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Topic: Ceasefire

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  Ceasefire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war, or any armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions.
Ceasefires may be declared as part of a formal treaty, but they have also been called as part of an informal understanding between opposing forces.
For example, on December 25, 1914, during World War I, there was an unofficial ceasefire as both the Germans and the British sought to observe Christmas (the "Christmas Truce").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ceasefire   (213 words)

 Ceasefire/Project Safe Neighborhoods
Ceasefire is a coordinated effort to combat firearm violence.
Ceasefire is regional in nature, including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jefferson County in Missouri and parts of the Southern District of Illinois.
Members of the Ceasefire Working Group include representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement, federal and state probation and parole, local prevention and intervention organizations, local public schools and universities, government leaders, the clergy, health care professionals and various service providers from throughout the metropolitan region.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/moe/project_safe_neighborhood.html   (1538 words)

 CeaseFire MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hess is the mother of a son murdered by an escaped convict using an illegal handgun.
Wills joined the CeaseFire Maryland Board after her son, Conrad Johnson, was killed while standing on the steps of his bus on the morning of October 22nd, 2002.
Wills became active with CeaseFire Maryland shortly thereafter, working hard during the 2003 General Assembly session to try to pass a state law banning assault weapons such as the Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle that killed her son.
www.ceasefiremd.org /1_AboutUs/c_Board.htm   (1216 words)

A ceasefire is a temporary cessation of violence that does not settle the larger conflict but is intended as a step in that direction.
One side may also undertake other provocative actions that are not in-line with the spirit of the ceasefire in an effort to weaken the position of its opponent, perhaps inciting the other side to break the ceasefire, bringing condemnation and pressures from third parties.
Indeed, ceasefires have increasingly been accompanied by the introduction of peacekeepers who monitor the agreements and provide a buffer zone between adversaries that helps alleviate anxieties and the potential for renewed violence.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/cease-fire.jsp   (2250 words)

 HIMAL SOUTH ASIAN | February 2003 | Perspective | The king’s ceasefire
In the immediate offing was an end to the mayhem on the terraces and plains just as it was beginning to make its presence felt in the valley, and there was the implied possibility of a larger peace and, ultimately, a negotiated end to the seven-year war in which nearly 8000 lives have been taken.
Before the unexpected ceasefire declaration of 29 January, there was much speculation, which has now been laid to rest by fait accompli, on who would talk to whom first – the king and the parties, the parties and the Maobaadi, or the king and the Maobaadi.
Undoubtedly, the immediate beneficiary of the ceasefire is King Gyanendra, who started his reign under the cloud of the royal massacre in June 2001, and who has been roundly criticised by the political parties for having bypassed them in appointing the Chand government.
www.himalmag.com /2003/february/perspective.htm   (3818 words)

 Sri Lanka: Political Killings During the Ceasefire (Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, August 7, 2003)
Under article 3 of the ceasefire agreement, the mandate to oversee the parties’ compliance with the terms of the ceasefire was given to the Norwegian-led Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM).
Ceasefire Agreement, article 3.7 (“The [government of Sri Lanka] and the LTTE appointees may be selected from among retired judges, public servants, religious leaders or similar leading citizens.”).
The Preamble to the Ceasefire Agreement states in part: “The Parties further recognize that groups that are not directly party to the conflict are also suffering the consequences of it.
hrw.org /backgrounder/asia/srilanka080603.htm   (3449 words)

 Operation Ceasefire -- Boston, MA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Operation Ceasefire was first implemented in May 1996 as a coordinated, citywide strategy aimed at deterring juvenile and gang firearm violence.
Ceasefire operates as a system that implements interventions that include the knowledge and coordination of all of the city's law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.
Operation Ceasefire is one element of a collaborative, comprehensive strategy implemented in Boston to address the community's escalating violent crime rates.
ojjdp.ncjrs.org /pubs/gun_violence/profile21.html   (249 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Ceasefire announced with NSCN (K)
Ceasefire announced with NSCN (K) The Centre today announced a ceasefire with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) for two months, beginning Sunday, although clarifications were yet to be issued regarding the areas to be covered under the unilateral ceasefire.
A ceasefire agreement is already in force between the NSCN (Issak-Muivah) and the Centre with effect from August 1 last year.
However, a controversy cropped up whether the ceasefire was restricted to the present state of Nagaland only or was it applicable to all areas that there was a significant Naga population and where militant outfits were also active.
www.rediff.com /news/1998/nov/14nscn.htm   (223 words)

