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Fall of Empire, End to US Wars: Johan Galtung Predictions Taking Place

Russia Today – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2016

Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung, a peace and conflict expert, predicts the fall of the “US Empire” by 2020. Military defeats in wars of choice will generate political loss of influence and irrelevance externally, what may trigger a soul-searching internally. The Vietnam War was but a prelude. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya follow the script. Israel may become a burden to the USA.

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Johan Galtung on ‘The Fall of the US Empire’

Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 14 Jun 2010

The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the war in Afghanistan. The US is spending over $136 billion on the wars this year. I’m joined now by Johan Galtung, who has spent the past half century pursuing non-violent conflict resolution in international relations. He’s known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies.

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Prof. Johan Galtung on his latest book, ‘The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What? Successors, Regionalization or Globalization? US Fascism or US Blossoming?’

RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2009

Interview with Prof. Johan Galtung about his latest book, ‘The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What? Successors, Regionalization or Globalization? US Fascism or US Blossoming?’ – Washington-DC, Oct 30 2009 (http://www.transcend.org/tup/) httpv://www.youtube.com/v/SfcoNlhxRow&hl=en&fs=1

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On the Ongoing Decline and Fall of the US Empire

Prof. Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

Empires have different profiles. The US Empire has a complete configuration, articulated in a statement by a Pentagon planner: “The de facto role of the United States Armed Forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing”. In other words, direct violence to protect structural violence legitimized by cultural violence.

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“Peace”: Are Religions the Cause of Peace Disruption in Humanoids? (Part 3)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

Oh, you warring Humanoids, pray to the Lord rather than the religious rituals.

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“Peace”: The Odyssey of the Relentless Pursuit of Humanoids of an Elusive Philosophy (Part 1)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

16 Apr 2022 – The concept of peace was first introduced into academic literature by the Norwegian pioneer of peace research Johan Galtung, who distinguished between two types of peace: positive peace and negative peace. Defining Peace itself is an arduous process and Galtung, the patriarch of formal Peace Research, has formulated the “Mini Theory of Peace”.

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Fiddling as Rome Burns: While the U.S. and China Prepare for War, USA Pundits Dither

Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Nov 2021

Those in the USA beating the drums of war are driven by concerns they may be unaware: fears that the social fabric is disintegrating, that white rule on a global level is obsolescent, or that their nation’s role as a global hegemon (or “leader”) is ending. The main task of US peace advocates today is to help citizens to understand that preparing for a war with China will not allay any of these fears or solve the problems, which can only happen by confronting the homeland elites that monopolize wealth, power, and social status for their own agendas.

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The Fall of the U.S. Empire–And Then What?

Prof. Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

An empire is a transborder Center-Periphery system in macro-space and macro-time with a culture legitimizing a structure of unequal exchange between center and periphery: economically, exploiters/exploited as inequity; militarily, killers/victims as enforcement; politically, dominators/dominated as repression; culturally, alienators/alienated as conditioning. Empires have different profiles.

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UN: Two Empires Crumbling–and Then What?

Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

The USA is out of touch. Stop droning, killing; make a beautiful North America with Mexico and Canada. Add it all up: the fall of the US empire is on track. How about Israel? Heading for a cliff of its own making: suicide. Israel is out of touch. A regime change from within is needed.

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Johan Galtung: Peace and Conflict Studies and COVID-19/لقاء خاص مع مؤسس علوم السلام يوهان غالتونغ

Brighten Your Mind – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

4 Jul 2020 – Norwegian scientist and founder of Peace and Conflict Studies, Johan Galtung touches on a number of important points. – تموز (يوليو) 2020 – يتطرق العالم النرويجي ومؤسس دراسات السلام والصراع ، يوهان غالتونغ ، إلى عدد من النقاط المهمة.

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After the Fall… What?

EnvisionPeaceMuseum | Johan Galtung & Amy Goodman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

Fascism or Blossoming after the Fall of the US Empire?
10 Jul 2012 – Prognosis/Prediction

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On the Coming Decline and Fall of the US Empire

Prof. Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

[Paper written in 2015] -> Empires have different profiles. The US Empire has a complete configuration, articulated in a statement by a Pentagon planner: “The de facto role of the United States Armed Forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing”. In other words, direct violence to protect structural violence legitimized by cultural violence.

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Johan Galtung on the Future of the USA: Fascism or Blossoming?

Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

Prediction/Prognosis: 7 Jun 2010 – Prof. Galtung on his book, “Fall of the US-Empire: And Then What?”

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Johan Galtung’s Conflict Transformation Theory for a Peaceful World

Bishnu Pathak, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

The paper highlights how the contributions of Johan Galtung has been able to change the institutional and individual attitudes, conviction systems, psychological understandings, and lifestyle of behaviors through applying transcend technique of conflict transformation.

