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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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news.sky.com – Palmyra. World Heritage Site. A place of incalculable cultural value but one with very specific use to so-called Islamic State. The ancient city north of Damascus was built on trade routes that rem…

How to get more Twitter followers free fast: @UNIR1Network

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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…

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

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…

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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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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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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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 …

In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

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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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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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news.sky.com – Palmyra. World Heritage Site. A place of incalculable cultural value but one with very specific use to so-called Islamic State. The ancient city north of Damascus was built on trade routes that rem…

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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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

TECHNOLOGY

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….

WORLD

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…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

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 …

SPORTS

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’…

POLITICS

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…

WORLD

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…

SPORTS

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…

LEISURE

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 …

WORLD

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…

BUSINESS

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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 …

POLITICS

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…

POLITICS

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

‘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,…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

SCIENCE

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…

POLITICS

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…

WORLD

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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Over a million evacuate after massive earthquake in Chile

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nypost.com – ILLAPEL, Chile — Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile were sleeping outside Thursday after a powerful earthquake destroyed their homes, a tremor that also forced more than 1 …

Vast Ocean Underlies Ice on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

news.nationalgeographic.com – A global ocean lurks inside Enceladus, Saturn’s saltwater-spitting moon—and that’s good news for alien hunters seeking an A-list extraterrestrial petri dish. After sorting through more than seven y…

Gay marriage to be recognised in Ireland before the end of 2015 – Independent.i

independent.ie – Gay marriages will be recognised in Ireland before the end of the year. Despite delays in publishing the liberalised laws following legal challenges, the Government said the legislation should be p…

A New Generation in Somalia

markgeoffreykirshner.com – In Somalia, there is a new generation of young female law students who hope to use their education to build a strong and fair justice system. UNDP, through the Rule of Law Access to Justice Project…

Iran regime ups internet censorship – Reporters Without Borders

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Hate speech legislation does not tackle radicalization: Quebec Bar Association

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montrealgazette.com – QUEBEC — The Quebec Bar Association added its voice Wednesday to those calling for significant changes to Bill 59. Human rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis said the Bar supports the bill’s principle — to …

State of Fear

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hrw.org – Since taking power in 1994, President Yahya Jammeh has ruled Gambia with often-ruthless repression of dissent, a tight clamp on virtually all independent media, and the use of state security forces…

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Why You Should Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend – Chelsea Krost

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chelseakrost.com – I’ve been a fan of Amy Poehler since her Saturday Night Live days, where she parodied everyone from former first ladies to Mickey Mouse-adorned teens. I’ve also watched her on all 6 (soon to be 7) …

As A Man Here’s Why I Believe Gender Equality & Women’s Rights Are Also My Fight

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girltalkhq.com – I write from the perspective of a man who cares very much about women’s rights, gender equality, and homophobia. I’ve written about these issues within the context and framework of South Asia and p…

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Chicago — MacArthur Foundation

macfound.org – Since 1978, MacArthur has invested nearly $1.1 billion in Chicago. Grants have supported more than 1,300 organizations and individuals in the region. MacArthur awards $10 million annually to more t…

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Istanbul Biennial commemorates Armenian genocide

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theartnewspaper.com – The 14th Istanbul Biennial, Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms, opened this week amid calls for all participating artists to suspend their work for 15 minutes in support of Turkey’s Kurdish minor…

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At least 3 dead in 8.3-magnitude earthquake off coast of central Chile

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kdvr.com – SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s coast on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert and coastal evacuations. At least three people were killed President Michelle…

SDGs Will Only Succeed If They Can Succeed in Africa

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jeffrey Goldberg Debate Mass Incarceration

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theatlantic.com – I realized something about you earlier this summer, while we were both enjoying the scenery in that famed playground of the workingman, Aspen, Colorado. I was moderating an Ideas Festival debate di…

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Husband bars Iranian footballer from Asian championships

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theguardian.com – The captain of an Iranian women’s football team is to miss a forthcoming Asian championships because her husband would not allow her to renew her passport. In a case highlighting Iran’s discriminat…

Iran’s Ayatollah Suggests He May Not Be Around in 10 Years

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Leader tells IRGC to guard against western influence

