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  • In trial for eco-activist's murder, push for a full picture of justice

    The long-awaited criminal trial for the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres sputtered to a halt before it could begin this week, underscoring the prevalence of violence against environmental defenders and widespread impunity across Latin America. Here in one of the world’s most dangerous places for environmental defenders, their murders rarely result in anyone being held accountable, observers say. The appeals could delay the case for days – or possibly months – but Cáceres’ family say it is the only way to ensure true justice for the victim and her accused killers.

    Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 -0400
  • What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who were there weigh in

    On a weekend in October of 1991, more than 20 million American households watched as Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. In her testimony, Ms. Hill, a law professor, described numerous instances of Mr. Thomas using inappropriate sexual language and making unwanted overtures when she worked for him at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s. Thomas denied any wrongdoing and famously described the proceedings as a “high-tech lynching.” In the end, the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm him.

    Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:27:07 -0400
  • With nowhere to run, Idlib residents reach for life, but prepare to fight

    The sight of his three-year-old twins pains Ibrahim, but he thanks God they are both alive.

    Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:33:45 -0400
  • The freedom driving North Korea to the table

    Just a year ago, the world was tracking how much North Korea might be a threat as it tested new missiles and nuclear weapons. President Trump even promised “fire and fury” if the United States were attacked. A possible shift in Mr. Kim’s thinking may be visible during this week’s visit of Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, to Pyongyang – their third summit.

    Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:22:30 -0400
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