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The Displaced --- Nearly 60 million people are currently displaced from their homes because of war and persecution.
Post Date: 2015-11-07 10:41:16 by TPF Editor
Read the entire article at The New York Times The Displaced Nearly 60 million people are currently displaced from their homes because of war and persecution. Half are children. This multimedia journey in text, photographs and virtual reality tells the stories of three of them. In our current crisis, nearly 30 million children worldwide have been driven from their homes by war and persecution. Media coverage has lately focused on the Syrian dimension of this tragedy (in part because of the fate of one refugee child, Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in September). But these 30 million girls and boys are from all over — Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria, Honduras, El Salvador, Myanmar, Bangladesh. This week’s issue of the magazine ...

Thank the Bush Crime Family for Rocking the Boat! Number of sea arrivals in Greece hits half million mark
Post Date: 2015-10-20 06:52:52 by TPF Editor
Number of sea arrivals in Greece hits half million mark— OccuWorld (@OccuWorld) October 20, 2015 Slovenia buckles as migrants rush to escape winter, border closures— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) October 20, 2015

The U.S. and 11 other nations reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Post Date: 2015-10-05 07:31:24 by TPF Editor
Breaking News: The U.S. and 11 other nations reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 5, 2015 #TPP "monopolies on patented medicines" & "block “biosimilar” competitors from introducing new medicines for years"— Watchdog Progressive (@Watchdogsniffer) October 5, 2015 .@RichardTrumka: World to See How Bad #TPP Is After Final Deal Reached— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) October 5, 2015 .@POTUS's trade deal includes the strongest labor & environmental standards of any trade agreement in history. #TPP— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 5, 2015 President Obama's trade deal will ELIMINATE more than 18,000 taxes that various countries put on US ...

In UN Speech, Pope Francis Blasts “Selfish and Boundless Thirst for Power and Material Prosperity” (Full Transcript of Speech)
Post Date: 2015-09-25 08:41:45 by TPF Editor
From Democracy Now Speaking at the United Nations today, Pope Francis called on world leaders to protect the earth. He said, "In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged [...] The poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons: they are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the abuse of the environment. They are part of today’s widespread and quietly growing 'culture of waste.'" Transcript Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the ...

Podcast: Who are Europe’s migrants, and do they pose a threat?
Post Date: 2015-09-18 09:58:07 by TPF Editor
War College Participants: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Robert Young Pelton September 15, 2015Podcast: Who are Europe’s migrants, and do they pose a threat? People fleeing conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere will pay upward of a thousand dollars for space on a crowded, rickety boat for the trip across the Mediterranean and a chance at a better life. All the walls and guns in Europe won’t stop 60 million desperate, hungry people. Robert Young Pelton is the author of The World’s Most Dangerous Places and founder of Migrant Report, a site dedicated to tracking the movement of people displaced by conflict. According to Pelton, the massive exodus of people from conflict zones will change the world and set European policy for the next decade. Subscribe to ...

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Post Date: 2015-08-10 19:39:32 by Robin

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