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[19 Sep 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
Can this blog build peace?  Can this tweet?

By Caroline Anderson
Blog and Social Media Manager

During the spring of 2005, when I was complaining in the college dining hall about how much I hated my computer science course, I never would have dreamed that a mere six years later new media technology would be my passion.  But lo and behold, it is!  My transformation has something (or everything) to do with the fact that I figured out you can change the world with media tools, and that learning javascript and html can be useful for promoting peacebuilding and …

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links: Read, Watch, Act

This week’s batch of peace links is a diverse sampling: some books, some opportunities for action, some research findings.  We hope you enjoy, and that they give you something to think about this weekend!

According to economists, the “war on terror” does not hold up to a cost/benefit analysis…

One of my favorite reasons to get up on Monday morning is to hear Tina Brown’s reading recommendations on NPR. This week, her suggestions were books by and about women.  Women in conflict, women leaders, and more.

Injustice in Georgia, USA – is an …

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[12 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
In September 2011, Choose Humanity, Not Hatred

By Abby Smith
Outreach and Administration Manager
“Deep hatred turns into radicalism and that is where we find the problem.  If we work to stop the hatred we can stop the violence.”

My day started out pretty normal: running late for school, hastily eating my pop tart while watching the TV in the kitchen at my home in west Texas.  I was 13 years old, and on what seemed like it would be a normal day, my life was changed  forever.  I watched as the first broadcast of the plane hitting the …

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[9 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links – Girls at War

Welcome to Friday Peace Links!  This will be a feature of our staff blog, “Inside Peace X Peace,” wherein we share great articles, photos, and sites we’ve found around the web this week. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

On a post 9/11 American (and imposed on the world) culture of perpetual conflict. What I found most interesting about this was the note about the isolation of those in the army.
On the cost of overreacting to 9/11. From the NY Times.

In the spirit of Mary’s Tar Sands …