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Amnesty International: A Devastating Year Coastal Flood Potential - Will It Force Redefining of "Defense"?
"There can be no security without human rights. . . .We must hope that, looking backward to 2014 in the years to come, what we lived through in 2014 will be seen as a nadir - an ultimate low point - from which we rose up and created a better future." "We could de-salinate the sea water and use it to make forests in the deserts and other regions that need water ... To do this, we must restructure our engineering and industrial priorities from war to peace. "
Amnistía Internacional : Un año demoledor WikiLeaks: The Latin America Files
"Sin derechos humanos no puede haber seguridad. . . Debemos esperar que, cuando en años venideros miremos hacia 2014, lo que hemos vivido este año se considere un nadir —el punto más bajo alcanzable— a partir del cual nos hayamos alzado y creado un futuro mejor." "Information is power. . . What we citizens of the Western Hemisphere do with that power will become the ultimate legacy of the WikiLeaks experience. "
Amnesty International: L’année 2014 a été terrible Peace Demonstrations around the World
"Une sécurité réelle ne peut être instaurée sans le respect des droits humains. . . .Nous devons nourrir un espoir : au cours des années à venir, lorsque nous nous souviendrons de 2014, ce que nous avons vécu cette année-là sera jugé comme le point le plus bas, d'où nous nous serons élevés vers un avenir meilleur." "There were peace demonstrations around the world on September 27, but because of the American mass media, Americans will know less about them than people in the rest of the world. As far as I could tell, the news was not carried on US television and in most newspapers."
Panama opens a truth commission on US invasion The Gacaca: Rwanda's Bold Experiment in Reconciliation
"Among other issues, the victims demand that Washington recognize the invasion, compensate the country and say where are the mass graves have been buried hundreds of Panamanians, besides declaring December 20 as a day of national mourning" "We need to follow the course of the gacaca over the next few years to see if we can learn about justice from the African people and their traditions."
Oil price crash won’t hurt renewable sector – analysts The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"On the contrary, [Bloomberg New Energy Finance] chairman Michael Liebrich argued a shift to clean energy was hitting oil demand, driving the price down." "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
U.S. Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA Torture Participate in Democracy: Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, could Mexico be next?
"Graphic new details of the post-9/11 U.S. torture program came to light Tuesday when the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 500-page summary of its investigation into the CIA." "Mexico now joins the ranks of other countries with similar controversial election results."
Brazil: Truth Commission details ‘Dirty War’ Atrocities, Calls for Prosecutions Christ, Krishna and Mohamed: What do they have in common?
"In addition, the commission proposed creating a body to monitor the adoption of its recommendations for addressing past abuses, and to examine and promote measures to end the continued use by security forces of torture and other abusive practices documented in the report." "A good place to start your own exploration of this important question is the website religious tolerance where the tenets of 47 North American religious groups are described."
Brasil: Comissão da Verdade Expõe Atrocidades da Ditadura To desire freedom is an instinct
"Além disso, a Comissão propôs a criação de um órgão para monitorar a adoção de suas recomendações quanto aos abusos cometidos no passado, bem como para examinar e promover medidas para acabar com a prática atual, pelas forças de segurança, da tortura e de outros abusos documentados no relatório." "one of my literary projects that are committed to building understanding, tolerance, and Peace initiative in Nigeria"
UNESCO chief calls for ‘protected cultural zones’ in war-torn Iraq, Syria The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"there can be no purely military solution to this crisis. To fight fanaticism, we also need to reinforce education, a defence against hatred, and protect heritage, which helps forge collective identity" "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
UNESCO llama a proteger patrimonio cultural de Siria e Iraq Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"La solución a esta crisis no puede ser puramente militar, para combatir el fanatismo debemos también reforzar la educación, baluarte contra el odio, y proteger el patrimonio, que contribuye a forjar una identidad colectiva" "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
L'UNESCO appelle à la mise en place de zones de protection culturelle en Syrie et en Iraq The Day of the Girl Has Come
"il n'y a pas de solution purement militaire à cette crise. Pour lutter contre le fanatisme, il faut aussi renforcer l'éducation, qui aide à se défendre contre la haine, et protéger le patrimoine, qui aide à forger une identité collective" "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs A New Century of Colonial War?
"in Rome from Nov. 19 to 21 . . . the Second International Conference on Nutrition , , , is an opportunity they cannot afford to miss: making peoples’ right to a healthy diet a global reality." "Writing in Trud, Alexandre Tsipko said "we have entered into a century of war for a new colonial order." And writing in Novaya Gazeta, Boris Kagarlitski describes the Homeland Security Act as the American KGB"
Dr. Widad Akrawi Receives the Pfeffer Peace Award The ICC, the Other Option
"Dr. Widad Akrawi, a Danish citizen of Kurdish ancestry, is considered one of Scandinavia’s most successful female human rights defenders and peace advocates . . . as well as the co-founder and president of Defend International - a nongovernmental organization devoted to peace, democracy, diplomacy, human rights, and medical research." "The court will ensure that no ruler, no State, no junta and no army anywhere can abuse human rights with impunity."
7 Things You Need to Know about the Resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee Shukran, Mister President, Thank you!
"Trinidad and Tobago’s leadership in leveling the playing field for women in disarmament and arms control shows once again that small states can have massive impact at the United Nations." "What are the real threats to the Arab revolutions? Danger, or progress? In developing a democratic system can we convert and integrate those who are ' undemocratic''? "
Remembering our friend and colleague, Efua Dorkenoo Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"For more than three decades, “Mama Efua” was a pioneering leader in the global movement to end female genital mutilation" "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."