Rebecca Sargent
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Mary Lou Klassen and Rebecca Sargent are now friends
Mar 26, 2013
Lindsey Rosenbaum commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"We can learn something from every single experience we have each day, and i applaud you for doing just that. You can't be upset with yourself for not responding properly, like you said, you didn't know how. If you were meant to act, you…"
Sep 19, 2012
RichardKane commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"Thank You pcdn for being patient toward my lack of total computer literacy involving delayed appearance of comments. "
Sep 19, 2012
Rebecca Sargent posted a blog post

Thoughts on violent revolution, anarchism and social change…

I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought it was time for a good old fashioned rant... JThough I have a lot of friends who consider themselves anarchists, it’s a philosophy that I’ve never fully been able to agree with in any real sense. I often find myself in great debates over the practicality or some underlying, glaring contradictions that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. It’s not that I don’t see the problems with the way the world is currently being run, nor that I am brainwashed or…See More
Jul 9, 2012
Rebecca Sargent updated their profile
Jun 5, 2012
RichardKane commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"I think the needless guilt Rebecca Sargent felt in not making a scene points to the overly narrow definition of what a peacemaker is. Someone distracting two of their children that seem about to be in a fight, or even yelling a nasty expatiate and…"
May 9, 2012
RichardKane commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"This is Richard Kane in PA again. Sorry about computer literacy issues I never intended to make snackman link enlarged and the Ron Paul a peacemaker link small here is another Ron Paul the peacemaker link, a you tube video. I'll make sure its…"
May 9, 2012
Germain INDJASSA HIBALAYAM commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"Right, these are the kinds of situations we face everyday and most of the time, we choose to walk away, pretending, it's not our business and yet violence here is violence everywhere. "
May 9, 2012
Rebecca Sargent commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"@Erica — yes, this was my thinking in some ways. That as long as the situation remained verbal, it was probably in everyone’s best interest to just stay silent. But at the same time, I thought perhaps this might escalate in front of me…"
May 8, 2012
Lois commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"Having been in a similar situation in the past, I think I would have taken a few photos of the belligerent man (surreptitiously), moved as far away from him as possible, and then called 911 to make sure he was picked up as he stepped off the train.…"
May 8, 2012
RichardKane commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"You and all the passengers should have been proud of yourselves, unless there was someway to comfort that troubled man's internal pain. Most peace is not made by someone declaring peace. Human or something more Jesus apparently made himself…"
May 8, 2012
RichardKane commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"(Second try), You and all the passengers should have been proud of yourselves, unless there was someway to comfort that troubled man's internal pain. Most peace is not made by someone declaring peace. Note a similar subway situation when…"
May 8, 2012
Brandon WilliamsCraig commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Violent encounters with random strangers…
"I was once on a BART train on my way from San Francisco back to Berkeley when two young men began a shouting/shoving match right over the seat of a tiny older woman dressed head-to-toe in the all-black of the archetypal Eastern European Grandmother.…"
May 8, 2012
Rebecca Sargent posted a blog post

Violent encounters with random strangers…

This morning on the way to work, I came across a situation and was left thinking of what responses were possible.An obviously drunk man of about 30 carrying an open tall can of beer in his hand came up to a younger (maybe 16-18 year old) boy and started belligerently berating him on the subway in between stops. He threatened the boy that he would find and later kill him. That revenge is sweet. All sorts of angry banter. The boy sat quietly, looking down at his phone, earphones in, mostly trying…See More
May 7, 2012
Rebecca Sargent posted a blog post

A new direction

During the last two years, I have truly enjoyed writing my This Week in Conflict reports, but alas, the time has come for me to take an extended, and perhaps permanent, break from it.My goal for the reports was to learn more about what was going on in some of the more obscure conflicts on our planet and try to share that news in the most concise way. The real challenge I found was trying to get at the reality of the situation via news reports, to verify the content. One thing I found was that…See More
Apr 21, 2012
Rebecca Sargent posted a blog post

This Week in the World in Conflict... March 12th-19th, 2012.

