No FGM Australia

 

pNo FGM Australia is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to protect Australian girls from female genital mutilation, and to support and empower survivors of FGM./p pWe believe that all girls have the right to protection from abuse regardless of their colour, religion or ethnicity./p pWe condemn the practice, and not the people: it is everyone’s responsibility to look out for girls who are in danger of violence in the form of female genital mutilation./p

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Let The Fire Burn, And Ferguson

samirchopra.com – Jason Osder‘s searing Let the Fire Burn–a documentary about the tragic standoff between the radical black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia city administration in 1985–is ostensibly a docu…

Here’s How a Trump Presidency Could Actually Happen

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theatlantic.com – Elections are always clearer in retrospect than they appeared in prospect. So I thought it might be interesting to imagine the column a pundit like me might write next year, to explain an upset vic…

Gen. Lori Robinson becomes first woman to lead top-tier U.S. combat command

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airforcetimes.com – PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command when she took over as leader of the North American Aero…

Wikileaks revela supuestas reuniones de Temer con funcionarios de EU en Brasil

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expansion.mx – El portal Wikileaks reveló este viernes que el presidente interino de Brasil, Michel Temer, sostuvo al menos dos reuniones con funcionarios de la embajada de Estados Unidos en Brasilia para tratar …

La justicia mexicana afirma que los 43 normalistas fueron ejecutados

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internacional.elpais.com – Los 43 normalistas del Estado mexicano de Guerrero desaparecidos desde el 26 de septiembre de 2014 no fueron víctimas de desaparición forzada sino ejecutados, afirmaron jueces federales en una seri…

‘Lesser evil is not a solution’: Green Party candidates debate on RT America

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rt.com – Three out of five candidates for the party’s presidential nomination – Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry – joined RT America’s Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace an…

Gaza red carpet event ‘mirrors Cannes Film Festival’ – AJE News

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aljazeera.com – The second annual Human Rights Film Festival is underway in Gaza, bringing a measure of glitz and glamour to a city that continues to be under Israeli siege. While the Hollywood elite are turning o…

Iran Sends Afghan Refugees Off to Jihad in Syria | Clarion Project

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clarionproject.org – Public reporting and information provided to the Clarion Project by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, shows that the Iranian regime is exploiting the Afghans …

David Miliband wants work rights for refugees – BBC News

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bbc.co.uk – “Hellish,” he tells me. And I am struck by the force of his language. This is the former British foreign secretary speaking – a man used to couching his language diplomatically when he talks of for…

Almost 200 refugees on Nauru arrested as police crack down on peaceful protests

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theguardian.com – Almost 200 refugees, including several children, have been arrested on Nauru for protesting in the island’s capital, as video has emerged showing refugees being assaulted as they protested peaceful…

Poland Refuses To Accept Any Refugees “As They Pose A Threat To Security”, Will Not Comply With European “Blackmail”

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zerohedge.com – Seemingly unfazed by the recent European Commission proposal to punish countries which refuse to comply with “fair” refugee allocation quotas with fines as high as €250,000 per asylum seeker, the h…

Up in smoke: 45 arson attacks carried out on refugee centers in Germany in 2016

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rt.com – Holger Munch, president of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), revealed the alarming statistics.  “This year there have already been 45 arson cases at refugee centers,” Munch said in a…

The Palestinians of Yarmouk and the shameful silence when Israel is not to blame | Mehdi Hasan

theguardian.com – Palestinian refugees are being starved, bombed and gunned down like animals. “If you want to feed your children, you need to take your funeral shroud with you,” one told Israeli news website Ynet. …

Life as a North Korean Refugee

nytimes.com – SEOUL, South Korea — FOR years, thousands of North Koreans have been sneaking across the border into China to escape oppression. The Chinese authorities routinely hunt down defectors and return the…

Mission accomplished for refugees? Think again

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torontosun.com – In 2003, US President George W. Bush hosted a televised news conference from a naval ship to give an update on the war in Iraq. The USS Abraham Lincoln had just returned from a successful mission i…

Palestinian refugees mark 68th Nakba Day in Haifa – Days of Palestine

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daysofpalestine.com – Days of Palestine, Haifa -Hundreds of Palestinians marked on Saturday 68th Palestinian Nakba Day as they organised ‘March of Return’ in occupied Palestinian city of Haifa. The march was organised i…

