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Assam Floods: Flags Hoisted in Inundated School Premises on 71st Independence Day
World  (tags: India, Assam, flooding, deaths, missing people, crisis, Noskara, Dhubri district, isolation )

- 21 hours ago -
Another humanitarian crisis we don't hear about. Devastating wave of floods affect >3million people in more than 3000 villages in 25 districts. Yet the Flag was saluted on Independence Day!
Our Healthcare System Just Isn't Enough
Health & Wellness  (tags: India, healthcare, malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, child mortality, morbidity, health insurance, Rashmi Oberoi )

- 18 hours ago -
Do we really have a healthcare system in place that can take care of our millions to speak of leave alone boast about? Let's look at the past one week or so:
Creating Safe Knowledge Spaces   video
World  (tags: Jordan, Saddam Sayyaleh, 2016 laureate global fellows, refugees, syria, syrian refugees, volunteering, world refugee day, youth-led social change, youthactionnet fellows )

- 5 days ago -
Through I Learn in Jordan, Saddam Sayyaleh creates knowledge spaces for vulnerable women, girls, boys, and men to develop themselves through academic and psychosocial support, legal education, cultural activities, and life skills training.
Same Chairs, Different Bottoms
Society & Culture  (tags: allegory, humour, power, society, civil rights, human rights, dominance )

- 6 days ago -
An allegory making gentle fun of India's 70th anniversary of independence! Whether any action is a crime or not depends on who does it, not on what is done.
Changing Times: Habeas Corpus Victory for Bear in Colombia Encourages Animal Rights Lawyers
Animals  (tags: AFADA, animal rights, Argentina, Cecilia, chimpanzees, Chucho, Colombia, habeas corpus, Kiko, Maldonado, Mendoza, NhRP, nonhuman animals, Nonhuman Rights Project, sanctuary, Sorocaba, spectacled bear, Steven Wise, Tommy, Annette Gartland )

- 16 days ago -
A bear named Chucho has been granted a writ of habeas corpus in Colombia in a landmark case that is encouraging lawyers who are fighting for animal rights elsewhere.
TED Talk (Video): Powerful Photos of Modern Slavery - and Human Survival
Business  (tags: Slavery, slave labour, contemporary, worldwide, 27 million worldwide, Free The Slaves, Photographer, Lisa Kristine, TEDxMaui )

- 20 days ago -
Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -miners in the Congo, bricklayers in Nepal -that illuminate the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved
Christian Prays Alongside Muslims in Jerusalem   video
Offbeat  (tags: interfaith, resistance, Jerusalem, barriers to mosque entry, metal control detectors, IDF, refusing entry, Christian, solidarity, between faiths )

- 21 days ago -
As Muslims gathered to pray and protest against IDF barriers & metal detectors at the entry to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one man with a bible and a cross stood out within the crowd. CNN's Ian Lee reports on this interfaith moment.
Jewish Voice for Peace VIDEO - Settlers Take Over a Palestinian Home in Hebron (LAND GRABBING)   video
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, West Bank, Occupied Territories, illegal settlers, extremists, land grabbing, Palestinian home, family, Abu Rajab family, Hebron, justice, Jewish Voice for Peace, IDF )

- 21 days ago -
Hebron at the home of the Abu Rajab family, being overtaken by settlers who surrounded the house & are physically attacking the family, who remain on the ground & 1st floor - in full view of the army & the Israeli police. The family is appealing to the
"I Was Told I Couldn't Leave The Room Till The Adani Article Was Pulled"   video
Business  (tags: India, Economic & Political Weekly, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Sameeksha Trust, investigation, Adani, The Wire, corporate influence )

- 25 days ago -
How corporate tentacles are stifling serious journalism - in India as elsewhere. Economic & Political Weekly ex-editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to M.K. Venu about his meeting with the board about the Adani article that led to his resignation
Activist Art Tackles Palm Oil Industry (VIDEO)   video
Environment  (tags: palm oil, plantations, Indonesia, Sumatre, Splash and Burn, graffiti, paintings, street art, artists )

- 25 days ago -
An environmental art campaign is taking place on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Titled Splash and Burn, the artists want to address the devastating impact of palm oil and start a conversation about issues connected with the industry.
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