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DRC, UN troops fire during protest

DRC troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a UN base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. 330 more words


Palestinian Statehood?

via Palestinian Statehood? by Louis René Beres

The Palestinian Liberation Organization , forerunner of today’s Palestinian Authority, was founded in 1964, three years before Israel came into the unintended control of the West Bank and Gaza.

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Updates on Ebola

Kofi Annan has criticised leading and developing Member-States of the UN for their “slow response” to the Ebola epidemic. It appears that Britain is leading in the support against Ebola, including aid on the ground in Sierra Leone and screening at airports and train stations. 153 more words


Philanthropy Reborn

When I think about the title philanthropist, an image of a white-haired man in a sharp looking suit comes to mind (Rockefeller, Gates, Turner). To achieve the title of… 688 more words

Volunteerism And Advocacy

Goma now

In the summer of 2013, I made a map of Goma that tried to capture some of the contradictions and paradoxes of the place, with jetskis and rebel frontlines within a stone’s throw of each other. 119 more words

Israel & Expulsion of Palestinians

Israelis excel at camouflaging the expulsion of Palestinians
Here is an inventory of the methods of expulsion in their various concealments.

By Amira Hass | Oct. 967 more words


Review of Emma Watson's Speech

It took me a while to decide what I was going to write my next post about, I had recently, not too long ago heard of Emma Watson’s speech to the UN about Feminism and the He for She campaign from one of my flatmates. 539 more words