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Tenth Wall

Defense 4 Human Rights

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WORLD

Greek Syrian mayor and refugees bring tourist village back to life

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unhcr.org – In a two-storey, white-painted apartment beside a picturesque beach, Tarek Al-Felou and his wife, Kinda, are making a shish barak, a Middle Eastern dish of meat dumplings. Their neighbours are some…

WORLD

US had extensive contact with Ayatollah Khomeini before Iran revolution | World news | The Guardian

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Documents seen by BBC suggest Carter administration paved way for Khomeini to return to Iran by holding the army back from launching a military coup Source: US had extensive contact with Ayatollah …

BUSINESS

Refugees No Pay Back Loans From Taxpayers, Obama’s Orders | RickWells.US

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rickwells.us – Once again the American taxpayers are providing benefits to others that they are not entitled to receive themselves. An out of work coal miner whose workplace was targeted for extinction by Hussein…

WORLD

The 5 richest countries host just 5% of refugees — 86% are in developing countries

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salon.com – Those who oppose admitting more refugees in Western countries often ask why other countries aren’t taking them. The reality is they are. In fact, the five wealthiest countries — which make up half …

LEISURE

Accidental activists: the British women on the front line of the refugee crisis

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Barry Shapiro

theguardian.com – Last August Lliana Bird and Josie Naughton were just two friends with interesting jobs in London, vibrant social lives and a good set of contacts. Bird, who is 34, is a writer and radio presenter, …

WORLD

UN: Return Saudi-led Coalition to ‘List of Shame’

hrw.org – (New York) – The United Nations secretary-general should immediately return the Saudi-led coalition to his “list of shame” for violations against children in Yemen, Human Rights Watch and 19 other …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘Corruption has no limit’: Hooligan Sparrow – the film China doesn’t want you to see | Hong Kong Free Press

hongkongfp.com – Pursued by shadowy security men in plain clothes, New York filmmaker Nanfu Wang mounts the staircase of a decrepit, gloomy apartment block in China, gasping for breath as she reaches the upper floo…

WORLD

Institutionalized and Isolated: How Serbia is Failing Children with Disabilities

huffingtonpost.com – As a passionate advocate for improving the lives of people with disabilities, I’m always eager to learn how different countries approach the obligation of inclusion. So, in late 2014, when I had th…

WORLD

“The Uncondemned” is a documentary that retraces the first-ever genocide conviction

europe.newsweek.com – Michele Mitchell was stuck on Interstate 405 in Southern California when she realized she needed to make a film about sexual violence.   It was 2012 and Todd Akin, a former Missouri congressman, ha…

WORLD

China: Buddhist Monastery Faces Demolition

hrw.org – (New York) – China’s authorities should suspend plans to demolish residences at a historic Buddhist monastery in Sichuan province and negotiate with the community’s leadership, Human Rights Watch s…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The original suffragette: the extraordinary Mary Wollstonecraft

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Meet the original suffragette: Mary Wollstonecraft. The founder of feminism, a philosopher, travel writer, human rights activist, she was a profound influence on the Romantics, and an educational p…

WORLD

Fearing rejection in Hungary’s cold comfort transit zones

unhcr.org – RÖSZKE, Hungary, June 7 (UNHCR) – Omid Ahmadi, a student journalist from the Afghan capital of Kabul, sits in a field on the Serbia-Hungary border and contemplates the fence that separates him from…

EDUCATION

2 Valedictorians in Texas Declare Undocumented Status, and Outrage Ensues

nytimes.com – When Mayte Lara Ibarra, the valedictorian of her high school’s graduating class, revealed her plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship, she did what any graduate would do:…

WORLD

Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: ‘He beat me’

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washingtonpost.com – The ex-wife of the 29-year-man suspected of killing 50 people in a Orlando nightclub early Sunday said that he was violent and mentally unstable and beat her repeatedly while they were married. The…

WORLD

Time to change expectations: zero retribution to zero tolerance

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unwomen.org – By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director The drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil calls us all to t…

SCIENCE

Putting sustainable pastoralism on the global agenda

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unep.org – Nairobi, 9 June 2016 – Pastoralists are stewards of rangelands covering a quarter of the planet’s land surface, providing high value food and protecting globally important biodiversity and ecosyste…

TECHNOLOGY

Pinterest Metrics You Should Be Tracking

seowebmarketing.co.uk – Pinterest has become an exceptionally popular social media platform for brands looking to extend the reach of their web marketing efforts. A number of brands who have created and overseen insightfu…

LEISURE

Uvi Poznansky: Cover design for The Music of Us

uviart.blogspot.com – In designing the cover for The Music of Us I had in mind a particular passage from the book, where Natasha is just about to perform, and her hand is raised over the keys in contemplation of the not…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

whatitfeelslikeforandy

whatitfeelslikeforandy.tumblr.com – Unseen images from the iconic photographer’s extensive archive A jeshvan è piaciuto A mieeve è piaciuto spaceship-mariana ha rebloggato questo post da nowness A spaceship-mariana è piaciuto A elyps…

LEISURE

Vintage Photos Of The First Modern Olympics Show Sports Are Timeless

huffingtonpost.com – ATHENS, Greece — As the world prepares for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an exhibition in Greece is taking visitors on a digital journey back to the first modern Olympic Games in Athens …

SPORTS

Girls kick violence with Grassroot Soccer

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unwomen.org – On a windy afternoon in Khayelitsha, the largest informal township in Cape Town, South Africa, over 100 adolescent girls between the ages of 10-14 from Yomelela Primary School gathered to play socc…

LEISURE

The Non-Smoker’s Guide to Amsterdam’s Coffee Shops

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eatingamsterdamtours.com – It’s the elephant in the room: no matter how cultured, foodie or health-conscious you are, if you tell your friends and family you’re visiting Amsterdam, they’re bound to ask if you plan to smoke w…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

#Review #BookTour – The Rest of my Life by Sheryl Browne #Giveaway

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cancersuckscouk.ipage.com – It’s always a pleasure to welcome Sheryl to the blog .. such a lovely lady & one of my favourite authors. If you haven’t yet read any of her books do yourself a favour & start now 🙂 There is the o…

LEISURE

Portrait of Postman Joseph Roulin by Van Gogh Canvas Print

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zazzle.com – Portrait of Postman Joseph Roulin by Van Gogh Canvas Print Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin by Vincent Van Gogh, oil on canvas 1889, is a painting of a bearded man in blue postal uniform with …

LEISURE

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom June 4-10

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judithstarkston.com – Here are some posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Roman writing tablets found in London mud. One of them has the earliest reference to Londinium (Roman name) from about AD 65-80. Another show…

LEISURE

The Art of Deception 18 #wewriwar #amwriting

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rharrisonauthor.com – Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. This week continues a spy story set in late Georgian England, the year before Trafalgar. Last week, they exchanged words, and Roderick gave her a French recogni…

LEISURE

7 Questions Sunday: David & Jason Benham Living Among Lions – Life Letter Cafe

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lifelettercafe.com – LifeLetter Cafe: What is the tipping point between individuals like yourself refusing to compromise your faith and beliefs in God . . and an entire culture experiencing revival? The Benham’s: Boldn…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Black Journalist and the Racist Mountain

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theatlantic.com – Howard French has an interesting piece in The Guardian tackling “the enduring whiteness of American media.” French’s claim is two-fold: 1.) Big media organizations have failed to produce a staff th…

WORLD

Iran: Most recent backlash against Baha’is exposes authorities’ extreme intolerance for religious minority group

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ohchr.org – GENEVA (8 June 2016) – Two United Nations human rights experts today said that the current wave of incitement of hatred of the Baha’i community reflected in speeches made by religious, judiciary an…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Film Club | 6 Must-Watch Gender-Related Documentaries for Teens

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learning.blogs.nytimes.com – For our final Film Club of this school year, we’re doing something a bit different. Instead of highlighting one short documentary film, three teenagers from our spring Student Council have suggeste…

WORLD

Dispatches: Still No Justice for UK’s Role in Rendition and Torture

hrw.org – In 2011, Human Rights Watch found documentary evidence in Tripoli that UK authorities were involved in the rendition of Abdul Hakim Belhadj and his wife Fatima Boudchar to Libya in 2004, and in the…

WORLD

Crimes against humanity in Eritrea

ohchr.org – A man recalled the day he was sent, along with his friend, to Wi’a military training camp in Eritrea. The day after he arrived, the guards sent them on a training exercise that entailed a 15 kilome…

LEISURE

Ladakh Adventure Expedition and Cultural Journey India

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1000milejourneys.com – Ladakh Adventure Expedition and Cultural Journey. Set deep in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau, Ladakh , or “Little Tibet” is one of the driest and highest inhabited …

SCIENCE

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

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Dayton James

theatlantic.com – There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories. But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say…

WORLD

Gulf war syndrome: British Legion calls for more help for veterans

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theguardian.com – The Royal British Legion is calling on the government to do more to help veterans suffering from Gulf war syndrome. Up to 33,000 former soldiers could be living with illnesses linked to serving in …

