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Northern Rockies Protection Act Preserves Land, Saves Money, Creates Jobs 24.5.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
In this guest column -- also testimony submitted to the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands -- Paul Richards makes a case for the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA). The hearing for the legislation officially ended May 19.
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AUSTRALIA: Aboriginal communities under new attack from ALP 24.5.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Schools and clinics in many Aboriginal homelands and outstations are likely to close under proposed changes announced by the Northern Territory government on May 20.
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Yellowstone, Spring Hiking Hot Spot 22.5.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
In May, winter still clings tight to most popular hiking areas in the northern Rockies such as Glacier, Frank Church, Wind Rivers, Bitterroots, and Absaroka-Beartooth. This means cabin fever can become a pandemic in May as hikers anxiously wait until late June if not July for the snow to give up the trails. But unknown to most hikers, they can enjoy fantastic early-season hiking--backpacking or day hiking--on many trails in the northern sections of Yellowstone National Park from early May to early June.
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Massive Casualties Feared in Nigerian Military Attack on Niger Delta Villages 21.5.2009 Democracy Now!
The Nigerian military has been accused of killing hundreds, maybe thousands, of civilians in the oil-rich Niger Delta. The military offensive began eight days ago but has received little international attention. We go to Nigeria to speak with Denzil Amagbe Kentebe of the Ijaw National Congress. We're also joined by Sandy Cioffi, director of the new documentary Sweet Crude about the Niger Delta. The village of Oporoza, where much of the film was shot, has just been burned down. [includes rush transcript]
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Massive Casualties Feared in Nigerian Military Attack on Niger Delta Villages 21.5.2009 Democracy Now!
The Nigerian military has been accused of killing hundreds, maybe thousands, of civilians in the oil-rich Niger Delta. The military offensive began eight days ago but has received little international attention. We go to Nigeria to speak with Denzil Amagbe Kentebe of the Ijaw National Congress. We're also joined by Sandy Cioffi, director of the new documentary Sweet Crude about the Niger Delta. The village of Oporoza, where much of the film was shot, has just been burned down. [includes rush transcript]
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Massive Casualties Feared in Nigerian Military Attack on Niger Delta Villages 21.5.2009 Democracy Now!
The Nigerian military has been accused of killing hundreds, maybe thousands, of civilians in the oil-rich Niger Delta. The military offensive began eight days ago but has received little international attention. We go to Nigeria to speak with Denzil Amagbe Kentebe of the Ijaw National Congress. We're also joined by Sandy Cioffi, director of the new documentary Sweet Crude about the Niger Delta. The village of Oporoza, where much of the film was shot, has just been burned down. [includes rush transcript]
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Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Wilderness, Afterthoughts 21.5.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
In April, I posted a two-part series (links at end of column) on the conflict between hikers and bikers over roadless land protection. The comment threads following these commentaries exploded with a plethora of wide-reaching and innovative thought. Unlike most threads, most commenters stayed reasonably close to the subject and built on the original commentaries with a massive collection of good ideas. A bit too massive, actually, as the nearly 400 comments exceeded the limits of our system and regrettably some of the later comments may be lost forever in cyberspace. I read them all, though, and I'll try to summarize some of the key thoughts coming out of this sincere exchange of opinions.
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Mount Rushmore isn't everyone's monument to progress 20.5.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
To most of America, the Black Hills are best known as the location of Mount Rushmore, South Dakota's most popular summer tourist destination. However, its museum doesn't mention that the United States seized the area from the Lakota Sioux after the Great Sioux War in 1877. There's no reference to the criticism the monument has received from Native Americans in the Black Hills area, many of whose ancestors were forced from their land and onto reservations after gold was discovered. American might and progress is the emphasis, not alternative views of American imperialism.
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Life and Death in the Qandil Mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan 20.5.2009 Truthout.com

A Kurdish female Peshmerga fighter.
A Kurdish female Peshmerga fighter in the Qandil Mountains. (Photo: Getty Images)


