Richard Falk: Toward a Peoples Tribunal on the Ukraine Wars

Richard Falk: Toward a Peoples Tribunal on the Ukraine Wars

Richard Falk, TFF Associate May 3, 2022 The time has come for civil society initiatives to counter the disastrous global confrontation that is now endangering the world, and indeed even species survival prospects, in the pursuit of geopolitical goals by the United States disguised somewhat with media complicity that continues to convey the impression that […]

A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace

A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace

Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Oslo April 27, 2022 Honourable Prime Ministers of the five Nordic countries Magdalena Anderson, Sweden Mette Frederiksen, Denmark Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland Sanna Marin, Finland Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway A  NORDIC  INITIATIVE FOR  PEACE IN  UKRAINE  AND  LASTING  WORLD  PEACE The war in Ukraine once again shows that the world is like a […]

Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Sergey Vinograd, Unsplash Richard Falk TFF Associate February 7, 2022 The post below is my stimulus essay for a Forum sponsored by Great Transition Initiative, a project of the Tellus Institute, dedicated to the exploration of humane and ecologically resonant adjustments to the challenges and threats posed by the onset of the Anthropocentric Age. The […]

Richard Falk: Everything went wrong in Afghanistan

Richard Falk: Everything went wrong in Afghanistan

Listen to this article Richard Falk September 14, 2021 Modified responses on Aug. 23rd to questions posed by Zahra Mirzafarjouyan, Mehr News Agency, and originally published on Falk’s homepage. • 1 Why could the Taliban capture Kabul and gain power so rapidly without considerable resistance from people and the army? The U.S. led NATO Afghan […]

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

May 23, 2021 Richard Falk, TFF Associate Prefatory Note: The post below is a slightly modified version of Policy Paper #4 RESPONDING TO CHINESE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, published previously on the website of the Committee for a Sane China Policy. It reflects my view that the protection of human rights is being geopolitically manipulated to […]

Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime

Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime

This photograph depicts the Armenian leader Papasyan seeing what’s left after the horrendous murders near Deir-ez-Zor in 1915-1916. Photograph Source: Bodil Katharine Biørn – National Archives of Norway – Public Domain Alfred de Zayas & Richard Falk April 26, 2021 The misuse of the word genocide is disdainful toward relatives of the victims of the […]

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

April 6, 2021 Statement of concern – concerning the OPCW – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons‘ – investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria in early April 2018. Here NBC News’ coverage of the alleged attack and President Trump’s decision to strike in response to it. We wish to express our […]

Memoir sketch: Championing lost causes

Memoir sketch: Championing lost causes

Richard Falk February 3, 2021 This article is a repost from TFF’s homepage, January 20, 2015 By chance I was reading César Vallejo’s poem, “Black Stone on a White Stone,” in a translation by Geoffrey Brock, and was struck by the opening stanza: I’ll die in Paris in the pouring rain a day I have […]

Interpreting the U.S. election results: Preliminary observations

Interpreting the U.S. election results: Preliminary observations

Richard Falk November 9, 2020 The victory by the Biden/Harris ticket in the 2020 American National Elections are basically good news for the country and the world, although not as good as expected (by pollsters or enthusiasts) or nearly as decisive as desirable given the dreadfully regressive behavior of Trump and the Republican Party over […]

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