A leaked chapter of the secret US-EU trade negotiation known as the TTIP was released Thursday by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), along with an accompanying analysis which finds that public health and food safety could be imperiled if the text under negotiation becomes law.
Jon Snow, is back home from a visit to Gaza - an experience that has clearly had an effect on the veteran journalist.
In an emotional appeal, a visibly moved Snow calls for an end to the violence that has caused the deaths and wounding of so many ...
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The tightly packed area of the 8 miles deep and 18 miles long Gaza Strip holds close to 2 million people that are kept behind walls and have to go through Jewish check points to be allowed to leave the area. Over 50% of those people are under 24. You can't have a war there without killing and injuring children when you have a ratio 1 of every 2 people is a child. That is 50% chance of hitting a young person. The average age of the Gaza Strip is 17. Pro-life shouldn't end at birth.
Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins.
More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the nation’s reserve force, citing regret over their part in a military they said plays a central role in oppressing Palestinians, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched across London to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, carrying signs reading “Gaza: End the siege.” Rallies also took place in France, Ireland and Israel as the Palestinian death toll surpassed 1,000.
Follow @Susan_Citizen on Twitter This week the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing entitled “The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It!” where the focus was on the corporate tax maneuver called inversions.
A day before U.S. House Republicans were to vote on a new majority leader, lawmakers aligned with the limited-government Tea Party movement delivered a message to the leading candidate, Kevin McCarthy of California.
The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden on Friday, and two of them discussed the child migrant crisis ahead of time on Thursday.
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Indeed, Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. It stems, he said, from the “successful” US efforts to help Mexico and Colombia fight the drug lords – whowere then pushed to Central America. Today’s child migrants, he said, are coming from the most violent municipalities in Honduras.
A 76-year-old military veteran was arrested for disorderly conduct at a public county board meeting for asking officials to speak up when they refused to use the microphones. The hearing was over a controversial new plant in the area.
s a fasinatelAlmajiri boys RAG-CLAD boys, proffering plastic bowls and calling out for cash, line the streets of most big cities in Nigeria’s Muslim north. But they are not...
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This was a fascinating article to read. The author creates a peak into the global issue of religion VS education VS traditional culture and the treatment and raising of children. The writer gets the reader to ask many reflective questions regarding personal values, traditions, education, family, faith and the changing modernization of the world and that is good. No answers are handed on platters and no judgment is made here. It is always important to zero in on the question if you seek to find an answer. The writer inspires reflective thinking to shared cultural dilemmas. The religions, geography, family and community structures may differ but the question of how and what values are maintained or blend with the new across a change are universal.
The trade off that is felt and often feared by the families, communities, and faithful or religious the world over is real. One is changed by the introduction of what they fear and what is new. That is the truth. There is a book called "The Axe Makers Gifts" that speaks about the double edge sword that progress and innovation brings. Usually there are great gifts to mankind. But these gifts come with a trade off of something you give up or also allow the ability to abuse and misuse the intended blessing. Often, without noticing the changes come slowly, other times the new and amazing is so intriguing we can hardly resist. We move on in a direction without noticing the changes in the short term. One day we turn around and ask when did some of our very strong social and spiritual support structure disappear or get so weak or fragmented? When did those we thought we could trust change? When did it happen and how did it happen? Does it matter? If it matters how in the world can we rebuild it or even enhance what we once took for granted? What should we embrace? What should we hold to and what should we try to bind together as old and new and move into new destinies with?
In a less than a single generation it is likely we have made more changes in nearly every aspect of our lives and the planet then people before us did over hundreds of years. Reflective thinking about what is valuable to societies before we race into the future would be very wise. Take time to read the article and find your own questions to bring to the table and think through together.
by David Arkush Next week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold field hearings in Denver, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., on the carbon pollution rule it proposed on June 2.
WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majority of Senate races feature super PACs that focus on just one candidate.