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Fêtes de Genève

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Cette année du 4 au 13 août 2011 (et les pré-fêtes du 21 juillet au 12 août).

Avec près de 200 spectacles et concerts tous gratuits, le programme des Fêtes de Genève offre encore cette année au public un éventail artistique très varié. Tous les soirs, dès le 21 juillet, la scène des Clubs accueillera des groupes musicaux et des DJs. A partir du 4 août d’éblouissants ensembles musicaux se produiront chaque soir sur l’ensemble des quatre scènes des Fêtes de Genève. Du 4 au 14 août, au cœur du Jardin Anglais, le Village de l’Inde, pays hôte d’honneur des Fêtes de Genève, nous éblouira en exposant ses richesses, ses traditions, son artisanat, sa gastronomie. Chaque soir, la Scène des Clubs au Jardin Anglais proposera en lever de rideau des spectacles musicaux et dansants du folklore indien. (Programme /2011).

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Pratique; Organisation; Presse; Billetterie;
Adresse: Bureau des Fêtes de Genève, c/o Genève Tourisme et Congrès, Rue du Mont-Blanc 18, Case postale 1602, CH – 1211 Genève 1, Suisse;
Contact.

Accès et circulation /Horaire de fermeture des rues:  Continue Reading…

Nusantara Development Initiatives

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…  It is the concept of sustainability and rigorous research that distinguishes NDI from other community service projects. Unlike many one-off community service projects, NDI concentrates on the long-term sustainability of the area before moving on to the next phase. One of the key goals of NDI is to promote cooperation between the different nationalities working and studying in Singapore. Hence, NDI accepts participants from all nationalities and currently comprises members from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, PRC and India.
What is our Mission? Our mission is to research, develop, and implement long-term sustainable developmental projects that accurately and effectively improve the lives and livelihood of rural dwellers … (full text about).

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Projects: Light I, Light II; Gallery; Videos; Team; Get involved; Donate;
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Find on en.wikipedia: Nusantara Development Initiatives NDI is an independent committee that focuses on rural development projects in Indonesia. Continue Reading…

Sprungtuch – Anlaufstelle für Gewaltopfer

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“Sprungtuch” ist neu. Vor der Idee liegen ein zufällig missglückter Mordversuch mit Geiselnahme und Vergewaltigung und eine Lücke im sozialen Angebot für Opferbetreuung. Nicole Dill hat ihr Erlebnis im Buch “Leben! Wie ich ermordet wurde” geschildert … (ganzer Text Startseite 1/2).

Auftritte, Events; Ueber mich; Buch: Leben! – Wie ich ermordet wurde;
Adresse: Sprungtuch by Nicole Dill Hartmann, Blumenweg 8, Luzern 6003, Schweiz;
Kontakt.

Startseite 2/2: … Nach ihrem vielschichtigen Trauma hat sich Nicole Dill entschieden, ihre Erfahrungen mit der Bewältigung und Verarbeitung von Gewalt weiterzugeben.  Continue Reading…

Spiritualité 3G

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Je rêvais de trouver un site qui pourrait m’aider à:

  • Mieux comprendre l’Univers et le rôle spécial que chacun de nous est appelé à y jouer
  • Apprendre les techniques spirituelles qui marchent vraiment
  • Vivre de véritables expériences spirituelles et pas juste en parler ou en rêver…
  • Bénéficier d’un véritable parcours et suivi pédagogique, pas juste d’un catalogue dans lequel puiser (Inutile de dire que je ne cherchais pas de secte ni de gourou…)

Je n’ai jamais trouvé ce site … (à propos / Méditation 1/2).

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Méditation; Actualités; Programme; Forum; Reports, Articles; Nouveau? Expériences; Exercices; Guide; … etc.; Les 10 Piliers;
Contact.

A propos / Méditation 2/2: … Aujourd’hui, après je ne sais combien de temps et d’argent dépensés à la recherche d’un chemin spirituel expérimental authentique, je suis heureux de vous donner accès à Spiritualité3G …   Continue Reading…

Planetizen – Urban Planning, Design and Development Network

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Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more … (about 1/2).

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Op-Ed; Features; News; Newsletter; Blog; Forums; Standards, Accessibility;
Team; Correspondents; Consultants; Courses; Schools; Radar; FAQs; Jobs;
Address: Planetizen, c/o Urban Insight, 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Planetizen prides itself on covering a wide number of planning, design, and development issues, from transportation to global warming, architecture to infrastructure, housing and community development to historic preservation.   Continue Reading…

Above Top Secret ATS – deny ignorance

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  • AboveTopSecret.com is the Internet’s largest and most popular discussion board community dedicated to the intelligent exchange of ideas and debate on a wide range of “alternative topics” such as conspiracies, UFO’s, paranormal, secret societies, political scandals, new world order, terrorism, and dozens of related topics with a diverse mix of users from all over the world.
  • With 233,918 members generating 11,586,297 posts of substance (minimal contributions are not allowed) that cover 708,905 topics in 166 different discussion forums, you could say “the truth is in here” … (about ATS 1/2).

