All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (119)

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

Civil society applications are open for the Geneva Declaration Regional Review Conference for Europe, the Caucasus & Central Asia

The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV)…

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Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on June 2, 2014 at 10:04pm — 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

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

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David Bank

What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/images/cleardot.gif" />That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly.

Former New York City Mayor Michael…

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Added by Dowser on March 21, 2014 at 7:01am — No Comments

The Myth Behind Public School Failure

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Dean Paton

Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected because they helped most kids learn to read, write and successfully join society. Such teachers made possible at least the idea of a vibrant democracy.

Since then, what a turnaround: We’re now told, relentlessly, that bad-apple schoolteachers have wrecked K-12 education; that their unions…

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Added by Dowser on March 13, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

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Josh Goldman

Here at Solutions Set, we search out exceptional “solutions journalism”: rigorously reported stories describing what works, what’s being tried, and what failed regarding tough social issues. Community development, poverty, education, economic justice — take your pick. We know these problems are solvable, and it is our mission to seek out the solutions.

Without good information about what works, communities around the…

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Added by Dowser on March 1, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

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

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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…

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

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

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Josh Goldman

Every day we learn more about who’s solving what and how they’re doing it. Sometimes these stories are brought to you by Dowser.org. Other times we see inspiring, compelling reporting about people’s responses to social problems elsewhere.

Wherever they come from, the Solutions Set brings these stories to you! We present a roundup of the best solutions journalism we’ve seen in…

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Added by Dowser on February 1, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Peace Paradigm Radio Latest Episode: November 29

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We have Michael Nagler in the Nonviolence News corner for a great analysis of news from a nonviolence angle, some inspiration from Eknath Easwaran’s book, Patience, and joining us in the studio is Miki…

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Added by Metta Center for Nonviolence on December 4, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Peace

Loud voices are claiming that peace is impossible, that peace agreements don’t last, and that there will always be…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 29, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

The road to militarization: Paved in video games?

With no universal conscription, how does the military-industrial complex entice young people into the military?

 It certainly helps to keep a substantial portion of the population poor and to limit job opportunities for people of color. But to increase the enthusiasm of adolescents for a career involving weapons, violence, and death, what could be a better avenue than video games?

Don’t assume for one minute that the arms manufacturers and the video game industry…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 29, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Call for Papers: The Peace Journalist

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on August 1, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Uncle Sam wants....YOUR money

Correction: Uncle Sam wants your money unless you are among the country’s largest U.S. corporations (e.g., GE, Microsoft, IBM, Exxon, Chevron). As reported in that radical rag, the Wall Street Journal, 60 of those large corporations “parked a total of $166 billion offshore last year” shielding anywhere from 40 percent to 100%…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on April 15, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Combat moral disgrace (Engaging Bradley Manning, Part 2)

 



Like other whistle-blowers and rebels against arbitrary…

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

Peace X Peace DC Area Film Screenings - Within the Eye of the Storm

Peace X Peace Hosts Five Film Screenings of Within the Eye of the Storm in the D.C. Area!

A new documentary of a Palestinian and Israeli father whose young daughters were killed by the conflict. Come meet them and see how these enemies reach across the deepest of wounds to become friends and break the cycle of retaliation. Bassam and Rami will be present at all film screenings as well as the director, Shelly Hermon.…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 20, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Call for Papers--The Peace Journalist

The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri USA.

The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 7, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

What is

You probably know what V-E  and V-J Days are—Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan at the end of World War II. But it is simply V-day that may prove the more important day in the long-run.

V-Day represents a global movement to end violence against women and girls. It works on a grassroots level to raise consciousness, change laws, fund rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, and educate people in more than 140 countries from A (America) to Z (Zambia).

You can help.…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on January 29, 2013 at 10:51pm — No Comments

A good day to learn about Palestine

Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 30, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Workplace Mediation - What do you do with an annoying Union Rep?

Click here to lead the latest blog post.  In it, I describe how I coped with a challenging Union Rep.  He was focused on making his case, as if he were a TV lawyer.  Though he'd participated in many of these mediation, he still didn't seem to get it that persuading the mediator wouldn't be helpful - and persuading the management would not be possible.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on November 17, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

If you can't help your friends...

...what good is a blog?

Three people I know and admire are getting the recognition they deserve this week and I want to take a moment to celebrate their achievements on how-matters.org.

1) Mulugeta Gebru, founder of Jerusalem Children and Community Development…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

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