Burundi Refugees Tell of New Horrors

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tracks.unhcr.org – Friends intercepted scrap-metal dealer Abdul Yamuremye as he walked to his house in a middle-class suburb of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, with his wife, Hadija, their six-year-old son and their in…

Hackers, lawmaker put reporters at risk in Ukraine

cpj.org – A group of hackers on May 7 announced on a website called Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) that they had breached computers pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine used to keep track of journalists they…

UN News – UN refugee agency reports some 1,000 refugees and migrants rescued off Italian coast

un.org – 13 May 2016 – Some 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied children, were rescued yesterday from the Mediterranean Sea, the UN refugee agency said today….

Palestinian Refugees in Gaza Recall, ‘Torn Bodies’ and Long for Return – Palestine Chronicle

palestinechronicle.com – The horror of ethnic cleansing campaigns carried out against hundreds of Palestinian villages in 1948 by Zionists militias still haunt survivors 68 years on. Palestinians in Gaza, 80 % of whom are …

Odilon Redon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org – Odilon Redon was born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, to a prosperous family. The young Bertrand-Jean Redon acquired the nickname “Odilon” from his mother, Odile.[2] Redon started drawing as a child; and, …

Egypt’s Atlantis: Amazing artifacts from ancient underwater world go on display (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

rt.com – French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio first discovered Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, submerged at the mouth of the River Nile, in 2000 – over 1,000 years after they were swallowed by the M…

Edward Hopper: Realismo americano del siglo XX y Escuela Ashcan – Trianarts

trianarts.com – Nació en Nyack, pequeña ciudad a orillas del Hudson, dentro de una familia burguesa y culta, el 22 de julio de 1882. Se formó a partir de 1900, en la New York School of Art. En la Escuela coincidir…

5 Signs You Need to Hire a Social Media Manager

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strongsocial.ca – There comes a time when every business owner realizes they should hire a social media manager. At first, you might think you can do it yourself. And sure, that’s a great way to save money if you ha…

serendipitousinfinity

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No 3-D Printer? Try This Compact Machine, Powered By Your Own Vacuum

fastcodesign.com – Vacuum forming is an industrial process typically used in large factories, whereby plastic sheets are melted and then sealed against molds to create common objects. ATM machines are made this way, …

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers

brainpickings.org – “As a writer you should not judge. You should understand,” Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) counseled in his 1935 Esquire compendium of writing advice, addressed to an archetypal young…

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Women show the way

np.undp.org – Eight young women entrepreneurs, armed with determination and confidence in their skills, prove to be role models for their village flattened by the April 2015 earthquake.  A crowd had gathered in …

VOTE for HEROES – Bournemouth

ukok.page.tl – UK RMT GCHQ Nigeria BREXIT HEROES Mindanao Education Philippines Royal Navy What we do SaveTheNHS YES Scotland Bournemouth Arrest Cameron RMT NHS BREXIT BRexit to PARADISE Common Sense CommonWealth…

America’s Best Cities for Italian Food

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thedailymeal.com – The Italian restaurant in America has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term “Italian restaurant…

‘The Buddha Said All Were Equal’: Thailand’s Female Monks Fight for Recognition | Broadly

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broadly.vice.com – Venerable Dhammananda, the most senior monk at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, is laughing. Her protege, Venerable Dhammavanna, a 39-year-old former journalist, has just to…

Psycho-social assessments help address needs of women and girls in Fiji

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unwomen.org – “Some of them just wanted to talk and share what they went through. How they survived the night, the nightmares, being trapped under the roof … they were just happy we came to them.” Saral Chand is…

Zoe Saldana: Why Our Children Need Us to Rally for Change – Global Moms Challenge

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globalmomschallenge.org – Every time you ‘like’ and share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per social action), up to $350,000, via the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of families wor…

Period Shaming in India Must Stop

huffingtonpost.com – Author of “Menstrupedia Comic,” Aditi Gupta, discusses how her children’s book will end the humiliation girls and women in India are faced with for menstruating. Growing up in India is far tougher …

(Not So) Fearsome Two-Headed Dragon

ripleys.com – Back in March, we introduced you to Toby the Two-Nosed Dog. He was the latest find of Todd Ray with the Venice Beach Freakshow. Toby’s doing great, but it looks like his status as the newest additi…

