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Genetic Bill of Rights

Genetic Bill of Rights | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Council for Responsible Genetics

Understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

 

The purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights is to introduce a global dialogue on the fundamental values that have been put at risk by new applications of genetics. A basic set of common principles is essential for creating a framework for understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

New genetic technologies pose unprecedented challenges to human integrity, individual liberty and the health of the biosphere. Since the questions that these technologies raise affect all of us, there is a pressing need to ensure the public is brought into the process of regulation and governance.... http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Projects/CurrentProject.aspx?projectId=5


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HOW JUBILEE RIGGED ELECTIONS -

HOW JUBILEE RIGGED ELECTIONS - | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Panic has gripped the Jubilee Coalition headed by Uhuru Kenyatta as details unravel on how the 2013 Presidential Elections were manipulated to hand him a win by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission – IEBC, that is now the subject of a Supreme Court petition.

 

The emerging details point to a shocking scheme hatched by circle of advisors and government functionaries within the intelligence and civil service, way before the elections.

 
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Scenes from Kenya's Social Media

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Tunisia and the IMF: A Beggar State and an Impoverished People

Tunisia and the IMF: A Beggar State and an Impoverished People | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In November 2012, Tunisia signed a loan with the World Bank for a total value of five hundred million dollars. This was on top of other loans received in November from various lenders that totaled seven hundred million dollars.
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From Lusaka to Marikana: demands for housing

From Lusaka to Marikana: demands for housing | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A study has found that the most common demands, emerging from the on-going wave of popular protest in South Africa, are for urban land and housing.
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Program of the Inaugural Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (March 19-20, Beirut)

Program of the Inaugural Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (March 19-20, Beirut) | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences is pleased to announce its inaugural conference, titled Arab Transformations: Interrogating the Social Sciences, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon on 19-20 March 2013.
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farmlandgrab.org | Ethiopia: Army attack kills and displaces farmers

farmlandgrab.org | Ethiopia: Army attack kills and displaces farmers | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The army's attack on indigenous communities is suspected to be directly related to a land grab in the area by the Turkish company Tekron Group.
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farmlandgrab.org | Tanzania: Villagers cry over land grabbing

farmlandgrab.org | Tanzania: Villagers cry over land grabbing | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Bagamoyo villagers are up in arms over the government supporting an investor they accuse of grabbing about 6,000 hectares of their land in the district.
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Biko would not vote for Ramphele

Biko would not vote for Ramphele | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Were he alive today, the Black Consciousness activist would be one of Mamphela Ramphele's most ardent critics, says Jared Sacks.
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Pope Francis’ Junta Past: Argentine Journalist on New Pontiff’s Ties to Abduction of Jesuit Priests

Pope Francis’ Junta Past: Argentine Journalist on New Pontiff’s Ties to Abduction of Jesuit Priests | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
While praised for his work with the poor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — has long been dogged by accusations of his role during Argentina’s military dictatorship.
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#pope: question for catholics: how come a woman wasn't appointed? Do you have something against women?

Answers on a postcard to The Vatican.

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Think tank calls on feds to stop growth-killing austerity | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Think tank calls on feds to stop growth-killing austerity | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) warns more austerity measures from the federal government could further stall an already stagnant economy.

With the release of its annual Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), the CCPA shows how growth-killing austerity can be replaced by a plan that strengthens the economy, leads to a better quality of life for all Canadians, and eliminates the deficit by 2016.

“Canada has a growth problem, not a deficit problem,” says AFB Coordinator David Macdonald. “Federal government cuts are already affecting our economy and are expected to reduce growth by a third next year. More cuts will only lead to less growth and fewer opportunities for Canadians, something we can ill afford at this time. We need to turn off the austerity auto-pilot and get our economy growing again, particularly for young Canadians.”

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Freedom of the Press Foundation publishes full audio of Bradley Manning's statement in military court

Freedom of the Press Foundation publishes full audio of Bradley Manning's statement in military court | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Private Manning explains his motives, noting how he believed the WikiLeaks documents showed wrongdoing by the government and how he hoped that the release would "spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan."

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Fukushima, compte-rendu chronologique de la catastrophe - Hiroaki Koide 10.03.13

Hiroaki Koide, titulaire d'une maîtrise ès sciences en génie nucléaire, professeur assistant et chercheur à l'Institut de Recherche du Réacteur de l'Université de Kyoto dresse un compte-rendu rapide sur le déroulement de la catastrophe nucléaire de...
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The US Invasion of Iraq Was a Crime and Its Perpetrators Are Murderers

The US Invasion of Iraq Was a Crime and Its Perpetrators Are Murderers | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, it is astonishing in a nation dedicated to the rule of law that every aspect of the war has been debated except the relevant law.

