Peace

By James M. Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

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Dhondup Wangchen wins Havel Prize

by Phayul Latest News on October 25, 2014

The Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering that brings together some of the world's leading minds to honour survivors of political oppression and persecution, on Wednesday awarded Dh
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Telo Rinpoche appointed as Honorary Representative of Russia

by Phayul Latest News on October 25, 2014

The spiritual head of Kalmyk Republic, Telo Rinpoche, has been appointed as the new Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibet Culture and Information Centre (Office of T
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Occupy Democracy brings London a blast from its past

by Kate Aronoff on October 25, 2014

A protester involved with Occupy Democracy outside of parliament in London. (Twitter/JJ Wyatt)

by Kate Aronoff

A protester involved with Occupy Democracy outside of parliament in London. (Twitter/JJ Wyatt)

Inspired partially by Occupy Central in Hong Kong, London’s newly formed Occupy Democracy is being called a revival of Occupy London, which for a brief time in 2011 served as a major center of the Continue →

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Thailand: No Justice 10 Years After Tak Bai Killings

by Human Rights Watch on October 24, 2014

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Nov. 8: Fire on the Plateau! A day of music & resistance

by Peaceful Uprising on October 24, 2014

Join us on Saturday, November 8th, starting at 4pm, for FIRE ON THE PLATEAU: a day of free music and resistance, at the Fort Duchesne Multipurpose Gym (Ft. Duchesne Cirle) […]
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Q&A: Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections

by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By William B. Taylor

Tunisia’s prospects for retaining its title as the only transition of the Arab Spring that hasn’t failed or collapsed into violence faces further tests this month and next, with important parliamentary Continue →

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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Paul Hughes and Linwood Ham

A case study hashed out at West Point recently focused on a conflict 15 years past to demonstrate that a post-war transition has a better Continue →

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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

As the militant group calling itself the “Islamic State” killed and rampaged across northern Iraq in recent months, a former street artist from the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr Continue →

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Music Plays Crucial Role in Non-Violent Civic Movements

by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014

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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

In Libya’s 2011 uprising, protesters pumped loud music from radios or CD players in the streets in front of government buildings, then fled from the inevitable rush of security Continue →

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October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is:

“to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights Continue →

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Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson ~ Mid MO FOR

by Jeff Stack on October 24, 2014

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