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- Armed men raided the offices of Sudanese daily paper Al-Tayar on Saturday, confiscated and destroyed equipment, and beat the editor.
- At Foreign Affairs: ”Why the Central African Republic has many peacekeepers, but no peace.”
- Two explosions in Nigeria Wednesday, one targeting an opposition leader and another a prominent Muslim cleric, left at least 42 dead.
- Clashes between militias in Libya left 47 dead last week.
- 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed in an attack on a border checkpoint over the weekend.
- Amazing and terrible photos from the last couple of weeks in Gaza by Time's Alessio Romenzi.
- 15 were killed yesterday when Israeli shelling struck a UN-run school in Gaza. The current death toll in Gaza has passed 800.
- According to UN calculations, one child is killed every hour in Gaza.
- The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio ad from human rights group B’Tselem listing out the names of some of the dead Palestinian children from the past 17 days of conflict.
- Clashes erupted in the West Bank as protests mounted against Israel’s shelling of a UN school in Gaza. Two Palestinian protesters were killed. A “day of rage” is planned for this, the last Friday of Ramadan.
- A BBC interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.
- The UN Human Rights Council has voted to launch an independent investigation into human rights violations in Israeli operations in Gaza. 29 voted in favor and 17 abstained. The sole “no” vote belonged to the United States.
- The Lebanese parliament failed for the ninth time to elect a new president.
- According to the Syrian opposition, last Thursday and Friday 700 Syrians were killed in conflict — the deadliest two days of fighting in the war.
- The UN sent trucks of food and other supplies across the Turkish border and into rebel-held Syrian territory, in defiance of the Syrian government.
- Iraqi parliament elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum the new president.
- The veracity of the claim that ISIS called on Iraqi women to undergo genital mutilation is called into question.
- Four journalists have been detained in Tehran, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, The National reporter Yeganeh Salehi.
- Many obstacles block prosecution of those responsible for MH17.
- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned following the collapse of the governing coalition.
- A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN was abducted Tuesday by pro-Russian separatists.
- A dispatch from the front lines with Ukrainian rebels.
- RFE/RL interviews an Armenian who says he was recruited in Moscow to fight for the separatist movement in Ukraine.
- A mass grave unearthed in Slovyansk, Ukraine, contains 20 bodies believed to have been killed by pro-Russian separatists.
- Ongoing questions about US intelligence prior to the downing of MH17.
- C.J. Chivers on the continued dangers of Soviet surplus arms in Ukraine.
- Jon Lee Anderson on proxy war in Ukraine.
- Six players for the football club Shakhtar Donetsk refused to return to the conflict-torn region of Ukraine after playing a friendly against France. One, Fred, has since returned.
- The European Court of Human Rights found that Poland broke the human rights convention in assisting the CIA in the detention and torture of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Poland is the first to be held accountable for participation in CIA extraordinary rendition programs.
- Two Russian activists sentenced to four and a half years in a prison colony.
- Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead in Herat, Afghanistan.
- Matthew Rosenberg on the squabble-ridden audit of the Afghan election.
- The Afghan police officer charged with killing AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been convicted and sentenced to death.
- 15 members of the Hazara community were killed by Taliban gunmen as they travelled through the Afghan province of Ghor.
- Civilians caught in the crossfire in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state.
- The National Journal on the broad parameters for putting someone on the terror watchlist.
- A clip from the upcoming documentary The Kill Team by Dan Krauss, about the killing of civilians by a group of US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Photo: Gaza. A Palestinian man holds a young girl injured during the Israeli shelling of a UN school yesterday. Alessio Romenzi/TIME.
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A mini documentary on sex trafficking of Native women, with particular focus on Minnesota (Native women & girls are frequently sold on the shipping boats that travel around the Lakes, and have been for decades).
"People don’t see Native American women as humans. They see them as punching bags. Or something novel, like a new toy—it’s fun at first, but afterwards you throw it away." —Sarah El Fakahany, Sexual Assault Advocate at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
This is very sad, I didn’t know that the Native American women and girls were part of sex trade and prostitution.
it is a very big problem, much bigger than many people realize or want to admit, even among Native communities. if you go to a truck stop anywhere near tribal communities late at night, you will see young Native girls who have been trafficked. Minnesota, Arizona, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, & Washington are particularly bad. here’s some more resources on sex trafficking of Native women:
- Shattered Hearts: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls
- Young Native Girls are Being Sacrificed to the Canadian Sex Trade
- stats from the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
- 'Start Waking Up:' Report warns of Inuit child selling, cites anecdotal evidence of abuse, trafficking
- Native Schoolgirls Should Not Be for Sale on the Street
- Native Women Easy Prey for Traffickers
- Data Shows Link Between Oil Workers and Violence Against Native Women
- Go Home, Baby Girl
“We were laying in bed just the other night, looking at the ceiling, and I said: ‘You know, it’s been thirty years, and it’s never felt worn. There’s never been a sense of tiredness with you.’”