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Index November 2008

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2008-11-01: Statistics for;
2008-11-01: Mobility International USA, MIUSA;
2008-11-02: Ecole Philippe Dargère UNIVERS;
2008-11-02: Boarding School Healing Project;
2008-11-03: The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart;
2008-11-04: The World Puja Network;
2008-11-05: Brasscheck TV;
2008-11-07: Academy of Leadership;
2008-11-07: Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement;
2008-11-08: Strategic Foresight Group;
2008-11-09: The International Centre for Ethnic Studies ICES;
2008-11-10: Rosie’s place;
2008-11-11: United Nation’s DDR Resource Centre;
2008-11-12: KATE FEREDAY ESHETE helping the needy in Ethiopia;
2008-11-13: National Campaign for People’s Right to Information NCPRI, India;
2008-11-13: The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan MKSS, India;
2008-11-14: Naral Pro-Choice America;
2008-11-15: The International Council on Security and Development ICOS;
2008-11-15: Kinderhilfe Afghanistan/ German Aid for Afghan Children GAAC;
2008-11-16: Poor People’s United Fund PPUF;
2008-11-17: Citizens Commission on Human Rights CCHR;
2008-11-18: The Catalyst Project;
2008-11-19: Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti BGVS;
2008-11-20: Civil Rights Movement Veterans;
2008-11-21: Interfaith International;
2008-11-22: War Times /Tiempo de Guerras – a monthly review;
2008-11-23: Children’s Rights and You CRY;
2008-11-24: Asian Legal Information Network ALIN;
2008-11-25: Food Research and Action Center FRAC;
2008-11-26: Philosophy Talk;
2008-11-28: The Kick Them All Out Projet, KTAO;
2008-11-29: The Whirled Bank Group;

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a personal site from Yann FORGET – in english / et français – (his bio)

Just a Homepage full with interesting links:
… an excerpt … un extrait …


The Whirled Bank Group

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(No texts, articles or bla-bla, we all know what happens, so they present only links … to which I added (full down) some links out of my blogs … here already NGOs – we and others /All NGOs – sorted alph, updated every end of a month – you may find there some Civil Groups you want look at).

Links on their homepage:

Get involved /more links on their homepage:

Other links:

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The Kick Them All Out Projet KTAO

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… While all attention was fixated on the totally controlled presidential race, everyone ignored the heart of the problem, the Congress! The powers-that-be con everyone into believing all the power lies with El Presidente. Well, it doesn’t my friends. The Congress has more power than the executive branch and the Congredss has authorized everything that’s happening … (Homepage).

Main Site Drectory;
The KTAO project;
The Corporation (a video in 2 parts);
Story Archive;
The KTAO info only index page;
Free Video Library;
All Federal Representatives;
Latest News;
Mailing List;
Support this project;
Address: The Kick Them All Out Projet, P.O. Box 1086, Crestone, CO 81131, USA;

About: (excerpt): … Our campaign goals fall along two complementary strategies.  The first is to produce a pile of commercials and YouTube/Google videos to get the Kick them All Out Project and Fire Congress campaign into mass public awareness.

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Center for Responsive Politics

Linked with Maxine Waters – USA, and with Congresswoman Waters Calls on USAID to Save the Lives of Children Starving in Haiti. is your nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government. Count cash and make change. (Homepage).

Action Center Overview;
Capital Eye Reports;
News and Analysis;
Influence and Lobbying;
Politicians and Elections;
Campaign Finance Links;
Address: The Center for Responsive Politics, 1101 14th St., NW, Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005-5635, USA;
Contact (scroll down).

About /Our Mission: Inform, Empower & Advocate – Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2008, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more responsive government. In short, CRP’s mission is to:

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Philosophy Talk

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The program that questions everything … except your intelligence

Liked with Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Lebanon and USA,  and with renegade trader with renegade ideas – that work.

Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series produced by Ben Manilla. The hosts’ down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects … (about 1/2).

Where to listen;
Watch videos of past programs;
Upcoming Topics;
The blog PhilosophyTalk;
(sorry, no contact or address available).

About 2/2: … Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting (Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball, Love, Happiness).

This is not a lecture or a college course, it’s philosophy in action! Philosophy Talk is a fun opportunity to explore issues of importance to your audience in a thoughtful, friendly fashion, where thinking is encouraged.

Staff/Actors: … (more).

(Copyright: © 2004-2007 Stanford University).

Food Research and Action Center FRAC

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Fighting Hunger in America

Linked with too many hungry children in USA.

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty … (about 1/2).

News; and Archive;
Federal Food Programs;
Hunger in the US;
Afterschool Resource Center; and Campaign to end Childhood Hunger;
Child Nutrition Center; and Food Stamp Center;
FRAC data Center;
Address: Food Research and Action Center FRAC, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 540, Washington, DC 20009, USA;

About 2/2: … According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 38 million people in our nation – 13.9 million of them children – live in households that suffer from hunger or live on the edge of hunger. This hunger and “food insecurity” are far too widespread in our wealthy society. Hunger in the United States is a problem that can be cured.

