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The New York Times continues to nail it

by Pete on July 29, 2014

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Another great editorial: The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests

An extensive editorial about the destruction caused to our society by decades of arresting people for marijuana, including the exponential increase in enforcement and racial disparities.

And, while mentioning individuals who have ended up with horrific prison sentences for low-level crimes of marijuana, Continue →

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What’s Happening in Conflict Resolution [07.29.14]

by Jeff Thompson on July 29, 2014

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"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].

 

MAPPING A WORLD IN MOTION: A DAILY DASHBOARD OF GLOBAL CONFLICT

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Starting conflict resolution: Big or small issues first?

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Tajikistan’s Islamic Opposition Feels Pressure

by IWPR London on July 29, 2014

Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the Islamic Rebirth Party of Tajikistan. (Photo courtesy of Hikmatullo Saifullozoda) Party leaders say succession of incidents shows they are being targeted by government. Continue →
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Chinese authorities in Driru issue handbook of new laws

by Phayul Latest News on July 29, 2014

Chinese authorities in Driru County have issued a handbook titled “Two laws by People’s government of Driru County” (Driru Dzong Mimang Sishung gi Tenbeb Khag Ni) in Ju
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Tomgram: Chip Ward, Leave It to Beaver(s)

by Chip Ward on July 29, 2014

The great novelist Wallace Stegner sorted the conflicting impulses in his beloved American West into two camps...

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Summer Reading Assignment for Congress

by borden on July 29, 2014

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Dean Becker of the Drug Truth Network is in Washington today to give copies of his book, "To En

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The Contrails Have It: Iron Dome Is a Dud

by Russ Wellen on July 29, 2014

Iron Dome battery deployed in the field. (Photo: Israel Defense Force / Wikimedia Commons)

Iron Dome battery deployed in the field. (Photo: Israel Defense Force / Wikimedia Commons)

Contrails, the wake of an aircraft usually created by water vapor in its exhaust. When you hear them mentioned these days, it’s usually an attempt to paint them as “chemtrails,” the supposed product of a secret Continue →

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Nepal to allow Buddhist leader’s cremation

by Phayul Latest News on July 29, 2014

Nepal has said it will allow the body of a prominent Tibetan Buddhist leader to be brought into the country for cremation and last rites at Shar Minub monastery, the seat of Shamar Rinpoc
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A political framework for a new approach to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence provides for a joint country called Israel-Palestine having equal rights for all, separate geographical areas for the two peoples, the ability by individuals to live anywhere in the entire country (within practical limits) either as a citizen or as a Continue →

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The Factions of Raqqa Province

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on July 29, 2014

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Much has been noted of the presence of the Islamic State in Raqqa province, where the group controls all major urban localities (Raqqa city, Tabqa, Ma’adan, and Tel Abyad), as well as the Kurdish militias just west of Tel Abyad, from which town they were expelled back Continue →

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Minority Dynamics in Syria

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on July 29, 2014

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

With the Syrian civil war well into its fourth year, it is apparent that political and militia dynamics that have developed with Syria’s main minorities (in this analysis, excluding the Kurds)- namely, Alawites, Druze and Christians- have largely remained unchanged and if anything have only solidified. With Continue →

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