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End of US Empire

Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

26 Sep 2020 – Trump will win and the US is finished as an empire. Many of us had predicted this a while back but the speed of the decay is stunning. But let us not rejoice; let us re-imagine a world of multilateral cooperation, sustainability and equality–and work extra hard to achieve it.

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Coronavirus as an Opportunity: Reboot Humanity and Change Security Thinking, Policies

Jan Oberg, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

Connecting dots is neither the trend of our times nor of day-to-day political decision-making. Over the years, time, space and intellectual focus has shrunk. It’s deplorable and dangerous for an increasingly complex world facing increasingly existential challenges.

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Johan Galtung: Peace and Conflict Studies and COVID-19

Brighten Your Mind – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

* The world after COVID-19
* Teaching peace and resolving conflict between individuals
* Teach young children peace
* Keeping children from violence from video-games
* Fall of the U.S. empire, not the U.S. Republic
* Islam in promoting peace and transforming conflicts
* “Peace Journalism” in promoting nonviolence and resolving disputes
* Rising powers

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(русский-Russian) Норвежский «Нострадамус» еще 20 лет назад предрек крах США к концу 2020 года

Григорий Карачев | The Russian Times – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

12 апреля 2020 – Йохан Галтунг, который известен своими точными прогнозами, связанными с распадом Советского Союза и терактом в Америке 11 сентября, также предрек крах США. Данные его прогноз вызвал небывалый ажиотаж в сети.

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(Italiano) Riflessione di Politica Non Violenta Sulla Pandemia del Coronavirus

Antonino Drago – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

La scienza occidentale è criticabile perché, nascondendo essa i suoi fondamenti (che in realtà sono divisi in un pluralismo di direzioni), si pone come verità assoluta e inevitabile. Con ciò dà autorità sociale ad una tecnologia che, allettando in continuazione gli uomini con la promessa di sempre  sempre maggior benessere, invade la vita umana fino a soffocarla nell’intimo.

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(Français) Pourquoi le budget militaire gonflé menace de faire tomber l’empire américain

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

1 fév. 2020 – Le budget militaire américain n’est pas payé par les bénéfices des exportations américaines. En fait, les États-Unis importent régulièrement plus qu’ils n’exportent et accusent un déficit qui, pour l’année 2019, était supérieur à un billion de dollars. Comme nous l’avons vu, le budget militaire en représente près de 75%.

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America, an Empire on Its Last Leg: To Be Kicked Out from the Middle East?

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, 20 Jan 2020

7 Jan 2020
• A US president committed to war crimes,
• A failing “War on Terrorism” narrative,
• Weakened military command structures,
• Failing alliances,
• Sleeping with the enemy,
• Unpredictable foreign policy analysts,
• Deception and mistakes.
At this juncture: The US’ most powerful weapon remains dollarization, neoliberal economic reforms and the ability to manipulate financial markets.

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Iran/USA: Assassination Aftermath–Is There a Win-Win Way Out?

Diane Perlman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2020

Is there a way to create a new reality that addresses the interests of major parties? The TRANSCEND Method is based on the central thesis that to prevent violence and develop the creative potential of a conflict, there has to be transformation. Normal conflicts are complex and involve many actors, goals and issues.

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What Happened (or What Is Happening) to the US Empire?

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

This article refers to Professor Johan Galtung’s claim that the US empire will fall by 2020. Its main purpose is to explore current and recent events that may be related to that claim.

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Johan Galtung Predictions: Fall of U.S. Empire, End to U.S. Wars

RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

Galtung suggests solutions based on 50 years of research in the areas of conflict transformation, mediation, peace studies, and related disciplines.

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Johan Galtung: The American Empire Will Fall by 2020

Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

Jan 2017 – Famous researcher-prognosticator, father of Peace Studies John Galtung explains his prediction.

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Johan Galtung and Dennis Kucinich Discuss the Proposal for a Department of Peace

Paul Jay | The Real News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Johan Galtung and Dennis Kucinich interviewed by Paul Jay

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Johan Galtung: The American Empire Will Fall in 2020

BGS IBMOR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2018

Famous prognosticator John Galtung explains his prediction of the fall of the American Empire. Podcast from Jan 2017

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Consequences of the Crash of the American Empire

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

1 Jun 2018 – In last month’s article, I mentioned the prediction of Johan Galtung that the American empire cannot last more than another two years. Is that likely, and if so, what will be the consequences? Having witnessed the crash of a previous empire, I think is likely.