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Asian Legal Information Network ALIN

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in english and in korean

It becomes possible in current digital age to double the ability of an individual through public ownership and sharing of information, and in conformity therewith, legal information-related institutions of Asian countries devote considerable efforts to international exchanges and cooperation … (about /Vision 1/2).

Homepage in english;
Homepage in korean;
Outline of ALIN /Asian countries;
Partnership; and Resources;
Alin News; and Partner News;
Links; and Forum;
Address: 90-4 Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-890, Korea;

About /Vision 2/2: … In order to operate any optimal network, however, there lies a precondition which requires not only effective exchanges and cooperation but also the diversity of individual character. In other words, it requires a standardized guideline or venue which makes it possible to smoothly exchange any information if the effect of network put in the most suitable conditions.

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Children’s Rights and You CRY

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Stand up for what is right

Linked with Lara Shankar – India, and with India: Homeless Street Children.

Girls must learn to cook; She can’t go to high school in the next town – it’s too far; My daughter won’t go to the village school anymore, there are no separate toilets for girls. Where is the point in her studying mathematics? Discrimination against the girl child doesn’t always take the form of abuse, foeticide or violence … (more).

News and Events;
Donate Online;
audio; and video; and e-greetings (by children’s drawings);
Polls; and Voices /speak out your Opinion;
Get involved; and Careers;
Mumbai address with city map: CRY – Child Rights and You, 189/A Anand Estate, Sane Guruji Marg, Mumbai – 400 011, India;
Contact, with addresses in more cities and their maps.

About / who we are:

  • - Imagine pulling out your child from school just because you are unable to find a job that pays enough to support your family.
  • - Imagine your daughter could not attend school just because it has no toilets.
  • - Imagine entire generations of your family being born into bonded labour, with no hope of breaking free.
  • - Imagine a country. Call it India, if you will, where 10,000 Indians died from entirely preventable causes.

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War Times /Tiempo de Guerras – a monthly review

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A monthly review – in english and in espanol

Linked with Elizabeth Betita Martinez – USA.

… Friends, Once a year War Times/Tiempo de Guerras asks for financial support. As an all-volunteer, online project, we operate on a shoestring budget. But we still need a few thousand dollars a year to pay for our website, e-mail service, postage and other bottom-line expenses. To raise money for War Times this year, one of our staffers is again running a “Marathon for Peace.” (See below for his message about the race.) So you can help War Times build a long haul peace movement and Max run his long haul 26.2 miles at the same time. No donation is too small or too large. All donations are tax-deductible, you can donate online or send a check to: War Times [new address]: P.O. Box 22748, Oakland CA 94609, USA. Thanks! – on the Homepage.

Download the October 2008 Online-Issue, 4 pdf-pages;
Download the Back Isssues;
Volunteer Staff;
Resources: (Resources on Iraq, Antiwar Activism and News, Speakers, Artists, Exhibits and Films, Books);
Action Planning: for extensive listings see United for Peace;
Month in review, and past articles: in the right column
Newsletter: in the left column;
Address: War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, P.O. Box 22748, Oakland CA 94609, USA;

About /Mission: The terrorist attacks of September 11 marked the beginning of a new and frightening period in our history. Thousands of people died that day, and their families along with the country as a whole are still struggling to recover. But President Bush’s response of “permanent war against terrorism at home and abroad” has further endangered the lives and liberties of millions of people everywhere.

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Interfaith International

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The organisation holds ’special’ Consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Interfaith International is a non-governmental association of individuals. Its purpose is to provide a space to its members and associates to promote the rights of persons of all different religions and ethnic groups. It was created in 1993 at the ‘World Conference on Human Rights’ sponsored by the United Nations in Vienna, Austria … (about 1/2).

All internal pages of this website have the same URL. To reach them, please click on the items in the left column:

  • About Us, and Report to members of Interfaith International July 2007, and Progress Report October 2007;
  • UN statements;
  • Speech Archives;
  • UPR;
  • Press Releases;
  • Events;
  • Photo Gallery;
  • Links;
  • II team;
  • Contact and Permanent Headquarters Adress: 1246 Corsier, Geneva, Switzerland.

About 2/2: … The founding personalities are His Eminence Sayyed Mohammed Musawi, president of the World Islamic League (WABIL) and Charles Graves, D. Theol. a Christian.

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Civil Rights Movement Veterans

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We who believe in freedom cannot rest — Ella Baker

Linked with the Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.

