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“We need more, not less democracy” and “Intelligence services have failed us” by Jacob Appelbaum (Video)

Journalist and researcher for the Tor project, Jacob Appelbaum talks about technology, freedom and resisting surveillance at the World Forum for Democracy.

Read a transcript of the speech here: https://goo.gl/WSE3mK

This video is published as part of an openDemocracy editorial partnership with the World Forum for Democracy.

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Sydney Siege – The truth About Who Is Responsible (Video)

info-pictogram1 Sydney Siege Who Is to Blame? Is it Islam, Shoddy Courts, Immigration Screening, Or is there something more? A perspective from a Syrian Australian, who warned about the rise of terror, in the middle east and the world.

Documentary: 101 East – South Korea, Caught in the Web (Video)

info-pictogram1 We look at the impact of internet addiction as more and more South Koreans get caught in the web.
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More than 120 Islamic scholars from around the world wrote an open letter to the leader of ISIS

Full letter link: http://lettertobaghdadi.com/index.php

By: Mohammed Zeyara

More than 120 Islamic scholars from around the world wrote an open letter to the leader of ISIS Al-Baghdadi, denouncing ISIS and its fundamentals. Everyone should at least go through these points to understand how ISIS’s ideology is far away from the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Quick summary of the 17 page letter:

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Islam – My Choice (Video)

info-pictogram1 Featuring napoleon, abubakr islam, ,Masikah Faisal salah and more.

Space and Time: You are Here

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info-pictogram1 And its only one galaxy in which we reside”the milky way” and there are many more.

You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

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Source: http://www.cato.org

By: Jim Harper

It got a lot of attention this morning when I tweeted, “You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist.” It’s been quickly retweeted dozens of times, indicating that the idea is interesting to many people. So let’s discuss it in more than 140 characters.

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UN: Syrian refugees now more than 3 million

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Source: VOA News

By: Lisa Schlein

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency says more than three years of civil war in Syria has forced three million people to flee their homeland, and the fighting is only intensifying. UNHCR reports the flight from Syria has created the world’s largest population of refugees under that U.N. agency’s care.

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The Student Loan Debt Crisis In Context (Video)

info-pictogram1 Student loan debt in the United States has reached a new milestone, crossing the $1.2 trillion mark. That’s more than the credit card debt of all Americans combined. What does that mean for the average American? AJ+ crunches the numbers.