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How the Western Media Support State Terror – While Millions Die
Matthew Alford, Florian Zollman, Alan Macleod, Jeffery Klaehn and Daniel Broudy | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

Issue Aug/Sep 2019 – Five academics examine our media’s coverage of foreign affairs, in a piece censored (and then rejected) by a leading liberal publication.

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(Français) Comment les médias occidentaux soutiennent le terrorisme d’Etat qui fait des millions de victimes
Florian Zollman, Alan Macleod, Jeffery Klaehn, Daniel Broudy and Matthew Alford | Peace News – Le Grand Soir, 19 Aug 2019

21 juillet 2019 – Quatre universitaires examinent la couverture médiatique des affaires étrangères dans un article censuré (puis refusé) par une grande publication libérale.

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Peace Poll Reveals People Think Conflict Prevention Is Better than Cure
Harriet Lamb | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

20 Sep 2018 – Asked where their governments should spend more to promote peace, people gave top ranking to ‘dealing with the reasons why people fight in the first place’. This was strongly followed by ‘teaching peace, tolerance and conflict resolution in schools’. Again, military interventions had the least support.

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Campaign to Get ‘Peacebuilding’ in Dictionaries Gains Traction
Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

29 Sep 2018 – ‘Peacebuilding’ was coined in the 1970’s by Norwegian scholar Johan Galtung, who defines it as projects that involve “concrete action” towards peace. The word gets 7 million hits on Google, but is not in most dictionaries. Now a campaign has started to get ‘peacebuilding’ included.

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How Has the Declaration of Human Rights Changed the World?
Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2018

13 Aug 2018 – This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. How has it changed the world as we know it? In 1948 the Declaration was signed to prevent the horrors of WWII from re-occurring. It set up human rights standards for all and is the world’s most translated document, in over 500 languages.

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Pathways for Peace: A Call to Rethink the Prevention of Violent Conflict in a Turbulent World
Alexandre Marc | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Servive, 2 Apr 2018

26 Mar 2018 – The joint UN–World Bank report, Pathways for Peace, was published on 1 Mar 2018. It is the first report that these two organizations have prepared in concert. It reflects the sense of urgency that many of us feel at organizations with a global reach to find common solutions to address violent conflict in the twenty-first century.

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Mass Media for Culture of Peace
Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

1 Feb 2018 – It has been the dream at CPNN from the beginning that our website and others like us would be able to attract so much readership that the mass media would need to take up the theme of the culture of peace in order to compete with us.

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Peacebuilders: The Making of Mandela
Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2018

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison but upon his release, he chose reconciliation over revenge.

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What is Peace Journalism?
Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

Have you noticed that news media always cover war and violence, but rarely peace and reconciliations? Check out a new style of reporting that is emerging, and being used worldwide.

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The Struggle to Eliminate Violence against Women Is Essential to the Culture of Peace
David Adams | Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

1 Dec 2017 – The advance this year of the struggle to eliminate violence against women is an important step forward for the global movement for a culture of peace. Here’s why.

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Reintegration or Re-recruitment: Preventing Old Wars from Fueling New Wars
Ochan Hannington | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2017

When fighters return to civilian life their prospects are limited. Now, experts warn many are being re-recruited into other violent groups. “Whether that is forced recruitment because they live in a really remote location, or incentivized recruitment, that we see so much of in the Central African Republic or the Democratic Republic of the Congo where armed groups become the most viable employment offer in a region.”

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Catalunya: Culture of War or Culture of Peace?
David Adams | Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2017

1 Nov 2017 – It seems that the people of Catalunya will vote in December whether to declare independence from Spain, i.e. to form a separate state. If someone were to ask my advice about this election, I would say that it risks becoming a decision to move Catalunya towards the culture of war. There are good alternative for Catalunya, apart from secession.

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Towards a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
David Adams | Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2017

2 Aug 2017 – We need a profound reform of the UN so that it is managed more directly by the peoples of the world – through cities or parliaments instead of the present Member States that are inextricably linked to the culture of war. A significant first step towards such a reform would be the proposed parliamentary assembly of the UN (UNPA). There are proposals from the European Parliament, the Pan-African Parliament and an international conference of around 300 chief justices, judges, legal experts and ambassadors from nearly 60 countries predominantly from the Global South.

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People Choosing Peace: Chen (Israel)
Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jul 2017

One night we had to meet an agent from the security forces in order to find a wanted terrorist. My men surrounded a house and as we entered with our flashlights. People were sleeping on mattresses all over the floor. Then the agent woke someone up and dragged him to the jeep. It was a 10-year-old child. “How can this be the ‘wanted terrorist’?” I asked myself.

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People Choosing Peace: Flory Kazingufu (DRC)
John Oryang – Peace News, 5 Jun 2017

At the height of the First Congo War in 1996 Floribert Kazingufu, a teacher in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fled to South Africa as a refugee. His journey inspired him to become a leading peace-builder for his people, co-founding the Chirezi Foundation, which provides education and ‘peace courts,’ and the Pan African Peace University in Uriva, DRC.

