Decision-making does not have to be binary.

Notices
Decision-making does not have to be binary.  Indeed, where consensus and compromise are the priorities, political decision-making should not be based on binary ballots but rather on preferential voting.  And in this interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme of 18th March, Peter Emerson of the de Borda Institute makes just such a case.  www.deborda.org  
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After 70 years of Ethnic Cleansing & Global Complicity – Are We Racist?

Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Notices, Press Release
Mairead Maguire Writes: Since the beginning of the Palestinian Grand Return March on land Day 30th April, the world has looked on in horror as Israel has Killed at least 109 Palestinians and injured thousands of unarmed Palestinians  asking to return to their land and seeking to protect nonviolently what little of their land is left. The massacre and ongoing slow genocide in Gaza where two million (mostly refugees and mostly youth) are subjected to Issraeli government policies that ignore human rights   and international law, and implement apartheid and ethnic cleansing policies which goes unchallenged by the rest of the world. We should not allow the Palestinians to be punished by Israel because of what happened to Europen Jews in the Holocaust  during the second world war .  Nor  should…
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Myanmar must take responsibility for Rohingya genocide, Nobel laureates speak out

#RohingyaWomen, Campaigns, Notices, Press Releases
Nobel peace laureates Mairead Maguire, Tawakkol Karman and Shirin Ebadi, met with the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today in Dhaka. They thanked her for all the work Bangladesh has done to shelter over one million Rohingya refugees. As a part of our Standing with #RohingyaWomen: Nobel Women Delegation 2018, the three laureates visited refugee camps near Cox's Bazar earlier this week. They shared with the harrowing testimony they had heard from over 100 Rohingya women refugees with the Prime Minister during their meeting. Myanmar must take responsibility for Rohingya genocide
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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE COUNCIL TO END THE HUMAN CRISIS OF ROHINGYAS IN MYANMAR

Campaigns, Notices, Press Releases
Dear President and Members of the Security Council, As you are aware, a human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar. Over the past two months, a military offensive by the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State has led to the killing of hundreds of Rohingya people. Over 30,000 people have been displaced. Houses have been burned, women raped, many civilians arbitrarily arrested, and children killed. Crucially, access for humanitarian aid organisations has been almost completely denied, creating an appalling humanitarian crisis in an area already extremely poor. Thousands have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, only to be sent back. Some international experts have warned of the potential for genocide. It has all the hallmarks of recent past tragedies - Rwanda, Darfur, Bosnia, Kosovo. The head…
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