Angry nationalists storm Macedonian parliament

April 28, 2017

(CNN)violence broke out in Macedonia’s Parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian MP was elected speaker, sparking outrage from nationalists. Hundreds of angry protesters surrounded and stormed the Parliament building demanding new elections, according to the Macedonian Information Agency. Television footage from inside the building showed individuals with black masks shoving and pushing people. …


Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 26, 2017

Since 2010, researchers found a decline of 40% in people needing treatment in emergency departments after violence, he added. Decreases in drug uses and binge drinking were said to be possible reasons for falls in violent incidents. But the group’s latest report, which also assessed records from minor injury units and walk-in centres, said casualties peaked at weekends – suggesting that alcohol-related violence remained a significant problem. The data showed males and people aged …


How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

… victims from unspeakable violence. Since January 20, I have often pondered: What does our current administration see as the lessons for Americans to learn from the Holocaust? Especially on the occasion of Yom Hashoah, I cannot stop thinking that a deeper knowledge of the the world’s role in the Holocaust is needed in America. Join us on Twitter and Facebook As the White House considers how to recognize the Holocaust, it should teach Americans that the Holocaust resulted from …


Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …


Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

… groups tailored to their experiences, and to then follow expert advice on moving forward. While Sandberg’s own story is focused on grieving, so far Option B‘s website lists groups for health, illness, and injury; abuse and sexual assault; divorce and family challenges; hate and violence; incarceration; and raising resilient kids. Readers can also submit their own ideas for groups focused on other topics. To join the Option B community, you just need an email address and a photo. The …


Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?

April 10, 2017

(CNN)An ISIS-claimed attack on one of the holiest days in the Christian faith is drawing the world’s attention to Egypt’s Coptic community, a religious minority long targeted for violence. The Palm Sunday bombings killed 43 people and injured dozens more at two Coptic Christian churches in Alexandria and Tanta, the latest in a yearslong spike of violence against the community. In a statement claiming responsibility for the bombings, ISIS warned of more attacks. Egyptian authorities …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… headscarves and impose Islamic law. Given his enemy, then, Assad is justified in whatever he does. He is, after all, a secular man, with no beard and no wife in hijab. Radu Sigheti / Reuters The second favored talking point is related to the first. For those who like the idea of Assad as a secular option, the alternative must look irredeemably religious violently so, and driven to that violence by religious dogma. Gabbard for years has argued that the armed opposition to Assad is dominated …


Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

… Business Insider reported at the time. McDonald’s digital director said the aim of using digital properties, including Facebook and Instagram, is to make the brand appear relevant, modern and progressive. Of course, cynically using progressive values can backfire. The pushback against the now infamous Pepsi ad, in which reality star Kendall Jenner solved police state violence armed only with a can of soft drink, is only the most recent example. Wheeler would not comment about the Pepsi ad …


Kofi Annan Fast Facts

April 4, 2017

… Cross to deliver much needed aid. March 13, 2012 – In Turkey, Annan meets with government officials and Syrian opposition members including Burhan Ghalioun, chairman of the Syrian National Council. March 16, 2012 – Annan briefs the UN Security Council on the situation in Syria and announces he is sending a mission to Damascus to discuss a plan for international monitors to end the daily violence engulfing the country. March 24, 2012 – Annan arrives in Moscow in an effort to …


Indians on social media express solidarity with Nigerian students facing racial attacks

March 29, 2017

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… album, Things I’ve Never Said, comes out this week. A warm and wistful collection of perfectly-crafted piano pop, it has already won the singer comparisons to Adele and Carole King. Meanwhile, her single Grow has been selected to soundtrack a new campaign by Refuge, the charity supporting female victims of domestic violence. The 23-year-old sat down to tell the BBC about that video; the perks of fame; and what it’s like to get school lessons from Paul McCartney. Media captionFrances …


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… uprising. Young activists were , and fear and anxiety had dominated the public space. The authorities acted cowardly, as they often do, and young people were understandably furious. Officials ruthlessly of young people whose ideals they failed to burn they live on. People watching Turkey back then might have pointed at the violence in Gezi as yet another reason to brand us barbarians. But just as it wasnt fair to label me with this term back in 2004 as a student looking to get an education in …


Trump Officials Credit Him For Fewer Border Crossings. It’s Not That Simple.

March 10, 2017

But lower numbers could indicate that the administrations increasingly heavy-handed immigration policyis just deterring people who are fleeing violence from seeking asylum in the United States, critics say. The border is already responding to the presidents agenda, even while were still in the beginning stages of putting his policies in place, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday at a briefing. And while announcing the latest border apprehension figures, Homeland Security …