NYPD sergeants threaten to sue Wall Street protesters “Deeply concerned” police sergeants are coming out swinging today against obnoxious Wall Street protesters, saying they plan to “pursue legal action” against demonstrators who injure any of its members. Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’s Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, said his group plans to pursue legal claims against Occupy Wall Street protesters should they cause injury to any of its 5,000 members. “In light of the growing violence attendant to the ‘Occupy’ movements across the country, particularly as evidenced by the recent events in Oakland, I am compelled to place these so-called ‘occupiers’ on notice that physical assaults on police officers will not be tolerated,” he said. Mullins added that any “assault on a police officer is not only punishable as a felony in the State of New York, but will also be met with swift and certain legal action by the SBA, which will seek monetary damages against any individual who causes injury to a New York City Sergeant.” With AP
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Press Conference by Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Blasphemy laws should be repealed worldwide to ensure the rights of converts, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief at a Headquarters news conference today. “In my daily work as Special Rapporteur, I come across grave violations of freedom of religion or belief affecting many people in the field of conversions,” Heiner Bielefeldt said, outlining the main points of his report, which, following the press conference, was to be presented to the General Assembly’s Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural). (See Press Release GA/SHC/4048.) Those violations could be observed in different parts of the world and were perpetrated by States and non-State actors for different motives, such as religious hegemony and truth claims, he said.
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Convention on the Rights of the Child - State of the World’s Children in Numbers Watch: Innovate for Children, Innovate for Equity Activate Talks Activating a promise Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.This year, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), there is much to celebrate: from declining infant mortality, to rising school enrolment, to better opportunities for girls.In spite of the overall gains, there are many children who have fallen even further behind. Old challenges have combined with new problems to deprive many children of their rights and the benefits of development. The talks will take place throughout 2014, and will be live-streamed or broadcast on the Activate Talks web portal.
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Cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitanism is the ideology that all human beings belong to a single community, based on a shared morality. A person who adheres to the idea of cosmopolitanism in any of its forms is called a cosmopolitan or cosmopolite. A cosmopolitan community might be based on an inclusive morality, a shared economic relationship, or a political structure that encompasses different nations. In a cosmopolitan community individuals from different places (e.g. nation-states) form relationships of mutual respect. As an example, Kwame Anthony Appiah suggests the possibility of a cosmopolitan community in which individuals from varying locations (physical, economic, etc.) enter relationships of mutual respect despite their differing beliefs (religious, political, etc.). Various cities and locales, past or present, have or are defined as "cosmopolitan"; that does not necessarily mean that all or most of their inhabitants consciously embrace the above philosophy.
Five ways you can help Raif Badawi Raif Badawi. Credit: Private We urgently need Saudi Arabia to stop the flogging of Raif Badawi and release him immediately. Here’s how you can help. London Authorities Plan Legal Action to Remove Protesters’ Tents The City of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral said they will take legal action to remove the tents of demonstrators camped outside the 17th-century landmark protesting against economic inequality. The municipal authority for London’s financial district voted to seek a court order to evict the camp, the City of London Corp. said in a statement today.
neuroscience of Imagination Albert Einstein said of the theory of relativity, "I thought of it while riding my bicycle." Anyone who exercises regularly knows that your thinking process changes when you are walking, jogging, biking, swimming, riding the elliptical trainer, etc. New ideas tend to bubble up and crystallize when you are inside the aerobic zone. You are able to connect the dots and problem solve with a cognitive flexibility that you don't have when you are sitting at your desk. This is a universal phenomenon, but one that neuroscientists are just beginning to understand. Aerobic exercise clears the cobwebs from your mind and gives you access to insights that are out of reach when you are sedentary.