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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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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…

WORLD

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…

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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….

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…

WORLD

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 …

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 …

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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…

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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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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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…

WORLD

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 …

WORLD

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…

SCIENCE

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…

SCIENCE

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 …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

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 …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

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…

ENVIRONMENT

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…

BUSINESS

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…

POLITICS

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…

WORLD

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…

SCIENCE

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…

WORLD

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…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

“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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LEISURE

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…

LEISURE

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…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

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…

WORLD

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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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 …

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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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‘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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TerryLancaster.com – Health & Fitness for those of us without six pack abs. Wealth & Prosperity for those of us who are neither rich nor famous. Happiness & Joy for those of us born without a permanent smile on our lip…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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“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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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