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To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping: All goods sold on the site are made by women survivors of abuse, conflict and disease, and in turn, help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping


While “conscious shopping” has become a buzz phrase of late, when it’s coming from a former Counterterrorism Advisor at the US Department of State, you pay attention. Jane Mosbacher Morris,…

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Free World Reader: A print quarterly that presents a holistic view of conflict in the DR Congo in a graphically stunning fashion

Free World Reader


Political, historical and academic texts rarely offer captivating graphic design and artwork to accompany—and do justice to—the information they hold. The newly minted quarterly Free World Reader presents a holistic…

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Syria’s bloody conflict escalates with chemical weapons attack

The long armed conflict between the Syrian regime and opposition rebels that began in 2011 with peaceful demonstrations escalated in early 2013, with reports of alleged nerve gas attacks. The events have put international pressure on the Obama Administration to respond following its warning that chemical warfare was a “red line.”

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Internet traffic from Syria vanishes in the midst of ongoing conflict

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Google, Renesys, and others point to an internet blackout in Syria, the latest blow in an ongoing conflict. Analytics group Renesys confirmed about an hour ago that internet had apparently gone dark, something that was echoed in Google’s real-time transparency report. Umbrella Security Labs has also corroborated this. The apparent outage comes days after the Israeli military conducted airstrikes near Syria’s capital, apparently destroying a scientific research facility. Around the same time, reports began circulating of “massacres” in the towns of Bayda and Baniyas: activists have said that militias fighting for President Assad killed dozens or even hundreds over two days, and gruesome photos and videos appear to show the bodies of…

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Several CBS Twitter accounts hijacked, used to spread messages about Syrian conflict

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CBS has confirmed on Twitter that several of its accounts were compromised earlier today, including those for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and a local Denver affiliate. While the perpetrator of the hijack is unknown, the incident appears similar to actions from the “Syrian Electronic Army,” which has targeted several news media organizations with Twitter break-ins. One CBS Denver tweet announced “new evidence of CIA arming Al Qaeda terrorists in #Syria,” with another tweet claiming that NATO provided weapons of mass destruction to terrorists “for a false flag operation” in the country. CBS has removed several of the unauthorized tweets, though its Denver affiliate account still appears compromised.

As Reuters reported last August, the ongoing…

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