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Is Reconciliation Working in Rwanda?
John Oryang | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2017

13 May 2017 – The 1994 genocide in Rwanda claimed nearly 800,000 lives. Now, over 20 years later, the country is still healing. Peace News traveled to Rwanda to hear from the next generation about their views of the country’s violent past, and their dreams for Rwanda.

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People Choosing Peace: Ayuel Madut, South Sudan
Ochan Hannington | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2017

I fought alongside the Sudan People’s Liberation Army that later took power in South Sudan. During the guerrilla war I was a child soldier. At such a young age I thought I fully understood the reasons for fighting the Khartoum government, which was our “enemy” then.

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Does Climate Change Increase Conflict?
Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

Today’s wars are often attributed to ethnic conflict or extremism, but environmental factors could also be behind tensions. Linking climate and conflict is a controversial issue. Some scholars warn that inflating the links between conflict and climate change could be damaging to both areas of study. However, evidence on the ground appears to be increasing.

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The Global Campaign for Peace Education
Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2016

The Global Campaign for Peace Education provides coverage of peace education from around the world, including original articles, research and stories cultivated from journals and independent and mass media sources.

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(Castellano) Bachelet crea Ministerio de Pueblos Indígenas en Chile
Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2016

15 Jan 2016 – La Presidenta de Chile, Michelle Bachelet, firmó hoy en el Palacio de La Moneda las leyes que crean el Ministerio de Pueblos Indígenas, el Consejo Nacional y los Consejos de Pueblos Indígenas.

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President Creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile
Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2016

15 Jan 2016 – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed today at La Moneda Palace the laws that create the Ministry of Indigenous People, the National Council and the Indigenous People”s Councils.

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Needed: Political Will . . .
Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2015

A solution to the problem of global warming is not a technical problem, but rather a political problem. The means are available. The Earth Policy Institute published “Seven Surprising Realities behind the Great Transition to Renewable Energy” showing that the global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossils is well under way. Their “seven surprising realities:”

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NGO Open letter to Member States of the General Assembly on the Selection Process of the UN Secretary-General
Culture of Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2015

The selection of the new Secretary-General in 2016 will be one of the most important decisions the General Assembly will make in the next ten years. The new Secretary-General will have to address a world confronted with increasingly dangerous civil wars, humanitarian and environmental disasters, terrorism, regressive development, economic and financial turmoil, and inequality.

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Protecting Schools 80 Years after Roerich
Bede Sheppard, Human Rights Watch – Culture of Peace News Network, 3 Aug 2015

The Declaration is a political commitment to do more to protect students, teachers, schools and universities from attack and from military use during times of armed conflict. It calls upon armed forces to refrain from converting schools or universities into military bases, barracks, defensive positions, detention centers, and weapons caches, as well as from harassment, rape, and forced recruitment by the soldiers inside the school.

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Bolivia: Mediators Are Formed In Culture of Peace
Henry A. Aira Gutiérrez, Correo del Sur - Culture of Peace News Network, 3 Aug 2015

July 22, 2015 – Culture of peace and conflict resolution are new phrases that Bolivians can use to avoid going to court. With the implementation of the new moral codes as of August 6, it is also the expression of the mediators, whose job is to reduce the caseload in the courts for civil and commercial matters.

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(Castellano) Colombia: La Cátedra de la Paz
Ernesto Amézquita en Cronica del Quindio – Culture of Peace News Network, 6 Jul 2015

28 jun 2015 – En desarrollo de la ley 1732 del 2014, el gobierno nacional acaba de dictar el decreto “por el cual se reglamente la cátedra de la Paz en todas las Instituciones educativas del País. Para responder al mandato constitucional consagrado en los arts. 22 y 41 de la Constitución Nacional, el carácter de la cátedra de la Paz, será obligatorio”.

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Colombia: Teaching Peace
Ernesto Amézquita en Cronica del Quindio – Culture of Peace News Network, 6 Jul 2015

28 Jun 2015 – According to law 1732, adopted in 2014, the national government has to issue a decree “by which the teaching of Peace is regulated in all educational institutions of the country”. Article number 2: “to meet the constitutional mandate enshrined in the articles 22 and 41 of the Constitution, the teaching of Peace is compulsory.”

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Latin America in Perspective: Between Successes and New Challenges
Raffaele Morgantini and Tarik Bouafia – Culture of Peace News Network, 4 May 2015

Movements against governmental fiscal austerity, are they part of the global movement for a culture of peace? Austerity cures imposed on some countries in the region by the IMF and the WB have been abandoned in favor of stimulus policies where the state has taken up a key role in managing the economy.

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Closing of the World Social Forum: Citizens of the World versus Terrorism and Oppression
Sihem Oubraham, El Moudjahid – Culture of Peace News Network, 4 May 2015

6 Apr 2015 – The 13th edition of the World Social Forum 2015, which took place over four days in the Tunisian capital, completed its work under the slogan of “all-out solidarity with all oppressed peoples.”

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