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Dear friends, I notice that there are a number of scurrilous postings here and elsewhere by a certain Noel Conway of Margaret River, in Western Australia. Please rest assured that I am well and in good conscience. Unfortunately my web server is down but I can be contacted via this email address while I get my affairs in order. There is nothing I have at the moment worth discussing. Certainly with reference...

How to take action for Troy Davis NOW !!

Right for the moment Troy Davis’ case is the most important one for all who are opposed to capital punishment and who feel the US-American justice system is frequently failing its original idea of fairness and equal rights for everyone by sentencing poor and colored men in overwhelming proportions to – by European standards – incredibly harsh times in prison. A huge and steadily increasing...

36 MILLION DEAD BY AMERICA’S AGGRESSIONS, WHAT SAYETH OBAMA?

Erle Frayne Argonza Magandang hapon! Good afternoon! In just a couple of weeks’ time, the US voters and electorate will make their decisions about who should be the next American chief exec and vice-president. As a US observer (from Manila), I can now advance my own forecast, based on survey polls and the emerging ethos in the USA, that Barak Obama is the man of the hour, the next president of the...

Ayurveda for inner Peace

Ayurveda is the Science of Life. Ayurveda means to live healthy. Ayurveda means to live in harmony with oneself, one’s mission, with the environment, with God. Ayurveda means to live peacefully with oneself and with others. Ayurveda ist die Wissenschaft vom Leben. Ayurveda heißt, gesund zu leben, in Harmonie mit sich selbst, mit seiner Natur, mit seinen Aufgaben, mit seiner Umgebung. Viele Infos...

Take action – save the life of death row inmate Troy Davis – execution date October 27 !

Finality before Justice – Execution Date for Troy Davis set for October 27th Amnesty International calls for urgent action: The US Supreme Court, without any explanation and in a one-sentence declaration on October 14, has refused Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis a hearing, declining to enter a contentious debate as to whether the condemned inmate was the real killer of a Savannah police...

Article from the International Herald Tribune about the Growth of Peace Studies

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/14/america/redpeace.php Peace studies take off By Dana Micucci Tuesday, October 14, 2008 LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico: The Bradbury Science Museum in this drab high-desert town studded with old army barracks houses life-size replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man, chilling reminders of the human capacity for unspeakable violence. The cutely named atomic bombs, which were invented...

Letters in Peace Science on Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

Dear Friends, I hope everyhting runs good for you. I am pleased to inform you that Peace economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, the journal founded by Walter Isard to develop and spread Peace Science, and published by Bepress (www.bepress.com/peps), is launching a new policy. In order to improve scientific communication within the field of Peace Science and Peace Economics, PEPS will publish ‘Letters’...
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  • October 18, 2008 3:48 pm

Powerplay behind the new Cold War

Georgia 08/08/08 is the date when headlines in Western mainstream media started to tell how big, bad aggressive Russia attacked to tiny, democratic, good Georgia. After that the West continued accusations about occupation a free sovereign state started rethink enforcing its frontlines around Russian border in new cold war era. Al this despite the fact, that day earlier 7th August 2008 Georgia had started...
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  • October 18, 2008 11:30 am

Arm Revolution in Madhes, Nepal & Peace Process

Dear All, Please find a supplementary article on Arm Revolution in Madhes.pdfArm Revolution in Madhes and Peace Process. This article is a descriptive analysis about the ongoing Arm Revolution in Tarai Part of Nepal and Peace Process. This will be very fruitful to the all individuals and institution who are interested to work and being active on the Issues. The healthy comments and feedback are always...