LEISURE

10 Most Popular Posts of 2015 | Girl vs Globe

girlvsglobe.com – As we near the end of 2015, I think it’s safe to say that this year has been an absolute game changer for ‘Girl vs Globe’. Thanks to you (yes, I mean you specifically!) I have been able to take up …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Confessions Intimes 22 : Jumelles

lescosaquesdesfrontieres.com – Encore une journée comme les autres, sans surprise. Une journée de cire, figée dans le temps. Une journée de silence, sourde et muette. Ils sont partis depuis si longtemps. La maison est vide sans …

POLITICS

Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist

townhall.com – I was surprised to read about Holder’s opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as a model for social justice. As deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, Holder gave a “neutral-le…

LEISURE

8 Marvelous Rock Cut Structures in India – Mapping Megan

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mappingmegan.com – Rock cut architecture has been a major part of the history and culture of India. From temples and caves to living spaces cut into the hillside, Indian rock cut architecture is more diverse and foun…

SCIENCE

Greenland’s big meltdown in 2015 wore jet stream’s fingerprints

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insideclimatenews.org – Extraordinary melting in Greenland’s ice sheet last summer was linked to warm air delivered by the wandering jet stream, a phenomenon that scientists have increasingly tied to global warming. This …

BUSINESS

Government’s Proposed Superannuation Policy May Have a Devastating Effect on Divorcees

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szabosolicitors.com.au – If you have lost your superannuation in a divorce settlement, you face losing the ability to replace it under the proposed super changes. Non concessional contributions (made after tax) will be lim…

LEISURE

Wildcraft Brewery

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crowdfunder.co.uk – Wildcraft brewery has been born out of a love for wild, foraged ingredients, many of which will be used in our beers. We want to create unique, amazing tasting ales, that will blow you away.  As we…

TECHNOLOGY

Google’s Project Tango Phone Is Finally (Finally!) Here

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Nicky Santoro

gizmodo.com – At. Last. The great leap in smartphoning that all us schlubs have been waiting for is here. Point your phone at a wall to measure how wide it is, or choose a table on Wayfair and put it in your din…

WORLD

NEW NOVELS FOR 2016

waynezurlbooks.net – Coming in June: A TOUCH OF MORNING CALM Sam Jenkins’s experience as a New York detective and Tennessee police chief may be varied, but none is more interesting than his encounter with Korean organi…

LEISURE

Flooding in Paris: Exceptional Weather or the New Normal? – Alex Verbeek

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alexverbeek.net – Slowly but surely, climate change will start to influence daily life. One day, you’ll realize that some misfortune has happened to you that is caused by climate change. From then on, it is no longe…

EDUCATION

HEGEL, LA NOTTOLA DI MINERVA

filosofico.net – Nella Prefazione ai Lineamenti di filosofia del diritto è presente la famosa espressione “Ciò che è razionale è reale, ciò che è reale è razionale”.La filosofia come sapere epistemico non s’interes…

SCIENCE

Elephant calves more likely to survive in the care of their grandmothers

sciencedaily.com – Grandmothers often provide vital childcare in human communities across the world. In traditional societies such help even increases grandchildren’s survival prospects and leads to shorter birth int…

WORLD

La mort de louis XVII ou le symbole de la haine à la française

bvoltaire.fr – Le 8 juin, les royalistes font mémoire de la mort de Louis XVII en 1795. Tous les royalistes ? Non. Que cela plaise ou non, Louis XVII fut, dès l’âge de sept ans, un enfant martyr au sort atroce : …

WORLD

David Cameron squirms over alleged Tory election fraud during BBC interview

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mirror.co.uk – David Cameron squirmed under questioning over the Tory election fraud allegations, during an interview this morning. He was asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr whether he had authorised the party dispat…

BUSINESS

Everything Is Awesome And Everything Is Awful – Mattermark

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mattermark.com – tl;dr: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The 2016 tech market is a confusing place. Public tech stocks took a beating early in the quarter, leading to fear of a dramatic valuatio…

BUSINESS

‘Creative industry can end unemployment’ – The Nation Nigeria

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thenationonlineng.net – Foluke George is the brain behind the Vision of the Child (VoTC) project. With over 123 paintings in its yearly art competitions, VoTC has been nurturing young talents. The 2016 edition, which ende…

TECHNOLOGY

Instagram 3rd Party App Crack-Down Arrives Early

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instarevealed.com – Instagram has detailed scheduled changes coming to 3rd party apps on June 1st, 2016, but we are seeing a LOT of changes early. now, Read it later Well, it looks like Instagram is putting those June…

WORLD

The Latest: ‘It sounded like fireworks – pop, pop, pop’

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bigstory.ap.org – ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at an Orlando nightclub (all times local): Families and friends are awaiting word outside an Orlando hospital to learn whether their loved ones are a…

LEISURE

The Moroccan Garden of One Man’s Dreams

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nytimes.com – I FIRST CAME HERE, to this patch of dusty land 40 miles south of Tangier, 18 years ago. Tired after a long walk, I fell asleep under a fig tree and had a strange dream, full of words whose relation…

SCIENCE

WTF: Why Do Birds Sit on Telephone Wires?

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sevendaysvt.com – The snarky response? “Because it’s easier than sitting in a circle.” Or perhaps “Because they can.” But what really attracts birds to human-strung wires, even when there are plenty of tree branches…

POLITICS

Gun measures fail in Senate

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politico.com – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor on Thursday morning to chide his colleagues. | AP Photo By Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim One day after the deadliest U.S. mass shootin…

WORLD

FBI criminal investigation emails: Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations with her cellphone, report says

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Ray Sultz

salon.com – The FBI has been conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information for months. An explosive new report reveals just what it is that the FBI is looking to…

WORLD

How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

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abcnews.go.com – Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in …

SPORTS

Governor: County attorney job unusual ‘for a young lady’

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Era Haxhiu

bigstory.ap.org – JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Saturday he was expressing pride in his daughter when he said her job as a county board of supervisors’ attorney is “usually not a position f…

POLITICS

Gabby Giffords Applauds Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Signature of Bipartisan Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors, Help Keep Guns Out of the Hands of People Under Temporary Restraining Orders – Americans for Responsible Solutions

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Helen Magnavita

americansforresponsiblesolutions.org – June 2, 2016 – Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Co-Founder of the national gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), today applauded Connecticut Go…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

TripleSix – A NEW International Horror Film Festival for Manchester UK in 2017 – The Slaughtered Bird

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theslaughteredbird.com – 2 of Britain’s leading horror websites, UK Horror Scene and The Slaughtered Bird, have teamed up to bring the UK a new horror film festival in May 2017. TripleSix will be a 2-day horror film festiv…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Online risks for children — Photography and social change

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Kent Page

medium.com – With the many opportunities now available to them online, children are accessing different social media sites and the Internet through their mobile phone, personal computer or both. Teenagers visit…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Thing, a short biography

nataliaantonova.com – Once upon a time, there was a girl who had an official name – the name in her birth certificate, a name for bureaucrats and people who didn’t know her well – and a true name. The true name was Thin…

WORLD

Muhammad #Ali’s Humility, My Greatest Lesson

diplomatartist.com – He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and his greatest character strength was that he s…

SCIENCE

FANTOMATIK: Secret garden

pinterest.com – Kirlian Photography, Amazing Flower, Photography Technique, Electrified Flowers, Electrified Plant, Electrocuted Flower Photos of Flowers Being Shocked With 80,000 Volts | DeMilked http://www.demil…

LEISURE

This vegan leather is made from a truly sustainable source: pineapples

globalcitizen.org – You’ve probably heard of pleather or PVC, but what about faux leather made from pineapples? London-based company Ananas Anam has found a way to use the leaves of this tropical fruit to make a truly…

SCIENCE

How to apply – Royal Academy of Engineering

raeng.org.uk – Policy Engineering policy Current issues Responses to government and other bodies Panel for Biomedical Engineering PolicyNet Engineering Policy Committee International activities International miss…

ENVIRONMENT

Water Scarcity Could Impact West Asian Credit Ratings

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ipsnews.net – NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9 2016 (IPS) – Water scarcity, conflict and refugee exodus is the strongest megatrend in West Asia, indicating the status of current trends and how these factors may shape the f…

POLITICS

Regional Parliamentary Forum in Causeni:

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md.undp.org – 40 residents from Causeni, Stefan Voda, Tiraspol, Tighina and Grigoriopol districts met with members of the Parliament and representatives of the Parliamentary Constituency and Information Offices …

ENVIRONMENT

Building a brighter future for rice farmers in Cambodia

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undp.org – Farmers in the small community of Tuol Sdey, in the Svay Rieng province of southeastern Cambodia, have reason to be happy. For the first time in decades they can rejoice in having two harvests in o…

BUSINESS

Kenya to Host 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

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africa.undp.org – African and Asian heads of state and government, representatives of private sector, international organizations and civil society will convene in Nairobi, Kenya during 27-28 August 2016 for the Six…

