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13.07.2014

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

In Detroit, Michigan, at least eight people were arrested Thursday in an act of civil disobedience to stop the city’s shutoff of water to thousands of households. The group of clergy members and other residents blocked the entrance of a private corporation hired by Detroit to cut off the taps… »

13.07.2014

Congratulations on 15th anniversary of Roma Virtual Network

Congratulations on 15th anniversary of Roma Virtual Network

Established in 1999, Roma Virtual Network will celebrate 15 years of highly-qualified services in the fields of communication, information and education on 19th July, 2014. Els de Groen, author, poet; former MEP and initiator World Artists Initiative “Khetanes” This is an excellent moment for personal reflection. In 20 years, I… »

12.07.2014

Algerian Food Bank – #DirElkhir

Algerian Food Bank – #DirElkhir

By Elhachemi Sabi, an algerian blogger In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims, do a great deal of worship and charitable activities. In Algeria, a group of enthusiastic young people launched an initiative called ‘Algerian Food Bank’ to help poorer families and to contribute to the eradication of hunger in… »

08.07.2014

Exclusive: Democracy Now! Goes Inside Embassy Refuge, Talks with Julian Assange About WikiLeaks, Snowden

Exclusive: Democracy Now! Goes Inside Embassy Refuge, Talks with Julian Assange About WikiLeaks, Snowden

In a Democracy Now! special, we go inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He has been holed up there for more than two years, having received political asylum. He faces investigations in both Sweden and the United States. In the U.S., a secret… »

06.07.2014

Lack of Toilets Keeps Women Out of Politics

Lack of Toilets Keeps Women Out of Politics

By Stella Paul MALLAMPETA, India, Jul 4 2014 (IPS) – Nine months after she was elected head of her village council, 36-year-old Krupa Shanti has overseen some significant changes in this rural outpost of Mallampeta, 570 km away from Hyderabad, capital of the southeastern… »

05.07.2014

TED: Need to know: About Facebook’s emotional contagion study

TED: Need to know: About Facebook’s emotional contagion study

By Laura McClure for TED Ethicists are concerned about the recently published details of a mood alteration experiment conducted on Facebook users. Ready to go beyond the headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next. Source: “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,” Adam Kramer et al, Proceedings of the… »

28.06.2014

After Losing Vote, U.S.-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty

After Losing Vote, U.S.-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 2014 (IPS) – The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted – and vigourously preached – one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules. But at the United Nations, the… »

18.06.2014

STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

#OcupeEstelita   June 17, 2014 In the early hours of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the members of the #OcupeEstelita movement that occupied the Cais José Estelita (Jose Estelita Quay) were surprised by the Military Police of Pernambuco. In utter disregard of all agreements that had been… »

18.06.2014

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

News from Survival International One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored by FIFA. Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held… »

11.06.2014

Altai Charter: Society, Human and Nature Co-Development within the Framework of the Dialogue of Civilizations

Altai Charter: Society, Human and Nature Co-Development within the Framework of the Dialogue of Civilizations

For: World Public Forum, Dialogue of Civilizations. For Pressenza: Iván Novotny We, the participants of the First Altai Forum on Society, Human and Nature Co-Development within the Framework of the Dialogue of Civilizations, united by our common desire to build a better future for all, declare… »

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