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Poetry for Justice

 

CHE

 

(On behalf 14th

June of the birth day of Ernesto Che Guevara)

 

 Instinct wind of injustice

 Universal smell of humanity

 Mixing colors of identity

 Symbolic indelible revolutionary

 

Constant threat of breath death

Challenging forwarded minimizing the…

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Added by Udaya R. Tennakoon on June 13, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Why you need to understand military thinking

For those who are not trained military planners – like most of us –, the terminology of measuring effectiveness and measuring performance can be very confusing.

For example: “DPs are used to develop MoPs which, in turn, are used to develop MoEs which depend upon the environment and which, in turn, are used to develop MoFEs. Each MoM could be a MoP or an MoE.”

Even if the acronyms…

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on June 13, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Combating Islamophobia

Islam today is one of the most widely misunderstood and feared religions by non-Muslims around the world. This fear is especially prevalent within the United States post 9/11. While fear of fundamentalist Muslims are valid due to their vitriolic rhetoric which includes wishes to implement strict shari’a law within an Islamic state, moderate Muslims and non-Muslims who support them must work within their communities at a highly active level in order to limit and combat the growing trend of…

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Added by Sarah Hanisko on June 13, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 06.14.11

The Scary "C" Word

Jason Dysktra- The…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Defying The Rules of Conflict Resolution (Israel & Palestine)

I thought the following article could be of interest to some (From the Jerusalem Post):

Defying the rules of conflict resolution

By ALON BEN-MEIR 

The study of conflict resolution is…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Situation Assessments and Personal Health

I write about yoga, because I truly believe in its power to transform situations. In order for this to happen though, a thorough situation assessment should be conducted, just like we might in the field. The practices of yoga can also inform how a situation assessment should be conducted.



In peace work, we often do situation assessments. We go out into the field, observe the area, conduct focus groups and interviews, and write a 100 page report. Our situation assessment includes the… Continue

Added by sowmya ayyar on June 13, 2011 at 7:27am — No Comments

Le Monde sans Meurtre est Possible

 

    Les Guerres à répétions  qui frappent notre planète ne cessent de laisser notre population dans une situation de traumatismes, de désespoir  de  vivre  ,  de  Haines  ,de  vengeances, de la pauvreté  des déplacements de populations  vers  les  pays  voisins  entrainant  une  surpopulation  .  N'ayant pas trouvé des solutions pacifiques  appropriées pour y faire face et prévenir à temps, les conflits se répercutent d'une génération à une autres.

 

    Sachant que le…

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Added by lubangujacques.armmk on June 13, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

WWJD? A Non-Violent Conflict Resolution For Palestine

WWJD? A Non-Violent Conflict Resolution for Palestine

Sami Awad

(…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on June 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

For long-suffering Kurds in Syria, the boot is on the other foot

With protests, government crackdowns and the current crisis for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad deepening by the day, a confident mood is in the air that the once unthinkable may soon be a reality - the end of the Syrian Baathist dictatorship. Nowhere in Syria will this dawn be heralded more than in Syrian Kurdistan.

The ever-changing Middle Eastern political landscape and the current wave of revolutionary doctrine prompting a bold new democratic era may be predominantly…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 12, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Group Identity and DC-based Syrian protests

Taken from my blog, the Harmattan Within Raged

 

Yesterday afternoon, on a walk across Layfayette Park facing the White House, I found myself in the middle of a “volatile” protest - as informed by a Washington, DC Police Officer.  Looking up, I realized that while fiddling with my phone, I had walked right down the middle of two huge…

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Added by Vanessa Kulick on June 12, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Last chance for an Armenia-Azerbaijan peace?

Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh © Onnik Krikorian 1994

 

Expectations of ending the long-running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh are…

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Added by Onnik Krikorian on June 12, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Students make connections at People to People Peace Camp in Turkey

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY—I watched the students closely as they walked up the stairs and into the living room of a typical Turkish family. If I had to choose one word to describe their demeanors (and mine), I would say we were all apprehensive.

 

Two hours later, our demeanor would be more than slightly different.

 

The four students and I were at a Turkish home as part of People to People Peace Camp, which is bringing 28 young people from 23 countries together to…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 12, 2011 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

statistic - my new poem

surprised,

caught in a no-mans land

between a war

unsure if its

ours or theirs?

wondering why

we are losing

loved ones

all around,

with no abating in sight

afraid to even ask

when it will end?

for what if the answer is

never?

 

dignity lost to brutality

throats parched,

silent grief,

eyes run dry,

who to turn to?

for God seems

to have…

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Added by tahir wadood malik on June 12, 2011 at 5:22am — No Comments

International Cultural Exchange and Exhibition

International Cultural Exchange and Exhibitions will be held in Accra Ghana this year, to improve the world wide effort at using culture to bring about peace through collaborations, and create networks by reconnecting cultures globally, so that our positive strength are released in a focused manner to elevate all people living on the earth.

Added by William Segbedzi on June 12, 2011 at 4:16am — No Comments

What If UK Drops Out of All US Wars?

LONDON -- Before long public pressure might just lead Britain to drop out of participation in US wars, a move that would seriously damage future pretenses of acting as an international coalition.



I've spent the past few days here in London talking with leaders of the Stop the War Coalition, sitting in on a weekly planning meeting, and attending a day-long conference on building opposition to the Afghanistan and Libya wars.  This movement is strong, smart, well-organized, and eager to… Continue

Added by David Swanson on June 12, 2011 at 3:56am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Legacy of Julius Nyerere

The Legacy of Julius Nyerere


The Honourable Abdulrahman Kinana, former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly and Tanzanian minister, has produced a short film entitled ‘The Legacy of Julius Nyerere’ which recently made its North American premiere at the Institute of African Studies’ March 2011…
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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 12, 2011 at 1:38am — No Comments

Dual track policy in Somalia misses the point

The dual track policy is obviously counter-productive and therefore, should be changed.!

The Obama administration's dual track policy toward Somalia has had disturbing consequences on the efforts of building peace and a functioning… Continue

Added by Ahmed mahdi on June 11, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Remembering Ndeh Ntumuzah -African Freedom Fighter

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A former leader of liberation movement, the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon, Ndeh Ntumuzah was a freedom fighter who devoted his life to the struggle for African independence and emancipation. Horace Campbell pays tribute to a ‘remarkable…
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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 11, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Beyond selective justice

The recent arrest of Ratko Mladic and his transfer to The Hague have brought the international mechanism to dispense justice into sharp focus once again. Mladic’s arrest has been hailed by the international community and declared a milestone in the path to ensure international criminal justice as after Mladic, only one major Serbian war criminal remains at large. But it is worth noting that selective international prosecutions cast the legitimacy of the system into doubt as justice must not…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 11, 2011 at 3:32pm — No Comments

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