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Middle East: Islam: Ramadan begins, the first of the Arab Spring | Spero News

Middle East: Islam: Ramadan begins, the first of the Arab Spring | Spero News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The month of fasting from food and water from sunrise to sunset, could result in a decline in political and social tensions in countries where the fight against regimes is still alive.

Ramadan this year will also be the first of the new Arab political new season. In many countries people will not drink and not eat, trying to continue to take to the streets and fight for change. Forty degrees in fasting from dawn to dusk will in all likelihood reduce political confrontation to the minimum. It will weaken the protest give regimes a month’s breathing space. This is what the Syrian regime hopes for: Ramadan as a last resort.
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Palestine’s Bid for Recognition

Palestine’s Bid for Recognition | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
As Mr. Serry indicated, Israel’s settlement of Palestinian land continues. In fact throughout this entire 20 year process, colonization has gone on unabated. And, of course, all of it is illegal under the Geneva Conventions.
One of the reasons that restarting any negotiations is so “extremely difficult” is that the Palestinian side has insisted that, as a prerequisite for any new talks, Israel must begin to abide by international law. Israel has refused.
So it might come as something of a surprise to the uninitiated observer that Israel and the United States are pointing fingers at the Palestinians in this affair.
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Judge Promises Speedy Trial For Mubarak : NPR

Judge Promises Speedy Trial For Mubarak : NPR | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The former Egyptian president, his security chief and six top police officers face possible death sentences if found guilty on charges they ordered the use of lethal force against protesters during Egypt's 18-day uprising.
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Building a better Egypt - The Drum Opinion

Building a better Egypt - The Drum Opinion | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
I doubt that Egypt will turn to democracy. For six years I represented the Government of Egypt on the board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). On many trips to Cairo I met senior business people and politicians.
The ruling elite has long convinced itself that Egypt could not allow democratic freedom because this would open the door to well organised Islamic extremists. They talked about economic reform as a means to deny extremists from gathering support from young disaffected unemployed, but their reforms were so slow and insignificant that there has never been enough economic progress to meet the needs of a population growing by about one million every 10 months. As a result, Egypt has never really established a vocal moderate middle class to act as a counterweight to minority extremism.
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Egypt's army drives protesters from Cairo square - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Human rights advocates said they had confirmed the names of 39 people who had been arrested and that perhaps a total of 150 had been detained.
Witnesses reported that the army stood by as armed civilians beat the demonstrators.
"When the army started moving, protesters cheered them, thinking they would defend them against the thugs," said Michael Sadler, an American tourist who was heading to Tahrir Square to renew his visa. Instead, Sadler said, "The army joined in and attacked the protesters.
"One of the thugs waved his bat at me while another was brutally beating a protester," Sadler said. "I turned around and tried entering the square from another street. I saw the army attacking protesters and I ran away."
Dozens of people were reported injured or detained. Television footage from the square showed military policemen beating protesters as they dragged them to armored personnel carriers.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/01/2340737/egypts-army-drives-protesters.html#ixzz1TpPgUG6V
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Unrest in Yemen Could Have “Significant Impact” on U.S. National Security, Casey Says at Hearing and in Op-Ed | PoliticsPA

Unrest in Yemen Could Have “Significant Impact” on U.S. National Security, Casey Says at Hearing and in Op-Ed | PoliticsPA | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At the hearing, Casey outlined three obstacles to Yemen’s long-term stability which he believes must be central to any U.S. involvement there..
“First, we need a better understanding of the political opposition and prospects for democratic reform…Second, we must be prepared to address a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis…Third, the U.S. and our international partners should develop a long-term strategy on conflict resolution in Yemen.”
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Updates: Serious injuries of protesters, medic arrested and student arrested on arrival at Bahrain Airport | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Updates: Serious injuries of protesters, medic arrested and student arrested on arrival at Bahrain Airport | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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Bahrain office rents continue to fall | The Economy | CPI Financial

Bahrain office rents continue to fall | The Economy | CPI Financial | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Knight Frank reports office rents in Bahrain down for the third consecutive year following the peak of the market in 2008...


