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2011-03-01: Libya in the Great Game;
2011-03-02: BBC Mundo (BBC world): No Internet Censorship in Venezuela;
2011-03-03: Les vacances du surmoi – Lettre du Bosphore;
2011-03-03: Perfect Storming;
2011-03-04: To what extent is the Panopticon a suitable analogy for power?
2011-03-04: Droits humains et révolte arabe débattus à Genève;
2011-03-05: Protests across Africa: Different attention for different countries?
2011-03-05: Lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines au Togo: Bilan des activités;
2011-03-06: Real Rainmakers and co;
2011-03-07: Solidarity in global risk society;
2011-03-09: Bradley Manning: Telling the Truth in a Time of Lies;
2011-03-10: Pakistan’s descent into barbarism;
2011-03-10: The threat over Lybia’s people;
2011-03-11: The perfect (desert) storm;
2011-03-11: Mbour: les enseignantes exigent une meilleure protection des filles;
2011-03-12: How-to: Shift Mindsets and Eradicate Landlessness;
2011-03-13: L’enfer des Camerounais de Libye;
2011-03-13: Côte d’Ivoire: The logic of the absurd?
2011-03-14: Conférence sur la Propriété Intellectuelle;
2011-03-15: International Labor Rights Group: Assault on Collective Bargaining in the US is Illegal;
2011-03-16: Inspiring success from GCC women athletes, now for the Olympics;
2011-03-17: Yeh Tera Pakistan Hai Ya Mera Pakistan Hai?
2011-03-18: GLASS HALF FULL;
2011-03-19: Nuclear Irrationalities in Libya and Japan;
2011-03-20: Dr. Helen Caldicott Fukushima statement: Destroyer of Worlds;
2011-03-21: Selected Notes on Notes for the Original Ungovernables;
2011-03-22: ZEN – as a living experience;
2011-03-23: Beyond Fukishima – a world in denial about nuclear risks;
2011-03-23: Toute violence contre les femmes est barbare;
2011-03-24: Europe court deals huge blow to anti-GM crops lobby;
2011-03-25: Kyrgyz Human Rights Veteran Turns To Uzbekistan;
2011-03-26: Rita Abrahamsen and Michael Williams on Private Security Companies, Global Security Assemblages, and Africa;
2011-03-27: Bradley Manning Treatment Reveals Continued Government Complicity in Torture;
2011-03-28: Thousands vote online for original songs against impunity;
2011-03-28: Historique de la lutte anti-sectes en France de 1945 à nos jours;
2011-03-29: Rancid Individualism and Ayn Rand’s America;
2011-03-30: The U.S. colored revolution user manual for Egypt;
2011-03-31: diabetics and cholesterin/cholesterol – explanations, alternatives – some texts.


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diabetics and cholesterin/cholesterol – explanations, alternatives – some texts

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in english, french and german

How Diabetics Can Live to be 100 Years Old, on The People’s Chemist, by Shane Ellison, 2007;

Phytosterol on en.wikipedia.

Phytosterine auf de.wikipedia … German to English: (Machine translated into English).

Stevia on en.wikipedia.

Congress Steps Up Scrutiny of FDA.

Eating grapefruit could help treat diabetes*, on Times of India, and Keep your Blood Sugar in Balance and Start a new LIFE, on free, both by Jorgen K. Jensen.
* (Update 1 Oct 31, 2014: but see: Les (fausses) dangers du pamplemousse – short in english: (… they “forget” the benefice when grapefruit prevents the drug breakdown in the body – the opportunity to take 10 , 100 or 1000 TIMES LESS drug (since grapefruit prevents our bodies quickly destroy the drug, just take a lot less for the same effect – PARDON, THEN BIG PHARMA MAKES LESS PROFIT … for them not acceptable! …);

Diabète de type 2: le thé du Labrador aurait des vertus prometteuses, publié sur Passeport Santé, le 1er février 2011 (Accueil).
A voir aussi sur fr.Ekopé /(Homepage).

