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Public Health Model

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Introduction Effectively pursuing democratic ideals is a complex, difficult, and risky business. To truly make room for democracy, it is first necessary to circumscribe political violence. The public health model of community organizing, which grew out of my research and conversations with Paul de Armond, defines organized political violence as the suppression of free and [&hellip... more →

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Sense of Solidarity

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For socially conscious individuals, identifying with a movement’s goals or an organization’s objectives is an important part of protecting their sanity. Without that connection, thoughtful people will inevitably turn to self-destructive behavior. The networks that comprise modern social movements, however, are not (as commonly thought) coalitions of non-profit corporate entities. Rather, they are comprised of [&hellip... more →

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Power of Clear Thought

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The fight for survival demands such an incredible amount of time and energy that fewer and fewer people have enough strength left for problem solving, let alone creative endeavours. Instability and the lack of natural or monetary resources is omnipresent in many regions of the world. To experience the peace of mind which is so [&hellip... more →

Palestinians Pay Penance

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel scapegoats Palestinians in speech to Israeli Knesset... more →

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Open Letter on Tibet – UN High Commissioner

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Guest Contributor: Dr. Amy Eisenberg {Editor: An Open Letter to the Director of the United Nations Office of the Commissioner on Human Rights by CWIS Associate Scholar Dr. Eisenberg offers an important plea for UN intervention.} His Excellency Louise Arbour High Commissioner for Human Rights UNOHCHR Dear High Commissioner Arbour and Partners in International Human [&hellip... more →

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