend.org. Thank you for joining the struggle.

0 comments Read more...

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS

In Pursuit of Peace, Justice, & Common Good – 100 Living Peace and Justice Leaders (List #2)

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D., & Kathie Malley-Morrison, Ed.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Feb 2018 - The individuals included on our current list are from all genders, ages, roles. They are from many nations, ethnocultural groups, and “races.” There is a rising tide of commitment to peace and justice; there is an intolerance of the corruption, cronyism, and asymmetric power, sustaining current abuses. There is a new spirit of resistance to the old-world moral order, dominated too long by a limited number of oligarchs and martial nations.

8 comments Read more...

Nuclear Abolition: A Sisyphean Task?

David Krieger | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Feb 2018 - Nuclear weapons threaten everyone and everything we love and cherish. Why do we accept and tolerate these intolerable weapons? Every thinking person on the planet should stand against these omnicidal weapons and work for their elimination. Nine leaders in nine countries have their fingers on the nuclear button.

0 comments Read more...

The US Needs “Eureka!” Moments Re: ‘Vetting’; ‘Displacement’; ‘Discernment’; ‘Integration’!

Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

As with most good, apocryphal stories—the parables in the Bible, for example—there are grains of truth, lessons to be vetted and discerned—pieces to be integrated into the bigger puzzle. Here’s the story/myth: Hiero, the local tyrant, suspects a goldsmith of replacing a measure of gold with silver in a golden crown. Hiero contacts Archimedes to verify his suspicions. But…, how?

0 comments Read more...

World Day of Social Justice: The People’s Revolution Is on the March

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

The United Nations General Assembly in Resolution A/RES/62/10 proclaimed 20 February of each year as the World Day of Social Justice with an emphasis on the reduction of poverty in the spirit of the "People's Revolution."

1 comment Read more...

Human Nature and Human Destiny

John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Feb 2018 - When he was between the ages of 11 and 16, Paul Gauguin attended a Catholic boarding school in France. At the school, the Bishop of Orléans himself taught the class in liturgy. The bishop had devised a catechism in which three main questions were asked: “Where does humanity come from? Where is it going? How do we proceed?”

2 comments Read more...

Derailing Trump Decision Regarding Jerusalem: What Possibilities

Walid Salem – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Feb 2018 - The tune heard from the American administration and its envoy, Jason Greenblat, in the last two weeks includes two messages: 1. Any plan that we present will be for implementation and not for negotiations. 2. If the Palestinians want a capital in Jerusalem they should go and build it the same as Israel built its Jerusalem.

0 comments Read more...

Where to Resist?

Richard Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service

“I hear a lot from my students about ‘walking the talk,’” Eqbal Ahmad, a Pakistani scholar and anti-war activist said. “But I tell them that you can’t walk the talk without first having the talk. First you decide what’s real and what’s right; then you act on the basis of that understanding. Finally, the results of your action can force you to re-define what’s real and what’s right. That is what we call praxis.”

0 comments Read more...

The Heaven’s Caravan

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Feb 2018 - The Muslim world is in crisis and a biased media has added its own biased colour to it. The negative stereotyping has created an impression that everything Muslim is evil.

0 comments Read more...

The Incarceration of Tariq Ramadan — A Travesty of Justice

Chandra Muzaffar – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Feb 2018 - The unjust incarceration of Dr Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, demeans and disgraces the French legal system.

0 comments Read more...

Celebrating Union of Man and Woman — Marriage Ceremonies Worldwide

Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

All communities celebrate marriages in their own individual manner that depends on their cultures, religions, ethnicity and not least, their financial and social status.

0 comments Read more...

Pity the Almond Tree

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Feb 2018 - Pity the almond tree, especially when it is in full bloom. The bloom of the almond is, in German, Mandelblüt. That is also the name of Israel's chief legal official, called "the Legal Advisor of the Government".

0 comments Read more...

Global Civilization through Interweaving Polyamory and Polyanimosity?

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service

Loving the World Otherwise Through Contractual Bonding with Any Significant Other - Much is currently made of same-sex marriage as a breakthrough in the legality of consensual bonding between those of the same gender.

