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Womens rights are human rights.

I have been taking an online course through Stanford University called “International Womens Health and Human Rights” for the past 4 weeks or so. It has been so incredibly enlightening, powerful, and disturbing all at the same time.   533 more words

What I Carry Home: The Soul of Wandering

I’ve never liked the idea of being a tourist. I much prefer a traveler, a wanderer, a soul looking for other souls. Always being a little lost with no actual desire to be found. 861 more words

Spain in the crosshairs

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Spain has been warned by authorities in Morocco that 3,000 jihadists fighting in Syria against Bashar al-Assad are making their way back home to Morocco—posing a danger to Spain. 386 more words

Marielena Montesino De Stuart

Deaths begin again as rockets fly between Gaza and Israel in wake of shattered ceasefire

GAZA, Gaza Strip — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. 1,059 more words

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Arab Music In Africa

above: Umm Kulthum with qanoon player

The posts on African 78s have tended to feature more music from Sub-Saharan Africa, but there are great riches from the days of 78s to be found in the music of North African countries, as at least a few previous posts have attempted to highlight, especially the wonderful… 132 more words

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Migrants Recieve Abuse at Spanish Border

“Spain: Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco,” from Human Rights Watch:

Spain should immediately halt summary returns of migrants to Morocco from its North African enclave, Melilla, Human Rights Watch said today.

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