Peace

08.04.2017

50 Years Later, a Speech by King Has Lessons for a President

50 Years Later, a Speech by King Has Lessons for a President

On April 4, 1967, a year to the day before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most powerful, controversial speeches of his life: “Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break the Silence.” The legendary orator and organizer, this young Nobel Peace laureate, laid out a bold condemnation… »

26.03.2017

‘If We are Serious About Peace and Development, We Must Take Women Seriously’

‘If We are Serious About Peace and Development, We Must Take Women Seriously’

By Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury Without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is possible, writes Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. He is an internationally recognized initiator of the UNSCR 1325… »

01.03.2017

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

By Johan Galtung Keynote: New Vision of Peace in East Asia – Sino-Japanese Peace Dialogue Nanjing, 22-23 Feb 2017 As Buddhist philosophy teaches, peace, like violence and conflict, is a relation; not an attribute of China or Japan. As Daoist philosophy teaches, in a holon like East Asia there… »

17.02.2017

A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis

A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis

By Baher Kamal “The world is in a crisis, not least because governing élites have estranged themselves from the needs and aspirations of ordinary people. This sense of being left behind has lead the latter to rebel against their country’s stratified governance,”… »

08.02.2017

US peace activists say: Who are “They” anyway?

US peace activists say: Who are “They” anyway?

Inside our California home we feel deeply, and coast-to-coast across America, we read thousands of post-election words about fears and potential dangers. Yet, listening carefully across the black-dark chasms of human separation, we citizens see light on some unifying agreement: Many old institutions favor a few and exclude many, sometimes… »

17.01.2017

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

By Jesús Arguedas. Students, young athletes and groups of adults have been going around numerous schools in Madrid organising nonviolence and peace symbols.  These activities have taken place in recent weeks and aim to be a preparatory work for an international campaign to be kick-started in 2017. The campaign will… »

18.12.2016

Prayer of the Mothers: women sing for peace

Prayer of the Mothers: women sing for peace

“Prayer of the Mothers” is a song by singer and songwriter Yael Deckelbaum. It was created together with women of the movement “Women Wage Peace” which aims for a peaceful and nonviolent solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since its creation in summer 2014 during the escalation… »

09.11.2016

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Dear Democrats, Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, “more usable” nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen?… »

05.11.2016

Women as peacemakers: a 31 October anniversary

Women as peacemakers: a 31 October anniversary

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service  Seeing with eyes that are gender aware, women tend to make connections between the oppression that is the ostensible cause of conflict (ethnic or national oppression) in the light of another cross-cutting one: that of gender regime.  Feminist work tends to represent war… »

22.10.2016

Steve Amsel: Peace is possible and WILL become a reality. There is no other alternative!

Steve Amsel: Peace is possible and WILL become a reality. There is no other alternative!

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Steve Amsel of the DesertPeace portal, a Jew fighting for peace and against militarism and colonialism in Israel. Just like us at ProMosaik, for Steve “anti-Zionism” never means anti-Semitism, but is the opposition to a colonialist mentality in which… »

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