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CHINA’S YOUTH CAN CAUSE ULTRANATIONALIST MELTDOWN

CHINA’S YOUTH CAN CAUSE ULTRANATIONALIST MELTDOWN

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Magandang araw! Good day!

 

I have just discoursed on ultranationalist hegemony in domestic China and the repercussions of this extremism on foreign policy. China’s neighbors are now ‘crying wolf’ over Chinese military intrusions into their claimed island territories, which could be just but test-casing the extent and limits of the military option in…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 6, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

We Just Stopped Congress From Giving the Power of War to Presidents

"What's the point?"  "We never win!"  "Why bother trying?"

 

This time we won.

This is the point.  Congressman Buck McKeon and Senator John McCain proposed to give Obama and all future presidents dramatically expanded powers to launch wars.  They wanted to do so as part of the same "Defense Authorization Act" in which the House was restricting Obama's warmaking in Libya. 

Activist…

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Added by David Swanson on July 6, 2011 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Terrorism and Pakistan's security dilemma by Zahid Shahab Ahmed



It has been a week since I arrived back in my home city, Islamabad. However, I do not feel the same attachment for the place, as it feels alien to me now. The city, being the capital of Pakistan, has perhaps the largest number of security checkpoints in the country, manned by both police and army personnel. The scale of security apparatus has both pros and…

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Added by Joel Gabri on July 6, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

Domestic violence against children: Poem and Visual arts for Peace

 

Text 'Rage': Michael Cusack

Illustration: Xaro Sánchez: 'Rage'

 

For an exhibition about 'Human Violence' after a several childhood domestic violence from…

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Added by Xaro Sánchez on July 6, 2011 at 3:19am — No Comments

Music and technology as peace tools

Sharing music as a way to understand and break down cultural barriers has become so much easier with the use of digital and media technology. Fans from around the world can download and play their favorite band’s latest music or videos.



News stories can reach one side of the globe simultaneously as events occur. Beyond these technological advances, is the ability to disseminate information to the masses in an incredibly short amount of time. And such swiftness and transmission of… Continue

Added by Darren Bunton on July 5, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

CHINA’S ULTRANATIONALISTS FAST-TRACKING BLUE WATER NAVY

CHINA’S ULTRANATIONALISTS FAST-TRACKING BLUE WATER NAVY

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good day to you fellow global citizens!

 

In previous articles, this analyst articulated on Chinese bullying of its neighbors over disputed territories and the rise of the ultranationalists within the Chinese state and communist party. I will add the matter of ‘blue water’ navy to the discussions, as the ultranationalists are now working triple…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 5, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 07.05.11

Nicole Bohe- OK, I love art. I think it should be conserved, supported, used, observed, etc. So when stories pop up about museums deaccessioning pieces (i.e. selling off pieces in their collections), it's concerning. What if the object disappears into a private… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on July 5, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

In praise of Somaliland -- a beacon of hope in the Thorn of Africa

   

By Peter Tatchell , Tehran Times, Vol. 11190, Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Peter Tatchell is a leading human rights campaigner.

This year’s civil war in Somalia has killed thousands of people and created over half a million refugees. Democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights are almost non-existent in Mogadishu, where war, banditry, corruption, hunger,…

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Added by Mohamed H. Osman on July 5, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

A land in need of recognition

 

PATRICK MAZIMHAKA AND GREG MILLS: ANALYSIS Jul 01 2011 00:00

Patrick Mazimhaka is the former deputy chair of the Commission of the African Union and chairs the advisory board of the Brent-Hurst Foundation; Greg Mills directs the foundation. They have both recently been in Somaliland

 

Fifty years ago the protectorate of Somaliland…

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Added by Mohamed H. Osman on July 5, 2011 at 3:58am — No Comments

CHINA’S ULTRANATIONALIST FACTION BEGINS DOMESTIC HEGEMONY

CHINA’S ULTRANATIONALIST FACTION BEGINS DOMESTIC HEGEMONY

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

China’s impressive ascent from a struggling, poor, 3rd world agrarian economy to the growing industrializing giant that is it today renders the country truly worth accolades the world over. China achieved development with nary an aid from external sources which makes the development challenge truly a daunting one.