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Woman Ex-prisoner Speaks Out About Evin Prison

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Efforts to Bring the Guards and Government Closer

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New Human Rights Violations Exposed in Iran, in Time with UNHRC Session – Iran Press Watch

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Let in the Refugees

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newyorker.com – Last Tuesday, a group of refugees, many of them Syrians, walked quickly through a field outside the Hungarian village of Röszke. They had broken out of what amounted to a holding pen, where the aut…

WORLD

28 refugees drown off Farmakonisi in Greece

dailymail.co.uk – These heartbreaking images show the terrifying moment an overcrowded dinghy packed with refugees deflated and left them swimming desperately to shore. One picture shows a breathless fully clothed f…

ENVIRONMENT

‘We need inclusive, integrated policies to improve our lives’

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dailytrust.com.ng – Hajiya Amina Mohammed is the special adviser to the United Nations (UN) secretary-general on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this interview she spok…

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Ukrainian journalist sues Russia, Ukraine for being held hostage for 48 days in Donetsk

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uatoday.tv – Illegally detained journalist claims he was being held in a concentration camp in Donetsk Ukraine Today is joined by Ukrainian journalist and blogger and political activist – Mr Dmytro Potekhin. Wa…

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Democratic Congressman Announces Opposition to Iran Deal with 23-Page Analysis

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thetower.org – Rep. Ted Lieu (D – Calif.), an Air Force veteran and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran today in a detailed 23-page press relea…

LEISURE

BETTER! The Book

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SCIENCE

Engaging Health Workers in the Global Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation

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wilsoncenter.org – It is estimated that more than 3 million girls, the majority under 15 years of age, undergo genital mutilation every year. Female genital mutilation (FGM), which comprises all procedures involving …

WORLD

Human Rights Council: Speak up on China and act against reprisals

ishr.ch – (Geneva) – States must use the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council to address worsening legislative and physical attacks on human rights defenders in China, Cambodia and Bahrain and ensure …

WORLD

Middle east – UN General Assembly votes to fly Palestinian flag

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france24.com – There were 119 votes in favor out of 193 U.N. members. The United States and Israel were among eight countries that voted against the Palestinian-drafted resolution, which says the flags of non-mem…

WORLD

France 24 – Cantona urges French families to take in refugees

france24.com – In an interview with French daily Le Parisien on Thursday, the former footballer-turned-actor said he was “of course” ready to host people fleeing war and persecution in their home countries. “And …

WORLD

France – France welcomes first refugees to ease pressure on Germany

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france24.com – A first bus carrying 53 people arrived in Champagne-sur-Seine, east of Paris, Wednesday morning. They were welcomed by the French Red Cross in a hastily built shelter. A FRANCE 24 reporter witnesse…

WORLD

Elections: Rights violations escalate in Congo, says UN

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punchng.com – The UN has said the violations of human rights by authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo was escalating ahead of elections. Director, UN Joint Human Rights Office, Jose-Maria Aranaz, said on T…

WORLD

Surprise! Iran finds unexpectedly high uranium reserve

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yalibnan.com – Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Saturday. The…

WORLD

Tajikistan: Reverse Political Party Closure

hrw.org – (Oslo) – The Tajik government should reverse its decision to order the closure of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) and allow the party to operate freely, Human Rights Watch, the N…

WORLD

Human Rights Watch calls for stronger Penal Code amendments

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jordantimes.com – AMMAN — Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for an updated penal code that would “better protect human rights,” in a letter sent to Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, which was released Wednesday.  Curren…

WORLD

Iran regime ups internet censorship – Reporters Without Borders

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – Source: Iran regime ups internet censorship – Reporters Without Borders NCRI – Reporters Without Borders has condemned the Iranian regime’s increasing censorship of the Internet, including its cens…

WORLD

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 37 ( Sept 7- 13)

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nervana1.org – Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 37 ( Sept 7- 13) Top Headlines Outgoing agriculture minister detained pending investigation into corruption charges. (Monday) Syria and Egypt agree on restoring ties. (Frid…

LEISURE

With Red Lipstick, Indian Acid Attack Victim Makes a Bold Statement

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nytimes.com – In her peppy and helpful online video tutorial, Reshma Bano Qureshi promises to teach her viewers “how to get perfect red lips.” But unlike the more than 200,000 other online videos dedicated to th…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

As A Man Here’s Why I Believe Gender Equality & Women’s Rights Are Also My Fight

girltalkhq.com – I write from the perspective of a man who cares very much about women’s rights, gender equality, and homophobia. I’ve written about these issues within the context and framework of South Asia and p…

LEISURE

What will happen this month when a Charlottean gets to meet the pope and the president?

