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The government’s push to the amended land acquisition law overlooks provisions in other acts that address closely related issues such as food security and conservation of biodiversity, writes Shalini Bhutani.

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Nearly 80 whistleblowers who have come together against unethical practices will now encourage more doctors to join the movement

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imageA large number of doctors came together on Friday to formulate plans for a network which will work to achieve a rational, ethical and decommercialised medical fraternity. They have also decided to ask for regulation of doctors.

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Contamination levels in the recent leak were 70 times greater than the levels recorded in the already-contaminated area

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imageDays after Japan witnessed a fresh radioactive leak in Fukushima’s Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a certificate of “robustness” to the plant.

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This piece was written by guest contributor Amna Qureshi (@Amnamaq), and originally published at the Toronto Star. Judge Eliana Marengo has made a serious error by telling a Muslim woman that she must take off her hijab in court before her case would be heard. Her justification — that the woman was not “suitably dressed” — is wrong-headed [Read More...]
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Prolonged use of smartphones and exposure to noise in public entertainment venues responsible

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imageAt least 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) press release.
 

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Around 40 RTI activists in the country have been killed in recent years, several of them after the Whistleblowers Protection Act was passed. Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya explores why the said law has been unable to achieve its stated end.

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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

Stato-Legge, Capitale, e Cultura. Che sono al loro meglio quando indipendenti l’uno dall’altro. Lo Stato non dovrebbe interferire con il mercato, il Capitale non con la politica, né con la Cultura. Guardiamo anche solo come il Capitale cambi parti importanti della Cultura come gli sport, le arti e la scienza, trasformandoli in prodotti d’acquisto, vendita e investimento, esigendo dalle università che servano il Capitale, non la Verità.
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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

Maung Zarni kommer från en militärsläkt och lämnade Burma för att göra karriär. Det var först i exilen han blev dissident och aktivist, och en förkämpe för landets mest utsatta minoritet – den muslimska folkgruppen rohingyas. Amnesty Press träffade Maung Zarni när han gästade Stockholm.

‘Lawfare’ and Liberation

Monday, 2 March 2015 12:00 pm
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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

In opposition to a law-oriented foreign policy for the United States are arguments of ‘American exceptionalism.’ Such arguments condition its applicability to American behavior and insist on the implementation of international law in relation to the alleged unlawful conduct of adversaries (e.g. Russia involvement in eastern Ukraine)
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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

After World War II the Marshall Plan provided Germany immediate financial relief. While it rebuilt its economy from scratch, much of the incurred debt was forgiven and payments postponed. The result was a thriving economy. Perhaps it’s time for Germany to apply those lessons to Europe more generally.
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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

16 Feb 2015 - For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict are understood and managed.

The Von Weizsäckers, Germany’s Kennedys

Monday, 2 March 2015 12:00 pm
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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

President Richard von Weizsäcker passed away 31 January and was very much celebrated in Germany for his brilliant presidency to normalize a Germany with a troubled past, even divided on top of that. But, by and large leaving out his global perspectives mentioned below.
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Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa

Una carrellata di testimonianze di proteste nonviolente in India contro un modello di sviluppo distruttivo, e qualche riflessione sulle implicazioni globali della perdita di ‘natura’.

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