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By Peter Tatchell , Tehran Times, Vol. 11190, Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Peter Tatchell is a leading human rights campaigner.
This year’s civil war in Somalia has killed thousands of people and created over half a million refugees. Democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights are almost non-existent in Mogadishu, where war, banditry, corruption, hunger,…Continue
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PATRICK MAZIMHAKA AND GREG MILLS: ANALYSIS Jul 01 2011 00:00
Patrick Mazimhaka is the former deputy chair of the Commission of the African Union and chairs the advisory board of the Brent-Hurst Foundation; Greg Mills directs the foundation. They have both recently been in Somaliland
Fifty years ago the protectorate of Somaliland…Continue
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CHINA’S ULTRANATIONALIST FACTION BEGINS DOMESTIC HEGEMONY
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
China’s impressive ascent from a struggling, poor, 3rd world agrarian economy to the growing industrializing giant that is it today renders the country truly worth accolades the world over. China achieved development with nary an aid from external sources which makes the development challenge truly a daunting one.
Yet China was…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 4, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments
A friend of mine recently spent a few nights in a hotel owned by an international chain and sent me an article on 'Adventures in voluntourism' afterwards that he had found in their official in-room travel magazine. I saw the picture of a smiling woman in hot-pants balancing wood on her head and thought that this may be the beginning of a whole new genre of erotic photography, a new type of locker-room pictures for aidworkers or something similarly inappropriate (The picture is included in…Continue
Soliya, a non-profit organization using a custom-made web-conferencing application to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe, is now recruiting skilled volunteers to facilitate its Connect Program for Spring 2012 semester.
As always our volunteer facilitation position includes a free-of-charge online facilitation and conflict resolution training. If you are interested in facilitating during the Spring 2012 Connect Program, you…Continue
Do our gender/legal experts have any thoughts on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape charges, and criminal proceeding?
The silence that follows a rape is a quiet fear. Especially when a powerful, wealthy aristocrat is implicated.
I could be wrong, but my understanding of the events surrounding the rape of a hotel maid by Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSk) has been moving from a criminal proceeding to a political “wag the dog” made for TV drama.
One of the questions that appears in our weekly reports is, “How is your definition of peacebuilding changing?” It's hard to answer, because I didn't have a definition of peacebuilding to start -- how would I know if it was changing or not? I began asking people during the course of my research in South Africa and have…Continue
EMERGING MARKETS JOCKEY FOR IMF ECHELON, FRENCH OLIGARCHIC PUPPET GETS POST
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Emerging markets are currently contesting for top posts in the Jurassic IMF. The downfall of Strauss-Khan, former managing director of the said bank, highlighted the deep crisis that has beset the bank lately, a crisis that threatens its very own legitimacy.
My position about the IMF was clear since the middle of last decade yet:…Continue
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How can the race question not be one of the key issues of concern for those who are for a better life for all South Africans? asks Sehlare Makgetlaneng.
There has been a dialectical and organic link between the class question and the race question in South Africa from the period since the inception of capitalism to the present post-settler colonial era of the country. Capitalism since its…Continue
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CREC, a multidisciplinary catalonian research center of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) is developing research scientific strategies to explore human conflicts using from biology, genetics, medicine...to social sciences as a tool, all…Continue
we have been working on changing the name of our project from Leeds Pyramid to the Earth Pyramid for about 6 months now and things are going well. The University of Bradford has taken on the challenge of creating a video that hopes to explain the venture in a way that makes its aims easily understood and the whole process has been a great experience.We are honoured that Archbishop Tutu has kindly agreed to participate and along with the other contributors it should make for a fascinating…Continue
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HEALTH REPORT UPDATE/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH REFLECTION
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Good day from the boondocks west of Manila!
Below are update studies and reports done regarding health. The greater focus on the materials is reproductive health. This has great relevance for the Philippines in particular, where reproductive health has been a raging public policy issue for some time now.
There is so much…Continue
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What type of person comes to your mind when you hear the following words?: “Criminal, Tyrant, Murderer, Terrorist, Rapist.”
How about these words?: “Leader, Politician, Dictator, President, Ambassador.”
Chances are, you most likely pictured some sort of man when you read these words. What is the meaning of this? Of course, this does not mean that all men should be labeled with these terms. However, as several of the speakers at the Newark Peace Education…