How patience can be a better balm for trauma than resilience – Samira Thomas | Aeon Essays

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aeon.co – In the Gardens of Babur in the Afghan city of Kabul stands a tree. It is now a bullet-riddled trunk in a garden originally built by the founder of the Mughal Empire. When the Taliban ruled Kabul, m…

The air is teeming with Picasso’s molecules

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architectsjournal.co.uk – MONDAY An international meta-competition exploring the perception of human imagination has been announced by the World Federation of Plasmic Artistry. Thank God I renewed my subscription last month…

Crazy Tokyo: 5 of The Best Theme Restaurants In Tokyo!

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notquitenigella.com – Some of my favourite ever memories are of living in Tokyo. If a city were to be a map of my mind it would probably reflect Tokyo with burrows, people and stories lodged in every crevice. It is a ci…

Food in Your City: Exploring Tokyo’s Culinary Scene

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foodabletv.com – On the opposite side, in terms of the finished product, is Japan’s uprise of more modern approaches to culinary consumption, interpretation, and presentation. Take Le Musée, for example. While this…

The Debate: Is NAS whisky the enemy? | Scotch Whisky

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scotchwhisky.com – Six years ago, the message from the Scotch whisky industry – or at least from Chivas Brothers – was that ‘Age Matters… Look for the number. Know the age. Know whisky.’ Today, with warehouses runnin…

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

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mymodernmet.com – You’re looking at some of the very first color photographs of North America! A fascinating new photography book called An American Odyssey opens the archive of the Detroit Photographic Company to r…

Carsten WITTEN

catherinelarosepoesiaearte.blogspot.com – ‘Io ho te Fandango leccata di piacere falena sospesa della notte in randagio sospetto…’ ~  Catherine La Rose ~ Carsten Witte born in Hamburg Germany in 1964, Studies of Visual Arts and Photograph…

22 ways to spot a Californian in NYC

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timeout.com – New York City is full of transplants who hail from all parts of the country and the world. It’s easy to spot the noobs, but even once they learn the lingo, there are a few kinds of non-natives that…

“El socialismo no es una idea mala; la mala era la versión rusa”: Svetlana Alexiévich

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elespectador.com – Dice estar cansada de sí misma después de viajar mucho, tras obtener el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2015. Sin embargo, la bielorrusa Svetlana Alexiévich ofreció este viernes en Barcelona una larg…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Cuban refugees arriving in El Paso getting lost

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drudgetoday.com – The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso. Four thousand expected in the next two weeks. KFOX14 discovered refugees are arriving confused and lo…

Here’s How To Use Social Media At Each Stage Of Your Career

fastcompany.com – You already know social media is a handy job-search tool. You dutifully update your LinkedIn account and scrub your Facebook profile of incriminating photos. But what you might not realize is that …

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steampunktendencies.com – 2 311 notes Reblog This tielilyan-blog a reblogué ce billet depuis off-with-the-faeries prettygrowlface a ajouté ce billet à ses coups de cœur redligar a ajouté ce billet à ses coups de cœur blind-…

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

brainpickings.org – One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly woman a few decades my senior. We struck up a conver…

20 Minuten – «Flüchtlinge, spendet für arme Schweizer Kinder» – News

20min.ch – Die Regelung, dass Flüchtlingen in der Schweiz Geld und Wertsachen abgenommen werden, welche einen Wert von 1000 Franken übersteigen, hat international für Aufsehen gesorgt. Unter anderem berichtet…

The Badass Thing *Game of Thrones*’ Daenerys Targaryen Wears Under Every. Single. Dress.

glamour.com – When watching Game of Thrones from a fashion perspective, it’s easy to get swept up in the glam—the sweeping gowns, the rich fabrics, the capes. Costume director Michele Clapton is the one tasked w…

NACCHO Women’s Health News Alert : Aboriginal women’s lives really do matter

nacchocommunique.com – “Lynette was battered, bruised and ultimately destroyed by men’s violence. It was ended by the most obscene disregard for her humanity. The system did not protect her and justice has not been done….

