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Is Pakistan a Scapegoat for US?

"There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States."

— Howard Zinn

What does Pakistan do for the United States? Since 2001, this country has given Pakistan at least $22 billion in aid, so Americans certainly should expect something in return. That's nearly enough money to erase California's long-standing budget deficit or fund the state of Missouri for one year. Well, among other things, the United… Continue

Added by Zia Ullah Hamdard on April 7, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

After a century of little progress, it's time for a methods change: 1.5Million deaths, annually, of Infants & Youth must cease!

The  UN's Yr. 2000 Millennium Global Development conference set what were considered "totally achievable" goals & objectives, for substantial reductions in Mortality/Morbidity rates in various sectors.

They then gave those most responsible for performance in these various, specialized areas until the year 2015 to achieve…


Added by J. Seamus Boylson on April 6, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Release of the United States Peace Index

The United States Peace Index was launched in Washington D.C. today!

The U.S. Peace Index is the first in a series of national peace indices that the Institute for Economics and Peace will be releasing to complement and build on its highly respected Global Peace Index. The aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.

For the first time, the U.S. Peace Index (USPI) ranks the… Continue

Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 6, 2011 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Seven (Sometimes Surprising) Facts About Mediation

Ever wonder how I get all the news and mediation related stories for and One of the ways is going to and search keywords such as "mediation."

This morning, during my search, the following came up which I am sure will generate some thoughts and comments (internally sure- will you post…

Added by Jeff Thompson on April 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Scramble for Natural Resourses the beginning of a New Era in global Politics & Security

2011has so far witnessed the continuous upsurge in the demands of common people for their collective freedoms of expression, assembly and the right to make political decision that can bring change in any country, violating the human rights of innocent people.

What can be seen as a peoples´revolution can also be translated as a way to the control of the natural resources and the political decision making body of a country, through the creation of support groups fighting for their…


Added by Abdoulie Jeng on April 5, 2011 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

Call for Photos: A Day Without Dignity Campaign

A Day Without Dignity is a counter-campaign to TOMS Shoes A Day Without Shoes “awareness raising campaign” i.e. commercial. Today Saundra Schimmelpfennig at Good Intentions Are Not Enough is asking people from areas that receive shoe drops and other forms of charity, the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 5, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Colombian peace community member gunned down

On March 22, Bernardo Rios, of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Colombia, was gunned down by a group of men known locally as paramilitaries, less than a mile from a military checkpoint. The same day, in different Colombian towns, two community leaders working to reclaim their stolen lands were also killed by alleged paramilitaries.

Bernardo was 27 years old, and leaves behind a partner and young children.

Take action now and tell Secretary of State Hillary… Continue

Added by Ethan Vesely-Flad on April 5, 2011 at 6:16pm — 3 Comments

Call for Papers-Traditional Knowledge and Adaptation to Adverse Impacts of Climate Change Among Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of the Addis Ababa University (AAU), in collaboration with the Africa Programme of the University for Peace (UPEACE), has an ongoing research project on the use of traditional knowledge and coping mechanisms among pastoralists of the Horn of Africa (HoA) to adapt to the impacts of climate change. As part of the research project, the IPSS and UPEACE invite scholars working on the broad and interdisciplinary areas of climate change and adaptive… Continue

Added by Fana Gebresenbet Erda on April 5, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Venice Academy on Human Rigths and Cosmopolitanism

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is a main European Academic institution supported by the EU and formed by 41 European Universities. EIUC organises the Venice Academy of Human Rights that will take place from 11 to 16 July in Venice (Italy).


The programme is dedicated to the topic “Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Idea(L)”. The Academy offers interdisciplinary (Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science,…


Added by EIUC - Human Rights on April 5, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 04.05.11

...Peacebuilding is a new approach to ending war, and it's becoming a global buzzword. It's different from peacemaking,…


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

Now we know exactly how 'locally led' aid really is

The first Keystone Partner Survey is a ground-breaking initiative to measure the performance of northern NGOs. It summarises feedback from over 1,000 of their southern partners, who told the northern NGOs exactly what they thought about them. Because the data was quantified, the northern NGOs could benchmark their performance and pinpoint where they were doing well and where they should improve. 



Added by Joel Gabri on April 5, 2011 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

Africa: The Enslaved Continent

Over fifty years have passed since most African nations gained their independence. Since then, and despite the expenditure of over $1 trillion in aid, poverty has, according to the World Bank, nearly doubled. But, the idea of aid was to reduce poverty and close the gap in living standards, not let it get wider? CIA figures show over 485 million Africans in poverty, to which we can add 46 million who, according to the World Bank, will be driven into poverty by the recession. This makes a total… Continue

Added by Peter Ongera on April 5, 2011 at 3:32am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good evening from the suburbs west of Manila!


Japan has begun to go back to normal life weeks after the catastrophe of quake-tsunami-nuke crash triad slammed Honshu and broke the hearts of Amaterasu’s scions. Amid the colossal maelstrom and seemingly ceaseless damages wrought, we observed the calm and sobriety displayed by the Japanese, a behavior that was exemplary to say the least.


We outsider-sympathizers…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 4, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Welcome new GAVI CEO! You’ve got quite a task ahead!

A new charismatic CEO, Dr. Seth Berkley will soon take up his position with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Alliance, the aim of which is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. Can Berkley see through the spin at global health…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 4, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

International Mine Awareness Day

Despite the warning signs, villagers in the territory outside of Karabakh under the control of

Armenian forces still continue to risk life and limb. / Photo by Onnik Krikorian


Today marks International Mine Awareness…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on April 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Welcome to Volunteer for Community Development & Environment Education Organization (VFCD).



The projects we offer can be undertaken on either a short or long term basis and focus on traditional education, environment education and community development. There are numerous projects for volunteers at VFCD both in urban and rural areas. Urban based volunteers have the option to travel to rural areas on the weekends to promote cultural exchange and live with local people. We also have tailor-made internship programs to suit…


Added by Volunteer for Community in VN on April 4, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Religion and realization

Nature has created us just a human being after we converted ourself as a Christan, Muslim, Buddhist. Hindu, Jain, Sikh no more we are conscious human being  .Number of war fought in the name of religion ,billions of people killed in the name of religion ,every religion has own philosophy ,so many arguments ,logic,to proof that they are right others are wrong .

True meaning of religion was the consciousness,realization of truth ,realization of importance of our being…


Added by shyam tosawad on April 4, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

8 Month Grad Certificate In Negotiation/Dispute Resolution Now From The Werner Institute/Creighton U.

Yes, my disclaimer is I am a graduate (MS, Neg/Dispute Res) from the Werner Institute. That said, they did…


Added by Jeff Thompson on April 4, 2011 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Conference on Islam and Western Society - April 5 in Washington, DC

Conflict Solutions International Presents:

Islam and Western Society

When: April 5, 2011 at 6:30pm

Where: 2401 Virginia Ave (Foggy Bottom)


With the growing influx of immigrants to Europe and America, some people feel uncomfortable with the new cultures that are taking hold, which may question their established traditions. Since 9/11 this phenomenon seems to be more evident among growing Muslim communities. CSI will explore the… Continue

Added by Audrey M. Besnier on April 4, 2011 at 11:36am — 3 Comments

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