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Bahareh Hedayat, Iranian Woman Activist: "A Woman of Thirty" in Prison

By Elahe Amani

The 1832 work of French novelist Balzac, “A Woman of Thirty” (Une Femme de Trente Ans), is the story of a spirited woman during the 19th century. In “A Woman of Thirty,” Eugenie is the finest Balzac female character, radiant in generosity of her love. The story clung to my memory after first reading it at the age of seventeen. Eugenie perseveres amidst her own 19th century European society of pain and of limits on her aspirations. One of the lines of the story that has… Continue

Added by Elahe Amani on April 14, 2011 at 12:44am — 1 Comment

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Absurdity of Capitalism

By Mobeen chughtai - Look around you today and what do you see?

Confusion? Disorder? Apathy and distrust?

Is this the gist of the world? Is this the promised culmination of thousands of years of human progress? Have we been reduced to this? And perhaps the most important question of all: in this era of corporate prosperity why are we so empty?

In order to understand the world around us today we must accept that we, as human beings, have entered the era of capitalism. But…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 13, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Phenomenon of Language

 By Mobeen Chughtai - Language has also sometimes played the role of unifying two nations or ethnicities. The Latino countries of Mexico and Spain are a classic example. The Mexican language is actually a derivative/dialect of the Spanish. The two varieties are rather similar in their syntax (by and large), but with more noticeable differences in the phonology. The reason for the Latino culture and values still being alive and observed in the Latin countries is the role which language is…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 13, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Global oligarchs and their military-technocratic-political subalterns supported Noynoy Aquino’s presidency. Their bridgeheads here are the likes of the Makati Business Club, Cuisia-Paderanga Opus Dei troikas, and the oligarchs whose names sound Filipino but whose own businesses have grown global in scope.


Through the PPP or Public Private Partnerships, both foreign and local oligarchs have been partnering to monopolize benefits…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 13, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Does India need urbanisation ?

Gandhiji was saying that soul of India is reside in village but every day several thousand squire miter of agriculture land is being converted into Urbanisation for rapid development of a city.Day by day our cities are becoming over crowded and i think in future no one will be able to stay in city due to high rising land and property prices,lack of water supply and sanitation health facilities public transport,fresh air etc.


I don's understand why govt is not aware with the…


Added by shyam tosawad on April 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

CA Rep. Mike Honda: US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings

California Congressman Mike Honda says "US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings" on the Huffington Post. Read the article here or at

For more on the US Peace Index,… Continue

Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 13, 2011 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

The 'business' of international media. WSJ, Somaliland and the challenges of aid

I wish Jonathan Starr good luck with his project and hope that his boarding school in Somaliland will have a positive impact on its graduates, their lives and livelihoods. However, as much as I will try to avoid to write a rant in response to his comment in the Wall Street Journal on 'The "Business" of International… Continue

Added by Tobias Denskus on April 13, 2011 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

If All You Have Is A Hammer, All You WIll See Are Nails!

Originally posted at  Follow me on Twitter: @mediatorjeff & @NonverbalPhD)

If you are not aware of …


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

Gang War- Prevention, Intervention and Treatment of Youth Violence Issues

Gang War- Prevention, Intervention and Treatment of Youth Violence Issues

Studies have shown the single biggest indicator of a child becoming involved in the juvenile justice system, is a history of ear

To assist those who want to combat youth violence and its horrible side-effects by sharing valuable resource information and ideas.

To you Arkansans, that's what I do for DHS/DYS. We help to build community collaborations to make our cities and towns safer and healthier for our fellow citizens.

And to those… Continue

Added by Darcy Delaproser on April 13, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments


Dennis Levy(Chairman), Rev. Al Sharpton, Victor Pate (Co-Chairman)

Added by Darcy Delaproser on April 13, 2011 at 7:18am — No Comments

'Free Davontae Sanford!' By Diane Bukowski Contributing Writer

Family members, supporters say teenager is facing 37-90 years for four drug-related murders, despite confession by another man, and police commander's testimony that youth is innocent.…


Added by Darcy Delaproser on April 13, 2011 at 6:37am — No Comments

Sara Kruzan - Break the Silence on Human Trafficking Victims


There are approximately 225 juveniles in California serving a life without parole sentence. California has the worst racial disparity rate in the nation for sentencing juveniles to life without parole. Black youth are given this sentence at 22 times the rate of white youth.

A number of California cases have recently been highlighted…


Added by Darcy Delaproser on April 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Body Snatchers

Because being a child shouldn't hurt

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children.[1] In the United States, the…

Added by Darcy Delaproser on April 13, 2011 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

For true peace, first there must be justice

In the heart of Putumayo, one of the most troubled regions in Colombia, a coalition of grass-roots and human rights organisations held a two day event offering an opportunity for reflection, analysis and the highlighting of the reality being lived in the region. The 'Citizens' Assembly for Truth' offered an integral space to the region’s many victims of the conflict. Human rights lawyers offered their assistance taking record of the hundreds of cases as the victims of Putumayo seek an end to…


Added by Joel Gabri on April 13, 2011 at 5:21am — No Comments

weaponcratie or democracy imposed to ivory coast

what a pity for the so-called democratic countries of the world. all of them stay blind , and look France ,rebels and UNO killed the real democracy and installed weaponcracy in ivory coast.

who can accept in his country such kind of injustice in the name of human right? they said that they are acting according the UNO resolution to protect civilians but their bombing killed more civilians they are supposed to protect. as student i learnt that democracy is the power of people by people…


Added by Felix Monsia on April 12, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

World Development Report 2011 – creating a ‘non-place’ for development debates?

When the French philosopher  Marc Augé coined the term 'non-place' he was not exactly talking about international development. The places ‘which cannot be defined as relational, historical, or concerned with…


Added by Tobias Denskus on April 12, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 04.12.11

From Featured Blogger Jason Dykstra

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

Having Peace With Being A Woman


Would women in Egypt really walk freely and be peaceful with the fact that they are women.


By Raghda El-Halawany 


Sexual harassment…


Added by MasterPeace on April 12, 2011 at 7:20am — 6 Comments

World Development Report 2011 focuses on Conflict, Security, and Development

Not really sure if many of you have had this:

The WDR 2011 which is entitled' Conflict, Security, and Development' has been released recently. The report highlights that some 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of political and criminal violence, and no low-income fragile or conflict-affected country has yet to achieve a single Millennium Development Goal. Fixing the economic, political, and security problems that disrupt development and trap fragile states in… Continue

Added by Albert A Arhin on April 12, 2011 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

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