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Monthly Archives: July 2014


In Gaza, International Law Is Up in Flames – FPIF

In a flagrant violation of international law, Israels assault on Gaza has killed hundreds of civilians and devastated civilian infrastructure. via In Gaza, International Law Is Up in Flames – FPIF.

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WILPF | WILPF US Statement on Israel and Gaza

On the 26th of July, WILPF’s section in the United States published a statement calling for,WILPF US demands that our US government immediately suspend military aid to Israel, and instead use our tax dollars for humanitarian aid to Gaza.WILPF US…

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Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down lives to protect lands

TORONTO – Aboriginal people in Ontario are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands from any unwanted development, a group of First Nations chiefs said Tuesday.Five aboriginal chiefs served notice on the Ontario and federal governments,…

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Gaza conflict: At least 15 dead after tank shells hit UN school – World – CBC News

There are calls for Canadians to go to Gaza. Abu Hasna, the UN agency spokesman, said the international community must step in.”Its the responsibility of the world to tell us what we shall do with more than 200,000 people who are…

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Fragile Freedoms – First Nations and human rights | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio

John Borrows is an Anishinabe scholar and expert in Indigenous law. He presents a lecture on the connections between First Nations and human rights. Its from a series called Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle Human Rights presented at the new…

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Leaked World Bank lending policies environmentally disastrous | Environment | theguardian.com

If correct, there is no making sense of this. It flies in the face of the World Bank’s own devastating report on Climate Change… “Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to…

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▶ 2014 Noam Chomsky: The Anthropocene Period and its Challenges – YouTube

For Noam Chomsky the edge is literal and deadly as he looks into the present and predicted future consequences of how humans in industrial society “Anthropocene Period” are impacting our environment and ecosystems which is increasingly having more extensive and…

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Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com

Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com.

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TransCanada Buys Towns Silence On Tar Sands Pipeline Proposal For $28K | ThinkProgress

TransCanada Buys Town’s Silence On Tar Sands Pipeline Proposal For $28KBY EMILY ATKIN JULY 5, 2014 AT 12:51 PM UPDATED: JULY 5, 2014 AT 12:52 PM 3,805Share This 429Tweet This “TransCanada Buys Town’s Silence On Tar Sands Pipeline Proposal For $28K”…

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Temperatures over Greenland Fast Approaching 400,000 Year High, Risk 15-19 Feet of Additional Sea Level Rise

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
It’s getting hot over Greenland. Not the kind of hot we think of as each summer rolls along. But the kind of hot that melts massive two-mile-high slabs of ice. How hot? Within a decade or…

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