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OPUS DEI ARMED SUDAN’S CHRISTIAN SOUTH

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Sudan is undergoing a schism, the dividing line being the north-south axis. North is the predominantly Muslim section, with large infusion of Arab genetics into the ancient black ethnicities of the area; south, the Christian section, with predominantly Negroid ethnicities as core…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 28, 2011 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Grassroots = No Brains?

A tweet caught my attention last weekend on a search that I follow:

“I am so tired w/ dealing w/ ‘Grassroots’ organizations here in #haiti Unfortunately grassroots=no brains +no money”

My unanswered response to this frustrated aid worker went something like this:

“Generalities of “no capacity” perpetuated about grassroots organizations does not do…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 28, 2011 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

After Tunisia: Our Poet Mourid Barghouti on Palestine

"Nothing goes off suddenly; even the earthquakes set in motion from the depth of the earth to the rooftops of villages."

This line from a poem I had written two decades ago jumped into my mind when the youth of Tunisia turned their ruler from a mighty dictator into a frightened rat looking for a place to hide and, in a month of civilian protests, managed to change history.

As I write these words now, images are coming from Cairo where the anti-Mubarak…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 28, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Peace and Society: From Tunisia to Egypt, and now Yemen

When protests erupted in the streets of Tunisia, some speculated that it would create a domino effect around North Africa and the Middle East. Just weeks later, mass protest movements have been seen in Egypt, and these have now spread to Yemen, where President Ali Abdullah Saleh has held office for 32 years. All the protests have had similarities, including rising anti-incumbent sentiment and anger over rising inequality and the view of rising nepotism within government. The latest protests…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 28, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

IPSI Peace & Security Report - 01/28/2011

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to keep busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community briefed on pertinent global news, events, and trends. Meticulously researched and written by IPSI, the PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on January 28, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

The State of the Union: How do Obama's comments relate to global peacefulness?

This week, US President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address, delivering both his outlook on America’s current state and his plan for the rest of his term. Throughout the speech, Obama mentioned a number of countries, both as friends to and competitors of the United States. But while they may be economically competitive, how peaceful are they?

 

Here’s a breakdown of some of the…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Journey for Fair Trade

Imagine a crystal prism hung in a window splintering a single ray of light into a multitude of directions to splash a rainbow of color across a room. Despite having the same point of origin, the reflection on the wall is a unique size and shape. Fair Trade is much the same.…

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Added by Mitch Teberg on January 27, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

HOT NEWS from EGYPT

Internet, SMS and BlackBerry networks reportedly closed in Egypt as protests continue

The Next Web



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Added by Tetyana Karpyuk on January 27, 2011 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

"No Violencia" por José Benito Pérez Sauceda

Paz-Ciencia
Por José Benito Pérez…
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Added by Cultura de Paz y No Violencia on January 27, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Measure Standard of Living

Recently on the Matador Network, an article was posted about four different ways to measure standard of living. We think that the Global Peace Index can be added to this list as an effective measure of standard of living – the levels of peace where you live contribute to your overall standard of living.

But what do you think about this? Have a look below.

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When I sat down to write an article on the countries with…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 27, 2011 at 4:54pm — 11 Comments

Mediators: What If They Don't Pay?

I have been using Twitter to find some great blog postings and articles. This is how I found today's guest blogger, Kelly S. (who needs to know her last name anyway?), aka @KolorKube.



I know we all mediate and do conflict coaching because we love the work we do yet at the sametime accumulating smiles does not pay the bills.



What do you… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on January 27, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

MA Participation, Power and Social Change at IDS: Linking practice, theory and reflection

The IDS MAP is a unique programme combining action-research and reflective practice with more traditional elements of a one-year postgraduate programme.  It is likely to be a small (~15 participants) course with excellent possibilities for sharing, learning and networking. Subject to university approval, the fees should be the same as for other IDS MA programmes, i.e. around £11,000.

 

(More…

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Added by Tobias Denskus on January 26, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

My newest article on nonviolence: http://home.kpn.nl/wegweeda/Nonviolence%20and%20Power.html Nonviolence and Power. A study about the importance of power relations for nonviolent action and resistan…

My newest article on nonviolence:

http://home.kpn.nl/wegweeda/Nonviolence%20and%20Power.html



Nonviolence and Power. A study about the importance of power relations for nonviolent action and resistance: Summary



When a repressive regime is challenged by a nonviolent opponent, power relations play a central part. In this article I analyse how they are important for the choice of nonviolent… Continue

Added by Henk bij de Weg on January 25, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

150 Leading US Activists Oppose Obama Until He Opposes War

Over 150 prominent activists, authors, and academics have launched a petition with a statement that begins:

 

"We the undersigned share with nearly two-thirds of our fellow Americans the conviction that our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq should be ended and that overall military spending should be dramatically reduced.  This has been our position for years and will continue to be, and we take it seriously.  We vow not to support President…

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Added by David Swanson on January 25, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Whats Happening in Conflict Resolution 01.25.11

The ADR Book Club is starting February 6th, 2011. The idea and concept behind the book club is to bring various conflict resolution professionals,…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on January 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Al-Awda: We condemn betrayal by un-elected Palestinian leadership!

Palestinians around the world and all their supporters watched in shock, but not total surprise as secret documents, "The Palestine Papers", detailing carefully the years of so called peace negotiations were released by the news network Al-Jazeera during the last few days. While Palestinians are struggling to win back their rights to their homes and lands, some in the un-elected leadership of the Palestinian Authority (PA) were making offers to give away these rights.



The…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 25, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments

Watchdog slams UN, EU's human rights 'cowardice'

The UN and EU stand accused of "cowardice" for claiming to tackle human rights abuses in places like China through soft diplomacy, Human Rights Watch said in its annual report.

Highlighting its claim, the report on global human rights violations was issued in Brussels the same day the European Union hosted controversial Uzbek President Islam Karimov amid protests.

The New York-based NGO's executive director Kenneth Roth lambasted "the failure of the expected champions of human…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 25, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments

GRANDEUR AND MAGNIFICENCE IN ASIA’S CITIES

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good day to my fellow global citizens!

 

The year had just kicked off, and we’re already witnessing the contrast in images projected in the mass media between East and West. Just notice the projections regarding urban life in each hemisphere, and you can see the differences in the images.

 

Asian cities have been projecting themes of cooperation, growth, exquisite city plans, 21st century architectural…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 25, 2011 at 2:38am — No Comments

INDIA JETISSONS 2011, ALL SET FOR BIG GROWTH

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Gracious day to you fellow global citizens! Special goodwill greetings to the people of India!

 

The year 2011 just kicked off with a good start for Asia, today’s indubitable growth driver of the global economy. From macro-economic fundamentals to micro-innovations, things are heading for another great year of bountiful growth and future prosperity for Asians.

 

India, known in ancient times as Bharat, is…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 25, 2011 at 2:36am — No Comments

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