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The Taliban’s Massacre of Innocents in Pakistan

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD DEC. 16, 2014
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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

What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

“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.

A Free Press for Vietnam – Nguyễn Công Khế: Tự do báo chí, không còn cách nào khác

International New York Times

A Free Press for Vietnam

Continue reading A Free Press for Vietnam – Nguyễn Công Khế: Tự do báo chí, không còn cách nào khác

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food

I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.I don’t know if I was passionate about it but I was knowledgeable. I defended the side of technological advance, of science and progress. Continue reading Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food

Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail

Heritage Foundation

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.

Ministers face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding.

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

Hong Kong Protests

    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

 

As it happened: Hong Kong protests

BBC

Key Points

  • Thousands of protesters have taken over central areas of Hong Kong and are camped outside government offices – many schools and banks closed
  • Protesters are angry at changes to Hong Kong’s political system which will allow direct elections but only from a pool of candidates approved by Beijing
  • Continue reading Hong Kong Protests

Bài thơ Dear Matefete Peinam

Chào các bạn,

Dưới đây mình giới thiệu một bài thơ rất hay và xúc động vừa được trình bày ngày 23/9/2014 tại Đại hội đồng Liên Hợp Quốc.

Nhà thơ Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner đến từ đảo Marshall – Republic of Marshall Island đã có bài phát biểu trong lễ khai mạc Hội nghị thượng đỉnh về khí hậu của Đại hội đồng Liên Hợp Quốc đang diễn ra tại New York. Kathy đã được lựa chọn từ 500 ứng cử viên dân sự được đề cử bởi Liên hợp quốc. Continue reading Bài thơ Dear Matefete Peinam

The Islamic State of Sexual Violence

The Islamic State of Sexual Violence

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.

The U.S.-Vietnam 123 Agreement Could Help Vietnam’s Electricity Needs

by  • September 4, 2014

By Duong Tran

A National Nuclear Security Administration employee checks a Vietnamese highly enriched uranium removal shipment in Dalat Vietnam.  Nuclear power represents a critical option for the future of Vietnam's energy mix. Source: NNSANews' flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.
A U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration employee checks a Vietnamese highly enriched uranium removal shipment in Dalat, Vietnam. Nuclear power represents a critical option for the future of Vietnam’s energy mix. Source: NNSANews’ flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

Vietnam has an urgent need to boost its capacity of electricity generation if it wants to sustain current-level growth rates. The Vietnamese government has laid out an ambitious plan to meet future electricity demands, but making use of multiple energy sources remains a challenge. In this context, the U.S.-Vietnam nuclear cooperation agreement could play a critical role in shaping the country’s electricity production over the next decades. Continue reading The U.S.-Vietnam 123 Agreement Could Help Vietnam’s Electricity Needs

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