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UN calls for suspension of TTIP talks over fears of human rights abuses

via. theguardian.com

UN lawyer says tactics used by multinationals in courts outside of public jurisdiction would undermine democracy and law

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Justice &amp; Law

Epigram: The New World Hotel

The brave new world of market fundamentalism promises endless progress and seduces many through virtual pleasures, a festival of consumerism, digital gadgets galore, fast lanes and fast tracks to everywhere and nowhere, the illusion of doing more with less.  96 more words

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Epigram for April 2015

Epigram for April 2015

“Homicidal words” are tools or short-cuts to dispense of discussion by defaming the adversary as fascist, racist, terrorist, crypto-nazi, anti-semite, islamophobe, xenophobe, homophobe, etc. 11 more words

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Quotes: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

Whoever misses the first buttonhole, will never button up rightly.

„Wer das erste Knopfloch verfehlt, kommt mit dem Zuknöpfen nicht zu Rande.“ 47 more words

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Some of my favourite quotes by Doris Lessing

Some of my favourite quotes by Doris Lessing

  • Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
  • Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
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Soren Kierkegaard on the individual vs. the crowd

“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion, which then becomes that of the majority, i.e., becomes nonsense by having the whole on its side, while Truth again reverts to a new minority. 45 more words

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Presheva Jone promotes Albanian poetry at UN Society of Writers event

Link: http://www.preshevajone.com/presheva-jone-promotes-albanian-poetry-at-un-society-of-writers-event/

GENEVA, January 24, 2015 (Presheva Jone) – The Albanian news agency Presheva Jone was cordially invited to participate at a literary evening hosted by the United Nations Society of Writers (UNSW) whose members are former and current United Nations staffers, who besides writing resolutions and reports indulge their literary vein by producing poetry, essays and short stories. 534 more words

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