From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here.
By Viola Gienger
Iraqi Chief Justice… Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on April 1, 2014 at 3:30pm —
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Added by Viola Gienger on December 16, 2013 at 6:10pm —
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…
Added by Jolene Hansell on June 26, 2013 at 7:05am —
Mediators Instead of Police?
A new report, ordered after last year’s student protests on the UC Berkley campus resulting in the pepper-spraying of nonviolent student protesters that received global media coverage, has resulted in 50 recommendations over 133 pages. The report details…
Added by Jeff Thompson on May 7, 2012 at 8:30am —
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Three (3) Filipinos were recently executed by the Chinese authorities for being caught transiting drugs for syndicate crime groups. Moralist quacks have celebrated them like heroes, which leaves me aghast over such hypocrisy, a quackery that suddenly rendered moot those legitimate questions regarding the inanities and evils of the drug trade.
Crime has been globalized, for how many decades we can only surmise. Gone were… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 2, 2011 at 9:52pm —
Andrew Kolin's new book "State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush" actually begins with the war for independence and continues into the Obama years. A 231-page monotone recounting of endless facts, it doesn't pick up with Bush the Lesser until page 137. Kolin chronicles a gradual slide into an imperial presidency that really got going after World War II. Along the way he chronicles the damage done to the forces of resistance, making a compelling case that… Continue
Added by David Swanson on February 1, 2011 at 11:33am —
As an International Police Officer for the United Nations Police Task Force in Bosnia and Kosovo, Bob Rail was responsible for designing curriculums and instructing elite police officers from 60 nations deployed in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Jordan, Asia, and Africa. He was also named as a physical confrontation advisor and resource training provider to select personnel of NATO and OSCE (Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe). Bob was also a resident instructor at the Specialized… Continue
Added by Doug Noll on October 1, 2010 at 12:00pm —
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August 21-27th, 2010 post available here:http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/08/29/this-week-in-conflict-august-21st-27th-2010/
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 28, 2010 at 2:38pm —
Originally posted @ www.enjoymediation.com
The San Francisco Police Department's Chief of Police, George Gascon, recently met with the local Community Board to praise their efforts in helping resolve disputes. According Gascon, "Generally, the solutions that come out of the criminal justice system aren't very good," while he… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 22, 2010 at 8:30am —
Local people reported PNTL’s brutality to MPs Televizaun Timor-Leste March 2, 2010 language source: Tetun - Orlando Cardoso, a local member of the CPD-RDTL from Kasabauk village in Tilomar of Kovalima District Continue
accused the PNTL of exercising excessive use of force against him.
Cardoso said that at 9 P.M of February 21, he was arrested and then taken…
Added by Warren Wright on March 4, 2010 at 4:48pm —
Originally posted @ EnjoyMediation.com
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I am back home in the U-S-of-A! and now back to our regular Friday news...
Mediation Option in New Anti-Racism Code
The ICC has included a mediation process in its new anti-racism code to help cricketers settle such conflicts amicably between… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on October 16, 2009 at 8:30am —
It's Not Always Dispute Resolution Training
So, I was at an all day training the other day and got to put on my other-uniform-that-hopefully-I-will-never-ever-have-to-put-on-for-real
The Following are the basics with the training:
* The outfit is incredibly uncomfortable
* It's definitely not one size fit all
* I sweat ALOT in it
* If the situation calls for the outfit to be… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on May 10, 2009 at 1:00pm —
2009 ETLJ 2 Timor-Leste: the curious case of the fake policemen
Bu V. E. Wilson
13 February 2009In less than a week the Security Council in New York will be debating the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) mandate which is due to expire on 26 February. Although everyday security in Timor is greatly improved since the unraveling of law, order and the security institutions in 2006, the Timorese police (PNTL) are weak, unaccountable and factionalised and… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 16, 2009 at 4:00am —
Originally posted on 02.12.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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note: the 'fired during mediation' is the third story down
New Mediation Program In the Twin Cities
This article [here] talks about a new court of Appeals mediation program in the Twin Cities. Worth the fews minutes to read.
What I would like to point out is the issue of paid… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 12, 2009 at 10:59am —
Originally published 2.7.09 at Enjoy Mediation
Weekend Mediation & ADR News
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Some really good news, take a few minutes to have a read!
Police and City Mediation
Mediation With 32 Groups!
LAPD and Mediation
UN Mediators Need to Be Reviewed... and… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 7, 2009 at 5:25pm —
ETLJB 13 January 2009 SYDNEY - The government of East Timor has ridiculed a warning from opposition party Fretilin about the purchase of silencers for security forces weapons to be used when firing rubber bullets into riotous crowds. In a press release on 12 January, the Secretary of State for Security of Timor-Leste, Dr. Francisco Guterres explained, “In a public riot where the situation is out of control, it had been recommended that silencers be used when firing rubber bullets under extreme… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on January 12, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza
Let me go back to the question of what lies ahead of us—when ‘late’ capitalism dies and yet capitalism will be extended. I am not discounting the possibility that capitalism’s life span will be extended, but this will no longer be ‘late’ capital, just to remind everyone.
You better fasten your seat belts, as the stormy days ahead will come for sure, and as this heraldry from me will sound as stormy already as those times ahead. Stormy heraldry, because… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 18, 2008 at 7:57pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza
News came out recently about the suicide by a biodefense researcher who may have something to do with the anthrax scare weeks after the 9/11 event in the USA. I was in the USA at that time, and I witnessed the anxiety and trauma done by that sordid event.
My own theory then was that rouge forces within the USA were the ones behind the 9/11. The series of scare tactics and bombing hoax that followed could have been part of that overall agenda. The grand… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 24, 2008 at 8:02pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
It is a stormy morning actually as I write this piece, and it seems to coincide with stormy events in the European continent at the moment. The continental storm has got to do with the finalization of the Lisbon treaty that could have effected complete political integration of Europe.
What makes the treaty questionable, in the opinion of many in Europe and across the globe, is that it didn’t pass through the… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 23, 2008 at 7:30pm —