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Entries Tagged as 'Ethics-International'

Links from our Guatemala Trip

August 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ethics-International, People Helping People, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice

I did quite a bit of writing about our Guatemala trip, and have gathered the links all together here. The first three are classic travel writing, then three with a specific focus on environmental and social change–including our encounter with Guatemala’s President, Alvaro Colom. Then Dina’s three blogs on our trip, and then two sets [...]

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Shel Encounters the President of Guatemala

July 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Ethics-International, Shel's Personal Life

July 16, 2008, Guatemala City I am sitting three rows behind the President of Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, watching an interpretive performance of Mayan dance and music in a courtyard in the national palace. A few hours ago, I was in this same spot, getting a tour of the palace’s public areas. I saw the chairs [...]

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PalastUS/Can/Mex Open Gateway to Dumping Low-Q Chinese Goods

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off · Ethics in Government, Ethics-International, Social and Economic Justice

Greg Palast’s latest column discusses a secret summit among the Presidents of the US and Mexico and Canada’s Prime Minister along with heads of major corporations to further push the NAFTA trade agenda. Here’s the part I find really disturbing-=both as a union member (NWU) and as a consumer: As trade expert Maude Barlow explained [...]

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Tibet: Is the Media Showing the Truth?

April 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Ethics in Government, Ethics-International, Media Ethics, Peace and War, Social and Economic Justice, Uncategorized

Here’s a website that shows falsely captioned photos as well as photos cropped in such a way as to completely change their meaning. The topic is the violence in Tibet–but according to this site, many of the pictures are actually from India or Nepal, or show things other than the Chinese anti-Tibet violence that they [...]

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Faked Chinese Photo: Propaganda or Personal?

February 26th, 2008 · Comments Off · Ethics-International, Media Ethics

This is a doozy, from China. The photographer of an award-winning photo that advanced the Chinese government’s aims and allayed fears of environmentalists who had protested a high-speed China-Tibet rail link has admitted faking his widely published photo of a herd of rare-species chiru antelope placidly grazing underneath the train tracks, while a train zooms [...]

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Why Are They Calling These Nonviolent Revolutionaries Imperialists?

January 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ethics-International, Peace and War, People Helping People, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice

speak from personal experience that these are people of very high integrity.

So I was a bit shocked to get an e-mail from Stephen calling attention to criticism he and Gene Sharp (author of the definitive analysis of nonviolent social change, The Politics of Nonviolent Action), and others. Apparently, they are being targeted by certain elements of the left who sees them as tools of imperialism

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Mendelsohn, the Fixer: Another UK Government Ethics Scandal

December 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off · Ethics in Government, Ethics-International, Politics

While others are shocked, investigate reporter Greg Palast is not surprised that Jon Mendelsohn, chief fundraiser for Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party, is involved with a big scandal. Nine years ago, Palast secretly recorded Mendelsohn–thinking he was taling to a lobbyist from Enron–bragging that he could get to anyone in British government is the [...]

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FEMA’s Fake Press Conference–Even the White House Condemned It

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Ethics-International, Media Ethics

This would be funny if it weren’t so stupid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA, apparently didn’t want to take the chance of facing hard questions about the California fires as they did when they completely messed up the response to Katrina two years ago. So, the Washington Post reports, the agency [...]

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The Final Word from Xing–And It’s Good!

September 24th, 2007 · Comments Off · Business Ethics, Ethics-International, Marketing Trends/News, Media Ethics, Publishing

One day after Xing’s And this is exactly what I was hoping for. Now I can post away, knowing that I have a paper trail showing the integrity of my rights ownership. Bravo! And hmmm, maybe they’ll reword it to cover what they really need without appearing to make a rights grab. Those links to [...]

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Xing’s Response

September 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Business Ethics, Customer Service as Marketing, Ethics-International, Shel's Personal Life

Wow, they’re fast! Points for customer service, for sure. Less than an hour after I posted my query. But the response was ambiguous, if polite: Thanks for your message. We appreciate your thoughtful insight into our Terms & Conditions and will take your comments into consideration. Apologies if your reservations prevents you from becoming a [...]

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