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Where Is Fidel Castro on New U.S.- Cuban Deal?
World  (tags: cuba, Fidel Castro, diplomatic relations, freedoms, government, humans, politics, society, usa, world )

Lone
- 5 hours ago - thestar.com
The larger-than-life retired leader of Cuba so far has made no public comment about the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations.
Laws of Men: For Women in South Africa, HIV Stigma Still Runs Strong
World  (tags: women's rights, South AFrica, world, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', society, news )

Cal
- 3 days ago - globalpost.com
Discrimination based on HIV status persists though it's barred by the constitution. And women face a disproportionately large array of consequences.
Urgent ACTION: Stop the Killing of Papuans
World  (tags: violence, human rights, Papuans, Jakarta, Indonesian police, President Widodo, indigenous people, 5 teenagers, society, crime, death )

Nancy
- 5 days ago - us1.campaign-archive2.com
Please email President Widodo, urging him investigate the recent killing of five teenagers and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice; to end human rights violations in the region and to enter into dialogue with the Papuan people.
More Than 120 People, Mostly Children, Killed in Pakistan School Attack
World  (tags: politics, violence, world, asia, death, society, terrorism )

Cal
- 6 days ago - globalpost.com
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students and teachers hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years
Why Russia Is Courting Europe's Far-Right Parties
World  (tags: Russia, xenophobia, world, politics, freedoms, government, society )

Cal
- 8 days ago - csmonitor.com
Under communism, Europe's xenophobic nationalist parties were shunned by Russia. Now, Moscow is embracing these parties as partners who can help further Russia's interests.
For Yazidi Women, Escaping ISIS Doesn't Mean The Ordeal Is Over
World  (tags: women, Yazidi women, ISIS, sexual atrocities, society, culture, middle east, iraq, world )

Cal
- 11 days ago - npr.org
The Yazidis, a small ethno-religious minority concentrated in Iraq's north, already were a conservative, insular community. Now, families are torn between empathy for the suffering women and generations of tribal codes of honor that have never faced such
TAKE ACTION NOW! Join the Global Movement to Ensure That Development Respects Human Rights
World  (tags: freedoms, humanrights, UnitedNations, politics, society, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world )

Cal
- 11 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The cost of not sufficiently managing human rights risks in development projects is huge. Real human lives are at stake.
Why Is Yemen So Violent? Because It Is So Poor and Thirsty
World  (tags: poverty, violence, Yemen, world, violence, society, politics, humanrights, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 13 days ago - thenation.com
Since 2012 a little over half of Yemenis have been below the poverty line. About half of children are malnourished and a third are estimated to go to bed hungry each night.
OPINION: Netanyahu More Vulnerable Than He Seems (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, U.S., Palestine, Gaza, politics, economy, government, ethics, elections, society, freedoms, world, middle-east, violence, conflict, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - cnn.com
On Tuesday, Netanyahu accused Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, the main centrist leaders of his center-to-far-right coalition, of disloyalty and of undermining his authority, publicly criticizing his policies and conspiring...
Millions Evacuate as Massive Typhoon Bears Down on Philippines
World  (tags: Phillipines, weather, typhoon, humans, evacuation, society )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - rawstory.com
Millions of people in the Philippines began seeking shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as a monster typhoon bore down on the disaster-weary nation.
Israeli Elections 2015: It's Everyone Vs. Netanyahu
World  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, elections, government, freedoms, interesting, politics, society, middle-east, news, ethics, world )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - haaretz.com
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his election campaign Tuesday night with a televised speech in which he detailed, at excessive length, all his woes as head of a nasty government full of ministers who insulted him, provoked him and plotted a...
Explaining Burma's Missing 9 Million People - Evaporation, or Genocide?
World  (tags: Burma, Myanmar, world, society, genocide, crime, conflict )

Cal
- 19 days ago - theecologist.org
Burma's demographic anomaly - 9 million people who ought to be there, but aren't. Their absence is prima facie evidence of genocide - but as we all celebrate the 'brave new Burma', no one wants to know.
Pssst! Is Israel Going Crazy?
World  (tags: Israel, government, freedoms, Human Rights, Palestine, Hamas, politics, violence, ethics, society, middle-east, interesting, conflict, corruption )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Fabricated images of the president of Israel, top ministers and the police chief dressed in Nazi uniforms were published on the Internet on Sunday as a protest against their objection to a controversial bill that defines Israel as a Jewish state...
'Netanyahu Deliberately Torpedoed Meeting With Lapid'
World  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Lapid, government, politics, elections, ethics, freedoms, corruption, society, middle-east, conflict )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Yesh Atid accuses PM of planning in advance to worsen coalition crisis; Livni's party says he has already cut deal with ultra-Orthodox parties."Netanyahu was planning [to torpedo the meeting] all along, even before Lapid opened the door to his office,"...
On Turkey Visit, Pope Francis Urges Dialogue in Battling Fanaticism
World  (tags: world, war, violence, terrorism, society, politics, news, ethics, humans, freedoms, conflict, crime, death, HumanRights, Turkey, pope francis, fanaticism, istanbul, muslim, interreligious, military, fundamentalism, christians, minorities )

Darren
- 22 days ago - nytimes.com
ISTANBUL -- In his first visit as pope to a predominantly Muslim country, Pope Francis said in Turkey on Friday that interreligious dialogue, more than just military action, was required to combat the "fanatacism and fundamentalism" that threaten
 

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