By Rachel Brandenburg
Almost three years after the Syrian revolution began peacefully, more than 140,000 people have been killed, and the United Nations estimates nearly 2.5 million…Continue
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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …Continue
EE UU ha incluido al grupo islamista nigeriano Boko Haram en su lista de organizaciones terroristas extranjeras (FTO). Esta iniciativa se aplica a grupos que usan tácticas terroristas y son percibidos como una amenaza a la seguridad estadounidense.
A partir de ese momento, diferentes agencias pueden bloquear las transacciones…Continue
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By Virginia M. Bouvier
The Colombian government and the FARC-EP insurgents made a historic announcement yesterday (Nov.6) during…Continue
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By Johnnie Carson
Last weekend’s attack by al-Shabab militants on Westgate shopping mall in Kenya should be a wake-up call that more work is needed to stabilize Somalia and prevent it from falling back into…Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on September 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
For about the past year, my team and I have been surveying and interviewing US public middle and high-school teachers nationwide about their experiences teaching 9/11. How have they approached teaching today’s students about one of the most painful, important and arguably divisive events in US history? Here’s what they had to say.
1. Most teachers (including history teachers) don’t see teaching about 9/11 as part of their curriculum. According to my survey 84% of teachers who don’t…Continue
Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on September 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Does society make it difficult for a survivor of political violence to stand up for Peace?
Earlier this year The Foundation for Peace held a number of events to mark not only 20 years since the tragic events which led to its creation, but also to celebrate the 20 years of working for Peace; and how we can look forward to building a more peaceful future. One of the events was a conference called ‘The cost of Peace’ among the speakers was Jason McCure, and a quote…Continue
Added by Antonio Carlos Silva Rosa on May 23, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments
A 15-month Peace Media and Counterterrorism project is coming to a close today and tomorrow in Kampala, Uganda.Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on March 12, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments
In my last post, I considered one factor contributing to mass violence—a form of domestic terrorism–in the United States. That factor is the corrupting of the U.S. Constitution by extremist right wing groups—often supported by and aligned with the National Rifle Association.Continue
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This happened during the first few hours of the first day of our three day peace media and counterterrorism seminar…Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on May 24, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
A new project aims to counter ‘violent extremism’ by connecting former self-identified extremists with ‘at risk’ youths.
Self-identified former “extremists” and survivors have formed a social network aimed at helping young people avoid political violence and gang culture. The Against Violent Extremism network believes that radicalization is less of a religious and ideological issue…Continue
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About the book:
Globalisation has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence, militarism and inequality. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalisation, has created a deadly cycle of violence.
In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts at peaceful national development are routinely blocked by Western powers. He locates the 2008 financial crisis in US attempts to…
Added by Vijay Mehta on February 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Commenting on the Occupy Wall St protests recently, the anti-war activist Matthew Good complained that protesters were wasting their time camping in downtown Manhattan. They should, he argued, be gathering around the Pentagon. After all, the 700 billion dollars that US spent bailing out the bankers is a pittance when set against the annual one trillion dollar US defence budget.
His analysis assumed that the issues of rogue banks and outlandish defence spending were separate. Yet our…Continue
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