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“Decline and Fall” of the US Empire – Introduction to the American Edition

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Mar 2018

America itself may look at the map and discover that they are located in North America, with two neighbors, big in population and in land, and conclude that MEX-US-CAN, Mexuscan, makes a lot of sense. At least worth contemplating. Making USA not America First as somebody proclaims while producing America Last. But America Normal.

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A Stream of Consciousness about Stream of Time

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Mar 2018

This essay about time is actually about human dignity. We are not drifting along something called time willy-nilly, like falling down pulled by something called gravity. Time is change; being masters of much change relevant to us we can create new contexts and call that moving forward in time, and recreate old contexts and call that moving backward in time.

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Galtung on Trump’s USA: Demoralization, Destructuration, Deculturation

Sebastian Eck | Galtung Institut – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2017

Prof. Johan Galtung on the U.S. Empire’s Disintegration

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The State of the Empire in the Age of Trumpism

Diane Perlman, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2017

“I hate the US Empire, but I love the US Republic.” For years I have been hearing this mantra from Johan Galtung my dear friend, mentor and colleague. As events unfold, it takes on new meaning.

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Prof. Johan Galtung (Born 24 Oct 1930)

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

Galtung was jailed in Norway for six months at age 24 as a Conscientious Objector to serving in the military, after having done 12 months of civilian service, the same time as those doing military service. He agreed to serve an extra 6 months if he could work for peace, but that was refused. In jail he wrote his first book, Gandhi’s Political Ethics, together with his mentor, Arne Næss. This event would trigger a world-changing lifetime work for peace: 170 books, plus.

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(Italiano) USA–Dove state andando?

Johan Galtung | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

12 settembre 2017 – “Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is ‘Collapsing,” (Uno studio del Pentagono sostiene che l’impero americano sta crollando) è il titolo di un saggio di Nafeez Ahmed che fa un’analisi del suddetto studio. Sembra interessante. Sottotitolo: “Rapporto sollecita una massiccia espansione del complesso militare-industriale per garantire l’accesso globale alle risorse”. Suona famigliare.

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USA–Where Are You Heading?

Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

Declare the end of the empire and explore cooperation for mutual and equal benefit with all. Make them friends, not military “allies”. USA: you are so innovative; you have so incredibly much to offer.

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Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

Nafeez Ahmed | INSURGE Intelligence – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jul 2017

17 Jul 2017 – The solution proposed to protect U.S. power in this new “post-primacy” environment is more of the same: more surveillance, more propaganda (“strategic manipulation of perceptions”) and more military expansionism. The Pentagon study’s recommendations call for an intensification of the very imperial policies that futurist Professor Johan Galtung, who accurately forecasted the demise of the USSR, predicts will accelerate the “collapse of the U.S. empire” by around 2020.

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“Modern” Business Owns You

Johan Galtung and Malvin Gattinger – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2017

The housing market used to be a way for people to organize themselves and share costs and risks. Now in bigger cities it seems to be mainly about selling people to housing corporations. The online markets used to be extensions of “real” ones, selling goods and services. Now the central market is ‘attention,’ essentially selling people to advertisement companies.

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(Castellano) Johan Galtung: “La UE va a sobrevivir, pero tiene que ser más modesta”

Ana Carbajosa – El País, 1 May 2017

Son diligentes en su trabajo y han logrado éxitos enormes, pero hay una cierta arrogancia. Para empezar, han logrado 40 años de paz, y no solo entendida como ausencia de violencia, sino también paz positiva, es decir cooperación. El problema es que todo viene de arriba y los viejos miembros se han sentido anulados, sentían que Bruselas no contaba con su opinión.

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US Power Will Decline under Trump Says Johan Galtung, Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

Nafeez Ahmed | Vice Motherboard – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2016

The Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University is recognized as the ‘founding father’ of peace and conflict studies as a scientific discipline. He has made numerous accurate predictions of major world events, most notably the collapse of the Soviet Empire.

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Donald Trump Will Cause US Power to Collapse Says Johan Galtung, Who Correctly Predicted Fall of USSR

Harriet Agerholm – The Independent, 12 Dec 2016

Norwegian professor Johan Galtung is known as the “founding father” of peace studies as a scientific subject and is recognised for correctly predicting numerous historical events, among them the Tiananmen Square uprising in China and the September 11 attacks. He attracted controversy in 2000 when he predicted US global power would collapse by 2025. But under the Bush administration he revised his forecast for the collapse to 2020.

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Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

Dr. Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

I was particularly interested in a statement made by a member of the Trump team about the 200-year relationship between Russia and the United States: the point was made that Russia supported what became the United States, against the French and the English empires. And that was Tsar Alexander I! So, from the beginning of the American War of Independence in Concord, up to the end of it in 1812….