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charlotteagenda.com – That question is not a joke, and neither is the fact that the Charlottean is a human trafficking survivor – Antonia “Neet” Childs. Neet has been invited to travel to the White House this week to me…

WORLD

Progress for Women’s Voting Rights in KPK, Pakistan

asafeworldforwomen.org – “Any ANP candidate who tries to bar women from voting will be expelled from the party” ~ Asfandyar Wali The practice of barring women to exercise their voting rights has been going on for years in …

EDUCATION

“Take a Child to School” – Volunteers’ Stories of Success

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asafeworldforwomen.org – Sewa Development Trust Sindh is participating in the ‘Take a Child to School Programme’ – Ilm-Possible, implemented by the British Council Pakistan. SDTS set up its ‘Take a Child to School’ stall i…

POLITICS

Advocating for Women’s Access to Land Rights in Peru

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asafeworldforwomen.org – By Luz Maria Sanchez Hurtado, Estrategia Director. June 2015. The National Organization of Grassroots Women is the first such grassroots organization that women leaders have formed in Peru and will…

WORLD

Attacks Against Al-Aqsa Continue; Many Palestinians Kidnapped And Injured – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians, including women, near the Chain Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, while a young man, identified as Tamer Khalaf, 29, suffered various cuts and bruises after …

WORLD

Why Christianity Is Surging in the Heart of Islam

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christianitytoday.com – Sam Espada led friends in a chorus of “Happy Birthday” for his sombrero-wearing brother at a Mexican restaurant. After dinner, they saw the latest Hollywood blockbuster. The five-story mall could h…

WORLD

Humans of the White House?

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commondreams.org – During a recent excursion to Iran, Brandon Stanton — creator of the wildly popular Humans of New York (HONY) blog — posted some shots of humans in the Islamic Republic. One of them features a fathe…

WORLD

Jailed labor activist Shahrokh Zamani suffered fatal stroke behind bars – کمیتـه گزارشـگران حقـوق بشـر

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chrr.biz – Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Labor activist and political prisoner Shahrokh Zamani passed away in Rajai Shahr prison today after suffering a fatal stroke. The Kaleme website reports that t…

WORLD

A Lifetime of Persecution, the Story of a Bahai Couple in Yazd – Iran Press Watch

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iranpresswatch.org – Source: Farah Baghi and Vahid Qudrat (facebook grou Read the sad story of this Baha’i couple who have been persecuted by the Islamic Republic government in Iran for the past 36 years: My name is Va…

WORLD

After a landmark nuclear deal, what’s next for Iran?

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middleeasteye.net – The US Republicans’ attempt to block the Iran nuclear deal has, at long last, failed. Many analysts have taken a look at the implications of the conclusion of the Iran nuclear crisis from a variety…

ENVIRONMENT

Feature: Saving Iran’s great salt lake

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news.sciencemag.org – LAKE URMIA, IRAN—In a wetland dying of thirst, Hossein Akhani, a botanist at the University of Tehran, mourns a verdant past. “Fifteen years ago, the lake was here,” he says. “Every time I come bac…

WORLD

US Black lives matter activists speak out for Palestine

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redflag.org.au – More than 1,100 Black activists, artists, scholars and students in the United States have signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine. Individual signatories include Angela Davis, Boo…

WORLD

EU: Five Steps to Tackle Refugee Crisis

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hrw.org – (Brussels) – The European Union and its 28 member states should act immediately to address the human rights crisis resulting from years of mismanaging migration and asylum, Human Rights Watch said …

WORLD

Migrant crisis: Germany adds border controls – CNN.com

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cnn.com – (CNN)Facing an influx of migrants and refugees from war-torn Syria and Iraq, Germany will institute temporary border controls, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Sunday. “The focus wi…

