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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The online campaign #KefayaWar ("Enough War" in Arabic) has attracted support from around the world, including within Yemen. (Photos courtesy of Kefaya War)
As the Saudi Arabia-led military assault on Yemen continues into its fifth week with no sign of letting up, UNICEF reports that hundreds of children have been left maimed and killed by the violence. Despite Saudi Arabia's dubious claim on Tuesday that "Operation Decisive Storm" is over, the bombings have resumed in full force, with at least 20 air...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
"This is TTIP in action."—Franziska Achterberg, Greenpeace EU
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Feminist actions are sweeping the globe Friday to honor and demand justice for the 1,138 people, most of them women, killed in the Rana Plaza disaster two years ago. (Photo courtesy of World March of Women)
On two-year anniversary of tragic factory collapse, feminist actions sweep...

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New Yorkers acclimated to being terrorized by the NYPD are agog because four young Swedish cops on vacation calmly, humanely stopped a subway beatdown without shedding any blood, breaking any necks, shooting any retreating backs or otherwise launching any unwarranted executions. Back home, Swedes were baffled by the fuss: "If you see something bad, you just do something to help - it's ordinary." The cops were likewise confounded, asking, "Is this a big deal?" Actually... no, it shouldn't be.