“There is only a political solution – that’s why we use weapons again and again”

“There is only a political solution – that’s why we use weapons again and again”

  By Jan Oberg April 25, 2018 A short comment to a very good statement by Madam Mogherini about Syria. She is right – and one must wonder why virtually every big power anyhow does not invest in political, negotiated solutions but in weapons. And why the world is so woefully unbalanced in terms of […]

Global Research’s Guide To Martin Luther King Jr.

Global Research’s Guide To Martin Luther King Jr.

  By Michel Chossudovsky April 4, 2018 We should carefully reflect on Martin Luther King’s  message to the World. MLK understood the relationship between America’s war agenda and social justice and civil rights in America. “No one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war [Vietnam]”. […]

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking against the Vietnam War, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota | 27 April 1967 . (Image by Minnesota Historical Society| Creative Commons)   By Robert Burrowes, Australia April 4, 2018 Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated The night before he died, […]

SPAR – The “Silk Peace Art Road” Project

SPAR – The “Silk Peace Art Road” Project

  By Jan Oberg Jan Oberg, Oberg PhotoGraphics and The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, TFF, has been invited by the Global Art Affairs (GAA) Foundation and the European Cultural Center to exhibit at Palazzo Mora in Venice during the Biennale 2019. This exciting opportunity stimulated the development of a bigger idea that […]

Gene Sharp has died and the world has lost a global educator

Gene Sharp has died and the world has lost a global educator

    Obituary By Jørgen Johansen Just a week after his 90th birthday Gene Sharp passed away. The journal New Statesman once described Gene Sharp as the “Machiavelli of Nonviolence” and Thomas Weber labelled him “the Clausewitz of Nonviolent Action.” Who was this man and what is his contribution to our understanding of the possibilities […]

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, October 28, 2017. Thank you for inviting me. Can everyone who thinks that war is never, and can never be, justified please raise your hand. Thank you. Now if you think every war is always justified. Thank you. And finally all […]

MLK: The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

MLK: The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

  By Rev. John Dear 15 Jan 2018 • It was early 1968.  Since the previous spring Martin Luther King, Jr. had been pursuing a course that for many was unthinkable.  He had deliberately connected the dots between the  movement  for civil rights and the struggle to end the war in Vietnam, and had paid the price. Originally published by Transcend Media Service here He was roundly criticized by the […]

Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

  By John S. Uebersax • Pitirim Sorokin, a leading 20th century sociologist, is someone you should know about. Consider this quote of his: The organism of the Western society and culture seems to be undergoing one of the deepest and most significant crises of its life. The crisis is far greater than the ordinary; […]

Love for the Prophet Muhammad

  By Joseph Lumbard Assistant Professor of Classical Islam at Brandeis University and former advisor for interfaith affairs to the Royal Jordanian Court, is a general editor for The Study Quran. His other publications include Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition and Submission, Faith and Beauty. Joseph Lumbard, Love for the Prophet Muhammad: A […]

The Narrative of Peace: What We Can Learn From the History of Peace Thought

The Narrative of Peace: What We Can Learn From the History of Peace Thought

  By John Gittings • “Although most people have always sought to live in peace, our perception of the past is over-dominated by a narrative that is obsessed with war”, argues John Gittings – long-standing ORG Adviser and Guardian Writer, in his latest book ‘The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq’, published […]