Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

The Missing Journalism on Conflict and Peace–and the Middle East

#752 | Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

Two images of international affairs, or human affairs for that matter, two discourses: the security approach and the peace approach.  They compete for our attention and address the same concern with violence but are diametrically opposed.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Conversations with Bertrand Russell (1952, 1959)

Manufacturing Intellect and PhilosophieKanal – TRANSCEND Media Service

* Romney Wheeler interviews British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell in 1952. * Message to Future Generations (1959)

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

The Corporate Push for Synthetic Foods: False Solutions That Endanger Our Health and Damage the Planet

Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Foreword by Dr Vandana Shiva, President of Navdanya International - How can we heal our relationship with food in the age of artificial food? Technological solutions aim to replace animal products and other food staples with lab-grown alternatives. Artificial food advocates are reiterating the old and failed rhetoric that industrial agriculture is essential to feed the world.

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto 67 Years Later

Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell | Pugwash Conferences – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 July 1955 - “In view of the fact that in any future world war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed, and that such weapons threaten the continued existence of mankind, we urge the governments of the world to realize, and to acknowledge publicly, that their purpose cannot be furthered by a world war, and we urge them, consequently, to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.”

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND News

How to Motivate Non-Donors to Toss a Coin into TMS Hat?

The TRANSCEND Media Service team

With TMS funds depleted and  donations dwindling, it gets harder to keep up the struggle. It is discouraging after 14 years of making a difference. Please support our Peace Journalism work TODAY. Thank you!

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION - MEDIATION

The Role of Value Systems in Conflict Resolution

Abbas Aroua, et al. | Cordoba Peace Institute Geneva – TRANSCEND Media Service

Jun 2022 - Understanding, “right-sizing,” and adequately respecting the role of value systems in conflict transformation avoids both over- and under-emphasis. Johan Galtung’s “Attitude-Behavior-Contradiction” (ABC) triangle is one useful conflict analysis tool to deal with the role of value systems and other factors in conflict analysis.

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SPOTLIGHT

Varieties of Violence

William T. Hathaway – TRANSCEND Media Service

Prof. Johan Galtung, the founder of TRANSCEND, denies that human nature condemns us to violence; instead he gives another explanation of its etiology based on three interacting forces: structural, cultural, and direct.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

New World Records: More Weapons than Ever–and a Hunger Crisis like No Other

Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Jul 2022 - While the NATO Summit ended in Madrid on 30 June with net commitments to double spending on weapons and to increase by eight-fold the number of troops in Europe, the total of hungry people worldwide now marks an unprecedented record.

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Spirituality Today

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Most people are religious and follow their religion truthfully and faithfully in their lives.

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Needed: A Global Movement for Nuclear Disarmament

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

1 Jul 2022 - The world faces many dangers at this moment of history, famines, global warming, wars in the Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, mass migrations, increasing electoral tendencies towards fascism. But all these are pale in comparison to the danger of a nuclear World War III which could put an end to all of these problems by a suicidal destruction of all human civilization.

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Panorama: A Compilation of Situational, Acute, and Chronic Global Challenges

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Jun 2022 - Limits of Human and Nature Life-Form Survival

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Journeys of Desperation: The Sad Endpoints of the Odyssey of Mass Humanoid Migrations in the 21st Century (Part 3)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

‘The Migrant Death Trucks; Cursed Mass Coffin on Wheels’

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IN FOCUS

Is Participating in the Sanctions against Russia a Cultural Matter?

Dr. PJ Peverelli | The Transnational - TRANSCEND Media Service

The currently emerging Cold War is not in terms of political alliances but a cultural one, a conflict between the old West, the former colonists, that is gradually losing its dominance and the newly emerging economic and political powers, many of which are former colonies. Thus, the Western reaction is neocolonialist.

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The United States Contests the Chinese Belt and Road with a Private Corporation

Vijay Prashad | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service

At the G7 Summit in Germany, Joe Biden made a pledge to raise $200 billion for the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment. It was made clear that this new G7 project was intended to counter the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.

