Rene Wadlow

Battle for Fallujah: Protests Needed against Violations of Humanitarian Law

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 12 June 2016 – In simultaneous, if not necessarily coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daech in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq.  ISIS had abolished in practice the frontier between Iraq and Syria, which had been created in 1916 by the agreement of Sir Mark Sykes for the UK and Francois Georges−Picot for France. Particular attention must be paid to the current battle for

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Rabindranath Tagore: The Call of the Real

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The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.  It is the same life that

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International Day of Women:The Goddess of March

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International Day of Women:The Goddess of March
by Rene Wadlow

Be ever watchful, wanderer, for the eyes that gaze into yours at the bend of the road may be those of the goddess herself.  Oracle at Delphi

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Healing the Person and the State

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Healing the Person and the State
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Elimination of Violence against women

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25 November is the UN-proclaimed International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women is a year-round occurrence and continues to an alarming degree. Violence against women is an attack upon their bodily integrity and their dignity. We need to place an emphasis on the universality of violence against women, the multiplicity of its forms and the ways in which violence, discrimination against women, and the broader system of domination based on subordination and inequality are inter-related.

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Woman as Peacemakers: A 31 October Anniversary

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Woman as Peacemakers: A 31 October Anniversary

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Peace-building: A Focus for UN Day

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Peace-building: A Focus for UN Day
by Rene Wadlow

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Nobel Peace Prize highlights conflict-resolution role of NGOs

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Nobel Peace Prize highlights conflict-resolution role of NGOs

By Rene Wadlow

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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction

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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction
on: October 05, 2015In: ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, OPINION, POLITICSNo Comments

By Rene Wadlow

On 4 October, 2015 Maamun Abdulkarim, the Syrian Director General of Antiquities and Museums, confirmed that the 2000 year old Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra had been blown up by ISIS forces which control the city and the surrounding area. He said “ It is now wanton destruction; their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.”

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Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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UN-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to the international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous."

K. Subrahmanyam. Nuclear Proliferation and International Security.

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