See this turtle's miraculous recovery after getting caught in a piece of litter. When it comes to prioritizing environmental concerns, curbing litter isn't exactly at the top of the list. After all, when there are much bigger dangers like harmful emissions, overfishing, and climate change to worry about, how much harm are a few pieces of plastic on the ground really going to do? Just splitting a sixer of Strawberry Crush with my bros. The Ecologist Top 10 foods to forage Thanks to modern agricultural methods, foraging – once a part of the majority’s daily life – has faded away, replaced by regular trips to the supermarket instead. Recently, however, there has been a revival of interest in raiding nature’s larder thanks to increased awareness of the health benefits of wild food, not to mention the TV exploits of Bear Grylls, Ray Mears and co. But it foraging is about more than just food.
Why Our Monkey Brains Are Prone to Procrastination (No, It's Not Just Laziness or Lack Of Willpower) July 4, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Independent Media Center West Papua: Neglected genocide - 29 Nov 2013 Indonesian police use Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests on West Papuan independence rallies Indonesian police have opened fire on peaceful protesters in Jayapura, with at least four gunshot wounds and one death. Lefteast Quarrying the stones of Palestine Interview with Andrew Ross Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, whose work combines scholarly inquiry, investigative reporting and activist perspectives. Much of his research concerns the built environment in sites as far afield as Phoenix, Arizona and Abu Dhabi. His latest book, Stone Men (Verso, 2019) looks at the stone industry in the West Bank and the complex role of this material in the Israeli colonization drive and Palestinian resistance. Matan Kaminer, a member of LeftEast’s editorial board and also a student of .. The poor pays principle in Bulgaria
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These three firms own corporate America A fundamental change is underway in stock market investing, and the spin-off effects are poised to dramatically impact corporate America. In the past, individuals and large institutions mostly invested in actively managed mutual funds, such as Fidelity, in which fund managers pick stocks with the aim of beating the market. But since the financial crisis of 2008, investors have shifted to index funds, which replicate established stock indices, such as the S&P 500. The magnitude of the change is astounding: from 2007 to 2016, actively managed funds have recorded outflows of roughly US$1,200 billion, while index funds had inflows of over US$1,400 billion. In the first quarter of 2017, index funds brought in more than US$200 billion – the highest quarterly value on record.
The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth February 16, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. This is Part II of David DeGraw's report, "The Economic Elite vs. “Potential Conflict Areas In Any Future Negotiations Between MERCOSUR and the NAFTA To Create a Free Trade Area of the Americas” Vol. 14, No. 2, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Spring 1997, pp.305-318 I. Introduction At the Summit of the Americas held in Miami from December 9th through 11th, 1994, the leaders of all the nations in the Western Hemisphere except Cuba agreed to begin negotiating a treaty to create a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) to be ready for signature by 2005. To speed up the process leading to such a FTAA, it was initially suggested that the current assortment of sub-regional economic integration projects in Latin America and the Caribbean be used as the foundation blocs to be eventually incorporated into the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)1. However, a noticeable lack of United States leadership in the creation of a FTAA following the Summit in Miami in 1994, and rapidly changing events in Latin America since then, killed this so-called "hub and spoke" approach to the economic integration of the Western Hemisphere. II.
HaymarketBooks.org “Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence.” April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we put together a list of poetry books that tell stories of resistance, sorrow, solidarity and hope in our struggles to change the world. Take 50% off all the books on our list. American Academy of Pediatrics Cuts Ties with Monsanto Months ago Mamavation learned that the American Academy of Pediatrics was in a sponsorship relationship with Monsanto, a chemical company and makers of DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, glyphosate & GMOs. In fact, Monsanto has been deemed the 3rd most hated company in the United States by the Harris Poll this year measuring “reputation quotient” which basically means how people feel about them. Baffled by this relationship, Mamavation founder Leah Segedie contacted the AAP through a close friend and colleague and was put in touch with their Public Affairs team. “I was completely shocked that the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization that moms put their trust in at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives was associating with a company that didn’t elicit trust at all. I knew this association was potentially damaging to the AAP and that Monsanto was getting far more out of it than pediatricians ever would. Monsanto has seemed to have a bad year.
Introducing the First Draft Coalition – First Draft Imagine the following situation: you’re sitting at your computer or looking at your mobile phone, when suddenly you come across a powerful first-person video on YouTube, or a visceral image on Twitter, depicting a breaking news event. You want to share it, but it’s coming from a source or a person you’ve never heard of before so you find yourself wondering… “is this real?” If you’re a journalist working in a newsroom today, it’s likely you’ve found yourself in this situation many times before, if not many times a day. In those crucial moments in the aftermath of a breaking news event, like the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris or the earthquake in Nepal, eyewitness documentation can be essential to piecing together what happened. The revolution in user-generated news content presents a great opportunity to expand our view of the world, but it also raises entirely new challenges for the news industry to grapple with. How and where do you find these images?