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[17 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: What are you reading this weekend?

Hi all – sorry for the late posting last week – a technical glitch kept the links from you until Monday.  This week, we have a bevy of tips and recommendations of books and articles to dig into this weekend.  Enjoy!

Optimism about the peace movement and women’s role in it, delivered via a list of books.
Are Afghans building peace (and coping with war) by writing poetry?
Another reading recommendation from Texas in Africa – on the dangers and pitfalls of oversimplification of the Congo crisis.
Are you a woman web entrepreneur?  Check …

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[13 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Power of Specificity

Caroline Anderson
Blog and Social Media Manager
“How can we tell the stories of specific people in specific places while still revealing broader truths?”
A couple of weeks ago I came across the Writers Bloc project on Guernica Magazine. (Big shout-out for Guernica, by the way – if you’re not reading it, you should be!) The project, as introduced by the indomitable Zadie Smith, seeks to produce development journalism that is “… not especially concerned with a man’s eternal soul or his statistical representation, but with his life.” Specifically[mll1] , this project focuses on …

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[10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Is Equality ALWAYS a Good Thing?

Here are your picks for the week!  (I really do want your feedback on the first one, btw.)

I’d love to hear what you think about this development – expanded roles for women in the U.S. military.  I’m always conflicted when I hear stories like this. I support women having access to any jobs they wish to pursue, but I’m also wary of an increasingly militarized society.  What do you think?
When I heard it last weekend I was riveted by this interview on Fresh Air with Baratunde Thurston about growing up …

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[3 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Israeli Women, South Sudan, and Australian Disasters

Here are your weekly Peace Links!  Lots of news coming in this week – violence in South Sudan, tension in Israel, and more.

I already tweeted this on Tuesday, but I think it is important news that I haven’t heard much about (too busy covering the GOP contest no doubt!).  Here’s the gist: “…the world’s newest nation is grappling with a virus of tribal violence.” Read the rest of Sudarsan Raghavan’s report at The Washington Post.

And here is another story we’ve been following – tension in Israel between religious and …