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Deaths in Paris: Separating Fact from Fiction

By James M. Dorsey


The jihadist assaults in Paris on Charlie Hebdo have sparked allegations of a failure by French intelligence and security agencies. Jihadists beyond the Middle East are also portrayed as coordinated by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). A closer look suggests those assertions are at best speculation.


THE ATTACKS in Paris on the…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 12, 2015 at 5:15am — No Comments

Deaths in Paris: Refining the Post-9/11 Model

By James M. Dorsey

Underlying the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine is a far greater threat than the brutalising of freedom of expression. Western leaders and security agencies too often fall into and create a vicious cycle modelled on the 9/11 attacks in the US: A Muslim community that rejects violence is put on the defensive. The upshot is polarisation that breeds radicalisation.

The raid by suspected jihadist militants in Paris on the French satirical magazine…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 8, 2015 at 11:42pm — No Comments

School shootings and lone wolf attacks: What’s the difference?

By James M. Dorsey

A recent school shooting in the US state of Washington and a lone wolf’s assault on the Canadian parliament in Ottawa are but two of the latest headline-grabbing incidents of home-grown violence. One had nothing to do with politics, the other is classified as a terrorist attack perpetrated by a jihadist Muslim.

Yet, both involved troubled young men groping with personal problems and demons. Their actions are in many mays ways cries of desperation in the…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 3, 2014 at 4:37am — No Comments

#BloggerAbuse: Bloopers, Bullies, Buffoons, and Bogus Behaviors

Watchdogs are like adult versions of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.  Many watchdogs (activists included) rely upon and produce blogs.  A blog is not a journal article.  So it should not be long (remember how journalism sadly admitted that long form reporting is on the decline.  Consequently, print media and magazine subscriptions are also on the decline?) …


Added by Mehrunisa Qayyum on July 3, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Obama Calls for “Opportunity for All”: 8 Policies to Make It Happen


Sarah van Gelder

As expected, President Obama made economic opportunity a centerpiece of his State of the Union message on Tuesday. He even took a small step forward by announcing a $10.10 minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.

This is a move in the right direction, albeit a small one. For years, the budget deficit—not the well-being of working Americans—has dominated political discussion.

But bolder solutions are called…


Added by Dowser on February 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday March on Washington

August 28 is a day to revere. Fifty years ago on that day, thousands of Americans marched on Washington, D.C., to protest racial discrimination and forced inequality in the U.S.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

Civil Rights March on Washington,…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 26, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Combat moral disgrace (Engaging Bradley Manning, Part 2)


Like other whistle-blowers and rebels against arbitrary…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on March 25, 2013 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Check out PeaceTimes Ed. 123: The Global Movement for Children's Rights

I encourage you all to check out this month's Peace X Peace PeaceTimes newsletter.  You can read it in pdf form or on our website - and the editor's note is below. We hope your enjoy, and let us know what you think.



Added by Caroline Anderson on May 10, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Afghan Massacre Demonstrates War Has Failed

Matt Southworth

United States

"War doesn’t just rob the occupied of their humanity; it robs the occupier of theirs too. And this is why humankind cannot continue to wage senseless wars that accomplish nothing but death and destruction."


Matt Southworth, an Iraq war veteran and lobbyist at the…


Added by Caroline Anderson on March 20, 2012 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... February 20th-27th, 2012.

  • I ask readers interested in peace and conflict to join the Peace and Collaborative Development Network and donate to help keep them alive, if possible. The network is a great place to meet others working in the field, browse job openings, read great blog entries and learn where to find other conflict resources.
  • The International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict is…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 27, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... February 6th-13th, 2012.

  • The UN conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) secretary-general published a report on Tuesday that called for fundamental reform of the global financial system that would be of benefit to the global poor. The report will act as the theme for the UNCTAD XIII conference in Doha, Qatar in April.
  • An Online Dispute Resolution…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 13, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... January 23rd- February 2nd, 2012.

  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council adopted proposals to strengthen the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday. Included in the non-binding proposals were three recommendations that threaten the reach and independence of the Special Rapporteurship.
  • Last Monday, security forces in Mexico…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 2, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War III


The Globalization of War

The "Military Roadmap" to World War III

Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham (Editors)



Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on January 18, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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

Persecution of Ethiopian Journalists

Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO

Global Editors Network

Paris, France

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing as a proud member of The Global Editors Network(GEN), a

blogger, journalist, and scholar to bring to your attention the

continued and ever mounting persecution of journalists by the

Government of Ethiopia(GoE) in different manners. The GOE has

recently intensified the arrest and systematic harassment of

journalists and pundits publishing critical…


Added by Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam on December 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments


Addis Ababa, 2 November 2011 –    A high level media workshop on the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) started at

the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, with the aim of…


Added by Combetey Combey Djidjole on November 2, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

How would you measure the strength of a partnership?

Building on’s earlier posts, “How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations” (part 1, part 2, part…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 20, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Can allies help Palestinians to reform aid? How?

Dalia Association, Palestine’s first and only community foundation, recently launched an advocacy campaign to address the issues facing grassroots civil society as recipients of international aid in Palestine. Nora Lester Murad, Dalia’s founder and former executive director, shares the organization’s progress and the questions they face going forward.


We at Dalia Association in Palestine have an…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 19, 2011 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

What’s missing from the aid effectiveness debate? Overlooking the capacity of local organizations

Check out my post today on The Broker Online, "What’s missing from the aid effectiveness debate? Overlooking the capacity of local organizations", in which I argue that rather than being the lowest common denominator of international assistance, local indigenous organizations should be regarded as the fundamental unit of… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 5, 2011 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

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