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Exile on Main Street: The Sound of the Unipolar World Fading Away

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Let’s cut to the chase and roll in the Putin Top Ten of the New Era, announced by the Russian President live at the St. Petersburg forum for both the Global North and South. The future world order, already in progress, will be formed by strong sovereign states. The ship has sailed. There’s no turning back.

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Turkey Aligns with NATO against Russia

Peter Koenig | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

30 Jun 2022 - One wonders, what forces have influenced Erdogan to distance himself from Russia and the East by accepting NATO membership of the two Nordic countries. Why would Turkey want to dance on two fiestas, the western lying, deceiving and collapsing NATO / G7+ , and the progressive, growing and peace seeking fast developing East, or better the Greater Global South?

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ANGLO AMERICA

Ukraine Is the Latest Neocon Disaster

Jeffrey D. Sachs | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Jul 2022 - If Europe has any insight, it will separate itself from these U.S. foreign policy debacles, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.

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MILITARISM

Either We Will All Be Saved or We Will All Disappear Equally! That, Is the Dilemma

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service

2 Jul 2022 - Following the recent strategy decided by NATO at its Madrid Summit, which states that China “challenges its interests, security and values”, and that Russia is “the most significant and direct threat” to its interests, the world is moving very quickly towards its partition in terms of the structure of the international system.

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NATO Has Completed Its Post-Cold War Transformation from Europe’s Guard Dog into Anglo America’s Attack Dog

Scott Ritter | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service

30 Jun 2022 - From an ostensible defensive alliance, NATO has grown into an aggressor designed to promote ‘rules’ dictated by the U.S.

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Empire to Expand NATO in Response to War Caused by NATO Expansion

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Jun 2022 - Turkey’s President Erdoğan has officially withdrawn Ankara’s objection to the addition of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, with the three countries signing a trilateral memorandum at a NATO summit in Madrid.

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While Biden Gives Ukrainian Army “the Most Lethal Weapon,” War Profiteer BAE Systems Stock Soars

Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

27 Jun 2022 - Sending Ukraine a $300 million shipment of powerful M-777 howitzers is a lobbying triumph for BAE Systems, one of the many war industry corporations fattening on the death and destruction of the Ukraine war.

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BRICS

Brazil: Portuguese President Meets with Lula despite Bolsonaro’s Snub

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Jul 2022 - Today the president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, held in São Paulo a meeting with former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. As a consequence, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro canceled an official audience he was to have with Pres. de Sousa in Brasilia. Marcelo and Lula talked about the political situation in Europe, Latin America and the war in Ukraine.

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Key Takeaways from BRICS Summit

Orinoco Tribune | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Jun 2022 - Last week the 14th BRICS Summit took place virtually, chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The BRICS bloc (Brasil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) represents a key political, economic, and scientific force in the international arena. These nations represent half of the world’s population and their collective GDP is greater that $20 trillion.

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Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service

28 Jun 2022 - The West is nostalgically caught up with outdated 'containment' policies, this time against Global South integration. Unfortunately for them, the rest of the world is moving on, together.

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Arundhati Roy: ‘The Damage to Indian Democracy Is Not Reversible’

Arundhati Roy interviewed by CNN - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Roy says Indian politics has something in common with the US Capitol riots, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is stoking hatred, and talks about who the real power in India lies with.

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

The Haitian Revolution Today and the Limits of Token Solidarity

Seth Donnelly | CounterPunch - TRANSCEND Media Service

 “Solidarity in the fight for social justice must be international. It’s not acceptable to be in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, but not in solidarity with the Haitian people; it’s not acceptable to be for Iraq, but against Haiti.”

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Palestinians ‘Are Not Animals in a Zoo’: On Kanafani and the Need to Redefine the Role of the ‘Victim Intellectual’

Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People – TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Jun 2022 - But for the Palestinian narrative to be truly relevant, Palestinians must indeed assume the role of the Gramscian intellectual, as “purveyors of consciousnesses” and abandon the role of the ‘victim intellectual’ altogether.

