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DAS ANDERE DAVOS 2011

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Für eine andere Welt. Für ein anderes Gesellschaftssystem – Per e-mail erhalten, Von: ATTAC Schweiz.

Während die selbst ernannten Leader der Welt am Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos tagen, findet erneut die Konferenz “Das Andere Davos” statt.

Freitag 21. bis Sonntag, 23. Januar in Basel

Die Dringlichkeit der diversen Krisen, die unsere Gesellschaften erschüttern, ruft nach einem Zusammenfliessen von Kämpfen und der Reflexion darüber. Das Andere Davos 2011 will hierzu einen Beitrag leisten. Kommt zahlreich an Konferenzen und Workshops mit Redner_innen aus Lateinamerika, Russland, Ägypten, den USA und weiteren Ländern. Beteiligt euch an der Diskussion um neue Formen gewerkschaftlicher Arbeit!

Das ganze Programm findet ihr auf: Das andere Davos 2011 auf deutsch, L’autre Davos 2011 en français, L’altro Davos 2011 in italian, and the programm text only in english.

War’s overlooked victims: Violence against women

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Rape is horrifyingly widespread in conflicts all around the world – Published on The Economist, Jan. 13, 2011.

SHORTLY after the birth of her sixth child, Mathilde went with her baby into the fields to collect the harvest. She saw two men approaching, wearing what she says was the uniform of the FDLR, a Rwandan militia. Fleeing them she ran into another man, who beat her head with a metal bar. She fell to the ground with her baby and lay still. Perhaps thinking he had murdered her, the man went away. The other two came and raped her, then they left her for dead. Mathilde’s story is all too common. Rape in war is as old as war itself … //

… Enduring effects:  Continue Reading…

Former les enseignants aux activités à visée philosophique

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Lié sur nos blogs avec PHILO – ACTION, POUR PENSER ET CHANGER L’ECOLE. – Publié dans (Sites Etablissement) / etab.ac-caen.fr, (cliquez sur le titre de l’article).

(un court extrait d’un texte à dix pages): … 3. Les objectifs d’une formation:

Afin de répondre tant à l’exigence institutionnelle qu’aux besoins des enseignants, les objectifs d’une formation aux pratiques à visée philosophique pourraient se décliner ainsi :

  • Clarifier les finalités de ces pratiques dans le cadre scolaire et leur inscription dans le cadre pédagogique traditionnel (spécificités, interdisciplinarité, transversalité).
  • Préciser les enjeux pédagogiques et didactiques pour l’enseignant, la nature des apprentissages pour les élèves et leurs modalités d’évaluation. Continue Reading…

Les talibans ne seraient plus opposés à l’éducation des filles

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Publié sur cyberpress.ca, par APF Londres, le 14 janvier 2011.

Les talibans ne sont plus opposés à l’éducation, et notamment à l’éducation des filles, a assuré le ministre afghan de l’éducation Farooq Wardak, dans un entretien publié vendredi dans le supplément Éducation du quotidien britannique The Times.

«Ce que j’entends au plus haut niveau chez les talibans, c’est qu’ils ne sont plus opposés à l’éducation, et notamment à celle des filles», a indiqué le ministre, qui était en visite en Grande-Bretagne la semaine dernière.

Le ministre a estimé que les barrières culturelles commençaient à tomber dans le pays. Selon lui, l’opposition à l’éducation était largement partagée dans toutes les couches de la société afghane, pas seulement chez les talibans, ce qui expliquait «que dans bien des provinces nous n’avions pas d’enseignants, ni homme, ni femme».  Continue Reading…

Pétition: Action contre les mutilations génitales féminines

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Elle prendra fin le 6 février 2011Voir la pétition.- Publié sur i-choose-love, Le blog de Françoise, le 13 janvier 2011.

Lié sur nos blogs avec Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget, et avec Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation.

… Les mutilations génitales féminines constituent une violation des droits humains et visent à contrôler le corps des femmes:

L’Union européenne doit faire respecter les droits humains en mettant un terme aux mutilations génitales féminines et en protégeant les femmes et les jeunes filles qui risquent de les subir. L’approche européenne doit être basée sur les normes internationales en matière de droits humains et ne doit pas stigmatiser les communautés qui les pratiquent.

