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Innocent Before Proven Guilty? The Bizarre Bipartisan Rush to Clear Rick Perry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, congress, americans, politics, usa, media )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - theweek.com
Even if Perry gets off scot-free -- which is far from inevitable -- that shouldn't erase a long history of dubious quid pro quos
Running to Reforest: Communities, NGOs Work to Save Ugandan Reserve in the Midst of Massive Deforestation
Environment  (tags: deforestation, world, protection, environment, ecosystems, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals, nature, politics, trees )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - news.mongabay.com
Bugoma Forest Reserve (circled) is bordered by intense deforestation. Between 2001-2013, some areas immediately surrounding the reserve lost upwards of 50 percent of their forest cover, according to data from Global Forest Watch
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Spain Reverses Its Decision to Allow Oil Exploration Off the Canary Islands
Environment  (tags: oil exploration, overdevelopment, Big oil, world, pollution, politics, oceans, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, nature )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Spanish government's decision follows a 10-year stand-off with Canary Island tourism bodies, local politicians and residents, as well as environmentalists from all over the world - all of whom are concerned about the potential damage to the environme
In Case of Slain Journalist, Negotiations, Silence, Then a Chilling Warning
World  (tags: Syria, journalist, crime, death, middle-east, politics, terrorism, violence, usa, world, war )

Lone
- 5 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Foley's death, highlighting how Syria has become perhaps the most dangerous country on earth for journalists, followed intense efforts by GlobalPost and others to identify his captors
European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State
World  (tags: middle-east, politics, violence, terrorism, ISIS, world )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - npr.org
British authorities are trying to identify the masked man who executed American photojournalist James Foley in a video that has caused massive global reaction.
US Accuses Israel of Targeting Relatives of Kidnapped and Murdered Palestinian 16-Year-Old
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Israel, Palestine, war, ethics, crime, politics, government, abuse, freedoms, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - rawstory.com
The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens.
Gaza Reminds Us of Zionism's Original Sin
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, ethnic cleansing, racism, colonialism, ethics, dishonesty, death, society, humans, government, freedoms, rights, politics, violence )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Gaza is being punished because Gaza is a constant reminder to Israel and the world of the original sin of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the creation of a so-called Jewish state.
Desmond Tutu: My Plea to the People of Israel - "Liberate Yourselves By Liberating Palestine"
World  (tags: palestine, middle-east, israel, politics, war, usa, death )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - goldenageofgaia.com
Over the past few weeks, more than 1.6 million people across the world have signed onto this movement by joining an Avaaz campaign calling on corporations profiting from the Israeli occupation and/or implicated in the abuse and repression of Palestinians.
Stop Giving Money to the U.N.'s Relief Agency for Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: UNWRA, Gaza, Hamas, terrorists, terrorism, abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, politics, religion, safety )

Ge
- 1 day ago - meforum.org
On three occasions rockets were found in UNRWA schools, closed for the summer, and at least once they were returned to Hamas. On another occasion, the UNRWA accused Israel of targeting civilians sheltering in a school when in fact those deaths were cau
Rights Groups Call on Israel to Allow Investigators Into Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Gaza, Israel, dishonesty, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, human rights, investigators, death, violence, crime, ethics, politics, government, law, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
"The Israeli authorities appear to have been playing bureaucratic games with us over access to Gaza, conditioning it on entirely unreasonable criteria even as the death toll mounts," Anne FitzGerald, Amnesty International's director of Research and Crisis
RIP Here's Some of James Foley's Finest Reporting for GlobalPost
Society & Culture  (tags: James Foley, media, crime, culture, rights, religion, politics, sadness )

Cal
- 1 day ago - globalpost.com
Although he was killed by Islamic State militants, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his selfless journalism.
Churches at the Frontline of Climate Action
Environment  (tags: activism, activismenvironment, climate-change, ecosystems, destruction, environment, politics, pollution, protection, healthconditions, world )

Cal
- 1 day ago - ipsnews.net
more and more faith leaders are calling for divestment from fossil fuels. One of the most powerful advocates has been Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South African Anglican Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, who recently called for an "anti-apartheid style b
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Bees From Monsanto's Chemicals and Crops - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: Monsanto, die-offs, pesticides, bees, pesticides in food and water, ecosystems, environment, destruction, politics, pollution, healthconditions, protection, wildlife, animals )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Call on the Secretary to uphold a judge's recent decision to revoke Monsanto's permit to plant genetically modified soy across Mexico on the grounds that such crops pose a great threat to bees
World Bank and UN Carbon Offset Scheme 'Complicit' in Genocidal Land Grabs
World  (tags: africa, land grabs, UN< World Bank, indigenous righgts, world, violence, society, politics, news, humanrights )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
The plight of Kenya's Sengwer people shows that carbon offsets generated by 'sustainable' forest management are empowering a corporate recolonisation of the South backed by the World Bank against its own guidelines,
Why Racism Is Bad For Your Brain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: racism, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
The events in Ferguson, MO have focused the nation on the problem of racial prejudice. But do we even understand what that is?
 

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