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[mukto-mona] News & Views | 'No Development on a Dead Planet'

News & Views | 09.25.15


  To Achieve Highly-Touted Development Goals, End Business-as-Usual, Groups Say
by Andrea Germanos
"There is no development on a dead planet," says 350 executive director May Boeve


  Million-Liter Cyanide Spill in Argentina Highlights Canadian Mining Crimes
by Deirdre Fulton
"They cannot continue to handle affairs that are so delicate, that affect the environment and people this way."
  With Putin and Obama Set To Meet, Can Dent Be Made in Syrian Suffering?
by Jon Queally
The geopolitics remain fraught, but face-to-face talks between U.S. and Russian leader could spell beginning of progress.
  Record Cold 'Blob' in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?
by Sarah Lazare
Some scientists are saying new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could point to weakening of a North Atlantic ocean current.
  After 13 Years Without Charge, Shaker Aamer to be Freed From Guantanamo
by Nadia Prupis
"He has been tortured and abused for more than a decade, and what he wants most is to be left alone with his family to start rebuilding his life."
  Will Saudi Arabia Stop UN From Investigating Its War Atrocities in Yemen?
by Sarah Lazare
As Saudi government launches diplomatic blitz against human rights probe, Obama administration remains silent.
  Absent Justice, Parents of Missing Students Condemn Mexico's "Narco-Politics"
by Deirdre Fulton
"Those people are cold-blooded and their eyes say it all," said one mother, referring to President Enrique Peña Nieto's government.
  'Operation Endless War': US Could Leave 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan After 2016
by Andrea Germanos
Wall Street Journal reports on option put forth by top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
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  The UN Development Goals Miss the Point – It’s All About Power
by Nick Dearden
Unless you understand that the poverty of some flows from the wealth and power of others, efforts to fight poverty will not truly work.
  VW Case Shows Need For More And Bigger Government
by Dave Johnson
Wouldn’t it be great if there were some entity that was more powerful than these corporations, whose purpose is to protect us, reign these corporations in, make and enforce rules, prosecute offenders and put a stop to this stuff?
  Igniting the Communal Fire: What the SDGs Could Learn from Indigenous Peoples
by Fionuala Cregan
Across the world, Indigenous Peoples are at the forefront of struggles to defend the Earth’s remaining habitats from the relentless advance of extractive industries and the 'endless growth' economy.
  China Cap-and-Trade Program Not What the Climate Needs
by Wenonah Hauter
Through a system of ‘credits’ and dubious and unverifiable offsets, cap-and-trade programs essentially create a commodity out of pollution, allowing for financial corporations to profit from polluting industries.
  Let Us Again Be Inspired to Ban Nuclear Weapons
by Alice Slater
On the eve of the Pope’s talk before the UN, it was reported that the U.S. is planning to upgrade its nuclear weapons stationed at a German NATO base, causing Russia to rattle a few nuclear sabers of its own.
  Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.
by Sonali Kolhatkar
The hypocrisy of arming human rights violators against the purportedly violent Taliban did not escape the notice of some U.S. troops who attempted to speak out but encountered retaliation.
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