Camp Ashraf Story – The Truth
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Camp Ashraf Story – The Truth

In June this year freelance journalist Gabrielle Pickard spoke to Shahriar Kia, a political analyst expert on Iran since 1982 and spokesperson for Camp Ashraf, Iraq, about the role women…

Women and Camp Ashraf
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Women and Camp Ashraf

Iran’s Biggest Empowerment Inner courtyards and roads are paved with gravel and mud, intolerable for the sick and the handicapped. Sky-high towers bestowed with cameras and armed forces with semi-heavy…

Combat Child Labor
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Combat Child Labor

Turn Rhetoric into Action to Combat Child Labor.. “My Christmas shopping seems to have not cost as much this year”, I overhear a middle-aged lady tell her friend as she…

Trade and Human Rights
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Trade and Human Rights

Trade and Human Rights should be treated as separate issues.. It’s plastered across the British press, mentioned on every newspaper front page, broadsheets and tabloids alike. Each TV news channel…

Will Nobel Peace Prize free Liu Xiaobo?
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Will Nobel Peace Prize free Liu Xiaobo?

It has been hailed as an inspirational choice. Leaders from across the globe are commending the Nobel Peace Prize committee for honouring a ‘selfless nonconformist political prisoner’ and electing Liu…

Mexico and UN Convention Against Corruption
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Mexico and UN Convention Against Corruption

In 2003, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was formed, obliging its States Parties to “implement a wide and detailed range of anti-corruption measures affecting their laws, institutions and…

Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?
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Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?

“Don’t just go for safe projects, take on the really tough problems”, were the words of advice, Warren Buffet, co-trustee of the Gates Foundation, gave to Bill Gates about philanthropy.…

The UN and The Queen
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The UN and The Queen

Will the Queen’s visit to the UN influence the quest for world unity and peace? Or do actions speak louder than words? Whenever you make a trip to Buckingham Palace,…

Poverty in Morocco
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Poverty in Morocco

As the unevenness in wealth grows in Morocco, the age of excess needs to be replaced by an age of equality. If I was given a Dirham every time a…

Green Revolution and Hunger
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Green Revolution and Hunger

The Failings of the Green revolution puts Hunger back on the Priority Agenda. It was born and developed to boost agricultural production and feed the world’s growing population. Four decades…

Scandal of Pregnancy Mortality
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Scandal of Pregnancy Mortality

The “scandal” surrounding child-birth deaths. Who is letting women and our future generations down? The joy a woman feels when she first finds out she is pregnant is quickly surpassed…

Slavery in Brazil
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Slavery in Brazil

Slavery, A Modern-Age Slur on a Country Thriving in Prosperity. Reports of Brazil as a nation thriving with a strong economy growing healthily, cause both envy and intrigue to hang…