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[28 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Global Campaign: End the Korean War & Sign a Peace Treaty!

Gyung lan Jung
Korea 
“We appeal to the people. Now we must replace politico-military hostilities and arms races with peaceful cooperation.”
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Background
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. Hostilities were ended in 1953, leaving numerous deaths and inestimable property damage. Since then the war has not been officially terminated.
Sixty years later, the Korean Peninsula still faces an unprecedented level of military tension – recently moving dangerously close to a state of war following the rocket launch and the third nuclear test by North Korea and sanctions by …

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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Checkpoint Snapshot: Who Speaks for Palestinian Children?

Christian Peacemaker Teams
Al-Khalil (Hebron), Palestine
Because of the dire economic situation in the Old City in Hebron every day children go to the Ibrahimi Mosque soup-kitchen to get food. Walking out through the mosque checkpoint shortly after noon on Sunday 26 May, I was surprised by the number of people standing at the other end of the checkpoint.
Upon passing out through the checkpoint I realized that the turnstile to enter the mosque area was closed and nobody was being allowed through. A dozen young boys held plastic tubs of soup they …

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[16 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Listening to "The Other": Reflections on Storytelling and Conflict

Noa Baum
Jerusalem & Washington, D.C.

Since 2002, Israeli-born storyteller Noa Baum has performed “A Land Twice Promised”, a one-woman show based on her dialogue with a Palestinian woman also living in the United States. The piece weaves together both the women’s and their mothers’ memories of war and occupation. Baum’s work illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict seeps despair into the Western consciousness, with more than 60 years of wars and occupation, thousands dead, and no end in sight. …

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[1 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping and Conflict Intervention

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Tiffany Easthom, Country Director at Nonviolent Peaceforce, about strategies and challenges in peacekeeping work. Her answers are below.
Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what encouraged or inspired you to work in peacekeeping?
I was a “social justice” kid – I always had some cause or another that I was engaged in from a very young age, so arriving into an adult career doing this kind of work has been a natural path.  My undergraduate degree is in Justice and …