Sous l’impulsion d’Emile Mas adhérent de Cyber @cteurs, en lien avec la Fondation Waris Dirie nous avons décidé de nous associer à la campagne européenne contre les mutulations génitales sous forme d’une pétition qui sera remise le 6 février prochain aux eurodéputés français. Nous vous invitons à vous mobiliser pour faire connaitre cette pétition destinée à faire reculer cette pratique barbare dans le monde. (texte entier).

Mobilising for Muslim women’s rights in India

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Published on openIndia, by Nida Kirmani, 14 January 2011.

The emerging Muslim women-led networks in India are challenging the authority of the religious elite to represent the ‘Muslim community’ while re-framing the category ‘Muslim women’ in order to assert political agency.

‘Muslim women’ have been used as symbolic pawns in the global war on terror as well as in national disputes between groups vying for political power.  In India this was demonstrated most starkly during the 1980s in the Shah Bano case, which has since come to exemplify the potential conflict between religion, culture and women’s rights. This case, which centred around a 73-year old woman’s rights to maintenance after divorce under Muslim personal laws, first brought the ‘plight of the Indian Muslim woman’ onto the national stage in an episode where conservative Muslim groups as well as Hindu nationalists pitted religious identity against women’s rights. The case highlighted the dilemmas of competing identity-based claims  in a political environment that was becoming increasingly polarised along religious lines. Since then, several similar cases have been brought to national attention including the 2004 case of Gudiya and the 2005 Imrana case where again, the national media highlighted Muslim women’s oppression, and the conservative ulema  yet again took it upon itself  to represent ‘the Muslim community’. Throughout these debates the voices of Muslim women speaking for themselves were rarely heard in public debates … //  Continue Reading…

parent hélicoptère – helicopter parents

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Voir plusieurs articles – see some articles:

on Etes vous un parent hélicoptère? – on “only in San Francisco”: … Les symptômes du syndrome “parent hélicoptère” sont surtout un contact quasi-permanent par téléphone portable avec leur rejeton et l’administration, l’intervention dans tous les conflits et les décisions à prendre. Le phénomène est suffisament important pour qu’il existe maintenant une mise en garde des parents.Le message, en bref: dans leur intérêt, ” give them a break!” …

A parent who hovers over his or her children … (full text and exemples). Continue Reading…

Belgique: l’excision toucherait près de 8235 femmes – en 2010, ZERO dossier!

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dans le monde, ce sont chaque année 3.000.000 de femmes qui sont concernées

Lié sur nos blogs avec Les mutilations sexuelles féminines: une atteinte à la dignité humaine, avec Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget, et avec Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation.

Publié sur Presse David Kyriakidis, par le propriétaire du blog, le 9 janvier 2011.

… Alors donc la Belgique ne semble pas se préoccuper du sort de ces jeunes femmes, de ces jeunes filles ou encore de ces toutes petites filles, selon des critères qui ne tiennent pas debout. La Belgique, pays exciseur? Il faut le croire. C’est scandaleux de laisser ces mutilations impunies. En France, ils ont pris le problème bien plus au sérieux en commençant par un travail éducatif et des exciseurs sont devenus des membres actifs de l’ anti mutilation. Les faits relèvent de la cour d’assise et il y a eu des poursuites et des condamnations.  Continue Reading…

La meilleure élève dénonce l’enseignement scolaire dans son discours de remise des diplômes

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Lié dans nos blogs avec SOTT.net – Signe des Temps, et avec PHILO – ACTION, POUR PENSER ET CHANGER L’ECOLE. – Publié par l’équipe Signes des Temps, August 24, 2010 (en première dans News of Tomorrow.org, le 23 aout 2010).

(Update 12.02 MEZ – Link to an almost same text in english: Unschooling Myself: Stage 1, published on America Via Erica, December 23, 2010).

Le discours ci-dessous a été prononcé par Erica Goldson, meilleure élève de sa classe durant la cérémonie de remise des diplômes du lycée de Coxsackie-Athènes le 25 juin 2010:

Ici je me tiens

L’histoire d’un jeune, mais sérieux étudiant en Zen raconte que, s’approchant de son professeur, il demanda au Maître, “Si je travaillais très dur et avec assiduité, combien de temps me faudrait-il pour trouver le Zen ?” Le Maître y réfléchit, puis répondit, “Dix ans…” L’étudiant dit ensuite, “Mais si je travaille très, très dur, et si je m’applique vraiment à apprendre vite — Combien de temps dans ce cas ?” Le Maître répondit, “Eh bien, vingt ans.” “Mais, si vraiment, vraiment j’y travaille, combien de temps dans ce cas ?” demanda l’étudiant. “Trente ans,” répondit le Maître. “Mais, je ne comprends pas,” dit l’étudiant déçu. “A chaque fois que je dis que je travaillerais plus dur, vous dites que ça me prendra plus longtemps. Pourquoi dites-vous cela ?” Le Maître répondit, “Quand un oeil regarde l’objectif, un oeil seulement regarde le chemin.”  Continue Reading…

Time to revisit Associative Democracy?

