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2010-09-01: Adresse à celles qui portent volontairement la burqa;
2010-09-01: Ground Zero Mosque Distraction;
2010-09-02: Atelier: Relations et jeux de pouvoir;
2010-09-02: Afghanistan: North Atlantic Military Bloc’s Ten-Year War In South Asia;
2010-09-03: BEHIND MEXICO’S BLOODSHED;
2010-09-03: le viol comme arme de guerre;
2010-09-03: POST TENEBRAS … PATATRAS!
2010-09-04: Introductory e-course on Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons;
2010-09-05: Maids in the Middle East: Little better than slavery;
2010-09-06: 9/11 Cameraman Faces Extradition to United States;
2010-09-07: US: European Corporate Hypocrisy;
2010-09-08: ROMAs – these excluded tribes, eternally poors, trained thiefs … and our reactions;
2010-09-08: Training on ESC Rights;
2010-09-09: Sign our petition against Faroese Pilot Whale hunts;
2010-09-10: Murder and Genocide Are Natural – Therefore, Rebel!
2010-09-11: Act now on child refugee detainees;
2010-09-12: Communal Freedom and Democracy;
2010-09-13: Johnny Got His Pills … ;
2010-09-14: Wilkerson on 9/11;
2010-09-15: Indian state murdered Maoist peace envoy;
2010-09-16: How the crisis reinvented the G20;
2010-09-17: Food Secrets Exposed;
2010-09-18: New Orleans: Rebuilding on People’s Bones;
2010-09-19: Forest Peoples’ Programme and others send letter to Zoellick on palm oil;
2010-09-20: The remaining prisoners in Guantánamo – 176 men still held there;
2010-09-21: The use of pliable and reliable assets to advance a narrative;
2019-09-22: Park51 and the pastor: A right to offend?
2019-09-22: Vers un nouveau procès de l’Arche de Zoé;
2010-09-23: Red shirt’s redux;
2010-09-23: Rentrée Culturelle: l’art foire à Versailles;
2010-09-24: Sanskrit Script Transliterater;
2010-09-25: Why is Iraq in such a Mess?
2019-09-26: What Story would you tell?
2010-09-26: Sex predators among those granted early release;
2010-09-27: Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced: A Grievous Miscarriage of Justice;
2010-09-28: Hinckley forum discusses Turkish minority’s lack of rights in China;
2010-09-28: Course Monitoring and Evaluation;
2010-09-29: Art, censorship and the Gukurahundi;
2010-09-30: The Collapse of Western Morality.

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The Collapse of Western Morality

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Linked with Paul Craig Roberts – USA. – Published on Global Research.ca, by Paul Craig Roberts, September 23, 2010.

… Alas, the collapse of morality is too widespread. Some sports teams now have a win-at-all-cost attitude that involves plans to injure the star players of the opposing teams. To avoid all these controversies, let’s go to Formula One racing where 200 mph speeds are routine.

Prior to 1988, 22 years ago, track deaths were due to driver error, car failure, and poorly designed tracks compromised with safety hazards. World Champion Jackie Stewart did much to improve the safety of tracks, both for drivers and spectators.  Continue Reading…

Art, censorship and the Gukurahundi

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Published on Pambazuka, by Sokwanele, Sept. 23, 2010.

Following the Zimbabwean government’s banning of an exhibition focusing on Gukurahundi (a military operation to suppress opposition in the 1980s) by artist Owen Maseko, Sokwanele discusses the future implications of the case not just for political freedom of expression but also for art, in the face of Zanu PF’s efforts to control narratives about the past … //

… IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALING AND FOR CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN ZIMBABWE

Banning Maseko’s work has very troubling implications for national healing, reconciliation, and integration in Zimbabwe. One of the initial charges against Maseko (now dropped) was that his art caused ‘offence to persons of a particular race, religion, etc.’ The only ethnicity explicitly identified in Maseko’s work is that of the Ndebele victims of the Gukurahundi, and it is highly unlikely that they would be offended by his efforts to expose the truth.  Continue Reading…

Course Monitoring and Evaluation

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11-15 October 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland – Received by e-mail, From: NGO Manager Newsletter:

We are extending the registration deadline until the end of this week(oct. 01, 2010): Monitoring and evaluation provide answers to questions regarding the output, effects and impact of the project or program in the life of the target population. It establishes the necessary linkage among a set of activities undertaken in project planning and management: identification of problems, feasibility study, design of the project/program, approval process, organization, implementation and supervision processes, completion, evaluation and follow-ups.

