Archive for the ‘US’ Tag

The ‘Angry’ Development Worker/ Conflict Management Professional   1 comment

I am taking time out from eating my lunch (peanut sauce with bits of chicken over rice) and from studying (how to negate commands in Pula Fuuta) to type this post. I hope it makes sense to those who know me, and for those who can relate to the context. E misaal (for example in […]

Posted June 19, 2012 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Casamance and U.S Citizens   Leave a comment

Below is a reply from the U.S. Embassy in Dakar regarding the Casamance region: The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid non-essential travel to the Casamance region west of the city of Kolda, except direct air travel to the Cap Skirring resort area or to the city of Ziguinchor. If travel is deemed essential, […]

Posted June 10, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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The Look   Leave a comment

After watching the video* from the recently decease Tim Hetherington, many emotions arose. The film captures, as Tom suggests and I quite agree with him, there is an interesting/odd mix of Western field practitioners living and working in developing areas and/or conflict environments. It is odd because we choose to be in that type of […]

If Religion Tears the US apart, it Can Tear the World Apart   3 comments

From Guest Blogger Will God be involved in the next world war?  Since 9/11, the heat has turned up on religious issues, constantly teetering on the brink of boiling over.  With fundamental extremism a source of fear for people all around the world, America’s internal struggle will test our true mettle and dedication to a […]

Posted March 9, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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Congress Does Not Care About Peace   Leave a comment

UPDATED Feb. 25th, 2010. Straight from the Alliance for Peacebuilding Dear AfP Members and Friends, I hate to admit we’ve been caught off guard, but we’ve been caught off guard. The new House of Representatives voted yesterday to cut funding for the US Institute for Peace to zero! That’s right, zero. There was no advance […]

Posted February 23, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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U.S.’s New(est) Take on ‘Terrorism’   2 comments

Chic, President & CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding, recently posted this (I believe) on AfP’s website: Dear AfP Members, As you know, last summer the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional right of the government to prohibit and criminalize anything that could in any way be deemed “material support” for organizations on the State Department’s terrorist […]

Posted February 14, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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