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The Greenpeace giant polar bear was brought to COP21 on Wednesday to add pressure on governments to make an ambitious c...
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Sunday marked the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, bringing the abolition of slavery to the United States....
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Threats against journos spike, National, Phnom Penh Post: In
one case highlighted by the CCJ, an Apsara TV journalist got a
threatening phone call from the owner of a Siem Reap snooker hall
whom he filmed in June as part of a report into a drugs raid in the
town. In another, two Voice of Democracy reporters were beaten up
and had their cameras smashed by security personnel as they were
trying to cover a protest outside Phnom Penh Municipal Hall in
The CCJ statement also acknowledged the shady methods sometimes employed by those claiming to be journalists. While the number of journalists arrested this year has leapt – increasing threefold from seven in 2014, to 21 this year – 13 of these cases related to corrupt activities by reporters, the statement says.
HIV Diagnoses Down, But Not for Everyone: [rhrealitycheck.org]
The data, released at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference
in Atlanta, shows a 19 percent reduction in the number of new HIV
diagnoses (from 48,795 to 39,718 per year) between 2005 and 2014
despite testing remaining stable or increasing among some groups.
This suggests the data truly reflects a decrease in the number of
The decrease was primarily driven by declines in three groups—heterosexuals (who saw a decline of 35 percent), injection drug users (who saw a decline of 63 percent), and Black women. In 2005, there were 8,020 new HIV diagnoses in Black women. By 2014, this number was down 42 percent to 4,623, though women of color are still have disproportionately affected by HIV.
Weekly update ⋅ 13 December 2015
Stamp out racism against aboriginals in RCMP: Editorial | Toronto
Star: Then he didn’t balk at tough talk after his speech,
including being told by British Columbia Grand Chief Doug Kelly:
“Some of the worst racists carry a gun and they carry a badge,
authorized by you.”
Instead, Paulson acknowledged there are racists in his force and he would love to be rid of them. Then he encouraged chiefs to call him if they experience racism from RCMP officers in their communities, promising “decisive” disciplinary measures.
That’s all good. But the commissioner can do much more than simply denouncing racism in the force. He can and should take concrete steps to end it.
The first would be to ensure there is a curriculum and sensitivity training in place at the RCMP academy that is strong enough to counter ignorance among cadets about First Nations culture.
I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 7/12/2015- Prime minister Mark Rutte has condemned a video posted online by Geert Wilders telling Turkey to ‘forget about’ joining the European Union, the AD reports. In the film, spoken in Dutch and English versions with Turkish subtitles, the anti-Islam party leader describes Turkish leader Tayyip Recep Erdogan as a ‘dangerous Islamist who is raising the Islamic flag’. He also repeats his call from last year’s municipal elections for ‘not more, but less Islam’ in the Netherlands. Wilders addresses his comments directly to the Turkish people. Commenting on Ankara’s long-standing ambition to become an EU member, he says: ‘Just forget it. You’re not Europeans and never will be. An Islamic state like Turkey doesn’t belong in Europe.’ In his response, Rutte called the video ‘completely inappropriate’ and an ‘incredible’ insult to the Turkish people, though he acknowledged Wilders had the freedom to express his views. The latest De Hond opinion poll at the weekend put the PVV on 26% of the vote, which would translate into 39 out of the 150 seats in the Dutch lower house, making it the largest party.
Pegida & Anti-Muslim groups are a great Danger to the Jewish
Community: In Germany where I have lived for a few years, the
Pegida movement is generally well known as the son of the Neo-Nazi
Whereas anti-Muslim groups like the EDL in the UK are seen only by the Left as Nazis, inside Germany, even the mainstream regard Pegida and similar anti-Muslim groups as Nazis and hence strongly anti-Semitic.
Therefore Pegida UK represents a serious threat to the Jewish community and Jewish people must now stand together with Muslims both on the street and on social media to stop Pegida UK and Tommy Robinson.
HER FACEBOOK PAGE IS ALL THE RAGE ON
“VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS
"Kai`ula - A Visit With Melissa Leina`ala Moniz"
Melissa Leina`ala Moniz never set out to have one of the most popular and widely read Facebook pages about the movement to Free Hawai`i. But thatʻs exactly what happened as she began to post her own thoughts about her beloved homeland and the important role it has to play in the world today. Then the Protect Mauna Kea movement exploded and before long through Kai`ula, she had a worldwide audience. Donʻt miss our fascinating interview with Melissa as she describes what itʻs like to be thrust into the spotlight and how she uses social media to fight for the independence of Hawai`i and its people - Watch It Here
3 Jews suspected in Duma attack can be kept from meeting attorneys
| Jewish Telegraphic Agency: The suspects, two of them minors,
reportedly were arrested by the Shin Bet security service over the
last month. Involving their attorneys would harm the investigation,
the Shin Bet claims, and could prevent the arrest of additional
Days after the attack, Israel’s Security Cabinet authorized the Shin Bet to use “all means at their disposal” to find the perpetrators of the firebombing.
