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Nobel Laureate Malala Donates $50,000 to Gaza
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai announced Wednesday that she is donating $50,000 to rebuild schools in Gaza. The amount represents the full proceeds of the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, sometimes called the "Children's Nobel," which the 17-year-old education...
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The Missing Women of Afghanistan: After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law
On September 29th, power in Afghanistan changed hands for the first time in 13 years. At the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as president, while the outgoing Hamid Karzai watched calmly from a front-row seat. Washington, congratulating itself on this “peaceful...
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Targeted by Global Boycott, SodaStream to Close Factory in Occupied West Bank
Campaigners for Palestinian rights are declaring success following Wednesday's announcement by SodaStream International, a controversial Israeli-owned company targeted by a global boycott campaign, that it will be shuttering and relocating its factory that is housed in the occupied West Bank. "We...
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Ice Watch: Seeking A Determined Roar Before It's Too Late
In the hope that people would touch the ice and be touched by it - and thus claim the dangers of climate change as their own - Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and Greenlandic geologist Minik Rosing collected, hauled and left to melt in the middle of Copenhagen's City Hall Square 12 huge chunks...
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Canadian National Security Bill May Curtail Civil Liberties, Watchdogs Warn
In the wake of last week's attacks that killed two soldiers in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu , Quebec, privacy watchdogs fear that expanding the powers of Canadian police and intelligence agencies in the name of national security will curb personal freedoms. The Conservative government on...
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Do Canada's Police and Spies Need More Power?
On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry used the 't' word -- terrorism -- to describe the violent events of last week in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It's not surprising, since the Canadian government itself freely uses that characterization. Others still insist that these events...
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Agh! Zombie Isis Mass Murderers With Ebola Are Flooding Across the Rio Grande From Gitmo To Get You So Vote Republican!
When bereft of ideas, go with fear. Thus has the GOP launched a deranged new ad designed to scare the crap out of you by mashing up all the currently available ingredients of xenophobic racist hysteria - Mexicans, terrorists, Ebola-ridden jihadists, oh my - into a nice juicy stew that blames the...
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Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorism: The Word That Fuels Endless War
Journalist and columnist Glenn Greenwald appeared on MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday night to address recent violence that took place in Canada, in which soldiers of that nation's armed forces were targeted, and reiterated his position that understanding and challenging the way...
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"Chickenshit": Public Feud Erupts Between Named (and Unnamed) US-Israeli Officials
Reporting by The Atlantic 's Jeffery Goldberg published late Tuesday, in which he offers anonymity to a "senior Obama administration official" who called Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a chickenshit," has set off a public relations firestorm in both Tel Aviv and Washington, DC. Goldberg...
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The Arab Spring Hangovers
Look across North Africa, and at three adjacent countries in particular, and one can see the best and some of the worst of what the Arab Spring has produced so far. Comparing the experiences of the three countries is a lesson in what helps move a country toward something resembling stable democracy...
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