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Democracy Now: Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice If the United States Lived Up to International Law
World  (tags: UN, Noam Chomsky, principles, tactics, US Law, International Law, BDS, BD tactics, principles, civil rights, human rights, activism )

Evelyn
- 16 hours ago - democracynow.org
"One important action that the United States could take is to live up to its own laws. Of course it would be nice if it lived up to international law, but maybe that's too much to ask,"
BBC Backs Report That Omitted Killings of Palestinians During Gaza Truce
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human rights, BBC, violence, ethics, dishonesty, media, news, middle-east, government, politics, war, world, conflict )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
The BBC's obliviousness to the reality of Israeli aggression against Gaza has been staggeringly highlighted in a BBC Trust ruling issued at the beginning of October that endorses a report that completely ignored Israeli violence against Palestinians,...
This Might Be The Worst Job At An Ebola Clinic
World  (tags: Liberia, Doctors Without Borders, health, ebola, treatment, prevention, children, family, human rights, world )

Nancy
- 3 days ago - msn.com
"This wasn't a job that we planned for anyone to do, but somebody had to do it," he wrote in a post on the Doctors Without Borders website.
Europe Wearies of Netanyahu's Diversions
World  (tags: Europe, Palestine, Israel, Netanyahu, Human Rights, illegal settlement expansion, middle-east, news, violence, world, politics, government, ethics, freedoms, conflict, society )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Stephens's piece is a full-on attack on Netanyahu for his latest settlement expansion, which guaranteed the passage of the British Parliament's Palestinian state recognition, a monument of bipartisanship in the House of Commons.
International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza ... With Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers
World  (tags: violence, war, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, sweat shops, dishonesty, ethics, politics, middle-east, interesting, society, news, corruption, conflict, government, world, freedoms )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
The Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has brought with it a depressingly familiar ritual: The Israeli military destroys large swaths of the ghettoized coastal enclave, leaving tens of thousands homeless, a trail of carnage and piles of rubble.
Recognition's Diplomatic Leverage Could Strengthen Palestinian Rights
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, Human Rights, Recognition of the Palestinian state, UK, Europe, Sweden, US, UN, ICC, Civil Liberties )

Evelyn
- 6 days ago - nytimes.com
European recognition of a Palestinian state could well pressure Israel to behave in accordance with international law. But whatever the ultimate outcome, one state or two, you can't go wrong with rights.
Demand The Release Of Chinese Anti-Corruption Activist Liu Ping - The Petition Site
World  (tags: Transparency, activist appeal, Human Rights )

Slava
- 7 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Liu Ping, mother and Chinese anti-corruption activist has been sentenced to 6 & a half yrs in prison for organising a demonstration aimed at promoting greater government transparency. Liu has refused to give up advocating for human rights despite abuse
Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Don't Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls - ForceChange ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: women's rights, crime, human rights, children, ethics, violence, terrorism, politics, freedoms )

Beverly
- 9 days ago - forcechange.com
You can protect women and girls from discriminatory and sexist laws by speaking up. Tell Prime Minister Hasina to protect all females from child marriage so they are free from the tragedies of complicated childbirth and forced marriage.
Mass Irish Protest: Water Is A Human Right
World  (tags: Water, Human Rights, Ireland, Mass Protests, Popular Resistance, Gov't Water Charges, Metering, Unjust Tax )

Brian
- 10 days ago - popularresistance.org
"While the Garda press office could not give a figure for the numbers in attendance, one garda observing the march estimated they could be as high as 100,000."
British Parliament to Vote on Recognition of Palestinian State on Monday
World  (tags: UK, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, illegal settlements, Palestinian State, Human Rights, freedoms, world, politics, government, ethics, conflict, war, violence, news, middle-east )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The UK broached the idea of acknowledging a Palestinian state by vote after Israel declared its largest settlement expansion yet at the close of summer.Just as the war between Israel and Gaza was cooling, Israeli officials announced tenders for settlement
Obama: Press Turkey to Stop Massacre of Syrian Kurds ACTION
World  (tags: violence, ISIS, Kurdish people, Kobane, Staffan de Mistura, human rights, world, conflict )

Nancy
- 12 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Press reports indicate that ISIS fighters have captured half of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, near the Syrian border with Turkey. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has warned that 12,000 or so civilians still in or near Kobane, including 700...
12 Incredible Malala Quotes That Will Make You Want to Give Her the Nobel Peace Prize All Over Again
World  (tags: Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, extremism, terrorism, dreams, education, human rights, freedoms, world )

Nancy
- 12 days ago - salon.com
A collection of her most moving statements since becoming one of the planet's leading education activists Baindu Kallon, GlobalPost
8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa
World  (tags: economy, environment, Africa, trees, water, world, humans, money, internet, human rights )

Nancy
- 12 days ago - takepart.com
Expansion of population and investment on the continent represent both enormous opportunity and potential for crises and injustice.
Darigold Worker Denied Time Off for Family Emergency ACTION
World  (tags: Darigold, abuse, business, corporate, money, ethics, farming, human rights )

Nancy
- 13 days ago - action.ufw.org
Working at a dairy is hard work, even under good circumstances. But as we've shared with you, conditions at too many Darigold dairies are hardly ideal. Reported animal abuse, workplace injuries, no access to drinking water make the day in, day out grind-
Yousafzai, Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize
World  (tags: Nobel Peace Prize, freedoms, human rights, children's rights, world )

Nancy
- 14 days ago - msn.com
Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.
 

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