Naringenin: Naringenin on en.wikipedia – (Not to be confused with naringin). Naringenin is a flavonoid that is considered to have a bioactive effect on human health as antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, carbohydrate metabolism promoter, and immune system modulator. It is the predominant flavanone in grapefruit.[1]
Sources and bioavailability: Grapefruit, Oranges, and Tomato (skin) … Grapefruit juice can provide much higher plasma concentrations of naringenin than orange juice.[7]

Cholesterin senken ohne Nebenwirkungen, von Dr. Johann Georg Schnitzer.

Weizengras Saft (Jus d’herbe de blé – Wheat grass juice).

Weizengras allgemein, allg. sekundäre Pflanzenstoffe und Cholesterin… eliminiert Cholesterin (élimine le cholesterol – eliminates cholesterol).

Cholesterin auf de.wikipedia, einige Auszüge.

UPDATE 2 Oct 31, 2014 – received another link: Simple plant kills up to 98% of cancer cells, and stops diabetes, on Second Opinion, June 26, 2013: … (it) is a common vegetable from Asia called “bitter melon.” It is popular among the long-lived population of Okinawa, Japan. Bitter melon juice diluted to just 5% in water showed remarkable potency in severely damaging all four pancreatic cancer cell lines researchers tested. The bitter melon reduced the viability of two cancer cell lines by 90%, while it knocked off the other two lines by a staggering 98%. And it did so after just 72 hours of treatment! In the past, I’ve told you about apoptosis. That’s nature’s way of dealing with wayward cells. They simply kill themselves. Bitter melon juice induced this programmed cell death along several different pathways. And even better, it also activated a pathway, which shows that it knocks out the cancer cells’ metabolism of glucose. In other words, it literally starved them of the sugar they need to survive … (REF: Science News, 3-12-2013) …;
comment by Marc Rivard, M.D.: those are called lemonids compounds and are well known and studied by oncologists along with other natural extracts. In reality, those compounds don’t kill cancer; they slow and/or reduce the size of the cancer in model animals. We are far from killing 98% of cancers! …;
another person’s comment: but I must add a firsthand testimony about diabetes: Our gardener, 60 years old, was diagnosed with diabetes. He moved to Okinawa and started drinking goya (a fruit) juice every morning, and within a few months his diabetes was cured …;
my comment: both have their say. Dr. Schallenberger may go right for a lot of people … but maybe not all … and Dr. Marc Rivard covers those who show not this result. This contradictory phenomenon happens in many debates where conformists meet with those wanting renew human conditions/states/situations/faith – Heidi;

The U.S. colored revolution user manual for Egypt

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Published on, by Albert Einstein Institution, March 2, 2011.
Download the Manual in arabic language, 26 pdf-pages.

The United States had anticipated a revolution in Egypt for some time, even if they predicted it would occur at the death of their puppet, Hosni Mubarak. Consequently, they were standing ready to step in.

From the first week of demonstrations in Cairo, Washington detached a team from the Albert Einstein Institution. A manual, already used in other countries, was translated into Arabic and disseminated to shepherd demonstrators towards the Facebook and Twitter services set up the the State Department and the CIA.   Continue Reading…

Rancid Individualism and Ayn Rand’s America

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Kathleen Wallace Peine / March 26, 2011.

… The recent resurgence of Randian philosophy is best be exemplified by The Tea Party. Undeniably the movement has followers who truly idolize Rand (and her text: Atlas Shrugged) some even going so far as to carry signs in reference to Rand protagonist John Galt. It’s likely that many aren’t directly familiar with her works, other than having a knee jerk positive reaction to a theory that fits nicely with branding certain segments of the society as “parasites”.

One delectable irony in regard to Tea Party policy is the fact that the followers have no idea how astutely they are emulating Rand. The group, often was seen last year advancing the “no socialist healthcare” dogma, all the while, many were served by one quite successful collective program, that of Medicare. It’s a common theme with the group, the concept that one is deserving of these types of programs, yet “others” do not merit the same protections.   Continue Reading…

Historique de la lutte anti-sectes en France de 1945 à nos jours

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Publié dans Centre d’Information et de Conseil des Nouvelles Spiritualités CICNS (Sectes, un autre regard) /FAQ/Historique, (voir aussi l’Accueil), non daté.

