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31.07.2016

Opening doors and helping raise Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s profile

Opening doors and helping raise Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s profile

The Power of Persistent Multilateral Diplomacy FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 Interview with Lassina Zerbo By: Sara Massoumi, Etemad Persian Daily, via Iran Review The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a multilateral treaty by which states agree to ban all nuclear explosions in all environments, for military or… »

28.07.2016

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

FOCUS ON AFRICA Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners… »

28.07.2016

Bezwada Wilson receives 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Bezwada Wilson receives 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Manual scavenging is blight on humanity in India. Consigned by structural inequality to the dalits, India’s “untouchables,” manual scavenging is the work of removing by hand human excrement from dry latrines and carrying on the head the baskets of excrement to designated disposal sites. A hereditary occupation, manual scavenging involves… »

28.07.2016

NEPAL: Ajit Mijar’s death – not suicide, but murder

NEPAL: Ajit Mijar’s death – not suicide, but murder

A fact-finding team of the Dalit Civil Society has concluded that Ajit Mijar, found dead at Kumpur – 3 in Dhading District, did not die as a result of suicide. His was, rather, a staged murder. They have made this declaration in a report, based on the facts and findings… »

28.07.2016

Keep fighting the good fight! says Taren of SumOfUs

Keep fighting the good fight! says Taren of SumOfUs

  People, When I started SumOfUs five years ago I had little more than a laptop and an idea: that corporations had too much power over our lives and that it was time for ordinary people to stand up to them. Today I’m part of a global community of more… »

25.07.2016

The Golden Rule at Ground Zero: a meditation interrupted

The Golden Rule at Ground Zero: a meditation interrupted

The Golden Rule at Ground Zero: A Meditation Interrupted By Gerry Condon http://worldbeyondwar.org/the-golden-rule-at-ground-zero-a-meditation-interrupted/ I am sitting in the middle of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action on the Hood Canal near Poulsbo, Washington. It is a large and beautiful… »

24.07.2016

Islamists at War in Turkey

Islamists at War in Turkey

Last week witnessed what may be the last act of an unfolding struggle between two major Islamic movements in Turkey. Turkish president and leader of the AKP party Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gülen of plotting the failed coup against the government. Immediately thereafter Erdogan has unleashed… »

22.07.2016

Palestine: black and white not the only choice…

Palestine: black and white not the only choice…

Binarity Abdullah Issa (photo below) was a Palestinian child living in Syria from a family of refugees after the ethnic cleansing of 1948 by Israel. He was captured and accused of helping the Syrian government. He had injuries and was thought to be also treated for Thallasemia. Pictures show the… »

17.07.2016

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Counterpunch ran an article, The Kashmir Story, by journalist Gowhar Geelani in its July 16, 2016 edition. It’s an important story as little news gets out beyond India concerning this politically blighted region because its an old story and too much is going on elsewhere but for those living in… »

13.07.2016

Bernie, Don’t Do It!

Bernie, Don’t Do It!

Bernie, Don’t Do It! BY LAUREN STEINER Don’t Endorse Hillary Before the Convention: An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders “If Senator Sanders endorses Mrs. Clinton, it should be expected that some percentage of delegates would not show up in Philly, and many of those who… »

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