Trump Like 'Lynch Mob' Leader, Says Muslim Group | News | teleSUR
English: The billionaire-turned-presidential-hopeful backed up
his claims by citing a study from the widely discredited Center for
The center was founded by Frank Gaffney, who has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “one of America’s most notorious Islamophobes.”
The extremist monitor has stated Gaffney “seemed to go off the rails” after founding the Center for Security Policy in the late 1980s, and is now “gripped by paranoid fantasies about Muslims destroying the West from within.”
Trump himself has been accused of discrimination and racism during his presidential race. So far, Trump has drawn criticism for describing Mexican migrants as disease-ridden “rapists” and suggesting he may be open to a national Muslim register. Earlier this month, Trump was accused of trying to court the Jewish vote with anti-Semitic stereotypes, after a controversial speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
The Wisconsin State Legislature,... - News From Indian Country & IndianCountryTV.com | Facebook: The Wisconsin State Legislature, controlled by right wing Republicans and a failed presidential candidate, apparently want it to be easier for landowners to build and develop lands they own that contain Indian burial grounds. There does not seem to have been any consultation with tribes on this matter that I can see.
Gambia's president declares Islamic statehood - Al Jazeera
English: About 90 percent of Gambia's 1.8 million people are
Muslim. The country gained independence from Britain in 1965.
"Gambia cannot afford to continue the colonial legacy," Jammeh said.
In an attempt to allay the fears of religious minorities, Jammeh said the rights of Gambia's Christian community - who make up about eight percent of the country's population - will be protected.
Jammeh said there will be no mandates on dress. "We will be an Islamic state that would respect the rights of all citizens and non-citizens."
McClatchy reports: 33,480 Americans dead after 70 years of atomic
weaponry | McClatchy DC: McClatchy determined the count after
analyzing more than 70 million records in a database obtained from
the U.S. Department of Labor under the Freedom of Information Act.
It includes all workers who are dead after they or their survivors
received compensation under a special fund created in 2001 to help
those who got sick in the construction of America’s nuclear
A total of 107,394 workers have been diagnosed with cancers and other diseases after building the nation’s nuclear stockpile over the last seven decades. The project includes an interactive database that offers details on all 107,394 workers.
cannons & tear gas deployed in Leipzig, as neo-Nazi demo sparks
massive counter rallies — RT News: About 150 members of
different far-right organizations marched through the southern part
of Leipzig. They included the neo-Nazi party Die Rechte (the
Right), xenophobic organization Offensive f�r Deutschland (OfD)
(Offensive for Germany), and a division of the PEGIDA movement
The right-wing march faced large-scale opposition as about a dozen counter-protests organized by different movements and leftist groups were staged in the city, Der Spiegel reports citing local authorities. Thousands of demonstrators joined the counter protests, according to police sources.
HAS THE US OCCUPATION OF HAWAI`I
Native Hawaiian Socio-Economic Markers -
1. Native Hawaiian families in Hawai`i have the lowest mean family income of all major ethnic groups in the state.
2. Native Hawaiian families tend to be larger than average, meaning that their comparatively low income must support a higher number of individuals.
3. Per capita income calculations confirm that Native Hawaiians are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
WATCH: Angelique Kidjo on Her Call for Action at COP21 & Artists’ Role in Fighting Climate Change | Democracy Now!: It seems like it wouldn’t be a U.N. Climate Change Summit without Angelique Kidjo, the Grammy award-winning musician from Benin. She serves as both an Oxfam Global Ambassador and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. We spoke to her at the U.N. Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009, and she also is here in Paris calling for negotiators to reach an agreement that doesn’t leave out women and children, particularly in vulnerable countries in Africa. Amy Goodman interviewed her earlier this week about why she was inside the COP21.
94,290 Kashmiris killed by Indian troops since 1989: report:
[nation.com.pk] A report released by the Research Section of
Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights
Day, today, revealed that these killings rendered 22,806 women
widowed and 107,545 children orphaned,
Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.
The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 10,167 women and damaged 106,050 residential houses and other structures. It maintained that Indian troops and police subjected over 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in the period.
Trump's “Undesirable” Muslims of Today Were Yesteryear’s Greeks:
“Pure American. No Rats, No Greeks” - The Pappas Post: It’s a
forgotten history— something that only occasionally comes up by
organizations like AHEPA or the occasional historian or
sociologist. In fact, many Greek Americans are guilty of not only
perpetuating— but also creating— myths of our ancestors coming to
this country and being welcomed with open arms.
