June 2008 Blog Posts (28)

The Stockholm Iraq conference – A scandal!

May 29, 2008

Lund, Sweden



On May 19, TFF's Board sent an Open Letter adressed to the UN Secretary-General, Iraq's Prime Minister and Sweden's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. Read it here.



Regrettably, our concern therein has been confirmed today.



The conference is broadcast on Swedish Television. I've watched it and write to you while it happens. Here some… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on June 8, 2008 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

DON'T COUNT OUT NEPAL'S ROYALISTS, THEY'LL COUNTER-ATTACK!

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good morning from Manila!



The recent turn of events that saw the catastrophic devastation of the old order in Nepal should not be equated to the complete eradication of kingship. Any adroit observer of political dynamics knows that, in the founding of any modern nation-state, the forces of the deposed ancien regime will counter-attack sooner or later, with the option of a royal revival or equivalent being the top… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 8, 2008 at 8:52am — No Comments

NEPAL'S 'LATE NATIONALIST' REVOLUTION: THORNY ROAD AHEAD

Erle Frayne Argonza



Nepal is going through a ‘late nationalist’ revolution. Just like those states that experienced the birth pangs of nationhood, Nepal is expected to pass through the same thorny road.



For a long time in their lives, the Nepalese were accustomed to regarding their King as the sovereign of the land. The King was the unifying symbol of all aspects of life in the Kingdom, and this was already a step ahead of its former state.



To recall,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 6, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

BLACKS HOPELESSLY LESS SMARTER? TRY YOGA TO INCREASE INTELLIGENCE

Erle Frayne Argonza



The recent news about Watson, the American Nobel prize biologist, claiming that Blacks are less smarter than Whites due to genetic factors, comes as a real shock to me. I can’t believe that a 20th century post-war scientist would declare such highly destructive, bigoted contention.



Not only that, Watson even pushed his racist theory beyond the limits by claiming that Blacks are hopeless, as genetics have doomed them to be mentally inferior to… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 4, 2008 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

BLACKS BIOLOGICALLY LESS SMART PER WATSON'S CLAIM

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good morning!



I just stumbled across a contentious and controversial news this morning that echoes back racialist theories that were declared obsolete even before World War II erupted. It has to do with the claim of Watson, one of USA’s biological stalwarts and Nobel Prize winner, contending that Blacks are inherently less smart than Whites.



The article was written by Henry Louis Gate Jr. and published at TheRoot.com. The article was… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 3, 2008 at 4:51am — No Comments

MALAYSIA'S INTERNAL SQUABBLES AND MANILA'S PEACE TALKS

Erle Frayne Argonza



In a previous article, this writer noted the sudden withdrawal of the Malaysian peace team that was brokering the GRP-MILF peace talks (GRP = Government of the Republic of the Philippines, MILF = Moro Islamic Liberation Front). The talks had now stalled, war looms in the south, the 3rd party is out.



The withdrawal is surely temporary, as this has been the behavior of 3rd parties in other peace talks before (including those brokered to cease other… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 1, 2008 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Content Online for Creativity



Date: 4-6 June 2008

Venue: Brdo Congress Centre



The conference ‘Content Online for Creativity’ aims to shift the focus of the debate on information society in the field of culture from technical matters to matters of content. The conference, which will touch upon important issues in the areas of media, information society and culture, is an important part of the Slovenian EU Presidency. In drawing up the conference programme,… Continue

Added by Miomir Rajcevic on June 1, 2008 at 3:13am — No Comments

media4[ME] network conference



Conference Media4[ME]



The possibilities the media are offering to us are in constant development. The media has become an integral part of our daily life in such a way that we barely take into account what media does to us and what we ourselves can do with media. On one hand they are the tools that reinforce the community sense by offering a platform for intercultural dialogue. On the other hand it seems media are contributing more… Continue

Added by Miomir Rajcevic on June 1, 2008 at 3:03am — No Comments

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