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Reminding myself that peace is normal.

New York City subways are a mixed blessing.  I'm thankful that I don't need to own a car here, and can get pretty much everywhere by train or bus.  But sometimes the rush hour subway platform feels like a microcosm of condensed urban agida, what with the heat, the crowds, the pushing, and the shoving.  Only very rarely are there tragic acts of subway violence, despite the key ingredients being in…

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Added by Brad Heckman on September 11, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

EGYPT’S CHALLENGE: SHIFT SCIENCE FROM PRESTIGE PROJECTS TO PEOPLE

EGYPT’S CHALLENGE: SHIFT SCIENCE FROM PRESTIGE PROJECTS TO PEOPLE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Egypt’s response to the need to produce more scientists within its territorial bounds is the ‘science city’. The strategy is aimed at producing more scientists in a concentrated area, with prospective researches coming from both Eqypt and other countries notably the MENA (Middle East & North Africa).

How far this strategy has been succeeding remains to be seen. Reports…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 11, 2011 at 3:14am — No Comments

Playing with fire: Gulf Arabs and Israelis tacitly explore cooperation amid Israeli diplomatic tsunami

Sunday, September 1, 2011

Playing with fire: Gulf Arabs and Israelis tacitly explore cooperation amid Israeli diplomatic tsunami

By James M. Dorsey

Amid the diplomatic tsunami hitting Israel with its embassy in Cairo stormed by protesters, its relations with Turkey at an all-time low, the United Nations set to recognize Palestinian statehood and the influence of the United…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 10, 2011 at 11:32pm — No Comments

NO FIXED PATH TO HIV PREVENTION

NO FIXED PATH TO HIV PREVENTION

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Could there be a single, most acceptable path to HIV prevention? This is the guide question posed upon those biomedical specialists and experts who are into HIV research & development as well as to the practitioners.

 

Long before the biomedical disciplines found the pharmacologic panacea to HIV, alternative health practitioners in Asia already found the cure to…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 10, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Always

Added by Jeff Thompson on September 10, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Launch with us!

 

On October 6th, we'll honor our 30-year history as a program of Safe Horizon and embrace our future as the independent New York Peace Institute.

 

Please join us, as we celebrate building peace in New York City and beyond!  We're hosting a lovely cocktail reception,…

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Added by Brad Heckman on September 10, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

Militant Egyptian soccer fans lead attack on Israeli embassy and interior ministry

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Militant Egyptian soccer fans lead attack on Israeli embassy and interior ministry

By James M. Dorsey

Thousands of militant, violence-prone, highly politicized soccer fans formed the core of mass protests in Cairo that late Friday stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo and earlier besieged the headquarters of the Egyptian security forces.

The…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 10, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments

FEED PEOPLE WITHOUT DESTROYING EARTH: CASSAVA OPTION

FEED PEOPLE WITHOUT DESTROYING EARTH: CASSAVA OPTION

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Earth’s peoples aren’t shrinking size-wise, demographics rise unabaited yet. Till we breach the 10 Billion warm bodies count by 2050, or 4 decades away. Can we feed all of our peoples without destroying the planet’s life support system?

 

A tremendously inflated challenge faces the generations yet to come. At the heart of that challenge is the shift…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 10, 2011 at 3:42am — No Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Municipal Elections: Tough Lessons Learned from Islamic Conservatives

By Rob L. Wagner

 

The Sept. 29 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia mark the second round of polling in six years and the third in almost 50 years. The latest scheduled elections ostensibly will bring Saudis closer to developing democratic ideals espoused in the West. However, the elections also have prompted criticism from Saudi activists who assert that the electoral system prevents half the population from representation by denying women the right to vote…

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Added by Rob L. Wagner on September 10, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

EXPERTS’ FOREWARNED IN 2010: HORN OF AFRICA WILL BE DROUGHT-HIT!

EXPERTS’ FOREWARNED IN 2010: HORN OF AFRICA WILL BE DROUGHT-HIT!

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Cryptic day for the Horn of Africa!

