Category: Non-violence

To achieve lasting peace, we must ensure equal opportunity for all

Coming from the devastating ruins of the World War II in 1946, world leaders founded the UN. The body was charged with the specific mission of ensuring world peace and order. Considering that the ramifications of the war were sending universal shocks and intensifying the magnitude of general suffering across the world such as the increase in poverty, and political...

Rights group documents fresh South Sudan ‘war crimes’

A rights group on Wednesday accused the government of South Sudan and its allied militias of carrying out “war crimes” of “staggering brutality” during an offensive earlier this year.Amnesty International’s report, based on research following a government offensive on Leer and Mayendit counties in the northern Unity State between April and June, catalogued the testimonies of around 100 civilians who...

Can the Ethiopian/Eritrean Alliance Bring Peace To South Sudan? By Thomas Mountain

All roads to peace in the Horn of Africa seem to run through theEritrean capital of Asmara these days,  with the latest peaceinitiative allying Ethiopia and Eritrea looking like it will bebringing peace to South Sudan. To understand the South Sudan civil war you must look no further thenthe Chinese oil fields, the only such owned and operated in Africa,and...

Abiy Ahmed epitomises Africa’s short memory of hate

Africans have been at least as violent as anything ever perpetrated by other peoples; what is distinctive about Africans is their short memory of hate—so said Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui.  By way of illustration Mazrui thus described four examples. Jomo Kenyatta was unjustly imprisoned by the British colonial authorities in 1952 over charges of founding the Mau Mau movement in...

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 intellectual incompetence.” This article originally...

“We Still Have a Choice Today: Nonviolent Coexistence or Violent Coannihilation” — MLK BY Marilyn Langlois

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic words, uttered April 4, 1967, continue to haunt and challenge us.   The wisdom, commitment to humanity, and charisma he embodied during his fleeting 39 years on this earth are badly needed now amid the ongoing proliferation of military aggression, killing machines and fomenting hate. Dr. King would be 89 years old today, January 15,...