Revolution, Terrorism or Civil Disobedience gone Global?

In these modern times, our world seems to be walking backwards, repeating history over and over again, now including peaceful Canada. Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as "peacekeeping" Canadians. No longer can we say that terrorism is something that happens "over‎ there": in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States. We are now a part of that unfortunate list. Is this a statement of truth or a reactionary opinion … [Read more...]

IPDC projects strengthen journalism in the Andean region

Freedom of expression, development of community media and high quality journalism education are being fostered in the Andean region with the support of six projects of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) coordinated by UNESCO’s Office in Quito. Among the activities carried out was a workshop to train 17 journalists from Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela in investigative journalism and self-protection mechanisms. As a result of this workshop, reports about … [Read more...]

World Press Freedom Day celebrated May 3

ABOUT WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY Celebrated each year on May 3, World Press Freedom Day is a day to stand up for freedom of expression in all media: print, broadcast and online. It’s about the freedom to publish to an audience, and freedom to receive information as well. Freedom of expression is especially important for doing journalism, which generates public interest information, but it is also the right of of everyone. This year’s event places attention on freedom of expression on the … [Read more...]

Bangladesh: Manufacturing Horror‏!

The death toll from last week’s building collapse in Bangladesh has now topped 400 -- it’s Bangladesh’s worst ever industrial disaster. The eight-storey building, workplace to thousands of garment factory workers, showed clear signs of cracking a full day before it collapsed. More than 140 people are still missing underneath the rubble. Right now, thousands of protesters are marching in Dhaka to demand their right to not die on the job. It’s time global fashion brands heed their call -- it’s … [Read more...]

CHINA – Kim Lee, American Woman used social media to go public

SALON.COM reported this year:for those who missed this story! Kim Lee, an American woman who used social media to go public with accusations of domestic violence against her wealthy and famous husband, Li Yang, has just scored a major victory for women’s rights and the rule of law in China. As reported by Didi Kirsten Tatlow at the New York Times, Lee made history this February 2013, after a Beijing court granted her divorce on the grounds of abuse and issued a three-month protection … [Read more...]

ELIZABETH MAY ~ Female Party Leader Excluded From Debates

    Where is our basic Freedom of Speech, why the exclusion?   Is there a hidden agenda here?      Just yesterda,  I read that Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader Canada was excluded from the televised debates that will take place. May is understandably in shock. "News that I will not be allowed to participate in the debates. In shock at the moment. I will be in those debates," May wrote on Twitter. Marco Dubé, a spokesman for the broadcast consortium that hosts the debates, confirmed the … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Libyan Woman Fights to Tell Her Rape Story

      Libyan Woman Fights to Tell Her Rape Story       For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light – Mark 4:22     I just read on Care2Make a Difference about a Libyan woman who was trying to tell the media about her horrific ordeal at the hands of Muammar el-Qaddafi’s militia. According to the New York Times, the woman who identified herself as Eman al-Obeidy burst into a Tripoli hotel where the foreign press … [Read more...]

WE: Women Entrepreneurs, women supporting women

  News and EventsInformation that just couldn't wait until the next newsletter!   San Martino Treats: Healthy Baked Desserts Hello Everyone: San Treats is the brand I've created for my delicious and healthy baked desserts, which will be available for the first time at Zito's Marketplace. I have also created a couple of gluten-free cookies. There will be free samples, espresso, giveaways and much more!     Date: Saturday February 19th, 2011 Time: 11:00 - 2:00 PM Place: … [Read more...]

WikiLeaks: Stop the crackdown‏

The chilling intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks (when they have broken no laws) is an attack on freedom of the press and democracy.   We urgently need a massive public outcry to stop the crackdown -- let's get to 1 million voices and take out full page ads in US newspapers this week!                The massive campaign of intimidation against WikiLeaks is sending a chill through free press advocates everywhere. Legal experts say WikiLeaks has likely broken no laws. Yet top US … [Read more...]

WOMEN COUNT FOR PEACE: THE 2010 OPEN DAYS ON WOMEN, PEACE and SECURITY

Executive Summary Women from civil society and senior UN leaders in conflict-affected countries participated in 25 dialogues on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in June, July and August 2010. These 'Open Days on Women, Peace and Security' signal the UN's commitment to engaging women in building peace and security in this tenth anniversary year of the landmark United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). These meetings enabled women to share priorities and concerns, and have … [Read more...]

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