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Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Results of a workshop on how performing arts organizations and the artists they engage transform places through their artistic practices.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Customary Practice and Restorative Justice in Libya: A Hybrid Approach

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Libya

Since the fall of Muammar Gadhafi, Libya has become more violent.  This report examines the role of customary law and the potential of restorative justice in a transitional setting between chaos and democracy.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Addressing Land Conflict in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution

Land disputes are a primary cause of conflict in Afghanistan where most land is untitled and unregistered.  This report examines the lessons learned from an attempt to test a new model of engaging community dispute resolution in formal land registration. From the United States Institute of Peace


United States of America v. Jeffrey Webb et al.

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Crime/Justice,Headlines

Text of the indictment against leading officials of the international soccer organization known as FIFA for racketeering.  From the Justice Department


Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Crime/Justice,Headlines

Agency press release which describes the 47 count indictment in federal court in New York City against high-ranking officials of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).  Also provides links to the indictment document.  From the Justice Department


Nation Gains More than 4 Million Nonemployer Businesses Over the Last Decade

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

There were 23 million businesses without paid employees in the U.S. in 2013, up 1.2% from 2012.  Covers businesses without paid employees in nearly 450 industries.  From the Census Bureau


E-Stats 2013: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in four key sectors of the economy:  manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services.  From the Census Bureau


21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau


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