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50 Ways to Act for Peace with Justice | Palestine Justice Network

50 Ways to act for peace with justice 1) Educate yourself via reliable books.  For example books by Ilan Pappe (Ethnic Ceansing of Palestine), Edward Said (The Question of Palestine). 2) Educate yourself and track current information and key historical data via websites (and disseminate it). For example look into http://www.imemc.org/, http://electronicintifada.net/, http://english.aljazeera.net/, Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, Palestine Remembered, ...

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Israel: High Court Rulings Undermine Human Rights | Human Rights Watch

(Jerusalem) – Recent decisions by Israel’s high court aim to legitimize clear violations of Israel’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. In one decision, the court disregarded international law prohibiting discrimination, and in another, it ignored international law on the use of resources in an occupied territory. Israel should annul a law preventing Israeli citizens from living with ...

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Analysis: The Middle East’s ‘invisible refugees’ | IRIN Middle East

DUBAI, 31 January 2012 (IRIN) – Among the migrants who found themselves caught up in Libya during last year’s war was a group of people whom one University of Oxford researcher calls “invisible”: refugees who travel to third countries for work or better education. Wedged between violence, politics, overlapping identities and restrictive definitions, these “refugee-migrants” or “refugee-students” are often overlooked ...

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Analysis: Coping with climate change | IRIN Global

JOHANNESBURG, 25 January 2012 (IRIN) – In the past five years, “resilience” (the ability to absorb shocks and recover) has become quite a buzzword in the aid community. Discussions on adapting to a changing climate are increasingly peppered with the “need to build resilience” of people, infrastructure and governments in the face of shocks such as soaring temperatures, rising sea ...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Moving beyond violence in Jonglei | IRIN Africa

JUBA, 23 January 2012 (IRIN) – Wounded civilians from both sides of an escalating conflict between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities in South Sudan’s Jonglei state lie side by side in the steaming heat of a hospital ward in the new country’s capital, Juba. At least 120,000 people have been affected by the violence, according to the UN’s latest ...

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Humanitarian situation in West Bank and Gaza remains a concern: UN official | UN News Centre

18 January 2012 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today reiterated her concern over the impact of Israel’s continued settlement activity in the West Bank and its adverse effects on economic development and Palestinians’ access to basic services. “I also spoke about zoning and planning regulations on Area C,” Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told reporters after briefing ...

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The National Defense Authorization Act Explained | Counterpunch

Passed by the House and Senate last week, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now awaits the president’s signature. Because of its controversial provisions on indefinite detention, President Obama had threatened to veto the bill back in May, when the House passed one version of it, and again in November, when the Senate passed another, somewhat different version of it. ...

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YEMEN: Changing the narrative | IRIN Middle East

DUBAI, 20 December 2011 (IRIN) – Aid workers in Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest country, appear to have made some headway in broadening the mainstream narrative to include the deepening humanitarian crisis. At a press conference in Dubai on 18 December, heads of UN aid agencies appealed to the media to better cover humanitarian needs which the UN says will ...

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Video reveals vicious attack by Egypt’s military police | The Independent

A video showing Egypt’s military police viciously clubbing a woman, repeatedly kicking her head and then stomping on her semi-naked chest triggered a wave of outrage yesterday and threatened to further inflame three days of bloody clashes in the capital. The footage, taken during another outbreak of rioting in which at least 10 people were killed and 441 injured, shows ...

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