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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.

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Leaked VCS Document, From ImagesAttr
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Recently Leaked Documents Confirm Clinton Haitian Gold Scheme Another email linked to Hillary Clinton's pay-for play scandal involving State Department favors for the Clinton Foundation has surfaced, but it is not one of Clinton's famously deleted emails. A confidential email to possible capital investors for a $26.5 fully operational open-pit gold processing facility in Haiti says it all.
Series: Clintons/Haiti (1 Articles, 23376 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2007
Dian Fossey and the Gorilla Killings It is time to go back to Dian Fossey's story and consider how she would handle the recent senseless gorilla killings juxtaposed with the unspeakable atrocities committed against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Should the World Boycott the Beijing Olympics? The Horrific Story of the Falun Gong On August 3, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the Ranking Member on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, introduced a House Resolution to boycott the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Haiti Watch: Disease Threatens Infants and No Plans to Stop It Dr. Jim Wilson tries to use biosurveillance methods he developed for Homeland Security to stop outbreak in Haiti. But, no one is listening.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2014
Murder, Mayhem and Mexican Mafia Stalk the Bakken Oil Fields The Bakken oil patch is slowly turning into a killing field winding through 9,000 temporary housing projects called "man camps." Fueled by drugs, alcohol and desperation, the innocent homeless and the guilty desperate dregs of humanity are forced to sleep in cars and under bridges as the workforce explodes, infrastructure implodes, and social mores collapse.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 1, 2013
Bakken Oil: Fighting for Control of Fort Berthold and the Three Affiliated Tribes Part I of a series is a cautionary tale about fracking for crude on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota. It is a story about communication between state and federal agencies and treaty obligations that are sometimes met, and occasionally ignored.
Series: Bakken Oil (3 Articles, 25453 views)
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(51 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 12, 2012
"Sticks in Vaginas:" This Is What a Massacre Looks Like My source made it clear to me that MONUSCO is stretched to the breaking point and in many instances unable to guarantee the safety of civilians. There is no ethnic group or rebel organization that does not have blood on its hands. It is well past the time to sort out ethnic tensions. The violence must stop. Warning: Photos in this article are stomach-wrenchingly graphic.
Tribal Chaiman George Gillette Weeps, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 8, 2013
Bakken Oil: An Elder Speaks To Power Parshall is within the boundaries of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation--home to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations. It was obvious that the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to tap into the massive Bakken Oil Formation had unleashed a maelstrom of unstoppable, damaging, and unpredictable industrial development.
Series: Bakken Oil (3 Articles, 25453 views)
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(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2008
Fox-Owned National Geographic Uses Gorillas as Cover for Exploitation of Congo If readers take the time to apply tenets of critical thinking to a deconstruction of the cover story "Who Murdered the Mountain Gorillas," has education been enhanced? Has the truth been exposed? Or, has National Geographic once again used a story about the senseless killing of animals to deflect attention away from what is actually happening in central Africa?
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Documentary Exposes Exploitation of Native American People in North Dakota "This journey not only opened my eyes to the extent of the desecration fracking had brought to the landscape, it also opened my eyes to the stunning beauty of the land in this part of the country." ~~Jane Wells
Series: Bakken Oil (3 Articles, 25453 views)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2007
Baghdad on the Bayou Redux: Tab Benoit Interview The first thing that needs to be done is the government needs to tell people the truth. I thought that the FEMA meetings would be that opportunity. These are public meetings, here's a chance to tell everybody that lives in the lower ninth ward. It was a good opportunity to get everybody to evacuate and get everybody out of there.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 4, 2017
Legitimizing Plunder at Standing Rock Part II A society of thousands that had its genesis in a prayer camp in the summer of 2016 at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers has evolved into something that is almost unrecognizable from those languid summer days.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 28, 2007
Sinead O'Connor Delivers Magic at New Orleans' Voodoo Fest Nothing compared to Sinead O'Connor as she commanded center stage at New Orleans' Voodoo Fest on Saturday, October 27. Two years post Katrina, New Orleans is still struggling to reclaim its heritage and culture, and festivals like Voodoo provide a welcome escape and just plain fun.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Mr. Bill: "OH NO, Fix the coast you broke, Shell Oil!" An ominous email came in to the sluggo.com listserv, and writers for independent media knew it could only mean one thing. Mr. Bill was ramping up for another confrontation with the "bad guys" at Shell Oil in New Orleans. Mr. Bill and his entourage, which included bodyguards and super models, promised an appearance on the steps of One Shell Square, at 701 Poydras today, August 19.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 3, 2007
Baghdad on the Bayou: Disaster Capitalism and the War on Equality This Katrina thing was handled as if it would have been Iraq. It was handled in a military way for resources; resources were the main focus, and the only difference is that the hurricane scattered people instead of bombs.
Militarization of Indian Country, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 29, 2016
North Dakota Sheriff Uses Militia Tactics Against Unarmed Women And Children Near Standing Rock I have inserted a lot of my own opinion in this. I am not on site, but have presented first hand accounts from those who witnessed another militarization of Indian Country at Standing Rock.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Satan's Letter to St. Michael and St. Gabriel Mirrors CONGO Conflict "This is a strange place, an extraordinary place, and interesting. The people are all insane, the other animals are all insane, the earth is insane, Nature itself is insane....
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2017
Legitimizing Plunder at Standing Rock Part I Tribal budgets as well as the annual tribal audits are available upon the request of tribal members, at the tribal finance office. This is often not the case with crowd-sourced funding.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2008
Baghdad on the Bayou: Final Report on Deception and Diaspora in New Orleans By the time a hurricane named Katrina came along, the lies were so immense that all of America found it impossible that anyone could concoct deceptions of such magnitude.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 5, 2016
DAPL Destroys Sioux Nation Sacred Artifacts: Women and Children Attacked By Dogs It will be a challenge for the persecuted to stay vigilant, stay strong and stay true to their beliefs. So far the People have remained nonviolent in the face of dog attacks on their bodies and their horses, while facing extreme psychic trauma in the form of desecration of graves and sacred sites.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2015
Minnesota Ojibwe Challenge Treaty Rights: What Would Chief Hole in the Day Do? Whatever anyone takes away from this personal observation, know that I fully support my Native neighbors in their fight against Enbridge. I'm just not sure that civil disobedience is the right way to go in this instance.
Series: Searching for the Sandpiper (7 Articles, 13705 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 17, 2009
International Court Acquits Suspect in Murder of Dian Fossey The International Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced it has overturned a 20-year sentence and acquitted Protais Zigiranyirazo, accused genocidaire and suspected murderer of American primatologist Dian Fossey. Citing "serious errors" during the 2008 trial, ICTR Chamber Judge Theodore Meron ordered the immediate release of Zigiranyirazo, known as Mr. Z.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 20, 2007
Are USAID Funds Being Used for Covert Operations in Central Africa? In 2005, Amnesty International reported large quantities of weapons and ammunition from the Balkans and Eastern Europe were flowing into Africa's conflict-ridden Great Lakes region, Kivu Province, and Virunga Park.
Big Dipper Stones, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Hey Judge! How About Protecting the Chief Buried in the Big Dipper? I have a question for the judge. How could he allow construction to continue on private land, endangering a significant historical find, when the "rules" include "upland areas dependent on the location of the crossing?"
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
Nord-Quest, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Haiti: Clean Water Is a Human Right If You Can Find it OCHA reports that several non-governmental "charity" organizations (NGOs) are about to reduce their activities relating to clean water and sanitation "because of a lack of funding or to focus on longer term strategies." The problem is that, once introduced into an ecosystem, the cholera bacterium will not go away, even if the relief organizations do so.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 8, 2016
Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline Remains in Limbo Over Missing Documents The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over yet. Lawyers for Energy Transfer Partners requested that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issue a ruling at a hearing scheduled Friday morning that would allow the company to complete the project
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
(33 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Is Rwanda the Victim in a Modern Day Salem Witch Trial? A critical analysis will ask why a photo, freely available on the Internet, of the commander of the M23 rebels wearing US patterns was left out of the report of the UN Group of Experts . Reason? It does not fit the narrative developed and nurtured by a biased panel that defines aid to rebels by the cammo patterns on their uniforms.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Gorilla Industry Exposed (Again) in Central Africa International Press Scratches the Surface on "Inside Job" Behind Gorilla Slaughter While Big Stories of Depopulation, Corporate Plunder and War Remain Hidden in the Mists of Propaganda
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
CONGO REBELS SHOOT SILVERBACK GORILLA An endangered silverback gorilla was shot and killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo 29 years after Dian Fossey's "Digit" was killed.The killing happened on January 5, 2007, less than 600 metres from a patrol post at Bikenge, which was recently abandoned following rebel attacks.
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thad Allen Tells BP Seabed "Seeping" and Demands More Monitoring Adm. Thad Allen released a letter to BP Chief Managing Director Bob Dudley tonight in which he demands that BP provide more monitoring information, citing "a detected seep a distance from the well and undetermined anomalies at the well head."
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 5, 2010
BP's PR Firm Embedded with Coast Guard In her own words, Polish is a media liaison for the Coast Guard, a Coast Guard reservist, a photographer for the Coast Guard, a branding and media specialist, and is working for Ogilvy, whose client is BP, "Creating engaging experiences designed to promote awareness, brand loyalty, advocacy and conversion."
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 31, 2016
President Obama: They Shoot Horses and Teenage Boys on the Dakota Access Pipeline In the update at the end of this submission you will then see the water protector shot off his horse at point blank range with rubber bullets, and then his horse shot at point blank range.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Congo Volcano Still Active: Lava Flow Approaches Goma/Bukavu Road The National Institute for the Conservation of Nature though stated today that it was concerned about the threat posed by this eruption on the Virunga National Park ecosystems and wildlife, including the
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2010
Social Networking on Steroids Spotlights BP Spill It is impossible for news organizations and independent journalists to be everywhere, but the people of the Gulf Coast have access to every bayou, every backwater, every inch of Pensacola Beach, the Atchafalaya Basin, Grand Isle, Orange Beach and every drop of oil that is ruining their lives. Now, they can document it for the world to see.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 4, 2016
Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard Joins Water Protectors at Standing Rock In a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is joining thousands of veterans from across the United States who have come to Standing Rock and the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 7, 2011
Port-au-Prince Still Buried Under the Rubble of Competing NGOs Both OXFAM and the Disaster Accountability Project released reports this week that enhance already serious criticism of the relationship between the Government of Haiti and NGOs, and the inability of both to offer support to the Haitian people.
M23 and Park Rangers and Gorilla, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 15, 2015
Documentary Oscar Nominee "Virunga" Offers Fantasy and Not Fact There is a film, Virunga, competing for Best Documentary. Virunga has the potential, if it has not already, to greatly harm people of eastern Congo by conflating the political narrative to "humans vs. environment." People care more about a charismatic non-human species than they do about millions suffering under a brutal regime.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 14, 2008
New Orleans Musicians Take Wetlands Message to DNC and RNC Tab Benoit and the Voice of the Wetlands All Stars have accomplished something that is quite remarkable. They will open the Democratic Convention in Denver and continue with a string of non-partisan fund- raisers road show that will end on September 1st in Minneapolis for an invitation only, non-partisan Republican Convention after party.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2011
Sex for Work in Haiti Could it be true that transactional sex, kickbacks, and other "favors" are de facto requirements for Haitians applying for work that is funded by USAID?
