Articles by Johan Galtung, 25 Nov 2013

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Peace in Colombia?
Johan Galtung, 25 Nov 2013 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2013

In this conference a highly counter-productive word is being used: postconflict, instead of post-violence. Do not confuse them: violence means hurting-harming; conflicts are incompatible goals. “Postconflict” sounds like all is solved with the end of violence, oblivious to reducing flagrant inequality, to harmony through empathy, trauma reconciliation, and capacity for ongoing conflict resolution.

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