Surviving Electoral Madness

Ah what a difference a year makes.  A year ago Occupy Providence was setting up in Burnside Park with thousands of people showing up for the first day march.  Occupy Wall Street was a month old and Occupy groups were organizing on Cape Cod, in Worcester, Fall River and New Bedford.  There was an excitement in the air as people found a way to have a voice and call for substantial change.  Images of police out of control, pepper spraying  young women in New York and elsewhere grabbed the attention of people who had managed to ignore the abuses the police daily dish ou

Cleveland Scene: The Most Elusive Reform Cuyahoga's new government overlooks campaign inequities

Cuyahoga County's new government charter was unveiled last year. But there was no campaign-finance regulations of any kind.

Building Capacity for Mediating Elections-Related Conflicts in Africa

In June 2010, AFSC Burundi organised a regional conference on mediating elections-related conflicts in Bujumbura. The three-day conference brought together participants from Benin, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe to dialogue and exchange on the causes and flashpoints of elections-related conflicts and on strategies and approaches for mediating electoral disputes.

Regional Seminar in Burundi on Mediating Elections-related Disputes

About 40 high level participants are expected to participate in a regional seminar on the theme, “Mediating Elections-related Conflicts” being organised in Bujumbura, Burundi, by the American Friends Service Committee from 9 – 11 June 2010. The aim of the seminar is to contribute to peaceful elections by sharing experiences, knowledge and building mediation capacity within Burundi and other African countries.

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