World's most expensive tuna. A 593 pound Pacific bluefin tuna sold for $735,000 (56.49 million yen) in Tokyo's Tsukiji market today.
This beats the previous record price hit last year by over $260,000. Global Water Shortage: Water Scarcity & The Importance of Water. Clean, safe drinking water is scarce.
Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to it. Yet, we take it for granted, we waste it, and we even pay too much to drink it from little plastic bottles. Water is the foundation of life. And still today, all around the world, far too many people spend their entire day searching for it. In places like sub-Saharan Africa, time lost gathering water and suffering from water-borne diseases is limiting people's true potential.
Education is lost to sickness. More than just a lack of water... Volunteer medics risk their lives to treat Tahrir injured. Volunteers from Tahrir Doctors Society on hand to give medical help during a sit-in in Tahrir Square in May 2011.
Tahrir Doctors Society members take their medical caravan to the city of Beny Suif. The founders of Tahrir Doctors Society at their first makeshift hospital in January 2011. Tahrir Doctors Society was started by medics who ran makeshift hospital during January revolutionDoctors have continued to work despite being surrounded by armed forces in recent clashesIn quieter times, society campaigns for free healthcare and runs traveling clinic (CNN) -- Egyptian doctor Amany Sadek was treating patients in a makeshift hospital close to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday when the building was surrounded by armed forces. The doctors turned their lights off, kept quiet and were unable to let anyone in or out of their doors. "It was horrible, we could hear shots outside," said Sadek.
Big Oil. Sustainable Energy Blog. Pollution. Environnement. Pollution. Pollution. Poverty Environment Net. Pollution. Yangtze pollution 'irreversible' Large parts of China's longest river, the Yangtze, have been irreversibly polluted, state media quotes a report as saying.
Around one-tenth of the 6,200km-long river is in a "critical condition" and nearly 30% of major tributaries are seriously polluted, the report found. Even a huge reservoir created by the Three Gorges Dam has become heavily polluted. China's environment has suffered as a result of the country's economic boom. The government has pledged to clean up the Yangtze, which supplies water to almost 200 cities along its banks and accounts for 35% of the country's total fresh water resources.
But correspondents say attempts to clean up China's polluted lakes and waterways have been thwarted by lax enforcement standards. Top 6 The Most Severe Human Rights Violations Around the World. Article 18.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. On 27th of February 2002, in the Indian city of Godhra, Gujarat, a Muslim crowd attacked a train filled with Hindu activists, firing two cars, and killing 27 persons. The event triggered a violent spiral of religious revenge and four days later, 2,000 Muslims were killed, their houses, mosques and trades destroyed and hundreds of women raped and mutilated before the members of their families. Later investigations revealed that the attacks had been planned and done with the mutual approval and collaboration of the local authorities. Article 5. Torture is a common practice in Brazil and the violence in prisons is common and with tragic consequences.
Article 4. Article 19. Article 3. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama silent on China's human rights abuses. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has joined scores of other dissidents who have simply disappeared (“Artist silenced in ‘New China,’ ” Web, Thursday).
While British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Germany Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle have called for his immediate release, there is little evidence to suggest that Washington is outraged over the incident. If anything, the insipid response of the Department of State would suggest quite the opposite. Writing in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed before his detainment by Chinese authorities, Mr. Ai said: “Most discouraging to those of us who are fighting for increased freedom is the tendency for developed nations to lower the bar to please China. They make excuses not to concern themselves with violations of human rights. Eyes on Syria: Human Rights Issues In The Context Of Recent Mass Protests In Syria.
Human Rights Issues In The Context Of Recent Mass Protests In Syria Amnesty International considers that the crimes being committed in Syria amount to crimes against humanity as they appear to be part of a widespread, as well as systematic, attack against the civilian population.
Many hundreds of people have died during or in connection with the mass protests which began in mid-March 2011. Many of them were reportedly killed by live ammunition used by the Syrian army and security forces. The armed forces' operations have involved shelling of residential areas. The Syrian authorities have arrested thousands and held many incommunicado at unknown locations where torture and other ill-treatment are reported to be rife. For detailed and current background information on the human rights situation in Syria, please visit the Amnesty International Syria page.
