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23.04.2011

Earth Day Special: Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the Rights of Mother Earth

During this week the United Nations General Assembly discussed international standards that grant nature equal rights to humans. Similar protocols have been adopted by over a dozen U.S. municipalities, as well as Bolivia and Ecuador. Renowned environmentalists Maude Barlow and Vandana Shiva join us for this interview. »

22.04.2011

Choose Renewable Energy Over Nuclear Power: Nobel Peace Laureates to World Leaders

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster - and 6 weeks after the devastating disaster in Japan - 9 Nobel Peace Laureates call upon world leaders to invest in safer forms of renewable energy by sending an open letter to 31 heads of state whose countries are currently heavily invested in nuclear power production, or are considering investing in nuclear power. »

14.04.2011

U.S. Nuclear Plants Confronted 14 Serious Failures in 2010

A report authored by the prestigious Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that in year 2010 nuclear plants in the United States experienced at least 14 "near misses", serious failures in which safety was jeopardized, at least in part, due to lapses in oversight and enforcement by U.S. nuclear safety regulators. By J Chandler »

11.04.2011

Protesting war abroad and austerity at home

As many as 10,000 people gathered in New York City's Union Square on April 9 to make the connection between militarism abroad and austerity at home--and renew the antiwar movement's demand to bring U.S. troops home now. Across the country, some 1,500 people rallied the next day in San Francisco in a sister demonstration. »

08.04.2011

Back to the Streets

On April 9th in NYC and 10th in San Francisco, human rights, civil rights, and workers rights leaders and advocates - religious and secular - Jewish, Muslim, Christian, humanist - are linking arms in solidarity and common commitment with antiwar activists to take to the streets in the face of what Dr. King once called an “unfolding conundrum”. »

30.03.2011

Physicians call for a moratorium on nuclear power

With its US affiliate, Physicians for Global Survival called for a moratorium on new nuclear reactors in Canada and a suspension of operations at the nuclear reactors on fault lines. PGS cited the medical risks associated with radiation exposure and stressed that radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants expose entire populations and are the “gifts that keep on giving”. »

26.03.2011

“Use 60 minutes of darkness to help the world see the light,” urges Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General leads a host of world and civic leaders supporting Earth Hour 2011 as a powerful symbol of a shared wish for a sustainable and secure future. “All over the world individuals, communities, businesses and governments are creating new examples for our common future – new visions for sustainable living and new technologies to realize it,” Ban Ki-moon said. »

25.03.2011

Immigrant Voting Rights in New York City: What does our Democracy look like?

New York City: At the New School's Eugene Lang College on Wednesday, March 23, the NY Coalition to Expand Voting Rights held a free public forum on non-citizen voting rights and a discussion about Intro. 410, legislation recently introduced in the City Council that would restore municipal voting rights for legally residing non-citizens in New York City. »

17.03.2011

Has The Security Council Become a Military Junta?

It's amazing, just amazing, this international system! It presumably has a world Parliament made of delegates from all countries on Earth and called the General Assembly of the United Nations. Such a Parliament is led by a mini executive body of only five countries, called the Security and Peace Council. By Baher Kamal*. »

10.03.2011

Thousands Protest as Wisconsin GOP Advances Anti-Union Bill in State Senate

Wisconsin Republicans have pushed through Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill in the State Senate. After a three-week impasse that saw the state’s largest protests since the Vietnam War, Republicans split the measure in two, claiming that no quorum is needed in order to be able to pass the bill’s non-fiscal provisions. »

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