May 2011 Blog Posts (204)

EMERGING MARKETS OVERTAKE RICH NATIONS BY 2025 SAYS WB

EMERGING MARKETS OVERTAKE RICH NATIONS BY 2025 SAYS WB

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good news has played harmonious cords for the world’s emerging markets recently, as the World Bank released its most honest forecast that they will equalize wealth production with the richest nations by 2025. This wonderful forecast alone is very good news that is cause for celebration this early, as it means the era of hegemonism by the wealthiest nations…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 26, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

White Privilege

NOTE: This is a repost from my blog What About Peace? which can be accessed here. The majority of the

posts on my blog will be from that site.

 

For quite a while there has been a large debate on the issue of affirmative action being given to minorities (though the debate usually focuses on African Americans). Many argue against affirmative action, saying that minorities bear personal…

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Added by Devon DB on May 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

PEACE MESSEGE

Now, it should be known what is the difference between biological religion and the spiritual religion. Every creature has been given a kind of knowledge and every creature has been given the senses and different limbs. The power to lead the senses and the limbs has been given to the soul within the body. But that is limited physical knowledge. So it can not attain the news of the infinite universe surpassing the…
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Added by Dr. kamal kumar saha on May 26, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Who are the Misseriya, Janjaweed, Mundukuru, Jalaba in Sudan?

Who are the Misseriya, Janjaweed, Mundukuru, Jalaba in Sudan?

In order to understand the entire conflict and war situation in Sudan, you need to know the core reason of the conflict and wars between who and why. Religion, oil and other natural resources are just additional factors. Conflicts and wars are generally caused by land, race, Ethnic, religion and cultural disputes, and Abyei is one of those.

The Abyei area is an area of 10,460 km² (4,039 sq mi) this is…

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Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on May 26, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

2011 Global Peace Index Press Release

                                

2011 Global Peace Index: World Less Peaceful

Fall Tied to Conflict Between Citizens and Their Governments

Minimal Change in Level of Peace in United States

North African and Middle Eastern Turmoil Drives Regional Scores Down

Violence Cost the Global Economy More Than $8.12 Trillion in…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on May 26, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Measuring the postwar human condition

Effectively and accurately measuring the postwar human condition is the next step in identifying successful intervention projects and programs.



The success of peace operations is relatively easy to determine at the macro level. Lives are being saved, or they are not. Stability is either present, or it is not. And, the operation is either facilitating democratic transformation, or it is not. Perceiving operational successes, however, as black and white progress towards peace and… Continue

Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

OBAMA'S SPEECH TO BRITISH PARLIAMENT AND ITS IMPLICATION TO PEACE AROUND THE WORLD

Excerpts of remarks by the President Barack Obama to British Parliament, United Kingdom Westminster Hall, London, yesterday.

 

I have known few greater honors than the opportunity to address the Mother of Parliaments at Westminster Hall. I am told that the last three speakers here have been the Pope, Her Majesty the Queen, and Nelson Mandela — which is either a very high bar or the beginning of a very funny joke. I come here today to reaffirm one of the oldest, one of the…

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Added by Idris Muhammed Abdullahi on May 26, 2011 at 4:55am — No Comments

Peace Spells and War Spells

Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead”. Why is that jingle so hauntingly appealing? Saddam’s trial was full of rage, the rage not turning to joy as the body fell. Sometimes joy is expressed when a court room verdict is read but when it is carried out the joy tends to disappear, except with the Wicked Witches spell being broken, and is in some way connected to bin Laden's cult of…

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Added by RichardKane on May 25, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Syrian student tells of torture ordeal in mass stadium detention

A 25-year-old university student tells Amnesty International of the beatings and torture he and other detainees suffered while held in a sports stadium after he was seized with his 73- year-old father by security forces from their home in the coastal town of Banias on 8 May.

“Several soldiers knocked at the door, asked us to come with them for five minutes because the officer wanted to see our IDs. We went with them and there were many other men and boys being taken from their homes…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on May 25, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Work of Resistance Gets a New Push

There are a few values that trade unionists generally agree on: the power of collective action, basic economic security, fair job opportunities. Things get messy when those bread-and-butter issues clash with one of the most vicious and bitter political conflicts in modern history. The intersection of the labor movement and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict adds a twist to the expansive, convoluted battle for land, sovereignty and justice in the Middle East.