More than 20 latin superstars perfom in Miami for Ecuador Earthquake survivors

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latinamerica.undp.org – Miami, May 12, 2016 – For the first time ever, more than 20 Latin music artists gathered in Miami yesterday to perform in a star-studded benefit concert to support the earthquake-affected in Ecuado…

The deeper meaning of things: Does Everything Really Happen For A Reason – Magnificent Truths

magnificenttruths.com – We hear it all the time, that catch-all spiritual cliché that’s supposed to provide consolation when things go terribly wrong in our lives: “I know it sucks that your home just went up in flames, b…

✿ George TSUI ✿

catherinelarosepoesiaearte.blogspot.com – ‘Inutile celi i tuoi occhi dietro i miei ti copri d’inganno ogni volta è solo affanno… Farmi notare e lanciarti cupidi sguardi di tormento mentre fuori c’è un vento che strappa le foglie folla l’…

Here’s a list of 245 movies directed by women, on Netflix right now

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qz.com – If you’re looking for a way to help combat gender discrimination in Hollywood, try watching movies directed by women. A network of female filmmakers called Film Fatales has compiled a list of all o…

Summer Reading Recommendations: a Dive Into Young Adult Fiction

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edutopia.org – If you’re looking for some good summer reads, consider diving into the world of young adult fiction. For those of you who teach grades six to nine, these novels will equip you with reading recommen…

Fempads Bring Freedom to Women and Girls in Rural DR Congo

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asafeworldforwomen.org – FEMpads are made and sent by a generous UK citizen named Sharon Multani-colebrook. “Sharon has been a good mother for all of us…  she is making our hearts feel at peace, feel loved.” – COFAPRI me…

Q&A: Ex-Mayor Michael Nutter recalls the night Amtrak 188 derailed in Philly

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billypenn.com – In many ways Michael Nutter became the face of the Amtrak 188 crash. The train derailed a year ago tonight at Frankford Junction, late in his second term as mayor. Hours after the crash, Nutter rac…

The forgotten philosophers

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kjonnsforskning.no – “It is often thought that feminist philosophy emerged in the 1960s, but we can see a connection from the anonymous philosopher ‘Sophia’ in the 1770s, via Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Taylor and Sim…

Ronan Farrow escribe columna contra su padre Woody Allen por abusar de su hermana

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sinembargo.mx – Cannes (Francia), 14 de mayo (EFE).- Aprovechando que Woody Allen inauguraba el Festival de Cannes con su nueva película, su hijo Ronan Farrow cargó de nuevo contra él por los supuestos abusos come…

Sapulpa senior denied request to wear traditional Native American moccasins to graduation

kjrh.com – SAPULPA, Okla. – Many are confused after a senior’s request to wear cultural clothing to her graduation was denied. Liseanne Yazzie is a senior at Sapulpa High School and instead of wearing heels o…

From Yirrkala to catwalks: Meet NT’s entrant for Miss World

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abc.net.au – When a model manager spotted Yirrkala-born Maminydjama Maymuru getting cash out of a Darwin city ATM in 2014, it was almost a cliché opening from a plucked-from-obscurity supermodel success story. …

Cannes Review: ‘American Honey’ Proves Andrea Arnold is One of the Best Working Filmmakers and Finds a Breakout Star in Sasha Lane

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indiewire.com – With only four movies in 10 years, director Andrea Arnold has developed a rich filmography that other filmmakers spend decades trying to accumulate. The former actor has made her name with a delica…

Theater Listings for May 13-19

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nytimes.com – ★ ‘Bright Star’ Steve Martin (yes, that one) and Edie Brickell provide the gorgeous bluegrass score for this gentle-spirited, romantic musical about love, loss and redemption in the South of the 19…

James Corden Needed Carpool Karaoke as His Late-Night Staple

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variety.com – James Corden doesn’t need a script or a set of writers to impress audience members — his natural charisma and humor shined during his “The Late Late Show with James Corden” FYC panel at the El Port…

New President of Brazil, Michel Temer, Signals More Conservative Shift

nytimes.com – The contrasts could not be more glaring. Ms. Rousseff, 68, was a former operative in an urban guerrilla group. She was tortured during the military dictatorship and eventually rose to lead the boar…

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WORLD

My sister is jailed because she wants to study

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en.iranwire.com – My 20 year-old sister, Rouhie Safajoo, took part in the Iranian Universities’ Entrance Exam in 2014, but test results were never released to her. She was told to go to the National Testing Organiza…

