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text UN Conference on Trade and Development Warns Global Economy is in "Fragile State" by Greg Wiliams
A report released from a UN group calls the global economy "fragile" and urges action on trade, tax and debt policies to improve economic growth. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) annual "Trade and Development Report" notes rising debt and inequality levels. The report warns that current economic challenges may be more difficult to manage than the 2008 global financial crisis.‎...
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:12AM
text The Shortwave Report 09/23/16 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:36PM
text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
text St Cloud Mall Incident Likely Caused by Cell Phone Sale Dispute by Ahmed Said
The suspect and mobile phone selling kiosk owners had a dispute about a cell phone sale and a fight broke out between the suspect and kiosk owners....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:11AM
text Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours by Heinz-J. Bontrup
Today's growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth society, a "renunciation society" or at least a "green" capitalism model. Meanwhile, 1.6 earths would be necessary because humanity exploits natural resources faster than the earth can generate them (cf. recent accounts of Earth Overshoot Day)... A political transformation process is necessary. The economist John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a time when his grandchildren would only face a 15 hour work week....
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:58AM
text The Shortwave Report 09/16/16 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:26PM
text Mozambique President Meets IMF and World Bank As Debt and Corruption Concerns Loom by Greg Williams
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi is in Washington for a series of meetings with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Secretary John Kerry and US AID's Gayle Smith....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:41AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets by Joanna McWilliams
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
text Pacific Island nations lead in ratification of Paris Agreement on climate change by john Englart (Takver)
The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting has concluded in Pohnpei in the Marshall Islands. A major focus of this meeting was action on climate change following Paris and COP21 demonstrating further leadership by small island nations on this issue which affects us all....
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:17PM
text New Report Links Zika Virus to Steep Increase in Birth Defects in Brazil by Greg
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention connects the spreading Zika virus to a significant increase in birth defects in Brazil. According to the study, birth defects involving the nervous system nearly doubled after Zika arrived in Brazil, and researchers linked the virus' spread to poverty and living conditions in Northeast Brazil....
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 8:36AM
text The Shortwave Report 09/09/16 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba....
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:13PM
text Oil Giant Enbridge to Purchase Gas Behemoth Spectra by via Sierra Club
Deal Would Create One of the Largest Corporate Polluters in the Country...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:13PM
text solidarity to the usa prisoners strike by anarchist from greek prisons
Solidarity...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 12:39PM
text Silky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Ha by Joanna McWilliams
This week, participants at an international conservation meeting in Hawaii set a new bar in the conservation of imperiled sharks by overwhelming voting in favor of a resolution to increase protections for silky sharks, a species facing dangerous declines due to industrial fishing practices. The resolution, advanced by Turtle Island Restoration Network, PRETOMA, and Nakawe Project at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, received 95 percent fav...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 9:13AM
text Karrada Anti-Terror Call in Iraqi Film by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
After the repeated bomb attacks against Iraqi civilians in Karrada, Baghdad, the Iraqi community of Canada is using the art of film, to issue a global warning against terrorism....
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 4:11AM
text Russia: Blogger jailed for playing Pokémon Go in a cathedral must be immediately released by Amnesty International
The detention of Ruslan Sokolovsky, a Russian blogger from Yekaterinburg (Urals region) who was sentenced to administrative arrest for two months after posting a video of himself playing Pokémon Go in a church is a farcical attack on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International....
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:08AM
text Seven Ways You Can Support Academics In Turkey by report
Academics in Turkey are under a vicious attack by the Erdogan government. Here are 7 ways you can support them....
Posted: Tue Sep 6, 2016 9:57AM
text U.S. unilaterally claims control of Papahanaumokuakea maritime area by DLi
This week President Obama declared a gigantic expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument. While obviously significant in preservation of marine life and ocean ecological system, this unprecedented--and apparently unilateral--"sea grab" of over half a million square miles should certainly raise quite a few critical questions and eyebrows, regarding sovereignty, geo-political manipulation, and even military opportunism....
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 4:03PM
text US and Puerto Rico Faith Groups Send Congress Recommendations on Island's Crisis by Greg
Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 1:26PM
text Dossiê da Corrupção no DEINFRA by Anonymous
A Operação Estradão (#OpEstradão) do Anonymous contra o maior esquema de corrupção do governo estadual de Santa Catarina, existente no Departamento Estadual de Infrastrutura....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 6:34PM