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In Its First New York Appearance and In Time to Celebrate Earth Day, Green Festival Will Showcase 300 Exhibitors, Offer Ford Ride-and-Drives of New Hybrid, Present a Green Economy Expo and Feature Guest Speakers Russell Simmons and Amy Goodman

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February 28, 2012

With a groundswell of enthusiasm behind them, members of the group called Local Food Freedom-Nevada County (LFF-NC) has amped up its efforts to reach out to the community and shed a light on threats to small farms and the age-old tradition of food sharing.

Last summer, a group of locals...

Laura Brown
February 8, 2012

OccupySF Press Team +1 415 937-7759,
San Francisco – On January 20, 2012 (J20), thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents occupied San Francisco’s Financial...
January 21, 2012

Media Contacts:
John Lindsay-Poland, Fellowship of Reconciliation: 510 282 ­8983
Dottie Guy: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Bay Area Chapter,...

January 19, 2012

Which president told Congress: “I recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party…let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political...

By Shannon Biggs, photo credit: Elliott Justin
January 19, 2012

Pablo Solon, speaking on “Rights of Nature and Climate Politics” at a Harold Wolpe Lecture at the UKZN Centre for Civil Society in conjunction with COP17 on Friday December 2nd, 2011 in Durban South Africa opened with “at the heart of our new society is Mother Earth.”...

Pablo Solon
January 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Despite a concerted effort by the Bush administration, more than two-thirds of Americans believe the president has failed to make the case that a war with Iraq is justified, according to a Los Angeles Times poll.

The overwhelming majority of...

By Maura Reynolds
December 21, 2011

Saddam Hussein's daughter today called for an international trial for her father, as the US military announced 11 Iraqi gunmen had been killed during an attack in Samarra.

Raghad Saddam Hussein said she and her sisters did not want her father to be tried by an...

December 17, 2011

When Javier Sicilia's 24-year-old son, health-administration student Juan Francisco, was brutally killed by drug traffickers in March, it was headline-grabbing news, because Sicilia, 55, is one of Mexico's best-known authors and poets. But the tragedy made Sicilia realize how all too anonymous...

By Tim Padgett
December 14, 2011

Allen Kanner’s article “Why Extinction Matters at Least as Much as Climate Change” comes as world leaders gather in Durban, South Africa, for the round of UN climate talks known as the COP 17....

Shannon Biggs
December 12, 2011
There's nothing like sitting on a beach or touring through another country to leave work and worries behind. But for many professional women who are always striving to further their education, a beach vacation just isn’t stimulating enough. Imagine putting a purpose behind your travels, a...
Corinne Garcia
December 9, 2011

BANGKOK, 2 December 2011 (IRIN) - Landmine clearance and donor support for mine action reached an all-time high in 2010, but more countries – four – deployed antipersonnel mines than in any year since 2004, according to NGOs.

In addition, Kasia Derlicka, director of the 90-plus...

December 2, 2011

One of the original innovators in responsible tourism, Global Exchange’s Reality Tours, runs customizable trips to over 40 locations around the world including many countries rarely visited by tourists such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Iran,...

By Chelsea Souter
December 1, 2011

GULU, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - Economic and social recovery in northern Uganda has been slow, despite more than US$600 million having been spent in foreign aid in the years since the LRA was active there. According to development agencies and local communities, many are still living in abject...

November 22, 2011

GULU, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - At 26, Kilama Otto was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from his home in northern Uganda’s Nwoya district. After fighting with the insurgency for nine years, he escaped in 2001 and surrendered to the Ugandan army.

He now lives with his wife...

November 22, 2011

THANH BINH, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - Growing numbers of Vietnamese labourers are being trafficked to factories and plantations in China where they are exploited, according to the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP).

When a woman visited Phan Quoc Suu and Phan Van...

November 22, 2011


Washington, DC – The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) releases today a comprehensive studyCuba’s New Resolve: Economic Reform and its Implications for U...
November 8, 2011


MIREBALAIS, Haiti — The family from a nearby village arrived at the small hospital here vomiting and with uncontrollable diarrhea, at first glance maybe a typical case of consuming bad food or water.
But the fluid loss was tremendous and unstoppable; two of...
By Randal C. Archibold
November 7, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Speaking to the annual Drug Policy Alliance conference on Friday, Mexican poet and social justice leader Javier Sicilia blamed “the 1 percent” for the brutal cartel violence that has gripped his country, and urged drug reform activists to stand with “Occupy Wall...

By Stephen C. Webster
November 4, 2011