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Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good day from this enthused social analyst and self-development guru!


Just about a week ago, my wiz-kid nephew Dean Patick Delago, an accounting student who’s among the topguns of his batch, alerted me to the dates of 9/11 (9-11-2001) and the Japan quake cum tsunami (3-10-2011), with the intriguing conclusion that when added yields the following…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 30, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments

On Visiting an Unwinnable War

I'll be visiting my nation's longest war next week in Afghanistan, thanks to a wonderful organization called Voices for Creative Nonviolence which seeks to build friendship and understanding between countries. I'll be meeting with ordinary and prominent Afghans and reporting on what they think of their country's future -- often a more complex view than will fit into a television sound byte.

In preparation, I've been trying to ascertain…


Added by David Swanson on March 30, 2011 at 10:28am — 6 Comments


I've been asked to prepare some conflict resolution training to be used (potentially) at Hill Air Force Base.
While I've prepared a basic outline of topics and activities, what are some that you use in training others to deal with conflict?

Added by Sarah Hanisko on March 30, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

H-A-L-T: Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired


Aid Worker:  HALT!!!

HALT is a popular self-care tool in the treatment of alcoholism. It is an acronym for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired, and was designed to remind people when they might be vulnerable to relapse. But really, HALT applies to anyone– no…


Added by Steve Munroe on March 30, 2011 at 5:20am — 9 Comments

Abdulla Goran: A Poem for Kurdistan

Kurdistan: you are my abode, my abode

of thousands of years,

I have been nurtured by these valleys,

summits and hummocks,

My breath is full of the fragrant breeze of

your highlands,

My lips are satiated by your snow waters,

My gaze is used to the sight of your

silvery twilights

Reflecting on evening snows,

My ears are habituated to the music of

your waterfalls

Pouring down from high quarters above

snow to green…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 30, 2011 at 4:29am — No Comments

International Peace Bureau statement on Lybia last events

Libya: IPB condemns military strikes and urges political negotiations to protect the civilian population


Please check,

Added by Catalina Mihotek on March 29, 2011 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Obama on Libya: What Would MLK Say?

President Obama on Monday said he would "never hesitate" to use the U.S. military "unilaterally" to defend "interests" and "values," including "maintaining the flow of commerce." Fear of exactly that led the founders of this republic to give Congress the exclusive power to declare war. James Madison did not believe any single individual could be trusted with such power:

"The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast, ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable…


Added by David Swanson on March 29, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

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Added by MasterPeace on March 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 03.29.11

Listen live on March 29th at 7:00 – 7:30 pm CST on …

Added by Jeff Thompson on March 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Working Poor Hardest Hit By Disaster

When the massive Tohoku quake struck on Mar. 11, Yayoko Shinohara, owner of a small grocery store on the main shopping street of the now devastated Namie town, grabbed the day’s earnings and escaped to safety with her husband.

When the couple returned two days later what they had feared most had come true - the street, including their shop, had been reduced to ruble and their home, just two miles away, also lay in ruins after it was hit by the huge tsunami that swept the area. …


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 29, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

International Development Sector: Back Office Administration 101 for Consultants

Back office administration is an under-represented field in international development sector projects, causing various dysfunctional organizational management issues for development projects. Most development projects are more sophisticated because they focus on changing people's lives, and people are more complicated than objects. The more people and the more places a project affects, the more technically, politically, and economically complicated the project becomes. Random planning or…


Added by Dr. Kenday Samuel Kamara on March 29, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Fugitive Philippine Senator Panfilo Lacson, who has an arrest order served on him over a double murder case (killings of PR man Bobby Dacer and his driver Corbito), came out of over a year of hiding. On the strength of a decision of the Court of Appeals, which centered on  questions of propriety of witness testimony, the arrest warrant served Lacson was nullified, hence permitting the fugitive to surface and resume with his duties in the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 28, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

IPSI: Special Announcement about the 2011 Bologna, Italy Symposium

***A Message from Dr. William Zartman: For Immediate Distribution***

To the Global Conflict Management Community:


As IPSI’s Chairman of the Board, I am proud to announce that Ambassador Álvaro de Soto, Betty Bigombe, and Jeffrey Mapendere will lend their…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on March 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Change Your Attitude, Make It Peace!



Talk Peace, Live Peace, Create Peace

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more…


Added by MasterPeace on March 28, 2011 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Trying to Quit

An analogy occurred to me recently:

Imagine that your best friend is quitting smoking. This is something you’ve really wanted her to do for a long time, as you’ve seen the teeth darken and heard the hacking cough for too long now.

So after much soul searching and commitment on your best friend’s part, she takes the first step on their journey. She reduces the number of cigarettes she smokes per day by three! She has been smoking a pack a day.

It has required…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 28, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

Nepal: Change is possible

Situated some 300km east of Kathmandu, Sindhuli is a remote district of Nepal where many villages are without access or means of transportation. It was one of the first districts attacked by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) when they initiated their ‘People’s war’ in February 1996. During the 11 years of internal armed conflict, 14 people disappeared and 221 lost their lives in Sindhali. Ambika Pokhrel, local correspondent for Nepal, recently had the opportunity to visit the…


Added by Joel Gabri on March 28, 2011 at 5:32am — 1 Comment

Somalia: Droughts and Livelihood Consequence

Weather affects people everyday and the weather is also important to human.


The Somali media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) would like to articulate publicly today the current overview on Somalia’s drought impacts.


The climate in a certain place does’ not change very much from year to year even though the weather may change a great deal from season to season. So when people talk about climate, they are not talking about the weather…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on March 27, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

27 de Março 2011 – Dia Mundial do Teatro



mensagem do dia mundial do Teatro, por Jessica Atwooki Kaahwa,(dramaturga, actriz e directora do teatro académico, escreveu mais de 15 peças de teatro, televisão e rádio. Distingue-se pelo seu trabalho humanitário. Utiliza o teatro como meio de desenvolvimento humano e como força…


Added by 10pt - Criação Lusófona on March 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Democracy Revolutions and the Israel-Palestine Conflict

For the longest time, Israeli governments have explained their resistance to Palestinian statehood by pointing to the Palestinians' and the Arab world's democracy deficit.

The dishonesty of that explanation has now been exposed to even the most credulous by the reaction of Israel's government to the democratic revolutions sweeping the region. We are now told by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government that the overthrow of Tunisia's and Egypt's rulers and the challenges to…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 27, 2011 at 5:43am — No Comments


By: Mary Kadi Manoah*


The current events in the Ivory Coast have certainly captured some attention. As soon as we are faced with the words ‘colonialism’ the words we associate with it pop up again all in negatives well

most…….’oppression, manipulation, exploitation to…


Added by MasterPeace on March 27, 2011 at 5:36am — 1 Comment

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