The Terrorist's Daughter - A book review

Posted August 30, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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I used to be quite an avid reader ever since I can recall. I was in the habit of reading through everything I could get my hands on. I often sat up long hours reading - even went to the extent of missing out on my school homework because it was quite impossible for me to put aside a good book once I started reading. I was often "branded" a boring kid, because I preferred staying indoors and reading, over the stuff that most kids my age used to do. After all, I was born an introvert...


What is Money to You(th) 2?

Posted August 29, 2014 no picture Fasoranti Damilola

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What ever preconception you have about money, you must be aware that the winds of circumstance blow on all of us in an unending flow that touches each of our lives. Many young people around the world constantly experience the blowing winds of scarcity, shortage and insufficiency. We are blown daily by the same winds of circumstance and buffeted by the same turbulent storms of discontent about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. We have failed to realize that wh...


Global Food Security and the Right to Food

Posted August 29, 2014 Avatar Anant Mishra

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The extraordinary rise of global food prices in early 2008 posed a major threat to global food and nutrition security and caused a host of humanitarian, human rights, socio-economic, environmental, developmental, political and security-related consequences. In particular, it presented challenges for low income food deficit countries, and severely affected the worlds most vulnerable. It threatened to reverse critical gains made toward reducing poverty and hunger as outlined in the M...


Climate Change: More than an Environmental Problem

Posted August 28, 2014 no picture Nancy Saili

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I recently decided to ask a couple of my fellow climate ambassadors why they really cared about the fight against climate change. Most answers were because they care about the environment or because they want to conserve the environment or even because it was the right thing to do. Even though all those reasons are okay I think now there's an even bigger reason to care - Human Rights. Climate change is now posing a threat to the fulfillment of human rights in many states a...


A house divided against itself cannot stand

Posted August 28, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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The veracity of Lincoln's words to address the issue of slavery over 150 years ago were sourced from the Bible and the veracity of these words still applies today. The issue of racism is still quite present in our society. One doesn't need to look at the fatal extremes such as the recent shooting of Michael Brown, an 18 year old from Ferguson by a police officer or before that the shooting of 17 year old Treyvon Martin by acquitted George Zimmerman. Before the trial there was s...


Is it simple to keep healthy?

Posted August 28, 2014 Avatar maryb

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This week, dedicated to NCD (Non Communicable Diseases), every young man/woman should take a moment and think about his/her life, what he/she might be doing wrong and what he/she could improve. Again, I am speaking about your own life. We all know empathy, productive relationships and helping others are beautiful emotions or actions for every man/woman to feel or do. And they are very much interconnected with our own and inner life: our mind and our body. Beautiful social and “...


What Does Your Society Teach You About Poverty?

Posted August 28, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Implicit in most discussions of poverty is the notion that inequality is a given, and this has been an expected way society passes down their ideas regarding the subject. Since the only society I have ever lived in is here in Malaysia, I do not have firsthand accounts of the values that other cultures espouse except for my own. Here, there are several ideas of poverty and the conditions that engender it that are taught both formally and informally as an attempt to obstruct the viol...


The NHS

Posted August 28, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Living in the UK, something I and many others take for granted is the National Health Service. A service that is provided free to all at the point of use. Admittedly it is the UK taxpayers money that funds the hospitals, but for your average person this means you do not have the worry of paying costly operation fees if you do fall ill. But now stark reforms under the Conservative government means many West London hospitals are facing closure. This means that what was once one o...


Climate Thought

Posted August 27, 2014 Avatar Frisco_Connect_Zambia

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A savage is not the one who live in the forest, but the one who destroys it... To change everything we need everyone remember September 21 there will be the people`s climate match in the New York City! Find time and join to help fight climate change cause whatever we do today will affect our future tomorrow


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