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Lies About the U.S. Civil War 150 Years Later

Tuesday marks 150 years since the start of the U.S. Civil War.  Newspapers everywhere are proclaiming it the deadliest war in U.S. history, the costliest U.S. war in terms of the loss of human life.  That claim, like most things we say about the Civil War, is false.

Most humans, it will surprise our newspapers to learn, are not U.S. citizens.  World War II killed 100 times as many people as the U.S. Civil War, with World War I not far behind.  U.S. wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq are… Continue

Added by David Swanson on April 12, 2011 at 3:08am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Let me follow through on the hunger report by reflecting on poverty once more. Ph is an economic boom episode and its chief exec Noynoy Aquino has been in power for almost a year since installation. Yet hunger grows amidst relative abundance!


Government statistics has to be massaged anew so as to make it appear that poverty has been going down. The ‘doctorates of statistical massage’ should better do their jobs well, as the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 11, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Internship re: child soldiers/Uganda in DC with Grassroots Reconciliation Group

Interested in social media and marketing and want to help former child soldiers in Africa? See

Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a non-profit that works with former child soldiers in Uganda, seeks a Marketing Intern for Summer 2011

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks an intern for Summer 2011 to assist in developing its marketing, social media, and fundraising strategies and to organize… Continue

Added by Sasha Lezhnev on April 11, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Is GroupMe the Next Big Thing for SMS and How Might It Support Social Change?

Perhaps the biggest thing to come out of this years famed South By Southwest Conference (SXSWi) was the GroupMe app. And since there’s basically an app for everything, we need to wonder what is so special about this one. What has captured the attention of tech nerds, and social network junkies all over the US?…


Added by TechChange on April 11, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

April 6 A Day of Remembrances and Reconciliation in Rwanda and in the World


April commemoration of victims and survivors of wars crimes and genocide, as a consequence of conflicts between Tutu and Tutsi of Rwanda

Love, Truth and Wisdom

Added by Marianne Baziruwiha on April 11, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Jenin Creative Cultural Center -Palestine -Jenin

Jenin Creative Cultural Centre

EMAIL : Tel –FAX : 04-243 42 42

Jenin Creative Cultural Centre is A non governmental association , established in 2005 by a group of Jenin youth, for the purpose of providing cultural and educational services for the local Palestinian society in… Continue

Added by Yousef on April 11, 2011 at 5:32am — No Comments

SwiftRiver: Where Software Meets Social Change

You land in a country that is recovering from a long war.  The infrastructure is limited, but there is a nascent democratic government.  To make up for the lack of infrastructure, citizens use text messages sent to a central receiver or Twitter feeds to let government officials know what they need.  I’m describing E-Democracy, and using a platform like Swiftriver, these text messages and Tweets can be organized by time and geographic location.  It provides information to elected leaders,…


Added by Joel Gabri on April 11, 2011 at 5:11am — No Comments

World Bank and IMF, Don’t Just Develop Capacity – Unleash It

The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings start this week. My colleague, Tom Grubisich and I have put together a panel during the Civil Society Policy Forum entitled, "Winds of Change: Will it bring a new development paradigm?" It will take place on Friday, April 15th at 2pm EST (6pm GMT). The session overview, webcast links, and bios of participants (an exciting group if I do say so!) are featured below.

A livestream… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


The Social Weather Stations or SWS just recently conducted its regular national survey on hunger, with the alarming conclusion of growing poverty incidence. A 20% hunger rate was the bleak turn of the survey, which is indeed gruesome to the stomach given the economic boom years.


It seems that the only people benefiting from the economic boom are the likes of SMC’s Ang,…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 10, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Join Me With other Mediators & Psychologists: New Technologies Changing Mediation & Conflict

Event: New Technologies Changing Mediation & Conflict Resolution

Come Join Me!

I will be discussing how new technology is currently being used (by me!) to help train, teach and bring together dispute resolution academics, students, practitioners and professionals from all over the world.
I will also share how the Dispute Resolution and Psychology…

Added by Jeff Thompson on April 10, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Recreate a peace and democracy in Sri Lanka


I would like to invite to all political active Sri Lankan people presser to the government recreate a peace and democracy in Sri Lanka

e have to go back 1948 in Sri Lanka . Because in 1948 we had have a peace and democracy in Sri Lanka. At that… Continue

Added by Dasanayaka mudiyanselage Ajith K on April 10, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Background of Events in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Seeded from Red Diary - Ahmad Khan


Located in central Africa, the Congo is one of the largest, most populous countries in the continent. Strategically located it borders nine countries; Angola, the Congo-Brazzaville, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia. Economically, the Congo is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of resources, with the western Capitalist countries obtaining seven percent of their tin, nine percent…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 10, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

Abuelos, sabios rebeldes

Dos abuelos, por su edad, pero jóvenes en su manera de encarar la vida, José Luis Sampredro y su coetáneo Stéphan Hessel, están animando con su compromiso vital a las nuevas generaciones a que estas obliguen a cambiar a aquellas personas e instituciones que con su manera de actuar ultra conservadora, oligárquica, están reduciendo los horizontes de libertad, de capacidad de decisión, de vivir dignamente, a millones de personas. Ojo, porque esa manera de actuar se aplica desde el ámbito local… Continue

Added by Manuel Carmona Rodríguez on April 9, 2011 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Responding to the Stalemate in Yemen

Responding to the Stalemate in Yemen


Ibrahim Sharqieh


April 8, 2011


Responding to the Stalemate in Yemen

Ibrahim Sharqieh


April 8, 2011


The conflict in Yemen has…


Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on April 8, 2011 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

International response to Libya: Lessons of Genocide in Rwanda and Massacre in Sarajevo

Almost two decades ago, the world saw thousands of people massacre in a cold blood bath in Rwanda. In matter of months, 800,000 Hutus and Moderate Tutsi were murdered while the world was watching. Just a year later after the Rwandan massacre, international opinions began to take shape. The outcry and condemnation of the barbaric massacre in Rwanda spread across capitals of the world, from Paris to London, Washington DC to Berlin, Rome to Kigali. Every civilized nation vehemently denounced…


Added by Phillip Manyok, Ph.D on April 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tuition-Free Law School for Activists

The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) is offering up to 20 full-tuition Advocate for Justice (AFJ) Scholarships each year to future public interest lawyers.  Our goal is to allow committed activists to graduate from law school with minimal debt - free to choose a career path based on their values.   

Applicants for the AFJ Scholarship are… Continue

Added by UDC David A Clarke School of Law on April 8, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 04/08/2011

In this week’s PSR: Military mobilization near Abyei; UN plane crash in Congo; Ivory Coast violence; ICC and Kenya; US amb. expelled from Ecuador; Haiti president; Mexico mass grave; Malaysia detentions; Mindanao violence; Cluster bombs in Thailand; French debate on Islam; Berlusconi trial; N. Afr boat capsizes; Bahrain tightens grip; NATO kills Libya rebels; Yemen pres. under pressure; Chinese presence in Kashmir; Maldives security; Nepal…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on April 8, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"The Road to Democracy: My Reflection on the Egyptian Revolution" (panel on video stream)

"The Road to Democracy: My Reflection on the Egyptian Revolution"

April 21, 9:00-10:30 AM - webcast event available at

Listen to perspectives on the Egyptian Revolution from the four Egyptian Atlas Corps Fellows who arrived in DC shortly after this momentous series of events. The discussion, organized by Civic… Continue

Added by Abby Flottemesch on April 8, 2011 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

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