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EARTHWORKS Earthworks' Mission Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities. How We Work We fulfill our mission by working with communities and grassroots groups to reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption.

Minispace - Live uit de Metropool van de Achterhoek! 09 Jul '12 - 22:11 Eupen - Belgium Concert of 'The Boomchickas'. 28 Mar '12 - 20:51 Amsterdam - Keizersgracht 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. SLN Geography Home Page Welcome from the Staffordshire teachers of Geography Whether you are interested in primary, middle or secondary education, we hope you will find something useful and enriching. You will not regret it! Geography teachers are welcome to join in, wherever you come from in the world (and indeed you do!) This site was started by Chris Durbin and Kate Russell, former Geography Advisers at Staffordshire County Council, with invaluable support from Andy Holt and Mark Gee.

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.

normblog You know those lists of books you get hit with from time to time and of which, for some reason, there have been a lot lately? In the last few days we have had '100 books to love' and 'The books we secretly love - our 50 favourite page-turners' from, respectively, The Sunday Times and The Times (both £). And before that there was the '100 novels everyone should read', and - with inflation - the '1000 novels everyone must read', and '100 Books To Read Before You Die'. There were also the 'top 100 books of all time' and the top 100 titles from the BBC's Big Read. As well as plenty more.

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.

12 Life Lessons from a Man Who's Seen 12000 Deaths Rooted in the hearts of many Hindus is the belief that if you breathe your last in Kashi (Varanasi) you attain what is popularly known as ‘Kashi Labh’ or ‘the fruit of Kashi’—moksh or “release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma”. Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan in Varanasi is one of the three guesthouses in the city where people check in to die. The other two are Mumukshu Bhawan and Ganga Labh Bhawan. Established in 1908, Mukti Bhawan is well-known within the city and outside. Davids Medienkritik Let's face it: Media tend to over-report the most vile and extreme aspects of our society. "If it bleeds - it leads" is much more than a cliche - it is a journalistic fact of life. The danger with the daily sensationalism is that it skews the viewer's perception of reality. In other words, a viewer is apt to believe that the world around him is a much more rotten than it actually is. Interesting thought experiment: What if you were a foreign correspondent...?

RAISE Foundation Committed to Raising the Standards in Graphic Arts Education PIASC/RAISE Foundation is the educational foundation of the Printing Industries Association Inc. of Southern California. It is a private foundation, established in 1974 by PIASC to foster graphic arts training in secondary and post secondary schools.