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Soldier's Heart: Jacob George's Sorrowful Ride Till the End
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: World, War & Peace, Economy, Rights, Solutions, U.S )

Judy
- 19 hours ago - commondreams.org
Oh so heartbreaking to hear of the suicide - or as some call it, the death from moral injuries - of Jacob George, 32-year-old Arkansas farmer, musician, anti-war activist and veteran of three tours of Afghanistan who came home shattered...
On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant
Environment  (tags: World, Rights, Mexico, Agroecology, Agriculture, Food )

Judy
- 19 hours ago - commondreams.org
The defense of corn is not just to preserve our sacred plant. It is also fundamental to sustaining Mexico as a living genetic reserve of important varieties of fruits and vegetables that feed humanity.
Nuclear Waste Tank OK'd to Keep Leaking for 1 Year - US News
Environment  (tags: Hanford Nuclear Reservation, plutonium, radioactive waste, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology, leaking nuclear waste tank )

Judy
- 19 hours ago - nbcnews.com
A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.
Groups Condemn Federal Ruling on Cove Point LNG Export Facility
Environment  (tags: Cove Point LNG Export Facility, LNG, Liquified Natural Gas, FERC, Cove Point, Maryland, Federal Court, environmental groups, MA Gov. O'Malley, fracking )

Judy
- 21 hours ago - chesapeakeclimate.org
First LNG export facility ever built so close to so many homes, the first built in close proximity to Marcellus Shale fracking operations, and a potential trigger of more global warming pollution than all 7 of Maryland's existing coal-fired power plants
Thousands Trafficked to the UK and Kept in Slavery, Police Report Shows
World  (tags: modern slavery, human trafficking, UK, National Crime Agency, NCA )

Judy
- 23 hours ago - theguardian.com
Highest number of people trafficked came from Romania, and most were sexually exploited
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
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands
Congress Pushes Nuclear Expansion Despite Accidents at Weapons Lab
Environment  (tags: US Congress, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons R&D, warheads, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, Carlsbad, nuclear accident, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, WIPP, radioactive materials storage )

Judy
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Weapons watchdog says government's position 'increasingly hypocritical' as US prepares to increase production of warheads in spite of safety and environmental concerns
Russia Says Arctic Well Drilled With Exxon Strikes Oil
Business  (tags: Russia, Rosneft, Exxon, U.S., oil, Arctic drilling, Kara Sea field, Universitetskaya, "victory" oil field )

Judy
- 2 days ago - bloomberg.com
The importance of Arctic drilling was one reason that offshore oil exploration was included in the most recent round of U.S. sanctions. Exxon and Rosneft have a venture to explore millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean.
4 People Prosecuted Under Utah #AgGag Law for Photographing Factory Farm From the Road
Animals  (tags: Ag-Gag, Animal Rights Activists, Utah )

Judy
- 3 days ago - greenisthenewred.com
Circle Four Farms has plenty of reasons to be wary of exposure, even from a distance.
Riot Police Clash With Students Protesting for Democracy in Hong Kong
World  (tags: hong kong, occupy, china, asia & pacific, occupy central, national day, protests, riot police, university of hong kong, beijing )

Judy
- 4 days ago - news.vice.com
Organizers said Friday's protest was not the start of a broader campaign of civil disobedience organized by the pro-democracy Occupy movement, which for weeks has been threatening to lockdown the city's business district...
 
 
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