I do not know whether this is really ‘an NGO trend’, as the GUARDIAN calls it, to send bloggers to the field to write on organisation’s projects (‘Blogging from Bangladesh-more poverty tourism?’), but Heather Armstrong’s reflections and…Continue
While Palestinians try to unite (Hamas-Fatah deal) and promote their case in UN (recognition of independence) and on the ground (flopped air-flotilla and failed Flotilla II on July) and while so-called Middle East…Continue
Nicole Bohe- With religious symbols being installed at the new 9/11 Memorial and Museum, conflict was bound to arise. [For more on this story, you can Google it or check out this …Continue
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Dr. Celestin Tchamabe Ngaleu
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL: FAST-TRACKING CLEAN ENERGY
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Green energy is making waves across the globe today. Diverse technologies that redound to sustainable energy are being developed at very dizzying paces.
Such developments are most welcome, given that the fossil fuel reserves of the planet are running out fast. Depletion could be experienced in just five (5) decades’ time. So far, the environment had…Continue
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In June 2009, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) began working with The Protection Project (TPP) of The Johns Hopkins…Continue
Cross posted from TechChange blog
By TJ Thomander
Last Friday, 81 Tweeters joined for one hour to…Continue
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The blueprint for mediating peace in areas of conflict outlined in my book Elusive Peace-How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts are essential tools that must be implemented now. In light of the US economic problems and political strife, and unresolved worldwide conflicts draining American resources, it is time to admit that our outdated model of intervention does not work.
Spending $100 million a month for the last 6 months on military…Continue
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I give lots of thought to what makes community-based organizations the lowest common denominator in development aid. Readers of how-matters.org may already be familiar with previous arguments I’ve offered for the increased inclusion of and investment in community-based organizations (CBOs). As an ardent proponent of CBOs’ comparative advantages, I believe they have a better chance of being driven by “the…Continue
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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION INITIATIVES
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
11 developing countries, including emerging markets, have just taken off with their respective programs as impetus for biodiversity conservation.
It has been a daunting task, since the advent of modernity, to return to biodiversity in farming practices. Modern food production celebrated the specialized land-use and high-yield mono-crop varieties at the expense of natural…Continue
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Terrorism and Nepal offers an elementary approach to terrorism in a clear and accessible style to those interested in understanding it in a wider context. It includes definitions, psychological elements, sociological factors, religious components and historical perspectives in its critical discussion, together with their respective…Continue
Added by peace on July 29, 2011 at 9:53pm — No Comments
A Norwegian Terrorist Surprises Europe
I’m assuming you heard about what happened in Norway last week?
A man named Anders Behring Breivik, under dramatic political and religious conviction, set a car bomb off near a building in downtown Oslo, killing 7 and wounding more, after which he took a ferry directly to a nearby…Continue
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In this week’s PSR: Disappearances in Balochistan; IDPs in Cote D’Ivoire; Somalia famine; Sudan currency war; Ecuador freedom of speech; Guatemala massacre trial; Mexico teen assassin; Australia/Malaysia asylum swap; N. Korea peace treaty overture; Vietnam dissident arrested; Belgium veil ban; Kosovo/Serbia import clashes; U.S. ban on Russian officials; Mubarak health issues; Kuwaiti port concerns Iraq; Yemeni citizens banned from Kuwait; Kandahar…Continue
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For the last twenty years, Somalia has been entangled in a "civil war" amidst the destruction of both its rural and urban economies.
The country is now facing widespread famine. According to reports, tens…
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