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School – 1950s v 2014

 It's common these days for friends to send jokes to each other over the Internet and at times those jokes hit on some reality that does not otherwise penetrate into daily life. Here is one such instance from Rodney Dawes of South Yonderup, near Perth, Australia; a contribution to Pressenza, relaying on the contents of an interchange with his pal Paul Coates on school - differences now and then, 1950 - 2014 ...

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Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners!

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners! Human Wrongs Watch BALI, 20 August 2014 (IRIN)* – Amid increasing documentation of attacks on people engaged in environmental activism, experts are calling for a global protection regime to defend and support campaigners subjected to harassment and abuse. “We need to come up with an umbrella organization that looks after environmental activists’ rights and is in a ...

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East and Southeast Asia, World’s Largest Markets for Synthetic Drugs

East and Southeast Asia, World’s Largest Markets for Synthetic Drugs — Major Drag on Development Human Wrongs Watch 20 August 2014 – East and Southeast Asia remain the world’s largest markets for synthetic drugs, and the methamphetamine problem is showing signs of accelerating, according to senior policy, law enforcement and justice delegates at a special regional conference organized by UN Office on Drugs ...

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From Assad to ISIS, a tale of Syrian resistance

Julia Taleb, August 22, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence In July of 2013, when activists in the Syrian city of Raqqa feared demonstrating in front of the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, Suad Nofel marched onto the streets alone. Holding her handmade cardboard sign, the schoolteacher walked through the city facing not only ISIS, but society as a whole. Nofel’s act of nonviolent resi ...

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OPINION: International Relations, the U.N. and Inter Press Service

By Roberto Savio This is the first in a series of special articles to commemorate the 50th anniversary of IPS, which was set up in 1964, the same year as the Group of 77 (G77) and UNCTAD. ROME, Aug 22 2014 (IPS) - In 1979, I had a debate at the United Nations with the late Stan Swinton, then the very powerful and brilliant director of Associated Press (AP). At one point, I furnished the following figures (w ...

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Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis

As the death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,400, two American missionaries who received experimental drugs and top-notch healthcare have been released from the hospital. We spend the hour with Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discussing what can be done to stop the epidemic and the need to build local healthcare capacity, not just an emergency response. "The Ebola outbreak, w ...

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Austrian Parliament Backs Government Efforts For Nuclear Disarmament

By Jamshed Baruah | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis VIENNA (IDN) - As the Austrian government prepares to host the third international conference on the humanitarian consequences of atomic weapons on December 8-9 in Vienna, the county’s parliament has provided it the legal basis for its commitment to usher in a world without nuclear weapons of mass destruction. The forthcoming gathering in Vienna will be the third ...

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Julian Assange”s Defense Team Demands UN Intervention

Quito, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The defense team of the Australian computer expert and journalist Julian Assange is demanding UN intervention in the case, announced his lawyer, the Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón, in a statement released today to the local press. During a visit to Guatemala to participate in the Fifth Esquipulas Forum (aimed at promoting the development of Central America), Garzón said he was ...

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No Hope for AIDS-Free Generation in Uganda as Controversial HIV Bill is Signed into Law

By Amy Fallon KAMPALA, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) - HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an “AIDS-free generation” now a “backwards” HIV/AIDS Bill criminalising the “wilful and intentional” transmission of the disease has been signed into law. The act, they say, will lead to people shunning testing and treatment, but will particularly drive sex workers and gay men underground, and make women more v ...

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“Negro Spring”: Ferguson Residents, Friends of Michael Brown Speak Out for Human Rights

part of this trip. We want to listen, to hear about the issues that you all are dealing with and seeing. Are there ways in which we can help? JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Eric Holder met with high school students in Ferguson and recalled how he had repeatedly been targeted by police officers because of his race. The nation’s first African-American attorney general also penned an editorial in the St. Louis Dispatch, in wh ...

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