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Africa/Global: Curbing the Arms Trade?

The United Nations began new meetings this week to finalize negotiations on an international treaty governing trade in conventional arms. But enacting a strong treaty without major loopholes faces many obstacles, not least the fact that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council are among the largest exporters of conventional arms. And, in the United States, the powerful National Rifle Association is campaigning against the treaty.

 
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The Syrian Uprising: Two Years On

The Syrian Uprising: Two Years On | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
With no end in sight, the Syrian uprising drags on, pulling Syria into a path of seemingly endemic violence, death, and destruction. Figures of the dead are controversial, but the number 70,000 gains the most circulation.
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Press Release: Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel | oaklandinstitute.org

Press Release: Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel | oaklandinstitute.org | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

A new report from the Oakland Institute, Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel, cautions against the ambitious goals of the aviation industry to reduce emissions by 2050. The report finds that the pursuit of this goal will bring an unprecedented expansion into biofuel production, more than likely in poorer countries, and will involve the acceleration of land acquisitions already threatening the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries.

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10 Years After Iraq Invasion: Continued Myths, Hundreds of Thousands Killed

10 Years After Iraq Invasion: Continued Myths, Hundreds of Thousands Killed | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

This week marks ten years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq.


An anti-war protest in Dallas in 2003, one of many that took place across the country and worldwide. (Photo: Dean Terry)The Iraq war, which most today in the U.S. see as a mistake, has cost the U.S. trillions of dollars, billions of which were "wasted."

But the devastation for the people of Iraq is incalculable: hundreds of thousands have been killed, over a million remain refugees and U.S. weapons used in the country, such as depleted uranium, have left a haunting legacy far past the drawdown of U.S. troops.

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farmlandgrab.org | The G8 and land grabs in Africa

farmlandgrab.org | The G8 and land grabs in Africa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The G8 countries are implementing a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in six African countries that will facilitate the transfer of control over African agriculture from peasants to foreign agribusiness.
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Old Allies Building New Relations BRIC by BRIC

Old Allies Building New Relations BRIC by BRIC | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
There is a re-ordering of the deck taking place and playing for high stakes at BRICS is part of the game. Geopolitical reset is being matched by a change of domestic economic interests in South Africa.
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1804CaribVoices: A MAROON PRESIDENT CALLED HUGO CHÁVEZ

1804CaribVoices: A MAROON PRESIDENT CALLED HUGO CHÁVEZ | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

It was incumbent on the AfroVenezuelan movement to give the maroon president information on issues concerning racism, discrimination, denial of the contribution made by African men and women and their descendants in terms of the morals, and the political, economic, spiritual and cultural life of Venezuela throughout its history.

We reaffirm the African belief that “those who die are not dead; they live on with us in their ideas, their projects, and dreams” This found its expression in the 2013-2019 Simon Bolivar project,

 
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Why Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution matter to Africa @hakimaabbas

Why Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution matter to Africa @hakimaabbas | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

To many in Africa, President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias and the Bolivarian revolution are a mirror to a dearly held past of dignity and struggle in our own continent and a reminder that, despite losses and entrenched systems of oppression, revolution is still possible.

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Africa Is Playing Against A Stacked Deck

There is a lot of discussion in the world’s press about a new, positive, view of African development. African nations’ recent high growth rates coupled with an increased foreign investment in Africa and the development of national stock exchanges and African international banks have given rise to the popular idea that the continent may well be on track to becoming a global powerhouse. Observers have cited Africa's recent high GDP growth rates, rising per capita incomes, and the almost universal acquisition of mobile phones and mobile phone banking as evidence that Africa is "developing." There have been massive new discoveries of oil and natural gas in Eastern and Western Africa as well as major mineral finds of iron ore, coal and uranium. There is now an expanding African “jet set” of billionaires spending their wealth around the world.


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However, this growth masks a decline in the African manufacturing sector. There is a notable and disturbing deficiency in the growth of manufacturing industries in Sub-Saharan Africa (‘SSA’). Free market economic gurus have concentrated on advising poor countries to stick to their current primary agriculture and extractives industries and "integrate" into the global economy as providers of mineral exports. Today, for many champions of free markets, the mere presence of GDP growth and an increase in trade volumes are euphemisms for successful economic development.

But increased growth and trade are not development.


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If Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes, Why Should You?

If Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes, Why Should You? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Go offshore young man and avoid paying taxes. Plunder at will in those foreign lands, and if you get in trouble, Uncle Sam will come rushing to your assistance, diplomatically, financially and militarily, even if you have managed to avoid paying for those government services. Just pretend you’re a multinational corporation.


That’s the honest instruction for business success provided by 60 of the largest U.S. corporations that ...

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