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2016
BREAKING: Blizzard in North Dakota and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Water Protectors To Return Home We are establishing a path now to help the world understand that what we asked for and what we got is the right decision. The world is watching us and our behavior will determine the final outcome. I
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 19, 2011
Death in a Bottle for a Handful of Haitian Coins nternet chatter began in earnest on January 26 when foreign medical interests in Haiti reported sudden onsets of blindness, breathing difficulties, paralysis and death in the remote Haitian village of Fond Baptiste. Men, women, and babies were falling ill with no apparent epidemiologic reason. It was not cholera and it was not polio.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 27, 2008
Local Women Rock New Orleans Jazz Fest 2008 on Acura Stage and West Bank Like their protecting presence in so much of southern life, women dominated the main Acura Stage at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2008, and the opening acts featured New Orleans' sweetheart Susan Cowsill, honkey tonk queen Kim Carson, and the incomparable and indefinable Theresa Andersson.
Teenage Arapaho Girl Physically Abused, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 23, 2016
Cops Out of Control at Standing Rock Using Spiritual, Mental and Physical Abuse After this article was posted, another 80 water protectors were arrested by Morton County officials using pepper spray and guns.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 5, 2007
Miserable Eyes In the Democratic Republic of Congo: Please Read This, Congressman Murtha Ever wonder where your tax dollars are going in Africa through USAID conservation programs? Conservationists don't want you to know.The USAID money wasted in Africa could rebuild our veterans and conservation programs here at home.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Doomed Pelicans: British Petroleum Neglecting Booms in Pelican Rookery BP's man-made catastrophe requires that reason be applied in an unprecedented ecological disaster. It is time to throw out the rulebooks and do what common sense and compassion dictates.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 7, 2011
Not So Fast! Haiti Election Results Still in Limbo as Official Says She Did Not Sign On Not so fast! Haiti's election results still in limbo.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 2, 2010
Ship of State Sinks Along With Truth in Deepwater Horizon Disaster Folks, the Ship of State sunk along with the Deepwater Horizon. It perished along with the eleven workers who needlessly gave their lives. No one mentions them anymore, either.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
M23: Today's Doomed Rebels or Tomorrow's Revered Revolutionaries? M23 reports to OEN News and the LAPROGRESSIVE today that 95% of the M23 soldiers are now with General Sultani Makenga. "(ICC wanted warlord) Ntaganda is only with his body guard without weapon. He has been defeated, we are following him, he is heading to Nyiragongo mountain."
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 29, 2016
Spirit Wins and Media Lies Lose at Standing Rock Protest A federal judge will rule on the legality of the Dakota Access Pipeline on September 9. It remains to be seen whether the traumatic past will be repeated and define the present. How much can be endured; how much more can be stolen? This is a spiritual battle for seven generations to come.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 28, 2014
Hollywood Debunked: What Really Happened Inside the Hotel Rwanda "For those who have learned of this story only through the famous movie Hotel Rwanda, the story of Edouard Kayihura is a privileged opportunity to put reality to the Hollywood dramatization." -- Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Retired) Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Dead Dolphin Teeth, BP, PR, and Reality on the Gulf The decaying head was protruding from new excavation in the beach grasses. Moran said that the stench was so bad that he could not dig into the mound to see if anything else was buried there. After reading the report about mandated toxic waste disposal, it seemed important to document the burial mound.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 6, 2010
EPA, Coast Guard, and BP PR Tied to Airborne Corexit Denials However, the EPA site which provides real time data for air quality monitoring on the Gulf Coast indicated that from May 18-June 6 "two chemicals found in dispersants" were detected at numerous GPS locations on the Gulf.
Proposed Minnesota Oil Pipelines, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Canadian Oil Company Trashes Indian Land and Faces Spiritual War Another example of the voices of American Indians being disregarded in favor of the rich and powerful. It is no coincidence that the route preferred by Canadian-based Enbridge crosses miles of vulnerable watersheds, crossing the poorest counties in Minnesota with the highest Native American populations, exposing those impoverished communities that already suffer from health disparities to severe and irreparable ecological harm
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2015
"We Are Enbridge and We Don't Go Around Anything" No one seems able to answer the question as to how Enbridge became a "Public Utility" in Delaware, thereby assuming the powers of condemnation of Botsford's land in North Dakota. Enbridge doesn't provide any public services to North Dakotans, but wants to get its oil out of the state as quickly as possible for sale on the world market.
Series: Searching for the Sandpiper (7 Articles, 13705 views)
Genocide Memorial Ntarama Chrurch Rwanda (2009), From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 15, 2013
Arms and the Man: Who is Chief UN Peacekeeper Herve Ladsous? Why is the man who was France's second in command at the United Nations during the Rwandan genocide, while France was actively engaged in arms smuggling to the genocidaires, now in charge of peacekeeping in the same region? Can he reasonably be trusted with peacekeeping in the tinder boxes of Central Africa and the Middle East? Are Herve Ladous's hands clean?
Series: Who Is Herve Ladsous? (2 Articles, 3760 views)
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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, 107987 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2012
State Department Says Obama Official Misquoted on Rwanda Unfortunately, the erroneous suggestion by the British press that the US spokesman Paul Rapp was calling for the specific prosecution of Paul Kagame was immediately picked up by world media and subsequently used by anti-Rwanda hate groups and lobbying organizations calling for the United States to pull back funding.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 20, 2010
New Photos: Suffering Dolphins in Barataria Bay Toxic poisons are stalking the dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, and no one is discussing or reporting the fact that the oiled mammals are struggling in the waters near Grand Terre Island.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 21, 2010
Watchdog Group Says NGOs "Duped" Donors and "Failed Haiti" Major relief organizations raised billions of dollars, while telling the public that their relief efforts included water and sanitation work. With half of the funds raised still in the bank, DAP says that aid organizations failed to use the funds with the same urgency conveyed to donors, and that a cholera epidemic was avoidable.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 30, 2011
LGBT Murders in Uganda and "Corrective Rape" in South Africa Buried in Mid East News Cycle Would worldwide media outrage against homophobia in Uganda have saved David Kato? We will never know. But, despair and fatigue and news cycles are not sufficient reasons to look the other way.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 11, 2007
Misery Continues in DRC: Cholera, More Refugees, FARDC Abuse, and Radioactive Ore Dumping The Misery Continues in DRC: Cholera, More Refugees, FARDC Abuse and Radioactive Ore Dumping
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 23, 2008
Xenophobic Violence Escalates in South Africa "It is really a social crisis, of people trying to survive." This writer can confirm the dismal poverty facing residents of the South African Townships.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 17, 2011
Is Baby Doc Duvalier's Return To Haiti a Distraction or Scare Tactic? The shocking arrival of the self described "president for life" "Baby Doc"Duvalier is yet another body from the bloody past, pulled from the ruins of a manipulated society.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 14, 2013
UN: Sacrificing African Lives for Political Expediency he United Nations is organizing three battalions of 3,000 troops from South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique to conduct "offensive operations" against rebels in eastern Congo. 19,815 MONUSCO troops are currently deployed in the country. This action will effectively pit Africans against Africans in the forests of Congo, opening the door to a regional bloodbath, while ignoring the problems that have plagued the Kivu Provi
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Banyamulenge Tutsi Refugees Just Want to Go Home So, we are left with some hope and the reality that 14,000 people just want to go home to their fertile valleys. It is one thing to be displaced within your own country, and quite another to be part of a generation forced to flee from country, home and history.Yes, hope does spring eternal, but the Banyamulenge and other Tutsi refugees do not have the luxury of eternal life in this world.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 13, 2007
S.O.S in Eastern Congo:Magic Sticks, Corruption and Gorilla Warfare In a stunning revelation, investigators from the Innovation for the Conservation and Protection of the Environment (I.C.P.E.)-affiliated with the World Society for the Protection of Animals and supported by Animal Rights of Hawai'i-describe "a network of people who are in search for sticks that the big apes, such as those the gorillas and the chimpanzees use." Congo today is a humanitarian disaster that makes the Titanic look
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2009
Mary Chapin Carpenter Returns to the Stage to Honor Eudora Welty Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to the stage after two years and discusses art, music, friends and storytelling in honor of Eudora Welty
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Reports from South Africa Focus on Crime and Ignore History In the rural areas of Africa the people's lives and histories revolve around their communities and connections with people, the land and tradition. To people living in Africa, white and black alike, the land is not exotic, wild or foreign, it is "home." And home does not always provide safety and comfort.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 4, 2007
Believe in Susan Cowsill's "Just Believe It" It's a writer's dream to be given the opportunity to recount an artist's telling of the beginnings of her career and the soundtrack of an era. But, there is another story surfacing that has been lost. It's the story of too many artists who are bought and sold down the river by record companies, deep pockets, pressure to perform no matter what, and artistry that is either ignored or subject to the whimsy of news arcs.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 12, 2012
Defining Good Rebels vs. Bad Rebels in Congo We don't want them (M23) to survive as a movement, as an ideology, we don't want to see their actions continue... there is no question about it, and there is nothing to discuss, to negotiate.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2007
UN Probes Congo Slaughter: What about Possible US Involvement in the Invasion of Zaire? According to eyewitnesses who have since come forward in conversations with OPED NEWS there is strong evidence that the United States was actively involved in the invasion of what was then Zaire, operating from secret bases in Uganda.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2016
Winona LaDuke: "I Am Pretty Much Horrified" Winona LaDuke is outraged, and you should be also.Where is the President of the United States?
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 107987 views)
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2012
United Nations' Leaks Against Rwanda Pollute Press Pool In recent weeks, Rwanda has suffered the brunt of what can only be called a media feeding frenzy as international news organizations threw a series of "leaks," allegations, speculation, and rumor into the press pool. In what may be the most egregious violation of ethics, the United Nations leaked 47 pages of an addendum to the interim Group of Experts (GoE) report on the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 16, 2010
Mikulski Slams EPA on Dispersants: "Tighten Up So We Don't Screw Up" Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) asked EPA head, Lisa Jackson, if dispersants could become the "Agent Orange of the Gulf," and then opened the door to the possibility that Mikulski will subpoena the manufacturer, Nalco Holding Co. at a future date. The maker of Corexit 9500 refused to attend the Senate Appropriations science subcommittee hearing on Thursday.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 2, 2010
EPA Test for Endocrine Disruptors in Corexit Misses the Point The question any chemistry major might ask is why was a test for "endocrine disruption" the first test of choice when one would not expect 2-butoxyethanol to be an endocrine disruptor based on its chemical structure? The tests for endocrine disruption in 2-butoxyethanol were negative and that is a result one would expect. The real threats of dispersants were not addressed in this study.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Congo's Kabila Wants Peace Without Justice; Rebel Generals Join Forces Ugandan General Gadi Ngabo is ready to move against Kinshasa. A reliable UN source today said, "General Gadi claims to control 10,000 troops in Petit-Nord. Neither Bosco Ntaganda's forces (FARDC) will stop nor will they fight against Gad's men, Bosco confirmed." The source added, "Only a go-ahead is being awaited to jointly fight Kabila's government."
