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Gee, I Guess Women's Equality Isn't So Scary

Cheers for Spain! Yesterday, the Spanish Parliament passed a women’s equality law aimed at helping women overcome pervasive sexual prejudice in the workforce and in politics. From the Houston Chronicle: March 15, 2007,  9:56PM Spanish parliament passes women’s equality law Prime minister says passing bill will transform society for better  ...

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Students React to Darfur Genocide

by Molly OToole Cornell Daily Sun March 13 2007 When searching Cornell’s web pages for information on “student activism” one gets numerous results: the first mentions Day Hall takeovers in the ’60s organized in protest of the Vietnam War and Civil Rights, the second refers to demonstrations in the ’90s ...

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Activist Decries Genocide in Sudan

by Molly OToole Cornell Daily Sun March 12, 2007 “It is a great pleasure to be visiting Cornell,” began Peter Takirambudde, executive director for the African Division of Human Rights Watch, during his lecture “Darfur: Crisis and Challenges” last Friday. “Normally I get to talk with politicians and business types, ...

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Panel to shed light on human trafficking

by Staff Writer MTSU Sidelines March 12, 2007 An open panel discussion on human trafficking and the sex slave trade will take place March 21 at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building. Amber Beckham of the Network of Emergency Trafficking Services (NETS), Elena Dering, an independent ...

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Africa Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

On March 5, 1957, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah proudly led the African nation of Ghana to independence from Britain. In a system theory approach, this celebration is meanful for Ghana and for the whole Africa. The system theorist would hypothesize that a 50th year anniversary of independence represents a great opportunity ...

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Iranian Students Face Forced Military Service

Many people criticize me for saying that I care about my peers in Iran (I do), and simultaneously advocating a militarily hands-off approach by the United States when it comes to the regime oppressing them. However, here is one reason why any outside military intervention (by any state) would be ...

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Racism in Budapest (and Europe) II

First, thank you all for your comments regarding my last posting.  Usually, I don’t like to be a downer, but discrimination is a major problem in Hungary.  I’d like to hit home this idea though: it’s not just an Eastern European thing.  Acts of discrimination has happened to be all ...

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