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CSPAJ Condemns the Horrific Killing of Civilians in Mogadishu by al-Shabaab

Press Release

October 05, 2011

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The Center for Somali Peace and Justice (CSPAJ) is horrified by the heinous crime of Tuesday October 04, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia, which resulted in massive massacre, destruction and attack on innocent people.



We express our deepest sympathies and sorrow for those who lost their lives and those who suffered tremendously due to this un-Islamic attack. CSPAJ condemns, in the strongest term possible, this… Continue

Added by Abdirahman Takhal on October 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Possible compromises for the north of Kosovo

Dear All,

 

TransConflict is pleased to present two proposals that could provide the basis for a compromise solution to the north of Kosovo:

 

- Kosovo – a possible compromise on customs and the North - by Gerard Gallucci - Finding a compromise solution on customs and the North – one that would…

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Added by TransConflict on October 5, 2011 at 3:52am — No Comments

SCIENCE PLANNING IN ALGERIA

SCIENCE PLANNING IN ALGERIA



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Governance is the main obstacle to science & technology development in many developing countries or DCs. As a matter of fact, Algeria falls squarely within the orbit of such DCs whose sciences haven’t gone far away beyond the ‘take-off’ or infancy phase.



Algeria gained independence from France way back in 1962 yet, and many 3rd world countries showered Algeria with accolades for the audacity shown in… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 5, 2011 at 3:13am — No Comments

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE’S ASCENT IN AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE’S ASCENT IN AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



A humungous lot of peoples in developing countries or DCs are dependent on traditional & alternative medicine. Related updates show that as much as 80% of DC peoples rely on traditional medicine for preventive and curative purposes.



African universities, it seems, have been pretty slow on recognizing traditional medicine as part of medical paradigms and solutions. This is… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 5, 2011 at 3:12am — No Comments

SUSANTA BISWAS Documentaries on the success of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act

Susanta Biswas, a reputed documentary film maker from Kolkata, completed the making of two documentary films on the success stories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act, popularly known as NREGA. The Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household who volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

 

Susanta Biswas documentary titled '…

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Added by SUSANTA BISWAS on October 5, 2011 at 1:57am — No Comments

WILL KENYA’S SCIENTISTS DEBATE ON GMO?

WILL KENYA’S SCIENTISTS DEBATE ON GMO?



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Should Kenya continue with the policy of grains importation to meet its food security goals? More importantly, should genetically modified maize be imported on a sustained or prolonged basis?



It seems that the GMO controversy has hit the African republic hard enough that fears over GMO’s adverse effects on human consumers have generated policy conflicts of sorts. Climate change is creating new… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 4, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

G20 WARMS UP ON FOOD SECURITY RESEARCH

G20 WARMS UP ON FOOD SECURITY RESEARCH



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



There is a good news coming from the stakeholders of the G20 nations: the enthusiasm on food security research. This is a most welcome move, and let’s hope for sustained action on funding, launching and disseminating food security research & development results.



This is not to say that food security has been outside the ambit of science discourse among G20 nations. It was on the plate of options… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 4, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments

YOUTH LEADER CALL FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN LIBERIA

The Executive Director of Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development a Pro-Democracy Youth-led organization in Liberia, Mr. James Koryor  has cautioned youths across Liberia to remain peaceful as they prepare to go to the pool on October 11, 2011. The Youth Advocate made the assertion on Monday October 3, 2011 when he spoke to cross section of young people in the Borough of New Kru Town in Montserrado County.

Mr. Koryor stated that gone are those days when young people were looked…

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Added by James Koryor on October 4, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Somalia: Students under fire and horrified explosions

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) concerns the deadly attack against Somalia students outside the office of the ministry of higher education in Mogadishu today.

A heavy bomb blast has killed at least 115 people most of them were students and their parents and many others…

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Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on October 4, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Reaching Girls at the Grassroots--A Sound Investment

How-matters.org is featuring two posts today as part of the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign. 