Historique de la lutte anti-sectes en France de 1945 à nos jours

1. Au XIXe siècle … A la fin du XIXe siècle et au début du XXe, le mouvement ésotérique était excessivement important en France et on était même leader sur l’Europe. Il y avait tout un tas de mouvements ésotériques, d’associations, de sociétés qui avaient leur siège en France ou en Angleterre et des ramifications partout dans le monde. Il y avait dans ces mouvements-là des écrivains célèbres, des hommes politiques,… Et il n’y avait pas d’incompatibilité, cela semblait aller de soi. Les mouvements ésotériques ont influencé une partie de la littérature de la fin du XIXe, c’était quelque chose de connu et d’avéré. Puis il y a eu un trou jusque dans les années 1950. Ce mouvement s’est re-développé à partir des années 1960 et a pris petit à petit de l’ampleur.[1]   Continue Reading…

Thousands vote online for original songs against impunity

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Published on KnightBlog, by Andries Vaisman, March 24, 2011. – Linked on our blogs with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation KF.

The Inter American Press Association IAPA has selected 22 finalists from its public contest to create an anthem honoring journalists murdered in Latin America.  The contest is part of IAPA’s Impunity Project, which aims to combat violence against journalists and lessen the impunity surrounding the majority of those crimes.

Named “Lend your Voice to the Voiceless,” the competition set out to allow anyone to post videos, songs or lyrics for approval by a network of online peers and has received support from well-known artists like Emilio Estefan. So far, the content has garnered the attention of over 57,000 votes from thousands of registered online votersContinue Reading…

Bradley Manning Treatment Reveals Continued Government Complicity in Torture

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Published on Global, by Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 25, 2011.

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is facing court-martial for leaking military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico brig in Virginia. Each night, he is forced to strip naked and sleep in a gown made of coarse material. He has been made to stand naked in the morning as other inmates walked by and looked. As journalist Lance Tapley documents in his chapter on torture in the supermax prisons in The United States and Torture, solitary confinement can lead to hallucinations and suicide; it is considered to be torture. Manning’s forced nudity amounts to humiliating and degrading treatment, in violation of U.S. and international law.  Continue Reading…

Rita Abrahamsen and Michael Williams on Private Security Companies, Global Security Assemblages, and Africa

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Short excerpt of Interview published on Theory Talks, March 7, 2011.

… Q.: You introduce the notion of ‘security assemblages’ to describe the complex mixes of actors involved in security governance. Does this mean a departure from the status quo of assuming that states are always in the center of security governance?

A.: RA We introduced the notion of ‘security assemblages’ to denote something which one can find in most settings, namely, a pluralization of the nature of security actors involved. Yet the specific mix of actors, their relationships, or how the field is assembled is not something one can predict or theorise a priori, but rather an empirical question that requires investigation. The more traditional approach meant, because of its Weberian heritage, that one always starts out assuming that security involves only or mostly the army or police, i.e. public actors with a monopoly of the use of force. Instead, we start out by saying that most of the time, security governance involves other actors in addition to the state, to ask, well, which actors are they, what is their relationship to public actors, and what are the implications.  Continue Reading…

Kyrgyz Human Rights Veteran Turns To Uzbekistan

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Linked on our blogs with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL. – Published on Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL, by Bruce Pannier, March 24, 2011.

Tursunbek Akun has been a champion of human rights in Kyrgyzstan for a long time now. And not just in Kyrgyzstan. Akun, who has served as Kyrgyzstan’s ombudsman for since 2008, wrote to his Uzbek counterpart Sayera Rashidova (daughter of Uzbekistan’s longtime Soviet leader Sharaf Rashidov) asking her to intervene and have the Human Rights Watch office in Uzbekistan reopened.