Information secured through monitoring and evaluation must be relevant, i.e. geared to specific needs of program and project administrators; timely, i.e. available and accessible at the time decisions are taken; and accurate, i.e. reliable and empirically verifiable. Continue Reading…

Hinckley forum discusses Turkish minority’s lack of rights in China

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Published on the Uyghur American Association, by Andreas Rivera, Sept. 24, 2010. – Linked on our blogs with Uyghur American Association UAA, with Hinckley Institute of Politics, and with Oslo Freedom Forum – a conference for human rights.

Rebiya Kadeer spoke to a full caucus room at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Wednesday about being a Uyghur, an ethnic group of Turkish decent living primarily in northwestern China.

The forum, titled “Minorities in China: The Case of the Uyghurs,” showcased the unique culture and language of the Uyghurs, as well as the injustices Kadeer witnessed done to her people by the Chinese government.

Kadeer was a prominent businesswoman in China, said Janet Theiss, director of the U’s Asia Center. She owned a major trading company and was at one point one of the top five richest people in China … //   Continue Reading…

Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced: A Grievous Miscarriage of Justice

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Stephen Lendman, September 24, 2010.

On September 23 in federal court, US District Court Judge, Richard Berman sentenced political prisoner, Aafia Siddiqui, to 86 years in prison. Outrage most accurately expresses this gross miscarriage of justice, compounding what she’s already endured following her March 30, 2003 abduction, imprisonment, torture, prosecution, and conviction on bogus charges.1

In modern times, she’s one of American depravity’s most aggrieved victims, now given a virtual life sentence for a crime she didn’t, and couldn’t have, committed … // Continue Reading…

Sex predators among those granted early release

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Published on The Union Leader, by Paula Tracy, Sept. 24, 2010.

CONCORD – Saying they had no other choice under new mandatory parole laws, state Adult Parole Board members yesterday agreed to set free eight inmates nearing their maximum term in jail. Among the paroled were child sex predators who have not completed prison programs aimed at rehabilitating them, according to Department of Corrections records.

“You are a danger. You are a predator,” board member Mark Furlone said to Robin Woodburn Jr., 34, of Manchester. “I think it is disgusting we have to parole you out.”  Continue Reading…

What Story would you tell?

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Linked on our blogs with New Economy Movement,  with CSR in a season of economic downturn, with Assata Shakur Forums, with New Economics Foundation NEF, and with Emergence Collective.

Published on Emergence Collective, by Jay, September 24, 2010.

The future is unwritten. However the stories that we tell ourselves about it, help to shape it. Our perception of reality is shaped by stories, both fictional and non fictional. Do we really live in an Orwellian Society, or is it more shaped by Huxley? … //

… But the story we tell will be emergent, our knowledge comes from the wisdom of the crowd. This is where you come in.

Please share with us what you think the Future of Money will be like. Sharing your story with us is easy, simply link back to this Blog Post, and or add the tag #futureofmoney in twitter. You can present however you wish … (full text).

Why is Iraq in such a Mess?

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asks UN Humanitarian Coordinator the War Criminal Tony Blair

Published on Global Research.ca, by Hans von Sponeck, Sept. 24, 2010.

Dear Mr Blair, … // … Here are some of those facts. Had Hans Blix, the then UN chief weapons inspector, been given the additional three months he requested, your plans could have been thwarted. You and George W Bush feared this. If you had respected international law, you would not, following Operation Desert Fox in December 1998, have allowed your forces to launch attacks from two no-fly zones. Allegedly carried out to protect Iraqi Kurds in the north and Iraqi Shias in the south, these air strikes killed civilians and destroyed non-military installations.  Continue Reading…

Sanskrit Script Transliterater

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Published on IntelliBriefs, Sept. 4, 2010.

… a tool to translate Sanskrit in 19 Scripts (All Indian Languages including South East Asian Languages like Thai, Burmese & Cambodian). Grantha & Tamil with superscripted numerals is also supported: see on Aksharamukha, Asian Script Converter.

Rentrée Culturelle: l’art foire à Versailles

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Publié sur Maverick, le 20 Septembre 2010.

