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Dalai Lama speaks on ‘developing the heart’ at Princeton

by Phayul Latest News on October 31, 2014

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said that he resisted negative feelings towards the Chinese authorities during 2008 uprising by imagining taking away their hatred and givin
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Volunteer Transformative Mediator Inspired

by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on October 31, 2014

Pamela Gregg volunteers for the Dayton Mediation Center.  In this blog entry, she describes why she finds it so inspiring.  You can read it here.

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Pandemics and Conflict

by Jessica Wattman on October 31, 2014

While pandemic and conflict each garner world headlines, the potential link between the two is far less covered.  We have not yet seen pandemic fueling conflict, and vice versa, but clear causal mechanisms exist in the right conditions.  The spectre of ebola -- or a more contagious -- disease fueling Continue →

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Peace & Security Report 10/31/2014

by Cameron M. Chisholm on October 31, 2014

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Anne Farrell

In 2002, the World Health Organization publish the « World report on violence and health ». This report on violence and health was the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale. The report estimated that in the 20th century 191 million people lost their lives directly Continue →

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Researcher (Turkey Based) – Feinstein International Center

by Kinan Al Shaghouri on October 30, 2014

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Next Tuesday’s elections: Trick or Treat?

by paulkawikamartin on October 30, 2014

Dear Voter, A few days after All Hallows’ Evening, the midterm elections will occur. Tuesday, November 4th. Your actions can make the results less scary.  Please take two actions now: Vote! Contribute to Peace Candidates!  Even if you are not registered to vote, a number of states allow you to Continue →
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Mexico betrayed

by Diego Zavala on October 30, 2014

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Printouts of missing College students, missing in Iguala. (Reuters)

It has been a month since the disappearance of 43 ‘normalistas’, students that train to become teachers from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College  in the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, some 300km south of Mexico City.

It happened in Continue →

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Spain: Abandon Abusive Migration Plan

by Human Rights Watch on October 30, 2014

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The following news release is part of an ongoing effort to press the Obama Administration to participate in multilateral nuclear disarmament fora. Peace Action has helped lead this push for a few years now. The first link is to the letter we signed onto. Scuttlebutt is the Administration may soon decide on Continue →
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Time for Action on Uzbek, Turkmen Political Prisoners

by IWPR London on October 30, 2014

Prison visit time in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR) Rights groups insist that international pressure is the only hope of moderating regimes’ brutal Continue →
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Ottawa Shooting: Keep Calm & Carry On

by Martina Buchal on October 30, 2014

The symbolism of the events taking place on Wednesday October 22 in Ottawa could not be more cruel. Shots fired below the tower called "peace," a young man gunned down, dressed in military gear but unarmed, protecting the grave of the unknown solider meant to remind us- "never again." 

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Nepal to deny refugee papers to Tibetans: sources

by Phayul Latest News on October 30, 2014

Nepal, a transit for Tibetan refugees feeling Tibet for India and a home for some 20000 Tibetan refugees, has decided to deny documents to Tibetan refugees arriving in the country, AsiaNews
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Toronto District School Board ends ties with Confucius Institute

by Phayul Latest News on October 30, 2014

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) yesterday decided to terminate all its deal with Chinese Government funded Confucius Institutes following a series of protests by Tibetans in Toron
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By James M. Dorsey

When Ramazan Kizil established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant soccer teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and the Kurdish flag alongside one another in a European championship. These days, Mr. Kizil’s goals are more Continue →

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China: Obama Should Publicly Call for Individuals’ Releases

by Human Rights Watch on October 29, 2014

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Singapore: Court Ruling a Major Setback for Gay Rights

by Human Rights Watch on October 29, 2014

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Why Ferguson Matters to Faith Communities

by FOR on October 29, 2014

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On Aug. 9, when a black teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, the small city of Ferguson lost its anonymity. Ferguson became a symbol of a criminal justice system that enacts racism on a daily basis, of a political structure that sees Continue →

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Election in East Ukraine: Turnout in a Time of War

by IWPR London on October 29, 2014

A polling booth in Kiev, October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) Few polling stations open, and voters in those areas were lukewarm about the polls’ Continue →
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