“I do not doubt even a bit that Human Rights Watch staff were doing in Uzbekistan the crucial, and I should admit, difficult work — at times putting their own lives in danger — of monitoring and protecting civil and human rights and freedoms,” Akun wrote. “They never meant to do any harm to your government or people,” he added, asking, “I hope that you, as the human rights commissioner of the Uzbek parliament, will make all efforts to inform your country’s leadership about the positive side and the necessity of the HRW’s presence in Uzbekistan, which would ultimately make it possible to correct this regrettable misunderstanding and put an end to the issue” … //  Continue Reading…

Europe court deals huge blow to anti-GM crops lobby

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Published on Yahoo news, by Roddy Thomson, Match 22, 2011.

… For countries defending a flood of legal action by GM-food giants led by US-based Monsanto, it marked a potentially fatal blow for campaigners fighting to contain the march of so-called ‘Frankenfoods.’

“The French authorities could not suspend the cultivation of genetically-modified maize MON 810 on national territory without having first asked the European Commission to adopt emergency measures citing a risk to health and the environment,” Mengozzi said.

Judges are not bound by the legal opinion, but in the vast majority of cases the argument stands.  Continue Reading…

Toute violence contre les femmes est barbare

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Publié dans canoe.infos Canada, par Bryn Weese, le 15 mars 2011.

OTTAWA – Le député libéral Justin Trudeau a présenté des excuses, mardi, après avoir exprimé ses préoccupations concernant l’utilisation du mot barbare pour décrire les crimes d’honneur et les mutilations génitales féminines dans le guide officiel sur la citoyenneté canadienne.

M. Trudeau a reconnu, après l’envoi de nombreux messages sur Twitter, que ces actes sont en effet barbares.

Pour la dernière fois, je suis d’accord pour dire que les crimes d’honneur sont barbares. Mon problème concerne le ton employé dans le guide et le public cible visé, pouvait-on lire dans l’un des 14 messages qu’il a envoyés mardi matin.

Le mot de la fin: tout acte de violence contre les femmes est barbare. Si mes préoccupations ont amené certains à penser autrement, je m’en excuse volontiers … //  Continue Reading…

Beyond Fukishima – a world in denial about nuclear risks

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Linked on our blogs with Danny Schechter – USA. – Published on ZSpace, by Danny Schechter, March 21, 2011.

… On August, 6, 2008, the anniversary of the dropping of the first nuclear bomb, reported that the government and media were complicit in minimizing public awareness of the extensive suffering that did take place:

“But the word never crossed the conceptual chasm between the “mainstream” media and the “alternative.” Despite a federal class action lawsuit filed by 2400 Pennsylvania families claiming damages from the accident, despite at least $15 million quietly paid to parents children with birth defects, despite three decades of official admissions that nobody knows how much radiation escaped from TMI, where it went or who it affected, not a mention of the fact that people might have been killed there made its way into a corporate report”  Continue Reading…

ZEN – as a living experience

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Just click on KODAIJI-TEMPLE, Kyoto, Japan and go on this website through a funny experience trying to let you smell a bit of ZEN.

If still you need something for your mind: ZEN on wikipedia.

Selected Notes on Notes for the Original Ungovernables

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Published on Botsotso, by Mphutlane wa Bofelo, article not dated.

This is not a review as such but just some notes on Lesego Rampolokeng’s Notes for TOU (The Original Ungovernables).

Notes for TOU is vintage Lesego Rampolokeng, recreating language, overturning idiomsconceptsterms, giving birth to new words and developing new proverbs to deal with “new” realities. Like Aime Cessaire in Return to the Native Land, Lesego Rampolokeng shuns romantic portrayal of his motherland’s past and present (and future). He uses graphically surreal images – and definitely not politically correct lingo – to interrogate post-freedom dreams and nightmares. The note is  in the loving memory of the unnamed  unknown unremembered  boys and girls who walked into the lion’s den to make Apartheid South Africa ungovernable to  free Mandela to liberate South Africa to build a new South Africa to see the dawn of the government of the people … the young lions who never returned from exile, the combatants who disappeard (not) mysteriously, the former guerillas who were not fortunate enough to make it to parliament or to know someone who knows someone who has they key to getting tenders.  Continue Reading…

Dr. Helen Caldicott Fukushima statement: Destroyer of Worlds

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Linked on our blogs with Beyond Nuclear – former Nuclear Policy Research Institute NPRI. – Published on, by Deborah Dupre, Human Rights Examiner, March 17, 2011 … //

