Category Archive: News Update

Sep 26

The Mubarak Awad story

Dr. Mubarak Awad is the founder and former president of the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) in the United States. The organization developed from the Ohio Youth Advocate Program (OYAP) established by Awad in 1978 with support from the Ohio Youth Commission (now the Department of Youth Services), the state department responsible for finding placements …

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Sep 03

Mubarak Awad Takes the Gaza Rubble Bucket Challenge

On August 28th 2014, NI staff took part in the Gaza Rubble Bucket Challenge in front of the White House to remind President Obama that Gazans are living in rubble caused by US bombs delivered by the Israelis. This idea was from a Gazan woman who was inspired by the Ice-Bucket Challenge for ALS.  She …

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Aug 15

The ‘Palestinian Gandhi’ Who Still Believes Non-Violence Is the Answer

By Jeff Stein Excerpt from Newsweek August 12, 2014 Amid the smoke, rubble and blood, the idea of nonviolent protest in Gaza seems as preposterous as it is naive. Indeed, those Palestinians who preached nonviolence and led peaceful marches, boycotts, mass sit-downs and the like are mostly dead, in jail, marginalised or in exile. Mubarak Awad …

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Jul 21

No Justice, No Peace: The Women of Argentina and Chile’s Long- Term Mobilization

By Emily McGranachan   During the military dictatorships in Argentina and Chile thousands of people were illegally detained and disappeared by military forces. Out of desperation and despair mothers, grandmothers, and other loved ones of the disappeared began to gather, demonstrate, and eventually demand justice in both countries. Mothers and grandmothers of the disappeared are best …

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Jul 21

The Role Of Human Development In The Lack Of A “North Korean Spring”

By Rosa Park. It is undeniable that thus far, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), otherwise known as North Korea, has a severe dearth of social movement at the grassroots level. Although Victor Cha covers the existence of social protests within North Korea, this has not resulted in significant social change for a “North …

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Jul 21

Read: Justice In Morocco: Achieving An Integrative Approach To Reform

Written by: Giselle Lopez.   In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, governments across the Middle East and North Africa have been forced to respond to public demands for change while facing challenges to develop and reform state institutions. In Morocco, the ruling monarchy avoided the fate of leaders in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yemen …

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Jul 21

Read: An Integrative Approach To Peacebuilding And Good Governance

Written by Julius Nyambur Wani.   Conflict resolution interventions in any conflict situation in Africa have proved difficult due to competing and conflicting cultural values and practices. Besides the Western-Indigenous binary, there are also the local variations across nationalities and tribes. Whereas the Western techniques have been bitterly criticized for their individualistic, neo-imperial, and low-context …

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Jul 21

Israel estorba el fútbol en la Palestina ocupada: 2008-2014

En la Palestina ocupada, el fútbol ha sido atacado como resultado de una tendencia israelí de combinar asuntos deportivos y políticos. El conflicto afecta la Federación de futbol Palestina (PFA), una entidad no-gubernamental. Por desgracia, el fútbol y la mayoría de la gente involucrada en él se han convertido en las victimas de acciones de …

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Jul 15

Gaza’s Ark Deliberately Targeted by Israel

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It is with sorrow and outrage that we announce that Gaza’s Ark was totally destroyed by a direct hit from the Israeli Occupation Forces at 2:00 AM local time on Friday, July 11th.  It caught fire as result of the hit and was damaged beyond repair. In the context of all the death and destruction caused by Israel, the …

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Jun 10

NI issues report on how Israel is hindering Palestinian Football

Nonviolence International and Palestine Football Association released a 45 page report documenting numerous Israeli practices which sabotage the sport in the Palestinian occupied territories.   Today, June 10th,  the FIFA representatives have converged on Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the 64th FIFA congress. High on the agenda will be complaints from the Palestinian Football Association detailing continued …

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