 

Yet China was…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 4, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Adventures in Voluntourism-they have become part of tourism mainstream

A friend of mine recently spent a few nights in a hotel owned by an international chain and sent me an article on 'Adventures in voluntourism' afterwards that he had found in their official in-room travel magazine. I saw the picture of a smiling woman in hot-pants balancing wood on her head and thought that this may be the beginning of a whole new genre of erotic photography, a new type of locker-room pictures for aidworkers or something similarly inappropriate (The picture is included in…

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Added by Tobias Denskus on July 4, 2011 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

Become a Facilitator for Soliya's Spring 2012 Connect Program! Apply now!

Soliya, a non-profit organization using a custom-made web-conferencing application to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe, is now recruiting skilled volunteers to facilitate its Connect Program for Spring 2012 semester.

 

As always our volunteer facilitation position includes a free-of-charge online facilitation and conflict resolution training. If you are interested in facilitating during the Spring 2012 Connect Program, you…

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Added by Deena Ramadan on July 4, 2011 at 9:14am — 4 Comments

Do PCDN gender/legal experts have any thoughts on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape & criminal probe?

Do our gender/legal experts have any thoughts on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape charges, and criminal proceeding?

 

The silence that follows a rape is a quiet fear. Especially when a powerful, wealthy aristocrat is implicated.

 

I could be wrong, but my understanding of the events surrounding the rape of a hotel maid by Dominique Strauss-Kahn  (DSk) has been moving from a criminal proceeding to a political “wag the dog” made for TV drama.

 

Will DSK…

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Added by John Meharg on July 4, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Syria: Reforms and Mediation

 





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Added by Rene Wadlow on July 4, 2011 at 5:36am — 1 Comment

Defining Peacebuilding... Part 1



One of the questions that appears in our weekly reports is, “How is your definition of peacebuilding changing?” It's hard to answer, because I didn't have a definition of peacebuilding to start -- how would I know if it was changing or not? I began asking people during the course of my research in South Africa and have…

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Added by Sarah Moran on July 4, 2011 at 4:27am — 13 Comments

EMERGING MARKETS JOCKEY FOR IMF ECHELON, FRENCH OLIGARCHIC PUPPET GETS POST

EMERGING MARKETS JOCKEY FOR IMF ECHELON, FRENCH OLIGARCHIC PUPPET GETS POST

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Emerging markets are currently contesting for top posts in the Jurassic IMF. The downfall of Strauss-Khan, former managing director of the said bank, highlighted the deep crisis that has beset the bank lately, a crisis that threatens its very own legitimacy.

 

My position about the IMF was clear since the middle of last decade yet:…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 3, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... June 25th-July 1st, 2011.

  • EU leaders agreed on Friday to tighten migration safeguards, in a controversial response to an influx of migrants fleeing North Africa's upheaval. The refugee crisis sparked a debate over the extent that EU governments should share the responsibility for immigrants arriving elsewhere in the bloc.
  • Poland…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on July 3, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Recall 5th Annual Conference & General Assembly of Society for Peace Studies and Practice, 2011

Recall that back on May 25 I informed you that I was preparing a paper for presentation at the 5th Annual Conference and General Assembly of Society for Peace Studies & Practice (SPSP). I did already, on June 28, and the topic of my paper was, Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Practice in North CentralNigeria Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Practice in North Central Nigeria: Risks, Threats, and the Urgency of a Regulatory Framework.

The conference took place from June 27 till… Continue

Added by Nathaniel Msen Awuapila on July 3, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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Race, class and transformation in South Africa

Sehlare Makgetlaneng

 

How can the race question not be one of the key issues of concern for those who are for a better life for all South Africans? asks Sehlare Makgetlaneng.

There has been a dialectical and organic link between the class question and the race question in South Africa from the period since the inception of capitalism to the present post-settler colonial era of the country. Capitalism since its…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on July 2, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

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