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Forums; Top; What’s; Recents; Newsletter; Create Account; ATS LIVE; StreetView; Comics; Videos;
Contact online.

About ATS 2/2: … And new content, new ideas, new speculation, and new theories are being generating at an astounding pace with 4,710 members creating 53,373 new posts during the past seven days. Continue Reading…

Freakonomics

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the hidden side of everything

It began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt for The New York Times Magazine. Dubner had been reluctant to take the assignment (he was in the middle of writing a book about the psychology of money). Levitt was reluctant to be shadowed by a journalist (but his mother loved the Times Magazine, so he gave in) … (about 1/2).

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Blog; Radio; Books; Movie; Lectures; FAQs;
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About 2/2: … The article came out, and led to an unexpected partnership. Levitt and Dubner wrote Freakonomics, a book about cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing Realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys. Continue Reading…

Global Urbanist GU

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news and analysis of cities around the world – Linked on our blogs with Urban farming more profitable than white-collar jobs for many Congolese.

Who we are /Staff, /Board: submit, contribute, write, post, list, enquire … (full text).

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Environment; Economy; Governance; Planning; International; Regions; Communities;
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About: Established in 2009, The Global Urbanist is a news portal reviewing urban affairs and urban management issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world.  Continue Reading…

Urban Age.net – worldwide investigation into the future of cities

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The Urban Age Programme, jointly organised with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, is an international investigation of the spatial and social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference, research initiative and publication. Since 2005, over ten conferences have been held in rapidly urbanising regions in Africa and Asia, as well as in mature urban regions in the Americas and Europe … (about 1/2).

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Who’s who /Network; Research; Conferences; Events; Publications; News; Award;
Left column: links to 11 cities; LSE-Cities;
Press /Contact.

About 2/2: … As an event, the Urban Age catalyses the exchange of information, experiences and data across a global network of cities. Continue Reading…

PoleStar Project

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The Polestar System is a software tool for integrated sustainability planning and long-range scenario analysis. Rather than a rigid model reflecting a particular approach to simulating socio-ecological systems, it offers a flexible and adaptable accounting framework for constructing a wide range of possible futures … (the Polestar System).

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Publications; Global Scenarios; See also: Global Scenario Group GSG; Great Transition Initiative; Tellus Institute;
Address: PoleStar Project, Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116, USA;
Contact.

Background: The PoleStar Project was conceived in 1991 by Prof. Gordon Goodman, Director of Stockholm Environment Institute, and Dr. Paul Raskin, President of Tellus Institute.  Continue Reading…

Stoned Crow.com – Backpacking Around Australia

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  • Claimed by white man in 1770, this great southern land, has a past that is as amazing as it is long. Being cut off from the rest of the world for so long it survived in it’s own unique way for millennia. How has it fared in the last 200 years?
  • The Island: Australia is a massive country and often dons the name “The Great Southern Land”. As a country, it consists of a huge flat, dry island (the largest in the world), one much smaller island to the south and literally hundreds of tiny islands sprinkled along it’s vast 10,000km plus coastline … (History of Australia 1/2).

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Backpacker Tools; Accomodation; Employment; Entertainment; Traveling; News, Sport; FAQs; Cool Links;
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History of Australia 2/2: … This enormous sunburnt land stretches from just above the 45th parallel all the way up to the 10th parallel making it almost 3,000km tall. It also stretches a massive 3,500km from east to west.   Continue Reading…

Archives hub

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  • The Archives Hub is a Mimas service, funded by JISC and based at The University of Manchester. Systems development work is undertaken at the University of Liverpool. © Copyright 2000-2010. Notices and disclaimers.
  • The Archives Hub provides a gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives. Representing over 180 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research … (about 1/2).

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Presentations; Training Modules; Archivists; Researchers; System; Hub fo research; Materials; Features; FAQs; Contributors; Meet the team;
Address: Archives Hub, Mimas, Mezzanine-Ground, Devonshire House, University Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9QH, UK;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Use the Hub to instantly scan the archival landscape and bring together diverse sources held in repositories across the country. Continue Reading…

NHS Future Forum

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It seems there exist no separate website for the NHS Future Forum, but it is named and discussed on many other sites, as:

  • on Government’s Department of Health DH: About the NHS Future Forum: The NHS Future Forum is a group of clinicians, patient representatives voluntary sector representatives and others from the health field, including frontline staff, that will oversee the NHS listening exercise.  It will drive the process of engagement with staff, patients and communities over the coming weeks. The group will be chaired by Professor Steve Field, immediate past Chairman at the Royal College of GPs.
  • The Forum’s first task will be to report to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health on what they have heard on the following four themes: … (full text about NHS Future Forum).

Just now one can find on wikipedia: NHS Future Forum; Health and Social Care Bill 2011 = redirected from NHS reforms; wikipedia’s search results.

