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:: The Failure of Western Human Rights Policy: Fallacies and Misconceptions about China

Many Western governments, including the United States and the European Union, are engaged in bilateral „Human Rights Dialogue“ with China. This dialogue is adopted as the primary instrument to promote human rights in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Today, after nearly two decades of bilateral human rights dialogue, it is an open secret that this approach has failed to produce any tangible progress. This is admitted even by diplomats conducting the dialogue in private discussions and by a number of authoritative studies. By Kelsang Gyaltsen

:: Martin Luther King: "I have a dream"

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

:: Climate Protection Without Cultural Change?

Considering all the hopes and expectations people had placed in it, there is no other way of viewing the climate change conference in Copenhagen than as a complete flop. So where do we go from here? An Interview with Udo E. Simonis on the debacle of Copenhagen.

:: Peace Business: Humans and Nature Above Markets and Capital

This book explores how business can be run so as to serve peace, by reducing direct, structural and cultural violence and by meeting basic needs of all humans, building equitable relations and assuring a low ecological footprint.

:: Within Our Reach: Joy

I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep.  There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant.

:: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Tibet issue at the European Parliament

"The Chinese authorities view Tibet’s distinct culture and religion as the source of threat of separation. Hence as a result of deliberate policies an entire people with its unique culture and identity are facing the threat of extinction".

:: Wangari Maathai "This much I know"

"Kenyans are very excited about Barack Obama. Many of them could not think of anybody so close to them aspiring to become the next president of the US."

:: Clean Energy Investments Charge Forward Despite Financial Market Turmoil

With end of cheap oil, renewables and energy efficiency attracts fast-growing interest; New investment surpasses $148 billion in 2007, a 60% rise from 2006, Growth continues in 2008, UNEP study says.

:: A Global Marshall Plan for a Better World

Dr. Franz Alt is moderator, journalist and author. He published several essays and books concerning the use of renewable energies and worldwide securing peace.Among other decorations he received the human rights prize ”Award 2003.”

:: Toward a Poverty-Free World

Muhammad Yunus, winner—along with the Grameen Bank he founded in Bangladesh—of the2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has pioneered microcredit loans for the poor, empowered millions of women, and laid the foundations for a new business model devoted to producing social results - by Arshad Mahmud.
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