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The International Development Implications of Brexit: Both the European Union and the United Kingdom are important players in international development, in fact the EU is the single largest foreign aid provider; and the United Kingdom’s own aid programs, run by the Department for International Development, or DfID, are considered some of the more i...
South Sudan Faces Unprecedented Food Crisis: Another dire warning regarding the humanitarian situation in South Sudan…“Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages in coming months, the highest level since a conflict erupted more than two years ago, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday.Clashes have continued to flare in Sou...
After Brexit, Thousands of Refugees Stuck in France May Actually Get Easier Access to the UK: This was probably not a contingency that “Leave” voters even considered a possibility. The Brexit fallout contains multitudes, and there is now a good chance that thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants will soon have a far easier time making it to British soil. This could bring the Sy...
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Rodrigo Duterte 'Harry' sworn in as new President of the Philippines: The 71-year-old former prosecutor's campaign became characterised by profanity-laden speeches, in which he often threatened lawbreakers with death
US military transgender ban lifted immediately after year-long review: Defense secretary Ash Carter said if soldiers were willing to die for equality and liberty, they should live by it too
Palestinian teenager shot dead after stabbing 13-year-old Israeli girl dead in her bedroom in West Bank settlement: The attacker broke into the family home in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, in Hebron
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Universal Basic Income: In a referendum on Sunday, Swiss voters rejected a proposal for a guaranteed annual income for everybody by an overwhelming 78%-22% majority. But the idea was not crazy, and it is not going to go away. The Dutch city of Utrecht is developing a pilot project for a universal basic income th...
Brexit: What If?: After months in which opinion polls showed a 6-10 percent lead for the “Remain” side in the referendum campaign on continued British membership of the European Union, the numbers have suddenly shifted in favour of “Leave”. The latest Guardian/ICM polls revealed that 52 percent of those polled...
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Chicago granny faces 6 year mandatory sentence for kicking officer in shin: After kicking a deputy in the shin during a scuffle at her son’s trial, a Chicago woman is facing a trial of her own. Due to mandatory minimum sentencing laws, she may end up behind bars for at least six years and lose her social benefits. Read Full Article at RT.com
'Robot Rubio' brigade says they were roughed up by Rubio campaign staff: Demonstrators associated with progressive organizations dressed as robots and mocking presidential candidate Marco Rubio's recent debate performance, were not well received by the candidate's supporters and – allegedly – his staff in New Hampshire. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI Transcript Shows Nobody Died in Orlando Shooting Until SWAT Teams Entered the Building: Judge Napolitano: What should have been front page news everywhere, somehow got buried amid the official narrative we were given about the Orlando shooting. Judge Andrew Napolitano told FOX News that an FBI transcript indicated that no one died until 05:13am Sunday…
Brazil: Most Dangerous Country for Environmental Activists in 2015. Agribusiness, Mining Projects in the Amazon: Last year was the worst year on record for the murder of environmental activists, and more killings took place in Brazil than in any other country in the world. Activists across the globe are facing increasing violence as they stand…
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Military Lifts Ban on Transgender Service Members: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced June 30 that the military would no longer disqualify transgender people from serving, effective immediately. Back in July 2015, the Pentagon began a study to determine what it would take to lift the transgender ban.
Bree Newsome on Sustaining the Daily Grind of Activism: Bree Newsome, a Christian activist from North Carolina, climbed into history last year when she scaled the flagpole of the South Carolina state house and removed the longstanding Confederate flag. One year later, Sojourners caught up with Newsome, an honoree at The Summit 2016, on what her action...
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Brexit, Stage Left: When in 2013 David Cameron committed to calling an in/out referendum, he declared: “It is time to settle this European question in British politics.” But, in his wide-ranging speech he failed to identify or narrow down what the actual question was. The wording of the actual question asked last w...
Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?: The Zika virus presents a rare global opportunity to effect a meaningful improvement in women’s power to control their reproductive capacity. Zika, a word we had never heard before, became part of our vocabulary early this year. Transmitted by a mosquito, the virus causes a birth defect – micro...
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Contradictory Measures Towards Female Genital Cutting Eradication in Nigeria: On 5 May 2015, Nigeria took an important step towards ending the physically and psychologically harmful practice of female genital cutting (FGC) by passing a law prohibiting the procedure. While enacting the law that bans the practice is an important step towards supporting the reproductive and h...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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