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Tinderbox in Burma (Myanmar)

Tinderbox in Burma (Myanmar)

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Conditions in Myanmar (Burma) are coming to a political and economic head. The ruling military oligarchy is moving quickly to consolidate economic power in advance of upcoming elections. There will likely be little political freedom even after elections. …

Proposed 28th Amendment

Proposed 28th Amendment

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In case you have not heard, there is a populist movement in the U.S. to amend the Constitution. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress can retire with the same pay after only 1…

Myanmar (Burma) Update: Notes from the Field

Myanmar (Burma) Update: Notes from the Field

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The U.S. government is beginning a reapproachment with the military junta of Burma. It was reported that President Obama met with General Than Shwe of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) during the last ASEAN conference in Asia. It is believed that Obama was pushing for elections…

Building Stupas in the Sand

Building Stupas in the Sand

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Non-zero sum thinking by the political leaders would significantly help the population of Myanmar lift itself out of poverty. Improvements to the basic transportation and communications infrastructure would allow them to participate in the next phase of economic growth and prosperity stemming from the globalization process. …

I Love You in 100 Languages

I Love You in 100 Languages

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Author John Knipper compiles a simple phrase in over 100 languages. Try to sound them out, one-by-one phonetically..... An enriching exercise.…

The War Against the Weak: A Review

The War Against the Weak: A Review

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A review of a very important documentary film on eugenics; on our past, and our future. …

Thailand’s Hill Tribe People: Short Video

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This is a short video on the history of the Hill Tribe people in Northern Thailand. It introduces two important Fair Trade organizations that are marketing the products of these people: Thai Tribal Craft, based in Chiang Mai (http://www.ttcrafts.co.th/) and Thai Craft, based in Bangkok. Music by Vibhas Kendzia.

Navajo Weaver

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A short video about a shepherd/weaver from the Navajo Nation.

Second Order Change in Agricultural Sustainability: Bedouins in Israel

Second Order Change in Agricultural Sustainability: Bedouins in Israel

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A new model sustainability project has been launched in the desert east of the Dead Sea. It is a close collaboration between both Jewish and Arab communities in an effort to demonstrate cooperative efforts in agricultural and renewable resource management. …

Mentoring Business Women in Arab World

Mentoring Business Women in Arab World

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The great cultural divides between people can really be bridged by mutual interest. Trade in goods is the tangible manifestation of that mutual interest. The ability of well-meaning people all over the world to reach out and find those points of mutual interest is the key to moving…

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