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Linked on our blogs with Renewing democracy through associations. – Published on openDemocracy, by Andrea Westall, 6 January 2011.

Revisiting Associative Democracy, an e-book, draws together the ideas and thoughts of a group of people who met last October to discuss, scrutinise and develop Paul Hirst’s views of Associative Democracy and their current relevance. The editor and seminar organiser gives us a tour de horizon of the ensuing debate to open up discussion.  Continue Reading…

Die menschliche Zukunft

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(Schon am 6. August 2008 auf Mein Schreibstuben-Blog veröffentlicht, irgendwann anfangs der 90er Jahre geschrieben).

Auf meinen Blogs verlinkt mit Realität Lüge Ego-Aufgabe, mit Gefallene-Engel, Nicht-Gefallene-Engel … und wir als Menschheit, mit … trouvé pendant le reveil: le désir chez Freud, und mit zu Peter Sloterdjiks Buch die Verachtung der Massen.

Die menschliche Zukunft findet nur statt, wenn wir u.a. die Spaltung in x und y in ein akzeptables Gleichgewicht bringen und nicht mehr als Drama hochstilisieren. x und y stehen innerlich für Ich-Funktion zu unserer eigenen verlorenen Paradies-Ganzheit, aber hauptsächlich äusserlich für Einzelmensch zur ganzen Menschheit.

Spaltung durch alle Aspekte hindurch IST Leben, unvermeidlich und nicht ausradierbar. Das ist schmerzlich und doch gleichzeitig gewünscht: es steht Unabhängikgeit gegen Geborgenheit, wir wollen beides. Continue Reading…

Paul Kagame: Our Kind of Guy

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Published on Voltairenet.org, by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, 3 January 2011.

What if we got it wrong about the massacres that ripped across Rwanda in 1994? According to Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, what really happened was not a genocide by the Hutu Power against the Tutsis, but a secret U.S. war that butchered an equal number of victims on both sides of the Hutu-Tutsi divide. At the heart of this slaughterous game we find the impervious Paul Kagame … //

… Concluding Note:

There is great continuity in U.S. policy in the Third World, and it is not pleasant. Thus a Bill Clinton official could find the mass killer Suharto “our kind of guy” in 1995, and Suharto received steady U.S. support for 33 years, through the administrations of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton, until his downfall during the Asian currency crisis in 1998.   Continue Reading…

Left Establishment Censorship in the Age of Obama

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A View From Outside the Gates – Published on Dissident Voice, by John Halle, January 7, 2011.

… Counterpoised to these brute force tactics, a more traditional and effective means of information management is to prevent positions judged unacceptable from finding their way into print in the first place.  In its internet variant, this takes the form of editorial decisions with respect to the content of front page postings at the major left websites.  Central among these was the topic of the open letter; namely, the maintenance of “critical support” with respect to the Obama campaign and subsequent administration.  Those who viewed the Obama phenomenon with grave suspicion both for its stated  policies and for its likely effect in undermining opposition movements, almost never found their positions represented on the front pages of any but the most marginal internet outlets, and, for that matter, in left print publications.  Continue Reading…

WikiLeaks Back in Business

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Published on Peace, Earth and Justice News PEJ, by Dragonslayer, January 07, 2011.

Wikileaks.org is now redirecting to the mirror site mirror.wikileaks.info/.
wikileaks Mirrors shows a page full of mirror wikileaks sites around the world. While working out the bugs they do have a way to send them both money and leaks that you would provide on floppies, CDs or flash drives.

