“Peace or Armageddon: Take Your Pick” by PAUL ATWOOD

Reproduced from: https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/20/peace-or-armageddon-take-your-pick/ JULY 20, 2018 Peace or Armageddon: Take Your Pick by PAUL ATWOOD I had just turned 15 when the Cuban Missile Crisis suddenly erupted. Like everyone else my age I had been propagandized from early childhood to see the Reds as America’s mortal enemy and to fear their designs to wipe us off… Read More

A MUST WATCH! The End-Game-Plan of our Social Cancer Stem-Cells Revealed! / The Need for a Peace-Keeping Life-Valuing Media Alternative as a Counterbalance to this Social Cancer!

  Below are two emails I penned yesterday and disseminated which I am reproducing here (with minor spelling and grammatical corrections). Dear Colleagues: It is fitting that this be shared as I have been following Prof Werner’s work over several years and there is life-value consilience between McMurtry’s (LVOA), Galtung’s (Peace Studies), Eisler’s (Cultural Transformation… Read More

“ON THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA FOR WORLD-WIDE SECURITY AND PEACE” by Johan Galtung (1985)

ON THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA FOR WORLD-WIDE SECURITY AND PEACE by Johan Galtung Université Nouvelle Transnationale 154 rue de Tolbiac F75013 Paris July 1985 Reproduced from: https://www.transcend.org/galtung/papers/On%20the%20Role%20of%20the%20Media%20for%20Worldwide%20Security%20and%20Peace.pdf On Data, Theories and Values What the media do and what researchers do are not that different. Both of them relate to empirical reality and are interested in… Read More

“War and Peace: The Lost Principles of Science and Value” by Professor John McMurtry

Reproduced from: https://www.globalresearch.ca/war-and-peace-the-lost-principles-of-science-and-value/5456055 War and Peace: The Lost Principles of Science and Value Peace Activists Blame the Enemy without Science or Life-Value Compass By Prof. John McMurtry Global Research, September 14, 2015 In recent months we have seen one ‘peace activist’ organization after another framing global conflicts in US war-propaganda terms. There is no criterion of… Read More

A Reflection on Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on this Pentecost Day

The timing and messaging of Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle yesterday takes on a meaning and understanding of cosmological importance and world-shattering proportions. This foreground of understanding which will manifest itself through the words penned now is embodied in the background of events over the past… Read More

“Who Runs The World? The Subconscious(*)” by Johan Galtung

Reproduced from: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2013/12/who-runs-the-world-the-subconscious/ Who Runs The World? The Subconscious(*) EDITORIAL, 30 December 2013 #306 | Johan Galtung, 30 Dec 2013 – TRANSCEND Media Service 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… Read More

Martin Luther King Jr – A Christmas Sermon on Peace – 1967

Reproduced from here (currently removed): http://www.ecoflourish.com/Primers/education/Christmas_Sermon.html Can also be found here: https://www.priory.org/file/junior-school-newsletter/A-Christmas-Sermon-on-Peace.pdf Audio can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/rewind/martin-luther-king-jr-s-christmas-message-of-peace-1.2801282 Martin Luther King A Christmas Sermon on Peace 1967 Dr. King first delivered this sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as co-pastor. On Christmas Eve, 1967, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired this sermon as part of the seventh… Read More

Reclaiming our for-ever-giving and forgiving human nature and bringing us back from the brink of the for-ever-taking and fortaking misgivings of war

The drum beats of World War Three are on the horizon, and I sense we are collectively on a suicidal path.  We have in our arsenal of human engagement weapons of mass destruction that have the potential to actualise the permanent destruction of lives, communities and even all of humanity, including the integrity of the… Read More

Keeping it real – from the rule of law to the rule of life

1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your… Read More

Cultural Violence by Johan Galtung (1990)

This article introduces a concept of ‘cultural violence’, and can be seen as a follow-up of the author’s introduction of the concept of ‘structural violence’ over 20 years ago (Galtung. 1969). Cultural violence is defined here as any aspect of a culture that can be used to legitimize violence in its direct or structural form. Symbolic violence built into a culture does not kill or maim like direct violence or the violence built into the structure. However, it is used to legitimize either or both, as for instance in the theory of a Herrenvolk, or a superior race. The relations between direct, structural and cultural violence are explored, using a violence triangle and a violence strata image, with various types of casual flows. Examples of cultural violence are indicated, using a division of culture into religion and ideology, art and language, and empirical and formal science. The theory of cultural violence is then related to two basic points in Gandhism, the doctrines of unity of life and of unity of means and ends. Finally, the inclusion of culture as a major focus of peace research is seen not only as deepening the quest for peace, but also as a possible contribution to the as yet non-existent general discipline of ‘culturology’. Read More