Resistance to Empire and Militarization - Reclaiming the Sacred - Jude Lal Fernando

Resistance to Empire and Militarization - Reclaiming the Sacred - Jude Lal Fernando

3. Peoples Against a New Cold War: Nuclear Imperialism or Dialogue for Reconciliation

Resistance to Empire and Militarization - Reclaiming the Sacred - Jude Lal Fernando

Kinhide Mushakoji [+-]
Sophia University, Japan
Kinhide Mushakoji is professor emeritus of Sophia University, Japan and a leading analyst of international affairs in East Asia. He is a founding member of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), and the Journal of Human Security, and a senior specialist at the East-West Centre in Hawaii and Consultant to the Committee on Society, Development and Peace in Geneva.

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Constructing a theatre for space wars to law intensity conflicts, both the Atlantic and the Pacific/Indian Oceans, two submarine-arm based-race grounds, with NATO vs. Russia in the former, and US plus Japan vs China in the second, have been heavily militarized. This New Cold War is based on increasing military/police security of great Powers and MNCs, by forced deprivation of human security of local, especially indigenous communities in the South, and multi-local migrants, refugees and diasporas in the North. The hegemony of the Trilateral=G7 supporting exogenous propagation of Westphalian States legitimizes monopoly of violence and Civil Society Westminster Representative democracy which developed during the inter-Cold War period promises to deliver human rights through the United Nations. This propagation of the Atlantic Liberalism combined with an ecological sustainability campaign was successful to the extent that it produced a hegemonic imposition of Modern Statehood, democracy, and a universalist approach to protect minorities. But the New Cold War put an end to the Atlantic Liberalism that enabled the growth of Neo-Fascist Populisms beginning with Trump’s America-First anti-Westminster America. The UN proposal of SDGs is unrealizable in the present global disorder. However, four endogenous peoples’ movements which must be united can still save the world. They are building an anti-hegemonic opposition that can stop the new Cold War. These movements are: The Anti-nuclear weapon ICAN and the Anti-Nuclear Energy Movements, The Latin American Human Rights movement promoting the Right to Peace, the non-violent movement for truth and Reconciliation of Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, and the One-Belt One-Road movement combined with the Free and Open Pacific and Indian Ocean of China and India. It will propose a dialogue between the Atlantic Liberalism, the Pacific-American Cosmovisions and the Afro-Eurasian Axial Civilizations towards a New Social Contract between the West and the Rest.

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Mushakoji, Kinhide. 3. Peoples Against a New Cold War: Nuclear Imperialism or Dialogue for Reconciliation. Resistance to Empire and Militarization - Reclaiming the Sacred. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 64-80 Apr 2020. ISBN 9781800500204. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40189. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40189. Apr 2020

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