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Blame This Drunken Bear for Vladimir Putin
World  (tags: Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Russia Federation, Ukraine, violence, politics, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin's biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister.
Everest's Sherpas Are Right To Revolt
World  (tags: Mt. Everest tragedy, Sherpas, human rights, culture, death, income, money, politics, corruption, freedoms, world )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
The death of 16 Sherpas last week on Everest--the biggest single loss of life in the mountain's history--has led to a threatened strike. Why, the Sherpas demand, should they risk their lives, while being excluded from the income generated by the rich,...
Practice for a Russian Invasion: Ukrainian Civilians Take Up Arms
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, right wing politics, Ukraine )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - spiegel.de
It remains unclear what Russia might have in store for eastern Ukraine, but nationalist groups are preparing for the worst. The right-wing scene in the country is varied and complex, but one thing is certain: It is attracting an increasing number of follo
Lebanon's Syrian Refugees: 'An Entire Generation Is Growing Up With PTSD'
World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, Syria, Lebanon, civil war, Refugees&Relief, society, government, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 1 day ago - globalpost.com
Refugees are everywhere on the streets of downtown Beirut. Women and children in filthy clothes beg for money on nearly every street corner.
Inside the Brutality of Egypt's New Regime: 2,500 Killed, 16,000 Political Prisoners, Torture Allegations Are Widespread
World  (tags: Egypt, brutality, human rights, corruption, government, crime, death, ethics, world, freedoms, humans, interesting, politics, middle-east, violence )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.
When Not To Go To School
World  (tags: educating women, India, world, politics, freedoms, children, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - ipsnews.net
In large parts of rural India, the absence of separate toilets for growing girls is taking a toll on their education. Many are unable to attend school during their menstrual cycle.
Pro-Russia Separatists Take Armor, Humiliating Ukraine Forces
World  (tags: world, violence, politics, Ukraine, US, EU )

Cal
- 5 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Iraq: Don't Legalize Forced Child Marriage
World  (tags: children, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, ethics, middle-east, iraq, world, society, news )

Cal
- 6 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Any minute now, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote to legalize forced child marriage.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Starvation in South Sudan
World  (tags: world, politics, HUNGER, SOUTH SUDAN, South Sudan, violence, society, humanrights, conflict, africa, ethics )

Cal
- 7 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
South Sudan is facing a hunger crisis if the world does not act now. Due to a savage war that has displaced hundreds of thousands, food security in South Sudan is teetering on the verge.
U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, Refugees&Relief, loans, World Bank, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, government, ethics )

Cal
- 9 days ago - ipsnews.net
Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage
Syria Is Now the Biggest Threat to Britain's Security
World  (tags: world, violence, terrorism, politics, middle-east, news, europe )

Cal
- 10 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Returning fighters from the Syrian civil war now pose greater threat than al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan
Scotland, Please Don't Go
World  (tags: politics, news, society, Scottish independence from the UK, UK, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 14 days ago - globalpost.com
As Scottish support for independence grows, the English scramble to woo back their northern neighbors.
Rwanda Genocide Survivors Lament Syria on Eve of 20th Anniversary
World  (tags: genocide, Rwanda, Syria, ehtnic cleansing, war, world, politics, violence )

Cal
- 15 days ago - macleans.ca
Survivors haunted by the lessons the world has yet to learn from the slaughter of approximately 800,000 ethnic Tutsis
Number of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Passes 1 Million, U.N. Says
World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, violence, Syria, Lebanon, war, middle-east, UnitedNations )

Cal
- 16 days ago - cnn.com
The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has passed 1 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said making up almost a quarter of the country's resident population.
 

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