Knight Frank believes that instilling “confidence” back into the real estate market will be the key to any future success for the country

Protesters need to keep pressure on the regime by NOT allowing there to be any 'confidence' in Bahraini markets!
When even the Sunni feel the bite of the bad Khalifa economy, the endtimes of the evil Khalifas will be at hand! General strikes, protests, economic disruptions of all manner must be masterminded!
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Ramadan - Season laced with fear and sadness

Ramadan - Season laced with fear and sadness | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
During the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayers and reflection, empathy for those who are less fortunate will be lived out in homes where parents lost their sons and daughters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square protests, and for children who lost their fathers at Libya’s frontlines. Others will be praying for loved ones held in prisons in Bahrain, Syria and Yemen and for those gone missing during government crackdown on dissent, their unknown fate a question which haunts their families.
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Conflict for Reform, Freedoms in Middle East, North Africa | Special Reports: World and Regional News | English

Conflict for Reform, Freedoms in Middle East, North Africa | Special Reports: World and Regional News | English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Special Reports - In-depth looks at issues in the news, and series on special topics...

MENA region - from VOA
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اسلام تايمز - البحرین | MENA news from Islam Times

اسلام تايمز - البحرین | MENA news from Islam Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
اسلام تايمز يسعى لنشر مفاهيم الاسلام بكل ابعاده معتمدا ً على ذوي الاختصاصات ليعكس قضايا الامة الاسلامية ويفتح صفحة للحوار معكم , وفي الموقع تجد : الاخبار و التحليلات السياسية و الفکر الاسلامي و التقاریر الاخباریة و المصورة و المقابلات.
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Fault Lines: The US and the New Middle East The Gulf (part_02)

July 25, 2011 http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/faultlines Fault Lines' Seb Walker travels to the Gulf to look at US policy in the region, and to explo...
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Diraz "start of Ramadan Revolution" to attend the rally, "1/8/2011- الدراز " تبدأ...

Diraz "start of Ramadan Revolution" to attend the rally, "1/8/2011- الدراز " تبدأ... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Photos by bahrain man, Aug 1, 2011 - شارك العشرات من أبناء الدراز مساء الاثنين الاول من أغسطس في مسيرة حاشدة انطلقت بعد انتهاء مجالس الذكر من الاحياء الرمضاني الليلي.
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Bahrain dropped from European Tour 2012 schedule after civil unrest | News | PGA.com

Bahrain dropped from European Tour 2012 schedule after civil unrest | News | PGA.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The European Tour will not be returning to Bahrain next year.
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IMEMC News - International Middle East Media Center

IMEMC News - International Middle East Media Center | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
International Middle East Media Center The IMEMC is a media collective. We are independent journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people.
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WPR Article | U.S. Must Step Up for Egypt's Women

WPR Article | U.S. Must Step Up for Egypt's Women | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In the previous legislature, Egypt's mandatory quota system allowed women to hold approximately 13 percent of the seats -- 64 out of 445. Now, the only protection for women will apply to the half of the new parliament's seats that will be elected by the party list system, for which each party's list must include at least one woman. Where on that list the woman's name must appear is not specified.
Contrast this with recent developments in Tunisia, where the transitional government has decreed that not only must every political party present equal numbers of male and female candidates, but that men and women must alternate on the lists, so that however many seats a party gains will be divided equally between the sexes. In a fascinating turn, some of Tunisia's Islamist parties supported the measure as well. ...
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The Hindu : Islamists force Egypt's liberals to regroup

