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TWU contributor Eddy Canfor-Dumas was recently invited by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help monitor the presidential election in The Gambia, West Africa.

 

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Still unsure about the pace of climate change? Or whether it’s even happening at all? Ask a Rear-Admiral, suggests Eddy Canfor-Dumas

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The amount of money spent by the USA on its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continues to grow - even as the US economy struggles with ballooning debt.

 

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You must be mad to try to keep the peace in areas of violence conflict without being armed yourself. Not according to the members of Nonviolent Peaceforce.

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'We want to be the world leader in terms of making a real impact in this absolutely vital area.' The words of Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, speaking for the UK government during the House of Commons Westminster Hall debate on 21 June 2011.

Report by Eddy Canfor-Dumas

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Many years ago — writes Eddy Canfor-Dumas — when I was a callow youth not long out of college, I found myself in a private interview with Peter Walker, then Minister for Agriculture in Mrs Thatcher's first government. I was not there willingly...

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War and violent conflict is often portrayed in the media as a battle between good and evil. This brilliant blog by Adam Curtis highlights the dangers of such a simplistic approach.

 

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