POLITICS

International Womens Day Celebration 2016

modernghana.com – March 8th each year marks International Women Day originally called international working women day. This is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic,cultural and political achievement of …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

6 Black Girls Your History Books Forgot

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sesimag.com – A few paragraphs about greats like  Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King don’t even begin to scratch the surface of black women’s contributions to our country. Read on to discover 6 o…

POLITICS

SEE IT: Secret Service comes to aid of Trump at Ohio rally

nydailynews.com – A security scare sent Secret Service agents scrambling to Donald Trump’s side at his first event since canceling Friday night’s Chicago rally under a cloud of violence. Agents swarmed the combative…

WORLD

UN chief presents Security Council with special measures to curb sexual exploitation

typewriterintl.com – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented to the Security Council special measures aimed at ending impunity, helping and supporting victims, and strengthening accountability as part of a more e…

POLITICS

Australian journalists detained in Malaysia for trying to question PM

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dailymail.co.uk – Two Australian journalists were detained overnight and have been barred from leaving Malaysia after they tried to “aggressively” question Prime Minister Najib Razak about a corruption scandal, poli…

LEISURE

What leads to the art of repetition?

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dailymail.co.uk – Have often wondered if famous bands and singers get bored of singing the same songs again and again.  How does Madonna perform ‘Like a Virgin’ for the nth time and yet retain the freshness?  Mick J…

BUSINESS

Thousands to march in London against ‘all-out attack on council housing’

yahoonewsdigest-gb.tumblr.com – Thousands of people are expected to attend a protest march in London today, demanding that the Government withdraw legislation which critics say is an attack on council house tenants. The Housing B…

SPORTS

Maths teacher from London up for million-dollar Nobel-style award

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yahoonewsdigest-gb.tumblr.com – A maths teacher who has created more than a thousand videos explaining the subject to children will find out if he has won a million-dollar Nobel-style award. Colin Hegarty, of Preston Manor School…

POLITICS

Grassroots Voices: Gender Equality in the Community

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asafeworldforwomen.org – For International Women’s Day 2016, Safe World Field Partners around the globe asked their members: ‘How would gender equality improve your life and your community?’ Mugisho Ndabuli Theophile, Foun…

WORLD

DR Congo: Vulnerable Children at Risk of Joining Militia & Perpetuating Conflict

asafeworldforwomen.org – The situation has been appalling for quite some decades…. Without education, boys will likely join the militia and the outcome will be that new wars will occur. Many of the girls will become invo…

SCIENCE

Twitter has Changed — Digital Future Experiences

medium.com – I use Twitter as an educational tool and for social listening. If you care about your online reputation management (ORM), you’ll be using it as well for your personal brand online. This will help p…

WORLD

Palestinian Families expelled by Israelis ’48 to Syria now Forced to Gaza

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juancole.com – GAZA, Palestine, (IPS) – In the safety of his sister’s bare flat in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, 42 year-old Iyad Yusef still shakes his head in disbelief when he recounts the journey that from war-torn Syri…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Milagro Sala Supporters are Not Unlike Trump’s

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medium.com – So, do you support Milagro Sala in spite of the corruption charges and the fact that she lives in a multi-million home while the people she “supports” live in shacks? If so, please let me know why …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Christie’s Was About To Auction Off Smuggled Goods

gothamist.com – Next Tuesday, Christie’s will auction off an impressive collection of Indian art, minus two items: federal agents seized two ancient artifacts from the auction house on Friday, having traced them t…

TECHNOLOGY

Encrypted WhatsApp messages frustrate new court-ordered wiretap

arstechnica.com – With the help of US tax dollars, WhatsApp upped its security back in 2014. According to a Saturday report in The New York Times, prosecutors have gone head-to-head with WhatsApp, the messaging app …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Ellen Page: ‘Being in the closet hurt my career way more than coming out’

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ew.com – Ellen Page came out two years ago during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive event in February 2014. “I’m here today because I am gay, and because maybe I can make a difference, …

WORLD

Gaza: Fateh Committee to Submit Resignation to Abbas – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The official told Ma’an News Agency that the committee has announced the potential for their collective resignation following their failure to foster a solution to an ongoing salary crisis in Gaza….

