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Amnesty International - working to protect human rights worldwide

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Detention Action Detention Action is working with people in detention, and those recently released, to share their experiences of detention, and to tell the story of why they were detained. Abdul is a Rohingya from Burma. He is stateless, so cannot return to Burma or Bangladesh. Despite this, when he claimed asylum he was placed on the Detained Fast Track. I was detained from August 2010 until the beginning of November 2012 and have only just been granted bail. I’m now staying at a designated address far away from my family in London; I have a curfew and other restrictions that make travel to see them impossible.

WE- Yvegney Zamyatin (Political Science Fiction) Review [Zamyatin s] intuitive grasp of the irrational side of totalitarianism human sacrifice, cruelty as an end in itself makes ["We"] superior to Huxley s ["Brave New World"]. George Orwell" Life at Google - Google Jobs Whether it’s creating self-driving cars or translating the web into 64 languages, we love big bets. Our company culture encourages experimentation and the free flow of ideas. This perspective is not limited to our engineering teams and technical roles, but extends to all Googlers who share a desire to challenge what’s possible. In an interview with Wired magazine, Larry Page discusses the company’s pursuit of innovation. Since it’s founding, Google has encouraged people to think big and aim for breakthroughs instead of incremental improvements. Larry also stresses his desire to do things that have never been done like self-driving cars and Google Glass—both of which are becoming reality, thanks to Google [x], our laboratory for moonshots.

Alternative Radio — The Threat of Democracy Program #CHON218. Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey on January 18, 2013. The U.S. is the self-proclaimed global champion of democracy. But the term is used selectively. Take Hillary Clinton who was widely praised as an outstanding Secretary of State. At the height of the Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt protesting Mubarak’s 30-year dictatorship, she said, No country has done more for democracy in Egypt than the U.S.

'Honour'-based violence Heshu Yunes ‘Honour’-based violence and ‘honour’ killings are a form of violence against women which currently occur predominantly amongst populations from the Middle East and South Asia, although they may occur in other areas, and historically have been recorded in Southern Europe. ‘Honour’ works to restrict women’s autonomy, particularly sexual autonomy within male-dominated societies which place a high value on women’s chastity. Within ‘honour’ crimes, families may collaborate to commit violence against a relative who is thought to have violated the restrictions around female behaviour. Such violations might include dress or make-up which is not approved by the family, resisting an arranged marriage, seeking divorce, reporting domestic violence, although some so-called offences may appear trivial.

Revolt on the Right by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin – review Its first leader was a don at a fashionable London University, its current leader went to public school and made his money in the City. His immediate predecessor was an Etonian who hadn't read his own party's manifesto. Its elected officials have called women sluts, been jailed for benefit fraud, and blamed the floods on gay marriage.

Humanity Healing International is a humanitarian, nondenominational, nonpolitical organization promoting Spiritual Activism as a means to foster Healing for communities with little or no Hope. Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ~Cesar Chavez Women are the most marginalized, oppressed and downtrodden group in Pakistani society. Struggling on: Zapatistas 20 years after the uprising 1 January 2014Last updated at 00:37 ET By Will Grant BBC Mundo, San Cristobal de las Casas Continue reading the main story The EZLN's charismatic leader with his pipe and balaclava soon became iconic for the indigenous struggle The speed with which the uprising spread caught the security forces by surprise Women played a key role in the movement, with many becoming female commanders, or comandantas

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