The Nobel Committee condemned in new book

The Nobel Committee condemned in new book

Fredrik Heffermehl 23. september 2020 Fredrik S. HeffermehlTlf.: +47 917 44 783, fredpax@online.no Oslo September 21, 2020Den norske NobelkomiteHenrik Ibsens gate 51, 0255 Oslo To the Foreign Press Association in OsloEnclosed please find: 1) today´s media release 2) a letter sent Monday 21 to The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Oslo Sincerely,Fredrik S. Heffermehl,  lawyer and authortlf. 917 44 783, fredpax@online.no  […]

Knusende kritik af Nobels fredspris

Knusende kritik af Nobels fredspris

Fredrik Heffermehl 23. september 2020 Fredrik S. HeffermehlTlf.: +47 917 44 783, fredpax@online.no Oslo 21. september 2020Den norske NobelkomiteHenrik Ibsens gate 51, 0255 Oslo Vurdering av testators intensjon og måloppfyllelse i Nobelprisforvaltningen Min forskning om Nobels «prisen for fredsforkjempere» har nå pågått i 13 år og resultatet er nylig gjort tilgjengelige for et bredt publikum i boken […]

Tolstoy and Gandhi: light as darkness approached

Tolstoy and Gandhi: light as darkness approached

René Wadlow September 16, 2020 “We possess a single infallible guide, the Universal Spirit that lives in men as a whole, and in each one of us, which makes us aspire to what we should aspire: it is the Spirit that commands the tree to grow toward the sun, the flower to throw off its […]

Legacy of Sir Brian Urquhart offers lessons for challenges facing UN

Legacy of Sir Brian Urquhart offers lessons for challenges facing UN

Jake Sherman August 3, 2020 Today, February 28, 2019, is the 100th birthday of Sir Brian Urquhart, whose distinguished career at the United Nations began at its creation and lasted until the final years of the Cold War. As an adviser to five secretaries-general, his influence over the first generation of UN peacekeeping missions was without […]

Ocasio-Cortez’ nonviolent speech about women, men and politics

Ocasio-Cortez’ nonviolent speech about women, men and politics

Jan Oberg July 29, 2020 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) decried July 23 remarks from Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) This is a political speech to be remembered for what she says and how she says it. It’s an important contribution to non-violent ethics and politics – although this is not stated explicitly. It should also be […]

Toward a global ethics of nonviolence

Toward a global ethics of nonviolence

Human nature, Gandhi said, “will only find itself when it fully realises that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal”. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Charles P. Webel with Sofia Khaydari July 28, 2020 The UN’s peacekeeping mission is premised on the Declaration of Universal Human Rights, based on the assumptions […]

In times of Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!

In times of Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!

Gordon Dumoulin July 27, 2020 While most people all over the world are debating the current health, geopolitical, and economic developments in the COVID19-era, the history train has already left the station quite some time ago for a drastic new destination as this era is a transformative time for humanity and earth; whether we like […]

Education for peace and geopolitics

Education for peace and geopolitics

Johan GaltungTFF Associate July 20, 2020 60 years of peace theory and peace practice can be summarized in:                                                 EQUITY x HARMONY                              PEACE =   ——————————-                                                 TRAUMA x CONFLICT Four theory foci, four policy tasks, and four education topics. Any true education should prepare for practice, guided by general theory. Moving from denominator right […]

Martin Luther King’s giant triplets: Racism, yes, but what about Militarism and Materialism?

Martin Luther King’s giant triplets: Racism, yes, but what about Militarism and Materialism?

June 29, 2020 Intro by Tom Engelhart to article by Andrew Bacevich Today, in the context of the Black Lives Matter protests, TomDispatch regular Andrew Bacevich considers the all-American version of “extreme materialism” that Martin Luther King called out more than half a century ago. And when it comes to the overwhelming urge to get […]

Gandhi’s Connections with Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey

Gandhi’s Connections with Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey

June 5, 2020 By Lynn Burnett Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent resistance had a famous and profound impact on the civil rights movement in the United States. That impact was facilitated in part by the journeys of two of Martin Luther King’s future mentors – Howard Thurman and Benjamin Mays, who were good friends with […]

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