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Monthly Archives: October 2014


Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in resolution 1994/45, adopted on 4 March 1994, decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur on violence against women, including its causes and consequences. The mandate was extended by the Commission on Human Rights…

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Do the crime, do the time? Not if youre a banker in Australia

Recently, the head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Greg Medcraft, called Australia a “paradise” for white-collar criminals. Soon after he recanted, claiming he didn’t want the country to become a haven for financial fraudsters. This rephrasing likely followed…

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Fees debate obscures purpose of higher education – University World News

A common misconception is that making students pay will increase the amount of funding for education. More often than not, public funding decreases in systems with tuition fees and, for quite a few countries, substantially. Nor does the money collected…

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While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar – Bloomberg

Solar will be the world’s biggest single source of electricity by 2050, according to a recent estimate by the International Energy Agency. Currently, it’s responsible for just a fraction of one percent. Because of solar’s small market share today, no…

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Moostoos faces discrimination from OXFORD Property Group

“Gary’s work is recognized across Canada and he worked along with Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings across the nation. Media, Edmonton Police Services and the community of Edmonton have recognized Gary as an elder, teacher and healer. Gary Moostoos has…

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Jane Kelsey: Secret talks bring threat of financial crises – National – NZ Herald News

The story of the past week in terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP agreement was not Prime Minister John Keys visit to the White House.The more startling news is that our Government, with almost 50 other countries, is negotiating…

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Evo Morales’ victory demonstrates how much Bolivia has changed | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

… Morales’ election heralded much more than the arrival of the first indigenous person to the presidential palace. It marked the onset of a political revolution that has gradually seen Bolivia’s old political elites dislodged from power and replaced by…

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The Courage to Speak Up.

Originally posted on BUCKYIDEAS:
I brought up the subject of climate change at a dinner party over the weekend, giving my quick pitch about how we must immediately end fossil fuel subsidies and invest in clean energy. I got nods all around,…

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Exxon: Destroying Planet Necessary to Relieve Global Poverty » EcoWatch

The fossil-fuel divestment movement has been on a roll lately to the tune of $50 billion, but one of its biggest successes happened last month: The world’s most profitable oil company squirmed. ExxonMobil’s vice president of public and government affairs published a critique…

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Informing Climate Negotiators about emerging Climate Justice Research – News

New research on equity and human rights informed the ADP Intercessional in Bonn – October 2014The October session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, taking place in Bonn from 20-25th of October, is…

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