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What's driving the palm oil industry's human rights abuses and environmental destruction? Just follow the money

What's driving the palm oil industry's human rights abuses and environmental destruction? Just follow the money | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Palm oil is cheap because it’s produced by a global industry built on land grabbing, human rights abuses and environmental devastation.
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Land grabbing and its dire consequences in Ethiopia

Land grabbing and its dire consequences in Ethiopia | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The unconstitutional government land program may be the most painful tragedy for the framers of southern and western Ethiopia that they can ever tell, if they are allowed to tell it.
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Abe pitches 'business diplomacy' in Africa to counter China

Abe pitches 'business diplomacy' in Africa to counter China | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A major reason for Japan's investment and agricultural land development are the moves being made by China.
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Nampula civil society rejects Japan-Mozambique accord, demands response to open letter on ProSAVANA

Civil society organizations in Nampula disown the accord and declarations made during the Japanese prime minister's recent visit to Mozambique
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We Reject the Poisonous Politic of Division | Abahlali baseMjondolo

We Reject the Poisonous Politic of Division | Abahlali baseMjondolo | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

A person is a person where ever they find themselves.

Our movement has a proud history of taking a clear and strong stand against xenophobia. Our movement has always been open to everyone who lives in the shacks and agrees with our politic. We ask people many questions before they join our movement. But we have never asked someone what country they were born in before welcoming them into our struggle. A neighbour is a neighbour no matter where they were born. A comrade is a comrade no matter where they were born or what language they speak. During the xenophobic attacks in May 2008 we insisted that a person is a person where ever they may find themselves. We insisted that South African belongs to all who lives in it. We took a decision to shelter and defend anyone under attack. We acted on that decision. There were no xenophobic attacks in any settlement affiliated to our movement.

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Leaked TPP 'Environment Chapter' Shows 'Corporate Agenda Wins'

Leaked TPP 'Environment Chapter' Shows 'Corporate Agenda Wins' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Confirming the suspicions and fears of environmental campaigners and concerned individuals across the globe, Wikileaks on Wednesday released a draft version of the 'Environment Chapter' from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), exposing most of the so-called "environmental protections" as toothless policies that serve to protect corporate profit not Mother Earth.

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Obama's NSA 'Reforms' Are Little More Than a PR Attempt to Mollify the Public

Obama's NSA 'Reforms' Are Little More Than a PR Attempt to Mollify the Public | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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Polish Refugees in Uganda

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The Polish President Lech Kaczynski and scores of other senior Polish figures perished on Saturday April 10, 2010 in a plane crash in Russia. They were flying to Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre where over 20,000 Poles by Soviet forces during the Second World War (WWII).

Uganda has a relationship to the massacre and to Poland because it hosted thousands of Polish refugees during and after WWII. In late 1942, the International Refugees Organization made preparations to transport Polish refugees to Tanganyika (present Tanzania), Uganda and Kenya in East Africa. According to the Hansard of the British Parliament of 7th April 1943[1], the East African Governments promised to provide accommodation for 21,000 refugees. Tanganyika provided accommodation for 8,000 Polish refugees and about 800 others, Kenya accommodated 1,500 Polish refugees and the remainder were accommodated by Uganda, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Estimates put the number of refugees in Uganda to between 4000 and 7000 mainly women and children. They were settled, in two camps, Nyabyeya, in Masindi district and Koja (Mpunga) in Mukono district between 1942 and 1952. The camps were subdivided into villages of 500 inhabitants each led by a headman. In each camp, piped water, hospitals, primary and secondary schools, churches, orphanages, recreation centers and cemeteries were provided.

At the end of WWII, the refugees redistributed and resettled around the world. The complicated cases including those who could not easily be absorbed in Europe due to age, infirmity and criminality remained at the Koja camp until l952 when the camp was finally closed down. However, a piece of Poland remains in Uganda in the form of those that were buried in the cemeteries which are still intact up to this day.Posted 10th April 2010 by Globe Trotter

 

 


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"The camps were subdivided into villages of 500 inhabitants each led by a headman. In each camp, piped water, hospitals, primary and secondary schools, churches, orphanages, recreation centers and cemeteries were provided." So white refugees got all these facilities that black refugees have never been given - even in Africa!

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ASC Event: The Arab Uprisings: Reflections, Three Years On – Saturday 25 January |

ASC Event: The Arab Uprisings: Reflections, Three Years On – Saturday 25 January | | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

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Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS. His latest book is: “The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising”.

