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Vol. XVI, No.3 Spring, 2002




MEDIA NOTES

 

Michael T, Klare, Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict, is 288 pp for $15 paper from Owl Books, obtainable from Holtzbrinck Academic Marketing, 115 W. 18 St., 6 Fl., New York, NY 10001, FAX: (202)645-2610,
academic@hholt.com, www.henryholt.com

Michael Nagler, Is There No Other Way?: The Search for a Nonviolent Future
is published by Berkeley Hill Books. Ho-Won Joeng, has two edited volumes.

Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process and Structure (238 pp., for $34.95 paper, $84.95 cloth), and The New Agenda for Peace Research (382 pp. $44.95 paper,
$109.95 cloth), both from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Grace Feuerverger, Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel is published by Routledge Falmer of New York and London.

Noel Malcolm, Kosovo: A Short History, with a new introduction by the author, is $35 (plus shipping) cloth from NYU Press, 838 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, FAX: (212)995-4798. www.nyupress.nyu.edu

 

The United States Institute of Peace Press current offers include:

Princeton N. Lyman, Partner to History: the U.S. Role in South Africa's Transition to Democracy (384 pp. for $19.95 paper);

David R, Smock, Ed., Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding (144 pp. for $14,95 paper);

Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall, Eds., Turbulent Peace: The Challenge of Managing International Conflict (936 pp. for $35 paper, $59 cloth);

James Goodby, Petrus Buwalda and Dimitri Trenin, A Strategy for a Stable Peace: Toward a Euroatlantic Security Community (205 pp. for $17.50 paper); all plus $4 per item shipping from USIP Press, P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA, (800)868-8064, www.usip.org

Also available, often at no charge: Special Reports, including: "Training to Help Traumatixed Populations," and occasional single topic issues of Peaceworks, including: "The Role of International Financial Institutions in International Humanitarian Law: Report from the International Humanitarian Law Working Group;" from USIP,1200 17 St., Suite 200, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202)457-1700, usip_requests@usip.org, www.usip.org

 

The Stanley Foundation produces a number of publications that often can be obtained at no charge including: short reports such as: Reconnecting Serbia Through Regional Cooperation: A Summary of the Findings and Recommendations
of the Euro-Atlantic Initiative Project: Serbia and the Challenge of Regional Integration; Bulletins of the Atlantic Council of the United States on such topics as: "Moving Past Dual Containment: Iran, Iraq, and the Future of U.S. Policy in the
Gulf," by David H. Saltiel and Jason S. Purcell; and Quarterly issues of the Stanley Foundation Courier: Providing Thought and Encouraging Dialogue about the World. For a complete list and other information contact the Stanley Foundation, 209 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 (563)264-1500. reports.stanleyfoundation.org

 

Among the offerings from Routledge are:

Ilan Pappe, Ed., The Israel/Palestine Question (288 pp. for $25.95 paper, $85 cloth);

David Brown, Contemporary Nationalism: Civic, Ethnocultural and Multicultural Politics (208 pp. for $27.99 paper, $85 cloth);

Kjell Goldman, Ulf Hanners and Charles Westin, Eds., Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post Cold-War Era (304 pp. for $29.99 paper, $100 cloth);

Richard A. Falk, Human Rights Horizons: The Pursuit of Justice in the Globalizing World (288 pp. for $19.95 paper, $55 cloth); and

William R. Thompson, Ed., Evolutionary Interpretations of World Politics (304 pp. for $26.95 paper and $90 cloth);

All plus $4 first item, $1 for each additional, shipping, from Routledge, Customer Service, 7625 Empire Dr., Florence, KY 41042 (800)634-7064, www.routledge-ny.com

 

New from Jossey-Bass are:

Ethan Katsh and Janet Rifki, On Line Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts in Cyberspace (240 pp. hardcover for $35);

Victor A. Kremenyuk, Ed., International Negotiation: Analysis, Approaches, Issues (592 pp. for $50 paper);

Jeanne M. Brett, Negotiating Globally: How to Negotiate Deals, Resolve Disputes, and Make Decisions Across Cultural Boundaries (288 pp. for $35 cloth);

Michael Watkins and Susan Rosegrant, Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts (368 pp. for $40 cloth);