A look back at history will prove that this usually wasn’t the case for the early Greek immigrants to the United States. Greeks, their race and religion, were seen as “strange” and “dangerous” to America and after decades of open discrimination, Greeks were finally barred— by law— from entering the United States in large numbers.
'Suspension proceedings' begin after photos of Citadel cadets in -
WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather: A
person with knowledge of what's going on and knowledge of the
school's rituals between upperclassmen and freshmen said
administrators and officers are trying to assess the situation. The
person also said the incident took place in one of the barracks at
The Citadel, and that based on the way the men in white hoods are
standing, they are likely first year students, knows as "knobs,"
and this could be considered a form of hazing.
Discussion on Yik Yak, another social media app popular among college students, shows that a mandatory meeting was called by administrators for Thursday morning. That's where the study body as a whole learned of the incident.
But the photos appear to have been found by accident.
According to a post made late Wednesday night, a woman said she was approached by a guy she did not know on several social media platforms who reportedly told her "I always wanted a black girl."
The woman says in the post she stopped replying to his advances, but when she looked at her Snapchat feed she could see his story on her feed. When she looked at the story, she could see the photos and videos of the Citadel cadets singing and laughing.
‘Ban Donald Trump’ petition most popular ever - The Scotsman:
More than 400,000 people have backed the “Block Donald J Trump from
UK entry” call, with more than six signatures per second at its
peak, and it is on track to beat the current record of 446,482
signatures on a petition calling for the UK to accept more asylum
seekers and increase refugee support.
Suzanne Kelly, who originally lodged the document, said it was “one of many little acts of defiance” against Mr Trump.
Why is Saudi Arabia Undermining COP21 When Climate Change Could Make the Gulf Uninhabitable? | Democracy Now!: "How does a country negotiate its own perceived demise? This may be the most pertinent question to consider when pondering the role of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations 21st Conference of Parties in Paris," writes journalist Antonia Juhasz in a new piece for Newsweek. "The simple answer is that it does not. Instead it undermines and blocks those negotiations and their goal wherever possible."
SAPD officer suspended for 'want to kill people and not go to
jail?... I love my job' Facebook post - San Antonio
Express-News: Officer Daryl A. Carle received the punishment
after SAPD found a Facebook post on Carle's profile in August,
suspension documents show.
“I love my job!!! They said you want kill people and not go to jail?? I said “F--- ya, Who don’t?... They said you afraid of the jungle?? I said “I ain’t scared of sh--... I’ve been wanting go jungle since watched that Predator movie…I love my job!!!!!! Lol," the post said, records show.
SAPD Chief William McManus said in a sit-down interview Wednesday that Carle told him the origin of the post was a quote from a YouTube video series.
The series, “Action Figure Therapy,” which posts funny and sometimes vulgar videos of action figures ranting about military and tactical topics. (The linked video contains NSFW language.)
300,000 call for Donald Trump to be banned from UK - ITV News:
The petition accuses the Republican hopeful of using "hate speech"
after his call for Muslims to be denied entry to the US in the wake
of last week's terror attack in California.
George Osborne appeared to reject the call for a ban during Prime Minster's Questions but said Trump's comments "fly in the face" of the principles of the United States.
Wampis Nation Establishes the 1st Autonomous Indigenous Government
in Peru: [revolution-news.com] Spanning a 1.3 million hectare
territory – a region the size of the State of Connecticut – the
newly elected government brings together 100 Wampis communities
representing some 10,613 people who continue to live a traditional
subsistence way of life through hunting, fishing and small scale
While the newly-formed government does not seek independence from Peru, its main role is to protect Wampis ancestral territory and promote a sustainable way of life that prioritizes well-being, food security and a healthy harmonious existence with the natural world.
If Terrorism Is Homegrown, a Visa Overhaul Won't Keep Americans
Safe | RAND: The real threat to America, however, appears to be
less one of infiltration and more one of inspiration. The Isis
radio station released a statement on Saturday claiming that two of
the group's followers had carried out the attack in San Bernardino
— but, although the federal investigation continues, thus far there
appears to be no evidence of direct involvement by the Islamic
State. That Isis applauded the shooters does not mean that it
directed the attacks or even actively recruited the attackers.
Despite being the focus of renewed scrutiny, only three people involved in terrorist incidents have entered the US via the visa waiver program in the past quarter-century. All three cases involving the visa waiver program could have had disastrous consequences, but intelligence and a bit of luck intervened. And, there have been none since cooperation among intelligence agencies around the world was increased and visa-waiver requirements were strengthened following the attacks of 9/11.
