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HIV research and action in light of tragedy

At least six top AIDS experts were killed in the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crash. The International AIDS Conference is taking place regardless - DW reviews the key topics being discussed. They were on their way to the 20th annual International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia: outstanding AIDS experts, scientists and assistants. The international community was shocked by the news of the Malay ...

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Fears for New Electoral Violence in the Solomon Islands

Even though the elections in the Solomon Islands of 2010 were relatively violence free, the scars of the riots of 2006 are still fresh. Now with new elections expected to take place in October or November of this year, there are strong reasons to fear violence will disrupt the electoral process once again. Firstly, there are indications that electoral fraud will be even higher this year than in 2006. Vote-b ...

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Marshall Islands files unprecedented lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations

Big news today out of The Hague and San Francisco. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has filed unprecedented lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations for their failure to negotiate in good faith for nuclear disarmament, as required under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The suits were filed against all nine nations at the International Court of Justice, with an additional complaint against the ...

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Australian Myopia

Along with all the economic scaremongering and regressive social agenda that is part and parcel of the current Australian Government comes 'business' led solutions for ensuring our financial welfare. The Indonesia Institute, a conservative Perth-based think tank, says carers from countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines should be allowed to come to Australia and mind children for $200 a week to help ...

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Is time up for Australia’s uranium industry?

IN THE EARLY HOURS of December 7, a crack appeared in a large leach tank in the processing area of the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park. The area was evacuated, the tank completely failed, the containment system was inadequate and one million litres of highly acidic uranium slurry went sliding downhill — taking Energy Resources of Australia's credibility with it. The spill has left traditional ow ...

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11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 11)

MSM AND TRANSGENDER PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Date: Sunday 17th November 2013 Location: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) Once again, APCOM is hosting its popular pre-conference focusing on MSM and transgender young people. This stand-alone one-day event is conveniently hosted at the same venue as the main conference, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC). It also links with key ...

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Australia: head first into oblivion – one Man takes a stand

While Australian politics continues its descent into absurdity, a young Newcastle Activist is being drawn over hot coals in the Supreme Court for having the affront to interfere with the finances of the Coal Mining industry in Australia. Earlier this year, Johnathon Moylan, 25, allegedly sent a press release to media outlets claiming Australia and New Zealand Bank had withdrawn a $1.2 billion loan from Whit ...

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Sale of Deadly Attack Helicopters to Indonesia condemned

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and the West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) today condemned the U.S. government's decision to approve the sale of deadly Apache attack helicopters to Indonesia. The sale demonstrates that U.S. concern for greater respect for human rights and justice in Indonesia are nothing more than hollow rhetoric. The sale, announced during the visit of Secretary of Defense ...

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Britain outlaws caste discrimination

Via Shiva Shankar 'The USA and other countries too, should pass such a law. Only then,  perhaps, will Hindus be shamed into concrete action against the  'unparalleled social abuse of untouchability (A.J.Toynbee)'. ------------------- Radio Australia Britain outlaws caste discrimination http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/britain-outlaws-caste-discrimination/1121320 Brit ...

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Active Non-Violence, Southern Ocean style…

We live in an age of holistic knowledge. We live in an age where we increasingly see Planet Earth, or more specifically, all the biological organisms that live on it, and their respective environments, as interdependent. We have come to realize how fragile our Planet can be. With the current rate of 'extinction of species' vs 'new species', this Earth will be a barren landscape in under 1000 years. We know ...

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