Barbara Madonik, I Hear What You Say, But What Are You Telling Me: The Strategic Use of Nonverbal Communication in Mediation (320 pp. cloth for $40); William L. Ury, Ed., Must We Fight: From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard-A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention (128 pp. cloth for $19.95)

All plus $5 for the first item, $3 for each additional item, shipping from Jossey-Bass, 989 Market St., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103 (888)378-2537,
www.josseybass.com

 

Deborah A. Prentice and Dale T. Miller Ed., Cultural Divides: Understanding and Overcoming Group Conflict is 524 pp. for $18.95 paper from Russell Sage Foundation Books, 112 E. 64 St., New York NY 10021 (800)524-6401, www.russellsage.org.

The North American Peace Movement, A Directory: Organizations, Museuems, Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution Programs, Memorials (Gardens, Monuments), Compiled by Dick Bennett is published by McFarland & Co., www.mcfarlandpub.com; 336-246-4460.

Denise Breton and Stephen Lehman, The Mystic Heart of Justice: Restoring Justice in a Broken World is available from Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 320 N. Church St., West Chester, PA 19380 (800)355-3222, ex 20, customerservice@swedenborg.com, www.swedenborg.com.

Douglass H. Boucher, Ed, The Paradox of Plenty: Hunger in a Bountiful World is 368 pp. for $18.95 paper (plus $4.50 first item, $1.50 each additional item shipping) from Food First, The Institute for Food & Development Policy, 398 60 St., Oakland, CA 94618 (800)243 0138, (610)654-4400, www.foodfirst.org

Global Exchange September 11 Campaign Resources at: http://www.globalexchange.org/september11/resources.html, offers the following: Books: http://store.globalexchange.org/911.html: Noam Chomsky: 9-11 (In 9-11, Noam Chomsky examines the root causes of the September 11th catastrophe, the historical precedents for it, and the possible outcomes as the world moves forward into the post-September 11 reality); http://store.globalexchange.org/after911.html

After 9/11: Solutions for a Saner World (After months of relentless news about terrorism, anthrax, war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, our national conversation has taken a dramatic shift. Reflection has superseded our initial grief and anger, as we try to understand how the nightmare of 9/11 will affect us, our loved ones and our country in the long term. This collection of 42 articles published by AlterNet untangles the knot of our new post-9/11 landscape)


http://store.globalexchange.org/another.html Another World is Possible: Conversations in a Time of Terror (In a collection of responses to September 11th, more than 100 contributors - including family members of victims, rescue workers, journalists, scholars, religious figures, international voices, and community advocates - reflect on how the crisis has impacted their lives, explore the roots of anti-American terrorism, and offer concrete solutions for preventing future
atrocities)

http://store.globalexchange.org/binladen.html Bin Laden, Islam & America's New 'War on Terrorism' (Lebanese scholar As'ad AbuKhalil examines the roots of the September 11 crisis, the causes for antipathy toward the United States, and the historical relations between the US and the Islamic world. Beginning with an introduction on the legacy of Western misconceptions about Islam and Arabs, the book focuses on Islamic fundamentalism and US foreign policy, and the way both polarize the world into a "good and evil" "with us or against us" view)


http://store.globalexchange.org/covering.html Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World (In this classic work, Edward Said reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world)

http://store.globalexchange.org/roguestate.html Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower (On September 11, four planes were hijacked and terrorists proceeded to carry out the most devastating attack on American soil in history. The physical destruction and personal suffering caused by the attacks has been immense. In addition to punishing the perpetrators, we must not allow the event to pass without deriving important lessons from it. Clearly, the most important lesson to be learned is the answer to the question "Why?" Whatever we think we know about US foreign policy, William Blum's Rogue State makes it clear that we don't know nearly enough)


http://store.globalexchange.org/taliban.html Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (The most extreme and radical of all Islamic organizations, the Taliban inspires fascination, controversy, and especially fear in
both the Muslim world and the West. Pakistani correspondent Ahmed Rashid, who has covered Afghanistan for the last 21 years, brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus in this volume)