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Trump: Peacemaking Revolution of the US Aggressive Geopolitics

20 coauthors (*) – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

Trump’s shocking victory has spawned a flurry of very different opinions. We, as the peacemakers, above all, interested in the peacemakers views about the US foreign policy during Trump’s presidency.

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Prof. Johan Galtung (24 Oct 1930)

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

Johan Vincent Galtung was born in Oslo, Norway on the same day that the UN would come to existence 15 years later. He was jailed for six months at age 24 as a Conscientious Objector to military service. In jail he wrote his first book, Gandhi’s Political Ethics, together with his mentor, Arne Næss. This event would trigger a world-changing lifetime work for peace: 167 books, plus.

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Johan Galtung’s Conflict Transformation Theory for Peaceful World: Top and Ceiling of Traditional Peacemaking

Prof. Bishnu Pathak – TRANSCEND Media service, 29 Aug 2016

Galtung has developed the TRANSCEND Method (conflict theory and practice, violence theory and practice, peace transformation, dialogue, and negotiation) to transform the conflict by peaceful means constituting a three-step approach, generally called TRANSCEND or Galtungian method.

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On the Coming Decline and Fall of the US Empire

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2016

An empire is a transborder Center-Periphery system, in macro-space and in macro-time, with a culture legitimizing a structure of unequal exchange between center and periphery:
• economically, between exploiters and exploited, as inequity;
• militarily, between killers and victims, as enforcement;
• politically, between dominators and dominated, as repression;
• culturally, between alienators and alienated, as conditioning.

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Can the US Turn Fascist?

Şahin Alpay, Today’s Zaman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2016

31 Jan 2016 – Johan Galtung, the Norwegian mathematician, political scientist, sociologist and the founder of the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, argued in his book The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? (TRANSCEND University Press, 2009) that just as the Roman Empire disintegrated, the American Empire (or the US and Western hegemony over the world) would collapse not later than the year 2025.

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US Policy toward Challengers: 10 Points

Johan Galtung, 28 Sep 2015

The young US Republic, unwilling to share the Atlantic Seaboard with London, emerged victoriously in 1812 with a strong army centered in the South. Manifest Destiny pointed West, then also South, and, stepping into the shoes of the dying Spanish empire in 1898, to the whole world.

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Iberia a Thousand Years Ago

Johan Galtung, 26 Jan 2015 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jan 2015

A time machine set on the long haul backward may be useful to understand the present in the light of the past. For instance Iberia, the peninsula, today with two states, Spain and Portugal.

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(Italiano) La caduta dell’Impero USA – e poi che cosa?

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Sep 2014

Fascismo USA? Sì, indubbio. Un’evoluzione profondamente tragica. Un paese così innovativo con null’altro da offrire che macro-bombardamenti, meso-droneggiamenti e micro-cecchinaggio. Percepiamo il complesso militare-industriale all’opera – l’industria delle bombe in prima fila.

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The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What?

Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Sep 2014

US Fascism? Yes, indeed. A deeply tragic development. Such an innovative country and nothing better to offer than macro bombing, meso droning and micro sniping. We sense the military-industrial complex at work–the bomb industry upfront.

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USA-Israel vs. Arab-Muslim Worlds: What Happens?

Johan Galtung, 25 Aug 2014

Nothing good. But let us have a look at it in the standard peace studies way: Diagnosis-analyzing, Prognosis- forecasting, and Therapy–remedies, even solutions.

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Professor Galtung: Erdoğan Should Focus on Foreign Policy

Yonca Poyraz Doğan – Today’s Zaman, Istanbul, 18 Aug 2014

August 17, 2014 – Galtung spoke with us during his recent visit to İstanbul for the International Peace Research Association’s (IPRA) biannual conference.

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Justice as Arbiter: Educating for Moral Authority, Legitimacy, and Credibility

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Aug 2014

This paper is about justice! The term “justice” is widely used in our daily life in media, politics, economic, and religion sectors. This has resulted in surplus meaning, and perhaps a dulling of its implicit power as a historical force. There can be no doubt “justice” is an enduring human virtue and value.

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Interview with Johan Galtung: The Pioneering International Peace Research Association He Founded in 1964

Antonio C. S. Rosa, editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jul 2014

Interview conducted on the occasion of IPRA’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Istanbul Conference, Turkey, August 11-15, 2014.

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Galtung’s ‘Structural Violence’ and the Sierra Leone Civil War c.1985-1992

Philip Leech, Globalization Café – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jul 2014

This paper, however, also notes that no theoretical concept can tell the whole story and while Galtung’s concepts and terminology are useful, awareness and appreciation of their short comings is also fundamental for full appreciation of a case study such as Sierra Leone.

