HORN OF AFRICA: MORE ON DROUGHT-RELATED MIGRATION
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
The famine that is now taking shape in the Horn of Africa is the subject of news features in canned Big Media outfits today. The alarm bells raised by international organizations regarding the matter have been quite successful in rapidly surfacing the malady before the public mind via sensationalized media reports.
As already noted earlier, 11 millions of folks…Continue
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSILITY THE BASF WAY: SUPPORTING WATER PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
CSR is the fashion among corporate giants today as an expression of philanthropy. As I’ve already articulated in previous writings. CSR is the corporate deodorant of ‘late capitalism’, which disguises tax havens as sources of aid for marginal sectors.
In America, where CSR was inexistent even as corporate foundations were tasked to fund…Continue
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Marc Maxson is not your usual aid worker.
Yes, he is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, lives in Kenya, works for a Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organization, and is married to someone also employed in aid.
But Marc Maxson also has a PhD in neuroscience.
So what does that enable Marc to do as an aid worker? Marc develops new conceptual approaches to solving "impossible" problems, of which there are many in international development.…Continue
On NPR's All Things Considered discussing with Robert Siegl why Qatar is supporting Libyan rebels:
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as we come to the end of ramazan, having spent the month asking Allah for His forgiveness, let us spend the last day or two thinking of those who in some way we think offended us, and find it in our hearts to forgive them.
may Allah accept our prayers, supplications, and offering of ramzan; grant all our loved ones his blessings and grace; and forgive our loved ones not in this world any longer. aamen.
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I have a thing for sugary cereals. (I came about this honestly, as evidenced by my father's vast collection of 20 years' worth of cereal box prizes). Lucky Charms is currently in regular rotation chez nous.
This is (somewhat) embarrassing: When I was really poor and had too much time on my hands, I got in the habit of…Continue
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Dear All RTI Activist,
As we are aware that International Right to Know Day – is on Wednesday-28 September-2011.
The aim of having a Right to Know Day is to raise awareness of the right to information. It is a day on which freedom of information activists from around the world can use further to promote this fundamental human right and to campaign for open, democratic societies in which there is full citizen empowerment and participation in government.…
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Krishnaa Human Initiatives is a Citizen Sector Organization Registered Under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 And enlisted with the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India.
The organization launched Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA). The PROGRAM is available online at the following link:
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Krishnaa Human Initiatives, a Citizen Sector Organization, registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 and enlisted with the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India, launched an online monthly English Newsletter on CLIMATE CHANGE issues at:
CLIMATE I CARE : Let's Stop The Change -- http://www.surfat10.com/climateicare/blog1.php…
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In the lull after the media frenzy around Irene, it is a good time to reflect on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. In a few weeks, the Palestinians will submit a resolution to the UN General Assembly that asks that Palestine be declared a new nation-state. Regardless of where you might stand on this issue, there are a lot of practical problems with the resolution. Besides the fact that the US will veto it in the Security Council, it is politically meaningless as long as Hamas and Fatah…Continue
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The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) in partnership with the Liberian Education Trust- Monrovia (LET-M) has ended a one month free vacation school in the borough of New Kru Town.
Speaking at the official closing program on Friday august 19, held at the Point Four Elementary School Auditorium the Executive Director of Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development Mr. James Koryor stated that the 2011 Children Study & Play Program Vacation…Continue
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In brief opening remarks this morning I brought up the…
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Sunday, August28, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
Diplomatic tensions between Algeria and Qatar over the Gulf state’s support for NATO-backed Libyan rebels are spilling onto the soccer field.
As part of a litany of alleged anti-Algerian moves by Qatar, Algerian media are accusing the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth…Continue
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As I'm writing this, we're awaiting isolated tornadoes within Hurricane Irene...and we just had an earthquake. Let's hope the first two ingredients of this meteorological turducken are mild as the third one was.
Whatever happens, New Yorkers are…Continue
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CHINA LOCALS EXHIBIT CITY PROTOTYPES
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
China is indubitably the biggest ‘emerging market’ in the global economy. It comprises 1.5 billion people who are getting more concentrated in rapidly growing urban communities.
Eastern China has seen its urbanization treble at dizzying pace since 1980 yet. Development in the coastal regions have already reached maturity-to-overdevelopment (led by Shenzen, Shanghai,…Continue
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IRAQ’S ROADMAP TO DECENTRALIZED GOVERNANCE
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
There’s a good news coming from Iraq, which concerns directing the compass of governance along a decentralized trajectory. Iraq was over-centralized for too long a time since the era yet of the caliphate and onwards to the post-Ba’th Party regime, and so that centralization pattern continues as a legacy of antiquated…Continue
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The suicide bomb in a United Nation building in Abuja, Nigeria, claimed 18 lives this week, and the Islamist Boko Haram had claimed responsibility, in a report by bbc here. There have been several bomb attacks in Nigeria since the northern state of Jos declared Islamic Sharia Law some time in 2002. Will Nigeria have stability without splitting?
Study suggest that Nigeria is divided into…Continue