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Stay human, the Reading Movie

Review: Stay human, the Reading Movie - a historical document of a crime against humanity This work diverges from any known genre explored so far including documentary, fiction, docufiction, and theatre lecturing. ‘Stay Human’ is a pioneer piece of work in a new film genre: the ‘Reading Movie’. ‘Stay Human – The Reading Movie’ features the reading of the book 'Gaza - Restiamo Umani' (‘Gaza - Stay Human’) in ...

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Leading Leaders for Peace in Tel Aviv

by Hillel Schenker  for The Palestine-Israel Journal As we near the April 29th deadline for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations set by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, some people are afraid of using the word "peace", thinking its passé, utopian or simply unattainable, like the other side of the moon. Not so the dedicated Israeli and Palestinian activists of Leading Leaders for Peace: Leading Leaders for Pe ...

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The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme That Wasn’t

By Gareth Porter for IPS WASHINGTON, Apr 12 2014 (IPS) - When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. accusation of an Iran nuclear weapons programme. The press release on the indictment announced that between in November 2005 and 2012, Sihai Cheng had supplied parts ...

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Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

AK Party LGBT: Of course, as LGBT people, we do not endorse the Justice and Development Party’s (Turkey’s ruling party, AKP or AK Party- AK means “white, clean”) attitude towards LGBT people. We started the AK LGBT group to make AKP authorities and those who vote for AKP say, “there are LGBT people who support AKP”, “LGBT people can have various political views outside of parties like the Republican People’ ...

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Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter who works Al-Jazeera and for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.” At the same time in Cairo, the trial of 20 Al-Jazeera journalists was adjourned for the fifth time after another hearing today. Journalists con ...

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UN Confirms Receipt of Palestinian Applications to Join Global Conventions, Treaties

The United Nations confirmed on 2 April 2014 that Palestinian Authority officials have presented letters for accession to 15 international conventions and treaties.* UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters that the documents had been presented to Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. “Once we receive the letters at Headquarters, we will be reviewing them to consider t ...

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Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?

If you cannot win them, join them” seems to be the old British political principle that Washington has been applying to its plans to re-design the Arab region, always under the recurrent public pretext of the “war on terrorism.” By Baher Kamal* Specifically, since the U.S has failed to defeat “terrorism” through massive military and intelligence operations carried out after the September 11 attacks (see Afg ...

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Obama Chides Russia on “Brute Force,” Rejects Iraq War Criticism

Democracy Now! President Obama continues an overseas tour in Italy today where he’s meeting with Pope Francis for the first time. Wrapping up a visit to Brussels, Obama delivered an address criticizing Russia for annexing Crimea and using what he called "brute force." President Obama: "Of course, Ukraine is not a member of NATO, in part because of its close and complex history with Russia. Nor will Russia b ...

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Endless War? As Syria Conflict Enters 4th Year, Deadly Stalemate Favors Assad Regime

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! The conflict between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking his ouster has just entered its fourth year. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 146,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began on March 15, 2011, roughly half of them civilians. The conflict has displaced more than nine million people, with 2.5 million re ...

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Enheduanna – the first author known by name

On the occasion of international womens day, pressenza presents an article about the first known female writer. This article was published by LEBENSWELT - Centre for Humanist Studies: http://women-make-history.jimdo.com/ En-hedu-Ana was revered as the most important religious figure of her day. She is the first author either gender known by name in human history, because she wrote the first texts that can b ...

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