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MintPress - 2019-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the peace messenger in the Democratic primary, was not even born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his prophetic anti-war address at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. I remember sitting in one of the pews as King dramatized the domestic...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Dear fellow human beings,

Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging one another or insisting on our partisan ways?”

In Kabul...

Corbett Report - 2019-07-04 - Original post - cached version


In case you haven't heard, George Soros' Open Society Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation have teamed up to help launch a new Washington think tank. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft will be "an action-oriented think tank that will lay the foundation for a new foreign...

Need To Know News - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

A poll from Hill-HarrisX revealed that Americans from all parties are against going to war with Iran: 58% of voters polled preferred a non-military response to Iran's shooting down of a US spy drone, 49% said they wanted a negotiated end to the recent hostilities while 9% said that Trump should...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Most people in the West think of Denmark as a tolerant, peace-loving country, even—according to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—as a socialist country. Trump views this as a disease to be excised, and avoided in the US at all costs, while Sanders sees this as an ideal for America.

The...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Jon Utley, one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom and antiwar activists in the nation, received a well-earned Lifetime Achievement Award from American Conservative magazine at their Washington dinner last week.    Jon has been in the forefront of the antiwar movement since 1990,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Ed Lehman is a Canadian Communist, and a comrade of mine. I don’t say such things often or lightly, especially about Westerners. But he became my comrade, and we struggled shoulder to shoulder, for five days. Not in the South American wilderness, not in Afghanistan or Syria, but in Regina, a...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or other words that reflect the powerlessness that most people feel around violence.

It...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Every war is a war against children.

— Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago.

Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to...

Consortium News - 2019-03-22 - Original post - cached version

Ann Wright reports on the launch earlier this month, in D.C. and New York, of the worldwide “Korea Peace Now” campaign. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News While U.S.-North Korean contact is stalled, relations between North Korea and South…

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version


We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and out of the country, leaving...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-16 - Original post - cached version

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts.

But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears to be stuck on violent peace. We think that...

Need To Know News - 2019-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Gabbard challenges the US foreign policy of military violence, the glue that holds the empire together, and she especially condemns regime change war, which has resulted in disaster in Iraq, Libya and Syria.

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Jacaranda schoolchildren marching for world peace

Benalmádena, Spain — Seven hundred and seventy primary and elementary school children, aged three to 12, walked and skipped three kilometers to the main square (Plaza de España) here in this town located in Spain’s Andalusia province...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-09 - Original post - cached version

With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.

— Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD

The present United Nations Charter

After the unspeakable horrors of World War II, delegates from 50 Allied nations met in San Francisco...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-05 - Original post - cached version

The delay of the socialist revolution engenders the indubitable phenomena of barbarism — chronic unemployment, pauperization of the petty bourgeoisie, fascism, finally wars of extermination which do not open up any new road.

— Leon Trotsky, In Defense of Marxism

While...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-25 - Original post - cached version

British author and social commentator H.G. Wells may have coined the expression that originally popularized World War I as The War that Will End War, as his book, based on articles written during that vast military conflict, was titled. In any case, in one version or another, the expression was...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-25 - Original post - cached version

For the first time in the history of humanity, the technical means are at hand to eliminate poverty if resources were not diverted to making war. World hunger could be abolished with only a small diversion from military budgets. The only luxuries that so-called middle-class Americans would have...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-21 - Original post - cached version

I’m done with my graceless heart so tonight I’m going to cut it out and then restart.

— Florence and the Machine, Shake It Out

I brought all this
So you can survive when law is lawless
Feelings, sensations that you thought was dead
No squealing,...

Richard Falk - 2018-11-14 - Original post - cached version
[Prefatory Note: I took part in a stirring program here in Berlin earlier this evening in support of three activists from Palestine and Israel who face criminal charges for disrupting a meeting featuring Zionist denials of Israeli crimes against humanity. Two of the three who face these charged are...
Dissident Voice - 2018-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Those in the war industry and the business of commemorating the dead have little time for peace, even as they supposedly celebrate it. For them, peace is the enemy as much as armed opposing combatants, if not more so. Dr Brendan Nelson of the Australian War Memorial is every bit the propagandist...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-12 - Original post - cached version

For four long months I’ve been in hiding from The Infomatrix.  Inspired both by a dire need for inner peace and an article titled: “Society is Made of Narrative.  Realizing This Is Awakening From The Matrix” by Caitlin Johnstone, I’ve gone into nearly complete informational and electronic detox...

Consortium News - 2018-11-10 - Original post - cached version

The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations held a Peace Congress in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in place of the Trump military parade, which they helped to stop. On Sunday, veterans and military families marched to commemorate Armistice Day. Consortium…

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Dissident Voice - 2018-11-10 - Original post - cached version

Washington, DC — The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations is holding a Peace Congress in place of the Trump Military Parade, which they helped to stop. In a historic show of opposition to the glorification of war and waste of millions of public dollars, the coalition went...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-02 - Original post - cached version

Although white poppies have been around for almost as long as the red ones as a symbol of remembrance a surprisingly large number of people know nothing about what they stand for. To put it in a nutshell, white poppies promote peace, red poppies help promote Permanent War.

Arguably the...

Dissident Voice - 2018-10-26 - Original post - cached version

Social critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in an Age of Show Business (1985). He wrote:

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books...

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-21 - Original post - cached version

For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There are the brutal cries of war, the vile acts of terror, homicides, rapes and assaults of all kinds. People everywhere long for an end to such...

MintPress - 2018-08-01 - Original post - cached version

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) have submitted an initiative they hope will bring an end to conflict in Yemen and have unilaterally suspended retaliatory attacks against Saudi-led coalition forces in the Red Sea in order to support this effort.

