User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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Opinionator | Fixes: Looking a Dangerous Disease in the Mouth 31.10.2014 NY Times: Editorials
A good dentist is hard to find, especially in low-income and rural areas, but trained dental therapists can provide effective care where it is ...
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My Team Australia would put the 'fair go' and respect for evidence first | Larissa Behrendt 31.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
If we could restart our nation-building from a position where the common good didnt mean the same thing as the governments ideology, what would that look like? What do Australian Muslims, state premiers, Bill Shorten and the Business Council of Australia have in common? Theyve all been asked to sign up for Team Australia . Team Australia is playing in an ever-increasing number of tournaments: from fighting in the Middle East, adding more layers to anti-terrorism laws, to modernising Federalism and broadening the tax base via an increased GST. Membership of the team appears fairly random too; it doesnt seem like merit is the key to being ...
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Will coal or solar power fuel Indias drive to bring electricity to its villages? 31.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial Continue reading...
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Nova Peris says leaked emails stem from child access dispute politics live 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Senator makes statement addressing allegations of misuse of funds as Bill Shorten asks for a rethink on security laws. Follow the days developments live ...

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Protesters occupy airport near oil block in Peru 29.10.2014 Hindu: Home
Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Plu...
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Mexico taking steps to acknowledge African Mexicans 26.10.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
That Mexico is even considering asking about black identity represents a leap in a country where race is rarely discussed publicly, and where bigotry and discrimination, both blatant and indirect, is commonplace.
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The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Indigenous rights offer a path to a radically more just and sustainable country which is why the Canadian government is bent on eliminating them

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I Worked In a Strip Club In a North Dakota Fracking Boomtown 15.10.2014 Mother Jones
The Whispers strip club in Williston, North Dakota. AP Images/Josh Wood This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, I didn't expect a 25-year-old man to get beaten to death outside the joint. Then again, I didn't really expect most of the things I encountered reporting on the oil boom in western North Dakota this past summer. "Can you cover the floor?" the other waitress yelled around 11 p.m. as she and her crop-top sweater sidled behind the bar to take over for the bouncers and bartenders. They had rushed outside to deal with a commotion. I resolved to shuttle Miller Lites and Fireball shots with extra vigor. I didn't know who was fighting, but assumed it involved my least favorite customers of the night: two young brothers who had been jumping up and down in front of the stage, their hands cupping their crotches the way white boys, whose role ...
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The fight to save the last Ebola-free district in Sierra Leone 10.10.2014 Washington Post

Only in Koinadugu does he relax. That’s where his fears of Ebola fade.

John Caulker, executive director of the nonprofit Fambul Tok, travels across Sierra Leone these days tense with worry about contracting the dreaded disease. He worries in the bustling capital of Freetown and in the smallest villages. But not in Koinadugu.

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Gadrian Hoosan: the land is the most important thing for Indigenous people 10.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The government and mining companies need to know that we are going to fight to protect it, for future generations both black and white Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, were inviting its weekly host to tell us about who they are, what issues theyre passionate about, and what they have in store for us during their upcoming ...
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World Bank chief steps in over evictions of Kenyas indigenous people 6.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Jim Yong Kim reaches out to President Uhuru Kenyatta to resolve dispute over Sengwer community in Embobut forest

The president of the World Bank will appeal directly to President Uhuru Kenyatta to resolve a Kenyan human rights crisis in which thousands of indigenous forest people have been forcibly evicted from a reserve in the name of water conservation.

After a board meeting in Washington, Jim Yong Kim said: I will personally reach out to President Kenyatta and the government of Kenya to offer our full support in order to bring together the Cherangany-Sengwer people and all the key parties. Everyones goal is surely to find a lasting, peaceful resolution to this long unfinished business of land rights in Kenya.

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Ancient wisdom revisited 5.10.2014 Durango Herald
Western science studies the natural world by discipline: geology, botany, physics, astronomy, chemistry, zoology. ... Native American wisdom looks at the world as a whole, with humans as part of the picture.“Elders teach by showing, telling stories,” said Sarah Cuch, a member of the Northern Ute Indian Tribe who is a guide...
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WWF International accused of 'selling its soul' to corporations 4.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Pandaleaks writer says conservation group has forged links with business which is using it to 'greenwash' their operations

WWF International, the world's largest conservation group, has been accused of "selling its soul" by forging alliances with powerful businesses which destroy nature and use the WWF brand to "greenwash" their operations.

The allegations are made in an explosive book previously barred from Britain. The Silence of the Pandas became a German bestseller in 2012 but, following a series of injunctions and court cases, it has not been published until now in English. Revised and renamed Pandaleaks, it will be out next week.

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On a mission to savethe Cofánof Ecuador 3.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
A local documentary, “Oil & Water,” tells the story of an Ecuadorean tribe endangered by global warming and oil extraction, an ambassador from that tribe in Seattle and his friendship with a man who helps certify oil companies as environmentally friendly.
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On a mission to savethe Cofánof Ecuador 3.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A local documentary, “Oil & Water,” tells the story of an Ecuadorean tribe endangered by global warming and oil extraction, an ambassador from that tribe in Seattle and his friendship with a man who helps certify oil companies as environmentally friendly.
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Ban on uranium mining at Grand Canyon upheld by Arizona court 2.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ruling protects national treasure against the possibility of opening it to 26 new mines and 700 exploration projects

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'Scabies man' in Arnhem Land: how my patient who'd been hiding for years found a way to heal | Buddhi Lokuge 30.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
My patient at the Top End of Australia had been living in shame for years, afraid to make her family sick. I had one chance to offer some real help The mining and regional services town in the remote Top End of Australia where I was based was located within driving distance of four Aboriginal communities, including Yalambra*. Most remote communities in the Top End had been established by missionaries who enticed or coerced families from surrounding homelands to settle there. Getting involved in the Yalambra healthy skin day program was a chance for me to meet Sarah, the clinic manager, and all of the community health workers. After more than 10 months of research, preparation, negotiation and uncertainty, including six months of working in the NT out of motel rooms, waiting for scarce remote accommodation, it felt surreal to finally be living ...
World Bank accuses itself of failing to protect Kenya forest dwellers 29.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands

A leaked copy of a World Bank investigation seen by the Guardian has accused the bank of failing to protect the rights of one of Kenyas last groups of forest people, who are being evicted from their ancestral lands in the name of climate change and conservation.

Thousands of homes belonging to hunter-gatherer Sengwer people living in the Embobut forest in the Cherangani hills were burned down earlier this year by Kenya forest service guards who had been ordered to clear the forest as part of a carbon offset project that aimed to reduce emissions from deforestation.

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Blue Mounds State Park puts on a fall show 29.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Photojournalist Jackson Forderer covered the bison roundup last week. Then he turned his camera around to capture the rest of the park as it neared peak fall color.
The UN climate summit reveals India's hypocrisy on saving forests 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Environment minister argues for historical justice on cutting carbon, but denies it to tribes living in the countrys forests

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