Why rural girls need more than just sanitary napkins

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 09:19 am
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Posted by Puja Awasthi


Handing out non-biodegradable sanitary pads to rural school girls who have reached menarche will not address their menstrual hygiene issue. Clean and functional toilets with water supply, awareness about menstruation, economical and biodegradable pads and more is needed, finds Puja Awasthi.

A human gaze

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 07:13 am
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Posted by Darryl D'Monte


Harsh Mander's new book Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India talks about the growing inequality and the lack of compassion amongst the rich for the poor in India. Darryl D'Monte reviews the book which despite its candidness about the grim realities offers a message of hope and promise.

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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

28 Aug 2015 - The 67th World Health Assembly requested WHO to report on the health conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The result is a unique portrait of occupied Palestine told through the eyes of health-care – precarious, poverty-stricken and horribly damaged by Israel’s blockade.

To Go Wide or Deep – Women’s Peace Work

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:46 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

A group of women – Women Wage Peace, set up after the carnage of Operation Protective Edge – began a fast near the PM’s home on the anniversary of the Operation and maintained it in shifts for 50 days. They were not the usual suspects – which may explain the lack of media coverage – and one participant raises the perennial questions of how to build a political movement.
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30 Aug 2015 - Is There Anyone Who Believes That Yemeni Lives Matter? Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen, the poorest country in the region, has been catastrophic for Yemen, which is all-but-defenseless. Backed by eight other Arab dictatorships and the US, they have committed uncounted war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

31 Aug 2015 - Farmers, first of all, are breeders. They might not have the lab coats that have come to define modern plant breeding, but their wisdom, knowledge and contribution is unquestionable. To be able to continue breeding, using their own seed, is their first right, their first freedom and their first duty.
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August 26, 2015 - It's no secret that bees are in trouble. Last week, the results of a landmark British study tracking neonic use for over a decade showed a direct correlation between a class of these pesticides and bee colony losses.

Anti-Abe Feeling Grows in SDF

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:05 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

Aug 26, 2015 - Bitter feelings against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are quietly permeating through members of the Self-Defense Forces, who fear being sent to battlefields abroad as chances are growing for the Diet to pass his security-related bills, which he hopes will give his name a prominent place in history.

When Surveillance Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:00 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

Windows 10 heralds a future in which the cloud rules and computers snitch on us by default. New technology shouldn’t offer a choice between giving up our privacy to live like the Jetsons and defending it to live like the Flintstones.
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

This is a legal issue, as this book makes clear, but it is also a moral issue, a security issue and, ultimately, a spiritual issue. Humankind must step back from the nuclear abyss now, before it is too late.

Breast Fed

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:00 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

A woman and a baby came into the doctor's office. She was told to go into the room and wait for the doctor.
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

Jorge Ramos, the influential anchor of Univision and an American immigrant from Mexico, has been denouncing Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. Yesterday at a Trump press conference in Iowa, Ramos stood and questioned Trump on his immigration views.
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“Tyrants willing to serve the West are sent tanks, guns and Christmas cards. Their crimes are buried out of sight, protected from censure at the United Nations. Likewise, outrage at dissidents' alleged 'support' for tyranny is mostly a device used to attack voices threatening power and profit. The state-corporate moral compass is not malfunctioning or broken - there is no moral compass.” – Howard Zinn

(Deutsch) Flucht und ihre Ursachen

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:00 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

22. August 2015 - 2014 waren fast 60 Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht und 2015 wird diese Zahl wohl weiterhin steigen, wobei die meisten Menschen vor gewaltsamen Konflikten und Verfolgung flohen und fliehen. Obwohl das politische Ziel der Fluchtursachenbekämpfung von der deutschen Regierung immer wieder betont wird, bleiben eben diese Parallelen zwischen Konflikt und Flucht vernachlässigt. Seit Jahren. Mit fatalen Folgen.

Maria Montessori (31 Aug 1870 – 6 May 1952)

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:00 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

“The child is misunderstood by the adult; parents unconsciously fight against their children instead of aiding them in their divine mission. And throughout childhood, it is misunderstanding that makes a child sullen or rebellious, neurotic or stupid, for all these faults are foreign to his true nature. In our experience with children, we have seen that the child is a 'spiritual embryo' able to evolve by itself and to give us actual proof of the existence of a better type of humanity.”

The Camera Is Mightier Than the Sword

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:00 am
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Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa

From 1936-79, Nicaragua was ruled by the corrupt Somoza family, which owned more than half of Nicaragua's land. In the 1970s, the Sandinista guerrilla movement fought against the Somoza dictatorship.

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