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Syria: Accidental Diplomacy in the Devils’ Playground #mustread

Posted: 09/16/2013 5:46 pm Iara Lee Activist and filmmaker, huffingtonpost It’s unfortunate that diplomacy has now become an accident of U.S. foreign policy. After John Kerry’s slip-of-the-tongue in London last week, warmongers in and outside the beltway are sulking at… Continue Reading →

Turkish Women Point Out Pitfalls of Fertility Push #Reproductiverights #Vaw

By Erin Browner WeNews correspondent Tuesday, August 27, 2013 The prime minister’s statements against abortion and in favor of large families have something like the power of unwritten law. That’s why some women have joined the anti-government protests and others… Continue Reading →

The US Wants Syrian Oil, Not Democracy

    By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News   18 June 13       “… the Persian Gulf, the critical oil and natural gas-producing region that we fought so many wars to try and protect our economy from the… Continue Reading →

The Women of Turkey Won’t Give Up Without A Fight #Vaw

June 11, 2013 by Ponta Abadi  When tens of thousands in Turkey took to protesting the government, beginning at the end of May, the demographics were astonishing to many global observers: At least half of the protesters are women. What is it about… Continue Reading →

Turkish Protests Rattle Erdogan’s Female Loyalists

By Sisi Tang WeNews correspondent Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Turkey‘s anti-government protests are troubling for some of Erdogan’s female supporters, who dominate his voting base. For other women, the protests are an outlet for anger at current policies and a… Continue Reading →

Urgent call to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in solidarity with Istanbul

June 11th 2013 A photo of a 13-year old child injured in the police attack on the protest.   This is an urgent call to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from Istanbul Valuable members of the IOC; This is an… Continue Reading →

Rich- Poor Gap Widens In Rich Countries, Finds OECD

      By Countercurrents.org   16 May, 2013 Countercurrents.org   The gap between rich and poor widened more in the three years to 2010 than in the previous 12 years, said OECD, the group of industrialized nations.   According… Continue Reading →

Abdullah Ocalan: A Living Argument Against The #DeathPenalty

By N. Jayaram 26 April, 2013 Countercurrents.org It is not important that Time magazine featured Abdullah Ocalan in its latest annual list of “100 most influential people in the world”. Such lists are open to question. A list drawn up… Continue Reading →

Fazil Say : Turkish Pianist Receives Suspended Jail Term For ‘anti-Islam’ Twitter Comments #Blasphemy #Censorship #FOS #FOE

   By Suzan Fraser   April 15, 2013   ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Monday convicted top Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say of denigrating religion through comments he made on Twitter and handed down a 10-month suspended prison… Continue Reading →

Maternity Leave Boost May Backfire in Turkey #Vaw #womenrights

By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Amid calls for Turkish women to have more children, a proposal to lengthen the paid maternity leave allowance raises fears that it may actually hinder women’s work force participation.    … Continue Reading →

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