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Erle Frayne D. Argonza


The Social Weather Stations or SWS just recently conducted its regular national survey on hunger, with the alarming conclusion of growing poverty incidence. A 20% hunger rate was the bleak turn of the survey, which is indeed gruesome to the stomach given the economic boom years.


It seems that the only people benefiting from the economic boom are the likes of SMC’s Ang,…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 10, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Join Me With other Mediators & Psychologists: New Technologies Changing Mediation & Conflict

Event: New Technologies Changing Mediation & Conflict Resolution

Come Join Me!

I will be discussing how new technology is currently being used (by me!) to help train, teach and bring together dispute resolution academics, students, practitioners and professionals from all over the world.
I will also share how the Dispute Resolution and Psychology…

Added by Jeff Thompson on April 10, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Recreate a peace and democracy in Sri Lanka


I would like to invite to all political active Sri Lankan people presser to the government recreate a peace and democracy in Sri Lanka

e have to go back 1948 in Sri Lanka . Because in 1948 we had have a peace and democracy in Sri Lanka. At that… Continue

Added by Dasanayaka mudiyanselage Ajith K on April 10, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Background of Events in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Seeded from Red Diary - Ahmad Khan


Located in central Africa, the Congo is one of the largest, most populous countries in the continent. Strategically located it borders nine countries; Angola, the Congo-Brazzaville, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia. Economically, the Congo is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of resources, with the western Capitalist countries obtaining seven percent of their tin, nine percent…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 10, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

Abuelos, sabios rebeldes

Dos abuelos, por su edad, pero jóvenes en su manera de encarar la vida, José Luis Sampredro y su coetáneo Stéphan Hessel, están animando con su compromiso vital a las nuevas generaciones a que estas obliguen a cambiar a aquellas personas e instituciones que con su manera de actuar ultra conservadora, oligárquica, están reduciendo los horizontes de libertad, de capacidad de decisión, de vivir dignamente, a millones de personas. Ojo, porque esa manera de actuar se aplica desde el ámbito local… Continue

Added by Manuel Carmona Rodríguez on April 9, 2011 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Responding to the Stalemate in Yemen

Responding to the Stalemate in Yemen


Ibrahim Sharqieh


April 8, 2011


Responding to the Stalemate in Yemen

Ibrahim Sharqieh


April 8, 2011


The conflict in Yemen has…


Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on April 8, 2011 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

International response to Libya: Lessons of Genocide in Rwanda and Massacre in Sarajevo

Almost two decades ago, the world saw thousands of people massacre in a cold blood bath in Rwanda. In matter of months, 800,000 Hutus and Moderate Tutsi were murdered while the world was watching. Just a year later after the Rwandan massacre, international opinions began to take shape. The outcry and condemnation of the barbaric massacre in Rwanda spread across capitals of the world, from Paris to London, Washington DC to Berlin, Rome to Kigali. Every civilized nation vehemently denounced…


Added by Phillip Manyok, Ph.D on April 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tuition-Free Law School for Activists

The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) is offering up to 20 full-tuition Advocate for Justice (AFJ) Scholarships each year to future public interest lawyers.  Our goal is to allow committed activists to graduate from law school with minimal debt - free to choose a career path based on their values.   

Applicants for the AFJ Scholarship are… Continue

Added by UDC David A Clarke School of Law on April 8, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 04/08/2011

In this week’s PSR: Military mobilization near Abyei; UN plane crash in Congo; Ivory Coast violence; ICC and Kenya; US amb. expelled from Ecuador; Haiti president; Mexico mass grave; Malaysia detentions; Mindanao violence; Cluster bombs in Thailand; French debate on Islam; Berlusconi trial; N. Afr boat capsizes; Bahrain tightens grip; NATO kills Libya rebels; Yemen pres. under pressure; Chinese presence in Kashmir; Maldives security; Nepal…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on April 8, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"The Road to Democracy: My Reflection on the Egyptian Revolution" (panel on video stream)

"The Road to Democracy: My Reflection on the Egyptian Revolution"

April 21, 9:00-10:30 AM - webcast event available at

Listen to perspectives on the Egyptian Revolution from the four Egyptian Atlas Corps Fellows who arrived in DC shortly after this momentous series of events. The discussion, organized by Civic… Continue

Added by Abby Flottemesch on April 8, 2011 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

What we want to achieve ?