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 10, 2011
Haiti: Can We Find Truth in Empathy? Dying is fascinating. The living are not as interesting. And it is the living who make up the connective tissue that holds Haitian society together. Unless they are allowed to heal, Haiti cannot heal. The displaced and dispossessed are invisible because we do not look closely, preferring to hold ourselves at a safe distance
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Tribal Chairman Says Peaceful Protestors Met with More Violence at DAPL When will DOJ intervene in Morton County North Dakota? Will Obama wait until AFTER the election?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 27, 2012
UN Catches Obama Donor in Congo Gold Smuggling Scheme Obama donor, oil executive and trade representative, Kase Lawal, is now implicated by the United Nations in a gold smuggling operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 2, 2010
Oil Rig Incident in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana A Coast Guard spokesman said that 13 people were on the rig and that 1 person was injured and the other 12 have been accounted for. (UPDATE) As of noon CST all workers are accounted for and safe.During the last week of August 2010, production from this facility averaged approximately 9.2 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and 1,400 barrels of oil and condensate.
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A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti Depending on the source, up to 300 US troops now have "boots on the ground" in Haiti in anticipation of the announcement of election results this past Monday.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 13, 2010
Are Cholera Vaccines Good For Haiti? The bottom line remains sanitation infrastructure, and if the WHO's plan to institute a cholera vaccine program that is unproven, untested and seemingly unreliable according the WHO's own studies is implemented, the result will be a panacea as far as the world is concerned.
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Floods: Army Corps Says PR Turns Babblers into Spokespersons A calculated form of disinformation played out in mainstream newspapers, radio networks, and internet sites this weekend as spin doctors acted as apologists for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This planned distraction was perpetuated while massive levee failures continued up and down the great Mississippi River Basin
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Former MN Senator Becky Lourey: Why Not Let Moral Principles Guide Governance? Former Minnesota state Senator Becky Lourey offers a moral compass. A "lost speech" provides direction in an era of media distractions.
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Witness to Rape in Congo: "What is the future when the heart of the community is broken?" The BBC reports that militias are rearming in Eastern Congo in defiance of a peace accord signed in January. The humanitarian crisis is reaching epic proportions, and women and children continue to be brutalized.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2009
UN Report on Congo: A Boeing 727 From Florida, US Stonewalling, and Gold for Dubai You gotta read the full report to believe it...Arms shipments or suspected shipments to the DRC from Spain, North Korea, Ukraine, Iran, Libya, China, Belgium, Tanzania, the British Virgin Islands and others; US stonewalling on bank and phone records and 727 purchase from Florida.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2013
US Sanctions Darken Internet in Congo Even as a journalist, I was concerned enough to seek reassurance that the mere writing about the sanctions, timelines, lobbying and disputed reports would not land me in trouble--sobering thoughts for an American citizen to have. Could I still interview members of the M23 to get their side of the story?
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China Ready With $4.7 Billion to Invest in Haiti China is expanding its influence in the Caribbean. Will this help or hurt Haiti. Teh devil or the angel is in the details
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 10, 2012
Interviews Discredit "Defectors" Who Say Rwanda Armed Them in DRC Judging by my mail, the genocide deniers are having their way with Rwanda. Personally, I cannot deny the suffering I have seen on both sides of that arbitrary border in the Virungas. A confidential dossier compiled by a joint verification team casts serious doubt on the HRW report that Rwanda is arming rebel movement in Congo
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Enbridge Wins Round One in Lawsuit Against James Botsford James Botsford was beaten but unbowed as he stood in the lobby of the Grand Forks County District Courthouse, his wife Krista at his side. North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC (NDPL) had sued the couple for the right to an easement over his farmland located twenty miles from where he stood. Botsford's land is a lynchpin in the proposed $2.6 billion Sandpiper Pipeline.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2012
United Nations Aids Congolese Army as Civilians are Bombed Congolese villagers in Kivu province provide vivid photographic evidence that United Nations is responsible for civilian casualties and that Congolese army is using UN ammunition and artillery
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 25, 2013
Civilians Killed as Congo Government Feeds on Atrocities, Misinformation and Carnage Congolese Army (FARDC) helicopter gunships, piloted by Ukrainian soldiers from high altitudes, inflicted heavy civilian casualties near the village of Rumangabo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 27, 2010
Orange Beach AL Testing the Waters As Rumors Flow Faster Than Oil Orange Beach, Alabama has been the subject of many questions, accusations and rumors regarding the presence of Corexit components, oil, and "cover-ups" regarding the safety of the area for residents and tourists alike. So, we took a drive and spent two days in the area, interviewing activists and city officials.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
Voices From the Camps in Haiti: "We Don't Know What Will Happen" Someone needs to figure out where the money is going before there is a total societal breakdown here. What has become "normal" in Haiti is a cancer on the face of civilization.
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Winona LaDuke Pledges Help for Native Tribes Drowning in BP Oil LaDuke said, "Honor the Earth made a decision in late June to apply $l0,000 of it's resources to support Indigenous communities advocacy in the Gulf of Mexico, in this time of disasters."
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What Are We Missing About Haiti in the Hillary Emails? The Fourth Estate is in foreclosure. The "who, what where, when, and why" of traditional coverage is missing. A thorough analysis of what is redacted or completely missing in the Clinton emails is not forthcoming, and the real scandal resides in politically motivated reporting. It is time that the press wipe themselves clean of political bias and stop shouting about the paper tiger of wiped servers.
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Winona LaDuke: Stories From the Front Lines of the Modern Indian Wars Winona LaDuke's latest book reads like a prayer. These are holy words-- inspirational stories taken straight from the heart of indigenous communities throughout the world.
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Sacred Burial Grounds Sold to Dakota Access Pipeline The sale puts additional mapping of spiritual sites essential to tribal identity in jeopardy. Adding to the insult and uncertainty, there is a 1500-foot easement on either side of the property, according to protest spokespeople.
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North Dakota's Bloody Saturday, Prayer and Judicial Relief for the Sioux Nation This language from DOJ is hardly a ringing endorsement of the Sioux Nation's claim for environmental protection and historical preservation.
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Native Riders Protest Enbridge Alberta Clipper Pipeline This Sunday, Anishinaabe horseback riders will ride across 1855 treaty lands to draw attention to a proposed expansion of a tar sands pipeline by Enbridge.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2011
Think Tank Report: Haiti's Election "Fatally Flawed" Today, Sunday January 9,The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has released a report of its independent recount of vote tally sheets from Haiti's November 28 election. CEPR supports claims from candidates, the Haitian press, and other observers that the election was plagued by fraud.
(33 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2008
Elie Wiesel: Please Help Us Write about Gaza and Israel It is unconscionable that Israel would turn its chokehold blockade of Gaza into a full-scale lockdown of all food, water and humanitarian aid. Bowing to international pressure instead of the pressures of morality, Israel on Tuesday permitted shipments of cooking gas and fuel to power Gaza's one power station.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 29, 2010
Haiti: Public Health Crisis Looming and Where is Media? The rainy season is about to hit earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The meteorological forecast for next week calls for thunderstorms beginning this Wednesday, lasting at least through the following Tuesday, and Dr. Jim Wilson is worried.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Frigid Florida Waters Decimating Fish and Turtles The extreme cold that has most of the nation in the deep freeze has filtered down into the Sunshine State where unusually cold water temperatures are injuring and killing thousands of animals statewide, including at least 2,000 sea turtles and uncounted fish.
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Deconstructing Newsweek and the Gorilla Killings in Congo Newsweek's coverage of the gorilla killings in Congo not journalism-it is more of a public relations fabrication serving as both a fundraiser and cheerleader for Wildlife Direct-and its backer and board member Walter Kansteiner. The Congo rangers trained by Wildlife Direct are mostly outsiders with no ties to the local communities around the park. In a place like Congo, this ethnic influx is tantamount to a foreign invasion.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 16, 2009
Open Letter to Time Magazine on Ben Affleck and Congo The first thing that assaults credibility is the description of the landscape as a "bucolic jungle." Eastern Congo is not a "jungle," it is forested in some areas, and it is certainly not "bucolic."
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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.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2012
Can You Hear Them Now? Congo M23 Rebels Tell Their Story The bottom line political reality is that M23 wants to tell its story, and it is an account that deserves international attention and investigation. All one has to do is ask.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 18, 2013
Costa Rica's Hidden Treasure: Mystica Finding a hidden treasure in a country with no army. It is true that writers do not want to write when they are happy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Haiti: Ground Truthing Cholera in Mirebalais Why was the Nepalese contingent of the United Nations "Occupation Force" in Haiti illegally blocking a certified journalist from walking about near their camp while still on public Haitian soil? could it be that they have something to hide? Sure looks like it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 14, 2010
British Petroleum Rebuffs Better Boom Barrier The boom material used by British Petroleum to contain the massive river of oil that it flowing into the Gulf of Mexico is not working. So, ask yourself why BP is unwilling to use a product that seems far superior to the bloated, filthy, broken "sausage" absorbent boom that is washing up along miles of sensitive marshlands on the Louisiana Coast.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 4, 2016
BREAKING: Army Corps Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline DAPL Pipeline put on hold for environmental review.and additional discussions with tribes.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 3, 2010
How Foreign Aid Is Ruining Haiti's Health Care System The infant with the withered arm is Haiti. She is struggling in all of her suffering to wave the flies of foreign interference, hubris, and foreign aid feeders away from her face. For all of the "attention" and "aid" offered to Haiti, she has been abandoned as surely as the infant with the damaged arm.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ashley Judd: Please, Population Control is Not the Answer for Congo Ashley Judd's op-ed in USATODAY drove me to the Tao Te Ching before my head exploded. In another example of celebrity naiveté falling prey to the obfuscations of non-governmental organizations in Congo.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2007
Primate Worship? Or Depo-Privations? In the jungle of international human rights, the primate protection community and international conservation organizations can hardly be said to care a sniff for the rights of the humans who live in the environments of the great apes themselves. Viennese chimp "Hiasl" has more human rights.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 19, 2007
Hold Presidential Debates in New Orleans, for God's Sake! We are going to get skewered for saying this, but racism and the agenda of big oil is everywhere. People are afraid to speak out and have left it to white northerners from white bread country to open the discussion. It is unbelievable, as Landry so astutely points out, that the Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected an application to host presidential debates in New Orleans!
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Grim News from the Democratic Republic of Congo:Mass Graves, Refugees and Ebola According to MONUC, at least 3,000 people have flooded a refugee camp near Goma in the past two days.
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Pe' Sla Sacred Grounds on Development Auction Block In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe' Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites. Pe' Sla, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is the epicenter of the creation story of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nations. Tribal elders and spiritual leaders conduct ceremonies essential to their culture and beliefs.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Breaking: "Baby Doc" Duvalier in Custody. Preval's Distraction? t approximately 10:15 EST Haitian Police Commissioner La Croix, government commissioner Aristidas, and Judge Ambroise Gabriel converged on Room 303 of the Karibe Hotel to issue an arrest warrant for former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc'' Duvalier.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 23, 2012
Pe' Sla Sale on Hold but Sacred Land Still at Risk Update: A message on the auction house's website on Thursday afternoon says the land sale of Pe' Sla has been cancelled at the owners' direction. The auction house said they had no comment.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 15, 2012
"What Kind of Peace Are the Congo UN Peacemakers Keeping?" I honestly don't know what else I can say or write or do except to encourage readers to stay informed. We owe it to Agathe, since we paid for the gunship that killed her.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 9, 2016
Court Battle Over The Dakota Access Pipeline Continues Into the New Year The Judge's Decision moves the arguments into the New Year, with possible decisions coming at late as February. However, the Judge noted that any decision he might make could become moot when Donald Trump takes office in January.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2014
North Dakota Culture of Silence Opens the Door Wide for Big Oil Are we collectively opening the door to unbridled oil exploration when we do not question intent or at the very least demand information on infrastructure? Are we a generation of unwitting guides, leading the way to the destruction of our culture and way of life?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Will UN's Samantha Power Cleanse Congo with Her Tears? What is going on in eastern Congo? Do we believe the UN, or do we look to the root causes of the conflict? Is Samantha Power the only western diplomat who gets it?
