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Britain is leaving once-stable Somaliland to the mercy of al-Shabaab Islamist militants –

The coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa two weeks ago shattered more than a decade of stability. Yet the despite the continuing threat hanging over this former British protectorate, the British government will not act to properly protect the fledgling democracy. Since tearing itself from a bloody union with the violent southern half of Somalia, Somaliland to the...

Yoga Videos of Yoga Vidya now available as RSS for itunes etc.

The popluar Yoga Vidya Videos, so far available on Youtube and Sevenload, visible on my profile page in this community, are now available as RSS Feed for itunes, podder, and other Podcast programs for free download for ipod or other mp4 Video players. Yoga classes, Yoga relaxation techniques, Asanas, breathing exercises for daily life. Feel new energy, experience relaxation and recharge from within....

Yoga Vidya Hamburg: Yoga Courses and Classes

There is a wonderful Yoga-Center in Hamburg . If you ever happen to come to Hamburg/Germany, you can take a Yoga Course, a “Yogakurs” there. There are Yoga Offene Stunden (Open Classes), where you can just drop in. Hamburg is a beautiful city in the North of Germany, situated where the rivers “Elbe” and “Alster” enter into the North Sea. It is the major German harbour,...

Mitrovica and bridge which disconnects

Since 1999 Mitrovica has been the flashpoint of ethnic tensions in Kosovo. Mass demonstrations, violent clashes, shootings and teargas, but also manipulation of media for propaganda interests came familiar also to me while working there 2000-2002. Mitrovica bridge came as symbol of confrontation between Serbs and Albanians and in spite of many multiethnic projects and experiments it still is, especially...
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  • November 12, 2008 11:18 pm

Piccolocasso

Kosta, my son, has entered public school (elementary, but i call it Hauptschule :)) three years ago. Of course, he had his own problems (apart from school violence), switching from computer keyboard to pen and paper :), but I’ve told him that school is more social than scientific, knowledge gathering institution. I’ve noticed they don’t have much to do (while illiterate), but to draw/sketch/paint....

SZWARZENEGGER’S GAY PERSECUTION: NAZI-ERA GENOCIDE COPYCAT!

Erle Frayne Argonza Cryptic night to everyone! Cryptic indeed, as we all received this cryto-fascist measure led by the Aryan Master Race prototype, Arnold the Terminator, that reverses the state law concerning gay marriage in his wealthy state of California. Arnold the Terminator is getting to resemble closer now the same dreaded morbidity machine of the movie series that featured him as the old prototype...

Time to move

I have always been interested in Peace and Conflict ever since i can remember. I was always interested in watching movies that involved peace makers atleast those that had to do with negotiating or resolving conflict. It was not unfortunate but here i am doing Human Resources which isnt bad since i have gotten good experience but i feel like there is more that i can do and i am going to do it. I have...
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  • November 11, 2008 8:05 am

Refugees and IDPs in western Balkans

Background of this post Bloggers Unite is an attempt to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By asking bloggers to write about a particular subject on 1 day of the month, a single voice can be joined with thousands to help make a difference. This time, because of our work to increase human rights awareness, many members chose to go one step further to raise awareness...
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  • November 10, 2008 5:00 am

Georgia – demonstrations and true story coming out

I was watching Friday (7th November 2008) news from Georgia’s capital Tbilisi where some 10.000 demonstrators were marching against current political leadership and demanding early presidential and parliamentary elections. They were gathering also on the national parliament and the presidential residence to commemorate the events of last year, when a similar rally was violently dispersed by police....
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  • November 9, 2008 12:39 am

Obama Named Hope

OBAMA NAMED HOPE With regard to the latest US presidential elections, like many times before, we as a public remain introvert and autistic. The only matters that Macedonians care about consist of the “name issue” (the dispute between Macedonia and Greece over the name), partisan and ethnic divides as well as European integrations. It is where our interest for the rest of the world ends. The presidential...

EU squanders aid-money by wrong approach in Western Balkans

On 5 November 2008 the Commission adopted its annual strategy document explaining its policy on EU enlargement. Furthermore, the 2008 progress reports were published on the same date, where the Commission services monitor and assess the achievements of each of the candidate and potential candidates over the last year. Regarding Serbia and Kosovo the reports are giving quite different picture, even...
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  • November 7, 2008 12:21 am

Somaliland is Growing Stronger as a State within a failed State

Although Somaliland is not recognized as an independent state, in reality, it functions as one. Despite the recent attack on the president’s palace, Ethiopian consulate and the UNDP headquarters in the capital, Hargeisa – suspected to have been carried out by Islamic militants – the breakaway Republic of Somaliland remains largely unaffected by the chaos that persists in southern...

OBAMA VICTORY: ‘14th BRUMAIRE‘ OF US TECHNOCRACY, HEALING BEGINS

Erle Frayne Argonza From my highland nest in Manila goes Big Kudos to Barack Obama & US Democrats! My first elation has to do with the fact that Obama represents my generation of ‘post-industrial babies’, comprising of those aged 55 and younger. Obama represents a broader worldwide trend of leaders who are veering away from intolerant/polarized values towards one of ‘tolerance for difference’....

Help The Environment When You Travel

Check out this innovative group that ‘retires’ carbon allowances when you travel:

www.carbonretirement.com

Also take a look at their animation! –

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  • November 5, 2008 4:30 pm

Africa’s Woe

Many African Analyst depict the prsent state of Africa as a product of Africans colonialist experience. As an individual, i do not fully subscribe to that. Africa`s experience of Nation Building and Poverty of leadership has been a point of neglect. The Heterogenous composition of many African States and the struggle for recognition, autonomy and resource control has continually undermined development. The...

THE TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, THE AUDACITY OF HOPE AND A CHANCE FOR CHANGE: US 2008

In 2008 Judith Sephuma, a South African, released her album entitled: “Change is here!” She may have been referring to the outcome of the United States Election 2008 following this historic victory of President-Elect Barack Obama following a dignified and honourable concession by John McCain. The people of the USA have spoken and many people in the world feel their voices were also heard...

About the American Election2008

Today, I am excited because I know I am a part of history. In America, today we were able to exercise our God given right– that of voting. If Obama wins he will be noted as America’s first African-American President and I shall be most happy! If McCain wins, I will congratulate the spirit of his come back, as this type of spirit is rooted in the souls of Americans but I shall also be sad for...
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  • November 4, 2008 8:30 pm

News on the Indigenous People of Bangladesh

Punish rapists of indigenous women: Hundreds of indigenous people from Kalmakanda and Durgapur upazilas in Netrakona district yesterday formed a human chain in front of the office of Kalmakanda upazila nirbahi officer demanding punishment of two persons for raping indigenous women. Two cases were filed with Kalmakanda Police Station on September 20 and October 11 against Jamal Mia of Baluchara village...

Is GUUAM dead?

After “Cold War” US has all the while expanded its influence post-Soviet territory with aim to guide those region’s natural resources under US companies. As stakes have been control over the oil and gas of the Caspian Sea/Black Sea/Caucasus basin, and the control of multiple key energy pipelines criss-crossing the region. Economical interests have been linked to political game e.g. Nato enlargement....
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  • November 4, 2008 12:30 am

PEACE & HEALING IN THE FORTHCOMING USA ELECTIONS

Bro. Erle Argonza / Guru Ra [Healing Meditations 08-01. Writ 02 November 2008, Manila, Philippines.] Citizens of Terra, Peace & Love! Within a few days from now, on November the 6th, the USA electorate will choose a new set of federal leaders. As observed in all quarters, this giant pillar of the global economy is currently on a downspin in both the domestic and international fronts. Being Fellows...
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