 CeaseFire for gunfire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CeaseFire, founded by Dr. Gary Slutkin, an epidemiologist from Chicago who views violence like a preventable disease, started functioning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago in 2000.
CeaseFire sends outreach workers, clergy and community leaders into neighborhoods spreading the message that gun violence is unacceptable, Kerr said.
CeaseFire is different from other anti-violence programs because "we have less law enforcement focus and more community focus," he said.
www.suburbanchicagonews.com /newssun/top/w07ceasefir.htm   (1097 words)

 Ceasefire confusion
THERE was confusion Tuesday about the significance of the DRC ceasefire deal struck in Windhoek on Monday by five of the governments fighting in the central African country.
Etienne Rusamira, a rebel spokesman, said their main concern is that the ceasefire alone, if not followed by direct political negotiations, would effectively lead to the partition of the DRC by freezing the territory they have captured in the eastern half of the country.
Rwanda and Uganda, the rebels' main allies, agreed on Monday in Windhoek to sign a ceasefire accord at a later date with Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia, which are fighting in support of the government.
www.namibian.com.na /Focus/DRCcrisis/confusion1.html   (552 words)

 US offers Fallujah ceasefire, but marine killed as fighting goes on
US forces offered Saturday a ceasefire and unprecedented mediation talks to end a drive against Iraqi insurgents here, but a marine was killed and the bloodstained town still echoed with the sounds of battle.
Even as members of Iraq's interim Governing Council ventured into the city, military commanders on the ground said they did not expect any truce to last and were bolstered by the addition of a third US Marine battalion and a fourth consisting of members of the paramilitary Iraqi Civil Defense Corps.
The US offer of a ceasefire came after its hand-picked 25-member interim Governing Council issued a statement Saturday denouncing the Fallujah operation as "collective punishment of innocent civilians" as well as the insurgents.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040410184743.7udh67jj.html   (643 words)

 Disturbing ceasefire
King Vajpayee's Ramzan ceasefire leads the people of Kashmir to realise that India is not an ogre, but their true friend.
Those arguing that the ceasefire should be extended beyond Ramzan point to the sharp decline in violence-related fatalities, which have fallen from 148 in the fortnight before the ceasefire to 83 in the subsequent fortnight.
Although the number of civilians killed dropped from 53 in the fortnight before the ceasefire to 35 in the fortnight after it began, the numb er of those injured almost trebled.
www.thehindu.com /fline/fl1726/17260280.htm   (2312 words)

 Review of Cathy Young's "Ceasefire"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Into this fray steps Cathy Young whose book Ceasefire argues that men and women aren’t all that different after all and that many of the problems often described in the media as men’s or women’s problems are, in fact, problems common to all humanity regardless of sex.
As Young aptly puts it in the title of her first chapter, "Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth." That in many circles this is still a fundamentally radical idea is testament to how pervasive sexual stereotyping in all its varieties remains.
Ceasefire is a plea to rescue humanity from the narrow box of gender that both camps want to force it into.
www.carnell.com /feminism/bookstore/ceasefire.html   (805 words)