… Those who were tactically nonviolent used Nonviolent Resistance as a tool for building political power, – in demonstrations, as an organizing technique and style, and as a political strategy to achieve specific goals. But it was a tactic, not a philosophy of life; and in other situations, – both personal and political, – other strategies and tactics might be used. We who were tactically nonviolent used Nonviolent Resistance because we wanted to win. We saw nonviolence as the most effective way to accomplish our goals through political means. We did not love our enemies, nor did we believe that our redemptive suffering would win over racists and segregationists to a new world of inter-racial brotherly love. By 1963 the great majority of Freedom Movement activists in CORE, SNCC, NAACP, and even SCLC, were tactically nonviolent rather than philosophically nonviolent … (excerpt from Two Kinds of Nonviolent Resistance, by Bruce Hartford, 2004).

Table of Contents;
Photo Album – Images of a Peoples’ Movement;
Veterans Roll Call;
Nonviolent Resitance;
Our Thoughts;
Your Thoughts;
In Memory;
Movement Bibliography — Alphabetic List;
History and Timeline of the Southern Freedom Movement;
the blog: Spartacus Educational;
Annual Report, January 2008;
Information on Fair Use;

I.: The Civil Rights Movement Veterans Website (This website is of, by, and for Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s): The mass media called it the “Civil Rights Movement,” but most of us who were involved in it prefer the term “Freedom Movement” because it was about so much more than just civil rights.

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Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti BGVS

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Literayc, Education and Science for Peace, Unity and Self-Reliance

Linked with
Komal Srivastava – India.

… The BGVS is a registered society sponsored by the National Literacy Mission Authority. It came out of the efforts of Shri Sam Pitroda, at that time Advisor on Technology Missions to the then Prime Minister, late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, and Shri Anil Bordia the then Education Secretary. Having appreciated the effectiveness of the Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha of 1987 sponsored by NCSTC, DST, and by the people’s science movements, in communicating science to the people and propelling them to action during the very first meeting of General Council of NLM Authority held in July 1988, they together with the then minister of HRD Shri Shivshankar urged the People’s Science Movements to give all out support to the cause of literacy and plan a Jatha similar to BJVJ-87 but now for literacy … (full text about BGVS).

Basic Education and Continuing Education;
Kala Jatha / Mobilisation;
Panchayats and Development;
Publications / Janvachan;
Reports and Articles;
Statistics and Links;
Address Natinal Office: Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Basement of Y.W.A., Hostel No. II, Avenue – 21, G-Block, Saket, New Delhi – 110 017, India;

About / History: The expectation at the time of independence, fifty years ago, that political freedom and representative democracy will assuage the conditions of the people of India, has obviously not turned out to be true, since people continue to battle with problems of poverty, exploitation and ignorance.

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The Catalyst Project

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Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to anti-racist work in majority white sections of left social movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and building multiracial left movements for liberation. We are committed to creating spaces for activists and organizers to collectively develop relevant theory, vision and strategy to build our movements. Catalyst programs prioritize leadership development, supporting grassroots fighting organizations and multiracial alliance building. (Welcome).

Homepage and Bookstore;
our work;



Subscribe Catalyst Project Updates /newsletters;
Address: The Catalyst Project, 522 Valencia St #2, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA;

Organization: Catalyst Project is a collectively run, democratic organization that prioritizes empowered leadership and accountability in our internal culture and practice.  We blend structures from non-profit staff organizations and volunteer based activist collectives.  We strive to incorporate our left, democractic, feminist and anti-authoritarian principles into our organizational model and our organizing practice.

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Citizens Commission on Human Rights CCHR

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Added June 6, 2010: Linked also on our blogs with / Lié sur nos blogs aussi avec La Commission des Citoyens pour les Droits de l’Homme CCDH (au 7 juin 2010), and with / et avec NON AU PROJET DE LOI FACILITANT LES INTERNEMENTS PSYCHIATRIQUES.

Linked with Psychiatry and Drugs.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights CCHR is a non-profit, public benefit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights. It also ensures that criminal acts within the psychiatric industry are reported to the proper authorities and acted upon … (full text about).

Mission Statement; Mental Health Declaration of HR; PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS; videos; CCHR in action; take action;
publications; report abuse; sample US bills and resolutions; press room; museum; intro virtual tour; free DVD and information kit;
Contacts and all addresses worldwide.

Message from the President: Most people today have difficulty understanding the destructive impact psychiatry has on communities around the world. For far too many, the lesson is learned only after a psychiatrist has destroyed some part of their life.

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Poor People’s United Fund PPUF

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housing – food – justice

Linked with Kip Tiernan – USA.

Our mission at the Poor People’s United Fund is to advocate for a change to the current policies, programs, conditions and perceptions affecting poor and homeless people and to alleviate the pain and suffering they are forced to endure. We seek to provide a consistent, resolute and credible voice for poor and homeless people and to counter the misperceptions and misinformation that blame poor and homeless people for the current social and financial crises. (About).

