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African Historical Cartography: Developing New Means to Explore Alternate Narratives in African and Global Ecological History | EV & N 399 | CCTV

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http://ecoethics.net/2014-ENVRE120/20210725-EV&N-399-Link.html

https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/793561

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New narratives of African and global history can now be constructed through the careful study of African historical cartography.

Be a food hero like Peter Rabbit!


United Nations

Published on Jun 10, 2021

Peter Rabbit has joined forces with the United Nations (UN), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Foundation to enlist more food heroes, like Peter, who see the value in fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet and a healthier planet. Find out about some actions you can take to become a food hero too, from eating more fruits and vegetables to reducing food waste, buying locally grown food or even growing your own at home. Our world needs more food heroes so #ActNow! #PETERRABBITFOODHERO For more information, visit www.un.org/actnow and http://www.fao.org/world-food-day

Food-matters,

Dangerous Environments – New uniformed capability requirements for peacekeepers


United Nations

Published on Jul 24, 2021

UN Peacekeeping is the international community’s most effective tool to help countries transition to peace. Peacekeepers work in increasingly dangerous operational environments, putting their safety and security at risk. With Member State support, a new implementation strategy part of the Action for Peacekeeping agenda, known as A4P+, is intended to address systemic issues affecting peacekeeping missions, requiring new capabilities for uniformed components.

Chris Hedges | The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire


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Published on Jul 20, 2021

Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.[1]

Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times,[2] where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper’s Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.[3] He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University.[2][4][5][6]

Hedges, who wrote a weekly column for the progressive news website Truthdig for 14 years, was fired along with all of the editorial staff in March 2020.[7][8][9] Hedges and the staff had gone on strike earlier in the month to protest the publisher’s attempt to fire the Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, demand an end to a series of unfair labor practices and the right to form a union.[10] He hosts the Emmy-nominated program On Contact for the RT (formerly Russia Today) television network.[11]

Hedges has also taught college credit courses for several years in New Jersey prisons as part of the B.A. program offered by Rutgers University.[12] He has described himself as a socialist,[13][14] specifically an anarchist,[15][16] identifying with Dorothy Day in particular.[17]

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‘This is not a pipe dream.’ AOC speaks on Green New Deal component


The Hill


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke about the Civilian Climate Corps during an event this week.

The Vital Benefits From Eating Plant Based Beyond Just Yourself – By Author Brenda Davis


The Real Truth About Health

Published on Jul 24, 2021

The Vital Benefits From Eating Plant Based Beyond Just Yourself – By Author Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis offers fresh insights on the treatment of animals in food production and other industries, the latest findings on the health benefits of a vegan diet and expanded the information on phytochemicals, Brenda’s information is extensive in scope, yet manageable for anyone who wants to easily understand how to construct a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet.

Here are the latest findings on: using plant foods to protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; obtaining essential protein without meat, eggs, or dairy products; discovering “”good”” fats and where to find them; meeting dietary needs for calcium without dairy products; understanding the importance of vitamin B12; designing balanced vegan diets for infants, children, and seniors; and making the most of vegan pregnancy and breastfeeding.

This is a sound blueprint to follow for better health for yourself and the planet.

Food- matters,

Rev. Liz Theoharis of Poor People’s Campaign Arrested in Protest over Voting Rights & Infrastructure


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 23, 2021

Nearly 100 women from around the United States were arrested outside the Supreme Court as they marked the 173rd anniversary of the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls with a protest calling for voting rights and economic justice. We speak with Reverend Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and one of those who was arrested. She says Congress needs to scrap the filibuster, pass voting rights legislation and pass a “bold infrastructure bill” that addresses economic inequality, as well as the climate. She also discusses the work of her father, historian Athan Theoharis, who recently died after a lengthy career dedicated to exposing FBI misconduct.

Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 23, 2021

Nearly 600 water protectors have been arrested during ongoing protests in Minnesota against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline at the Shell River, which the partially completed pipeline is set to cross in five places. On Monday, authorities arrested Indigenous leader Winona LaDuke and at least six others. She was just released from jail yesterday and joins us after three nights in jail. LaDuke describes how the Canadian multinational corporation Enbridge, which is building the pipeline, has funded more than 40 police squads from around the state to crack down on protests, saying, “It is a civil crisis when a Canadian multinational controls your police force.” LaDuke is executive director of Honor the Earth. She says Enbridge’s efforts to finish construction come as investors are increasingly pulling out of the fossil fuels sector. “Who wants to have the last tar sands pipeline? It’s the end of the party.”

Amid mayhem, world energy leaders say they have no climate change plan


RT America

Published on Jul 23, 2021

RT Correspondent Trinity Chavez reports on the climate mayhem disrupting life in the US, Russia, China, and Germany. Given the urgency, why did a climate change summit among the world’s richest countries fail to come up with a joint resolution?

Time’s Up: Climate CHANGED


RT America

Published on Jul 23, 2021

National Geographic’s latest survey says nearly half of us now have a heightened fear of climate change. Following a year of devastating wildfires, grisly floods, and rolling blackouts – is it time to reimagine America’s power grid?