A look at IRS figures dating back to 1913 reveals that the gulf separating the richest and poorest Americans is wider today than it has been in more than 80 years. Perhaps nowhere is that divide more stark than in New York City, where some of the nation’s richest and poorest neighborhoods are separated by just a few stops on the subway.…Continue
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The right wing of the Republican Party has a lot in common with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They both used the democratic process to get elected but without the intention of governing. Instead, they exploited the structural vulnerabilities of the democratic process to seize power and then imposed their ideology on the governed. Ideology is not a governing principle. Once in power, they continue to exploit the democratic…Continue
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Realistically, we should remember that some people celebrated the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, with glee.
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By Viola Gienger
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This week Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) launched the Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign, which seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA…Continue
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This past week, with the UN compound bombing in Somalia, the ongoing crisis in Syria, the protests in Turkey, and the outbreak of protest in Brazil, story of the bombing in Arusha received little to no…
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As I sit in front of my computer, reading the news about the escalation in violence in Iraq, my heart fills with sadness. According to UN reports, more than a thousand people have been killed in May.
For me Iraq is not a distant, Middle East country, full of Muslim extremists. It is the place I live, work, and wake up every morning. I live in Sulaimaniya, far from the violence, but have colleagues and friends in Baghdad and I hear their frustration, and…Continue
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Civic Education Resource Guide
Are you a member with experience or interest in the field of civic education? If so, please share your knowledge and thoughts with us!
Resource Guide Summary:
This guide will provide readers with an overview of the purpose of civic education, different definitions of civic education, and what makes civic education effective. The…
Achieving and maintaining democracy—“government of the people, by the people, for the people”[i]–is an ongoing challenge.
Perhaps President Lincoln had no alternative to preserving the Union than to wage war, but the wounds of that deadly conflict can still be felt today.
Where are the models for better ways of resolving disputes, righting wrongs, and pursuing democratic institutions?
Our nomination, in honor of this year’s United Nations…Continue
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By Beverly Bell
September 5, 2012
Beverly Bell interviews Leslie Thatcher, content relations editor at Truthout, one of a number of independent, non-commercial news sites that offer an alternative to corporate-controlled media. In a world where corporations are considered persons and a few individuals are funding the lion’s share of the presidential elections, independent media is critical to keeping citizens informed and motivated defenders of…Continue
As discussed in this week’s blog, accountability—as defined by the UK Department for International Development—is “the ability of citizens, civil society and the private sector to scrutinize public institutions and…Continue
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The problem with experts
As the movement was in its early stages, Occupy Wall Street played…Continue
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As a professional mediator, I am always encouraged by the use of mediation to resolve international conflicts. However, in the case of Syria, I have little confidence that mediation will bring peace to the conflict. Very few of the essential elements for successful mediation are present in this conflict.
The first consideration in convening any mediation is deciding who the parties at the table will be. In this case, the current Syrian government will certainly be a party. However,…Continue
About the book:
Globalisation has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence, militarism and inequality. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalisation, has created a deadly cycle of violence.
In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts at peaceful national development are routinely blocked by Western powers. He locates the 2008 financial crisis in US attempts to…
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Commenting on the Occupy Wall St protests recently, the anti-war activist Matthew Good complained that protesters were wasting their time camping in downtown Manhattan. They should, he argued, be gathering around the Pentagon. After all, the 700 billion dollars that US spent bailing out the bankers is a pittance when set against the annual one trillion dollar US defence budget.
His analysis assumed that the issues of rogue banks and outlandish defence spending were separate. Yet our…Continue
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As a professional peacemaker, I tend to look at conflicts from the perspective of the people instead of politics. In the process of mediating thousands of conflicts, large and small, I find that conflict dynamics tend to fall into predictable patterns. This is especially true in family business conflicts. The same themes arise over and over again such that the conflict dynamics are predictable and systematic.
While reading about the Syrian uprising some months ago, I read a brief…Continue
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