‘Destroyer of Worlds’ Statement, March 16, 2011

As I write this – on the afternoon of March 16 in the United States – the situation at the Fukashima Nuclear Plant No. 1 is, tragically, looking increasingly grim. Radiation levels are increasing, mass evacuations in the area surrounding Fukushima are underway; and experts are speculating –with trepidation, but understandable caution – about how far the radiation will spread, both within Japan and to other parts of the planet. Continue Reading…

Nuclear Irrationalities in Libya and Japan

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Published on Red Pepper, by Dan Plesch and Harald Heubaum, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, University of London, on the strengthened case against new nuclear power, March 17, 2011.

Our attention is suddenly torn from Libya to the potential nuclear tragedy in Japan. But the events in Libya and Japan have one thing in common. In each case powerful, yet short-sighted interests have obstructed a rational approach to nuclear power. Recent Western support for Moammar Gaddafi’s ambition to build a Libyan nuclear energy programme reinforces the point … //

… In the case of Libya, Western states normalised military-industrial relations while ignoring Gaddafi’s internal repression. France led the rush to supply Gaddafi with  nuclear reactors to US approval while Europe has a special guilt since the EU had him imprison thousands of would be immigrants who have failed to cross the Mediterranean moat, and failed to ensure any UN or Red Cross presence or attention to human rights at all … //    Continue Reading…


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2011 Knight Open Government Survey Finds Freedom of Information Change, But Many Federal Agencies Lag in Fulfilling President Obama’s Day One Openness Pledge

Published on The National Security Archive NSA, March 14, 2011. – For more information contact Tom Blanton or Nate Jones, 202/994-7045, or by Email.

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2011 – The Obama administration is only about halfway toward its promise of improving Freedom of Information responsiveness among federal agencies, according to the new Knight Open Government Survey by the National Security Archive, released today for Sunshine Week at N.S. … //  Continue Reading…

Yeh Tera Pakistan Hai Ya Mera Pakistan Hai?

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Published on CHOWK, by Mariam Riaz, March 16, 2011.

If I wear a hijab and pray five times a day; does that make me an Extremist/Islamist? Wait, I have a strong inclination towards the creative arts and I believe in “freedom of speech”; does that make me a Liberal or a Moderate Muslim?

He watches his target from his hiding spot as the poor innocent victim goes around his daily business. He slowly takes out his gun. Aims for the prey’s heart. “Steady now”, he tells himself. He holds his breath and…*BANG!*

No, this is not another case of public shooting or target killing that we witness every other day. This is a whole new case of “you’ve been tagged!” The “gun” that every Pakistani wields these days is the Tagging Gun. Ever seen the staff of a superstore holding gun-like objects which they use to paste price tags onto items? That’s about it.  Continue Reading…

Inspiring success from GCC women athletes, now for the Olympics

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Published on The National, by Chuck Culpepper, March 15, 2011.

A rare feeling availed itself last week in Abu Dhabi, a sense of being a privileged witness to an energetic blooming in a cultural history. In six sports around the capital, women from five countries competed and won medals and stood for national anthems in the second GCC Women’s Games … //

… Noora Al-Ammari, 16, a Bahraini taekwondo artist, found “a good experience, and it’s my first time abroad. I am one of the three youngest players on the Bahraini team. I played my first match yesterday against the UAE, and it was hard, but at least I got points, which is better than nothing.” Notably, she receives enthusiastic parental support “especially from my dad. He thinks taekwondo’s a good game for me. “He likes how we compete, how we get confidence and stuff. It teaches respect and commitment.”

Of course, all pioneers ram into walls.  Continue Reading…

International Labor Rights Group: Assault on Collective Bargaining in the US is Illegal

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Linked on our blogs with National Lawyers Guild. – Published on Global, by Jeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn, March 12, 2011.

The International Commission for Labor Rights (ICLR) sent a notice to the Wisconsin Legislature, explaining that its attempt to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers is illegal. (See here.)

