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A Warped Education System Where Marks Dominate Ethics
Society & Culture  (tags: Education, exams, public exams, marks, ethics, stress, Rashmi Oberoi )

Evelyn
- 18 hours ago - thecitizen.in
Why don't people realise that these marks don't matter in the real world. What matters is your personality... your talents... your character and honing in to your strengths. Each child is different and will make his/her mark wherever they have to
Hundreds of Academics Call to Boycott Genocide Conference in Israel
World  (tags: International Network of Genocide Schola, INoGS, Human Rights, settler colonialism, occupation, Israel, Palestine )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - 972mag.com
In a letter to the INoGS on May 3, 270 academics pointed to the hypocrisy of having the conference in Israel at a time when Israel's actions are "increasingly being viewed through lenses of ethnic cleansing and genocide linked to settler colonialism."
For First Time in Years, Israeli Academics Pay Solidarity Visit to Palestinian University
Society & Culture  (tags: "Academia for Equality", Anat Matar, Hilla Dayan, Kadoorie University, Ellis Kadoorie, military harassment, solidarity )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - 972mag.com
An Israeli delegation of academics visits Kadoorie University in the West Bank city of Tulkarm to show support following a string of IDF raids on the campus. Such raids are not rare in the West Bank.
Even Many Israelis Fear What Avigdor Lieberman's Appointment Represents
World  (tags: Avigdor Lieberman, hawk, Defence Minister, Israel, anti-Arab, racism, threat, Palestinians, Human Rights, violence, politics )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - bcove.me
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman's apparent appointment as defense minister, replacing Moshe Ya'alon, 40% of those polled supported the move, 46% were against it, and 14% said they had no opinion on the matter.
With Women at the Top, U.N. Climate Body Has Chance for Real Change
Environment  (tags: climate-change, UN, gender, women, top positions, Christiana Figueres, Ségolène Royal, Hakima El Haite, Laurence Tubiana, Sarah Baashan, Jo Tyndall )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - naharnet.com
Whisper it quietly, but a gender revolution is taking place at the global climate change negotiations. As of 17 May, the six most influential positions within the UN process are all held by women, a significant increase on last year's total of two.
Portugal Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy for Four Consecutive Days
Green Lifestyle  (tags: sustainable, energy, Portugal, good news, example )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - independent.co.uk
Portugal has made huge progress in its transition to more sustainable energy sources. From 6.45am on Saturday 7 May until 5.45pm on Wednesday 11 May the country used sustainable electricity alone.
The Divide Review - a Fierce, Unsettling Critique of Inequality
Society & Culture  (tags: "The Divide", documentary, inequality, human rights, poverty, disproportion, Noam Chomsky, Richard G Wilkinson, Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level, Katharine Round )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
The boisterous egalitarianism of the 80s radical right and the big bang of Thatcherism and Reaganism created a monster in the present day: a super-rich, supra-managerial class whose earnings are so stratospheric, so out of proportion to anything ...
Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump: 'Almost a Death Knell for the Human Species'
World  (tags: Noam Chomsky, The Divide", Donald Trump, Brexit, Hillary Clinton, plutocracy, democracy, Human Rights, capitalism, politics, inequality, Climate change )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
The great intellectual explains why Brexit is unimportant, why Trump's climate change denial is catastrophic - and why revolution is easier than you think. "The decisions we take now are going to affect things in a couple of decades"
Wars Are Being Fought as in 'Barbarian Times', Warns MSF Chief
World  (tags: war, Geneva Conventions, international law, targetting, hospitals, health services, clinics, barbarian )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
MSF head says focus on terrorism is threatening the rules which govern warfare"If we continue to respond to crises through the sole lens of national security interests, we will continue to see hospitals being bombed, to see people washed up on our beaches
18 Ideas Every Country Should Adopt
Society & Culture  (tags: governance, human values, good policies, positive thinking, examples )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Different countries have developed unique ways of dealing with certain problems, as well as helping their citizens have a better life and be healthier. Some of these ideas haven't gotten to other parts of the world and it's a real shame.
 
 
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