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Harrowing Torture, Summary Killings In Secret ISIS Detention Centers In Syria By Amnesty International

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:21
Torture, flogging, and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an armed group that controls large areas of northern Syria , said Amnesty International in a briefing published today. ISIS, which is linked to al-Qa’ida in Iraq, is an armed opposition group whose fighters, all Sunni Muslims, are drawn from many countries. They claim to advocate a strict form of Shari’a rule and use extreme force to impose it in areas that they control or where they are present

“Bride And Boom!” By Tom Engelhardt

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:21
USA is number one in obliterating Wedding Parties in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen.... And were a wedding party to be obliterated on a highway anywhere in America on the way to, say, a rehearsal dinner, whatever the cause, it would be a 24/7 tragedy. Our lives would be filled with news of it. Count on that

Walking In An Anthropocene Wonderland: "But I'll know my song well before I start singing" By Phil Rockstroh

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:21
According to a recent, exhaustive study commissioned by the US Department of Energy and headed by a scientific team from the U.S. navy, by the summer of 2015, the Arctic Ocean could be bereft of ice, a phenomenon that will engender devastating consequences for the earth's environment and every living creature on the planet

UNRWA’s Bitter Winter Solstice…And Now Dershowitz! By Franklin Lamb

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:20
Preparing for a tough next few months is what the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is doing these days and the UN Specialized Agency is working in the face of daunting odds. UNWRA was founded in 1949 and for more than 60 years it has been plagued by harassments, intimidation, and countless conspiracies to close it down waged by the international Zionist lobby increasingly trying to ‘put it out of its misery’ as Prime Minister Netanyahu recently demanded from the US Congress

Richard Falk Interview… Stealing Palestine By Stuart Littlewood

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:20
Let us look the children of Gaza in the eye if we can. And if we can’t, as I could not, seize the moment to reflect on what it means to be (in)human during this holiday season

The War Of Narratives : Bringing Truth To The Middle East Crisis By Dan Lieberman

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:20
Despite their more compelling narrative, the Palestinians have been unable to successfully articulate their experiences or implement a powerful rebuttal to Israel's narrations, and Israel has prevailed in the war of narratives, a feat that defies the possible

Abject Poverty or Domestic Servitude? By Graham Peebles

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:20
Vulnerable and easily exploited, the millions of women and children meeting the domestic needs of the economically better off, are victims of a global socio-economic system that has trapped hundreds of millions into poverty and continues to fuel stellar levels of inequality

Annie Leonard On Stuff, "Citizen Muscle", And What She's Giving This Christmas By Rob Hopkins

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:19
Here Annie Leonard talks about citizen muscle, Glen Beck and what she's giving for Christmas this year

Waiting For Mangabe or Slavoj Zizek On Mandela's Socialist Failure By Thomas Riggins

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:19
This is a reply to Slavoj Zizek's article "Mandela's Socialist Failure" published online in The Stone (a New York Times maintained philosophy blog) on December 6, 2013. In eight pithy paragraphs Zizek endeavors to expose the real legacy of Mandela as opposed to his current "beatification."

Lynne Stewart, Our Lady Mandela, In The Season Of Giving By Gary Corseri

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:19
A peom celebrating the heroic struggle of Lynne Stewart who is imprisoned in Fort Worth prison, Texas and suffering from Cancer

Will Lokpal Bill End Corruption In India By Syed Ali Mujtaba

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:18
After fifty-two years of its inception, the Lokpal bill at last has become a law. Both the houses of the Parliament passed this controversial bill on December 18, 2013 amidst reservation from the Samajwadi party and some other ruling UPA allay

Need For Enhancing Sensitivity Among The Early Childhood Educators By Swaleha Sindhi

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:18
Lack of sensitivity of teachers towards the needs and classroom dealing of the young children in school is a serious problem

Launch Of Indo-Pak Calendar And Discussion On Indo-Pak Friendship By Mission Bhartiyam

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 23:18
At India International Centre, New Delhi on 21st December 2013, 2 to 5 PM

NSA Surveillance Is About Power, Not "Safety" By Edward Snowden

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:53
An open letter to the people of Brazil. This letter was published today in the Brazilian newspaper A Folha in Portuguese and this original text was provided via the Facebook page of Glenn Greenwald's husband David Miranda

Federal Judge Holds NSA Telephone Surveillance Unconstitutional By John Burton

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:52
A federal judge in Washington, DC on Monday declared that the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone “metadata” from virtually every call made to, from or within the United States violates the Fourth Amendment, the constitutional provision protecting the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Four Degree Temperature Rise Will End Vegetation 'Carbon Sink'

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:52
Latest climate and biosphere modelling suggests that the length of time carbon remains in vegetation during the global carbon cycle -- known as 'residence time' -- is the key "uncertainty" in predicting how Earth's terrestrial plant life -- and consequently almost all life -- will respond to higher CO2 levels and global warming, say researchers. Carbon will spend increasingly less time in vegetation as the negative impacts of climate change take their toll through factors such as increased drought levels -- with carbon rapidly released back into the atmosphere where it will continue to add to global warming

Arctic Waters Kept Warming In 2013

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:52
The Arctic continued to shift to a warmer, greener state in 2013. That was the headline from the latest Arctic Report Card, an annual update prepared by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner organizations such as NASA. Scientists are tracking a variety of environmental indicators, including air temperature, snow cover, sea ice extent, ocean temperature, vegetation growth, and wildlife behavior. In comparison to 2012, most indicators this year were closer to their long-term averages, but signs of change (fueled by long-term warming) were still present

Lost Freshwater May Double Climate Change Effects On Agriculture

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:51
A warmer world is expected to have severe consequences for global agriculture and food supply, reducing yields of major crops even as population and demand increases. A new analysis combining climate, agricultural, and hydrological models finds that shortages of freshwater used for irrigation could double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture

Are We Falling Off The Climate Precipice? By Dahr Jamail

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:51
During a recent visit with my eight-year-old niece and 10- and 12-year-old nephews, I stopped myself from asking them what they wanted to do when they grew up, or any of the future-oriented questions I used to ask myself. I did so because the reality of their generation may be that questions like where they will work could be replaced by: Where will they get their fresh water? What food will be available? And what parts of their country and the rest of the world will still be habitable?

When Will Earth Lose Its Oceans?

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:51
The natural increase in solar luminosity – a very slow process unrelated to current climate warming – will cause the Earth's temperatures to rise over the next few hundred million years. This will result in the complete evaporation of the oceans

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