The statement, "Stand by the toiling people of Tunisia!" is issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey.
The Communist Party of Turkey declares its solidarity and support to the ongoing popular revolt against the dictatorship of Zain Al‑Abidin Bin Ali and his regime based on unemployment, poverty, political oppression and state terror.
The Communist Party of Turkey stands by the revolt, which calls itself the "intifada of the poor", and the…
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“Break my heart but don’t come near my bread,” goes an old Arabic proverb. Failure to observe it has often come at a high political price.
Just ask Tunisian president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, who has now fled.
For weeks his countrymen had protested against high unemployment, endemic corruption and political repression. They also decried the high cost of staple food items such as wheat, sugar and milk, whose prices rose about 25 percent in the first week of…Continue
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Among the many unique features of expat aidworkers is that they know *everything* about the country they are working in. 'Everything' often meaning all the nitty-gritty political gossips that emerge every day about, say, the new minister of health, the president’s daughter or that really big aid project by that really important donor agency. Throw in some local gossip told by…Continue
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In the current context of economic crisis and severe cuts in government expenditure, the case for aid expenditure has been under increasing pressure. As IDS’ UK Public Opinion Monitor found late last year, a majority of the UK public believe that aid should be cut to help deal with the UK budget deficit. It seems likely that such sentiments are common in other aid-giving countries affected by the…Continue
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The African Leadership Centre is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2011. This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training programme on…Continue
External governance in the West Balkans and Eastern neighbour states
The extended or external EU governance as a transformative linkage policy in fact has been based on the mechanisms of “regulatory boundary” (policy) and “organizational boundary” (institution). The regulatory boundary covers the specific policy areas, addressed by the agreements, legal obligations and modalities through which compliance is monitored. The organizational boundary means those…Continue
Evictions and house demolitions are a growing humanitarian concern for Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The consequences for families can be devastating: In addition to losing their homes, their main source of physical and economic security, families are faced with high legal bills, fines and charges, including the cost of their own eviction.
Jerusalem Municipality says it has the right to…
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El Justo Medio: Mediación para la…Continue
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Taller de Mediación
"Mediación: Una ventana hacia el…
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Apply to Host an International Nonprofit Leader!
Atlas Corps is now accepting applications from entities located in the United States interested in becoming a Host Organization. If accepted, Host Organizations receive an international Fellow for 12 to 18 months starting in September 2011. All Atlas Corps Fellows have a bachelors or masters degree, 2-10 years of experience, and are fluent in English. Host Organizations focus on a variety of issues and utilize Fellows as an…Continue
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The average rate of execution is one person hanged every eight hours since the beginning of the year, a rights group monitoring the Islamic republic says.
"The Iranian judiciary is on an execution binge orchestrated by the intelligence and security agencies," Aaron Rhodes, a spokesman for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, has said.
A statement by the New York-based group said at least 47 prisoners had been hanged since January 1, including a reported Kurdish…Continue
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