Like other whistle-blowers and rebels against arbitrary…
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.
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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What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors.
Former New York City Mayor Michael…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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%…Continue
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Like other whistle-blowers and rebels against arbitrary…
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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.…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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...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…Continue
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We are celebrating Labor Day today in the United States, a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the everyday efforts of American workers. What better day to share my thoughts on a book I’ve been reading on the lives of us, the development laborers?Continue
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Global Network for the Study of…