Johan Galtung: In Pursuit of Peace, Justice, & Common Good – 100 Living Peace and Justice Leaders (List #2)

In Pursuit of Peace, Justice, & Common Good – 100 Living Peace and Justice Leaders (List #2) In the omnipresent face of abuses and oppression, we  recall iconic peace and justice leaders of the past, including Mohatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Samuel Gompers, Caesar Chavez, Larry Itliong, Rachel Corrie, Philip Berrigan & …

Johan Galtung: 15 Cases of Constructive versus Destructive US Foreign Policies

15 Cases: Constructive vs Destructive U.S. Foreign Policies The right column is sadly familiar; add more recent cases. The left column also carries an element of sadness but nothing really radical; more like common sense that could easily be translated into political practice. A theory is something tested along its edges (Quine); what you deduce …

Johan Galtung: Per OXFAM International, Richest 1 Percent Bagged 82 Percent of Wealth Created Last Year – Poorest Half of Humanity Got Nothing

Richest 1 Percent Bagged 82 Percent of Wealth Created Last Year – Poorest Half of Humanity Got Nothing 22 Jan 2018 – Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world …

Johan Galtung: USA a Failed State?

America – a failed state? By Johan Galtung Transnational.org, 3 April 2014 Depends, of course, on the criteria. A state has an inside towards its citizens, and an outside toward the state system. Depends on domestic and foreign policy, in other words. That means it can fail in two ways, by not catering to its …

Johan Galtung: Battle for the Globe — the Subsconcious Contest Between DMA & HDT

Who runs the world? The Subconscious*) Not one or a group of persons, not one or a group of countries. But they may serve as instruments for scripts engraved on the deeper recesses of their minds, not the conscious, easily retrievable ones. Scripts that are too trivial, obvious, too painful/shameful and hence repressed. Jung calls …

Berto Jongman: Video Dr. Johan Galtung at World Peace Academy

  Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung at World Peace Academy YouTube (59:48).  Conflict is a relationship, not an attribute.  Conflict is competing unresolved narratives.  Six case studies:  US versus Latin America on Cuba and drugs; Israel versus Iran; Israel versus the Arab World; Holocaust; Potential Anti-Semitism in USA; Debt Bondage (China versus USA; German versus Greece, …

Berto Jongman: Johan Galtung Keynote to UN Human Rights Council – Twelve Theses for Creating a New Equitable World That Works for All

Peace, human rights and development in multi-polar and evolving world Johan Galtung TMS, 2 October 2012 Keynote Speech at the UN Human Rights Council SOCIAL FORUM – Oct 1, 2012 Your Excellencies! The title for this Sixth Social Forum – in the context of the 10 Articles of the UN Declaration on the Right to …

Jan Oberg: Obama Hits a Moral and Intellectual Low — War on Terror a Predictable Fiasco Lacking in Intelligence or Integrity

September 11: The War on Terror is a – predictable – fiasco By Jan Oberg, TFF co-founder Lund, Sweden September 11, 2014. President Obama’s speech last night This speech is a record low in terms of moral and intellectual analysis: What it boils down to is war – i.e. killing every single ISIS person anywhere, …

Richard Falk: Nonviolent Geopolitics – Law, Politics, and 21st Century Security

Nonviolent Geopolitics: Law, Politics, and 21st Century Security* In this short essay, my attempt will be to articulate a conception of a world order premised on nonviolent geopolitics, as well as to consider some obstacles to its realization. By focusing on the interplay of “law” and “geopolitics” the intention is to consider the role played …

David Swanson: A People’s Movement to End All War

A People’s Movement to End All War When people sign the declaration of peace at WorldBeyondWar.org they have the opportunity to type in a brief statement in their own words. Thousands have done so, including those pasted below. (And a few great quotes from the past have been added here in graphic form.) “I support …