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This group next total support - the Amazon and its indigenous people are being raped and plundered. Act now folks! by Apr 20
(Nairobi) – The sentencing of a young Sudanese woman to death by stoning for adultery presents numerous grave violations of domestic and international law, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence also underscores the urgent need for Sudan to reform its legal system in accordance with its human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said. Intisar Sharif Abdallah, whose age has not been determined but is believed to be under the age of 18, was sentenced by a judge on April 22, 2012, in the city of Omdurman, near Khartoum. Since her sentencing, she been held in Omdurman prison with her 5-month-old baby, with her legs shackled. “No one should be stoned to death – and imposing this punishment on someone who may be a child is especially shocking,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch.
Corporations have always had a certain amount of power through their ability to make decisions concerning production and employment. And as they have grown in size and number that economic power has become significant and has been used to exert political influence. use of public relations , lobbying, and funding of third parties such as media, think tanks , and business organizations. However, corporations have not been content with the degree of economic power and political influence they can wield individually.
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Standard Page - 11 May, 2011 Greenpeace has been campaigning for over 30 years to strive for the full protection of the world’s whales. We apply political, legal and public pressure – both within Japan and around the world – to ensure commercial whaling is brought to an end once and for all. In recent years, we’ve increased our efforts within Japan, where the decision to end whaling will ultimately be made.
by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor The causes of social problems exist on many levels. When we ask why social problems such as poverty, unemployment, crime, and war exist, each time we determine a cause, we can ask "why" again, as children often do until they are hushed. Poverty exists because some folks can't find jobs or the jobs pay poorly.
Greenpeace was on the ground for what local customary landowners are terming ' the biggest land grab in Papau New Guinea history '. Residents from Pomio villages in East New Britain province gathered to protest near a site where logs were being readied for loading on a cargo ship bound for China. A ship that Greenpeace activists later painted along the side "Stop The Land Grab" in giant, white letters. Greenpeace campaigner Sam Moko writes from his home country :
Abolitionist Theodore Parker said the arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice. In certain moments we have the power to bend that arc more quickly if we act together.
An Indonesian lawmaker reiterated his position on Tuesday that Greenpeace should be expelled from the country if an investigation finds the environmental group is trying to “ruin our sovereignty.” “We have found indications that Greenpeace has its own political and economic agenda in Indonesia,” said Effendy Choirie, who sits on a parliamentary commission overseeing security and foreign affairs. “If there is clear data that they are trying to ruin our sovereignty, then the government has to expel them or give sanctions,” added the lawmaker from the Muslim-based National Awakening Party (PKB). The party is a member of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s ruling coalition.
Back in the 1950s, the British scholar W. H. Morris-Jones identified three idioms of Indian politics.
When it comes to politics, everyone has an opinion, even if that opinion is: they don’t like politics. A wise “unknown author” once said, “Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason”. The following list will cover some of history’s most corrupt leaders and politicians. The World Bank defines corruption ” as the abuse of public power for private benefit”. However, for the purpose of this list, the term political corruption will go further, to pertain to any form of abuse of power or deviation from a sound government system.
While everyone has been animatedly supporting Anna Hazare's fight against corruption , people seem to have forgotten who the people are who actually led to this situation. The peak of irony was when Anna was, allegedly, lodged in the same jail that housed the people who were responsible for two of the biggest scams in the country ever. How must the authorities have felt when they saw Raja and Kalmadi fill their plates while Anna was on a fast because of their misdeeds?
Nothing prevents the government from criminally prosecuting corporate CEOs who willfully ignore health and safety standards, killing workers, as in Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, and causing environmental catastrophe, as in BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For years, we haven't seen many corporate criminals prosecuted in the United States, thanks to the power of corporate lobbyists and the reluctance of government officials to take on business interests. A PBS Frontline show " A Dangerous Business "—notes that, in the 32 years since OSHA was created, there have been over 200,000 workplace deaths. But OSHA has referred only 151 of these cases to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. Of these, only eight have resulted in prison sentences for company officials.
A supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline at a union rally in Washington DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images The head of the US's biggest oil and gas lobbying group said on Wednesday that the Obama administration will face serious political consequences if it rejects a Canada-to-Texas oil sands pipeline that has been opposed by environmental groups . Jack Gerard, the president of the American Petroleum Institute, said TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline would definitely play a role in this year's national elections. "This issue is very simple and straightforward, it's about jobs and national security," Gerard told reporters after giving a speech on the state of US energy .
Ministers held more than 1,500 meetings with corporate representatives in the first 10 months of the coalition, according to a Guardian analysis which has prompted claims of a "massive disparity" in access. As the Liberal Democrats indicated that they would use the resignation of Liam Fox to speed up the introduction of a register of lobbyists, the Guardian publishes figures showing the extent of the government's links with business.
The phone hacking scandal currently plaguing News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch, began in London, and because of rumors that his employees hacked the phone messages of 9/11 victims as well, the scandal has made it's way to the U.S.