All Blog Posts Tagged 'action' (9)

new Multi-Media eBook "Youth Rising for Peace" for Sep 21 UN DAY OF PEACE

Dear Peacemakers.

I would like to inform you about a new 800page MultiMedia eBook “Youth Rising for Peace”, which is being published online for the International Day of Peace, September 21.

Dedicated to the United Nations Decade for a Culture of Peace, it features 40 young and veteran peacemakers and model solutions for the full spectrum of peacemaking.

From inner city violence to homeless youth, inner peace to making ecocide a crime…

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Added by Eric Nicolas Schneider on August 24, 2012 at 6:51am — No Comments

INVALUABLE NEW RESOURCE FOR ACTIVISTS AND CITIZENS FACING REPRISALS/REPRESSION

Dr. Brian Martin - an international authority on whistle-blowing, scholar of nonviolent action, Vice President of Whistleblowers Australia, and U of Wollongong professor - has just published a new manual on the Backfire Model. It's a practical handbook for being more effective whenever you face a powerful, dangerous opponent. You can download it for free here:

http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/12bfm/

On the back of the manual he writes:…

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Added by Shaazka Beyerle on June 12, 2012 at 5:01am — No Comments

Children as co-researchers

I am currently trying to scope out my methodology chapter. There has been a lot that has been said about empowering children and youth and investing in them. But, do we invest in them methodologically?From the outset, most research processes begin and end with the researcher. With a growing trend towards action and participatory research, there is greater inclusion of the researched within the process. But, with a large amount of research being conducted with those under the age of 18 years,…

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Added by Fiona Ngarachu on April 30, 2012 at 10:26am — 6 Comments

Celebrate Human Rights Through Art

  In a time of great turbulence in which Egypt has  been shaken by violence and political instability lately, people have become increasingly desperate and frustrated every day especially when the media’s focus has been only on negative and disturbing news. In such a critical time, I seized the opportunity to engage my…

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Added by Yasmine Mahmoud Ahmed Fakhry on January 8, 2012 at 9:09am — 4 Comments

Where the US Republican Presidential Candidates Stand On Peace

I am interested in where the Republican presidential candidates stand on negotiation, mediation, and diplomacy as a means of solving intractable international conflicts. As I read reports about Governors Perry and Romney and Representative Michelle Bachman as the leading Republican candidates, I saw very little about their foreign policy positions, their negotiating skills, or their positions on war and peace. Some digging around the Internet provides early indications, based on past public…

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Added by Doug Noll on August 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Going Shopping with Tom Friedman

I like Tom Friedman.  He’s not always right, and sometimes I vehemently disagree with him, but I like his big picture, mega view of the world.  As an analyst he’s pretty good at coming up with insights regarding trends and tendencies.  As a communicator, he’s equally good at explaining those trends and tendencies.

While attending the2011 Aspen Ideas Festival, Friedman was interviewed by Walter Isaacson, President of Aspen Institute.   As always with Friedman it was a far ranging and…

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Added by Alan Tidwell on July 13, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

White Privilege

NOTE: This is a repost from my blog What About Peace? which can be accessed here. The majority of the

posts on my blog will be from that site.

 

For quite a while there has been a large debate on the issue of affirmative action being given to minorities (though the debate usually focuses on African Americans). Many argue against affirmative action, saying that minorities bear personal…

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Added by Devon DB on May 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My newest article on nonviolence: http://home.kpn.nl/wegweeda/Nonviolence%20and%20Power.html Nonviolence and Power. A study about the importance of power relations for nonviolent action and resistan…

My newest article on nonviolence:

http://home.kpn.nl/wegweeda/Nonviolence%20and%20Power.html



Nonviolence and Power. A study about the importance of power relations for nonviolent action and resistance: Summary



When a repressive regime is challenged by a nonviolent opponent, power relations play a central part. In this article I analyse how they are important for the choice of nonviolent… Continue

Added by Henk bij de Weg on January 25, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

CALL FOR CASES: Research project on citizen participation and nonviolent civic action to fight corruption

Do you know about cases in which citizens have taken part in organized civic action campaigns to fight corruption? I am conducting a 12-month research project to document, analyze, and distill general lessons learned and good practices from civic action campaigns and movements to fight corruption. Please contact me if you:

--Know about possible initiatives, campaigns or movements addressing corruption that included the mobilization of citizens and/or nonviolent civic…
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Added by Shaazka Beyerle on November 30, 2009 at 1:00am — 15 Comments

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