A new Oxford University study has found that a beta-blocker drug may possibly reduce “subconscious” racism. The drug is thought to work by clocking activation of the peripheral autonomic nervous system and in areas of the brain involved with formulating emotional responses, including fear.The Transitional Justice Institute…See More
Mar 20, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Recently returned to Canada after a long stint in the Cote d'Ivoire. I am currently researching transarmament and civilian-based defense. I have a background in conflict resources, refugee issues and advocacy against torture.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student), international NGO
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
West and Central Africa (Great Lakes region), but certainly not what I would call expertise by any means. Most of my concentration has previously been focused towards resource exploitation in West and Central Africa, though I am more currently researching transarmament and civilian-based defense.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Canada
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Research/writing
How many years professional experience do you have ?
6-10
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://apeaceofconflict.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Anti-Corruption, Culture, Dialogue, Facilitation, Human Rights, Natural Resources, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Refugees, Transparency
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Program Administration, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Previous research on the connection between raw material extraction and human rights abuses in the Great Lakes region and parts of West Africa.
More recently focused on transarmament, civilian-based defense and alternative economies.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
http://apeaceofconflict.com
http://www.theroot.com/user/35194
http://peace.ashoka.org/front/Rebecca%20Sargent
http://standcanada.org/
http://www.insightonconflict.org
http://www.ridingthettc.com

Rebecca Sargent's Blog

Thoughts on violent revolution, anarchism and social change…

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:04pm 0 Comments

I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought it was time for a good old fashioned rant... J

Though I have a lot of friends who consider themselves anarchists, it’s a philosophy that I’ve never fully been able to agree with in any real sense. I often find myself in great debates over the practicality or some underlying, glaring contradictions that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. It’s not that I don’t see the problems with the way the world is currently being run, nor that I am…

Continue

Violent encounters with random strangers…

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 10:37pm 10 Comments

This morning on the way to work, I came across a situation and was left thinking of what responses were possible.

An obviously drunk man of about 30 carrying an open tall can of beer in his hand came up to a younger (maybe 16-18 year old) boy and started belligerently berating him on the subway in between stops. He threatened the boy that he would find and later kill him. That revenge is sweet. All sorts of angry banter. The boy sat quietly, looking down at his phone, earphones in,…

Continue

A new direction

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 12:38am 0 Comments

During the last two years, I have truly enjoyed writing my This Week in Conflict reports, but alas, the time has come for me to take an extended, and perhaps permanent, break from it.

My goal for the reports was to learn more about what was going on in some of the more obscure conflicts on our planet and try to share that news in the most concise way. The real challenge I found was trying to get at the reality of the situation via news reports, to verify the content. One thing I found…

Continue

This Week in the World in Conflict... March 12th-19th, 2012.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

  • A new Oxford University study has found that a beta-blocker drug may possibly reduce “subconscious” racism. The drug is thought to work by clocking activation of the peripheral autonomic nervous system and in areas of the brain involved with formulating emotional responses, including fear.
  • The Transitional Justice Institute…
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This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 8th-15th, 2012.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

  • A key player in the 2011 Conservative party campaign for Guelph is refusing to answer more questions, on the advice of his lawyer, from Elections Canada investigators probing fraudulent robo-calls in the riding during the last election that allegedly misled voters. In an extremely rare move, the Conservative…
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At 3:32pm on April 23, 2012, Meera Patel said…

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At 10:04am on March 10, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Thanks for sharing your post on #StopKony Rebecca. I hope you continue to follow how-matters.org

At 12:29pm on September 4, 2011, Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin said…

Hello Rebecca:

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At 5:48pm on June 21, 2011, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa M said…

Good works Dear Rebecca

 

thanks

 

Samuel

At 2:54pm on March 1, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Rebecca,

thank you to add me as friend, we can be real friend to work together for peace.

please suggest me draft purpose to collaborate each other on similar causes.

in peace

At 11:13am on February 27, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Rebecca,

Nice to meet you here. happy to visit your profile here.

Peace.

At 5:05am on January 28, 2011, john muzwiga said…
on no excuse Africa need peace and harmony.We are the son of God threat for peace is not accepted any more.I can speak my own mind about peace of Africa but i dare those who crushes this effort,what hell is all about in Ivory coast,Sudan,Somalia,Tunisia and many others for what case? share with me at www.johnmuzwiga.com
At 4:58am on January 28, 2011, john muzwiga said…
It is another time just to say i missed up a lot of things from you! you know being friends we can make our world and family live in peace.Let me tell you one thing i know our world and i are bigger than anything,but we need peace to prevail not only in north rather south,west and east.Peace to You!
At 3:25am on January 24, 2011, john muzwiga said…

This month in my country Tanzania there are chaos,threat of demonsration and riots concer the prevail bill of DOWANS to Tanesco.Actually Tanesco as an elecricity compony is forced under law ordinance to pay us dollars 98millions.

  No one is accepting that,instead Politicians,proffesionals,Religious leaders and Activists are condemned due to such misemblezzlement of funds.

 
 
 

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