Download: Patient Involvement and Public Accountability, 27 pdf-pages, on GPonline, 13 June 2011.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges responds to Future Forum report, by HSJ News Desk, 13 JUNE, 2011.
Gov. to unveil NHS bill changes, on channel 4 news, June 14, 2011.
Ten things you need to know today

NHS Future Forum on Google News-search /how the plans have changed (on The Telegraph, June 14, 2011):  Continue Reading…

Connaitre ses droits – savoir se défendre sans avocat

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Aide et conseils juridiques gratuits – Notre devoir: vous aider

  • Les violences conjugales, entre époux ou concubins, sont sévèrement punies par la loi et entraînent des peines selon leur gravité. Le Code pénal prévoit même que le fait d’être conjoint ou concubin de la victime est une circonstance aggravante pour l’auteur de ces violences! Comment les violences conjugales sont-elles réprimées?
  • En droit pénal: En droit pénal les violences conjugales sont réprimées selon leur gravité (voir texte entier FICHES JURIDIQUES ET PRATIQUES / Exemple un – Les violences conjugales).

Accueil; Plan du Site;
Dossiers Chocs; Reportage; Forum; Sondages; News; A retenir; Lettres Types; Inscriptions;
Adresse: Connaitre ses Droits, 1684 rue du fief, SAILLY SUR LA LYS, Nord-Pas de Calais, FRANCE;
Contact.

FICHES JURIDIQUES ET PRATIQUES / Exemple deux – Le Surendettement: Vous êtes en situation de surendettement si vous ne pouvez manifestement pas faire face à l’ensemble de vos dettes autres que professionnelles.  Continue Reading…

Great Transition Initiative GTI

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We are a global network elaborating visions and pathways for a future of enriched lives, human solidarity and a healthy planet. Even as environmental and social crises threaten the future of humanity and the earth, we believe a Great Transition is still possible if citizens around the world awaken and respond … (about 1/2).
on en.wikipedia.

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Activities; What you can do; Concepts; Resources; Participants; Donate;
Address: GTI Coordinating Unit, Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3411, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2 … COORDINATING UNIT: Coordination of GTI is hosted by the Tellus Institute.  Continue Reading…

Homeless Shelter Directory

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  • Currently 2932 Homeless Shelters listed – This homeless resources was created for people who want to find and donate food and/or supplies to their local shelter. Volunteer Opportunities are also needed at most shelters. I have listed contact information for volunteering at these shelters.
  • Due to the current foreclosure rate and US recession, many shelters have waiting lists. Please call before going to the shelter. I would like to point out another helpful website for women’s shelters, it is called: WomenShelters.org. I am also looking for shelters in Puerto Rico, (Puerto Rico Homeless Shelters). Please let me know if you know of any. (Homepage – inkl. links to all US-regionals, and inkl. latest shelters added to our list).

Soup Kitchens; Get verified /Update your shelter; Widgets; Freebies; News; Rent Assistance USA (59214 members); Support Us;
Contact
(and Donations & Volunteering).

About: I started the Homeless Shelter Directory as listing of Homeless Shelters. Continue Reading…

Cultivating Emotional Balance

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Santa Barbara Institute SBI for Consciousness Studies successfully held the first five-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teachers’ Training (CEBTT) in June 26 – July 31, 2011, 2010 in(CEBTT) in Phuket, Thailand, taught by Dr. Paul Ekman and Dr. B. Alan Wallace. Since that time, members of this group have themselves led a number of CEB trainings in Asia, Europe and the Americas, with many more planned for the future … (Teacher Training /CEBTT 1/2).

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Scientific Team; Pilot Study; Clinical Trial; Advisories; SBI; FAQs; Links; Further … ;
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Teacher Training /CEBTT 2/2: … Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate allowing them to teach CEB. Continue Reading…

Dundori Orphans Project

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  • The Dundori Orphans Project is the primary focus of Education Supplements International (see on Idealist.org). The Christ-centered humanitarian organization serves the orphaned and widowed in developing nations, particularly those who have been directly or indirectly affected by the AIDS pandemic.
  • We believe that our work will have the greatest impact with a holistic approach. We commit ourselves to serve and build relationships with a group of orphans in the Dundori region of Kenya. In the future, we hope to expand successful feeding programs to meet the needs of more orphans, provide educational opportunities in the community and foster spiritual growth that delivers hope for the future. We always will serve people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender. (Who we are /Mission /History / Who we serve /Contact).

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Progress and Gallery; on facebook;
Address: Scott Moir, 2005 Atchison Avenue, Lawrence, KS, 66047, USA;
Contact (click on who we are).

How to help /sponsor a child – donate: At the Dundori Orphans Project we have established a personal relationship with each child who benefits from our programs.  Continue Reading…

Mindfulness – page maintained by Christopher Walsh

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  • The concept mindfulness on en.wikipedia: about mindfulness in Buddhism.
  • For information on the use of mindfulness in Western psychology, see Mindfulness (psychology).
  • For other uses, see Mindfulness /disambiguation.
  • … This site is designed to assist people who are interested in the integration of psychotherapy and medical therapies, for their own well being , for the purpose of enhancing the therapeutic relationship or to improve the quality of clinical interventions.
  • Taking advantage of the recent acceptance of mindfulness meditation by cognitive therapists, Chris presented this paper to the 28th National Conference for the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy in April 2005. (Homepage ).

