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Friday.

International Developments

Overall

– “The membership of the Association for Humanist Sociology, an organization dedicated to scholarship and action in the service of justice and peace, has voted to support the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

– Pew: 3/4 of US Catholics think it is important for Pope Francis to tackle Vatican reforms

– “Iran on Thursday angrily rejected as ‘unfair’ and politically-motivated a UN report which said the Islamic republic’s human rights record showed no sign of improvement.”

– “Does the World have a Marxist future?

– “This week United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is holding demonstrations at more than thirty colleges and universities across the country as part of an International Week of Action to End Deathtraps commemorating the six-month anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

Middle East

– Pew: Saudi Arabia viewed negatively in globe for treatment of civilians

– Women in Saudi Arabia gearing up for protest on October 26th against restrictions of driving

– White House to Congress: Delay Iranian sanctions

– “Syrian troops captured a key town southeast of Damascus on Thursday, a military source said, as they sought to close in on suburbs struck by chemical weapons in August.

Africa

– “Seven Tunisian policemen were killed in clashes with militants on Wednesday as the government cracked down on Islamist fighters using the chaos in neighboring Libya to get weapons and training.”

Europe

German exporters are benefiting from austerity

Greece’s “most prominent health clinic serving citizens, shut out from the public healthcare system because they have no insurance, have condemned a raid by police on their premises.”

– “The helmet camera of a British Royal Marine captured the execution of an injured enemy combatant in Afghanistan, according to reports from the court martial of three soldiers being called Marine A, B and C.

– “Unemployment drops as Spain’s economy begins to beat recession” [cont’d.]

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