WORLD

Ashrawi Meets with Washington Officials – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Ashrawi first met with Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near East Affairs, Frank Lowenstein, Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, Chris Henzel, Director of Israel…

WORLD

Palestine Today TV Closed by Israel – Website Blocked – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The Palestine Today TV station located in the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank was closed after Israeli soldiers stormed the TV channel’s premises on Friday. The Palestine Journalists’ Syndic…

WORLD

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 15 Palestinians In The West Bank, Injure A Child In Gaza – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped five Palestinians. The PPS stated the soldiers invaded…

WORLD

Lost and Found

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tracks.unhcr.org – Akis and Sia Armpatzianis had just sat down to dinner in a restaurant near their village in north-eastern Greece on a cold, foggy November evening when a Syrian family burst in, calling for help. “…

BUSINESS

Ex-MI5 boss: Private firms spy like us

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standard.co.uk – Private firms are compiling detailed personal profiles of ordinary citizens using methods that are “just as intrusive” as those deployed by Britain’s intelligence agencies, the former head of MI5 h…

WORLD

Ai Weiwei brings white grand piano to muddy refugee field

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france24.com – Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei dragged a white grand piano to a muddy, rain-drenched refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border Saturday, allowing a young Syrian woman to tinkle the ivories fo…

WORLD

UN report: South Sudan allowed soldiers to rape civilians in civil war

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theguardian.com – The South Sudanese government has conducted a “scorched earth policy” against civilians caught up in the country’s civil war, allowing its soldiers and allied militias to rape women in lieu of wage…

POLITICS

LGBT issues haven’t come up on the GOP debate stage — that’s a problem

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washingtonpost.com – Thursday night’s GOP debate certainly proved to be the most — to quote Donald Trump — “elegant,” but it belies the 11 preceding ones, not to mention the name-calling and sucker punches ever-present…

WORLD

Lesson Plan: Teach Students How To Rebuff Terrorist Recruiters

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npr.org – Employers want to hire the best and the brightest to get the job done. In Africa, terrorist groups are actively recruiting well-educated boys and girls. The groups want recruits who can be leaders,…

STORIES

Auschwitz survivor is world’s oldest man – Guinness World Records – BBC News

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bbc.com – A survivor of the Auschwitz death camp is now the world’s oldest man, the Guinness World Records organisation says. Yisrael Kristal was born near Zarnow in Poland in 1903 and lived through two worl…

TECHNOLOGY

Privacy and authentication in the Internet of Things | Information Age

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information-age.com – From tiny sensors to mammoth machines, the Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding at an enormous rate. Intel noted that ten years ago there were two billion smart objects connected to the wireless w…

WORLD

China’s Greatest Fear: Dead and Buried Like the Soviet Union

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nationalinterest.org – Twenty-five years ago, the mighty Soviet Union was finally thrown onto the ash heap of history—never to rise again. And yet, the fall of one of the most powerful empires in human history, we often …

WORLD

A Journalist’s Reflection on the Umbrella Movement (Part 4)

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typewriterintl.com – Hong Kong experienced over 79 days of mass protests and civil disobedience in 2014. Such events which were initiated as the Occupy Central movement quickly evolved into what is now known as the Umb…

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Israel calls on powers to punish Iran for its missile tests

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en.trend.az – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for world powers to take “immediate punitive steps” against Iran, following its ballistic missile tests last week, Reuters reported. A s…

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John Legend battles Trump Jr. on Twitter

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washingtonexaminer.com – Pop star John Legend and Donald Trump Jr. got into an online debate Friday. “Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer,” Trump Jr. said in one of a series of tweets bem…

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Maria Sharapova denies receiving five warnings on meldonium use | Toronto Star

thestar.com – Maria Sharapova posted a letter to her fans Friday on her Facebook page, four days after the Russian tennis star said she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for the little-known…

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UN refugee agency ‘concerned’ about EU proposal to send migrants back

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typewriterintl.com – The United Nations refugee agency today expressed a concern about any European response to the migrant crisis that involves the blanket return of all individuals from one country to another without…

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The relaxing colorful videos that people can’t seem to get enough of 

dailymail.co.uk – You might think there could be nothing more boring than watching paint dry, however a series of videos showing paints being mixed is captivating viewers online.  Artist Iris Nan records as she gent…