The Hindu :  Islamists force Egypt's liberals to regroup | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Jolted by the heavy mobilisation by Islamists on Friday at Cairo's Tahrir Square and other major cities, Egypt's liberal pro-democracy activists are trying to re-group to prevent their country from evolving into a theocracy.
Late on Sunday, Amr Hamzawy, the spokesman for the Egypt Freedom Party, a Liberal formation, announced that a broad coalition of like-minded parties was in the works to counter the growing influence of Islamist and religious movements in the country. Mr. Hamzawy said Egyptians had to make a choice: Now that the former President, Hosni Mubarak, had fallen from power, they could either build a “civil state” or allow the emergence of a theocracy.
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When will Yemen's night really end? - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh might be forgiven for refusing, on 22 May, to sign a Gulf Cooperation Council-brokered agreement obliging him to rescind power within a month.... However, this was the third time he failed to confront the inevitable, so failing to ease the dangerous impasse in the country he has ruled for over three decades. Yemen, as Amnesty International warns, is “on a knife-edge”.
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الصحوة نت - Yemen parties demands international community to condemn crimes of Yemen regime

الصحوة نت - Yemen parties demands international community to condemn crimes of Yemen regime | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Many officials from the military have defected from the government and joined the revolution after the governments relentless air attacks in Arhab and Taiz this week which has left many dead, most of which women and children.
Tribal leaders from all across the country have condemned the government's relentless assault in Arhab and have announced support for the revolution and for the protection of innocent civilians who continue to suffer from the government's crackdown.
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Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N.

Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The famine/drought in the Horn of Africa is spreading and may soon engulf as many as six more regions of the lawless nation of Somalia, the U.N.

Something tells me that Global Warming & Climate change is NOT the creation of these people! Global Corporations meet your dependents!
Care for the suffering that your greed has produced!
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Altaira Wallquist's curator insight, May 25, 2015 7:41 PM

This article goes over the famine plaguing regions of Africa. It goes over the necessary resources needed to help the peopl and where it is occurring.

 

This connects to the Unit 5 TEK on famine and starvation by discussing the topic of famine and providing examples of places where famine has dealt damage.

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Vaccination campaign in Kenya refugee camps | Video | Reuters.com

Vaccination campaign in Kenya refugee camps | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Aug 1 - Aid agencies vaccinate against polio and measles in Kenya's Dadaab area where hundreds of thousands of refugees have settled after fleeing devastating drought and warfare in Somalia. Nick Rowlands reports.


Freedom from harm/warfare, freedom from drought/starvation, freedom to be healthy......some of the most basic human rights!
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Call to the great people of Syria To the squares of freedom....for the implemenation of a general strike | Facebook

Call to the great people of Syria To the squares of freedom....for the implemenation of a general strike | Facebook | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
‫‏لجان التنسيق المحلية في سوريا a écrit un article intitulé Call to the great people of Syria To the squares of freedom....for the implemenation of a general strike.


The protestors must bring Syria to its economic knees, the martyrs of the #ramadanmassacre demand it!
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Admiral Mullen: Iraq Needs to Decide on Troop Withdrawal

Admiral Mullen: Iraq Needs to Decide on Troop Withdrawal | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Joint Chiefs of Staff head Admiral Mike Mullen told reporters before arriving in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Monday that Iraq's indecision is pushing the U.S. to a point where it will be difficult to alter its draw-down plan.


Choose: Soveriegnty or America's 51st State!
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Putin says U.S. is parasite on global economy

Putin says U.S. is parasite on global economy | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
LAKE SELIGER, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means like a parasite on the global economy.."
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The deal initially soothed anxieties and led Russian stocks to jump to three-month highs, but jitters remained over the possibility of a credit downgrade.
"Thank god," Putin said, "that they had enough common sense and responsibility to make a balanced decision."
But Putin, who has often criticized the United States' foreign exchange policy, noted that Russia holds a large amount of U.S. bonds and treasuries.
"If over there (in America) there is a systemic malfunction,
this will affect everyone," Putin told the young Russians.
"Countries like Russia and China hold a significant part of their reserves in American securities ... There should be other reserve currencies."
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