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A global day of oceanic solidarity

Exactly one year ago I had the privilege to attended the congress of European fishers using fishing gear with a low impact on marine life. At this congress, their brand new association L.I.F..more

Sandra Steingraber: Why I am in Jail

Breakfast in the Chemung County Jail is served at 5 a.m. This morning—Friday, November 21, 2014—it was Cheerios and milk plus two slaps of universally-despised “breakfast c..more

Big Coal Buys Facebook ‘Likes’ in Lame PR Stunt

The idea of “clicktivism” has been around for a while now, but recently I’ve been seeing a whole other level of this digital phenomenon in the form of what I like to call &..more

2+2 = 5 in Texas Textbook Debate

When it comes to textbooks, as Texas goes, so goes the nation. As the country’s largest buyer of textbooks, major publishers often use Texas standards to determine what is in the textb..more

EPA Abandons Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable ..more

8 Ways to Eat Healthy on Thanksgiving

You already know not to eat yourself into a stupor on Thanksgiving Day and spend the weekend regretting it. You probably guessed that the mashed potatoes erupting with a lava flow of butter ..more

Cheap Electricity Trumps Solar in India’s Rural Communities

Then, within weeks of the lights flickering on in Dharnai’s mud huts, the government utility hooked up the grid — flooding the community with cheap power that undercut the fledgl..more

Revolutionary Poop-Powered Bus Hits UK Roads

A new frontier in biofuel has been attained in the UK. Wessex Water in southern England announced that it is supplying fuel for a 40-seat “Bio-Bus< /a>,” owned by the Bath Bus Co..more

7 Trendy Superfoods That Aren’t So Good For You or the Planet

As anyone who has ever stepped inside a Whole Foods can attest, “sustainability” and “health” are carefully crafted to be marketable, palatable and ultimately profita..more

How This Trending Diet Is Saving the Planet

If you’re like most of us, you probably know way more vegetarians and vegans than you did a decade ago. You may have even become one yourself. Although it’s unlikely that a majo..more
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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people in an attack during a volleyball tournament in the country’s east. Provincial officials said the attack occurred Sunday during a tournament final that drew a large crowd.  Dozens of people were also wounded. The attack came hours after Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament approved agreements with the United States and NATO allowing international forces to remain in the country past the end of this year,… […] [Published in AidNews – Read the original article] ..more
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Syrian Arab Republic 11/23/2014 – 13:53 GMT Fierce fighting pitted regime loyalists against rebels backed by Al-Qaeda on Sunday, after insurgents launched an offensive aimed at seizing two Shiite villages in northern Syria, a monitoring group said. The villages of Nubol and Zahraa in war-battered Arbil province have been under rebel siege for a year and a half. On Saturday evening, the rebels and their allies from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front launched a major attack aimed at taking over the villages, though their bid has so far failed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “Fierce clashes have raged since midnight on the edges of Nubol and Zahraa,” it said. The Britain-based group described the current offensive as “the most violent” since the rebels and Al-Qaeda laid siege to the Shiite villages. Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman also told AFP it was the first time that Al-Nusra Front had made..more
Witnesses and authorities in Nigeria say suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 25 people in the country’s northeast. They said the victims were mostly fishermen in the remote community of Doron Baga, north of Maiduguri in Borno state. Some witnesses put the death toll at higher than 40. A suspected Boko Haram attack in Borno last week killed at least 45 people. Reports said militants stormed Azaya Kura village in the Mafa area Wednesday and attacked residents and destroyed… […] [Published in AidNews – Read the original article] ..more
Five years after 58 people, more than half of them media workers, were killed in the southern Philippines, no convictions have been made and scores of suspects remain at large. F Philippine and international journalists are remembering the massacre in Maguindanao province on November 23, 2009 with a repeated call for justice. Mike Dobbie of the International Federation of Journalists has led missions to the southern Philippines for the past five years. He calls the Philippine justice… […] [Published in AidNews – Read the original article] ..more
Africa is a Country has published its first ebook, “Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy.” The ebook was edited by John Soske and Sean Jacobs. The contributors to the ebook are Achille Mbembe, Salim Vally, Andy Clarno, Arianna Lissoni, T.J. Tallie, Bill Freund, Marissa Moorman, Shireen Hassim, Robin D.G. Kelley, Heidi Grunebaum, and Melissa Levin. You can read the ebook here. Design and layout by Sam Clemence) This is the introduction: We invited eleven scholars of Africa and its diaspora to reflect on the analogy between apartheid South Africa and contemporary Israel. The American Studies Association’s decision in February 2014 to endorse the academic boycott of Israel, followed by the state violence directed against the inhabitants of Gaza this past July, has intensified the debate over Israel/Palestine in universities across North America. The international, nonviolent[…] [Published in NonProfitBlogs – Read the original article] T..more
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