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Current Rank: 32 (Politics & Government)
URL: http://mensab-globalviews.blogspot.com/
Site Description: Time to get engaged in our world.. Let this blog be your lens and tool.
Date Joined: Apr 26, 2010

Tags: politics, peace and conflict, social issues


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Lost Sympathy, Lost Opportunity: Ten Years After 911 Attacks
on Sep 23, 2011 in 911 attacks 10 years US Afghanistan war on terror When the world watched the twin towers crumbling down, the US received tons of sympathy from all over the world. No country, powerful or not, deserved to be attacked like that - targeting mostly civilians. Like the Americans, we were shocked by the b...



Poor Questions, Why?
on Jan 26, 2011 in Philippines poverty election corruption Tunisia protest “I shall call the innocent multitude, I shall show them their poverty.” – El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal             There are questions that are better unasked and left unanswered. In the s...



Participative Governance on Urban Development in Naga City, Philippines
on Jan 13, 2011 in Philippines urban poor participative governance Naga City urban development “He is the same as me, yet I am not him. Only if you understand it in this way will you merge with the way things are.” – Tung-Shan (807-869)             One of the key ingredients of development is participat...



We Know It's Christmas
on Dec 22, 2010 in persecutions Christians Iraq religion Christmas We bring a felled tree or a plastic that resembles a pine tree inside our homes. We wrap it with blinking lights, colored balls, a star or angel on top, and other ornaments. Below the tree are gifts, miniature of the manger where Christ was born with...



Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Lost in security and recession concerns
on Sep 23, 2010 in military Costa Rica MDGs budget deficits UN According to a report by global NGOs working on education, more than $4 billion have been cut in global public education budgets worldwide this year. Even in the US, outrageous spending cuts in public education are being implemented. However, this sp...



Opposition wave in the global politics: Not in Indonesia
on Jul 8, 2010 in global politics SBY G8 Indonesia When the Group of Eight, g8, met in Canada this year, the group had three new faces. Japan, Australia, and United Kingdom had changed their leaders. That showed how global politics is into a wave of change of leadership. From the Netherlands to the...



Global Financial Crisis: An opportunity to reshape the system
on Jun 16, 2010 in IMF bailout package financial crisis US EU debt problems There is a violent mood that is creeping worldwide. People are angry and, at the extreme, rioting for their financial losses and insecurities. We are not in the best of times, nor the worst of times. We are in these trying times when the shock waves...



Critical Reflection on Enlightenment and Modernity, Rationality, and Emancipation Within Culture
on Jun 12, 2010 in Weber Kant Foucault Philosophy Pertierra Habermas The sweeping far-right wind that has been blowing Europe these days deserves another look on the philosophical, cultural and historical framing of the recent events such as the ascension to power by the Conservatives in the United Kingdom, gain of p...



Critical Reflection on Enlightenment and Modernity, Rationality, and Emancipation Within Culture
on Jun 12, 2010 in Weber Kant Foucault Philosophy Pertierra Habermas The sweeping far-right wind that has been blowing Europe these days deserves another look on the philosophical, cultural and historical framing of the recent events such as the ascension to power by the Conservatives in the United Kingdom, gain of p...



War, Peace and Democracy: Enough of Rhetorics
on Apr 22, 2010 in Peace democracy conflict "This essay revisits the classical argument of democratic-peace in reference to more recent political events, including the US and UK led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and concludes that democracy in and of itself is an insufficient indicator of...



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