MINELRES: The New Tactics e-Newsletter - October 7, 2005

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THE NEW TACTICS NEWSLETTER — October 7, 2005

http://www.newtactics.org.  

The New Tactics Newsletter is produced monthly by the New Tactics in
Human Rights Project of the Center for Victims of Torture
<http://www.cvt.org/main.php>. For subscription information, see below.

New Tactics in Human Rights:  A Resource for Practitioners — BUY  IT
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NICOLE PALASZ LEAVES THE NEW TACTICS PROJECT

It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of Nicole Palasz
from the New Tactics in Human Rights Project. Nicole worked as the New
Tactics Project Associate for more than three years, where she spent
much of her time coordinating the project's research for training events
and the New Tactics Workbook. This involved conducting interviews with
hundreds of human rights practitioners across the globe. [read the
interview at
http://www.newtactics.org/main.php/nicolepalasz ]
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FEATURE NOTEBOOK: USING SMS TO ENGAGE YOUTH

In recent years, the use of SMS (Simple Message Systems) to organize
activists has risen dramatically, particularly in Europe. This month
we'd like to feature Sending Out an SMS, a tactical notebook written by
Anneke Bosman from Amnesty International - The Netherlands. [read the
notebook]

Anneke participated in the New Tactics West Group Workshop, where she
presented the use of SMS as an effective tactic. 
[view a presentation on SMS at http://www.newtactics.org/main.php/WK214]
http://www.newtactics.org/main.php/SendingOutanSMS 
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ONLINE DISCUSSION WORKSHOP TO BEGIN OCTOBER 10

The first ever New Tactics Online Discussion Workshop is scheduled to
take place October 10 to November 16, 2005. This is a discussion-based
event, in which more than 30 participants will use and discuss New
Tactics resources and tools to more effectively advance their own
efforts. 

This is a pilot event that we hope to replicate in the future. Stay
tuned to www.newtactics.org for more information regarding this and
other training events.
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NEW TRAINING TOOLS AVAILABLE ONLINE

To better assist activists, the New Tactics Asia Regional Training
Workshop incorporated several innovations into the project's training
model. We have created a Methodology Page to help you locate useful
training exercises and resources on tactical and strategic thinking.
[more at 
http://www.newtactics.org/main.php/TraininginPractice/AsiaWorkshop/Methodology
]
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SEND US YOUR COMMENTS

We’re always looking for feedback from practitioners in the field. What
do you need? Which resources are most useful to you? 
[tell us what you think] 
Mail to: Newtactics@cvt.org
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The New Tactics in Human Rights Project is an international initiative
led by a diverse group of organizations and practitioners from around
the world. The project is coordinated by the Center for Victims of
Torture and grew out of its experience as a creator of new tactics and a
treatment center that also advocates for the protection of human rights
from a unique position—one of healing and reclaiming civic
leadership.

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