Citizens of the World: U.S. Women and Global Government.

Citizens of the World: U.S. Women and Global Government. (Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022, 238 pp.)      As Lucia Ames Mead, one of the nine women highlighted in this study, wrote in 1904: “The decade is not far distant when
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Women as Peacemakers.

Featured Image: Cynthia Cockburn. The strength of Critique: Trajectories of Marxism – Feminism Internationaler Kongress Berlin 2015. By Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Seeing with eyes that are gender aware, women tend to make connections between the oppression
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Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision.

Vaclav Havel on Wenceslas Square on November 17, 2009. By Ben Skála, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons. “He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game.  He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.  He gives his
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Alfred de Zayas. Building A Just World Order.

Featured Image: Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas. By Anonym (ein Gefälligkeitsfoto für Prof. Alfred de Zayas), CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Alfred de Zayas, a long-time member of the U.N. human rights secretariat having started in 1980; was elected by
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The Utopians of Tahrir Square: Poetry of witness and protest from Iraq.

Featured Image: a Crowd of protesters in Tahrir square (30 October 2019). By Revoulation2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Translated by Dr Anba Jawi and Catherine Temma Davidson (Palewell Press, London:U.K.). Iraq has been in violent turmoil at least since
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26 June: International Day Against Torture.

Featured Image: Painting in museum DPRK. By AgainErick, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Torture has a bad name among the police and security agencies of most countries. Thus torture is usually called by other names.  Even violent husbands do not
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Oliver P. Richmond and Henry F. Carey (Eds); Subcontracting Peace.

Featured Image: Prof. Oliver Richmond By Arianit, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Challenges of the NGO Peacebuilding (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 267pp.) As Kim Reimann writes in this useful overview of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the peacebuilding field; “In
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