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FSRN Weekly Edition – October 17, 2014

Texas cases prompt congressional hearing on Ebola: Too little, too late? Tenuous peace between Turkish Kurds and Ankara nears a breaking point Tens of thousands of Gazans still in temporary housing; Ban Ki-Moon calls...

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 10:29 am

Tenuous peace between Turkish Kurds and Ankara nears a breaking point

A Kurdish militia commander in the town of Kobane claims they are pushing the so-called Islamic State out of the Syrian town on three fronts.  In recent days U.S.-led air strikes have hit  ISIS...

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 9:50 am

Zimbabwe’s high court stays house demolitions, thousands already homeless

In Zimbabwe, a court has ordered the government to halt a program of evictions and demolitions that has already rendered about three thousand families homeless. As the rainy season approaches, it’s unclear if officials...

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 8:21 am

Texas cases prompt congressional hearing on Ebola: Too little, too late?

The Ebola virus has suddenly become a policy priority in the U.S. after the death of the first patient diagnosed with the virus in-country. Two nurses who provided care have also fallen ill. One...

Posted on 16 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

Mumia Abu Jamal: Ebola & The Real Health Crisis in America

On the last day of their legislative session, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a bill Thursday known as the Revictimization Relief Act. The measure makes anyone convicted of a personal injury crime liable to legal action...

Posted on 16 October 2014 | 2:13 pm

Pennsylvania considers bill that would silence free speech under argument of victims’ rights

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are set to vote on a bill known as the Revictimization Relief Act that could subject anyone convicted of a personal crime to legal action if they speak publicly. Pennsylvania Rep....

Posted on 15 October 2014 | 11:50 am

Tens of thousands of Gazans still in temporary housing; Ban Ki Moon calls destruction “beyond description”

During a visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, United Nations’ Secretary General Ban-ki Moon voiced hope that Palestinians and Israelis will resume peace negotiations, soon. Meanwhile, in a conference in Cairo on Sunday...

Posted on 14 October 2014 | 1:28 pm

Q&A: Elon James White on Ferguson October

Ferguson police arrested clergy members and prominent intellectual, Dr. Cornel West, during an act of planned civil disobedience outside of Ferguson police headquarters today. The action capped off a weekend of protests, workshops and...

Posted on 13 October 2014 | 2:27 pm

Bolivian president Evo Morales wins a third consecutive term in landslide victory

In Bolivia, initial results from the general elections held yesterday indicate President Evo Morales won a third term by a landslide. The legislative races, however, were much more competitive. The the coming days, results...

Posted on 13 October 2014 | 12:42 pm

FSRN Weekly Edition – October 10, 2014

Police officer on private duty fatally shoots black teen in St. Louis ahead of Ferguson October Mass graves uncovered in Mexico during search for abducted students Volunteers help unaccompanied immigrant minors to adjust to...

Posted on 10 October 2014 | 10:43 am