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Map of the Day: The Most Under-Reported Global Crises of 2017: Today’s map is from the global humanitarian relief organization CARE International, which analyzed media coverage of global crises to determine the most under-covered man-made or natural disasters in 2017.   Credit: CARE International CARE says it monitored more than 1.2 million global online s...
PODCAST: Mexican Towns that Take Security into their Own Hands: Tancintaro, Mexico claims to be the “avocado capital” of the world, selling one million dollars worth of the fruit per day. But what makes Tancitaro truly interesting is that the orchards — and the town itself — is under the protection of a militia funded by the avocado growers. In a fascinating...
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade: Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776: First published by Washington’s Blog and Global Research in January 2017 The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth In 2011, Danios wrote:  Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, …
Ugandan president declares his love for Donald Trump in spite of 's***hole countries' remarks: 'I don't know whether he was misquoted or whatever, but he talks to Africans frankly'
What Russia's reaction to the spoof naked air cadets video tells us about the country's attitude to sexuality and protest: Clip released last week is the country's most talked about topic
Space 2018: Better Late than Never: It’s going to be a good year in space, and the new players are aiming high. The Indian Space Research Organization intends to send Chandrayaan-2, an uncrewed orbiter, lander and rover, to the moon in March. In July, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will arrive at its target, the asteroid 162...
Iran: Here We Go Again?: “The people behind what is taking place think they will be able to harm the government,” said Iran’s First Vice-President, Eshaq Jahangiri. “But when social movements and protests start in the street, those who have ignited them are not always able to control them.” And the question is: which pe...
New Jersey spent $42mn settling crimes committed by police: Local authorities in New Jersey have spent $42 million in taxpayer money to settle allegations of crimes committed by police, including murder, abuse and sexual misconduct, according to an explosive new report. Read Full Article at RT.com
Toxic oil slick trebles in size as Chinese robots find gaping hole in sunken Iranian tanker: China’s undersea robots found a gaping hole in the hull of the Iranian tanker that sunk carrying one million barrels of oil that is highly toxic to marine life. Read Full Article at RT.com
Celebrating a Faithful Peacemaker: Rev. Alden Besse :
Against Solar Industry, Trump Issues Steep Tariffs on Imported Solar Panels: The majority of the American solar industry has opposed the tariffs, saying that it would be detrimental to the industry. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predicted the loss of approximately 23,000 jobs within the sector due to the imposed tariffs in a press release.
A Healthy Home: The Key to Urbanization: Increasingly, people around the world are living in urban areas. By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population will be urbanized. But according to the United Nations, at least a third of the global urban population suffers from inadequate living conditions. Urbanizing areas can experience severe ...
The Oceans are Gasping for Air: Human-driven climate warming is causing the ocean to lose oxygen on a global scale. This is an under-appreciated consequence of climate change, but it is a deeply troubling one. The history of life on Earth is punctuated by five major extinction events. In some of these, warming-driven ocean deox...
F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...

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