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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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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.

 

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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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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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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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Over 2400 signatures in 24 hours!  Please add your name to the Peace and Planet petition and then pass it on to your friends! For Peace and Planet, Kevin Dear Continue →
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A plea for peace: violence in Yemen must end

by Ahmed Hezam Al-Yemeni on March 27, 2015

Al Dialami air base was destroyed in the recent airstrikes

The above recording was taken on 26 March 2015 and was shared with Insight on Conflict to show the situation for residents of San’a.

The current fighting in Yemen is the legacy Continue →

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Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.  We work with civil society, governments and international Continue →

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When we interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, at the 2013 mHealth Summit, he said that mobile phones are the “Aladdin’s lamp for healthcare”, a statement that still rings Continue →

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UN: Human Rights Council Fails Iraqi Civilians

by Human Rights Watch on March 27, 2015

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Witness denies knowledge of plans for and implementation of mass killings.

A former Bosnian Serb army officer told the trial of Ratko Mladic this week that he was unaware of crimes Continue →

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Georgia to Curb Foreign Land Sales

by Tamta Tvalavadze on March 27, 2015

Government uneasy about its predecessor's free-for-all approach to attracting investment.

Georgia is planning to change the law to make it harder for foreigners to buy farmland. The bill is part of Continue →

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Personal Debt Crisis Bites in Azerbaijan

by Afgan Mukhtarli on March 27, 2015

Loan repayments have risen by a third, leading to financial misery for borrowers.

The sudden devaluation of Azerbaijan’s currency has hit ordinary people hard, and  two recent suicide cases have been Continue →

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Germany: Clothing Brands Should Increase Transparency

by Human Rights Watch on March 26, 2015

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[…] Now, is there any way to keep prohibition and limit the excesses of drug law enforcement? That’s the hard one.

Yep.

Kevin always talks about there being a way to Continue →

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by The Editors

Earlier this month, Waging Nonviolence columnist George Lakey wrote about Earth Quaker Action Team’s recent success in forcing PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop removal. As a veteran Continue →

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