Around 230 million children under five years of age have not been registered, meaning they do not officially exist and are more easily excluded, at best, from healthcare and education systems. At worst, invisibility means that can fall prey to child trafficking rings and become trapped in pornography, prostitution and organ harvesting networks.
When the corporate media goes silent on Syria, we all know what that means. It means that the pet terrorists supported by France, the UK and the US, the FUKUS Axis, are taking a hiding, along with their supporters and financiers in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
Where does Europe end? The question of boundary has been discussed for quite some time. It is an old one indeed, going back to the destruction of the Jewish temple, the disintegration of the Greek city-states, and the collapse of the Roman Empire. This is what provides historical material for the narrative of what it means to be a European today
Accusing politicians or former politicians of "breathtaking hypocrisy" is not just over used, it is inadequacy of spectacular proportions. Sadly, searches in various thesaurus' fail in meaningful improvement. The death of Nelson Mandela, however, provides tributes resembling duplicity on a mind altering substance.
The regulation of Islamic communities in Western Europe has become a top priority for the Institutions and such process is extremely complex due to the pluralist nature of Islam and its often fragmented reality linked to the different cultural and social backgrounds of the Muslims present in Europe and various theological and juridical approaches
Everyone knows now about the insanity of the American Black Friday consumption orgy, where tens of millions of Americans turn into something equivalent to hunger maddened Somali refugees as they bash out doors, bash out windows and on occasion bash out each other, to get their hands on "super" deals for material goods
Nelson Mandela's work is done - he showed us how we can live together in a rainbow world of inclusion, he showed us how goodwill and magnanimity can triumph over rancor, he showed us that courage, strength of character and determination can beat the most daunting odds. For all this, thank you, Madiba, Nelson Mandela 1918-2013.
Unless drastic and urgent measures are taken, and implemented immediately, the African elephant could become extinct by the year 2025. In 1970, there were around 1.3 million elephants. Today there are some 350,000 and every fifteen minutes, an African elephant is killed for its ivory. Let us do something, setting up a naming and shaming campaign.
Every year opportunistic pseudo-journalists employed by so-called news organizations, in a cynical ploy to bolster their ratings and profits, rant about a so-called war on Christmas. To support their contentions, they cite examples of retailers and advertisers using the phrases "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas,"
Twenty years after the creation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the High Commissioner Navi Pillay has issued a mixed report, claiming successes over the last two decades but also pointing out that a UN Office is far from being sufficient to address the issue. Suppose countries just obeyed the law?
Diplomacy: "Tact and skill in dealing with people", "The art or practice of conducting international relations, alliances, treaties and agreements ... relations between nations." As Ministers utter inane, ill-considered, uninformed statements, they also appear to compete as to who can construct the most idiotic policy.
A wise decision by the Ukraine not to fall into the European Union's web, not to fall for the siren's song, not to believe the false promises of prosperity, not to follow the starry-eyed misguidedness of some of Ukraine's young population who see the EU as some sort of Nirvana. Viktor Yanukovich just saved Ukraine, and them, from a terrible fate.
The story of Malala Yousafzai, the 16 years old Pakistani activist for girls' education, is tragic, not because she endured the assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, but because her historical narrative has been "misused" for the Western culture war around the world especially as a propaganda tool of the West for the "war on terror"