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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
- 47 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.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Ethnic Cleansing in the Central African Republic
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, africa, ethnic cleansing, news, humanrights )

Cal
- 47 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Right now, Anti-balaka militias are carrying out violent attacks in an effort to ethnically cleanse Muslims in the Central African Republic.
Sources: Egypt to Revoke Citizenship of Nearly 14,000 Palestinians Affiliated With Hamas
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Egypt, Hamas, terrorism, violence, society, news )

Cal
- 48 days ago - jpost.com
Security forces say that Hamas members that became Egyptian citizens have taken part in terrorist attacks.
Henry Kissinger: To Settle the Ukraine Crisis, Start at the End
World  (tags: Ukraine Crisis, Crimea, Russia, US, EU, NATO, politics, Henry Kissinger )

Angelika
- 48 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Far too often the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West. But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side's outpost against the other- it should function as a bridge between them.
Israel Intercepts Ship With Weapons Headed to Gaza
World  (tags: politics, world, society, conflict, violence, israel, iran, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 48 days ago - cnn.com
The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.
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
- 49 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
- 50 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.
1-Year Countdown to End 'Human Safaris' in India
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, news, politics, human safaris, uncontacted tribes, native rights, indigenous rights, society )

Cal
- 50 days ago - survivalinternational.org
Time is running out for the Jarawa, who are extremely vulnerable to exploitation by intruders on their land, as demonstrated by the recent shocking revelations of the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of Jarawa women by poachers.
OP-ED: Why Putin Lies So Easily
World  (tags: Putin, lies, Russia Ukraine Invasion, politics, world, violence, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 50 days ago - theweek.com
The old Soviet Union had a variety of mainstays when they were confronted by the West. Putin's rambling press conference confirmed their salience today:
Your Starter Kit for Understanding the Chaos Unfolding in Crimea
World  (tags: Russia, Uraine, violence, politics, world, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 51 days ago - globalpost.com
From Sevastopol to Kharkiv: Here are the 13 terms you need to know to understand what's happening between Russia and Ukraine right now.
The Hilarious Way Russia's Official Propaganda Network Covers The Situation In Ukraine
World  (tags: Ukraine violence, Russia, propaganda, media, ethics, human rights, dishonesty, politics, interesting )

Carrie
- 51 days ago - businessinsider.com
Want a different perspective on the crisis in Ukraine? Check out RT.com, the state Russian broadcaster that's tasked with improving Russia's image abroad (AKA: propaganda).
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.
OP-ED: There Are Encouraging Signs That Some Arab Views of Israel Are Changing
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, israel, society, ARABSTREET, POLLS, OP-ED, conflict, interesting )

Cal
- 51 days ago - globalpost.com
Public sentiment is softening and the power of Israel's military and high-tech capacity is recognized throughout region.
TAKE ACTION NOW! European Union, Catherine Ashton, Herman Van Rompuy: Act on Ukraine. Immediately!
World  (tags: world, politics, news, invasion of Ukraine, russia, humanrights, conflict, violence, war )

Cal
- 52 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
We, the citizens of European Union and the closest neighbours of the Russian Federation request immediate EU foreign policy makers consultations on the situation in Ukraine.
Ukraine Mobilizes Troops Amid Crisis With Russia
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, russia, Putin, intervention, tyranny )

Cal
- 53 days ago - cnn.com
Leaders of a shaky new government in Ukraine were mobilizing troops Sunday amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

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