Welcome to WWF's global network Vang Thi Mai, the woman who healed a village Ma Thi Mi was sold for marriage in China. She now works with Vang Thi Mai's co-op in Hop Tien making crafts to be sold to tourists Photo: Justin Mott | The New York Times Rare visitors to Hop Tien often catch a first glimpse of this sleepy village in a blur as they career, white-knuckled, around a hairpin turn high in the mountains above. What they do not see as they glance over the ruggedly beautiful territories of northern Vietnam is the ostracism of many women in this region, and the enterprising determination of one woman who has begun to fight against it. Over a decade ago, human traffickers descended on this seemingly forgotten slice of soaring limestone crags and lush valleys to snatch up women and children and sell them over the border in China, less than four miles away. Children as young as 5 were abducted The first predators arrived in Hop Tien in 2003, offering in seemingly innocent tones to buy some young women new shoes. Elation turned to horror Mrs. Income distributed evenly
Animal Liberation Front 100,000 Trees For Humanity The Earth’s forests are under assault on a tremendous scale with approximately 30,000 square miles disappearing each year. It is estimated that all the Earth’s rain forests could be gone within 100 years at the current rate of deforestation resulting in habitat loss for millions of species. Unmanaged deforestation: - Threatens the survival of millions of animal and plant species - Destroys rare species that may contain answers for cures to serious diseases - Threatens climate stability - Contributes to global warming and green house gas emission. - Leads to desert lands that emerge from cleared forests - Leads to soil erosion, landslides and flooding threatening communities and the lives of people near deforested regions - Threatens humanity in countless ways including food supply, water supply, and disease. The solution is a systematic effort of RE-Forestation. That means replacing what is being taken away. ♻ Retweet this green story
Nuclear Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants. Nastya, from Belarus was only three years old when she was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus and lungs. According to local doctors the region has seen a huge increase in childhood cancer cases since the Chernobyl disaster. We need an energy system that can fight climate change, based on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Nuclear power already delivers less energy globally than renewable energy, and the share will continue to decrease in the coming years. The Nuclear Age began in July 1945 when the US tested their first nuclear bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico. But as we know there is nothing "peaceful" about all things nuclear. Things are moving slowly in the right direction.
Iran reportedly sentences film actress to 90 lashes | The Envoy (Bonnie Elliott/Sydney Morning Herald)An Iranian court has sentenced an Iranian actress to one year in jail and 90 lashes related to her role in an Australian-made film portraying social alienation, artistic repression and drug use in Iran, according to an Iranian opposition website. "In an outcome that could have been lifted from the pages of the movie's script"--"My Tehran for Sale"--the film's lead actress, Marzieh Vafamehr, "was arrested in July and received her sentence at the weekend, according to reports quoting Iranian opposition website kalameh.com," the Sydney Morning Herald reported. In the 2009 film, Vafamehr portrays a Tehran actress whose theater work is banned by the authorities and is thus driven to Tehran's cultural underground. Ultimately, she contemplates whether to leave Iran for exile abroad. "Vafamehr often appears with a shaved head and no headscarf in the film, which also explores cultural oppression in Iran and taboos such as drug use," the paper said.
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285 Indian girls replace names meaning 'unwanted' to rise above gender discrimination Edmonton single mother barely escapes internet 'nanny scam' Esther Sagesse unwittingly wired $2,000 to a scammer in California after her bank told her a cheque for $2,700 had been cleared for her to use. The cheque turned out to be fraudulent. An alert agent at Western Union in California became suspicious of the person who tried to claim the $2,000 and… La Nazification de l’Amérique, une réalité cauchemardesque Détails Catégorie parente: Billets d'auteur Catégorie : Géopolitique Écrit par Hieronymus Du choix délibéré du mot « nazification » : Nazi n’est bien sûr pas à prendre dans le sens historique de « national socialisme » mais dans son sens violent qui frappe les esprits comme lorsque l’on traite quelqu’un de « facho » à fin de stigmatisation, le nazisme étant considéré encore plus que le fascisme comme l’archétype du système totalitaire, dictatorial à l’intérieur et avec une volonté implacable de puissance hégémonique, de domination forcenée et absolue à l’extérieur, régime honni d’entre les régimes honnis, sans doute un des pires de tous et c’est bien pourquoi ce terme s’applique pour caractériser la tendance prise par le régime actuellement en place aux Etats Unis, cette qualification infâmante de « nazification » ne doit évidement concerner que l’élite dirigeante des USA et non les Américains qui sont et restent un grand peuple valeureux aujourd’hui dramatiquement abusé. Sur ce, Bonne Année