    The Events Leading Up to Mohamed's Death

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Life and Death in the Qandil Mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan 20.5.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Gerald Paoli

Sulimanaya, Iraqi Kurdistan

The Events Leading up to Mohamed’s Death

The first Zarawa Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp was in a valley in the Qandil Mountains. It wasn’t home, but it was situated next to a cool stream and was close to the 8 villages of the 132 families who have fled violence rained down on them by Turkey and Iran. Now they live in the new Zarawa IDP camp built by the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

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Sri Lanka: Finishing the work of the tsunami 17.5.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

The Sri Lankan military now -- as of May 16, 2009 -- controls virtually all of the territory that was once controlled by the Tamil Tiger (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE) insurgents. The Tigers have suffered military defeat after military defeat over the past few years.

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AUSTRALIA: Alice town camps resist ‘mainstreaming’ 17.5.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
In a new lease deal proposed by Aboriginal affairs minister Jenny Macklin in early May, Aboriginal people in Alice Springs town camps could lose control over their housing.
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AUSTRALIA: Anti-logging protests escalate 17.5.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Since police raided the Florentine Valley protest camp on May 4, at least 32 people have been arrested for participating in protests against logging in the southern Tasmanian valley.
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Our Appetite for Animals Is Taking Us Toward Apocalypse 16.5.2009 AlterNet
Cutting your meat-eating habits is one of the most impactful ways you can prevent drastic changes to our climate.
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Pope's 'pilgrimage' mired in politics 15.5.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pope Benedict XVI upset the schedule on his first day in Israel by leaving an interfaith meeting in Jerusalem early on Monday night after a leading Muslim cleric called on him to condemn the “slaughter” of women and children in the recent assault on Gaza. The pontiff walked out, a spokesman noted, because Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi’s speech was a “direct negation” of dialogue and damaged the Pope’s efforts at “promoting peace.” Before he arrived in the region, the Pope declared that he was coming as a “pilgrim of peace,” with his staff accentuating that his role would be spiritual rather than political. ...
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Longing for Peace in Pakistan 14.5.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)
WASHINGTON, May 14 (OneWorld.net) - British aid worker Habib Malik describes the situation for some of the 1.3 million Pakistanis -- mostly women and children -- that have fled their homes in the country's conflicted northwest and are now residing in camps.

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How to Make the Neocons Crazy About the Middle East: Tell Them the Truth 13.5.2009 AlterNet.org: Media and Technology
Hamas has long endorsed a two-state solution, but when the NY Times reported it, kooky neocon Charles Krauthammer went ...
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Some US Soldiers Forced to Steal Water in Iraq 13.5.2009 Truthout.com

    Rations and problems trigger desperate measures to survive intense heat.

    Houston - Take Houston's heat on a miserable summer day and add 40 degrees, making temperatures 130 or more.

    Next, add an extra 100 pounds of life-protecting gear to your body: bulletproof vests, guns and ammunition.

    And then imagine not having enough water around to drink.

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Doug Peacock on "Walking It Off: A Veteran's Chronicle of War and Wilderness" 12.5.2009 Democracy Now!
Naturalist, adventurer and writer Doug Peacock talks about the Vietnam War, how grizzly bears saved his life, the wilderness, his friendship with the late writer Edward Abbey and more. One of Abbey's most famous characters, Hayduke, from his book The Monkey Wrench Gang, was based partly on Doug Peacock. [includes rush transcript]
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Doug Peacock on "Walking It Off: A Veteran's Chronicle of War and Wilderness" 12.5.2009 Democracy Now!
Naturalist, adventurer and writer Doug Peacock talks about the Vietnam War, how grizzly bears saved his life, the wilderness, his friendship with the late writer Edward Abbey and more. One of Abbey's most famous characters, Hayduke, from his book The Monkey Wrench Gang, was based partly on Doug Peacock. [includes rush transcript]
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