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Typhoon Haiyan: What’s a Superpower to Do? | TIME.com

Typhoon Haiyan: What’s a Superpower to Do? | TIME.com | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. dispatches a flotilla of aid, while China barely lifts a finger to help its neighbor
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Connects with many of themes we are covering right now in IB Global Politics. 

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earthdog58's curator insight, November 14, 2013 1:20 AM

On the other hand, the US sent an empty plane to Tacloban to pick up only US citizens.

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The tragedy of China's liberation

Frank Dikotter, the author of "The Tragedy of Liberation", says the golden age of China's liberation was really a period of broken promises, systematic viole...
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Wow! Interesting! Looking at the past to help explain our course concepts

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In Richmond, Cuccinelli and McAuliffe offer dueling views on environment

In Richmond, Cuccinelli and McAuliffe offer dueling views on environment | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
Cuccinelli tried to link McAuliffe to a federal “war on coal,” while the Democrat promised to conserve land.
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An interesting read. Easy to see different points of view and how ideology works its way into campaigns 

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Al Qaeda-linked Islamists hold out at Kenya mall, 39 dead

Al Qaeda-linked Islamists hold out at Kenya mall, 39 dead | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
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On International Peace Day... A great tragedy... 

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Cambodian election protests grip Phnom Penh

Cambodian election protests grip Phnom Penh | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
One man dies and others injured as demonstrators call for investigation into voting irregularities after Hun Sen poll victory
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Philippine rebels use "human shields" in stand-off with troops

Philippine rebels use "human shields" in stand-off with troops | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
Muslim militants traded gunfire with Philippine troops on Tuesday and were using almost 200 villagers as human shields in a stand-off after a deadly attack on a southern city, officials said.

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RussellYCIS's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:28 AM

Some lesser-known conflicts in the world- Millitants causing chaos in the Phillipines, with innocent villagers as human shield. :(

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Dispatches: A Small Step Toward Justice in Kenya. | Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: A Small Step Toward Justice in Kenya. | Human Rights Watch | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
It may have been another rainy morning in The Hague but it was no average day. This morning, the trial of Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, got underway at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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earthdog58's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:11 AM

Kenyatta and Ruto must not be allowed make a mockery of the ICC - "no one should be above the law."  

 

Kenya has the chance to prove itself a great nation, and be part of the growth of the continent through the 21st century. With a corrupt leadership acting like a pair of giggling schoolboys caught doing nothing worse than throwing stones ... with 1,300 people dead, and a country divided ... can that happen?

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India's Incredibly Powerful "Abused Goddesses" Campaign Condemns Domestic Violence

India's Incredibly Powerful "Abused Goddesses" Campaign Condemns Domestic Violence | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it

Save Our Sisters (SOS) is an initiative of Save the Children India that works to prevent the trafficking of young girls and women for purposes of commercial sexual exploitation. This is their print campaign. Ad agency Taproot physically recreated scenes from old hand-painted images of revered Hindu goddesses. “Pray that we never see this day. Today, more than 68% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Tomorrow, it seems like no woman shall be spared. Not even the ones we pray to.”


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earthdog58's curator insight, September 8, 2013 11:24 PM

Check out this story - this IS an extremely powerful way to present the message - in a country where religion is an important part of daily life, this is a clear message to Indian men to respect the women around them.

 

Their website - http://www.savethechildrenindia.org/projects/womens_empowerment/save_our_sisters.html

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Good find- brings in so many elements of the course and TOK
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China's tragic crackdown on social media activism - Fortune Management

China's tragic crackdown on social media activism - Fortune Management | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
China’s new leadership is attacking the nation’s social media channels, a depressing -- yet unsurprising -- turn of events.
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Rigidity...

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Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law

Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
A hotly contested vote connected to gun control became a proxy battle, attracting money and support from around the nation.
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An interesting read- 

Support for new gun-control laws cost two members of congress their seats. 

