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Haunting Nude Photos Bring 1970s Hippie Community Back To Life 29.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In 1977, Taylor Camp was burning down . The flames, ignited by the Kauai, Hawaii, county police and state officials, devoured homes, churches and community gardens that stretched through seven acres of sandy beach and shaded jungle. The camp was essentially a clothing-optional  village where hippies, families, war veterans and runaways could live peacefully together. Freedom and love reigned supreme. But suddenly, Taylor Camp was burning. And once the skeleton of its towering tree houses were dusted away, it would be transformed into a government-owned state park at the end of a road on the Hawaiian island of Kauai's north shore. All photos are courtesy of John Wehrheim and appear in the film and book , "Taylor Camp." Wehrheim captured these images during his time at the camp between 1971 to 1977. Less than a decade earlier, in 1969,  Howard Taylor , brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor, wanted to get back at the local government of Kauai, Hawaii. He hadn't been able to secure building permits for his ...
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INDIA GREEN NEWS: Climate Challenges Unite US-India; Govt Raises Energy Efficiency Standards 21.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. Week of July 11-July 18, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study The economic benefits for a...
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An Interview With "Eco-Pioneer" Priscilla Woolworth, Author of LOLA Lots of Love Always 20.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The first time I heard about Priscilla Woolworth was when she was named a "New Green Pioneer" in Time Magazine. Of course, having grown up in New York, her name was more than familiar. Priscilla is the granddaughter of the founder of Woolworth's, the iconic chain of "five and dime" stores. Connecting with Priscilla brought back a flood of warmhearted memories of accompanying my mom on shopping trips to Woolworth's for "odds and ends." When Priscilla became a mom, she began creating books for her two daughters about making healthy choices. After producing 40 volumes (talk about mother love!), she decided to compile her tips into a book for young women, LOLA Lots of Love Always . Here's my interview for with Priscilla Woolworth: Moms Clean Air Force: What is LOLA? Why did you write the book? Priscilla Woolworth: LOLA Lots of Love Always is a book I wrote for young women about how to live a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices that are good for them and the planet. It's a health and lifestyle ...
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For Love or Profit? The Different Worlds of the Pope and the President 20.7.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty's Gaza Reports Are 'Just Israeli Propaganda' 16.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken and controversial scholar of the Israel/Palestine conflict and one of Israel's most consistent and trenchant critics. Along with prominent Israeli historian Benny Morris, he has recently announced a partnership with Byline , a crowdfunding platform for independent journalism. He intends to use his journalism to raise $100,000, which he will donate to the Al-Awda hospital in Gaza. You can support his journalism and crowdfunding campaign here . Nick Mutch read advance copies of Norman's work on Amnesty International's Gaza war reports, and spoke with him on the phone from New York about his new project. Nick Mutch ("NM"): Your latest article is extremely critical of Amnesty International's reports on Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli assault on Gaza last summer. In particular, you attack a false equivalence between " Unlawful and Deadly: Rocket and Mortar Attacks by Palestinian Armed Groups " and " Families Under the Rubble - Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes ." ...
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Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Democracy Now!
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences -- in some cases life in prison -- for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
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Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Democracy Now!
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences -- in some cases life in prison -- for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
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Why Are the Koch Brothers and Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences - in some cases life in prison - for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
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Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Democracy Now!
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences -- in some cases life in prison -- for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
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World-leading energy economist says fossil fuels may be risky investment 14.7.2015 TreeHugger
The case for the carbon bubble just keeps on getting stronger.
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Agriculture meets counterculture: Stephen Lyons' portrayal of the Driftless region 10.7.2015 MinnPost
It’s been said that the hippies of the 1960s sold out and became investment bankers, energy traders and lobbyists, ditching their ideals and wrecking everything for the generations that followed. Maybe some did, but not all of them. Some gave in to the cosmic pull of the Driftless area. This region, which includes southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois, wasn’t scraped flat by glaciers like most of the Midwest. This unique geography not only cuts the Driftless off from the rest of the region — some deeply ridged areas are nearly mountainous, and hard to reach — it has created a nation within a nation. “I started nosing around the region after I moved to the Midwest 15 years ago, and I realized that there was something really special about this area. It was very nearly a self-sufficient, fully contained, culturally unique community spanning four states. People who live in Minnesota or Iowa, for instance, are usually quick to identify themselves as being ...
