Articles by Johan Galtung, 24 Sep 2012
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A Day of Peace: For the Americas
Johan Galtung, 24 Sep 2012 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Sep 2012
Straight to the key problem in the theory and practice of peace: Are we thinking of the negative peace of cease-fire and no violence (as distinct from nonviolence), or are we thinking of the positive peace of cooperation for mutual and equal benefit, empathy for emotional harmony, reconciliation of past traumas, and resolution capacity for an endless agenda of future conflicts? Are we thinking of using nonviolence? Or of persuading, or forcing, those with serious grievances to lay down their arms and reintegrate peacefully in civilian life?→ read full article