22 cases added to CBC's missing and murdered indigenous women
database - Aboriginal - CBC: More than 110 families have been
interviewed by CBC News about the cases so far. About 70 per cent
of family members expressed the desire for a national inquiry into
Dawn Harvard is president of the Native Women's Association of Canada. She says families of missing and murdered indigenous women have high expectations of a national inquiry.
"I know a lot of the families have an expectation that this inquiry will help with some of those unsolved cases that are ongoing."
Harvard says families also hope an inquiry will result in direct action to prevent further cases.
British soldier who lost leg in Iraq issues powerful message to
those who think he should hate Muslims - ITV News: A British
soldier who lost his leg in Iraq has posted a powerful message to
people "expecting racism" from him just because he "got blown
Chris Herbert was just 19 when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Basra, Iraq which killed his friend, injured another and left him facing the prospect of living the rest of his life without his right leg.
In the weeks after the Paris atrocities, the former serviceman said he has been troubled by the number of people who have expected him to be Islamophobic just because a "Muslim man blew me up".
In a powerful Facebook message, which has been shared tens of thousands of times, Herbert goes on to list the Muslims who have helped him - including the Muslim surgeon who performed the surgery that saved his life.
White House wants Republicans to disqualify Trump as reactions
snowball: [todayszaman.com] The Pentagon, the headquarters of
the US Department of Defense, warned on Tuesday that Trump's
anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines US national security, especially
fueling the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) narrative
of a US war with Islam.
Asked about Trump's remarks, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Muslims serve in the US armed forces and that America's war strategy to combat the Islamic State hinged on support from Muslim countries, according to a Reuters report.
“Anything that bolsters ISIL's narrative and pits the United States against the Muslim faith is certainly not only contrary to our values but contrary to our national security,” Cook told a news briefing, refraining to mention Trump by name.
US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Trump's proposal could thwart US efforts to connect with the Muslim community and Secretary of State John Kerry said his ideas were not constructive.
The Pentagon counts thousands of service members who self-identify as Muslims. Data released by the US Defense Department showed that 3,817 active-duty members and 2,079 members of the National Guard and reserve identified their faith as “Islam.” However the real number could well be higher as the identifications are voluntary.
FBI plan to collect
IDs from FOIA requesters is just a waste of everyone's time |
Privacy SOS: As EFF's Dave Maass writes, you don't have to give
the government a copy of your identification card in order to file
a FOIA request. And the FBI's asking for it might be itself
If the FBI sticks to its guns on this one, there's bound to be a lawsuit. And the lawsuit is very likely to force the FBI to stop asking people for IDs when they file FOIAs. It's also very likely that the people at the FBI who implemented this "papers, please" feature know both of these things to be true.
So what's the point? Why would the FBI put in place a system it knows will likely be overturned by a court?
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Startling new data reveals tiger numbers have increased rapidly in the first reserve in India where local tribes have won the right to stay. The information, which the Indian National Tiger Conservation authority originally tried to suppress, discredits government policy to remove the many tribes whose lands have been turned into tiger reserves.
Between 2010 and 2014 the tiger population in the BRT Tiger Reserve in Karnataka state almost doubled, from 35 to 68. Unlike elsewhere in India, local Soliga tribespeople have been allowed to continue living alongside tigers, even in the core of the reserve. This increase is far higher than the national rate at which the tiger population is growing.
The Soliga have a highly developed relationship with their natural environment, and venerate the tiger. Madegowda, a Soliga man, said, “We worship tigers as gods. There hasn’t been a single incident of conflict with tigers and Soligas or hunting here."
Photos: SAHMRI South Australia
A Ngarrindjeri women and Aboriginal Elder who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 says she cured herself of the chronic illness by focusing on self management, self determination and taking control of her life.
Maxine Risk-Sumner a grandmother of four who lived in Alice Springs for 15 years before moving to Victoria says she was obese wearing size 20 clothes and in shock when diagnosed by a her doctor Seven years later. She now wears size nine kid’s jeans and helping her people to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes.
Ms Sumner-Risk told CAAMA Radio she is now a strong believer in QUALITY of food as opposed to QUANTITY of food’ after being told by her doctor he was 99.9% sure, that she had cured herself from being a type 2 diabetic....
If no solution is found the station would be forced to closure in June 2016.
Radio Adelaide’s General Manager Deb Welch is calling on the University to consider option 2 of the discussion paper, which would transfer the station to a non-profit structure over three to five years.
Ms. Welch urges people to join the campaign before Friday the 11th Of December at SaveRadioAdelaide.org and use the hashtag on social media #SaveRadAd...
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