By THE EDITORIAL BOARD DEC. 16, 2014
Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
With the slaughter of at least 145 schoolchildren and teachers at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday, the Taliban took its grisly war against the state to a more horrific place.
The massacre by the Pakistani Taliban, which has carried out increasingly deadly attacks in recent years, should prompt the country’s military and political leaders to reconsider their conflicted approach to the insurgency that is threatening the state’s survival. Continue reading The Taliban’s Massacre of Innocents in Pakistan
Indonesia sinks Vietnamese boats to stop illegal fishing
© Fournis par AFP An Indonesian warship launches rounds of missiles during the celebration of the 69th anniversary of the Indonesian armed forces in Surabaya in eastern Java island on October 7, 2014
Indonesia blew up and sank three empty Vietnamese boats Friday, the navy said, as the world’s biggest archipelago nation pushes to stop foreigners from illegally fishing in its waters. Continue reading Indonesia sinks Vietnamese boats to stop illegal fishing – Indonesia bắt và đánh chìm ba tàu cá Việt Nam
“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says Mark Plotkin, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest’s indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.
For years, those in favor of same-sex marriage have argued that all Americans should be free to live as they choose. And yet in countless cases, the government has coerced those who simply wish to be free to live in accordance with their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
Just this weekend, a case has arisen in Idaho, where city officials have told ordained ministers they have to celebrate same-sex weddings or face fines and jail time. Continue reading Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail
T.Y.Chiu, a student from Hong Kong
Emails: I am not sure whether words can describe my how I feel in these two days. My parents are Hong Kong police… I understand their thinking: Students are controlled and brainwashed by other parties… the Hong Kong government is not good but better than the Chinese government, occupying Central would lead to a severe effect on Hong Kong’s economy and social disrupt[ion]… Whenever I tried to explain, they would say I am too young to understand these things… The protest was not only formed by the voice of a group of students, but the voice of the majority of Hong Kong people. Living in Hong Kong for most of my life, it is so obvious that the city has changed so much. Not [for] the good.
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CNN crew gassed
Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
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The jihadists’ rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women’s issue. It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity. So why won’t anyone in Washington talk about it?
Of the many terrifying stories emerging from Islamic State-occupied Iraq and Syria, the violence directed toward women is perhaps the most difficult to contemplate.