Category: Living

To Kill a Sparrow: Afghan women jailed for love

To Kill a Sparrow: Afghan women jailed for love

For years, filmmaker Zohreh Soleimani followed a tragic romance set in Afghanistan. The couple met, fell in love … and went to jail. So what went wrong? With her camera in hand, Zohreh confronted the family that put one woman in jail for the crime of falling in love with the wrong man. She opens up to Reveal – the website of […]

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The carbon tax you are already paying

This piece is contributed by Mark Schapiro, an international writer specialising in environmental issues. He is currently working on his new book titled CARBON SHOCK. On the heels of the hottest spring in memory, and its accompaniment—drought—came the first-ever comprehensive assessment, from theRisky Business troika of Steyer-Paulson-Bloomberg, of the hundreds of millions of dollars that climate change is likely to cost […]

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The PCDN Network – More than just information

The PCDN Network – More than just information

For anyone – UN or NGO aid worker, policy analyst, researcher, journalist, donor, private sector – serious about being effective, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is more than just an information tool, writes Edward Girardet. It is a resource site that has come a far way to bringing together different groups and individuals focusing on international development, conflict […]

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TedX plea for West not to abandon Afghanistan

TedX plea for West not to abandon Afghanistan

Masood Khalili, Afghan ambassador to Spain – and son of famed 20th century Afghan poet Khalillulah Khalili – makes an impassioned plea from the heart in an Alcobendas, Spain TedX  for the West not to abandon Afghanistan post-2014. The United States and Europe did this once before following the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989. The end was result was […]

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