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British Horror Writer James Herbert Dies, Aged 69, R.I.P.
Society & Culture  (tags: horror, fiction, best selling, James Herbert RIP )

- 1827 days ago -
Best-selling author James Herbert, "one of the giants of popular fiction", has died aged 69. Herbert wrote horror classic The Rats. He passed away at his home in Sussex today.
Crime Writer Camilla Lackberg: The Rock Star of Nordic Noir
Society & Culture  (tags: literature, Nordic noir, Camilla Lackberg, Stieg Larsson, Sweden, crime writing )

- 1828 days ago -
Crime writer Camilla Lackberg outsells Stieg Larsson in her native Sweden
Rock Art Expert Graham Walsh Accused of Grave Robbing
Society & Culture  (tags: art, Australia, indigenous, rock painting, Graham Walsh, grave robbing )

- 1830 days ago -
Graham Walsh was awarded a medal from the Royal Geographical Society for his work recording Aboriginal paintings, but Australia's famous photographer/author was alleged to have hidden a dark secret - grave robbing.
Revamped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Opens Its Doors
Society & Culture  (tags: art, Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, biennial arts festival, Ten Days On The Island, culture )

- 1830 days ago -
More than 14,000 people filed through the museum as it reopened after closing its doors in November. The Friday opening coincided with the first day of the state's biennial arts festival, Ten Days on the Island. (How I wish I was there!)
The Great Sioux Nation Raise $9M to Buy Sacred Land
World  (tags: Pilamaya, the Black Hills, South Dakota, Sioux nation )

- 1935 days ago -
The land, known as Pe' Sla, went up for sale after being privately owned. Members of the Great Sioux Nation have been allowed to gather there every year to perform rituals and feared new owners would develop the sacred land.
How Do We Grow a Good Person? Young Minds 2013 Summit
World  (tags: Tenzin Gyatzo, Young Minds 2013, summit, Australia, worlds leading thinkers )

- 1941 days ago -
Featuring special guest His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Young Minds 2013 is an exciting forum exploring the vital issues facing our youth today... a summit of 40+ leading thinkers. 17 - 18 June 2013 Sydney Australia
Say NO To Toxic Chemicals In Household Products - Take Action
Environment  (tags: toxic chemicals, tonalide, galaxolide, petition, breast cancer, SCJohnson, Proctor&Gamble, consumers, human rights, health )

- 1947 days ago -
Write to SC Johnson and Procter & Gamble asking them to heed the wishes of their consumers and stop using harmful chemicals (e.g. tonalide and galaxolide) in their products. Petition sponsored by the Breast Cancer site
Support Constitutional Recognition for All Australians: Petition
World  (tags: constitutional recognition, petition, discrimination, Australia, indigenous, first people, Aboriginals, Torres Strait Islanders, constitution, law )

- 1947 days ago -
When our Constitution was first drafted, it made no mention of the special place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Australians. They were effectively excluded from our founding document of law. More than 100 years on...
I Believe in a World Without Factory Farming. Make It Possible
Animals  (tags: factory farming, animal rights, pledge, animals australia )

- 1949 days ago -
Every pledge takes animals a meaningful step towards a world without factory farming. But for animals trapped in factory farms, freedom can't come soon enough.
Tweeted After the US Election: I'M Moving to Australia, Because Their President Is a Christian Who Actually Supports What He Say
World  (tags: Annabel Crabb, The Age, Australia, US election, Republican, education, Kristen Neel, knowledge is power )

- 1955 days ago -
That was supposedly tweeted by US teen Kristen Neel when Obama won. Crikey! Apparently her ignorance isn't isolated, according to this article by Annabel Crabb in Melbourne's The Age
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