SCIENCE

What the public sector can learn from startups

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devex.com – How can we learn more quickly what works, and discard what doesn’t? This question is at the core of virtually every startup across the globe. Launching a new product or service with limited resourc…

BUSINESS

UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS: Executive Board

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norway-un.org – I am pleased to deliver this statement on the Midterm review of the UNDP integrated budget on behalf of Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Un…

ENVIRONMENT

Bhutan joins nations to pioneer a new financing approach for biodiversity conservation

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undp.org – With SDG 15 on ‘Life on Land’ as a Royal Government priority, the UNDP-led BIOFIN project kicks off in the world’s only ‘carbon-negative’ nation. National biodiversity and climate partners are set …

ENVIRONMENT

Ethnic minorities escape poverty in Viet Nam

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vn.undp.org – In Muong Lat, a mountainous district of the Thanh Hoa province in Viet Nam, Luong Thi Xuan’s family is now better-off by raising Kerria Lacca, an insect that lives on palm trees and produces shella…

ENVIRONMENT

El Niño adds to Asia’s climate fears – raconteur.net

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raconteur.net – In Can Tho, the commercial and political heart of the Vietnamese Mekong, pleasure cruisers float on the water by night, neon hoardings pulsing across the river while young people lark about on the …

ENVIRONMENT

This is how cities can fight climate change

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weforum.org – Cities are a crucial area for taking action on climate change. By 2050, over two thirds of mankind will live in cities. Cities generate roughly 80% of global GDP and account for more than 60% of al…

ENVIRONMENT

Helen Clark: Speech at the “Wildlife and Forest Crime” event

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undp.org – President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Dr. Cristián Samper; Hon. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environment of South Africa; Hon. Grant Shapps, Minister of State of the United Kingdom; E…

LEISURE

It’s in the Bag for UNICEF | Riviera Buzz

riviera-buzz.com – I had a wonderful opportunity to take photographs of the delightful singer and actress Bobbi Crawford at Le Negresco in Nice. You may ask why a patchwork handbag features in every single shot? Let …

WORLD

Voice of Free Iran (VOFI): Iran: silent army of unemployed people will topple the regime

vofi-news.blogspot.com – Neglecting population and housing numbers in the past few years, and lack of adequate planning by the government, have led to a major unemployment crisis in the society, in a way that one can say a…

SCIENCE

Scientists catch a black hole in an unusual feeding frenzy

washingtonpost.com – An artist’s illustration of the black hole devouring cold clouds. (NRAO/AUI/NSF and Dana Berry/SkyWorks) Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a black hole chowed down on a chilly supper of cold gas…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Picture | The Story by David Fahey – The Eye of Photography

loeildelaphotographie.com – I have always collected portraits of artists. My reasons are quite simple– I have a curiosity to see how artists present themselves in front of a camera. Creative people exude an indefinable presen…

WORLD

Palestinian prisoners speak out on ICRC family visit cuts, pledge to boycott ICRC

samidoun.net – The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced that it plans to implement a 50% cut in family visits for Palestinian men prisoners beginning in July 2016. Over the objections of Palesti…

WORLD

U.S. officials: No evidence of direct ISIS link to Orlando shooting

reuters.com – WASHINGTON U.S. officials said on Sunday they had seen no immediate evidence of any direct connection between the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and Islamic State or any other foreign extremis…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Vengeance Reigns in New Staging of ‘Elektra’

huffingtonpost.com – Vengeance may best be served cold for some people, but in Strauss’s Elektra it is a rite of unbridled passion and Nina Stemme conveys all its fury in a fiery performance of the title role in the Me…

SCIENCE

Google Scholar: Providing Academic Results

seowebmarketing.co.uk – Google Scholar is a search engine that provides academic results to its users, showing links to journal articles or theses on a selected topic. It’s free to access, and scans the text of academic l…

LEISURE

✿ Earl MORAN (1893 -1984) ✿ – Catherine La Rose Poesia e Arte

markgeoffreykirshner.com – A young model named Norma Jean Dougherty approached this famed artist in an attempt to pose for a painting. For four years Moran painted Marilyn Monroe and they created a lasting friendship. She al…

LEISURE

Gorgeous Photos Show How This Charity Is Helping Kids In Cuba ‘Free Their Minds’

huffingtonpost.com – Rene Lecour remembers feeling like an outsider as a teen until he found a place in what he calls the “punk rock BMX skate culture.” But during a family skate trip to Havana in 2010, he learned that…

WORLD

Lessons Learnt from 67 Years of UNWRA Support to the Education of Palestinian Refugees

norrag.wordpress.com – By Husein Abdul-Hamid, Joel Reyes, Harry Patrinos, World Bank. Delivery of education services to communities in conflict-ridden states requires an adjustment in the education model to make it meani…

ENVIRONMENT

Sickening images show 88 frozen crocodile tails seized in China

dailymail.co.uk – Police in China have seized 88 frozen crocodile tails along with 70 frozen wild Siamese crocodiles from smugglers in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The gruesome discovery was made …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

LA Film Fest Winners: “HEIS (chronicles),” “Political Animals,” “Paint it Black” All Honored — Women and Hollywood

blog.womenandhollywood.com – The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, has announced the winners of the 2016 fest. The festival, which ran from June 1–9 this year, handed out juried awards in the categories of: U.S. …

SCIENCE

Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink dramatically over 15 years

vox.com – Earlier this week, I wrote about how Lake Mead, America’s largest man-made reservoir, has shrunk to its lowest level ever. It’s a huge deal for the 25 million people in California, Arizona, Nevada,…

WORLD

Yemen’s warring sides agree to release child prisoners – U.N. envoy

news.trust.org – DUBAI, June 6 (Reuters) – The parties to over a year of civil war in Yemen have agreed to release all child prisoners they are holding, U.N. envoy to peace talks in Kuwait Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed …

WORLD

Three ways activists use media to support freedom

fnf-europe.org – The fight for freedom is not the sole prerogative of the political arena. In countless countries around the world freedom is being oppressed and it is up to civil society and committed individuals …

LEISURE

My Sweet Engagement | wedding inspirations (SweetEngagement)

pinterest.com – Because Love is Sweet. Inspirational wedding blog. ♥ Follow us on Instagram (@mysweetengagement) and Facebook.com/mysweetengagement Wedding Dresses My Sweet Engagement | wedding inspirations Follow…

POLITICS

A Corruption Crusade in Guatemala

nytimes.com – Last year, Guatemalans watched in awe as their president, Otto Pérez Molina, and his vice president, Roxana Baldetti, were charged in a kickback scheme and forced from power. This month brought a s…

TECHNOLOGY

The Screen Conspiracy eBook: Maxwell Black: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

amazon.co.uk – Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase In Jack Halpin, Maxwell Black has created a character who most people of a certain age will relate to. In an ever changing, technical world, Jack finds hims…

BUSINESS

Rising temperatures could cut 3.6% of India’s daylight work hours by 2025

scroll.in – India is set to lose 3.6% of annual daylight work hours by 2025 due to rising temperatures, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of data in a new United Nations report. The loss of daylight work hours co…

WORLD

Aung San Suu Kyi Is in Power. So Why Is She Ignoring Her Country’s Most Vulnerable People?

foreignpolicy.com – As Burma’s new government gets down to business, one thing is increasingly clear — there won’t be much to look forward to for the country’s one million or so Rohingya people. The West has rejoiced …

LEISURE

Dishing it up/ with Sharon Insul

tableofferingsblogdotcom.wordpress.com – Come sit with me for awhile . . . and see what I’m bringing to the table © Yes, yes I know Halloween is barely over, and here I come with thoughts of Thanksgiving tabelscapes .   .   . Sheesh!!! We…

ENVIRONMENT

Donate – Animal Hope and Wellness

animalhopeandwellness.org – The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. We welcome any donations to help us rescue more dogs and care for them at the rescue. All donations are tax deductible. O…

ENVIRONMENT

Sign the petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

action.hsi.org – I respectfully urge you to end the mass slaughter and consumption of dogs for the annual dog meat ‘festival’ in Yulin to be held on June 21st. I was shocked to learn that thousands of dogs and cats…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Robert Mapplethorpe photo you haven’t seen: The one he took of me

latimes.com – I first met Robert Mapplethorpe in the elevator of the Chelsea Hotel in 1973, when I was 4. My father had just died in a car accident, and my mother was simply lost. The New York hotel was a perfec…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

How I Learned to Love Yoko Ono

nytimes.com – Yoko Ono is not pretty, she is not easy, her paintings aren’t recognizable, her voice is not melodious, her films are without plot and her Happenings make no sense. One of her paintings you are tol…

