September, 2011

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, poses for a picture with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

THE PALESTINIAN UN BID: ABBAS AND DOMESTIC FRONT

NERVANA
On September 16, 2011 President Mahmoud Abbas formally declared his intention to seek full membership for the Palestinian state in the United Nation. His decision raised more than a few eyebrows, as many did not expect him to defy the Obama administration who have repeatedly warned against such a move. So does Abbas know what he is doing?

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FREEDOM TO PROTEST IN TURKEY

TUGCE ERCETIN
We all know that the freedom to protest is a significant part of the bedrock of democracy, since all individuals need to express themselves. This is a fundamental right for all citizens in every country, because people have the right to demand more rights, freedom to live better.