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Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? Word use takes center stage in Jordan

by Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

(Dead Sea, Jordan)--Was the war in Gaza last summer an “operation?” Are those who attack the innocent freedom fighters, terrorists, extremists, or Islamic fundamentalists?

These questions about the use of language by media were on center stage today at a Conflict Reporting session that I moderated here at Gather +962, a meeting of…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 27, 2015 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Soccer soft power: A double-edged sword

By James M. Dorsey

An avalanche of criticism of FC Bayern Muenchen,  a leading soccer brand and Germany’s most successful club, for playing a commercially driven friendly against Saudi Arabia’s FC Al Hilal amid a crackdown on dissent in the kingdom, the public flogging of a blogger and the putting on trial in a court that deals with terrorism charges of two women for violating a ban on female driving highlights the increasing risk autocratic Gulf states run in employing the sport to…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 22, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'.  Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It…

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'.  Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It is a story of great tragedy and also of tentative hope.  Madut's account of his journey and his perspective on his homeland of South Sudan and what is needed to bring peace are woven into this…

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 15, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments

Stepping away from the Poisoned Buffet

Do we have the courage to stop being consumers of violence? 

We are consumers of violence. We have so over-consumed violence that we hardly recognize what we are consuming anymore. It is time to step away from the poisoned buffet.

Our culture offers us as…

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 3, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Business Mediation Gone Right

The latest blog at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation describes a mediation where the mediator refused to take control.  You can read it here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on September 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

MasterPeace Organizes Peace Concerts in 55 Cities Across 45 Countries Celebrating International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21, 2014

MasterPeace sets new standards for Peace efforts worldwide.

The Unifying Concert in Amsterdam, broadcast across 4 continents, features top artists from conflict areas sending the world a message of peace.

Syrian diva Assala to be given Peace Award and confirmed to perform at Ziggo Dome.

 

MasterPeace, the award-winning peace movement, celebrates the International Day of Peace with 55 events in…

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Added by MasterPeace on September 19, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Eritrea: A Missed Opportunity?

In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country.  …

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Is the International Day of Peace an exercise in futility?

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

A friend and colleague recently wrote me and asked if I, as an advocate for peace, was discouraged by the avalanche of violence that seems to be engulfing mankind.

It would certainly be easy to be discouraged, or even to abandon the notion that peace is possible, given the new status quo in Ukraine, the Central African Republic, Iraq,…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on September 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Gaza: Time to take sides

The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?

Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:

  • In Gaza,…
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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

New Article by Dr. Rey Ty & Co-Author A.A., Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare

Dear Colleagues,
 This article might be of interest to many PCDN members. Comments are welcome.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rey Ty

Rey Ty and A. A. (2014 May). Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare. US-China Education Review, 4(5), 289-297.…

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Added by Rey Ty on June 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

It's Tempting to Give Advice as a Mediator

Our latest blog post, which you can read here, uses the example of Charlie Brown and Lucy to demonstrate that mediators have no business giving advice.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on May 31, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

2014 National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA, October 17-20, 2014

Faculty and administrators can now register for the 2014 Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges (http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/alexandria/academic-divisions/libarts/ips/peace.html)  to be held October 17-20, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia and sponsored by the…

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Added by David J. Smith on May 20, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments

UK National Health Service Mediator Switches to the Transformative Approach

In this blog post, Angie Gaspar of the UK tells how she switched to the transformative approach.  You can read it here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 15, 2014 at 12:44am — No Comments

Conflict with a 5-year-old: A Transformative Mediator Handles it

Michelle Zaremba writes about using her understanding of conflict dynamics in responding to her 5-year-old.  You can read it here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 3, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

One Year of Resistance in Rio Blanco



Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, indigenous communities are fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands.

By Beverly Bell

Cross-posted from Foreign Policy in Focus



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April 1 marks one year since Honduras’ Rio Blanco community began a human barricade that has so far stopped a corporation from…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on April 1, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Ok I'll Ask: What's Rule of Law?

I am sure many working in conflict resolution have heard of the term Rule of Law, perhaps its connection to the United States Institute of Peace, but are not really sure what it means.

Or, perhaps you were just waiting for someone to come around and provide the answer proactively :)

 

Well, here you go, courtesy of USIP:

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Added by Jeff Thompson on March 17, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

How do you get your mediation clients to. . . ?

The latest blog from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, available here, discusses the tendency of mediators to want their clients to get somewhere.  So they try to get them somewhere.  The transformative approach recommends that we abstain from trying to get clients to do anything.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on March 9, 2014 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Cartographies of Time: Part I

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Jonny Miller & Dorothy Sanders

This is the first post in a two-part series on the cartographies time. Here, we explore one of the most fundamental assumptions in recent Western civilisation – our perception and measurement of time. We ask where it came from, how it affects the way we live our lives and the role travel has to play in the way we experience time. Part two will trace a handful of unique temporal footprints from different places and…

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Added by Dowser on March 9, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

How much does violence cost?

The economic cost of violence containment has surpassed the combined GDPs of Germany and Japan, according to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace. 

Read more: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/851

The report, The Economic Impact of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence in 152 countries…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments

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