Articles; Books; News; Links;
Address: Dr Christopher Walsh, Specialist Suite 6, Bromham Place, 130 Church St, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia;
Contact: email, Ph: +61 (0)3 9487 4647, Fax: +61 (0)3 9487 4646

MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTIONS /Introduction: Mindfulness is the act of deliberately paying attention in a particular way.  Continue Reading…

War Is A Crime.org

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formerly AfterDowningStreet

  • In May 2010 we renamed AfterDowningStreet.org (into) WarIsACrime.org.
  • “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” UN Charter
  • “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” US Constitution.
  • AfterDowningStreet.org is a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations and to hold accountable those responsible. We have speakers available … (about 1/2).

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War$; Topics; Take Action; Upcoming Events; Bloggers; Images; Donate;
Find regarding After Downing Street: Videos, on en.wikipedia;
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About 2/2 … /BACKGROUND: … //  Continue Reading…

Project on Defense Alternatives PDA

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a project of the Commonwealth Institute – Linked on our blogs with The Commonwealth Institute TCI.

  • Since its inception in 1991, the Project on Defense Alternatives has sought to adapt security policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era. Toward this end it promotes consideration of the broadest range of defense options.
  • Central to its mission is the development of “transitional security policy,” which would serve to create conditions favorable to the advent of regional and global cooperative security regimes … (about Mission Statement 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Current Programs; Left and right columns: Publications, Library, Reviews, Archives, Affiliations, Updates, Bulletin, Compilations; What’s New; PDA in the News; Links;
Address: The Project on Defense Alternatives, The Commonwealth Institute, P.O.Box 398105, Inman Square Post Office, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA;
Contact: c/o the Commonwealth Institute.

About Mission Statement 2/2: … In the Project’s perspective a transitional security policy would:  Continue Reading…

ThinkQuest – think together

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Linked on our blogs with ORACLE Education Foundation OEF.

  • … What is ThinkQuest is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills. It includes: …
  • … The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) provides ThinkQuest as a free service to K-12 schools globally. No advertising or spam is allowed … (full text What is ThinkQuest).

english Homepage;
Get started; Safety Rules; How to Use Help; FAQs; Projects; Competition; Library;
Contact online.

More about ThinkQuest on wikipedia, as Oracle Thinkquest: Oracle ThinkQuest is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills.  Continue Reading…

New Mexico Media Literacy Project NMMLP

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Excellent materials on critical media literacy teaching

Media Literacy Project was founded by Deirdre Downs and Hugh Downs in 1993. That same year, Albuquerque Academy agreed to house the project and we have remained here ever since.  Media Literacy Project is a nationally recognized leader in media literacy resources and education. Since 1993, Media Literacy Project has delivered dynamic multimedia presentations at conferences, workshops, and classrooms across the country. Our media literacy curricula and action guides are used in countless schools and communities and our training programs have inspired thousands of people to think critically and take action … (about MLP 1/2).

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What we do; Resources; Learn; News; Get involved; Staff; Partners; Funders; Clients;
Address: Media Literacy Project, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque NM 87109, USA;
Contact.

About MLP 2/2: … Our mission is to advance education and advocacy for media justice. Our vision is a world where all people and communities have affordable access to utilize any and all media tools to ensure their self-determination and a healthy media landscape.  Continue Reading…

New Tactics in Human Rights Project

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Empowering social change advocates with knowledge, innovation and community – also in french and spanish – Linked on our blogs with Center for Victims of Torture.

Despite an increasingly global and connected network of human rights organizations, strategic and tactical isolation remains a constant challenge to activists across the world.  Confronted with local challenges, groups often resort to “reinventing the wheel” or deploying known tactics that, while familiar, may not offer the best possible solutions.  The creative innovations of one group often remain invisible to others, and these actions therefore fail to enter the collective tool kit of global advocacy … (about 1/2).

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Resources, Tools; Community; Tactics; Join Dialogue; Join us; News; FAQs;
Address: New Tactics in Human Rights Project, c/o Center for Victims of Torture, 717 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Since 1999, the New Tactics in Human Rights Project has worked to provide resources to human rights advocates that offer innovative tactical solutions for confronting specific local challenges.  Continue Reading…

TomDispatch.com

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a project of The Nation Institute, and a regular antidote to the mainstream media – Linked on our blogs with Nation Institute, and with Investigative Fund.

Tom Engelhardt launched Tomdispatch in November 2001 as an e-mail publication offering commentary and collected articles from the world press. In December 2002, it gained its name, became a project of The Nation Institute, and went online as “a regular antidote to the mainstream media” … (about 1/2).

