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Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, A Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency | Current Affairs

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Donald Trump Declares Undying Love for Uneducated US Voters

Donald Trump Declares Undying Love for Uneducated US Voters | Global politics | Scoop.it
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, whose own speeches have been rated to match a 4th grade reading level, announced following his big win in Nevada that he just loves the “poorly educated.”
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Does a Star Wars Episode Storyline Copy a Soviet Fantasy Film?

Does a Star Wars Episode Storyline Copy a Soviet Fantasy Film? | Global politics | Scoop.it
An anti-plagiarism application, developed by a student at Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), has detected a striking similarity between the plot of the Star Wars movie “Episode IV: A New Hope,” and the Soviet children’s fantasy film “Kashchei the Immortal.”
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Donald Trump just won the Nevada caucus

Donald Trump just won the Nevada caucus | Global politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump chalked up another big victory on the Nevada leg of the Republican presidential race last night, in spite of a caucus process that at times proved chaotic and contentious.

Neither Marco Rubio nor Ted Cruz came close to preventing the belligerent billionaire claiming a third presidential primary triumph in a row, following his double-digit wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
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Turkey: Blind student’s music academy enrolment ban breached human rights law | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

Turkey: Blind student’s music academy enrolment ban breached human rights law | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Alcaldesa de Washington en La Habana: Debemos aprender de la experiencia de Cuba

Alcaldesa de Washington en La Habana: Debemos aprender de la experiencia de Cuba | Global politics | Scoop.it
Debemos aprender de la experiencia de Cuba para mantener altos estándares en educación y en salud, sobre todo en atención primaria, con recursos reducidos, af
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry | Global politics | Scoop.it
ORIANI, Haiti (AP) — Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph's small vegetable plot. The family's chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family now sleeps on the floor of their shack. All that's left to sell are the pots she uses to cook over a fire pit, when there's something to eat. The 28-year-old mother of four is among roughly 1.5 million Haitians who can't get nearly enough nutrition because of a years-long drought that has spoiled harvests in her small mountain village and across large sections of the countryside. "We get a little bit to eat and drink each day, but it's never enough to get our strength back. I don't know what to do anymore," she said, her voice hoarse as she cradled her toddler twins, their hair brittle and taking on a yellowish tinge, a sign of malnutrition. For the last three years, a punishing drought has driven Haitians who were already barely getting by on marginal farmland even deeper into misery. Last year's crop yields were the worst in 35 years in a country where more than two-thirds of people eke out a living from agriculture, many using archaic hand tools. Many Haitians routinely go to bed hungry, and are heartbreakingly accustomed to privation and natural disasters. But the cumulative impact of this drought is so severe that Haiti is facing "unprecedented food insecurity," according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Over the last year, it's worsened significantly with a strong El Nino weather phenomenon that's been disrupting weather patterns across the globe, leaving many places in Latin America and the Caribbean stricken by drought. Cuba suffered its worst drought in over a century in 2015 and water rationing was ordered in Puerto Rico and elsewhere. But few places are more vulnerable than Haiti, where 3.6 million of its 10.4 million people can't afford the minimum daily calories, according to the U.N. World Food Program. Of those, 1.5 million are in urgent need of assistance, meaning they're getting significantly less nutrition than what they need and are so underfed they become weak. That category of "severely food insecure" people has doubled in Haiti over the last six months, the agency said. "This drought is a very dangerous situation. The pressures on people keep increasing," said Haitian economist Kesner Pharel, noting that buying food makes up more than half of an average Haitian family's budget. Pharel said local agricultural production has contracted so severely over the last two years that 70 percent of the crops consumed in Haiti are now imported, up from roughly 50 percent in the past. With the local currency losing value, the cost of imports is rising, making everything pricier. Officials say more rural families are being forced to join the decades-long exodus to cities. And diminishing calories means more children are vulnerable to infections like measles and any number of other diseases. Wendy Bigham, country director of the U.N. World Food Program, said a growing number of farming families have been eating seed stock, seeking loans and selling items such as livestock and tools to get cash for food. But "coping mechanisms such as reducing food consumption, selling assets and borrowing money are more and more difficult to sustain as the drought continues year after year," she said. In the wind-swept mountain town of Oriani in southeast Haiti, Joseph knows this all too well. About a year ago, her husband left to seek work in the neighboring Dominican Republic and he hasn't returned since. She was forced to sell off her chickens and then her other meager possessions to buy food. On a recent afternoon, Associated Press reporters met her at a town health clinic crowded with other women cradling children and waiting their turn to be seen. Her 2-year-old twins, Angelo and Angela, have missed developmental milestones such as taking their first steps or uttering their first words. On this day, she left with only deworming tablets because the facility was again out of nutrient-dense peanut butter. At her family's stone-and-timber shack, Joseph's two older children, 10-year-old daughter Junel and 12-year-old son Stevenson, sprawled listlessly on a straw mat as her hungry twins tried to breastfeed. Joseph is so underfed and dehydrated that she can't produce milk. "I only nurse them to comfort them," she said. To get emergency aid to people like Joseph and her children, the World Food Program is seeking $84 million in donations to distribute cash and food to roughly 1 million drought-affected Haitians. The U.S. has boosted its emergency aid to Haiti, awarding $11.6 million to nonprofits to address nutritional deficiencies for over 135,000 people. The challenges of getting emergency food aid to struggling communities, even those accessible only by foot or donkey, is easier than finding elusive solutions to Haiti's chronic hunger problems. Abnel Desarmours, acting director of the government's National Coordination of Food Security Unit, said more sustained efforts must be made to escape the seemingly endless cycles of disaster and rescue. The recent rise in food insecurity underscores just how vulnerable many of Haiti's people remain despite decades of global aid. "It is very difficult, but we have to figure this out. Irrigation systems must be built or fixed and our food production has to be strengthened," he said. Haiti has long struggled with malnutrition as a result of widespread poverty, political dysfunction and corruption, and a fragile agricultural sector repeatedly set back by severe weather and environmental degradation. Punishing weather is only expected to intensify as a result of global climate change. Recently, sustained rains from a cold front came to northern Haiti. But they arrived in the form of a deluge that flooded streets and fields, doing little to help the current planting season. The crisis in the countryside has also reached the cities, causing the price of plantains and tomatoes to triple, according to vendors in the capital, Port-au-Prince. "The prices keep going up even as the crops get punier," vendor Junior Edraud said as he worked a bustling corner. "Something's got to give because the Haitian people can't keep going like this." Even if the rainfall during the spring rainy season is steady, farming families in Oriani and other towns will have to struggle to get by until the summer harvest. Last week, the U.N. weather agency said the ongoing El Nino has passed its peak, but its "humanitarian and economic impacts will continue for many months to come." For now, Joseph is doing what she can to feed her family two meager meals a day. "It's very hard because when they get up crying in the night I can't answer them," she said. ___ David McFadden on Twitter: www.twitter.com/dmcfadd
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Video: Vladimir Putin on the Ceasefire in Syria: "I Have Just held a Phone Conversation with President Barack Obama"

