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04/26/2017 at 07:57. Facebook
Very recently, Micke Z was honored by PIX11 News as a “Change Maker.” Of course, I was asked “why?” It didn’t make it into the segment but one of my answers was: “In activism, we like to imagine we’re standing up for the oppressed. Of course, we’re not above pretending we’re the oppressed. However, we just end up talking over the oppressed as we perform for each other. Now, I’ve chosen to...
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Who Cares About Helping Homeless Women?

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04/26/2017 at 07:38. Facebook
Francis’ Encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home” recognizes the incredible damage being done to climate change and biodiversity. Few realize how strong his beliefs are and the unused power of persuasion he has. Here’s 10 ways that power could be used
Francis Encyclical On Care for Our Common Home recognizes the incredible damage

10 Ways That Pope Francis Can Help Fight Climate Change

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04/24/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
Prafulla Samantara, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements and the leader of Lokshakti Abhiyan, Orissa has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017. The Goldman Environmental Prize honours the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists for their sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the Natural environment.
Prafulla Samantara National Convener National Alliance of Peoples Movements and the leader

Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

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04/24/2017 at 11:32. Facebook
Raising major privacy concerns truck loads of Aadhar numbers and other personal details of individuals are being leaked. Yesterday, it was revealed that the personal details over one millions Aadhaar subscribers were leaked on a website run by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security.Today, it is reported that the Aadhar numbers and other personal details of Public Distribution System...
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More Aadhaar Numbers Leaked On Chandigarh PDS And Swacch Bharat Mission Websites

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04/24/2017 at 05:28. Facebook
In the demise of MaaAranganathan, 83,the Tamil literary world has lost a writer known for bringing out deep meaning and great beauty through very simple, detailed depictions of the mundane.
In the demise of MaaAranganathan 83the Tamil literary world has lost a

MaaAranganathan (1932-2017): Chonicler of the Ordinary

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04/22/2017 at 12:52. Facebook
Just as advancements in science and technology operating under the capitalist system did not result in social justice, the AI industry is merely a continuation of scientific, technological, industrial development and hardly a panacea for society’s larger economic, social and political problems. Their hypocritical claims to the contrary aside, corporations will use AI to amass profits not to...
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Artificial Intelligence: Socioeconomic, Political And Ethical Dimensions

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04/21/2017 at 06:18. Facebook
On Thursday, CNN reported that the investigation against Assange, having gone a touch cold during the latter part of the Obama administration since being started in 2010, had been reignited.
On Thursday CNN reported that the investigation against Assange having gone a

Trump, The DOJ And Julian Assange

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04/21/2017 at 05:09. Facebook
Student of Nawa Kadal College Srinagar, Iqra, who was injured during the student protests on Monday is stable and recovering in hospital.
Student of Nawa Kadal College Srinagar Iqra who was injured during the

Iqra Is Recovering

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04/21/2017 at 04:28. Facebook
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04/20/2017 at 08:52. Facebook
Currently, as Donald Trump’s “armada” is speeding towards China and DPRK, I keep recalling those moments: the cliff, the lovers and a lone fisherman with his long rod at the other side of the river. Everything in my memory connected to those dawns is now motionless, serene.
Currently as Donald Trumps armada is speeding towards China and DPRK I

Trump – In North Korea You Will Be Murdering Human Beings! A plea by Andre Vltchek

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04/19/2017 at 11:49. Facebook
Like all the people of the world we too want to live in peace, with dignity and freedom in our own land. For God sake leave us alone.
Like all the people of the world we too want to live

An Open Letter From A Kashmiri Student To The People Of India

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Larry Jacob James
Protests against the Pulwama raids by police have escalated to other towns outside Srinagar. While Srinagar police is battling students in SP College, reports about similar protests came from Shopian, Sopore, Pattan, Gaderbal and now from Kashmir University. Police reportedly used force at almost all places.
Protests against the Pulwama raids by police have escalated to other towns

Kashmir On Boil Again As Student Protests Spread

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Today is Ambedkar Jayanti. It would be appropriate to take a re-look at Ambedkar's idea of nationalism in the face of virulent Hindutva nationalism in India and also on the global context
Today is Ambedkar Jayanti It would be appropriate to take a relook

Ambedkar, Nationalism And The Emerging Crises In India

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Ms. Yayoi Segi is based in Beirut, Lebanon, and she has worked in Syria for almost 3 years. She is extremely passionate about the country, which she admires and tries to support in her position as an accomplished specialist in national education development. She agreed to share her collection of personal photos from Damascus, Homs and Aleppo
Ms Yayoi Segi is based in Beirut Lebanon and she has worked

Photo Essay: Reflecting On Syria

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The anti-war movement has rarely been so fragmented. Yet, there is an urgent need for unity within the movement. How the movement responds to this challenge will determine how effective it is
The antiwar movement has rarely been so fragmented Yet there is an

Trump’s Syria Attack Poses New Conundrums For The Anti-War Movement

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Madhavikutty, the renowned Malayalm writer, was ahead of her times. Here is a short story she wrote in Malayalam in the sixties. It foretells what’s happening in India now
Madhavikutty the renowned Malayalm writer was ahead of her times Here is

Holy Cow

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For Razak, photography was a quest for something in which he and his apparatus merged into one inseparable soirée. This is a typical ‘hunt’ for explorations, situations never encountered before, for the incredible, and for inquisitiveness. That was the quintessence of the legendary Razak
For Razak photography was a quest for something in which he and

Razak Kottakkal: A Legend of ‘Light And Shadow’

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Without going into details, enough to say, India needs to design its own New Medical Education, both at the Degree, Post-Graduate and Post-Doctoral levels to suit our objective conditions and our people, more so the poor suffering crores.
Without going into details enough to say India needs to design its

Decolonisation Of “Modern Medical System: The Need To March Towards People Oriented Holistic System

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The recent strike of doctors across Maharashtra (and other parts of the country) against violence unleashed on them by disgruntled relatives of patients have thrown up uncomfortable questions. It is essential that the medical community should do an introspection and try and find the flaws within; flaws which need to be rectified to avoid ugly situations at work. Unfortunately, the medical...
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What Should Actually Make The Doctors Angry

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You can’t kill animals in slaughterhouses without a license but you can kill human beings specially Dalits and Muslims as and when you feel like. And why should you not? You are the biggest bhakts. No, not BJP or RSS or BD or VHP bhakts, but sincere cow bhakts. Bhakti gives you the license to kill.
You cant kill animals in slaughterhouses without a license but you can

Worshipping Cows And Killing Humans: Latest Victim Is Pehlu Khan

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