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Italian Judge Orders Client of Teenage Prostitute to Buy Her Books on Women's Dignity
Offbeat  (tags: Italy, Rome, prostitution ring, trial, underage prostitutes, poor teens, consumer society, self-worth, CHAMPAGNE & POVERTY, education, culture, inner wealth )

- 634 days ago -
In addition to 2-yr jail sentence, the man will be required to give 15-yr-old victim Virginia Woolf novels, Anne Frank's diary & Emily Dickinson poems, as well as 2 feminist-themed films. Cash to buy new clothes & latest mobiles lured teens into sex work
"Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart" - New NYTimes Report & DN! Coverage
World  (tags: Middle East, Fractured Lands, Arab world, collapse, 5-pt report, NYTimesMagazine, feature, MiddleEast voices, catastrophe, invasion, war, terror, Iraq, ArabSpring, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Kurdistan, ISIL, global refugee crisis, Scott Anderson, DN! )

- 675 days ago -
NYTimes devotes entire Mag print edition to in-depth report that examines -thru eyes of a Libyan, Syrian, an Egyptian, Iraqi & an Iraqi Kurd- what's happened in past 13 yrs since US Iraq invasion thru rise of IS & global refugee crisis. Author on DN!
Ecuador Pays $112 Million Award to Chevron in 4-Decade-Old Contract Dispute
Business  (tags: Ecuador, Chevron, contract dispute, oil drilling, Amazon rainforest, environmental harm, massive damage, toxic waste, President Rafael Correa, Hague arbitration court, US Supreme Court, bilateral investment treaty, transnational corporations )

- 693 days ago -
Ecuador first rejected US SupremeCourt ruling ordering them to pay oil giant a $96-M award for breach of contract. Ecuador'd accused Chevron of knowingly causing irreparable environmental harm with thousands of oil spills & terminated their contract.
It's Not a Wage Gap, It's Poverty...And It's Why the US Needs a Development Agenda
Society & Culture  (tags: US, unravelling, social order, economic, inequality, poverty, injustice, race, police shootings, brutality, fighting global poverty, UN, sustainable, development goals, SDGs, US ranking, BasicHumanNeeds, Wellbeing, 2016 Social Progress Index )

- 703 days ago -
No doubt US suffering from unravelling of social order. Anger continues to grow among millions suffering joblessness, poverty, disenfranchisement. LA, MN, TX police shootings've inflamed deep-seated tensions re race & criminal justice. Need to tackle SDGs
"The Worst I'Ve Seen" - Trauma Expert Lifts Lid on 'Atrocity' of Australia's Detention Regime (Video + Articles)
World  (tags: Australia, human rights, asylum seekers, Pacific islands, Nauru & Manus, offshore, detention camps, psychologist, trauma expert, Paul Stevenson, daily atrocity, worst trauma, privations, suicides, assault, sex abuse, Australian gov't, deliberate )

- 730 days ago -
In 43-yr career inc working aftermath of Bali bombings & 2004 tsunami, expert says nothing ever witnessed as bad as Nauru & Manus asylum seeker treatment. >2,000 pgs of official incident reports reveal near-constant stream of despair, privation, self-harm
As Britain Mourns MP Jo Cox, Her Killer Linked to Neo-Nazi National Alliance & Pro-Apartheid Club
Society & Culture  (tags: Jo Cox, murder, hatred, extremism, violence, domestic terrorism, Southern Poverty Law Center, revelations, Hatewatch, monitoring radical right, US neo-nazis, South Africa, white supremacists, hate crimes, Brexit campaign, Syrian refugees, brotherhood )

- 732 days ago -
Jo Cox's ghastly murder just breaking when already news of Southern Poverty Law Center revelations re: attacker- Longtime supporter of neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups, spent >$600 buying their mags & how-to-build-pistol manual! SPLC president on DN!
Fox News' Anti-Bernie Sanders Segment Goes HORRIBLY Wrong!: Human Rights Expert Refuses to Condemn Bernie & Socialism   video
Offbeat  (tags: Fox, FauxNews, ' Intelligence' Report, bias, leading questions, anti-Bernie, anti-socialist, manufacturing opinion, red scare, human rights, pundit, Human Rights Foundation, defining socialism, nuances, democratic countries, Fox embarassment, collapse )

- 805 days ago -
Fox brings out a guest to blast Sanders for being socialist. Little did they know, instead of bashing him & confirming red scare, he explains socialism isn't always undemocratic, & actually ENDORSES Bernie. HumanistReport anchor then analyses key points
Thanks to Jim Crow Era Law, 1 in 4 African-American Adults [Couldn't] Vote in Florida's Primary
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Florida, civil rights, voting eligibility, felony convictions, disenfranchisement laws, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Floridians for a Fair Democracy, felony offenses, yearly growing, Florida legislators, create more felonies )

- 826 days ago -
>10% of Florida adults can't vote due to a past felony conviction. Nearly 1 in 4 black adults is disenfranchised. 6M people across US prohibited from voting due to state felony disenfranchisement laws that forbid those with 1 felony conviction to vote
'Witness for Peace': Tell the State Department "We Demand Justice for Berta," Honduran Indigenous Environmental Activist
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Berta Caceres, assassination, indigenous rights:, COPINH, AguaZarca dam, Rio Blanco, DESA, construction firm, USAID partnership, USAgencyForInternat'lDevelopment, police, Los TIGRES, US tax $s, private interests, human rights abuses, WitnessForPeace )

- 833 days ago -
Berta entrenched in struggle with firm building Rio Blanco dam since 2006. Condemn role of Honduran specialized police unit, funded & vetted by US, in defending private interests! USAID spent US taxpayer $$ on repression & violence against Berta's group!
Difference Between Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton During the Civil Rights Era   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Civil Rights, 1960s movement, icon John Lewis, endorsement, Clinton, civil rights records, Sanders, Congress on Racial Equality, CORE, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committe, SNCC, Chicago, school segregation, protest, arrest, 'agitator' )

- 834 days ago -
Endorsing Clinton, icon John Lewis downplays Sanders' civil rights activism, claiming Billary seen @civil rights rallies but never Bernie. Truth is Hill was campaigning for Goldwater while Bernie active in CORE & SNCC; arrested @Chicago school seg protest
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