. . .if you are for a–

NOTE: After joining the group For a Better World, I felt compelled to write a poem/journal entry– not sure this fits as a blog but I wanted to share nonetheless . . . if you are for a better world, you must tell everyone with urgency in your voice– “I am for a better world!” if you are for a better world then you must behave in a manner that says, “I am for a better world...
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  • October 16, 2008 7:49 pm

The Authoritarian Executive, the Rubber-Stamp Parliament, and Delegation of Powers in Ethiopia

Alemayehu Fentaw The Nondelegation Principle The doctrine of nondelegation is explicit or implicit in all written constitutions that impose a structural separation of powers. It is usually applied in questions of constitutionally improper delegations of legislative powers to the executive. In 1690, John Locke (1632-1704), one of the most influential political philosophers of the modern period, wrote...

African leaders anti-development

Has it occurred to you that African leaders are against development? Its quite interesting, instead of trying to help their people, they would rather build giant palaces, buy arms and pay huge salaries. The international community should realize that they are dealing with leaders who can never achieve any meaningful results other than war, famine, disease and illiteracy. The truth is that most African...

Solidarity Covenant Proposal

I’m appreciating the framing of contemporary issues by Naomi Klein and Naomi Wolf and have paid attention to statements from Congress members Marcy Kaptur and Michael Burgess, along with websites on FEMA camps. My human responsibility is not to defeat evil but to promote goodness in myself and others through caring collaboration. A covenant invites us to commit publicly to the power and security...

CONTINUING BOURSE PLUNGE DOWN NEAR DEPRESSION LEVEL

Erle Frayne Argonza Good afternoon, Fellows of Planet Earth! The planet’s bourses are still plunging as of yesterday (Friday), a day that was dabbed as ‘black Friday’ in Japan which saw the Nikkei plunge by 10%. ‘Bloody Friday’ may be a better term, as the word ‘black’ in ‘black Friday’ could be construed as a racial slur. This gentleman is among the economists/social scientists in...

Do you hear Mr. Nobel rolling in his grave?

The criteria for Nobel peace prize outlined in Alfred Nobel’s will 1895 was “to contribute to fraternity in the world, to reduce armies and to establish peace congresses”. The choice of Martti Ahtisaari as this years winner undervalues – again – those original ideas. Ahtisaari got the prize probably about his actions as mediator in Namibia, Aceh and Kosovo. Namibia went according...
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RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEACE-MAKING AND PEACE-BUILDING: SECURING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN AND CIVIL SOCIETY September 2008 The Salzburg Global Seminar Salzburg, Austria Alemayehu Fentaw was Fellow of Session 455, “Peace-Making and Peace-Building: Securing the Contributions of Women and Civil Society,” which was organized by the Salzburg Global Seminar from 7-12 September 2008, at Schloss...

Nobel Committee’s choice again a scandal

The choice of Martti Ahtisaari satisfies – even with a broad interpretation – none of the criteria outlined in Alfred Nobel’s will, namely: to contribute to fraternity in the world, to reduce armies and to establish peace congresses – to quote them in Nobel’s own language of 1895. Ahtisaari has repeatedly functioned as “peace fixer” for Western power elites....
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UN is sending Kosovo case to ICJ

The UN General Assembly is backing Serbia’s draft to request an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) about the legality of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. October 8th UNGA, by a recorded vote of 77 in favour to 6 against (Albania, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 74 abstentions, adopted a resolution drafted...
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  • October 9, 2008 12:10 am

What a read about Rwanda and President Paul Kagame and the Great Lakes Region

Rwanda has been in the news of late following the political exchanges by the Foreign Minister of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Those familiar with developments there may not be interested in getting background knowledge because they are already in the know. Those who are in darkness would greatly appreciate the book by Stephen Kinzer entitled: A Thousand Hills… This book by Stephen...

iPeace Network Newsletter # 3

iPeace keeps growing 6400 members in less the 2 weeks from launch This is incredible, inspiring and uplifting. New members are joining us every day. And they are filling the iPeace space with hundreds of blogs, new groups, their poetry, songs and videos. We are now more than 6400 Peace People from over 160 countries, and we start to look like a peace force. Please visit iPeace to see what’s new...
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