WORLD

Meet the Kurdish fighters mobilising against Tehran – Al Jazeera English

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aljazeera.com – Near Choman, Iraq – Standing in a mountain camp just inside the Iraqi border, the burly commander gestured expansively towards a high pass beyond which lay Iran. “This is the gate to our home,” he …

WORLD

Free Iranian Net Citizen Nahid Gorji, Arrested For Social Media Activism

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gopetition.com – Free Iranian Net Citizen Nahid Gorji, Arrested For Social Media Activism Petition published by John S. Burke on Oct 17, 2014 Target: UN, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ban ki-Moon, Ahmed Shaheed, State Depart…

WORLD

Putting human rights in Iran front and center

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thehill.com – Now that Congress has cleared the way for the Iranian nuclear deal to go forward, the United States should work with other democracies to tackle a second critical issue that remains central to all …

WORLD

Millions of refugees pushing Middle East nations to ‘breaking point’

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csmonitor.com – BEIRUT — One million more people will be displaced within Syria by the end of the year if the war there continues unabated, potentially adding to the flow of refugees to Europe, a senior UN officia…

TECHNOLOGY

Google and Amazon want to deliver your groceries

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csmonitor.com – Google wants to deliver fresh groceries to your home. The world’s predominant search engine company and emerging self-driving car proprietor is now looking to be a major player in the food delivery…

BUSINESS

Sustainability Skills Wanted

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usnews.com – Running a sustainable business requires a unique kind of leadership. It’s hard enough to meet quarterly financial targets consistently. To build a sustainable business, an executive must go beyond …

WORLD

The Case Against Canada’s Prime Minister

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Safe World for Women

markgeoffreykirshner.com – The Safeworld International Foundation (Safe World for Women) is an award winning women-led not-for-profits organisation working with grassroots groups to promote the rights of women and children. …

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Les Syriens veulent rester chez eux, mais dans une Syrie libre

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slate.fr – Ce que nous dit de l’état d’esprit du pays une enquête menée auprès de ses habitants ces deux dernières années. À la manifestation du 5 septembre en faveur de l’accueil des réfugiés, à Paris, des j…

WORLD

Refugee crisis: why aren’t the rich Gulf Arab states doing more?

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smh.com.au – Peter Hartcher makes three key observations about the Prime Minister’s decision to accept an additional 12,000 refugees from Syria. Beirut: As the West grapples with the most serious refugee crisis…

WORLD

Military Junta Turns Thailand into Land of Frowns

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huffingtonpost.com – Thailand long has been the land of smiles, a friendly, informal place equally hospitable to backpackers and businessmen. But politics has gotten ugly in recent years. Now a cartoonish dictator out …

WORLD

‘Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war’

jpost.com – “Bad guys” backed by Iran are worse for Israel than “bad guys” who are not supported by the Islamic Republic, Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Jerusalem Post in a partin…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Local author publishes second novel – The Drive In

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newtectimes.com – Local author, Douglas Gardham, has done it again. The award–winning author of, The Actor, recently released a second novel – a collection of short stories, entitled, ‘The Drive In’. “The Drive In i…

WORLD

RT Report: Nearly all of Gaza’s water ‘undrinkable’ – International Middle East Media Center

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imemc.org – “We can’t drink it, cook with it, or wash in the kitchen with it… we are forced to buy all the clean water separately,” said Umm Ibrahim Amna Abdel’al, one of the people interviewed by RT. Abdel’al…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Great media attention for Douglas Gardham’s two novels!

