11 November 2017

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Volunteer Tourism: What’s Wrong With It and How It Can Be Changed

Voluntourists' ability to change systems, alleviate poverty or provide support for vulnerable children is limited. They don't have the skills and can perpetuate...   [ continue reading...]

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Odd-Even Scheme Is Big Step in Making Citizens Active Partners in Combating Air Pollution

Given the chronic lack of political will, only citizens can eventually force changes in government policies by adopting saner and healthier lifestyles. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Tracing How Pakistani Film Music Has Declined Over the Decades

There has been a revival of Pakistani films of late but not of film music. The post Tracing How Pakistani Film Music Has Declined Over the Decades appeared firs...   [ continue reading...]

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The Best Supporting Cast: Our Sycophant Superstars

Having once achieved fame, wealth, or both, Indian actors, businessmen and sportsmen are unwilling to risk losing it by speaking out against social injustice or...   [ continue reading...]

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Letter From Australia: Answers to Mysteries About the Country 'Down Under'

Aussies are changing and they are appalled with Trump. I arrived in New York in 1976 intending to spend a few weeks investigating the role Washington had...   [ continue reading...]

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World War I struggles in Switzerland

Switzerland-strike.jpg An informative account of the wave of wo...   [ continue reading...]

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Jerry Brown Lashes Out at COP23 Climate Protesters: “Let’s Put You in the Ground”

BONN, GERMANY—California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is set to have a big week here in Bonn at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 23rd Confere...   [ continue reading...]

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Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined

(Image: Andy Baker / Ikon Images / Getty Images) In the United States, the 400 richest individuals now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the popula...   [ continue reading...]

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Vigilantism Is Flourishing in Nigeria – With Official Support

Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security. Despite using force and violence, many groups even have su...   [ continue reading...]

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Quote of the Day: “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls”

From a former deputy DA who worked alongside Roy Moore: It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird…W...   [ continue reading...]

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It’s Been an Amazing Year for Political Artists Telling Donald Trump to Shove It

For many Americans, Trump’s first year in the White House has been, in a word, ugly. But the Trump administration has resulted in some of the mo...   [ continue reading...]

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These Explosive Photos of Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, and Alice Cooper Will Make You Believe in Rock’n’Roll Again

Rock photography is dead. Blame publicists. Blame managers. Blame overzealous, predatory photographers. Blame all the people who made access to musicians near i...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Children in Dhanbad Villages Do Not Smile

High fluoride content in groundwater is crippling entire generations in several Dhanbad villages, which are full of unsmiling children ashamed of showing staine...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump: Putin Says He Didn’t Interfere With Our Election, and I Totally Believe Him

Ladies and gentlement, the president of the United States, the greatest negotiator the world has ever seen: Did Russia’s attempts to meddle in US election...   [ continue reading...]

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Flynn's Lobbying Subject of Mueller Probe

Michael Flynn arrives on the West Front of the US Capitol for Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty I...   [ continue reading...]

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Saudi failures, from Qatar to Yemen, bode ill for its Success in Lebanon

By Beverly Milton-Edwards | ( OpenDemocracy.net ) | – – Domestic politics in the Middle East especially in a country like Saudi Arabia never stays t...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office

In the year since Trump won the presidency, groups working toward women's political empowerment have reported an unprecedented surge of interest in politics, es...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Offers to Mediate Between South China Sea Claimants

Trump was speaking in Vietnam, which has become the most vocal opponent of China's claims and its construction and militarisation of artificial islands in the s...   [ continue reading...]

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The virtue and practice of toleration

Why it would not be wise to push one form of toleration as a universal ideal in all contexts and for all times   [ continue reading...]

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Worldwide Warfare Will End When We Divest From the Arms Industry

Andrew Feinstein, author of the book Shadow Wars, outlines the importance of divesting from the US war machine at the Code Pink Summit   [ continue reading...]

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