Articles by David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace

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“Slow News” vs “Fast History”
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jul 2018

2 Jul 2018 – This blog last month suggested that history is moving much faster than we think and that the collapse of the American empire is likely to come within the next two years. This leads me to the question: Can the slow development of the culture of peace make it possible for a transition from the culture of war to a culture of peace when the American empire crashes?

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Why There Is So Much Anger
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2018

7 Jun 2018 – Wherever we turn, people are angry. In France and United States where I live, voters are angry and turn their anger against immigrants and people of color. And they vote for the Front National and for Donald Trump. And the struggle in the US between students protesting school massacres, gun sales and the National Rifle Association is fueled by anger on both sides. We are going through an especially dangerous period of history, and we need to analyze its causes and possible solutions.

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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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The Times Call for Radical Action!
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

1 May 2018 – Johan Galtung predicted the crash of the Soviet empire within one year, and he predicts the end of the American empire within the next two years. If he is correct, the crash of the global economy is likely to come before the threatened wars, before the full development of fascism, and before the full effects of global warming. And if he is correct, it will provide us with a window of opportunity in the next two years to refound the global political system.

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Towards a Global Movement against All Violence
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

1 Apr 2018 – The growing mobilizations by teenagers in the US and Palestine remind me of the mobilizations by youth against the War in Vietnam in the 1960’s and by youth against Apartheid in the 1970’s. The time is short. Johan Galtung has repeated his prediction, first made in 2004, that the American Empire cannot be sustained beyond the year 2020.

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The Role of Media for a Culture of Peace
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

1 Feb 2018 – Over the past century the control of information, especially through the mass media, has become the most important characteristic of the culture of war. Why? It is urgent that we continue to develop media for a culture of peace throughout the world, hoping that someday it will obtain an audience as great as that for the culture of war.

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The Culture of War Is Hiding in Plain Sight: It Is the State
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2018

The state devotes its resources and is more or less controlled, overtly or covertly, by the military throughout the world. This is not new but has been true throughout history. If peace is to be obtained, it cannot be based on the state. Can the state be replaced? Yes!

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Role of Mass Demonstrations in History
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2017

I am reminded of mass demonstrations which I have experienced over the years in the United States: the gathering for civil rights at the Washington Monument in 1963 when Martin Luther King made his great speech “I have a dream!”; the mobilization of one million people for a nuclear test ban in New York’s Central Park in 1982; and the mobilizations in 2003 against the American invasion of Iraq which involved millions of people around the world.

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