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Celebrating Pakistan Day in India

by Devika Mittal on April 21, 2014

Every year, the National day of Pakistan that falls on 23rd March is celebrated in New Delhi. The National day of Pakistan commemorates the Lahore resolution of 1940 that had called for the establishment of an independent state for Muslims Continue →

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Sudan: No Justice for Protest Killings

by Human Rights Watch on April 21, 2014

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Memorizing stats

by Pete on April 20, 2014

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I was a bit puzzled by this article: If You Support Legal Marijuana, Memorize These 13 Stats

Here are the stats (and each one goes on to describe that it’s a projected tax revenue for some state or the potential market Continue →

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More on that ‘study’

by Pete on April 20, 2014

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The scientific malpractice and grossly ignorant reporting regarding the study of a single brain scan from 20 widely disparate marijuana smokers and 20 controls is getting a lot of pushback. Maybe there are limits after all to the deceptions that Continue →

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A 420 Easter

by Pete on April 20, 2014

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This is, of course, a special day.  That is true whether you are celebrating the resurrection of humanity’s Savior a couple thousand years ago, or enjoing a plant that humanity has celebrated for a couple thousand years. Or both.  Can Continue →

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Thailand: Prominent Activist Feared ‘Disappeared’

by Human Rights Watch on April 20, 2014

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The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama who returned here after a ten day trip to Japan has expressed his sadness at South Korea's ferry tragedy which so far has 49 confirmed dead and hundreds
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My drug war liberty talk

by Pete on April 19, 2014

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Some of you asked if my talk on Thursday at University of Illinois, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty, would be available as video online. Sorry, but that didn’t happen.

It was a good session with a nice turnout and some Continue →

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Tibetan arrested for photographing self immolation protest

by Phayul Latest News on April 18, 2014

A relative of the latest Tibetan who died following a self immolation protest in Tibet’s Tawu region on April 15 has been arrested for taking pictures of the self immolator and sending it out, Lobsang Jinpa, a Tibe
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Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

by Human Rights Watch on April 18, 2014

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Ron Paul: The Nevada Range War

by Charles Goyette on April 18, 2014

Charles Goyette talks with Ron Paul on their weekly podcast about cattle rustlers, cowboys on horseback, and the Nevada showdown with the BLM. Violence has been averted… for now. But what happens next?

And a special conversation with Pat Buchanan who Continue →

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Readers of the Peace Blog may recall  two similar group sign-on letters to the president on nuclear disarmament matters, last year around the UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and earlier this year around the Mexico conference on humanitarian consequences of Continue →
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Zimbabwe: Where Freedom Isn’t Free

by Guest Writer on April 18, 2014

Activists, such as Jenni Williams of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) can be imprisoned in Zimbabwe for peaceful demonstrations (Photo Credit: Amnesty International).

Activists, such as Jenni Williams of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) can be imprisoned in Zimbabwe for peaceful demonstrations (Photo Credit: Amnesty International).

By Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International Zimbabwe Researcher

On Friday, April 18, 2014, Zimbabwe commemorates 34 years of independence. Continue →

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Bad science, and really bad reporting

by Pete on April 18, 2014

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So, of course, everyone in the media has been gushing about the study that proves that even casual pot smoking damages the brain. Of course, that’s not even close to what the study showed, even if you accept the study Continue →

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In Central Kiev, Maidan Volunteers Watch and Wait

by IWPR London on April 18, 2014

Barricade on the Khreschatik, on the approaches to the Maidan in Kiev. (Photo: John MacLeod) "We are waiting until Continue →
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John Walters is loved

by Pete on April 18, 2014

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by Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Fox and Friends.

Wow. This clip has everything – reefer madness, Soros-funded legalization groups, Obama wants to turn the country into pot zombies….

I can’t figure out how to embed Fox videos on the blog (Fox doesn’t Continue →

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42 Years of Injustice: When Will Louisiana Wake Up?

by Jasmine Heiss on April 18, 2014

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Right now, a man named Albert Woodfox is sitting in a concrete and steel cage in a prison near the northernmost edge of the State of Louisiana. His cell is barely the size of a parking space, and he leaves Continue →

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Exile Tibetans pray for Tibetan self immolators

by Phayul Latest News on April 17, 2014

Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters today attended an official prayer service organized by the Tibetan government in exile here at Tsuglakhang, the main temple in Mcleod Ga
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Conference on CTA’s international efforts concludes

by Phayul Latest News on April 17, 2014

Commending the works of former officials of Tibetan government, he said, “We now have many young members serving the administration, and if we compare them with the CTA staff in our initial days, may be the present generatio
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Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

by Human Rights Watch on April 17, 2014

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Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

by Human Rights Watch on April 17, 2014

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The people being targeted in the Obama administration’s drone war are “suspects” who deserve due process, renowned linguist and political radical Noam Chomsky said during a talk at Google this month.

