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Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria 18.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in ...
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The Destabilization of Pakistan: Tariq Ali on Taliban School Massacre and US Afghan War Blowback 18.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
We begin today’s show in Pakistan, where people in the northwestern city of Peshawar are burying their dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 145 people — including 132 children — in the Taliban’s deadliest attack to date. According to the Pakistani army, Tuesday’s attack was carried out by seven Taliban attackers against the Army Public School, which both military and civilian girls and boys attend. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared three days of mourning and convened a meeting of all parliamentary parties in Peshawar to discuss the response to the attack. The army has reportedly launched attacks at militants in the region. The Taliban said they targeted the children of military families in retaliation for Pakistan’s anti-Taliban campaign in North Waziristan. We speak to British-Pakistani political commentator Tariq Ali and Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera English web correspondent in Pakistan. TRANSCRIPT: JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today’s show in Pakistan, where people in the northwestern ...
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Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat 18.12.2014 NPR News
Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.
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Puddles of blood
and bullet holes
18.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Pakistan's military allows media inside the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar to see the devastation left after a Taliban attack that left more than 140 students and staff dead.
White House Refuses to Meet with Grieving Black Mothers Whose Sons Were Executed by Cops 18.12.2014 Truthout.com
December 10, 2014: DC Vigil For Delegation Of Grieving Mothers. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian ) "The women will come to Washington to advocate for changing existing laws that provide legal loopholes that allow police to kill their children with impunity." With Washington reeling from the spontaneous uprisings against police terror that continue nationwide, the Obama administration announced the formation of a commission to investigate police terror against African-American communities and especially its men and boys. Not since the 1960's civil rights movement has the country experienced a popular uprising that cuts across this broad a spectrum of American society's racial and generational barriers. Only two years shy of leaving Washington, the Obama Administration has finally moved to address the most fundamental social and political crises beleaguering the African-American community: police brutality and mass incarceration. Yet the president's choice of former DC police chief , Charles Ramsey— "known for ...
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British police looking into 3 alleged murders as part of historic child sex abuse case 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
To avoid another Ferguson, we need to start teaching tolerance … in kindergarten 18.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
By age 9, children have prejudices that are "highly resistant to change." So if we want to fight racism and violence (particularly against black men), we need to teach diversity much ...
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What does Pakistani school attack mean for Middle East stability? 18.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
We look at what the attack means for stability in the Middle East.
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UK police probe murder claims in child abuse case 18.12.2014 World
LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating three allegations of murder as part of an inquiry into claims that prominent people sexually abused children several decades ago.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria 18.12.2014 World
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. News from remote parts of Nigeria that are cut off from mobile communications sometimes takes days to travel. The five-year-old campaign for an Islamic state by Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sinful", has become the greatest menace to the security of Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer. ...
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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen again kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria 18.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumskiri, a security source and resident said on ...
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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 18.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
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Defense: Release for mom who drove into ocean 18.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach testified during a hearing to determine whether she should be forcibly confined that she recognizes she is mentally ill and wants to do whatever is necessary to get better.
Imran Khan Declares End To Nationwide Protests In Wake Of Pakistan School Attack 18.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- With Pakistan reeling from a terrorist attack that killed 141 people, mostly children, opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday declared an end to protests that have overtaken the capital of Islamabad for four months. Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI), launched countrywide sit-in protests on Aug. 14 in Lahore, demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif amid allegations of rigging last year's general elections. Thousands of PTI supporters had continued to protest the government over the course of 126 days, under the campaign slogan "Go Nawaz Go." Khan said he was ending the protests "due to the situation in the country right now," stressing the need for Pakistan to show unity after Tuesday's horrific attack by the Pakistani Taliban at Army Public School in Peshawar. Khan, who had already postponed a nationwide shutdown planned for Dec. 18, said he hoped the government would still hold an independent investigation into the alleged fixing of the polls in ...
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Minnesota mom who gave son medical marijuana appears in court 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Angela Brown faces two gross misdemeanor charges of child endangerment.
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WorldViews: After Peshawar terror attack, one Pakistani calls on his nation to change 17.12.2014 Washington Post: World
In the aftermath of the worst single terrorist attack in Pakistan's history, Pakistanis have united in mourning. On social media and other platforms, many have issued moving commentary and posts, lamenting the gruesome slaughter of 132 children by Taliban militants.Read full article ...
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Zehra Abbas on social enterprise and social change 17.12.2014 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zehra Abbas on the Social Enterprise Zehra Abbas is the Founder and Executive Director of  YTGA  (Youth Troopers for Global Awareness), a youth-led non-profit organization mobilizing and empowering young people for domestic and international social justice through campaigns, workshops and the arts. Zehra and the YTGA team have recently launched a social enterprise in Mississauga called Studio.89, part fair-trade cafe and part artademic resource centre. The cafe encourages ethical and healthy consumerism while hosting numerous community events and initiatives. The artademic centre offers arts, academic and lifestyle workshops as well as free resources and entrepreneurial ...
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Do Black Lives Matter in Canada? 17.12.2014 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 As events in Ferguson, New York, Oakland and beyond unfold, many Canadians have been quick to distance ourselves from the systemic racism that has plagued the U.S. since the times of the transatlantic slave trade. With most Canadian historical accounts selectively highlighting the Underground Railroad, we overlook the history of enslaved Black people within Canada, de facto prohibition on Black immigration from 1896-1915, displacement of communities from Africville and Hogan's Alley, made-in-Canada segregation laws, foreign policy from Haiti to Somalia, and pervasive institutional and interpersonal anti-Black racism. The problematic discourse of 'Canada's own Ferguson' As events in Ferguson and beyond unfold, many Canadians have been quick to distance ourselves from the systemic racism that plagues the U.S. -- but in doing so, overlook anti-Black racism in ...
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain 17.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.
Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain 17.12.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.
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