Publications /the book Urban Meditations;
Events /resources;
Want to help or make a donation;
History and Programs;
Founders and Staff Bios;
Board of Directors;
Address: Poor People’s United Fund, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02117, USA;

A Message from Kip, (on the Homepage): Dear Brothers and Sisters,

For over 25 years Fran Froehlich and I have been friends and human services colleagues with a thirst for justice, working in the trenches of suffering. We have spent years helping to create an ethic that might meet these new desperate needs, and we have been responsible for creating and supporting a number of human service alternatives.

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Kinderhilfe Afghanistan /German Aid for Afghan Children GAAC

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also in german (Bildung statt Fundamentalismus)

Linked with Reinhard Erös – Germany, with Fighting for peace with the weapons of literacy, with The International Council on Security and Development ICOS, and with POPPY FOR MEDECINE.

The GERMAN AID for AFGHAN CHILDREN GAAC is a private initiative of a family in Regensburg, Germany: Dr Reinhard Eroes, Annette Eroes and their five children Veit (24), Urs (22), Welf (21), Cosima (12) and Veda (12). The organization was created 1998 to aid the medical and educational needs of Afghan refugee women and children in Pakistan and Afghanistan … (about 1/2).

Homepage /start / lectures in english /our partners;
download printable information, in english,

  • Paghman Trutz High School
  • Schools at Jalalabad
  • Village School of Zawa
  • Village School of Chewa
  • Sir Peter Ustinov School
  • Start of Building Additional Schools
  • “Iron Cow” (Milk Supply for Children)
  • Mother-and-Child Hospital
  • Unicef
  • Basic Health Units
  • Orphanage “Children`s House Afghanistan

Contributions (scroll down /Liga Bank Regensburg);
Address: Dr. med. Reinhard und Annette Erös, Im Anger 25, 93098 Mintraching, Germany;

About 2/2: … GAAC evolved through German Federal Armed Forces physician Dr. Eroes and his great expertise, acquired in over twenty years of related work. During these years, he worked extensively with UN and international relief organizations to provide humanitarian and disaster relief within the area as well as in India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Albania, Rwanda and East-Timor. Dr Eroes worked in and for Afghanistan since 1985.

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The International Council on Security and Development ICOS

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formerly known as The Senlis Council (London)

Linked with Reinhard Erös – Germany, with Kinderhilfe Afghanistan /German Aid for Afghan Children GAAC, and with POPPY FOR MEDECINE.

ICOS is an international policy think tank committed to implementing change at all policy levels, by bridging the gap between people and policy in three key areas: … (about 1/2).

Fellowship Programme;
ICOS film/video reports;
ICOS maps;
Centre of Excellence on Public Security’s website;
General Info: Tel +44 207 953 3755 (UK), e-mail.
Contacts (with 6 addresses worldwide).

About 2/2: (three key areas): …


The Global Security Programme aims to support innovative political leadership on security and development crises in conflict zones. Through field research such as the ICOS survey of 17,000 Afghan men on their perceptions of current security and development issues in Afghanistan, the programme provides policy-makers and the wider public with informed strategic response options, and the grassroots perspectives necessary to unlock progress.

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Naral Pro-Choice America

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Linked with Kate Michelman – USA.

The right to choose is about more than a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion. Freedom of choice encompasses preventing unintended pregnancy through sex education and improved access to birth control, defending a woman’s right to bear healthy children, defending the independence of our nation’s courts, and addressing the inequities in reproductive health care … (Issues 1/2).

Choice Action Center;
Our Blog;
Our bloggers;
Issues 2/2;
Newsletter /e-mail Updates;
Address: NARAL Pro-Choice America, 1156 15th Street, NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, USA;

Our website is the first stop where you and pro-choice Americans from all walks of life can get the information, tools, and inspiration to make a difference.

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The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan MKSS, India

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Linked with Aruna Roy – India.

Website of the MKSS (Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan), Rajasthan, India: Among the pioneers of the Indian RTI (Right to Information) movement. This website contains articles, writings, social audit reports, videos, online tutorials, RTI Act/Rules, sample petitions and other tools and information, about the MKSS, Right to Work and Employment Guarantee and the Indian RTI movement … (Homepage).

Online RTI Training;
RTI in action;
RTI Acts;
Sample Petitions;
Recent Posts;
Address: MKSS, Head Quaters: Village Devdoongri, Post Brar, District Rajsamand, Rajasthan, India;

About: … Right to know, right to live – Building a campaign for the right to information and accountability – Sowmya Kidambi. Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS)- Championing the “Right to Information” in Rural India – Soumya Kidambi.

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National Campaign for People’s Right to Information NCPRI, India

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Linked with Aruna Roy – India.

The NCPRI is a movement of committed individu
als working towards making our government and society more transparent and accountable … (Homepage 1/2).

