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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Dialog among Civilizations: Whytalksfail? Part-1
24 Mar 2007
This analysis explores why dialogs among civilizations continually fail to produce results by showcasing one short dialog as an illustrative example. The showcased dialog is meant to illustrate the depth of passion, preconceptions, and self-interests that often formulate opposing view points such that if ever they come together for a discussion, they fail to communicate despite all the rationality and compassion they can muster in the best of cases, friends. The Preamble is informally structured into three seamless sections. First section is the narrative that highlights vast disparity in views, emotional affiliations, and cultural attachments, as exemplary of any deeply contentious and dichotomous problem space that is insoluble and irresolute under current best practices among nations and peoples. The second section is the analysis that points towards a rational approach that can potentially make this problem tractable and make contentious dialogs among civilizations actually work despite jealously coddled self-interests. It further examines a snippet from a dialog between former American President Jimmy Carter and his detractors on his own new book "Palestine, Peace not Apartheid" to extend the analysis. The third section develops the rational solution space by proposing a strangely commonsensical algorithm that has hitherto been ignored by nations and statesmen alike, like the proverbial trumpeting elephant in the bridal suite. It further makes suggestions on how to globally deploy this algorithm to validate its premise. The Preamble is followed by a short illustrative dialog in the form of letters and replies to demonstrate how dialogs fail. The illustrative sequence showcasing where it succeeds is left for Part-2. Hopefully that will happen - by employing the commonsensical algorithm developed here - before another civilization is made to hit the dust at the hands of hectoring hegemons!
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Commentary :: International
Navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Government
23 Mar 2007
duo.JPGVHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Continuing our cyber crusade, navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Government, President Hugo Chavez and its brave people in the mainstream media, and to show readers the other side of the coin, allowing them to achieve some balance in the information they receive and to arrive at their own conclusions, we find yet another oft-reiterated topic concerning the land of Simon Bolivar, Luis Aparicio and Jacinto Convit (the Venezuelan physician who discovered a vaccine for leprosy).
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Commentary :: Human Rights
A Review of John Ross' Zapatistas
23 Mar 2007
Review of Zapatistas' struggle for autonomy and freedom.
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News :: Media
The Lord's Press Release 3/16
23 Mar 2007
How many Bush Nazis you got? Are you missing any? I bet you didn't miss them a bit! "Walk right in. Sit right down. Baby let your hair hang down. Everybody's talking about a new way of walking. Do you want to lose your mind?" The March 16th edition makes clear that there is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed. 9/11 is exposed! Heed my words and I will tell you great and hidden things you do not know. Bush Daddy says that the English made the Potato Famine happen. Lets catch the culprit soon. Then Bush Daddy said that the English Jews did it. So I reminded him that his Walker forefather was an English Jew. I've given them 72 hours to solve this. Do you think they are balking? I think their time is up 2/15/07. As for Ireland, I want to know what kind of people live there today. Was the Potato Famine a plot to uproot and supplant a population?
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News :: Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Philippines: On PERC Corruption Survey
23 Mar 2007
re-elect_Akbayan.jpgGloria Macapagal Arroyo reaping the fruits of her folly
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 3/23/07 ¡Listen Globally!
22 Mar 2007
Modified: 07:03:54 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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News :: War and Militarism
Democrats Give Bush Permission to Attack Iran
22 Mar 2007
The AIPAC Girl
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
Major Mobilization for Farmworker Justice - Three weeks to go!
22 Mar 2007
In just a few short weeks, farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their allies will travel from Immokalee, FL – home of one of the largest farmworker communities in the country – to Chicago, IL, home of the world’s largest restaurant chain, McDonald’s. The "2007 Truth Tour: Behind the Golden Arches” will culminate in two national days of action on April 13th and 14th in the Chicago area marking a new phase in the Campaign for Fair Food. Now is the time to finalize plans to join us for these historic actions!
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Commentary :: International
I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela”
22 Mar 2007
TRIO 2.JPGVHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.
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News :: Politics : War and Militarism
Alberto Gonzales – A Civil Rights Violator
22 Mar 2007
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Bush Justice Departments subjugation of an entire state population to civil rights violations reminiscent of 1930s Germany.
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