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University of Kentucky faculty propose center for social justice – Lexington Herald Leader


University of Kentucky faculty propose center for social justice
Lexington Herald Leader
“There are a lot of us at UK that do research on issues related to equality and social justice,” Brown said. “For many years, we've held symposiums and taught classes on these topics, but we've never had an organization that brings all these scholars

First test for Syrian truce after breaches reported on both sides – The Guardian



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First test for Syrian truce after breaches reported on both sides
The Guardian
The UN wants to deliver food, medicine and other supplies to more than 150,000 people under siege in Syria over the next five days. The office of the UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, said thousands of people risked starving to death in
Human rights group: Airstrikes breach Syrian cease-fireUPI.com

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Column Pope Francis links environmental issues to social justice – Eagle-Tribune



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Column Pope Francis links environmental issues to social justice
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What seems quite certain is his passionate belief in the relationship of environmental and social justice problems and their causal role in global poverty. A recent report of the World Bank estimates that 100 million people could be pushed into poverty
Pope Francis meets with new Argentina leaderGMA News

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Human rights group: Air strikes breach Syrian cease-fire – UPI.com



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Human rights group: Air strikes breach Syrian cease-fire
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It is not clear who conducted the airstrikes but rights activists said Russian planes and rebel groups attacked several sites in Northern Syria, BBC reported. The Syria Observatory of Human Rights reported 183 dead, among them, two civilians, 24 rebels
Rights group reports airstrikes in SyriaCNN
Syria: air strikes reported in the west of the countryeuronews

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Swarthmore College ponders strategy for new ‘social justice’ requirement – The College Fix



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Swarthmore College ponders strategy for new 'social justice' requirement
The College Fix
Approximately thirty faculty, staff, and members of the Intercultural Center (IC) at Swarthmore College met last week to discuss new course requirements dedicated to, get this — gender, race, class, and sexuality. That's right — requirements. Who

The Social Justice – and Privacy Case – for Unlocking the San Bernadino iPhone – Huffington Post



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The Social Justice – and Privacy Case – for Unlocking the San Bernadino iPhone
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If you care about social justice and, yes, individual privacy, you should be cheering the FBI in its demands that Apple supply the needed software to unlock the encryption on an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernadino killers. Stepping aside from the

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US seeks to roll back human rights conditions on Egypt aid – CNN



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US seeks to roll back human rights conditions on Egypt aid
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Washington (CNN) The Obama administration wants to waive long-standing human rights conditions on aid to Egypt, raising questions from rights groups that say the country is experiencing its worst period of human rights abuses in modern history and …
Abandoning Human Rights in Egypt Will Not Produce StabilityCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)

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Ontario budget 2016 walks tightrope between aspirations of social justice and hard fiscal realities – National Post



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Ontario budget 2016 walks tightrope between aspirations of social justice and hard fiscal realities
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In her government's nearly $134-billion 2016 budget, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne continues her tightrope walk between her aspirations of social justice and the province's hard fiscal realities.

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Scrapping the Human Rights Act will help protect human rights, Attorney General says – The Independent



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Scrapping the Human Rights Act will help protect human rights, Attorney General says
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Scrapping the Human Rights Act will help protect human rights, the Attorney General has argued. Jeremy Wright, the Conservative MP who acts as the chief legal advisor to the Government, argued that replacing the Act would strengthen humanitarian …
The year in human rights – why the UK is setting a dangerous precedentAmnesty International UK

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No social justice arguments should ever contradict Church teaching, says Catholic professor – Lifesite



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No social justice arguments should ever contradict Church teaching, says Catholic professor
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February 24, 2016 (CardinalNewmanSociety) — Catholic colleges and universities have some of the best social justice initiatives fighting hunger, poverty and injustice, but this must always be done in the context of fidelity to the Church and should

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