Homepage / Blog;
Right Column: subscribe, support us, news from Nationbooks, recent posts, follow us, where to find books, podcast, archive, external links;
Nation Books; Donate;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The site now features Tom Engelhardt’s regular commentaries and the original work of authors ranging from Rebecca Solnit, Bill McKibben, and Mike Davis to Chalmers Johnson, Michael Klare, Adam Hochschild, Robert Lipsyte, and Elizabeth de la Vega. Nick Turse, who also writes for the site, is associate editor and research director. Continue Reading…

Investigative Fund

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a project of  The Nation Institute - Linked on our blogs with The Nation Institute, and with TomDispatch.com.

Mission: The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute is dedicated to improving the scope and overall quality of investigative reporting in the independent press and beyond. The Investigative Fund incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact, particularly on issues that may be bypassed by the mainstream media … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Resources; Investigations; How to apply; Reporters; Editors; Blog; Acknowledgments; Donate;
Address: The Investigative Fund, c/o The Nation Institute, 116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The Investigative Fund does this by providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support, and grants to cover the research costs associated with investigative journalism.   Continue Reading…

UK Uncut

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There is no alternative: We are told that the only way to reduce the deficit is to cut to public services. This is certainly not the case. There are alternatives, but the government chooses to ignore them, highlighting the fact that the cuts are based on ideology, not necessity:

  • One alternative is to clamp down on tax dodging by corporations and the rich, estimated to cost the state £95bn a year;
  • Another is to make the banks pay for a crisis they created: last year they paid out over £7bn in bonuses and just four banks made £24bn in profit;
  • The tax avoided and evaded in a single year could pay for the £81bn, four-year cuts programme … (full text about 1/2 /The Cuts).

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Actions; Targets; FAQs; Newsletter; Press; Blog; Gallery;
Contact.

About 2/2 /UK Uncut: On October 27th 2010, just one week after George Osborne announced the deepest cuts to public services since the 1920s,
around 70 people ran along Oxford Street, entered Vodafone’s flagship store and sat down. We had shut down tax-dodging Vodafone’s flagship store. Continue Reading…

Peace Research and Education Trust PRET

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  • The project reclaims the lost voices of the young men, many of whom languished in prison, often in solitary confinement;
  • young men who risked loss of family support, and social ostracism. Some in World War One, despite being condemned to death, refused to put on a uniform or pick up a gun.
  • Our aim is also to promote a better understanding of war and the arguments against it through the eyes and activities of its radical opponents … (full text Support the CO project).

Every Page has the same URL. Click on internal links to reach: Homepage, downloads, co-project leaflet: current, recent, archives, support

Address: Peace Research and Education Trust, 1 Peace Passage, London, N7 0BT, UK;
Contact: +44 020 7424 9444, fax +44 020 7482 6390, email.

Projects – Building Peace: To build peace, we need to understand the conditions for its growth, and develop the skills to overcome obstacles without recourse to self-perpetuating violence.  Continue Reading…

Lightstalkers.org

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We live and work in uncharted, unstable territory, navigating the grey areas of geography and technology. We travel in countries that are still in development or recently destroyed, using gear just barely out of R&D. Lightstalkers helps us to help each other—it’s how we pool our knowledge and experience … (right column of Homepage and internal links).

Resources; Assignements; Publications; Directory; Groups; Galleries; Calendars; Partners; Sponsorship; Donations;
sign in; Contact.

Manifesto: Lightstalkers is a network of unconventional travelers. The core of our membership is made up of photographers, but we count journalists, aid workers, military and security professionals, and information techs among our community as well.  Continue Reading…

citizens UK

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(former website: The Citizen Organising Foundation).

  • Citizens UK is the home of community organising in Britain.
  • We are the biggest community alliance in Britiain, bringing together more than 160 faith congregations, schools, universities, trade unions, and community groups with a quarter of a million citizens in our network. We work to end poverty, improve housing and make London safer.
  • See the video showcasing our work (5.15 min) … (about 1/2).

Homepage and e-mail updates;
Campaigns; Chapters; News; Blog; Events;
Address: Citizens UK, Head Office, 112 Cavell Street, London, E1 2JA, UK;
Contact: +44 (0) 20 7043 9881, e-mail.

Training: … Regular training takes place locally to support and strengthen civil society institutions and to identify and develop new leaders.  Continue Reading…

Strangers into Citizens

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call for a pathway to legal status for long-term migrants

Strangers into Citizens is a campaign led by the Citizen Organising Foundation (COF), the umbrella organisation for London Citizens.
London Citizens jumped onto the political scene by securing the Living Wage campaign in London. During the campaign, the organisers saw firsthand how irregular migrants were at the lower end of the labour market chain and were subject to discriminatory practices. We also began to hear stories of suffering and despair from those who had sought sanctuary in the UK and were in limbo, unable to return home but with no prospects of improvement for their lives in the UK … (full text about).

Homepage;
Being irregular; Policy; Videos;
Contact / Media.

