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The Hijacking of Apartheid
World  (tags: false Palestinian propaganda, apartheid )

Beth
- 3 minutes ago - blogs.timesofisrael.com
The term "apartheid" evokes not only images of the struggle of his people in South Africa, but is also a concept that is often taken, and sometimes mis-taken, by advocates determined to achieve their own goals for their own purposes. Such is the misuse
How Australia Became the Dirtiest Polluter in the Developed World
World  (tags: Australia, Climate Change, Pollution, Coal, #DirtyCoal, Tony Abbott, Prime Minister, Carbon Emissions )

Brian
- 23 minutes ago - motherjones.com
"Once a leader in green initiatives, Australia's become the Saudi Arabia of the South Pacific."
Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala
World  (tags: Guatemala, Monsanto, Monsanto Law, gm seeds, protests, food sovereignty, Mayan communities, organizations, traditional farming, biodiversity )

LucyKalei
- 1 hour ago - viacampesina.org
After 10 days of widespread street protests against Monsanto expansion into, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions & farmer & women's orgs, won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation approved in June
How Big Are The Protests In Hong Kong? This Drone Footage Should Give You Some Idea ~ VIDEO   video
World  (tags: Hong Kong, protests, crowds, China, government, Human Rights, humans, interesting, news, world, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - youtu.be
At first the crowd seems to be about the same size as Occupy Wall Street was. Then the drone floats further up the highway and the massive scale of unrest in Hong Kong becomes truly apparent.
Influential Emirati Business Leader: If Arabs Remain Indifferent To Iran's Strategy, Their Grandchildren Will Be Speaking Farsi
World  (tags: Arab world, Iran, Emirati Business Leader )

David
- 4 hours ago - memri.org
He noted that it was foolhardy to focus exclusively on IS when "the far greater challenge" was containing Iran's ambitions. He expressed his alarm at Iran's growing confidence in its ability to take over the Arab world.
The White Helmets - Rescuers in Syria
World  (tags: The White Helmets, Syria, conflict, death, ethics, middle-east, society, violence, war, heroes )

Leah
- 6 hours ago - whitehelmets.org
The White Helmets - or the Syrian Civil Defence - are volunteer rescue workers in the most dangerous place on earth. As the conflict in Syria worsens, ordinary people are paying the highest price. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neigh
Why Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared
World  (tags: protests, Hong Kong, China, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, politics, world )

Cal
- 6 hours ago - thenation.com
Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory's political system too.
The Waiting Game: Refugees Live in Limbo in Hong Kong
World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, Hong Kong, society, government, ethics, china )

Cal
- 21 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
Cost of living in Hong Kong is high; asylum seekers, who can't work legally, often live in poverty
The Umbrella Revolution
World  (tags: The Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong, China, democracy, free elections )

Dandelion
- 22 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Protests began a week ago with a class boycott by university and college students, who said they would stand firm until officials meet their demands for reforming the local legislature and withdrawing the requirement that election candidates be screened.
World Bank Accuses Itself of Failing to Protect Kenya Forest Dwellers
World  (tags: World Bank, Indigenous People, forest people, Sengwer, Kenya, eviction from land, cultural genocide )

Judy
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands
96 Year Old Woman Living in Squalor Is Rescued
World  (tags: Poverty & Hunger, malnourished, poverty relief efforts )

Slava
- 1 day ago - atrl.net
A 96 year old Thai woman has been living in squalor for the last five years in what basically amounts to a shack with no running water or electricity. So that means no heat for her to keep warm and to add insult to injury she is also blind.
Sex Trafficking: Is There No End?
World  (tags: humanrights, India, Sex trafficking, freedoms, women )

Rose
- 1 day ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
In a startling revelation, an interim report by a government committee has found that a staggering 20,000 women,
County Library to Address GMOs
World  (tags: world, gmos, discussions, then a Q and A after )

Rose
- 1 day ago - burlingtoncountytimes.com
WESTAMPTON -- The Burlington County Library at 5 Pioneer Blvd. is offering a free program "GMOs: The Impact on Farmers, Consumers and the Environment" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Burlington County Gardeners Association.
Minister: Israel Looking at Ways to Lower Bedouin Birthrate
World  (tags: Bedouin population, Human Rights, polygamy, birthrate, freedoms, israel, world, ethics, government, middle-east, politics, humans, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - haaretz.com
Fadi Masamra, director general of the Council of Unrecognized Villages in the Negev, said in response, "From a feminist perspective I support stopping polygamy, but to talk about dealing with the birthrate is insane.
 

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