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Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 34 days ago - globalpost.com
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
Iraqi Women, Secularists Protest Law That Would Allow Marriage Of 9-Year-Old Girls
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, crime, Education, ethics, freedoms, government, iraq, politics, society, Womens Rights )

Kit
- 38 days ago - opposingviews.com
Dozens of women gathered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday to protest a proposed law that would allow girls in the country to be married off at just nine years old
Ukraine Cobbles Together An Army as Fears of a Russian Invasion Grow
World  (tags: world, politics, Ukraine, military, Russia, government, news, society, conflict )

Cal
- 38 days ago - globalpost.com
Ukraine really needs an answer to the Russian military amassing just over its border.
Beyond Ukraine: Russia's Imperial Mess
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, news, government, conflict )

Cal
- 39 days ago - spiegel.de
Russia's occupation of Crimea has violated international law and created a new crisis among world leaders. Now the EU and the US are fighting over the best means to address Russia's reawakened expansionary ambitions.
Crimean Tatars Fear a Future Under Russia
World  (tags: Crimea, Russia, Tatars, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, violence, society, politics, humanrights, interesting, world )

Cal
- 40 days ago - globalpost.com
Marginalized during centuries of Russian rule, Crimea's indigenous ethnic group is sounding alarm bells about Moscow's intentions.
G7 Urges Russia to Back Away From Crimea
World  (tags: world, EU, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, G7, politics, violence, society, europe, conflict, government )

Cal
- 41 days ago - macleans.ca
The group of countries released a statement saying Russia should open talks with Ukraine
Syria's Unknown Victims: The Thousands Missing or Dead in Regime Custody
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, Syria, Refugees&Relief, humanrights, government, death, middle-east, war )

Cal
- 42 days ago - theguardian.com
Among the more than 100,000 dead in the three years since the Syrian civil war began are at least 11,000 disappeared into the Assad regime's custody. But the true number may be much higher,
The Jews Who Fought for Hitler: 'We Did Not Help the Germans. We Had a Common Enemy'
World  (tags: violence, war, WWII, loyalty, unusual, Jews, Finland, Russia, Germany, Nazis, humans, interesting, society, world, freedoms, government, ethics, europe, politics )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
They fought alongside them, healed them, and often befriended them. But how do Finland's Jews feel today about their uneasy - and little mentioned - alliance with the Nazis?
Petition to Remove Tony Abbot as PM to His Mishandling of Matters of State! - Please Sign!
World  (tags: Australia, tony Abbott, remove from state, prime minister, mishandling, government )

Marie
- 44 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The GG has the power to Act and we need fast action before it is to late . What is happening on a daily bases in our name is so wrong on so many levels .
MARCH 8--INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014: Women Still Walk Two Steps Behind in Arab World
World  (tags: world, politics, womens rights, Arab World, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 46 days ago - ipsnews.net
In much of the Arab world, women's participation in the labour force is the lowest in the world, according to the United Nations, while women in politics are a rare breed both in the Middle East and North Africa.
Why Much Of What You'Ve Read About Ukraine Isn't Quite Right, As Explained By Ukrainians
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, people, politics, freedoms, rights, government, violence, conflict, ethics )

Carrie
- 48 days ago - thinkprogress.org
With all of the speculation regarding Russia's motives and endless posturing over what's in Ukraine's best interest, the perspectives of those that matter most, actual Ukrainians, seem to get lost along the way.
Iranian Women Push To Tighten Gender Gap
World  (tags: Iranian women, women's rights, activism, world, politics, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms )

Cal
- 49 days ago - npr.org
On a recent afternoon in north Tehran two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. They are building a strategy for promoting jobs for women in government and the private sector.
Russian Markets Plunge as Putin Tightens Crimea Grip
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', russia, Putin, conflict, corruption, crime, death, government, media, politics, society, violence )

Kit
- 51 days ago - reuters.com
Russia paid a financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.
U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela
World  (tags: Venuela, political violence, violence, politics, world, society, news, usa, government, freedoms, media )

Cal
- 55 days ago - npr.org
The escalating political crisis in Venezuela has set off alarms in Washington. But there's little the U.S. has been able to do, aside from criticize the jailing of opposition figures or the rising death toll
 

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