Hicham Yezza, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ceasefire, is a writer and activist based in the UK.

Reem Abou-Al-Fadl, Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations of the Middle East at Durham University.

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Egypt: Mass protests grow as military drags country back to dictatorship

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The military-dominated regime that seized power in Egypt in July 2013 has escalated its attacks on freedom and democracy in the country. A series of pronouncements were issued in late December, including the banning of the country's largest political movement, the Muslim Brotherhood. By all evidence, Egypt's economic and military elite are taking the country back to the darkest days of the rule of former dictator Hosni Mubarak or even farther into the abyss.

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An Activists Manifesto for 2014: Ten Social Justice Issues to Champion

An Activists Manifesto for 2014: Ten Social Justice Issues to Champion | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The fanfare at the beginning of a New Year is usually celebratory and full of hope. This celebration is a way for people to wipe the slate clean and begin anew.
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THE VEIL: FLAG OF THE MUSLIM FAR RIGHT

THE VEIL: FLAG OF THE MUSLIM FAR RIGHT | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Marieme Helie Lucas is an Algerian sociologist and founder of the organizations Women Living Under Muslim Laws and Secularism is a Women's Issue. In this interview, conducted by Iranian exiled feminist leader Maryam Namazie, she presents a provocative view of the controversy over the face-veil ban in France—an issue which has paradoxically seen Western progressives making common cause with Muslim conservatives, and Western conservatives purporting to act in the name of feminism. This interview is presented in the spirit of airing iconoclastic perspectives and broadening the scope of debate on an issue where conflicting definitions of civil liberties have created much confusion. —World War 4 Report
 
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The Sunday Poem by Ken Saro-Wiwa: Fire

The Sunday Poem by Ken Saro-Wiwa: Fire | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a poet, novelist and journalist and member of a small ethnic group, the Ogoni, numbering over half a million who inhabit a small region in the south east of the Niger
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See SILENCE WOULD BE TREASON: LAST WRITINGS OF KEN SARO-WIWA https://www.createspace.com/4113939

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EIA cracks down on tardy investors

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The Ethiopian Investment Agency (EIA) has withdrawn 3,000 investment permits that it had previously granted to Ethiopian and foreign companies, including Karuturi Global Ltd.
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Post-Fukushima anatomy of studies on ProSAVANA: Focusing on Natalia Fingermann’s

Post-Fukushima anatomy of studies on ProSAVANA: Focusing on Natalia Fingermann’s | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Through detailed analysis of ProSavana documents and field research, Sayaka Funada-Classen deals with the evolution of the philosophy and speeches about the programme; the positions of the three governments involved; the possible incoherence and...
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Farming and food in Africa and the mounting battle over land, water and resource rights

Africa is being heralded as the new frontier for commercial farming but, as governments and investors sign deals, a counter-movement of family farmers is promoting alternative pathways to development.
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Farming and food in Africa and the mounting battle over land, water and resource rights
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Mozambican farmers rap Japan's ODA project for agriculture

Mozambican farmers rap Japan's ODA project for agriculture | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Farmers and civic groups in Mozambique urged Japan during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Africa to halt an agricultural program it is promoting in their country that they say could result in land grabbing.
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Lumumba's Assassination Should Be a Lesson for All of Us

Lumumba's Assassination Should Be a Lesson for All of Us | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
It seems that the African continent's name is so much associated with wars, famine, ethnic cleansing and brutal corrupt dictatorships.
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We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years

We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Care 2, March 1, 2013

2012 brought extreme heat and drought. But that's nothing to what's around the corner.

2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Widespread drought, wildfires and extreme heat affected human health and caused food prices to skyrocket. According to new research out of Columbia University, however, last year’s heat wave may be nothing compared to what’s just around the corner.

Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict that a megadrought, the likes of which haven’t been experienced since the 12th century, could hit planet Earth within the next eight years, and it might never leave [PDF]. The cause? According to scientists, this drought will be brought on by “anthropogenic radiative forcing”, also known as ‘stronger-than-normal greenhouse warming caused by climate pollution’.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/were-on-the-brink-of-the-worst-drought-in-1000-years.html#ixzz2qnnyz1Xj

 

 ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite  Bloomberg

 

KQED New Fix: January 17, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT UPDATE:  GOV BROWN DECLARES EMERGENCY http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/16/california-drought-update-governor-jerry-brown-declaring-drought-emergency

 

OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

Business Week, January 17, 2014
  -▶ EXTREME WEATHER WREAKING HAVOC ON FOOD AS FARMERS SUFFER http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-16/farmers-worldwide-suffer-extreme-weather-wreaking-havoc-on-food

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

▶  IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

▶ NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

▶  HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACT, WARNS REPORT. Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute

▶  NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse ;


                                                    IN PICTURES
                                       Al Jazeera, March 29, 2013
                             BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2013/03/2013327134417357984.html ;

 

▶ ABRUPT CLIMATE DISASTER THREAT RAISES CALL FOR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM http://sco.lt/5iaoSH

 

▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

Treehugger, December 09, 2013
▶ GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/global-warming-impacts-our-mental-health.html

 

                                                      VIDEO 4:00

                         THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

                                                          VIDEO

-▶  CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE? http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 

 

▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                       VIDEO
▶ CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST AT GREAT RISK:  THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/6px3jN

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO                                  

                                        Easy Branches, January 18, 2014
                                       HOW MUCH WATER IS IN A CLOUD?

How do clouds defy gravity when they are full of water? Just how much water is in a cloud? The startling science behind clouds which are all too often taken for granted... http://news.easybranches.com/news/1679632.html ;

 

 

July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE - THE WATER CRISIS http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

                                      THE COMING RECKONING
                                  Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

            

                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 PRICING CARBON: A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET  http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

Climate Progress, October 3, 2013
▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE AGREEMENT EVER AND HOW IT AFFECTS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/03/2712961/biggest-free-trade-agreement-climate/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

September 12, 2013 Rolling Stone
▶  UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE REPORT:  INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS WARN CLIMATE DENIERS ARE ENABLING EARTH'S SUICIDE - GLOBAL WARMING IS VERY REAL: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warming-is-very-real-20130912

 

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 ▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

 

 

▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND (AND A POLLUTED PLANET) http://sco.lt/7D1oGX

 

FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8LXukr

 

 

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                                                  RESOURCES:

1. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
WATERKEEPER.ORG http://waterkeeper.org/

Voice For The World's Waters

 2. Read The #Water Daily http://paper.li/ShiftSoil/1308135402

 3. UN WATER http://www.unwater.org/

 4. UN WATER GLOBAL WATER ISSUES https://www.un.org/en/globalissues/water/


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

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

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

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Un rapport sur les « crimes de guerre commis contre le peuple syrien » remis à l'ONU : les pacifistes turcs accusent

Un rapport sur les « crimes de guerre commis contre le peuple syrien » remis à l'ONU : les pacifistes turcs accusent | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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The truth about Israel's secret nuclear arsenal

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Israel has been stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making bombs since the 1950s. And western governments, including Britain and the US, turn a blind eye. But how can we expect Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions if the Israelis won't come clean?
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Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train?

Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 - Politico

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg

 

SEE MORE ON THE CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF GLOBAL FOOD AND THEIR TREMENDOUS POWER http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones
OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane

 

April 24, 2013 - New York Times
WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/

 

April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY US HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html

 

April 4, 2013 New York Times
WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0

 

HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

    


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

 

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

 

- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?

 

Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.

 

I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

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Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The editorial boards of multiple major newspapers have spoken out this week against a controversial Iran sanctions bill.
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Sudan: Reflections on Crisis

Negotiations and fighting are both continuing this week in the conflict in South Sudan which erupted into open violence on December 15. It may be that coordinated international pressure will soon bring about a ceasefire. But both Sudanese and foreign sources stress that any long-term solution must deal not only with the political competition between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar, who was dismissed at Vice President along with others in the Cabinet last July, but also with fundamental issues of the Sudanese state.

Strikingly, many news reports as well as virtually all political analysts agree that the root of the current conflict is not "tribalism" or ethnic rivalry as such but rather internal political conflict in which political leaders have sparked an escalation of violence playing out along ethnic lines.

[Any attempt to generalize about what "the media" say is inevitably subjective. But it is interesting to note that a Google news search for "South Sudan" and "political" turns up far more hits than "South Sudan" and "tribal." And, in recent coverage of both South Sudan and the Central African Republic, many news articles specifically caution against the common tendency to regard such conflicts as based on "age-old rivalries," noting previous peaceful relationships across ethnic or religious dividing lines.]

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