Structure of NCPRI;
The Right to Information Act, 2005;
Freedom Of Information FIO/RTI/Other Countries;

  • Shailesh Gandhi- Convenor, B2, Gokul Apartment, Podar Road, Santacruz(W), Mumbai – 400054, India;
  • Suchi Pande, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information, 14, Tower 2, Supreme Enclave, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, New Delhi – 110 091, India;


… (Homepage 2/2) /Objectives: The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) seeks to empower people and to deepen democracy, through promoting people’s right to information. Through the use of this right, it seeks to fight corruption and social apathy, to make governments, and other institutions and agencies having an impact on public welfare, more humane and accountable to the people, and to promote efficiency and frugality.

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KATE FEREDAY ESHETE helping the needy in Ethiopia

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Linked with Kate Fereday Eshete – Ethiopia and England, and with Kate, a girl who can’t say no.


Contact Kate.


The Empress Mentewab School is a charitable, non-profit-making primary school for poor children in Gondar. It is funded by donations. To support the school financially, please use the international bank transfer details given in the DONATE section:

  • Do the children go on educational outings?
  • Can I send books and toys to the school?
  • Are there school fees?
  • How is a child selected to join the school?
  • How many children attend the school?
  • Where is the school located?


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United Nation’s DDR Resource Centre

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United Nation’s Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration DDR Resource Centre

The United Nations has been engaged in the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants in post-conflict situations for over fifteen years. Together with bilateral and non-governmental partners, the United Nations’ departments, programmes, funds, and agencies are operational in dozens of countries across the globe … (what is DDR).

IDDRS (DDR reintegration standards);
Country Programmes;
DDR Resources;
Submit Info;
Address: DDR, Room S-3035, Peacekeeping Best Practices Section, Department of Peacekeeping Operations Peacekeeping, United Nations, NY 10017 USA;
Contact: on about/scroll down.

About the UN Inter-Agency Working Group on DDR: The UN DDR Resource Centre is developed and managed by the UN Inter-Agency Working Group on DDR. The Working Group also performs the following key functions:
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Rosie’s place

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a sanctuary for poor and homeless women

Linked with Kip Tiernan – USA, and with Why are people homeless.

Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers both emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn.  Established in 1974, Rosie’s Place is committed to welcoming each guest with respect and unconditional love.  Rosie’s Place accepts no government funds, and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work. (Homepage).

General information;
Online giving;
Events: Friday, December 19, 2008 /7:00 p.m.;
The women’s craft cooperative;
news and media;
the tour;
Kip Tiernan Fellowship;
Newsletter Archive;
Address: Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02118, USA;
Contact: Tel 617-442-9322, Fax 617-442-7825, on the website.

About /Fact Sheet: Since 1974 poor and homeless women have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie’s Place.  The mission of Rosie’s Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

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The International Centre for Ethnic Studies ICES

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A Social Science and Policy Research Institute

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) is a world leader in the study of violent group conflict. Established in September 1982, the Centre was a pioneer in the field of conflict studies and research when the subject of conflict was not the fashionable subject for academic research and teaching that it is today. The work it has done covers South Asia and many other parts of the world which is also unusual for a think tank located in a small developing country. However, ICES also soon concluded that the study of violent group conflict needs to be studied and understood in its broader socio-economic, political context and global context. Thus the focus of the ICES soon widened to encompass a much broader research and publication agenda that extended to, among other things, sustainable development, governance and gender. The ICES vision is animated by six themes: … (full text Profile).

Research /current projects, and past ICES’ projects;
Library & Documentation Centre;
Sri Lanka database;
Board of directors;
Address: ICES, 554/6A, Peradeniya Road, Kandy. Sri Lanka;

About / ICES History – A narration by Prof K M de Silva:

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Strategic Foresight Group

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anticipating and influencing global future

Linked with Are We Cruel, Stupid or Just Shameless.

SFG undertakes long-term research contracts on scenarios and future options for countries, regions and sectors. It delivers its output in the form of:

  • confidential or public reports, policy briefs, electronic updates;
  • personal briefings at the board or committee level.

Its research is most relevant for:

  • Governments and corporations that want to engage with a new country, region, or sector and want an insight into the long-term prospects for a given geography;
  • Governments, political parties, security management organisations that want to explore new long term risks and opportunities for their own societies.

… (full text Services/Research).

Publications and Research;
Other projects;
Global Security and Economy: Emerging Issues, 2008;
The Inclusive World Forum;
Address: Strategic Foresight Group, C-306, Montana, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai 400 053, India;

About: Strategic Foresight Group is a think tank engaged in anticipating and influencing the future in uncertain times. It produces scenarios, creates policy concepts and facilitates political processes. It advises governments and business leaders and informs the public on future trends as well as discontinuities.

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Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement

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a simple one page site – but full of friendship (photo)

Added Nov. 20, 2008: Linked with Civil Rights Movement Veterans.