There’s a debate in the United States, Chomsky said, about Continue →

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Determined not to let a good piece of rhetoric go to waste just because it was untrue and discredited nearly 24 hours ago, Western media outlets are running frenzied stories about Jews in the protester-held Eastern Ukraine cities being forced Continue →

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Mladic Acquittal Request Denied

by IWPR London on April 17, 2014

Judge Alphons Orie. (Photo: ICTY) Lawyers to begin presenting Continue →
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Whenever the U.S. gets outraged by the actions of another state, be prepared for elaborate displays of self-deception and hypocrisy. This has surely been on display in the case of the latest outrage in Russia’s annexation of Crimea and meddling Continue →

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Being the change

by Anastasia Rosen Jones on April 17, 2014

Tonight on the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show!

Being The Change!

Thursday, April 17   6:30 p.m.

With co-hosts, Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery

We each have a critical eye which sees EVERYTHING that’s wrong with the world.  We each have Continue →

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Saudi Arabia: Free Prominent Rights Activist

by Human Rights Watch on April 17, 2014

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Out and about

by Pete on April 17, 2014

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Tonight (Thursday) at 8:00 pm, I’ll be speaking at the University of Illinois chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. Topic: The Drug War’s Assault on Liberty. I’ll be covering a number of topics, followed by a Q and Continue →

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A UN watchtower overlooks the buffer zone between north and south Cyprus. Image credit: John Higgins

Until there is a structural reform of the whole process and the harmonious collaboration of leaders, civil society and the wider public is achieved, Continue →

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Africa Should Stand Out Against the Looming WWIII

by Bartolomeu Capita on April 17, 2014

Click to read: Africa should stand out against the looming WWIII

Russia has a valid reason for refusing to join the cannibal world order. Just like the African nations, the Slavic nations did experience in their own soul and flesh the mercilessness Continue →

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Public Confidence in Kenya’s Judiciary Plummets

by IWPR London on April 17, 2014

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has sought to tackle several weaknesses in Kenya's justice system. (Photo: Ford Foundation/Flickr) Recent dismissals further increase Continue →
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Abbot among five Tibetans arrested

by Phayul Latest News on April 16, 2014

Chinese police in the Tibet Autonomous Region have arrested the abbot of Boyak monastery in Menda town in Chamdo. Khenpo Khedup was arrested on his way to attend a meeting of the Tibet Autonomous Region’s Bu
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Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

by Human Rights Watch on April 16, 2014

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A Tribute to Karpal Singh

by Human Rights Watch on April 16, 2014

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Who ever thought social media could be an International Peacebuilder?

Like many I had used social media as tool for keeping in contact with friends, however over the last few years I've come to see its use in a Continue →

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How Much Do You Know About Turkey’s “Twitter Trial”?

by Howard Eissenstat on April 16, 2014

Turkey on March 27,2014 banned video-sharing website YouTube, a week after blocking access to Twitter (Photo Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images).

Turkey on March 27,2014 banned video-sharing website YouTube, a week after blocking access to Twitter (Photo Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images).

In Turkey, 29 men and women are about to go on trial for Twitter messages they sent during the Gezi Continue →

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COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL

 

11-12 julio 2014

 

Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal

Lima, Perú

 

 

 

CLASE, GÉNERO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA PAZ EN EL PERÚ: 1964-2014

 

 

Introducción

 

Según el historiador Franklin Pease, ‘hacer una historia de la subversión en el Continue →

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By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Peace journalism is about much more than peace and war.   That lesson is being underscored this week in Kansas City, where we are in mourning over a series of shootings that killed three Continue →
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BACKGROUND

Saferworld’s Central Asia programme has been operational since June 2010. It consists of 3 inter-connected strands of work: 1) community security programming in the southern Kyrgyzstan and northern Tajikistan, which aims to promote people-centred security provision among communities and authorities Continue →

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The one idea interventionists have to solve the Syrian conflict is to eliminate the Assad regime. Regime change is the solution to the humanitarian calamity, they reason, because the Assad is the one doing all the killing. As Sen. John McCain Continue →

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