December 2010 Blog Posts (162)

Political cartoonists: We need subversion!

The earliest political cartoon as we know it was published in The Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754, depicting the then colonies as a snake in pieces,

captioned "Join, or Die", a call to rebellion against the British.

The cartoonist was that jack-of-all-trades, Benjamin Franklin.

 

A few…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 31, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Remembering our Bolsheviks: Youth Betrayed by the State

The heart of the Bolsheviks' organization was recruited entirely from young people, workers and students, in a period in a society, which in fact scarcely gave

time for childhood to drag itself out, especially in working class families.



It was those under 20 who renounced all prospect of career and ambition…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 31, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Syria: Prison conditions for Kurds in Sednaya Prison

Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD has received complaints about abuses of detainees held in Sednaya Prison in Damascus by the prison administration, including the following:

  • preventing the detainee speaking with his family in his own language during the interview, especially Kurdish detainees;…
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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 31, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Kurdish Film: Struggle of Kurds for self-determination, betrayal and oppression...

The film features a historical-political aspect of the life of people of Kurdistan. It is a long journey tracing Kurdish history from ancient to modern times. The

film focuses upon the struggles of Kurds for self-determination, and how, in

the process, they had been betrayed and found themselves under continuous

oppression.  The film, however, does not only touch upon the plight of the

past echoed…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 31, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Colombia Named One Of The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists

A recent report published by Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign calls Latin America the most dangerous region in the world for journalists.  In 2010, there were a reported 105

murders of journalists worldwide, 35 of which occurred in Latin America.

While Mexico and Honduras were among the most dangerous countries on Press Emblem Campaign’s list, Colombia was named the seventh most dangerous area, with…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 31, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

New anthology on Peace Movements Worldwide



Michael Nagler and I and our amazing research helper Gianina Pellegrini are happy that our  copies of Peace Movements Worldwide (2011) arrived this week. The three volume work that we co-edited attempts something special.



The chapters, as a group, show a breadth and a depth of the human search for peace that is just amazing. So many have worked so hard for this set of three…
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Added by Marc Pilisuk on December 31, 2010 at 3:57am — 3 Comments

Essential Books in the Field

One of the goals of this site is to offer useful resources. In this endeavor, I would like to see if some members might want to suggest their top 10-15 books in the conflict resolution and development fields (and/or the intersection of the two). This could be interesting to compare lists and see what are the most frequently recommend texts:



Here are some key texts (feel free to recommend more)



Anderlini, Sanam. (2007). Women Building Peace: What They Do, Why It… Continue

Added by Craig Zelizer on December 31, 2010 at 1:38am — 26 Comments

Syria: Prison conditions for Kurds in Sednaya Prison

Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD has received complaints about abuses of detainees held in Sednaya Prison in Damascus by the prison administration, including the following:

Preventing the detainee speaking with his family in his own language during the interview, especially Kurdish detainees;

Each detainee is closely monitored by an…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 30, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments

War Crime Hypocrisy

Related to Serbia's EU association process nearly every progress report of European Commission highlights Serbia's cooperation with Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Although the… Continue

Added by Ari Rusila on December 30, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

For a new Turkish constitution: Kurdish politician seeks asylum in Greece

A Kurdish politician whose party was dissolved by Turkey last year has requested asylum in Greece after his arrest at Thessaloniki airport.



Mustafa Sarikaya, 46, was detained last week after airport police found a fake

passport among his belongings and charged him with illegal entry.



But the former deputy chairman of the now-defunct Democratic Society Party

(DTP) was released after persuading a court that his life was in…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 30, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Skype in Conflict Zones: An example from the Caucasus

In a situation where Armenia and Azerbaijan are meant to be negotiating to end the conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, civil society should be very active. However, it doesn't appear as though it is, and not least because few people actually believe that a breakthrough is possible, especially when cross-border activities are far simpler to conduct in the area of Armenia-Turkey relations. Indeed, and to be quite frank, it is difficult to consider that much is going on at…

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Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Arbitration Parties Are People Too- Help Them Feel That Way

This month's guest blogger is Andrew J. Gerber and he offers us the ACR-GNY Tip of the Month.

Tip of the Month for December 2010: Arbitration Parties Are People Too -- Help Them Feel That Way.

 

When you preside in an arbitration hearing you’ll be…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Participation of common in Legislation process

it is very glad to know that some one has positive approach to the things and some one is looking forward to light the lamp rather to curse the darkness.

in my humble view IT IS THE LEGISLATION where an individuals participation is very dificult and there is a need that the civil society shall have a sufcicient influence over on the legislation and the civil society shall have contribution and participation in exercising and imposing the writ of the state.

I love to be the part…

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Added by Hussain Bux on December 29, 2010 at 10:53pm — No Comments

A way out for Sri Lanka

One non-violent way to curb or eradicate "terrorism" and “poverty” in each and ev

ery part of the world is to change the system of governance that is now prevailing and termed as "democracy". "Terrorism" is due to the frustration experienced by sections of the common people who are denied participation in the governance of the country and this "frustration" is manipulated by shrewd politicians with hidden agendas to their own advantage. “Poverty” is due to the inability of the weaker…

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Added by Sie.Kathieravealu on December 29, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Great Music, Great Cause - UnityJam 2011

Celebrate a night of unity amidst diversity with the UnityJam 2011 Benefit Concert, Sunday January 16 at 7pm at the Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto. Headlining the event will be Salman Ahmad, world-renowned rock musician – the Bono of South Asia – Junoon front man and co-founder of SSGWI. Through his role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Ahmad…

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Added by Megan Martin on December 29, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments

National Games- An Oasis of Peace in NW Pakistan

On December 25, as worldwide Christmas celebrations were in full swing, a burqa-clad woman exploded herself at World Food Programme (WFP) distribution point in Khar, a city in the Bajaur Tribal district, close to the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The blast killed 47 men, women, and children, and wounded 80 more.…

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Added by Shaheen Buneri on December 29, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments

African Current Affairs

COTE D'IVOIRE AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: TOWARDS UNPRECEDENTED POLITICO-DIPLOMATIC DILEMMAS?

 

This discussion aims to engage peace lovers on the current political situation in Cote d'Ivoire. It highlights the contextual complexities to…

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Added by Dr. Celestin Tchamabe Ngaleu on December 29, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

CPP: Against plunder of natural resources, land grabbing and destruction of the environment

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today reiterated the policy by the people's democratic government banning all enterprises, including big foreign mining and logging

firms, that engage in large-scale plunder of the natural resources, land

grabbing and destruction of the environment.

The policy calls for the people's democratic government to "ban, disable and dismantle" such firms which…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on December 29, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

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