LEISURE

Arthur Rothstein

lis471.wordpress.com – Darrel Coble is the youngest boy pictured in Fleeing a Dust Storm, the boy who was directed by Rothstein to cover his eyes with his arm. Ganzel photographed Coble, in his home, still in Cimerron Co…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Picture | The Story par David Fahey – L’Œil de la photographie

loeildelaphotographie.com – J’ai toujours collectionné les portraits d’artistes. La raison en est simple, j’ai toujours eu la curiosité de voir comment les artistes faisaient face à l’objectif. Les artistes dégagent souvent u…

HEALTH

After Nine-Year Battle, Illinois Will Provide 11,000 Prisoners With Mental Health Care

thinkprogress.org – Illinois, a state that gutted mental health funding by 31.7 percent between 2009 and 2012, will soon guarantee specialized mental health services for 11,000 prisoners. Under the terms of a final se…

WORLD

Tajikistan: Verdicts of Opposition Activists Travesty of Justice

hrw.org – (Washington) – Tajikistan’s Supreme Court sentenced leaders of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) on June 2, 2016 to lengthy prison terms on charges of attempting to overthrow the g…

TECHNOLOGY

This Startup Trains Africa’s Elite Coding Apprentices For Giants Like IBM & Microsoft

fastcompany.com – As a teenager growing up in Lomé, the capital of Togo, Faiçal Tchirou taught himself to code at a cybercafé. He wanted to help his mother manage the small pharmacy she owned. Prescription orders, i…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Get a Fly-on-the-Wall View of John Lennon Recording & Arranging His Classic Song, “Imagine” (1971)

openculture.com – In a recent interview, the perennially cheerful Paul McCartney talked candidly about his depression after the Beatles’ 1970 breakup, a revelation that may have come as a surprise to some people giv…

LEISURE

How a Museum Cancelling a Controversial Mapplethorpe Exhibition Changed My Life

smithsonianmag.com – Twenty-seven years ago, controversy erupted over Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs. It changed my life. In June 1989, I was 22, a newly declared art history major at Northwestern University, about …

POLITICS

Barack Obama: “I’m with her.”

newsweek.com – Updated | President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, for president of the United States. “I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton for making history …

LEISURE

IKEA Redesigns Its Big Blue Bag For The First Time Ever

fastcodesign.com – Short of Swedish meatballs and Billy bookcases, the simple blue-and-yellow bag (technically known as the Frakta) might be IKEA’s most iconic product. Debuting in 1996, more than 3 million Big Blues…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Voyager

grandosicua.deviantart.com – OK, weird story time. Bear with me here. This piece made me immediately think of the song “Death of a Cosmonaut” and so I went to youtube and tried to find a link to it but there wasn’t one. Instea…

POLITICS

Why Is American Democracy So Broken, and Can It Be Fixed?

thenation.com – Few elections in the Western world offer the spectacle that is an American presidential race. While Brits tend to keep a stiff upper lip when jockeying for position, and Canadians prefer the power …

LEISURE

Queen’s 90th birthday is marked at Trooping the Colour parade – BBC News

bbc.co.uk – Thousands of people turned out to watch the annual Trooping the Colour parade on the Queen’s official 90th birthday. Dressed in a vivid lime green coat and matching hat, the Queen was escorted down…

WORLD

Wars and poverty force Gaza children to work

dailymail.co.uk – Instead of going to school, Walid and Ibrahim spend hours each day rummaging through houses destroyed in Gaza’s wars in search of scrap to raise a few shekels for their families. They were once goo…

EDUCATION

David Lynch presenta la historia del cine surrealista – ENFILME.COM

enfilme.com – ¿Qué director, aún con vida, ha sido catalogado con mayor frecuencia como “surrealista”? Creador de atmósferas intrigantes como Eraserhead (1977), Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001), Inla…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ part two: Is this darkest story yet?

europe.newsweek.com – Tuesday night saw the first performance of part one of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , J.K. Rowling’s new stage play that takes place 19 years after the events of her best-selling novels, and o…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

In Conversation with Anaïs Volpé director of the film HEIS (chronicles) @ LA Film Festival 2016

womenoccupyhollywood.com – Cinema as a form of expression. Cinema as a necessity. Cinema as an art form. These are the urgencies that move Anaïs Volpé, the young actress-writer-director-producer who envisioned the cross-medi…

TECHNOLOGY

Hackers selling stolen Twitter log-in data

france24.com – Tens of millions of stolen Twitter credentials evidently lifted from web browser programs were put up for sale online, according to a search engine devoted to leaked data. Twitter on Thursday was a…

SCIENCE

eighths

eighths.tumblr.com – La Maison des Sculpteurs Martel, Paris Notes leroideparis reblogged this from nickelcobalt oolasha liked this taytheism liked this referencescout reblogged this from modrockers lovealiennzzz reblog…

LEISURE

Omar Sharif Jr. on Coming Out: ‘I Had Suicidal Thoughts…Then Something Wonderful Happened’

out.com – Omar Sharif Jr. recently gave a speech at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum, a global platform for human rights defenders to share their stories. When he came out in a 2012 letter published in The Advoca…

POLITICS

Labour MP John Mann Comes Out For Brexit

news.sky.com – Labour MP John Mann has thrown his support behind the campaign to leave the European Union, and says he thinks a majority of the party’s voters could very well back a Brexit on 23 June. In an open …

SCIENCE

Moving Up to the Big Leagues, 1946 — Central Intelligence Agency

cia.gov – On July 11,1946 the new Central Intelligence Group formally created its first operational unit, the Office of Special Operations. Formed from the remnants of William Donovan’s wartime Office of Str…

SCIENCE

The possibility of flying taxi drones was among the things we learned this week

europe.newsweek.com – From the possibility of an artificial intelligence “off switch” to bulletproof bookbags, here are five things we learned this week in Tech and Science:  What if Skynet, the fictional artificial int…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Child marriage in Nepal: ‘A girl is a girl, not a wife’

theguardian.com – “Am I a girl, or a mother?” Rachana Sunar opens her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum quoting one of the child brides she has been supporting in the past four years. It is poignant to think that a 1…

POLITICS

Read Joe Biden’s letter to the Stanford University rape victim

europe.newsweek.com – Vice President Joe Biden, who in 1990 introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), has penned an open letter to the Stanford University sexual assault victim in which he commends her for speak…

WORLD

Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Nels “Benny” Benson — Central Intelligence Agency

cia.gov – This is part of our series about CIA employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Here we will look at the lives of the men and women who have died while serving their country. Currently, there …

SCIENCE

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

fastcompany.com – What separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us? And why do we tend to worry about our ability to remember names—or where our keys are—rather than loss of cognitive memory that mak…

TECHNOLOGY

Laura Taylor ebooks, NOOK Books

barnesandnoble.com – You are looking at NOOK Books Refine by Subjects Business Computers Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics Kids Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction & Fantasy Self-Help & Relationships Advertising Show…

WORLD

DNI Clapper, FBI Director Comey and DIA Director Stewart To Salute #LGBTSpies at #2016ICPride Summit

odni.gov – DNI Clapper, FBI Director Comey and DIA Director Stewart To Salute #LGBTSpies at #2016ICPride Summit NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ODNI News Release No. 13-16 June 8, 2016 DNI Clapper, FBI Dir…

POLITICS

Elizabeth Warren for Vice President? Yes, That’s Possible

thenation.com – Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been ripping into the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president with the precision and focused fury of a great prosecutor. “Donald Trump says t…

WORLD

Oslo Freedom Forum 2016

kasparov.com – The Oslo Freedom Forum 2016, an annual gathering of human rights activists, journalists, former heads of state and sympathizers, took place in Oslo from May 23 to 25th 2016. This year, the Oslo Fre…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona

brainpickings.org – Did you ever begin Ulysses? Did you ever finish it? Marilyn Monroe did both. She took great pains to be photographed reading or holding a book — insistence born not out of vain affectation but of a…

LEISURE

Van Gogh Museum verwerft schilderij ‘De druivenoogst’

historiek.net – Het Van Gogh Museum heeft zijn collectie verrijkt met het schilderij De druivenoogst uit 1880 van de Franse kunstenaar Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884). Het werk is in maart 2016 aangekocht op de T…

ENVIRONMENT

GEF Steps Up Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime with Additional $40 Million to Expand Program – UNEP

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unep.org – Washington DC, June 8, 2016 – The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council today approved an additional $40 million for the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) expanding its support in the fight against…

WORLD

#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day – UNHCR

unhcr.org – 1. Baw Meh Baw Meh dreams of a safer future for her grandchildren. Baw Meh’s story 2. Mojtaba Mojtaba’s story 3. Carmen Carmen hopes to inspire other women through her work. Carmen’s story 4. Sola…

HEALTH

Closing Remarks on 2016 High-level Meeting on Ending AIDS

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un.org – Heads of State and Government, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have come to the end of three truly engaging days of discussion and I would like to thank the Co-chairs o…

WORLD

The Latest: Hungary to close its largest migrants center

businessinsider.com – ATHENS, Greece (AP) – The Latest on Europe’s immigration crisis (all times local): Hungary says it is planning to close its largest remaining reception center for migrants and refugees. Janos Lazar…