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Obama Ignores Atrocity and Tells Congo: Keep Up the Good Work A mountain of CLA reports confirm that Congo is more than a failed state, aided and abetted by the blind eyes of the international community, the USA, the State Department and our President. Congo is a cauldron of misery, blood and greed, stirred by the worst humanity has to offer.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2008
Floods: New Orleans Keeping an Eye on 17th Street Levee Tim Doody has his hands full right now trying to seat an independent review panel to look at leaks on the 17th street drainage canal that failed catastrophically during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, flooding much of New Orleans.
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REPORT FROM HAITI: Time for an NGO Police? Meet Canadian Doctor Tiffany Keenan, who has almost single-handedly turned the medical relief situation around in one area of Haiti.
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The Return of Duvalier: Haiti's Denouement? The story of the unexpected and shocking return of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier on Sunday, and the spectacle of his questioning by Haitian authorities on Tuesday, has as many subplots as a Greek drama.
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Army Corps to Evict Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5 In a shocking but not entirely surprising move, given the escalation of violence at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued what amounts to an eviction notice to Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 25, 2007
New Orleans Not Resting Easy Two Years Post Katrina This writer wants desperately to tell you the story of this place where people ask me if they are still part of the United States. She has fallen in love with the people, the ambiance and the craziness that drives some away and makes others even more determined to stay. New Orleans and all of southern Louisiana is a sight to behold.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2007
General Nkunda Makes His Move in Virunga: Perhaps a Good Thing? Nkunda has always been an enigma. It is true that remnants of the Interahamwe genocidairres infest regions of eastern Congo. So do innocent Hutus and Tutsis alike. One must separate the civilian population from the armed militias when speaking about this region and not paint a false portrait with a brush soaked in the colors of ethnic tensions and multi-national interests.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 28, 2009
Did Saint Dian Fossey Predict Genocide? I can't wait to read Margaret Atwood's new book, The Year of the Flood. My motives are somewhat narcissistic. Over the weekend I noticed a huge spike in hits on my mostly dormant web page. At the same time, a forgotten article written two years ago about Dian Fossey and a spate of gorilla killings in Congo was enjoying resurgence over at OEN News.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Bill Clinton Puts Influential Muscle Behind Agriculture In Haiti Clinton has a personal stake in Haiti's agricultural projects, resulting from his regret over policies that basically pushed Haiti to accept subsidized US imports (rice) at the expense of Haiti's agricultural infrastructure. How do we know? He said so.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 21, 2009
Ticketmaster/Echomusic Abandons Artist's Websites Fans of up to 200 mid-level artists and lower tier musicians hosted by Nashville's Echomusic who went to check out touring schedules on their websites in the last few days may have found a darkened site or just a note that the site was under reconstruction.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
Samia Salomon: A Central Pillar of Haiti's Community Journalism Network Do we need foreign correspondents when there are trained journalists in-country? Who can best tell the story? Who understands Haiti better than a Haitian journalist? Who can tell the story of women in Congo, Iraq, or China and Tibet better than Chouchou Namegabe, Atwar Bahjet, and Tsering Woeser. What does it mean, exactly, to be a feminist journalist in Haiti?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 13, 2010
Haiti:Tracking Deadly Cholera Through the Central Valley Haiti is facing an uncontained crisis. It is eleven months since the January earthquake, and the streets are still filled with garbage and rubble, the camps are filthy, and cholera will ultimately have its way.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Falun Gong "Disappearing by Thousands" Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said in a recent speech, "China is the "world's worst human right's abuser," and added that Falun Gong practitioners are "disappearing by the thousands."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2012
UN: No Evidence Rwanda Supported M23 Rebels in Congo The United Nations on Wednesday confirmed 11 Rwandans had been recruited to join army mutineers in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, but said there was no evidence the Rwandan government played any role.
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Hawaiian Ohana Travels to Support Sioux Nation Hawaiian indigenous leader Pua Case and her Ohana travelled from the Big Island to support the Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 29, 2010
Reality Flyover at Macondo Wellhead: Oil Is Still There Folks Our featured NASA pilot, Bonny Schumaker, took NBC up for a tour of the oiled waters yesterday. NBC is taking the lead now and stressing that the oil has not disappeared, it is just hidden. See the report here
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HUD Huffing and Puffing to Blow Down NOLA Public Housing by Christmas The ghost of hurricane Katrina is blowing through New Orleans this week as activists try to put the brakes on Housing and Urban development (HUD) plans to bulldoze thousands of low-income apartments in New Orleans.
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More "Regime Change" as Bush Outs "Terrorists" in Somalia Machine gunfire, mortars, rape, disease and more are plaguing the African nation of Somalia, and civilians are taking the brunt of yet another mess created by the United States.
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Mr. Bill (Oh No!) Takes on Big Shell Oil at Jazz Fest Free speech challenges Big Shell Oil in the skies over New Orleans' Jazz Fest
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BP Oil Pollution Produces Pressure for Poor Water and Air Analysis Are the waters off the coast of Louisiana clear of public health hazards? Or was the opening of recreational fishing due to pressure from the recreational industry as well as the specter of lost income? The end result is that sport fishermen may be relying upon a visual inspection of the water and a smell test.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 27, 2009
Save Congo: Send Hillary Clinton AVATAR So, what would happen if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made good on her expressions of solidarity with the Congolese, and actually used her power to do something?
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Goma Falls and US Responds With Weasel Words The people of Goma and the dispossessed of eastern Congo are weary of conflict and feel abandoned by their government. They want protection and rule of law and M23 is offering that tantalizing possibility.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 7, 2008
LGBT Forum Provides Low Point of Day Two at NCMR Coverage of Gay and Lesbian Issues falls far short at NCMR
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Arms and the Man: "The French Army Watches Over Your Safety" What was the truth behind Operation Turquoise, and how much did Herve Ladsous know in 1994?
Series: Who Is Herve Ladsous? (2 Articles, 3760 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2010
Naomi Campbell Bails Out of Haiti Fearing Malaria While Infants Remain in Peril Naomi Campbell has reportedly postponed a planned trip to Haiti following an outbreak of malaria in the earthquake-ravaged country. The only difficulty is that there is no outbreak of malaria in Haiti now, but there are far more dire warnings of increases in infant diarrhea that are being ignored.
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Elephants and Ivory: A Tale of Human Greed Exposed John Frederick Walker functions as a "memorist," with his soul rooted in centuries past, as he begins his tour de force examination of the history of ivory, humankind's lust for this exquisite treasure, and the demise of the elephant and human decency in the process of this unholy quest.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2007
Baghdad on the Bayou Redux: Wasting the Wetlands It was not a hurricane named Katrina that wrecked the city of New Orleans.
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North Dakota Land and Water in Peril We agreed that oil exploration and extraction in the Bakken Formation was taking a mighty toll on indigenous and white communities alike. The stark difference was that white residents of North Dakota seemed to be rolling over to the inevitability of big oil and its impact upon the social, political and environmental landscapes of their communities.
Series: Searching for the Sandpiper (7 Articles, 13705 views)
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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.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2008
Is Nothing Sacred, Nothing Holy in Hawaii? Development on Maui will desecrate the graves, homes, and remnants of the ancient Hawaiian villagers, and by doing so, the hearts, hopes and symbolism of a society that is in great danger of fading from existence.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 13, 2014
Following the Sandpiper: Pipelines As Modern Trade Routes Will we, as a nation, fall prey to "treaties" promising us riches beyond belief that big oil dangles? Will Congress and our President also lie to us, just as Jefferson did? Will we wrap ourselves in oil and drown in the salty byproducts of fracking while we watch towns burn from train explosions and die of thirst after our aquifers are poisoned?
Series: Searching for the Sandpiper (7 Articles, 13705 views)
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 7, 2008
New Orleans Musicians Unite: Obama and McCain Flee from YouTube; Landrieu Goes to the Mat In a stunning lack of sensitivity to the biggest natural disaster this country has faced in recent memory, neither Senator Barack Obama nor Senator John McCain have committed to a debate in New Orleans about Louisiana coastal wetlands restoration and hurricane recovery.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 27, 2009
Louisiana's Landrieu Calls for Resignation of FEMA Chief of Staff Now, the ghosts of hurricanes past and the specters of hurricanes future are blowing through New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta as hearings and investigations reveal massive foul-ups in the FEMA offices in New Orleans
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Reservation Kids Doused With Beer at Hockey Game Did students and staff from the American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation deserve to have beer thrown on them and suffer additional verbal abuse by a group of grown and presumably drunk men at a hockey game? Should a ten-year-old native child be expected to assimilate a threat of "go back to the reservation," because an abusive white man accused him or her of not standing during the National Anthem?
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Populist Revolution in Congo? Can the Genie Be Returned to the Bottle? Is a Congo Spring in the making?
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Ten Years After Katrina: NOLA Can Finally Throw Off the Cloak of Shame he flooding of New Orleans was not due to political pressure put on the Army Corps of Engineers by the OLB. The answer is profound in its simplicity and found in the details of an engineering study. Human error, subsequent finger pointing and the inability of the Army Corps to admit mistakes, contributed mightily to the post catastrophe suffering of the citizens of New Orleans.
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Last Real Indians' Tribute To Russell Means Chase Iron Eyes of Last Real Indians offers this moving tribute to American Indian activist Russell Means, who led the Second Battle at Wounded knee in 1973.
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Helicopter Allegedly Hired by North Dakota Authorities Found Flying in Violation of FAA Rules For the past several months, protesters have been harassed and frightened by frequent low-altitude helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft flying surveillance over them. Two such surveillance helicopters are Bell Ranger 206B helicopters.
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Man Bites Gorilla Is News, Not Man's Inhumanity to Man General Laurent Nkunda issues statement denying involvement in gorilla killings in DRC, while his troops continue to control areas where gorillas were killed. Media sensationalizes accounts of gorilla killings while ignoring human suffering.
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Mountain Gorillas Again Used As Pawns in Western Propaganda War There is great pressure now from the Congolese government, Rwanda, China and other robber barons of the Congo to quell the M23 rebellion. Suggestions that more gorillas may be killed will certainly galvanize public opinion against the M23. Once again, the gorilla population is being used in what looks like a propaganda war in the British press.
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Haiti: Cholera Outbreak Metaphor for No Accountability Our and Haitians' worst fears are beginning to materialize, that the totally UNSAT living conditions of well over a million Haitians have put them at risk for a serious disease outbreak. In fact cholera has begun to spread, so now it will take a concerted international health effort to prevent this from becoming a deadly epidemic. And then something real must be done for Haitians to get them out of these fetid conditions.
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Psychopathic Politics in Congo Buries Opposition Kabila had telegraphed his intentions while he was carefully grooming the international press, NGOs, and filmmakers to ignore his pathological behavior against the opposition. Kabila successfully triangulated his relationships in order to justify vilification of anyone who successfully protested his regime.
