I recently had the pleasure of "virtually" connecting with Renee Martyna and Steve Munroe of Satori Worldwide. They have a compelling story with which I think many aid workers can identify. They share it below.
When we met back in 1998, we were young in more ways than one. Although we were not missionaries in the strictest sense, we were surely full of a non-sectarian but very potent form of ‘save the world’ zeal. The…
2011 appears to be a year of extraordinary mobilizations of the African citizens. I am asking myself to what extent the Internet is "responsible", "guilty", "instrumental" in all of it.
I am taking a look at West Africa. Can what is happening in the Arab region happen here? What roles will Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn play? Who will do what?
I have put a survey…
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Irish republicans meet Kurdish and Basque separatists at a summit designed to encourage armed movements to adopt political dialogue and put an end to two conflicts that have cost thousands of lives.
The two-day meeting in Venice, which starts on Friday, will bring together activists from Sinn Féin, Sortu – successor to Herri Batasuna, Eta's former banned political wing – and the Kurdish BDP…Continue
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While Yasmin Revolution in Tunisia inspired population throughout Arab world and wide support to change regime got decisive role in Egypt it was clear that Tunisia was not…Continue
Vol. 5, Issue 1, February 2011
Editor: Tom Richardson,…
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Importance of Distance Education in India
After independence, India had made tremendous progress in the field of education, though mostly quantitative in nature. Earlier, education was available only to the elites in society, and a large majority of poor and marginalized…Continue
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The National cadet Corps (NCC) represents one of the positive forces in shaping, especially the values of the youth in our country. Those who join the NCC are subject to discipline NCC tries to…
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DEFENCE STUDIES - AS A CAREER AND ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE
Most national activities require an integrated approach to understand, this is true to a greater extent of defence and security problems of a nation. Moreover, security of a nation is influenced by its political stability, geostrategic environment, economic and international…Continue
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I agree with the importance of more and better aid data. I also think that the International Aid Transparency Initiative is important. But agreeing on standards for aid transparency is only a first and relatively small step and linking transparency to real, new, innovative 21st century accountability and participatory ideas will be the much bigger challenge.
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The CPRF Final Report: A 3D Approach to Foreign Policy has just been released. The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum (CPRF) is a project of Search for Common Ground, 3D Security and a consortium of Washington think tanks and universities.
The forums meets monthly and engages in discussions like:…Continue
|Time to Strengthen Indo-Iranian Relations|
By: ASIF AHMED
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May I never be the cause of one tear to fall, one heart to ache, one friend to lose.
The sun will soon be rising on the morning of another day of 2011, the day of the Year2011. What can I wish that everyday, every year may bring? Nothing that shall make the world or others poorer; Nothing at the expense of other person, but just those few things which, in their coming, do not stop with me, but touch me rather as they pass and gather…
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Thousands of Amnesty International supporters, Egyptian activists, trade unionists, students and others will come together at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square in central London this Saturday (12 February) to mark a “Global Day of Action” in solidarity with protestors in Egypt and the wider region who are demanding greater human rights.
With a large screen providing a TV link-up with protestors in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, the event is being billed as a “Trafalgar to Tahrir” act of…
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on February 10, 2011 at 12:03am — No Comments
Another mass grave in the Tatvan district of Bitlis province will soon be excavated, according to officials from the Human Rights Association (İHD).
Some 33 people are believed to lie in a grave called Geliye Karoka by locals in Tatvan, Sami Görendağ, the İHD’s Van branch secretary, told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review, adding that the group was waiting for official procedures to be completed before excavation began.
“It is in a very high location. I believe the…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on February 9, 2011 at 11:58pm — No Comments
The mass democratic revolt, which began in Tunisia and is now spreading through North Africa and the Middle East has panicked, surprised and inspired. The panic is not limited to those with hard currency bank accounts searching for a safe haven for their cash, politicians scrambling for a comfortable exile and embassies and foreign offices undoubtedly burning and shredding the evidence of their complicity. It extends to all who profited – in the region and abroad - from their multiple links…Continue
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The Dehumanization Syndrome is an inventory of symptoms. It serves as the analytical and diagnostic tool; see last page for Directions of Use.
The fact that “WE”(the Nation, the People, the Country, the State) is an abstract term and that in reality only individual human beings…Continue
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INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF DEHUMANIZATION
Olek Netzer, Ph.D. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: A detailed mapping of the inner space of persons who think and behave as in Prejudice, Fanaticism, Racism, Ethnocentrism, Xenophobia, and any other term used to denote socially organized war/conflict.
Methodology: Direct Causation Approach. It won't ask "What are the…Continue
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EDUCATION AGAINST DEHUMANIZATION
by Olek Netzer, Ph.D. -- email@example.com
The paper introduces a new method in teaching about wars and conflicts, prejudice, racism, ethnocentrism, fanaticism, etc. It aims beyond teaching about those phenomena and suggests a humanizing educational process that prevents common inter-group destructive attitudes, beliefs, and behavior, from taking root in students'…Continue
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