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The Dalai Lama

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Vaclav Havel "Václav Havel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦavɛl] (11px-Loudspeaker.svglisten); 5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech statesman, writer and former dissident,[1][2] who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003."

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"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph." HAILE SELASSIE
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I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity (by Izzeldin Abuelaish)
Taken on Trust - An Autobiography (by Terry Waite) "In his prison cell in Beirut, where he spent 1,460 days in solitary confinement, Terry Waite wrote his autobiography in his head. Here he reveals the inner strength that helped him endure the savage treatment he received, his constant struggle to maintain his faith, and his resolve to have no regrets, no false sentimentality, no self-pity…….)

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples’ Organization
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IFEX: freedom of expression as a fundamental human right……

Lester B. Pearson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lester Bowles Pearson - Biography

Solaris Project - Human Trafficking

No. 728: Death of Lavoisier

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Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
30 Years After Tiananmen, ‘Tank Man’ Remains an Icon and a Mystery - The New York Times

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Tiananmen veteran dies:
Laogai Research Foundation

Political Prisoner Database:
Liu Xiaobo - Biographical
Why are the Chinese so afraid of Liu Xia bao? | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
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Chinese Dissenters Face Jail for 'State Secrets' Violations
Why is China so terrified of dissent? | World news | The Observer
Asia Times Online :: China News, China Business News, Taiwan and Hong Kong News and Business.
BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China's intolerance of dissent
The Private Life of Chairman Mao by Li Zhi-Sui - Book - eBook - Random House
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From jail, Gome’s Huang resists | beyondbrics |

Maasai herders driven off land to make way for luxury safaris, report says

Afghans Mourn Slain Top Peace Negotiator -

Mohamed Bouazizi
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Brzezinski about the possible consequences of a war with Iran

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YouTube - freedom4expression's Videos - Discrimination Against Women and Child Abuse in Arab states and Iran
Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery - Haiti
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Beheading in the Name of Islam :: Middle East Quarterly
Woman beheaded for refusing to be a prostitute
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Female Genital Cutting:
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder rate becomes world's highest -
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Biography of Martyred Meena, RAWA's founding leader
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
The Murder of Farkhunda (GRAPHIC)
Murder of Farkhunda
Farkhunda: The making of a martyr - BBC Newsnight
Zahra Kazemi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Margaret Hassan opposed the Iraqi war:
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Afghanistan | Refugees International
Afghan journalist shot dead in her bed - World -

BBC NEWS | UK | Profile: Margaret Hassan
The Iraqi boy who wants to swap places with Hassan - Times Online

Honor killings - whatever that means (youtube videos) :
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Was Ahmet Yildiz the victim of Turkey's first gay honour killing? - Europe, World - The Independent

Prime Minister Rafic Hariri - The Official Web Site
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Malarek’s book on the global sex trade:
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The Natashas: inside the new global sex trade
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FRONTLINE: sex slaves, what's needed: victor malarek | PBS

Women are the key to economic development in third-world countries
15 Organizations Helping Women Around the World
Global poverty: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
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Journey of the Human Mind
Community participation, community development and non-formal education

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