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China New Tourism Law A Catalyst For Industry Consolidation, Benefits Ctrip - Emerging Markets Daily - Barrons.com

China New Tourism Law A Catalyst For Industry Consolidation, Benefits Ctrip - Emerging Markets Daily - Barrons.com | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
China will start implementing a new tourism law on October 1, just in time for its week-long Golden Week Holiday in early October.
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As the largest and fastest growing group of international tourists, what could this new tourism law mean for Chinese tourists and the markets/destinations to which they travel? Tourism is the largest industry in the world.  

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Syria: Barack Obama gets backing from U.S. House leader

Syria: Barack Obama gets backing from U.S. House leader | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Barack Obama, giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House.
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Order, order: why Yes and No polls differ so wildly

Order, order: why Yes and No polls differ so wildly | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
WILDLY differing views on ­independence come down to the order in which questions are asked, according to one of the country's leading psephologists.
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Great article on polling- importance of "What Questions are asked", "How they are worded" and in what order they appear. 

 

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China and the internet

China's authoritarian blueprint for managing the internet. China has profited from the internet while finding ways to control it, by building a large, dynami...
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Economist youtube channel- plethora of interesting videos that get you thinking. 

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5 Remotest Inhabited Tropical Islands

5 Remotest Inhabited Tropical Islands | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
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I found this incredibly interesting. Particularly about how each is governed now as well as how they survive in our ever globalized world. 

Worth 10 minutes for sure! 

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Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation

Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
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A good example for class- Executive Branch leveraging for action from Legislative Branch. 

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China’s Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison

China’s Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
A court in China has sentenced fallen political star Bo Xilai to life in prison, finding him guilty of all of the three charges brought against him.

The conclusion of the trial of Bo - one o...
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Judicial Power-

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Protest Turns Into Clash With Police in Cambodia

Protest Turns Into Clash With Police in Cambodia | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
The country’s political deadlock turned violent on Sunday as opposition supporters clashed with security forces in the streets of Phnom Penh.
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As uncertainity continues in Southwest Asia, more errupts in Southeast Asia. Hope our friends in PP are ok-

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Yemen: End Child Marriage | Human Rights Watch

Yemen: End Child Marriage | Human Rights Watch | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
(Sanaa) –Yemen should protect its girls from the devastating effects of early marriage by setting 18 as the minimum age for marriage by law, Human Rights Watch said today.

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G20: No Excuse for Inaction on Syria | Human Rights Watch

G20: No Excuse for Inaction on Syria | Human Rights Watch | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
(New York) – The discussion about Syria when G20 leaders meet in St. Petersburg on September 5 and 6, 2013, should address the member countries’ abysmal response to the Syrian crisis as a whole over the past two years.

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earthdog58's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:21 AM

Isn't "not giving a shit" an acceptable excuse?

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Syria: UNHRC Commission of Inquiry paper says denial of medical care as a weapon of war is a “chilling reality"

Syria: UNHRC Commission of Inquiry paper says denial of medical care as a weapon of war is a “chilling reality" | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic


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earthdog58's curator insight, September 13, 2013 5:00 PM

Welcome to the 21st century.

 

The ICC will be very busy when peace is finally restored.

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Steve Bell on the diplomatic moves to ease the Syrian crisis – cartoon

Steve Bell on the diplomatic moves to ease the Syrian crisis – cartoon | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
Assad regime offers to sign chemical weapons treaty as Russia and western powers wrangle at UN over threat of military action
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Obama's Syria speech: 10 things you need to know

Obama's Syria speech: 10 things you need to know | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
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10 things you need to know... about Obama's point of view

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China's Top Court Outlines Legal Limits to Online Speech - Economic Observer Online - In-depth and Independent

China's Top Court Outlines Legal Limits to Online Speech - Economic Observer Online - In-depth and Independent | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
As of today, if an online post that defames another person is viewed more than 5,000 times, the person who authored it could face up to three years in prison.
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Rumors classified as illegal. 5000 retweets (or the equivelent) can lead to prision time. It is interesting how "freedom of speech" is interpreted by nations in the digital age. Who/what decides is a rumor? 

 

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Syria: Barack Obama gets backing from U.S. House leader

Syria: Barack Obama gets backing from U.S. House leader | IB Global Politics | Scoop.it
Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Barack Obama, giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House.
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Issues with soverreignty?? 

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