All Blog Posts Tagged 'government' (40)

1984--trumped

Little Sister says, “Now is the time to read or re-read George Orwell’s 1984. It is available online.

1984 is a disturbing portrayal of perpetual war, massive propaganda, government control of the media, and…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on January 14, 2014 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Can A Golden Bridge Help Stop The US Government Shutdown?

Build a golden-what?



What does a bridge, no less a 'golden' one, have to do with mediation and negotiation? Well, the term is from William Ury's book, Getting Past No [here at Amazon and many others].…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on October 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Social Impact Session with Sonal Shah

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UaGVDp9bDJo

Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Sonal Shah, a Tides Fellow and former Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House.…

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Added by Dowser on March 18, 2013 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

No 'Golden Bridge', $200 MILLION Wasted



In William Ury’s popular book Getting Past No, there is an important section titled “Building  A Golden Bridge” for the other negotiating party.  In essence, having an offer available that the other side will love to agree with.  There are four key elements to creating this win-win situation that I detailed in a previous blog post [here]. 


However,…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on July 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?

History is full of stories of harm done by people in the name of religion. Some people, therefore, see religion as constituting the gravest problem of humanity. They think of it as an obstacle to development, depriving people of freedom, and making them irresponsible by setting their minds on some heaven or after-life when they could take charge of their lives and bring about any required personal and societal change.  

If this is true, then religion is a curse. If it is true that…

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Added by Sokfa Francis John on June 24, 2012 at 7:39am — 15 Comments

The Highest Common Denominator

Dear Colleagues,

My latest post for The Common Ground Blog on potential common ground between the tea party and the occupy movement is below. This is a cross-post, you can find the original here.

The problem with experts

As the movement was in its early stages, Occupy Wall Street played…

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Added by Christopher White on June 1, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Another Must Listen

On the treadmill this morning (a time I usually reserve for non-development thinking), a story from Malawi popped up via This American Life on my ipod. They continue covering stories on aid issues in ways that are, for the most part, respectful and engaging, this one specifically related to HIV prevention programs.

This American Life 444: Gossip, Originally aired 8/26/11 Summary from…
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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 1, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji -- Slaves are the Same - Prof. Shubha Tiwari

The Universality of The Colonial Experience

of Different Parts of the World
 

                                                      

'Erstwhile colonies of the world unite!' sounds a loud call. Nevertheless, the loudness of the call does not undermine its…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on July 1, 2011 at 12:44am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Imperial Eye on Pakistan

By Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

Introduction

 

As the purported assassination of Osama bin Laden has placed the focus on Pakistan, it is vital to assess the changing role of Pakistan in broad geostrategic terms, and in particular, of the changing American strategy toward Pakistan. The recently reported assassination was a propaganda ploy aimed at targeting Pakistan. To understand this, it is necessary to…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 5, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

UK Parliamentary debate on conflict prevention

Last year the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues secured the first ever debate in the UK Parliament on conflict prevention (watch it here).

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Added by All-Party Group Conflict Issues on May 27, 2011 at 4:11am — 3 Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Absurdity of Capitalism

By Mobeen chughtai - Look around you today and what do you see?

Confusion? Disorder? Apathy and distrust?

Is this the gist of the world? Is this the promised culmination of thousands of years of human progress? Have we been reduced to this? And perhaps the most important question of all: in this era of corporate prosperity why are we so empty?

In order to understand the world around us today we must accept that we, as human beings, have entered the era of capitalism. But…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 13, 2011 at 10:35pm — 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…

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

NEW AFRICAN INSIGHT TO IVORY COAST

By: Mary Kadi Manoah*

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The current events in the Ivory Coast have certainly captured some attention. As soon as we are faced with the words ‘colonialism’ the words we associate with it pop up again all in negatives well

most…….’oppression, manipulation, exploitation to…

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Added by MasterPeace on March 27, 2011 at 5:36am — 1 Comment

NEW AFRICAN INSIGHT TO IVORY COAST

By: Mary Kadi Manoah*

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The current events in the Ivory Coast have certainly captured some attention. As soon as we are faced with the words ‘colonialism’ the words we associate with it pop up again all in negatives well

most…….’oppression, manipulation, exploitation to…

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Added by MasterPeace on March 24, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 16th-22nd, 2010.

World

  • Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Online Mediation for Fast and Affordable Solutions

What is it?
Online mediation is a…
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Added by Gillian Saxby on October 12, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Listening to People on the Receiving End of Aid

I am thrilled to cross-post a briefing from an important series on the work and findings of the Listening Project, which began today at the Harvard Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations’ Humanitarian & Development NGOs Domain blog.



Below is a briefing of the initial… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 1, 2010 at 9:44pm — 3 Comments

Weak State: Foreigners Disobeying the Laws of Nepal

:With special reference to Labour and Immigration Laws of Nepal

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black"">By Krishna Hari Pushkar…



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Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on August 1, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Government Accountability. My encounter with MP Peter Braid.

I have been struggling to write this post. I wanted it to be succinct, eloquent and as respectful as possible. This has proven much more difficult than I had anticipated. It also would have made it a

heck of a lot easier to write if I had had an actual recording of the

meeting as I had requested. My meeting with MP Peter Braid was nearly a

month ago now, and I am still furious and beyond frustrated with him,

his actions and his words. I am still having trouble writing…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 25, 2010 at 4:17am — No Comments

Canadians unite. It's time for accountable and transparent governing respectful of human rights.

I don't usually delve too deeply into Canadian politics and legislation, but I'm starting to think that big change is in order in our system. It's not a matter of removing Harper from office. Many aspects of our government are shameful but it lies not only with the one party. Separating into polarizing options is doing no one any good. We don't need separation in politics, we need to come together to say that things must change. The whole system needs an overhaul for it is inequitable and… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 14, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

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