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22 min ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Sun and wind Alter German's energy landscape, leaving utilities behind

Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

From IS-controlled Raqqa, tales of the group's resilience

In a hospital bed in southern Turkey, lies a Syrian volunteer rescue worker who had his kneecap blown off in an airstrike in Raqqa, the Syrian bastion of the self-styled Islamic State . His story - and that of others who have made their out of Raqqa - sheds light on what life is like under the group's rule, and of how difficult it will be for a US-led coalition that President Barack Obama insists will "destroy" IS to make headway with airstrikes alone.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Climate activism's new frontier is targeting fossil fuel investors

In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels. The decision was available online for anyone who cared to peruse the church's minutes, but it didn't issue a media release until a month and a half later, on the last Friday afternoon in August.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Global Warming

12 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Darden's Results Show Some Recovery Amid Investor Activism

The casual dining industry has been under pressure for some time now, suffering from increased competition from the fast-casual space on the one hand, and weak consumer spending on the other. Of the major publicly listed companies, Darden Restaurants has been one of the hardest-hit, as it struggled with slowing sales and a sagging bottom-line.


Related Topix: Darden Restaurants, Restaurant Management

16 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Mostly sunny

The National Marine Life Center released three rehabilitated seals at Scusset Beach State Reserve.


Related Topix: Buzzards Bay, MA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fairhaven: Community recalls the giving spirit of fallen friend

With stories of the outspoken, compassionate, ray of sunshine she was, the spirit of Katie Brienzo was rekindled Saturday at the third annual walk established in her memory. "I've had some really good personal time with Katie," said family friend Anthony Gaudielo, a participant at the Katie Brienzo Memorial Walk who said he knew Brienzo for nearly 30 years.


Related Topix: Fairhaven, MA, Bristol County, MA

The Virginian-Pilot

Doves saved in Va. Beach, available for adoption

The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 99 ringneck doves from a hoarding case June 17, 2014. As of Thursday, Sept.


Russia Taday

Guilty! 'Russell Tribunal' condemns Obama, Poroshenko 'war crimes' in E.Ukraine

The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Italy,

The York Daily Record

Syrian troops pound central village amid offensive

Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships struck targets in a central village on Saturday in what appears to be preparations for a ground offensive on the rebel stronghold, activists said. The air raids on Kfar Zeita, which has been under rebel control for nearly two years, came amid a major government offensive in the religiously mixed central province of Hama.


The York Daily Record

German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told the AP that the man was beaten around early Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Albuquerque, NM

Silicon Alley Insider

Dan Loeb Raised $2.5 Billion For His Fund In Just 2 Weeks

Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb raised $2.5 billion over just two weeks in August, signaling investor appetite for shareholder activism investing, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, Loeb plans to use the capital by the end of the year to take activist stakes in companies in the U.S. and abroad.


The Leadership Institute

Liberty Campaign & Activism Workshop

Liberty University, De Moss Hall 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA The Campaign Management Workshop teaches you how to manage or contribute to a winning campaign. Every year thousands run for elected office, but only a few win.


Related Topix: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

South China Morning Post

Student activist vows to fight on

Scholarism founder is determined to continue pushing his group's idea of true democracy as he gets ready to start his university studies Scholarism's Joshua Wong hands out fliers calling on students to support a one-day class boycott at secondary schools to protest against Beijing's restrictive reform proposal. Photo: Sam Tsang Two years ago, a bespectacled 15-year-old became a household name for his fearless crusade against the ill-fated national education curriculum.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

The Nation

Ethiopian Activists Fight US-Backed Land Seizures

"We didn't do anything and they destroyed our house," Miriam told me. "We are appealing to the mayor, but there have been no answers.

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Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Prison


10 Arrested for Attempting to Kill Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai

An outspoken supporter of a girl's right to an education in Pakistan, Malala was despised by Taliban militants who opposed her assertive initiative because they didn't want girls to go to school. In October 2012, an Islamist militant shot Malala, then 15, in the head as she was traveling home on a school bus.


WATE-TV Knoxville

Syrian troops capture key central town

Government forces have captured a central Syrian town that has changed hands several times during the civil war, the military and activists said Friday. By retaking the town of Halfaya in Hama province, troops will be better positioned to defend nearby Christian and Allawite communities that support President Bashar Assad.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News


Chinese activist's trial postponed as...

Defence lawyers for a respected Chinese activist who organised protests against censorship boycotted his trial Friday forcing it to be postponed. A file photo shows Zhang Qing , the wife of Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong, speaking at a press conference in Washington DC, on October 29, 2013 - by Jewel Samad Guo Feixiong, whose real name is Yang Maodong, and another activist, Sun Desheng, are accused of "gathering a crowd to disturb public order" for their part in protests supporting a liberal southern Chinese newspaper last year.


Related Topix: World News, China

Thu Sep 11, 2014


When Gay Activism Gets Really Really Racist

Being shocking is nothing new for gay activism. For a victim-based industry, that is always trying to ride on the bloodstained coattails of the Civil Rights movement, it regularly manages to be the aggressive oppressor.


Related Topix: Opinion

South China Morning Post

Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong to remain silent at trial

Yang said the court had unlawfully deprived him and his legal team of a proper defence. Photo: Leu Siew Ying Chinese human rights activist Yang Maodong said he plans to remain silent at his trial scheduled for Friday after his lawyers said they would not attend the proceedings because authorities did not let them copy court files.


Related Topix: China, World News

Environmental activists call for Columbus Community Bill of Rights

Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially Environmental activists and community members held a rally yesterday on the steps of City Hall, calling for an environmental bill of rights that would give Columbus residents control over fracking and other hydrocarbon extraction. The group Columbus Community Bill of Rights is collecting petition signatures to place a city charter amendment on the May ballot.


Related Topix: Pickerington, OH