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Umbrella Designs on Hong Kong's Protest Movement
World  (tags: government, society, HumanRights )

Tim
- 1 hour ago - scmp.com
Umbrella designs on Hong Kong's protest movement
How to Move Ahead Quickly on Carbon Pricing
World  (tags: Carbon pricing, Reducing Emission, Climate Change, Int'l Agreements, World Economic Forum, World Health Organization, Int'l Politics, IMF, Int'l Monetary Fund )

Brian
- 49 minutes ago - forumblog.org
"The time has come to end hand wringing on climate strategy, particularly controlling carbon dioxide emissions. We need an approach that builds on national self-interest and spurs a race to the top in low-carbon energy solutions."
Mexico: Week-Long Student Protests Against Neoliberal Reforms & Police Repression Gain Strength
World  (tags: Mexico, students, teachers, student rights, protests, police repression, slain students, free, quality education, public education, neoliberal reforms, school privatization, curriculum changes, teacher-training college closures, Tlatelolco massacre )

LucyKalei
- 2 hours ago - telesurtv.net
Thousands continue to fill Guerrero highways & Mexico City streets; protests demanding end to reform pckge & justice for slain, wounded, jailed set to grow huge Oct 2. Struggle for free, quality ed & against school privatization has been constant >15 yrs
Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala
World  (tags: Guatemala, Monsanto, Monsanto Law, gm seeds, protests, food sovereignty, Mayan communities, organizations, traditional farming, biodiversity )

LucyKalei
- 9 hours ago - viacampesina.org
After 10 days of widespread street protests against Monsanto expansion into, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions & farmer & women's orgs, won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation approved in June
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
- 6 hours ago - theguardian.com
Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands
Russell Tribunal on Palestine at the EU   video
World  (tags: palestine, israel, Gaza, Russell Tribunal on Palestine )

Evelyn
- 11 hours ago - youtu.be
Ken Loach, Roger Waters, Vandana Shiva, David Sheen, Richard Falk, Max Blumenthal, Mohamed Omer and Michael Mansfield, members of the jury of the Tribunal Russell on Palestine, present to the EU Parliament the conclusions of the extraordinary session.
Israeli Tourism Drops After Gaza War With Hamas
World  (tags: conflict, society, war, isreal, Isreali Tourism, Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip-Gaza assault 2014, middle-east, news )

Cat
- 16 hours ago - huffingtonpost.ca
I can't imagine why. It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travellers to cancel trips en masse.
5 More Bodies Found at Japan Volcano; Toll Now 36
World  (tags: Japan, Volcano, Tragedy, Mount Ontake, 36 Dead )

Brian
- 22 hours ago - abcnews.go.com
"Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims Monday as dozens of relatives awaited news of their family members."
The Umbrella Revolution
World  (tags: The Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong, China, democracy, free elections )

Dandelion
- 4 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.
Green Village to Be Bulldozed and Mined for Lignite(COAL) in Germany's Quest for Non-Nuclear Fuel
World  (tags: Germany, Energy, Energy Policy, Energiewende, Failure, Renewable Energy, Heavily Subsidized, Energy Gap, Fossil Fuels, Lignite, Brown Coal, #DirtyCoal, Angela Merkel, Rising Emissions, Particulate Pollution, Toxic Contamination )

Brian
- 1 day ago - independent.co.uk
"Proschim is just one of a cluster of east German villages and farms set to make way for new lignite mines. The fossil fuel is intended to "bridge" a widening energy gap resulting from the closure of Germany's nuclear power plants."
 
 
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