BUSINESS

In The Future, ‘Made In China’ Could Become ‘Made In Africa’

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huffingtonpost.com – There’s a pretty good chance that some of the clothes you’re wearing, the shoes on your feet and even the device you’re using to read this were made in China. Even as its economy slows, China remai…

WORLD

This startup helps Syrian refugees earn a living. All they need is a laptop.

pri.org – I’ve come to a cafe in Beirut to meet a young Syrian refugee named Ghaith. His name is easier to write than to say. In Arabic, “gh” makes something like an “r” sound, but from the depths of your th…

WORLD

�We Came with Nothing, We Have Nothing�: Thousands flee Fallujah as Fighting Intensifies

wfp.org – BAGHDAD – The UN and partners are in a race against time to provide life-saving assistance to people fleeing escalating violence in Anbar, particularly around the battle for Fallujah. On 5 June, UN…

SPORTS

UNAIDS Gala

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universe.com – UNAIDS Gala Design Miami/ 47.5627438, 7.59938720000002 Description SELECT TABLES AND TICKETS AVAILABLE. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST PLEASE EMAIL UNAIDS@JOSHWOODPRODUCTIONS.COM CARTIER PRESENTS UN…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Alcohol Doesn’t Rape People

time.com – He was unanimously convicted of assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual penetration with a foreign object of an intoxicated person and sexual penetration with a foreign object of an unconsci…

BUSINESS

Global Youth Forum 2016

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worldbank.org – With the world’s 1.8 billion young people, it is critical the global community interact more with you to address and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Bank Group’s twin goals, an…

EDUCATION

#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day – 20 June – UNHCR

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acnur.org – 1. Baw Meh Baw Meh sueña con un futuro a salvo para sus nietos La historia de Baw Meh 2. Mojtaba Mojtaba sueña con encontrar una cura para el cáncer La historia de Mojtaba 3. Carmen Carmen espera i…

ENVIRONMENT

UN News – UN announces first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste

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un.org – 7 June 2016 – A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste while at th…

POLITICS

UN News – Justice for crimes committed in Darfur must not be sacrificed – ICC Prosecutor

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un.org – 9 June 2016 – More than a decade has passed since the situation in Darfur, Sudan, was referred to her Office, yet the victims’ quest for justice is still far from being realized and they continue t…

SPORTS

Young Syrian footballer aims high in Germany

unhcr.org – A wide, gappy grin spreads over Ahmad Alzaher’s youthful face. He gazes at his father, Mohammed, who is kneeling on the pitch nearby, a water bottle balanced precariously atop his head. Ahmad steps…

HEALTH

Breaking the silos: empowering adolescent girls and young women to access integrated health-care services

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unaids.org – NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2016—At the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, United States of America, the Organisation of African First Ladies a…

BUSINESS

The Art of Logistics: Going Behind the Scenes with WFP in El Salvador

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medium.com – Carlos Sorriano is a logistics veteran. With nearly two decades of experience, you would be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of how to get food from one place …

WORLD

6 Jun 2016 – UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day in Tehran – United Nations in Iran

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un.org.ir – 6 Jun 2016 – UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day in Tehran Dr. Ebtekar, Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the Department of Environment, delivers her speech on the occa…

WORLD

Ramadan pulls despair of millions of Syrians into sharp focus

unhcr.org – AMMAN, June 7 (UNHCR) – For Abu Ahmad, Ramadan got off to a shaky start this year. As the 44-year-old from Homs and his family looked forward to breaking their first day of fasting with the traditi…

WORLD

Children fleeing South Sudan struggle in CAR refugee villages

unhcr.org – BAMBOUTI, Central African Republic, June 9 (UNHCR) – At home in South Sudan, priests cared for Semo and Seto Abu, disabled 10-year-old twins who struggle to walk and look after themselves. But civi…

WORLD

UNHCR Sample FaceBook title

unhcr.org – NAIROBI, 6 June 2016 – Today, UNHCR Staff members in Nairobi joined the rest of the world in signing the Open Letter to End Statelessness. The Open Letter is part of the media element of the Global…

BUSINESS

UN News – Ban commends India and United States for supporting early entry into force of Paris Agreement

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un.org – 8 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended a joint statement on climate change made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama an…

BUSINESS

Letters from our Founder and CEO | 2015 Annual Report

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annualreport.bloomberg.org – When I visited Moscow for the first time last June, I found a dynamic city filled with beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and welcoming people. It turns out, though, that the most remarka…

WORLD

Two years after capture of Mosul, displaced Iraqis struggle

unhcr.org – BASRA, Iraq, June 10 (UNHCR) – Iraqi mother-of-six Ahlam Tariq Ali once enjoyed what she calls a “luxurious life” in Iraq’s second city of Mosul. But that ended when militants stormed the city two …

WORLD

International Day of UN Peacekeepers – UN Stamps

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unstamps.org – The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was established by the General Assembly in 2002, in tribute to all men and women serving in peacekeeping operations for their high level of prof…

WORLD

U.N. says Syria blocking food aid; seeks airlift approval

uk.reuters.com – GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS The United Nations is still waiting for Syrian government agreement for an aid convoy to enter the besieged town of Daraya and has requested approval to airlift food into four…

WORLD

Full Transcript of Secretary-General’s Press Encounter

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un.org – Good morning.  It is a great pleasure to see you all once again.  Before I take your questions, I would like to highlight three challenges that affect the wide sweep of our work today.  First, we n…

HEALTH

20 Million People Living With HIV Are Being Left Behind

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huffingtonpost.com – Marking World AIDS Day 2014, Zimbabwe, Photo: UNDP / Nigel Coulson This week, world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS to chart the…

POLITICS

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Canada

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unwomen.org – From 6-8 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is undertaking her first official mission to Canada, visiting three cities in as many days—Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo. Read the a…

WORLD

Syrian women rise above differences and forge a statement of unity

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unwomen.org – In an effort to build consensus to end the Syrian crisis, a diverse group of over 130 Syrian women political and civil society activists met in Beirut, Lebanon from 20-22 May and forged a statement…

BUSINESS

Asia-Pacific Region Aims at Hunger-Free Goal by 2030

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ipsnews.net – UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2016 (IPS) – The Asia Pacific region – home to two of the world’s most populous countries – faces major food security challenges. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)…

SPORTS

Tennis plays host to Women’s Economic Empowerment – News – Tennis Australia

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tennis.com.au – Melbourne VIC, Australia, 8 June 2016 | tennis.com.au Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley and Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka have co-chaired an historic consultation, bringing together delegates fro…

WORLD

Gloria Steinem’s new show links global instability to violence against women: “For the first time there are fewer females on earth than males”

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salon.com – Most of us don’t think of Canada as an unstable or violent place, but one of your episodes looks at the massive problem of their women, especially First Nations women, disappearing or getting murde…

WORLD

Hundreds show up for funeral of veteran with no known living relatives | Fox News

foxnews.com – Four people were expected to attend the funeral Tuesday of a 91-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who died last month with no known living relatives. But 20 minutes before the ceremony at Quantico Nationa…

WORLD

Freed Gaddafi loyalists found dead in Libya’s Tripoli – News from Al Jazeera

aljazeera.com – The bodies of at least 12 loyalists to the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been found in the country’s capital, Tripoli, just days after they were released from prison. The victims were p…

WORLD

Dreams of My Muslim Son

nytimes.com – LONG before I came to the United States, I was fascinated by the American electoral process. I grew up in Pakistan in the 1980s, during the brutally repressive military dictatorship of President Mo…

WORLD

Three reasons why attacking Egypt’s top auditor is bad news — Voices on Corruption

blog.transparency.org – Putting Egypt’s top auditor on trial sends a clear message: the Egyptian government is waging a war. Not against corruption but against those who fight against it. When President Abdel Fattah Al Si…

WORLD

#WithRefugees Campaign | Tinalbarka story

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unhcr.org – Tinalbarka, 16 year old: “I am 16 years old. I come from Mali. My family and I fled Bamako because of war. So we arrived here [in Mbera, Mauritania], where where I now live with my parents. Fortuna…

WORLD

Muslim refugees stuck in Greece miss home more than ever during Ramadan

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pri.org – On the first night of Ramadan, residents of the informal tent camp at Piraeus port in Athens line up for special meals to break their fast. As the sun sets behind the massive ferries that take trav…

SCIENCE

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds

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theguardian.com – Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide. In an unpre…

WORLD

Sudanese refugees in Chad must adapt or starve

irinnews.org – The Darfur conflict fell out of the headlines years ago, but more than 300,000 Sudanese are still living as refugees in neighbouring Chad, a country with its own problems of poverty, climate change…

LEISURE

For Refugees, Private Groups Fill in Shortfalls in the World’s Response

wsj.com – As Syria’s civil war worsens and Islamic State continues to hold on to large swaths of Iraq, Europe has been shaken by the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Nearly 5 million Syrians have fle…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Child marriage on the rise among Syrian refugees

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jordantimes.com – AMMAN — Salma, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, was playing with friends outside her tent when her step-mother asked her to come inside and told her to prepare to get married in two days. Salma, who f…

WORLD

To really improve the lives of Syrian refugees, Turkey and the world must cooperate better

brookings.edu – The Syrian crisis is now in its sixth year. Half of Syria’s population is now either an internally displaced person or a refugee. Frontline countries are now hosting close to five million refugees….

