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Saudi Arabia: Lost in the Sands of War

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A federal Ukraine?

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Added by Rene Wadlow on April 26, 2014 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Syria reconciliation proposal

 
 
Dear Colleague,
 
    The recent use of chemical weapons in Syria (by whatever faction - government or armed opposition) has increased tensions within Syria and its wider region.  There are real possibilities of an escalation of armed conflict unless creative steps for conflict resolution are taken both by governments and civil society as structured in Non-governmental…
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Added by Rene Wadlow on September 8, 2013 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Diplomatic Measures needed to reduce Korean tensions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Colleague,
 
    Given the tensions around the two Korean states, I am pleased to send you an Appeal that is being sent to the Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva and to others who may have an influence on the decisions made. Thus I would be pleased if you can send the Appeal on to those dealing with Northeast Asia…
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Added by Rene Wadlow on April 20, 2013 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Diplomatic initiatives to Reduce Korean Tensions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Colleague,
 
    Given the tensions around the two Korean states, I am pleased to send you an Appeal that is being sent to the Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva and to others who may have an influence on the decisions made. Thus I would be pleased if you can send the Appeal on to those dealing with Northeast Asia…
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Added by Rene Wadlow on April 20, 2013 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Syria negotiations

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Damascus and the Tariqa (The Way by Initiation)

 

by Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

“The…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on January 13, 2013 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Syria negotiations

 



 
 
 

Damascus and the Tariqa (The Way by Initiation)

 

by Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

“The Messiah will come when he is…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on January 9, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

A New Mali Federation?

 



 
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Added by Rene Wadlow on April 21, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice: The People’s Revolution is On the March

Rene Wadlow*

 

         The United Nations General Assembly, on the initiative of Nurbch Jeenbrev, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the U.N. in New York, has proclaimed 20 February as the “World Day of Social Justice” .The World Day of Social Justice gives us an opportunity to take stock of how we can work together at the local, national and global level on…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on February 19, 2012 at 7:29pm — No Comments

A New Awareness of Nature

A New Awareness of Nature

Rene Wadlow*

 

         Today there is growing agreement that all of humanity is undergoing a basic transformation of awareness, moving toward a different way of experiencing ourselves, our relation to history, to Nature, and to other people.  These processes of coming into a healthy relationship with the natural world and of renewing human culture are going on at the same time and are closely related…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on January 28, 2012 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Muslim Brotherhood for those following Egypt and Syria

Alison Pargeter

The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition

(London: Saqi Books, 2010, 248pp.)

 

         Although Pan-Islamic and Pan-Arab movements have not been ‘federalist’ in the sense that federalism is usually analysed, Pan-Islamic movements have been an effort to organize political community across State boundaries.  The division of the Arab world into a host of separate States has been condemned by some Pan-Arab thinkers while separate…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on January 27, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

16 Oct World Food Day

16 October—World Food Day —World Citizen Action

Rene Wadlow*

 

Since the hungry billion in the world community believe that we can all eat if we set our common house in order, they believe also that it is unjust that some men die because it is too much trouble to arrange for them to live.

            Stringfellow Barr Citizens of the World (1952)

 

            A central theme which…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on October 15, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Syria: Reform and Mediation

 





 

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Added by Rene Wadlow on July 4, 2011 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Palestinian Status at the UN

Palestinian Status at the UN: Breaking the Logjam

Rene Wadlow*

 

         There is a good deal of discussion in the halls of the UN, both in New York and Geneva, concerning a possible application of full membership in the UN by the Palestinian Authority.  The discussions reflect similar discussions within Foreign Ministries in the hope that there can be an agreed-upon program of action (or non-action) by September when the new…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on June 28, 2011 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

Appeal to end Kachin conflict in Burma

 





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Added by Rene Wadlow on June 23, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Create Space for Peace: Role of Peace Teams

Create Space for Peace

Rene Wadlow*

 

            “But what do you do in practice” was a question often asked of me when I started to represent Peace Brigades International (PBI) shortly after its creation in 1981 at the United Nations in Geneva.  Members of the founding PBI team were friends who had asked me to be “Representative in Europe” — much too vast a field, but I said that I would be the “eyes” and when necessary, the…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on March 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

8 March Women and Peace

March 8:International Day of Women: Women as Peacemakers

Rene Wadlow*



It is only when women start to organize in large numbers that we become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking and diligent in the struggle to live at once freely and unselfishly



March 8 is the International Day of Women and thus a time to analyse the specific role of women in bringing… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 5, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice: A Sense of Direction

Rene Wadlow*





On a proposal of the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstzan, the United Nations General Assembly has set 20 February as the World Day of Social Justice. It was observed for the first time in 2009, but is not widely known. As with other UN-designated “Days”, the World Day of Social Justice gives us an opportunity to take stock of how we can work together at the local, national and global level on policy and action to achieve… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on February 20, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

For International Year of Biodiversity,

World Citizens Propose Planting Trees of Life

Rene Wadlow*



Listen for whispers from the woods, and wisdom will come.



The United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 61/203; has proclaimed 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The resolution, marking the UN Convention on Biodiversity was passed prior to the holding of the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference which highlighted the interactions between… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on January 1, 2010 at 6:22pm — No Comments

16 Nov: World Food Security Summit

World Summit on Food Security: 16-18 November

Rene Wadlow*







Citizens of the World welcome the World Summit on Food Security of 16-18 November 2009 in Rome to address the root causes of the present food crisis and to work for the full implementation of the ‘Human Right to Food’. World citizens stress that there is a consensus that radical measures are needed to deal with the current world food crisis and that these measures will have to be taken in a wholistic way with… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on November 13, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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