The Huffington Post
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Many have been forced from their ancestral land. Engaging in sustainable rural development in what is referred to as the "new Colombian countryside" is essential to building peace because it addresses the root causes of inequality and land tenure that drove the conflict. It is so important that it was the first issue agreed upon by the government and FARC in peace negotiations. "It's our job to, little by little, reconstruct the social fabric that was broken by displacement," Ricardo Sabogal, director of the office of land restitution, told Bloomberg News. Lutheran World Relief (LWR), in line with other interested observers, sees this as a pivotal moment for Colombia and the region. LWR staff in Colombia are focusing on supporting this investment in the new Colombian countryside , which will build on and preserve the newly won peace by promoting innovative programs with the private sector that promote family food security in former conflict areas.
Collective Evolution
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Shifting to new paradigms to replace dysfunctional ones. This is an attempt to look at current global problems from a perspective digging deeper into the root of the system. For as Einstein said, “A problem cannot be solved from the same level of consciousness as created it.” It is also an attempt at phrasing it so, that it builds the better arguments to challenge the conventions and offer alternatives that shift the paradigm. Disclaimer: It will not be perfect. You may disagree at times, find imperfect arguments and or reasoning. I ask you to help me improve or build your own new ideas aside, on top, underneath it. Stories that liberate us from current stuck paradigms are desperately needed and hopeful alternatives offered. I know world wide many already are doing so. Many things are improving. There is hope! Yet, somehow what makes sense for us, doesnt yet make sense for the majority.
TEDTalks (video)
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TEDTalks (video)
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The Event Chronicle
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Most of these farmers have been lied to – not only about the ‘reduced cost’ of chemically-based, GM farming, but also about the long-term effects to them personally and to their families. This is evidenced in the legacy of the sugar, banana and pineapple plantations throughout the Islands. To date, Hawaii’s unique growing environment and rich volcanic soil has nourished more than 2,230 field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton, potatoes, wheat, alfalfa, beets, rice, safflower, and sorghum—more than any other state. These companies have had ample time to ‘experiment’ with the land and people’s health, and surely to show a profit. I ask you – have you observed anyone consistently riding a financial headwind with this system in place? Instead of ignoring the plea of people who represent groups from around the world, who want to see sustainable, even regenerative farming practices take root, you could help them realize their goal to change this systemic problem.
BBC Parliament
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But can I say to the Secretary of State that if he is going to sit on his hands in the next six weeks and do nothing about the current crisis, then he can forget three weeks after an election to get devolution up and running. I order to find answers to be able to get to the root of issues in respect of the RHI enquiry and therefore, I will continue to hear those points that are made on that costume unity basis because ultimately, whatever is done must command confidence and support in Northern Ireland in order for this to be successful.
BBC News 24
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Joe Root recently became a father, didn't he, for the first time, and he can have the prospect of becoming England captain with being a new parent. He said it would be a lot of worry and sleepless nights.
Informed Comment
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BBC News 24
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But first of all for us to work together. -- being with Lewis. He is England's number one batsman, and he might be about to get the top job. There are calls for Joe Root to take over as Test captain. Alastair Cook is said to be considering stepping down, after his team lost their test series in India.
PBS
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Daily Express
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SOME stressed out doctors want to charge patients to root out time wasters, a new survey suggests.
Daily Express - Sports
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JOE ROOT has backed Alastair Cook to continue as England Test captain but insisted he is ready for the top job if it comes.
Yorkshire Post - Sports
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Joe Root is in no rush to assume another new position of responsibility as England's Test captain having just become a father for the first time.
Daily Mail - Cricket
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PAUL NEWMAN IN PUNE: Joe Root is still coming to terms with a major change in his personal life but is adamant he is ready to take on another great challenge in his professional one.