I wish not to speak in alarmist fashion, but the facts do tell so glaringly that at least 10 million people are badly suffering from the drought affecting Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. I have already echoed news updates about the matter, yet there is much to discuss regarding the astronomical impact of…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 9, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

HOMES DESIGNED TO FLOAT

HOMES DESIGNED TO FLOAT

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

From my flood-prone land comes goodwill and peace!

Going back to the topic of floods, the question arises thus: should people always run away from their homes ones the latter are engulfed by floodwaters? What long-term intervention remedies can be applied, aside from the already known remedy of installing colossal flood control facilities all over a big city?

The idea of Lift House has been generated by the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 9, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Grants to support service projects on childhood hunger

 

Sodexo Youth Grants - $500

Deadline: 
September 16, 2011…
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Added by DIANA FLOREZ on September 9, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

GRANTS FOR SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS

Deadline: October 17, 2011

The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealthcare and YSA. The program awards grants to help youth,…

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Added by DIANA FLOREZ on September 9, 2011 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

2012 ELECTIONS IN SIERRA LEONE

The forthcoming elections and the recent hue and cry over the candidacy of the main opposition party’s choice can and must be looked at from dimensions that are other than is now the wide debate points.

Normally it has been the tendency for the public in general to look only at the superficial issues and most times even non issues are taken up, made into issues and debated. Well of course, elections in Sierra Leone, under the former one-party constitution and as well as the recent…

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Added by Boye Jallo Jamboria on September 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 09/09/2011

In this week’s PSR: “Changemakers (Peace Nerds)” video; violence in DRC; Teachers strike in Kenya; Somali famine; Education reform demonstrations in Chile; Church mediates in Cuba; Drug violence in Puerto Rico; China legal reform; Malaysian women start businesses; Arrest for criticizing Thai royal family; Nationwide strike in Italy; Serbian general convicted at ICTY; Turkey-Israel spat; Medics released in Bahrain; Honor killing in Jordan; Yemen…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on September 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A World of Double Standards Where People Pay the Price

The Middle East has been witnessing drastic changes since the end of last year beginning with the Tunisian Revolution that fueled enthusiasm of people in other countries in the region to follow suit in purse of freedom, democracy and equal opportunities for all.

 

The success of the Tunisian revolution is not measured only in terms of the fall of Bin Ali’s regime, but also peaceful way it was conducted. The Egyptian revolution that followed in January25th, 2011 was almost the…

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Added by Engy on September 9, 2011 at 12:10pm — 9 Comments

Post 9-11, Media Embrace Conflict, Shun Peace Journalism

Post 9-11, Media Embrace Conflict, Shun Peace Journalism

 By Steven Youngblood

As we examine the first 10 years after 9/11, one can’t help but wonder if the media have learned any lessons. Would we respond to another terrorist attack with the same facile, xenophobic coverage, or would we offer our viewers and readers a more nuanced perspective? Would journalists again be seduced by the superficial beauty of war without, in the words of the old hippie anthem,…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on September 9, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Invitation to Proposal Writing And Fundraising Training Workshop.

 

                            

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                                                        Capacity Africa Training Institute

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Added by Peter Karegwa on September 9, 2011 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Individual Sexual Behavior Threatens National Security?

 

One often hears the term 'national security' being used in discussions about HIV/Aids. The epidemic is said to be threatening in a way that other epidemics are not, despite affecting fewer people than a lot of other diseases and health conditions. HIV/Aids is sometimes talked and written about as if it could topple governments or as if people from high prevalence countries could commit acts of…

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Added by Simon Collery on September 9, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

MEN OPPOSED TO VIOLENCE (against women and children) EVERYWHERE (MOVE)

For many years now, various women’s groups, the academe, private sector and government have addressed the issue of violence against women (VAW) in many ways. Quite a number of intervention programs and services, advocacy, policy development and capacity building among others, have been developed and implemented. However, a great majority of these approaches/strategies focus on women as victim-survivors and potential victims. For years, one component of the VAW…

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Added by Ricky A. Bunao on September 8, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments

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