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Huge Blasts in Tianjin China
World  (tags: China, explosion, Tianjin, industrial town, fireball, President Xi Jinping )

Dandelion
- 15 days ago - theguardian.com
The biggest blasts were so strong that they registered at a nearby earthquake monitoring centre. The first blast was equal in strength to the detonation of three tons of TNT while the second was the equivalent of 21 tons of the explosive.
World Bank Listen to Lagos - Petition
World  (tags: World Bank, Lagos, petition, privatization of water, Nigeria )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - act.stopcorporateabuse.org
The World Bank has spent decades setting the stage for water privatization in Lagos, Nigeria, and now its backing a bogus stakeholder engagement process instead of listening to what residents of Lagos want.
The Three Marines Who Took Down The U.S. Flag in Cuba in 1961 Were Part Of Ceremony To Raise the Flag Again.
World  (tags: Cuba, American Embassy, flag, Marines, Havana, 1961, United States )

Dandelion
- 13 days ago - washingtonpost.com
54 years ago, you gentlemen promised to return to Havana and hoist the flag over the United States embassy that you lowered on that January day long ago said John Kerry. Today, I invite you, on behalf of the American people, to fulfill that pledge.
Protests Against President Shut Down Ecuador
World  (tags: Ecuador, President Correa, indigenous, protests, Ecuador shut down )

Dandelion
- 13 days ago - wagingnonviolence.org
If we do not get answers we are prepared to continue the protest for two days or 15 days. Whatever it takes to open the deaf ears of President Correa. Indigenous groups led the way with protests and blockades all over the country. We could learn from them
There Are Now More Refugees Around The World Than Any Other Time In The Last 50 Years
World  (tags: refugees, WWII, Yemen, Burundi, Syria, EU, Australia, global conflicts, environmental, wars, Afghanistan, Darfur )

Dandelion
- 35 days ago - globalpost.com
A report released today by the United Nations close to 60 million people have fled their homes because of either conflict or persecution half of them are children. That number does not include people fleeing due to poverty gang violence or environmental
World Refugee Day - A Child Of Refugees Understanding Trauma Remembering Hope
World  (tags: World Refugee Day, June 20, Varaxy Yi Borromeo )

Dandelion
- 69 days ago - projectava.org
On World Refugee Day we give recognition to the realities of over 42.5 million people who wander because they have been forced from their homes by circumstances beyond their control.
What This Cruel War Was Over
World  (tags: Confederate flag, Civil War, embarrassment, millions suffered, slavery, Union, States Rights, Lost Cause, Confederacy, Jefferson Davis )

Dandelion
- 48 days ago - theatlantic.com
The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it. Lots of stories lately concerning the Confederate flag but this piece to me explains history up through today well for both Americans and others who live elsewhere
Obama Will Not Let Some Mass Graves Stop the TPP
World  (tags: TPP, Obama Administration, Malaysia, human rights, trafficking, free pass, fast track )

Dandelion
- 47 days ago - thenation.com
It appears Malaysia will be given a free pass on human trafficking in order to protect the controversial trade deal. Obama administration appears to have chosen another path that has shocked the human rights community. It will simply reclassify Malaysia.
Spaniards Escalate Protests Against New Gag Law Outlawing Public Dissent
World  (tags: Spain, protest, gag law, outlawing public dissent )

Dandelion
- 47 days ago - occupy.com
Spain is taking serious backward step for freedom of expression and assembly per Amnesty Internationals Deputy Director for Europe said in statement. Fear of terror and public disorder should not be utilized to discourage people from protesting peacefully
German Resistance And Europe's Growing Rebellion Against U.S. Transatlantic Trade Deal
World  (tags: activism, TPP, europe, poitics, world, society, trade agreements, terrorism )

Cal
- 97 days ago - occupy.com
The tide of public resistance against a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union is rising in Germany, as opponents become more firmly entrenched, insisting that the plan would harm democracy and rule of law. -
 
 
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