by Felicity Arbuthnot
26 April 2012
Image by unicefiran via Flickr
“Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They’ve got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone …” (Maya Angelou, 1928 – )
If destabilization, duplicity, insurgency and mass murder could surprise yet again, with blame of the victim adding to the “shock and awe”, after Libya, Syria would certainly be a case in point.
April 3, 2012
photo by Hakim
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ourjourneytosmile on Apr 3, 2012
Love or Enmity in Afghanistan? Are Pushtoons, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks and other ethnic groups in Afghanistan doomed by geopolitics to hate one another? Is non-violence an ‘obsolete’ concept for Afghans? Can economic self-reliance be built out of a globally dominant capitalism? Is genuine love possible in Afghanistan? Can the Afghan Peace Volunteers find peace in Afghanistan?
by Finian Cunningham
28 March 2012
No sooner had Kofi Annan, the special United Nations envoy to Syria, announced scoring “an important first step” towards implementing a peace plan in the war-torn country, the US and Western powers were scrambling to scupper the goalposts.
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton led Western efforts to undermine the peace bid by appearing to abandon recently agreed terms for a ceasefire that would have included all parties in Syria.