POLITICS

Resettling refugees in Australia would not resume the people-smuggling trade

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theconversation.com – In normal circumstances, deaths of asylum seekers, sexual assaults on adults and children, and widespread severe mental illness – including self-harm – attributable to the length and conditions of …

WORLD

Bilderberg 2016: US election and refugees top of agenda at secret invite-only conference (PHOTOS)

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blacklistednews.com – “It’s one of the most secretive and powerful organizations you’ve probably never heard of,” reported Al Jazeera.  The top-secret, four-day meeting launched on Thursday in the German city of Dresden…

LEISURE

The Small Animal That’s Making a Big Difference for Women in the Developing World — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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medium.com – Chickens in America have it rough. They’re the symbol of cowards. They’re the butt of corny cross-the-road jokes. Every kind of mystery meat is supposed to taste exactly like them. But if you ask a…

POLITICS

Gov. Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is an Affront to Free Expression

aclu.org – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order this week requiring state agencies and authorities to divest from any company or institution that supports the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctio…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Welcome to the insult election, Twitter’s biggest show ever

theverge.com – Imagine this: Donald Trump, having just been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, strolls into the Oval Office. He takes a seat at the historic Resolute desk — built from the remain…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

✿ Paul LAURENZI ✿

catherinelarosepoesiaearte.blogspot.com – ‘Questa notte… come quasi ogni notte… ho bramato fino alla cecita’ il mio silenzio lo faccio spesso quando…. quando credo di esser sola tra me e sempre me anima e cuore…’ ~ Catherine La Ros…

POLITICS

In Colombia, training ushers more women into politics

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unwomen.org – “I managed to overcome the fear of running for election. I stood as a candidate and I won,” explains Lucía del Socorro Basante, a 60-year-old lawyer and the only woman on the Municipal Council in P…

ENVIRONMENT

Ocho países de América Latina y el Caribe suscribieron el primer tratado mundial contra la pesca ilegal

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fao.org – 6 de junio de 2016, Santiago de Chile– Ocho países de América Latina y el Caribe se sumaron a un acuerdo internacional pionero en su género que pretende acabar con la pesca ilegal, el cual entró en…

ENVIRONMENT

WCS Gala 2016 Honors Sir David Attenborough and Walt Disney Company > WCS Newsroom

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newsroom.wcs.org – Max Pulsinelli, 571-218-7601; mpulsinelli@wcs.org  WCS: We Stand for Wildlife (1:37) David Attenborough Award Acceptance (3:14) WCS GALA 2016 CELEBRATES “WE STAND FOR WILDLIFESM” MISSION SIR DAVID …

ENVIRONMENT

UN News – Haiti: UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

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un.org – 10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations fo…

SCIENCE

CSA 101: your new online guide to climate-smart agriculture

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ccafs.cgiar.org – The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partners developed a website presenting the climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approach to food security and sus…

LEISURE

The Government of Nigeria and UNHCR organize a regional Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin – kora

kora.unhcr.org – A Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin – the first of its kind in the region – will be hosted in Abuja by the Government of Nigeria, with the technical support of UNHCR, from 6 to 8 June, 201…

SCIENCE

Go Circular :: Our Planet

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web.unep.org – The circular economy is a tangible set of solutions – and our best chance of reaching sustainable patterns of production and consumption. The implications are enormous, not just for the way we do b…

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – theguardian.com – The reopening of the British embassy in Iran was not greeted with much enthusiasm by some newspapers. The Times warned foreign secretary Philip Hammond, who went to Tehran to watc…

IS Wants World To See Palmyra Destruction

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Democracy activist Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith arrested

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Islamic State destroys Baalshamin Temple at Palmyra, say activists

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smh.com.au – The Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra has been blown up by Islamic State militants, reports from Syria say. Photo: WikiCommons Militants from the Islamic State destroyed a temple in the ancient ruins…

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Military leaders appointed by Presidents Obama and Clinton oppose Iran nuclear deal

washingtonexaminer.com – What do military leaders appointed by President Obama and President Clinton think of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran? Not much, in many cases. Examples: • Admiral James Stavridis, NATO supreme allie…

Europe – Hollande, Merkel, urge unified EU response to migrant crisis

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Birmingham News lays off last black journalist

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The 13 Best Parts of the New Joan Didion Biography, The Last Love Song

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Helping Hands Press: Don’t get in a RUT,change things up a bit-James J. Griffin

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Tenth Wall Defense 4 Human Rights

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – theguardian.com – The reopening of the British embassy in Iran was not greeted with much enthusiasm by some newspapers. The Times warned foreign secretary Philip Hammond, who went to Tehran to watc…

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IS Wants World To See Palmyra Destruction

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Democracy activist Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith arrested

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middleeastmonitor.com – Democracy activist Dr Nasser bin Ghaith was arrested by the UAE authoirities in Abu Dhabi at 2pm on 18th August. Dr bin Ghaith, who works as an economist and academic, has not been heard from since…

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Islamic State destroys Baalshamin Temple at Palmyra, say activists

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smh.com.au – The Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra has been blown up by Islamic State militants, reports from Syria say. Photo: WikiCommons Militants from the Islamic State destroyed a temple in the ancient ruins…

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Military leaders appointed by Presidents Obama and Clinton oppose Iran nuclear deal

washingtonexaminer.com – What do military leaders appointed by President Obama and President Clinton think of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran? Not much, in many cases. Examples: • Admiral James Stavridis, NATO supreme allie…

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Europe – Hollande, Merkel, urge unified EU response to migrant crisis

france24.com – “We must put in place a unified system for the right to asylum,” Hollande said in a brief statement ahead of talks, calling the influx from the world’s crisis zones “an exceptional situation that w…

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Corruption, greatest human rights violation, says Buhari

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punchng.com – President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday described corruption as the greatest human rights violation ever. Justifying the reason why his administration is waging a large scale war against graft, Buhari…

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Why the US government is on track to ‘normalizing’ ISIS

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nypost.com – How long will it take the United States to recognize the Islamic State as a legitimate actor? That may sound ridiculous. After all, ISIS is a barbaric and sociopathic band of terrorists who proudly…

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Iran’s imprisonment of Jason Rezaian is an affront to justice

washingtonpost.com – The writer is secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. Jason Rezaian must be acquitted and freed immediately. As the final hearing in the Iranian trial of The Post’s Tehran correspondent was…

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The 13 Best Parts of the New Joan Didion Biography, The Last Love Song

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vulture.com – Here’s the first thing you should know about The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty’s cradle-to-very-old-age account of the life of Joan Didion, which is out August 25 and is already ushering in a new…

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Birmingham News lays off last black journalist

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alldigitocracy.org – The big news from Alabama Media Group’s (AMG) recent announcement of more newsroom layoffs was that among those losing their jobs was Barnett Wright, the last black reporter at the Birmingham News….

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Migrant crisis: EU arrival numbers triple

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smh.com.au – The UNHCR says the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece is accelerating dramatically and has now reached the 160,000 mark. It continues to say the overwhelming majority of arrivals ar…

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VIDEO: Maryam Rajavi’s message: 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

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ncr-iran.org – Maryam Rajavi: Today, images of atrocities perpetrated by ISIS arouse outrage among people around the world over the brutality of religious fundamentalists. Three decades ago, however, it was Khome…

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Poetry: The Cinderella of the Arts

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bahaiteachings.org – Treasures lie hidden beneath the throne of God; the key to those treasures is the tongue of poets. – The Bab, quoted in Nabil’s The Dawnbreakers, pp. 258-259. Poetry does indeed have a significant …

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Helping Hands Press: Don’t get in a RUT,change things up a bit-James J. Griffin

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myhelpinghandspress.blogspot.com – Don’t get in a RUT,change things up a bit-James J. Griffin Writers and readers both need to take the time to stretch their imaginations and change their habits, or they risk getting in a rut. I’ve …

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Longtime Baha’i leader Lincoln to give new perspective on Middle East

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – Longtime Baha’i leader Lincoln to give new perspective on Middle East. After 20 years in Haifa, Israel, Albert Lincoln sees the West as disconnected from the rest of the world — and thinks that it’…

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Facebook bars posting of reports showing immigrants taking jobs from Americans

washingtonexaminer.com – Facebook temporarily banned users from posting reports by an immigration watchdog analyzing federal statistics that show immigrants in general, and illegal immigrants specifically, are taking a big…

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Orwell’s 1984 comes to life in Erdogan’s 2015 Turkey – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – In his cult novel “1984,” George Orwell described a dystopian world of people under constant government surveillance. In a letter to an American trade unionist, Orwell wrote he believed a society s…

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In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

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wsj.com – Women, and women’s sports, still face stiff winds of resistance in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hard-liners supported by the highest echelons of government oppose women even watching the country’s…

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Domestic Abuse and LGBTI Rights: India’s Current Struggles in Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room 

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sauravdutt.com – Since the release of India’s Daughters (2015) and its imminent ban in India, Bengali author Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room (2015) also makes an intervention in women’s rights and LGBTI rights in …

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Razia Sultana: Winning the education battle – The Times of India

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timesofindia.indiatimes.com – Nanglakhumba, Meerut: She is named after the only woman ruler of the Sultanate and Mughal era. Seventeen-year-old Razia Sultana is a picture of girlish grace, dressed in a black salwar kameez, with…

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Sustainable Fashion Starts by Eliminating Child Labor

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takepart.com – How can we call sustainable-fashion supply chains “sustainable” when there is so much slave labor involving children at the heart of it all? From artisanal gold mining to unregulated fashion manufa…

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My speech for my father, to all the victems of War and a wake-up call for the World.