We are an organization of former civil rights workers who were active in the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s. We were staff and volunteers for CORE, SCLC, SNCC, NAACP and other organizations. In the years since, we’ve all gone our various ways but regardless of where we are now we consider the Movement to be one of the defining experiences of our lives.

The bonds we forged in danger, struggle, defeat, and victory neither rusted, nor withered with age. In our hearts we still stand in that Band of sisters and brothers in a circle of trust. Those of us who served in the Southern Freedom Movement and associated northern support centers are in a very real sense veterans of America’s second civil war. And like veterans of other wars, we wonder where our old friends have wandered and how they have fared. And also like veterans of other wars, some of us suffer from forms of post-traumatic stress syndrome and others of our brothers and sisters have fallen on hard times.

We don’t have a Veterans Administration — but we still have each other … (full text Homepage).

Contact on the Homepage: Tel. 510.658.6271 and e-mail.

Academy of Leadership

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Established in 1981, the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership pursues a bold mission: “to foster leadership excellence through scholarship and education, with special attention to advancing the leadership of groups historically underrepresented in public life.” The vision that informs our work at the Academy is of a world where able leadership has resulted in peace, social justice, environmental sustainability, and shared prosperity – locally, nationally, and internationally. (Mission). /mission.html

Academic Programs;
Professional Development;
Research Centers;
Address: James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, 1119 Taliaferro Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7715, USA;

About: Have you ever marveled at the apparent ease with which a world-class musician, dancer, or athlete performs at a level beyond what most of us can attain? The things they do can seem almost magical.

Of course, we know that what looks so easy is a result of a deep commitment to excellence, demonstrated through in-depth study of their craft, in self-awareness and self-discipline, and in skills well honed by practice.

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CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Twice a month we bring our readers the stories that the corporate press never prints. We aren’t side-line journalists here at CounterPunch. Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude and nothing makes us happier than when CounterPunch readers write in to say how useful they’ve found our newsletter in their battles against the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: … We’re in our sixth year now and have exceptionally loyal readers, who have delighted in our irreverent and biting approach. Time and again they tell us they’re sick of dull, predictable writing. They want fresh facts, a newsletter that they can enjoy rather than just endure–and we give it to them. Barbara Ehrenreich says, “CounterPunch makes me think. It makes me laugh. Above all it tells me things I didn’t know.”

Here at CounterPunch we have many friends and all the right enemies. And, guaranteed, you’ll never see any of us on the pundit line up at MSNBC. We try to stay beyond the pale. (Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, Editors).

Brasscheck TV

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Subscribe to Brasscheck TV’s New Program Announcement List. Every time we post a new video, we’ll send you a notice by e-mail. No spam ever and you can easily unsubscribe at anytime.

A very simple 1 page-website with – just now – a list of 27 video subcategories.

5 Examples (of 27):
Money Madness, with 25 videos;
Election Fraud in the USA, with 17 videos;
Health and Medical, with 31 videos;
Attacks on civil liberties, with 33 videos;
TV Gems, with 6 videos.
… … etc. etc.

Added Nov. 7, 2008: Take as an exemple this: How the markets really work (from 2007) – How did these comedians see it coming when financial reporters did not? 8.29 min.

The World Puja Network

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Linked with CSETI/Disclosure Project News – Upcoming Interviews and Reports, with Steven Greer: Redefining Alternative Energy, with the Orion-Project, and with Steven Greer: Redefining Alternative Energy.

Mission Statement: The World Puja Network is a global internet broadcasting system serving as a catalyst for communication in the emerging New World. We inform, inspire and empower humanity to actively engage their creative capacities to instigate change and catapult an upgraded shift of global consciousness. The World Puja Network changes lives. (on Homepage).

Free Membership;
Meet the Team;
View Newsletters;
Support World Puja;
Address: World Puja Network, LLC, 2305-C Ashland St. #405, Ashland, OR 97520, USA;

Great Resources: Welcome To “Great Resources” at the The World Puja Network. We created this resource page to open up further avenues for you, our listening audience, to support, inspire, inform, and assist you in as many ways as we could, as we move together as ONE to bring Heaven to Earth.

We decided that just having banners and links was not enough. Here is our version of “linking” you up to some really great people, movies, retreats, sacred travels, inspired art, means of nutritional support and more. Our selection process was done (and will continue to be done) with deep consideration for each of you and great respect for each of our “Great Resources” … (full text).

The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart

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Linked with Rosalie Bertell – USA.

We, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, are dedicated to contemplating and incarnating Gospel values. As daughters of St. Marguerite d’Youville, Mother of Universal Charity, who was motivated by a consciousness of God as Eternal Father, we continue her mission: To be signs of God’s constant and unconditional love for every person … (Homepage 1/2).

