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Questions raised about role of British company in South African mining massacre | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

On 16 August 2012 the summertime sun streamed through the leafy canopy of Green Park and into the windows of the Belgravia headquarters of platinum mine company Lonmin plc. But 5,500 miles away there was a chill in the air as the company’s biggest South African mine became a frenzy of activity. Striking workers had gathered for the eighth day ...

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What is at stake in Warsaw so far | IRIN Global

Poor countries have thrown down the gauntlet as the UN climate talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered their final week, when government ministers take over the negotiations in Poland. Recognition of the impact climate change is having on food security, a mechanism to address loss and damage as the climate changes and finance to help ...

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Afghanistan — should we stay or should we go? | Peace Action Blog

By Dylan Welch and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai has rejected a provision of a U.S.-Afghan security pact, putting the entire deal in jeopardy just days before the country’s elite gather to debate it, a senior Afghan official and a Western diplomat said. The question of whether foreign troops will be able to search Afghan homes ...

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Tunisian Rap Song Turns into an Anthem for Youth | Global Voices

Houmani, a simple song with a strange title and a video clip that did not cost much, has generated big debates these recent weeks.The song has quickly blended into the popular culture generating several conversations and debates…The issue of working class neighborhoods vs rich neighborhoods, though not directly tackled in the song, is very present. A question has been raised ...

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Two children point the way to peace in Syria | Reuters

ShelterBox has helped set up an unlikely ‘friendship by post’ between the UK and a Syrian refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Toby Little from Sheffield, UK has become a global phenomenon with his ‘Writing to the World’ project – now ShelterBox has helped him to exchange letters with Delan Dari, a blind Kurdish Syrian musician. Governments, diplomats and weapons inspectors ...

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Civil rights history illustrated in new book | MSNBC

Congressman John Lewis and his co-authors of the bestselling graphic novel “March” talk with Rachel Maddow about telling the story of the civil rights movement. Rachel Maddow interviewed Congressman John Lewis, his aide and co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist/cartoonist Nate Powell. She introduces the ten-minute segment with these words: This is a comic book that was originally published in 1958. ...

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This Is Peace: “Walking The Word” | Fellowship of Reconciliation

By Chris Courtheyn “Caminando la palabra,” or “walking the word,” is how several participants described what we had done on our recently completed Peace And Solidarity Pilgrimage to Rodoxalí, in this war-torn northwestern Urabá region of Colombia. Organized by the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, 150 people converged upon the village of Rodoxalí to confirm and confront the ...

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