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European insecurity after Crimea

The “express annexation” of Crimea, together with instability across eastern Ukraine, has raised an issue that West Europeans have forgotten after decades of comfortable security

The world still failing to act despite Rwanda genocide shame

The international community has collectively failed to act on the lessons of the Rwandan genocide, said Amnesty International today as the world marks the 20th anniversary of the human catastrophe which left around 800,000 dead. ... Full story

The Rights of Zapatista Women

Womens Revolutionary Law provides for access to political and military posts, fair wages, education, health, freedom from abuse and free choice of couples. ... Full story

Companies Lose When Employees Feel Excluded

What happens when employees feel like “others” at work, and sense that they don’t really belong? Catalyst’s new report, Feeling Different: Being the "Other" in US Workplaces, shows that feeling different from co-workers—whether because of gender, race/ethnicity, or nationality—can not only make employees feel isolated and excluded, but can impact their career advancement and ultimately their aspirations. ... Full story

Viet Nam: Prisoners of conscience released but dozens remain jailed

The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions, Amnesty International said today. ... Full story

Egypt Must End 'Vindictive' Detention of Al Jazeera Journalists

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive”, Amnesty International said ahead of the trio’s latest trial hearing. ... Full story

Amnesty Responds To Allegations that the FBI Spied on Guantanamo Lawyers

In response to allegations that the FBI sought to recruit an informant from the defense team in the 9/11 military commission, Anne FitzGerald, Amnesty International's observer at this week's pretrial motion hearing at Guantanamo, issued the following statement: ... Full story

Long-Term Unemployment Is Elevated Across All Education Groups

Job opportunities have been so weak for so long that jobless workers continue to get stuck in unemployment for unprecedented lengths of time. ... Full story

Good News in Diabetes Prevention and Care: Now This Father Can Help Others

Diabetes has haunted Jose since his father’s early death from the chronic disease. So when Jose was confirmed to have complications from diabetes following a screening in rural Peru last March, the father of five vowed to protect his own health. ... Full story

Divestment Activists React to Harvard Endowment News

After months of resisting student and alumni demands for fossil fuel divestment, Harvard University announced yesterday that they would be taking a number of new steps to address climate change and their investment portfolio. ... Full story

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Child Marriage: Malawi

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Peacemaker of the Month

Anja Niedringhaus, a photojournalist who was recently killed in Afghanistan while covering the election, is PWPP's Peacemaker of the Month; this tragedy can serve as a reminder of the vital work of the global free press and of the deep courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus and her colleagues. Anja Niedringhaus

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