Our Foundress;
Our sponsored works;
Ways of Giving;
Address: Grey Nuns, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA 19067-3998, USA;

What is a Grey Nun: Our overriding concern is that the Gospel be proclaimed to all we serve, especially the poor and needy of our world. We have a preferential love for the materially poor and demonstrate it in our lives and works by living more simply. . . working with the poor, sharing our love and abilities, and being enriched by their gifts. . . educating ourselves and others to the responsibility in justice to satisfy the needs of the poor…and acting upon unjust societal conditions.

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Boarding School Healing Project

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Linked with Andrea Smith – USA, with American Indian Boarding School Experiences: Recent Studies from Native Perspectives, and with INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND BOARDING SCHOOLS.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, American Indian and Alaska Native children were forcibly abducted from their homes to attend Christian boarding schools as a matter of government policy. Sexual, physical, and emotional violence was rampant in many of these schools. As a result of boarding school policies, there is now an epidemic of child sexual abuse in many Native communities. However, because of the shame attached to the abuse, there has been no forum to adequately address this problem. Consequently, child abuse passes from one generation to the next. This project is a starting point to address child sexual abuse. By framing abuse as the continuing effects of human rights abuses perpetrated by government policy, we hope to take the shame away from talking about the abuse and provide space for communities to address the problem and heal … (Homepage 1/2).

Take Action;
Support our work;
A Century of Genocide in the Americas, the Residential School Experience, by Rosemary Gibbons and Dax Thomas, 2002;

Homepage 2/2: The Boarding School Healing Project, a coalition of several organizations around the country, seeks to document Native boarding school abuses so that Native communities can begin healing from boarding school abuses and demand justice. This project will entail the following components:


Ecole Philippe Dargère UNIVERS

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Voir aussi L’interview de Philippe Dargère par le CICNS.

Du latin NATURA et du grec PATHOS, Naturopathie veut dire « le mal étudié en fonction de la nature », laquelle fait ou défait la santé. La nature est, ici, l’association entre l’organisme vivant (milieu interne) et l’environnement naturel (milieu externe) dans lequel l’organisme se trouve. Le mal, dans ce contexte, prend tous les aspects de la misère physiologique (maladie, laideur et folie). Organes, formes et mental évoluent parallèlement. Il suffit de faire varier le milieu externe dans ses éléments, en bien ou en mal, pour entraîner automatiquement perfection ou désordre dans le milieu organique interne. La santé résulte donc, non d’une médication locale et superficielle, si brillante soit-elle, mais d’une réforme de vie, profonde et générale … (Qu’est-ce que c’est? 1/2).

Formations complémentaires;
Stages annexes;
Informations pratiques;
Nos partenaires;
Addresse: École de Naturopathie Philippe DARGÈRE, Pôneuf, 86600 ST SAUVANT, France;

Qu’est-ce que c’est? 2/2: … La naturopathie n’est pas une médecine des maladies, suivant les conceptions d’allopathie ou de l’homéopathie, qui procèdent par « diagnostics » et « remèdes spécifiques ».

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Mobility International USA, MIUSA

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Linked with Susan Sygall – USA, with Access for All: USAID’s Commitment to Accessible Programs, and with Resources for Disabled Travelers.

Empowering people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development … (Homepage).

Accessibility Info;
News Items;
Search Disability Organizations;
MIUSA International Exchange Programs;
International Development and Disability;
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange NCDE;
Address: MIUSA, 132 E. Broadway, Suite 343, Eugene, Oregon, USA 97401;

About: MIUSA works in four main areas to provide programs and services including:

  • National Clearinghouse on Disability & Exchange NCDE;
  • International Development & Disability;
  • International Exchange Programs;
  • Women, Disability and Development.

Mobility International USA is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, psychiatric, physical, systemic, vision and other disabilities … (about).

Tagesstatistik 1.- 15. Nov. 2008

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Statistiques journalières pour Novembre 2008
Jour Hits Fichiers Pages Visites Sites Ko
1 15794 4.39% 12427 4.12% 7682 6.25% 3073 6.50% 2307 9.27% 362297 4.55%
2 17905 4.98% 13759 4.56% 8455 6.88% 2913 6.16% 1716 6.89% 428670 5.38%
3 19558 5.44% 16185 5.37% 7068 5.75% 3153 6.67% 1927 7.74% 466756 5.86%
4 21496 5.98% 17973 5.96% 7497 6.10% 2811 5.94% 1920 7.71% 487994 6.13%
5 18081 5.03% 14895 4.94% 6004 4.88% 2734 5.78% 1931 7.76% 401759 5.04%
6 17608 4.90% 14430 4.78% 7157 5.82% 2971 6.28% 2066 8.30% 403548 5.07%
7 21466 5.97% 17803 5.90% 7979 6.49% 3074 6.50% 2118 8.51% 463305 5.82%
8 20983 5.83% 17348 5.75% 6656 5.41% 2946 6.23% 2019 8.11% 442315 5.55%
9 27496 7.64% 23163 7.68% 7184 5.84% 3343 7.07% 2895 11.63% 572393 7.19%
10 42668 11.86% 37182 12.33% 10294 8.37% 4153 8.78% 2970 11.93% 907244 11.39%
11 31238 8.69% 26656 8.84% 9932 8.08% 3354 7.09% 2411 9.69% 661770 8.31%
12 32345 8.99% 27626 9.16% 9576 7.79% 3504 7.41% 2579 10.36% 709028 8.90%
13 24842 6.91% 20911 6.93% 9644 7.84% 3254 6.88% 2378 9.55% 561887 7.05%
14 27438 7.63% 23790 7.89% 10819 8.80% 3083 6.52% 2179 8.75% 645869 8.11%
15 20755 5.77% 17460 5.79% 6987 5.68% 2951 6.24% 1996 8.02% 450631 5.66%