The Huffington Post
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Since most of us had to work in the garden during harvest time without pay we considered it a small compensation to help ourselves to the produce occasionally. I was raised in a small village named Wounded Knee and later moved to another small village called Pejuta Haka or Medicine Root. It was later named after South Dakota Senator James H. Kyle. My contact with people other than Lakota was pretty limited and that is why I was totally fascinated the first time I saw Mr. Burger. He had no hair and in fact his head was as slick as a basketball. I had never seen a man without hair. Many of the traditional men living in my hometowns wore their hair long and in braids. I never forgot Mr. Burger because when I first got to the mission school I did have a few quarters in my pocket given to me by my father. I used one of them to buy the first hamburger on a bun that I had ever eaten.
BoingBoing
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In honor of MLK Day, the Chicago branch of the Black Lives Matter organization wrote this new piece for The Root . The article compares BLM's contemporary fight for racial justice with the work of Martin Luther King Jr. It argues: King died working on a Poor People’s Campaign and demanding that a redistribution of wealth was necessary to eradicate poverty. Black Lives Matter Chicago echoes this demand and asserts that violence in Chicago will not end, but will only worsen, if continued divestment, unemployment and blight occur. The solutions to addressing poverty are well-known. We must implement the radical measures King died fighting for right now by demanding fully funded schools, health care, jobs, access to housing, free drug-treatment programs and food. The fact that these demands are considered radical today are a testament to how little regard our political establishment prioritizes life and how little has changed since King’s day, even since the nation has experienced its first black president.
BBC News 24
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I will give it my all and keep fingers crossed. Good luck to him. Joe Root insists he can't predict how he'd fare as England captain. Alistair Cook is considering his future after the 4-0 series defeat in India with Root the runaway favourite to be the next skipper. Root, who's just become a father for the first time, draws parallels with both roles.
BBC One East
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It was really, really awe-inspiring to see. Today, the clear-up operation is already underway. We have lost some sections of decking which we are in the process of replacing. We are having a survey done at the root end of the pier to check the structural integrity beneath. We have lost the water supply, a bit disappointing, but we are getting that back on today.
Daily Mail - Cricket
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PAUL NEWMAN IN PUNE: Joe Root is still coming to terms with a major change in his personal life but is adamant he is ready to take on another great challenge in his professional one.
Washingtons Blog
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When Ukraine's guilt becomes clear in a court of law, their 5013C status needs to be revoked. Their ability to lobby Congress needs to be revoked. UCCA leaders need to be investigated for working with a foreign government to overthrow a democratic election. The same goes for members of the CEEC (Central and Eastern European Coalition). According to the Wall Street Journal in KIEV, UkraineJoe Biden is on his fifth trip to Ukraine as vice president, pressing the pro-Western government to root out widespread corruption, but activists here say that message is being undermined as his son receives money from a former Ukrainian official who is being investigated for graft. On January 16, 2017, Joe Biden flew into Kiev for 2 hours to thank them for not prosecuting his son Hunter for corruption. Has Kiev been holding Hunter Biden as leverage over the Obama administration? Hillary Clinton and the DNC should be indicted by the Department of Justice and investigated by a Grand Jury given the facts when they are laid bare.
The Event Chronicle
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Moises Naim of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was even more blunt, suggesting that the people in Davos are even more clueless than usual, which is saying quite a lot. There is a consensus that something huge is going on, global and in many respects unprecedented. But we don't know what the causes are, nor how to deal with it. Brilliant. * * * Meanwhile, in an attempt to figure out the causes and how to deal with it, the participants in the World Economic Forum, which runs from Jan. 17 to 20, will partake in such panels as the abovementioned Squeezed and Angry: How to Fix the Middle Class Crisis, Politics of Fear or Rebellion of the Forgotten?, Tolerance at the Tipping Point ? and The Post-EU Era. The central question in Davos, a four-day affair of panel discussions, lunches and cocktail parties that delve into subjects as diverse as terrorism, artificial intelligence and wellness , is whether leaders can agree on the root causes of public anger and begin to articulate a response.
PCWorld
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Politico
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BBC News 24
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Local associations may not be given enough choice from female candidates in the first place. So I think we've really got to look back at the root cause of this, which is getting more women to consider putting themselves forward to become a member of Parliament. A lot of that is about outreach by Parliament to get people to consider that, but also by the parties as well.