0 comments Read more...

IN FOCUS

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs

Chris Hedges - Truthdig

Once oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed.

0 comments Read more...

Syria’s White Helmets Go Global

Caitlin Johnstone – Consortium News

Syria’s White Helmets have been boosted by the West as a trusted humanitarian organization, but their origins and motives remain murky. Now, the White Helmets effort appears to be spreading to other countries.

0 comments Read more...

It’s the Rapacity, Stupid!

Dr. Naresh Jotwani – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Feb 2018 - A greedy person holds on tight to what he or she has, hoards as much as possible, and is totally given over to the aim of “having more and more things”. Rapacity, on the other hand, refers to a tendency to snatch from others, the tendency being closely related to show of power and enjoyment in power. It may be noted that the words “rape” and “rapine” also derive from the same Latin root.

0 comments Read more...

SPORTS

Winter Olympics – Forging Peace or False Dawn?

Christa Case Bryant and Michael Holtz – The Christian Science Monitor

9 Feb 2018—If US threats of “fire and fury” do not stop them, try Olympic ice skates. That seems to be the thinking behind South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s eagerness to welcome North Korea to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – and share the global stage that Seoul has been seeking for more than 15 years. But he is taking a big gamble.

0 comments Read more...

ANGLO AMERICA

Now Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas on His People

Ian Wilkie - Newsweek

8 Feb 2018 - The striking statement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis: the U.S. has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people. This assertion flies in the face of the White House Memorandum to justify an American Tomahawk missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.

0 comments Read more...

U.S. Escalates Syrian War

Margaret Kimberley | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Feb 2018 - Having failed in its war of regime change in Syria, the U.S. seizes the nation’s oil fields and slaughters Syrian soldiers, confident that the U.S. public doesn’t give a damn.

0 comments Read more...

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Behind Bars: Australia’s Shocking Cruelty to Aboriginal People with Disabilities

Michael Brull – New Matilda

15 Feb 2018 - The abuse of Aboriginal prisoners with disabilities in Australian jails is confronting, and ongoing. In this special three-part series Michael Brull profiles the shocking revelations uncovered.

0 comments Read more...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Berlin Conference on Myanmar Genocide

Maung Zarni – TRANSCEND Media Service

26 February 2018 - To Be Webcast LIVE - The conference aims to inform the German civil society and European public about the on-going genocide of Rohingya people in Myanmar/Burma.

0 comments Read more...

PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Boycotting Israel Is the Right Thing to Do

Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Israel's War on Free Speech Continues

0 comments Read more...

REVIEWS

Israel Claims to Be a Jewish State and a Democratic State: Legalism vs Justice

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

11 Feb 2018 - The book is an important contribution to an understanding of two dimensions of the Palestinian experience within the state of Israel: first, the reliance on law to ‘legalize’ discrimination, and the accompanying denial of fundamental rights that has resulted; secondly, to develop a distinct Israeli jurisprudence that seeks to legitimize ‘ethnocracy,’ yet disguise this reality by claiming that the nationality laws and regulations distinguishing Jews and non-Jews do not invalidate Israeli claims to be a democracy.

0 comments Read more...

ENVIRONMENT

Stemming the Plastic Tide: 10 Rivers Contribute Most of the Plastic in the Oceans

Prachi Patel | Scientific American – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Feb 2018 - Our seas are choking on plastic. A recent study estimates that more than a quarter of all that waste could be pouring in from just 10 rivers, eight of them in Asia.

0 comments Read more...

ECONOMICS

What Is Bitcoin? Everything You Need to Know about Bitcoin, Explained

Daniel Frumkin – TRANSCEND Media Service

This article will answer the common questions that newcomers have when first learning about Bitcoin. How do blockchains work? What makes Bitcoin valuable? What is decentralization? What is mining? How do you buy Bitcoin? How do you safely store it? How do you send or receive Bitcoin from somebody else? But we won’t just stop there.

0 comments Read more...

