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Peace, disarmament, active nonviolence. Interview with Alex Zanotelli

www.shekina.it Alex Zanotelli is an Italian priest and a Comboni missionary, the founder of several movements that promote peace and justice in solidarity. He is also one of the promoters of the Arena of Peace and Disarmament which will take place on April 25 in Verona and which will bring together the entire peace and nonviolence movement, both secular and religious, and those promoting solidarity and volu ...

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Noam Chomsky Lecture: Security and State Policy

Prof. Noam Chomsky delivered the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 13th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future on February 28, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. A leading principle of international relations theory is that the highest priority of states is to ensure security.  As George Kennan formulates the standard view, government is created “to assure order and justice internally and to provid ...

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International Peace Research Association at 50

by Johan Galtung, 17 Feb 2014 - TRANSCEND Media Service Known as IPRA, founded in 1964 in London–and this author, 34 at the time, is the only surviving founder.  IPRA rotates every two years from one peace research center to the other, and is now in very competent Turkish hands.  And what is more natural than having the 50th anniversary for the hub of peace studies in that hub of the world, Istanbul, 10-14 ...

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Latin American, Caribbean Leaders Declare “Peace Zone” in the Region

Latin American and Caribbean leaders have wrapped their annual summit of a regional grouping that excludes the United States and Canada. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held its first gathering last year as a counterweight to forums that exclude Cuba. Cuban President Raúl Castro touted the summit’s accomplishments. President Raúl Castro: "We’ve reached important agreements on significan ...

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2nd CELAC Summit Concludes with Important Statements

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is expected to conclude today with important statements, particularly in proclaiming the region as a zone for peace and free of nuclear weapons. Presidents of Chile, Peru, Arrive in Cuba for CELAC Summit France Says CELAC Is Major Stakeholder for Europe Such agreement is transcendental when there ar ...

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Photo Contest “Peace Is”

The 5th International Photo Contest "Peace Is" on children's rights, organized by the Greek office of the international organization "World Without Wars and Violence" was successfully completed. The statistics of the competition are impressive! The competition website received more than 1.4 million visitors from 159 countries (until December 10th). A total of 830 photos submitted in 4 categories from 317 ph ...

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Making Peace with Our Futures

By Johan Galtung In this column, Johan Galtung, rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University and author of ‘The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What?’, writes that the future holds many possibilities for humankind, from the rise of U.S. global and domestic fascism on the one hand, to a multi-cultural world with Western-Marxist, Islamic, Buddhist, Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian and Ubuntu development models on t ...

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Peace is…

"World Without Wars and Violence" organizes for the fifth consecutive year the international photography contest "Peace Is" from May 1. The competition theme for 2013 is "children's rights". The competition and the exhibitions that will follow, are under the auspices of the Greek National Commission of UNESCO, while having the patronage of FIAP and Greek Photographic Society. 1. SECTIONS [C]    COLOR [M]   ...

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Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

On February 1st the Chilean humanist Thomas Hirsch took part in the International Conference for Peace that took place at Munich, called "Non violent ways of regime change." We publish here the transcript of his words: "The name proposed for this conference is already arguable. Firstly, as a reflection rather than a criticism, if I am asked to talk about nonviolent regime change is because the basic assumpt ...

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A good day for shaking prejudices

The interesting thing about a piece of good news that defies apparently established prejudice, discrimination and even a state of undeclared war is that it can “shock” us out of our acceptance that “things are the way they are”, people hate, fear, exclude and attempt to destroy others in all kinds of conflicts. This we call “normality” and it seems to validate a creeping belief that human nature is rather n ...

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