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Seventh Human Rights Meeting: Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World. 31st March and 1st April 2011 - San Sebastián, Spain

7Th Human Rights Meeting

Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World.

31st March and 1st April 2011, Donostia-San Sebastián

 

Forced population movements have become a generalized phenomenon in the current international context. The alarming number of displaced people has turned this phenomenon into not only a humanitarian problem but also a problem of security and development.



The purpose of…

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Added by Carolina de Leon on March 23, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

East Jerusalem: “Colonialism,” “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing”

An independent United Nations expert raised the alarm on what he called the “intensifying” deterioration of human rights in East Jerusalem, including the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes and continued Israeli settlement expansion.

“The continued pattern of settlement expansion in East Jerusalem combined with forcible eviction of long residing Palestinians are creating an intolerable situation that can only be described, in its cumulative impact, as a form of ethnic…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 23, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments

Water=Life

 Water   

  • 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.
  • 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.
  • The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.…
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Added by MasterPeace on March 22, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Wars Cannot Be Both Planned and Avoided

Congress held an emergency meeting to defund NPR, and then did nothing as the President spent vastly more money on bombing Libya.  President Obama didn't have to ask for the funding, because the Pentagon had enough lying around for just such an occasion.



A fundamental lie that keeps war going is the idea that we avoid war by preparing for it. "Speak softly and carry a big stick," said Theodore Roosevelt, who favored building a big military just in case, but of course not actually using… Continue

Added by David Swanson on March 22, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 03.22.11

 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Improving Mediation... 

The Task Force focused on the use of mediation in civil disputes of all kinds, including commercial, employment and personal injury cases.…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on March 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

PEACEFUL APPROACH TO CONFLICTS CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

Since the last gun went silent in the outskirt of Gulu Town in Northern Uganda, the inhabitants have moved very fast to seize and protect the fragile peace that had eluded the region for more than two decades. To know the true taste of peace, a friend once told me, ‘you need to emerge from a protracted war’. The northern Uganda war was one of the richest in terms of evils that come with conflict. In the middle of the war, I had a firsthand experience of what it means to live in a war zone. Gulu… Continue

Added by Otto Denis Rugumayo. on March 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Peace Direct is looking for a Chief Executive for Peace Direct in the US

Why Peace Direct?

Peace Direct finds and funds outstanding local peace entrepreneurs, and promotes their work in the media and to people in power. Our vision is of a world where local people lead the peaceful resolution of their own conflicts.



Context

Peace Direct is a UK based not-for-profit that supports locally led peacebuilding in conflict areas (see below for more information on Peace Direct.) Peace Direct has set up affiliates… Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on March 22, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

MiReKoc Call for Post-Graduate Student Research Grant Competition

For more information, please visit: http://www.mirekoc.com

For inquiries, please e-mail Aysem Biriz Karacay: atokat@ku.edu.tr

 

General Information about MiReKoc Post-Graduate Student Research Grant Competition

(MPRGC)

MiReKoc makes an annual Call for Post-Graduate Student Research Grant Competition…

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Added by Deniz Sert on March 22, 2011 at 5:37am — No Comments

Peace movement needs peace education

After attending a recent peace rally in San Diego to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, I left with one strong impression: we in the peace movement need to better align ourselves with the principles of peace if we are going to be effective in our intentions to end all wars and create a peaceful and just society. As a peace educator who considers herself to be part of this movement, I believe that peace education could help us to achieve this alignment, promote greater…

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Added by Stephanie Knox Cubbon on March 21, 2011 at 10:26pm — 17 Comments

EXPATRIATES DISPLACED BY LIBYA CONFLICT NEED AID

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Too many expatriate workers are helping to build the Libyan economy and society to bring it closer to modernity. They comprise over 1/3 of the Libyan population of 6 Million+, and they include thousands of my fellow Filipinos. With the conflict between pro and anti-Kadhafy forces escalating, expats were so badly displaced along the way.

 

I hope I could have been interviewed by Kadhafy himself before the turmoil started. For…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 21, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Libya - contradictions, foolish assumptions & flawed humanism





Here follows a telegram-style short list of contradictions, foolish assumptions and flawed humanism. An equally short conclusion with prediction follows the list. I am presently working on a short piece on what could and should have been done instead of these terrible and counterproductive bombings.



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We can’t meet, talk or negotiate with such a guy!


Scores of Western leaders have met him and seen him as an ally the last few…

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Added by Jan Oberg on March 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

MISSION OPTIMIZATION: Are Aid Workers Up For It?

 

After years of working in overseas development and seeing many well-intentioned work-life balance policies fall flat, it’s not surprising that many of us became cynical about the prospect of living healthy, balanced lives in the field.



Top-down prescriptions can only go so far to help—it’s up to you to make sure you are getting what you need to stay well. Remember,…

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Added by Steve Munroe on March 21, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments

MASTERPEACE CARTOONS



  

Special Project: MasterPeace

MasterPeace is creating a movement for peace. Together with its partners worldwide, MasterPeace aims to mobilize citizens of the world and to…

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Added by MasterPeace on March 20, 2011 at 12:48pm — 8 Comments

"Libia no es Irak, Obama no es Bush" por José Benito Pérez Sauceda

Paz Ciencia…
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Added by Cultura de Paz y No Violencia on March 20, 2011 at 1:24am — No Comments

Two Weeks to go until Applications Close for Deputy Director /Associate Professor Tenured NCPACS Otago U

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Deputy Director (Confirmation Path)

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Added by Prof Kevin P Clements on March 18, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST INTERVENE IN LIBYA

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

World opinion has been moving closer to approving a full intervention to oust Libya’s mad leader Kadhafy. As to what forms of intervention will be adopted, global leaders are still in the dark as of the moment.

 

I am not wont to see foreign intervention myself in the internal affairs of any country. This is a matter of respecting the principle of sovereignty, mutual respect, and cooperation among nations.

 

The…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 18, 2011 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Body Language & Nonverbal Communication Tips



Hello Friends! If you get the chance, please click the link below.



As some of you know, I am currently in Australia doing research and am giving a presentation at Southern Cross University. The link below is an article featuring me and the talk I will be…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on March 18, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 03/18/2011





In this week’s PSR: Israel clears landmines; Niger Elections; Somali pirates; Sudan negotiations; Colombia's FARC; Cuba sentencing; Drones in Mexico; Japan crisis; Koreas tensions; Malaysia smuggling; EU nuclear policy; N. African refugees; HRW in Uzbekistan; Bahrain crackdown; Libya ceasefire; Palestine unity talks; Afghan strategy; Maldives security; US contractor in…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on March 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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