Post Tagged with: "Peace"

Global Peace and Humanity:  We, the People are Victims of Failed Global Leadership

Global Peace and Humanity:  We, the People are Victims of Failed Global Leadership

Looking Beyond the Obvious Lens of Human Consciousness Cop 27 has just ended in Sharm el-Shaikh (Egypt) without any candid measures to deal with a readily available “Time Bomb”, of climate change affecting all and everything that is living on Earth. Nations and leaders made promises at COP 26 Glasgow Conference but never took practical steps to lower the fossil[Read More…]

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The Need for Global Unity: How World Law Can Save Us All

The Need for Global Unity: How World Law Can Save Us All

If humanity is to survive in the face of climate change, nuclear proliferation, and international political conflict, we must muster the courage to act with conviction and unity. On every level, starting at the individual and rising to the nation state, we must adopt the mindset with which world leaders approached the enormous task of ensuring global peace following the[Read More…]

by 18/11/2022 Comments are Disabled World
From the History of Global Politics and International Relations: The Clausewitzian Viewpoint of War

From the History of Global Politics and International Relations: The Clausewitzian Viewpoint of War

The focal questions about war In dealing from both theoretical and practical points of view about war, at least six fundamental questions arise: 1) What is war?; 2) What types of war exist?; 3) Why do wars occur?; 4) What is the connection between war and justice?; 5) The question of war crimes?; and 6) Is it possible to replace[Read More…]

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Challenge of Preventing the Third World War

Challenge of Preventing the Third World War

Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, there has been no other year when the possibility of a Third World War has been discussed as much as in the year 2022, mostly in the context of the Ukraine War and USA-Russia relations, but to a much lesser extent also in the context of Taiwan and USA-China relations.[Read More…]

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How Peace Movement Can be Stronger, Steady and Sustained

How Peace Movement Can be Stronger, Steady and Sustained

The peace movement is extremely important for our increasingly troubled and violent world, particularly at a time when the world leadership is strangely getting less and less cautious about the world being led into the most dangerous situations. Those who contribute sincerely and honestly to the peace movement, standing for truth in difficult conditions, are among the most noble persons[Read More…]

by 17/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
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There Is an Alternative to War

The war in Ukraine provides us with yet another opportunity to consider what might be done about the wars that continue to ravage the world. The current Russian war of aggression is particularly horrific, featuring a massive military invasion of a smaller, weaker nation, threats of nuclear war, widespread war crimes, and imperial annexation.  But, alas, this terrible war is[Read More…]

by 10/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Russo-Ukraine War: How Gandhi can show the way!

Russo-Ukraine War: How Gandhi can show the way!

“…The greatest revolution of our time is, therefore, a procedural revolution, removal of injustice through a mode of action characterized by justice. The question here is not so much the contents of justice as the mode to achieve it. Constitutional and orderly processes are often not enough. They are then transgressed by the use of weapons. In order that it[Read More…]

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Arms Control Efforts Provide A Small Window of Hope, but it is Already Half-Shut

Arms Control Efforts Provide A Small Window of Hope, but it is Already Half-Shut

 In the middle of the increasing proliferation of arms and weapons in most parts of the world, a small window of hope is still provided by the partial success of some campaigns to check the use of some of the most painful weapons. These efforts were led by a broad-based campaign to ban the use of landmines.  Wounds caused by[Read More…]

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Getting Priorities Right in a Dangerous World

Getting Priorities Right in a Dangerous World

If the single most important feature of the present phase of human history is to be identified, then clearly it is that this phase is   the most dangerous in human history. The year 2022 appears to be confirming this more than several previous ones. Several serious human-made environmental problems led by (but by no means confined to) climate change threaten[Read More…]

by 07/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Global Peace and Conflict Management:  How Ignorance and Wickedness Pushing Humanity to Third World War

Global Peace and Conflict Management:  How Ignorance and Wickedness Pushing Humanity to Third World War