Left and progressive views…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on May 25, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

My Op-ed on Natenyahu's speech at the Congress published at The Hill

Netanyahu’s address to Congress is a recipe for disaster, not peace

By Ibrahim Sharqieh - 05/25/11 01:40 PM ET

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/163245-netanyahus-address-to-congress-is-a-recipe-for-disaster-not-peace

 

Taking advantage of his New York accent while addressing Congress on…

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Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on May 25, 2011 at 5:55pm — 8 Comments

PCP Canada Inc. Employment Opportunity - Research & Analysis Project Intern

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Position: Research and Analysis Project Intern

Term: 3-6 months

Remuneration: Unpaid internship; potential for future employment

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Secret Army of Mercenaries for the Middle East and North Africa

In Zayed Military City, in a training camp in a desert area of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a secret army is in the making.

This secret army of mercenaries, which is slated to be used not only in the Emirates but throughout the Middle East and North Africa, was created by Erik Prince, a former member of Navy SEALS who in 1997 founded Blackwater, the largest private military company on contract to the Pentagon in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones. The company, which in 2009 was…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on May 25, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

PCP Canada Inc. Employment Opportunity - Social Media Intern

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Position: Interactive / Social Media Project Intern

 

Term: 3-6 months

Remuneration: Unpaid internship; potential for future employment

Location: Virtual, work from home, and/or Ottawa, Ontario

 

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Project Identigenesis® strengthens and enhances local economies and cultures to counter the negative results of state failures, including transitioning…

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 25, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

PCP Canada Inc. Employment Opportunity - Chief Executive Officer

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Position: Virtual Chief Executive Officer

Term: 1 year, with potential extension based on interest of both parties

Remuneration: based on successful fundraising initiatives and project funding secured; and/or partnership with opportunity for shareholding

Location: Virtual and/or Ottawa,…

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 25, 2011 at 3:55pm — 5 Comments

RCTs: A band-aid on a deeper issue?

I finished the book weeks ago. When I closed Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel’s “More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty,” I had many notes and reactions jotted down but they hadn’t yet gelled. Something just didn’t sit quite right with me and I was having trouble articulating it.



Of course that’s related to… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Let the People of Abyei decide to end the blood shed in south Sudan.

Let the People of Abyei decide to end the blood shed in south Sudan.

 

In Politics there are always interests and each party is expected to concede in order to reach a solution. However, in the case of Sudan as a whole, Black Sudanese have conceded more than expected. The history of Sudan is that the land of the black Africans Sudanese was invaded by the Europeans and Arabs slave traders, and century later, the European left as the human rights criticism mount…

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Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on May 25, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

The real story

In the past two weeks, I experienced many sides of South Africa, meeting a range of different people from all layers of society. I was lucky to sit down with one inspiring young girl who told me a story about the reality most she and her friends face.

 

“Imagine yourself born in one of the poorest townships in South Africa”, she said.  “Your father leaves when you’re 8, leaving your mom and five children behind. You go to school, knowing that your mother has to work 12 hours a…

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Added by Dewi Spijkerman on May 25, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Somaliland’s Recognition: The Undiscovered Secret

By Abdikadir Dayib Askar *

May 20, 2011

 

Unknown to many people in the world is a yet-to-be-recognized state with three and half million population in the Horn of Africa. It is a phenomenal country that has emerged out from the ashes of the collapsed Somalia. Up till now it stayed stable for over two decades without any external support. It is a country that has set brilliant records in terms of government institution building and peace maintenance which was based on a…

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Added by Mohamed H. Osman on May 25, 2011 at 4:57am — No Comments

Revolutionary Evolution toward a Culture of Peace:Inside-Out, Bottom-Up, Topsy-Turvy

Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, uprisings of the oppressed, nuclear meltdowns, global economic and financial collapse. Of historic proportions, all around the world, and all virtually in the blink of an eye.



And what of peace? In this revolutionarily evolutionary, topsy-turvy world turning upside down, what can peace mean? What is the role of peacebuilding in such a world? How do we go about it and make it practical in our daily lives, no matter who we are…

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Added by Mike Abkin on May 24, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

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