“America? I love the republic, but I hate the Empire”: A Personal Tribute to Johan Galtung (24 Oct. 1930 – 17 Feb. 2024), the Man for Just Peace
Galtung made unparalleled intellectual and practical contributions to the advancement of our understanding of peace, its social objectives and the conditions for peace, in terms of our global understanding of such an elusive goal.
No Burmese in their right minds have bought into the spin “service to the nation” from the junta leadership. Reportedly, young men and women are frantically finding ways to exit the country.
Drawing on one of the world’s most influential anti-colonial scholars and revolutionaries, Frantz Fanon, Professor Spivak speaks on the root cause of the unceasing waves of violence against and by Israel when she points out that the violence by the colonizer/oppressor violence generates violence by the colonized/oppressed. To end this, the colonial conditions must first end.
A Global Rally Against US-led De-funding of Palestinian Aid Agency UNRWA: Pre-recorded Messages of Protest
This compilation of pre-recorded messages of solidarity with Palestinian people follows the stand-alone recording by the world-renowned feminist scholar and black revolutionary thinker Angela Davis of the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Amidst the talk of “the two-state solution”, the United Nations or Nations United Against Evil, must first address the fundamental question: Should this Israel exist, as “the most aggressive, expansionist, overtly racist, Jewish supremacist government in Israel’s history?”
As a human rights campaigner and a student of genocides, in my attempts to understand Israel’s physical destruction of Gaza in particular, and its foundational Zionist policies in Palestine, I find most helpful to turn to Raphael Lemkin’s grounded and multi-faceted conception of genocide and Hitler’s “blood-based” ideas of “race-state” and racialized land.
Israel's legal team, a member of which is a Holocaust survivor and the country's ex-Attorney General, will likely frontload the politico-legal mantra of Israel’s right to “self-defence” .
The post-apartheid Republic of South Africa, filing a genocide case against Israel is a significant act pregnant with positive moral consequences while handing the Palestinian liberation struggle an unprecedented strategic weapon.
Mairead Maguire (79) has a message for Israel and western leaders who finance, arm and protect the worst Zionist government in the history of Israel’s founding since May 1948: “Israel cannot build peace on genocide. We have got to find more humane ways to solve our problems.”
Burn in Hell, Mr. Kissinger. Finally, the Evil Incarnate, if glorified in the circles of States, is dead.
Kissinger, the self-perceived "lone cowboy" who thought he was "never wrong", but who was culpable in genocides, destabilised nations, and left a worldwide trail of corpses and destruction, is dead at 100.