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Israeli Soldier Admits Murdering Palestinian Civilians Was A “Pre-Planned Act Of Revenge”

Israeli Soldier Admits Murdering Palestinian Civilians Was A “Pre-Planned Act Of Revenge” | Activism | Scoop.it
Former Israeli military commander and Breaking the Silence researcher Eran Efrati has posted a statement to Facebook on his talks with IDF soldiers in Gaza, and reveals the deliberate killing of Pa...

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City banker made a peer by PM had given £300,000 to Tories two months earlier

City banker made a peer by PM had given £300,000 to Tories two months earlier | Activism | Scoop.it
A Tory donor ennobled by David Cameron last week had handed over £300,000 to the party just two months before, it has emerged.

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Protesters Again Confront Israeli-Owned Commercial Ship At Port Of Oakland

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Bay Area protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to try to stop an Israeli-owned commercial ship from docking and unloading in an act of protest against recent Israeli military action in Gaza.

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Boycott all Israeli goods.

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Desapati Srinivas on AP politics with NRIs - Varadhi - USA - Part 2 - Tv9

Desapati Srinivas on AP politics with NRIs - Varadhi - USA ▻ Download Tv9 Android App: http://goo.gl/T1ZHNJ ▻ Subscribe to Tv9 Telugu: http://goo.gl/x4OEU8 ▻...
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Kremlin Deploys Military in Ukraine, Prompting Protest by US - New York Times

Kremlin Deploys Military in Ukraine, Prompting Protest by US - New York Times | Activism | Scoop.it

Slate Magazine Kremlin Deploys Military in Ukraine, Prompting Protest by US New York Times SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian armed forces seized control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, as the Russian Parliament granted President Vladimir V.


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Utter lies. Russian troops have been in the Crimea for years at the bequest of the Ukraine government.

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Lawyers stage second cuts walkout

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Thousands of lawyers opposed to legal aid cuts in England and Wales are staging their second walkout this year.


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The net widens

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IF EVER there was a child of Egypt’s revolution it was Bassem Mohsen. In February 2011 Mr Mohsen left his hometown, the port city of Suez, to join the huge street...


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Disney And Oil Industry Team Up For Traveling Show

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Radio Disney, "home of the hottest kids' music," is teaming up with Ohio's oil and gas industry to teach school kids that pipelines are awesome.


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US fast-food workers in strike

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Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.


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This is a worldwide phenomenon  and has to be changed. I would advocate a general strike until wages reflect a living wage.

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Someday Your Prints Will Come: Rauschenberg Foundation's Artist as Activist Program

Someday Your Prints Will Come: Rauschenberg Foundation's Artist as Activist Program | Activism | Scoop.it

The Artist as Activist program honors Robert Rauschenberg's legacy of creating prints and posters to heighten awareness of crucial issues and to raise funds to advance humanitarian, international and environmental goals. The Foundation's program supports the creation of new prints through collaborations between artists and organizations specializing in health and human services, the environment or global issues.

 

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Video: Kiev protesters drive bulldozer towards police cordon

NOTE: Video is muted Ukrainian protesters attempted to break the police cordon near the presidential administration building using a bulldozer. Thousands of ...

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Naming Names - Ninety Companies Destroying the Planet

Naming Names - Ninety Companies Destroying the Planet | Activism | Scoop.it
Naming Names: The 90 Companies Destroying Our Planet  Jon Queally, Previously Published by Common Dreams Analysis highlights the small number of profit-driven entities that are driving us towards d...

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Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce as European boycotts surge

Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce as European boycotts surge | Activism | Scoop.it
The biggest food distributor in Ireland announced last week it had withdrawn Israeli products from its shops. Meanwhile, other major European retailers appear to have quietly taken similar decisions.

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WTG Ireland.

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Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand Investigation of Suspected Rampant Corruption

Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand Investigation of Suspected Rampant Corruption | Activism | Scoop.it

Activists successfully forced a moratorium to the water shut-offs after thousands protested and rallied in downtown Detroit. New actions are planned for late August to protest discrimination and the privatization of Detroit in Bankruptcy Court.


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A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements | Activism | Scoop.it
This latest addition to the New Press’s People’s History series, with a preface by Howard Zinn (A People’s History of the United States), is both readable and instructive.
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Religion and politics, together again - WND.com

Religion and politics, together again - WND.com | Activism | Scoop.it
Religion and politics, together again WND.com Instead of seeing a conflict between religion and politics, Jeffress described a complementary relationship, noting, “I believe one of the most potent ways we influence our culture right now is through...
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750 immigration detainees on hunger strike in Washington state | Al Jazeera America

750 immigration detainees on hunger strike in Washington state | Al Jazeera America | Activism | Scoop.it

All that money keeping these people behind bars when they could be an asset if let free and allowed to work.The strike started as a protest against deportations and center conditions, activists say


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Carlos Batara's curator insight, March 8, 2014 9:56 PM


According to numerous news reports, 750 to 1,000 immigrants at Tacoma, Washington Northwest Detention Center have begun a coordinated hunger strike. 

 

The goal of inmates is to draw public attention to deportations separating families and the detention center’s conditions.

