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Pablo Solon: What went wrong in the Global Climate Negotiations?

Pablo Solon:  What went wrong in the Global Climate Negotiations? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
By Pablo Solon In the last 20 years, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world have, instead of declining, increased, by more than a third. In 1990, GHG emissions were 37 Gigatons (Gt) of CO2...
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New TISA leak: secret trade deal will ‘end privacy as we know it’ | ROAR Magazine

New TISA leak: secret trade deal will ‘end privacy as we know it’ | ROAR Magazine | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal.
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Venezuelan Film about Simon Bolivar Makes Oscar Shortlist

Venezuelan Film about Simon Bolivar Makes Oscar Shortlist | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
“Libertador,” directed by Alberto Arvelo is one of two Latin American films that made it to the Oscar shortlist this year. This is the first time ever a Venezuelan film made it to the non-English film category.
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CIA Document Admits US Drone Program "Counterproductive"

CIA Document Admits US Drone Program "Counterproductive" | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Wikileaks on Thursday has made public a never-before-seen internal review conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that looked at the agency's drone and targeted assassination programs in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.
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Problèmes fonciers: les Maliens veulent une accélération des réformes

Problèmes fonciers: les Maliens veulent une accélération des réformes | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Au Mali, une manifestation contre l’accaparement des terres était organisée hier, jeudi, à Bamako.
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Ethiopia: Large scale killing and deportation of Somali-Issa people in the Awash River

Ethiopia: Large scale killing and deportation of Somali-Issa people in the Awash River | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
More than 300,000 people were asked to clear an area the size of Belgium to pave the way for a program with the prime purpose of leasing or selling lands to foreign investors.
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'Release Full Torture Report,' Says Author of Pentagon Papers

'Release Full Torture Report,' Says Author of Pentagon Papers | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Last week the Senate released the damning report on CIA torture – but only 480 heavily redacted pages of the 6,000 page report were actually made public.
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Censorship and Detention in Egypt, A Personal Account

Censorship and Detention in Egypt, A Personal Account | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Alaa Abd El Fattah is a writer, programmer, community organizer and activist who constantly generates new meanings to the notion of activism. He has been in political detention during the Hosni Mubarak era, the Supreme Council of the Armed ...
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Even Morocco’s Friends Know Its Judicial System Is Corrupt and Lacking in Due Process

Even Morocco’s Friends Know Its Judicial System Is Corrupt and Lacking in Due Process | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
On 13 August 2014, a US federal court declined to enforce a 123 million dollar judgment issued by a Moroccan court in 2009 against Texas native John Paul DeJoria. In Dejoria v. Maghreb Petroleum Exploration S.A. (W.D. Tex. 13 August ...
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Why Are Our Sons Gunned Down? Parents of Black Victims of Police Killings Lead D.C. March

Why Are Our Sons Gunned Down? Parents of Black Victims of Police Killings Lead D.C. March | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands marched across the country on Saturday in the largest day of protest since the killing of Michael Brown set off a national movement four months ago. From Oakland to New York City, protesters called for indictments in the case of police officers who have killed unarmed African Americans and broader reforms to policing and criminal justice. In Washington, D.C., the families of slain African Americans led a rally and march on the White House. More than 10,000 people took part. We
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Congress quietly expands NSA powers for spying on Americans

Congress quietly expands NSA powers for spying on Americans | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The campaign to rein in the surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA) has become even more difficult. Instead, Congress has used a set of provisions to expand the agency’s data-gathering power.
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Femicide and Impunity: A humanitarian crisis in Central America, and a growing problem worldwide

Femicide and Impunity: A humanitarian crisis in Central America, and a growing problem worldwide | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
El Salvador has had the highest rate of femicide in the world, with 2, 250 femicides between 2010 and 2013. Guatemala has the third and Honduras the seventh highest rate of femicides.   In Guatemala, only 2% of murdered women's cases were investigated in 2013 and likewise in Honduras less than 2% were investigated.  For cases that somehow make it to court in Guatemala, 90% of defendants are not convicted. It is much the same in El Salvador.  In 2014 alone, between January and October, over 300  bodies of young women between the ages of 12 and 18 years old have been found in unmarked common  graves.
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Breathe

Breathe | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Rebellion needs to become resistance. Contestation needs to feed construction. Upsurge needs to birth persistence.
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Kerala: The Kiss Revolution Is On the Streets!