Why regularisation? Ten reasons why the Strangers into Citizens proposal is right:   Continue Reading…

Middle Web

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exploring middle school reform

MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades … (Who we are 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Resources; Hot Links; Discussion; Newsletter; Diaries, Blogs; Chat;
Partners: Education World, Southern Regional Education Board SREB, Public Education Network, National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform;
Contact.

Who we are 2/2: … MiddleWeb was established in 1996 with grant support from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Program for Student Achievement which focused its grantmaking on middle school improvement. Continue Reading…

Quitpaxil.org – paroxetine withdrawal help since 1999

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Quitpaxil is a one-man show, run out of a study somewhere in Halifax. However, over the years, this site has had help from all over the world. These pages would not be the same without the time and money spent by many others. There are a variety of ways in which you can help. Some are more obvious then others:

  • 1. Get the Quitpaxil book and ‘pay what you can’. Any money earned through sales will allow me to take time-off from web design and spend time answering letters and doing further research.
  • 2. – 6.: … (full text Help).

Homepage / News;
Symptoms; Stories; Success; Advice; Blog; Media; Resources /Links; Q.A./FAQs;
Address: Frank W. Streicher, 2-5562 Bloomfield St., Halifax, NS, B3K 1S9, CANADA;
Contact.

About this Site: After a five month stint on Paxil, I decided that I has served my time as a eunuch and started to wean off the drug in the Spring of 1999.  Continue Reading…

Just answer

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ask questions, get answers

  • Our Mission Is To Help People by providing the #1 online platform for people to access verified Experts — quickly, conveniently and affordably. By doing so, we believe that we can improve the world.
  • Our Values: … (full text Mission, Values).

Homepage;
Promise; How it works; News; Become an Expert; Careers; About JustAnswer; Affiliates; Help; FAQs;
Contact.

Re-Homepage (scroll down): Here on JustAnswer, you will find Experts with customized answers to all kinds of important questions. With thousands of verified Experts in over 150 categories, the answers to your questions are just a few clicks away.  Continue Reading…

Coalition of Essential Schools CES

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transforming public education – a project of Great Schools Partnership – Linked on our blogs with Great Schools Partnership.

We envision an educational system that equips all students with the intellectual, emotional, and social habits and skills to become powerful and informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society. Acknowledging that no two schools are or should be alike, we envision schools that necessarily differ from each other in size, scope, and programmatic emphasis while that sharing common principles, practices, and the hallmarks of powerful learning communities within and among each other … (full text Vision).

Homepage;
What; Who; How; Principles; Benchmarks; Results; Network; Message; News; Events; Join; Donate;
Address: Coalition of Essential Schools, c/o Great Schools Partnership, attention: Darlene Hart, 482 Congress Street, Suite 500, Portland, ME 04101, USA;
Contact online.

About: The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential.   Continue Reading…

US Debt Clock.org

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US Debt Clock.org is not associated with any Government Agencies, or funded by or affiliated with any politically active party, organization or lobbying group.

Homepage, plus: all clocks running, and scrolled down: links to Sources and Share;
Mortage Loan Calculator; Energy Output; Gold, Precious Metals; Auto Sales;
Contact.

About: The purpose of US Debt Clock.org is to inform the public of the financial condition of the United States of America.  Continue Reading…

Ask ERIC

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the educator’s Reference Desk – the largest collection of education materials available online, created by the Information Institute of Syracuse – Linked today on our blogs with Education Resources Information Center ERIC, and with National Education Association NEA.

Welcome: The Educator’s Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator’s Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. (Homepage /Resource Guides).

Sitemap;
TOPICS A-Z; Lessons Plans; Question Archives;
Contact: c/o Information Institute of Syracuse.

Search GEM/ERIC: Looking for more educational resources? The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) provides quick and easy access to over 40,000 educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites. Continue Reading…

Online Courses.net.

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Free Online Courses from Top Universities – Start Your Online Education Today

At OnlineCourses.net, we’re convinced that the internet is enabling lifelong learning in ways that would have been inconceivable a generation ago. Our goal is to excite your intellectual curiosity and create a forum that helps users benefit from the wide range of online education opportunities … (about 1/2).

Homepage
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Resources (educationals, free online courses);
Contact online.

About 2/2: … We have some great articles to get you started on your education journey. Continue Reading…

PsychRights, Law Project for Psychiatric Rights

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The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) was incorporated as an Alaska non-profit on November 6, 2002, to undertake a coordinated, strategic, legal effort seeking to end the abuses against people diagnosed with mental illness through individual legal representation … (about 1/2).

This website has the same URLs for every page. Find internal links for: Homepage, Force of Law, Scientific Research by Topic, Everyday Horrors, USA/International, Media, More Info, Articles/News, Audio/Video, In Memoriam;

Address: PsychRights, Law Project For Psychiatric Rights, 406 G Street, Suite 206, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA;
Contact: (USA) (907) 274-7686, (fax) 274-9493, e-mail.

