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In Conversation: Prime Minister of Tibet

(The Audio is a selected 18 minute excerpt of the Hour long interview) In Conversation Dr.Lobsang Sangay-Prime Minister-elect- Central Tibetan Administration. His Excellency Dr. Lobsang Sangay the newly elected Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration. Upon him rests the responsibility to guide the Tibetan movement and to resume the dialogue with China and also to enhance the welfare of the Tibetan refugee community in exile.                                                           Q.) How do you see the Tibetan issue? Dr.Sangay.) There is one country two system inChinainHong Kong. Why notTibet? That’s the question. Because Hong Kong andMacaupeople are Han Chinese. But then the Chinese argument has been thatHong Konghas had a different business or commercial … Read entire article »


An Offering to the Bitter Moon

An Offering to the Bitter Moon news — breaches of peace around our world, in our town, on our street — kindle for the flames a blood-spattered list of those who’ve died; I kiss it one last time my journal entries — anguish blackening the pages a few photos — everyone believes my smile happy my prayer, take these; let me have nothing to give when next you rise (This is the third in a series of poems by Poetess SylvIa Vaughn which The Arachneed will be publishing in the coming days. ) Sylvia Riojas Vaughn is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She has been selected as a Houston Poetry Fest Juried Poet three times.  She belongs to the Dallas Poets Community. Her work appears in Red River Review, Triadæ, HOUSEBOAT, Diálogo, Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octavio Paz, Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems … Read entire article »


“Ghana’s Graduation with Honors”: The Two Turnover Test

“The “two turnover test” is a measure of democratic consolidation propounded by political thinker Samuel Huntington, where the consolidation of a democracy takes place if the party or group that takes power in the initial election at the time of transition loses a subsequent election and turns over power to those election winners, and if those election winners then peacefully turn over power to the winners of a later election.” The question of whether Ghanaian democracy was consolidating or merely surviving has been answered with this 2016 election. Democratic consolidation refers to a state of irreversible democracy functioning within the conceptual framework of representative political culture. Ghana entered it’s 4th Republic in 1992, with the National Democratic Congress … Read entire article »

Dreaming of Utopia for Kids

    Dreaming of Utopia for Kids The elephant stepped on her newborn in the zoo. The youngster, inconsolable. Human parents are better. Right? Your silence, telling. It’s louder than gasps of children abandoned in hot cars. Softer than rumbles of empty stomachs. Lost amid screams of unspeakable abuse. Peppered with gunshots in schools, neighborhoods. I want to hear hammers pounding nails into change — soothing voices offering teddy bears, singing lullabies, chatting while serving sandwiches with the crusts cut off. (This is the second in a series of poems by Poetess SylvIa Vaughn which The Arachneed will be publishing in the coming days. ) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Sylvia Riojas Vaughn is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She has been selected as a Houston Poetry Fest Juried Poet three times.  She belongs to the Dallas Poets Community. Her work … Read entire article »

Falun Dafa ayuda a armonizar cuerpo, mente y espiritu.

¿Qué es Falun Dafa?, Falun Dafa es una práctica de qigong que consta de dos partes esenciales, una parte está formada por los ejercicios para mejorar la energía interior y la otra parte la forma la filosofía de vida basada en los principios del universo de Verdad Benevolencia y Tolerancia. Estas dos partes de la práctica son esenciales en su conjunto cuando entendemos nuestro ser como un todo entre el cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu. La armonización entre los tres y poder tener una conciencia lúcida de la existencia de estas tres partes, entenderlas y cuidarlas se consigue con la práctica de Falun Dafa. Con la parte de los ejercicios se trabaja la energía interior … Read entire article »

Elegy for Spring’s Midfwife

Elegy for Spring’s Midwife She was mad for dirt. Every November her calloused hands worked bone meal into small holes, placing corms just so. Wielding a sharp blade, she slashed apart clumps of daffodil bulbs. She whispered, Howdy, worms! Do your thing. Mud under her nails, smudges on her cheeks. Chill winds chapped her skin, whipped hair into her eyes. The ground under the knees of her threadbare jeans colder, harder every year. At last the soil clung to her like a vine, reclaiming her but not those perennial springtime blooms. (This is the first in a series of poems by Poetess SylvIa Vaughn which The Arachneed will be publishing in the coming days. ) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Sylvia Riojas Vaughn is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She has been selected as a Houston Poetry Fest Juried … Read entire article »

International day of Non Violence: Tibetans reaffirm faith in the Middle Way Approach

On 2nd October 2016, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a group of eight Tibetans on about five bikes and one car left for Dharamsala. The members of the group belonging to the Tibetan Peoples Movement for Middle Way Approach are travelling from southern India to the northern Indian city of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh which is also the seat of His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet. The endeavour of the members of the group is to awaken and enlighten the people across India and the world regarding the idea of the Middle way policy, which is also being followed by the Central Tibetan Administration. As Dr. Lobsang Sanagay’s message states on the website of … Read entire article »


  Lectures by Jacy Reese (USA) and Chen Cohen (Israel), organized by EVA association in Ghent, Belgium, on 8th September 2016.     EVA association is a non profit in Belgium, founded in the year 2000, providing information about vegetarian nutrition, vegetarianism and veganism, the environment, animal welfare, health, vegetarian cooking and recipes. EVA has become the second largest vegetarian organization in Europe. The team consists of 12 people, and they have more than 500 volunteers. From 8th until 11th September 2016, the International Animal Rights Conference is taking place in Luxembourg. At that occasion, EVA invited two participants of that Conference for a public talk in Ghent, Mr. Jacy Reese from the USA who is working for Animal Charity … Read entire article »

‘Hong Kongers have the right to self-determination’: Demosisto

Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s newly launched political party, Demosisto, in its official statement has strongly condemned the arrest of its members by the Hong Kong police.   Following a recent blockading of the motorcade of Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of the standing committee of the national people’s congress by Nathan Law, Oscar Lai, Joshua Wong, Cheuk Kiu Chow and Benny Ng. Joshua Wong, has been widely revered, outside Hong Kong as the face of the Umbrella revolution in Hong Kong and the emergence of the newly formed Demosisto by those who led the Umbrella Revolution has marked the beginning of a new chapter in the domestic politics of Hong Kong. The statement issued by the Demosisto asserts … Read entire article »

‘Teachers of today are more sensitive and more aware on the environmental issues’–

‘Write For The Earth-Write with The Earth’ is a new initiative by The Arachneed Journal and  Compassion Activism Charity- Belgium.  A worldwide essay competition for children from 6-16 years of age.   As part of this initiative The Arachneed brings to you and exclusive interview with Vassiliki Mandalou, She has extended her support to this initiative.   Here she shares her views on the initiative and how teachers and students can collaborate for a more environmentally sustainable future.   1) How important is the environmental issue to you personally ? ~ Environment is all that surrounds us , including ourselves. We all are a part of this circle called Nature / Environment. So it is inevitable not to care about it ; it … Read entire article »

‘Write For The Earth-Write with the Earth’

  Interview with Dennis Barbion, Director-Chairman- Compassion Activism Charity 1) how important is the environmental issue to you personally ? The environmental issue is very close to my heart. It is a subject for which we can not close our eyes, because this is too serious and it effects the world population and the whole planet. Out of a feeling of care and responsibility for not only human beings but also for nature, animals, or let’s say all sentient beings, we should investigate this subject well, see what we personally can do, and contribute in our own way, and inspire and being inspired by others. The environmental issue has reached a critical point, and taking action now is essential for the future. Everyone can … Read entire article »