“If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons o…

“If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The international community will have to either act to immediately halt Israeli attacks and lift the blockade of Gaza or acknowledge the right of the Palestinians to use weapons to defend themselves. No nation, including any in the Muslim world, appears willing to intervene to protect the Palestinians

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State of Emergency in Siberia’s Permafrost Region due to Wildfires

by Pakalolo, DailyKos, July 25, 2014 The fires were touched off by thunderstorms that produced no rain. The  Siberian Times  reports that over 1,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes due to fire in the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, with its landmass as permafrost and 40% of that area within the arctic circle. States of emergency are also in effect in the Russian Federation regions of Kransnoyarsk and Irkutsk.

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The Unsustainable Absurdity of the Average American Diet

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic our current diets are?  Items that don’t grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don’t grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals.

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Yesterday our summer program took a field trip to the Experience Music Project w…

Yesterday our summer program took a field trip to the Experience Music Project where our students got to form a band, play instruments, and show love for Seattle’s Macklemore!

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Mountain Beavers Are Real

by Wiley Cypress / Earth First! Journal Aplodontia rufa aka the Mountain Beaver. Artwork by Kat Eng. Mountain beavers (Latin: Aplodontia rufa; also known as boomers , ground bear, or sewellel) are not actually beavers and they don’t really live on mountain tops

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The Youngest Victims of the Drug War at Home and Abroad

52,000 unaccompanied children have fled devastating violence that stems from US-led drug policies. Perhaps the terrible truth of drug war violence will finally be addressed as all of America bore witness this summer to the horror of some 52,000 unaccompanied children who were fleeing devastating violence that had erupted in Central America. Alone, they had braved the treacherous crossing of the border that divides America from Mexico and most of us first encountered them when we saw the smallest of children, terrified, and being held in cages.

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Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves — Why Is This Obvious Truth Suppressed?

Amid the dire crisis in Gaza, the failure of the international community to respond has left the Palestinians with no choice. If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.

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Number of ‘Hot Days’ Are on the Rise: See Your City

This is the warmest time of year in most of the U.S. And if we continue to pump heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, it’s going to get even warmer — not only in the summer, but throughout the year. “How warm?” is the obvious question

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Poison Ivy the Rich: A Modest Proposal

from Earth First! News If you’ve been trampling through the woods this summer and caught yourself a nastier-than-usual poison ivy rash on your ass, you can thank climate change. Poison ivy’s potency has doubled since the 1960s and scientists expect it to double again in the coming century as CO2 levels and temperatures rise. We are talking an all new itch-yer-ass-clean-off kind of poison ivy

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In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war

As NATO prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons on board a warship in the Mediterranean Sea, a local movement in Crete stages a big naval protest. I grew up in Crete. You may have been there on holidays, or you may have heard about the island, its Minoan palaces and Venetian fortifications, or its stunning coastline.

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