Austrian Censorship of Peace Conference Is An Outrage

Austrian Censorship of Peace Conference Is An Outrage

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By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War; Kathy Kelly, President of World BEYOND War; John Reuwer, Board Member of World BEYOND War; Brad Wolf, Director of Peace Action, Lancaster, PA, June 8, 2023

BKD Co-Founder, Nick Mottern is heading for this conference along with numerous other active members of BKD. [jb]

Forty-eight hours before a global peace conference in Vienna, Austria, was to begin, the venue host abruptly cancelled. Peace, it seems, cannot be discussed, especially peace in Ukraine.

This news is a disturbing step in a growing trend.  Continue reading “Austrian Censorship of Peace Conference Is An Outrage”

Blood Does Not Wash Away Blood

Blood Does Not Wash Away Blood

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By Kathy Kelly, published on World BEYOND War, March 14, 2023

The extraordinary March 10, 2023 announcement that China’s top diplomat, Mr. Wang Yi, helped broker a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran suggests that major powers can benefit from believing that, as Albert Camus once put it, “words are more powerful than munitions.”

This concept was also acknowledged by General Mark Milley, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff who said on January 20th, 2023, that he believes Russia’s war in Ukraine will conclude with negotiations rather than on the battlefield. In November of 2022, asked about prospects for diplomacy in Ukraine, Milley noted that the early refusal to negotiate in World War One compounded human suffering and led to millions more casualties. Continue reading “Blood Does Not Wash Away Blood”

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