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Women should not laugh out loud in public, Turkey’s deputy prime minister says

Raziye Akkoc
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Women should not talk about unnecessary topics on their mobiles, Turkey’s Deputy PM Bulent Arınc says in an Eid al-Fitr speech Women should not laugh out loud in public or speak of trivial matters on the phone, according to Turkish deputy prime minister, Bulent Arınc. Mr Arınc urged men and women to remember the importance of chastity during an Eid ... Read More »

The Case For People Of Conscience To Condemn Israel

Roslyn Ross
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As the death toll mounts, Roslyn Ross makes a passionate case for why the actions of Israel must be condemned. Why does Palestine matter more than any other conflict at present? Why is it so important that anyone of conscience condemns Israel? Because, beyond the fact that Israel rampaging around the Middle East, armed to the teeth, acting like a ... Read More »

Interview with President Rafael Correa: Part 2

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This interview was conducted during the stay of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in Brazil, by Beto Almeida (Brasil de Fato, Telesur, TV Comunitária), Emir Sader (Sociologist TV Brasil) and Valter Xeu, Editor of Patria Latina, media partner of the Portuguese version of Pravda.Ru. Here is a synopsis of Part 2 of the interview. Emir Sader - With weak political parties, the ... Read More »

Amazon: Yanomami tribe’s Davi Kopenawa gets death threats

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One of Brazil’s most prominent indigenous leaders has called for police protection following a series of death threats. Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon rainforest said armed men had raided the offices of lawyers working with him. He said they were hired gunmen who had asked for him and wanted to kill him. In February a major ... Read More »

Citing humanitarian impact, Ban warns against further escalation in Gaza conflict

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– Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged all sides to avoid any further escalation in the Gaza conflict, warning of the devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in the enclave who have already suffered immensely since the crisis started - The United Nations chief made the appeal in a statement issued last night by his spokesperson, after leaflets were reportedly dropped by the Israeli Defence ... Read More »

On asylum seekers, international law can’t hold back this government

Anthea Vogl
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We’re not in a linear ‘race to the bottom’, of worse and worse breaches of international law, but a major historical era defined by border panic and cruelty  Jump to comments In Australia’s immigration detention debate, each cruel new invention in the politics of deterrence is inevitably described as a new low, a lurch or shift to the right, or as government policy having hit rock ... Read More »

Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews Are Fleeing Once Again

Adam LeBor
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The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. But the protest soon turned violent – and against ... Read More »

Human Rights Commission compels workers caring for asylum seeker children in detention centres

Political correspondent Louise Yaxley
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Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs is using her powers to compel witnesses to appear at a hearing into children in immigration detention. Professor Triggs has been refused permission to visit Nauru to inspect conditions for asylum seekers and their children, but she has been to the centre at Christmas Island. To overcome the problem of not being allowed to ... Read More »

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