 

Their actions, according to one unidentified lawyer, center on requests for:

 

  • Better Food
  • Better Treatment
  • Better Pay
  • Lower Commissary
  • Fairness

 

In my view, as a deportation defense attorney, there are three primary causes which have led to the strike. 

 

These causes are not touched upon in depth by most news accounts of the Tacoma strike.

 

The three causes:

 

Excessive deportation policies.  During Obama’s tenure as president, annual deportations have escalated to nearly 400,000 per year.  Rumors have surfaced about the presence of an annual quota.

 

A for-profit detention agenda.  At present, there is a mandate to fill 34,000 detention beds on a daily basis with immigrants.  Such mandates have no place in a system of law. 

 

Flawed immigration law measures.  In 1996, Congress passed one of the most horrific immigration laws, the Ilegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), in U.S. history.

 

The net result is predictable.  By cutting off avenues of relief for many immigrants who committed minor offenses, in conjunction with misplaced detention and deportation quotas, the break-up of many families with U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident spouses and children is taking place every day.

 

Worse, current immigration reform proposals do not address these three issues. 

 

And that issue, too, is not a part of most news accounts.   


Hmmm.  I wonder why.

 

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New report finds MILLIONS (Not Thousands) of marine turtles killed by LongLine, Super Trawler fisheries

New report finds MILLIONS (Not Thousands) of marine turtles killed by LongLine, Super Trawler fisheries | Activism | Scoop.it

Mongabay, April 6, 2010

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

Mongabay, November 13, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr

 

TicoTimes.net, December 20, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERMEN DEMAND END TO PLAN TO PROTECT WATERS AROUND COCOS ISLAND http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Longline-fishermen-demand-end-to-plan-to-protect-waters-around-Cocos-Island-_Friday-December-20-2013

 


                                             VIDEO With Carl Safina
           SAVING THE OCEAN ; "TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS' (47:00)
       http://chedd-angier.com/savingtheocean/Season1/Episode7.html

 

 

World Wildlife Fund, December 04, 2013
-▶  HOW LONG DO SEA TURTLES LIVE?  WHY THEIR ROLE IN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER SEA TURTLE FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/how-long-do-sea-turtles-live-and-other-sea-turtle-facts

 

 

                                                FEATURED VIDEO

         -▶                     THE FUTURE OF SEA TURTLES

             SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY

                                               http://sco.lt/5S7IZ7

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042

 

 

GrindTV, November 25, 2013
                                                      PHOTO

 -▶  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURED HAULED FROM DEPTHS BY DEADLY LONG LINE BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LongLining, Industrial Trawlers  http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

-▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

 

  -▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1

 

-▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

-▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx

 

 

 

-▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacifichttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

-▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEAR MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/59BdYH

 

-▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION:  NOT ENOUGH FISH LEFT IN THE SEA  http://sco.lt/6nNENV

 

 

-▶  10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/

 

-▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                       WATCH

 

-▶  CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

 

-▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

-▶  +++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, February 28, 2015 8:04 PM

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES [url=/u/179070 x-already-notified=1]pdjmoo[/url]

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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What to Expect From Surveillance Politics in 2014 (Hint: It's Not Reform) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

What to Expect From Surveillance Politics in 2014 (Hint: It's Not Reform) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Activism | Scoop.it

You would think that a federal district judge calling the NSA program “almost Orwellian” would be a good sign for surveillance and privacy in 2014.


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Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities (despite the weather) - Washington Post (blog)

Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities (despite the weather) - Washington Post (blog) | Activism | Scoop.it

Washington Post (blog) Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities (despite the weather) Washington Post (blog) Protests, rallies, town halls and news conferences are being held to draw attention to the failures of...


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And not a word on the MSM here in the UK. The Internet is the only place we can hear anything about these protests.

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Activist Art: Does it Work?

Activist Art: Does it Work? | Activism | Scoop.it

Today, the political landscape is one of signs and symbols, story and spectacle. Responding to this new terrain, there has been an upsurge in the use of creative, artistic, and cultural strategies as a tool for social change.

 

This practice goes by many names: political art, activist art, interventionist art, socially engaged art, and social practice art. No matter the description, artists are using their aesthetic training and skill to wage battles for social change. Yet as practitioners and trainers in these forms of artistic activism, we are haunted by the question:

 

Does it work?

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Holiday Firesale of the Occupy Wall Street Poster to Fund the Next Social Wave | OccupyWallSt.org

Holiday Firesale of the Occupy Wall Street Poster to Fund the Next Social Wave | OccupyWallSt.org | Activism | Scoop.it
Hey all you messengers, wildcats and dreamers, What is our one demand?

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Coalition to axe pay rise for 30,000 childcare workers

Coalition to axe pay rise for 30,000 childcare workers | Activism | Scoop.it
A $300 million funding boost aimed at improving the wages of 30,000 childcare workers looks increasingly likely to be axed as the federal government continues to sit on the Labor-approved initiative.
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The Info-Activism How-To Guide

The Info-Activism How-To Guide | Activism | Scoop.it
The Info-Activism How-To Guide brings together info-activism strategies, digital tools and case studies from around the world.

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Great Online Network Building tool!!!!!!!!!!!