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(Italiano) Intervista – Johan Galtung

Al McKay, E-International Relations – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jul 2014

Quel che importa è come le macroregioni si rapporteranno fra loro e la lotta contro la violenza del sistema economico – “potere morbido” che uccide ben più che il potere militare – e lo stato, addirittura il mondo, “securitario”, di marca USA – e Cinque Occhi! – la sorveglianza, ora allo stadio NSA.

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Interview – Johan Galtung

Al McKay, E-International Relations - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jun 2014

In 1985, I was amazed by the US inability to learn from the Vietnam disaster about limits to military approaches to politics, and, looking for something deeper than rationality, came up with such Deep Culture concepts as DMA – the Dualism-Manicheism-Armageddon syndrome of archetypes. I am now also working on Deep Nature, a fascinating topic.

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(Italiano) Il contributo di Johan Galtung alla teoria ed alla pratica della pace e della nonviolenza

Prof. Alberto L’Abate – Centro Studi Sereno Regis, 2 Dec 2013

Galtung è sicuramente uno degli studiosi che ha più contributo allo sviluppo teorico- pratico di questo settore, grazie alla sua prolificità nello scrivere (fino al 2012, 1785 saggi, 165 libri, scritti o curati da lui o insieme ad altri; molti dei quali tradotti in 34 lingue, compreso l’italiano1), sia grazie al lavoro da lui svolto in molti paesi del mondo (anche per le Nazioni Unite, ed altre importanti O.I.G) soprattutto per la mediazione di conflitti, con risultati importanti cui avremo occasione di accennare in seguito.

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(Italiano) NSA e caduta dell’Impero USA

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2013

Eppure, essendoci una cerchia interna di élite auto-nominate, c’è anche una cerchia interna di alleati di cui ci si può presumibilmente fidare, i “Cinque Occhi”: Regno Unito, USA, Canada, Australia, Nuova Zelanda; Anglo-America per esteso. Un circolo di paesi selezionati su base razzista-culturalista. Bianchi e anglo, uccisori di popoli indigeni ovunque: gli USA degli indiani nativi, il Canada un po’ meno degli appartenenti ai Popoli Nativi, l’Australia degli aborigeni, la Nuova Zelanda un po’ meno dei Maori, Il Regno Unito dappertutto – facendo sì che gli altri si lanciassero su quel pendio scivoloso del genocidio e del sociocidio.

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NSA and the Fall of the US Empire

Johan Galtung, 4 Nov 2013 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2013

Yet, as there is an inner circle of self-appointed elites there is also an inner circle of allies that presumably can be trusted, the “Five Eyes”: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand; Anglo-America writ large. Who are they? A club of countries selected on a racist-culturalist basis. White and Anglo, killers of indigenous peoples all over: USA of Native Indians, Canada a little less of First Nations, Australia of Aborigines, New Zealand a little less of Māoris, UK all over–getting the others launched on that slippery slope of genocide and sociocide.

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Nepal’s First Peace Event 2013 with Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung

Dr. Bishnu Pathak – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2013

Perhaps an internationally acclaimed person of authority on conflict transformation by peaceful means may ignite the political consensus process amongst the concerned stakeholders and actors of Nepal. In the context, it is natural to have great expectations from the Founding Father of Peace Studies in the world, Professor Dr. Johan Galtung, who is visiting Nepal for the first Peace Event in Kathmandu from February 10th to 18th, 2013.

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UN: Two Empires Crumbling – And Then What?

Johan Galtung, 3 Dec 2012 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2012

There is History in the UN 29 November 2012 vote: 138 YES to giving Palestine the UN status as “nonmember observer state”, only 9 NO, and 41 abstentions. Beyond Middle East politics the vote also mirrors the limits to the US global, and the Israeli regional, empires: 138 defy their grip and favor change, 41+9=50 do not, for various reasons. A crucial vote on a crucial issue is a crucial test. Who wants what?

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Memories Conscious and Subconscious

Johan Galtung, 30 Apr 2012 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2012

Two kinds of memories serve politics: glories and traumas. The glories–victory, liberation, constitution–are celebrated as the birth of a nation. The traumas–defeat, invasion-occupation, decline and fall–are surrounded with the oath NEVER AGAIN! We are guided not only by future goals, but also by past memories. They set the discourse, the frame for what happens. Anybody attacking the USA on US territory invokes Pearl Harbor; 9/11 is then sedimented on top of that, tripling the response should there ever be one more. Better know the wounds imprinted on the collective soul

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USA-Pakistan-Afghanistan: A Global Perspective

Johan Galtung, 24 Apr 2012

Pakistan can probably only survive as a federation with very much autonomy for the parts, and as part of a Central Asian community with eight Muslim neighbors. The more open the border the more will the Durand wound heal, not by Pakistan or Afghanistan yielding territory to the other, or a new Pashtunistan, but more creatively. And that region will be more interested in good relations with China–already owner of enormous resources in Afghanistan–than with the USA.

