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Aceh to Fell 1,000 Hectares of Illegally Planted Oil Palm Plantations
Environment  (tags: Indonesia, Aceh, conservation, environment, Palm oil plantation, clearance, revert to protected forest, Leuser Ecosystem, good news )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Work to demolish the oil palm plantations in the Leuser Ecosystem Area in Tamiang district will start on Monday, according to Tezar Pahlevi. "Whether they like it or not they must give up the land because they have illegally converted protected forest
Bernie for President!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bernie, Campaign 2016 )

TomCat
- 3 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Here Are Six Companies That Get Rich Off Prisoners
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, slaves, John Oliver, Asset Forfeiture, Corizon, Global Tel-Link, The Bail Industry, Prison Industrial Complex, GEO Group, Corrections Corporations of America )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - attn.com
There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world's population, it holds 25 percent of the world's total prisoners. Money maker for the 1%.
Open Thread - 4/30/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 3 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Maine Governor Prepares To Make Food Stamps Recipients Jump Through New Hoops At The Grocery Store
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, Food Stamps, SNAP, Gov. Paul LePage, food restrictions )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Burdening the poorest with more rules is in vogue with Republicans these days. Extra restrictions and stigma for how food stamps recipients can use their meager benefits just exacerbate the core indignities and hardships they face.
Watch What Happens When Tribal Women Manage India's Forests
Environment  (tags: forests, destruction, conservation, India, tribal peoples, trees )

Naoko
- 1 day ago - ipsnews.net
"No one can cheat us of even one metre of our mother, the forest. She has given us life and we have given our lives for her." -- Kama Pradhan, a tribal woman from the Gunduribadi village
Pictures of the Day: 1 May 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 1 May 2015 )

Giana
- 2 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Wonderful photos.
The New Country of Our World
World  (tags: Freedoms, Europe )

Dimitris
- 2 days ago - liberland.org
Health Concerns Grow in Nepal Quake Camps
World  (tags: Nepal, earthquake, hygiene, urgent )

Naoko
- 1 day ago - irinnews.org
"There are urgent needs for safe drinking water, emergency toilets, hand-washing soap and ORS (oral rehydration solutions) in evacuation centres," said Dharma Raj Pandey, head of the disaster unit for the NRCS.
Help Put An End to the Keystone Pipeline
Environment  (tags: keystone pipeline, safety, risks, pollution, climate-change, ecosystems, environmental protection, wildlife )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Keystone Pipeline, is an oil pipeline that runs in Canada and the U.S. The problem with this pipeline, is the fact that it happens to be above ground, what happens if it is to burst? The pipeline is being built through Native land without their...
 
 
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