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“Beautiful Resistance” in Palestine: Challenging Occupation by Forging Inner Peace

Abdelfattah Abusrour | Beautiful Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jun 2022 - Our organization, Alrowwad, works with the Palestinian youth, and that has been our enduring mandate since we founded it in 1998. People often ask me, why, given the severity of the politics surrounding the Palestinian struggle, would we not aim to tackle other, more pressing, issues?

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Fifteen Years of Gaza Blockade: Open the Doors of Our Prison Now

Haidar Eid | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Jun 2022 - They will keep us imprisoned on this strip, and continue to slowly suffocate us for another 15 or even 150 years if the world does not wake up and say ‘enough’.

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SYRIA IN CONTEXT

U.S. Exposed as “Secret Partner” in Israeli Airstrikes against Syria that Violate International Law

Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Jun 2022 - Dirty War in Syria Continues as Media Attention Focuses Elsewhere

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UNITED NATIONS

US Supreme Court Ruling on Environmental Protection ‘a Setback in Our Fight against Climate Change’

UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service

30 Jun 2022 - The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency today is “a setback in our fight against climate change,” said the UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

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DEBATES ON COVID - VACCINES

Covid Vaccines and Fertility

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

Jun 2022 - Why is there a substantial decrease in births in Germany, Switzerland, and other countries – nine months after the beginning of covid mass vaccinations?

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POETRY FORMAT

The Wise Wingless Owl

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

He sat perched so everyone could see. Unmoving, but called king of the night. Only God could create that amazing yellow eyesight.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Nikola Tesla (10 Jul 1856 – 7 Jan 1943)

Biography and Michel Chossudovsky – TRANSCEND Media Service

Very few people know who Nikola Tesla is. They have heard of the Tesla electric car, but generally the broader public is unfamiliar with the Serbian scientist and his path-breaking inventions in electricity and wireless technology. Many of his inventions were stolen by US corporations. Wireless technology was in large part based on Tesla inventions. He contributed to the development of the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).

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INSPIRATIONAL

Gandhi’s Shoes

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

As Mahatma Gandhi was boarding a train, he lost a shoe.

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SPIRITUALITY

Subduing Hatred (Aghatapativinaya Sutta)

Buddha Sutra – TRANSCEND Media Service

"These are five ways of subduing hatred by which, when hatred arises in a monk, he should wipe it out completely. Which five?

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Português) Por que é importante opor-se à exploração animal?

David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

A reflexão não é sobre um olhar para suas existências, e sim para suas ausências, os vazios diários que reafirmam uma ideia de que o mundo está repleto de “animais ausentes”.

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(Italiano) Imparare dalla storia

Howard Richards | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Luglio 2022 - Nel 1973 lavoravo in Cile con una squadra all’organizzazione di comunità sotto forma di educación popular. Ispirati dalla filosofia di Paulo Freire, non è in fondo un’esagerazione dire che eravamo fanatici nell’evitare a tutti i costi di fare quello che Freire chiamava “educazione bancaria”.

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(Français) Nécessité de Creer: Un Mouvement Mondial pour le Désarmement Nucléaire

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

Toutes ces questions devraient être à l’ordre du jour d’un mouvement mondial pour le désarmement nucléaire. Il n’y a rien de plus important pour l’avenir de notre espèce et de notre planète.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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Egyptian Proverb – TRANSCEND Media Service

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Defending Donald

Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Jun 2022 - This Modern World

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

The Foodware Solution That Every Restaurant Needs

The Story of Stuff Project - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Jun 2022 - This Meals on Wheels program serving 25,000 meals a week saved $32,000 in just the first year after switching to reusable containers. What if every food service program and restaurant adopted the same practice?

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Striking Five-Minute Summary of the Ukraine Atrocities

Joe Lauria | George Galloway – TRANSCEND Media Service

27 Jun 2022 - US & Britain Wanted Ukraine Invasion to Happen - Otherwise they could not launch an economic war against Russia.

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Rhapsody in Blue (Music Video of the Week)

The 5 Browns – TRANSCEND Media Service

- Full Performance - Live from the Factory Floor

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