The 10th Asia-Europe People's Forum Call to Action
The 10th Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF), representing citizens, people and social movements from Asia and Europe (which met on 10th to 12th of October 2014 in Milan, Italy), urges the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and its member Governments to recognize the following issues and priorities and to take forward our recommendations.
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More obfuscation in latest UN report on the human rights situation in Ukraine
The latest monthly report on Ukraine by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has earned some headlines because it reports that significant numbers of people are still being killed by the war in the east of the country, notwithstanding a ceasefire agreement on September 5 to which the Ukrainian government committed itself.
www.rogerannis.com | 28 Nov 2014, 6:00pm
Israeli cabinet approves legislation defining nation-state of Jewish people
Opponents say proposed law would reserve 'national rights' for Jews and not for minorities that make up 20% of population.
www.theguardian.com | 28 Nov 2014, 4:00pm
After Gaza: Europe scrambles to end its complicity
While still deeply complicit in perpetuating Israel's occupation and enabling its commission of grave violations of international law, the European Union has taken a number of measures lately that may indicate a growing appetite for sanctions against Israel for its failure to progress towards a peaceful settlement with the Palestinian Authority.
www.middleeasteye.net | 28 Nov 2014, 2:30pm
Inextinguishable Fire: Ferguson and beyond
The cop murder of Mike Brown and the subsequent eruption in Ferguson and around the US have raised questions about the value of racialised life and the forms of struggle against race emerging in the face of displacement, immiseration and militarised policing. R.L. traces the coordinates of a militant younger generation that has a different relation to race and class belonging.
www.metamute.org | 28 Nov 2014, 2:00pm
Day of action for more service, lower fares, and electrification of the Union Pearson line
We need your help to make sure the Union Pearson line is electrified, has lower fares, and more stops. On December 11, Metrolinx and the Province will be deciding the fare price of our new 23km-long Union Pearson train line.
www.ttcriders.ca | 28 Nov 2014, 1:00pm
US and Canada on 'parallel' path to economic inequality-US economist
Canada is moving toward American-style inequality, according to US economist Professor Robert Reich, as wealth concentration in the hands of a few and corporate tax breaks only further aggravate the country's economic problems.
rt.com | 28 Nov 2014, 12:00pm
Land deal with Ontario's Ojibway still in contention after 164 years
First Nations signatories of one of Canada's founding treaties are set to start a landmark court action Tuesday against the federal and provincial governments on what they say is a failure to live up to terms of a deal made more than 150 years ago.
www.thestar.com | 28 Nov 2014, 11:00am
Egyptian president says his regime is ready to protect Israel
Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi told an Italian newspaper that his country is ready to send troops to Palestine in order to guarantee Israel's security and work jointly against terrorism.
www.middleeastmonitor.com | 28 Nov 2014, 4:00am