CHINA’S 450-KPH BULLET TRAIN IS WORLD’S FASTEST!
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…Continue
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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,”…Continue
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University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and CulturesNew 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…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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Cross-posted from TechChange BlogBy 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 …Continue
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Dear friends and colleagues,
I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the lightness of Spring, and the change she brings with…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…
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…Continue
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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 http://captain.park.edu/syoungblood/voice%20of%20cape%20show.mp3
Farewell to Uganda, Part…Continue
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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…Continue
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What the PCDN is doing cannot be appreciated enough; we can only say so much about the 'hub'.
Keep the fire burning!!!