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How India Is Raking in the Moolah While Upcycling Its Waste Into Bags, Shoes & Even Pieces of Art!
Business  (tags: India, waste management, recycling, upcycling, SustainableDevelopment, business, economy )

- 5 hours ago -
Did you know that everyday items made of trash bring in Rs. 5 crores (US $ 50 million) annually? Here's how individuals & organisations across the country are creatively dealing with India's waste problem.
Australia's Coal Seam Gas Emissions May Be Vastly Underestimated - Report
Environment  (tags: Australia, UNFCCC, Melbourne Energy Institute, Australia Institute, coal seam gas, greenhouse gas, methane, emissions, “fugitive emissions”, pollution, healthconditions, Paris climate deal, COP21 )

- 1 day ago -
Report says industry's true carbon emissions could easily amount to twice the emissions Australia promised to cut by 2030. Studies of shale and coal seam gas in the US have found fugitive emissions are often as much as 17% of the gas produced.
Haaretz: Senior Fatah Official Calls for Palestinian Consumer Boycott of Israel
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, Nabil Sha'ath, Fatah, non-violent alternatives, consumer boycott, Hamas )

- 3 days ago -
Former chief negotiator Nabil Sha'ath says Palestinians must give up their 'peace dreams' and acknowledge that the negotiating process is dead. he was not referring to military action against Israel but to a consumer boycott.
Settlers Build New Illegal Outpost on Private Palestinian Land - With Israeli Authorities' Knowledge
World  (tags: palestine, Northern Jordan Valley, Givat Salit, illegal Israeli outpost, settlers, private land, Givat Salit )

- 3 days ago -
Israeli army says stop-work orders have been issued & further enforcement efforts will be taken in Jordan Valley, but Haaretz saw work continuing on Thursday. They began threatening Palestinian shepherds, preventing them them from bringing their flocks.
The Siege Starts Without Warning
Society & Culture  (tags: war, seige, society, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Aleppo, Syria, bombing, destruction, journalists, illusions )

- 4 days ago -
When the war began, the ordinary citizen probably believed that reason would never allow the bombing and destruction of such a place as Aleppo. We in Sarajevo had the same illusion.
Foreign Affairs: Trump and American Populism - Old Whine, New Bottles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, politicians, grievances, manipulation, the Populist Party, third parties )

- 4 days ago -
Both types of American populists have, from time to time, gained political influence. Their outbursts are not random. They arise in response to real grievances: an economic system, fear of losing jobs to immigrants, politicians more about their own ...
Dakota Access Pipeline - Honest Government Advert (VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, North Dakota, North Dakota Access Pipeline, #NoDAPL )

- 4 days ago -
What the Government SHOULD be saying! A great satire clip ... "The US Government just released this advert about the Dakota Access Pipeline and it's surprisingly honest and informative. #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #StandWithStandingRock"
The Real Vote Rigging: Republicans Make It Harder for Millions to Vote in 2016 Election - VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Democracy Now!, Presidential Elections, vote-rigging, tactics, Republicans, Democrats )

- 7 days ago -
Not new - already seen these tactics during the primaries (esp Democrat) and there are cases under investigation. Neither candidate wants full freedom to vote ... supporters of both use dirty tactics. To defeat rigging in future - REPORT experiences
Report From Standing Rock: 100+ Militarized Police Deployed Against Native American Water Protectors   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Standing Rock, North Dakota, No DAPL, Water Protectors, Native Americans, Cannon Ball River, resistance, protest, indigenous people's rights, militarised police, oppression, undemocratic, corporate interests, Democracy Now! )

- 7 days ago -
Saturday, 100s of people temporarily stopped work at multiple construction sites at the site of the $3.8 billion DAPL. At least 14 people were arrested. Democracy Now! began covering the action just after dawn, from the resistance camp in Cannon Ball, ND
North Dakota's War on the First Amendment Threatens Everyone's Right to Know
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Standing Rock, water protectors, journalists, First Amendment, Amy Goodman, Jill Stein, Rebecca Kimble, Deia Schlosberg, Climate Direct Action, Josh Fox, Carlos Lauría, Committee to Protect Journalists )

- 7 days ago -
Charges against Amy Goodman were rejected. But warrants and arrests continue to threaten dissenters, observers, journalists - and honest debate. "Violating the First Amendment is not good for North Dakota. It is not good for this country."
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