Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Key takeaway from Ukraine peace talks in Paris is that Zelensky’s best friend is Putin

It would be difficult to exaggerate the weakness of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s position. He is a political novice facing perhaps the most experienced and formidable statesmen in the world. Although an intelligent man, the former TV comedian says he likes to do things quickly.  Russian President Vladimir Putin, by contrast, is known for his […]

Putin & Zelensky meet: Lasting peace in Ukraine closer, but still far away

PARIS – At first, the omens were bad. A chaotic Monday in the French capital, as a transport strike left the bus and metro networks banjaxed. Immense traffic tailbacks added to the anger. However, by the afternoon, the sun broke through the clouds. Perhaps a sign of things to come as the ‘Normandy Four’ format […]

‘Plan B’: Build a WALL & carry on living, if peace talks over eastern Ukraine fail, says Zelensky aide

As leaders of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine brace for the closely-watched ‘Normandy Four’ summit in Paris, the top Kiev official hinted at what his side has in mind, apart from diplomacy and political solutions. “We will be building a wall and life will go on,” Andriy Yermak, an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky, revealed […]

Now they tell us! Peace processors say enabling Israel settlements has been US policy for 4 decades

What do Paul Wolfowitz, Dan Kurtzer, Aaron Miller, and Prince Andrew have in common? These four  privileged older white guys have all sought (and been granted) exposure in the corporate media recently. Paul Wolfowitz, one of the prime architects and advocates of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was given this fine platform on the NYT’s opinion […]

Dangerous Drivel from Pompeo Confirms America Is No Peace Broker

By Stuart Littlewood Source Pretence not to understand 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention perpetuates Israel’s impunity Before our American friends run away with the idea that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authority to say that planting Israeli civilian settlements in Occupied Palestine “is not, per se, inconsistent with international law”, and that the Trump Administration […]

Iran: Peace talks should involve Gov’t, Afghan groups

FNA – Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht-e Ravanchi underlined that the government and all Afghan groups should be present in any peace talks. Takht-e Ravanchi made the remarks in New York on Wednesday, addressing a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Afghanistan. He added that after years of insecurity and instability, […]

US impeachment furor sabotages Ukraine-Russia peace talks

Weeks of impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, accusing President Trump of abusing his office with regard to Ukraine, have achieved very little except for two things. Ukraine’s international image has been trashed with corruption claims and depiction of the country as having vassal-like dependency on the US, and secondly, demonization of Russia which […]

Abbas to family of Iraqi-Jewish author: ‘You are our bridge to peace’

RAMALLAH — “When I read your father’s book about the Jews who left Iraq, I cried,” said Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian president was addressing an Israeli visitor who had come to Ramallah at his invitation. “It was 1975 and I was living in Syria. I felt as if he was describing my life, our lives as […]

Trump And Zelensky Want Peace With Russia. The Fascists Oppose That

NBC News is not impressed by the first day of the Democrats’ impeachment circus. But it fails to note what the conflict is really about: It was substantive, but it wasn’t dramatic. In the reserved manner of veteran diplomats with Harvard degrees, Bill Taylor and George Kent opened the public phase of […]

China’s Vision For The Future: “Give Peace A Chance”

China’s Vision For The Future: “Give Peace A Chance” Above Photo: Thomas Yau/Flickr Peter Koenig’s Presentation at the International Forum on “China’s 70-Year Development and the Construction of the Community with a Shared Future for Mankind”, Shanghai, November 2019 November 11, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – China’s vision for the future is “Give Peace a Chance”. It is […]

Black Alliance For Peace Stands In Revolutionary Solidarity With The People Of Bolivia

Black Alliance For Peace Stands In Revolutionary Solidarity With The People Of Bolivia The Black Alliance for Peace condemns the U.S. sponsored counter-revolutionary coup in Bolivia. The right-wing ruling elite of Bolivia with the full support of the bipartisan right-wing U.S. government is attempting to reimpose the anti-people authoritarianism that was the norm throughout “our Americas” during the period of […]

On Armistice Day, Work For And Celebrate Peace

On Armistice Day, Work For And Celebrate Peace Today is Armistice Day – the day that World War I, a brutal and devastating war, ended. After World War I, people hoped nothing like that would ever happen again and a large peace movement developed in the United States. Sadly, just over two decades later, World […]

Bill of Peace 2020 Settlement Offer, Current Status & Deadline

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At This Year’s J Street Conference, “Progressive” Pols Bow to Israel While Preaching Peace

My father, the late IDF general Matti Peled, called for a two-state solution in 1967, and as is stated in my book, The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, he continued to campaign for this “solution”  until the day he died. It may have been a revolutionary idea then, especially coming from a […]

Peace or the Fight Against CO2: You Have to Choose your Priority, by Thierry Meyssan

A colourful entrepreneur, Donald Trump is committed to “Make America Great Again!” by dismantling the American Empire. He has promoted fossil energy production in the United States and is withdrawing US troops from the broader Middle East; a policy he could not have pursued without removing his country from the Paris Agreement. In a note […]

Former NI peace negotiator casts doubt on new Brexit deal

Related Posts Key takeaway from Ukraine peace talks in Paris is that Zelensky’s best friend is Putin It would be difficult to exaggerate the weakness of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s position. He Putin & Zelensky meet: Lasting peace in Ukraine closer, but still far away PARIS – At first, the omens were bad. A chaotic […]

HOPE initiative aims to enhance peace, security for all PG states: Rouhani

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country’s peace initiative known as ‘Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE)’ is meant to enhance peace, stability, and progress for all Persian Gulf states. “Last month, I unveiled in the General Assembly of the United Nations the HOPE initiative, which stands for the Hormuz Peace Endeavour. The HOPE coalition […]

Understanding Trump’s ‘Withdrawal’ From Syria And Advocating For Peace In The Middle East

Understanding Trump’s ‘Withdrawal’ From Syria And Advocating For Peace In The Middle East President Trump recently announced he was withdrawing US troops from northeastern Syria where they had fought and imprisoned ISIS members with the Kurds. This move gave the green light for Turkey to invade and try to push the Kurds out ostensibly to […]

US peace envoy Greenblatt said set to leave post at end of October

US Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, who last month announced his resignation from the Trump administration, appeared to confirm late Saturday he would be stepping down at the end of October and would not stay on until the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is released. The White House said on September 5 that Greenblatt would […]

Peace expert George W Bush says ‘isolationism’ is dangerous to peace

   Humanity was treated to an important lecture on peace at a recent event for the NIR School of the Heart by none other than Ellen Degeneres BFF and world-renowned peace expert George W Bush. “I don’t think the Iranians believe a peaceful Middle East is in their national interest,” said the former president according […]

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