Terrorism and War (Extrapolated from new interviews conducted with Howard Zinn since the tragic events of September 11 and the bombing campaign against
Afghanistan, this is Zinn's most up-to-date thinking on war, terrorism, and the new global order, the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in this country to US militarism)


http://store.globalexchange.org/terrorism.html Terrorism, Theirs & Ours (In part one, Eqbal Ahmad holds up the concepts of "terrorist" and "freedom fighter," to US foreign policy. What do these terms mean? Where do they apply? How can the roots of political violence be stemmed? In part two, David Barsamian interviews Ahmad about Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Afghanistan, the Taliban, Muslim Fundamentalism, and US foreign policy.)


http://store.globalexchange.org/unholy.html Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism (John Cooley examines the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and why the United States formed an extraordinary anti-Communist alliance with militant Islamic forces. He marshals a wealth of evidence to demonstrate the devastating consequences of this alliance between the US government and radical Islam, from the assassination of Sadat, the destabilization of Algeria and Chechnya and the emergence of the Taliban, to the bombings of the World Trade Center and the US embassies in Africa). A number of Videos and Audio Tapes are also available from http://store.globalexchange.org/mideast.html

Guy and Heidi Burgess, "Dealing with the Terrorism Crisis: Potential Contributions from the Conflict Resolution Fields is a 10 page compendium of the strengths and tools conflict resolvers have available to have an impact on violence. It is available at http://www.Crinfo/intractable/terrotism essay b. Cfm or http://www.conflictRes.org/terror.htm. A slightly condensed version is in the January issue of Conflict Resolution Notes.

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is a new tri-annual publication examining critical peacebuilding and development topics. It is available from Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016, erinmdc@aol.com orabunim@american.edu. Peace Building is available twice yearly for $30 for 2 years from the Peace Education Commission, c/o Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53208, imh@csd.umw.edu

Rumors of Peace, Newsletter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is available at, www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org, in English, Spanish and French. The Nonviolent Peaceforce Feasibility Study, one of the most comprehensive examinations of third
party nonviolent intervention ever produced, may accessed at, www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org, at the top of the home page.


The following piece was in the "Feed Your Hope" section of the February 2002 issue. "A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about the tragedy on September 11th. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is vengeful, angry, and violent. The other one is loving and compassionate.' The grandson asked, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.' (From 'Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered' by Ted Bowman)." Conflict Resolution Quarterly is $30 a year from Jossey-Bass, 989 Market St., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103 (888)378-2537, www.josseybass.com.

The Common Ground radio program is available on line at www.commongroundradio.org. Live feeds of Amy Goodman's radio series, Democracy Now can be heard on line at www,freespeech.org.

Transitions Online (TOL) officially launched the TOL Wire in January, further expanding its coverage of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet republics. The TOL Wire http://wire.tol.cz is a daily news service
featuring selected news articles and analysis published by independent local partner publications across the region.

Peacefultomorrows.org A new peace campaign being launched by relatives of people who perished on Sept. 11th at the WTC and Pentagon is http://peacefultomorrows.org/.

A new peace and social justice coalition that replaced a number of other groups is reachable at http://www.kairoscanada.org/.

The Fall Winter issue of the COPRED-PSA Peace Chronicle published a list of "Alternative Information & Educators Resource List on September 11 and the 'War on Terrorism,'" with short information statements, compiled by Jacques DeListe, Anya Hankin and Karuna Maraji, from which the following web addresses are drawn:

American Civil Liberties Union, www.aclu.org;
Independent Media Institute, alternet.org, Center for Economic and Social Rights; www.cesr.org; an on line newsletter of alternative political views, www.counterpunch.org/wtclinks.html;
a variety of news perspectives from central Eurasia, www. eurasianet.org; alternative reviews of mainstream media and alternative views of the Afghanistanwar, September 11 and the Bush Administration's role, www.fair.org;
the Manchester Guardian, www.guardian.co.uk/weblog;
Women of Color Against Violence, www.incite-national.org;
a South Asian perspective on current events: www.indowindow.com/akhbar; alternative viewpoints, www.indymedia.org;
the Legal Education Network, http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/terrorism.htm;
Muslims Against Terrorism, www.matusa.org;
Middle East Report magazine,www.merip.org;
BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/;
links to a variety of news sources around the globe, http://news.yahoo.com


Links to factual information, different perspectives and teaching ideas, www.rethinkingschools.org; and essays by activists on the terrorism war with links to information about current events, www.zmag.org/ZNET.htm.

 

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