Where i born that is a very small town now in jharkhand state town name is chaibasa ,

That time i think total population of this village might be within 3oooo -40000 .We were six sister and five brothers a big joint family house was approximately 6000 squire meter area . We had always three four cows ,few servants and their…


Added by shyam tosawad on April 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

One Week Left to Apply for an Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!


Nonprofit Leaders: Apply for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps…


Added by Atlas Service Corps on April 8, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Unity based conflict transformation in Nepal


-  By Yadab Bastola


Brief history about Nepali Politics

Nepal has been a seething cauldron of political change for almost 20 years now. Tectonic political changes have occurred in Nepal over last six decades. The political system has gone through five major transformations in this period of time. Before 18 February, 1951, Nepal was governed by an autocratic Rana family dictatorship. It was…


Added by Yadab Bastola on April 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments


Multimedia can be a powerful tool for adult education. When used effectively it can captivate an audience, tug emotions, maintain attention, and contextualize scenario-based learning. But creating and producing quality content also has a number of drawbacks in terms of cost, learning curves, and copyright laws. Integrating multimedia into curricula can have a tremendous impact on the learning process, but are the drawbacks worth the trouble?  I've compiled this… Continue

Added by TechChange on April 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Basic Education “Creating Models for a Peaceful Culture”

Basic Education “Creating Models for a Peaceful Culture”

May 2 – June 12, 2011  

Six weeks of study, in theory and practice. The course covers the basic concepts for the development of peace villages, using Tamera as an example. The world is rocked by turbulence: riots and wars in…


Added by Peter Koll on April 7, 2011 at 11:24am — 5 Comments

Where Software Meets Social Change: SwiftRiver

You land in a country that is recovering from a long war. The infrastructure is limited, but there is a nascent democratic government. To make up for the lack of infrastructure, citizens use text messages sent to a central receiver or Twitter feeds to let government officials know what they need. I’m describing E-Democracy, and using a platform like Swiftriver, these text messages and Tweets can be organized by time and geographic location. It provides information to elected leaders, while…

Added by TechChange on April 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Istanbul Human Security Conference - Call for Papers

CALL for PAPERS: Istanbul Conference - Human Security: New Challenges, New Perspectives

27-28 October 2011  
The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) at Coventry…

Added by Alp Özerdem on April 7, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

The Peacebuilders: Making Conflict Resolution Permanent

The following is an in-depth article from the Christian Science Monitor:


...Peacebuilding is a new approach to ending war, and it's becoming a global buzzword. It's different from peacemaking, which brings politicians around a table to hammer out a peace deal. And it's different from peacekeeping, which sends foreign soldiers to monitor peace agreements, separate warring…


Added by Jeff Thompson on April 7, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Is Pakistan a Scapegoat for US?

"There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States."

— Howard Zinn

What does Pakistan do for the United States? Since 2001, this country has given Pakistan at least $22 billion in aid, so Americans certainly should expect something in return. That's nearly enough money to erase California's long-standing budget deficit or fund the state of Missouri for one year. Well, among other things, the United… Continue

Added by Zia Ullah Hamdard on April 7, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

After a century of little progress, it's time for a methods change: 1.5Million deaths, annually, of Infants & Youth must cease!

The  UN's Yr. 2000 Millennium Global Development conference set what were considered "totally achievable" goals & objectives, for substantial reductions in Mortality/Morbidity rates in various sectors.

They then gave those most responsible for performance in these various, specialized areas until the year 2015 to achieve…


Added by J. Seamus Boylson on April 6, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

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