Leaders who could not Lead to Human Unity, Peace and Sustainable Future-Making The political adversaries against universal peace and brotherhood are propagating a new era of catastrophic fault lines for a Third World War. The ongoing eight months old disastrous conflict between Russia, Ukraine and the West is dissolving human relationships of reason, truth and honesty.  The global leader’s mental[Read More…]

by 06/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Global Democracy and Peace

Global Democracy and Peace

Democracy in all its forms are products of working class struggles against feudalism, colonialism, imperialism and capitalism. These struggles are integral for the establishment of various forms of democracy across the globe. The working people have played a major role in the deepening of democracy, democratic institutions and civil societies. The ideals of equality, liberty, human-animal rights and justice are[Read More…]

by 01/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
To All Who Care about Humanity’s and the Planet’s Future – Petition Campaign

To All Who Care about Humanity’s and the Planet’s Future – Petition Campaign

Humanity has reached a tipping point. It is time for governments, international institutions and people everywhere to take stock and act with renewed urgency. The Ukraine conflict is inflicting death, injury, displacement and destruction, exacerbating a global food crisis, driving Europe into recession, and creating shock waves across the world economy. The Taiwan conflict is threatening to escalate into outright[Read More…]

by 27/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Greenpeace volunteers fly Peace Doves, bearing messages of peace, "No More Hiroshima", "Yes to Peace",  "No to Rokkasho" in Japanese and in English, beside the A-Bomb Dome Memorial in Hiroshima. 
Greenpeace renews their calls for peace and make this anniversary a message to world leaders to make real their commitments to nuclear disarmament, including the Japanese government to abandon plans to produce nuclear weapons.

Peace is the Way–Let Us Give Peace a Chance!

People everywhere appear to be wearied with the way things are in the world today. Present-day society is experiencing a profound breakdown and the minds of peoples of the world are in a state of utter confusion. From Black Sea to Korean peninsula to the Middle East to China Seas, from the Arctic to Indian Ocean, our planet is manifesting the signs of an “angry beast”. There is so much of violence and destruction everywhere. Age-old institutions are collapsing, traditional ways are[Read More…]

by 21/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Global Peace and Conflict Resolution Needs Leaders of Proactive Vision, Intelligence and Effective Communication

Global Peace and Conflict Resolution Needs Leaders of Proactive Vision, Intelligence and Effective Communication

Egoistic Leaders are Misleading the Humanity Leaders create leaders. But most contemporary leaders are not good readers of history as they never learnt any lesson from their own wrong thinking and actions. Late Robert Fisk (“The only Lesson we ever learn is that we never learn.” 3/19/2008: Independent.co.uk), described them as “dead enders”, claiming “mission accomplished” when they did nothing[Read More…]

by 26/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
There is a new Peacemaker in town!

The Clash of Leadership, Global Peace and Humanity at Crossroads

“….Human nature is at least in part wicked and in part foolish, how can human beings be prevented from suffering from the results of their wickedness and folly? ….Men simply do not see that war is foolish and useless and wicked. They think on occasion that it is necessary and wise and honourable, for war is not the work of[Read More…]

by 04/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Greenpeace volunteers fly Peace Doves, bearing messages of peace, "No More Hiroshima", "Yes to Peace",  "No to Rokkasho" in Japanese and in English, beside the A-Bomb Dome Memorial in Hiroshima. 
Greenpeace renews their calls for peace and make this anniversary a message to world leaders to make real their commitments to nuclear disarmament, including the Japanese government to abandon plans to produce nuclear weapons.

Why Peace and Disarmament Must be the Number One Priority Today

Many eminent persons, individually and in groups, have been trying to convince the world leadership to give much more attention to environment protection, particularly to checking climate change. This is very well justified by the seriousness of the environmental crisis. While fully supporting this, it must be asserted that peace and disarmament are even more important. One compelling reason is[Read More…]

by 03/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The gate at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, with the barren “parade ground” visible/Photo credit: Creative Commons image

War Scars the Earth. To Heal, We Must Cultivate Hope, not Harm

 by Kathy Kelly and Matt Gannon “No War 2022, July 8 – 10,” hosted by World BEYOND War, will consider major and growing threats faced in today’s world. Emphasizing “Resistance and Regeneration,” the conference will feature practitioners of permaculture who work to heal scarred lands as well as abolish all war. Listening to various friends speak of the environmental impact[Read More…]

by 08/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Why Peace and Disarmament Are at the Heart of Nonalignment

