March 2012 Blog Posts (198)

Art and Music's Role in Peacebuilding

Working with PeaceMedia has provided the opportunity to be exposed to various peacebuilding tactics. It has shown that there is a plethora of information out there and that countless individuals are working tirelessly to bring about peace and resolve conflicts. Most recently, I watched a video on an orchestra in Brazil that began allowing girls to take part. Traditionally a male dominated art, this orchestra is lead by a female maestra, and has women playing alongside men. This orchestra is…

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Added by Deborah Drew on March 31, 2012 at 11:06pm — 5 Comments

SOMJA condemns the arrest of Somali journalist Ahmed Ali Farah in Somaliland

31, March, 2012



The Somali Online Media and Journalists Association (SOMJA) condemns the arrest of Somali journalist…

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Added by Mohamed Ali Abdi (Royter) on March 31, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

SOMJA recognizes Mohamed Ibrahim as the current leading of NUSOJ

On 31, March 2012



After Somali online Media and Journalists Associations SOMJA made great research towards the legitimate leader of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) it has recognized Mohamed Ibrahim the current general…

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Added by Mohamed Ali Abdi (Royter) on March 31, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

BOOK: "United Nations: The Legal Responsibility for Peacekeepers' Human Rights Violations"

The book entitled "United Nations: The Legal Responsibility for Peacekeepers' Human Rights Violations" was published on 15th of March 2012 and addresses issues such as responsibility, universal jurisdiction, cosmopolitanism and human rights.

You can read a summary of this book…

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Added by Alexandra Matei on March 31, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

IPSI Peace & Security Report - 03/30/2012

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to brief busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community on pertinent global news, events, and trends.  Meticulously researched and written by IPSI, the PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on March 30, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

New York City Tuesday Night: David Swanson, John Horgan, Jackson Lears, Mark Crispin Miller: Peace in Age of Empire

News from Underground: "Imagining Peace in an Age of Empire"

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m. 
 
WHERE: McNally Jackson…
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Added by David Swanson on March 30, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

Spring Cleaning With Life Coaching

Spring is the time of year when we clean out the cobwebs in our homes, yards, boats, cottages and garages. In spring time, we get rid of the muck that we collected over the winter months and we embark on renovation projects and clean our closets. Isn’t also a great time to clean our minds and examine our lives? There is an enormous sense of satisfaction and joy that comes from doing these upgrades and renovations. The same thing happens when…

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Added by Joyce Odidison on March 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with an ex-Guerrilla in Colombia by Hasan Dodwell

This article originally appeared on Insight on Conflict

The cause has been a constant. What has changed is how that cause has been advanced. In his search for social justice in Colombia, Yezid Arteta has passed from student activist, to guerrilla fighter, to committed promoter of a peaceful solution to the Colombian conflict.

In 1984 Yezid Arteta…

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Added by Joel Gabri on March 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why We Should Outgrow "Diversity of Tactics" Before Protesting NATO

The Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda  has nothing on its website about using nonviolence, supporting nonviolence, or opposing violence.

The G8 and NATO Protest also has nothing like that, but does have this:

"As we plan our actions and tactics, we will take care to maintain appropriate separations…

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Added by David Swanson on March 29, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Political and Religious Reform Needed

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 29, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

MARINE BIOPROSPECTING FOR ASIA-PACIFIC

MARINE BIOPROSPECTING FOR ASIA-PACIFIC

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Seaweeds, sponges, and sea urchins are species that abound in the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia. Add corals and more, and you’d have a long list of marine species that can serve medical and related purposes.

 

Biotech has reached maturity in Asia, and its applications had revolutionized crop production and forestry production. Biotech likewise has applications for marine…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 29, 2012 at 2:31am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Reconciling Change and Tradition

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring



Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Earthlings - Full length documentary

Added by Farida Magdalena Gillot on March 28, 2012 at 3:31am — No Comments

DEMOCIDE: MURDER BY GOVERNMENT

FROM: http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/DEFINING_THE_MORTACRACIES.HTM

 

Governments have murdered hundreds of millions of their citizens and those under their control. The questions are, then, how is this democide defined, is genocide included, how many have been killed, how do we find this out, and what sources can be used?

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Added by Farida Magdalena Gillot on March 28, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

RE-ENGINEERING NIPPLE DEVICE TO AVOID INFANT HIV

RE-ENGINEERING NIPPLE DEVICE TO AVOID INFANT HIV

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Breastfeeding by a healthy mother can yield enormous health and adaptability benefits for the fragile infant. However, an AIDS infected mother is a different story altogether, in that breastfeeding brings HIV harm directly to the infant.

 

Researchers are therefore challenged to innovate on a nipple device that can cut the infant infection by the mother’s HIV/AIDS…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 27, 2012 at 10:33pm — No Comments

The Doug Noll Radio Show Becomes Popular Alternative to Political Rant

San Francisco, Ca (PRWEB) March 20, 2012

.Douglas Noll, peacemaker, award winning author and award winning lawyer finds a significant increase in attention and responses to the Doug Noll Show—his weekly radio program dedicated to teaching conflict resolution, peacemaking skills, and how to resolve issues at home, work, in government, and politics. Each week Noll interviews noted authors,…

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Added by Doug Noll on March 27, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Picture something like this in your inbox every morning

Hi All-

I am really pleased to announce that DAWNS Digest, the humanitarian news clips service I founded with Tom Murphy, gave away $1,000 in grants to two journalists: Kafa al Hashli to report on the crisis in southern Yemen; and Alannah Torralba for a photography project about breast cancer survivors in the Philippines.

We were able to give these grants because we created a news clipping service that people in the…

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Added by markleongoldberg on March 27, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Designing peace

Global Solutions Lab: This June 17-25, students and young professionals from around the world are coming to Philadelphia and the UN in New York. They are coming to attend the 8th annual Global Solutions Lab-- where they will have a unique opportunity to present their ideas at the United Nations. Here's how it works-- participants are briefed by UN experts, work collaboratively and intensely for eight days on solutions to one of the world's most critical problems, and then…

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Added by Medard Gabel on March 27, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Women as Actors, Not Instruments

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 27, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

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