Part 1 discusses how grassroots organizations, as powerful actors that find and reach marginalized girls, are key to unlocking girls’ potential.

Because they are embedded in the communities they…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 4, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

HasNa's DC Premiere of Award-Winning Turkish Film Cogunluk

Please join HasNa on November 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Avalon Theater for the special Washington, DC premiere of the international award-winning film Cogunluk (Majority).



Cogunluk is the remarkable story of a young man's journey navigating the fault lines of family relationships, social norms, love, and the expectations of "the majority". The film daringly approaches the most critical topics in contemporary Turkish society…

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Added by Aaron Karako on October 4, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [10.04.11]

 

 “Divorce = Growth?” You Ask.“Sometimes It Can,” Says Collaborative Practice:

Palma Joy Strand- ... To begin with, Andrea…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on October 4, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

October Peace Mensch of the Month!

This month's mensch is the shaved-headed, benignly smiling figure you see above.  The one on the right.  In the suit.  Detective Jeff Thompson, NYPD.



Jeff became a mediator with us about five years ago, and his boundless energy, intellectual curiosity, and passion for peace have made him a deservedly recognized figure in our…

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Added by Brad Heckman on October 4, 2011 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

UGANDA ON WORLD BANK FUNDING: WHAT’S THE TAKE?

UGANDA ON WORLD BANK FUNDING: WHAT’S THE TAKE?



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Uganda is seemingly cold about tapping World Bank funding for its latest development initiatives. Among all sectors that will be hit by the decision is science & technology. Accordingly, the backlash of the lackadaisical attitude is apathy towards science by the broad public.



I guess the attitude exhibited by policy makers towards the Bank is traceable to the olden ways of the Bank being… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 4, 2011 at 3:39am — No Comments

ECONOMIC TROUBLES, COMMITMENT TO SOLVE POVERTY

ECONOMIC TROUBLES, COMMITMENT TO SOLVE POVERTY



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Unbridled free market capitalism, the last stage of ‘late’ capitalism, has finally experienced a meltdown. The meltdown of 2007 through 2008 has shown that the system is unsustainable in the long run, and the search for a way out is too tough a task.



The market reforms being done to address them are failing, and that a downward spiral from the Northern ailing economies is threatening the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 4, 2011 at 3:38am — No Comments

Putin watching!

Ex: Jonathan Power

Subject: Who is the enigma- Putin or Clinton?

Date: October 4th 2011.

 

 

 

Winston Churchill said that "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. But even if that is true is that a reason for the way the West has treated Russia since the end of the Cold War?

 

A good example at hand is the hand wringing, on occasion verging on apoplexy, that Western commentators have exhibited over…

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Added by jonathan power on October 4, 2011 at 2:52am — 4 Comments

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STYLE REVOLUTION

No one ever though Ben Ali, Mubarrak or Gaddaffi would be removed from power by mere civil uprising. Truly people have the power! powerful african leaders must understand that once the basic needs of the lay man isnt addressed, the social inequality is not addressed, the cost of living continues rising and other serious economic depressions keeps looming then that becomes a timed bomb. it is important to note that most political crisis arises from economic ones. address the basic needs of…

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Added by Lawrence Johnson on October 4, 2011 at 2:19am — No Comments

Rebuild the Dream in the Streets

Remarks at Take Back the Dream conference, October 3, 2011.



For videos of this speech and of remarks by Derrick Crowe and Jo Comerford click here: http://warisacrime.org/content/rebuild-dream-streets



Back around May or June a bunch of us announced plans for this coming Thursday, October 6th, to occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., not for a march or a rally, and not for a day or a…

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Added by David Swanson on October 4, 2011 at 1:14am — 1 Comment

Artists United For the Women of Sudan



Artists Painting For The Women of Sudan To Exhibit in Fairfield, CT

 

 

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Added by Cynthia Davis on October 3, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

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