Bp: Beyond Petroleum? In 2000 the transnational oil giant BP Amoco rebranded itself as "bp: beyond petroleum. " The rebranding was part of an effort to portray BP as an energy company, not just an oil company: one that incorporated solar energy in its portfolio and was willing to move away from oil. BP replaced its logo with a vibrant green-white-and-yellow sunburst named after Helios, the ancient Greek sun god. The logo was meant to connote "commitment to the environment and solar power" and promote the new bp "as the supermajor of choice for the environmentally-aware motorist.
" The lower-case letters were chosen "because focus groups say bp is friendlier than the old imperialistic BP," which stood for British Petroleum. Along with its new name, bp launched a new line of petrol station in the US, UK and Australia called bp connect, intended to "reposition BP Amoco, an old-economy gas station giant, into a progressive, environmentally friendly retailer. Nigeria: Shell’s New Human Rights Abuses. Often the story of Shell’s atrocities in Nigeria has focused on its complicity in the death of the Ogoni Ken Saro-Wiwa, or the human rights abuses that were committed in the mid-nineties.
But now a great new report from the oil industry watch-dog Platform, and published in coalition with a number of NGOs, has looked at Shell’s more recent misdemeanours in the Delta over the last decade. Once again it makes disturbing reading for the oil giant. Prostitution Research & Education Website. While the European Union is moving in the direction of decriminalizing women in prostitution and providing them with exit support services and arresting sex buyers and pimps at the same time Amnesty International seems to be going in the opposite direction.
What’s up with this once-reputable human rights organization? Do women’s rights to survive without prostituting matter to AI? Time to do their research – in a 2013 study of prostitution in 150 countries, wherever prostitution was legal, trafficking increased. AMERICA'S PROBLEM WITH HUMAN RIGHTS. By consistently behaving as if human rights law does not apply to itself, the USA poses a challenge to the universality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
By Reed Brody May 1999. Environmental damage and human rights abuses blight global tea sector. Tea is grown in more than 45 countries worldwide, and while India and China are the biggest producers, Sri Lanka and Kenya lead the way in exporting tea to meet the global demand. Two main issues are associated with tea production: the vast amount of land required to grow it, and the intensive labour needed to harvest it. Human rights violations have been reported at plantations in virtually all major tea producing countries, while the plantations themselves have a profound effect on the local environment.
Human-rights abuses: Nothing new under the sun. The Big Taboo: Confronting Russia's Human-Rights Abuses. In any discussion of human rights with Russian officials, there usually comes a point when their jaws clench, their eyes go cold and an uncomfortable pause ensues. That's when you know you have hit a taboo. The experience was no different for Navi Pillay, the U.N. Human Rights in Iran - Human Rights Abuses, Iranian Human Rights Violations. Overview: On February 11, 1979, the pro-Western Iranian constitutional monarchy was overthrown and the nation became the Islamic Republic of Iran, ruled by a non-elected religious Supreme Leader who is addressed as "Ayatollah.
" The population of Iran falls just under 70 million, with an average annual income equivalent to approximately US$8,000. Structure of the Iranian Government: The Iranian government is led by the President (head of government), who is elected every four years and wields limited power; the Ayatollah, who is selected by the Assembly of Experts for life (or until the Assembly impeaches him), who wields near-unlimited power; the Guardian Council, a group of twelve jurists appointed to six-year terms by the Ayatollah and the judiciary branch; the Assembly of Experts, a group of 86 clerics elected every eight years by popular vote (comparable to the U.S.
Senate); and the Majlis, a group of 290 policymakers elected every four years by popular vote (comparable to the U.S. China : Human Rights Violation. China and human rights: the biggest issues. Human rights. Tibetans’ civil and political rights are under constant attack by the Chinese authorities who will stop at nothing to suppress dissent.