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blog.iuniverse.com – iUniverse author Douglas Gardham has received considerable recognition for his two books, The Actor and The Drive In. To keep you informed of the great media attention Douglas is getting, here’s an…

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Helping Hands Press: Six Sanity Savers by Tracy Krauss

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myhelpinghandspress.blogspot.com – Six Sanity Savers Remember the days when futuristic thinkers predicted we’d all be cruising the streets with jet packs strapped to our backs, so much free time thanks to technology that peace, harm…

WORLD

Throwing Stones At A Sitting President: A Topsy-Turvy Day On The Hill

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nationalmemo.com – Wednesday was not just any day in the life of the republic. Up on Capitol Hill, a topsy-turvy scene was going on, with slings and stones thrown at the White House, President Obama, and his prized I…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

iUniverse | Author Success – Doug Gardham

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iuniverse.com – Doug Gardham’s love of books as a very young child later grew into a love of writing, starting with a Contiki vacation-inspired elementary writing project of which he was extremely proud. In high s…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Missouri’s Archaic Abortion Laws May Come Unraveled–Thanks To Satan & Religious Freedom

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addictinginfo.org – Missouri pro-lifers have managed to all but overturn Roe v. Wade in their state. With ridiculous regulations and archaic laws, Missourians have but one Planned Parenthood clinic as an option for ab…

WORLD

Iran : une caricaturiste poursuivie pour une poignée de main

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directmatin.fr – Déjà condamnée à douze ans et neuf mois de prison, une jeune caricaturiste pourrait voir sa sentence s’alourdir. La jeune iranienne est désormais poursuivie pour “indécence” après avoir serré la ma…

SCIENCE

From Pencil to Photoshop to Dropbox: 2015 Design Tools Survey

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coolhunting.com – Earlier this summer, web design veteran Khoi Vinh—former Design Director at The New York Times Online and now Principal Designer at Adobe—sent out a questionnaire to the public to learn what tools …

LEISURE

Photo by Jacic

viewbug.com – Location This photo was taken looking over the side of the pier at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island is a paradise for anyone who wants to see and photograph wildlife wi…

LEISURE

10 Most Creative Products for Your Kitchen

beautifullife.info – If you’re in the mood to add a twist to your day to day cooking routine, feel like impressing your dinner guests, or even just need to find the perfect gift for the design-enthusiastic person, this…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘The Daily Show’ Has a Woman Problem | Al Jazeera America

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Why does the show not hold itself to the feminist yardstick by which it measures rest of the world? It is strange that “The Daily Show” can quip that Clinton’s face “is where boners go to die” and …

WORLD

Madama Villagers Foil Infilitration Attack By Israeli Extremists – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The WAFA News Agency has reported that the Palestinians noticed an unusual activity, shortly after 2 after midnight, when they saw a short, bearded armed man wearing a cap, monitoring some homes in…

WORLD

UN General Assembly Votes For Raising Palestinian Flag – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The UN proposal achieved 119 votes out of the 193 UN member states, while only eight countries, headed by the United States and Israel, voted against it. The resolution states that flags of all non…

WORLD

PCHR Weekly Report: One dead; 7 wounded, including 4 children, by Israeli troops this week – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Palestinian man salvaging his family’s belongings after Israeli military demolished his home (PCHR photo) Reham Dawabsha succumbed to her wounds, becoming the third victim in her family, following …

WORLD

Rafsanjani emphasizes importance of political parties – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – In a meeting with the newly formed Reformist bloc, Union of Islamic Iran People Party, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani talked about his vision for the 2016 parliamentary elections and the im…

WORLD

What’s Next for the Iran Nuclear Deal

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nytimes.com – WASHINGTON — With Senate Democrats blocking passage of a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear deal, the attention will shift from the halls of Congress to the nations and international agenc…

WORLD

Lindsey Graham Blames Iran For 9/11 Attacks

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lobelog.com – Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Eli Clifton Over the past week, Republican opposition to the Iran deal has devolved considerably. Senate Republicans spent the week in chaos, raising uncertai…

WORLD

Iran: Criminals sentenced to buy books – BBC News

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bbc.com – A judge in Iran has started sentencing criminals to buy and read books instead of handing down prison terms, it’s been reported. Judge Qasem Naqizadeh, who presides over a court in the north-easter…

WORLD

10 September 1951: Britain boycotts Iran over the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

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moneyweek.com – Of all the overseas possessions the British government owned at the start of the 1950s, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was the most prized. And it’s not hard to see why. A relic of Britain’s …

WORLD

U.S. Senate Democrats Block Vote On Iran Deal

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rferl.org – A move in the U.S. Senate to hold a vote of disapproval on the international nuclear deal with Iran has been defeated on a first vote. Sixty votes in favor were needed to move the resolution forwar…