 Naxals-Andhra declare ceasefire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The declaration of the ceasefire for a three-month period was made by state Home Minister K Jana Reddy at a press conference here this evening.
The PWG had yesterday demanded announcement of ceasefire, constitution of a committee to monitor its impelementation and safe passage for its representatives participating in the talks with the government.
The Minister said the other demands of PWG -- setting up of a committee to monitor the ceasefire and safe passage to their representatives those who comes for talks -- are acceptable to the government.
web.mid-day.com /news/nation/2004/june/85804.htm   (455 words)

 afrol News - Polisario reconsiders 13-year-old Western Sahara ceasefire
Morocco's "unacceptable obstructing policies to the UN efforts" were also threatening the ceasefire that was agreed in 1991, after a 16-year war between Morocco and Polisario that sent an estimated 150,000 Sahrawis to Algerian refugee camps.
The conditions for the 1991 ceasefire had been the stationing of MINURSO to monitor it and prepare for a referendum over Western Sahara's future status.
"The ceasefire has been agreed and accepted by the two parties as a step to the holding of the referendum on self-determination, and thus, cannot be dissociated from it," the Polisario leader warned.
www.afrol.com /articles/14466   (599 words)

 CNN.com - Militants denounce India's Kashmir ceasefire - February 22, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An alliance of 15 guerilla groups is rejecting India's decision to extend a unilateral ceasefire in the troubled Kashmir region as a propaganda ploy.
In announcing the extended ceasefire, Vajpayee also offered an olive branch to Kashmiri groups who opted for peace, saying he would begin talks with those that renounced violence.
But he warned groups looking to sabotage the ceasefire that Indian security forces had been instructed to "act decisively against those organizations or elements that are against the peace process."
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/south/02/22/india.ceasefire.01   (432 words)

 Kashmir - India extends Ceasefire
By not allowing the Hurriyat leaders to travel to Pakistan, India is sending a wrong signal of her aims and intentions with regard to the settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
There is, however, no doubt that the ceasefire by India and the withdrawal of troops by Pakistan coupled with maximum restraint along the Line of Control (L of C) in Kashmir have had a suitable effect in the area.
There is now less tension and killing of civilians on either side of the L of C. These are major confidence building measures and should be pursued to their logical conclusion, before their effects wear out as is likely to happen with prolonged inactivity or procrastination.
www.defencejournal.com /2001/mar/kashmir-india.htm   (1146 words)

 Iraq Sunni leader urges Ramadan ceasefire, US talks - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nor, Mutlak conceded, would any ceasefire involve foreign al Qaeda fighters who he said were intent on a Sunni Islamic state.
Within a week or so, several groups would meet to formalize the proposal, he said, declining to name them; Sunni politics since the fall of Saddam Hussein have been marked by a fluid mix of secular and clerical groups, support for which, as they mostly boycotted the last election, is hard to gauge.
The ceasefire call came a week before a referendum on the constitution, which Mutlak and many other Sunni leaders say may lead to the break-up of Iraq into warring regions and civil war between them, the majority Shi'ites and ethnic Kurds.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/10/07/iraq_sunni_leader_urges_ramadan_ceasefire_us_talks   (586 words)

 Ceasefire - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When announced, the chief Palestinian negotiator (Saeb Erakat) defined the ceasefire as follows: "We have agreed that today President Abbas will declare a full cessation of violence against Israelis anywhere and Prime Minister Sharon will declare a full cessation of violence and military activities against Palestinians anywhere."
Right for betrayal, left for terror: Irish nationalists have been trapped by the IRA's refusal to enter a ceasefire.
Se acabó la tregua.(guerrilleros Vascos de regreso en acción)(TT: The ceasefire is over.)(TA: guerrilla Basque back in action)(Artículo Breve) : An article from: Siempre!
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /ceasefire.htm   (367 words)

 Centre gets 3 more states to declare ceasefire with NSCN(IM)
Till recently, the Chief Ministers of the three states were dead against any extension of the ceasefire in their territories.
Having already declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire with all groups in the state, the Manipur Chief Minister said it was time for the Centre to treat these outfits as it had been treating NSCN(IM).
Advani, however, cautioned that extension of the ceasefire does not mean -- either directly or indirectly -- endorsing the stand of greater Nagaland as demanded by the separatist groups.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/20010303/ina03029.html   (451 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Ugandan army rejects rebels' request for ceasefire unlimited in time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ceasefire extended by President Yoweri Museveni from late Wednesday to facilitate the LRA rebels' assembling in designed areas expires on Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Then Kolo comes up with this crazy request of a ceasefire that is unlimited in time and space.
The ceasefire declared by Museveni started on Nov. 15 and later was extended to Dec. 3.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/9ffcb57b9bb74e3549256f5f002356c4   (294 words)