In a related info a new site has been found called LeakyGate that can be found at www.leakygate.com   The site has no content and was just started up today.  What is unique here is that anyone can anonymously post to the site.   You can click on a link on the homepage and be taken to the form that will publish the info live on the site. The disclaimer states that everything on the site is fiction which leaves it up to the reader to verify the information for themselves before republishing as truth elsewhere.   There is even a place to post your pet peeves.  The owner of that site is responding to queries at TweetyLeak@gmail.com.

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one more question …

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thoughts from a trainer’smeeting: how radical is P4C? – Linked on our blogs with PHILO – ACTION, POUR PENSER ET CHANGER L’ECOLE, and with student teachers and first-year teachers for social justice.

Published on Steve Bramall Associates SBA, by Steve Bramall, October 7, 2010.

… So two very different approaches stemming from two very different conceptions of philosophy. On the one hand, radical (democratic) philosophy, and on the other, conservative (non-democratic) philosophy. How do the differences  play out in practice? Perhaps an interesting analysis is in terms of the challenges faced.

  • Radical facilitators face the challenges that come with building individual and group autonomous self management … Conservative facilitators have to deal effectively with the technical difficulties of speaker management.
  • Radical stimulus choice means finding materials that engage themes that emerge from the lived experience of participants, that enable concept formation and analysis that is locally empowering.  Continue Reading…

Campaign Against FGM

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also in french, spanish and arabic – Linked on our blogs with Equality Now, with Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget, with Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation, and with Campaign Against FGM.

Published on Equality Now.

Female genital mutilation (FGM), a fundamental human rights violation, takes different forms in different countries: the partial or total removal of the clitoris (clitoridectomy), the removal of the entire clitoris and the cutting of the labia minora (excision), or in its most extreme form the removal of all external genitalia and the stitching together of the two sides of the vulva (infibulation). It is estimated that more than 130 million girls and women around the world have undergone genital mutilation. At least 2 million girls every year—6,000 each day—are at risk of suffering FGM. Continue Reading…

The Philosophy of Childhood

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Linked on our blogs with Philosophy for Children USA, with PHILO – ACTION, POUR PENSER ET CHANGER L’ECOLE and with Philosophy and children.

Published in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, First published Fri Sep 13, 2002; substantive revision Tue Nov 9, 2010.

The philosophy of childhood has recently come to be recognized as an area of inquiry analogous to the philosophy of science, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of religion, and the many other “philosophy of” subjects that are already considered legitimate areas of philosophical study. Just as the philosophy of art, say, concerns itself with philosophically interesting questions about art and about what people say and think about art, so the philosophy of childhood takes up philosophically interesting questions about childhood, about conceptions people have of childhood and attitudes they have toward children; Continue Reading…

Wikileaks, the United States, Sweden, and Devil’s Island

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Published on Global Research.ca, by William Blum, January 1, 2011.

… On that same snowy day last month Julian Assange of Wikileaks was freed from prison in London and told reporters that he was more concerned that the United States might try to extradite him than he was about being extradited to Sweden, where he presumably faces “sexual” charges.1

That’s a fear many political and drug prisoners in various countries have expressed in recent years. The United States is the new Devil’s Island of the Western world. From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th, political prisoners were shipped to that god-forsaken strip of French land off the eastern coast of South America.  Continue Reading…

Uganda: Let Us Empower the Sabiny Girls to Fight FGM

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Published on The New Vision, by Richard Musani, 28 December 2010.

IN my December 15, 2009 New Vision article titled Sensitise girls on female circumcision, I foresaw what happened recently – a violation of the law criminalising female genital mutilation (FGM). A total of 120 girls were recently circumcised in Bukwo district despite the ban on FGM.

In my opinion, the policy passed to criminalise FGM was rushed and inadequately planned. Statitistics on FGM clearly portray a responding community to awareness programmes. So, this means that passing a policy criminalising FGM or banning it signified that there was difficulty in influencing behavioural change.  Continue Reading…

Deux millions de filles par an risquent d’être mutilées dans le monde

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Linked on our blogs with Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget, and with Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation. – Publié dans la-Croix, décembre 21, 2010.

Plus de 130 millions de femmes et de filles dans le monde ont subi des mutilations génitales. Environ deux millions de filles chaque année risquent d’en être victimes, surtout en Afrique subsaharienne, mais aussi dans certaines régions d’Asie du Sud-Est.

Ces mutilations font aussi de plus en plus de victimes parmi les populations immigrées en Europe, en Amérique du Nord et en Australie … (texte entier).