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"Bhutto:The Film" Offers Heartbreaking and Thought-Provoking History Lesson Bhutto: The Film was one of sixteen documentaries selected for judging at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Entertaining, compelling and heartbreaking, Bhutto did not "win" at Sundance, but in this case winning is certainly not everything.
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Ojibwe Creation Symbol Desecrated by Minnesota Wolf Hunt Despite lawsuits and public opposition, wolf hunting began in Minnesota on November 3. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with the full support of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D), offered 6,000 licenses to kill 400 wolves. As of now, 109 wolves are dead.
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Academia vs. Reality: Data Bomb Crushes Mortality Numbers in Congo In a phone conversation today, the Human Security Report editor, Dr. Andrew Mack, categorically denied that he stands behind a media-attributed death toll number of 900,000, which is far below accepted estimates of 3 to 7.5 million souls lost. "What we are really saying in our methodology argument is that no one knows the correct figure," Mack said.
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Film "Arise" Shows Power of Women to Heal the Earth The women of Arise are called by destiny to protect the earth while at the same time utilizing earth's bounty for the nourishment of life and community. Living on the earth responsibly requires partnership. One must replenish what one uses in a spirit of respect and stewardship. There is no longer room on the planet for narcissistic caretakers whose self-absorption and greed is sucking the life from our planet.
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A Native Pediatrician Talks About the Protest at Standing Rock Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation speaks eloquently of the reasons behind the protest of the North Dakota Access Pipeline. KOLC-TV did the filming. Jumping Eagle works at the government hospital on the reservation and is a graduate of Stanford University.
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Alison Des Forges, Leading Rwanda Expert Killed in Plane Crash Dr. Alison Des Forges, was killed in the crash of Flight 3407 from New York to Buffalo on February 12, 2009. Des Forges, senior adviser to Human Rights Watch's Africa division for almost two decades, dedicated her life to working on Rwanda and was the world's leading expert on the 1994 Rwanda genocide and its aftermath.
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Women Artists Defy Gulf Oil Tragedy Their art incorporated individual acts of defiance against the atrocity of BP's negligence, and in the process of creating these bold acts of emotional insubordination they brought forth hope, as women often do in their roles as healers and life-givers
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Violence Erupts in Wake of New Election Shenanigans in Haiti Haiti's newly elected president, Michel Martelly, has requested that the international community "not recognize the results of the Parliamentary elections" in press release issued late Friday night. Martelly charges that vote tabulations for senators and deputies who were leading in the polls were excluded in favor of candidates representing the ruling party, INITE.
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Flood Warnings in New Orleans--The Rest of the Story Hurricane Katrina was the kill, but the water never relents-always moving, sometimes retreating, forever on the move. This week the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for New Orleans as record snow melts and spring rains flowed into the Mississippi River Basin.
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Remembering the Rwandan Genocide Sixteen Years "After" I almost forgot. How could I forget? My friend and cinematographer Noel Donnellon who has worked in Congo and Rwanda reminded me that my friends in Central Africa were in mourning. They will be in mourning for all of April. But I forgot.
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Native Populations Forgotten and Vulnerable During Shutdown Mainstream media has barely whispered about the effects of the shutdown on Indian Country.
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Baghdad on the Bayou: Cyril Neville Talks About the Threatened Projects and Losing the Home He Loves Cyril Neville talks about New Orleans..."the city I love."
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Did Media Collude With Rwanda to Set Up Congo General Laurent Nkunda? The United Nations High Command on Refugees issued a press release today saying in part that renewed violence variously involving "government troops, FDLR forces, and local defence groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile eastern region has forced over 100,000 civilians out of their homes since late November." Attacks in Shabunda have displaced some 70,000 people since November.Nkunda can't be blamed for this.
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BREAKING: M23 Declares Ceasefire as Goma Reports "Fear Was Total and the Sky Was Black" Before considering an analysis of the situation and reports from the United Nations and M23, here is an email from a civilian Congolese citizen who lives in Goma. Readers looking for an unfiltered and unbiased account will find it in his words.
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DRC: Nkunda Languishes While Rwandan Rebels and Regular Congolese Army Rape and Maim 250,000 people who were living in their homes before the arrest of Nkunda are now displaced, rape and murder is on the rise, Nkunda, a man with no warrants against him, languishes in detention in a corrupt Rwandan court system, Kabila rules Congo in spite of extreme human rights violations, and a man wanted by the Hague, Bosco Ntaganda is in charge of troops in eastern Congo.
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"You Cannot Eat Propaganda, and You Cannot Eat Hope..." Nearly 4 million people have died from hunger and disease in DRC in an unreported war which has raged since 1998. The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is reporting that over 100 people were killed in the capital city of Kinshasa in two days of heavy fighting that ended Friday. Try to find this story in mianstream media.
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River of Oil Impacting People and Wildlife The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has closed the Breton National Wildlife Refuge to public entry
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Journalist Murdered and Independent Press Under Attack in Rwanda The killing of Rugambage was not the first incident of violence against journalists. In February 2007, a group of assailants attacked the independent newspaper Umuvugizi's editor, Jean-Bosco Gasasira, in a near fatal incident outside his house, after he spoke out at a presidential news conference about the harassment of journalists. No one has been brought to justice for the attack.
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Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu Comments on Flooding in the Midwest United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today made the following statement on flooding in the Midwest. Sen. Landrieu is chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Disaster Recovery Subcommittee.
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The Monkey's Pawn: Monkey Misery Outshines Human Misery in Louisiana's Delta The fate of monkeys and apes at the New Iberia Research Center has preempted stories of human misery in rural Louisiana's rural back country
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UNHCR Finally Speaks Out on Beni Massacres in Congo he United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) held a briefing in Geneva early this morning and condemned the ongoing massacre of civilians in the Beni area of eastern Congo. It is about time. Atrocities have been ongoing since October
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Sacred Land Film Project Premieres Sunday on PBS This Sunday, May 17 at 9 pm ET, the PBS World Channel will begin its national broadcast of Standing on Sacred Ground, starting with "Pilgrims and Tourists." The next three episodes will run weekly on Sundays at 9 pm with "Profit and Loss" on May 24, "Fire and Ice" on May 31, and "Islands of Sanctuary" on June 14.
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Gorillas and the Myths Why are mainstream media so loathe to demystify the myths of African savages? Don Imus was crucified for racist comments that pale compared to what conservation organizations are saying about villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are fighting starvation. Allow them to plant some maize in the Virungas, for gods's sake.
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AFRICOM and MONUSCO Ignore Civilian Atrocities in Walikale: Is Oil the Reason? Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced yesterday that it is forced to suspend its medical activities in the Walikale area of The Democratic Republic of Congo despite a malaria outbreak. Radio Okapi reports that Mai Mai militiamen forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes and flee into the bush. MONUSCO and Congo Army are failing to protect civilians.
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Kong Six: Mapping the Road to Tayna "There is too strong of a linking of funds to geographic areas without adequately linking them to existing governance regimes. Specifically, this led several observers to characterizing the landscape grants as "pork" for the conservation movement with minimal CARPE ownership by national governments."--The Weidemann Consortium, 2006
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Christmas Charities Got Your Goat? Charitable donors want to see the biggest piece of the NGO pie going to program services-but pie charts can be misleading.
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Take a Break from Politics and Listen to a Working Girl's Guitar While not exactly "obscure" in the sense that Patti Smith writes about, Flores has certainly been overlooked in an evolving music business that has streamlined label rosters to include only the most commercially viable artists. In fact, Flores honed her considerable talent at North Hollywood's Palomino Club (think country music west) in the '80s following the leads of Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers ...
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Indian Country: Big Oil and Inter-Generational Trauma When Winona LaDuke asked me to take a look at a piece she wrote for Indian Country Today this week, I knew immediately that her perspective needed an audience that Indian people often have difficulty reaching.
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Rwandan Elections Rigged with Fear As Opponents Murdered Just when it seemed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was going to hold all central African dictators' feet to the fire, the silence of the United States is offering tacit approval to the Kagame regime and elections that are being rigged with fear.
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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.
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US Embassy Accepts Surrender of Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Wanted International Criminal Court (ICC) warlord Bosco Ntaganda has walked into the United States Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda and surrendered to US authorities.
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Congo Community Faces Christmas Assassinations and Issues Plea for Help Two days ago Radio Okapi reported 7 people were slaughtered by the FDLR in the Groupement of Ikobo, Banyanga Sector , Walikale Territory. These were targeted assassinations, telegraphed in advance.
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VOICES FROM CONGO: "What pain! We do not know where we are going. What is this war?" "You can't image how I felt. It was like you are in a desert dying with thirst and suddenly you have some one in front of you handing you some water, just to lift it up to have a drink, to find it was an empty container. This is how I suffered."
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Human Rights Watch Details "Horrific" Crimes in DR Congo Province Amid ongoing violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's Nord Kivu province, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a one hundred page report denouncing "horrific" crimes perpetrated there against civilians.
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I Want a Face Transplant from a Dead Congolese Woman It is just a face. It has no skull structure, no bones, and no body to give it context because it was peeled from her skull by a Ukrainian pilot working for the Congolese Army. Afraid to be hit by enemy fire, he was flying too high to identify military targets.
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UN Sanctions Committee Investigates Congolese Writer's "Genetic Signature" Imagine the Congolese poet's shock and fear when she received a letter from "SECO" demanding to know about her "relationship" with the M23 rebel leader Colonel Sultani Makenga. Her crime? She wrote a poem in an ethnic language and posted it on her Facebook Page.
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Floods: Can't Blame New Orleans, God, or Mother Nature Anymore Everyday for the past week there has been another tragedy to report in the heartland."What happened in New Orleans could happen anywhere, but this problem had not been addressed until the recent Midwest flooding."
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Morton County Sheriff Blames USACE for Police Violence at Standing Rock as Journalist is Shot This action resulted in a journalist Erin Schrode being shot with a rubber bullet and knocked to the ground. She accidentally filmed herself being shot while she was interviewing a water protector on the far side of the Cantapeta Creek. Schrode was no where near the protectors, who were standing in freezing water to protest the assembly of riot police on sacred lands
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The Song My Paddle Sings It is not easy to paddle your own canoe
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"Ayiti Kale Je" Video Offers Fearless Look at Haiti's Christmas Cholera If reading about Haiti's cholera epidemic is your cup of tea on Christmas Eve, sensationalist news coverage of lynchings of voodoo priests will top your Google search. UPI, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and others are reporting that 45 Vodun (the uninformed term it "voodoo") priests were killed by angry mobs allegedly blaming them for the spread of cholera.
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DR Congo: War Criminal Ntaganda and Rwandan Security Agents Accused of Assassinations HRW says that Ntaganda's victims are family members or former supporters of the Tutsi rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda, whom Ntaganda ousted from the leadership of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) rebel group in January 2009 with the help of military authorities from nearby Rwanda.
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Journalist Jailed in Congo for Investigating Mining Sectors Investigative journalist Maurice Kayombo has been behind bars In the Democratic Republic of Congo since January 9 on charges of "blackmail and bringing (the mining) authority into disrepute," according to Journalists in Danger and the International Federation of Journalists.
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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.
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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.
