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My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. By Desmond Tutu | Aug. 14, 2014 | The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportiona ...

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U.N. Prepares for Overhaul of Arms Trade Reporting

By Joel Jaeger UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 2014 (IPS) - The Arms Trade Treaty is about to provide the biggest shake-up to conventional arms trade transparency since the end of the Cold War. U.N. officials and civil society experts expect the quality and quantity of reports on the international arms trade to increase as the current platform, the U.N. Register of Conventional Arms, is augmented by the forthcoming ...

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“Selfie” Campaign for Nonviolence Day

The initiative 'Building nonviolent spaces' has organized an online campaign through social networks on October 2nd 2014. This day, Gandhi's birthday, was proclaimed in 2007 "International Day of Non-violence." This action has been designed as a simple and rapid campaign to provide a massive dissemination to the subject of nonviolence. It is for each person to upload on October 2nd a selfie of themselves or ...

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A World without Violence is possible: October 2nd #nonviolenceday

We interviewed Mariana Uzielli and Pia Argimón about the campaign on October 2 #nonviolenceday launched into the social networks by the initiative "Building nonviolent spaces." (translation of article in Spanish) 1.-What is the initiative "Building nonviolent spaces" and since when does it exist, and where? It is a project two years in the making and launched now, aimed at the irradiation of Silo's Message* ...

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As WHO Warns Ebola Death Toll is Underestimated, How Should Global Community Handle Dire Crisis?

The World Health Organization is now saying the number of reported cases and deaths of Ebola in West Africa vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak. The official death toll from the Ebola outbreak is now at 1,069 since February. Guinea has become the fourth country in Africa to declare a national health emergency as it battles the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the worst outbreak since the dise ...

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Jews & Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies

New York, 08/11/2014 The social group #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies got together today outside of the United Nations for a silent protest to hold the leaders of the world, the professionals who promised peace and security, accountable for their failures and in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the recent war in Gaza. ...

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Noam Chomsky on Media’s “Shameful Moment” in Gaza & How a U.S. Shift Could End the Occupation

As a new 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Gaza, we turn to part two of our interview with world-renowned dissident and linguist, MIT Professor Noam Chomsky. Criticizing U.S. media coverage of the Israeli assault on Gaza, Chomsky says: "It’s a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state." Chomsky also discusses his lon ...

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Is an ‘International Day’ All That 370 Million Indigenous People Can Get?

Human Wrongs Watch They are around 370 million people in 90 countries around the world who constitute 15 per cent of the world’s poor and about one third of the world’s 900 million extremely poor rural people. They are the remains of millions of peoples who suffered historical extermination and still face continuos injustices… But they have an International Day! Marking the International Day of the World’s ...

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USA Attacks are Insufficient to Stop Extremists in Iraq

Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The United States launched new air strikes against Iraqi insurgents, but without the action of ground troops will be difficult to achieve long-term progress and stop the humanitarian crisis, media said today. The attacks of American aviation try to support local forces fighting the Islamic State (EI) in the vicinity of Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, according to a Pent ...

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It’s doable: Peace Israel-Palestine (1)

This article was first published on TFF PressInfo Violence is a dead end Look at the violence in Gaza today, DR Congo (6 million dead), Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia etc: Isn’t it obvious that the world needs a completely new approach to conflicts? We’ll never rid the world of conflicts, conflicts is part of human and social life. Conflict-prevention is a meaningless term. But we can rid the world of mo ...

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