About 2/2: These abuses are describe in Psychiatry: Force of Law. PsychRights is especially focused on unwarranted court ordered psychiatric drugging requiring people diagnosed with mental illness to submit or be forcibly subjected to brain damaging psychiatric drugs  (& electroshock).  The strategic campaign is described in some detail in How the Legal System Can Help Create a Recovery Culture in Mental Health Systems, which also discusses the necessity of educating the public about the truth and creating alternatives to the all drug, all the time mental illness system.

Links to Board / Documents / Reports.

Tom’s place

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for those who seek Peace and Justice

  • Every War has its heroes, those who take risks to protect the values we cherish; this war is no different.
  • We honor those soldiers who risked loss of liberty, economic deprivation, and social ostracism.  Each of these men and women of the military have at some point refused orders in this immoral, illegal, unjustified war the United States is currently waging in Iraq, or the occupation in Afghanistan.  They obeyed their conscience over illegal orders … (Real War Heroes 1/2).
  • See also: Link for Support for a Soldier’s Right to Conscience: 1000 Voices – a national archive.

Homepage;
Act for Justice; Justice in Palestine; 18 USC Section 2387; Links to Justice; Tom’s Blog;
Congresswoman N.P. ; Republicans’ Wackiest Quotes; Presidential Finger; Nuremberg Principles; Downing Street;
Talk to Tom Joad; Contact and Guestbook.

Support for a Soldier’s Right to Conscience: … We stand here today influenced and inspired by the bravery and honor of American soldiers who have taken it upon themselves to refuse deployment to Iraq, at grave risk to their liberty and futures.  Continue Reading…

Christian Peace Witness CPW

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Linked on our blogs with Why Do We Support Selective Conscientious Objection?

Christian Peace Witness is an ecumenical, ad hoc group of Partners who are called and committed to raising a Christian voice for peace. Our staff is volunteer (although often staff of Partner peace organizations) and our budget is based on donations. We witness to the power of God’s Spirit in bringing us together and enabling this work … (full text about us).

Homepage;
Commitment; Advocacy; Why; CPW Blogs; Resources; Countering Military Recruitment; Nonviolence Pledge;
Whose children /Audios; Truth Commission; Downloads; Partners; Donate;
Address: CPW, by Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210-2909, USA;
Direct Contact CPW.

Guiding Principles: Led by faith to peace:  Continue Reading…

Global Health Initiative

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a projects of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars /Programs.

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow–threatening political security and global stability … (Program Home 1/2 and Upcoming Events).

News; Events; Event Summaries; Documents and Papers; Publications; Multimedia; Links; Browse by Topic; Browse by Region; Scholars;
Address: Global Health Initiative, Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004-3027, USA;
Contact Form Woodrow Wilson Center, Newsletter.

Program Home 2/2: No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces.  Continue Reading…

Charter for Compassion

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also in espanol, arabic, hebrew

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect … (full text Charter for Compassion).

Homepage;
Resources; Stories; Learn; Share; Act with Compassion; Commitments; Events; Members; Partners;
Address: Charter for Compassion, 55 Vandam Street, New York, New York 10013, USA;
Contact.

About the Project: The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish and made possible by the generous support of the Fetzer Institute. It was unveiled to the world on November 12, 2009.  Continue Reading…

International Coalition for (medicine) Drug Awareness

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a group of physiciansm researchers, journalists and concerned citizens, dedicated to educating about the dangers posed by many Rx medicines

  • … Every year approximately 200,000 die from prescription drug reactions. Another 80,000 die from medical malpractice. 41,000 die in auto accidents.
  • Billions of dollars go into illegal drug issues in this country every year even though far more are dying from legal drugs. Everyone is asking, “Where is the FDA?” Busy approving another new drug? And how many more will die from that one? … (Mission 1/2).
  • Sign our Petition: Abolish Suicide-Causing Anti-Depressants.
  • WARNING: Withdrawal can often be more dangerous than continuing on a medication. Please read this before discontinuing or changing any prescription abruptly.

Homepage;
Facts; Alternatives; Books; Blog; Video; Memorial; Membership;
Contact online and Newsletter.

Mission 2/2 – The ICFDA’s Mission Statement: … The International Coalition for Drug Awareness is a private, non-profit group of physicians, researchers, journalists and concerned citizens.  Continue Reading…

Mad in America – history, science and psychiatry

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Rethinking Mental Health Care: The Story of the Oregon Symposium and the Foundation that Sponsored it. March 30, 2011 … (full long text In the News).

(My comment: I put on this blog some websites made for professionals of psychiatry and psychological therapies, because I want make aware a concerned public that medicaments are not the way to resolve our problems. For me these medicaments treat symptoms, not the cause. Medicaments are most of the time taken by clients in an attitude as consumer: Doctor, give me medicaments to have a good life (to let me consume my life) = for me this is like a negotiation with the devil (please, not seen as a morality, but as technical facts acting inside of our living network we are). So, Life is more than an amount of symptoms, life is first a spiritual fact = the sane expression of the network we are. Medicaments are only disturbing this network by forcing some symptoms to disappear, which makes them appear again elsewhere = makes us insane).