 WWI Christmas Truce By 1000s Of German Soldiers
A message was attached asking whether holding a one-hour ceasefire that evening might be possible, so that the troops could celebrate their captain's birthday.
Jürgs says the Germans were able to take the initiative because many had been in Britain as "guest workers" before the war and, unlike most of the British, had a command of the enemy's language.
The truce collapsed shortly after Christmas 1914 when news of the ceasefire reached the horrified high commands and strict military discipline was reinforced.
www.rense.com /general46/cchr.htm   (489 words)

 OneWorld South Asia Home / News - Mounting Clashes put Nepal Ceasefire in Danger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On August 17, as the government and Maoist negotiators were engaged in the third round of peace talks, 17 rebels were killed in an encounter with security forces in Ramechhap district in central Nepal.
The Defense Ministry, in a statement issued on August 20, stated that it is committed to the ceasefire.
But with the government and the rebels having failed to arrive at an understanding in the last seven months of the ceasefire, not many are optimistic about an early resolution of the conflict.
southasia.oneworld.net /article/view/66536/1   (684 words)

The Gun Project, nicknamed ÒCeasefire,Ó has led to a 60 percent drop in homicide victims aged 24 and under, compared to the average since 1990.
The Ceasefire team already knew most of the violent youths who caused fear on Boston streets.
The Ceasefire plan was based on an unusual attitude toward serial offenders who commit a wide variety of crimes, consistently use alcohol and drugs, and injure one another.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1997/08.07/Ceasefire.html   (1600 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Rebel commander urges ceasefire in Aceh to allow tsunami reconstruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"The ceasefire can hopefully be in place as long as foreign humanitarian workers are here and while the reconstruction of Aceh is being carried out," he added.
He said the ceasefire proposal was in line with an offer to be proposed by Swedish-based rebel leaders at the Helsinki talks.
It was the first time the two parties had met face-to-face since May 2003, when the government declared martial law and launched a military offensive in the province after a ceasefire broke down.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-69NCF8?OpenDocument   (610 words)

 NZOOM - ONE News - World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan began a ceasefire along their frontier in the disputed Kashmir region, one of the most heavily militarised and volatile borders in the world.
An Indian army official said no firing was reported since the ceasefire went into effect at midnight Indian time on the Line of Control dividing Kashmir and positions on the Siachen glacier, the world's highest battleground.
Both armies said they were committed to observing the ceasefire "in letter and spirit", which extends to the frozen wastes of the Siachen glacier in northern Kashmir where the two have been locked in battle since 1984.
onenews.nzoom.com /onenews_detail/0,1227,238918-1-9,00.html   (630 words)

 The Hindu : India, Pak. ceasefire comes into being
It is hoped that the new arrangement will allow the Indian and Pakistan armies to perform administrative chores such as moving stores and evacuating casualties during the day in sectors vulnerable to firing from the other side.
As far as the public domain is concerned, events preceding the ceasefire agreement have moved quickly.
Asked whether the issue of monitoring the ceasefire would now come up, the former DGMO said this would be the case.
www.hindu.com /2003/11/26/stories/2003112604940100.htm   (716 words)

 NSCN(K) ceasefire extended for another year - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ceasefire between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang faction) was on Wednesday extended for another year, in an attempt to bring peace to the restive Northeastern state.
The decision to extend the ceasefire, which expired on Wednesday was taken at a day-long meeting here between a delegation of the NSCN(K) and senior officials of the Home Ministry on April 23.
At the April 23 meeting, the two sides also discussed strict maintenance of the ground rules for the ceasefire as last year, there were allegations of violations by the rebel group.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/apr292004/n6.asp   (455 words)

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