Why Peace and Disarmament Are at the Heart of Nonalignment

As our world spirals toward the catastrophe of nuclear war, there has never been a greater need for a new global balancing, a rejection of great power war, exploitation, and aggression. Now more than ever, we need to reject the brutal unipolar agenda of the United States, the dividing up of the world between hostile powers, and the suppression of[Read More…]

by 14/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Is lasting peace possible?

Is lasting peace possible?

The wise men of the establishment are again telling us that hopes for lasting peace are a delusion. They declare that human nature makes it impossible, that war is built into our genes. They point to research by evolutionary biologists that indicates our closest genetic relatives, the chimpanzees, make war. Therefore war must be part of our heredity. “We’ve always[Read More…]

by 04/06/2022 1 comment Life/Philosophy
To be strong and effective, peace movement must be a continuing process among people

To be strong and effective, peace movement must be a continuing process among people

All those who are committed to peace are once again passing through a sad phase of introspection regarding why they cannot be effective enough to check what is very clearly a very alarming phase of further drift towards militarization, that too at a time when the world can least afford it due to very serious worries relating to pandemic and[Read More…]

by 15/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
In favor of non-violent human civilization

In favor of non-violent human civilization

Splintered lies the ethics, In varying degrees Which both have bent The Pandavas less, the Kauravas more Oh, when will this bloodletting end …? (‘Andha Yug’, Dharamveer Bharati) 1 The Russia-Ukraine war shows no signs of ending. However, there continue to be constant statements, discussions, and write ups from leaders, diplomats, experts, officials, scholars and ordinary citizens on various aspects[Read More…]

by 06/05/2022 1 comment World
Reject Raytheon AVL shuts down Pratt & Whitney

Reject Raytheon AVL shuts down Pratt & Whitney

It was an Earth Day to remember. On a beautiful sunny spring day, our local citizen coalition Reject Raytheon in Asheville, NC pulled off a three-part demonstration for the protection of the earth and earthlings and against the US military-industrial complex. We rallied, we paraded, and we performed a direct action. The event on Friday, April 22, began at 10[Read More…]

by 27/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Now Is the Time for Nonalignment and Peace

Now Is the Time for Nonalignment and Peace

by Roger McKenzie and Vijay Prashad War is an ugly part of the human experience. Everything about it is hideous. War is most obviously the act of invasion and the brutality that goes along with its operations. No war is precise; every war hurts civilians. Each act of bombardment sends a neurological shudder through a society. World War II demonstrated[Read More…]

by 19/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Societies Can Prevent Wars From Starting—and the Future of Humanity Requires Peace

Societies Can Prevent Wars From Starting—and the Future of Humanity Requires Peace

Experts in peace and conflict studies explain the scientific evidence that societies can choose peace, and that warfare is also a choice, not a necessity. Humanity’s future existence hinges on cooperation on a global scale. The greatest existential threats we face are worldwide problems that stem from the man-made climate disaster—and the massive decline in biodiversity, pollution, worsening storms, fires[Read More…]

by 16/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Test Firing of the Hwasong

An Option Taken Off the Table

As most readers know, whenever the US seeks to force a nation to accede to its wishes, a spokesperson will say, “All options are on the table,” meaning the use of military force is at least a possibility if not likely. Seldom, however, will one ever hear a US spokesperson say, “The use of military force has been taken off[Read More…]

by 05/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
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Climate Change Cannot be Resolved Without Strong Commitment Also to  Justice and Peace

              It is becoming increasingly clearer by the day, and confirmed further by COP 26 deliberations, that the climate change crisis cannot be resolved without accompanying strong commitment to peace and justice. At a time when it has become increasingly important to explore all sources of potential reduction of GHG emissions, how can we expect to succeed when possibly[Read More…]

by 11/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
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Global Leadership, Peace and Conflict Resolutions beyond the Lens of Rationality

