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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 )

- 1 hour ago -
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
The Economist: Netanyahu V the Supreme Court: The Prime Minister Takes on the Judiciary
World  (tags: Israel, Supreme Court, muzzling, undermining independence, Netanyahu, political seats, Human Rights )

- 22 hours ago -
As the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, puts the finishing touches to his fourth coalition after an election in March, he is preparing for an unprecedented fight to muzzle the court.
Nigerian Troops Free 234 Boko Haram Hostages
World  (tags: Nigeria, Boko Haram, Nigerian troups, liberated, prisoners, good news )

- 12 hours ago -
Defence HQ said that the hostages were rescued on Thursday through the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest. About 500 women and children have already been rescued by the military in the past few days. But Amnesty estimates 2000 abducted since 2014
How Liberian Women Organized a Sex Strike and Helped End a War -INCLUDES VIDEO INTERVIEW
World  (tags: Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, peace-maker, Institute for Inclusive Security, Colbert Report )

- 18 hours ago -
Gbowee's grassroots organizing paved the way for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - the first elected female president in Africa and a global symbol of women's ability to stabilize nations recovering from war. The video is excellent
Dusty the Kangaroo Is Convinced He Is a Dog and Loves Life on the Farm at Wittenoom Hills, Near Esperance in Western Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Western Australia, kangaroo, golden retriever, border collie, good news, friendship, unusual, animals )

- 23 hours ago -
Two-year-old Dusty the kangaroo is convinced he is a dog. Mr Stewart said Lilly the golden retriever and Rosie the border collie loved their kangaroo. 5listen to the radio interview about them)
Death Of Conversation: 22+ Images Of How Smartphones Take Over Our Lives
Offbeat  (tags: BoredPanda, cartoons, connectedness, humour, culture, pictures, off-beat, technology )

- 22 hours ago -
Thanks to cellphones, we are more connected than ever before, but disconnecting is also more painful. The following cartoons, as well as the 'Death Of Conversation' project by Babycakes Romero, illustrate some of the funny and not-so-funny side effects
The Lie We Live   video
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, freedoms, corruption, culture, waste, thought, environment, society, politics )

- 1 day ago -
Food for thought ..... "Exposing the truth about our corrupt world. My name is Spencer Cathcart and this is a short film I made & wrote. If you'd like to see more videos I'd appreciate if you subscribed. "
Changing Times: Orangutan Rescue Teams Confront Danger, Cruelty, and Illegality
World  (tags: Changing Times, Panut Hadisiswoyo, 2015 Whitley Award for Conservation in A, Orangutan Information Centre, Medan, Sumatra, Annette Gartland )

- 2 days ago -
Profile of Panut Hadisiswoyo, who has just won the 2015 Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats, and the Orangutan Information Centre in Medan, Sumatra."By saving orangutans, we are saving the forests, and the forests are life."
Hans Rosling - VIDEO - This Shows You Why Boat Refugees Don't Fly!
World  (tags: Mediterranean, boat refugees, EU directive 2001/51/EC, drownings, Hans Rosling, Gapminder )

- 2 days ago -
Hans Rosling, with his usual flair, explains the situation of the boat refugees - and why so many end up drowing, instead of taking cheaper flights to Europe. Why So, refugees have to walk, swim or sink.....
The Day After Damascus Falls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Middle East, Syria, Assad, ISIS, Al-Nusra, Al qaeda, Iraq, "moderates" US, Saudi Arabia )

- 3 days ago -
There are grave dangers to a republic when it entangles itself in foreign conflicts. It's almost always wiser to seek out realistic albeit imperfect political solutions or at least evaluate what the negative ramifications of the military option might be
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