Daily statistics for, October 2008

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Statistiques journalières pour Octobre 2008
Jour Hits Fichiers Pages Visites Sites Ko
1 35286 5.32% 31115 5.60% 7187 3.43% 2642 3.08% 13786 15.60% 609366 4.23%
2 26764 4.03% 23339 4.20% 7714 3.69% 2720 3.17% 7303 8.26% 523736 3.64%
3 26146 3.94% 22479 4.05% 7206 3.44% 2514 2.93% 7757 8.78% 497476 3.45%
4 20750 3.13% 17648 3.18% 6145 2.94% 2613 3.05% 7083 8.01% 425218 2.95%
5 20900 3.15% 17657 3.18% 6691 3.20% 2551 2.98% 6017 6.81% 446095 3.10%
6 20622 3.11% 17390 3.13% 5479 2.62% 2535 2.96% 4179 4.73% 418762 2.91%
7 21504 3.24% 17942 3.23% 7339 3.51% 2784 3.25% 2345 2.65% 479360 3.33%
8 24691 3.72% 21448 3.86% 7543 3.60% 2732 3.19% 2239 2.53% 584003 4.05%
9 18654 2.81% 14509 2.61% 7453 3.56% 2712 3.17% 2188 2.48% 398547 2.77%
10 20832 3.14% 16023 2.89% 7888 3.77% 3039 3.55% 2088 2.36% 456622 3.17%
11 13234 1.99% 10474 1.89% 5367 2.56% 2553 2.98% 1767 2.00% 306343 2.13%
12 14259 2.15% 11329 2.04% 5036 2.41% 2535 2.96% 1730 1.96% 342300 2.38%
13 25003 3.77% 21224 3.82% 6751 3.23% 3085 3.60% 2365 2.68% 585159 4.06%
14 20112 3.03% 16510 2.97% 6603 3.16% 3112 3.63% 2414 2.73% 482764 3.35%
15 21606 3.26% 17899 3.22% 7360 3.52% 2934 3.42% 2240 2.53% 479705 3.33%
16 18694 2.82% 15364 2.77% 5465 2.61% 2462 2.87% 1959 2.22% 412847 2.87%
17 15387 2.32% 11617 2.09% 5916 2.83% 2434 2.84% 1773 2.01% 325440 2.26%
18 15292 2.30% 11239 2.02% 5951 2.84% 2427 2.83% 1424 1.61% 324988 2.26%
19 14895 2.24% 11779 2.12% 6400 3.06% 2917 3.40% 1682 1.90% 350109 2.43%
20 22364 3.37% 19074 3.43% 6789 3.24% 2786 3.25% 2080 2.35% 514909 3.57%
21 20878 3.15% 17530 3.16% 6205 2.97% 2831 3.30% 2147 2.43% 472260 3.28%
22 28207 4.25% 24686 4.45% 10064 4.81% 3110 3.63% 2248 2.54% 680127 4.72%
23 24550 3.70% 20670 3.72% 7722 3.69% 3048 3.56% 2197 2.49% 566787 3.94%
24 17945 2.70% 14776 2.66% 5661 2.71% 2627 3.07% 1805 2.04% 405747 2.82%
25 17995 2.71% 14866 2.68% 6149 2.94% 2710 3.16% 2907 3.29% 398345 2.77%
26 19424 2.93% 16165 2.91% 5590 2.67% 2614 3.05% 4406 4.98% 396329 2.75%
27 25000 3.77% 21103 3.80% 7037 3.36% 3027 3.53% 4583 5.19% 522076 3.62%
28 22218 3.35% 19000 3.42% 6186 2.96% 2638 3.08% 4302 4.87% 450352 3.13%
29 22728 3.42% 19190 3.46% 7132 3.41% 3020 3.52% 4106 4.65% 479069 3.33%
30 27540 4.15% 24051 4.33% 7828 3.74% 3056 3.57% 4058 4.59% 619401 4.30%
31 20192 3.04% 17251 3.11% 7387 3.53% 2957 3.45% 3276 3.71% 449190 3.12%