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From Empire to Global Fascism

Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Mar 2012

A disconnect between speech and action is Obama’s trade mark. A key to his global fascism: instead of acknowledging wrongs of US foreign policy, he hides his extra-judicial killings with drones and JSOC’s (Joint Special Operations Command) in, maybe, 120 countries. Covert, CIA, less overt, Pentagon; with little Congress control. JSOC has been operating an extra-legal “kill-capture” campaign that a former counterinsurgency adviser calls “an almost industrial scale counterterrorism killing machine”.

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Ten Social Justice Trends Changing the World

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2012

Global Trends:
[1] The Decline and Fall of the US Empire; [2] The Decline of the West; [3] The Decline of States and Rise of Regions; [4] The Rise of the Rest; [5] The Rise of China.
Social Trends:
[6] The Rise of Nations; [7] The Rise of Civil Society; [8] The Rise of Youth; [9] The Rise of Women; [10] The Rise of Inequality and Revolts.

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Who Was Jesus?

Johan Galtung, 26 Dec 2011 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Dec 2011

Jesus rejected the finance system in the Jerusalem temple, encouraged tax boycott, and had disciples-apostles from a caste known for violence. He enters with the disciples the enormous 262mx262m temple, carefully divided into sections also for non-Jews, only for Jews, also for women, only for men, only for priests and the Most Holy. He overthrew the tables of the money exchangers and seems to have propagated a very concrete political message about the Jewish people in a federally structured country, independent of Rome, with apostles as political leaders. When asked by Pontius “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say” (Mark 15,2). INRI (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudeorum), Jesus from Nazareth, the King of Jews they wrote ironically, but that may have been exactly how he saw himself. This is politics.

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And Then the Decline and Fall of China?

Johan Galtung, 3 Oct 2011

Talk given in Beijing at the Party School of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, 27 Sep 2011 – Yet a rule is written in the stars: nothing human is forever. There is an organic curve: birth-rise-peak-decline-fall. China is human if at a higher level: the comparative advantage of China is not cheap labor or such economisms but the culture, drawing on the san fa, the three teachings of daoism-confucianism-buddhism. The Occident would have been much better off drawing on judaism-christianity-islam and secularism instead of wasting time fighting each other to death.

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Johan Galtung on US Radio – Wide Awake News (Video of the Week)

Charlie McGrath and Warren Pollok – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2011

Charlie McGrath and Warren Pollok, hosts of Wide Awake Radio-Alternate Radio Show in the US, conduct an original interview with Prof. Galtung talking about his recent book “The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What?” Dr. Galtung provides solutions.

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Fall of Empire, End to Wars: Johan Galtung Predictions

Russia Today – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2011

21 Feb 2011, New York – Some analysts say the US – bogged down in wars and pressed by emerging powers – will have to rethink its role in world affairs. Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung, a peace and conflict expert, goes further by predicting the fall of the “US Empire”. “Iraq is not at all turning out the way they hoped, certainly not Afghanistan either. The same will happen in Yemen and Somalia and a number of other countries where they now have undercover operations,” he told RT. Moreover, the sociologist believes what is going to happen in those areas – for instance, in Afghanistan – will not even be decided in Washington.

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The Decline of the US Republic?

Johan Galtung, 28 Feb 2011 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2011

That the US Empire is falling with the structure so laboriously built in the Middle East crumbling is clear even if there will be fall-back positions. But the US Republic is also in bad shape, with the threat of government shutdown March 5, like in 1995. Why? Because the US polity is inadequate to the challenge.

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Interview with Johan Galtung (Part 1 of 2)

Mera Szendro Bok | Communicaton is your Right! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2011

In this Dec 9, 2010 interview Johan Galtung talks about his experiences, insights, views, and his new book “The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What?”

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Interview with Johan Galtung (Part 2 of 2)

Mera Szendro Bok | Communicaton is your Right! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2011

In this Dec 9, 2010 interview Johan Galtung talks about his experiences, insights, views, and his new book “The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What?”

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(German) Interview mit Johan Galtung

Schattenblick – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2010

17. September 2010 in Hamburg

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The Decline and Fall of Norway

Johan Galtung, 15 Nov 2010 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2010

Then the third revelation. Wars among states decrease as wars among nations increase; the state system going down and the nation system up in salience. What could make young men kill Afghans when Norway is not attacked? Constructing Norway as a killer nation, digging deep down in Norwegian archaeology, to the Vikings, invoking their symbols, helmets and Valhalla, with craniums to boot. Like SS. Quisling, from the Telemark province, also used the Germanic cult of anything old Nordic for his fascist Norwegian Legion. Name of the Norwegian Afghanistan ISAF battalion: Telemark. Ominous.

