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Camp Ashraf Story – The Truth

Camp Ashraf Story - The TruthIn 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 have played in helping to improve the lives of Iranian exiles living in “poverty and squalor” in a refugee camp in Iraq, known as Camp Ashraf.…
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Women and Camp Ashraf

Women and Camp AshrafIran’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 machine guns patrol regularly.

A malfunctioning sewage system runs down the streets, there is no serviceable water supply. Residential trailers are filthy, the beds are broken.…
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Violence and Human Rights in Pakistan

Violence and Human Rights in PakistanThe unabated violence in Karachi termed as “Target Killing” is continuous since the mid of 1990s. In 2009 alone, 256 people including workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Awami National Party (ANP) were assassinated, of whom 69 belonged to the MQM; 60 to MQM-H, 28 to PPP, 23 to ANP and 41 belonged to other religious groups.…
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Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?

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. When the foundation was founded in 1994, known then as the William H. Gates Foundation, after Bill Gate’s father, there was little doubt that the charity was going to succeed, because after all, everything associated with Bill Gates – the richest man on the planet – succeeds.…
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Poverty in Morocco

Poverty in MoroccoAs 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 Moroccan person picked up my two young sons and kissed them lovingly on the cheek during our recent five-day visit to Marrakesh, I would probably have made enough money to buy myself a “meat tagine” at one of the more up-market restaurants in the city.…
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The deadline looms for the MDGs target to help impoverished children

UNICEF and MDG’s

UNICEF and MDG'sAre UNICEF and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) on target for providing a better future for children?

Assuming the post of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sixth Executive Director on 1 May 2010, Mr. Anthony Lake ‘reassuringly’ pledged on his first day in office to help the world’s children “inherit a better tomorrow”.…
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Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda – Science of Life

Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda - Science of LifeTraditional Medicine (Ayurveda – Science of Life) in the eyes of the UN Health and Insurance.

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the successes as well as stresses of your lives. From ancient Sanskrit verse.

Ayurveda as per Wikipedia:

Ayurveda (Devanāgarī: आयुर्वेद, the ‘science of life’) is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In …
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Discovering Life with Compassion and Rule of Law

Discovering Life with Compassion and Rule of LawCompassion is the sensitivity to another’s suffering and the corresponding will to free the other from that suffering.” Buddhist Teaching.

Towards a just, secure and peaceful world governed by the rule of law.”  UN Website on the Rule of Law

Let me begin by recalling the great scientist of the 20th century, Einstein’s poignant statement:
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, universe, a part limited in time and space.
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Justice is Protecting the Rights of All

Justice is Protecting the Rights of All“There is enough to serve everyone’s need, but not enough to cater to everyone’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Human Justice = Human Rights for All. It could also be labeled as Social Justice.

Earth Justice = Preserving Nature and the Environment. It could also be labeled as Environmental Justice.

Global Justice = Human Justice + Earth Justice.…
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