All Blog Posts Tagged 'Movement' (17)

What Planet Does He Live On? Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 4.

What Planet Does He Live On? Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 4.


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 14, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments


By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache

“Destination Île-à-Vache” is a government-driven tourist project planned for a small island off the northern coast of Haiti, Île-à-Vache. Plans include an international airport, golf courses,1,500 hotel bungalows, agri-tourism, and “tourist villages” which will include…


Added by Other Worlds on September 15, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

The world’s most colorful protest: How paint helped Turkish people win a stare-down with the government

A Turkish woman takes pictures of rainbow-colored stairs on August 31, 2013 in Istanbul. Stairs in the Cihangir and Findikli neighborhoods, which attracted attention after being painted in rainbow colors by a local man on August 27, were all painted grey on the night of August. 29, and following comments on social media, the municipality of Beyoglu immediately painted them again in rainbow colors. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Brittany Koteles

In the 1500+ cream-of-the-crop TED and TEDx videos that make it to, Derek Sivers’s 3-minute breakdown of How to Start a Movement is the 32nd most viewed. His story is simple and hilarious: A shirtless man’s ridiculous (and very public) dance solo turns into an all-out, jam-packed dance party in a matter of seconds.



Added by Dowser on December 10, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Deadline Extended - Volunteer Facilitators for Connection Point Dialogues!

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues
Facilitating dialogues across physical, cultural, and religious boundaries is an exciting and rewarding experience, and we invite you to develop your conflict resolution skills, and join us to create understanding and build an interconnected community of women through this online forum. We encourage graduate students or…

Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 18, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

Making Of A Global Peace Movement

Beginning with just two second-hand computers and a small office space, which was donated by a local institution, this group of passionate peace lovers and volunteers have now become the most effective global peace movement.

Conciliation Resources (CR) is a London based international peace building and conflict resolution organization, which was established in 1994.

This organization is…


Added by Mazhar Iqbal on October 14, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Travesties of Justice

By guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on September 18, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

A Life Lesson from Calloused Fingertips

Dina Badawy


"Between 2004 and 2010, Egyptian workers led over 3,000 labor protests, strikes, and other demonstrations."


Since the age of seven I wanted to play the guitar, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that I learned my first chord -- and an important life lesson.

Two years ago, I was sitting in my second…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 23, 2012 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

It’s been a great year at! I am invoking a “shut down” for the holidays as of today and will return on January 15th. Why the big break?

Because there are ideas to be flushed out, plans to be finalized, proposals to be finished, reflections and connections to be had.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year. With the Arab awakening in North Africa and the Middle East and the emergence of the Occupy…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 15, 2011 at 8:06am — 4 Comments

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Generations”

Hearing a lot of grumblings about the younger generation over the last couple of weeks, e.g. “those darn junior staff” “those darn occupiers”. So I wanted to offer a poem I wrote inspired by them for today’s poetic pause.


“They do not know their place.”

But they speak now, offer thoughts and opinions and saving graces,

only often without the grace.

“Let us be blind and ignorant.

“Let us be free and fair and found”

They whisper…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 2, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Hallowed Halls or Ghost Towns?

This week I re-entered an aid “institution” after five years of working with small foundations and local groups.

After just two short days, I can’t help but be reminded of why I left.

I am once again surrounded by smart, driven, committed people. But unfortunately they are largely a group of people who are also exhausted, overwhelmed, and discouraged by fighting while propagating the very organizations in which they serve. From my still outsider’s perspective, it’s as if the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Immigrants, Peace and the "Mothers Empowering Mothers" Program

An article about one of the programs I run, the Mothers Empowering Mothers program was published today in the Seattle Times. Unfortunately, anti-immigrants comments have already been posted. Considering the tragic news from Norway today, I feel a need to re-post a link to a TEDx talk about…


Added by Amineh Ayyad on July 24, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Wind Of Change-50-Years After The Freedom Rides

By Search For Common Ground


(May 14, 1961. The first group of Freedom Riders (conceived of by the…

Added by MasterPeace on July 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Songs of the Wounded Heart


Many people who know little or nothing about Laal’s evolution question the practicality of building socio-political movements through music and poetry. Too obviously, there is some truth to this skepticism; music, in its essence is a language constructed on notes and percussion. Revolutionary movements on the contrary are political-economic-social movements that are led by oppressed classes to overthrow a system of exploitation. However, revolutionary movements are…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 28, 2011 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Remembering Bacha Khan- The Legendary Pashtun Social Reformer

Followers of the nonviolent Pashtun movement known as Khudai Khidmatgar Movement (Servants of God) are marking 23 years since the death of their legendary leader, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. In addition to celebrations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, peace gatherings, discussions, and seminars are being held in Europe, United States, and the Middle East to pay tribute to a beloved leader who admirers say dedicated his life to social, political, economic, and cultural…


Added by Shaheen Buneri on January 21, 2011 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

This week in conflict... October 23rd-29th, 2010.


  • Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This week in conflict...

This week in conflict...


  • The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has recently launched its Multidimensional

    Poverty Index (MPI),
    a new way to measure poverty in the world. The MPI expands on the previous Human Development Index (HDI) and includes 10 indicators of health (child mortality and nutrition), education (years of schooling and child enrollment) and standard of…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 6, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

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