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29.12.2016

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

In North Dakota, water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say police arrested four people on Tuesday near a construction site where workers with Energy Transfer Partners hope to drill under the Missouri River. Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police… »

28.12.2016

To Weapons Dealers, Laws Are Decorative Holiday Ornaments

To Weapons Dealers, Laws Are Decorative Holiday Ornaments

You might be forgiven for imagining that laws are serious things. When you violate them, you can be locked in a cage for decades. That’s not true for big-time weapons dealers like the U.S. government. Two years after the creation of the Arms Trade Treaty, the news is… »

25.12.2016

Kazakhstan Offers Astana As Venue Of Syrian Peace Talks

Kazakhstan Offers Astana As Venue Of Syrian Peace Talks

By J Nastranis NEW YORK- IDN  In a major move ahead of joining the UN Security Council as its non-permanent member on January 1, 2017 for two years, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has offered the Kazakh capital of Astana as the venue for peace talks between the… »

25.12.2016

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Russia Today – Published time: 24 Dec, 2016 23:09 Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is reevaluating its relationship with the organization, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction. “I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a… »

24.12.2016

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

The Obama administration has moved to formally end the national registry program for immigrants from majority-Muslim countries, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday submitted a rule change in an effort to dismantle the legal framework for the registry, apparently in… »

24.12.2016

UN General Assembly approves historic nukes resolution

UN General Assembly approves historic nukes resolution

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a historic resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The vote follows a decision on 27 October by the General Assembly’s First Committee – which deals with disarmament and international security matters – to begin work… »

23.12.2016

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Across the United States, people are answering the call to #DefundDAPL  by closing their accounts with banks that support the Dakota Access pipeline. Activists in Portland want their city to do the same. The city of Seattle could decide to take $3 billion in city business away from Wells… »

22.12.2016

Los Angeles, Jane Fonda divests from Wells Fargo, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline

Los Angeles, Jane Fonda divests from Wells Fargo, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline

On December 21, Jane Fonda celebrated her 79th birthday announcing her decision to take her money out of Wells Fargo bank, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Together with indigenous activists, Veterans for peace, Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta, Lily Tomlin, Frances Fisher, Catherine Keener and… »

22.12.2016

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

In Minnesota, a judge has sentenced a woman to six months in prison after she ordered a Somali-American woman to “speak English” before smashing a beer mug into her face for speaking Swahili. Jodie Burchard-Risch pleaded guilty to last year’s assault at an Applebee’s restaurant, which left Asma Jama with… »

22.12.2016

Desecrating Expression in Asia

Desecrating Expression in Asia

The rights to freedom of expression and religion are both essential components of a vibrant and pluralistic democracy. There are long-held laws that guarantee these freedoms in Asia. However, the way they are interpreted and used, is causing life-threatening situations in many countries. Recent years have seen increasing intolerance and… »

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