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China detains rights lawyer after call for reform

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng has been a persistent voice for reform in China, despite the country’s increasingly severe crackdown on civil society under President Xi Jinping… 565 more words

Current Affairs

Zainab and the Hierarchy of Rape Culture

On 5th January, 2018, in Kasur, Pakistan, a missing-persons FIR was filed for Zainab by her paternal uncle, a day after she had gone missing. She had been living with her maternal aunt while her parents were away on Umrah in Saudi Arabia and had left for a madrassah in the Road Kot area near her house on 4th Jan. 2,291 more words

Pakistan

danielpaulmarshall reblogged this on Daniel Paul Marshall and commented:

Zoha says everything. her voice is clear & informed on this issue. It saddens me that any woman needs to say all this, that the promise of change seems so remote. Please read this, it is important.

US immigration

The current United States government offers so many perplexities and outrages that it is difficult to react or reach out to policymakers about all of them. 770 more words

Blogging

Really!?! You're Going to Make Me Defend PARCC Again?

I really didn’t want to spend this week defending PARCC tests, but the universe is working against dear ol’ Eduflack. Yet again, I’m forced to take up rhetorical arms against those who either fail to understand, or choose to prey on, concerns regarding the Common Core and the assessments used to measure student progress against those standards. 718 more words

Accountability

Agricultural reform and indigenous agency in highland Timor

Written by Michael Rose

In 2017 the Global Hunger Index ranked Timor-Leste as 110 out of the 119 on its list of adequately fed countries – a little ahead of Yemen (114) but behind Afghanistan (107). 1,168 more words

Agriculture

What’s Socialism with Chinese Characteristics?

We now return to Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics on a New Era. We said that the new thought was declaration that China can say no. 930 more words