FOR is so thankful for you!

by FOR on November 27, 2014

From our community to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

There is much brokenness in our world and much more justice to work for. Nonetheless, we are thankful for our beloved community of FOR Continue →

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Afghanistan: Opium Production Soars in Kandahar

by Mohammad Ibrahim Spesalai on November 27, 2014

Poppy fields flourish despite claims by security forces that eradication efforts are proving effective.

Although opium production in the Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan has increased by nearly a fifth in Continue →

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Democracy Now! 2014-11-27 Thursday

by Amy Goodman on November 27, 2014

Democracy Now! Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Turnover of Obama’s SecDefs Eclipsed by Revolving Door of Reagan’s National Security Advisors

by Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog on November 27, 2014

The Reagan administration employed a sorry succession of national security advisors. (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration / WikiMedia Commons)

The Reagan administration employed a sorry succession of national security advisors. (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration / WikiMedia Commons)

The departure of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense this Continue →

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Afghans See Corruption as Enduring Legacy

by Mohammad Munir Mehraban on November 27, 2014

Graft endemic in both local and national government institutions.

Participants in recent IWPR-organised debates in  Afghanistan identified corruption as the most enduring legacy of ex-president Hamed Karzai and the post-Taleban era.

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Ghoncheh Ghavami

When Ghoncheh Ghavami decided to take a stand this past June to protest Iran’s ban on women attending volleyball games, she likely did not figure she’d spend the Continue →

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Egypt: Trial Shows Need to Combat Female Genital Mutilation

by Human Rights Watch on November 27, 2014

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No freedom for Tibetans in Tibet, says top US diplomat

by Phayul Latest News on November 26, 2014

The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Sarah Sewall, who recently visited Tibetan refugee camps in Nepal and India has said that Tibetans within China do not enjoy freedom within Continue →
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Dear Colleagues:

The first word of our PCDN Network is peace. But just what do we mean by peace? We post all kinds of information here under the heading of Peace Continue →

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10 Tibetans sentenced up to 13 years for Drango protest

by Phayul Latest News on November 26, 2014

Two years after protests by Tibetans in Drango County where police fired indiscriminately on unarmed protesters, reports have emerged of sentencing of several Tibetans to varying prison terms up to Continue →
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Libya: Extremists Terrorizing Derna Residents

by Human Rights Watch on November 26, 2014

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“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” ~Albert Einstein

My son recently returned home from college Continue →

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“The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” ~Shunryu Suzuki

When I was younger, I am sure I was a little bit arrogant. I had Continue →

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Tibetan lawmaker’s book on self immolation launched

by Phayul Latest News on November 26, 2014

The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, Penpa Tsering, today launched a book by a member of Tibetan Parliament here at Nyatri Hall in Gangchen Kyishong. Titled “Self-Immolation” and written by Continue →
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China: Guangzhou Activists to be Tried on Spurious Charges

by Human Rights Watch on November 26, 2014

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Hagel Is Out; Big Spending Is In

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 26, 2014

The President announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, just days after announcing his commitment to increase spending for the U.S. nuclear enterprise by $7.5 billion dollars over Continue →

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by Ayman Nijim on November 26, 2014

Dear my friends, I am seeking internship or job (Preferably paid) in order to fulfill my requirements of attaining Master Degree in Intercultural service, Leadership and Management from School for International Continue →
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SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part five)

by Fabrizio di Piazza on November 26, 2014

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Wondering how it went; what to learn from looking back; the importance of moot courts; and why the regular presence of cameras at oral argument is a bad idea.

“Just the Continue →

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  With Turkey’s political system  on the brink of profound change, the June 2015 general election will be the last until 2019 could define much more than the next four years, Tulin Daloglu reports for Continue →

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If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend most Thanksgivings with family, crowded around a dinner table with turkey, potatoes, and pie. If you’re like the Continue →

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How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving

by Ryan Koronowski on November 26, 2014

Obstreperous, argumentative, conservative relatives are often expected to be uncles, but climate denial can peep out of aunts, grandparents, children, or spouses.

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