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Zimbabwe Releases Last of Abducted Activists 22.4.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Apr 22 (OneWorld.net) - The last three of 30 Zimbabwean human and civil rights activists abducted and held in abitrary detention since last year have been released.

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Summit of Americas Leaders Pledge Environmental Cooperation 21.4.2009 ENS
Summit of Americas Leaders Pledge Environmental Cooperation
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Jeff Biggers: Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember 20.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.
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Briggs: Desperate times for Native languages 16.4.2009 ICT - Opinion
In Sapulpa, Okla., teachers spend mornings studying with the remaining speakers of the Yuchi language. In the afternoon, they teach 35 Yuchi preschool students what the elders have just – breath-to-breath – taught them.
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Is Geithner's Hedge-Fund Bailout Illegal? 16.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Zach Carter

In recent months, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other regulatory officials have made much ado about those "toxic" securities the Wall Street demons concocted by bundling together thousands of mortgages and dicing them up a dozen different ways to sell to investors. The big problem, as we've all learned by now, is that it's next to impossible to figure out what the accursed things are worth.

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The Demarest Factor: The Ethics of U.S. Department of Defense Funding for Academic Research in Mexico 16.4.2009 Global Features
The Demarest Factor: The Ethics of U.S. Department of Defense Funding for Academic Research in Mexico
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Eco-Islam: Malaysia's Imams to preach against poaching 14.4.2009 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Malaysia's Muslim preachers have been enlisted in the fight for wildlife conservation, using passages from the Koran to raise awareness and help protect some of the world's most endangered species. After a successful campaign last year, when more than 400 mosques in the state of Terengganu held sermons focusing on turtle conservation issues, WWF decided to extend the project to support efforts to tackle poaching.
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San Francisco Pilots Cisco’s Carbon-Tracking Tool 14.4.2009 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Networking company Cisco is spearheading efforts to develop technology that can manage energy conservation and carbon footprints by collecting and processing field data. The company uses wireless networking to monitor the changing environment to track emissions from the threatened Brazilian rainforest to the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Agency to Axe Habitat for Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep 14.4.2009 Environmental News Network
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposal today that would substantially reduce critical habitat protections for the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep. The proposal designates just 376,938 acres, which is a 55-percent reduction from a 2001 designation of 844,897 acres. The reduction appears to have been made to accommodate urban sprawl.
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Umbra advises on population 13.4.2009 Ask Umbra

Stop reproducing and save the planet? If only it were that simple.



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Europe's Roma Still Face Rampant Discrimination 13.4.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Apr 13 (OneWorld.net) - Ethnic minority Roma communities across Europe continue to face severe discrimination, hate crimes, and the denial of basic civil rights, says a new report by an international human rights monitor.

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Alaska elder Katherine Wade passes on 11.4.2009 ICT - National
CHICKALOON, Alaska – Alaska recently suffered the loss of a clan mother and elder with the passing of Katherine Wade, March 23. She worked as a cook and restaurant owner, but more importantly, was a tradition and language bearer for the Chickaloon Tribe.
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Tribes in Peru-Colombia-Ecuador border fear death by oil 10.4.2009 ICT - Latin Indigenous
Guido Sandoval, a leader of the Secoya tribe in Peru says the few hundred members of his nation have lived quietly for decades in the forests, despite being near a FARC rebels-Colombian army war zone, close to an infamous old drug trafficking route and not far from where Peru and Ecuador fought on and off wars for decades.
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Tribes in Peru-Colombia-Ecuador border fear death by oil 10.4.2009 ICT - global
Guido Sandoval, a leader of the Secoya tribe in Peru says the few hundred members of his nation have lived quietly for decades in the forests, despite being near a FARC rebels-Colombian army war zone, close to an infamous old drug trafficking route and not far from where Peru and Ecuador fought on and off wars for decades.
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Ira Chernus: Requiem for the War on Terror 10.4.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Global War on Terror ends, not with parades and speeches, but with an obscure memo, a few news reports, vague denials, and a seemingly off-handed comment from Hillary Clinton.
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Requiem for the War on Terror 9.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Ira Chernus

This is the way the Global War on Terror (also known, in Bush-era jargon, as GWOT) ends, not with a bang, not with parades and speeches, but with an obscure memo, a few news reports, vague denials, and a seemingly off-handed comment (or was it a carefully calculated declaration?) from Secretary of State Hillary Clintonread more

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5 Ways You Can Participate in Earth Day 2009 9.4.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
April 6, 2009; Boulder, Colorado: According to the Earth Day Network’s web site, it took us (collectively as a human race) about 125 years to use our first trillion barrels of oil. We’re going to use up the next trillion barrels in only 30 years. It stands to reason our increased oil usage has an impact on our environment, our health and our lives.
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UN's State Of The World's Forests Reveals Deforestation Is Speeding Up 7.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Around 20% of the world's forests are being illegally chopped down, a trend at its worst in Africa. The continent has lost around four million hectares of forests annually between 2000 and 2005, representing one-third of all global deforestation. Given the fact that Africa only hosts 16% of the world's forests, this is a devastating rate. And growth in Europe's need for wood (for use as biomass, among others) will likely stimulate the practice. The numbers for Asia and the Pacific, although seemingly positive, also tell stories of reduced biodiversity resources. The continent's 2005 total forest size of 734 million hectares was bigger than its 2000 level but the increase was mainly due to China's reforestation plantations. Natural forests are still ...
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Decolonizing decolonization 4.4.2009 ICT - Opinion
There is much current discussion of decolonization among contemporary indigenous scholars and tribal members. Current post-colonial theory suggests methods of renouncing external coercive systems of control, and encourages individuals to seek greater liberation from colonial language and history.
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Obama Pledges New US Relations With Europe 4.4.2009 Truthout.com

BPresident Obama with fist in the air.

President Obama delivering a speech at a town hall meeting in Strasbourg, France. (Photo: Reuters)

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