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Floods, Fear, Serpents and Murder Blood coagulated between the eyes of the water moccasin like the Hindu bindi as its flaccid five-foot length dangled from the outstretched arm of the boy
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Nikki Haley Calls Out Congo as Predatory: "Let's End This" This was the first time in this writer's memory that the United States publicly called out the Congolese regime of Joseph Kabila for violence against its own people
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Free Speech at Standing Rock on Federal/Treaty Lands The Army Corps of Engineers issued a special permit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for use of Federal Lands. Is this helpful? The devil is in the details.
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More Gorillas Killed in Eastern DRC Rebel forces take over critically endangered mountain gorilla habitat in Democratic Republic of Congo. Villagers report that gorilla remains are placed in pit latrines. MONUC supports recovery.
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HRW Report on Congo: Fetuses Ripped From Wombs and Children Burned Alive HRW released this report today. My lede should read: "News that will break your heart." The Congolese have experienced this since colonial days when Leopold's soldiers exacted a severed hand for each bullet spent.
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War in DRC Did Not End Today: 45,000 Die Per Month A new International Rescue Committee (IRC) survey has found that 5,400,000 people have died from war-related causes in Congo since 1998. The study does not mince words and terms the war "the world's deadliest documented conflict since WW II."
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OCHA: 2.2 Million Haitian Children at Risk for Cholera Nearly 2.2 million Haitian school children are at risk of contracting cholera due to poor sanitation and health practices, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
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Katrina Road Home Money Tied Up in Congress Katrina victims are seeds scattered by the wind to Houston, Galveston, and Baton Rouge. They are waiting for the promise of Road Home money that has been held up by an Iraq spending bill. You hear "Road Home" again and again.
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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.
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NEW PHOTOS Mariner Fire on Vermillion Platform NEW PHOTOS Mariner Platform Fire
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Argentina's Mercedes Sosa: "She Died a Free Woman." Argentina's "voice for the voiceless ones" passed away on Sunday, and the country's National Congress declared three days of mourning with flags to be flown at half mast on public buildings. This is the power of music. This is the power of true "folk singing." Mercedes Sosa was the most loved Latin-American singer of her generation.
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Florida Cold Weather Update: 53,000 Fish Lost But Turtles Rescued Sanibel Island's Gulf waters have rebounded from a chilly 47 degrees recorded during last week's unprecedented cold snap that decimated fish populations and threatened to do the same to endangered species of sea turtles in Florida. The Sanibel-Captiva Marine Laboratory River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network (RECON) recorded water temperature measurements ranging from 59 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit on January 20.
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Grassroots Ground Truthing of of Deepwater Oil Impact Social networking may turn out to be the first line of defense against public relations spin by providing real time gathering of data on the massive river of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Transocean/Deepwater Horizon well explosion.
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FCC Investigates Stingray Spies While DAPL Works in Secret at Standing Rock Remember the September day when the DOJ "stopped" construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Federal Lands, but asked for a "voluntary pause" on construction on private lands? DAPL has ignored that request from the DOJ and is likely actively working with Morton County authorities to invade the cellular network and personal information of peaceful protestors.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Dear Secretary Clinton: Could You Please Find Out if This Congolese Child Is Still Alive? Women, constant targets of sexual violence, are eager to step forward with their stories and offer witness. We recorded this at the camp. It is the same everywhere, really, and one story echoes 10,000 stories. How many times do we really need to listen to the stories before we do something about it?
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Delta Music Provides Heartbeat for G-20 Heinz-Kerry Reception Quint Davis produced the presentation of Louisiana's bayou musical heritage, featuring the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty, and Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit. Policy was eschewed in favor of fun while Savoy-Doucet and Benoit took their turns on the tiny stage in the main reception area, and Toussaint and Trombone Shorty played the more formal main stage. But the Cajun bayou ruled the younger crowd.
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Supermodel Astronauts are Everywoman and Every Woman Should Hear This For those of you completely freaked out by the Internet video featuring very young girls dressed like street-walking Cinderellas and spouting more F-bombs than one would hear in an Eastern European women's correctional facility, there is a soon-to-be viral antidote.
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STATE DEPT WAKING UP ON HAITI, SORT OF, WHILE UN CIRCLES WAGONS While the UN is circling the wagons trying to dodge blame for introducing cholera into Haiti, the US State Department is now taking note of the spreading epidemic, stating that they have a four-pronged approach to dealing with it. But will this even begin to slow down such a virulent strain now beginning to show up in Miami? Doesn't Haiti really need a Marshall Plan to get a million plus people out of wretched tent cities?
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Sexual Violence Against Women and Children in DRC of "Unimaginable Brutality": But Gorilla Killings Get Top Billing The mainstream press has been all over the senseless and tragic killing of four mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But, no one has yet reported an important release from the United Nations' Mission to DR Congo (MONUC) that there have been 4,500 cases of sexual violence against women and children in the first six months of this year in South Kivu Province alone.
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Fear, Confusion, and Misery in Haiti Four Months Post Earthquake The passageways were compelling. The writer pressed forward and wondered what would be in the next tent. How bad could this get? There had to be a limit. Then, a hand. A Grandma literally grabbed the writer's hand as she passed by the opening to the woman's tent.
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A True Tale of How Angels Came to Congo This Christmas Season I am not sure this piece belongs here..but we all need some angels in our lives and I have come to believe that they really exist! Readers be the judge.
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Congo Volcano Erupts: Lava Flows Southwest Toward Settlements Eastern Congo awoke in the early hours between Friday and Saturday there to the eruption of Mount Nyamulagira, located 16 miles from the provincial capitol of Goma. Lava is flowing into the World Heritage Virunga Park, burning the forest, and threatening endangered chimpanzees at the Tongo Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Fortunately the 200 or so mountain gorillas are not near the lava flows at this time.
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Haiti's Political and Electoral Crisis Worsens Haiti's scheduled January 24 Presidential election has been postponed. It seems all the chickens have come home to roost after U.S. meddling and vote changing in the previous 2010 Presidential election, which installed Martelly under the watchful eyes of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Guitar Virtuoso Jimmy Robinson at New Orleans' Ogden: "After Hours" "Vibrating Strings" is a solo acoustic tour de force for New Orleans electric guitar virtuoso Jimmy Robinson, who established his solid reputation with Woodenhead and Twangorama.
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Sloppy Forensics Cloud Verdict in DRC Journalist Serge Maheshe's Murder The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) supported the acquittal of two friends of Radio Okapi journalist Serge Maheshe who were accused of taking part in his murder. However, IFJ said in a press release that there were "irregularities" in the trial which precluded discovery of who, exactly, was responsible for Maheshe's murder
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Africa is No More Overpopulated than Iraq was a Haven for Weapons of Mass Destruction What in the heck is a hectare? I know. Do you? Make it your business to know, because the devil is the details. Otherwise we will believe the propaganda that the innocent people of Africa are weapons of mass destruction. We fell for it once. Are you ready to fall for it again?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2012
Al Jazeera Breaks Through Media Silence with M23 in Congo Correspondent Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera has just filed this exclusive interview with M23 in eastern Congo. In it, fighters of the faction vow to fight "to the last man" if the Congolese government does not sit down with them and talk. Al Jazeera is the first news organization to go behind the lines and interview M23.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Rhythms Rising II: Ruby Rendrag's Class Act in New Orleans Ruby Rendrag's Katrina song is intense. She wasn't sure she wanted to play it out for us, since, as she said, it is an "angry" song. The strong, anxious arrangement and hard-hitting chord progressions certainly conveyed fury and more. When Rendrag sings "all night long...waiting for the sound of a gun," you know exactly what the aftermath of Katrina meant for those who stayed.
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Is the War Over in Congo? Go Ask Alice, I Think She'll Know GOMA, Congo, Jan 21, 2008 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Congo's government and rebel generals have ended an insurgency that displaced more than 450,000 people in the past year. But, MONUC reports this: GOMA, Congo, Jan 21--Dozens of civilians were killed during fighting between rebels and militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, both sides said Saturday, as a peace conference proposed declaring the area a "disaster zone."
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MONUC Safety Net is Only Access to Democratic Republic of Congo The United Nations peacekeeping force (MONUC) in DRC is the first and last resort for journalists trying to get to the truth in the heart of darkness.
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Will Hillary Face Down Congo's Kabila? Or Will He "Crush" Her Also? Kabila's army is committing a majority of the atrocities, and Hillary is going to be face to face with the man behind the curtain. Her husband's inattention in Rwanda in 1994 contributed to the murder of one million. This will be the test as to whether the United States can really exert influence in central Africa. Can Clinton offer a moral compass in this humanitarian tragedy, or will we once again turn our back on humani
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Despite Aid, Violence and Displacement Plague Eastern Congo--MONUC Reports Eastern DRC is one of the most violent regions in the world, but this story has been grossly under-reported. Kemal Saiki, spokesman for the U.N. force in Congo reports that in the eastern town of Kisharu about 25,000 displaced civilians have been unable to receive assistance because of the risk of looting. Many have fled their homes towards the Ugandan border.
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Day One G-20: Point of View is Everything There were so many journalists, that I decided to become a “lost tourist” at the checkpoints. I could have been a terrorist with my stuffed backpack. I even tested a few checkpoints by driving my car “accidentally” into restricted space to see what would happen. The point is that nothing happened.
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Thad Allen Says Team Observing Macondo Well for Seepage and Possible Methane At 5:41 AM this morning National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen issued a statement that a conference call last night between BP and a federal science team was convened to discuss a seep near the blown Macondo well-head and a "possible observation of methane" over the well.
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BP Sock Puppets Open Fisheries as Bonnie Looms There is no doubt that Gulf commercial fishermen have been suffering greatly from a lack of income in the aftermath of the explosion of the Macondo well-head. States have lost revenue from fishing licensing and supportive recreational industries, and BP would certainly like to reduce its liability for lost income and wages.
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"Tragedy Unlimited" Says IFJ as Killings of Journalists in 2007 Maintain Record Levels The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today said that violence against journalists in 2007 has reached extreme levels for the third year in succession with 171 confirmed deaths, just below the record set a year ago.
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Haiti: Testimony From Camp Corail as Cholera Looms Independent journalist and OpEdNews contributor Georgianne Nienaber has just returned from a 3-day investigation of Hurricane Tomas-stricken Haiti and warns that this has only exacerbated the festering cholera outbreak, which threatens to turn into a full-scale epidemic at any time. Conditions in the camps are deplorable, as you will learn from the testimony of Haitians themselves in this article.
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Louisiana Labor Department Announces Katrina Clean-Up Grant The Louisiana Department of Labor announced on Thursday, November 1, that it has received a $10.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist 3,500 citizens in hurricane-affected parishes. LDOL requested the National Emergency Grant, which will allow the agency to continue serving those affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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Time to Rebrand Haiti's Tent Cities as Tomas Approaches A soon to return to Hurricane status tropical storm Tomas is several days away from a direct hit on Haiti if current weather models are correct. The potential for a full scale disaster exists because there is little to no shelter for hundreds of thousands of Haitians still trapped in a myriad of relocation camps that will be badly exposed to wind, rain and flooding once Tomas hits. The global community needs to take action.
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Spin or Advice in NOLA? USACE Pays Huge Price in New Orleans There is a big difference between spin and conspiracy. Spin is happening in New Orleans, that if not toned down, begins to look and feel like conspiracy. New Orleans needs a break.
