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The recent arrest of Siyamend Ibrahim – a Kurdish writer from Syria’s Kurdish region – for possessing books in the Kurdish language highlights the fact that the Kurdish
language and culture is effectively illegal in Syria.
Ibrahim, editor-in-chief of…Continue
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From the Wall Street Journal Blog:
A study of mediation in medical malpractice cases finds the approach has potential benefits including a lower cost of litigation and a reduction in medical errors. A key missing ingredient, however, is the doctors themselves.
The study, published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, looked at mediation in 31 cases from nonprofit hospitals in…Continue
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Iran has sentenced two prominent opposition filmmakers to six years in jail each on vague charges of working against the ruling system, their lawyers said Monday.
One of the two, internationally renowned filmmaker and opposition supporter Jafar Panahi, has won awards at the Chicago, Cannes and Berlin film festivals. Several of his films have been banned in Iran.
He has also been banned from shooting films or scriptwriting for 20…Continue
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The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has released a new report on the “Illegal Closure of the Gaza Strip: Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population”.
The absolute closure of Gaza was imposed by Israel following the Hamas takeover in June 2007. For more than three years and a half, this most extreme form of closure has been continuously applied to the so-called…Continue
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In ‘The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland’ Kevin McKiernan draws parallels - using examples of culture, language and genocide - between Native American history and the experience of the Kurds.
With a population of more than twenty-five million, the Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own state, but until recently their long struggle for autonomy has received relatively little attention. Following World War I, the Kurds were promised a…Continue
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Dr. Madhu Krishan, Chairman Of Academy Of Universal Global Peace, Training more than 200 Remote Village Peace Builders At Parumbur, South India On 18th Dec'2010.
Dr. Madhu Krishan, Chairman Of Academy Of Universal Global Peace,…Continue
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My last post for this year will be in line with the reflective end-of-the-year mood rather than engaging with an ongoing debate. I enjoyed reading Samantha Power's biography of Sergio Vieira de Mello and it made me think about two bigger issues that have been part of my research work and that also interest me beyond academic endeavours: First, the book is a vivid example of how the UN transformed from a small, political and 'neutral'…Continue
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XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011
THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin…Continue
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ECHOING FAMILY PEACE ON XMAS 2010
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Georgetown University's two-year M.A. program in Conflict Resolution is a multidisciplinary course of study that combines world class research and practice. Core courses are offered in the Government Department, Psychology Department, and the McDonough School of…Continue
At the beginning of this education year, some Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) members staged demonstrations to get Kurdish education in schools. Most recently, a debate over use of Kurdish began following a statement by BDP members that the Kurdish language should be usable in all aspects of life - including in the official sphere - and heated up when the parliament speaker, president and the military reacted strongly against a bilingual Turkey.
The bilingual debate over using…Continue
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Thousands of Iraqi Kurds took to the streets of the northern region's second city of Sulaimaniyah to protest against a recent law restricting the ability to demonstrate.
The 90-minute peaceful protest - which broke the new law by not being authorised - started in al-Shaab Park (People's Park) in the city centre and continued to nearby Hurriyeh Square (Freedom Square).
"This law is a retreat from the path of democracy in Kurdistan, and infringes on people's freedom to express…Continue
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The boundaries between professional historiography, moral commitment and fiction have been re-examined in new publications on the troubled land of Israel and Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe, an acclaimed political historian from the University of Exeter and expert on Palestinian-Israeli relations, has recently published four challenging books.
The publications focus on the chances for change from within Israeli society; the role of academics in peace; an…Continue
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The simple and overriding truth is this: Palestinians must be free. This moral prerogative remains the driving force for every aspect of Palestinian political, social, cultural, and artistic expression.
There is nothing peculiar or unique about the Palestinian drive for liberty in their own land - the land of their fathers, grandfathers, and their great grandfathers. The basic human impulse for freedom is shared by every man, woman, and child around the globe. This is why the…Continue