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North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for October 23, 2014

Posted by Kevin Stahler on October 23, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Weekly Roundup

Oct 23  –  A Sino-Russian Rivalry over North Korea?

Oct 21  –  The Release of Jeffrey Fowle

Oct 21  –  Human Rights Update…


#Cyberpeacefare #Action #Obligation

Posted by Al LeBlanc on October 23, 2014 at 10:14am 0 Comments

Action: the state or process of acting or doing; something done or accomplished; a deed; causation of change by the exertion of power or a natural process, the action of waves.......

Obligation: a social, legal, or moral requirement such as a duty, contract or promise that compels one to follow a particular course of action imposed by society, law or conscience....

(American Heritage Dictionary)

Seems to me we are all accountable for our actions, in-actions and obligations to one another "imposed by society, law or conscience".


When Elephants Fight: Why We Need More Sustainable Community Organizing

Posted by Diana Skelton on October 15, 2014 at 6:14am 0 Comments

“Why are you wasting time by reaching out to people who can’t be bothered to come to meetings, or who don’t dare open their mouths? You’re bottom-dragging.”

I was shocked when I heard the words “bottom-dragging,” a terribly insulting way to refer to efforts to connect people with one another. The questions, asked of us by the Industrial Areas Foundation about ATD Fourth World‘s work in Brooklyn, pinpoint one of our fundamental disagreements with them. Ever since Saul Alinsky founded the IAF in 1940, community organizing has become a tool for bottom-up change in neighborhoods around the world. But people living in the worst situations of poverty are often not part of the groups through which…


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Rights, Civic and Individual

Started by Xie Ming Mai. Last reply by Xie Ming Mai Aug 11. 6 Replies

There is a vague effort underway to assert that such rights exist and are universal.One may prepare such a list of rights, but try and rank them in order of priority!I am rather fatigued by those who pontificate and then do not make their list.Here…Continue

Partnering up to research online political activism in democratic policy-making process

Started by Zsuzsi Rabai. Last reply by John M Bunzl Jun 17. 1 Reply

Dear All, I am studying at the University of Amsterdam, finishing my masters in Political Science this June. I was wondering if anyone has studied online political activism in democratic policy-making process recently, and if so, would you be up for…Continue

Tags: European politics, online activism, online activists, activism, political science research




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