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Audio Podcast Interview with Johan Galtung

Panopticon Podcast – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2010

Prof. Galtung discusses the fall of the US empire, its wars, conflict resolution, and more.

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The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? (Part 1)

Paul Jay interviewing Johan Galtung and Dennis Kucinich -The Real News Network, 2 Aug 2010

Johan Galtung and Dennis Kucinich discuss the proposal for a Department of Peace.

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The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? (Part 2)

Paul Jay interviewing Johan Galtung and Dennis Kucinich - The Real News Network, 2 Aug 2010

Dennis Kucinich and Johan Galtung discuss the proposal for a Department of Peace.

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Spying for the USA-And for Peace

Johan Galtung, 2 Aug 2010 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2010

To expose war crimes parading as “secrets” is a service for peace. Ellsberg got the alternative Nobel Peace Prize. So will Assange.

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Two Empires Falling – But How?

Johan Galtung, 14 Jun 2010

The significance of the Rosenstrasse nonviolence in the heart of Berlin in the middle of the war is neglected, just like Obama neglected the role of nonviolence in ending both colonialism and the cold war in his Nobel Peace Prize speech, probably the most belligerent ever given (and his contempt for the prize was emphasized by giving the money away to organizations that had nothing to do with peace).

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The Trilateral Conflict USA – North Korea – South Korea

Johan Galtung, 9 Nov 2009

Seoul:  Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen; a great honor to be invited for a keynote on unification–a key concern of mine since 1972–in a room in the National Assembly, the symbol of democracy. And we are meeting in the context of the 20th anniversary of that 1989 miracle, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and then […]

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After the US Empire: A World of Regions?

Johan Galtung, 27 Jul 2009

A key hypothesis in the recent The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? (www.transcend.org/tup) is that the successor system to the US Empire will be neither a hegemony run by one big actor like China or the EU, nor globalization run by the TNCs, but a world of regions with regional currencies. […]

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Johan Galtung on “Class, Nation and the Philippines”

TMS Interview, 21 Feb 2009

TMS: Professor Galtung, as you write in your TMS editorial [week of 16-22 February] “Class, Nation and the Philippines,” about conversations you maintained from 4 to 9 February 2009 in Manila, you met with Government and Parties for a dialogue about the future of the peace process in the Philippines on issues of class and […]

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The Economic Crisis And The US Empire

Johan Galtung, 10 Nov 2008

The crisis in the US economy would also have happened even without the empire. The crisis is an outcome of US hyper-capitalism, capitalism at maximum pressure, with no constraints or “regulation” as the market forces say. And more particularly of the pumping, sucking up of wealth from below, placing 90 million US citizens in misery, […]

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(A MUST READ) THE FALL OF THE U.S. EMPIRE–AND THEN WHAT?

Johan Galtung, 22 Oct 2008 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2008

[Economic Contradictions- (2)]- between productive and finance economy: Domestic and global market turnover being high even if the growth is sluggish in the productive economy in many countries, and distribution being low, there will be heavy accumulation of liquidity high up searching for an outlet. Luxury consumption and productive investment being limited, the obvious outlet […]

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Reconstructing USA

Johan Galtung, 20 Oct 2008 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Oct 2008

Greensboro and the Blue Ridge, North Carolina, 20/Oct/2008 There is tremendous excitement in the air, carried by the name Obama.  Change.  The mantra word.  The feeling that a New Beginning may be around the corner.  For one who has the privilege of organizing workshops on the concrete content Americans might like to see happen, there […]

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The US Economic Crisis: 10 Proposals

Johan Galtung, 29 Sep 2008 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Sep 2008

Stavanger-Norway, September 29/2008 What a cynicism to talk about “crisis” as a phenomenon of a month or a year or two, when every day about 125,000 die from system-produced hunger and curable-preventable diseases!  Much of the responsibility lies buried in an economism privileging the transaction system above the basic needs of the actors. Economics as […]

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(Italiano) Nuovi modelli di conflitto e debolezza dei movimenti per la pace

Richard E. Rubenstein | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

L’inizio della guerra russo-ucraina nel febbraio 2022 ha drammatizzato un pericoloso conflitto globale tra gli Stati Uniti e i loro avversari della Guerra Fredda, Russia e Cina. Un conflitto regionale che avrebbe potuto essere risolto mediante negoziati o dialoghi tra le parti è diventato relativamente intrattabile, senza soluzioni immediate in vista.