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New Orleans Housing Facing Major Reconstructive Surgery: Council Votes 7-0 to let the Bulldozers Roll A gentrified New Orleans might look beautiful if she presents a new face to the world, but what lies beneath will be scarred and will certainly sag once again as the years and time move forward.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2009
The Campaign: The Audacity of Hope Did Not Die in Maine The Campaign tells the story of a lost battle, inspiring hope through the passionate work of those committed to re-energizing the fight for gay rights. Christie Herring captures the essence of this emotional journey.
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Presidential Candidate Martelly and US Embassy Voice Concerns About Vote Tampering in Haiti Michel Martelly, candidate for the Presidency of Haiti, broadcasts statement regarding election fraud by the ruling party. US Embassy voices similar concerns.
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Congolese Conservation Expert Under Attack for Speaking Out About Corruption Involving Western Conservation and Humanitarian Organizations in Central Africa
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REPORTING FROM HAITI: "All the Resources Are in the Wrong Place" Haiti remains in dire straits with little of the vast global financial donations getting through to where they are needed. There is panic, great corruption and widespread hunger and disease, despite an algae bloom of NGOs throughout the island nation. Often they are but part of the problem. All this while the rainy season approaches, another catastrophe in the making with hundreds of thousands lacking decent shelter.
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Second Urgent SOS from Virunga Park: ICCN Conservationists Torture School Principal OpEdNews received an urgent plea from the Democratic Republic of Congo today. On September 27, 2007, Raphael Muhindo YALALA, Director of the Lulimbi Primary School, and headmaster of the Nyakakoma secondary school, was savagely beaten and tortured by conservationists working in Virunga National Park, DRC
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Betty Harris Raises Temperature of New Orleans' West Bank Betty Harris, on the list of the greatest soul singers of all time, gave a knock down, drag-out-all-the-emotion performance at New Orleans' Old Point Bar on St. Algiers Point. Some of the city's finest back-up musicians were there to support her in the person of Marc Stone's Band.
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DR Congo: Peace Accord Fails to End Killing of Civilians There is a human rights crisis that is unfolding today in the Democratic Republic of Congo that requires the attention of all journalists. A photographer working in the region was quoted as saying that ANY journalist, publisher, or news organization that turns its back on this crisis is as guilty of pulling the trigger as any warlord in the region.
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"Truth" Telling vs. TRUTH Telling There is truth telling, and then there is truth telling. Scott McClellan's contention that Bush manipulated the American public through discarded intelligence about Iraq's capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction is not a revelation of truth. It might be news, and it might be true, but it is not truth telling.
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Shark Fins: Waste or Resource for Florida Fishing? Why kill an animal if you are only going to use part of it? If possession of shark fins is banned, but you can legally keep the shark, isn't that the definition of waste?
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GEORGIANNE NIENABER REPORTS FROM HAITI: Eight Weeks After the Quake and Words Fail OpEdNews contributor Georgianne Nienaber is inside Haiti now, and this is her first report of the apocalyptic conditions there.
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Media: Please Define "Biometric Documents" Let's get some follow-up on "Biometric Documents"
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Research Watchdog Demands Probation for Harvard and Vanderbilt SAEN, a national research watchdog organization has demanded that the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) place Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University on probation for incidents of animal abuse and negligence.
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Missing New Orleans: Nagin, Drag Queens, Obama, and "the old white guy" God, I miss New Orleans. A daughter's college graduation and other family matters have prompted a return to Minnesota for the summer, but already I feel like I am missing out on--well--everything.
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State of New Orleans, Nagin, and a "Little Wet Spot" in the Dike Less than a month before the start of the 2008 hurricane season, Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans offered a surprisingly sunny outlook for NOLA. Meanwhile, a mysterious "little wet spot" appears in the levee on the 17th Street Canal
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Congo soldiers arrested for Radio Okapi journalist's murder Police have arrested suspects in the murder of Serge Maheshe, a broadcaster for Radio Okapi, a nationwide radio network set up to aid the peace process in Congo after the 1998-2003 war, was shot on Wednesday in the South Kivu provincial capital of Bukavu. He has a wife and two children.
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Baghdad on the Bayou: The Shock and Awe of Contractor Fraud Hits the Middle Class Hard-and Not Just in New Orleans No matter how you cut it, rich or poor, you are all refugees in America. Make no mistake about it, when disaster strikes and the wounded lie helpless, hyenas will always gather for the kill.
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Day Two NCMR: Moyers Saves the Day Day Two of the National Conference for Media Reform opened with a slam/dunk speech by Bill Moyers that reminded conference goers what, exactly, is at stake for our democracy.
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Please Boycott Celebrity Endorsements Media should boycott celebrity political endorsements
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If It's Art, Must It Be Pornography? Men, leave the Vagina Monologues to Eve Ensler. Reviewers, don't mask porn as art. It's dangerous for women and children.
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North Dakota Landowner Still Fighting Enbridge and Winning North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada's Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45 thousand of $60 thousand in attorney fees. Judge Kleven also ruled that Enbridge would lose their easement if the proposed pipeline is not completed within five years.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2007
30,000 Flee Gunfire in DRC While Conservation Groups Salivate Over Satellite Photos 30,000 refugees fled in panic through the hills. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) does not believe the camps themselves were targeted, according to information supplied by MONUC. Meanwhile, in an absolutely stunning disconnect of priorities, conservation groups have been spewing out press notices that IKONOS satellite photos have been donated to them to monitor gorilla habitat.
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Rhythms Rising: Musicians Fight for New Orleans Singer and songwriter Dana Abbott is recalling the day that Lake Pontchartrain devoured the 17th street canal in New Orleans.
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Baghdad on the Bayou: New Orleans-Racial Whitewash, No Housing, and New Heroes It is time to love the flower girl again.New Orleans is facing a housing crisis of epic proportions, but this crisis did not suddenly spring full blown from the heads of politicians or think tanks. Local heroes have been speaking out long before the housing crisis was hijacked by politicians.
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Condoleezza Rice to Skip Congo Visit but Can Catch Up on Africa Here US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has canceled a planned trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She can catch up on Africa here. An International Peace Conference, sponsored by the United Nations Association of San Diego, was held two weeks ago and featured keynote speaker Professor Amii-Omara Otunnu, the North American UNESCO Chair holder in Human Rights, and journalist keith harmon snow.
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Sun News: Virungas of Eastern Congo: Population and World Heritage in Peril Bloodletting in Congo began in 1876 with Henry Morton Stanley's mission as a mercenary agent of exploitation, employed to "open up the Congo" for Belgian's King Leopold. The Leopold/Stanley enterprise resulted in horrible suffering and massacres, setting the stage for what is happening in Central Africa today.
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Whining Sportswomen Beat Burning Congo Rape Victims in Imus Media Ratings When will Americans wake up, and turn away from glorified sports heroes and champion the poor, the dispossessed, the robbed, and the abused in the third world? The Imus tempest in a teapot is a national shame and shows how ignorant Americans are of real suffering and racism.
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Haiti's Martelly and His Henchman Set the Stage for Tragedy Let's think about the evil absurdity of the crisis playing out in Haiti, and the complicity of international forces that set the stage for this looming tragedy five years ago.
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The Stones of the Golden Women: A-Bombs, a Tsunami and a Hackberry Tree Define Art at P.E.N.  "Screamed, Survived, Start Anew," is the theme of the Japan P.E.N. club's sponsored event, which has attracted writers and musicians from around the world. They have just spent five days presenting their work and discussing human responses to the fury of nature. Every participant at the conference has produced a body of work that speaks to the essence of humanity in the face of the unspeakable.
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GEORGIANNE NIENABER REPORTS FROM HAITI: Haiti Watch: There Are No Loaves and Fishes in This Purgatory A soft rain has just begun to fall, but it is a terrible event here in Petionville, Haiti. There are 5,000 people with no shelter, food, or sanitation on Highway 1, about an hour from here. Babies are sleeping in dust that is turning to mud alongside mothers with shriveled breasts who are offering the infants paint chips mixed with dirt because they believe it is nutritious.
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International Primate Protection League Provides Emergency Support for Displaced Conservation "Guardian Rangers" An elite conservation ranger force -- a first line of defense for the mountain gorilla -- became caught in the middle of clashes between the Dissident General Laurant Nkunda and the Congolese military near Jomba, DRC. The rangers and their families received immediate relief from the International Primate Protection League
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A Hymn For Nature in Peril on the Gulf Coast This is a very personal attempt by this writer to explain the beauty of this area. I have been around the world and have never experienced a place of such peace, beauty, and rejuvenation. I can understand why the natural world uses the Gulf Coast as a place of refuge.
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GEORGIANNE NIENABER REPORTS FROM HAITI: Haitian Women: Rea Dol vs. the Republic of NGOs Take a walk for ten years in Rea Dol's shoes and you might learn something about the imperialist attitude of NGOs in Haiti. You will also learn something about tenacity, hope, and the indomitable spirit of the women of Haiti. Haitians have a term for it -- "Poteau Mitan" -- women are the "central pillars" of society.
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Commentary: Landrieu Protects Journalists and Dogs FEMA United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., commented on Senate Republicans blocking consideration of a law to protect journalists from imprisonment for keeping confidential sources' identities and rips FEMA for report full of blank pages.
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Louisiana's Landrieu to Bush: Your veto threat cut $157.5 million for six New Orleans area hospitals Landrieu: His [Bush's] attention to the continuing emergency and remaining recovery needs along the Gulf Coast is sorely needed, but it is the quality of the visits, not the quantity, that matters most.
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Cholera Cases Triple in Haiti Since last Year Haiti recorded cholera cases triple (19,949 and 170 deaths) in July 2015 compared to July 2014 (7,739 cases and 56 deaths); a situation that raises concerns and requires vigilance in the contexts of the rainy season and hurricanes.
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Disaster Flood Engineering: Get Busy Iowa and Missouri, and Top Those Levees On Monday, The Army Corps of Engineers admitted flood waters currently contained by 27 levees along the Mississippi River could spill over about two dozen levees along the river in Iowa and Missouri "unless people top the levees with enough sandbags." Short of that there is always "A crystal ball."
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Caroline Herring Brings Roots Music Home on "Lantana" Writer Caroline Herring brings credibility back to popular Roots Music
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3000 Words and a Song for Louisiana Air, water, land and people are suffering. Injury is visible and pain is palpable. Three proverbial pictures must suffice for now where words cannot.
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Questions Upstream and Downstream: Oil, Food, Floods, War, Broken Levees Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) is at one end of the flooding Mississippi River and Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is at the other. Both are Democrats and both do not see eye to eye on Bush's call for more oil drilling in our coastal waters.
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Off Duty Writers, Dogs, Children, and Mommas Of Pete Pan, Dogs, Writers and Children, and Mother's Day
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University of Washington Accused of Falsifying USDA Reports University of Washington officials in Seattle are accused of filing false reports to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. A major news conference to release details of the complaint is scheduled on THURSDAY, 10:15 a.m. at the Seattle Tower.
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Moral Snake Oil Soothes as Sexual Abuse of Women Continues in DRC Today's human rights report from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was a non sequitur. How can a report detailing the fact that a FARDC (Regular Congolese Army) soldier allegedly raped and then chopped a Hutu woman to death along with her three-month-old baby be termed a chronicle of "human rights?"