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Is Apple vs. FBI ‘Groundhog Day’ For Tech? Facebook, Google And Microsoft Debate The Case For Privacy

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ibtimes.com – AUSTIN, Texas — Apple’s case against the FBI in connection with the iPhone of one of the shooters in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year continues to resound across Sil…

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UN expert urges Honduran Government to protect witness to Berta Cáceres killing

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typewriterintl.com – In the wake of the assassination of human rights activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras, an independent United Nations human rights expert is calling on the Government in that country to ensure the saf…

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South Sudan is dying, and nobody is counting – TODAY.ng

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today.ng – The many ways people have died during South Sudan’s two-year civil war are well-documented, but the number killed is unknown. Men, women and children have been shot, speared, burned, castrated, hun…

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Analysis: Chicago chaos tests Trump promises of unity

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yahoonewsdigest-gb-extra.tumblr.com – Donald Trump says he can unify the country. Now, he has to prove it.The Republican presidential front-runner canceled a Friday night rally in Chicago rather than enter a tense cauldron of animosity…

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Cruz Hits A Nerve With Fans Following Trump Comments

vocativ.com – Donald Trump’s campaign postponed a campaign rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Friday night, after scuffles between supporters and protestors inside and outside of the event proved to …

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No way out: How Syrians are struggling to find an exit

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medium.com – By Eleonora Vio, with additional reporting by Kristy Siegfried, IRIN Migration Editor, and Annie Slemrod, IRIN Middle East Editor. See the original article. (GAZIANTEP, 10 March 2016) — Over the la…

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#SGLondon: The UN 70 Years On – Addressing Today’s Global Challenges

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asafeworldforwomen.org – As a 6 year-old, Mr Ban and his family had to flee their home; “life was miserable”. Mr. Ban spoke earnestly about how some of his earliest memories were being provided with food and medicine by UN…

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

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

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

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Facebook bars posting of reports showing immigrants taking jobs from Americans

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

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

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IS Wants World To See Palmyra Destruction

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Democracy activist Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith arrested

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

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Islamic State destroys Baalshamin Temple at Palmyra, say activists

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

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

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

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

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

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Corruption, greatest human rights violation, says Buhari

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Birmingham News lays off last black journalist

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

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Migrant crisis: EU arrival numbers triple

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

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

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

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Poetry: The Cinderella of the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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Facebook bars posting of reports showing immigrants taking jobs from Americans

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

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

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

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In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

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

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

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

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

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Sustainable Fashion Starts by Eliminating Child Labor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wild Cards Remain as Democrats Add Supporters on Iran Deal

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

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Washington Week on Human Rights: August 24, 2015

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

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British female diplomat sparks outrage opening Iran embassy without head covering

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

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Girls Who Flee From Home Are Not Criminals

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

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The Costs of a Maniac Foreign Policy

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

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

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

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Imprisoned Cartoonist Grateful for International Courage Award

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

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4 Civil Activists in Tehran Sentenced to Imprisonments

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

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

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

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Israel Planning Ground Operations In Syria? | Conservative Opinion

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

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

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

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La Belgique va remettre une médaille aux héros du Thalys

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

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

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

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

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

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

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

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

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

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UN official confirms Israeli soldiers launched attacks from inside Gaza school

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

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Greece: Authorities Abuse Refugees on Kos

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

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Severely neglected dog rescued from Arizona shelter

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

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The Sinister (or Left-Handed) Theatrical Duel

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

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Solar farms could make fertile habitats for bees and butterflies

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

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Miley Cyrus Discusses Double Standards In ‘Marie Claire’

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

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Incredibly Kind Kids – The Fuentes Children

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

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Naga youth join forces to protect forests

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

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

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

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Starting small, saving big in Boven Digoel

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

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

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

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Failed revolution, failed state: Libya’s torment continues

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

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10 NASA Images That Will Inspire You – InformationWeek

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

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

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

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“I’m Scared to Be a Woman”

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

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

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Nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents

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

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JUNGLE SCHOOL

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

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

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

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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…

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

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

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A Journey With Mum – Called Alzheimer’s

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

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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$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 …

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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…

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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…

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The Movement Against Solitary Confinement

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

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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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