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(via rss) 20 jan 2018 06:30

To Protect Food and Water Security, NAFTA Negotiations Must Get Rid of the Destructive Mechanism Tha

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(via rss) 19 jan 2018 22:00

Elephant Calf Dies a Day After Villagers Take Selfies With Him (Video)

Please people, stop taking selfies with wildlife. Oh yes, prepare yourself—it’s another animal selfie death story. This one happened near India’s Omkar Forest Range in the Bandipur Forest Reserve. This time a baby elephant was the...
(via rss) 19 jan 2018 18:10

Trump Admin Commits to Forever War in Syria Against Iran

The U.S. is keeping the pot boiling by promoting continued instability in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave a talk Wednesday at the right wing Hoover Institution that hovers over Stanford University, in which he committed to a...
(via rss) 19 jan 2018 17:40

America Is on a Dangerous Path to a Second Korean War

The best way to avert catastrophe is accepting the reality of a nuclear-armed North Korea. Most people intuitively get it. An American preventive strike to wipe out North Korea’s nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, or a commando raid...
(via rss) 18 jan 2018 23:34

Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi

var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1087440'; [Reuse options] Click here for reuse options! One veteran peace activist called her Palestine’s Joan of Arc. Sixteen-year-old...
(via rss) 18 jan 2018 22:32

Boiling Lobsters Alive Is an Act of Cruelty, Says Switzerland (Video)

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(via rss) 18 jan 2018 06:30

Kangaroos Are the Target of the Largest Mass Destruction of Wildlife in the World (Video)

The kangaroo may be Australia's national icon, but millions are slaughtered for food and profit every year. Kangaroos are one of the most recognizable icons in the world, right up there with the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. The...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 23:49

There Is a Life Brutal Facing Millions of Immigrants Who Seek Opportunity Abroad

Ethiopians and Bangladeshis endure sexual violence and beatings by police in the countries they seek work in. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.It is past midnight. The aircraft come in from Saudi Arabia carrying workers who had been hastily...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 23:49

There Is a Brutal Life Facing Millions of Immigrants Who Seek Opportunity Abroad

Ethiopians and Bangladeshis endure sexual violence and beatings by police in the countries they seek work in. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.It is past midnight. The aircraft come in from Saudi Arabia carrying workers who had been hastily...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 23:49

Migrants Without Shoes: Stories of Ethiopians and Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia

They left their homes for a better life, only to face sexual violence and beatings by police. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.It is past midnight. The aircraft come in from Saudi Arabia carrying workers who had been hastily ejected. They had...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 19:20

Donald Trump Tweets While America's International Reputation Burns

How to build a wall and lose an empire. As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 19:12

I Am American, Jewish, and Banned From Israel for My Activism

I support nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions; the move to ban me and others will backfire. This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 06:30

What Is the 'New Economy' and Can It Help Save the Planet?

For society to survive within the Earth's ecological limits, we must reject the goal of endless growth. Each day, we can see new evidence that the economy fails to serve people or planet. I spoke with Stewart Wallis, the former executive...
(via rss) 17 jan 2018 02:35

We Can't Let Hindu Nationalists Rewrite India's History

Remembering dark pages in India’s history. The fault lines were sharp and deep that December 1992 when for nine days the urbs prima of India, hailed for its cosmopolitanism, saw this veneer shredded—painfully. All of December, including...
(via rss) 16 jan 2018 15:37

Zambia Responds to Trump's 'Sh*thole' Insult with Hilarious Tourism Ad

The rest of the world is literally laughing at us. Trump's 'Shithole' Comments Inspire Zambia Tourism AdA prominent Zambia tourism website appears to have been inspired by President Donald Trump, launching an ad that invites tourists to "visit...
(via rss) 14 jan 2018 18:05

There’s a Massive Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding in Asia: The Plight of the Rohingya

This is a community threatened with extinction for the past seven decades. Relief workers for International agencies sit with me in Dhaka (Bangladesh). They are talking about the difficulties faced by the Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar...
(via rss) 14 jan 2018 06:30

How a Group of Nuns Is Taking the Lead on Climate Action

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(via rss) 13 jan 2018 17:06

'Sh*thole Countries': Trump Uses the Rhetoric of Dictators

Trump has normalized the notion that the meaning of words no longer matters. George Orwell warns us in his dystopian novel 1984 that authoritarianism begins with language. In the novel, “newspeak” is language twisted to deceive, seduce and...
(via rss) 13 jan 2018 06:30

It's Time to Debunk Trophy Hunters' Claims With Actual Facts

Trophy hunting is about killing, not conservation. The killing of Cecil the lion by a Minnesota dentist in 2015 grabbed the attention of the world. Big-game hunter Walter Palmer reportedly paid $54,000 to slaughter the beloved lion, who was a...
(via rss) 12 jan 2018 06:30

This Is What the Planet Would Be Like Without Trees

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(via rss) 12 jan 2018 06:03

Anderson Cooper Broke Down While Offering Support to Haiti After Trump's Racist 'Sh*thole' Comments

The anchor was a key figure in covering the devastating earthquake eight years ago. CNN host Anderson Cooper fought back tears while educating his audience about the courage of the people of Haiti, after President Donald Trump's reported...
(via rss) 11 jan 2018 23:58

Trump's Latest Anti-Immigrant Outburst Proves His Stunning Ignorance of the World

Trump complains about immigration from "sh*thole countries" like Haiti and places in Africa. In the midst of a meeting Thursday afternoon that was ostensibly about making a deal on the Dream Act and for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and...
(via rss) 11 jan 2018 19:56

Trump Is Turning the State Department into a Global Weapons Dealer

In the Trump administration, an agency started to promote peace is now fomenting war. The Trump administration will soon announce its next move in the ongoing assault on diplomacy and human rights currently taking place in the United States....
(via rss) 11 jan 2018 09:07

Iran Eases Drug Laws; Could Halt Execution of 5,000 Prisoners

One of the world's leading drug executioners is taking a dramatic step away from the death penalty--and it's retroactive. The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital...
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