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imaginepeacenow.nl – Thank you for giving me this opportunity for being on stage and telling my story. My name is Rob Schouten and the reason that I am here is because I am on a mission on behalf of my father and mysel…

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Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians In The West Bank – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Media sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that the soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including tw…

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UNRWA Workers Strike as School Year Officially Begins in Gaza – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The strike comes amid a financial crisis in the agency that earlier threatened to delay the start of the school year. “We didn’t want to suspend classes, but the administration of UNRWA pushed us t…

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Gay Pride Stabbing Suspect Charged with Murder – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Israeli ultra-orthodox Yishai Shlissel (C), suspected of stabbing six Gay Pride marchers the previous day, has been charged with murder. (AFP/Gali Tibbon, File) Yishai Shlissel, who was released fr…

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Israeli Media: Several Extremist Israeli Settlers Arrested – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that the orders range in severity from prohibitions against contacting specified individuals to being forced to leave the West Bank. They were issued upon the re…

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Allan’s Condition Stable, Health Improving – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Jawad Awwad’s statement was released following a meeting with neurologist Adel Misk, who had recently visited and evaluated Allan at the Barzilai Medical Center in Israel where Allan is being treat…

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Saudi Arabia executed 175 people in past year, says Amnesty International

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theguardian.com – Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the last 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released on Tuesday by Amnesty International. Related: Executions …

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Migrant crisis: “Let’s not pretend Europe’s response is working” – UN rights expert warns

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ohchr.org – GENEVA (25 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, today called on the European Union to establish a human rights-based, coherent and…

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Wild Cards Remain as Democrats Add Supporters on Iran Deal

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nytimes.com – WASHINGTON — With Senator Harry Reid’s undiluted endorsement Sunday of the Iran nuclear accord, followed by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan on Monday, supporters of the deal are closing in on t…

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Washington Week on Human Rights: August 24, 2015

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humanrightsfirst.org – Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they should be r…

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British female diplomat sparks outrage opening Iran embassy without head covering

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independent.co.uk – Senior Foreign Office official Deborah Bronnert represented the British government at the reopening of the Iranian embassy in London. A photo of the event was shared by My Stealthy Freedom, a Faceb…

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Girls Who Flee From Home Are Not Criminals

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roozonline.com – When the term “fled from home” is attached to a girl’s name, the mind of an Iranian invariably perceives prostitution and all kinds of sexual immorality and misbehavior on her behalf. State judicia…

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The Costs of a Maniac Foreign Policy

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roozonline.com – The reopening of Iran’s embassy in London and the British embassy in Tehran, after about four years of closure, raises the fundamental question of who in Iran is responsible for the political damag…

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‘I believe in Iran’s desire for better ties with the West,’ says Philip Hammond after Tehran trip – Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk – Mr Rouhani had given a “very strong signal of a desire for dialogue, of better understanding of each other’s positions,” said Mr Hammond. Iran’s longstanding hostility towards Britain had softened,…

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Imprisoned Cartoonist Grateful for International Courage Award

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iranhumanrights.org – Jailed artist Atena Farghadani has expressed gratitude upon hearing she was awarded the 2015 Courage in Cartooning Award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), her father said afte…

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4 Civil Activists in Tehran Sentenced to Imprisonments

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hra-news.org – HRANA News Agency – Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Ebrahimi, Naveed Kamran and Behnam Mosivand have been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court Branch 15 to imprisonments. According to the report of Human Ri…

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Former Tehran Prosecutor Acquitted of Charges in Kahrizak Murders despite Overwhelming Evidence

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iranhumanrights.org – Mortazavi Verdict Shows Officials Still Enjoy Impunity even in Cases of Torture and Death of Prisoners. The former Tehran Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, was acquitted on August 19, 2015, on charges c…

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Israel Planning Ground Operations In Syria? | Conservative Opinion

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right.is – Israel partnered with Obama’s war on Syria since conflict began in March 2011. It supports ISIS and other takfiri terrorists – providing arms, treating wounded fighters in Israeli hospitals. It con…

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Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes

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theguardian.com – Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet that one person’s life experience can affect subsequ…

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La Belgique va remettre une médaille aux héros du Thalys

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lesoir.be – Le Premier ministre Charles Michel est arrivé lundi matin à l’Elysée. Il a rencontré vers 09h00, en compagnie du président français François Hollande et d’un représentant du Premier ministre néerla…

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Hard-liners rage against Rafsanjani as elections near – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – TEHRAN, Iran — Since his Aug. 3 announcement that he intends to run in the upcoming Assembly of Experts elections, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani is once again dominating headlines in Iran. Predictab…IMG_1791

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

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nytimes.com – QADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced…

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On the anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, will diplomacy replace war?

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washingtonexaminer.com – Operation Desert Storm, which began 25 years ago this week, was, using the words of Teddy Roosevelt’s secretary of state, “a splendid little war.” Indeed it was if one’s criteria are success, strat…

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Cybergeddon: Iran readies cyber, ‘EMP’ war plans, defenses

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washingtonexaminer.com – An unusual alliance of national security experts that include a former CIA director and one-time spy Valerie Plame are warning the administration and Congress to act fast to block a growing “cyberg…

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UN official confirms Israeli soldiers launched attacks from inside Gaza school

middleeastmonitor.com – A senior UN official has confirmed that the Israeli military turned a school in the Gaza Strip into a military base during July’s ground offensive. The comments last week by Special Representative …

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Greece: Authorities Abuse Refugees on Kos

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doctorswithoutborders.org – Police are evicting migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from public areas on the Greek island of Kos and directing them into an ill-equipped stadium, exacerbating conditions for thousands of peo…

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Severely neglected dog rescued from Arizona shelter

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examiner.com – A dirty, heavily matted coat hid the festering wounds on one dog’s body who arrived this week at a metro animal shelter in Phoenix, Ariz. When staff at the facility shaved the long-neglected fur aw…

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The Sinister (or Left-Handed) Theatrical Duel

britishmuseum.org – The most common type of Museum number begins with the year of acquisition. The database standardises these numbers in the form, for example: 1887,0708.2427 (year: comma: block of four numbers – usu…

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Solar farms could make fertile habitats for bees and butterflies

greenbiz.com – The buzz about the puzzling mass demise of honey bees, monarch butterflies and other crucial pollinators has prompted plenty of personal protection pledges. Now, a movement is afoot to plant these …

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Miley Cyrus Discusses Double Standards In ‘Marie Claire’

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popcrush.com – Referring to Swift’s Vevo record-breaking video, Cyrus reveals during the interview, “I don’t get the violence revenge thing. That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because …

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Incredibly Kind Kids – The Fuentes Children

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huffingtonpost.com – Mario and Tara Fuentes are the parents of three incredibly kind kids. Michael, 10, Catherine, 9, and their youngest, Mario, 6, are all committed to doing acts of kindness and making sure their acti…

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Naga youth join forces to protect forests

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undp.org – 22-year-old U Pay Ta Ru has become a voice for conserving forests. His village, perched high on the banks of the Chindwin River, is home to more than 200 ethnic Naga people. Traditionally, his comm…

POLITICS

Anti-Abortion Group Continues Its Attack On Planned Parenthood With New Video

nationalmemo.com – An anti-abortion group’s campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood with deceptively edited and dubiously produced videos continues. The latest release from the Center For Medical Progress (CMP) is t…

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Starting small, saving big in Boven Digoel

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undp.org – OGENETAN VILLAGE, Iniyandit subdistrict, Boven Digoel regency, Papua – Yulia Bayup, 24, is a happy woman. She is the proud owner of two fishponds, having been provided with IDR 2 million (US$150) i…

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Trump Threatens To Fight #BlackLivesMatter Protesters If They Interrupt His Rallies (VIDEO)

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addictinginfo.org – Not one to miss even a single day of saying something that would get any other candidate immediately kicked out of the race, Trump spent a recent campaign rally suggesting he would physically fight…