Every aspect of Tibetan life is under siege from a Chinese leadership determined to gradually eradicate a whole culture. The Tibetan flag and national anthem are banned. China's Abuse of Human Rights in Tibet is Getting Worse. Friday, 14 January 2011 17:22 YC. China can no longer hide its human rights abuses. While this is a report on 2010, the detention of renowned artist Ai Weiwei and dozens of others, including lawyers, writers, artists and activists, suggests that the human rights situation in China is deteriorating, not improving. Chinese officials like to say that other countries should respect China's “judicial sovereignty.” China Selling Prisoners Organs Human Rights abuse.
COMMENT: CHINA'S PRACTICE OF PROCURING ORGANS FROM EXECUTED PRISONERS: HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS MUST NARROWLY TAILOR THEIR CRITICISM AND ENDORSE THE CHINESE CONSTITUTION TO END ABUSES. Joan E. Hemphill+ I. Columbia University Forum Reveals Organ Harvesting in China - Truth About China. Chinese Death Vans - Body Parts for Americans! Three years ago, Dr. Thomas Diflo's moral nightmare walked into his examination room: a patient freshly implanted with a kidney bought from China's death row, where prisoners are killed sometimes for minor offenses and their organs harvested. Since then, Dr. Capital Punishment In China: Death Vans & Organ Harvesting. World’s largest tidal power plant to be built in Scotland.
World’s Largest Wave Power Station Being Built In Sweden. Seabased AB and Fortum are going to construct the world’s largest wave power plant. This is a renewable source of energy, which will provide customer, society as well as other stakeholders with reliable energy. The Sweden Energy Agency is supporting this mega project with a grant. Wave and Tidal Hydroelectric Plants. Generation of tidal energy. Tidal Power: Wave of the Future? Tidal power is using the tides to extract energy to convert into electricity. Survivalism / Sustainability. List of Major Biomass Power Plants in the World – Scale Increasing. Saving the nature of the Kimberley. Conservation in Western Australia's Kimberley Region. Save the Kimberley - Malcom Douglas TV AD The Wilderness Society — Help save the Kimberley. ACF - Save the Kimberley – too precious to lose.
Help save the Kimberley « Christian Fletcher Photography – Australian Landscape Photographer. Sea Turtle Restoration Project : Oprah - Help Save the Kimberley! Making a Stand « Protest and the power of the public: MLK’s role in the development of the civil rights bill of 1964 « Michigan Peace Team's Weblog. The Political Power of Social Media. TV News: Manipulating Public Opinion in the New World Order. Joseph Goebbels - Propaganda Principles.
November 2004: How to Brainwash a Population. Political Surveys and Election Polls, Trends, Charts and Analysis. David Moore: Why Pollsters Manipulate Public Opinion. Media Manipulation. How to Manipulate Public Opinion. BP Buys Key Oil Search Terms. Sweet Lies: How the Food Industry is Brainwashing the Public. How Effective Are Misinformation Campaigns to Manipulate Public Opinion? How industry manipulates public opinion. Burma suspends dam project after rare public protest. Thousands Rally at Wisconsin Capitol to Protest Gov. Scott Walker.
Protests. Massive public protest announced against government-sponsored terrorism of Rawesome Foods in California. Protest to Power - GREEN ANARCHY. London Protesters Turn Public Space into Civic Space. Wall Street Protest Shows Power of Place. The perils of ignoring popular protest. Beijing Offers Tours of Air Monitoring Center. The Daily of the University of Washington. Citizen Action. Public Opinion — The Majority Speaks. Govt hits peak denial « The Standard. NZ risks being led off clean green path - College Herald. New Zealand National Parks Could Be Opened to Mining. Mining in conservation land - proposal - business. NZ to decide on mining conservation land. Infonews.co.nz New Zealand's local news community. East Cape-bound protest flotilla taking on oil giant Petrobras. Oily people send warning over new offshore drilling. News articles. Fears raised over 'fracking' - environment. A fracking scandal. Gas extraction plan 'sounds like nightmare'
To frack or not to frack? Hui commits to stop expansion of fossil fuels extraction. France Bans "Fracking" for Gas.