Kerala: The Kiss Revolution Is On the Streets! | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
No guns, no bombs, no swords, no knives no sticks and no violence – only kisses! The Kiss Revolution is on the streets in Kerala without expressing any violence. On the one side, the communal fascists have lined up to assault the protesters physically and on the other side, the police machinery has chosen not to take any action on those who express violence, but to beat up and arrest the peaceful protesters. The fearless teenagers face both these aggressive bodies and yet they do their job. They just kiss! In the political circles, many are confused. Why kisses? Some are amused and others are threatened. Whether people like it or not, one thing is clear: The kisses are spreading in Kerala and outside like a virus.
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Official launch of the decade for people of African descent - Frantz Fanon Foundation

Official launch of the decade for people of African descent - Frantz Fanon Foundation | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
New York, Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies 10 Décembre 2014 Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France Ce 10 décembre, journée des droits de l'homme, restera dans les mémoires pour être celui de la reconnaissance politique du statut des Afro Descendants par les Etats, avec l'appui de la société civile et des ONG. Il s'agit d'une avancée incontestable, d'un premier pas vers une démarche inclusive de réhabilitation de la mémoire et de réparation morale d'un des crimes majeurs perpétré contre l'humanité. Démarche portée par la Déclaration de Durban et son Programme d'action.
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Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely'

Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In a move cheered by environmental groups, Chevron has put its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic "on hold indefinitely," the energy company said Wednesday. It had planned on drilling by 2020 in the Beaufort Sea, but in a letter to Canada's National Energy Board (NEB), Chevron cited "the level of economic uncertainty in the industry" for its decision, Reuters reports.
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Mariam Sow, à la défense de la terre

Mariam Sow, à la défense de la terre | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
« Une politique agricole qui laisse la terre dans les mains des puissants ou des entreprises étrangères ne fera que détruire l’agriculture familiale, l’environnement et l’économie sociale, » assure Mariam Sow.
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Madagascar : Relance de l’acquisition des terrains domaniaux

Madagascar : Relance de l’acquisition des terrains domaniaux | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Après une pause de 6 mois, le gouvernement malgache va recommencer à louer des terrains domaniaux aux investisseurs pour des projets agricoles
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Jimmy Mubenga: Judge refused to allow jury to hear about guards' racist texts

Jimmy Mubenga: Judge refused to allow jury to hear about guards' racist texts | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Abusive and racist texts on phones of G4S security guards cleared of manslaughter of Angolan man not seen as relevant to case
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So the Brits, always eager to demonstrate that they can be like their masters in the USA, are showing how they are not to be outdone on the racism of the judiciary.

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Historic Human Rights City Resolution Passed in Jackson, MS

Historic Human Rights City Resolution Passed in Jackson, MS | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The Jackson City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, December 16th to create a Human Rights Charter and Commission that will support Jackson becoming the first Human Rights City in the historic South. 

The passage of this resolution will help the City of Jackson better confront many of the social ills that confront our society, such as the abuse of state power, police brutality, and inhumane policies that lead to the discrimination, inequality, and gross inequities experienced by Blacks, Latinos, Indigenous peoples, immigrants, workers, Muslims and other religious minorities, the homeless and members of the LGBTQI community amongst others. 

 
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Making Sense of Tripoli II: The Institutional Catch 22

Making Sense of Tripoli II: The Institutional Catch 22 | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Root Causes: What They Are Not
Tripoli’s conflict is not well understood. Media, and even many policy accounts, often focus on either a simplistic sectarian explanation or “Syrian spillover.” Yet, these two explanations are as inaccurate as they ...
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Some Torture Facts: Revelations from the Recent SSCI Report on the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program

Some Torture Facts: Revelations from the Recent SSCI Report on the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[Marcy Wheeler, who tweets at @emptywheel, is among the most astute analysts of the US torture policy. As the following set of facts indicates, she is also an archivist and historian. In this collection, which she produced on her website ...
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Black Youth-Organized Millions March NYC Draws Tens of Thousands in Movement’s Biggest Protest Yet

Black Youth-Organized Millions March NYC Draws Tens of Thousands in Movement’s Biggest Protest Yet | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Saturday’s nationwide actions against police killings and racial profiling included a "Millions March" that drew tens of thousands to the streets of New York City. It was the largest single protest of the post-Ferguson movement and the culmination of daily actions in New York City since a grand jury elected not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. After gathering in Washington Square Park, a massive crowd spanned dozens of city blocks as it marched uptown before turning around an
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Advocates of CIA Torture Victims Demand: 'Charge Them, Or Let Them Go'

Advocates of CIA Torture Victims Demand: 'Charge Them, Or Let Them Go' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In the wake of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's bombshell report last week, advocates for those who were victims of the CIA's brutal torture program have taken up a renewed call: "Charge them or let them go."
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Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute - The New Yorker

Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute - The New Yorker | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
It’s not enough to call the rule-breaking abhorrent when the rules were abhorrent, too.
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Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’

Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’ | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The activist, feminist and revolutionary explains how the ‘prison industrial complex’ profits from black people, that Barack Obama can’t be blamed for the lack of progress on race, and why Beyoncé is not a terrorist
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