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New Patterns of Conflict and the Weakness of Peace Movements

Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

The beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian war in Feb 2022 dramatized a dangerous global conflict between the USA and its Cold War adversaries, Russia and China. A regional conflict that might have been resolved by negotiation or dialogues between the parties became relatively intractable, with no immediate solutions in sight.

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Deon and Telos: How Journalisms Are Evolving Their Ethical Approaches

Jake Lynch | MDPI – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

13 Aug 2021 – This article belongs to the Special Issue, Beyond Fake News and Fact-Checking: The Political, Social and Technological Consequences of the Battle Against Misinformation and Disinformation.

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Dual Denialisms

Jake Lynch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

As hydrocarbon addiction turns downward, and extractivist logics weaken, it will become less attractive to cosy up to repressive Gulf monarchies – and we may also observe the further weakening of US support for Zionism, which has been its main foundation since 1947. Both for powering the planet, and for bringing peace to Palestine, we must be ready with alternative visions.

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Shall We Welcome the U.S./NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan?

Richard Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

Some “Peacebuilders” Say No!

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Behind the Smokescreen: West’s China Cold War Agenda

Gordon Dumoulin, Jan Oberg and Thore Vestby | TFF - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

An Analysis of the West’s Destructive China Cold War Agenda and Why It Must Stop

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The “Inside Job” Hypothesis of the 9/11 Attacks

Prof. Graeme MacQueen - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

Three days after 9/11 the eminent economist Celso Furtado suggested that it was a provocation carried out by the American far right to justify a takeover. He compared these attacks to the burning of the Reichstag in 1933 and the rise of the Nazis to power in Germany. I am not concerned in this article to demonstrate the truth of the “inside job” hypothesis. Ten years of research led me to conclude that it is correct, but in the present paper I am concerned only with the preliminary, but vital, issue of imagination. Those who cannot imagine this hypothesis to be true will leave it unexamined.

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Back to the Drawing Board: Beirut Has Been Bombed to the Ground. Now What?

Amanda Haydar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

17 Aug 2020 – Embedded in Lebanon’s system is what Galtung calls structural violence. The current arrangement has failed to ensure the best interests of the Lebanese people and it is neither conducive to peace nor development. Conflict in Lebanon embodies Cultural Violence–the tendency to utilize aspects of culture to legitimize and justify direct and structural violence. Ask yourself this: “What does the Lebanon I want to live in look like?”

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Toward a Global Ethics of Nonviolence

Charles P. Webel and Sofia Khaydari – TRANSCEND Media Servire, 13 Jul 2020

In this paper, from within the framework of Peace and Conflict Studies, we examine the strengths and weaknesses of “Global Ethics” in general and of “Nonviolence” as a core global value and as a conflict transformation strategy in particular. Many peace theories and nonviolent political movements and ideas are examined, ranging theoretically from Kant and liberalism to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, and empirically from Brian Martin, Gene Sharp, Chenoweth and Stephan, and Steven Pinker, to case studies of Poland, Denmark, the Philippines, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.

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A Call for Review of the Historical Facts Surrounding the UNGA Resolution of 1959 That Recognized Attainment of Self-Government for Hawaii

Pōkā Laenui, Kioni Dudley, Leon Kaulahao Siu and Alfred de Zayas – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

April 2020 – In 1959, the territory and the people of the formerly independent nation/state of Hawaii was declared a State of the U.S. union and Hawaii was removed by the UN General Assembly as one of those places subject to further reporting by the United States in the progress toward Hawaii’s self-governance under Article 73 of the U.N. Charter.  This document calls upon the UN General Assembly to review its actions taken in 1959.

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COVID-19 Blunders Signal End of ‘American Century’

Wang Wen | Global Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – For most people it’s unfathomable that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is the first global event that hasn’t been led by the US since 1941. The principal founder of peace and conflict studies, Johan Galtung, predicted in his 2009 book ‘The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What?’ that the US empire will decline and fall by 2020. According to Galtung, it is due to USA expanding hegemon that has driven it to exploit and suppress other countries. 

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A 21st Century Worldview: Interviewing Ahmet Davutoğlu

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

28 Mar 2020 – Interview that I conducted with the former Turkish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, published in Middle East Monitor on March 23-24, 2020. His responses to questions 18-20 concern the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the world. The interview is long, yet a worthwhile overview how the most important intellectual political figure in Turkey views global and national reality given the shape of recent developments.

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Towards a Mayors’ Security Council

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Mar 2020

1 Mar 2020 – Around the world we see the beginning of failed states, consumed by violence: Libya, Yemen, and a case can be made for Mexico. Johan Galtung has gone so far as to imagine that the United States will split into two countries as the American Empire crumbles. The situation is so serious that UN Secretary-General Guterres devoted his annual press conference on February 4 to the “wind of madness” sweeping the globe. ”

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