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Coca-Cola's River Cleanup Work in Tanzania Shows Mixed Motives
Business  (tags: corporate, business, ethics, environment, news, politics, society, SustainableDevelopment )

Cal
- 1 day ago - globalpost.com
Coca-Cola is partnering with governments, NGOs, and other companies to improve access to water, occupying a gray area where genuine charity meets corporate profit.
World Bank Accuses Itself of Failing to Protect Kenya Forest Dwellers
World  (tags: World Bank, Indigenous People, forest people, Sengwer, Kenya, eviction from land, cultural genocide )

Judy
- 18 hours ago - theguardian.com
Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands
The Waiting Game: Refugees Live in Limbo in Hong Kong
World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, Hong Kong, society, government, ethics, china )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
Cost of living in Hong Kong is high; asylum seekers, who can't work legally, often live in poverty
U.S. Carbon Emissions Tick Higher; Obama Tells U.N.: 'We Have to Do More'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Administration, Energy Policy, Greenhouse Gases, Emissions, Climate Change, Climate Talk, Climate Inaction )

Brian
- 18 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
"The Obama administration appears to be losing ground in its efforts to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases, according to new government figures that show pollution levels rising again after several years of gradual decline."
A Pleasure to Help Kansas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Hypocrites, humor, satire, video )

TomCat
- 17 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Sede 1st comment. 3rd attempt to upload. :-(
Iran Prays for Rain Amid Acute Water Shortage
Environment  (tags: world, water, drought, Iran, environment, ecosystems, politics )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - latimes.com
Concern is mounting about dwindling water supplies across Iran, from the densely populated, smog-ridden capital and its parched suburbs to provincial towns and cities to far-flung corners of the nation, much of which is desert
The Umbrella Revolution
World  (tags: The Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong, China, democracy, free elections )

Dandelion
- 16 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Protests began a week ago with a class boycott by university and college students, who said they would stand firm until officials meet their demands for reforming the local legislature and withdrawing the requirement that election candidates be screened.
Open Thread - 9/30/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 17 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). 3rd attempt to upload. :-(
EU: Animals Need the Strongest Protections in Trade!
Animals  (tags: illegal trade, illegal trade endangered, abuse, abused, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, conservation, crime, cruelty, death, endangered, environment, ethics, extinction, habitat, humans, investigation, killing, killed )

Sara
- 16 hours ago - action.hsi.org
Speak out and urge the European Trade Commissioner to ensure that the TTIP agreement aligns policies toward the strongest animal protection measures in place without dismantling the progress already achieved
Minister: Israel Looking at Ways to Lower Bedouin Birthrate
World  (tags: Bedouin population, Human Rights, polygamy, birthrate, freedoms, israel, world, ethics, government, middle-east, politics, humans, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - haaretz.com
Fadi Masamra, director general of the Council of Unrecognized Villages in the Negev, said in response, "From a feminist perspective I support stopping polygamy, but to talk about dealing with the birthrate is insane.
 
 
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