Philosophy for younger people, a polemic

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Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results. (John Dewey).

Linked on our blogs with International Society For Philosophers ISFP, with PHILO – ACTION, POUR PENSER ET CHANGER L’ECOLE and with PhiloSophos.com. – Published on ISFP, by Constantine Sandis, 2004.

Recent years have seen a high increase in the teaching of Philosophy in schools. Programs such as Pathways Schools in Australia (International Society for Philosophers, since 2003), ‘Philosophy in Schools’ in the UK (Royal Institute of Philosophy, since 1999), and ‘Philosophy for Children’ in the USA, Australia, and the UK (International Council for Philosophical Inquiry since 1985 & Society for Advancing Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education since 1993) are spreading around the world. Within a decade of its introduction Philosophy (AS/A2) has become one of the most popular standard subjects taught across UK secondary schools … //  Continue Reading…

Could Direct Democracy Prevent Wars?

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Published on Current Concerns, by Siegfried Eder, (Alliance Neutrales Freies Österreich / Neutral Free Austria), Decembre 2010.

Could direct democracy prevent wars? That would be a good thing, everyone agrees, and we will see, how that is going to work. But before we must make clear what we mean by direct democracy, because in many municipalities and countries of Europe it is hardly known … //

… Do you want total peace?

If this is so, all we need are a lot of small states in Europe, which contain each other, says Leopold Kohr, the great philosopher from the Salzburg province. Many small countries would be necessary whose peoples would have more rights than their representatives. As already said, we do not talk about the governing, since they only represent themselves, the government, instead of us.  Continue Reading…

Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget

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CHARITY LUNCH Rotana Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE – Monday, February 7th 2011, From 12 to 2 pm – Ladies only

300 AED (Payment is required in advance) – Donations are also welcome – For more information, please contact: Eliane – Abu Dhabi – Mob: 050 122 03 89, e-mail.

Linked on our blogs with Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation, with Stop Infant Circumcision Society SICSOCIETY, and with ClitorAid.org.

Clitoraid.org is a private, international, non profit women’s organization dedicated to offer reconstructive surgery to victims of Female Genital Cutting and to restore their woman’s dignity. The newly implanted branch of our organization in Abu Dhabi is planning a fundraising luncheon on Monday February 7th, 2011 in honour of “Zero Tolerance Day for FGC” celebrated by the United Nation each year on February 6. This ladies only event will take place at the Rotana Beach Hotel and we would sincerely treasure your participation to help us gather the funds necessary to build a hospital in West Africa destined to treat the thousands of FGC victims who live there. Continue Reading…

Here is another perspective of fighting FGM

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Linked on our blogs with Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget, and with Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation.

Published on the Daily Monitor, by Anthony Masake, December 14 2010.

According to the World Health Organisation, about three million girls in Africa are at risk of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) annually and already, 92 million girls of 10 years and above are estimated to have undergone the practice. In Uganda, it’s practiced in the Sebei region.
FGM involves all procedures aimed at partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. It’s vital to stress that FGM has no single health benefit for girls and women who undergo it. Instead, it has several complications: increased risk of child birth complications associated with new born deaths, need for surgeries to allow sexual intercourse and child birth by cutting again to create an opening and after birth, etc … // Continue Reading…

Penser l’école à l’ère du numérique

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Lié dans nos blogs avec PHILO – ACTION, POUR PENSER ET CHANGER L’ECOLE. – Publié dans skhole.fr, non daté, et avec Philosophy for Children New Zealand P4CNZ.

… Pour contribuer à un renouvellement du débat sur ces questions, nous vous proposons les éléments suivants:

  • Guillaume Vergne et Julien Gautier ont présenté quelques points de vue sur ces questions lors d’une journée d’étude “Ecole et médias” organisée par le CIEM et l’association Ars Industrialis, en collaboration avec skhole.fr, et à laquelle participaient notamment Bernard Stiegler et Philippe Meirieu. Vous pouvez voir cette intervention intitulée Du monde sur papier au monde sur écran en cliquant ici.
  • Dans une perspective voisine, Julien Gautier s’interroge sur ce que pourrait être une “culture numérique lettrée”, que l’école aurait vocation à promouvoir, dans un article publié d’abord dans le numéro d’Avril 2009 de la revue Mediadoc, et reproduit maintenant sur skhole.fr: Vers une culture numérique lettrée ?  Continue Reading…