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Global Politics - Yemen
A collection of news items on the current (April 2015) situation in Yemen <br> <br> Global Politics - as in the IB Diploma course of that name (although this page is not connected to the IBO directly in any way)
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Rudd ousts Australia PM Gillard

Rudd ousts Australia PM Gillard | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard loses the leadership of the Labor Party to the man she ousted in 2010, Kevin Rudd, by 57 votes to 45.
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Meet the Seven Men Obama Considers Enemies of the State

Meet the Seven Men Obama Considers Enemies of the State | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

As a state senator, Barack Obama made a name for himself as a defender of whistleblowers. And during the 2008 campaign he pledged that his administration would protect those who speak out against government abuse, arguing that their "acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled.

 

But as president, Obama has aggressively prosecuted government officials who have disclosed classified information to the media, and has used the 1917 Espionage Act to pursue leakers more frequently than all previous presidents combined.

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One in three women suffers violence, global study finds

One in three women suffers violence, global study finds | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
WHO research reveals shocking extent of attacks on women, the vast majority of which are carried out by male partners
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Refugees and displacement

Refugees are often in the headlines yet the reality of their lives is frequently misunderstood.

 

 

Tens of millions of people have been uprooted from their homes because of violence or persecution.

 

But not all these people are refugees.

 

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Syria's Islamists seize control as moderates dither

SYRIA-REBELS/ISLAMISTS -Syria's Islamists seize control as moderates dither

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Robert Scheer: The Terror Con - Truthdig

Robert Scheer: The Terror Con - Truthdig | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
The name of the game is threat inflation, and no one has been better at it than the folks at Booz Allen Hamilton, the inventors of the new boondoggle called cyberwarfare.
- 2013/06/18
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Why Taliban would talk as U.S. withdrawal looms

Why Taliban would talk as U.S. withdrawal looms | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
The United States is arranging a first formal meeting with the Taliban in Qatar, U.S. officials said. CNN's Nic Robertson explains what's happening and why now.
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#DuranAdam: Standing Man Inspires Protesters Around The World (with images, tweets) · acarvin

Erdem Gündüz spent more than six hours standing silently in Istanbul's Taksim Square last night, inspiring similar protests across Turkey and around the world.
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Africa: Syria and the Sham of 'Humanitarian Intervention'

Africa: Syria and the Sham of 'Humanitarian Intervention' | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

Humanitarian intervention provides the U.S. the perfect ideological cover and internal rationalization to continue as the global 'gendarme' of the capitalist order. America should leave the rest of the world alone

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Humanitarian intervention provides the U.S. the perfect ideological cover and internal rationalization to continue as the global 'gendarme' of the capitalist order. America should leave the rest of the world alone

Karin Stanojevic's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:26 PM

It seems the world is catching on to what's really happening with HI

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Africa: The War On Africa - U.S. Imperialism and the World Economic Crisis

Africa: The War On Africa - U.S. Imperialism and the World Economic Crisis | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

Capitalism has failed to provide adequate housing, jobs, medical, educational and other services to many people in the West. As well, China's global influence is rising. These are some of the reasons behind the US quest for mineral resources and strategic dominance in Africa and Middle East

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US to start arming Syrian rebels, but will it make much difference?

US to start arming Syrian rebels, but will it make much difference? | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Some senior US military officials question the strategic value of sending small arms and ammunition to the Syrian rebels. But other options – including a no-fly zone – also carry concerns.
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The International Criminal Court's Africa problem

The International Criminal Court's Africa problem | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
All cases launched so far by the ICC involve Africans, throwing into question the court's "international" nature.
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Guilt Trip - By Mwangi S. Kimenyi

Guilt Trip - By Mwangi S. Kimenyi | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama embark on his second trip to sub-Saharan Africa today since taking office in 2009. Significant though it is, this long-awaited visit will fall short of the expectations of many Africans. Over the last four and a half years, Africans have grown increasingly critical of Obama's limited interest in the continent -- an interest that seems confined to security -- and many feel that the U.S. president has taken their goodwill for granted. The excitement that accompanied his historic 2008 election has given way to widespread cynicism on the continent. Unfortunately, this trip is unlikely to change the prevailing view among Africans that Obama is out of touch with the new realities of an emerging Africa.

 
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The Brits Are Spying On Us -- They've Got "More Access" Than NSA

The Brits Are Spying On Us -- They've Got "More Access" Than NSA | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

We already knew that the U.S. spy agencies collect all kinds on Americans, thanks to leaked documents from NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Now, in a fresh leak, we're learning that Brits are snooping on us, too -- tapping the world's telephone and Internet traffic, and sharing that info with the United States.

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Understanding the latest leaks is understanding the rise of a new fascism

Understanding the latest leaks is understanding the rise of a new fascism | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Understanding the latest leaks is understanding the rise of a new fascism
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Ten things you didn’t know about refugees

Ten things you didn’t know about refugees | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
With 45.2 million displaced by violence, persecution or rights abuses, the number of refugees is higher than at any time since 1994, says UNHCR
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INFOGRAPHIC: World refugees in 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: World refugees in 2012 | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

Charts showing global refugee populations broken down by region. Includes 10 major source countries and host countries. REUTERS GRAPHICS

 

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Global refugee numbers at 19-year high

Global refugee numbers at 19-year high | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
UN's refugee agency says 45.2 million people remain displaced from their homes due to worldwide conflicts.
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US to hold direct peace talks with Taliban

US to hold direct peace talks with Taliban | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
White House announcement coincides with opening of political office by Afghan anti-government group in Qatari capital.
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The 'Standing Man' Of Turkey: Act Of Quiet Protest Goes Viral : NPR

The 'Standing Man' Of Turkey: Act Of Quiet Protest Goes Viral : NPR | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
After police broke up the protests in Turkey's Taksim Square over the weekend, a new protest has sprung up — but this one is still and silent.
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Here's How Often Google and Facebook Say Yes to Government Snoops

Here's How Often Google and Facebook Say Yes to Government Snoops | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Plus, internal data on how many user accounts have been targeted.
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Africa: The China-Africa Convergence: Can America Catch Up?

Africa: The China-Africa Convergence: Can America Catch Up? | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

Howard French, a leading American journalist on Africa for four decades, returned to the continent after stints as New York Times correspondent in Tokyo and Shanghai. He discovered a resurgent continent increasingly wedded to Chinese growth and expansion. The deep penetration of Africa by Chinese firms and citizens has coincided with an era of sustained African economic growth. On the eve of President Obama's visit to three democratic nations – Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania – French's essay initiates an Africa Demos series on the China-Africa Convergence and their implications for the United States and other countries. 

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Hard-Line Egypt Cleric Sentenced for Burning Bible - ABC News

Hard-Line Egypt Cleric Sentenced for Burning Bible - ABC News | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
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Hard-Line Egypt Cleric Sentenced for Burning Bible
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A hard-line Muslim cleric received an 11-year suspended sentence Sunday for tearing up and burning a Bible, Egypt's official news agency said.
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'You don't even know what you're voting for': MP paints damning portrait of life in Westminster

'You don't even know what you're voting for': MP paints damning portrait of life in Westminster | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
An MP whose election was expected to trigger a new age of democratic legitimacy in Britain has issued a damning assessment of life in parliament.
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