A source in the Supreme...

Need To Know News - 2018-07-23 - Original post - cached version

Deep State insiders are so upset over President Trump's private meeting with Putin to calm US relations with Russia, they are accusing him of treason, punishment by death, and calling for a military coup to pull him from office. Many of these people served under Obama and still have top-secret...

Need To Know News - 2018-06-18 - Original post - cached version

A live TV poll taken on Michelle Wolf's Netflix show found that 71% of the comedienne's leftist audience would prefer conflict and potential nuclear war with North Korea instead of peace, with credit going to President Trump. The results show that the hatred that has been stoked against Trump is...

Need To Know News - 2018-06-13 - Original post - cached version

President Trump gave a press conference to announce a signed agreement with Kim Jong Un that requires the complete denuclearization of North Korea, with sanctions remaining in place until Kim meets his commitment. Trump said also that U.S. war games will end and that his ultimate goal is to...

The Duran - 2018-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are in some ways, rather alike. Both are brash and fearless. Both are easy with bellicose rhetoric, but both are also open to dealmaking.

Today, this process began to unfold in a most visible manner on the world stage.

President Donald Trump and...

MintPress - 2018-06-11 - Original post - cached version

When President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 11, 1987, it helped put into motion events that would dramatically change the global system. A line of communication was fully opened with an enemy of decades and substantive issues were on the table. Though the...

MintPress - 2018-05-30 - Original post - cached version

On May 24, the White House and President Trump announced that the U.S. would be calling off the long-anticipated peace summit with North Korean and South Korean leadership in Singapore. According to a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from President Trump, the U.S. decided to cancel...

Need To Know News - 2018-05-11 - Original post - cached version

North Korea freed three US detainees, Kim Hak Song, Tony Kim, and Kim Dong Chul, as an act of goodwill before President Trump meets with dictator Kim Jong Un for a peace summit in Singapore in June. The three men spent more than a year in prison on charges of hostility and espionage against...

MintPress - 2018-05-07 - Original post - cached version

The president giveth and he taketh away.

Donald Trump is a stern and wrathful leader. He thinks nothing of raining down fire and fury upon the enemies of his “chosen people.” Indeed, he even flirts with ending the world if he doesn’t receive due respect and the requisite number of burnt...

MintPress - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — With Colombia’s March 11 legislative elections ending in a near tie between right- and left-wing coalitions, the future of an already precarious peace process most likely hinges on the May 27 presidential vote.

When far-right uribista Ivan Duque of Centro Democratico (...

The Duran - 2018-02-10 - Original post - cached version

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continues to make headlines with his efforts to talk with the South Korean leadership, independently of the United States’ influence. In a new development on Saturday, February 10th, Jong-un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a meeting in...

Dissident Voice - 2018-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Should progressives support the efforts of Trump and Putin to bring about rapprochement between Russia and the U.S.? Or to use Trump’s terminology, should progressives support the effort to “get along with Russia”?

This might seem like a no-brainer.  After all Russia and the U.S. are the...

MintPress - 2018-01-11 - Original post - cached version

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech did get some coverage here in the US, but mostly the part about how he boasted that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk and that his newly-created nuclear deterrent force is within range of the United States. This provoked the expected...

Richard Falk - 2018-01-08 - Original post - cached version

 

 

[Prefatory Note: This post is a modified version of an article published in Middle East Eye on Jan. 1, 2018. It contends that the proper priority for genuine advocates of peace between Israelis and Palestinians should be centered around apartheid rather than be devoted to...

MintPress - 2017-12-29 - Original post - cached version

War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announcedthat it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of. But how can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws against war...

Dissident Voice - 2017-12-25 - Original post - cached version

…and the ones who call the shots won’t be among the dead and lame;
And on each end of the rifle we’re the same”

— John McCutcheon, “Christmas in the Trenches”

103 years ago this Christmas something happened near the beginning of the “War to End All...

Dissident Voice - 2017-12-22 - Original post - cached version

I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.

―  Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas

I keep waiting to encounter the “kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant”...

Dissident Voice - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

(Image credit Banksy)

The holiday period provides us with a unique opportunity to express the new awareness that must inform a less commercialised and more sharing-oriented world. Rather than spending all our time partaking in conspicuous consumption, why don’t we commemorate Christmas by...

Dissident Voice - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

Unfortunately, the hope for peace and justice on earth and goodwill to all seems to be receding with each passing year. US politicians, particularly the neo-cons and neo-libs in Washington DC, seem to respond with a bah, humbug to this desire. These neo-folks, like other Americans, are people...

Positive News - 2017-11-30 - Original post - cached version

War clouds over Korea, terror on the streets... It can feel as though a peaceful world is a receding dream. But a small group of activists scattered across the globe is turning dreams into reality, peace by peace

The post Peace by peace: how damaged communities work through trauma...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-11-28 - Original post - cached version

By Jan Oberg

On Saturday, December 2 2017, Johan Galtung is awared the alternative peace prize, The People’s Peace Prize In Accordance With Nobel’s Will.

Who is Johan Galtung
Born in Norway 87 years ago. The most innovative and productive figure in international peace...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-11-28 - Original post - cached version

Av Jan Öberg

På lördag den 2:a december 2017 tilldelas Johan Galtung det alternativa fredspriset, Folkets Fredspris i Enlighet med Nobels Testamente.



Vem är Johan Galtung?
Född i Norge för 87 år sedan. Fredsforskningens mest innovativa och produktiva...

Dissident Voice - 2017-11-22 - Original post - cached version

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

— John F. Kennedy

It’s been a hard, heart-wrenching, stomach-churning kind of year filled with violence and ill will.

It’s...

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