Homepage;
Anatomy of an Epidemic; Bio Dr. Roger Whitaker; Documents: Antipsychotics/Schizophrenia, Benzodiazepines/Anxiety, Antidepressants/Depression, Polypharmacy/Bipolar illness, Psychotropics/Child and adolescent disorders;
Addresses and Contact.

About the book Mad in America: Mad in America is a history of the treatment of the severely mentally ill in the United States from colonial times until today.  Continue Reading…

Benzodiazepine Addiction – withdrawal and recovery

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This web site is dedicated to sufferers of iatrogenic benzodiazepine tranquilliser addiction everywhere. Launched on July 6, 2000 with a dozen pages this site now has more than 1200 pages of articles and information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts. You can navigate this site from the side frame to the left or from the dropdown menu below. A good place to begin is the FAQ Document – “Benzodiazepine Dependency and Withdrawal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file” … (Mainpage 1/2).

All Sites have the same URL: Find internal links in the left column as: (an excerpt) … Homepage; Site Index; Symptoms; Drug Index; Beat The Benzos; FAQs; Forum; News, Views; Media Archives, Feedback online … and many others.

Mainpage 2/2: … For the best and most up-to-date information on benzodiazepine withdrawal you are encouraged to read: “Benzodiazepines: How they Work & How to Withdraw” (The Ashton Manual) by Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, Revised August 2002. Versions of the Ashton Manual in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Finnish, Danish and Swedish can be accessed from this page.   Continue Reading…

Teaching a People’s History – ZINN Education Project

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Linked on our blogs with Howard Zinn – USA.

  • Why should we teach “a people’s history” instead of the traditional narrative? Here are responses from some of the authors featured on the website and teachers:
  • Howard Zinn: We are pleased to share the keynote address Howard Zinn gave at the 2008 National Conference for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. He offers clear examples of how history teachers can help students think outside of the box. This is an excellent film to be shown in parts or in full for staff discussion.
  • Teachers: … (full long text Why).

Homepage;
Materials: by Time, by Theme; Resources; News; FAQs; Support;
Contact online.

About the Zinn Education Project: The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for ChangeContinue Reading…

Perrott-Warrick Project

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Supported by the Perrott-Warrick Fund (see Rupert Sheldrake), administered by Trinity College, Cambridge

No own website found, not for the Project, and not for the Fund, but named on many websites, like:

Susan Blackmore’s website/Perrott:

  • In 1995 we were awarded a grant for a project entitled “Reality and Imagination: Psi at the Interface”. The grant finished in September 2000 and the research has now all been completed.  For interest the following describes the work we did. I have now stopped working on the paranormal …
  • The Team: Sue Blackmore, one day a week, supervising the project, Nicholas Rose, research assistant, three days a week, Linda Holley, secretary, one day a week.
  • The Perrott-Warrick Fund: The Perrott-Warrick Fund is administered by Trinity College, Cambridge. Apart from the Koestler Chair at Edinburgh University, it is the largest source of financial support for psychical research and parapsychology in Britain … //
  • … The Project: … //   Continue Reading…

Transition Network

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  • Transition Network’s role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • We have a small handful of staff – 2 full time and 6 part time people – a tatty office in Totnes and a HUGE ambition.
  • Here is a handy who are we and what do we do? document in our resources section.
  • History … (full long text about).
  • See also this Cartoon … and the Blog Transition Culture.

Homepage;
Who, What; Staff; Community; People; Projects; Events; Themes; Support; Training; Resources; Site Help; Top Stories; Network News; Blogs; Newsletter;
Map and Address: Transition Network, 43 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN, UK;
Contact.

What is a Transition Initiative: A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction.  Continue Reading…

Trièves en Transition

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Le mouvement de transition en France

  • Le mouvement de Transition est né en Grande-Bretagne en septembre 2006 dans la petite ville de Totnes. L’enseignant en permaculture Rob Hopkins (voir son blog, en anglais) avait créé le modèle de Transition avec ses étudiants dans la ville de Kinsale en Irlande un an auparavant. Il y a aujourd’hui plus de 250 initiatives de Transition dans une quinzaine de pays (voir la liste officielle) réunies dans le réseau de Transition (Transition Network). Des initiatives s’organisent dans des communautés francophones en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. Vous pourrez découvrir certaines d’entre elles sur ce site. Elles adhèrent aux objectifs centraux du mouvement de Transiton … (le mouvement de Transition en France 1/2).
  • (voir le réseau anglais).

Frontpage; Accueil;
Tête; le pic pétrole … (vide); Coeur, Inspirations; Mains, Trièves actions; Blog; Liens;
Contact France online et Contact Trièves.

Le mouvement de Transition en France 2/2: … Objectifs: Il s’agit d’inciter les citoyens d’un territoire (village, commune, ville ou quartier d’une ville) à prendre conscience du pic pétrolier, de ses profondes conséquences, et de l’urgence de s’y préparer en mettant en place des solutions visant à:  Continue Reading…