“And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”  (Howard Zinn, late American historian and distinguished[Read More…]

by 09/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
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Why Does Congress Fight Over Childcare But Not F-35s?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies President Biden and the Democratic Congress are facing a crisis as the popular domestic agenda they ran on in the 2020 election is held hostage by two corporate Democratic Senators, fossil-fuel consigliere Joe Manchin and payday-lender favorite Kyrsten Sinema. But the very week before the Dems’ $350 billion-per-year domestic package hit this[Read More…]

by 07/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Increasing Need for Worldwide Peace Movement With Continuity

Increasing Need for Worldwide Peace Movement With Continuity

The increasing conflict in many parts of the world and the near ruin of several once prosperous and well-resourced countries in recent times due to war, invasion and civil strife has re-emphasized the need for a strong and effective world peace which is unbiased and independent and can work with continuity. This should be created from bottom to top and[Read More…]

by 17/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Photo Credit: Sam Durant, Untitled (drone), 2016-2021 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art. Courtesy of the High Line

Art Against Drones

At the High Line, a popular tourist attraction in New York City,  visitors to the West side of Lower Manhattan ascend above street level to what was once an elevated freight train line and is now a tranquil and architecturally intriguing promenade. Here walkers enjoy a park-like openness; with fellow strollers they experience urban beauty, art and the wonder of[Read More…]

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Denis Halliday: A Voice of Reason in an Insane World 

Denis Halliday is an exceptional figure in the world of diplomacy. In 1998, after a 34-year career with the United Nations—including as an Assistant Secretary-General and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq—he resigned when the UN Security Council refused to lift sanctions against Iraq. Halliday saw at first hand the devastating impact of this policy that had led to the[Read More…]

by 15/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Let’s end the insanity of colossal military spending during a global health emergency

Let’s end the insanity of colossal military spending during a global health emergency

Written by Sonja Scherndl and Adam Parsons Imagine what could be achieved if just a portion of the money spent on military expenditures were pooled into a global fund, and redirected towards ending hunger and massively investing in public health systems.  **** If nations had a referendum, asking the public if they want their taxes to go to military weapons[Read More…]

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Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic, Global Peace and Imperatives of our Future

Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic, Global Peace and Imperatives of our Future

What will be our future like beyond the compelling horizon of COVID-19 Pandemic and its aftermath? Are ‘We, the People and Humanity’ going to be learning for global unity and consciousness of One Humanity to cope with immense problems arising from unpredictable socio-economic, medical, humanitarian and political imagination terrified by the dreadful threats of unknown future? Any rational answers would[Read More…]

by 21/03/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Ten Problems With Biden’s Foreign Policy – and One Solution

Ten Problems With Biden’s Foreign Policy – and One Solution

 Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies  The Biden presidency is still in its early days, but it’s not too early to point to areas in the foreign policy realm where we, as progressives, have been disappointed–or even infuriated. There are one or two positive developments, such as the renewal of Obama’s New START Treaty with Russia and[Read More…]

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Why Naxalites Should Also Opt for  Peaceful Path to Create A Better World and Country

Why Naxalites Should Also Opt for  Peaceful Path to Create A Better World and Country

The need for working with wider unity for creating a world based on justice and equality is increasing further in these troubled times. One reason is that the forces of inequality led by the biggest billionaires and multinational companies have become very strong. Secondly, the environmental crisis has taken life-threatening forms and to check this crisis a path of sustainable[Read More…]

by 25/02/2021 Comments are Disabled India
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 Will Biden’s America Stop Creating Terrorists?

Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies Joe Biden will take command of the White House at a time when the American public is more concerned about battling coronavirus than fighting overseas wars. But America’s wars rage on regardless, and the militarized counterterrorism policy Biden has supported in the past—based on airstrikes, special operations and the use of proxy[Read More…]

by 14/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Walking for peace: Pandemic halts Gandhi-inspired world march

Walking for peace: Pandemic halts Gandhi-inspired world march

  On Gandhi Jayanti 2019, a group of 50 people, 35 of them Adivasis from different parts of India, set out on what they called a ‘World Peace March’ – the plan was to walk all the way to Geneva, crossing seas by flight and getting permission to cross international borders on foot. They started from the Gandhi Samadhi in[Read More…]

by 28/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Missing Links For Peace, Civility, Social Well-Being

Missing Links For Peace, Civility, Social Well-Being

We will keep missing out if we insist on relying solely on our intellect, acquired knowledge, reason and intelligence; human potential encompasses much more. I am fascinated with the insights the evolution of science provides, particularly astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics and medicine. Medical research and technology opened the doors to the insides of our brains, considered by ourselves superior and in many[Read More…]

The Peace Grandmother Of Copenhagen

The Peace Grandmother Of Copenhagen

 The weather here in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is always shifting. It’s rainy and windy now. In another minute the sun would be out giving a little respite to the cold of this late winter or early spring weather. Come rain or sunshine they are outside the parliament house in Copenhagen, protesting against the involvement of Danish troops in[Read More…]

by 02/03/2017 1 comment Life/Philosophy
Tribalism, Nationalism And Fascism

Tribalism, Nationalism And Fascism

Fascism appeals directly to the lowest human emotions. Fascism calls up the devils of tribalism and nationalism. Therefore it is fundamentally antisocial and destructive. At the same time, the low, emotional appeal of fascism has led to its political success

by 04/01/2017 2 comments Counter Solutions
One of more than 750 crosses carried in a Chicago rally commemorating homicide victims on New Years Eve/ Photo By Ed Juillard

Eternal Hostility: A New Year’s Resolution

  January 1, 2017: This New Year’s Eve, 750 heavy wooden crosses were distributed to a gathering of Chicagoans commemorating the victims of gun violence killed in 2016. Rev. Michael Pfleger and the Faith Community of St. Sabina Parish had issued a call to carry crosses constructed by Greg Zanis. The crosses, uniform in size, presented the name and age[Read More…]

by 02/01/2017 1 comment World
Pope Francis And The Style Of Politics For Peace

Pope Francis And The Style Of Politics For Peace

Brian Terrell, December 25, 2016: Since Pope Paul VI proclaimed January 1 a “World Day of Peace” in 1967, popes have issued statements for peace for that day. On December 8, in this most perilous of times, Pope Francis published the fiftieth World Day of Peace declaration for 2017, catching the church and the world by surprise with its call[Read More…]

by 27/12/2016 1 comment World
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Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue With Johan Galtung On Ukraine; Trump, Putin, Gandhi, And….

  “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (from “The Sermon on the Mount”) [Interviewer’s Note: A man who has published more than 150 books and 1500 articles on peace and related issues; the founder of TRANSCEND: A Peace, Development and Environment Network; a man who has worked as a mediator with the U.N.[Read More…]

by 29/11/2016 2 comments Life/Philosophy
Human Nature: An Evolutionary Paradox

Human Nature: An Evolutionary Paradox

Today, human greed and folly are destroying the global environment. As if this were not enough, there is a great threat to civilization and the biosphere from an all-destroying thermonuclear war. Both of these severe existential threats  are due to faults our inherited emotional nature. From the standpoint of evolutionary theory, this is a paradox. As a species, we are[Read More…]

by 12/08/2016 1 comment Life/Philosophy
A Nonviolent Strategy To End War

A Nonviolent Strategy To End War

There is a long history of anti-war and peace activism. Much of this activism has focused on ending a particular war. Some of this activism has been directed at ending a particular aspect of war, such as the use of a type of weapon. Some of it has aimed to prevent a type of war, such as ‘aggressive war’ or[Read More…]

by 10/08/2016 1 comment Life/Philosophy
Robotic Politics Is Menace To Global Peace And Security

Robotic Politics Is Menace To Global Peace And Security

  “The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion” (Thomas Paine) “Most Americans go along with unaccountable murder, torture, and detention without evidence, which proclaims their gullibility to the entire world. There has never in history been a population as unaware as Americans. The world is amazed that an insouciant people[Read More…]

by 23/06/2016 1 comment Life/Philosophy