Récemment, Laurent Ruquier, animateur de l’émission télévisée On n’est pas couchés, a eu cette remarque saisissante : Quand on voit le nombre de touristes mal fringués qui défilent en short dans la galerie des glaces du château de Versailles, on se demande pourquoi on fait tant d’histoires parce qu’on y expose les œuvres kitsch de Takashi Murakamie! … //

… L’art de la gauche officielle n’est pas destiné au peuple:  Continue Reading…

Red shirt’s redux

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Published on The Economist, Sept. 20, 2010.

FOR much of April and May, Bangkok’s Rajprasong shopping district was taken over by a raucous protest movement that was eventually quashed by the army. On Sunday, four months after that episode ended in bloodshed, the “red shirts” were back. Several thousand showed up to chant anti-government slogans, release red balloons, tie ribbons on lampposts and call for justice and democracy. If you squinted, and ignored the charred shopping centre torched during the clashes, it was a vision of the April demonstrations. But Sunday’s influx of protesters did not linger. By evening, the crowd had drifted away, having made their point: the red shirts are back … //   Continue Reading…

Park51 and the pastor: A right to offend?

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Published on Pambazuka, by Sokari Ekine, Sept. 16, 2010.

… Egyptian blogger, Mona Eltahawy  discusses Park51 and the Gainesville church in the context of the right to offend. Her thesis is that if you believe you should be free to publish cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, write derogatory slogans on the New York sidewalk outside Park51 or burn the Qur’an, then you should also believe in the right of others to offend, whether that be building an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero or a mosque anywhere in small town USA. You cannot have it both ways – which is what extremists on both sides of the fence seem to be demanding.   Continue Reading…

Vers un nouveau procès de l’Arche de Zoé

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Lié sur nos blogs avec Eric Breteau – France et ses liens vers d’autres articles. – Publié dans l’Express.fr, le 14 septembre 2010.

L’organisation caritative Arche de Zoé, son président Eric Breteau et cinq de ses membres devraient être à nouveau jugés en France pour une affaire de tentative d’enlèvement d’enfants au Tchad en octobre 2007, a-t-on appris mardi de source judiciaire … (voir texte entier).

Observez cette vidéo publié sur France24, 12.46 min, 19 mai, 2008. Qualifié de “zozo de l’humanitaire”, de “néo-colonialiste”, voire de “raciste”, le cerveau de L’Arche de Zoé Éric Breteau expose “sa” vérité sur l’épopée tchadienne de son association, se décrivant plus humaniste qu’humanitaire.

Mon commentaire: eh oui, les élites n’aiment pas, mais pas du tout que le peuple se mèle sans préavis du management de leur société (meme si cette gestion se trouve etre misérable). Alors tous les coups sont permis pour stopper ce peuple.

The use of pliable and reliable assets to advance a narrative

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The hate mongers among us – Part 3: – Published on Online Journal, by Jeff Gates, Sept. 20. 2010.

Many of America’s most prominent political leaders were induced to comment on “International Burn A Koran Day” – a high profile provocation proposed by a Christian-Zionist preacher with a small congregation in a small town in Florida.

When U.S. General David H. Petraeus spoke out against the proposal, the issue immediately gained an international profile, as did Pastor Terry Jones who quickly became an international celebrity … //

… … Information age warfare:  Continue Reading…

The remaining prisoners in Guantánamo – 176 men still held there

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This eight-part series tells, for the first time, the stories of the 176 men still held in Guantanamo.

Published on Global Research.ca, by Andy Worthington, Sept. 14, 2010.

… 58 of the men approved for release (or for “transfer,” to use the Obama administration’s language, learned carefully from the Bush administration) are Yemenis, whose release was halted in January. After the capture of the failed Christmas Day plane bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian who was reportedly recruited in Yemen, President Obama capitulated to unprincipled criticism and issued a moratorium on any further releases to Yemen that appears to have no end date, and that clearly constitutes “guilt by nationality.”  Continue Reading…

Journées Mondiales de la Paix et pour la Non-violence

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évènements autour 21 septembre et du 2 octobre – Reçu par e-mail, par Graines de Paix, Date: 18/09/2010

FETEZ AVEC NOUS LA JOURNEE MONDIALE DE LA PAIX:

Plusieurs évènements vont marquer cette année la Journée Internationale de la Paix, à Genève. Voici ceux pour lesquels Graines de Paix est active ou associée:  Continue Reading…

Forest Peoples’ Programme and others send letter to Zoellick on palm oil

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Linked with Bank Information Center BiC. – Published on Bank Information Center BIC, Sept. 13, 2010.