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Primate Experimentation Reaches All-Time High Recent USDA reports have revealed that the use of non-human primates in laboratories has reached an all-time high with 62,315 primates falling under the knife in 2006. At the same time violations of the Animal Welfare Act by laboratories have increased by over 90% in the last five years, the research watchdog group SAEN said today.
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Coleen Rowley for Congress...Er, Prophet I smiled as I saw the email from Coleen Rowley. She is the former 911 FBI whistleblower, Time Magazine Person of the Year, and I happily worked on her campaign for Congress last year. The email subject line said something about "rapture insurance" and I immediately thought Coleen was in one of her witty moods about policy, so I promptly clicked on the link she provided-- http://www.sovereigndeed.com
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Vanderbilt Negligence Kills Laboratory Animals Says SAEN Laboratory Animals at Vanderbilt endure pain without anesthesia, according to watchdog group
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IFJ Condemns Shooting of Journalist in DRC; Killing Is Third in Two Years The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the killing of radio journalist Serge Maheshe, whose shooting yesterday evening in the eastern town of Bukavu made him the third journalist murdered in the country since November 2005.
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Reports of Deaths in Congo Plane Crash Under-Reported MONUC reports that civil aviation authorities had said 19 people were reported to be on board, while police reported nobody had survived the crash and fire but officials said planes often gave incorrect passenger manifests to avoid paying taxes.
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The Road to Nowhere: NCMR Conjures Memories for an "Old" Journalist I slid my card across the table to her and mentioned that I was working in New Orleans, and that the Shock Doctrine was still very much in evidence there, and that free press really could use some assistance there, and how could we make this happen?
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Source Asks "What is the Real Water Policy of the United States?" New Orleans is not alone. Catastrophic dam failures are occurring up and down the Mississippi watershed today in the "Flood of 2008," which has the potential to eclipse the Midwest flood of 1993 in tragic consequences.
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Midwest Floods: Pundits Have Their Heads in the Sand There are now 33 levees in danger of breaching-up from 27 yesterday. New breaches and bridge and road closings are occurring by the hour and the pundits are worried about wasting time and energy on Bush and Cheney. What is the matter with all of you?
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While NCMR Meets: Second BBC Reporter Killed in Media's "Horrifying Weekend" NCMR bloggers meet while two journalists killed in Afghanistan and Somalia
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The Day the Coleen Rowley Campaign Faced the Advertising on the Wall Former FBI whistleblower and Time Magazine Person of the Year, Coleen Rowley, faces the reality of Republican swift-boating in her first Congressional bid in Minnesota CD-2. In the year after 9/11, most Minnesotans, if they did not know Coleen Rowley's name, knew that there was a former FBI agent from the Minneapolis area who suspected there was something fishy about Zacarias Moussaoui.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2007
MN State Senator Steve Murphy Said Governor Ignored Safety in May MN State Senator Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, responded to Governor Pawlenty's veto of a transportation bill back in May 2007. Sen. Murphy expressed his disappointment in Gov. Pawlenty's May decision to veto a bonding bill, which provided funding for public works projects throughout Minnesota.
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GEORGIANNE NIENABER REPORTS FROM HAITI: Haiti's Fayette Villagers Forgotten at Epicenter Day Three in Haiti began with a planned trip to Leogane, which is always referenced in mainstream media as the epicenter of the epic January 12 magnitude 7.0 earthquake that flattened 90 percent of the town of 120,000, leaving up to 30,000 dead.
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IFJ Fears Detained Journalist Killed in Gambia The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed its fear that Chief Ebrima Manneh, who has been missing for more than a year and was reportedly being held incommunicado, has been killed in jail in The Gambia.
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Gambit Weekly Honors LRA Chairman for New Orleans Recovery Efforts LRA press officer Melissa Landry made our job incredibly easy while we were in the NOLA area for six weeks in October and November 2007. Landry obtained the contacts we needed on Governor Blanco's office, and returned every email and every phone call with what can only be called extreme efficiency and mutual professional respect.
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MN Senators Klobuchar and Coleman Briefed about Bridge Collapse In background for OPED News Senator Amy Klobuchar's office said that the Senator is meeting with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybek, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Senator Norm Coleman at this time and Klobuchar will have another statement for OPED News later today.
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US Aid Flows to Gorillas and Zoos While Children are Gunned Down in DRC Refugee Camps Police in North Kivu province opened fire on refugees during a violent protest over food distributions, killing a child and wounding 11 civilians. Hundreds of villagers have been driven from their homes in recent weeks by fighting between government soldiers (FARDC) and rebels.
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Congo War Takes Civilian Toll: New Voices from Congo The mainstream media continues to ignore the war between the DRC armed forces and Nkunda and the civilian toll its exacts. No one knows for sure what price the innocents will pay. The so-called "conservation" situation is a mess and a front for the proxy wars.
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Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS): Diverting Housing Money Today, Ana Radelat of Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger reports that Gov. Haley Barbour is trying to redirect $600 million in hurricane housing money toward enlarging the Port of Gulfport. The money would be attached to a bill that would fund the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 27, 2007
DRC Update From Ground: "Ay Ay Ay, This is Grave!" At a press conference in Kinshasa this Tuesday March 27 2007, the representatives of the European Union countries to the DRC expressed their 'indignation' at the recourse to the violent armed Kinshasa conflict of March 22 to 25 2007, 'when all routes to dialogue were not yet exhausted.' German ambassador Karl Albrecht Wokalek said the death toll 'could reach 600.'
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Research Watchdog Organization (S.A.E.N.) Demands Ban On Largest U.S. Primate Importers Government Documents Reveal Pattern of Extreme Federal Law Violations
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The Greening of Hate Exposed Hiasl the chimp might just expose the haters in the environmental movement.The Greening of Hate is real. Racism and prejudice is the soft underbelly of the animal rights movement, which in itself, is a noble concept.
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Malian Legislature Holds Discussions on Female Genital Mutilation On October 2, 2007 the president of the Malian National Assembly, Djongouda Traor, received a delegation from Sini Sanuman (Healthy Tomorrow), which presented him with over 30,000 signatures on the Pledge Against Excision. Excision is a form of female genital mutilation
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Watchdog SAEN Demands USDA Fine for Vanderbilt and Releases Government Reports Exposing Lab Violations USDA inspection reports reveal that Vanderbilt's research laboratories have broken federal law at least 49 times in recent months - up 54 percent in about one year, with many repeat violations.
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Greenpeace Report Exposes Empty Promises in Congo Greenpeace, to their credit, has gone after the World Bank and International logging companies. NOT ONE DOLLAR of the World Bank imposed taxes on logging companies has gone to local authorities, according to the report. However, conservation organizations have mysteriously remained immune from criticism.
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Bridge Collapse: Possible Structural Issues Minneapolis ABC Television outlet Channel 5 has reported that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDot) conducted a study in 2006 which rated the I-35 bridge as "low to moderate" and stated that there was fatigue cracking of the deck. In addition, "there was out of plane bending of an approach span girder."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Watchdog Group SAEN Banned from National Primate Meeting SAEN will release documents and photos detailing law violations and waste of tax dollars
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Kenyans, on the blood of my children, I indict you all Even with all these achievements, I have no more reason to live. If you want to look for me as you read this, go to City Mortuary where I have determined to fester among the anonymous people there.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2007
MN State Senator Mary Olson Reports on Bridge Collapse Minnesota State Senator Mary Olson (District 4) reports that she and family were traveling within sight of the I-35 W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis five minutes before it collapsed.
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Minnesota Citizen Journalists' POV at Obama Rally Coleen Rowley forwarded these remarkable photos from the Obama rally in Minnesota.
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Bridge Collapse Update: MN Department of Public Safety Situation Report #1 was released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, on August 1, 2007 at 10:00 p.m.
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Congo Plane Crash "Embarrassment" for International Airline Industry-Bush Blocks Rulemaking American Gail Dunham, President of the National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation (www.planesafe.org/) responded by saying, "The aviation safety statistics in Africa are awful, just awful," but pointed out that the United States can only force safety standards if airlines fly into the U.S.
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A Writer's Damaged Sword Arm in New Orleans Katrina continues to take her toll on the streets of neglect in New Orleans.
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FWC CREATES CENTER FOR PREDICTION OF RED TIDES: Why Not Stop It Instead? Money spent on enforcement of existing environmental regulations on industry would go a long way towards mitigating red tides and other harmful algae blooms. There is no reason to track it if you can't stop it. Humans can get out of the way, but wildlife remains vulnerable.
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Hope "Stands Watch Until the Morning" Disaster results from betrayals by humanity and nature. Songwriter Caroline Herring Herring suggests that the true of heart tackle the challenge facing heart and mind anyway; running headlong in the maelstrom.
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Is Old Media Holding New Media Hostage? Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a subject that is under-reported. The MONUC website is a primer for a crash-course on the DRC and an opportunity to swim free from the current news cycles, open our collective eyes, and take a breath of new air.
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Voice from Congo: Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword? What you are doing might seem to be insignificant as I said up before all these powers of evils (multinational powers, the power of humanitarians killing us while they are smiling, Christian NGOs not doing what they preach).
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Considering Graduations, Birthdays and Eternity Yesterday, the writer's daughter graduated magna cum laude from a very tough school known for lack of grade inflation. The mother/writer watched for four years as her child fought for knowledge and the skills of her trades.
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Now, Republicans Threaten to Hold Road Home Money AND Congress Hostage Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced late today (Tuesday, November 6) that that Congressional negotiators have agreed to provide an additional $3 billion for Louisiana's Road Home program in a pending defense bill.
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Americana Music as Art and History Lesson--Humility and Caroline Herring Americana roots singer/songwriter Caroline Herring reflects upon her southern heritage and demonstrates that songwriting can be intelligent, contain razor-sharp observations, and function as a tool for social consciousness.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2007
Nkunda Says DRC Bombs Raining Down on Villages Once again, this writer is asking the readers of OEdNews to apply tenets of critical thinking to the mainstream news reports flooding out of the Democratic Republic of Congo today.
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DRC Update: Shape-Shifting and Ignoring the Truth The US State Department issued a belated release late Monday (March 26), condemning the violence of last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo. What is most disturbing is that the number of dead and wounded was low-balled at 12 dead and 47 wounded by China, which has huge economic interests in the region.
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Breaking News: New Orleans Breaking News from new Orleans
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Breaking News In New Orleans: Stun Guns and Gas Used on Protesters Breaking News from new Orleans: Protesters face with chemicals and stun guns
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Harkin: "It is a Huge Disaster--We Can't Wait" Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) addressed his constituents on Tuesday via video from the Senate Chambers.
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IFJ Calls on African Union to Protect Somali Journalists after Beating of Four Reporters The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Monday called on the African Union (AU) to protect journalists in Somalia after the recent beating of four reporters by soldiers.
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SPJ leaders call FEMA-staged news briefing an abuse of public trust The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Oct. 23 press conference in southern California, where agency employees posed as news reporters, was a blatant abuse of public trust, leaders of the Society of Professional Journalists said this week.
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Ebola! What would Dian Fossey Do? The world media has hysterically latched onto a study suggesting that an Ebola outbreak in wildlife sanctuaries which straddle the border between Gabon and the Republic of Congo killed over 5,000 lowland gorillas. There are two glaring problems with the extrapolations on the study: there is no accurate count of the numbers of lowland gorillas in the world, and there are many areas of the Congo interior that are inaccessible.

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