Economic Nationalism Is Not Compatible with Globalized Economic Interdependence

Kedar Neupane – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Feb 2018 - In a multi-polar world of today business as usual based on failed premises is not the answer. Economic nationalism did not work in the past. How could we convince ourselves that it would be otherwise in future? We need rapid economic development for prosperity for all citizens. Democracy without economic prosperity of citizen is a mere delusion.

0 comments Read more...

HEALTH

Bill Gates’ Former Doctor Says Billionaire ‘Refused to Vaccinate His Children’

Baxter Dmitry | Your News Wire – TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Feb 2018 - The news that Bill Gates does not vaccinate his own children, despite being the world’s most active campaigner for mandatory vaccinations, should come as no surprise. Studies prove that the elite do not vaccinate their children. But at the same time they expect the masses to have their children vaccinated.

1 comment Read more...

ANIMAL RIGHTS - VEGETARIANISM

A Nasty Business – Why Commercial Whaling Must End

Campaign Whale – TRANSCEND Media Service

This report presents a compelling case against any resumption of commercial whaling. Sadly, the slaughter of whales is increasing and there is a real fear that a political compromise will be struck that will allow its resumption. That would be a total disaster for whale conservation efforts. Surely, the whales have suffered enough at our hands.

0 comments Read more...

INSPIRATIONAL

Bisons and Bears

Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

In the past, when the main danger bisons faced were predators such as bears, the best protection they had against danger was for them to form a circle, with the strong bulls on the outside and the females and young protected inside. But when hunters with guns arrived, forming a circle was the worst thing they could do. Instead of dispersing and running away, they presented a fixed, easy target and were massacred in large numbers.

0 comments Read more...

BIOGRAPHIES

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (22 Feb or 1 Mar 1810 – 17 Oct 1849)

Barbara Smolenska-Zielinska | Our Chopin – TRANSCEND Media Service

On 17 October 1849, Chopin died of pulmonary tuberculosis in his Parisian flat in the Place Vendôme. He was buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. In accordance with his will, however, his heart, taken from his body after death, was brought by his sister to Warsaw where it was placed in an urn installed in a pillar of the Holy Cross church in Krakowskie Przedmiscie.

0 comments Read more...

Wendell Willkie (18 Feb 1892 – 8 Oct 1944): One World

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

In order to show the unity of the American people, Republicans and Democrats, once the US had entered WW II, President Roosevelt asked Willkie to go on a "good will mission" to the Middle and Far East with a stop-over in the USSR to see Joseph Stalin. The result of the trip - a short one by today's round-the-world standards - was the book One World.

0 comments Read more...

POETRY FORMAT

Hope

Adolf P. Shvedchikov – TRANSCEND Media Service

Hope is thing that soils easily, Something as white dress, You may spill pomegranate juice

0 comments Read more...

Let’s Speak PEACE: A Plea to All Language Users

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Let´s speak PEACE wherever we may be by teaching one another peacefully the world to see

0 comments Read more...

IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Français) Les propositions de Varoufakis qui menaient à l’échec

Eric Toussaint | CADTM – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Fév 2018 - Dans son dernier livre Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis donne sa version des raisons qui ont conduit à la capitulation honteuse du gouvernement Tsipras en juillet 2015. Il analyse essentiellement la période 2009-2015 tout en faisant des incursions dans des époques plus lointaines.

0 comments Read more...

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Guam: America’s Best Kept Undemocratic Secret

The Peace Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

US Military Occupation of Guam & Pacific Islands

0 comments Read more...

Smile [lyrics] (Music Video of the Week)

Charles Chaplin | Nat King Cole – TRANSCEND Media Service

Soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, inspired by Puccini's Tosca. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. Nat King Cole immortalized it. Have a smile. And enjoy!

1 comment Read more...

EDITORIAL CARTOON / SATIRE

Extinguishing Poverty

Pawel Kuczynski – TRANSCEND Media Service

Final Solution

0 comments Read more...

JOKE OF THE WEEK

Forgetfulness

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

An elderly man went for his annual checkup to the doctor. After examining him, the doctor said, "I have two bad news for you. The first is that you have cancer."

0 comments Read more...