Based on recent consultations and a draft framework document for World Bank engagement in the palm oil sector, eight CSOs wrote the letter to argue that the the Bank is not substantively engaging the criticisms of its previous involvement in the sector and urging specific action.

read the letter, Sept. 10,2010 … and the comments from Indigenous Peoples etc …

Links on Palm Oil and indigenous peopleContinue Reading…

New Orleans: Rebuilding on People’s Bones

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Watch this video Jordan Flaherty: Thousands of people are not able to return to New Orleans, 9.35 min., published on the Real News Network, by Paul Jay, Sept. 16, 2010 … the (given) money never arrived …

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Food Secrets Exposed

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Watch this video, published on Global Research TV, 9.59 min, by grtv, Sept. 15, 2010.

Description: Alex Jones addresses one of the darkest modes of power the globalists have used to control the population– food. The adulteration of the planet’s staple crops, genetically-altered species and intentionally-altered water, food and air all amount to a Eugenics operation to weaken the masses and achieve full spectrum domination … (full text).

How the crisis reinvented the G20

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Published on Hindustan Times, by Gautam Chikermane, Sept. 13, 2010.

… I was cynical about how leaders from different countries (some wealthy, others getting there) with different priorities (Europe wanted strong regulation, the US didn’t) would deliver solutions on global finance.

The noise-mongering — by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the London Summit, for instance — had me flummoxed as I accompanied Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the second time to report on the crisis.

Five days day before the Summit, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva played a racist card. “This crisis was caused by no black man or woman or by no indigenous person or by no poor person,” he said. “This crisis was fostered and boosted by irrational behaviour of some people that are white, blue-eyed.” Two days before the Summit, Sarkozy was ready to walk with Merkel sending similar signals.  Continue Reading…

Indian state murdered Maoist peace envoy

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Published on WSWS, by Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, Sept. 14, 2010.

In their speeches to last month’s Independence Day celebrations at Delhi’s Red Fort, both India’s president, Pratibha Patil, and prime minister, Manmohan Singh, offered talks to the Maoist Naxalite movement if it eschews “violence.” Not surprisingly, neither of them mentioned the Indian state’s recent summary execution of a top Maoist leader and “peace” interlocutor, Cherukuri Azad Rajkumar.

Rajkumar, who was commonly known as Azad, and freelance journalist Hemachandra Pandey, were killed by the Andhra Pradesh state police on July 1.  Continue Reading…

Wilkerson on 9/11

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Watch this video, 29.46 min, published on the Real News Network, by Paul Jay, Sept. 12, 2010.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=5591

Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled National Security Decision Making.

Johnny Got His Pills …

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Published on Dissident Voice, by E.R. Bills, September 11, 2010.

…  Our Army brass is looking for answers regarding the suicides of soldiers like Hale, but not under their noses. War is insane. It isn’t hell; it’s a planned, coordinated communal psychosis. If you take a normal, all-American boy or girl and plop them down in a psychotic situation for months and years at a time, tour after tour, psychosis or extreme disturbance are not abnormal responses. And they can lead to suicide. Especially when the nation who sent these men and women into harm’s way still hasn’t clearly justified why this madness was necessary. It’s hard enough to maintain your sanity in a war zone when you’re fighting the good fight. But when you’re risking your life or limbs or sanity simply to fulfill the “wartime president” fantasy of an imbellic, oil fund aristocrat or to enable a rich, pasty-faced assembly of stuffed shirts look “tough” on terrorism, your outlook on things isn’t going to be positive. Or healthy.  Continue Reading…

Communal Freedom and Democracy

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Adolf Gasser’s attempt of a conceptual clarification – Published on Current Concerns /no. 16, Sept. 2010, by Dr phil René Roca, historian, Switzerland.

The historian Adolf Gasser (1903 – 1985) suggests that democracy is a historically evolved but rather fragile achievement. In his major work “Gemeindefreiheit als Rettung Europas” (Communal freedom as the salvation of Europe)1 and in many further contributions he reflects on a definition of the term “democracy” which should be as comprehensive as possible. For Gasser the term has a historical, an ethical and an educational dimension. The term “communal freedom” is at the center of his considerations. Starting point of his theoretical considerations is a historical paper on “sound and fragile democracies” in Europe after World War I … //

… Educational dimension of communal freedom:  Continue Reading…