October 2010 Blog Posts (195)

Are British taxpayers helping to fund civil war killings in Colombia?

At first glance, the graveyard in La Macarena, 170 miles south of Bogotá, looks like any other resting place for the dead in Latin America. Well-tended graves lie in neat rows, divided by tidy paths.

But slightly uphill there lies an annexe to the cemetery, and in this unofficial…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 3, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

The Ahmadi Show…..where’s my veto!


Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on October 3, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Bosnia on the road to the EU, sorry to Dissolution

Young people, they are starting to think that ethnic divisions are normal ... if something doesn't happen to change this, there will be no change.” (Emin Mahmutovic, civic…


Added by Ari Rusila on October 3, 2010 at 4:52am — No Comments

Gaza must not be marginalized

Addressing a conference at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank, the UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi warned that, following prolonged and repeated crises in Gaza "consciously or not, many

embrace the self-fulfilling rhetoric that seeks to justify its exclusion as a

place beyond salvation."

Bolder measures were needed to place Gaza on the road to recovery, Grandi…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 2, 2010 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Students in the Occupied Palestinian Territory struggle to learn

Ask principal Hanan Awwad what it is like to head the Khan al-Ahmar elementary school and she will reply that she feels “fear and exhaustion” – but also great


Hanan Awwad is afraid that her five-room school building could be demolished at any moment. Khan al-Ahmar –…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 2, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Overridding the Electoral Commission

First of all, thank you for visiting my blog. I am a strong advocate for peace and democracy. But while we need that in Uganda for the upcoming elections come 2011, i also think that the drive from our opposition wing to oust the current Electoral Commission, just 2 months to the Presidential race, is unreasonable. This week the Uganda People's Congress leader launched a campaign at the party headquarters at Uganda House in Kampala to collect 5 million signatures in favour of dismissing the… Continue

Added by Barbara Wafula on October 2, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments



Erle Frayne D. Argonza…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 2, 2010 at 2:21am — No Comments

Occupation: Israeli tourism

The Dutch advertising watchdog has criticized Israel for publishing "misleading" information on its tourism website that blurs the

borders between Israel and occupied Arab territories.

The Advertising Code Committee says in a nonbinding ruling that material distributed by…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 1, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Irene: On the boat to Gaza...

The following is an excerpt from the written testimony of Glyn Secker, captain of the Irene, the latest boat to attempt the breaking of Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip:

”The weather was still very kind to us and we made better progress than

expected. Not wanting…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 1, 2010 at 7:24pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… September 25th-October 1st, 2010

For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 25th- October 1st, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/10/02/this-week-in-conflict-september-25th-october-1st-2010/.

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Impending Collapse Of Israel In Palestine

Millions of Palestinians have waited in refugee camps since 1948 in order to return to their homes, that is for 62 years. They can wait a little longer until Israel collapses within 20 years.

Otherwise, for the Palestinians…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 1, 2010 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

On Trial for Kurdish Books in Turkey

The trial against publisher Zarakolu and writer Güler on the grounds of the book "The KCK file - Global state and Kurds without a state" has started.

Güler demanded to lift the ban of the book. The case was postponed to 2


Writer Mehmet…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 1, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Failed Washington-Sponsored Ecuadorian Coup Attempt

Post-9/11, Washington sponsored four coup d'états. Two succeeded - mostly recently in Honduras in 2009 against Manuel Zelaya, and in Haiti in 2004 deposing Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Two others failed

- in Venezuela in 2002 against Hugo Chavez, and on September 30 in Ecuador

against Rafael Correa - so far. Two by Bush, two by Obama with plenty of time

for more mischief before November 2012.…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on October 1, 2010 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Women's PeaceMaker Conference: Moving Mountains

It is well known that history is often a case of "his"-tory - that the stories of women are omitted and forgotten, even powerful women who have broken down gender barriers and made a difference in their societies. Furthermore, the peaceful side of history is often neglected, as history textbooks tend to be a litany of battles, conquerors, and consequences. As a result, so much is missing, and our view of history remains slanted and incomplete. How can we reconcile this? How can we ensure…

Added by Stephanie Knox Cubbon on October 1, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Surviving the International War Zone

As an International Police Officer for the United Nations Police Task Force in Bosnia and Kosovo, Bob Rail was responsible for designing curriculums and instructing elite police officers from 60 nations deployed in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Jordan, Asia, and Africa. He was also named as a physical confrontation advisor and resource training provider to select personnel of NATO and OSCE (Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe). Bob was also a resident instructor at the Specialized… Continue

Added by Doug Noll on October 1, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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