Anyone who has watched the events unfolding in Wisconsin and other states that are trying to remove collective bargaining rights from public workers has heard people protesting the loss of their “rights.” The ICLR explained to the legislature exactly what these rights are and why trying to take them away is illegal.

The ICLR is a New York based non-governmental organization that coordinates a pro bono network of labor lawyers and experts throughout the world, It investigates labor rights violations, and issues reports and amicus briefs on issues of labor law.  Continue Reading…

Conférence sur la Propriété Intellectuelle

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Jeudi 17 mars 2011 de 18h30 à 20h30, à l’Amphithéâtre de l’UOG, Place des Grottes 3, 1201 Genève, 022.733.50.60

L’UOG, Université Ouvrière de Genève, et Greycells, association d’anciens collaborateurs d’organisations internationales Greycells
organisent un cycle de conférences sur la présentation de l’OMPI, l’OMM et l’HCR. Thèmes:

  • Quel est le rôle de l’OMPI?
  • Qui la finance?
  • Comment son indépendance est-elle garantie?


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Watch this video, published on, 4.41 min: Conservation agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aimes at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of the three CA principles: minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop rotations. CA holds tremendous potential for all sizes of farms and agro-ecological systems, but its adoption is perhaps most urgently required by smallholder farmers, especially those facing acute labour shortages. It is a way to combine profitable agricultural production with environmental concerns and sustainability and it has been proven to work in a variety of agroecological zones and farming systems. It is been perceived by practitioners as a valid tool for Sustainable Land Management SLM … //

… Got interested in CA? Join the Community of Practice,


Côte d’Ivoire: The logic of the absurd?

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Pierre Sané, March 10, 2011.

The worst-case scenario for Côte d’Ivoire – outside of military intervention – seems to have been ruled out, but the West’s alternative strategy for ousting Laurent Gbagbo – economic and financial sanctions – will also destroy the country, argues Pierre Sané. Is it a question of ‘imposing Alassane Ouattara at all costs’, no matter what the true outcome of the election might have been?

The worst-case scenario, outside armed intervention, having apparently been ruled out, now we see the strategy of the absurd unfurling unafraid of contradictions. We are being promised an ‘economic and financial strangulation’ of the Côte d’Ivoire: A ban on the exportation of cocoa, banks banned from ‘cooperating’ with the regime of Laurent Gbagbo, a ban on the payment of the salaries of civil servants and soldiers, a freeze on the assets of individuals and national and private companies, restrictions on travel, just so many measures whose legality is at the very least doubtful … //  Continue Reading…

L’enfer des Camerounais de Libye

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Publié dans SENECO, par Jules Romuald Nkonlak, le 7 mars 2011.

Coincés et sans moyens. Le gouvernement camerounais n’a toujours entrepris aucune mesure pour ses ressortissants de Tripoli et d’ailleurs.

A l’autre bout du fil, nous entendons quelques voix autour de notre interlocuteur. Oscar Yangoua, un Camerounais vivant en Libye, parle d’une voix plutôt calme.

Il a été très sollicité ces derniers jours, depuis que dans un message envoyé par Facebook à un ami resté au Cameroun, il attirait l’attention sur le calvaire que vivent actuellement près de 500 Camerounais coincés en Libye. Oscar y est installé depuis deux ans et enseignait la langue française dans une école de Saba, lorsque la rue libyenne a commencé à exiger le départ du colonel Mouammar Kadhafi. Continue Reading…

How-to: Shift Mindsets and Eradicate Landlessness

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Published on Humanitarian News, by Robert Mitchell, March 11, 2011.

After more than a decade meeting with government officials and families in rural areas of the developing world, I have yet to encounter anyone who would discount the importance of land, or who would challenge the fact that landlessness is a severely disempowering condition for the rural poor.

It’s easy enough to grasp the concept that land is important, and that it’s especially important to rural families in the developing world. After all, most poor rural families that lack land of their own earn their living by working as day laborers on other people’s land, and land is a primary source of power for their employers. Landlessness and land insecurity, the lot of hundreds of millions of rural people worldwide, is a defining personal and social characteristic, greatly limiting their current options and future prospects.  Continue Reading…