Voices from the Frontlines »

[16 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Kyi May Kaung, Burma – US
October 16th, 2009
I am a Burmese-born scholar and longtime democracy advocate who has been studying Burma all my adult life. I earned a doctorate in political economics with a comparison of various systems and their outcomes in people’s lives. I am also a painter and a creative writer, author of poems, short stories, and a novel in process. You can see the range of my work on my blog site, http://kyimaykaung.blogspot.com.
I have learned from reading other people’s websites that what I do is called …

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Week X Week »

[14 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
Women Transforming Economics – Caring for People & Nature

Guest commentary by Riane Eisler, Copyright 2009
The winds of change are blowing! For the very first time, a Nobel Prize in Economics was just awarded to a woman, Elinor Ostrom – and not just any woman, but a woman who understands that partnership is the key to a better future.
This is not only good news for women but for the work that lies ahead of building economic systems that support caring for people and our natural environment. Ostrom’s work challenges the notion that only privatization is effective. She even argues …

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This Week's Peace Action »

[12 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Learn more about the history of indigenous people.

Level: National/International — Pillar: Cross-Cultural Understanding

This week’s featured story came in from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada:
My grandmother shared a story with me when I was a young girl. She said: “This beautiful land that we live on is Turtle Island. When the Europeans arrived, we accepted them with open arms. We helped the first Europeans survive their first winter by teaching them what to plant in this land. They brought with them the diseases of the millennium. These diseases destroyed 80% of our people; then …

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