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January 2013 Blog Posts (17)

Recruiting Israeli and Palestinian participants for forgiveness survey!!

Hi there,

I am a Masters research student studying the role of forgiveness in peacebuilding.

I am looking for Israeli and Palestinian participants who have been involved in joint Israeli-Palestinian activities to take part in a short qualitative survey about their perspectives on, and experiences with,  forgiveness and peacebuilding.…



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Added by Roberta Francis on January 31, 2013 at 11:20pm — 6 Comments

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Added by Oliver Haack on January 26, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

Peace, please: ‘I didn’t raise my boy to kill or be killed’

Pakistan has lost more than 35,000 civilians and 3,500 security personnel to acts of terrorism between 2006 and 2011 (Economic Survey of Pakistan 2010-2011) | PHOTO: FILE

It was a suicide blast in a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa market that changed 43-year-old Zahra Bibi’s life forever. Her son, Shahid Hussain, 13, suffered severe injuries that nearly killed him. The months spent at a hospital where Shahid shared the ward with numerous victims of violence were enough to convince Zahra of the importance of conflict-resolution.

Ten months later, Zahra has harnessed her pain and has started sensitising women in her village to…

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Added by Christine Crowstaff on January 25, 2013 at 5:50pm — No Comments

A Vote for Women is a Vote for Peace

Vote for the Grassroots!

About 6 months ago I was approached by an organisation called Katerva, to say that our organisation, Safe World for Women, had been nominated for a major award.

At first it was a little difficult to comprehend!

Safe World is not a high profile NGO, we have we only ever been mentioned in…

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Added by Christine Crowstaff on January 24, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Sydney Peace Prize

http://http://www.opinion-maker.org/2013/01/sydney-peace-prize/

‘I thought the Sydney Peace Prize was a hoax!’

By Ece Koc

The recipient of the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize,  Zimbabwean Senator Sekai Holland was in the A9 TV Studios recently, answering questions about the latest situation in Zimbabwe, how the country crawled its way back…

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Added by Ece Koc on January 24, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments

THE BELOVED

FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS LIFE. 

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE BEAUTY WITHIN,

AND YOU WILL HAVE A LOVE AFFAIR THAT 

YOU COULD NEVER DREAM OF.

- MAHARAJI…

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Added by leonardo martin on January 23, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Behind Ahmadinejad's Smile

Here is an op-ed I recently wrote for The Majalla. After "new imperialism" has gone away, have we reached a "new hegemony" age? 

When in the US, Ahmadinejad always wears the same sneering…

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Added by Iliana Hagenah on January 22, 2013 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

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Added by Oliver Haack on January 19, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

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Added by Oliver Haack on January 12, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments

On the Question of Leadership of a Revolutionary Organisation

This is a complementary note on the part of an article posted by Sumathi Venkatachalapathy on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:20pm in Facebook entitled” ALARMING RISE IN RAPES AND OTHER SEXUAL CRIMES ON WOMEN (9th and 10th parts of 11 part note)”

It is a very good piece of article. Write up should continue with strategy on how to accomplish this historical task of overthrowing moribund capitalist-imperialist state powers from the world.What should be the role of women in such…

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Added by Dr. Madan Chand Sarkar on January 11, 2013 at 2:52am — No Comments

Aboriginals of the World need to be united for their emancipation...

The so called modern human civilization (which is in a crossroad) has shaped after a long (say more than 5000 years) long Jig-jag way...It has many virtues and vices....Both forces work simultaneously... the later forces have tendency to sustain the pace of advancement of human civilization for common good....and the later forces are active to arrest for a few vested interests group...

History says that the present day human civilization has been developed at the sacrifices of the… Continue

Added by Dr. Madan Chand Sarkar on January 10, 2013 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Rape of Minor Ashram School Girls at Narharpur Block in Kanker District in Chattisgarh, India!

When the fervor of the waves of country-wide people’s agitation against the gang rape of a young college girl in Delhi on 16.12.2012 (Capital city of India) is still there, an another heart breaking and shameful incident came to limelight on 07.01.2013; where it has been reported rape of 11 minor girls (between 8-13 years of age) residing in a residential primary school located at Narharpur Block in Kanker District in Chattisgarh, India (Ref: Dainik Bhaskar- a Hindi Daily Newspaper,…

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Added by Dr. Madan Chand Sarkar on January 9, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments

"Going For A Global Truce" Peace Movement: Blogs, Contests, Scholarships, Groups and Political Parties Started! (Over 90 Blogs, New Posts Daily!)

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Added by Michelle Rosenthal, LMSW on January 7, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

How common are the Villagers in India in their Lifestyle?

This passage narrates about the yearly event (community picnic) organized by the villagers of Birra and Danga (a hamlet of Birra) under Patamda block of East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand (India). This day of community picnic is celebrated every year on any Sunday in the Bangla month of Pous i.e. in between mid of December and mid of January.  The event was first organized in about six decade back by the then Headman of the village Mr. Birendra Mahato of Birra village. As per a village…

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Added by Dr. Madan Chand Sarkar on January 7, 2013 at 4:47am — No Comments

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Added by Oliver Haack on January 5, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments

How Serious the Governments of India are on resolving the Social Issues like Child Marriage, Sanitation, etc??

Even though there are several legislations, since banning it in 1929, child marriage continues to be a social reality in India today. The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 prohibits marriage below 18 for girls and 21 for boys. Overwhelming majority of Indians living in villages, are still bonded by traditional social norms and values, organize child marriage defying the legislations. Thus, family, caste and community pressures are more effective than legislations. According to the…

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Added by Dr. Madan Chand Sarkar on January 5, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

Letter to Justice Verma demanding for Judicious Judgment on Delhi (India) Gang Rape Case

To

Honorable Justice Verma

New Delhi, India

 

Subject:  Demand for Judicious Judgment on Delhi Gang Rape Case

Respected Sir,

At the outset, I wish you for a very happening new year!!

Sir, it is a known fact that rape is an act of sexual violence but sexual acts are necessary for  balancing the physical/mental behavior of the human society comprising of persons having two opposite sex (male and female). With the advancement of…

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Added by Dr. Madan Chand Sarkar on January 5, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

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