Crops rot as farmworker strike in Mexico continues

by Ashoka Jegroo on March 29, 2015

Farmworkers block the Transpeninsular Highway on March 18. (La Jornada/Edgar Lima Garrido)

by Ashoka Jegroo

Farmworkers block the Transpeninsular Highway in Mexico on March 18. (La Jornada/Edgar Lima Garrido)

As many as 50,000 mostly indigenous farmworkers have gone on strike in the Mexican Continue →

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Tell old Israel to let Palestinian people go!

by sarahbenton on March 29, 2015

“Let the Palestinian people go”: What younger Jews will be asking of Israel at Passover Seder this year

Or at least give them the vote! No better time than this Passover Continue →

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Equal rights is the paramount demand

by sarahbenton on March 29, 2015

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By Anthony Isaacs

All thoughts on pragmatic steps )and a few jokes) A discussion of all options March 29, 2015

In the wake of the collapse of the doomed Kerry peace plan, the devastating Continue →

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Battlefield Yemen – Democracies In Action

by Ari Rusila on March 29, 2015

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“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)

On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Continue →

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Kuwait: Opposition Protest Broken Up

by Human Rights Watch on March 28, 2015

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The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC-Liberia) has ended a two days anti-Corruption and integrity summit in Monrovia from March 27-28, 2015.

 

The event was a two days Continue →

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The F-Bomb

by melissa on March 28, 2015

I’m deviating from my original plan to blog primarily on open source resources to talk about an issue I usually shy away from. It’s easy to be pigeonholed as the Continue →

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Colorado responds

by Pete on March 28, 2015

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Colorado has responded to the Supreme court complaint by Nebraska and Oklahoma with this brief.

I think it’s extremely well-written and well-argued, pointing out the absurdity of the claims by the Continue →

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Margie Richard stands in what used to be her front yard, across the street from Shell

Margie Richard stands in what used to be her front yard, across the street from Shell's chemical plant in Norco, Louisiana. Richard pushed for the company to buy out Continue →

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Yemen: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Take Civilian Toll

by Human Rights Watch on March 27, 2015

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9th session of the Tibetan parliament concludes

by Phayul Latest News on March 27, 2015

The 9th session of the Tibetan Parliament in exile concluded today with an appeal to all the Tibetans to work towards the cause of Tibet in their own capacities, and Continue →
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Join IVAW and AFSC this Sunday In San Francisco

by MaTT De Vlieger on March 27, 2015

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Who: AFSC/ IVAW

What: Iraq: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?

Where: Quaker Meeting house 65 9th street San Francisco

When: 3/29/2015, 5:00:00 PM

On the 12th year of the U.S. War Continue →

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Together we can #ReclaimHolyWeek

by Ethan Vesely-Flad on March 27, 2015

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Students marching in Quebec earlier this week. (Facebook / ASSÉ)

by Kate Aronoff

Students marching in Quebec earlier this week. (Facebook / ASSÉ)

While the U.S. media have remained relatively quiet about it, students in Quebec are in the middle of Continue →

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During his three decades as president of all or part of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh often compared ruling the fractious country to “dancing on the heads of snakes,” Bloomberg reports: Continue →

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Al Dialami air base was destroyed in the recent airstrikes

Insight on Conflict’s new Local Correspondent for Yemen, Ahmed Hezam Al-Yemeni, issues a plea for peace in the wake of disturbing developments in the country.

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It’s not what they teach in civics class, but the best way to snag a leadership position in Congress is by giving generously to one’s colleagues. By that measure, U.S. Continue →

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  Lee Kuan Yew saw “Asian values” as a source of legitimacy for the idea that authoritarian leadership, constrained by certain Western legal and administrative checks, offered an effective “Asian” Continue →

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

CREDIT: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he Continue →

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A trailer park sits on the edge of Rock Springs, Wyo., in the Green River Basin in this June 14, 2001 photo. In recent years, the Green River Basin has struggled with air quality issues, due largely to the oil and gas boom.

A trailer park sits on the edge of Rock Springs, Wyo., in the Green River Basin in this June 14, 2001 photo. In recent years, the Green River Continue →

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The Obama administration finds itself trying to sustain an ever-growing patchwork of strained alliances and multiple battlefields in the aftermath of the Arab Spring four years ago. The momentary moral Continue →

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