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Quote: Kofi Annan on Syria’s Future

  “If things do not change, the future is likely to be one of brutal repression, massacres, sectarian violence, and even all-out civil war.”   International envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. General Assembly in New York, on the escalating bloodshed in Syria. via News from The Associated Press.

Quote: On the Future of US Unions

  “I think it’s going to embolden employers in bargaining and discourage workers from joining unions. I think it’s hitting unions on all fronts.” – Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. in comments after Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall that exposed …

Donor Agent Provocateur – NYTimes.com

My wife and I retained a “fertility consultant” to help us find an egg donor who matched some of my wife’s diverse ethnic background, which, as we explained, is part ethnic Hawaiian. After a month of dead ends, we asked the consultant directly whether she had searched any Hawaiian donor …

Bugs hit new passport check | Bangkok Post: news

The automatic passport screening system at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport is being improved so that it is compatible for use with newly issued passports. Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan yesterday outlined some problems with the Autochannel, which was launched on Wednesday. A database link-up with the Foreign Ministry is experiencing a delay, …

Cambodia’s art of survival | Culture | The Guardian

The country’s rich artistic culture was destroyed in the 70s by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Today, despite terrible poverty, a revival is taking place – and it is gaining international recognition Down a dusty road littered with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, past the charred red monument to independence and through …