Monthly Archives: April 2015

Iraqi Activist Describes “Massacres Left and Right” as Civil Society Resists Takeover by ISIS


TOPICS Iraq, Islamic State, Women’s Rights GUESTS Yanar Mohammed, president of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. Iraqi Activist Describes “Massacres Left and Right” as Civil Society Resists Takeover by ISIS As Yanar Mohammed, co-founder and the director of … Continue reading

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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Marks 100th Anniversary as War Rages on Worldwide


Madeleine Rees, secretary general of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She is the former head of the Women’s Rights and Gender Unit for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Women’s International League for Peace … Continue reading

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Showing how Saudi Arabia is Throwing its Weight Around and Punishing Many Countries Around the World: Here is an example from Sweden


Where were all the big rich militarized nations, like the USA and the UK, when Sweden was getting kicked around by Saudi Arabia?–kas             This story is told by Madeleine Rees, secretary general of the Women’s … Continue reading

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From Police Violence to Boko Haram, African Activist Says Fundamentalism Must Be Addressed Globally


Nigeria: Army Rescues Nearly 300 Girls and Women from Boko Haram The Nigerian military says it has rescued nearly 300 girls and women from the militant group Boko Haram in the northeastern Sambisa Forest. Despite initial hopes, the army said … Continue reading

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Protestors demand end to isolation of West Papua


Protestors demand end to isolation of West Papua Dozens of protestors gathered outside the Indonesian embassy in London today to demand free and open access to West Papua. © Camila Almeida/Survival Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Indonesian embassies in London, … Continue reading

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‘Voices of the Unheard’ in the Baltimore Streets: “That’s the part that nobody’s talking. They’re not talking about the rec centers that have been closed down. They’re not talking about the youth programs that are struggling for funding. But you build a couple-million-dollar casino downtown. You build million-dollar hotels downtown. But you shut down the rec centers. You shut down the schools. You shut down summer programs. You know what I’m saying? “


“You Can Replace Property, You Can’t Replace a Life”: Voices of the Unheard in the Baltimore Streets   TOPICS Police Brutality GUESTS Aaron Maté, Democracy Now!producer. Democracy Now! reports from the streets of Baltimore, where an overnight curfew has taken effect … Continue reading

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Saudi King Fires Successor Opposed to Yemen Campaign


Saudi King Fires Successor Opposed to Yemen Campaign; Strikes Hit Sana’a Airport   Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has fired his chosen successor, reportedly over his opposition to the Saudi-led military campaign against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen. Muqrin … Continue reading

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A Century of Women Working for Peace


COLUMNS A Century of Women Working for Peace By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace. MORE COLUMNS & ARTICLES By Amy Goodman … Continue reading

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Two-Stepping Away from Bill’s Legacy, Hillary Rebukes Era of Mass Incarceration–meanwhile Nations Failing to Combat ‘Global Threat’ of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: WHO


News… Two-Stepping Away from Bill’s Legacy, Hillary Rebukes Era of Mass Incarceration by Lauren McCauley Her comments come as a national spotlight has been put on the United States’ policing and incarceration policies that for years have targeted young men … Continue reading

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Where were you on 30 April 1975? I was in a World History class and my 7th Grade Teacher said We’d Never Forget this Day


by Kevin Stoda “You will not be able to forget this day,” said my 7th grade World History instructor in Junior High in Wentzville, Missouri on the 30th of  April  in 1975. All week we had been viewing belated reports (and … Continue reading

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