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, par WALKER Alice

Conjurer le silence (Rwanda, Congo, Israël-Palestine : une femme poète confrontée à « l’innommable »)

Editions Rue de l’échiquier, 2010, 96 pages, 12 euros

En 2006, à l’initiative de l’organisation féministe Women for Women International, Alice Walker se rend au Rwanda et au Congo pour rencontrer les rescapées du génocide rwandais. En 2009, le groupe pacifiste Code Pink l’invite à entreprendre un nouveau voyage en Palestine et en Israël. Dans ces régions (...)

, by Frontline

Sri Lanka: A year after

The political topography of Sri Lanka has changed beyond recognition since the military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the death of its leader, Velupillai Prabakaran, in May last year. Contrary to the apprehensions in several quarters, there are no apparent signs of a (...)

, by Foreign Policy in Focus

Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

Zimbabwe is currently the subject of sanctions designed to pressure Robert Mugabe and his colleagues to cease human rights abuses and remove other barriers to democratization in the country. Yet despite some recent positive developments — such as the appointment of independent commissions on (...)

, by International Crisis Group

Steps Towards Peace: Putting Kashmiris First

Even if India and Pakistan appear willing to allow more interaction across the Line of Control (LOC) that separates the parts of Kashmir they administer, any Kashmir-based dialogue will fail if they do not put its inhabitants first.
“Steps Towards Peace: Putting Kashmiris First”, the latest (...)

, by CHOMSKY Noam, Tomdispatch.com

A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t)

The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic (...)

, par Pambazuka , BOURGI Albert

Accords de défense et interventionnisme français en Afrique

Albert Bourgi

Pour bien comprendre la portée politique du débat qui s’est instauré autour de la révision des accords de défense signés au moment des indépendances, en 1960, entre les nouveaux États africains et l’ancienne puissance coloniale, et parfois révisés légèrement, comme avec le Sénégal en 1974, il est (...)

, by The Hindu

Burning baskets of shame

The Safai Karmchari Andolan, a grass roots movement by conservancy workers is working towards banishing the inhuman practice, with admirable success. This practice of ‘manual scavenging’ is the worst surviving symbol of caste untouchability in India. It drives people into this degrading daily (...)

, par AISF

Israël doit mettre fin au harcèlement infligé à un défenseur des droits humains

Amnesty International demande aux autorités israéliennes de mettre fin au harcèlement infligé à un défenseur des droits humains dont la détention qui dure depuis une semaine a été prolongée ce mercredi 12 mai 2010.
Ameer Makhoul, citoyen palestinien d’Israël, a été arrêté lors d’une descente effectuée à (...)

, por BOFF Leonardo

A saudade do servo na velha diplomacia brasileira

Portal do Meio Ambiente

O filósofo F. Hegel em sua Fenomenologia do Espírito analisou detalhadamente a dialética do senhor e do servo. O senhor se torna tanto mais senhor quanto mais o servo internaliza em si o senhor, o que aprofunda ainda mais seu estado de servo. A mesma dialética identificou Paulo Freire na relação (...)

, by Tehelka

Why The Valley Blooms

A lifetime of death and loss is driving thousands of young Kashmiris to drug abuse. Across Kashmir, tens of thousands of young men and women who have failed to cope with the cumulative effects of trauma in their daily lives are escaping to drug abuse and alcoholism. Parvaiz Bukhari reports on a (...)

, por HRW

Israel: Investigar la destrucción ilícita en la guerra de Gaza

Israel debería investigar la destrucción ilícita de propiedades civiles durante las hostilidades de 2009 en Gaza y levantar el bloqueo que obstaculiza los esfuerzos de los residentes por reconstruir sus viviendas, dijo Human Rights Watch en un informe publicado hoy.
El informe de 116 páginas, "’I (...)

, por Carta Maior

Lula, Irã, a fome e a paz

Beto Almeida

No curto espaço de uma semana, o Brasil viu-se como protagonista em duas questões centrais para a humanidade. Primeiramente quando Lula é condecorado pela ONU com a medalha pelos esforços no combate à fome, fato que a mídia comercial escondeu, para espanto geral. Segundo porque neste final de semana (...)

, by In These Times

"Why Do They Want to Do Us Harm?"

Helen Thomas, a veteran reporter, asked the question at a White House press conference on al-Qaeda and terrorism. US administration officials stonewalled. “In these times” asked several contributors with various profiles, including Noam Chomsky and Gaytari Chakravorty Spivak, to provide some (...)

Colombia: Escenarios posibles de guerra o paz

Universidad Nacional de Colombia , 2010, 335 páginas.

Entre las posibilidades que se plantean y que son mencionadas por los autores del libro, se encuentran: la derrota militar de alguno de los actores enfrentados o la solución política negociada. Aunque el fortalecimiento y modernización de las Fuerzas Armadas y la implementación de la Política de (...)

Bridging Partition: People’s Initiatives for Peace between India and Pakistan

Smitu Kothari and Zia Mian with Kamla Bhasin, A H Nayyar and Mohammad Tahseen (eds.), Orient Blackswan

Over the past three decades, in the shadow of hostile nationalisms fuelled by radical Islamic and Hindu politics, military crises, a runaway arms race, nuclear weapons and war, an amazing set of civil society initiatives has been taking root in India and Pakistan. A citizens’ diplomacy movement (...)

, par IPS

Les blessés de guerre laissés pour compte sont furieux

par Taylor Toeka Kakala

L’accord d’Ihusi signé en mars 2009 entre le gouvernement congolais et les groupes armés du Kivu, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), prévoit la prise en charge des miliciens invalides. Cet accord exclut les militaires loyalistes blessés de guerre, qui trouvent cette mesure injuste (...)

, by Tehelka

Building Stone Scarecrows

Nonviolent rights activits in Gujarat are being branded maoists and jailed, reports Parvaiz Bukhari. Dangs is the smallest and perhaps the most scenic Adivasi district of Gujarat. As you soak in the beauty and breathe the fresh air, Ashish Pawar, a young Adivasi activist acting as a guide, (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Nigeria and the politics of massacre

In Nigeria, patterns of “religious” massacre are many decades old, but it is wrong to see this as simple “sectarianism”. A poor society facing modernisation at the hands of corrupt elites is vulnerable to the use of violence as a means of asserting economic and political power and the mobilisation (...)