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100 Women 2015: Iranian women's fight for freedom

<b>Iran is better known for its religious conservatism than its history of women's rights. But although it might not be obvious to outsiders, the feminist movement in the country has a rich and varied history.</b><p>As well as having the right to vote, many women are members of parliament in Iran. Unlike …

Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes …

Middle East

Inequality is bad for everyone – even the rich – and here's the Morgan Stanley report to prove it

And yes, even the rich ought to worry about the way they are taking an ever-increasing share of society's wealth and income, according to a weighty new analysis of inequality in the richest, developed economies from Morgan Stanley.<p>It's not all gloom, according to Morgan Stanley senior economist …

One Day in the Life of a Philippine Rice Farmer - Alexander Baumgartner

Organic Farming in the Philippines (making seedlings)

Community-Shared Agriculture in the Philippines

Filipino Tribal Dancing : Filipino Agriculture Dance

Organic Farming in the Philippines: Living Asia Channel Documentary Organic Negros Occidental

Organic Farming in the Philippines (Reality TV, Se 3 Ep 17: Tadpoles!)

State of the Philippine Agriculture

Poignant Portraits of Refugees and What Little They Took as They Fled Their Homes

In what the European Commission has called the world's worst refugee crisis since WWII, hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the Middle East and North Africa in search of a better life in Europe. Forced to leave their war-torn homelands due to escalating violence, these refugees must …

Young activists getting results — in Chicago, across the nation

For more than five years, the determined group of young people has demanded that University of Chicago Medicine open a trauma center on the South Side.<p>They marched through the streets with makeshift coffins. They used a metal pipe to barricade an office door, locking university workers inside. They …

Calling Out Racism is Love Speech, Not Hate Speech

On August 18th, Chicago Theological Seminary posted "If you don't think racism exists, you're white" on social media. After two weeks of wide engagement, the statistics were amazing. Over 200,000 people were reached. Over 16,000 people engaged with this internet post (meme) with either likes, …

'The biggest blot on the Obama presidency' is becoming clear

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has been so brutal on its citizens that many have been pushed to flee the country or join up with extremist groups, including ISIS and the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's franchise in Syria.<p>Obama has been reluctant to intervene in Syria, which is closely aligned …

Brazil Enslaved

An enslaved woman is sitting with her white charge in her lap. She is well dressed in a pristine white headdress and an off-the-shoulder blouse, wearing bracelets and rings and necklaces. She stares straight at the camera, somberly.<p>The image was probably commissioned by the family as a memento, …

Black History

Nations using child soldiers are invited to British arms fair

British-made weapons could be used to target children in war zones<p>Britain is continuing to defy the UN by selling arms to countries where child soldiers are routinely used or where youngsters are targeted in war zones. Before the world’s largest arms and security fair, which starts in London on …

World War II