Video: Vladimir Putin on the Ceasefire in Syria: "I Have Just held a Phone Conversation with President Barack Obama" | Global politics | Scoop.it
Translated from Russian GR Editor's Note: This speech by Vladimir Putin was barely been covered and commented by Western mainstream media "Dear friends, I have just held a phone conversation with t...
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New WikiLeaks Release Exposes 'Most Highly Classified' NSA Spy Ops

New WikiLeaks Release Exposes 'Most Highly Classified' NSA Spy Ops | Global politics | Scoop.it
New documents published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday reveal more of the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) spying operations on foreign leaders, including its interception of climate talks between UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Hillary Clinton Is Backed By Major Republican Donors By Eric Zuesse

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Thousands Of Students March In Delhi Demanding Justice For Rohith Vemula

Thousands Of Students March In Delhi Demanding Justice For Rohith Vemula | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Au Venezuela, les victimes du putschisme se battent contre l’impunité - Investig’Action

Au Venezuela, les victimes du putschisme se battent contre l’impunité - Investig’Action | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Rejected migrants turn Austrian station into a 'terminus of fear'

Rejected migrants turn Austrian station into a  'terminus of fear' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hordes of drunk, predatory migrants have turned Linz train station, Austria, into a 'no-go zone' for women at night, who dub the station 'the terminus of fear'. Many have been rejected at the German border.
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The Definitive, Encyclopedic Case For Why Hillary Clinton is the Wrong Choice

