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Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:21AM
This Week in Palestine, May 29th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.3MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 23rd, to the 29th, 2015.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 11:29PM
Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins - by Joanna Nasar & Alex Hearn
Yesterday, the Ministry of Interior of Ecuador released a video showing Vice Minister Diego Fuentes explaining that 200,000 shark fins (which corresponds to roughly 40,000 sharks) had been seized in a series of operations. The Ecuador government arrested three people and confiscated several fire arms.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 5:45PM
CBS Shills For War, Violence, Toxic Drugs, Animal Flesh, Lower Broadcast Standards - by Peace Media
Billionaire Sumner Redstone and his nephew Les Moonves are ultimately responsible for the hawkish, fearmongering, violent programming shown on the CBS network.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:11AM
ACLU Releases Detailed Best Practices for Police Body Cameras - by ACLU
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union on May 21 released a detailed set of recommended policies for the use of police body cameras (see PDF).
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:31PM
Girls Rock New Orleans, June 8th-13th 2015 (audio/mpeg 3.2MB) - by Jesse Rafert
Girls Rock! New Orleans brings together volunteer instructors and female and female identifying kids to create an explosive showcase of talent and inspiration! From June 8th- 13th, kids learn new instruments, form bands, and attend workshops about music, art, and social justice.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:12PM
Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon susceptible to disease - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A never-before-seen draft environmental review of AquaBounty Technologies’ (ABTX) genetically engineered (GE) salmon reveals that Canadian government scientists disagree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on key questions related to the safety and performance of what may be the first GE animal approved for human consumption. In light of these findings, Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and Consumers Union today called on the ...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:48PM
Kathryn Johnson of Public Citizen Discusses the "Fast Tracking" of the TPP (audio/mpeg 19.2MB) - by Janet Hays
Kathryn Johnson of Public Citizen flew from Washington D.C. to New Orleans to help urge Cedric Richmond oppose the “fast tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mammoth trade deal that will undermine labor, health, and environmental policies in the United States and allow corporations to sue federal and state governments for passing legislation that results in a loss of profit. The TPP is the largest trade agreement in the history of the United States. “Fast tracking” ...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:25PM
Russia: Making troop deaths a secret ‘attacks freedom of expression’ - by Amnesty International
A decree signed today by President Vladimir Putin making deaths of Russian forces “in peacetime” a state secret is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:05PM
G7 Finance Ministers Focus on Growth in Face of High Debt - by Sophia Har
G7 finance ministers gather in Dresden, Germany, to discuss promoting "sustainable growth" in the face of growing global debt. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is among the ministers gathering. The meeting takes place amid debt crises in the Eurozone and the developing world. The ministers meet after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported slow economic growth and increased debt burdens during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. "It's impossible to experience sustainable growth, w...
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:34AM
India: Over 700 heat-related deaths as Climate change projected to intensify #heatwaves - by John Englart (Takver)
India swelters through deadly heatwave while awaiting monsoon arrival. With heat wave temperatures hitting 46C and 47C across parts of India, heat related deaths are quickly rising. The death toll as of Monday 25 May was approaching 600 people, with 100 more heat-related deaths reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday. While India awaits arrival of the monsoon, the lack of thunder storms and clear skies has allowed temperatures to rise as the heat blows in from Pakistan. But with ...
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:43AM
The Battle for Jobs - by Lorenz Glatz
Breaking with the disastrous logic of competition and money is in the interest of the life, peace and happiness of people today. The return of the (supposedly) better times of stormy growth and full employment is an illusion. If it weren't an illusion, it would be a tremendous acceleration of the ecological catastrophe... Everyone could work less instead of terminating people. Ways could be organized throu9gh shared activity for using the gained freedom in services of everyday life (child car...
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:48AM
Quess, local New Orleans poet, Interview with Nora Maria Fuller (audio/mpeg 29.2MB) - by WTUL News and Views
17m Interview with New Orleans poet Quess of New Orleans Chapter of the Black Youth Project 100 talking about their participation in "The Confederate Flag, A Belated Burial 2015," an art and education based effort by John C Sims to create a conversation around the harmful effects of ongoing psychological terrorism in Black communities, especially in the South, and to turn that conversation to action to combat these effects. Louisiana is one of 13 states participating in a belated flag burial ...
Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:45AM
Mideast Migraines - Driving a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities (audio/mpeg 136.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
Another BDS request for entertainers to cancel Israeli gig; Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities; Testimony of Soldiers involved in Last Summer's Gaza War; music of Andrea Bocelli. Length: 1:59:36/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-18/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (140MB), Mono
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:47PM
This Week in Palestine, May 22nd, 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.2MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 16th, to the 22nd, 2015.
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:55PM
Breaking Bodies: Torture and Summary Killings in Eastern Ukraine - by Amnesty International
Overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners, serve as a stark reminder of the brutal practices being committed on a near-daily basis in eastern Ukraine’s conflict, Amnesty International said in a comprehensive new briefing today (see PDF).
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:26PM
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks progress - by Amnesty International
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks undermining a decade of progress
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:04PM
Is a 1.5°C climate change limit still achievable? - by John Englart (Takver)
While we ponder whether we will overshoot the already dangerous level of 2 Degrees Celsius of warming on the way to 4C or 5C degrees warming by the end of the century, scientists have assessed whether it is still possible to restrict global warming to just 1.5C degrees. The short answer? Yes, it is technologically possible, but requires substantial and immediate emissions reductions with no room for further delay or obstruction.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:29AM
California Congressional Leaders Urge Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders To Boost Denti-Cal - by By Steven Maviglio
State Budget Fails to Fix Federal-State Program After California State Auditor Finds State's Low-Income Families Have Little Access to Dental Care
Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:06AM
‘Remember al Nakba,’ too - by Janet Lahr Lewis
Janet Lahr Lewis is Advocacy Coordinator for the Middle East at the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries and she is Peace with Justice Program Associate at the General Board of Church & Society.
Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:26AM