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January 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Peace and Society: From Tunisia to Egypt, and now Yemen

When protests erupted in the streets of Tunisia, some speculated that it would create a domino effect around North Africa and the Middle East. Just weeks later, mass protest movements have been seen in Egypt, and these have now spread to Yemen, where President Ali Abdullah Saleh has held office for 32 years. All the protests have had similarities, including rising anti-incumbent sentiment and anger over rising inequality and the view of rising nepotism within government. The latest protests…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 28, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

The State of the Union: How do Obama's comments relate to global peacefulness?

This week, US President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address, delivering both his outlook on America’s current state and his plan for the rest of his term. Throughout the speech, Obama mentioned a number of countries, both as friends to and competitors of the United States. But while they may be economically competitive, how peaceful are they?

 

Here’s a breakdown of some of the…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 28, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

4 Ways to Measure Your Standard of Living

Recently on the Matador Network, an article was posted about four different ways to measure standard of living. We think that the Global Peace Index can be added to this list as an effective measure of standard of living – the levels of peace where you live contribute to your overall standard of living.

But what do you think about this? Have a look below.

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When I sat down to write an article on the countries with…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

PEACE WALK

Currently on the 13 moon walk 4 peace and we r nearing austin tx, going into r 4th month on the road.

we r working to spread love, build bridges of understanding, compassion and harmony, give voice to the voiceless and visibility to the invisible.

www.13moonwalk4peace.com is r website. please check it out, spread the word and be in touch.

 

bless up-jah love

Added by art brown on January 17, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

I pledge to stop supporting those who incite violence

Here is a stirring message about the growing malignancy in the soul of our country, a disease that was brought to our attention (once again) by the recent horrific killings in Tucson.   The message is followed by a Peace Pledge that I hope all who read this note will seriously consider adopting as their personal response to this most recent tragedy.  We are not helpless.  We do not have to stand by in horror, wringing our hands.  We can commit to taking the action recommended in the pledge,…

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Added by Norma Fox on January 16, 2011 at 1:51am — No Comments

Hi All, I participated on last nights call.   So good to hear our work be expressed and the building of a stronger community.     For almost two years now I have had a  'support the Creation of the D…

Hi All, I participated on last nights call.   So good to hear our work be expressed and the building of a stronger community.

    For almost two years now I have had a  'support the Creation of the Dept. of Peace' sign on the front fence  facing the street.  Last year I took it to the MLK Day gathering and walk in Gainesville fl. That was a very satisfying, and challanging, action. Dr King was a peace advocate so it seemed very appropriate.  I am going again this year and challange…

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Added by Oebm Bendrah on January 12, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

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