The Definitive, Encyclopedic Case For Why Hillary Clinton is the Wrong Choice | Global politics | Scoop.it
There are fine reasons to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Some of the smartest people I know are behind her, and ...
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The Hunt is On: Scientists Hot on the Trail of Elusive Ninth Planet

The Hunt is On: Scientists Hot on the Trail of Elusive Ninth Planet | Global politics | Scoop.it
Last month, astronomers announced that a ninth planet may lurk in the dark, far beyond Neptune. The problem? They have no idea where it is. Thanks to the Cassini spacecraft, however, scientists have narrowed their search.
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Turkish Football Legend Faces 4 Years Behind Bars for 'Insulting' Erdogan

Turkish Football Legend Faces 4 Years Behind Bars for 'Insulting' Erdogan | Global politics | Scoop.it
One of the most prolific strikers in the history of Turkish football and former party fellow of then-Prime-Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may end up imprisoned for tweeting sentiments his ex-ally allegedly feels are a personal insult to the current state leader.
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Erdogan pasha The Backstabber is promoting his personality cult, and in his unbridled magalomania he sees himself as a prophet and the present Sultan and would-be Caliph, so criticism is not of his pleasure and offenders must be punished.

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Hillary's bro got Haiti gold concession after Clinton fnd. relief work

Hillary's bro got Haiti gold concession after Clinton fnd. relief work | Global politics | Scoop.it
A book due out in May describes an alleged sweetheart deal that netted a gold concession that hadn't been issued to anyone in 50 years – to a company whose board included Hillary's brother.
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How Turkey Misreads the Kurds

How Turkey Misreads the Kurds | Global politics | Scoop.it
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to acknowledge important differences between the P.K.K. and other groups.
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Convocan marcha en apoyo a presos mapuche para el lunes 29 de febrero en Cañete.

Convocan marcha en apoyo a presos mapuche para el lunes 29 de febrero en Cañete. | Global politics | Scoop.it
[resumen.cl] Para el próximo lunes 29 de febrero en el museo mapuche de la ciudad de Cañete, se ha convocado una marcha en apoyo a los presos mapuche en las cárceles de Lebu y Arauco. A continuación, reproducimos un comunicado público de comunidades resistencia mapuche lafkenche de la provincia de Arauco. Comunicado Público Los presos […]
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Syria: Does This "Cessation Of Hostilities" Allow Attacks On Jaish al-Fatah?

Syria: Does This "Cessation Of Hostilities" Allow Attacks On Jaish al-Fatah? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria ... Consistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and the state...
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Donald Trump and the GOP’s New ‘Pitchfork’ Rebellion

Donald Trump and the GOP’s New ‘Pitchfork’ Rebellion | Global politics | Scoop.it
In spring 2003, the journalist and former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum published a controversial essay in the pages of the conservative house organ, National Review. In the frenzied run-up to the Iraq War, Frum, branded a number of antiwar conservatives like Patrick Buchanan, the columnist Robert Novak and the libertarian journalist Justin Raimondo as “unpatriotic conservatives.”
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Out There: What happened to Twitter?

Out There: What happened to Twitter? | Global politics | Scoop.it
TV about what's REALLY going on.
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What happened to Twitter?

Turning the screws on social media.

The great "bait and switch" revealed.

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PUDR Writes To Chief Justice Of India On Attack On Soni Sori And Other Rights Violations In Chhattisgarh

PUDR Writes To Chief Justice Of India On Attack On Soni Sori And Other Rights Violations In Chhattisgarh | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Enabled the Coup in Honduras

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Enabled the Coup in Honduras | Global politics | Scoop.it
Today, the rule of law in Honduras still has not recovered from the coup that Secretary Clinton helped enable.
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Kiev Authorities Finishing Off Last Remnants of Ukraine's Economy

Kiev Authorities Finishing Off Last Remnants of Ukraine's Economy | Global politics | Scoop.it
Either by malice or folly, Ukraine's government is attacking the country's economy on multiple fronts. Zealously stepping up the struggle against imported Russian goods, Kiev has simultaneously cut social benefits, raised tariffs, and proudly announced its adherence to an association agreement with the EU which could finish off the economy.
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