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Agriculture meets counterculture: Stephen Lyons portrays people and businesses of the Driftless region 10.7.2015 MinnPost
It’s been said that the hippies of the 1960s sold out and became investment bankers, energy traders and lobbyists, ditching their ideals and wrecking everything for the generations that followed. Maybe some did, but not all of them. Some gave in to the cosmic pull of the Driftless area. This region, which includes southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois, wasn’t scraped flat by glaciers like most of the Midwest. This unique geography not only cuts the Driftless off from the rest of the region — some deeply ridged areas are nearly mountainous, and hard to reach — it has created a nation within a nation. “I started nosing around the region after I moved to the Midwest 15 years ago, and I realized that there was something really special about this area. It was very nearly a self-sufficient, fully contained, culturally unique community spanning four states. People who live in Minnesota or Iowa, for instance, are usually quick to identify themselves as being ...
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Pope slams consumerism at mass in poor Bolivia 9.7.2015 World
Pope Francis, a champion of the poor and social justice, called on the faithful to reject today's consumer society at a huge open-air mass Thursday in Bolivia, South America's poorest nation. On the second stop of his three-nation tour of South America, the pope addressed a throng in the vast Christ the Redeemer Plaza in Santa Cruz, including many people who camped out over night to see him. No one has to be discarded," the 78-year-old pontiff, the first pope from Latin America, told the ...
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Here's How You Can Help Stop A Sexual Assault Before It Happens 9.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Earlier this year, a woman named Jackie Fuchs reached out to The Huffington Post saying that she was ready to come forward with a secret she had lived with most of her life: When she was 16 and the bassist for the Runaways -- going then by the name Jackie Fox -- she was raped by the rock band's creator in front of several bandmates (including Joan Jett) and a handful of hangers-on. She was coming forward, Fuchs said, to help change the culture and conversation around sexual assault, to let women and girls know that, even in the face of the Rolling Stone story debacle, it was OK to speak out. Just as importantly, she had come to think of those who saw her being raped not as accidental accomplices in a horrific crime, but as victims themselves. HuffPost spoke with a number of those bystanders, and they confirmed Fuchs' suspicion that they, too, were haunted by the experience. You can read their stories in this week's HuffPost Highline feature, " The Lost Girls ." A growing body of research also shows that ...
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115 years of marijuana coverage 8.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
To mark the anniversary of recreational-marijuana stores opening in Washington, we look at The Seattle Times’ coverage of pot over the past 115 years.
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Cosby accuser: We are validated 8.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? 7.7.2015 Mother Jones
Psychologist Ross Green offers a radically different approach to fixing kids' behavior. Tristan Spinski Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a third-grader with a history of acting up in class, was flipping out on the playground. He'd taken off his belt and was flailing it around and grunting. The recess staff was worried he might hurt someone. Robinson, who was Will's educational aide, raced back to the schoolyard. Will was "that kid." Every school has a few of them: that kid who's always getting into trouble, if not causing it. That kid who can't stay in his seat and has angry outbursts and can make a teacher's life hell. That kid the other kids blame for a recess tussle. Will knew he was that kid too. Ever since first grade, he'd been coming to school anxious, defensive, and braced for the next confrontation with a classmate or teacher. The expression " school-to-prison pipeline " was coined to ...
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Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling For Freedom! 4.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
It's officially a holiday since tomorrow's the nation's birthday and all, but since this column took a vacation last week, we thought we'd better get a new column out today. After all, it's been an eventful two weeks! Right after we published our last column, the Confederate battle flag debate erupted in a major way. Leading the charge against the flag on the Republican side was none other than Mitt Romney, whose opinion gave a lot of other Republicans cover to do the right thing. First up to the plate was South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who called on her legislature to toss out the law which mandates flying the flag on the statehouse grounds. Next up was the governor of Alabama, who (since his state didn't have such an absurd law) was able to just take the Confederate flags down from his statehouse by executive order. Mississippi hasn't budged yet, and (as I wrote earlier ) is the worst of the lot since it's the only state left that still incorporates the battle flag into their official state flag, ...
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Advertising coming to EV charging stations? 3.7.2015 Environmental News Network
While many electric vehicle owners will find it irritating and annoying to be hit with adverts when charging their vehicles, is this a sign of the times? The fact that many larger companies are willing and prepared to pay for advertising space on “free” charging devices seems to indicate that the marketing industry believes the sector is here to stay. So, will advertising be a help or a hindrance to the industry going forward?Until the electric vehicle industry cracks the “mass market” it is vital that the cost of services and products is kept as low as possible. There will come a point when costs will have to rise, services will be chargeable and the whole dynamic will be very different than what we see today but, in the meantime, is advertising on “free” charging stations really a hindrance?
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Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers 3.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
Long stereotyped as hippies stuck in the Summer of Love, the Grateful Dead were for 50 years at the forefront of the digital ...
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