All Blog Posts Tagged 'Georgia' (4)

This Week in European Conflict... March 3rd-10th, 2012.

  • The European Union pulled a TV ad from circulation and apologized after many considered it racist. The ad featured several non-Western martial artists who confront a white brunette (symbolizing Europe) with weaponry and ends with her surrounding them.
  • President Lukashenka of Belarus…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict… February 25th-March 3, 2012.

  • European Union leaders confirmed that Herman Van Rompuy will serve a second term as President of the European Council on Thursday. Van Rompuy has served as the President since December 2009.
  • A remote-controlled bomb injured 15 police officers and…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 3, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Budget pressures force conservatives to propose progressive solutions to prison overcrowding in Georgia

Progressive changes from conservative Georgia legislators

In the week ahead, surprising reforms in my home state’s criminal justice practices are likely to be introduced in Georgia’s Republican-dominated (conservative) General Assembly. The Sunday issue of my hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, reported the good news on Page One, below the fold. (“Lawmakers…

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Added by Ken Kimsey on February 27, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... February 18th-25th, 2012.

  • The former foreign secretary of the EU Jack Straw announced that the European Parliament should be abolished after failing to achieve its purpose of bridging the divide between the European people and EU. Straw argued that the body has a “major democratic deficit”  as a poll shows 78% believe their voice doesn’t count in the EU.
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 26, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

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