Missing: Conflict Literacy, Peace Literacy

Missing Conflict Literacy The example is Robert Malley “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018“, in Foreign Policy (USA) 2 Jan 2018: 1- North Korea, 2- US-Saudi-Iran rivalry, 3- Rohingya-Myanmar-Bangladesh, 4- Yemen, 5- Afghanistan, 6- Syria, 7- The Sahel, 8- Democratic Republic of the Congo, 9- Ukraine, 10- Venezuela. No!  These are not conflicts, but areas…

Johan Galtung: Understanding, Fighting & Overcoming Racism

What does Johan Galtung think about Racism? It is very different from what Morgenbladetpublished after his lecture on Racism and Antisemitism. The journalist was not capable of distinguishing Prof. Galtung’s analytical vantage point presented assuming the points elaborated were his personal views. Asked how could this happen, Galtung says, “This is either deliberate contextomy or…

Will the Stability Doctrine in Africa destabilise the world?

  In 2017, the world watched as Kenya endured one of the most complicated election cycles ever. In the hotly-contested initial August vote, the incumbent won. As expected, the opposition contested the result in court. Many saw merit in the complaints, but were nonetheless shocked when the Supreme Court ordered a re-run. Unhappy with the…

Let’s Stop Calling Cuba Unsafe By Christopher P. Baker

On January 18, 2018, Cuba was named “Safest Country for Tourism” at the 38th annual International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Madrid, Spain. That’s no surprise to me. I’ve always considered Cuba to be the safest place in the Americas outside Canada, despite the almost laughable accusations of “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomatic staff in Havana….

Bassem Tamimi Writes a Letter to his Imprisoned Daughter Ahed on Her 17th Birthday

Bassem Tamimi, the father of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (and the husband of Nariman Tamimi, imprisoned alongside their daughter) issued a powerful message on his Facebook account on February 2, greeting his daughter as she turned 17 on  January 31. Palestinians and solidarity organizers around the world held demonstrations, celebrations and gatherings demanding…