Jewish protests force cancellation Atzmon gig

by sarahbenton on March 5, 2015

Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon gig cancellation criticised

Supporters of Gilad Atzmon claim RNCM was intimidated

A venue that cancelled a gig by controversial jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon has been criticised for giving in Continue →

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Watch the rest of our interview with Tom Robbins of The Marshall Project and former Attica prisoner Antonio Yarbough about "Attica’s Ghosts: Continue →

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FreeRaif

Tomorrow marks eight weeks since the Saudi Arabian authorities publicly flogged the blogger and activist Raif Badawi, sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for “insulting Islam” and Continue →

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Posted: Good News for Forests!

by Rolf Skar on March 5, 2015

Posted! Good News for Forests

Today, 3M — the company behind the iconic yellow Post-It Notes — announced a new sustainable paper buying policy. This comes after years of campaigning by our friends at ForestEthics Continue →

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March: WAND@Work

by Jessie Calkins on March 5, 2015

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Welcome to the March newsletter! Click to navigate!Chapters

Budget Priorities

Nuclear Weapons

  Women, Peace, and Security

WiLL Update

Events

Donor Spotlight

Nuclear Weapons

Iran

On the Iran Negotiations, Prime Minister Netanyahu Lacks Credibility

At the Continue →

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A new book on Cuba overstates the achievements of the Communist regime’s anemic reform process and downgrades the legitimacy and courage of the island’s dissidents, past and present, says Enrique Continue →

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Bosnia: Sport Bridges Ethnic Divides

by Dzenana Halimovic on March 5, 2015

Film follows trials and successes of team of ethnically mixed women’s soccer team

At a debate following the screening of an IWPR documentary in Sarajevo last week, speakers said the film Continue →

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Elected leaders across the hemisphere gathered to condemn and possibly sanction a neighboring president who closed down independent media and harassed political opponents, notes Christopher Sabatini, an adjunct professor at Continue →

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  Islamic State militants will “stop at nothing” to strengthen their presence in Libya and the urgency of a request by the country for international help to tackle the extremists Continue →

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Tajik Election Deprives Opposition of Voice

by Mehrangez Tursunzoda on March 5, 2015

Creating an all-loyal parliament may look like the easy option, but it shuts off channels for articulating popular resentment.

After a parliamentary election in Tajikistan which deprived the opposition of its Continue →

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Opinion analysis:  Court adopts broad standards for adjudicating what constitutes a tax discrimination under the 4-R Act

Neither side came away with a clear victory in the Court’s decision in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., as the Court remanded the case to the Eleventh Continue →

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Crimea’s residents have suffered increasingly grave, civic, political, and human rights violations since Russia “forcefully and illegally annexed” the Ukrainian peninsula in March 2014, according to a new report released today by Continue →

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Court to release same-day audio for same-sex marriage cases

The audio recording of the Supreme Court’s April 28 hearing on the same-sex marriage cases will be released soon after that hearing is completed, the Court announced on Thursday.  Both Continue →

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Chile must reform political party financing laws

by Alberto Precht on March 5, 2015

Chile must reform political party financing laws The timing couldn’t be better. The Chilean Congress is debating much-needed changes to the laws governing party political finances just as charges were formally made against two high-profile businesspeople for Continue →
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April arguments:  Same-sex marriage cases set for April 28

The Supreme Court on Thursday released the calendar of oral arguments for the final sitting of the Term, beginning April 20, and listing the four cases on same-sex marriage for Continue →

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Ougadougou. Image credit: Göran Höglund Kartläsarn.

When popular protest deposed former Burkinabé president Blaise Compaoré last year, many feared the country would see violent conflict. Lise Rosendal Østergaard argues that this was never inevitable. A sense Continue →

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Petitions to watch | Conference of March 6

by Maureen Johnston on March 5, 2015

Petitions to watch | Conference of March 6

At its Conference on March 6, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as a foreign official’s common-law immunity for acts performed on behalf of a Continue →

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Arab Spring protest in Paris, 2011. (Photo: Gwenael Piaser / Flickr)

Arab Spring protest in Paris, 2011. (Photo: Gwenael Piaser / Flickr)

Cross-posted from View from the Left Bank.

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Gotta love it and I do — although it’s kind of an Continue →

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The U.S. drone war across much of the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa is in crisis and not because civilians are dying or the target list for that Continue →

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Richard Berman in a 2007 interview with 60 Minutes. He was dubbed "Dr. Evil" during a 60 Minutes segment.

Dr. Evil’s latest target is the Obama Administration’s effort to rein in air pollution.

At a moment when the ties between money and climate science are under Congress’ microscope, Continue →

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Democracy Now! 2015-03-05 Thursday

by Democracy Now! on March 5, 2015

Democracy Now! Thursday, March 5, 2015
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