UNHCR:Facts and Figures on Refugees Number of forcibly displaced worldwide: 59.5 million Number of Refugees There were 19.5 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2014, 14.4 million under the mandate of UNHCR, around 2.9 million more than in 2013. The War on Suffrage “Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage leanings when they spy shiny objects like toys, men, and the Sandman. The 1915 picture book ends with the final baby suffragette cracking her baby doll’s head open. “And then there were none!” ends the book on a gleeful note.
Alternative Housing There are several companies that make all-season yurts that can be turned into permanent homes. Yurts cost less than stick-built homes, and even with "all the fixins," they are often less money than even manufactured homes. They can also be assembled quickly in comparison to stick built and even modular homes. And while you might think of a yurt as something small and temporary, some of the larger models are quite spacious.
Theory & Event - Claiming Division, Naming a Wrong In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The movement opened up by Occupy Wall Street is the most exciting event on the US political left since 1968. As in '68, the current movement extends globally, encompasses multiple grievances, and is being met by violent police responses. Also as in '68, an economic wrong, the wrong of capitalism, is at the core of the political rupture. In May 1968, a general strike shut down the French economy. Students occupied the Sorbonne and workers occupied factories.
Best Party The party's initial success is seen as a backlash against establishment parties in the wake of Iceland's 2008-2011 financial crisis. History The Best Party was founded in late 2009 by Jón Gnarr, an Icelandic actor, comedian and writer. The rise of political bots on social media Almost every Twitter user will have come across bots. Your new follower whose profile picture is the generic egg, and who posts exactly once a day vague words of wisdom in 140 characters, is most probably such an automated account. Very common are spam bots for commercial purposes.
Freedom From Religion Foundation - Wikipedia The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an American non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin with members from all 50 states. The largest national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF promotes the separation of church and state and educates the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism. The FFRF publishes a newspaper, Freethought Today 10 times a year. Since 2006, as the Freethought Radio Network, FFRF has produced the Freethought Radio show. History The FFRF was co-founded by Anne Nicol Gaylor and her daughter, Annie Laurie Gaylor, in 1976 and was incorporated nationally in 1978. The organization is supported by over 23,500 members and operates from an 1855-era building in Madison, Wisconsin, that once served as a church rectory.
Reports and publications This project explored the increasing pressures on the global food system between now and 2050. It highlights the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to 9 billion or more can be fed in a fair and sustainable way. The project focused on 5 challenges for the future: balancing future demand and supply sustainably - to ensure that food supplies are affordable ensuring that there is stability in food prices - and protecting the most vulnerable from the volatility that does occur achieving global access to food and ending hunger - recognising that producing enough food in the world so that everyone can potentially be fed is not the same thing as ensuring food security for all managing the contribution of the food system to the mitigation of climate change maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems while feeding the world Over 100 peer-reviewed evidence papers were commissioned to inform the analysis.
In the Moment Jason Adams Williams College “Time and I, against any two” – Baltasar Gracián [Author’s Note: this piece was composed while Occupy Oakland, Portland, Denver, and other cities were under attack, prior to the eviction of the epicenter, NYC’s Zuccotti Park. The events of the past weekend, it would seem, render the already developing shift from space to time necessary, as well as inevitable.] Until recently, a casual observer might have thought that Occupy had developed a time management problem, that it was increasingly managed by a static image of space.
What is Nexthamburg? The Nexthamburg mission From Idea to Project The Crowdsourcing Model Nexthamburg’s editorial team collects all the ideas, wishes, themes and visions coming from the participatory process. Based on the proposals’ topics and the calls from the actors involved, including the editorial team, the citizens, partners and experts, it launches new projects. How to participate Top Ten Reasons Why Kids Under the Age of 18 Should Be Allowed to Vote In Government Elections - TheTopTens® BlueTopazIceVanilla This is my second list I thought up for a while, and it's kind of a sister to my other list: Top Ten Reasons Why Kids Should Get Paid to Go to School. IMPORTANT NOTE: I am NOT saying that kids on TheTopTens can't vote, and that they should be able to. I'm saying that kids SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE ON OFFICIAL ELECTIONS (state, city, country elections e.t.c.) I hope that clears any predicted confusion, and enjoy the list!
Drinking Liberally Trump’s national security chief resigns, the White House can’t get its story straight on who knew what and when they knew, and Flynn kept getting briefings even after the DOJ warned he could be blackmailed. Executive orders are stopped by courts, but Trump advisers say they can ignore judges, as they try to appoint a Supreme Court justice, and as ICE detains DACA recipients and other folks just for not having ID. Israel and China policy change on the fly, legions of civil servants resign en masse while others go rogue within departments that are being led by a Swamp Cabinet of kleptocrats, oligarchs, and autocrats. Puzder is sunk, Conway is scolded, campaign aides were emailing with Russia, Trump handles North Korea in public over dinner, and finds time to tweet against critics and companies to divert attention from his team’s impeachable offenses. If you’re feeling nervous, you’re not alone as this is all a matter of National Insecurity.
Recycling Facts - A Recycling Revolution The following list of recycling facts are among some of the most thought provoking that I have found. These recycling facts have been compiled from various sources including the National Recycling Coalition, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Earth911.org. While I make every effort to provide accurate information, I make no warranty or guarantee that the facts presented here are exact. We welcome all polite corrections to our information. Please also feel free to contact us if you have additional recycling facts to share.