TCHRD raises Tibet at the 27th UN Human Rights Council

by Phayul Latest News on September 19, 2014

Speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), Tsering Tsomo, Executive Director of TCHRD highlighted the recent Chinese police firing on unarmed Tibetan protesters in Denma in Sershul County, Kardze Tibet

Belgium/Liberia: War Crimes Arrest Major Step for Justice

by Human Rights Watch on September 19, 2014

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On October 20th I’ll be kicking off a four-week basic course on Negotiation: Navigating Professional and Personal Interactions. 

The unique thing about this basic course on negotiation is that it will be offered as a MOOC - a Massive Open Online Course. Got an internet connection, interest in the topic and a Continue →


Turkey’s ‘School of Nature’: Reminding Us of What We Forgot

by Ezgi Irmak Yücel on September 18, 2014

by Güneş Sönmez

The view from the porch at the School of Nature. Photo by Güneş Sönmez, used with permission. 

Located in the high reaches of Eski Orhanlı, an abandoned mountain village close to the town of Seferihisar, Doğa Okulu, or School of Nature, is not a regular school. There is no fixed teaching Continue →


Finding Calm in this Busy, Chaotic World

by Helen Butler on September 18, 2014

Calm Man

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ~Christine Mason Miller

A while back I was completely overwhelmed. I was drowning in conflicting work commitments, our son’s crazy end of term schedule, over-commitment to a volunteer role, and a Continue →


How To Respond When Someone Takes Advantage of You

by Ed Herzog on September 18, 2014

Sad Woman

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~Maya Angelou

Several months ago, I moved into a new house. During the inspection of my old house, I was expecting to receive my whole security deposit back.

I didn’t. The Continue →

KSHB reports. … Continue reading →

Serving Size

by Pete on September 18, 2014


Who decides what a serving size is? And are they talking about real people who actually eat food?

I’ve been reducing carbs in my diet and watching what I eat a bit. So I find myself checking those nutritional information labels. So often, I’ll look at the label and say Continue →


The Suwayda village of Dama and Druze Militias: A Case Study

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on September 18, 2014


Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

I have previously written about Druze militias in Suwayda province and other areas of southern Syria here and here. To summarize briefly the conclusion of those studies, it is clear that ‘Jaysh al-Muwahhideen’ (‘Army of the Monotheists/Unitarians’) and ‘Forces of Abu Ibrahim’ are banners for Druze militias of Continue →

Patrick Marley writes for the Journal-Sentinel. … Continue reading →
From this important Brian Lowry report, the threat I see from Kobach if Dems don’t appoint is to go to the press, not the courts: “This says ‘shall.’ I don’t know how anyone can read ‘shall’ to mean ‘may’,” Kobach … Continue reading →

Measuring Progress Towards Peace: indicators of success

by Nathalie Al-Zyoud on September 18, 2014

Mediation is a change process whose impact can be felt at different levels of society, measured across time and evaluated from different stakeholders' point of view. For this reason mediators should take an expansive view of success, beyond just the signing of an agreement.

The indicators described below should be seen Continue →