WORLD

Saudi journalist and blogger held without charge for past 16 months – Reporters Without Borders

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en.rsf.org – Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Alaa Brinji, 33, a Saudi journalist and blogger who has been held without trial or charge for more than a year for still unclear reasons and who i…

WORLD

News website editor gunned down in Mogadishu – Reporters Without Borders

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en.rsf.org – Reporters Without Borders is shocked and saddened to learn that Abdullahi Ali Hussein, the editor of the English-language section of the Somali online newspaper Waagasucub, was gunned down in the M…

WORLD

Education International – Iran: Teachers face new round of government repression

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ei-ie.org – On the morning of September 6, 2015, Mr. Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA-Tehran), was arrested by security forces at his home. The union …

WORLD

Fated To Go To A Turkmen Prison

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rferl.org – There are things that happen in life that you know in advance are going to happen, and when they do, knowing in advance does not lessen the shock, the outrage, or the disappointment. Our correspond…

WORLD

Iran and the Myth of Anti-Semitism

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inthesetimes.com – Iran, even in the most fanciful flights of rhetoric of some of its leaders, is not threatening to kill Jews, as Goldberg intimates. It is threatening to dismantle a system (the Zionist regime) that…

STORIES

DNC chair closes door on more debates

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thehill.com – Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is closing the door on adding more Democratic presidential debates, and said a controversial clause penalizing candidates for parti…

WORLD

Iran Daily: Supreme Leader Pushes Back Against His President – EA WorldView

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eaworldview.com – PHOTO: Supreme Leader at Imam Khomeini’s shrine in Tehran on Wednesday Iran’s Supreme Leader has again cautioned President Rouhani against political efforts, ahead of key elections next February, s…

WORLD

Cold, fever and babies born on migrants’ long journey to Europe

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http://www.trust.org – BUDAPEST, Sept 10 (Reuters) – At a makeshift medical centre at Budapest’s eastern railway terminus migrant women keep coming with small children and babies, many of whom have a bad cough, fever, di…

POLITICS

The Netherlands Must Do More to Counter Racism

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liberties.eu – Discrimination of ethnic minorities by the police is an unfortunate reality in the Netherlands. The Civic Integration Examination, which often has to be made abroad, turns out unfairly against some…

WORLD

Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

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thedailybeast.com – More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately a…

WORLD

Five human rights abusers backed by the U.S. whom you never heard of

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washingtonpost.com – Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre gesturing as he leaves a Dakar courthouse after a hearing on June 3. An official truth commission report in 1992 accused his regime of committing some 40,000 p…

WORLD

Russia finally admits it HAS sent military experts to Syria

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dailymail.co.uk – Russia has admitted its military is present in Syria a day after leaked pictures appearing to show soldiers on the ground were published. Russia’s Foreign Ministry today said military experts are p…

SCIENCE

Fossil first: ancient human relative may have buried its dead

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reuters.com – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, South Africa Humanity’s claim to uniqueness just suffered another setback: scientists reported on Thursday that a newly discovered ancient species related to humans also appear…

WORLD

UN atomic watchdog seeks to clarify Iran ‘ambiguities’

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france24.com – The UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday that information provided by Iran regarding its nuclear programme contained “ambiguities” and that it was seeking clarification from Tehran. “The IAEA submitte…

WORLD

John McCain displayed the gut-wrenching photo of the drowned Syrian child on the Senate floor to urge US action

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businessinsider.com – McCain, a Republican, stood next to an enlarged, close-up photo of Aylan Kurdi, who drowned along with his 5-year-old brother and mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greec…

WORLD

The day 100,000 Iranian women protested the headscarf

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bjp-online.com – As her exhibition, Witness 1979, opens at Showroom Gallery, Golestan talks about documenting women’s involvement in the Iranian revolution… On 7th May 1979 the Iranian newspapers announced a new …

WORLD

Dhabihullah Ra’ufi arrested again in Sanandaj

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sensday.wordpress.com – Dhabihullah Ra’ufi ( ذبیح الله رئوفی ), a 66-year-old Bahai from Sanandaj, was arrested by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence on September 8. Four agents raided his home and seized CD’s, book…

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