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Failed revolution, failed state: Libya’s torment continues

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euronews.com – The rebel Libya Dawn forces have held the capital, Tripoli, for the last year, forcing the legitimate government to flee. In February they put on a show of strength ahead of a resumption of UN-brok…

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10 NASA Images That Will Inspire You – InformationWeek

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informationweek.com – The ubiquity of digital cameras makes it easy to overlook the glory of the visible world. Facebook in 2013 said users had uploaded more than 250 billion photos, and were adding 350 million photos p…

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Le massacre des prisonniers politiques en 1988 en Iran reste impuni – Maryam Radjavi

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ncr-iran.org – L’été 1988 fut l’apogée de l’horreur pour le peuple iranien qui a vu des milliers de prisonniers politiques pendus en quelques semaines dans les prisons du pays. Ces prisonniers qui purgeaient leur…

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“I’m Scared to Be a Woman”

hrw.org – This report addresses human rights abuses faced by transgender people in Malaysia. “Transgender” is an inclusive term for anyone whose sex assigned to them at birth—i.e., the designation as “female…

WORLD

Sudanese Army Troops Raped Over 221 Girls, Women in ‘House-to-House’ 3-Day Onslaught in Darfur, Says Leading Human Rights Group

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Nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents

theguardian.com – Old people’s wards are hell for old people. Geriatric wards are bedlam, bonkers, bananas. A toothless woman screaming when left alone, a cry that reaches the high hospital ceiling. A woman effing a…

LEISURE

JUNGLE SCHOOL

gogetfunding.com – The migrants living in appalling conditions in the tented settlement in Calais are getting no help from any of the EU governments. They have nothing and need virtually everything that we take for g…

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Discussion with Leslee Udwin, Director of ‘India’s Daughter’

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sauravdutt.com – Whilst researching, writing and completing my latest book ‘The Butterfly Room’ I-like many around the world-was struck by the power, resolve and unflinching horror of the ‘India’s Daughter’ documen…

LEISURE

Migrants flock to tiny school built by 1 of their own

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bigstory.ap.org – CALAIS, France (AP) — The floor is sandy like the nearby dunes, the canvas roof is held up by tree branches covered in flowered cloth and the students seated at small desks are listening with soldi…

WORLD

Child Piracy – The Somali News Story You’re Not Being Told About

asafeworldforwomen.org – Somalia made headlines again on the 26th July as a bomb explosion outside the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu killed 13 people and injured more than 40 others. The attack, which was carried out b…

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A Journey With Mum – Called Alzheimer’s

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asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 13th June 2015. “It’s nice that we should all be friends, despite differences. What we want to hear about, around the whole world, is similariti…

LEISURE

The Second Hardest Thing I’ve Done

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 11th August 2015. Friday 7th August was Mum’s birthday. She turned 79. Mum lives with our son in her bungalow, half an hour away by car. I went …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Alzheimer’s – Looking on the Bright Side

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 6th July 2015. OK this is relatively early stages but, at the moment, it is still possible for me to see Alzheimer’s in a positive light, at tim…

LEISURE

Expecting the Unexpected – Alzheimer’s

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 20th June 2015. Reading about Alzheimer’s, it looks as though the condition progresses in a series of clear-cut stages, starting with a bit of c…

LEISURE

Dementia and the Importance of Family

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 4th August 2015. My recent blogs started out being about Mum who has been diaignosed with Alzhemer’s Disease. But actually this one is at least …

LEISURE

Love, Joy and Alzheimer’s – A Day With My Mum

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 15th July 2015. Today I took my mum for an ECG (electocardiogram) to check out her heart, to help the psychiatrist to prescribe the most appropr…

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Israeli Forces Kidnap 9 from West Bank Districts – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – WAFA correspondence stated that Israeli forces raided a Hebron city neighborhood, where they proceeded to detain a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house. The detainee was identif…

WORLD

Mother of Ali Dawabsha’s Health Deteriorating, Possible Brain Death – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – (Press TV/Al Ray) Riham Dawabsha who was herself injured, and also lost her husband as a result of the attack, was put on a respirator at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, also known as Tel HaShomer …

WORLD

$35 million to UNRWA from Saudi Arabia – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – According to Ma’an, Yousef al-Bassam, Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development, said the donation aims to mitigate a funding crisis within UNRWA, which has threatened to delay the start …

WORLD

Pour la première fois depuis 1979, un journaliste d’un média juif américain a pu visiter l’Iran

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fr.news.yahoo.com – Le reporter du Jewish Daily Forward, une publication marquée à gauche, livre un reportage nuancé sur le pays et son rapport à Israël. Le Congrès américain devra se prononcer en septembre sur l’acco…

WORLD

Solidarité Socialiste avec les Travailleurs en Iran

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iran-echo.com – Dernière liste des prisonnières politiques Iraniennes détenues dans la seule prison d’Evin à Téhéran‎ La liste suivante comprend les prisonnières politiques, actuellement arbitrairement enfermées d…

WORLD

The Movement Against Solitary Confinement

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nymag.com – Earlier this summer, in considering the appeal of a longtime California death-row inmate named Hector Ayala, Justice Anthony Kennedy set aside the substance of Ayala’s appeal (it had to do with the…

WORLD

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center – Eleven Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni Place of Worship in Tehran

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iranhrdc.org – Eleven human rights organizations have condemned the destruction of a Sunni place of worship in Tehran in a statement and called on international organizations and Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rap…

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Iran Human Rights Documentation Center – Majid Moghaddam on Ward 8 of Evin Prison: “A Reminder of Kahrizak Detention Center”

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iranhrdc.org – Late last month Majid Moghaddam, a prisoner of conscience and former detainee at Kahrizak Detention Center was granted bail as his six-year sentence on charges relating to political crimes such as …

WORLD

Bangladesh Police Chief Tells Bloggers, “Don’t Cross the Line” · Global Voices

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globalvoicesonline.org – It has been five days since the assassination of secular blogger Niloy Neel but Bangladesh police authorities have made no significant progress investigating his murder. Neel was hacked to death by…

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I am a Jewish Iranian-American in favour of the nuclear deal

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theguardian.com – As an Iranian Jew raised in Tehran, educated in the United States, and a frequent visitor to Israel, the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran has pulled me in different directions. Like m…

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Iran refuses to free student activist Bahareh Hedayat after six years in jail

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theguardian.com – Seven years ago this summer, everything was set for the marriage ceremony of a young Iranian couple who had met and fallen in love at university. But on the day before the wedding, plain clothes of…

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In Iran, Anti-Baha’i Actions Hurt People and Business

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ihrb.org – The airwaves are still buzzing with news of the historic nuclear deal between six major world powers and Iran. As foreign corporations begin to consider the opportunities to do business in Iran, it…

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A Jewish Journalist’s Exclusive Look Inside Iran – News – Forward.com

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forward.com – Pasagardae, Iran —— In the heart of Fars Province on Iran’s high desert plateau in the South, a stark and bare large limestone tomb juts out of the landscape. It’s in the middle of nowhere. But the…

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Proof Iran Funding Hamas Gives the Lie to Obama Claims

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commentarymagazine.com – When asked repeatedly by Republicans about Iran’s repeated threats to destroy Israel during Congressional testimony about the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry sighed and looked at h…

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Amid Crackdown, Putin Reportedly Plans Human Rights Award

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rferl.org – MOSCOW — Rights groups in Russia have been ensnared in a far-reaching government clampdown since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, but some activists may soon get plaudits and eve…

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Jailed Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani Recipient of CRNI’s 2015 Courage in Cartooning Award

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cartoonistsrights.org – CRNI’s 2015 Courage in Cartooning award is being given to Iranian artist-activist Atena Farghadani.  Ms. Farghadani was jailed in Tehran in August of 2014 after publishing a cartoon in protest of p…

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Inside Syria: Kurds Roll Back ISIS, but Alliances Are Strained

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nytimes.com – HASAKA, Syria — Green drapes were drawn against the sun, cloaking the room where members of a Syrian Kurdish militia huddled around walkie-talkies, assiduously taking down GPS coordinates. Talal Ra…

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Israeli Generals Back Nuclear Deal With Iran — Split With Netanyahu – Breaking News – Forward.com

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forward.com – In remarks carried by several Israeli media outlets, an unnamed senior military officer said that if agreed by its June 30 deadline, the deal would provide clarity on the direction of Iran’s nuclea…

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Tehran May Be Planning a Foreign Policy Reversal

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chathamhouse.org – In many ways, Iran’s behaviour in its region over the past five years has been an exception to its usual rule. The narrow sectarian politicking that has shaped much of its foreign policy since 2011…

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How Princess Reema Is Opening Doors For Women In Saudi Arabia

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fastcompany.com – “She comes from a country where women can’t drive, can’t go outside, can’t go to restaurants, can’t socialize, can’t, can’t, can’t . . .” This is how Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar A…

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