Just some random thoughts. I am interested in those who look at transformational peace processes. My research work is not directly linked to peace studies, but as i study political attitudes among adolescents, it has the potential to be linked to peace in terms of understanding how negative politics (which leads to conflict) is reproduced, normalised or contested. So, my question really is, should we focus solely on peace education, when focusing on young people in conflict or potential…Continue
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:
On the back of the manual he writes:…Continue
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It's June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we're featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Sami Awad is Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the…Continue
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At present, production and selling of drug (e.g. YABA, PETHIDINE, HEROIN, GANJA (Hemp), PHENSEDYL etc) is a very profitable business in this world. Many people in all over the world involve with this business by investing money as a producer, manufacturer and seller of those harmful drugs. By this illegal business, any…Continue
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“In general, people here consider meeting Israelis as kind of betrayal. I believed that any kind of contact or talking with Israelis was like betraying my country and ignoring the long history of suffering of my people,” said Faras, a Palestinian.
Every moment is an opportunity for change. What can…Continue
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Jack Layton's last letter to Canadians
August 20, 2011
Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your…Continue
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This was originally posted at Peace Direct
In London’s east End, our Truce 2020 youth project aims to give young people the skills to handle and defuse conflict in their own communities. Here the project…Continue
Added by Joel Gabri on August 10, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments
WE THE PEOPLE OF THE LOTE LAND
Founder and Director
Livelihood Foundation (FSLF)
A. WE THE MELKOI PEOPLE
We are the Lote language speaking people called the
Melkois. Our geophysical identity is called such after one of the three or so big
rivers that demarcate and intersperse our land. The Lote…
Added by Basil Peutalo on July 10, 2011 at 11:42pm — No Comments
A student newspaper produced at PTPI Peace Camp in Turkey the last two weeks has been posted. It's great work by 28 outstanding teens from 23 countries. See:Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 19, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY—I watched the students closely as they walked up the stairs and into the living room of a typical Turkish family. If I had to choose one word to describe their demeanors (and mine), I would say we were all apprehensive.
Two hours later, our demeanor would be more than slightly different.
The four students and I were at a Turkish home as part of People to People Peace Camp, which is bringing 28 young people from 23 countries together to…Continue
Life on earth demands that we all follow a path. The adventure begins from the day we are born and lasts until the day we shed our physical form. We do not know the length and nature of journey. This is the mystery and challenge life offers each of us. What we have in common is that each of us must walk our own path despite what we might share with others. Regardless of our culture, social background, profession or religion, we are all pilgrims on a path of our own choosing.
Added by Emmanuel Kuehn on June 5, 2011 at 3:44am — No Comments
People to People Peace Camp comes to Turkey
Getting ready to head to People to People International's Peace Camp in Turkey, which begins next week. PTPI is gathering together youth leaders from around the world to tour Turkey, meet its wonderful people and experience its rich culture, and learn about peace and peacemaking. I am a group leader, and will also be teaching sessions on Peace Journalism and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. Follow our adventures on my blog--…Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 4, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
7Th Human Rights Meeting
Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World.
31st March and 1st April 2011, Donostia-San Sebastián
Forced population movements have become a generalized phenomenon in the current international context. The alarming number of displaced people has turned this phenomenon into not only a humanitarian problem but also a problem of security and development.
The purpose of…
Added by Carolina de Leon on March 23, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments
is this the bloodiest day so far? really? history, ancient and recent tells us otherwise! revolts are good, but we all know very well where these tyrants stand and one can predict what they'd do to crush the revolution and silence the people... and what does the US do? cut ALL funding…Continue
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Join New Tactics for an online dialogue on Empowering Citizens to Fight Corruption from August 25 to 31,…