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Peace Journalism Awards Given in Kampala, Uganda

Awards for top peace journalists were handed out at the Peace Journalism Awards Dinner Thursday, 21 April in Kampala. The event was held at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Jerry Lanier, who spoke to the gathering about the importance of free speech in Uganda. For more on his speech and the event, see:  . For photo album of the PJ Awards dinner, see:…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 23, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


As articulated by this analyst in past articles, inquisitional liberalism reveals the true colors of liberals: fascist sui generis. The dividing line between liberalism and fascism is just a thin one, and in some instances such as the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan they are one and the same (liberals = fascists).


In the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 22, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

The Risk and Rewards of Mobile Technology in Governance Development

Cross Posted from the TechChange Blog


For the frustrated governance advisor, exasperated force commander, and perpetually under funded election observer the notion that technology can solve our problems is a tempting one. But as Dr. Raul Zambrano of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Dr. Matthew Levinger from…


Added by TechChange on April 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Watch online: C-SPAN Interview with Egyptian Atlas Corps Fellows (4.24.2011)


Following an engaging panel featuring three Atlas Corps Egyptian Fellows and their experiences during the Egyptian Revolution, I wanted to let you know that these dynamic women will be featured on CSPAN's Washington Journal this Sunday, April 24, 8:45 AM. Here are the details:

C-SPAN Washington Journal: Interview…


Added by Abby Flottemesch on April 22, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

A Unified Theory of War and Taxes

If you hate taxes but dutifully cheer for wars, it's lucky you also oppose school funding sufficient to produce historical literacy.  Taxes are a byproduct of wars.  Were it not for wars and war propaganda, this country would have never begun paying taxes.  If we were to end wars, and only if we were to end wars, we could consider ending taxes too.

But wait!  Wasn't the war for independence a war against taxes?  Aren't taxes created by weakness, while militarism generates wealth? … Continue

Added by David Swanson on April 22, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 04/22/2011

In this week’s PSR:  UN’s report on Sri Lanka; Burkina Faso mutiny; Nigerian riots; Ugandan opposition leader arrested; Brazil drug lord; Cuba’s “new” leadership; U.S. tries USS Cole perpetrator; Australia detention center riots; China’s extralegal detentions; South China Sea naval build-up; EU refugee crisis; ETA explosives; North Caucus violence; Libya UN warnings; Syrian protests; Yemen discussed in UN SC; Afghan/Pakistan commission for peace;…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on April 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Aid, Africa, Corruption, and Colonialism: An Honest Conversation

I’m sharing an interesting discussion that’s been going on via the LinkedIn Africa NGO Network group, "Why is development aid having corruption problems in Africa generally?". Some of the key contributions on root issues follow below.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 22, 2011 at 10:27am — 14 Comments

Seeking economic diversification?

Just recently, I came across the information that the Royal Emirates Group, confirmed the purchase of the Spanish football team Getafe - an average-performance team in Spain's 1st division. Even though, the group has announced the transaction, the actual amount paid was not revealed. So far, only information on planned…


Added by CARLOS RUBENS on April 22, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

TJI Roundtable: 'Theories FOR Transitional Justice', 10 May 2011


TJI Roundtable: 'Theories FOR Transitional Justice'

Tuesday 10 May, 2011


Further information at:

Added by Lisa Gormley on April 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Season of Unrest: Uprisings In The Middle East

Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, and now Libya is in the midst of political turmoil; are we seeing a seismic shift throughout the Middle East and North Africa to a more open and transparent political and governing structure or this simply the case of authoritarian regimes being caught off guard only to return to power in the near term?

It is still too early to tell what to expect from these countries in the form of governance, however, I am optimistic that the youth of these…


Added by Eric Ham on April 22, 2011 at 12:02am — 6 Comments

Budget Expert-Parliamentary Centre, Africa Program


Added by Nansata Yakubu on April 21, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

China and U.S. in a Marathon?Is China Becoming The New SuperPower?

By Raghda El-Halawany


I was looking at some dollars in my hands, with their different USA figures (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln) and I was thinking to myself if soon enough we will be holding Yuan with different Chinese figures (Mao Zedong on…


Added by MasterPeace on April 21, 2011 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Courts To Cut Funding For CDRC's (Mediation Centers)

Gloomy news out of New York State:…


Added by Jeff Thompson on April 21, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

LLM Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

LLM Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice Institute

University of Ulster

(Jordanstown and Magee campuses)

This LLM programme based at the Transitional Justice Institute, with staff expertise across a range of areas, offers an LL.M. degree which is designed to give students a unique lens on the study of human rights in the contemporary international moment.  Using the local…


Added by Lisa Gormley on April 21, 2011 at 5:01am — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


The Liberal Party is now up in power and neo-liberalism, the same ideology espoused since after the rise of FVRamos, continues to ravage natural, human, and physical resources to enlarge the pockets of billionaires and global oligarchs.


Neo-liberal policies of privatization, deregulation, liberalization comprise the trilogy of evils that have led to a great divide…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 20, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments

THE NIGERIAN POLITY: The Contradictions of Yesterday and the Conflicts of Today


Nigeria’s present socio-political context cannot be interpreted in isolation of the country’s historical saga. The journey has been a long one starting from a scattered collection of ethnic groups sprawling from the coast of the Atlantic, over the Niger-Benue confluence and far flung towards the southern fringe of the Sahara to a people with a common national identity paying allegiance to the same flag, and reciting the same national anthem and pledge. The perceptions…


Added by Kingsley Madueke on April 20, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Governace in Guinea-The Civil Society Perspective!

Dear Colleagues,

I bring you greetings of peace.

I am a doctoral candidate of the University of Ibadan Nigeria West Africa. I am currently investigating the strength of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in consolidating peace in the fragile post conflict state of Guinea.

One appreciate the fact that the Republic of Guinea is a French colony and uses same as its official language.

I will appreciate discourse in this direction. Pertinent questions… Continue

Added by Hon. Obi Ndifon Neji on April 20, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Germany: a foreign policy based on peace?

Germany is a country of peace movements. In public opinion, peace is seen as a key value, more important even than democracy or individual freedom. In a recent Eurobarometer 69 survey, for example, 62% of the population responded in the affirmative that peace was the most important personal value for them, placing Germany at the top of the European list. Germany is also a country of contradictions. Does Germany want to be a mid-sized USA or a big Switzerland?  When it comes to defining…


Added by Joel Gabri on April 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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