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Freedom in Balkans

Political freedom is usually described as the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression. Often word “Liberty” – the condition in which an individual has the ability to act according to his or her own will – has been connected to freedom and social anarchists see negative and positive liberty as complementary concepts of freedom. Freedom...
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  • December 10, 2008 7:58 am


Security By Krishna Hari Pushkar It is a multifarious term. The meaning of security is today based on various circumstances and contexts. Conventionally, security is meant similar as safety or protection. Scholar claims, it is a situation of being protected against danger, losses or any types of attacks. Accordingly, this paper begins with the fundamental discussions of the meaning and definition of...

TransConflict Serbia –

TransConflict Serbia – TransConflict Serbia was established in response to the growing challenges to intra- and inter- ethnic relations in the Western Balkans following Kosovo’s declaration of independence. It is TransConflict Serbia’s assertion that the successful transformation of conflict requires a multi-dimensional approach that engages with and aims at...

When Would You Say “Enough”?

By David Swanson The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly limit the pardon power except in cases of impeachment, and no court has ever done so either. But try this little thought experiment about an imaginary president and then tell me if you think the pardon power is unlimited. Imagine that you took your family to the White House for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and you were all standing in...

Proposal for United for Peace and Justice

By David Swanson The largest peace coalition in the United States, United for Peace and Justice, will meet in Chicago on December 12 through 14th to set its agenda for the coming year. A draft Strategic Framework is already available. It includes four area for the peace movement to work on: 1) We remain committed to the urgent goal that has always been the centerpiece of our work: immediately ending...


Greetings all! I find myself a bit awkward at the moment, as these are the first words I have ever “blogged.” Well, that wasn’t so bad 🙂 As you can see from my profile, I am a professor of political science and director of our department, called the School of Social Sciences, at a regional state university in Louisiana. We’re in the northwestern part of the state, and called...


Erle Frayne Argonza In the name of the Father (British oligarchy), the Son (Pakistan) and of the Holy Spirit (Afghan opium). So mote it be. Pakistan and India are now on the verge of another war, one that will extend the frontiers of a brewing World War III to the South Asian corridor. Many are befuddled by the events in the region, the continuing animosities among the erstwhile ‘sibling’ neighbors,...

Stop to Ukraine’s and Georgia’s Nato dreams can start the policy of detente again

The Foreign Ministers of Nato have decided during their “transatlantic dinner” (2.12.2008) that Ukraine and Georgia will not get the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP). US, Poland and Baltic States were supporting MAP for both states however “the old” continental Europe was against. The background is of course recent conflict in Georgia, turmoil in domestic politics in Ukraine....
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  • December 3, 2008 11:44 pm

Krishna Mural in Yoga Vidya Köln, Germany


African Children of Peace Clubs Intercede for Airspace Safety in Nigeria

Following the Sosoliso aircrash in December 2006 at the Port Harcourt Int’l Airport involving school children returning home for Christmas, the African Children of Peace Clubs have been interceding for airspace safety in Nigeria. The first three editions of the prayer took place at the Murtala Mohamed Int’l Airport in Ikeja Lagos on March 11, 2007, October 17, 2007 and May 16, 2008. The...

Mumbai Attack

For me its a kind of early warning of a south asian regional war,If the situation is not understood by many in the authority. The reluctant to see a region full of war lies deep in my imagination. What will be ur ideas in this regard?

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  • December 1, 2008 5:00 pm

Radical Islamists arming their selves in Balkans

Radical Islam is again in headlines thanks for recent attack in Mumbai. Already during battle discussion had started about foreign connections of terrorists. Besides Pakistan also British and Bosnian connections were mentioned. The question is mostly related to Muslim immigrants living in West. As far as Bosnia or western Balkans is concerned the core problem is created after mid-90s when region started...
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  • November 30, 2008 7:08 pm


Erle Frayne D. Argonza Magandang hapon! Good afternoon! Buenos tardes! At this juncture, this economist, who is also a healer (pranic healer, soul healer, psychosocial counselor), will begin to articulate economic problems from a wellness vantage point. I will be calling the paradigm ‘healing economics’ as a fusion of wellness principles and economic analysis. If we observe the ‘treatment’...

Ending Violence Against Women, A Dream No Longer Can Be Deferred

(16 Day of Global Activism Against Gender Violence- Nov 25th- Dec. 10th )
Thursday 27 November 2008
http://www.iran- women-solidarity .net/spip. php?article584

UN adopts 6-point plan for Kosovo – bye bye independence experiment

A week ago I wrote here an article “UN deciding over plan for Kosovo – which plan to select?”. On the table was a 6-point plan negotiated between UN and Serbia, and a 4-point plan, a declaration by Kosovo’s separatist government. Now we know the answer – 6-point plan was selected unanimously in UNSC. Next question would be the consequences of decision. The Decision The UN Security Council...
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  • November 28, 2008 6:41 am

Indian Union Mediation Service – a proposal

INDIAN UNION MEDIATION SERVICE (IUMS) PROPOSAL That a professional and politically supported international mediation service should be created under the auspices of the Indian Union, comprising recognised experts in mediation and conflict prevention, ready instantly to offer mediation expertise in cases of conflicts involving Indian Union member states, their neighboring states, or Indian Subcontinent...

War crime selected – organ harvesting from Serbs by KLA

One of the most macabre recent war crime is harvesting organs from captured Serbs by Kosovo Albanian guerrillas during Kosovo conflict 1998-99. The story was kept undercover by western mainstream media until last April 2008 before former UN war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte opened her mouth. New reportages was made e.g. by German Der Spiegel magazine and justice departments from Albania and Serbia...
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  • November 27, 2008 12:45 am

Meditation: Watch your Breath

A simple Meditation exercise for peace of mind: Sit in a confortable position, even in the chair in front of the computer while you read this. Inhale and exhale a few times deeply: Inhale, abdomen out, exhale, abdomen in. Inhalte for about 4 seconds, exhale for about 4 seconds. After 3-5 breaths, let your breath flow naturally. Simply feel how the air flows in and out of your nostrils: When you inhalte...

Towards a Strategy For peace building in Indian Ehtnic cum cummunal Riot in Orissa

Dear Peace professionals and Peace Lovers, Thanks for reading and responding to my earlier Blog posting in spite of your busy schedules and i really need more comments! Now the communal riot of Orissa is getting politicised at the national level by some hindu radical organisation who are allies of one national political party , called BJP. We are worried that the local hindu radicals’ recent...
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  • November 26, 2008 2:13 am

Two Images of Transdnistria

When I sometimes in my blogs wrote about Transdnistria (officially Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic – PMR) the most common feedback has been following: “Transnistria is a refuge for the criminal organizations being engaged in the illegal sale of weapons, in the contraband and in the money laundering, its also a rogue state.” One could conclude that for western public has quite a bad if any image...
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  • November 25, 2008 12:17 pm
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