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Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good afternoon from the Pearl of the Orient!


A stunningly good news was recently released concerning the success of the test drives for the bullet train of China. Built by the Foton state corporation, which also manufactures cars, buses, and a whole line of transport vehicles, the bullet train accordingly capped the 450 kilometer per hour…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 15, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments

Human Rights Group Demands Closure of Evin Prison Court

The Iranian Judiciary should immediately halt the operation of a recently-established “special court” at Evin prison, which confines judges and magistrates to the prison complex and denies lawyers and families any access to judicial proceedings, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

“The newly-formed Evin Court has increased the influence of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence over judicial matters by blocking lawyers’ access to clients and case files,”…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on May 15, 2011 at 2:53am — No Comments

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Taught MSc in Middle Eastern Diasporas

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

New in 2011/12!    Taught MSc in Middle Eastern Diasporas

A unique insight and understanding of the Middle East, its diversity and peoples


This programme is the…


Added by Rahimah Abdulrahim on May 14, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Book talk: War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

Sometimes you come across a book that really matters. I’d like to thank Chris Hedges for writing one of those books, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. Hardly new anymore, but perhaps more timely than ever.

Hedge’s thesis here is that there is in human nature a void, a need for meaning and purpose. This need can be, and too often is, filled by what he frankly describes as the excitement and illusory heroism of war—“war usually starts with a collective euphoria”. His work,… Continue

Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on May 14, 2011 at 1:37pm — 9 Comments

Sharqieh on LA TImes: Regulated Escalation is expected in Yemen

Ibrahim Sharqieh, deputy director of the Brookings Doha Centre, has written extensively about the conflict in Yemen and talked Thursday about what he expected to see Friday.

Q: How will tomorrow be different from past protests in Yemen?

A:… Continue

Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on May 14, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Lies and Unknowns in the Death of Bin Laden - Fidel Castro

Reflections of Fidel

The lies and unknowns in the

death of Bin Laden

(Taken from CubaDebate)



THE men who executed bin Laden did not act on their own account: they were fulfilling orders from the…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on May 13, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments


Disadvantaged, orphaned, and poor rural children do  not  have  the  opportunity  to  participate  in school   activities  that  most  other  children  are afforded. VFCD  has established a small class of these  children  so  they  will  have  a  chance  to receive a basic education that  will  help them to later…


Added by Volunteer for Community in VN on May 13, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Return Generation Knows the Path - Final Statement of the 9th Palestinians in Europe Conference

The conference was convened under the title, “The Return Generation Knows the Path”. Thousands of Palestinians participated in the annual event, which was attended by delegations from various European countries.  A number of Palestinian politicians, community leaders and other public figures participated in the event.  They came from locations either in the occupied Palestinian territories or the Diaspora. European MPs, activists, journalists and representatives of various NGOs also took…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on May 13, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Please help our American brothers & Sisters in Alabama US


Dear Friends I request you please help our American brothers and Sisters in this hard time (Alabama Damage tornado damages)  You help and kind concern will be highly appreciated.

Regards, love and Peace Rashad Javed

Former: chairman Hope Development Organization (NGO) Pakistan.



Added by Rashad on May 13, 2011 at 5:15am — No Comments



Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Good evening from Manila!

Let me continue with the Princess Kate discoveries of shadowy engagements and profane rituals by the Anglo-European royalty & elite cronies. As Kate will unwind the true causes behind the death of Diana—a death done in execution of an extermination order from ‘higher ups’—she will also most likely uncover the truth behind the death of Grace Kelly who was… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 12, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments

e-Portfolios: Networking Across Continents

Cross-posted from TechChange Blog

By Ally Krupar

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Whether you think of HTML as a familiar friend or a terrifying alien monster, we can all agree that sometimes code just takes too much time.  In an attempt to help a friend build her web presence, and …


Added by TechChange on May 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

ADR Book Club- It's Back!


Added by Jeff Thompson on May 12, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

No Place for Resent - A Photo Essay from Japan


Dear friends and colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the lightness of Spring, and the change she brings with…


Added by Kimberlye Kowalczyk on May 12, 2011 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Narrative of Peace necessary in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict


Caucasus Conflict Voices is a voluntary grassroots initiative to amplify alternative views on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. Thursday 12th May will…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on May 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Civil Disobedience: An Opportunity for Dialogue?: Uganda and the Walk to Work Protests

The recent walk to work protests is an indication of a state of affairs in the country requiring urgent action by government. It suggests a governance gap that requires concerted reforms and not piecemeal action. The state security’s violent response to the protests is not only short term but a catalyst for future violence. Contrasted with the first three weeks of the Campaign the walk on 5th May was not disrupted by police and as a result did not result in…


Added by Elizabeth Ayot on May 11, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Practice note on conflict sensitive land policy and land reform


This practice note explains the importance of using a conflict-sensitive approach to land policy and land governance in conflict-prone or conflict- affected contexts. It offers guidelines and principles on how…


Added by Joost van der Zwan on May 11, 2011 at 11:29am — 6 Comments

Israel admits it covertly cancelled residency status of 140,000 Palestinians

Israel has used a covert procedure to cancel the residency status of 140,000 West Bank Palestinians between 1967 and 1994, the legal advisor for the Judea and Samaria Justice Ministry's office admits, in a new document obtained by Haaretz. The document was written after the Centre for the Defence of the Individual filed a request under the Freedom of Information Law.

The document states that the procedure was used on Palestinian residents of the West Bank who travelled abroad between…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on May 11, 2011 at 4:07am — No Comments

On the air in Cape Town; Goodbye to Uganda

Reasonably Coherent on Voice of Cape FM

I recently did a talk show on a radio station here in Cape Town, South Africa. We talked about how peace journalism and community development go hand in hand, among other things. To hear a mediocre copy of this broadcast, go to


Farewell to Uganda, Part…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on May 11, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Arundhati Roy - Fault Lines - Al- Jazeera




In 1997, Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things made her the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize. More than six million copies of the book were sold worldwide.

Since then, she has turned her pen to politics. During the Bush…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on May 10, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Peace and Collaborative Development Network - A Very Huge Bridge


What the PCDN is doing cannot be appreciated enough; we can only say so much about the 'hub'.

Keep the fire burning!!!

Added by Egwuatu U ONYEJELEM on May 10, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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