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Oct 3, 2012
Andre Jackson commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Thoughts on violent revolution, anarchism and social change…
"Hi Rebecca, I agree. It seems that many people who think they support an anarchistic revolution don't think past the overthrow/anarchy phase. You pose good questions about the practicality of a "stateless" society. In regards to…"
Jul 25, 2012
John C. Turley commented on Rebecca Sargent's blog post Thoughts on violent revolution, anarchism and social change…
"The Republic of the USA is a successful, albeit imperfect, model for governing people democratically. It is one of the greatest achievements of mankind over the long perspective of history. Another brilliant model for enlightened government is that…"
Jul 24, 2012
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Jul 16, 2012
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Thoughts on violent revolution, anarchism and social change…

I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought it was time for a good old fashioned rant... JThough I have a lot of friends who consider themselves anarchists, it’s a philosophy that I’ve never fully been able to agree with in any real sense. I often find myself in great debates over the practicality or some underlying, glaring contradictions that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. It’s not that I don’t see the problems with the way the world is currently being run, nor that I am brainwashed or…See More
Jul 9, 2012
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Violent encounters with random strangers…

This morning on the way to work, I came across a situation and was left thinking of what responses were possible.An obviously drunk man of about 30 carrying an open tall can of beer in his hand came up to a younger (maybe 16-18 year old) boy and started belligerently berating him on the subway in between stops. He threatened the boy that he would find and later kill him. That revenge is sweet. All sorts of angry banter. The boy sat quietly, looking down at his phone, earphones in, mostly trying…See More
May 7, 2012
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A new direction

During the last two years, I have truly enjoyed writing my This Week in Conflict reports, but alas, the time has come for me to take an extended, and perhaps permanent, break from it.My goal for the reports was to learn more about what was going on in some of the more obscure conflicts on our planet and try to share that news in the most concise way. The real challenge I found was trying to get at the reality of the situation via news reports, to verify the content. One thing I found was that…See More
Apr 21, 2012
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This Week in the World in Conflict... March 12th-19th, 2012.

A new Oxford University study has found that a beta-blocker drug may possibly reduce “subconscious” racism. The drug is thought to work by clocking activation of the peripheral autonomic nervous system and in areas of the brain involved with formulating emotional responses, including fear.The Transitional Justice Institute…See More
Mar 20, 2012
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Mar 15, 2012
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This Week in African Conflict... March 6th-13th, 2012.

A new American initiative to improve the notoriously poor LGBT rights in sub-Saharan Africa is reportedly inspiring a large backlash. Sub-Saharan Africa is marked by widespread homophobia as well as chronic dependence on foreign aid, in particular from the US, and the idea that the two issues might now be linked seems to upset a lot of…See More
Mar 13, 2012
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This Week in the World of Conflict... March 5th-12th, 2012.

Brandeis University in Massachusetts is offering a Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict with several scholarship opportunities. The program is geared towards professionals.The Summer Peacebuilding Institute in Harrisonburg, Virginia is still open for the 2012 year. The institute offers courses in development, humanitarian assistance, monitoring awareness, restorative justice, social…See More
Mar 12, 2012
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Mar 11, 2012
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This Week in Asian Conflict… February 29th- March 7th, 2012.

Two NATO soldiers were reportedly shot dead in southern Afghanistan by two Afghans, including a man believed to be a soldier on Thursday. On Friday, the country’s top religious council…See More
Mar 10, 2012
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That need to do “something”. #StopKony criticism.

Dear readers,I will be filling in some more links and sources tomorrow afternoon-- but I wanted to get this out there while the discussion is still raging.I will mark any changes under the article.Also, a reminder that the This Week in Conflict reports will come all together on the weekend and resume their regular schedule next week.Peace!-- RebeccaWhen conflict or disaster strikes, often our first instinct is that…See More
Mar 9, 2012
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This Week in African Conflict... February 28th-March 6th, 2012.

A lawyers group claim that police arrested a carpenter on Wednesday who questioned whether Zimbabwe’s President still had the strength to blow up balloons at his 88th birthday celebrations, under a law making it an offense to insult the President.The top UN envoy to Libya expressed confidence on…See More
Mar 6, 2012
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This Week in the World in Conflict... February 27th-March 5th, 2012.

The UN-mandate University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education is offering an online course on Skills for Effective Negotiations starting March 15th.The Center on International Cooperation completed its Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2012, covering both UN and non-UN peace operations during 2011.A report by the UN’s…See More
Mar 5, 2012

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Thoughts on violent revolution, anarchism and social change…

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:04pm 2 Comments

I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought it was time for a good old fashioned rant... J

Though I have a lot of friends who consider themselves anarchists, it’s a philosophy that I’ve never fully been able to agree with in any real sense. I often find myself in great debates over the practicality or some underlying, glaring contradictions that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. It’s not that I don’t see the problems with the way the world is currently being run, nor that I am…

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Violent encounters with random strangers…

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

This morning on the way to work, I came across a situation and was left thinking of what responses were possible.

An obviously drunk man of about 30 carrying an open tall can of beer in his hand came up to a younger (maybe 16-18 year old) boy and started belligerently berating him on the subway in between stops. He threatened the boy that he would find and later kill him. That revenge is sweet. All sorts of angry banter. The boy sat quietly, looking down at his phone, earphones in,…

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A new direction

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 12:38am 0 Comments

During the last two years, I have truly enjoyed writing my This Week in Conflict reports, but alas, the time has come for me to take an extended, and perhaps permanent, break from it.

My goal for the reports was to learn more about what was going on in some of the more obscure conflicts on our planet and try to share that news in the most concise way. The real challenge I found was trying to get at the reality of the situation via news reports, to verify the content. One thing I found…

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This Week in the World in Conflict... March 12th-19th, 2012.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

  • A new Oxford University study has found that a beta-blocker drug may possibly reduce “subconscious” racism. The drug is thought to work by clocking activation of the peripheral autonomic nervous system and in areas of the brain involved with formulating emotional responses, including fear.
  • The Transitional Justice Institute…
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