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All in a Day’s Work: Ending Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon. Aerial view of the patchwork of forest and pastures surrounding Sao Felix do Xingu.

All in a Day’s Work: Ending Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon

Photo credit: Bronson Griscom/TNC. Editor’s Note: Rane Cortez works for The Nature Conservancy and is based in Belem, Brazil. She has just moved for two months to the highly-deforested frontier town of São Felix do Xingu in northern Brazil to work with local farmers, ranchers, landowners, indigenous groups and city officials to together promote forest-friendly sustainable growth for the area. This post is the fourth in a series over the next eight weeks that will share her perspective from the frontlines of Amazon deforestation. By Rane Cortez Luis Araujo is a busy man. “I’ve been here since ’94 and it used to be that in the months of June, July and August, you couldn’t even be in the city during the afternoons because of the smoke [due to burning the forest to clear the land],” Araujo told me. Farming movement 'like a revolution' ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fresh produce into a revival of old traditions and self-empowerment.

farming movement 'like a revolution'

Urban farming is a way for African-Americans to connect with the earth, says Cashawn Myers of HABESHA. HABESHA Gardens is one of many urban gardens sprouting up around the country. Fruits and vegetables are thriving in this community garden located in an economically depressed area of the city known as Mechanicsville. But the garden serves an even greater purpose. The harvest helps feed some of the neediest members of the neighborhood. "It's a reawakening going on. "There's a Ghanaian proverb that says Sankofa. Myers believes urban farming is a way for many African-Americans to reconnect with their past. iReport.com: Show us your urban farm But HABESHA Gardens isn't unique. Urban farms help feed people, sustain neighorhoods » 'Black in America 2' Calendar of Events. Northwestern University Library. This unit has been a federal depository library for more than a century and features such materials as Congressional reports and hearing transcripts, census information, statistics and studies generated by federal agencies, and presidential papers.

Northwestern University Library

Publications and documents from the state of Illinois have been regularly acquired since 1971. City of Chicago publications are also collected. The unit is a depository for European Union and United Nations publications and collects documents from many other international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, ILO, and OECD. The map collection features USGS, NIMA, NOAA, state, and commercial materials such as topographic, historical, and navigational maps. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is also available. Not all materials in the unit are cataloged in NUcat (Online Catalog). Neoliberalism internet censorship. Global-media-neoloberalism-imperialism.pdf (application/pdf Object) Neoliberalism and the Internet. VIDEO: FDL Member Town Hall With Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Moore and Josh Koster. Want to attend a Firedoglake Virtual Town Hall?

VIDEO: FDL Member Town Hall With Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Moore and Josh Koster

Become a member for as little as $45/year. On Sunday afternoon we had an FDL member town hall webinar with guests Josh Koster, Daniel Ellsberg and Michael Moore. Josh Koster, a partner in the digital media firm Chong and Koster, gave a presentation on the use of online advertising in political campaigns. Josh’s firm just won their first statewide election, the No on 8 campaign in Florida, by using online advertising as the primary form of voter communication (rather than much more expensive TV or direct mail). To give you an idea of what is possible, their entire online campaign — with millions of impressions carefully targeted at specific demographic groups — was done for the same cost as one piece of direct mail.

Following Josh, Daniel Ellsberg (of the Pentagon Papers fame) gave a presentation on his thoughts about the possibility of a third party Presidential candidate for 2012. The panelists also took questions from community members. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Article 1.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 2. Article 3.