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Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill Magazine, the Huffington Post, The Ugandan Independent, Rwanda's New Times, India's TerraGreen, COA News, ZNET, OpEdNews, Glide Magazine, The Journal of the International Primate Protection League, Africa Front, The United Nations Publication, A Civil Society Observer, b*tch Magazine, and Zimbabwe's The Daily Mirror. Her fiction expose of insurance fraud in the horse industry, Horse Sense, was re-released in early 2006. Gorilla Dreams: The Legacy of Dian Fossey was also released in 2006. Nienaber spent much of 2007 doing research in South Africa, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was in DRC as a MONUC-accredited journalist, and was living in Southern Louisiana investigating hurricane reconstruction and getting to know the people there in 2007. Nienaber is continuing "to explore the magic of the Deep South." She was a member of the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and is a current member of Investigative Rorters and Editors.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 7, 2019 Mercenaries, Arms, and Our Men in Haiti
Our average news consumer knows much about current arguments for and against regime change in Venezuela and Syria. Conversely, when told that on February 17 eight mercenaries were arrested in Haiti with assault weapons, pistols, drones, several different license plates, and sophisticated satellite communication equipment, the same people will express complete disbelief.
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 6, 2019 The Stories People Tell About Abortion
The stories we tell offer anecdotal evidence of the moral, emotional and sociological damages of abortion. Evidence-based medicine offers scientific reasons to expose political machinations as misleading and dangerous. More importantly, injecting politics into life and death decisions puts our spiritual identity at grave risk, no matter how the stories are framed.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 30, 2018 The Messenger and the Mermaid
The story of the death of the Whale Shark is true. His biography is based on science and research. The Mermaid might be real.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 30, 2017 Will Nikki Haley's Tears Flow into a River of Compassion for Congo?
We can only hope that the recent bloody news from Goma, combined with Haley's emotional visit to the Mungote Camp in Kitchanga, translates into a river of compassion. News reports in the US mainstream focused on Haley's difficult visit with rape survivors and her first-hand look at the atrocious conditions in an IDP camp of 15,000 located 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Goma.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Did Murdered U.N. Expert Unknowingly Tell Her Killers How to Find Her?
The orders to kill villagers in Febraury came from high up the chain of command, and by his denials and blame directed at a "roughly edited" videotape, DRC spokesman Lambert Mende was introducing the possibility of culpability. Did Mende videotape and stage the killings of the UN experts.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley Has Unique Opportunity After Congo Massacres
The YouTube video posted on February 17, 2017, shows men in Congolese army uniforms fatally shooting a group of villagers. A close look at the grainy footage shows that the victims are carrying slingshots, machetes and spears as as they are mowed down by machine gun fire.
The United States reactedthrough Obama era holdover and State Department interim spokesperson Mark Toner.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 7, 2016 A Tribal Chairman Talks Trump, Pipelines and Poverty on the Plains
The participation of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is an important and overlooked piece of the history of Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. While major media satellite trucks were lining up at the Highway 1806 entrance to Oceti Sakowin in Morton County in anticipation of the arrival of thousands of veterans on December 4, something was happening just a two-hours drive to the south. Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 112156 views)
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Did Trump's Visit to Little Haiti Help Him Win Florida?
It would be a denouement dripping with irony if voter analysis indicates that the Haitian/American electorate removed the shackles from closet Trump-leaning supporters in a Florida election. The verdict is still out, but it certainly appears possible that Haitians may have achieved some payback for an election rigged by Cheryl Mills and the Clinton State Department.