In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.
Source: The Guardian
“You want to talk about something that saves lives? It’s the access to energy around the globe,” Perry said, countering a woman worried about deadly hurricanes and a man whose hometown is being submerged by the rising Philippine Sea. “I am proud to be a part of this industry. I am proud to be an American.”
The vultures have already begun to circle around Syria for the contracts to reconstruct the country.
For the past six years, ‘Syria’ had come to refer to war and the refugee crisis. News about Syria rushed onto the front pages. The devastation of the country seized the imagination of people across the world. What was this war about? How could a country – seemingly stable – fall so quickly into the vortex of chaos? What about the millions of Syrians who were so hastily removed from their homes, hiding with family members inside Syria or rushing outside to refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey?
The crisis in Honduras is escalating. More than two weeks after general elections, the country is still without a president-elect. Nationwide marches, highway blockades, and neighborhood and community rallies continue to pop up around the country. As evidence of electoral fraud mounts, so does attention to the US role in the crisis.
The Intifada was a transformational period that saved a generation from being entirely lost, and Palestine from being forgotten. It offered a new world, that of solidarity, camaraderie and wild youth who needed no one to speak on their behalf.
On December 5th, the U.N. Human Rights Council held a Special Session devoted to the conditions of the Rohingya of Myanmar fleeing to Bangladesh. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein highlighted that the Myanmar security forces "deliberately and massively targeted civilians." He added "Can anyone, can anyone, rule out that elements of genocide may be present?"