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Iranian soccer fans protest government’s failure to rescue Lake Orumiyeh

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

By James M. Dorsey

Iranian authorities have arrested scores of soccer fans and protesters demanding during a match this weekend that the government take measures to prevent Lake Orumiyeh in the predominantly Azeri northwest of the country from drying up.

The protest followed an Iranian parliament vote against allocating funds to channel water from the Araz River to raise the level of the salt lake that lies between the Iranian provinces of…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 30, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

عصر تجارة المعلومات وقوانينها

سلوى عبد التواب

ذهب عصر المحركات البخارية وأتى عصر المعلوماتية. أصبحت الغلبة لمن يعرف كيف يحصل على المعلومة ويسوقها. وكل يوم أنا وأنت وأصدقائنا وأهلنا، كلنا نشارك في صنع المعلومة بل وكلنا يضيف عليها بصمته “الخاصة جدا”… وبكامل إرادته..…

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Added by Salwa AbdelTawab on August 30, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

رؤيتان لبريفيك بين أضواء اليمين وظلال الماسونية

سلوى عبد التواب

في يونيو حزيران من عام 2009، فاز عضوين من الحزب الوطني البريطاني، بأول مقعدين في البرلمان الأوروبي، ينالهما نائبين من اليمين المتطرف.…

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Added by Salwa AbdelTawab on August 30, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

On candystores and mediation orthodoxy.

 

Yesterday I blogged about sugary cereals. Here's more on the confectionary theme, and an explanation of the provenance of my own unmanageable sweet tooth.

 

My grandfather, Luther, was a Pennsylvania Dutch…

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Added by Brad Heckman on August 30, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

August 26th - Women’s Equality Day - Celebrate and Honor

"We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever." 

—Susan B. Anthony, Declaration of Rights for Women, July 1876

 

In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug introduced a…

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Added by Elahe Amani on August 30, 2011 at 3:09am — No Comments

HORN OF AFRICA: MORE ON DROUGHT-RELATED MIGRATION

HORN OF AFRICA: MORE ON DROUGHT-RELATED MIGRATION

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

The famine that is now taking shape in the Horn of Africa is the subject of news features in canned Big Media outfits today. The alarm bells raised by international organizations regarding the matter have been quite successful in rapidly surfacing the malady before the public mind via sensationalized media reports.

 

As already noted earlier, 11 millions of folks…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 29, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSILITY THE BASF WAY: SUPPORTING WATER PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSILITY THE BASF WAY: SUPPORTING WATER PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

CSR is the fashion among corporate giants today as an expression of philanthropy. As I’ve already articulated in previous writings. CSR is the corporate deodorant of ‘late capitalism’, which disguises tax havens as sources of aid for marginal sectors.

 

In America, where CSR was inexistent even as corporate foundations were tasked to fund…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 29, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

The Curious Aid Worker: Storytelling with Marc Maxson (Part I)

Marc Maxson is not your usual aid worker.

Yes, he is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, lives in Kenya, works for a Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organization, and is married to someone also employed in aid.

But Marc Maxson also has a PhD in neuroscience.

So what does that enable Marc to do as an aid worker? Marc develops new conceptual approaches to solving "impossible" problems, of which there are many in international development.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 29, 2011 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

On NPR's All Things Considered discussing why Qatar support Libyan rebels

 

On NPR's All Things Considered discussing with Robert Siegl why Qatar is supporting Libyan rebels:

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/29/140042763/what-tiny-qatar-stands-to-gain-in-libya?ft=1&f=140042763

 

 

 

 

Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on August 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

eid mubarik

as we come to the end of ramazan, having spent the month asking Allah for His forgiveness, let us spend the last day or two thinking of those who in some way we think offended us, and find it in our hearts to forgive them.

may Allah accept our prayers, supplications, and offering of ramzan; grant all our loved ones his blessings and grace; and forgive our loved ones not in this world any longer. aamen.

Added by tahir wadood malik on August 29, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Sweet talk and grains of truth.

I have a thing for sugary cereals. (I came about this honestly, as evidenced by my father's vast collection of 20 years' worth of cereal box prizes).  Lucky Charms is currently in regular rotation chez nous.

 

This is (somewhat) embarrassing:  When I was really poor and had too much time on my hands, I got in the habit of…

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Added by Brad Heckman on August 29, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Awareness on International Right to Know Day – Wednesday-28 September-2011

Dear All RTI Activist,

As we are aware that International Right to Know Day – is on Wednesday-28 September-2011.

The aim of having a Right to Know Day is to raise awareness of the right to information. It is a day on which freedom of information activists from around the world can use further to promote this fundamental human right and to campaign for open, democratic societies in which there is full citizen empowerment and participation in government.…





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Added by ALOK KUMAR SINGH on August 29, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA)

Krishnaa Human Initiatives is a Citizen Sector Organization Registered Under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 And enlisted with  the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India. 

 

The organization launched Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA). The PROGRAM is available online at the following link:

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Added by SUSANTA BISWAS on August 29, 2011 at 2:38am — No Comments

CLIMATE I CARE : an English online monthly newsletter on climate change issues

Krishnaa Human Initiatives, a Citizen Sector Organization, registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 and enlisted with the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India, launched an online monthly English Newsletter on CLIMATE CHANGE issues at:



CLIMATE I CARE : Let's Stop The Change -- http://www.surfat10.com/climateicare/blog1.php…

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Added by SUSANTA BISWAS on August 29, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Libya poses policy challenge to Asian giants

JAMES M. DORSEY

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 28, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict-Courageous Peace Leaders Wanted

In the lull after the media frenzy around Irene, it is a good time to reflect on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. In a few weeks, the Palestinians will submit a resolution to the UN General Assembly that asks that Palestine be declared a new nation-state. Regardless of where you might stand on this issue, there are a lot of practical problems with the resolution. Besides the fact that the US will veto it in the Security Council, it is politically meaningless as long as Hamas and Fatah…

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Added by Doug Noll on August 28, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

COYPED, LET-M END VACATION SCHOOL

The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) in partnership with the Liberian Education Trust- Monrovia (LET-M) has ended a one month free vacation school in the borough of New Kru Town.

Speaking at the official closing program on Friday august 19, held at the Point Four Elementary School Auditorium the Executive Director of Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development Mr. James Koryor stated that the 2011 Children Study & Play Program Vacation…

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Added by James Koryor on August 28, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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