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Opinion | Palestinians aren’t pawns of Hamas. They want freedom, just like anyone else.

Opinion | Palestinians aren’t pawns of Hamas. They want freedom, just like anyone else.

Palestinians have been gathering en masse in Gaza and within Israel proper, between 20- and 30,000 people, to protest. And rather than recognize, “Wow! This is the largest civil protest that’s happening almost anywhere in the world,” the first thing you hear is, “Hamas is organizing people.” But what you’re doing in that moment is you’re assuming that Palestinians are automatons, that they’re actually pawns that are being produced and procreated in order to serve a political vision and not…

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Freedom of Religion or Belief – Human Rights

Freedom of Religion or Belief – Human Rights

In a world with more than 7 billion people, there are many religions. And while most people live among others like themselves, some don’t. They often move and find themselves in the minority. They worship differently. They dress differently. They even eat different kinds of food. Sometimes there’s trouble. Wouldn’t life be lots better if we all let others practice their faith? Here are four ways that we can help everybody enjoy freedom of religion. First stand up for the…

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Why the Idea of a Space Nation is Challenging

Why the Idea of a Space Nation is Challenging

A Space Nation is an ambitious plan. Founded in October 2016, Asgardia aims to establish a State in space with absolute religious freedom and without any gender or racial discrimination. Currently Asgardia is open for citizenship registrations, once its number of citizens reaches a desirable figure, Asgardia will apply for recognition as a legal State from the United Nations. It will also send a satellite with data gathered from its citizens into space this year. However, current international law governing…

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UNFCCC’s Patricia Espinosa: Working towards a low-carbon society for “the well-being of people”

UNFCCC’s Patricia Espinosa: Working towards a low-carbon society for “the well-being of people”

Climate change is really about the well-being of people. It is not a very vague concept or a vague problem that is out of our everyday lives. It actually is affecting our everyday lives, and this is the fundamental fact that everybody should keep in mind while working towards a low-carbon society. We will need to focus a lot in implementation of the Paris Agreement, which translates to the national programmes on climate change for each and every country. We…

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Donald Trump rejects global governance in UN speech as he stressed US sovereignty

Donald Trump rejects global governance in UN speech as he stressed US sovereignty

Donald Trump rejects global governance in UN speech as he stressed US sovereignty President Donald Trump has asserted American sovereignty and rejected “global governance, control and domination” in a fiery speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Touting his signature ””America First”” foreign policy doctrine, the US president speech heavily focused on respect for the right of the US to set its own immigration, trade, environmental, and other policies. “We believe when nations respect the rights of their neighbours…they can…

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What is a Country? The 4 Key Requirements to Become a State

What is a Country? The 4 Key Requirements to Become a State

We live in a world of states. But what exactly are they? In this video I am going to look at the four key attributes of statehood. [MUSIC] Welcome to Independent Thinking. A channel dedicated to statehood, independence, and the origins of countries. My name is James Ker-Lindsay. We are all used to the idea of states. They are the fundamental units of the modern international system. However, while the concept of statehood has existed for many centuries, it may…

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Asgardia – Space Nation

Asgardia – Space Nation

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state. The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to create an area in space which is beyond the control of individual nations. Under current space law, government’s must authorize…

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Universal Human Rights and the Decay of Canada

Universal Human Rights and the Decay of Canada

If a person who is not a Canadian who lives in Africa has human rights and human rights is what matters and that person doesn’t have a job or is not eating properly then a Canadian is somehow obligated to extend Canadian citizenship to that person so that they can fulfill their human rights, and this is what has happened. That is ultimate globalism isn’t it. On yeah. So that’s what is happening everyone. We can all see it. All…

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