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UN urging supports to further development goals

As the world’s leaders convened in New York this September, the UN Week Digital Media Lounge offered a dedicated venue that was completely wired and accessible to today’s top online voices and up-and-coming bloggers. Joined by live bloggers and a large online audience, we spoke with experts on issues like poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDs, women’s health, and climate change. In partnership ...

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San Francisco Labor Council Resolution Condemning FBI Raids on Trade Union, Anti-War and Solidarity Activists

The following resolution — submitted by David Welsh, NALC 214, and Alan Benjamin, OPEIU 3 — was adopted unanimously by the San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) Delegates’ Meeting on Sept. 27, 2010. Condemn FBI Raids on Trade Union, Anti-War and Solidarity Activists Whereas, early morning Sept. 24 in coordinated raids, FBI agents entered eight homes and offices of trade union ...

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Fate of thousands of Iraqis unknown (video)

Thousands of Iraqis have gone missing since the US-led invasion seven years ago. It is thought that many disappeared during the sectarian bloodshed and a number were rounded up in military operations. As the United States winds down its presence in the country, many families fear they will never find out what really happened to those who disappeared. Al Jazeera’s ...

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Jimmy Carter to visit NKorea to free US man | AFP

WASHINGTON — Former US president Jimmy Carter plans to visit North Korea soon on a mission to secure the release of an American man serving eight years of hard labor there, Foreign Policy magazine said. The White House declined to confirm the trip, but a senior administration official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said “anyone going would do ...

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American Teen Returns from ‘Peace Mission’ to North Korea

When asked about his interactions with the North Korean government officials, Jonathan said, “They seemed pretty impressed with my idea, but they said that first you would have to sign a peace treaty between North Korea and America because they are still at war with each other officially, and then you could plant a children’s peace forest after the peace ...

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Choose Between Peace Or Settlements: Palestine to Israel

The Palestinian Authority has threatened to withdraw from Middle East truce talks, which are due to start in Washington next week after nearly two years of silence. Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Israel must refrain from approving any new settlement construction projects if they are serious about restarting talks. via Palestinians Tells Israel To Choose Between Peace Or ...

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Reclaiming the humanitarian space | James Denselow | guardian.co.uk

According to Transparency International, Afghanistan is the world’s second most corrupt country and many NGOs appear to have lost themselves in it. Massive amounts of money have been lost through the incompetent subcontracting of projects, with Polman describing a $150m housing contract that eventually provided only firewood for the would-be residents. During a discussion at the Tricycle theatre in London ...

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